Woman wearing a dirndl wedding dress holding a bouquet of flowers with her husband on their wedding day

Make your wedding day even more special by saying, “I Do” in something that expresses both your personality and heritage.

  • A custom Bridal Dirndl start at $1228 and allows you to be involved in every step of the design process and bring your ideas to life.

  • It is specifically designed around YOU!

  • Bridal Dirndls are made with your body in mind. Whether you’re petite or curvy, size 0 or 32, this dirndl is made to fit you, saving you money on alterations. You will work directly with head dirndl designer, Erika Neumayer to create a gown that is truly one-of-a-kind!

  • Although Bridal Dirndls cannot be returned, if you are unsatisfied for any reason, you can send it back to be altered for free within 10 days. 

Email erika[at]raredirndl[dot]com to get started.

Click here get a printable pdf all about our Custom Bridal Dirndls which explains:

  • How the design process works,
  • How much it costs,
  • and how long it takes

Also, checkout our Hochzeit Collection which can be ordered anytime of year in any size! These designs are made-to-order, can be made to measurements but the design remains the same. The difference between these designs and a fully custom bridal dirndl is that with a custom dirndl, you will get sketches, fittings, and we will search stores and websites to find fabrics. 

Click here to see our current Bridal Dirndl Designs.

What our Brides said:

Maggie and Dustin

"I never thought of myself as a typical bride. When looking at traditional wedding dresses, nothing jumped out at me or made me swoon over it. Ever since I was a little girl, I have been part of The Holzacker Baum, a German organization in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Being immersed in a rich culture from a young age, I wanted to share that experience with my now husband and guests at our wedding. My wedding dress had a lace overlay with a small train. Erika and Maria were able to work their magic and even added a heart from my grandmother's wedding dress on it. I also had a lace apron and they even made a tie to match for my husband. Erika and Maria were absolutely amazing to work with. I had an idea in mind, and they made it a reality."

Maggie Wilson Madison, WI

woman wearing a plus size floor legnth lace wedding dirndl standing with her husband wearing a blue suit

Heidi and Michelle

After 28 years together, 30 shared German Fests in Milwaukee, and a one year Covid delay; Michelle and I had our Oktoberfest themed wedding! It was so wonderful to be able to bring my German and Michelle’s Swiss heritage together into various aspects of our wedding day including the clothing, menu, décor, and music.

It was so special to have the majority of our guests wearing traditional lederhosen and dirndls. Erika did a fantastic job customizing the Elegant Silver & Black dirndl to make it a beautiful Silver & Lavender wedding dirndl. She also custom designed a hat for me that perfectly matched Michelle’s dirndl. 

Heidi Maschmann Lake Island, IL

Couple standing wearing a lavender bridal dirndl and lederhosen at their bavarian inspired wedding reception

Kate and Mike

"When we were planning our wedding, my now-husband and I decided our biggest priority was for everyone to have a great time. And what better way to do that than have an Oktoberfest rehearsal dinner (never mind that it was late August)! I was beyond thrilled with the dirndl. I'll be able to get so much wear out of it by changing out accessories and I got so many compliments on it at the rehearsal dinner. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You are insanely talented."
Kate Messing Bloomington, IN

Groom wearing lederhosen standing in front of a fountain with his bride wearing a white and blue wedding dirndl dress for their Oktoberfest rehearsal dinner

Rachel and Brandon

"I had such a difficult time finding a dress. It needed to be beautiful enough to be my wedding dress but fun and in the spirit of Kiskerfest and Erika was the perfect person to go to. When I found Rare Dirndl I was so excited and from our first phone call to excitedly opening the dress for the first time I knew it was the perfect match!

Kiskerfest was about sharing our love and some of our favorite things with the people we care most about and starting off our marriage with a lot of happiness. From the food to the music and our special Lederhosen and Dirndl everything was perfect."
Rachel Kisker Stockton, CA

groom wearing a blue checkered shirt and lederhosen snuggling his bride in a white and blue bridal dirndl dress

Elle and Brad

"I could not have asked for a better wedding - I have never felt so surrounded by supportive and loving people before and everyone who was a part of this day helped make it what it was. It was a day that truly made me realize who my family was, chosen or not. :)"
Elle Nash, Denver CO 

Bride wearing a plum wedding dirndl with a floor length tulle overskirt walking down the aisle with her groom wearing a grey suit

Mary-Claire and Jeramie

"I had specific color tones in mind for my bridal dirndl as I wanted it to match a 100 plus year-old family heirloom, a Schiffli lace veil made from my great-grandmother’s wedding dress. I desired subdued elegance; no tulle, beads, and sequins for me. Erika understood my vision; we agreed on a champagne and pale gold dress with a sheer lace apron. I really can’t thank her enough and the pictures say it all. ” 
Mary-Claire Glasenhardt Chicago, IL

Groom kneeing holding his brides hand. She is wearing an ivory and champange dirndl wedding dress and bridal veil

Connie and Kevin

“When my mom and I went to Germany, our favorite thing to do was to sit in the town square and watch all the ladies walk by in their dirndls. We both agreed then that when I got married, we would fly back to Germany to have mother and daughter dirndls made. Unfortunately, when I got engaged, my mom had recently passed away. It was important to me to honor our agreement and find a dirndl for my wedding dress. My one-of-a-kind wedding dirndl was exactly what my mom and I had in mind so long ago. The best part about my dress is that my mom and I had the idea for it, and Erika made it a reality.” 
Connie Gartner Williams Bay, WI

Bride wearing an ivory and prink floral cotton wedding dirndl standing on the church steps with her groom

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