At Belluccio, we recommend getting ideas and start trying styles on 9 to 12 months before the wedding, to ensure you have a strong understanding of the overall style and details, however as trends change every couple of months, purchasing too far in advanced can also result in you wearing an outdated design by the time it comes to your wedding day and can also result in lengthy and expensive alterations needing to be carried out due to wedding weight loss. At Belluccio, we recommend getting started 3 to 6 months before the wedding to ensure your measurements are accurate and the stye is a true reflection of what you have in mind for the big day.
A wedding dress that's as unique as you.
Every bride is one-of-a-kind. Walk down the aisle with a dress that best represents you. You’ve been waiting a lifetime for this special day to wear the dress of your dreams, so let us help you make this a reality - without the hefty price tag and the stress.
Whether you’re after a vintage style, a contemporary lace dress or a dress that needs to meet specific religious requirements, Belluccio dresses can be custom made to showcase you at your best, whilst considering:
Our Dream Dress Guarantee™
No one wants a wedding dress that feels ordinary and impersonal.
We want our clients to be 100% satisfied and to ensure you get exactly what you want. So you’re involved in the consultation and design process every single step of the way. Still not satisfied with the outcome? Our Dream Dress Guarantee™ will cover you - we will completely redesign your dress or re-work it until you walk away with a dress that would last as a breathtaking memory for years to come.
Deciding between Custom Made or Off-The Rack?
You’ll be surprised at the hidden costs and drawbacks of off-the-rack wedding dresses. More and more brides are opting for a custom dress after facing off-the-rack regrets. You might save more time, but fitting results are often lacklustre and disappointing - the last thing you’d want to feel on your special day.
- Designer off-the-rack wedding dresses of similar quality to our custom made ones tend to be 50% more expensive even without alterations (you end up paying for the brand)
- Brides-to-be end up spending 30-70% more than expected after altering off-the-rack dresses to their size
- They get stressed out by lengthy alteration processes and don’t end up with the exact wedding dress look in mind anyway
- Beading not placed in a flattering way
- Zips breaking on the wedding day itself (our dresses are buttoned to prevent this)
- Designs and silhouettes don’t end up sitting well when the dress was bought too far in advance
- Hard to find modest designs that are still modern and flattering
Why clients come to us after buying off-the-rack dresses:
Need it quick? No Stress. Get Your Bespoke Wedding Dress in as little as 6 Weeks.
We are the only wedding dress makers in Melbourne that can turn around a wedding dress in 6-12 weeks. With so much uncertainty in the air, we’ve made our design process super simple, straightforward and stress-free, so you can confidently get the dress of your dreams right on time.
Meet Julie, Your Designer
“Apart from an eagle-eye for detail and an exquisite penchant for aesthetics, working with Julie makes you feel like you’re in good hands from the get-go.”
After completing a Diploma of Clothing Design & Production from the Melbourne School of Fashion in 2007, Julie went on to follow closely in the footsteps of her bridal boutique owner parents. She then meticulously honed her skills and confidence while working alongside them. Since then, Julie has showcased not one, but two collections at New York Fashion Week in 2014 and 2015 under the Belluccio brand. Garnering the attention of Miss Australia & Miss Universe pageants, Belluccio has since grown mainly through word-of-mouth, appearing in many publicised occasions such as the Brownlows and other noteworthy red-carpet events.
Our Easy Design Process
FACE-TO-FACE / VIRTUAL CONSULT
Inspiration sharing, mood boarding, initial sketches & run through of fabrics/beading.
The sketch with considerations, instructions and outlines is prepared for the bride’s approval. Then production starts!
Our in-house pattern maker gets to work while our beading artist prepares the beading plan for the gown to ensure a perfect fit proportionate to the bride’s body shape.
FINAL DRESS FITTINGS
Measurements are taken throughout the production process and the dress size is finalised at 2nd fitting during post-production. Generally, only 3-4 fittings max is needed from start to finish before the dress is finally ready.
Your One-Stop Bridal Shop
There’s so much planning involved for the Big Day - so we’ll make it easier by providing all your dress and accessory needs in one place and at packaged prices:
Frequently Asked Questions
A pair of heels, similar to what you will wear on your wedding day.Shapewear and undergarments.Any heirloom pieces you wish to incorporate into your gown.
You are welcome to bring along anyone you like, we recommend bringing a close friend or family member to help you choose the smaller details going into the gown, and also makes the process a lot more fun!
We generally can accommodate an appointment within 2 weeks of booking.
Your gown is completely made entirely from scratch, just for you. Every bead is sewn to fabric from scratch, to your preference, so not only does it reflect your taste and is made to fit your body shape in the most flattering way, it also makes it just that little bit more special, as the gown is made ‘just for you’
You have full control over the design process as the gown is being made from scratch, just for you, and there are multiple steps along the way before the design in finalised, so you can change the design or details until it reaches its significant stage of production ie during the pattern making or embroidery stage.
Option 1: Customisation Made to measure, you select a design from our
range and you can tweak this to suit your taste ie change the colour,
add sleeves etc. Customisation ranges between $3.5k to $5k
Option 2: Haute Couture The gown is designed entirely from scratch, based on your inspiration and ideas and we work closely with you to bring this vision to life. We handle everything including fabrics, fittings, veil and hairpiece. Haute Couture starts at $6k
Our first appointment is about getting to know you, and to understand what you have in mind for your big day. We tend to discuss everything from décor, theme, venue, hair and makeup to get a thorough understanding of your vision. We then move into the design phase to discuss cut, colours, and embellishments. We look at fabric options and beading samples to determine the look, and then we provide you with a quote for the bridal gown. The qute covers the entire process from start to finish, along with adjustments, alterations, your veil and hairpiece is also included. If the bride chooses to go ahead, we take measurements and are ready to get started.
Simple, book an appointment with us as soon as you can, so we can accommodate you with you. Our team are flexible and can accommodate urgent bridal orders, sometimes in as little as 4 weeks.
Yes, we have a colour chart with over 500 shades to choose from. If you have a special colour in mind, we custom dye our fabrics to achieve the look, you have in mind.
Once the beading and preliminary sewing is done, we start the fitting process. This is to ensure the gown maintains the perfect fit, and also meets your expectations. Generally you would only need around 2 fittings with the gown, before it is ready to go home, as our team do alterations on the spot, to minimise travel time and back and forth fittings for a busy bride. Our system is easy and convenient and has been designed to suit brides travelling from far and wide.