Janita Toerien






So you are thinking about having your wedding dress made? Here's a quick summary of what you need to know:

We are in the business of CUSTOM MADE wedding dresses

We are based just outside Stellenbosch on Helshoogte Pass in a little valley surrounded by mountains and work by appointment only.

All dresses are made to buy.

We charge a consultation fee of R1 000 which includes two custom designs.

We suggest that you contact us as soon as possible for a consultation once you've gotten engaged. The time of year (on or off season) and complexity of the dress will determine when we start with the dress.

As we specialize in custom wedding dresses we only keep a limited selection of samples at our studio.

Studio Operating Hours: Mondays - Fridays from 10:00 - 18:30

To schedule a consultation, or if you have any queries feel free to contact us at design@janitatoerien.co.za

We look forward to hearing from you!



We start off with a consultation during which we discuss your ideas. We want to get to know you, know what it is you would like to create for your wedding day...do you want the comfort in knowing you'll be able to dance all night or do you want the longest train imaginable to man!

After the consultation your two hand drawn designs will be sent to you via email.

An initial payment of 50% will be due once a design has been chosen.

The process of having your dress made will require 4-5 fittings. Fittings will include taking your measurements for a custom drawn Italian Style pattern, a mock up/sample fitting to ensure the pattern is made to fit perfectly and a few additional fittings during which you'll get to see your dress take shape and grow from an idea to a reality. Sounds pretty amazing, right!

Here's our contact info, we look forward to hearing from you!

PS. If there are more questions you have, either mail them to us or have a look at our FAQs page. Or if you really just want to try some dresses on and see what you like then our Saturday Bridal Fittings will be ideal for you.