Frequently Asked Questions
Why Choose Amay?
What does Amay do to make their brides feel more unique than other Wedding
Amay Custom Weddings is the only company who is capable of creating a wedding theme along with a bridal gown for our brides based on their personality, interest, and budget. It’s totally customized for their wedding.
We will work to become one of Philadelphia’s leading wedding businesses. Personal relationships with our clients and vendors will be our top priority; we want everyone we work with to feel like they are part of our family and life-time friends. We want to continuously work on building relationships and developing trust between ourselves, our clients and our vendors. We want all of our clients to feel as if their wedding is the only one we are working on. We will work with only the top vendors in the industry in order to guarantee the best events for our clients.
What background does the designer have and what experience related to bridal gown has she received before she started her bridal gown business?
She received a bachelor’s degree in fashion Design at Shih Chien University, Taipei, Taiwan and a Master’s Degree in Textile Design at Philadelphia University. With her knowledge of mandarin, she has traveled a lot between China and the U.S for Milliken Carpets and Hunter Douglas Hospitality to relay design information to the manufacturers from the design teams and to supervise production.
She has more than 20 years of training in color and design. Her years of fashion design and textile manufacturing experience have developed her aesthetic judgment. With her professional textile design background, she has been focused on Bridal Gown Design for the last few years. She has created and developed many beautiful embroidery, sequin and lace designs for bridal gowns as a professional designer oversea, at studios including Jasmine Bridal, Eden Bridal and Pretty Fashion. During her time with Pretty Fashion Inc. in Shenzhen, China, she was involved in both development of new design couture collections and also management for the design sample team.
She has been teaching “Wedding Dress Design & Development” at Shih Chien College of Continuing Education Center, Taipei, Taiwan since 2011. A lot of research in Bridal fashion market has been done as part of the assignments required to be completed in her classroom over the past 7 years. She studied Fashion Marketing at Parsons, Spring 2006, so as to gain a better understanding of the business side of the fashion industry.
What special experience or training does the designer have related to wedding planning?
With her bridal gown design and wedding planning background, she was able to obtain an opportunity to work backstage with David Tutera at the Philadelphia Convention Center “Your Wedding Experience” Bridal Show on August 28th , 2016. She paid close attention to the current trends and got a better understanding about the wedding market during the show. In addition, she began working for Alfred Angelo Bridal, Cherry Hill in September, 2016, She has developed a great relationship with customers and has obtained a greater understanding about the bridal market in this area.
How Does it Work?
Amay Custom Bridal Gown
1. Initial Appointment:
2. Design Consultation:
After an initial consultation or correspondence in which you communicate to me what you are envisioning, we will draw up one or more sketches of possible designs to choose from. These sketches may be synthesized or modified until the final design is agreed upon. Please understand that out of respect for my time we may not be able to do multiple consultations or sketches until you have committed to having the dress made and paid the deposit when we offer you the price.
3. Payments: A 30% deposit is due up front before we begin making your dress. This is to cover the cost of the first craft draping and is non-refundable. After you approve the first craft draping sample, you will be required to pay an additional 30% of the price to purchase the necessary materials needed to continue to process the dress. The balance of the dress and sales tax if applicable is due when the dress is completed, and the dress will not be given to the client until full payment has been made.
4. Fittings /Alterations: All fittings and alterations are included in the cost of the dress. In other words, I will work with you until your dress fits perfectly and you are fully satisfied with it. I have a full service commitment to my brides, which means that up until your wedding day if there is anything you need from me, I will take care of you! If for any reason, such as convenience, you choose to go elsewhere for alterations or adjustments, you are responsible for any additional cost.