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Here at The Bridal Barn Boutique we operate on an appointment only basis to ensure all our brides get the time and attention required. This also means that each bride will have full, private use of our studio fitting room. We charge a small booking fee of £20 for all first appointments but you will receive a £20 voucher at your appointment that can be redeemed against your dress or accessories purchase. Simply fill out the online contact form below, call or drop us a message via Facebook or Instagram to arrange a time and date that suits you. We look forward to welcoming you and helping in the process of finding your wedding dress.
When should you start dress shopping?
We recommend you start dress shopping 12 months before your wedding date and that you place an order for your dress no later than 6 months before, this will allow enough time to get your dress made, delivered and fitted for your big day. If your wedding date is within the next 6 months 'Don't Panic'!
Most designers can accommodate a quick turn around for a small surcharge. We also have a great selection of ex sample dresses in excellent condition at bargain prices that are ready for you to take away on the day! If you have any concerns about getting your dress in time please contact us and we will be happy to help.
What appointment times are available?
We try to be as flexible as possible when it comes to appointments times as we understand it isn't always easy to attend an appointment
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.
Please contact us to arrange an appointment time that suits you.
Why we charge a booking fee?
Unfortunately we have had to introduce a £20 booking fee for all first appointments after a number of “no show” customers.
As a thank you to our lovely brides that keep their appointment you will receive a £20 voucher to redeem against your dress purchase or use on accessories if you find your dress elsewhere.
Payment details will be sent when making your appointment and your booking will not be secured until the fee is paid.
The fee is non-refundable but can be transferred to an alternative date.
What you need to bring to your appointment?
Nude or white underwear and a strapless bra can be handy for trying on our dresses but a lot of the gowns we stock come with built in support so don’t worry if you don’t have one.
Please don’t wear heavy make-up or instant tan on the day of your appointment as we want our sample dresses to stay beautiful for all our brides.
How long will your appointment last?
We allocate 2 hours for our bridal appointments to ensure you have plenty of time to talk through your ideas and create your prefect look
without feeling under pressure.
Bridesmaids appointments are typically 1 hour long but if you have a large number of maids this can be extended to allow enough time for everyone
to try on gowns, this can all be arranged when booking your appointment.
We also have styling appointments available to find all your finishing touches.
Who should you bring with you?
Although the idea of having everyone at your appointment to find your dream dress may sound a good idea we find that having too may opinions can cause brides more confusion than help. We recommend you limit your entourage to 4-5 people who's opinions you value and trust.
Wedding dress shopping for up to 2 hours isn't much fun for children and, as much as we love them, they can require lots of attention. We would recommend you make this experience all about you and leave the groom in-charge of the kids!
What to expect from your first bridal appointment?
Before each appointment we ask brides to complete a short 'About Me' form that contains information such as personal style, sizes and budget to gain some insight into you and your wedding before you arrive.
Upon arrival you and your bridal team will be greeted with a welcome drink whilst we take a first look at our gowns. Then it's up to our studio fitting room for the exciting part!
Once we have discovered your prefect dress its time for the measuring and ordering. Most of our dresses can be customised to suit every brides needs and create a truly bespoke look.
On order of a dress we require a 50% deposit with the remainder of the balance being paid once your dress arrives in-store. Unfortunately we don't offer credit options but we can make arrangements for you to spread the remaining balance out into monthly payments with the full balance being complete in time for your dress delivery in to store.
What sizes are our sample gowns?
Our sample gowns range in sizes from 10 - 22 with the majority of our dresses being in a size 12, this might mean that the dress you try on will likely be the wrong size for you, but don't let this worry you! We have plenty of tricks up our sleeve to help you visualise how the gowns will look when fitting correctly.
Many of the designers we stock also offer made to measure or shorter/longer length dress options but these can be at an additional charge.
What happens when your dress arrives in-store?
Once your dress arrives in-store we will contact you via telephone and email, at this point we will arrange payment of any balance due and book
you in for your first fitting appointment.
We do offer a fitting service that is operated independently by the very talented Ange from Alterations & Creations and appointments will take place in our boutique, or you are welcome to take your dress to a seamstress of your choice.