How does it work?

Congratulations, you’re engaged! When you make an appointment with us, you will be welcomed by one of our experienced consultants. Our team all have experience of design and dressmaking and know our dresses very well, to help find the best style and fit for you. They will guide you through your appointment, recommending styles should you wish, and assisting you with trying on gowns. Most gowns we carry are what we call Made-to-Order. That means the dress you will try on at the studio is a sample gown and may not be the right size for you. If you order a dress with us, we will take your measurements and compare them to our size chart. A dress size will be selected and ordered and once your dress is complete and arrives, it will most likely require alterations to achieve the final fit.

Sizing

We carry many different styles; you will find over 100 dresses at the studio! Unfortunately, we cannot offer every sample dress in every size. Our sample dresses are generally in sizes 10 and 14, with a limited number of few styles in sizes 16 and 18. We also have a select few dresses in 20+. If you wish to try a particular style that you may have seen on our website, then please do advise at the time of booking. We cannot guarantee it will be available in your size but we will do our best to accommodate your request.

When to order your wedding dress

We suggest allowing at least 9 months prior to the date of your wedding for ordering your dress. Our gowns are made-to-order especially for you, therefore take anywhere from 5 – 7 months to make, dependent on the style. You will also need to allow additional time to have your dress fitted perfectly to you. Don’t panic if you are on a tight timescale, we can still find your dream dress! We offer a rush service at an extra cost. This cost is arranged depending on how quickly you need your dress. We also have many ex-sample dresses and brand new gowns to buy off-the-peg. Please call us and we can discuss your requirements.

Gown pricing

Should you find your dream dress we ask for a 50% deposit at the time of ordering and the balance once your dress is complete and ready to take home. If you fall in love with your dress but wish to spread the payments across installments, we can arrange this for you. If you have ample time, we are happy to accept 25% deposits to secure your dress. Our dresses start at £395 for an ex-sample dress. We stock a huge selection of tea length dresses (the largest selection in the area!) which range between £599 - £949. Our full length made-to-order gowns range from £799 - £1999. Bridesmaid dresses start at £199. These prices do not include rush fees or alterations. Alterations are an additional cost to you and we recommended budgeting £150 - £200 for a bridal gown and £45 - £85 for a bridesmaid gown We can recommend a very experienced local seamstress who we have worked with for many years, she will happily see you for a fitting at our studio. Your alteration cost is paid directly to your seamstress when your alterations are complete.

Appointments

We allocate 1.5 hours to our brides and 1 hour to a bridesmaid appointment. We have a space here to accommodate two brides at the same time but you will have a dedicated fitting room and mirror area. Walk ins are welcome but please be aware that we cannot guarantee a fitting space for you if you do not have an appointment. Our space is fairly cozy so we kindly ask that you bring a maximum of 4 – 5 family and friends with you.

Opening times

We are open Monday - Saturday with flexible late night openings midweek. Our standard hours are 9am – 5pm.