WEDDING AND SPECIAL OCCASION

SERVICES
 

Nikki J offers a full selection of services to ensure that the exact look and finish you want on your special day is achieved so that you look and feel fabulous. Please call through to us on 02072210112 for any enquries or email us at info@nikkij.co.uk.  Alternatively fill in our enquiry form and we will get back to you straight away.

The service which you may feel you wish to go for does not need to be confirmed until your actual first consultation with Nikki J.

 

Bespoke Wedding Dresses

 
Commissioned exactly from your ideas, pictures or sketches without alterations or design input from Nikki J – From £800 (plus materials).

 

Semi (or sub) Couture Wedding Dress

 
Based on your ideas pictures or sketches but adapted/added to in style/detail for reasons ranging from emphasising your best features and disguising any less than perfect features to purely style, detail and design reasons.  – From £1100 (plus materials)

 

Full Couture Wedding Dresses

 
A gown which is designed exclusively for you; after discussions regarding the ‘look’ you want, your personality, shape, venue, personal tastes etc.  Inspiration can come from dresses which may have caught the eye in film, theatre, museum, Royal wedding, celebrity wedding, red carpet gowns, a collection of pictures which you may bring along, or it may be created totally from new, with fresh ideas, especially for you. – From £1500 - £5000+ (plus materials)


Please note that every garment including bespoke is individually made to measure and fitted to perfection from taking many individual body measurement and calico/toile fittings (mock up of the dress in appropriate weight cotton or crepe) and your own personal couture pattern has been cut to ensure proportions are correct and the garment is cut to flatter perfectly.  Some garments require two calico/toile fittings depending on the complexity.

Every garment is made to a very high couture standard using a mixture of couture hand sewing and machine stitching.

Nikki J offers a complete range of specialist finishes and decorations including beading, appliqué, hand-painting, shape enhancing corsetry, figure flattering bias cut draping, delicate or sculptural ruching etc.  Which if not carried out in house are commissioned to the finest specialist beaders etc.  (Beaders to the Queen!)

 

Antique Lace Dresses

 

Dresses designed using stunning antique lace are another speciality of Nikki J...Utterly unique, original and gorgeous!
 


Organic Wedding Dresses

 

If organic is your thing then Nikki J can show you a special selection of pure organic silks, cottons, and embroidered and beaded organic fabrics which your special dress can be created in (please mention your interest of an organic dress when booking your initial consultation).


 
Plus Size, Maternity Wedding Dress, Asymmetric/Special Figure Brides

 

Due to the fact that each Nikki J creation is tailored to each girls individual requirements and made and fitted to perfection from her own personal measurements (couture pattern), having a dress made especially for you is the perfect answer if you are on the larger side, expecting or have a difficult figure. Please point out any assymetric points about your figure that you know of at your initial consultation and then special attention can be given during the design and pattern cutting processes.
 


Lead Time

 
Ideally 6-12 months is required to make a dress, though we have been known to create dresses within 3 weeks.  Also several girls have ordered 2 years prior to their weddings.  Workloads vary therefore it is always best to order sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.

 

Consultations

 
Consultations are by appointment only and last approximately 1 hour.  During this friendly, personal consultation you can discuss your plans for your special day and any ideas you may have for your dress.  Nikki J will sketch/design in detail especially for you and show you selections of fabrics which you may choose from.  Most girls decide to order at the initial consultation whilst some go away to consider before returning to order and arrange further.  It is a good idea to try on different shaped dresses before your consultation.

 

Payments
 

40% deposit on ordering.
40% before the fabrics are ordered and cut.
20% balance to clear by completion.

Pay Methods

Bank Transfer, Cheque or Cash

After an order is placed with Nikki J and the deposit payment made you will receive by email a selection of fitting dates which you can tailor to fit in with your schedule.

 

Fittings
 

You will be required to attend between 3-6 fittings depending on the complexity of the design. You should allow 1-1.5 hours for each fitting; though some can be quicker.

You will be required to bring along the same undergarments that you will wear on your wedding day to all fittings, and shoes the same height as those that you will wear on your wedding day to the final 3 fittings.

It is advisable that you keep the number of guests you bring with you to your consultation and fittings to a maximum of two.  This will ensure a more intimate, calm and free from distraction environment which are essential where attention to detail is required.

Whilst we all love babies and young children, the very nature of what we do includes pins, fittings, scissors etc. and this does not make for a child friendly environment.  So we kindly ask you to consider that any children, especially under 3 years old will need to be held by the parent or guardian at all times, for safety as well as to avoid distraction from the essential attention to detail required.  Contact us.   See some of Nikki J's gowns.

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