Congratulations, you’re engaged!
In the midst of all the chaos of planning a wedding, you have found my bridal site. And although you are probably intrigued by the idea of “custom bridal jewelry“, you may be thinking that it sounds too expensive or complicated. Rest assured, it is neither. The goal is to make your life easier by helping you check multiple items off your to-do list while still fitting within your budget. It is definitely an affordable luxury!
There are a lot of vendors out there that want to sell you premade bridal jewelry, but that is just what they are doing — selling you their jewelry. I, on the other hand, want to create something for you that will perfectly accent your dress and your bridesmaids’ dresses giving your wedding that cohesive finishing touch. Since this process is fairly unique in the industry, let’s outline exactly what takes place.
1. Order Your Gown:
The first step is selecting that perfect gown. If don’t have your dress on hand, we can work from a picture of it. If we are creating gifts for your bridal party, have pictures of those dresses available as well.
2. Set Up Free Consultation:
Next we set up a no-cost consultation. This is about an hour-long meeting and is a lot of fun. It is free to you, and you are under no obligation to procure my services. Ideally the consultation would happen at least 4 – 5 months prior to your wedding date. If you live in the Sacramento area, we’ll meet in person at a Starbucks or a Panera. If you are outside my local area, we’ll meet by video chat, likely through Skype or Google Hangout.
3. During the Consultation:
- We will discuss your wedding, your style and the accessories you are looking for.
- You’ll show me pictures of the dresses, and I’ll make some sketches of the jewelry that would go with them.
- We’ll talk about materials, colors and budget. I’ll show you some samples to try to figure out what kind of jewelry would be best for you.
- At the conclusion of the consultation, I’ll give you a quote for the jewelry. Most of the time I can do this right at the consultation, but occasionally I will need to research the cost of some materials and get back to you.
- If you decide to move forward, we’ll sign a contract and you’ll put down a 50% deposit. We’ll also set a date for delivery.
4. Jewelry Delivery:
- I generally like to deliver the jewelry at least 6 – 8 weeks before your wedding date in order to leave time for adjustments. Plus this way I am not one of the vendors you are worried about at the last minute.
- I create your beautiful jewelry and deliver it in person or via mail.
- At this point the remaining balance is due.
That’s it, it is that simple. Are you ready to get started?