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We have our own studio and showroom at 172 Gilles St, ADELAIDE. BOOK HERE

We are constantly travelling around Australia for our trunk shows so if you are not in Adelaide, you won’t be missing out!

See when we are coming to your city next here.

We recommend that you book in with us 6 to 9 months prior to your wedding. This allows us time to design the dress with you, have two fittings to ensure the fit is perfect, and get the dress to you with plenty of time to spare before the wedding. 

For rush orders, please call us on +61 452 300 761 

If you are a bride that has been wedding dress shopping and you are finding that you are love elements from various dresses and want to combine them, then we are the perfect fit for you. We are also the perfect fit if you haven’t been shopping yet as we have a range of sample dresses to try on to learn exactly what you like, and don’t like. 

We have created many different bodices and skirts which you can mix-and-match right here in our studio (or at our trunk shows) to create your dream dress silhouette. We can then have a look at our library of laces which will make your dress completely unique.  

By having our bodices ready for you to try on, you are able to see the dress being designed on your body right in front of you, you won’t need to imagine anything! 

The cost of an ARA Experience dress ranges between $2,500 to $4,500. This is dependent on what you design with our in-house designer.

The above price includes all of our generous fittings which ensure that you will not have any hidden alteration costs once you receive your dress. This is the biggest benefit when getting your dress made for you, its actually made FOR YOU!

Our process is one of the parts of our business that we believe sets us apart from the rest. 

We have our in-depth process outlined for Adelaide brides here.

We strongly believe that keeping all of our production in Australia is the best way to guarantee that the dress is made ethically, sustainably and accurately to provide all our brides the best dress that they can own. We intricately handmake all of dresses right here at our Adelaide studio.

Being made in Adelaide means that you are able to a big part of the design process, and you can really build a dress that is uniquely yours. 

We have many different bodices and skirts that we can mix-and-match with you to create your perfect dress. We have so many modulars and samples but if none of our options are exactly what you are wanting, we may still be able to help you.

We are always looking to increase our range so if you do have something that is very different, come and have a chat with us and we will see if we are able to help you. If we can’t do exactly what you are after, we will always be able to suggest an alternative that looks just as good, if not better 😉 

YES! We are constantly travelling around Australia and visiting all of the major cities for our trunk shows. We pack up our studio in Adelaide into suitcases, hop onto a plane, and set up a nice little space in a hotel suite.

Check our appointment page for upcoming trunk shows here.

We aim to bring exactly the same experience to our interstate brides as we do for our Adelaide brides so you won’t be missing out on anything. 

YES! We are able to provide our dresses to international brides as well. As we are not able to travel overseas for all of your fittings, we provide a slightly altered experience. These dresses are cheaper than our standard dresses as you are not able to experience all of our fittings.

We will require you to measure yourself (with our help over Zoom) and then we will create your dress to these measurements. Once you receive your dress in the mail, you may need to get it altered slightly if your body measurements have changed. 

We can assure that your dress will be made to a very high quality and will only need very minor alterations (if any)!

Book your first Zoom consultation call here.

As we are custom-made, we create your dress to your specific body measurements.

We completely understand that bodies change over time and that is why we have our two fittings. This ensures that we are keeping up-to-date with your body and making any changes that are necessary.

If you are one of our interstate brides, we charge an additional $100 shipping. This includes us shipping your lining dress to you and back to us, and shipping your final wedding dress to you. 

We understand, don’t worry! We know that looking for a wedding dress can be very overwhelming. We hope that we have answered a lot of your questions above, but if you still have some unanswered questions please give us a call on +61 452 300 761 and we can answer all of your questions.