Genuine designer gowns are made to pattern sizes, and they will vary from designer to designer, and where about’s in the world they are manufactured. American sizes differ from European sizes which differ from the UK sizes, so the label inside your gown may appear different to what you were expecting, and differ greatly to what you would buy your normal every day clothes.
So don’t panic, the label is a tiny part of your dress, what matters is that your gown fits you perfectly. Your bridal consultant knows her stock, and her designers, so will be able to guide you expertly through your dress choosing. Ignore the labels, they are a guide for the consultant, and mean nothing in terms of high street sizes. Trust your consultant, she really does know what is the right dress size for you to try on.
Be open minded to suggestions, and please don’t be shy, we have had brides who don’t want to take off their jeans when they try on dresses. But when trying on wedding dresses you do need to see the shape, the fit and how they feel, non of that is achievable with your clothes on underneath. We are here to help you find the style of dress you like, and to ultimately find your perfect dress. Our gowns are off the peg meaning real bargains can be found. This also means the gowns are not made to measure however 99% of wedding dresses will need an alteration. They are not the same as high street gowns, but often have structure and need to be tailored to you, to help you look and feel your absolute best on your wedding day. A wedding dress is like no other gown, it is truly special and unique process.
Weight Loss or Gain
Brides can often change shape on the run up to the wedding. We are prepared for that and will discuss with you the various options for each dress. Very rarely does a dress fit a bride perfectly, and the majority of gowns will need alterations to get a perfect fit. Our experienced and talented team can talk you through any queries you may have and provide a list of recommended seamstresses local to the area. We would advise you to book your appointment for fittings 4-6 weeks prior to the wedding day. Your consultant will have advised you at the time of the sale as to what to expect your alterations to be. We do not take into account dramatic weight loss of gain, or pregnancies, so please do advise us if you think your body shape will be changing prior to the wedding day.
There is never any obligation to use the seamstress services we recommend, we can not take responsibility for work carried out on your gown. Please choose your seamstress wisely, ask for recommendations from previous customers and to see work they have carried out on Bridal Gowns specifically.