Your fitting…all you need to know!

Your dress has arrived!

It’s now time for your fitting. Caroline will have confirmed your fitting date and time with you.

All of our alterations are undertaken by Diane, Perfect Fit dressmaker, our amazing seamstress!

Here is a list of everything you need to know about your fitting appointment. If we have missed something just give us a call on 07443421254.

Fitting – all you need to know

How long is a fitting appointment? Appointments are strictly 30 minutes. Please arrive on time. If you need an accessories appointment please speak to Caroline to arrange this.

How many fitting appointments will I have? Usually it is two appointments, one for first fit and one for collection.

When happens if I can’t make my appointment? Please let us know as soon as possible. If you are unable to make the Wednesday evening appointments it may be necessary for you to travel to Diane’s workshop for your fitting.

What do I need to bring with me for my fitting appointment? You will need to have your wedding shoes with you and the underwear you are planning to wear.

How long will alterations take? Alterations take between 2-4 weeks. Diane will confirm exact timescales at your first fitting and we will also arrange your collection appointment.

Can I bring a guest? If you would like to bring a guest that is not a problem, please only one guest.

How do I pay for any alterations? All brides pay Diane directly for alterations. Payment must be made in full, in cash before any dress can be taken home. Diane will confirm the cost of the alterations at your first fitting.

Can I use someone else to do my alterations? If you wish to use another seamstress, you can collect your dress once full payment has been made and arrange alterative alterations. We do recommend you use Diane as she is a highly skilled dress maker and is experienced in alterations of bridal dresses. We accept no responsibility or liability for damage to a dress once it has left the boutique or altered by anyone other than Diane.

Taking your dress home and storage

Can my dress be stored at the boutique after my final fitting? Due to insurance restrictions we are unable to store dresses once final fittings have been completed. Once your final fitting is completed you must take your dress home.

Do I need a cover/bag for my dress? We supplier Ellison Gray Bridal dress bags free of charge to our beautiful brides!

Will my dress be steamed? We make sure your dress is steamed ready for collection.

How do I store my dress at home? You will take your dress home in one of our bridal bags, use this bag when transporting your dress. Once home, take your dress out of the bag and hang it, from a height covered by a large duvet cover. Doing this will allow the dress to breath and reduce any creasing. Do not hang your dress in a bathroom to steam as this can cause water marking. When you arrive at your wedding venue hang your dress from a height as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you soon

Caroline & Diane