FAQ's - ILKA Bridal


How long does it take to make my wedding dress?

Please allow for 6 months to create your wedding gown, allowing for shipping and alterations. 


Can you make my dress in less than 6 months?

Yes, we can turn around swift service orders, however this is subject to the required timeframe and our workload. To enquire about a swift service  order, please email us at studio@weareilka.com.au. Please note: swift service orders between 3 - 6 months incur a 20% additional fee, and orders under 3 months incur a 30% additional fee. 


What sizes do you have?

We offer Australian sizes 6 to 24 - see our size guide here


Do you do split sizing?

Yes we can split the sizing of your dress bodice and skirt. Please enquire about split sizing by emailing studio@weareilka.com.au


Can I customise my dress?

Yes. We are able to mix and match top and skirt styles from the current ILKA Bridal Collection. Fabrics within the current collection can be changed between the styles and colour options are also available. Please refer to the product description for what fabric colours are available. A customisation fee will apply for this service. However, any changes made will need to be in line with the overall design of the dress, to ensure the fit. For any customisation order we require you to email us at with the details at studio@weareilka.com.au.


Do you offer made-to-measure?

No. At this time we offer a large range of standard sizes from 6 to 24 and split sizing between bodice and skirts.


How much do ILKA wedding dresses cost?

The prices for our bridal collection ranges from $2,400 to $6,000. These prices are for a standard size. If bridal alterations are required for your bridal gown, additional costs apply. We recommend budgeting roughly $1000.00 for bridal alterations. 


Do you offer alterations?

Yes, we offer an extra bridal alterations service to our Perth-based customers. Additional costs apply for this service. We also offer tailoring for suits, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, and are happy to support anyone else in your wedding party who requires outfit alterations for your special day. Book your fitting here.


Where is my dress made?

All our wedding dress manufacturing takes place at our studio based in Perth, Western Australia. Each piece is hand made by our team of tailors and machinists, who are specialists in bridal construction. 


Can I purchase fabric swatches?

Yes, coming soon. 


What is Recycled Polyester (RePET)?

Sustainable practices are at the forefront of our brands ethos, so we have made the decision to use RePET certified polyester fabric as the base cloth for our lined gowns in our bridal collection. The fabric is made from recycled plastic bottles, and it’s free of petrochemicals such as BPA. The fabric is manufactured from plastic bottles with the aim to conserve natural resources and reduce the impact on our environment. For more information on RePET fabrics and products click here.


How do I care for my dress?

All ILKA Bridal gowns are delivered with a garment bag to protect your wedding gown. Always use the hanging loops attached inside your gown to maintain the shape of your dress. Dresses will most likely need steaming. We recommend hanging your dress from the highest point at your accommodation with the garment bag open to release the skirt out of the bag the night before your wedding. This will help to minimise the creases, before you steam the dress on the day of the wedding. Alternatively, some dry cleaners offer steaming services for bridal outfits.


After your wedding we recommend the dress is laundered or dry-cleaned as soon as possible to avoid any stains from becoming permanent. Many bridal gown dry cleaners offer bridal gown boxing services to keep your dress protected when it’s stored away. 


Do you offer custom design?

We love our Bridal collection and can offer customisations within our current design offering. We are focusing on our current collection, so individual custom design is not on offer at the moment. Keep up to date by following us on instagram at Studio_ILKA.


Is ILKA an ethical business?

Yes, we are. ILKA is registered with Ethical Clothing Australia, which means we ensure our staff are working in safe and fair conditions in our studio, based in Perth, Western Australia. We are focused on sustainable practices when producing our bridal pieces. For more information on our certification please head to Ethical Clothing Australia.


Where can I try on your dresses?

You can try on our dresses at our Perth showroom. Click here to arrange a booking.


What payment methods are accepted?

Our online store accepts Eftpos, Visa and Mastercard. Afterpay is coming soon.


Returns & Exchanges

Our Bridal gowns are made-to-order, so we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges due to a change of mind or mistakes after placing an order with ILKA Bridal.


Each gown is individually made to the order especially for you. Please make sure you read through the product descriptions with care before placing your wedding gown order. If you require additional information on the garment specification or where to find our pieces, please email our team at studio@weareilka.com.au.


Our gowns are hand made and quality controlled at each stage of production. Each order receives a great deal of care, with every garment being completely unique to you.

Slight variations of fabric colours and embellishment placement may occur due to fabric batches differing and are not considered faults. 


In the unlikely event that there are any issues in your made-to-order piece, please contact studio@weareilka.com.au within 14 days of receiving your order.

Enquiries can be sent to: studio@weareilka.com.au