The Handmade Bride offers wedding dress alterations and styling as well as custom work on any wedding dress no matter where its from.

With over 8 years experience and a Bachelors Degree in Fashion Design you are in good hands with our Seamstress, Reah. We do work anywhere from hemming all the way to custom designing entirely new pieces such as boleros, sashes, veils or even gorgeous lace cap sleeves with a keyhole back. The sky is the limit!

Learn more about our wedding dress alterations process here.

Please email to schedule your fitting. 

Photo by Kelly Margarette Photography
Photo by Kelly Margaret Photography

Styling Consultations

Owner, Meaghan, provides expert Bridal Styling Consultations at no cost. You may bring in your dress and we will spend an hour (or more!) with you playing with different veils, sashes, hair accessories and jewelry in order to find the perfect pieces to bring it all together. Meaghan suggests alterations that may be needed or that may enhance your figure and if you cannot find what you are looking for our Seamstress will gladly make it for you!

Book your free Styling Consultation online now!

Custom Design

The Handmade Bride works with Stephanie Davis Designs, an Ottawa based wedding gown designer. Stephanie is an experienced and talented couturier who has been designing one-of-a-kind gowns for over 10 years. She is formally trained with a Degree in Fashion Design and has worked for bridal boutiques, theater companies and Les Grands Ballets Canadiens.

How does custom design work?

Creating a custom dress is a fun and creative process however it does require multiple fittings to ensure a perfect design and fit. We start with a bridal appointment with Meaghan, the owner of THB where you will try on gowns in different shapes, styles and fabrics to see what suits your body best. You can bring in photos of styles you love and want to use as inspiration too. Next, we provide a quote and schedule your first fitting with Stephanie where we try on pieces and pin and clip to show you more or less what your custom dress will look like in the end. At the 3rd fitting you will be able to try on a muslin version of your dress (muslin is an inexpensive cotton fabric that we use to make a mock up of the dress) This is where you get full control of what goes where! Next is a fitting in the real thing, a couple more fittings may be required to perfect the dress.

Book your Bridal Appointment online now!

Photo by Kelly Margaret Photography