What To Expect

Below are some of our most common asked questions however we are always only a phone call or email away so please get in touch as we would love to help!

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Q: DO YOU REQUIRE AN APPOINTMENT?

At Bridal Suite our main priority is to make you, and your party, feel relaxed and have an enjoyable and memorable appointment to help you find your dream wedding dress! We always recommend booking so we can ensure you have our full attention and guidance.

If you are feeling nervous or overwhelmed and just want to browse our collection or decide last minute to have a bridal appointment, please give us a call and we can let you know our available times.

Q: WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY APPOINTMENT?

Upon arriving at the boutique, you will be welcomed by Alex, Chloe and Jane Mason. As we are family run its important to us that you feel at home from the moment you step inside!

We always like to find out information about our brides, so we usually start with an informal conversation about your wedding day and how your wedding dress search is going. We are very respectable of budgets so if you have one in mind then just let us know! 

We will then talk you through our collection of gowns and show you the different silhouettes and then once you feel ready you can select 5-8 gowns to try on during your one-hour appointment. If we feel you have missed anything during this time, then we will always show you the gown and it will be your decision if you would like to try it on.

We offer a friendly service with no-pressure to buy so any gowns that are favourites during your appointment will be written down for you, so you have all the information to then visit the boutique again if you require.

Q: HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I BRING?

As we are a small boutique and have limited seating we can accommodate up to 4 people (and the Bride). If you would like to bring more guests please call 0115 9234169 and speak to Alex, Chloe or Jane.

Q: WHAT SIZE SAMPLES DO YOU HAVE TO TRY ON DURING MY APPOINTMENT?

Most of the samples in our shop are a bridal size 12-14UK, although we stock gowns from a 8UK-22UK.  We understand that it can be difficult to envisage your wedding dress when the sample that you try on doesn’t fit perfectly, but we’ve got all sorts of tricks to help you get a close(r) vision of what you will look like on your wedding day. We’ve got pedestals to stand on to add length, pins to close in fabric, and panels to add fabric.

We also have a selection of plus size gowns at both boutiques – these are all listed on our website in the ‘Plus Size’ section but if you have any questions please get in touch!

Q: WHAT IS THE STANDARD LEAD TIME FOR GOWNS?

Once you decide to purchase a dress from our collection we will order you a brand-new gown, unless this has been chosen from our off-the-peg range.

For all new gowns, a 50% deposit is required for you to be measured. Our gowns take 4-6 months to be delivered. Some of our designers do offer shorter lead times for certain wedding dates which are a lot closer – please get in touch to find out more.

We also offer a fantastic off-the-peg sale which is available to view online. These gowns are in great condition and are available at reduced prices.

We offer a full alteration service and like to begin alterations 2-3 months before the wedding date / flying date (if you are getting married aboard). This means we can really concentrate on getting that fit perfect for you!

Q: WHAT ABOUT ALTERATIONS?

To order your wedding dress we will need to take your bust, waist and hip measurements as we order the gown to your nearest size. We will then take you through the specific designer size guide to ensure that you are happy with the size being ordered. We always recommend ordering a gown that fits the size you are now as we can always take a gown in.

We offer a full alteration service and like to begin alterations 2-3 months before the wedding date / flying date (if you are getting married aboard). This means we can really concentrate on getting that fit perfect for you!

Most gowns will need tailoring to you and all gowns can be taken in 1-2 dress sizes during your fittings.

Q: HELP! MY WEDDING IS IN A FEW MONTHS, CAN I STILL GET A DRESS?

Absolutely! We have lots of dress options that can be ordered with a quick turnaround. We also have a fantastic Wedding Dress Sale where a selection of quality gowns have been reduced to purchase straight off the peg!  

Q: I JUST GOT ENGAGED AND MY WEDDING ISN’T FOR ANOTHER YEAR (OR MORE!), WHEN SHOULD I START SHOPPING FOR MY DRESS?

We never say its too early to start looking for your dream wedding dress! If you start your search early, it means that you can have a relaxed enjoyable shopping experience. There are also payment plans available to you, so you can spread out the cost of your gown making it more manageable when you are paying for everything else.

Q: WHEN SHOULD I ORDER MY VEILS AND ACCESSORIES?

Our veils are all made to order and are not sold directly off the rail. This means that they can take 2-3 weeks from order to delivery. We ideally like to get the veils confirmed and ordered on your first fitting, or just before this time, so you are able to take your veil to any hair trials you may have.

Any accessories styled with the wedding dresses can take just as long as the dress to be delivered so its always worth confirming orders for belts, caplets, detachable sleeves and jackets when you order your gown.

Some of our designers also offer extra lace packages, at an additional cost. These will also need to be ordered at the dress stage too.

Q: WHAT IS THE PRICE POINT OF YOUR GOWNS?

Our wedding dresses range from £500-£1850, with the majority sitting between £895-£1200. We also have a fantastic sale starting at £395.

We will always be respectable of your budget, should you have one. Please do make this clear during your appointment and we will do our best to find you a wedding dress that you love! Affordable, affordable, affordable

Q: WHAT DESIGNERS DO YOU STOCK?

SOTTERO AND MIDGLEY – WEST BRIDGFORD
~As unique as the bride that wears it~
Featuring alluring details, luxe fabrics, and cutting-edge designs, Sottero and Midgley is inspired by the chic and glamorous bride. Make a bold statement on your wedding day with plunging necklines, show-stopping trains, and opulent embellishments from these haute-couture collections.

REBECCA INGRAM – WEST BRIDGFORD
~Timeless Elegance, Modern Value~
The newest addition to Maggie Sottero Designs, Rebecca Ingram offers timeless elegance and superior quality to the value-conscious bride. Their collection features flattering silhouettes, understated embellishments, and flirty illusion details in an array of charming colorways.

VENUS BRIDAL – WEST BRIDGFORD
Regal and elegant, romantic and timeless. Luxurious, refined rich fabrics, hand appliqued lace and beading. The very name of Venus can evoke emotion even from the most non-traditional bride.

RONALD JOYCE – WEST BRIDGFORD
Ronald Joyce has developed over the years offering quality bridal collections that are elegant, feminine and timeless and remains a prestigious British Brand. Veni Infantino, renowned designer, loves to make Ronald Joyce brides’ dreams a reality and there are a variety of styles and silhouettes featured in the collection to suit every bride’s specific needs.

ST PATRICKS WHITE ONE – WOODTHORPE
The White One Collection has been designed by Herve Moreau, the genius creative director of the Pronovias Fashion Group. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a fresh, modern, versatile gown to wear on your big day and each dress is brilliantly individual. Created mainly from dreamy georgette and tulle, this collection features ethereal gowns and full skirts for a truly bridal feel.

HOUSE OF NICHOLAS – WOODTHORPE
House of Nicholas started trading in 1950 and is a family run business which has a vast collection of beautifully styled gowns finely designed in quality fabrics, including hand-beaded lace, guipure, luxurious satins, tulle and organzas, all beautifully created and reasonably priced.

ESSENSE OF AUSTRALIA – WOODTHORPE
It will be love at first sight when you discover the wedding dress collection from Essense of Australia, which puts a modern spin on bohemian style. With designs that cater to every bride and her unique bridal style, Essense of Australia offers everything from wedding dresses with sleeves and sexy backless gowns, to classic lace dresses and plus-size styles.

MAIDS TO MEASURE BRIDESMAIDS – WEST BRIDGFORD
Maids to Measure, is a specialist British bridesmaid brand from London, that allows brides and their maids to create unique bridesmaid looks.

Q: DO YOU STOCK BRIDESMAID DRESSES?

Yes, we have a selection of bridesmaid dresses, at our West Bridgford boutique, from the Maids to Measure Collection. Maids to Measure, is a specialist British bridesmaid brand from London, that allows brides and their maids to create unique bridesmaid looks. All of the styles are available to view on our website and one of each colour is available to view in the boutique.

To book an appointment please call 0115 923 4169 or email info@bridal-suite.co..uk. We do take a £20 deposit for all bridesmaid appointments made which will then be taken off the order should you decide to buy.

 

Still have questions? No problem! Feel free to send us an email at info@bridal-suite.co.uk