NuBridal

It Starts With A Sketch...

Hartford, Connecticut On Etsy since 2015

NuBridal

It Starts With A Sketch...

Hartford, Connecticut | 81 Sales

Announcement    “I became a designer because there were so many beautiful ideas in my head that I really wanted to share with others…”
~Dani Simone, Designer of NuBridal by Dani Simone

💙Enjoy complimentary free shipping for Domestic US orders 💙.

*PLEASE NOTE *
We are doing a complete revamp and subsequent relaunch of our shop with the goal of bringing more options to you to help in your wedding dress shopping.

As such listings may not be consistent across the shop for policies and information as our small team works diligently in the background.



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NuBridal by Dani Simone is a custom Bridal Design Studio in Historic Hartford, CT, a tiny city nestled just two hours between NYC and Boston.

Dani Simone loves sketching ideas for her DreamBrides who love to wear amazing, one of a kind bridal gowns and accessories.

Specializing in bringing brides dreams to life, Dani Simone consults with one-on-one with each bride to make sure each creation brings out the unique beauty and style of the lady who wears it.

And each made-to-measure gown is made just the way you want, just like brides in the not so distant past who relied on their own family seamstress. She combines the elements you want by getting to know you during your complimentary Design Consult and then creating a custom dressmaker’s sketch to confirm every Bespoke detail is correct.


Once you approve your dream wedding dress design and agree to your personalized quotation and production timeline you’ll be scheduled for our new BeSPOKEConcierge appointment where our designer will assist you with submitting your measurements after receiving your welcome package and coordinating every element of your bridal style.


What’s BeSPOKEConcierge?
This exclusive new service was custom designed for our busy Brides. Once you’ve booked on our production calendar for your dream wedding dress, you’ll be scheduled for your virtual fitting where you’ll be guided through the process to take your own measurements. No need to submit measurements on your own, Dani will walk you through the process and record your measurements.

But that’s not all!

One of the many perks of having your gown custom designed by a Bridal Trend Report is that you get access to professional bridal styling services. High end brides pay multiple thousands of dollars to work with their own luxury bridal stylist but with NuBridal those services are complimentary.

Need help finding the perfect bridesmaids dresses?
Searching for the perfect dress for your rehearsal dinner?
Need ideas for vintage style earrings and accessories?

We’ve got you!

Let our BeSPOKEConcierge service find everything you need to bring your dream wedding day look to life.


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Join the “While You Wait” email list to get in on the bridal trends, tips and advice to plan your dream wedding day. You’ll also receive a discount code for 10% off any purchase over $1500 and access to our monthly Chat While You Wait where we’ll discuss topics that interest you.



**PRODUCTION SCHEDULE**
Production timeline is 10-12 weeks AFTER approval of all sketches, completion of BeSPOKEConcierge appointment and follow up information from you. As such, please be sure to be timely in your responses so that you receive your gown as close to the 10-12 weeks.

Please note that due issues with shipping delays due to COVID-19 I can not guarantee the exact date you will receive your gown but I will stay in touch with you and update you as much as possible. In nearly 13 years of designing wedding gowns have NEVER lost a dress.

I am currently taking orders for End January & February 2021 and beyond.

Rush orders available for up to 6 weeks for an additional fee.

Gowns will be completed once deposit/full payment made and measurement form and all details received and confirmed.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 6, 2020

“I became a designer because there were so many beautiful ideas in my head that I really wanted to share with others…”
~Dani Simone, Designer of NuBridal by Dani Simone

💙Enjoy complimentary free shipping for Domestic US orders 💙.

*PLEASE NOTE *
We are doing a complete revamp and subsequent relaunch of our shop with the goal of bringing more options to you to help in your wedding dress shopping.

As such listings may not be consistent across the shop for policies and information as our small team works diligently in the background.



💙💙💙

NuBridal by Dani Simone is a custom Bridal Design Studio in Historic Hartford, CT, a tiny city nestled just two hours between NYC and Boston.

Dani Simone loves sketching ideas for her DreamBrides who love to wear amazing, one of a kind bridal gowns and accessories.

Specializing in bringing brides dreams to life, Dani Simone consults with one-on-one with each bride to make sure each creation brings out the unique beauty and style of the lady who wears it.

And each made-to-measure gown is made just the way you want, just like brides in the not so distant past who relied on their own family seamstress. She combines the elements you want by getting to know you during your complimentary Design Consult and then creating a custom dressmaker’s sketch to confirm every Bespoke detail is correct.


Once you approve your dream wedding dress design and agree to your personalized quotation and production timeline you’ll be scheduled for our new BeSPOKEConcierge appointment where our designer will assist you with submitting your measurements after receiving your welcome package and coordinating every element of your bridal style.


What’s BeSPOKEConcierge?
This exclusive new service was custom designed for our busy Brides. Once you’ve booked on our production calendar for your dream wedding dress, you’ll be scheduled for your virtual fitting where you’ll be guided through the process to take your own measurements. No need to submit measurements on your own, Dani will walk you through the process and record your measurements.

But that’s not all!

One of the many perks of having your gown custom designed by a Bridal Trend Report is that you get access to professional bridal styling services. High end brides pay multiple thousands of dollars to work with their own luxury bridal stylist but with NuBridal those services are complimentary.

Need help finding the perfect bridesmaids dresses?
Searching for the perfect dress for your rehearsal dinner?
Need ideas for vintage style earrings and accessories?

We’ve got you!

Let our BeSPOKEConcierge service find everything you need to bring your dream wedding day look to life.


***
Join the “While You Wait” email list to get in on the bridal trends, tips and advice to plan your dream wedding day. You’ll also receive a discount code for 10% off any purchase over $1500 and access to our monthly Chat While You Wait where we’ll discuss topics that interest you.



**PRODUCTION SCHEDULE**
Production timeline is 10-12 weeks AFTER approval of all sketches, completion of BeSPOKEConcierge appointment and follow up information from you. As such, please be sure to be timely in your responses so that you receive your gown as close to the 10-12 weeks.

Please note that due issues with shipping delays due to COVID-19 I can not guarantee the exact date you will receive your gown but I will stay in touch with you and update you as much as possible. In nearly 13 years of designing wedding gowns have NEVER lost a dress.

I am currently taking orders for End January & February 2021 and beyond.

Rush orders available for up to 6 weeks for an additional fee.

Gowns will be completed once deposit/full payment made and measurement form and all details received and confirmed.

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About NuBridal

Sales 81
On Etsy since 2015

Changing the world, one dress at a time.

Hi I'm Dani Designer and Owner of NuBridal. NuBridal is a custom, bespoke corset and built in corset wedding dress 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 including USA, the UK and 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.

I'd love to walk you through the process of creating your one of a kind custom bridal gown so please schedule a Bridal Design Consult call.

Each design is as unique as the bride wearing it because YOU are the designer, I'm just here to help you bring your dreams to life!

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, and again 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

  • Dani Simone

    Owner, Designer

    Hi there I'm Dani Simone. I've been corsets and wedding dresses since I was 9 and professionally for the past 10 years. I look forward to helping make your big day a success!

  • Logan Singerman

    Shipper, Customer Service

    Shipping and logistics. Also Husband 😜

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  • Sample making

    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 Oct 30, 2019
Frequently asked questions
How does the design process work?

1. You submit images of what you want or explain as best as you can your dream dress ideas, I'll create a custom sketch for you. The sketch fee is $75 which is credited to your gown purchase.
2. Once approved, you make either the payment in full or a downpayment (60% up front, balance due before shipping).
3. You will receive a measurement form automatically with payment to complete with a professional.
4. Upon confirmation of measurements and details, I will update you with an estimated ship date. I will also send periodic updates and photos as available of the process of your gown.
5. Swatches are available for an additional fee which will be quoted to you at your request and shipping is extra.

What are your payment options?

I take full payment or 60% up front, with the balance due before shipping. Your gown will NOT be made until at least 60% is paid.
All major credit cards are accepted. We do not accept checks, money orders, etc.

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

Production time is 8-10 weeks I try to keep my shop updates current for brides interested in my production calendar.

**RUSH service available for up to 6 weeks, fee is $250 and must be added to your total and paid in full before the start of your gown, no exceptions.

Your gown will be shipped within 5 business days of completion (Monday through Friday only), you will receive a tracking number once your garment has shipped.

If you would like to add additional insurance or would like me to utilize a different carrier or a personal shipping account, please send me a convo to discuss.

Do you use 100% Silk to make your gowns?

We use high quality fabrics in organza, satin, taffeta, chiffon, tulle and more in 100% silk or silk blends.

You can also opt to send the fabric you would like to use to make your gown to us. If you choose this option, please note you are responsible for shipping fees incurred as well as providing additional insurance for the fabric.

I am unable to provide free swatches for most fabrics due to pricing and supplier requirements. The swatch fee will be based on the actual yardage/meter price (most high quality fabric suppliers require at least a 1/2 yard cut, I will retain half of the cut to keep for my reference and to ensure supplier has sent the correct fabric).

Please send a convo to discuss further.

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.

***I am not responsible for any additional fees you incur for alterations, pressing/steaming, etc.***

What type of boning is used in NuBridal corsets?

Corsets are made with three different levels of structure and construction.
Lightweight plastic boning is used in designs marked light.
Medium plastic boning like Rigeline is used in designs marked medium.
For a stronger/highly structured corset, we use a high-quality firm plastic boning imported from Italy.

You can also request the specific of boning level you are interested in to be included in the making of your gown or corset.

However, if you prefer steel or another boning it is available for an additional fee, you may also send it to us.

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 send photos of the lacing style, fabrication, etc you would like to use in your gown. If the fabrication is hard to find or requires special notions (like heavy gold grommets, extra wide silk, velvet or sheer ribbons, etc.) I will adjust your price quote to reflect this selection.

You can also select from buttons, zipper. Zipper with decorative buttons, hook and loop, and hidden lacing with zipper or buttons in top. Please send images of what you are looking for an adequate price quote.

I'd feel more comfortable with the process if we could talk on the phone. Is that possible?

I would love to speak with you on the phone for a complimentary Design Consultation regarding the process in making your custom designed bridal gown. I will soon have online booking options available, at the moment, please send a convo with a few times and days that work best for you (Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm EST) and I will schedule an appointment and send you a calendar invite via email (include your best email please).

Your complimentary call can be used to better explain the details of images you send me, fabric and color choices, figure and fitting issues, and more, I also usually start a rough sketch during this time to capture your requirements.

I look forward to speaking with you soon!

I am interested in an in-person appointment. Are you available to meet with me in your studio or in my home?

I do not conduct in person appointments. All brides are able to contact me via Etsy convos, email, and scheduled phone calls.

In the past I have done bridal shows and trunk show events where I schedule one-on-one appointments with brides, I will update my availability if I choose to do any in the future.

What is included in the price of my custom wedding gown?

In addition to your custom designed wedding gown, you will also receive:
A Complimentary Custom Veil designed to match your gown
A Customized Bridal Hanger
A Custom Illustration of your gown
A High Quality Garment Bag to store your gown

Either you can submit ideas or exact photos for me to follow to design your veil OR I can design something just for you based on how you plan to wear your hair, your style and personality and the design of your custom wedding gown.