Over a cup of tea, Natalie will meet with you and seek out your inspirations and personal style. No matter if you have set ideas on your dream gown or if you have absolutely no idea! A great way to gather your ideas is to create a scrapbook or a pinterest page, bringing this along would be great to share as usually your points of inspiration will have a common recurring theme. Natalie will converse with you and enquire into things like your choice of location and other details of your wedding, as a gown style appropriate for a beach wedding will differ to that of an indoor winter wedding.
Once a general style is agreed upon, you may try on a few designs from our ready-to-wear collection which could suit. Going down the ready-to-wear path is cost effective and cuts down on time of fittings, our bridal gowns are all made in NZ and exclusively designed. If you choose to have a bespoke gown a design is sketched up for you, suitable fabrications will also be shown and sampled on a swatch card.
Christian Dior fits a model. Image from pinterest.
We pack a bespoke bridal pack for our brides-to-be which include a Natalie Chan illustration and fabric swatch card, an NZ Weddings wedding planner, a Bobbi Brown makeup trial offer, a sample of MOR products and a Harney & Sons tea sachet.
We encourage our brides to come away with their proposed design and to have a think about it over a few nights before confirming. We realise your dress decision is not one to take on lightly and should never be forced or rushed into, ultimately finding the right dress and dress designer is a journey and one that you want to cherish!
The Natalie Chan girls