MARYKE COLLECTION FITTING EXPERIENCE
Our KZN Showroom is designer run and owned
When you visit our KZN showroom you will meet with Maryke in a one-one consultation.
Why a Maryke wedding dress?
Some brides are looking for a simpler option than a custom wedding dress. Choosing a style from my Maryke Collection is the perfect alternative.
You can browse different styles and silhouettes and the best part is that you can put your personal stamp on just about any design through the various customization options.
The process is based on a made-to-measure principle where a design is made as close as possible to your personal measurements.
You may browse through the collection here.
Please be sure to inquire about the availability of the specific styles you are interested in trying. Often not all the designs are with me (they might be at other boutiques I supply). I’ll gladly see if I can arrange for them to be available at a suitable time for your appointment.
How do I get started?
Once you’ve scheduled your fitting appointment here, you will visit my studio for a private fitting.
Slots are available for certain Saturdays between 9:00 – 12:00 or Monday, Wednesday & Friday afternoons between 12:00 – 15:00.
The fitting fee is R390 for a 90 minute appointment.
Due to limited space we can accommodate a max of 2 guests for your appointment(s).
It is a really fun experience to see which styles and fabrics brides are drawn to and you may try as many dresses as we can fit into your appointment.
These fittings do not include custom designs. Should you decide a custom design is the way forward we can discuss it at this appointment, however an additional appointment may be required to discuss all the finer and very exciting details of your bespoke wedding dress: custom appointment.
A 30 minute follow up appointment may be scheduled at R220. This is very helpful should you wish to try your chosen design on one last time before you commit. This R220 is educatable should you go ahead and purchase your dress from us.
I’ve fallen in love with a design…what’s next?
Ah, that moment when you’ve stepped into your dream dress is beyond special. One of the most rewarding moments as a designer is seeing a bride light up when she finds her wedding dress.
Next up we’ll discuss the cost, especially if you would like to personalize your design.
I’ll send a formal quote soon after your appointment.
I’ll need to take your measurements as well as some photos of you in your dress (it helps as a reference once we start production of your dress).
Measurements can be taken latest 4 months before your wedding (there are no fees for this appointment).
- 8 – 12 weeks before your wedding: Production of your beautiful dress will begin.
- About 6 weeks before your wedding: Purchasing your dress directly form me means that you will be treated to an additional fitting before the completion of your dress. At this fitting I’ll measure where the zip position will be (so please maintain the same measurements from here on end) as well as the exact length of your hem.
- 2 – 4 weeks before your wedding: You’ll have your final fitting and if all is in order you will get to take your wedding dress home with you.
What is the price range of the Maryke Collection?
Currently the collection retails from R12 995 – R22 995+ with the current average spend being between R15 995 – R20 995.
May I personalise my Maryke Collection design?
Of course you may. It is one of the unique factors of the Maryke Collection. Most skirts may be combined with a bodice.
You may ad a de-tachable tulle / chiffon skirt.
You may ad lace appliqué detail to the train (where possible, as this will depend on the availability of the lace)
Button detail may added to the back of your dress.
Perosnalising your wedding may ad between 10 – 20% to the cost.
What about alterations?
Alterations are not included in the purchase price of the dress. The aim of the additional fitting is to hopefully eliminate the need for alterations.
Should the need for alterations arise it will be quoted before I get started on it.
In the case of a sample being purchased directly off the rail, additional alterations will not be included in the purchase price and will be quoted for separately.
Remember, this is your appointment. Relax and have fun. Every bride is different and celebrates her ”one” in her own unique way. Clear the path by leaving any pre-conceived ideas and expectations created by reality TV shows and social media at the door.
Experience this in the unique way that only You can. We cannot wait to see your very own #dressstory unfold.