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Here are the answers to come of our frequently asked questions that we often get from brides.

If you have any other queries that arent included here, please just contact us!

Q. Do I need an appointment?

Yes, we operate by appointment only and due to the layout of our boutique, we do not allow browsing if an appointment is taking place. Please book ahead as Saturday’s are very busy, we recommend 2 to 4 weeks in advance for a weekend appointment.

Q. Who/what shall I bring with me to my appointment?

We see day in and day out that brides usually find their dress when they least expect to! So it’s important to bring along the people that matter in your life so they can be present when you experience that magical moment of you finding “the one”. It can be very overwhelming if you have too many opinions, so choose wisely and chat to your bridal party about your bridal style ahead of your appointment. 

Q. When should I order my dress?

There is no set formula when ordering your dress it’s really about when you feel ready to say yes to the dress and you have finances in place this could be as early as 2 years before your wedding!

The average time for a bridal gowns to be made is six to nine months. As a bride, you need at least two fittings to make the dress perfect, so it is best to leave at least three months for alterations. For these two reasons, it is best to order your dress no later than twelve months before your wedding however don’t worry if your wedding is sooner than this (see the question below).

Q. What if my wedding is within 4/6 months?

We have a beautiful, varied collection of off the peg gowns starting from £695 in our sister boutique, The Bridal Outlet! Check out our seperate website www.thebridaloutletbirmingham.co.uk  see our Sale Dresses page. We also have amazing designers who can offer priority/instant stock on many new collection gowns, please contact us for further information.

Q. How much are your dresses?

Our gowns range from £1250 – £3500. For gowns under this price, we do offer a beautiful selection at our sister store The Bridal Outlet, our gowns in our other store start from £695

If someone is paying for your dress it is recommended to have this conversation ahead of your appointment so your on the same page.

Q. Can I bring children to my appointment?

As we are licensed premises, we therefore cannot accept children under the age of 10 (with the exception of nursing babies). We kindly also ask that no pushchairs be brought in to the boutique due to the limited space inside each bridal suite.
We also ask you to consider our other customers and to appreciate that not every woman is at the same stage of their lives when it comes to babies and children, so we appreciate your consideration of their feelings during your appointment.
  • Q. I’m expecting a baby, when should I shop for my dress?
Firstly congratulations! What an exciting double celebration… having a baby and planning your wedding. We recommend trying on dresses as early on in your pregnancy as possible. The bigger your beautiful bump gets the more difficult it will be to visualise. Remember dresses take a min of 8 months to arrive in so if you have less than 10/12 months between baby being born and your wedding date you wont have time to leave it until after your baby is born. 
Remember we do have our sister store  The Bridal Outlet where we sell off the peg dresses that you can take away the same day!

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