When is a good time to start looking for my dress? 

Every bride is different and this is very personal to you but we would advise looking for your dress around 12-18 months in advance. This does not however mean that we need this amount of time to order your gown in. We have some of the worlds best designers and we can order all our gowns to arrive within a 6 month period with a further 8 weeks for alterations. 

Allowing 12-18 months takes away the pressure as some brides do find it tricky to find their perfect dress so allowing this amount of time will ensure you don’t have to panic and you can make a clear decisions.

Don’t panic if you have less than 6 months as we are able to get certain designers and styles in much quicker than this so we are always able to help.

Do I have to book to try on wedding dresses? 

Yes we would prefer you to book your appointment where possible as this allows us to dedicate our full time and attention to you. We are open to customers being able to walk in Wednesday – Saturday however unfortunately if we are with a bride we will not be able to assist you due to us giving our undivided attention to our appointment. 

Are the appointments private? 

Yes they certainly are, we have two beautiful homely bridal suits where your appointment will take place. These rooms are completely private away from any other customers and have a very calm tranquil feel. See our video for more details.

What do I need to wear (underwear wise) for my appointment?

It’s always advisable to wear a pair of seam free nude knickers if possible and a nude strapless bra, however don’t panic if you don’t have either as with most dresses you don’t need to wear a bra due to them being boned and padded but please do wear knickers! 

We provide you with shoes however if you have already bought your dream wedding shoes please bring them along as we absolute love a good pair of heels!

How many dresses will I get to try on, and how long will the appointment be?

We advise you to pick around 4/5 dresses at the start of your appointment and then once we have a better understanding of what you are/not liking we will select some gowns that we think will be good for you.  
Be open when it comes to trying different styles on, let us pick you ones out, as they are normally the dresses you end up going for. Don’t forget we see lots on girls in dresses every day, and know what will suit your figure best. 

The dresses always look different on hangers. They also look very different on models you see online so be open minded and you will find the most perfect dress for you.  

How do I pay?

If you find your perfect wedding dress with us we require a 50% deposit at the point of ordering and then the remaining balance is not due until your dress arrives into the boutique which is around 8-12 weeks prior to your big day. 

If you are struggling to pay the 50% deposit don’t fear as we also offer 0% finance. With this we only require a 10% deposit and then the balance is split over a 6 or 12 month period.

Do you provide a fitting service?

Yes we do, we have a team of in house seamstress who come into the boutique to complete all our bridal alterations. Alterations are chargeable and this is paid to the seamstress at the point of collection your gown. We can give a rough indication of alterations costs at your appointment and also during your fittings.

How far in advance of my wedding will my fitting take place?

Your first fitting will take place 6 weeks prior to your big day, then your subsequent fittings will follow sometimes up to a week prior to the day depending on what you are having done. We start your fittings so close to the wedding as most women tend to loose weight in the run up to the day, so this is to ensure we get a perfect fit.

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