FAQs

Why doesn't it look exactly like in the movie?

The original Padme wedding dress was made from an antique bedspread found in a thrift shop by the costume designer of the movie. With her team, they transformed the Edwardian-era bedspread into what we see in the movie. Finding the exact fabric and appliques (that they made from scratch) would be near impossible. PadmeWeddingDress follows the layout of the dress with the cut, layout, and patterns, and unique details that make it recognizable, each made from quality fabric, lace, and materials to capture the essence of Padme.

When should I order? Do you guarantee arrival time?
If you have a deadline for a wedding, event, and/or convention, it is best to order as soon as possible in case of delays (such as fabric shortage), with at least two months lead time before the date. Orders can be fulfilled sooner based on the sewing schedule, please send an email to inquire. Arrival time is not guaranteed due to possible postal delays, earlier is best!

How long is the wait time?

Please allow up to 2 months for your dress to be ready after initial order placement.

How do I measure myself?
Please use the measuring guide provided.

What if I need customization?

If you would like your dress customized, please select the Size Consultation and input your measurements. The seamstress will go over the information and will consult with you before you place your order.

What if I need complex customizations?

PadmeWeddingDress offers free simple customizations: sleeve length, bust, waist, length, etc. Complex customizations are not offered since it is very difficult to adjust the patterns indirectly, this is best done in person with a local tailor who can measure you and fit the dress properly. If you need complex customizations, it is recommended you order the closest or up one size for your local tailor to work with.  PadmeWeddingDress uses patterns suited to most female figures, and is unable to guarantee the fit for a standard or customized dress (due to different body proportions, measuring errors).

Does it have a bustle?

Yes! PadmeWeddingDress comes with sewn-in hidden hook-and-eye closures to form a French bustle. Adding a bustle to store bought wedding dresses would cost $100+, PadmeWeddingDress has already added it for you.

I don't have enough funds at the moment, do you offer a payment plan?

Yes! Add the dress to cart (do not use the express payment options), check out as normal. On the "Payment Method" page, select the "put it on lay-buy" option and click "Complete Order". You will be redirected to the monthly payment page where you can select you amount you would like to put as a down payment, and how much you would like to pay per month. This method will incur a 1.9% fee charged to the buyer. Your order will be shipped between one to two months after the full payment has been received. Terms and conditions for lay buys.

How much is shipping?

Shipping for all US orders are shipped FREE via USPS Priority Mail (2 to 3 business day delivery time with tracking). International orders have a flat rate of $50 via USPS Priority Mail International (6 to 10 business day delivery time with tracking).

Can I change the measurements after I placed my order?

If you have not received an email that your dress is in production, yes, you can send an email with customization requests. If you have received an email that your dress is in production, unfortunately it can not be changed as the fabric would have been cut and is in the sewing stages.

Do you accept returns/exchanges? Can I cancel my order?

Due to the nature of the dress and each are individually handmade, returns and exchanges are not offered. Orders may be canceled before the dress is shipped.

For more information please check out the Ordering page.

 

 

Size Chart

Size Chart (US Sizing, inches)

XSmall Small Medium Large X-Large 2XL 3XL 4XL
Bust
32 in.
34 in.
36 in.
38 in.
40 in.
42 in.
44 in.
46 in.
Waist
24 in.
26 in.
28 in.
30 in.
32 in.
34 in.
36 in.
38 in.
Hips
34 in.
36 in.
38 in.
40 in.
42 in.
44 in.
46 in.
48 in.