Blackbride.com: What are some key essentials brides need to be prepared for when getting a dress customized/altered?
Brides by Nona: My dear brides, the single most important thing to be prepared for when getting a customized dress is to be true to yourself and your sense of style. Thanks to social media, I find that a lot of brides come to me with a hodgepodge of ideas and designs that they have seen on other brides whose weddings went viral on social media but the sad thing is that these designs they bring to me are such a far cry from their own personal tastes and preferences -- they are just on a quest to outshine the previous bride. So I listen to them patiently and then I turn the focus back to the bride by asking a series of questions to get them to understand their own personal style and create a gown based on that. There is nothing more beautiful than a bride wearing a gown that truly embodies her style and personality. She exudes confidence and radiates such glow that everyone will eventually be in awe of her on the wedding day. THAT is what I want all brides to be prepared for -- to bring out that inner beauty in themselves through their custom gowns!
Blackbride.com: So far, how many dresses have you produced?
Brides by Nona: Yikes! Putting me on the spot, huh! Well, in any given year we produce close to 200 custom gowns for brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and groom, prom, galas, and private high net worth clients.
Blackbride.com: Are you sold in any other bridal boutiques around the country?
Brides by Nona: Due to the highly specialized products and services we offer, we are in no rush to stock in other bridal boutiques yet. We do get accosted by bridal boutiques but for us it is important that there must be a fit in processes, clientele and quality before we make that commitment. We are in serious talks with a couple of boutiques at the moment so who knows.