Pricing & FAQs
Inquiring Minds Delight
Leila “Lei” Bretón (they/them) is a self-taught fashion designer who comes from a long line of tailors. Identifying as queer themself, Lei created The House of Bretón to specialize in creating custom wedding attire for the queer community. They also specialize in designing wedding wear for the plus-size community. Lei lives in the Indianapolis area with their wife, two teenagers, three pets, and copious houseplants.
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The House of Bretón is a safe space for anyone looking for custom wedding day attire, however, we specifically cater to the LGBTQ+ community. Being a queer-owned business, we know how hard it is to find clothes that celebrate our identity on our wedding day, and we love making our community feel confident and comfortable in their second skins. We serve clients throughout the US, including the cities of Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, St Louis and more!
It takes a minimum of six months to make a wedding dress or suit from scratch. That time includes fabric sourcing, pattern making, mocking-up, fittings, and finishing.
Ideally, you’d contact us to make your custom wedding garment one year before your wedding, though we need six months minimum to construct your look. This allows us plenty of time to design, source, and construct your garment so that you can see it mostly finished three months after you first come in. This goes a long way to prevent unnecessary stress!
Totally! Please provide photos of the dress before your video call, and bring it to your first appointment. If there is any fabric left over after the new garment is constructed, we will return it to you. Learn more about our Heirloom Redesign service.
Custom wedding suits and dresses can cost anywhere from $3,200 – $6,000, depending on the complexity of the design, fabric costs, and other factors. You can view our current starting prices on our Services page, and get a more specific quote for your design by getting in touch with us.
Yes, we do offer payment plans. We require a retainer to book with us. All final balances are due by the final fitting. Please ask about payment plans when you inquire with us.
Our initial retainer is non-refundable. Fabric costs are also non-refundable. However, if we get to the middle of your project and you’d like to cancel, you may do so and avoid paying the remaining balance. Projects that are completed, however, are completely non-refundable due to the custom nature of our work.