To avoid disappointment, please book 3-4 months before your wedding or event.
Consultations happen by appointment only and must be confirmed via email.
A consultation-fee of R500.00 is charged for an 1 hour consultation. This amount is payable before or on the day of the consultation via eft.
The client is welcome to bring one objective person with to the consultation. In the case of a wedding it will usually be the mother-of-the-bride or maid of honour.
During the consultation Stephen will get to know the client, her personal style, likes, dislikes and the inspiration for her wedding day or the event she will be attending.
Stephen will take note of key elements, referenced by the client, and draw rough silhouette sketches as basic guidelines, during the consultation. (Image: Stephanie De Jager Photography)
After the consultation, Stephen will illustrate design possibilities and decide on fabric options that are best suited for the design.
The final design layout and an explanation of the design, fabric options accompanied by a quote will be send to the client via email, 7-14 days after the initial consultation.
Any amendments to the design or quotation need to be clearly stated in an email or discussed in person with the designer himself. (Image: Stephanie De Jager Photography)
Once the 50% deposit is received and the terms and conditions signed as an acceptance of the quotation the development process will commence – this includes detailed measurements, fabric sourcing and fittings.
Most of the materials are sourced from local suppliers. The client is welcome to accompany the designer to the different suppliers to see what is available with regards to suitable fabrics and trims that can be used to create her bespoke wedding dress/garment.
4-5 fittings up to the collection will ensure that everything is perfect.
Collection date is usually 5-7days before the wedding or event.
The Stephen Van Eeden Atelier is known for quality craftsmanship, comfortable fit and attention to detailed finishing. (Image: Stephanie De Jager Photography).