The average bridal appointment lasts between 1.5 and 2 hrs depending on how many dresses you wish to try on but your appointment will include explaining what we do, getting to know you and your ideas, offering advice, looking at dresses and most importantly trying the dresses on.
We do not believe in rushing you on your appointment unless we have a fully booked day and we will need to keep it to 2 hours but we will do our best to give you as much time as you need. Further appointments are always offered free of charge if you have purchased your dress with us.
Our dress makers require your confimed order 8 months prior to your wedding date for you to recieve your dress 2 months before your wedding to allow for alterations if needed. You will need to pay for your dress in full when you confirm your order as this puts you on the dress makers list to make your dress, the purchasing of the materials needed and for labour to make your dress.
We then measure you 6 months before your wedding date. Once your dress arrives you will have 8 weeks before your wedding to allow time for our seamstress to make any adjustments. Rush orders (Which is less than 4 months) are available for a small charge of £50 this will put you on our dressmakers priority list.
Please do not worry, you dont need fancy underwear or high shoes! Weve seen it all and do not judge anything. We suggest a strapless bra if you have one, and we have a podium for you to stand on so you do not need shoes as will then see the dress in your length.
If you feel a little embarrassed just tell us as we promise to respect your privacy at anytime you want it and if you are a bit self consious about your body then tight leggings and a vest top is fine.
We suggest no more than 3 people you trust as the more you bring means more opinions and that can confuse you and get overwhelming, You may have heard this before that too many opinions do not help but trust us its true! We have seen so many brides walk away from a dress they love due to someone in the bridal party not liking the dress.
We hate to see this as only you know how you feel wearing your dress and thats what you should base your decision on. Remember your other half is marrying you and what you love other opinions should not matter when you find what you love (Your perfect wedding dresss).
We are a very realistic wedding dress shop and we understand not every bride is a petite size! We do not want brides to have to squeeze into tiny sized wedding dresses that most bridal shops unfortunately offer, We do not want a brides experience to be ruined by being humiliated so we hold sizes 6 to 30 with most of our wedding dresses being over a size 18 in high street terms, due to us being a bespoke bridal service we have dresses made to whatever size you are.
Just so you know...Wedding dress sizes are not the same as high street size as you need to go up between 2/ 4 sizes larger than your usual size for it to fit, so for example if you are a size 18 high street you will be fitting into a size 22 wedding dress.
Unfortunately not anymore unless you are purchasing your dress with us. We used to allow it until too many brides abused the fact that we let them by playing dress up, have photos taken and then bought cheap dresses online similar to what they had tried on with us. They stole our ideas and had them made cheaper on chinese sites, some ending up a complete disaster! We are very proud of our exclusive designs and do not want to encourage our brides getting cheaply made dresses elsewhere by copying ours.
If you purchase your dress with us then you are very welcome to take photographs. We will let you take as many shots as you like of your dress. We like you to remember your wedding dress whilst its on order so you can look for accessories to go with it.
No we do not do alterations in house but we do have an amazing seamstress who works independently who we can refer you to if any alterations are needed.
Although our customised service comes with the made to measure option you should still expect some sort of adjustment for perfect fit. Some brides changed weight so you need to allow for that as long as it is not too drastic, please do not crash diet or put on too much weight once your dress is on order as alterations will end up costing you more.