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Elise Tonn Designs

Sidney, British Columbia View map

About

Simple Bridesmaids Dresses to Love & Cherish, Designed and Made-to-Order in Victoria, BC. Elise Tonn Designs crafts a memorable experience for Brides and Bridesmaids when it comes to shopping for wedding attire. They eliminate the stress and drama (ahem, Becky) of choosing looks by working with you on a personal level throughout the process - from picking styles that suit different body shapes, sizes and budgets to including fittings, sizing alterations and hemming free of charge.

Designs offered

All their dresses are customizable and the convertible multi-way wrap dress is the ultimate in comfort and re-wearability. Book a consult appointment with a stylist and try-on their dresses in the privacy of your home. And if you're a bride looking for something completely unique, they can create the custom gown you've been dreaming of. Their style is inspired by vintage fashion and that is shown in their designs.

How they work

They personally work with bridesmaids and brides throughout the entire process to make sure that each dress has a custom fit, they suit the bride’s style, and that everyone is comfortable with the dresses chosen for the bridal party. They begin with an at-home consultation for every client, where you are able to try-on bridesmaid dresses or the bride will go over design sketches and fabric options for the dress. Measurements will then be taken for an original pattern and muslin draft. Depending on your specific needs, there can be three to five fittings of a bridal gown throughout the production process. Where your dress is made matters and ending up with something to cherish for years to come is what makes their hearts pitter-patter with joy.

Highlights

Clientele

Bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride, mother of the groom

Services

Appointments only, full customization

Items Offered

Bridal gowns, formal gowns, jewellery, plus size gowns

Bridal Gowns

Under $500, $500 - $999, $1000 - $2499, $2500 - $3999

More information

Which wedding dress designers do you carry in-store?

Private Label, Bryan Anthonys jewellery

Which bridesmaid dress designers do you carry in-store?

Private Label

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

6 - 8 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?

Annually

What is your return policy?

Final sale
Full refund
Partial refund

How do you price dress alterations?

Flat fee
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    Emma H. Married on 24/09/2016
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    Britney is amazing! I absolutely loved my dress, and had so many comments on the day (and after) saying how wonderful and unique it was.

    I had an idea of what I wanted from the start, and after her first response to me, it was clear we were on the same page. I never felt that I couldn't ask questions, or ask for changes - I never had to ask for changes, as she completely nailed it the first time!).

    Her communication was prompt - she always replied to emails quickly, and never made me feel like a pushy bride when I sent emails asking how my dress was progressing. She was extremely accommodating when it came to fittings; I live in Vancouver, and she is on Vancouver Island. Both times she was able to come to me, which was incredibly helpful, given that the final fitting was around the height of a lot of our planning.

    I couldn't recommend Britney enough - she is an incredibly talented woman and great to work with. Why pay thousands for a wedding dress, that every other bride is wearing, when you can create a unique dress, just for you, for a reasonable price (and support a small business)?
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    Leeza Z. Married on 07/08/2016
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    Britney designed, crafted, and perfected my dress for my wedding in August 2016. From beginning to end, the entire process was seamless (no pun intended...) She was flexible with fitting times, and she took expert care in creating a dress that was exactly what I wanted. I highly recommend Britney to any bride that wants a dress that is uniquely her own, personalized, and still has the expert quality of a store bought dress.
    Thanks again Britney!
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    Arielle R. Married on 06/08/2017
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    I found Britney through a blog post about her work restoring her grandmother's wedding dress and immediately knew she was the one I wanted to work with to create a dress that honoured my grandmothers. She picked up on what I wanted right away and was super easy and fun to work with throughout the entire process. She was also super accommodating when my bridesmaids wanted to change the styles of their wrap dresses and when some of them were less than helpful about getting their measurements in. I love my dress and would absolutely recommend Britney to anyone looking for something uniquely beautiful for their day.

    Elise Tonn Designs's reply:

    Thank you so much Arielle! What a lovely note to wake up to a start my day. The pleasure was all mine, have an amazing time at your wedding! All the best to you both :)
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    Amanda L. Married on 25/06/2017
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    We were really pleased. It was a very positive experience for us. No worries or anxieties. We were included every step of the way and it was amazing to see the process. The graduation dress was amazing. What talent in the design and execution. I wish I could make a dress like that for my daughter. So clever!
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    Jen W. Married on 29/08/2015
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    I was looking to get a unique idea done and Brittany was thrilled to accomodate my vision. She took extra time to support my process and provided me with an excellent rendition of what I had envisioned. I was absolutely thrilled with my dress <3
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    Britney was absolutely wonderful to work with. I wanted a really unconventional (floral) dress and she understood my vision, using only sketches, Pinterest photos and Liberty London cotton fabric as starting points. I am a tall size 14 and she had a great understanding of what would flatter my figure. She also made me a beautiful bridal jacket out of fine silk tulle. A very talented young lady!

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