When should I start looking for my dress?
It's never to early to start looking for your dress. We recommend booking an appointment as soon as you have set a date for your wedding as this will enable you as much time as possible to find 'the one'. Ideally leave a minimum of between eight and twelve months.
Most of our samples are sized between 10 and 14 (which with our clever pinning or lacing can fit size 6-18!) and we have a lovely selection of samples in sizes 18-28 for the curvier bride. Also bear in mind that a size 10 on the high street could mean a size 12 or even 14 in bridalwear - please don't worry, it's only a number!
Do I need to make an appointment?
To ensure that each bride receives the best possible service we operate an appointment system at the boutique. Saturdays are always busy and appointments do get booked very quickly, so for a Saturday we recommend booking an appointment 2-3 weeks in advance if possible. We allow one and a half hours for a mid-week appointment and one hour on a Saturday. During your appointment you will receive the undivided attention of one of our highly trained bridal stylists who will help you as most dresses have no hanger appeal, so left to your own devices, you might find the search more difficult.
Who should I bring with me?
On the day of your appointment, choose your companions carefully, it may seem a great idea to bring all your friends and family but as our boutique is rather intimate seating for guests is limited so please don't bring too many people.
Please bring people whose opinions you trust and will help you make your decision, you will never please everybody and too many opinions can be unhelpful and confusing.
Remember, keeping your choice of dress a secret helps with the surprise on the day!
What if I want to loose weight before ordering?
If you are planning to lose weight before your wedding, it's still a good idea to order early and the size can be defered (subject to time) until you have reached your desired weight. Please inform your stylist when placing your order so a date for re-measuring can be arranged. It's always safer to order the dress size you are now, just incase the weight loss doesn't go to plan and remember dresses can always be taken in!