NuBridal Custom Design Wedding Gowns

Hartford, Connecticut | 62 Sales


NuBridal Custom Design Wedding Gowns

Hartford, Connecticut 62 Sales On Etsy since 2015

4.5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Enjoy Free Shipping on all bridal orders over $1800 and veils as of 11.28.18.

Production schedule: we are currently taking orders for weddings June 1st, 2019 and forward. Dates before this incur $150-$250 rush fee.


Last updated on Nov 28, 2018

Enjoy Free Shipping on all bridal orders over $1800 and veils as of 11.28.18.

Production schedule: we are currently taking orders for weddings June 1st, 2019 and forward. Dates before this incur $150-$250 rush fee.

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Rush orders now available. Currently taking orders for gowns shipping in mid October to early November. Contact me now to get your Dream Wedding Dress started. blue_heart
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Changing the world, one dress at a time.

Hi I'm Dani Designer and Owner of Nu Bridal. Nu Bridal is a custom, bespoke design studio based in historic Hartford, CT in beautiful New England. I'm excited to help you on your journey to your Big Day! I've been in the design industry since 2001 and have helped clients all over the world from the UK to Australia create one of a kind custom looks.

I’ll help you express your individuality on your big day, bringing your dream wedding dress to reality.

Easily design your gown by choosing Design Elements located in the Shop Sections. Choose Bodice, Back, Closure, Bottom and Fabric, plus more details. Your gown can be further customized by sending a photo or send a convo or schedule a Bridal Design Consult call (30 min free design and styling call) to make sure your gown is exactly what you dreamed of.

Each design is as unique as the bride wearing it because YOU are the designer.

Hand beading, lace, silk and high quality fabrics, beautifully appointed details, plus a commitment to the beauty of your big day are my goals.

I specialize in custom design, using photos you submit or creating a unique never before designed gown for you from scratch; I encourage you to send a convo so we can begin planning your look together, I would love to speak to you personally via telephone to make sure your design is as close to your ideas as possible so please don't be shy!

I enjoy working with my brides & clients one on one, so feel free to contact me!

Shop members

  • Natalie Neal

    Customer Service, Stylist

    My mom Natalie is very stylish and loves helping brides. She'll help you style your custom designed wedding gown from head to toe.

  • Dani Simone

    Owner, Designer

    Hi I'm Dani the designer behind Nu Bridal. I love weddings and bridal gowns and love to help brides design their dream dress! What you see in my shop are past designs to get your juices flowing, follow me on IG or FB for more inspiration!

  • Logan Singerman

    Shipper, Customer Service

    Shipping and logistics. Also Husband 😜

  • Eloria Tracey

    Sample Maker

    Proud to provide alterations and sample making for the next phase of NuBridal.

Production partners

  • Fiona

    Hong Kong

    NuBridal's professional personal sample room based in Hong Kong, known for exceptional hand beading, embroidery and complex design element implementation. Over 20 years sample making experience, one of a kind and small lot production only, no mass production.

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Last updated on Jun 20, 2018
Frequently asked questions
How does the design process work?

Designing your own gown is simple. Just select your BODICE, BOTTOM, FABRIC, BACK, CLOSURE, and any extra details such as ILLUSION, TRAIN, etc. Each element is priced separately, so all you need to do is add your selections to your cart and pay for your order. Gowns start at $1100 (each main element is $250 each).

In each listing you'll note the #aislestyle image for each element. You can use these as a guide for more ideas, also feel free to send photos that detail exactly how you would like an element to look. Some details may incur an additional charge.

With your purchase you'll receive a custom sketch of your gown.

Do You Accept Deposits?

Deposits are available for orders over $1000. Deposit amount is 50% of the total plus a Deposit fee of 4% of the total. Etsy charges a listing and transaction fee to sellers for all purchases.

The balance plus 4% must be paid within 30 days of purchase.

NO discounts are available with deposit orders.

How long will it take for me to receive my gown?

Production time will take up to 16-20 weeks (RUSH service available for up to 12 weeks, click here to add rush service fee to your order)
Your gown will be shipped within 3-5 days of completion, you will receive a tracking number once your garment has shipped.

Do you use 100% Silk to make your gowns?

We use high quality synthetics and silk blends to make your gown that are of exceptional quality. If you would like 100% silk to make your gown please request a CUSTOM ORDER so we can quote you with the price difference.

You can also opt to send the fabric you would like to use to make your gown to us. Please send a convo for details.

Will my gown fit perfectly and if not do you offer alterations?

You will receive a measurement form in your welcome package. Please take this to a professional seamstress or tailor or use a trusted friend to take your measurements. Your gown's pattern will be made to the measurements you provide.

However, as with any special occasion/bridal gown purchase via in-store or online, you may require additional alterations or fittings to insure a perfect fit. At this time we do not offer alterations, but will in the future. We are not responsible for any additional fees you incur for alterations, pressing/steaming, etc.

What type of boning is used in NuBridal corsets?

We usually use Rigeline or a high quality firm plastic boning imported from Italy. However if you prefer steel or other boning it is available for an additional fee.

What type of closures are available on your corset Wedding dresses and corset tops?

You can select from several lacing types if you would like to adjust your corset. Many brides choose lacing because it’s forgiving for slight changes in measurements.

You can also select from buttons, zipper. Zipper with decorative buttons, hook and loop, and hidden lacing with zipper or buttons in top. Please see sample images for more details.