Bride Guide – Golden rules of the bridal world

How much time do I need?

Every bride is different, however, whether you are good at making snapshot decisions or hesitant when it comes to choosing, 8- 10 months in the ideal. This will give you plenty of time to browse through the styles and get inspired, without missing any of the new year looks or stressing that you have left ‘finding the one’ till too late.

When should I say ‘yes’ to the wedding dress?

As soon as you know it’s the one! ‘But how do I know it’s the one?’. You want something you feel amazing in, can imagine yourself walking down the aisle, feels comfortable… basically a bridal gown you never want to take it off. We can assure you, when you have found it, you will know. We think there is no point delaying the process if this is the case, this allows you to tick one more box of the ‘bride to do list’ and get on with the rest of the planning.

Sample sizes

As much as we would love to, it would be impossible for us to have every dress in every size, with this said our collections are made up from a variety of sizes ranging from 6-24. We want to be able to offer something to every bride out there, but as with anything in the creative world-imagination is key! With wedding dresses that may not fit properly, we will do our best to use pins, cinch clips and extra pieces of material to create the most fitted look possible. If you love your gown when it’s not sitting perfectly, imagine what it will look like when it fits like a glove…

Who should I bring to the appointment?

We understand the excitement that wedding dress shopping brings, however, we recommend not to bring a bridal party larger than of 4 guests at a time. This will allow you to get the advice of the people who know you best, without having too many contrary opinions or distractions away from the most important person of the day – you.

How does the fitting process work?

Once the wedding dress is chosen (eek you’re one step closer) you will first be able to celebrate with a glass of bubbly. We will then proceed to take your measurements if your bridal gown is from our custom made collection, these will be used to create the dress to your individual size. If you are purchasing one of our designer collection dresses, we will order the standard size closer to your measurements and do any further alterations when it arrives in the shop (this is an additional charge to the original dress). Your first official fitting will take place a month before your wedding, this will be when you bring in your shoes so we can determine the length of the gown, this also gives a chance to note any weight changes that have taken place. In the next 2/3 weeks, we will refine the finishing touches, making sure everything is perfect for you to take away a week or two before the big day.

Prices & payment method

We want to be able to offer something to every bride out there, that is why we have a wide range of prices within our collections, starting at £1000- £3800. For our made to measure bridal collection, the price includes the final product (as it’s made from scratch), if purchasing one of our designer’s gowns, alliterations will be paid for separately. On the day of purchase, we require a 50% non-refundable payment, the remaining balance should be paid on first fitting –around 4 weeks prior to the wedding.

Be experimental, the world is your oyster

You are about to purchase the most important dress you will ever wear, be open-minded and have fun! Bridal dresses are not going to be the same as your Saturday night party look, therefore we advise you to be willing to experiment and play with different styles (especially if this is your first appointment). We will also try our best to use our expertise to advise and direct you in the right way to finding what works best for you.