We get asked lots of bridal related questions so thought we would share our response to the most popular ones along with some bridal tips and tricks!
It can take anywhere between 9 – 12 months for a gown to arrive in store. But remember you will need to allow a few months for alterations and fittings.
However we tell all our brides that you are never too early to shop for your dream dress.
Bridesmaid gowns can take anywhere between 4-6 months to arrive in from order. Just as with bridal, you will need to allow a few months for fittings and alterations.
Some of our bridal accessories are available to buy in store, but for others we have to order them in.
Belts from our designers for example can take 4-6 months to come in from order.
Veils can take up to 4 weeks to arrive in store from date of order.
Yes, we stock a great selection of designer plus size gowns from the Every body / Every bride range. These gowns are available to order up to a size 36 and we have sample dresses in up to size 30 in store. You can check them out in the ‘Our Collections’ page on our website.
When a sample gown is sold off the peg it must be paid for in full on the day. Gowns are sold as seen and cannot be exchanged or refunded.
Benefits of an off the peg gown are that you will receive a designer gown at a fraction of the price. Also you don’t have to wait on the gown arriving in store, it’s yours to take away on the day.
We allow 90 minutes for bridal appointments and 60 minutes for bridesmaid appointments.
Let us know in advance if you want to combine a bridal and bridesmaid appointment and we can schedule enough time for both.
For accessory appointments we usually allow 30 minutes.
We recommend wearing nude or flesh coloured underwear for your appointment as this will not interfere with the gown.
Most of our gowns have a built in foundation block meaning that support from a bra isn’t required.
But don’t worry ladies as we have seen it all, from leopard print to neon… nothing shocks us!
No, just yourself. We have a good selection of shoes for brides to try on with the gowns so no need to bring some, though totally fine if you do.
Feel free to bring shape-wear as it can help smooth out some of our gowns.
We fully understand that the majority of brides to be like to have those special family members/friends be included in this very special part of your planning, however we strongly advise that these be kept as minimal as possible. Finding your dress is a very exciting and important part of the process but it can also be confusing and overwhelming, made more so when there are a lot of other opinions. We have seating to accommodate 3-4 guests at each appointment but suggest 1-2, making a much more pleasant and less overwhelming experience 🙂
When you order your gown with us we will provide you with a list of our recommended bridal seamstresses. It is up to you when you contact them, however we advise leaving it no later than 8 – 10 weeks before the wedding.
Your seamstress will arrange your fitting appointments around the date of your wedding.
Our order in gowns range in price from £800 – £2,300 with the majority of our gowns sitting between £1,200 and £1,800.
We also have a selection of current season gowns that we would be able to sell off the peg for a reduced price.
On top of this we have a number of designer sample gowns that are available to purchase off the peg for a fraction of the price. These gowns range in price from £200 – £1,200.