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To be able to try our wedding dresses on you will need to book an appointment but don’t panic this is free! We have appointments available at any time between 10 and 5, Tuesday to Saturday although it would be wise to remember Saturdays book up fast. If you need an appointment outside of these hours please let us know and we’ll do our best.
Appointments are normally booked in for 2 hours but if you know you are going to need more time or need to rush through quicker just let Julia or Sue know at the time of booking. During this 2 hours you have exclusive use of our “bridal suite” allowing you to feel relaxed and special on this exciting and fun occasion.
We suggest you bring a maximum of 3 people with you, maybe your mum, your maid of honour and a sister for example. We will, of course accommodate larger parties, however, we find from years of experience that too much input can often sway your opinion when ultimately it is YOU that needs to find your perfect dress.
Your party will be shown up to the drawing room where you’ll meet our renowned designer Ceri and have a relaxed, informal chat about the sort of things you think you are looking for in a dress, the definite no-no’s and various other general information about your big day. Ceri has 35 years of experience designing and making wedding dresses for all shapes and sizes, whether that’s body or pocket, so she can bring all that knowledge to you to help find the ultimate dress.
At this point you will be shown into the “dress room” where you can browse through our collection of gorgeous gowns. You’ll be asked to point out your favourites and maybe pick a few wild cards. We have a tried and tested method of choosing which order to try the dresses on but this will be explained in more detail on the day.
Once you have chosen some dresses to try, your guests will be seated in the “viewing room” to eagerly await your entrance in the first dress. You will be taken to the dressing room to be fitted with some bridal underwear to best emphasise your figure and the dress (of course, you may opt out of this if you prefer). Once you are in the dress you’ll be taken in to wow your friends and family with the ultimate aim of finding THE PERFECT DRESS.