Bridal 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 is ideal. This will give you plenty of time to browse through styles and get inspired; you will also have enough time to have a few consultations with us if you need to so we can make sure everything is just right for you before you place an order.
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, we will do our best to make this happen. Then you can tick one more box of the ‘bride to do list’ and get on with the rest of the planning.
As much as we would love to, it would be impossible for us to have every style 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! 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 bringing a maximum of two guests to ensure there is enough space in the studio. 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 designed (eek, you’re one step closer) you will first be able to celebrate with a glass of bubbly on us. We will then proceed to take your measurements if your bridal gown is a bespoke style, these will be used to create the dress to your individual size. If you go for one of our sample dresses, we will do all alterations and adjustments in the studio. Your first official fitting will take place preferably one 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 collection, starting at £1000- £3800. For our made to measure service, the price includes the final product and adjustments (as it’s made from scratch). If you bring a dress from another designer or purchase a sample from us, alterations will be charged separately. On the day you make your order, 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. We will also try our best to use our expertise to find what works best for you and create a wedding dress you will never forget.