WHEN DO I NEED TO START LOOKING FOR MY DRESS?
Every bride is different, finding your wedding dress is a very personal experience, however, we would advise that the best time to start looking for your dress is around 12-18 months in advance.
Allowing 12-18 months takes away the pressure for brides to find their perfect dress. However, we don’t need this amount of time to order your gown in. We work with some of the world’s best designers and we can order all our gowns to arrive within a six-month period, recommending you allow a further eight weeks for alterations.
WHAT SIZES ARE YOUR SAMPLE DRESSES?
8-20 with most being around 14 however wedding dress sizes aren't the typical high street sizes so most of the time we won't even tell you the size as it can be off putting and it doesn't compare to the size you’ll come in telling us!
WHAT IS THE PRICE RANGE OF YOUR DRESSES?
Our dresses start at about £1000 going upto £2500.
Most of our dresses sit at the £1500 mark but look out for our sample sales where you will have the chance to grab a bargain if you have the dress off the Gina Lou hanger!
DO I HAVE TO BOOK TO TRY ON WEDDING DRESSES?
Yes, we work on an appointment only basis as this allows us to dedicate our full time and attention to you so you can enjoy a personal shopping experience.
DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR MY APPOINTMENTS?
Not necessarily, it depends on the level of appointment you chose to go for, our weekday appointments are free!
ARE THE APPOINTMENTS PRIVATE?
Yes, our boutique will be closed to everyone but you and your bridal party.
HOW MANY DRESSES WILL I GET TO TRY ON, AND HOW LONG WILL THE APPOINTMENT BE?
We advise you to pick between four to six dresses at the start of your appointment and then once we have a better understanding of what you like we can also 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 of 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.
WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR (UNDERWEAR WISE) FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
We would advise you to wear a pair of seam free nude knickers if possible and a nude strapless bra. 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.
We provide you with shoes, however if you have already bought your dream wedding shoes please bring them with you.
HOW MANY GUESTS CAN I BRING WITH ME?
We currently allow you to bring three guests with you!
HOW DO I PAY FOR MY DRESS?
If you find your perfect wedding dress with us, we require a 50% deposit at the point of ordering and then the remaining balance will not be due until your dress arrives into our boutique.
DO YOU PROVIDE A FITTING SERVICE?
Yes, we work with a talented seamstress to complete all our bridal alterations. Alterations are chargeable and this is paid to the seamstress at the point of collection of 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?
We recommend your first fitting takes place eight weeks prior to your big day, then your subsequent fittings will follow on the lead up to your big day, the number of fittings will depend on what you are having done.