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FAQS

WHAT MAKES YOUR ANNA SCHIMMEL WEDDING DRESS SPECIAL?

Discover a blend of meticulous craftsmanship and personal touch like no other, right here in my Auckland studio. Here, you’re not just choosing a wedding dress—you’re investing in a unique and unforgettable bridal experience.

WHAT GOWN CHOICES AWAIT YOU?

Explore a diverse selection of elegant wedding gowns that cater to various styles. Whether you’re drawn to my curated collection or dreaming of a bespoke bridal style, your options are plentiful. Short on time? Rest assured, quality and craftsmanship are never compromised with my off-the-rack selections.

HOW ABOUT VEILS AND ACCESSORIES?

For those who seek the full bridal look, an array of beautiful veils awaits you. Searching for something unique? Custom crafted accessories are also available to bring your vision to life.

WHEN SHOULD YOU PLACE YOUR DRESS ORDER?

Ideally, allow six to eight months to ensure every detail of your gown is perfect. Working on a tighter timeline? Don’t hesitate to reach out—I can accommodate shorter lead times without sacrificing the quality of your gown.

WHAT IS YOUR INVESTMENT?

Expect your perfectly fitted, unique & carefully handcrafted wedding dress, to range between $3,000 and $5,000. Special opportunities for reduced samples exist for budget-conscious brides who still seek quality and elegance. On rare occasions, I craft couture pieces that exceed this range, representing the pinnacle of craftsmanship and design.
Your purchase doesn’t just secure you an exquisite gown; it also enables a girl in Togo, Africa, to gain a year of education.

WHAT SIZE OPTIONS CAN YOU EXPECT?

Sample gowns in various standard sizes are available for fittings. For custom gowns, rest easy knowing that every body shape and size is celebrated and accommodated.

WHAT WILL YOUR CONSULTATION BE LIKE?

Your initial consultation is a complimentary, hour-long journey of discovery in my warm and welcoming Auckland studio. This is your opportunity to try on a variety of sample gowns and have an open discussion about your dream dress. Many brides find this experience so inspiring that they choose to return at a later date to retry their favourites and make their final decision. It’s not just about finding a dress—it’s about igniting your imagination for the beautiful possibilities your wedding day holds.

HOW DO YOU BOOK A CONSULTATION?

Use our online calendar to choose your preferred time and date. Just make sure to enter your email correctly for confirmation and details. Missing an email confirmation? Check your spam folder first.

DIDN'T RECEIVE A BOOKING CONFIRMATION?

Our system automatically sends out booking confirmations and a reminder email the day before your appointment. If you haven’t received these, please check your spam folder. Still nothing? Please email me, and I’ll make sure your booking is confirmed and all details are sent to you.

CAN FRIENDS JOIN YOU FOR THE CONSULTATION?

Certainly! It’s a special occasion and you’re welcome to bring friends and family. Please note that my studio is intimate with limited seating, so smaller groups are preferable.

HOW TO BEST PREPARE FOR YOUR CONSULTATION?

To fully embrace this joyous occasion, arriving refreshed and well-nourished will enhance your experience. As my studio is dedicated to celebrating your special journey, I kindly request that food and drinks are left outside. For the integrity of the gowns you’ll be trying on, please abstain from wearing fake tans, makeup, or body oils. Just bring your upbeat mood, a couple of your closest friends or family, and let’s make finding your dream dress an enjoyable experience!