What are fascinators made of?
Fascinators can be made of various types of fabrics and materials, all of which are combined to create a unique design. A few common materials used to create fascinators include:
- Sinamay, which is a fabric made from banana plant fibers and is often used to make the base of a fascinator, as well as decorative loops or curls.
- Feathers, such as goose, ostrich, guinea fowl, or peacock.
- Crinoline, which is a stiff fabric that‘s used to create architectural decorative elements.
- Lace, which adds a delicate beauty to pretty much anything.
- Silk flowers, which are a fairly traditional decorative element, and add a touch of femininity to a fascinator.
How much are your fascinators, hats and hatinators?
Do I have to pay upfront?
What is a bespoke design?
How do I place an order?
For your convenience, there are different ways to order.
- By telephone – call Janet Andoh @+1(207) 409-0692 or +1 (678) 919-9998 to discuss your order.
- Email– Please send an email to: email@example.com, with any questions you may have on placing your order.
- In person – Please make an appointment to visit our Studio. Appointments are generally available week days, week nights and also on a weekend (Saturday only).
- Virtual Consultation– If distance is an issue, then an alternate would be to undertake a consultation virtually (facetime or SKYPE) so that I can fully understand your requirements.
What is your time frame?
What sort of Payment options do you have?
- Online– you can pay by secure online credit or debit card payment through PayPal.
- I will email you a PayPal invoice, from which you can make your online payment.
- By telephone– you can phone in your credit card details. This method will attract a 3% increase in your payment, just so you know!
- In person– you can pay by credit card (Visa or MasterCard), check or cash, if visiting the Studio.
Can I try before I buy?
I like a piece but want it changed a little. Will you customize it for me?
Could you copy a design I've seen?
Can I email a picture of my dress to you?
Can I wash my hat or fascinator?
No. Washing such items will make them lose their shape and sometimes even wash away the colors. From experience, I know that even applying a damp sponge is not advisable as this can create permanent staining – I once tried to clean make up stains on the brim of my hat – bad move! Tip – to avoid make up stains, place a small piece of carpenter’s tape (the color of the fascinator, if possible) directly under the brim to avoid it touching your forehead before (or even whilst) wearing – good luck!
If you need to clean your fascinator or hat, we recommend removing any dust or particles with a low tack adhesive tape.
What types of weddings can I wear a fascinator to? Is wearing a fascinator (or hat) necessary?
If the wedding you are attending is in the evening, a hat may not be appropriate but a fascinator will be. It’s not necessary to wear a fascinator, but it can be a lot of fun! Fascinators can add color and personality to your outfit, and help pull together a look. Only wear a fascinator if you feel comfortable doing so, and enjoy the experience!
Is there anything I should know about wearing a fascinator to a wedding?
Unlike a hat, there is no need to remove your fascinators if you are indoors, or when you enter a church (or other religious building, unless specified).
Mother knows best
The mother of the bride dictates when other ladies may remove their hats and fascinators. If you are attending a traditional wedding hosted by the bride’s family, only remove your fascinator if/when the mother of the bride removes hers.
If you still have questions unanswered, please contact ByAlpha Couture.