Custom Design Process
At Marti & Co., the design process starts with the bride's unique style and brings to reality the perfect wedding day look! If a traditional veil is not your style, have no fear. We are experienced in making custom wedding headpieces, floral crowns, and fascinators. Additionally, you’ll find in my Bridal Shop bridal belts, wedding garters, flower girl accessories, ring pillows, and bow ties for ring bearers. Our specialty is to give all of our brides an exclusive design for their wedding veil & accessories. Your unique designs are made from thoughtfully sourced materials and embellishments. Couture veils are handmade based on customer consultation, are made to fit, and designed to go with any wedding venue. Couture work starts at $45, and the price increases based on the complexity, materials, and embellishments.
WHAT SETS MY DESIGNS APART?
Twice a year I travel to the finest fabric shops in the US and every other year to Paris or London to personally select the luxurious, opulent and high-quality materials that I use in my designs. This is in comparison to other designers that tend to use less expensive embellishments from craft chain stores. It is your wedding day, so only the best will do!
Each design at my Shop is a couture design which means the veil or accessory is handmade to the customer's specific requirements and measurements. I also refashion designs from family heirlooms including wedding gowns. Refashioning an heirloom into a modern-day bridal accessory is one of my favorite designs to do.
Timelines for Design Production
•To Order: order from Marti & Co. on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/martiandcompany or email your custom order request for each person in the wedding party to:
• Shop address: Marti & Co. 930 Division St., Cresco, IA. 52136
Please order all accessories for your bridal party at once to avoid dye lot changes in the fabric/materials. Marti & Co cannot guarantee dye lot matches on items ordered separately. Great care will be taken to get the color as close as possible to match. Please have your payment method ready when ordering.
Our custom veils start at $75 for a one tier white, diamond white, or ivory. Prices go up from this base price depending on fabric, embellishment, design complexity and construction.
Discounts on multiples
• 5% per item when ordering 2-3 items in the same style
• 10% per item when ordering 3-5 items in the same style
• 15% per item when ordering 5+ items in the same style
Rush Orders During Peak Season
Marti & Co. can accommodate rush orders depending on our production schedule and availability of the chosen custom design.
Rush fees may apply to orders under 4 weeks and also to orders with 4+ custom accessories placed 2-4 weeks to pay for additional staff.
4 weeks - $35 per veil, belt, fascinator
3 weeks - $45 per veil, belt, fascinator
2 weeks - $55 per veil, belt, fascinator
• During the off-season, November - April, we may be able to shorten lead times to 1-2 weeks, depending on the number of custom design items ordered and the availability of embellishments and fabrics.
Questions? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more specific information.
All sales are final on custom designs
Styles and Colors
Veiling: white, ivory, diamond white, blush, and blue. Other colors and styles (like English net) may be ordered and swatches are available. French veiling for birdcage veils comes in many colors. Swatches are available for all veiling styles and will be mailed at no charge. Send email request, including your mailing address to: email@example.com
Sizing and Measurement
Standard birdcage veils:
Measure with a nonstretch measuring tape, the width of your head at the widest point and list this measurement in inches on the order form.
For all other veils:
Measure from the back of your head where you want the veil comb attached to your hairstyle to the point on your body where you want the veil to end. An example, for a fingertip veil measure from where the veil will be attached to your hairstyle to the end of your fingertips. Of note, a cathedral veil usually ends 6+ inches beyond the train of your gown. Then list this measurement in inches in the Note to Seller box for Etsy and in an email for all other orders.
For Wedding Garter Sets:
Not sure what size to order?
It's easy! Measure around your leg with a nonstretch measuring tape where you want to wear the garter and record this measurement in inches in the Note to Seller box for Etsy and in an email for all other orders.
Buying for a friend?
Make your best guess; if it's the wrong size we'll swap it for the right one! To see more garters, look here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/laceforbrides?section_id=14332602
Marti & Co is an artisan business and is open by appointment, Tuesday - Saturday, 10 - 5:30.
All orders are shipped Priority Mail via the United States Postal Services. Custom orders purchased from my Etsy Shop will be mailed via Etsy shipping. An exact shipping price will be emailed after the order is received. Upon request, other forms of shipment may also be available.
Buying a custom design for a friend? We'd love to add the extra touch by sending your gift in a gift box or by wrapping your gift. There's is a small additional fee for a gift box or gift wrapping. A free gift tag is included with the purchase of gift wrap or a gift box.
We accept all major credit cards. Payments may be made over the phone, however, all orders must be submitted by email, mail or in person. Payment in full is required for all web-based orders and 50% deposit for in-person orders.
Call 563.379.7583 for phone payment requests.
Iowa sales tax is 7% on all items.