Custom Design Open back lace wedding dress by Bespoke by Maryke

The experience of a Bespoke Maryke Wedding Dress is a memory you will cherish for a life time. During this process you will see your vision unfold over the course of 4 - 5 fittings.



Schedule your appointment:

An appointment for a Bespoke wedding dress is an hour & a half long at a consultation fee of R390.

Once you have set up an appointment, your dress story is about to unfold.

First appointment:

During our first meeting I love getting to know you and hear what your vision for your wedding dress is. We go through design details, your likes and dislikes, fabric & lace options. I’ll finish off with a sketch your design, outlining details such as colour, use of fabric(s) as well as the finer finishes.

Having my bride’s best interest at heart, your Maryke dress will not only be of the highest quality, it will flatter you and your personality in the best possible way

After this initial appointment I will send through a formal quotation. Should you accept a deposit will secure your booking. The balance is due by the collection date of your dress.

Once confirmed:

I set about sourcing or ordering your fabric and we’ll take measurements (if it wasn’t taken at the initial appointment).

As a custom wedding dress is a process, I’ve found good planning alleviates stress. So I usually send through fitting dates & times in order for you plan other wedding related commitments. A bride knows exactly what to expect and when.




First fitting:

This is called a toile / mock-up. It is made from a similar fabric to your dress or from calico. This will give you an overall idea of the silhouette and allows me to tweak the fit and style lines.

The toile as used the base pattern from which your fabric will be cut. Over the course of the fittings you will see your dress develop.

Second fitting:

Usually at this point your wedding dress is taking shape and the lace is pinned into place.

Third fitting:

The lace detail is sewn down for the most part and we measure where your zip will be fitted. Maintaining the same measurements are crucial from here on end.

Fourth fitting:

The zip is in and your dress is just about complete. We’ll pin the length of your dress so it is very important to bring along your wedding shoes.

Final invoicing will be done and if all goes well you’ll take your dress home with you next time.

Final fitting:

This happens 7 – 14 days before your wedding (unless we’ve arranged something different). You try your dress on one last time and take her home with you.

It has been a magical journey and you are now aisle ready. On your way to create those beautiful memories your dress was made for.




Browse through the Real Brides Gallery for some inspiration.

Price range of a Bespoke Maryke Wedding Dress:

A custom Maryke design ranges from R14 995 – R25 995+, depending on fabric choice, hand sewn detail etc. This includes the design & make as well as the fabric.