INSPIRATION + PRELIMINARY QUOTATION
The first step is to search for dress inspiration. Inspiration is everywhere!
Once you have your inspiration and dress style in mind it’s time to contact us . You can contact us via email or our contact form. Send us your dress inspiration photos via email and tell us what you have in mind for your bridal style. We would then provide you a with a preliminary quotation showing your preliminary dress design and pricing details.
Once you have received your preliminary quotation, and would like to proceed with your custom dress then it's time to have a consultation to further discuss your dress and all the details. Consultations are held in person, or virtually (via Whatsapp or Zoom).
Phone and video consultations are complimentary. In person consultations are $100 (US$), to be paid for prior to the start of the consultation, the cost is then deducted from the final dress payment. After your consultation, you will be sent a quotation showing your final dress design and pricing details.
Dresses range from US$4,500 to US$13,000+.
ORDER YOUR DRESS + MEASUREMENTS
Once you are happy with the design and price it's time to order your dress. To order your dress you will sign the dress contract, make your 50% initial payment, and submit your body measurements. We will provide you with a guide for taking your measurements.
Ideally, orders should be placed 6 to 12 months before the wedding date. Dresses can be ordered less than 6 months before the wedding date. If your wedding is less than 6 months away, please contact us and we would be happy to let you know what is possible within your timeframe.
Once you have ordered your dress production will begin. Your dress will be made to the measurements you submitted. If you think you will gain or loose weight please contact us via email and we would be happy to advise you.
When your dress is completed you will have a fitting with our alterations specialist to determine what alterations are required to achieve the right fit. These alterations will be done by our specialist prior to the collection or delivery of your dress.
If you do not live in Barbados and are unable to travel for a fitting, don’t’ fear! Our dresses can be easily altered by an experienced seamstress/alterations specialist in your area. We recommend starting your alterations as soon as you receive your dress. Jaye Applewaite does not pay for or assume responsibility for these alterations, these alterations would be a separate cost from the purchase of your dress.
FINAL PAYMENT & COLLECTION / SHIPPING
Your final payment (the remaining 50%) is due upon completion of your dress. Once your final payment has been made your dress can be collected or shipped.