Bespoke Bridalwear

Bespoke Bridal

If you are thinking about bespoke bridal wear then you have probably exhausted all avenues without finding your dream dress. Maybe you came close but not one design covered all the bases - and compromise, for you, isn't an option.

Mannequin Design Form Shaping for modelling body shape to obtain the final design proportion for the wedding dress

Wedding Dress Design

At Emma Guard Design we specialise in creating unique bespoke gowns which fit your custom measurements perfectly. This is a very exciting experience where we will work together to start to design the intricate details of your dress.

Creating a design as unique as you are is a marriage in itself between your own inspirational ideas and our knowledge and expertise. Let the adventure begin.

Bespoke Bridal Wedding Dress with button back handmade in Worthing


Before your consultation appointment we recommend trying on some different styles to help understand which shapes best compliment your body shape. Once you have an idea in mind we can start to brainstorm ideas and create your own private Pinterest mood board. Click here for inspiration images.

We recommend bringing a couple of your favourite garments to your initial appointment, these will help to decipher key necklines, styles and colour choices. From the mood board we will start to sketch out a final design and discuss final details, style and fit.

We have plenty of fabric sample books to choose from, which include lace, duchess satin, silks, taffetas, tulles and nets in a wide range of colours. We welcome you to to source your own fabrics!

Unique Bespoke Fairytale Wedding Dress with Handbead Shoulder Piece Sparkly Tulle


Once happy with the design a deposit will be required. Your measurements will be taken to create a mock fitting in a sample fabric this is called a ‘toile’. The toile allows you to see the initial design of your dress, as your dress evolves through the stages we do allow changes and as many fittings needed to get the dress perfect for your special day.

As we move into the final fabrics, another deposit will be taken to cover the cost of the materials and the gown will be made using the ‘real’ fabrics.


Bespoke bridal gowns start from £2,500, this doesn’t include the material cost. Materials and lace can be as expensive or inexpensive as you’d like, let us know if you are working to a budget and we can suggest different options. We usually ask for a minimum of 6 months prior to your wedding to start the process, after the initial fitting there will be 5/6 further appointments to check the fitting of the dress.

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We don’t stop at your wedding dress either. Accessories including Veils, belts hair pieces, bridal sandals, all can be made to compliment your bespoke wedding dress. We can design and make mother of the bride outfits, evening dresses even prom dresses and flower girl dresses. All with care and loving attention to detail from Emma and the team.

My experience with the wonderful Emma Guard

The day my husband to-be proposed was magical in its self and right away I knew without hesitation I wanted a hand made dress.
Someone recommended Emma Guard Design and my new exciting journey began.
I would like to start off by saying how talented she really is. The attention to detail is out of this world. Emma knew exactly what I was looking for even down to the fabrics.
She had my vision from the first appointment! Every appointment you see your dream dress come to life and it's an experience i'll never forget.
When the big day was finally here and I walked down the aisle someone shouted out “Wow, look at that dress’.
Emma went above and beyond my expectations I can’t thank her enough, she made me feel beautiful on my big day.
I highly recommend Emma Guard. I truly believe Emma will go far in this industry because she deserves it and I wish her all the best.

Angela Hoyle

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