Question #1: How much is the rate for custom dresses?
It depends on the style.
The general starting rate is 13,000Php or 325USD for single non beaded orders.
8,500Php or 215US for bridal entourage orders with a minimum of five orders.
For Wedding Dresses, the starting rate is 70,000Php or 1,750USD for the fully customized service.
Listed prices are under the Mara Chua label.
To request for the pricelist of Opposites Attract, kindly email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Queston #2: Is Opposites Attract the same as Mara Chua?
Yes and No. Opposites Attract is another arm of the Mara Chua brand.
Question #2.1: What's the difference between Mara Chua and Opposites Attract?
Ms. Mara and her select team of couture seamstresses only directly handles accounts under Mara Chua.
Opposites Attract is our catalogue line handled by our sales representatives and newer and ready to wear sewing staff, no sketches, everything is based on catalogues and photos and potential add ons.
Price wise, Mara Chua, the brand is targeted towards more discerning clientele who appreciates the design process and where money is not an issue.
Opposites Attract was created to cater to the growing demands of modern brides who don’t want to break bank but still want to look good. Nothing too fussy or meticulous. Just straight forward nice classic yet modern lines that’s reasonably priced. Think of it as better fitting high street formal and dress wear.
Clients availing the premium service under Mara Chua are signing up for the total experience. The client gets a front row seat to the creation of one of a kind designs that anchors on Miss Mara’s research heavy unique point of view and love for story telling- from idea to reality. Something we know clients who truly appreciate the incalculable work that goes behind crafting completely unique wearable pieces of art are more than happy to compensate.
Question #3: How long is the lead time?
The lead time for non bridal custom dresses is 3 to 4 weeks.
For entourage and bridal orders, the lead time is 4 to 8 months.
Question #4: What's the process?
For non bridal, upon meeting and taking of measurements. You settle your downpayment. We set a fitting schedule and a pickup schedule. You can settle the balance either on the fitting or the pickup date.
For bridal, a 5000PHp or 125USD reservation fee should be made to confirm you date in our calendar. The downpayment or balance will be settled upon taking of measurements. We then set our fitting and pickup dates. You can either choose to stagger payment during fittings or upon pickup or settle early to avail of our early bird rates.
For international bridal clients, a 5000PHp or 125USD reservation fee should be made to confirm you date in our calendar. The downpayment or balance will be settled upon taking of measurements. We then send a base dress and samples of the fabric and lace options for you to fit and choose from.(The shipping fee for which is included in the quoted price.) You then send us the base with adjusted markers and which textiles and lace you wish to use. We then send you the completed dress. The shipping fee for the completed dress is shouldered by the client.
Question #5 How soon can we pickup?
For non bridal, depending on how soon you booked. The standard pickup is 2 weeks ahead of the event date.
For bridal, standard pickup is 4 weeks ahead of the wedding date.
We can adjust our timelines for international clients who wish to pick up their dresses ahead of schedule. ie A year ahead etc.
Question #6 What is the early bird rate? How do we avail it?
The early bird rate is a 5%+ incentive discount we extend to our bridal and entourage clients who settle all their dues four (4) months ahead of the wedding date.
Further discount applies should you wish to avail the entourage with the wedding dress.