Bespoke Design Service

"One of my absolute favourite parts of planning our wedding was working with accessories designer Clare Lloyd who made a bespoke headpiece for me.  It was such a delight to visit her studio - a treasure chest of beads in every colour and moutains of sparkling creations.  Together we concocted my dream hairpiece"

Sophie

Full Bespoke Service - How it works

I want you to love your wedding hair accessories as much as you love your wedding dress - to fall in love with your hair adornments and feel amazing when you wear them.  I also understand that it's not always easy to find just the right piece that perfectly reflects your individual style and personality so that's where my bespoke design service may be just what you're looking for. 

Bespoke wedding hair accessories by Clare Lloyd

Having your bridal accessories designed and made especially for you means that not only can you be involved in the design process but you also get something that is entirely unique to you - a one-of-a-kind headpiece that has been made just for you.  There will never be another headpiece quite like it. 

Together, we can work on creating bespoke bridal accessories that are completely personal to you so, whether you know exactly what it is that you're looking for or whether you are still searching for inspiration- I'd love to hear from you. 

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I will work closely with you to design your own definition of luxury and, using the most beautiful materials, I will create the most perfect bridal heapiece to wear on your wedding day, weaving your personality through every tiny crystal and pearl.

Luxury bespoke bridal hair accessories handmade by Clare Lloyd

Even if you haven't quite yet decided on what you'd like, the bespoke design process is easy to start and there are two options: 

Visit the Studio - you can make an appointment to visit the studio and we can talk through your ideas and vision.  You can try on lots of samples to get an idea of how certain styles feel and look. 

On-line - if visiting the studio isn't an option, don't worry, we can also work together via the internet through Zoom, Facetime, Skype, email and by telephone.  

Initial Consulations are always free and there is never any obligation to proceed

What Happens Next - After our meeting or discussions, I will get back to you with suggestions, ideas and a quotation. 

As soon as we agree on a design and the materials to be used to create your bespoke bridal accessories, I will ask for a deposit which is usually 50% of the total cost of your headpiece.  We will also agree and confirm time scales so you will know exactly when to expect your headpiece to be ready. 

Throughout the process, I will keep in touch with regular updates, progress reports and photos to make sure that you're happy with how things are looking at every step of the process.  At this stage small changes and tweaks can be made to make sure you're completely happy with the design. 

Once your bespoke hair accessory is complete, I will send you some final photos to approve.  Once approved, the final balance of the cost will be due for payment and upon payment, your beautiful bespoke headpiece will be posted to your or you can collect it from the studio. 

What about timescales and costs for Bespoke Designs?

bespoke bridal hair accessories by Clare Lloyd

The bespoke process does take longer to complete so I would advise that you get in touch as soon as you can - and as a minimum, I would need between 4 - 8 weeks to design and create a bespoke piece for you.  A more accurate time scale will be discussed and agreed when we initially talk about your ideas.  Please allow time for delivery too and for international brides, I would suggest allowing a minimu of three months to complete and deliver a bespoke design.

Pricing for bespoke orders depends on the complexity of the design and the materials used but as a rough guide, bespoke designs would start at £250.

Custom changes to existing designs

There is also the option to make custom changes to my existing designs.  Perhaps you've seen a headpice that you love but would like it in a different size or colour.  Custom changes to existing designs can include:

  • Custom colours to compliment your dress or wedding theme
  • Made-to-fit with custom sizing - most of my designs can be made in a size to fit you perfectly
  • Change of materials - perhaps you would prefer pearls instead of crystals or more or less beadwork
  • Combination of different designs - maybe you like the look of a hair comb but would prefer it as a headdress or you like different parts of several designs and would like a combination of these elements
  • Small changes to existing designs do not incur an additional charge but more significant amendments or combinations of designs will incur an additional cost.  All costs will be agreed before any work is started. 
Bespoke wedding hair accessories by Clare Lloyd
Photo credit: Bowtie and Belle Photography

Ready to contact me?

If you would like to work with me to create something completely bespoke and unique to you or whether you would like to talk about making some changes to an existing design, I'd love to hear from you.