We always have sample dresses across all of our departments available to buy immediately. These are the perfect option for those that are limited on time or are looking for a bargain!
We also offer our brides the opportunity of a dress that is ‘The One & Only’. These dresses are no longer available through ordering and our samples are looking for their bride. A selection of our sample dresses are featured on our Sale page.
Q. When do I need to start looking for my wedding dress?
A. 8-12 months is an ideal length of time & you need to collect images & ideas of what you are looking for. Our bridal dresses are made to order & therefore you will need to allow a minimum of 6 months from order to your wedding day to ensure your dress is ready considering any alterations & fittings that may be required.
Prom and Bridesmaids dresses (singles) are available from stock, but also available to order other sizes/colours with delivery at average 4-12 weeks. Please ensure you allow enough time for browsing, delivery and alterations!
Q. Do I need an appointment?
A. Appointments are generally required, especially on Saturdays. These can be booked up several weeks in advance.
Our busiest season is January – June. Sometimes at our busiest, our door may be closed to appointments only, as we love to give everyone the special attention they deserve when choosing the perfect dress for their occasion . Bridesmaids & Prom dress appointments are for one hour.
Our Bridal appointments are for 90 minutes & include time for us to ‘get to know you’ as well as for you to try on dresses. We also recommend that as the bride you may just want to bring those closest to you – your Mum, Maid of Honor or closest friend – to keep things intimate & relaxed, making it fun & a memory which starts the journey you will remember forever.
Q. What do I need to bring for my appointment?
A. If you have any ideas or pictures of what you like (or really don’t) – please bring these, as well as an ‘open mind’ to try styles that you may not have thought of! Please wear comfortable underwear & if you have a pair of shoes of a heel height that you may consider for your special day.
Please be advised that although it is lovely to bring family & friends to your appointments, we must insist that this is kept to a minimum of no more than four – although opinions are good, they can be a little overwhelming!
We welcome well behaved children & we respectfully remind that they are sat with your party at all times – they & our dresses are very precious!
Clare Denning Dressmaker
An experienced & qualified dressmaker with a talent to carry out simple or complex alterations. With over 23 years of experience in dressmaking, combined with a 4 year apprenticeship Clare has the skills you need to get that perfect fit. Clare is completely customer focused, listening to what the client wants & using her expertise to make it work wherever possible.
Phone: 01823 333144 / 07738 923678
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