Frequently Asked Questions

Every Catherine Langlois wedding dress is made with passion and a belief in using the finest materials so your wedding dress is perfect for you and your day.

We take pride in our designs and take the greatest care when designing and making your gown. Our design esthetic from the beginning has been inclusive, authentic and sustainable. All brides are beautiful, all of our gowns will flatter the bride they are made for exquisitely. Whether you are a modern princess, a contemporary babe, an ethereal vision or a timeless beauty – your dress will evoke you. We have always designed for any shape, size, height, background and will make your ideal gown a reality.

A custom gown is a creative process, my job as a designer is to guide you through it with expertise and thoughtfulness. I can design your entire gown or just give you advice as we go along. I love what I do and am passionate and dedicated to the craft of bridal design.

Looking forward to meeting you and designing your ideal wedding outfit!

Plan for 3 to 5 fittings depending on the style of gown. Six months is ideal, eager brides can book one year ahead of time. In the shoulder seasons (November- April) we can accommodate a 2 month time frame. With a shorter time frame a bride will have to work with in stock fabrics. Longer time frames mean we can order in fabrics in particular shades or if we are out of stock of a chosen fabric.

For the custom made option, we have in studio fittings so the dress fits you and your style perfectly. We do work with brides from around the world, often they visit the studio once or twice if they are in town. We can make gowns in a standard size without meeting the bride – email for details.

I mostly create custom wedding dresses for individual brides. Brides can also have a gown made to measure exactly the same as a studio collection dress, make changes to the sample design (colour/sleeve etc.)or use a sample as inspiration.

The cost of a gown is determined by fabric, silhouette, detailing and train length. An average gown will be similar in cost to a mid-priced trendy boutique, about $2500-$3900 +HST. All lace, very detailed or full ballgowns start at $3800 +HST.  A gown may be one cost or more/less depending on what the bride wants from the dress and budget. Estimates include all fabrics and fittings.

Appointments are Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm. Weekdays on availability. We do our best to accommodate your schedule, however this is a working studio and we schedule appointments around studio work time. We suggest booking 2 weeks ahead for a Saturday appointment as this is studio, not a boutique, and every bride receives personal attention during her appointment time.

We book one hour per bride. 

The studio carries a wide variety of fabrics, laces and trims for every taste. Silk, crepe and tulle in a range of bridal shades. Modern laces and textured fabrics seen on the latest Instagram posts, traditional real deal French lace and vintage pieces. We have warm and respectful relationships with long term suppliers and do our best to find your dream fabric from around the world.

We have a range of dead stock fabric in the studio, and source fabrics from a supplier who specializes in dead stock (fabric that was produced but never used). We do have a selection of Eco fabrics. There are vintage laces purchased from other designers/ boutiques that have closed as well as laces/trims from our stock that are no longer available. Not only are these choices Eco friendly, they are often of an exquisite quality and very unique. We also sell our studio samples and brides are welcome to restyle/ upcycle these gowns in the studio.

Completely up to you. Some brides fly solo the entire process, others bring a group of trusted friends or their mom. Do what is best for you.

An initial appointment is made to meet each other and see if we are a good fit. I'll ask you about your ideal dress, give you an estimate, some swatches of fabric and a schedule of the process. There is no fee for this consultation.

Booking  a gown can be done via video call or in person.

The first fitting is a cotton mock-up (muslin) where we make design details, do an initial fit and choose the main fabric.

Two to three fittings depending on the detailing of the dress.

Final fitting, The gown is finished except for a zipper, pressing and minor details. Custom made veils are available to compliment your gown.

Gown pick up!

Curated collections can be found at Chantilly Lace Bridal Boutique in Hamilton and Thistle&Heather, Oakville, Ontario

Custom wedding gowns vary in pricing depending on fabric, amount of fabric, silhouette and detailing. A short/tea length or hi-low wedding dress will start at $1500-$2500. A simple gown with little embellishment and sweep train starts at $2900, fuller gowns average $3600. The same gown can be $3500 or $7500 depending on design aspects. HST is charged on all projects.

We do! Check out the "Off the Rack" section on our website. We are always adding to the sample sale. Gowns are sold as is, in great condition at 25% to 75% off custom made price.