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Bespoke Bridal Accessories: Why Choose A Custom Headpiece?

The Benefits of Choosing a Bespoke Bridal Accessory

Choosing a bespoke bridal accessory for your wedding can be a beautiful creative journey for the bride and designer - one that creates treasured memories to last forever. And something many people don’t realise is that a custom headpiece doesn’t always cost more. Here are some of the reasons why a bespoke accessory might be the right choice for you: 

  1. Uniqueness: A bespoke bridal accessory is one-of-a-kind. It’s designed and crafted just for you, ensuring no other bride will have worn the same piece before you. This uniqueness adds a special touch to your wedding ensemble and makes your day even more memorable.
  2. Personalisation: With a bespoke accessory, you have the opportunity to incorporate elements that are meaningful to you. Whether it’s a specific material, a design inspired by your wedding theme, or a colour that holds special significance, your accessory can tell your unique story.
  3. Creative Journey: Requesting a bespoke accessory gives you the opportunity to have your own creative input into your accessory, from the germ of an idea to a very clear vision, or even just the knowledge that you love my designs but haven’t found the perfect piece in my collection, I will work with you to create the custom headpiece that makes you feel like the best version of yourself.
  4. Making Memories: If you come to my studio you get to meet me, see where I work and see the quality of my designs all in a calming and friendly no-pressure environment, creating a beautiful lasting memory of planning your wedding.
  5. Quality: My bespoke accessories are handcrafted with the highest quality materials and artisan techniques. This attention to detail ensures that your accessory is not only beautiful but also durable and long-lasting. As a member of The Guild of Master Craftsmen you have the security of knowing my work, materials and customer service are second-to-none so your custom headpiece will be truly special.
  6. Fit: A bespoke accessory is designed to complement your dress, hairstyle, and personal style perfectly. This ensures that it fits seamlessly into your wedding look and enhances your overall appearance. It can also help to ensure that a hair accessory style you love will fit and stay put in your hair - ideal for brides with short or fine hair. This can be as simple as adding a hair vine onto a headband to make it easier to wear - which would usually cost no more than £20 to cover costs and labour.
  7. Transparent Costs: I am transparent about the costs involved and can offer different options based on your budget. You don't have to have an unlimited budget to choose bespoke.
  8. Heirloom Value: A bespoke accessory is more than just a piece for your wedding day. It’s a treasured heirloom that can be passed down through generations. It’s a tangible reminder of your special day that can bring joy to future brides in your family.
  9. Satisfaction: There’s a certain satisfaction that comes with wearing a bespoke accessory. Knowing that it was crafted just for you, with your input and vision, makes wearing it all the more special.

Bespoke Bride Testimonial

Meet Debbie Carlisle real bride Joanne - I created a bespoke crown and hair pins based on my Mabel crown design but incorporating gold coloured crystals and new design elements to create a less open and more opulent design to match her gown and personal style. (Pictures by Rosie Hardy)

Bride wears a bespoke bridal accessory based on my Mabel crown

"Seeing my bespoke headpiece for the first time brought tears of joy to my eyes. I’ll be forever grateful to Debbie for this and how special it makes me feel. I feel so blessed and honoured to have found Debbie and the work she has put into my stunning crown is just phenomenal."

Joanne Forsdyke

Are Bespoke Bridal Accessories Expensive?

Not all bespoke bridal accessories will incur an extra cost. The cost of bespoke bridal accessories will vary depending on the design and materials used. 

Some custom designs won’t cost anything extra - for example, changing a ribbon headband wrap colour, creating a mirror image design, or using a different colour finish. Small tweaks like adding a headband to a hair vine, or slightly increasing the length of a simple piece might incur a small charge of around £20. Conversely, making a simple piece smaller without changing the basic design could work out a little cheaper.

As a general guide, having a completely new bespoke bridal accessory made for you would start at around £225 for a medium-sized headpiece like a comb or hair vine, rising to around £350 for a large headdress like an ornate headband, hair vine or a crown.

The cost of a completely new design will depend on the materials used - if I have to source new materials or colours that I don’t usually hold in stock that can lead to a greater cost.

The Hidden Cost of Bespoke Bridal Accessories

One thing to be aware of with bespoke design is that a headpiece made just for you cannot be returned - so you need to feel happy to put your trust in a designer to create the perfect piece for you. My advice would be to look for a designer whose work you love, and who you are confident in the quality of their work. My membership of the Guild of Master Craftsmen and testimonials from my brides should help to give you that reassurance. And of course you will get to talk to me in person in my Sheffield studio or via email, phone or video chat to get a feel for me, my process, and my expertise. 

If you feel happy that a bespoke bridal accessory is right for you you can look forward to receiving a beautiful headpiece with a unique blend of personalisation, quality, and sentimental value. It’s more than just an accessory - it’s a piece of art that tells your story and adds a special touch to your wedding day and creates a unique family heirloom.

What to Expect From a Bespoke Accessory Consultation

To Find out more about the process of working with me to create a bespoke accessory check out my blog post which explains what to expect from a bespoke consultation.

Request A Bespoke Consultation

To request a consultation you can fill in my bespoke request form here.

Debbie Carlisle making a bespoke bridal accessory

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