I only have a few weeks/months until my wedding, can you help me find my dress?
Of course! We stock over 50 sample gowns which can all be taken away on the day. So even if you only have a few weeks, do not panic as you can take your dream dress away with you!
What is a sample dress?
A sample dress is just one that has been tried on in the boutique. It is an ‘off the peg’ dress that we only have one of. Once it’s gone it’s gone.
Do you only stock sample dresses?
No, we stock Bridal designers, Mon Cheri, Diane Legrand, LouLou Bridal, Catherine Parry Bridal, Ladybird bridal, Alan Hannah, St.Patrick bridal and Ellis bridal, which can be ordered in brand new for you. So if you have at least 4 months until your wedding, we can order you a new one, depending which designer you have chosen. We will go through this with you at your appointment.
What sizes are your samples in-store?
We currently stock dresses ranging from size 8 – 28. These can be altered by one of our seamstresses and can usually go up/down by up to 2 sizes. As our sample collection constantly varies, the sizes that we stock will vary over time. Bridal sizes tend to be on the small side so don’t be put off if you have to go up a size.
What prices are your dresses?
Our wedding dresses are priced between £1300 to £2500. We also offer beautiful off the peg wedding dresses, in a range of sizes, at extremely competitive prices.
Who can I bring with me?
While we are used to hearing our boutique full of the happy voices of your entourage, we are only allowing one guest per Bride at this time. Now more than ever, it is important to choose this person wisely! While all your loved ones may not be able to be with you when you ‘Say Yes to The Dress’, we will be offering ‘Say Hello the Dress’ appointments as soon as it is safe to do so. If you have a special someone who is shielding and therefore unable to be your chosen one, please do speak to us - we can work some bridal magic to ensure they can be part of your appointment too.
How can I prepare for my appointment?
Number one - research, and well done as you have already found your way to an award-winning Bridal shop with the huge range of dresses, years of experience, and an on-site seamstress to both customise and fit your dress! In advance of your appointment, one of our Bridal Stylists will be in touch to discuss your plans, style and budget, so make sure you have given some thought to these. This will also help you get to know the Stylist behind the mask in advance of your appointment. We have always said when you’ve found the one, your search is over, and now more than ever that sentiment is true. While we know it can be daunting to say Yes to the Dress the first time you see it, we know that in the current climate your freedom to see lots of dresses and boutiques is no longer advisable. Which is why we ask you to talk to us, honestly and openly both before and during your appointment so that we can help guide you seamlessly through your dress search and ensure that saying ‘Yes To Your Dress’ is still the magical experience you envisaged.
What appointments do you offer?
We are currently offering Dress Consultations and Dress Retry appointments, dress Consultations are 1 hour and 45 minutes and include exclusive use of the showroom. There is a booking fee of £20 for all Weekday and £35 for all Weekend Dress Consultation appointments, and this is redeemable when you order your gown with us.
Should you need to cancel or rearrange your appointment, then a full refund will be given as long as you give notice in writing, no later than 72 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.
If you wish to book a Dress Retry appointment following your Consultation we are able to offer a first retry free of charge, subsequent retry appointments are chargeable at £20 each.
How do I pay for the dress?
With a sample gown, we require payment in full and we require you to take your gown away with you. With a dress that we are ordering in for you, we require a 50% non-refundable deposit to order it, and then when it comes into store, your remaining 50% will be due. This will be approximately 12 weeks before your wedding day.
What happens with my fittings?
We offer a very experienced in-house alteration service to make your gown fit to perfection and we offer free storage with is service. We advise you to have your first fitting 6 weeks before your wedding. Your subsequent fittings will then be booked after your first one. Your final fitting could be in the week leading up to your wedding, depending what you are having done. Do not panic, this is to ensure you get a perfect fit as many brides tend to lose weight leading up to the big day.