Frequently asked questions
When should I start looking for my Wedding Dress?
Be aware that wedding dresses can take up to 6 months to arrive with us here at the boutique. As soon as you have chosen your dress we will place the order with your chosen designer and your dress is made to order, specifically for you! So for this reason we recommend placing your order at least 8 months before your wedding to allow time for your dress to come in, as well as making any alterations you may need just before the big day. Many of our brides order their dress up to 18 months ahead of their wedding, so if you have already found your dress, however far in advance, don't be afraid to go for it!
What if my Wedding day isn’t that far away?
If you have less than 6 months until your wedding there are also options, so don't feel like we can't help! Many of our designers offer rush delivery so that your order is put on priority and can arrive sooner than the normal delivery time.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes! Booking an appointment ensures that you have a consultant assigned to work with you personally, whether for Bridal or Bridesmaids – Saturday appointments tend to book up a few weeks in advance but weekday appointments are easier to book and these tend to be quieter and more flexible appointments. We often have more than one bride in the boutique in at a time, if you would prefer a private appointment, just let us know!
What should I wear/bring to my appointment?
We normally recommend to wear a strapless bra and nude coloured underwear is always best, but there are no rules, you should wear what you feel comfortable in, even if that means leaving your socks on! We have shoes of all sizes at the boutique should you like to try on your dress with a pair of heels, so it isn't necessary to bring your own. However, if bringing a pair of your own shoes which may be similar to the pair you may wear on the day would help with your decision making, please do.
Who should I bring to help me?
Bring the person who is most important to your decision making! At the moment, with social distancing, we can only accommodate one other guest at your appointment. We do have a large screen in the consultation area so your friends and family will be able join in using Zoom, WhatsApp or any other of your favourite conferencing Apps.
Are children allowed?
Whilst we love babies and children, we do request you come without the little ones as our boutique is not toddler-proofed! Please call us if you would prefer to bring babies along as we can make special arrangements.
How long will my appointment last?
When you are choosing your dress we allow up to an hour and a half, so you have plenty of time to relax and select your gown without feeling rushed and stressed. You will have full assistance from one of our bridal consultants and we also have our seamstresses on hand to advise on how the dress can be adapted and fitted to your own requirements.
Fitting appointments, to have your own gown pinned by the seamstress. last for half an hour.
Can I take photos?
Yes, we totally agree that photos can be helpful when choosing your dress. But don't panic if your best friends photography skills doesn't live up to how you remember the dress. We make sure our seamstresses are always on hand to advise you how a dress will look when in the correct size and altered to you specifically. The dress will look completely different on the big day.
When should I arrange my fittings?
We start your fittings around 8 weeks before your wedding, with a second appointment around two-four weeks before the big day. You will collect your dress just a couple of days before the big day after it has been beautifully pressed and had all it’s final checks. We unfortunately can't offer alterations on dresses purchased elsewhere
What about weight change?
We always check the fit of your dress close to the big day and are on hand for last minute adjustments. If you are planning drastic weight loss, please speak to one of our seamstresses to discuss sizing.
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