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It’s not every day you get married so how are you supposed to know the what, where’s and how’s of ordering your wedding attire? Here are a few pointers which may help you in your planning. If we have missed anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll help wherever possible x

When should I buy my wedding dress?

We suggest that you start looking for your wedding dress at least 12 months before your wedding date as this gived you enough time to ensure you find your ideal dress. Should you end ordering your dress, it can take between 4 and 6 months to arrive from the Designer, then you will need a couple of months for your alterations to make it perfect.

How long does a bridal appointment last?

A bridal consulation usually last around 60 to 90 minutes. We always book you a 90 minute appointment to ensure that you never feel rushed. Bear this in mind should you have to travel to or from another appointment

Are alterations charged separately?

Yes they are. We have a fantastic self-employed seamstress who will meet you at the shop and alter your dress as required. This usually takes around 4 fittings but this is all dependant on individual requirements. You will always be given an estimate on the costs of the alterations and we will ensure that these are not exceeded unless agreed by you.

How long before my dress arrives after ordering?

This depends on individual designers but with our range the average time is 16 to 24 weeks. However, some of our designers can offer a lead time of 10 to 12 weeks, at no extra cost, although this has to be requested. Most designers also offer a “rush cut” service which is an additional charge.

Do I require an appointment to try on dresses?

Yes please. Saturday's are traditionally booked up first, but weekdays are more readily available. However, you are always welcome to call into the shop and browse our range. Should you pick a quiet time, and we are available, then we would be more than happy to let you have a consultation there and then.

Do you carry a range of accessories?

We carry a fantastic range of headdresses and veils by Richard Designs, Linzi Jay and Twilight Designs. However, if there is a particular idea you wish to emulate, we will try our best to find a supplier.

What if I gain weight after my dress has been ordered?

Measurements will be taken prior to ordering the dress, and the onus is then on the bride to maintain her size. However, we will always try our best to help should things change. We will be in touch with you from the moment your dress arrives so you can try the gown to clarify fit and it can be tried as many times as is required before fittings start. This will enable you to adjust your weight if required and has worked brilliantly for us in the past. Otherwise we will discuss what can be done during visits.