Love Notes

Betsy Couture invests in long-term relationships with our clients, providing brides and their entire family and wedding party with an experience characterized by warm and attentive service, tasteful elegance and inspired craftsmanship. We sincerely appreciate the kind letters and notes we receive from our brides. We invite you to read for yourself comments from clients who are now part of the Betsy Couture family.

You are the very best, Betsy. You helped us define the aesthetic and make it a reality. I cannot thank you enough for your professionalism, creativity, and warmth. You made my wedding day infinitely better — not only through the sterling quality of your work but also, and more importantly, through your patience and good humor. Thank you so, so much! – Ashley, Washington D.C

In a sea of stuffy wedding dresses, you created the most exquisite 50’s style wedding gown that allowed me to represent my uniqueness. From the remarkable care of using my grandmother’s fifty-year-old wedding dress, to incorporating it into my dress, to your meticulous workmanship. You took my wedding gown dream and made it much more than a reality. You went above and beyond during a time that can be stressful, and made the process absolutely seamless. It was truly a pleasure working with you and I will be forever thankful. – Elicia,  Sacramento, CA

“I loved working with Betsy! It was such a fun experience. We used my Mom’s old 80’s dress,
and transformed it into the dress I had always dreamed of! Betsy was so creative with her ideas, and as we all worked together we came up with the perfect design! It was so neat to be able to use my mom’s dress, and create something totally new and unique! I am so grateful for my experience with Betsy, and that she made everything turn out PERFECT!” – Alie, Park City, UT

Working with Betsy was like working with family. I brought my mother’s 45 year old wedding gown and she took all of my wild ideas and totally transformed the dress into everything I could’ve ever dreamed of. Her studio is lovely. She was able to do everything I asked and more. Her work is exceptional and her pricing is very fair. My wedding dress was the center and the highlight of my wedding for me (besides the groom OF COURSE) and I couldn’t have had that dream come true without her. She even had lots of good advice and suggestions for other aspects of my wedding. She’s like a fairy godmother! You must meet her. I cannot recommend her enough. – Breanna-Redlands, CA

Thank you so much for making me the most amazing dress in the whole world. I had so much fun collaborating with you and the final product is better than I could have ever imagined! Also you created a beautiful dress for my mom and I thought she looked amazing thanks to you! Thank you again for everything. You are amazing! – Stephanie, Rocky Hill, NJ

I wanted a dress that fit my style and my personality, as well as my body type. I looked in stores, online, everywhere for months and couldn’t find anything that I could see myself wearing. Finally, my aunt told me about Betsy Couture, and I called Betsy right away. I was so relieved when I met her! Getting a custom-made dress was one of the best decisions I made for my wedding. – Cassie, SLC, UT

Betsy is amazing! I would recommend her to anyone interested in a bespoke gown or a remake of a vintage dress. She made my wedding gown from my great, great grandmother’s wedding dress (worn in 1892). I came to her with the original dress, we designed my “new” gown together, and she handmade the “new” gown exactly as I had envisioned. My gown is made almost entirely of the fabric from my great, great grandmother’s dress, which is what I had hoped, and Betsy did an incredible job of using the best sections of material. – Tazlina, Anchorage, AK

Betsy is a wonder worker!!! She is so talented and knows actually what to do. My wedding dress turned out exactly how I had pictured it!! I took my grandmas wedding dress to her to alter, and she made a new skirt with the original lace to attach back to the original top. It turned out perfect!! Thanks so much Betsy!! – Carissa, Lehi, Utah

Betsy was amazing to work with, and my wedding gown was exactly what I hoped it would be. I got so many compliments! Unlike many brides, I was dreading the whole wedding dress frenzy, but she made it relaxing and fun and I felt great on my wedding day. Thank you for my perfect wedding dress! – Grace, Los Angeles, CA

I always knew that I wanted a vintage inspired dress for my wedding dress. Moving to the beautiful mountainous state of Utah, I did not know anyone who made vintage dresses, and no one in my circle of friends could give me a referral. So after searching the internet for half an hour and finding Betsy’s website, I became very excited. My first impression in seeing her vintage dresses online was how carefully she paid attention to detail. I could see that she put extra thought and love to each one of her dresses. And she had various dress designs with a range of color, print and embellishment.
I loved working with Betsy in person. She listened to my ideas of what I had in mind for my pink wedding dress, and also added to my ideas of making my dress special. I knew the kind of design of dress after perusing her website, but wasn’t sure of the hue of pink and the kind of embellishments that I wanted, and Betsy was armed with many design concepts.
I felt beautiful and special on my wedding day. All my family and friends loved my dress, and wanted to know where I got it. I recommend Betsy to everyone who wants a special dress to stand out from the crowd. – Gina, SLC, UT

I actually went dress shopping a few times and couldn’t find what I was envisioning. I found Betsy at a wedding expo and I decided to have her make the dress I wanted. I told her I wanted off the shoulders, v-neck front and back with an almost tea length hemline. She picked out the fabric and lace and made the whole dress exactly as I wanted it. It was definitely my favorite part of all the planning for our wedding. – Somerlyn, Maui, HI

I am so glad I found you and had you make my dress. It was the perfect dress! I had a lot of fun going to the fittings and getting to know you. It was fun to develop a relationship with you while my dress was being made. You are a great woman and are so talented. I wish there was more than just one day to wear that dress. Thank you so much for making me feel so special in my dress and making everything I wanted. Thank you again! – Angelina, West Jordan, Utah

I must tell you how many compliments I got on my dress!!! Everyone loved the simple beauty and elegance and how fabulously it fit in with the theme. It was perfect. I absolutely love it and am so happy with it and how it feels so uniquely me. You can bet if anyone’s looking for a fabulous dress that I’ll send them your way. – Amanda, Phoenix, AZ

My dress was exactly what I envisioned. You were an absolute joy to work with, and after my consultation, I knew that you were it. You were so amazing and really took the time to talk with me about what I wanted so we could design, in every way, my perfect, custom wedding gown. – Ari, SLC, UT

This was the hardest/easiest part of planning my wedding. I always knew that I wanted a vintage tea-length wedding dress. As a plus sized bride I was concerned about being able to find a dress that would make me look beautiful and feel beautiful on my special day. Luckily for me Betsy was able to take on my wedding as I had just made my APPOINTMENT before her super busy season! From day one Betsy made me feel beautiful and special. It was so much fun designing my dress with Betsy. Her work is exquisite and unique! My dress is one of a kind and I felt gorgeous in it! – Jessica, New Jersey

Betsy is amazing. She was so professional yet so personable. She made a dress EXACTLY how I pictured it. Even after I took the dress home for the wedding, I changed my mind about the sleeves, and she was so accommodating about changing the sleeves. She is very reasonable priced for such a custom dress. I was SO pleased with her. – Aliska, SLC, UT

After my Mom and I had watched several episodes of Say Yes to the Dress, we were scared. We wanted a fun and memorable dress search. I found Betsy Couture on the web searching tea-length wedding dress with sleeves. I was unable to attend the first meeting in person, but Skyed in with Betsy while my Mom and sister we present. Betsy listened to my desires and asked me to stand so she could see me. Her designer’s eye was spot on. Betsy worked very well with an out of state east coast bride. Due to family circumstances, I was able to attend the first fitting in mid-July, and a final crash weekend of fittings the end of August. I flew home with my complete ensemble.
Betsy’s attention to details and knowledge of materials, patterns and a woman’s silhouette, is exceptional. While Betsy was constructing my gown, my original desire was a sash at the waist; but LIKE A TRUE ARTIST, she allowed the dress to speak to her and applied a beautiful beaded belt. Perfect combination. I am so happy with my dress and am extremely honored to wear her original piece of art on my wedding day. The entire experience for myself, my Mom and sister was beyond crazy fun. I have found a friend for life and I am truly grateful for Betsy Barker and Betsy Couture Wedding Gowns. Sadie — PA

I absolutely adored my wedding dress from Betsy. I was a little nervous going into my initial consultation because I wasn’t sure what I wanted. Betsy was so welcoming and put my mind at ease. She gave me the option of creating my own design or using one of her designs that she had already created. I loved that I was able to use one of her designs but I was able to put my own creative spin on it. Betsy was so wonderful and there every minute of the process. If you are looking for a one of a kind gorgeous wedding or special occasion dress, I recommend Betsy Couture! – Sara, Bountiful, UT

Thanks again, my dress was everything I imagined and more! I made quite the scene coming out of the temple… all the workers and people inside could not get over my dress. During our photo session at the temple I had several people stop and talk to me about it. What a hit! I loved, loved, loved it! So thank you! You are amazing. – Mallory, Gilbert, AZ

I came to Betsy upset that I could not find a wedding dress that fits and was unique. Betsy took one of my ideas and with her design skill and attention to detail created the most unique and beautiful wedding dress that worked with my shape and style. Working together the whole way was an awesome experience. Love you Betsy!!!! – Willa, Park City, UT

Betsy offers so much with the work she does! She takes pride in her work which not only shines through in the details of her design, but also in the care she takes to make sure it fits with the personal meaning of the event. I could not have even articulated what I wanted before meeting her, but Betsy offered a chance for me to learn about the process and know all the possibilities until I found what felt right (along with a growing crowd of loved ones I brought because I wanted to share the experience with others). Within the first few minutes of talking with her it was obvious she would make it fun. She recreated my grandmother’s dress from 1955 and took great care with each step, and it was easy to trust her because I never felt like I had to do anything a certain way. She explained options on different lengths, necklines, and shapes I felt lucky with her style expertise as well as her excitement for me to have what I wanted. I know Grandma Sue would have loved how the dress turned out as much as I did! – Jennifer, Lake Chelan, WA

I had been on the internet for months saving photos and sites of dresses that I liked. Though I couldn’t find a dress that had all the elements that I wanted, and you never know how it’s going to fit when it arrives in the mail. It felt like a love tap when I came across Betsy’s website. The idea of a custom dress had not yet entered my mind. I only knew I didn’t have time to go shopping and was trying to accomplish a great feat from online. Within a few minutes of meeting Betsy I had called my fiance to come over quickly just in case it was too good to be true and he could pinch me! We both fell in love with her and it was true, I had happened upon a wonderful lady with great taste and ideas. A huge part of my anxiety around planning a wedding was instantly gone when I knew that Betsy would be taking charge of the dress. Thank you to Betsy for a wonderful experience, to her talent and hard work. Love the Walshes! – Amelia, SLC, UT

I wanted a vintage dress for my wedding and found Betsy. The first time I met her to see the dresses was such a wonderful time, she was so sweet and knew exactly what I wanted. I got to experience the whole process of making the dress from the beginning with Betsy and it was so much fun. That dress was made for me and I fell in love with it the first time I saw it. She really is a great woman and her dresses are out of this world. If you want a wonderful experience go to Betsy. – Claudia, San Diego, CA

It was so wonderful to work with Betsy on the design of my wedding gown. I brought her a picture similar to the style of the gown I wanted and she turned it in to the perfect dress. She knew the exact color and type of fabric that would look best with my complexion and red hair. Her handwork and details were amazing! When I wanted to use something “old”, she suggested using some of my great-grandmothers antique brass buttons. It was the perfect touch! – Salt Lake City, UT