How far in advance
of my wedding should I schedule an initial
We recommend clients come
to us six to eight months in advance of the
wedding. However, clients that give us more
time will have additional flexibility in design
and fitting schedules. Also, please take into
account time necessary to accommodate pre-wedding
photography or destination travel.
What if my
wedding is less than six months away?
We can make a gown in as few as four weeks
if our schedule permits. This is not optimal
as rush charges may be incurred and fabrication,
fitting, and design options may be somewhat
What do I
need to bring to my initial consultation?
While some clients arrive prepared with very
specific ideas, others allow for us to have
complete creative freedom. Please bring pictures
of gowns or design elements that you like.
The more information the better. We will also
discuss factors that influence design. These
include time and location of the wedding,
formality of the event, and type of reception.
The goal is to create a gown complementary
to your personality, style, and body type.
A few friends and relatives are welcome to
I have seen
several different gowns that I love. How do
I choose one silhouette?
That is where we come in. You do not have
to choose one silhouette. In a custom made
gown, we can blend design elements from several
gowns into one unique creation.
I have found
the dress of my dreams at retail? Will you
duplicate it for me?
If you have found the dress of your dreams,
buy it! We are here to create unique one of
a kind creations. A custom gown takes time
and effort and if you are happy with something
in the market, we would recommend buying it.
What if I
am planning to lose weight?
With advanced notice, we can take new measurements
and schedule the construction of your gown
to correspond with your weight loss target
How much does
a Suzanne Perron gown cost? When do I need
to pay a deposit?
Our custom gowns start at $6,000. Intricacy
of construction, fabric consumption, and use
of lace and beading are factors that will
increase cost. A 50% deposit is due when the
sketch and fabrics are chosen. The balance
is due with the completion of the muslin fitting.
Suzanne Perron gowns made?
Our gowns are made here in our Magazine Street
atelier. The designer, Suzanne Perron, oversees
the entire process.
Do you work
with out of town clients?
We do work with out of town clients. The initial
consultation and the initial design phase
can be done via phone, email, and mail if
the client can provide accurate measurements.
Fittings in our New Orleans studio are preferred.
However, off site fittings can be arranged.
Transportation costs will be the responsibility
of the client.
Why New Orleans?
Suzanne is thrilled to bring her gifts, her
talents, and her experience home to New Orleans
to open a small business. She wants to embrace
the entire design process by designing a gown
from start to finish for individual clients.
She is committed to each client receiving
a gown of utmost quality. Suzanne wants to
create design jobs locally and keep our talent
home. She is committed to bringing something
beautiful to the city of New Orleans. New
Orleans is a city known for its artistry in
music, food, craftsmanship, and architecture.
It makes sense to make beautiful romantic
wedding gowns in a beautiful historic city.
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