Frequently asked questions

Yes! We are a bespoke boutique, and specialise in hosting private appointments for our brides. The entire space is booked for you and your close friends and family only.

Therefore, these appointments are recommended for brides who are serious and ready to purchase their gown. Please use our online scheduler to book an appointment. If you need a later appointment than what you see available in our system please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

If you are just looking for inspiration to start, please follow us on our social media @velani to see the best representation of design inspiration and latest trends from Velani.

We know this day is a very important and special one for you, so of course you are welcome to bring your chosen family or friends to share this experience with.

The Velani studio is quite an intimate space, therefore our seating is limited.

In order to have a moment you’ve been waiting for that is all about you, and is a calm and lovely experience, we recommend bringing just one or two trusted people with you, and that means we can chat with you properly about all the details of your dream dress.

Please note, we love to give our brides our complete attention, which is exactly what you’ll experience when it’s your turn. For this reason, visits to Velani are appointment only.

We’ve been dressing brides and those who love a beautiful dress for decades, so we can definitely impart some wisdom around a consultation to get the best possible experience.

Just as we’d advise for any special event experience – though this one is a once in a lifetime – it is best that you arrive feeling fresh and ready to start creating the gown of your dreams.

Everyone appreciates a crisp, clean gown, so we ask clients to not apply fake tan or have just had a spray tan, or body oils, make up or bronzer prior to a consultation.

The only other thing to bring? Your favourite people and a sense of fun, though please keep in mind to not bring food, drinks, or coffee.

Of course!

Our evening gowns start from $5,000, Shorter gowns/formal gowns start at $3,000 and bridesmaid’s dresses start from $3,000, including the fabric.

Christening gowns start from $2,500.

Our renowned wedding gowns: simple gowns start from $8,000.

And our more detailed gowns with intricate lace and beadwork start from $15,000. 

A dressing service is also available, upon request, on the day of the wedding. This is available for an additional $500.

Velani is not an off the rack dress brand. All couture Velani dresses are custom made in Australia, and we product use the finest imported fabrics. From the moment we decide to have your dream dress come to life the ensuing process will include a consultation, and all your fittings.

The process of bringing your vision of a dress to life begins around nine months before the big day. 

We can I create gowns at a faster rate if required of course – just let us know at the time of your first enquiry with us about your timeline.

My personal advice to you is to choose someone with whom you have a lovely natural connection with upon first meeting.

Working on a gown design and understanding each other, then seeing your gown come to life is such a personal, sometimes emotional, and quite lengthy one-on-one process. So, you’ll want to click with someone who will be getting to know you and with whom you’ll be spending a lot of time with… much like you did with your fiancé!

If you’ve been following a brand and feel that you truly connect with the aesthetic, and can visualise yourself in one of their gowns this will be a good indicator for you to know if you’ll be a perfect fit for each other.

The Velani dress hallmarks are volume upon volume, dramatic bows, statement dressing, a next level wow factor, and creating stylish ‘new classics’.

If you’re not familiar with our brand, get aquatinted online with our social media platforms where you’ll find myriad examples of our work, and get a feel for our unique design aesthetic.

We pride ourselves on our trademark style at Velani, and spend weeks and months lovingly planning and fine tuning each new design we dream up and create.

Our look is unique, dramatic and exclusive, qualities our brides strive for, and we love being able to offer this to each and every client – so we ask you not to take photos during our one on one appointment consultations.

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From the moment I saw Nicky Velani’s first sketch of my dress for the Oscars, I knew she was an extraordinary talent. Her initial sketch had captured the essence of exactly the look I was going for and elevated it to a level I hadn’t imagined possible. When we met in person she was engaged, creative, warm and committed. I felt immediately comfortable with Nicky which is a must when you’re having something custom made to suit your figure. Nicky is a great collaborator – always willing to listen and adapt her ideas to your tastes but equally ready to bring her expertise and experience to the table. In short I trust her implicitly – which is really important when you want to look and feel your best. Nicky and her team worked tirelessly to get my gown ready in a short amount of time, with great attention to detail. The end result was stunning and I felt comfortable and beautiful in it.
Truly beyond my expectations.
I would work with her again in a heartbeat.

Belinda Bromilow

Belinda Bromilow

We have three daughters and all three of them decided to do weddings within days /weeks /months of getting engaged, what made it possible for each of the girls to wear their white dress on their most special day was Nicky Velani

Her sense of calm and nothing is too much trouble attitude, even under the pressure of all our quick weddings, was just unbelievable! We all felt supported by her Managenent of the huge tasks she had of designing and then making bridal gowns, mother of bride and bridesmaids gowns , all sewn to perfection in very limited time . All three gowns were just beautiful and the process of working with her was a dream

Geogia

Geogia

I absolutely adore working with the insanely talented Nicky Velani. She has created the most magnificent gowns for my clients attending the Oscars, Logies, AACTA Awards and other renown red carpets. I know my clients are always in the best hands with Nicky. They always feel so confident and fabulous wearing her creations. I look forward to many more collaborations with her.

Donny Galella

Donny Galella

Nicky’s enthusiasm, excitement and patience to design and create the most beautiful wedding dress for my daughter was second to none.

The dress was exquisite, made from the finest Italian silk and was the most perfect choice possible, exceeding our expectations. It was so elegant and timeless and just simply stunning, hidden details making it also very sentimental. Thank you ,Nicky for creating the dress of my daughter’s dreams.

Maria

Maria

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And that’s a Cannes Film Festival wrap from me! 

Always dreamt of having one of my gowns on the red carpet of this event so I jumped at the chance to work with stylist @donnygalella and Deborah Mailman for the world premiere of The New Boy. 

It was an added bonus to have the acclaimed @gregwilliamsphotography shoot this epic pic for his @hollywoodauthentic magazine (clearly, red carpets are exhausting) 
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#Velani #cannesfilmfestival #cannes2023 #deborahmailman #cateblanchett #thenewboy #redcarpet #fashion #couture #love
And that’s a Cannes Film Festival wrap from me! 

Always dreamt of having one of my gowns on the red carpet of this event so I jumped at the chance to work with stylist @donnygalella and Deborah Mailman for the world premiere of The New Boy. 

It was an added bonus to have the acclaimed @gregwilliamsphotography shoot this epic pic for his @hollywoodauthentic magazine (clearly, red carpets are exhausting) 
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#Velani #cannesfilmfestival #cannes2023 #deborahmailman #cateblanchett #thenewboy #redcarpet #fashion #couture #love
And that’s a Cannes Film Festival wrap from me! 

Always dreamt of having one of my gowns on the red carpet of this event so I jumped at the chance to work with stylist @donnygalella and Deborah Mailman for the world premiere of The New Boy. 

It was an added bonus to have the acclaimed @gregwilliamsphotography shoot this epic pic for his @hollywoodauthentic magazine (clearly, red carpets are exhausting) 
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#Velani #cannesfilmfestival #cannes2023 #deborahmailman #cateblanchett #thenewboy #redcarpet #fashion #couture #love
And that’s a Cannes Film Festival wrap from me! Always dreamt of having one of my gowns on the red carpet of this event so I jumped at the chance to work with stylist @donnygalella and Deborah Mailman for the world premiere of The New Boy. It was an added bonus to have the acclaimed @gregwilliamsphotography shoot this epic pic for his @hollywoodauthentic magazine (clearly, red carpets are exhausting) • • • • #Velani #cannesfilmfestival #cannes2023 #deborahmailman #cateblanchett #thenewboy #redcarpet #fashion #couture #love
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Celebrating all the wonderful mums today 🫶🏼
Happy Mother’s Day to everyone fortunate enough to celebrate 

A beautiful shoot for the @womensweeklymag featuring the stunning @belinda.russell and her beautiful girls 

Love to everyone today doing it a bit tough today - it’s always a bittersweet day for those who’s mama’s are in heaven x

#mothersday
Celebrating all the wonderful mums today 🫶🏼 Happy Mother’s Day to everyone fortunate enough to celebrate A beautiful shoot for the @womensweeklymag featuring the stunning @belinda.russell and her beautiful girls Love to everyone today doing it a bit tough today - it’s always a bittersweet day for those who’s mama’s are in heaven x #mothersday
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