Frequently asked questions
We have listed the main frequently asked questions when it comes to buying a wedding dress, and what you can expect when you visit Charlotte Grace Bridal.
If there is anything else you would like to know, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
When is a good time to start looking for my dress?
This is different for every bride, some like to be super organised, others don’t want to look too early! We would recommend starting the search 12 months prior to your wedding. This ensures that you have plenty of time to find your perfect dress. Some brides find it in the first shop, for others it takes a little longer. Please don’t panic if you only have 6 months before your wedding, because we work with British designers, we can turn things around quickly if we need to
What sizes are your sample dresses?
We try to have a large range of sample sizes in the boutique, as every bride is different. Currently we have dresses in sizes 8 – 20. Bridal sizes are very different to high street sizes so please don’t worry if you go up a couple of sizes.
What is the price range of your dresses?
Our dresses start from £1,500 up to £4,500. (Costs may vary on bespoke designs).
Do I have to book to try on wedding dresses?
Yes please. We operate on an appointment only basis. This ensures that we can give each bride our undivided attention during their appointment and they have exclusive use of the boutique.
How many guests can I bring to my appointment?
Our boutique is quite intimate, so we would recommend 2-3 guests. Dress shopping is a very exciting and special occasion, but it can become very confusing if you have too many people with you, all with different ideas and opinions. If you would like to bring more guests please contact us in advance of your appointment.
How many dresses can I try on and how long will the appointment be?
We don’t limit the amount of dresses that you can try on. However we will pick out about 4 or 5 dresses to start with. This will help us learn what shape and style you like and what suits you.
Do you charge for appointments?
Yes, we have a £25 charge for our bridal appointments. You are paying for a service and your time with your expert stylist. Your stylist will use her industry knowledge to find you the perfect gown. She will guide you through our diverse collections of wedding dresses, offering our expert advice on what style and shapes will make you feel your most amazing you! You will also have exclusive use of the boutique for the duration of your appointment.
Please note - if you go on to place an order or buy a sample dress, this fee is deducted from the cost of your dress.