All of our consultations are taken by Anita herself, the creative director and head designer at Vinka with more than 35 years of industry experience. Consultations are around 90 minutes in length, during which time we discuss the style and feel of the wedding that the bride has in mind, examine ideas and looks that the she is interested in for her dress, and guide her through our extensive collection of gowns as well as our range of fabrics and laces in order to help bring the vision to life, concluding with a custom sketch hand-drawn by Anita. Because we design and create all of our gowns in-house, as well as having decades of experience as leaders in our field, we are delighted to be able to use our expertise to help advise and guide our brides through such an exciting and important part of their lives. We look forward to hearing from you!
Consultations are priced at $150.00 NZD, which becomes a credit that can be used towards buying a gown from our collection or having a bespoke gown custom-made.
We do have onsite parking available for our brides to use during their appointments. The entry is on Lorne St between La Couronne Bakery and Plus Chicken. Click here for detailed images for our carpark. Please note, for Saturday and after hours appointments the carpark entry will be locked. When we confirm your appointment we will provide you with an access code.
Bring an open mind and If you have any inspiration images from pinterest, social media, or from our website, bring those along with you to your consultation. You are more than welcome to bring heels with you in any colour, flesh coloured underwear is ideal but not a necessity.
We don’t have a limit on how many guests you can bring, however, please keep in mind that too many opinions may be confusing.
Majority of our samples range between sizes 6-14, however, as we specialise in custom making bespoke gowns, we can cater to all sizes and designs.
We politely ask that you take no pictures during your consultation. You are however, more than welcome to take photos of your gown in the making. Once a gown has been confirmed, we provide our brides with a beautiful sketch and fabric samples of their decided concept so you always have something special to refer back to.
As we make all our veils here at our Auckland Atelier our veils have a one to three weeks lead-time, however, we can be flexible with smaller time frames too.