Some of our brides find their dream dress with us straight away and do not wish to look anywhere else. Others like to visit a few other boutiques and therefore, more time is needed in the decision-making process. Consequently, you may wish to bear in mind that ideally you should aim to be ordering your dress 7-9 months prior to the date of your wedding. This takes into account the time it takes for your dress to be made to order and then, very importantly, the time needed to have your dress fitted perfectly to you. However, if you are on a tight timescale, please do still come and see us as we have been known to work miracles and have sample dresses which can be bought off-the-peg and adjusted to fit you to perfection.
We allow one and a half hours for all first appointments with us. This gives us plenty of time to get to know you and to find out all about your wedding. It also allows lots of time for you to try on our beautiful dresses! Saturday appointments are so popular with our brides that we recommend you book your appointment as far in advance as possible. If weekdays and Saturdays are difficult for you, we are able to offer late night appointments on request. we shall make it feel just as special as the first!
We do understand this is not only an important occasion for you but also for your nearest and dearest. However, our boutique is rather intimate and seating space for guests is limited. Therefore we recommend that you bring no more than 2-3 guests with you. It will also make for a far more enjoyable experience for you as too many loved ones all giving their opinions can be unhelpful and rather confusing! Do remember, it is your opinion which is the one that truly counts so it is important that you don’t feel confused or distracted from your mission to find the perfect dress.
During your appointment, you will receive a one-to-one with a member of staff and you will have our undivided attention in helping you to find your perfect dress. Once we have found out a little bit about you and your wedding style, the fun really starts as you have a look through all of our dresses and choose which ones you would like to try on. You will then be shown to a private fitting room in which to try on our beautiful gowns and then the curtain will be swished back for us to reveal you as a beautiful bride to your family and friends. Once you have found the dress of your dreams, we can help you complete the look to perfection with our stunning collections of veils, boleros, shoes, jewellery and wedding hair accessories.
Most importantly, we want you to be comfortable so please do feel that you can wear whatever you usually do! However, it would be sensible to wear a strapless bra and to bring a hair clip to put your hair up as some of our dresses have the most divine back-detailing. Please also ensure that you do not wear fake tan and that you keep your makeup to a minimum to ensure that our dresses are kept as beautiful as possible for all of our brides.
Bridal Box will provide details of reliable and quality seamstress, Usually, you will need a maximum of 2-3 fittings and prior to buying, we can provide you with guidelines as to the cost of possible alterations. As a guideline, we suggest that fittings are booked in to take place 6-8 weeks before your wedding date. However, they can take place further in advance or closer to your wedding date to suit you. When you come for your first fitting, it is beneficial that you bring with you the shoes and underwear you intend to wear on your wedding day.
Yes, we ask for a 50% deposit before we can order the dress, and then the remaining balance on delivery of the dress to Bridal Box.