Choosing a wedding dress is a special moment for any bride. At Love Lace Bridal we believe that every bride deserves to wear the dress of her dream on her special day. We understand that shopping for your wedding gown can be a daunting experience for some, especially your first bridal appointment. From the moment you enter Love Lace Bridal our aim is to make you feel relaxed and enjoy your experience with us. Our personal service will you guide through your wedding dress shopping experience helping you to find the right style for your special day in a warm, relaxed friendly atmosphere. We never wish to make a bride feel pressurised into making any rushed decisions.
Do I need to book an appointment?
To guarantee trying on our wedding gowns, we would recommend making an appointment, especially on a Saturday. You are welcome to pop in at anytime to browse and if we don’t have an appointment booked, we will be happy to help you try a few gowns.
Can I bring family and friends?
It’s always lovely to make a special occasion of shopping for your wedding gown. We can comfortably seat up to 4 people.
What dress sizes do you hold?
Our designer sample gowns are available to try in sizes 10-24
Through our Preloved Bridal Agency, we have off the peg gowns available in sizes 6-22
On arrival at Love Lace
On your arrival you will be welcomed by your personal consultant who will have a friendly chat with you to find out at what stage you are at on your dress shopping journey, if this is your first appointment or have narrowed down the style you are looking for.
We will then give you a guided tour of the boutique explaining the different styles and designers we stock, the different options available and possible adaptations that can be made, which may have mentioned during the initial consultation. You, your family and friends are then left to browse and choose the styles you would like to try……while we make any refreshments required!
We recommend initially selecting 3-4 gowns plus a wildcard! As the consultation progresses and we get a feel for what you might be looking for, we will make suggestions of styles we think would be appropriate.
What happens if I find my dream dress?
Once you have found your dream dress, we will take your measurements and discuss with you the size of dress we will order for you. We take a 50% deposit to order your dress, which will arrive in approximately 4-6 months. When your dress arrives, we will contact you to arrange your first fitting. At this time the balance payment will due.
For any alterations required, we will give our little booklet explaining the process of wedding dress fittings and the contact details of our recommended seamstress, who has over 20 years experience as a bridal seamstress.
If you purchase one of our off the peg dresses……
These dresses can be paid for in full and taken home with you the same day. Alternatively, you can pay a 30% deposit with the option to pay the balance within 4 weeks or on dresses over £500 you have the option of our payment plan, where you can pay the balance over 4 months. You will also receive our booklet regarding wedding dress alterations.
Will I need alterations to my dress?
Generally, all wedding dresses are made to a standard length, so you can expect to need the length altering if nothing else.
Wedding gowns are not made to measure and are ordered to the nearest size from your measurements, so generally a few tweaks are required to make your dress fit perfectly. We can give you a rough guide to the cost of alterations, but this is only a guide and would need to be discussed with the seamstress.
Your seamstress appointment is recommended approximately 8 weeks before the date of your wedding.
For your first fitting you will need the underwear you will be wearing on the big day and your wedding shoes. The seamstress will discuss with you what alterations are required. Generally, you will only need a maximum of 3 fittings with the seamstress before your dress is ready for the big day!
During the whole process, we are always on call to answer any questions or worries either by phone, email or social media. Whether you bought from our designer collections or our bridal agency, we offer the same customer service to all our brides. We strive to make every bride feel exceptionally special from start to finish.