Wedding Dresses. Bridal Dresses. Bridal Gowns. Wedding Gowns. Whatever you prefer to call them, we will make sure you absolutely LOVE yours. You see, above all else, all our staff are extremely good listeners. We take the time to find out what you like and dislike then work closely with you to find the perfect dress for your big day. Regardless of your budget, we’ll treat you like royalty and help you look like a princess when you walk down the aisle. Come in and browse the huge selection of dazzling dresses we have in-store. Or let’s chat about creating the exquisitely elegant, custom-made gown of your dreams. Until then, we hope the examples below will help inspire you.

Couture Wedding Dresses Sydney

Find Lovely Couture Wedding Dresses in Sydney at You and Me

One of the most exciting parts of planning your dream wedding is choosing among all the exquisite couture wedding dresses in Sydney. However, it can also be one of the most stressful. There are so many styles available to choose from, and that doesn’t even touch the endless world of custom gowns. At You and Me Bridal & Formalwear, we can make the entire experience fun and stress-free, all while making sure that you end up with the wedding dress of your dreams.

Tips Regarding Bridal Gowns in Sydney

When you’re ready to start shopping for your bridal dress in Sydney, there are some things to keep in mind as you pick out your perfect gown. Here are a few tips to ensure that you end up with a dress you’ll love wearing.


  • Start shopping early. Keep in mind that you’ll need time to choose a gown and have it altered (or have a custom gown designed and created). If you aren’t sure what you want, it’s best to start shopping as early as eight to ten months before your wedding date, or even sooner if you plan to wear a heavily embellished custom gown. If you wait too long, your selection of dresses could be limited, or you might feel rushed and make a hasty decision.
  • Try on a few unexpected dresses. It’s a good thing to have some ideas in mind about what you want in a dress. However, it’s also good to keep an open mind and try some Sydney couture wedding dresses you might not expect to like. It’s entirely possible to fall head over heels for a gown you didn’t expect to like. You can’t tell what a dress will look like until you try it on, so let go of your perceived notions and give it a whirl.
  • Bring your accessories along. Some salons may have some standard shoes or slips available to use when you try on dresses. However, the more of your own items you can wear, the better. If you have already chosen your shoes, bring them. Already know what you’ll wear in your hair? Try it on with your dress. The closer you can get to precisely what you’ll be wearing at your wedding, the more accurate a picture you’ll have of how a particular dress fits into your vision.
  • Trust your instincts. Ultimately, you’ll be the one wearing the wedding dress. If you need reassurance that a dress looks good on you, it’s probably not your dress. When the perfect dress comes along, you’ll know, and you won’t need to try on even one more. So, if you can’t see yourself walking down the aisle in a particular gown, move on to the next one.

Prepare to Shop for Wedding Dresses in Sydney

As you set out to spend the day trying on dresses, attending fittings, or shopping for accessories, there are a few things you can do to ensure the best possible experience.


  • Make sure to eat a little something. If you get too hungry while shopping for a dress or attending a fitting, it will affect your mood and how you feel about your dress – plus, you won’t have nearly as much fun. Whether you have a full breakfast or just a granola bar, get something into your system before setting out. If you have multiple appointments on the same day, it’s a good idea to schedule lunch between them. 
  • Do your research. You can benefit from doing a little research on your own before heading out to try on elegant wedding dresses in Sydney. For example, you can familiarise yourself with the different types of necklines (sweetheart, strapless, halter, etc.) and dress styles (ball gown, A-line, mermaid, sheath). This preparation will make it easier to communicate what you do and don’t like and also start to give you an idea of what you’re looking for in your wedding and bridesmaids’ dresses. 
  • Establish your budget. Figure out what you can and want to spend on a wedding dress and stick to it. Be sure to leave room for the cost of accessories and alterations. Avoid trying on any gowns that are beyond your budget. You might fall in love with one and then feel less passionate about every dress that follows it. There are many beautiful options within every bride’s budget, so it makes sense to avoid unnecessary stress. 
  • Wear minimal makeup. You naturally want to feel pretty when you’re trying on wedding dresses. However, you’ll also be taking expensive gowns on and off, and the last thing you want is to be forced to choose a particular dress because you got makeup on it. Keep your makeup minimal but wear enough that you don’t feel frumpy. Also, style your hair similar to how you want to wear it on your wedding day for a complete picture of how you’ll look in a particular dress. 
  • Don’t invite your entourage. Searching for couture bridal gowns in Sydney is an exciting experience that you may be tempted to share with ten of your closest friends. However, the more people in attendance, the more conflicting opinions you’ll have to wade through. While opposite views can be helpful, too many can cause disagreements and hurt feelings – not to mention making it harder for you to choose a dress. Instead, bring along just two or three people whose opinions you trust the most. 

Common Mistakes People Make Regarding Wedding Gowns in Sydney

When you’re ready to start shopping for your bridal dress in Sydney, there are some things to keep in mind as you pick out your perfect gown. Here are a few tips to ensure that you end up with a dress you’ll love wearing.


  • You want your special day to be exactly right, from the music to the flowers to the venue – and, yes, your wedding gown in Sydney. Make sure that every detail is perfect by avoiding these common wedding dress mistakes. 
  • Shopping before you set a wedding date. Make sure that you know when you’ll be getting married before shopping for bridal dresses in Sydney. First of all, the season will play a significant role in your choice of dress. So will how much time you have to plan. A month can be the difference between an off-the-rack dress and a custom-made masterpiece. 
  • Trying to change your body. Many brides fall into this trap as they prepare for the big day. Don’t feel pressured to make changes to your body before your wedding. Go ahead and shop for a dress that looks beautiful on your body now – it can always be altered during a later fitting. 
  • Having no idea what you want. It’s okay to not be sure what you want and need to try on numerous dresses to get an idea. However, you can narrow down your choices and make shopping easier by thinking about what you see yourself wearing when you tie the knot. A peek into your closet can clue you in on what shapes and silhouettes make you look and feel your best. 
  • Making up your mind before you shop. You’ll undoubtedly have seen countless wedding dresses online before you try one on. Don’t make the mistake of getting stuck on one particular dress before seeing how it will look on you. The same dress may not translate well from the model’s body to someone else’s, so focus on what will make you look your best, and not someone else.

Related Services We Provide to Couture Wedding Gowns in Sydney

In addition to gorgeous custom-made wedding dresses in Sydney, we also offer a range of other formalwear and services, including:


  • Bridesmaid dresses. Your wedding wouldn’t be the same without your best friends by your side. Let us know your thoughts on your bridesmaid dresses, and we’ll help make sure they look fabulous as a group and as individuals as well. Most importantly, we’ll not only help you and your besties look stunning on your wedding day, but you’ll also have a blast along the way.
  • Formal dresses. Whether you’re looking for a ballgown for a grand occasion, a dress for a school formal, a cocktail dress for the races, or just a fabulous new party frock, we can help. We can design and create any type of custom formalwear using the most luxurious fabrics and make sure that you’re putting your best foot forward at the event.
  • Finer details. We love petty detail and believe that even the tiniest ones make a big impact. When it comes to your wedding dress in Sydney, you’ll see our attention to detail in every part of the process, from our design sketches to fabric selection, sewing, fittings, and slight adjustments. It’s the details that transform a “nice” dress into a spectacular gown. 

About You and Me Bridal & Formalwear

At You and Me Bridal & Formalwear, our passion is creating your dream custom wedding dress in Sydney. We are a team of designers and seamstresses passionate about helping you look and feel your beautiful best on your big day. We love what we do, and it shows in every dress we create. We focus on treating everyone who comes through our doors with the respect and personal attention they deserve. We’ll listen closely to your ideas and help you brainstorm to come up with the perfect custom-made wedding dress in Sydney just for you. 

Contact us to start discussing how we can help you bring the wedding dress of your dreams to life.