Appointments

WHAT’S INVOLVED IN THE INITIAL APPOINTMENT?

Appointments at NPC are one-on-one with the designer Nardia. In the appointment, she will listen to your inspiration and ideas, to create the desired look and feel for your gown. Nardia will help guide you with shape, silhouettes and design ideas that is the perfect fit to complement your beautiful personality and features.

DO I NEED TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

Yes! Please to secure a spot. Click here (For a Saturday bookings, please ensure you book a couple weeks in advance) However walk-ins are always welcome, pop in during our business hours. Busy schedule ask for an evening appointment .

WHAT DO I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?

We usually recommend bringing an idea in mind of what you’re looking for, but don’t worry if you don’t have one, Nardia would love to help and we have a stunning range of couture dresses from our runway collections available to provide inspiration for your perfect dress! We also recommend seamless nude underwear and minimal fake tan/makeup to your fittings.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I BRING?

We recommend only bringing your closest and most trusted family and/or friends whose options you truly value. Sometimes just yourself! We can sit additional guests comfortably.

Collections

HOW MANY COLLECTIONS DO YOU RELEASE A YEAR?

Guess what?! We currently are in the Couture process of a new collection. Available to view soon! We try to release two collections a year. However we do have samples from runways available for designer dress hire (size 8-10) And veils and gown attachments. For only a dry cleaning fee. You can view all here.

Couture

The Process

WHAT DOES READY TO WEAR MEAN & MADE TO MEASURE MEAN?

Couture gowns are made to measure. This means we make a custom pattern that is cut to your exact measurements. All gowns at NPC are made-to-order. Our ready to wear gowns mean that they are made to your closest standard size. This is an alternative for a more affordable gown.

HOW MANY FITTINGS ARE INVOLVED IN READY TO WEAR?

Anywhere between 2-3 fittings after your first initial appointment. As one of the leading dress designers Brisbane wide, all of Nardia’s custom dresses and Couture gowns are made to measure. This means we make a custom pattern that is cut to your exact measurements.

HOW MANY FITTINGS ARE INVOLVED IN COUTURE?

Vary between 4-6 fittings will be involved depending on the intricacy of the design.

Timeline

The Experience

CAPTURING THE ESSENCE OF YOUR PERSONAL STYLE

Part of the design process is firstly taking measurments, looking at your inspiration and thoughts, sketching ideas and trying on the calico sample of your first stage of your gown. Follows by adding or removing features of the design to create your desired wedding gown and or event outfit.

EVOLVING A UNIQUE DESIGN

Evolving the construction of your couture design idea into an alluring, unique design, enhancing your beautiful features.
We start with the underbody in the construction process in the 1st initial fitting wearing a sample of your gown in calico.
The structure of your dress, the underbody is carefully considered by the body shape, proportions, style and most importantly, your comfort and movement wearing the outfit.
In this construction fitting we discuss any changes or improvements in your gown.

ALL THE DETAILS

Now touching on the finer details in your last fittings. The silhouette is heightened with french laces, luxurious european fabrics and beading. All handcrafted sewn and hand-appliqued.
Complete your wedding day look with our veil headpieces and ask about our additonal design attachables to the gown, and any other additional necessities for your event.

COLLECTION OF YOUR GARMENT

Picking up your completed garment can be determined by yourself at beginning of production. Whether it be the week prior to the event or couple weeks before.

Lead Time

WHAT ARE YOUR DRESSMAKING LEAD TIMES?

We suggest all clients to make an appointment 6-8 month in advance, from their wedding date and or event if possible. Allow a 6 month minimum lead time to guarantee you a gown.  However, it all depends on the fabric chosen. Lead-times can vary and will be discussed in detail upon your selections.

WE ARE ABLE TO WORK WITHIN A SHORTER TIME FRAME

If your wedding and or event is in less than 6 months, please kindly book an appointment as soon as possible, so we can guide you with what is achievable in your time frame.

AT HOME SERVICE (New)

Can’t make it to our studio?
We think of you during this time and of course our busy lives. We are able to organise fittings in the comfort of your home. With a fair radius distance around our studio in Eagle Farm QLD, Australia. However if further we can chat nardia@nardiapanettiere.com.au however this may incur an additional fee.

Stockists

I’M NOT IN BRISBANE, QLD AUSTRALIA, CAN I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT?

Yes, now we’re offering interstate and international virtual appointments, please click here.

I WANT TO BECOME A STOCKIST OF Nardia Panettiere Couture, HOW CAN I GET IN TOUCH?

I WANT TO STOCK MY PRODUCT/LABEL IN NPC STUDIO?

Let’s chat we can guide you to what suits us both. Welcome to drop business cards or brochures in we have a board and table for our clients necessities we show them in their initial appointment.

Online Orders

DO YOU TAKE ONLINE ORDERS?

At the moment we do not take online orders, please email nardia@nardiapanettiere.com.au if you’re interested in making a purchase, have an idea in mind that you want to collaborate with to create for you to wear at your event and or just interested in our custom bride necessities. (Eg. after wedding lingerie, accessory’s such as veils, garter, gown attachments such as, sashes and overskirts to compliment the dress, and more!)
 
Our gowns are all made to order. However we do have samples from runways available to hire (size 8-10) And veils and gown attachments. For only a dry cleaning fee.

Payments

HOW DO I MAKE PAYMENT OF MY COUTURE GARMENT?

We will first discuss a quote and after initial appointment we will send you an invoice. First payment is an deposit of 50% and the remaining final payment is required upon collection of your garment. However we can discuss payment options, eg. payment plan.

Parking

IS THERE PARKING ON SITE AT NARDIA PANETTIERE COUTURE STUDIO?

When you’ve got family and or the tribe to cart around or you’re travelling from far away, it’s hard to to beat the convenience of driving. We here at NPC offer the convenience of unlimited car parking at our studio premises to allow for more time with us in your dream design appointment. We’re thinking of you!

Anymore Questions

Nardia’s available anywhere anytime – drop a line or give us a call.
 
Share your story with us + will personalise you’re one on one experience!
 
Ensuring perfection to the final hour of your event here at NPC.
One stitch and bead at a time. A labour of love from design to creation.
 
It’s the little touches in details that matters to you & us here at Nardia Panettiere Couture.
 
Remember we’re on your side.