• Request a free quote

    If you are in the early stages of dress shopping and considering whether a custom wedding gown is right for you, request a free, no-obligation quote below.


    • Includes an estimated price range for your design, based on inspiration photos and descriptions you provide
    • No obligation to order
    • Best for budgeting purposes
    • No sketch included
    • No fabric options provided
    Request a free quote 
  • Book a free "Meet the Designer" call

    If you'd like to have a free video call with the designer to answer your questions about the design process first, request a "Meet the Designer" call below. 


    • Includes a 30-minute video call with the designer to discuss our design process, answer questions, and see if our personalities work well together
    • No obligation to order
    • No sketch, quote, or fabric options included
    Book a free call 
  • Book a design consultation

    Ready to start the custom wedding gown design process? We're excited to work with you! Book this package to start the design process.


    • Collaborative sketching process
    • Curated fabric & embellishment options
    • Custom quote
    • Swatch pack
    • Optional 60-minute Design Consultation (virtual or in-person)
    Book design consultation 

What our brides have to say

Stop searching, start designing

There are more wedding dress options out there than ever before. But if you're still struggling to find "the one," you're not alone.

While having more options may be great for some people, it's getting harder to find your dress in an ever-growing sea of options. And the reality is: it may not even exist. Yet.

So what if you stopped searching and let Hannah Caroline Couture bring it to life instead?

Bring us your screenshots, your Pinterest board, photos of you in your "almost" dresses - whatever you can provide to help us understand your vision - and let us work our magic.

It's a unique way to find your dress, but we wholeheartedly believe it's a better way.

The stress-free choice for custom wedding gown design

14 reasons to choose Hannah Caroline Couture

Truly size-inclusive

We're experienced in crafting an excellent fit for sizes 0-38+

Ethically made in the US

All garments are handmade in Nebraska

12+ years of experience

We’ve been creating beautiful, well-fitting custom garments since 2012

An excellent fit, guaranteed

Whether you work with us in person or virtually, our Alterations Guarantee caps how much you may have to spend on alterations

Hands-on, personal service

Work directly with the designer throughout the entire process, so no detail is forgotten

Work with us virtually or in-person

Our process has been refined to give you an smooth, stress-free experience whether you visit us in our Omaha studio or work with us via email + video calls

Unlimited design choices

The only limit is your imagination, so bring us your Pinterest board, try-on photos, sketches on the back of a napkin, whatever you've got - we'll craft it into your dream dress. We don't shy away from any design we're confident in our ability to produce

100% made to order

We make every garment to your unique measurements, proportions, and preferences

Frequent progress updates + photos

Stay updated throughout the process with progress photos, approval requests, and prompt responses to your questions

High-quality materials and craftsmanship

Experience premium materials and high-quality finishes like built-in support, bustles, and more

Payment plans available

Flexible payment plans and options to make your custom gown more affordable than you might think

Start with only 25% down

Finalize your order with as little as 25% down, compared to 50-60% down at traditional bridal shops

Inclusive and welcoming of all sizes + identities

We are vocally supportive and welcoming of all gender identities, sexual orientations, ethnicities, sizes, you name it.... you are welcome here!

Free shipping, always

Domestic and international shipping is on us (tracking and insurance, too!)

We're here to bring your dream dress to life

Hannah Caroline Couture creates custom wedding looks for brides of any size, and our creations often go beyond the typical bridal world to include black wedding gowns, colorful wedding dresses, bridal jumpsuits, convertible dresses, 2-in-1 wedding gowns, wedding separates, cosplay-inspired wedding dresses, capes, rompers, short dresses, and other non-traditional styles.

No matter your bridal style, Hannah Caroline Couture can help you look exactly how you want on your wedding day.

Get started

How our design process works

Choose how to get in touch with us

Contact us through one of our forms. You can choose to receive a free, no-obligation quote; book a free 30-minute Meet the Designer Call; or book a Premium Design Package to begin the design process virtually or in-person (Omaha, NE). If you are requesting a quote or booking a Premium Design Package, include up to 6 inspiration photos to help illustrate what you are hoping to see in your custom wedding look. The more information you provide, the more accurate the quote and process will be!

Confirm your design details

Confirm your details. The designer will review your inspiration photos, timeline, and other details and reach out with some questions to clarify details, learn more about your wedding, and gather information needed to proceed with your design.

Get a custom sketch

Get a custom sketch. If you booked a virtual or in-person Premium Design Package, the designer will work their design magic to illustrate your vision in a custom sketch. You can review the sketch and request up to 3 revisions so that we can arrive at a design that represents your wedding vision.

Choose your materials

Choose your materials. If you booked a virtual or in-person Premium Design Package, the designer will curate links and photos of materials that will help us accomplish your design. In most cases, we can also mail you swatches to see + feel in person.

Confirm your design and finalize it with a deposit + contract

Confirm your design and secure it with a deposit. Once your materials and final details have all been selected, you will receive a final quote for the design. To lock in your pricing and design, we'll send you a contract that outlines the design, delivery timeline, and information about alterations, shipping, and other policies. Upon receiving your e-signature, you will receive an email invoice for your deposit (generally 25% unless other arrangements are discussed). Your contract and invoice lock in your pricing and design and you are officially on your way to becoming an HCC Bride!

Send us your measurements

Send in your measurements. After your design has been finalized with a contract and deposit, we will schedule a complimentary video call or in-person appointment to take the necessary measurements together. The timing of this call/appointment is flexible if you are planning to change size between ordering your gown and when your wedding occurs.

Materials are ordered and production begins

Materials are ordered and production begins. Once your contract, deposit, and measurements are received and materials are in hand, production begins on your gown. You get sneak peek photos + consistent communication throughout the process to ensure the design meets your vision and exceeds your expectations.

Receive your garment

Receive your garment. We ship you your garment and any accessories you may have ordered (or schedule your final fitting/pickup appointment). Shipping is complimentary and includes a Hannah Caroline Couture custom garment bag for safe storage and transportation of the garment. Oh, and you'll get a hand-written thank you note and a sentimental gift! (We really love spoiling our brides!) 

Make any minor alterations needed

Make any minor alterations needed. Because your garment is custom-made to your unique measurements, alterations are rarely needed. However, some minor (and usually very inexpensive) alterations may be necessary and can be performed by a local bridal tailor or seamstress. Our Custom Garment Design Contract outlines our Alterations Policy in greater detail. Brides that are local to Hannah Caroline Couture in the Omaha, NE area or whom are willing to travel to us for a fitting will have their alterations performed by the designer during the delivery process at no extra charge.

Celebrate your wedding day, authentically

Celebrate your wedding day in style. Soak in as much of your wedding day as you can, and feel confident knowing you didn't settle for a wedding look that wasn't 100% completely "you."

Tag us in your wedding photos

Tag us in your wedding photos. Totally not required, but we love to share photos of our HCC Brides, gush over your wedding details, bask in the glory of your wedding day, and inspire other brides to follow their heart and explore a custom wedding look!

FAQs about designing a custom wedding gown

Where is Hannah Caroline Couture located?

Hannah Caroline Couture is based in Omaha, Nebraska. All garments are produced in the designer's in-home studio, and brides local to or willing to travel to the Omaha area are welcome to have fittings and bridal design sessions in-person with the designer (by appointment only). However, we have refined our process for long-distance brides and we are confident in our ability to create a well-fitting custom gown that exceeds your expectations even if you never travel to our design studio - email and video calls are all we need!

Where does Hannah Caroline Couture ship?

Hannah Caroline Couture ships worldwide to any country where USPS ships. (Visit our general FAQs page for more information.) Domestic and international shipping are included in the price of your custom garment for long-distance brides. Local brides take home their gown at their final fitting.

How does sizing and measurements work?

All Hannah Caroline Couture garments are made to your measurements to minimize alterations; we have no standard sizing chart. After finalizing your design, we do a video call to take exactly which measurements we need to complete your design, so you get real-time advice for taking accurate measurements. If you are working with us in person, we'll schedule a free measurements appointment about 6 months before your wedding where the designer will take your measurements personally.

How much does a custom wedding gown cost?

Custom Hannah Caroline Couture gowns start at $1,500 and the majority of our recent custom gowns have been within the $2,200-3,200 range. Pricing varies greatly depending on the specific design and materials you are interested in, and may also be impacted by your timeline. We offer flexible payment plan options.

How long does this process take?

Our process works best when you reach out to us about 9-12 months before your wedding, but we are happy to work with longer timelines (and may be able to offer more flexible payment plans) as well as timelines as short as 3 months. However, 8-12 months is the ideal timeline to give you as many options as possible and make this a stress-free experience! Visit our general FAQs page for more information about production times, shipping times, and rush fees.

Can I try on your dresses?

Brides local to or willing to travel to our studio in Omaha, NE are welcome to try on our sample gowns (by appointment only - please book an In-person Premium Design Package to schedule). Most of the designs on our website plus additional styles are available to try on in sizes ranging from 10-28. We offer an innovative "Build a Dress" concept where you can try on our selection of base gowns and customize them with different skirt options. We also have a variety of unique veils, capes, and other accessories to complete your look, plus dozens of fabric swatches to help you envision your custom dress. 

Can I get a custom dress made if I am pregnant or changing size?

Yes! In fact, many expecting brides and brides who are changing size have found our custom design process to be a more flexible, stress-free way to purchase a wedding gown than the traditional dress shopping process.

While most dress designers require 8+ months of production time, Hannah Caroline Couture has flexible timeline options for brides who are pregnant, will be having a baby close to their wedding date, or are changing size during the design process for any reason.

Where is my garment made?

All Hannah Caroline Couture garments are made by hand in Omaha, NE by the designer herself and her small team of production assistants.

How do I start this process?

Get in touch directly with the designer by filling out the form that's right for you: Request a Free QuoteBook a "Meet the Designer" Call, or Book a Premium Design Package. Include as many details as possible, but don't worry if you don't yet have a set wedding date or an exact vision of your dream dress. We can start wherever you are at in your planning process and help you find or design your dream dress!

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