Do I need an appointment to try on dresses and discuss a custom wedding dress?
Yes, appointments are needed so that you receive the care and attention you should have! We are open by appointment only, so please visit our contact us page to book your appointment today!
How long does it take to create a custom wedding gown?
We require a minimum of 5 months to create a custom wedding gown. The intensive nature of our craft and process requires ample time for the most exceptional construction and perfect fit. We can work as far out as 2 years as well.
How far in advance do I need to book you for my wedding dress alterations or customizations?
Your first alterations fitting should be scheduled 2-3 months prior to the wedding, however, our roster fills up very quickly, so you’ll want to reach out to set that appointment and put down a deposit as soon as you’re able. We can accomodate rush orders for a 25% fee, which would be considered anything less than 4 weeks prior to the wedding date.
Can anatomy recreate my mother’s/grandmother’s’ wedding dress into anything else?
Yes we can! We love restoring heirloom wedding gowns and have done everything from full on wedding gowns and veils to little white dresses (“LWD” as we lovingly refer to them) and even intimates! We can create a cocktail dress for your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or reception using your heirloom gown. We can also create lounge robes and sleepwear for the wedding night detailed in the lace from your family’s piece! Reach out to us if you’d like to learn more!
Can I use pieces from my heirloom wedding dress in my custom dress?
Absolutely! Be sure to bring the garment with you for our consultation. Fabrics and/or embellishments from your family garment can be used for a dress, accessory or just about anything!
How much do custom designed wedding gowns cost?
The base price for a custom designed wedding gown is $3,400. For more elaborate and intricate designs the price will increase accordingly. Pricing is determined based on the hours of labor needed to execute any custom order, through patterning, sewing, cutting, fitting, etc. Fabrics, findings and tax are not included in the total. Every dress is unique and special and in the consultation process you are provided with a cost range you can expect for fabrications and findings. All pricing information is presented prior to any commitment and signed off upon by the client. anatomy will never change or adjust the price without notifying the client along with a revised contract.
How much do vintage reconstructions cost?
The base price for any vintage garment restoration or reconstruction is $450. If you are in need of simple alterations that do not include creating new pattern pieces, intricate lace and embellishment work or any other large scale change (whether for fit or aesthetics), you can call to set up an appointment for a consultation. If new or additional fabrics and findings are needed they can be added to the total at anytime.
What if I live outside of Buffalo, NY?
At this time we are not currently set up to accommodate custom orders unless you are available to travel to Buffalo for fittings. We also have a collection of dresses and veils on our Etsy page, where you can order online!
How do I know what size I should order for my anatomy wedding dress online?
You can send us accurate measurements by finding a tailor locally who can help you out, or you can follow this step by step video we created for you!
Where can I see additional images of your work and collection?
By visiting our gallery and look book you can view each garment in more detail. Our blog also has in-depth descriptions and photos of the process for each gown we create.
Do you create custom veils and head pieces?
We offer a line of plain edge veils that can be customized. Refer to our veil section to review prices and lengths. We also offer an array of creative and beautiful handmade head pieces from a variety of artisans inside our showroom. You can visit the showroom during our open hours to browse, but if you’d like to discuss a custom veil order please call, or e-mail to make an appointment.