You’ve done it! You’ve found your perfect wedding dress!
Welcoming new Wedding Belles’ to the fold makes for one very happy team here at the boutique. We love seeing that magical look when you find “The One” and are super excited to know that we will be seeing you again many times during the run up to your wedding day!
This is what you can expect to happen next…
Your wedding dress (which is an amazingly gorgeous designer gown darling) will take somewhere between five and seven months to arrive with us at the boutique. During that time it is being lovingly made using quality fabrics, and all of the gorgeous beads are being stitched by hand.
Your personal consultant will have discussed the estimated delivery date with you during your appointment, however we receive a more accurate delivery date of your gown from the designer a couple of weeks after placing your order. Feel free to contact the Wedding Belles team at any time to discuss your requirements or to find out more.
Once your dress arrives at Wedding Belles you will receive an invitation asking you to give us a call to make an appointment to come and try on your wedding dress (yippee!). Ideally this appointment should be made within two weeks of receiving your invitation. It’s very (VERY) rare that there is an issue with your dress, but if we don’t spot it within two weeks and let the designer know, they won’t fix it. So come and see us quick sharp!
During this appointment we will all ooh and ah and admire how gorgeous you look in your wedding dress (WARNING! There will be happy tears!). Then we’ll pull ourselves together to talk about what underwear would be appropriate and what alterations we might need to do to make your dress fit perfectly. This appointment isn’t normally a fitting with our brilliant seamstress, unless your dress has arrived within the 12 week run up to your wedding day (more on that later).
If you haven’t already thought about accessories, now is also a good time to take a look at our fabulous collection of veils, head pieces and shoes.
We offer an alterations service which you are more than welcome to take advantage of. We like to start the alterations process at least three months prior to your wedding date. Sometimes we have less time (we can work with this!) however the more time we have the better. You can find out more about your fittings and alterations here. If it is more convenient for you, we are also able to provide a list of local free lance seamstresses who would be able to conduct your fittings and alterations outside of the boutique.
Once all of your fittings and alterations are complete, it’s time to get married! Don’t forget to send us some pictures!