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When should I start looking for my wedding dress?

It is best to start looking for your wedding dress at least 9 to 12 months prior to your wedding date. The majority of our brides begin looking and researching 1 year ahead. That allows you enough time to narrow down your selection and order the dress of your dreams. Don't let the time bracket worry you because even if you do not have that much time there are a few different ways that Ivory & lace Bridal can accommodate you. We have many sample gowns that can be purchased of the rail and there are some opportunities to fill rush orders for you but an extra fee will be chargable for this.

 How do I schedule an appointment at Ivory & Lace Bridal?

We are contactable most ways possible, call us, email us, facebook us or arrange an appointment online through our website.

Do I need an appointment to try on wedding dresses?

Yes, we do work on an appointment only bases, this is so you can receive personalised one-on-one service and the experience you expect and that Ivory & Lace Bridal delivers. If you would like to arrange an appointment please arrange an appointment through our website, email, facebook or phone on 01525 838141.

How long does an appointment last?

Bridal first fit appointments last at least 1hr 30 mins, this ensures you have enough time to try on your selected gowns and do not feel rushed. 

There are so many dresses to choose from, where do I begin and what should I bring to my first bridal appointment?

We suggest you browse through bridal magazines, the internet or in the gown galleries of our website for silhouettes and styles that you like. Feel free to bring any pictures along with you to help guide your consultant. Once you come in for your bridal appointment, you can leave it up to our professionally trained team to help find the dress of your dreams. We recommend you bring a strapless bra to your appointment and avoid wearing make-up or fake tan if possible as we try to keep all our sample dresses in lovely condition for the next bride.

Am I allowed to bring my bridesmaids with me?

Yes, we do recommend you bring up to two people with you who’s opinion you trust, as we don’t want them deciding which will be your wedding dress!

 Am I allowed to take pictures of gowns while I try them on at the store?

Yes we allow you to take pictures, we can take the pictures for you and email them across, just ask one of our friendly team.

What are your price ranges?

Our wedding dresses range from £700 to just over £2,000. We stock a large range of sample gowns which are in very good condition ranging from £150-£900,contact us or arrange an appointment to view the collections.

Do I have to pay for my gown in full at the time of purchase?

We require a 50% deposit to place your order, the remaining 50% is payable on collection of your wedding dress. We do offer flexible payment plans if this would suit, please ask one of our team and we will be happy to talk you through this. All dresses sold from our ‘Take me now' sample collection must be paid in full at the time of purchase. Our ‘Take me now'' collection of dresses are  sold on a ‘sold as seen’ basis so please ensure you inspect the gown and are happy before purchasing.

After my order is placed, how long will it be before I get my gown?

In most cases the dresses will arrive within 5 months, our team will be able to give you an estimated time of arrival when you purchase your wedding dress. We will keep you updated and notifiy when your beautiful dress arrives to arrange your next dress fitting.

 Can I complete my entire wedding attire in one appointment?

Yes our team will be happy to help you find everything you need from head to toe, so you can complete your wedding attire with the convenience of it being all under one roof!

Can I get a fabric swatch of my gown after I order it?

Yes, please ask one of our team and we will arrange this for you.

Do you sell wedding accessories?

Yes, we stock a range of bridal jewellery, shoes, veils. Please view our accessories page or contact our team to arrange an accessory appointment.

 When should I order my accessories?

Your accessories can be ordered at your first fitting or when we arrange a final fitting of your wedding dress. We can usually get stock of our wedding accessories within 3-5 days, if your order is urgent please let one of our team know and we will arrange a rush order.

When should I schedule my final fitting?

We will contact you as soon as we receive your wedding dress from the designer. At that time you can schedule a fitting appointment with us.

What should I bring to my final bridal fitting?

At your final fitting, we recommend you have the undergarments and shoes you will be wearing on your wedding day. Ivory & Lace has a superb selection of shoes and  accessories for you to choose from before your final fitting appointment.

Does Ivory & Lace Bridal provide alterations service?

Not in house but we can recommend a very skilled and talented lady, contact one of our team and we will be happy to refer you.

When should I make my alterations fitting appointment?

We recommend once you have purchased your gown that you arrange your appointment for your alterations as our recommended alterations company can get very busy, this just avoids any disappointment.

How does Ivory & Lace charge for alterations?

We don’t charge for any alterations this is dealt with direct with our alterations company and yourselves. Our alterations company is very competitive and will advise a price of any work required prior to commencing the work.

When should I begin shopping for my bridesmaid dresses?

We encourage all of our brides to start shopping for bridesmaids' dresses immediately after choosing their bridal gown. The coordination of your bridal party takes a significant amount of time. Give yourself ample time, which will make this a much more enjoyable experience. You should give yourself a minimum of 16-20 weeks from the time you order the dresses.