Pukuni makes your bridal and evening gown dreams come true. Let’s design a gorgeous gown for you and I will craft it to fit you perfectly. I want to give you my full attention so when you come in for a fitting the shop is exclusively open to you. I put my heart and soul into my work and I want you to feel gorgeous on your big day.
Pukuni is the fulfillment of ten years of dreaming. I have always loved beautiful dresses and making them is a source of inspiration for me. I studied dressmaking at Varia graduating in 2002 and worked in Helsinki at Morsmaikku bridal shop for over three years. During the five years I was a stay-at-home mother I made the occasional wedding dress for a client. When it was time for me to go back to work in the beginning of 2011, I knew it was time to make my dream come true.
Sneak peeks of my customers’ wedding dresses can be seen at Pukuni’s blog, along with blissful wedding pictures after the big day. I also post about photo shoots, wedding conventions, the President’s reception on the Finnish Independence day and other events featuring Pukuni. You can follow us on Facebook and save your favorites to Pinterest. More information on our services is available in Finnish here. Our customers’ feedback in Finnish can be seen here.
Start planning your dress well in advance. You can never start too early. At best the dress of your dreams can be made in a week.
During your first visit we will sketch your dress and take your measurements. You can bring pictures or drawings of the dress you have in mind, or we can start on a blank slate. You can email me pictures beforehand too so I am better prepared for the meeting. There are some dresses at the shop you can try on if you want to see how a particular design looks on you. We can pick the materials for your dress together and browse my fabric binder for ideas.
Advance payment of the dress is half of the estimated full price. The estimate is made after the design and the materials of your dress have been decided before you place your order. Most wedding dresses cost between 1400 and 2000 euros. Evening gowns start at 900 euros. The price includes designing, materials, crafting, fitting and any needed adjustments to the dress. Pukuni's dresses from bridal shoots and wedding conventions are a great choice if you want an unique dress but have a limited budget.
During your second visit you can try on your dress for the first time. If your dress has a complicated design a prototype can be made from a cheaper material. Usually the dress will be ready for pick up at the second fitting. Before you pick up your dress remember to make the final payment on the dress.
When you pick up your dress we will try it on to make sure you are fully satisfied with it. You'll also get tips for dressing and cleaning the dress. The dress comes with a garment bag and written instructions for cleaning and storage.
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