Our appointments are for one hour, free of charge, and enable you to have sole use of either the main bridal studio area, or adjacent bridesmaid’s room during this time, with a dedicated personal consultant to assist you. If you feel that you would prefer a longer length time within the studio, it may be possible to accommodate this within a quieter weekday.
Saturdays are naturally the busiest of days and we do try to run to time as much as possible, without skimping on any YOU time! We try to help everyone, and if you are late we will still endeavour to see you, however it may mean a slightly shorter trying on time.
We would advise that you bring no more than two, or three maximum, close family, or friends with you when trying on bridal gowns, as it can become confusing, to have too many voices at once, offering advise (we also have limited seating space!). But you are always very welcome to bring different people back for another appointment with us, to re-try any of the gowns you may be considering.
It’s always useful if you can wear pale underwear, and a strapless bra when possible, and whilst we do have some shoes for your use, they are in the most common sizes, and so if you have an unusual size foot, like a particular heel height, or already have your bridal shoes, then please do bring them with you.
When trying on gowns it’s often found that you may require a larger size than would purchase for your everyday clothes, please don’t let this worry you, it’s certainly not a reflection upon you, but rather its due to the dress construction, and intricate gown fabrics, laces, and beading having no ‘give’ in them like the everyday high street designs we purchase.
Whilst we understand that you may like to pop in and browse, and we would like the opportunity see you, however we would request that you telephone ahead, and that the browsing is done on a quieter weekday. On a busy Saturday it can encroach into the Bridal party appointments who have pre-booked in advance to come in and use the studio.
Please can we request that NO FOOD, OR DRINK be bought in. We have incurred accidental spillages, which have not only marked furnishings, and dresses, but have also made it unpleasant for people visiting later in the day (never nice to sit on a damp sofa!) There is always the wonderful ‘Bricks’ courtyard café, just a few steps away, which serves and array of tempting treats for you to enjoy, as well as a fantastic selection of nearby pubs, and restaurants, for you and your guests to enjoy some refreshments before, or after your visit.
Our sole aim is to offer a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, and make you feel, and look amazing.