Whenever you feel ready! Although it is worth keeping in mind that some of our designers can take up to 7-8 months to make your dress and have it delivered to us at the boutique. You will also need to factor in around 2 months for any alterations you may need and as you can imagine in the summer months can get very busy for seamstresses. Lots of brides start looking around a year before. Please don’t panic if you have less time than that, as most of our designers can accommodate a shorter delivery date if requested. So if you do find ‘the one’ why wait !
Please go to our contact us page, this will tell you about the types of appointments we offer at Chislehurst bridal, select the type of appointment you would like then complete the online form. Alternatively you can call us directly if you have any further questions or you would like to pay for an appointment over the phone.
We will confirm your appointment via email within 24 hours.
We understand that ‘life happens’ and you may need to cancel your appointment. We would ask that you could give us as much notice as possible. To cancel a VIB or a classic Saturday appointment we would need at least 48 hours notice, we will gladly reschedule your appointment to another date.
Once you have found “the one’ We require you to pay a 50% non refundable deposit, so you dress can then be ordered. The remaining balance will be due when your dress arrives, prior to any alterations.
We are so lucky to work with two very talented seamstresses. Both can conduct fittings from the boutique or from their own studios. Most dresses need some alterations in order for it to fit you perfectly, each alteration, dress and of course bride is unique so it would be impossible to estimate the cost, we leave that to the professionals.
They will give you a detailed quote at your first fitting and payments are paid direct to the seamstress.
Of course we are happy if you would like to use-or source your own seamstress.
Some brides find saying ‘yes to the dress’ enough in one day and prefer to decide on the perfect accessory at a later date. Veils and headpieces generally take a month to order so if you would like to wait until your actual dress arrives to decide that is fine, we welcome any bride to make an appointment to look and try different accessories to complete the perfect bridal look.