Frequently asked Questions...
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, you will be allocated a 2 hour appointment, allowing you to try on a selection of dresses. When you book your appointment, you get the Studio to yourself, this will ensure comfort and privacy for you and your guests when making those important decisions. As from June 2020, because of the current situation, we will need to limit the number of people we have in the shop at any one time, so we will ask that you bring a maximum of 2 guests with you to help you choose that all important dress.
When should I start looking for my wedding dress?
Most brides tend to start looking at least a year in advance, wedding gowns can take 6-8 months to order in, you will also need to allow time for fittings and alterations. Once you have chosen your dress, this will lead on to other decisions for your wedding day.
What if I haven't allowed enough time to order a dress?
Don't panic...we have certain styles in store that we can order in at short notice. Some designers also carry extra stock and of
course you can buy a sample off the peg.
How long do bridesmaids dresses take to order?
Bridesmaid dresses take approximately 12-16 weeks to arrive in store. Please remember to allow time for fittings and alterations.
Do you have a junior bridesmaid range?
Yes we do, our Emma Bridals Collection offer a range of junior bridesmaid dresses to match the adult styles, we have a small selection in store along with flower girl dresses.
What if I want to loose wait, should I order a smaller size?
We advise that we order the dress to your current measurements, then if you do loose wait the dress can't be taken in accordingly. The last thing we want, is a stressed bride, putting unnecessary pressure onto yourself to fit into your dress.
Do you carry out alterations in store?
We don't have an in house seamstress, however we can provide you with details of independent dress makers that we regularly use.
Are you able to store my wedding dress?
We can but we do have limited storage space available, however if you do collect your dress you are welcome to bring it back to be steamed before your wedding day.
When should I choose my accessories?
You can either decide on your accessories on the day of ordering your dress, or wait until your dress arrives in store and have a separate accessory appointment.
If you have any other questions, please contact us on 01376 564800 or email at and we will be more than happy to help and advise you.