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First of all, a little reassurance! Looking for the dress you wear on your wedding day should be looked back upon with true delight and the happiest of memories and therefore, our aim is to make your visit to Maison de la Bride wonderfully special.

From the moment you step into Maison de la Bride you will be made to feel welcome, at home and relaxed.

Some brides have mentioned that before coming to Maison de la Bride, they have found visiting bridal boutiques a little daunting so let us from this moment dispel any of your worries and instead replace them with feelings of excited anticipation!

With this purpose in mind, here are some of your queries answered and if you have any more, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Some of our brides find their dream dress with us straight away and do not wish to look anywhere else. Others like to visit a few other boutiques and therefore, more time is needed in the decision-making process. Consequently, you may wish to bear in mind that ideally you should aim to be ordering your dress 6-12 months prior to the date of your wedding. This takes into account the time it takes for your dress to be made to order and then, very importantly, the time needed to have your dress fitted perfectly to you. However, if you are on a tight timescale, please do still come and see us as we have been known to work miracles and have sample dresses which can be bought off-the-peg and adjusted to fit you to perfection!
At Maison de la Bride we allow one and a half hours for all first appointments with us. This gives us plenty of time to get to know you and to find out all about your wedding. It also allows lots of time for you to try on our beautiful dresses! Saturday appointments are so popular with our brides that we recommend you book your appointment as far in advance as possible. If weekdays and Saturdays are difficult for you, we are able to offer late night appointments on a Thursday on request. Our job is to make you look and feel like the bride you’ve always dreamed of. We therefore, want to devote as much time to you as you need so please feel that you can come back and visit us again for a second or even third appointment – we shall make it feel just as special as the first!
During your appointment at Maison de la Bride, you will receive a one-to-one personalised consultation with one of our highly trained bridal consultants and you will have our undivided attention in helping you to find your perfect dress. Once we have found out a little bit about you and your wedding style, the fun really starts as you have a look through all of our dresses and choose which ones you would like to try on. You will then be shown to your very own private fitting room in which to try on our beautiful gowns and then the curtain will be swished back for us to reveal you as a beautiful bride to your family and friends. Once you have found the dress of your dreams, we can help you complete the look to perfection with our stunning collections of veils, tiara's, boleros, and wedding hair accessories.
At Maison de la Bride, most importantly, we want you to be comfortable so please do feel that you can wear whatever you usually do! However, it would be sensible to wear a strapless bra and to bring a hair clip to put your hair up as some of our dresses have the most divine back-detailing. Please also ensure that you do not wear fake tan and that you keep your makeup to a minimum to ensure that our dresses are kept as beautiful as possible for all of our brides.
We do understand this is not only an important occasion for you but also for your nearest and dearest and therefore, we have a very comfortable seating area for your guests to sit and relax (and get excited whilst they wait to see you in our beautiful gowns. Too many loved ones all giving their opinions can be unhelpful - do remember, it is your opinion which is the one that truly counts so it is important that you don’t feel confused or distracted from your mission to find the perfect dress! This brings us on to little ones. Whilst all of us here genuinely adore children (and most of our consultants have at least two!) it really will be easier for you to relax and enjoy finding your dream dress if you don’t have the concern of little ones outside your changing area. Think of it as a bit of much-needed and deserved “me” time where you are the one being looked after! However, should you need to bring your children with you; we do understand and just request you ensure that you have someone with you to look after them. After all, we want to devote our entire attention to looking after you and finding you your perfect dress!
Our dresses pricerange is: £499.00 to £2,000.00, ensuring a beautiful choice of bridal gowns for every bride
No, on ordering any gown or bridesmaid, we have to take 50% of the cost. The balance is paid in full when goods arrive. We also offer a payment plan if you do wish to spread the cost which can be discussed with us at the shop.
Maison de la Bride is so fortunate in having the most superb seamstress who, with 30 years’ experience in the bridal industry, will ensure that your dress fits you to perfection. Usually, you will need a maximum of 2-3 fittings and prior to buying, we can provide you with guidelines as to the cost of possible alterations. When your dress arrives, we will telephone you to invite you to come in and try on your dress. It is then that you are also required to pay the final balance outstanding on your dress. Once you have tried your dress on for the very first time, we shall then make arrangements for your first fitting for alterations. Should you wish any alterations to be made closer to your wedding day, this can easily be arranged for you? When you come for your first fitting, it is essential that you bring with you the shoes and underwear you intend to wear on your wedding day.
Yes, we do offer an alteration service, just ask to see our price list.
Your wedding dress really should come first! It can also have an impact on the style of the bridesmaids’ dresses you ultimately choose. However, it is important that you bear in mind that our bridesmaids’ and flowergirl dresses are made to order and will take approximately 6-10 weeks to arrive. Maison de la Bride are very fortunate in having the most exquisite range of bridesmaids’ dresses – we have seen so many bridesmaids become so excited thinking of all the other times when they can wear these dresses again! As girls, we all know that we suit different dresses according to our shape and size and with our collection, should you wish, you can give your bridesmaids different styles of dresses but create a cohesive look through colour and/or fabric.
Even if you have bought your dress elsewhere, you are more than welcome to come along for an Accessories Appointment. We are delighted to stock the collection of Wedding Hair Accessories by Richard Designs who is regarded as one of the UK's leading designers of handmade veil’s and tiaras. Do book an appointment to come and try on the stunning range of wedding hair accessories. Our collections feature an abundance of the most beautiful freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals and all of our accessories are hand-made to order in our studios in the Ely, England.
Before ordering we look at the size chart with you and together decide on a realistic size and measurements to suit you. Giving you the measurements to work to, to achieve your goal! As every girl is different there will most probably be some alterations somewhere even after weight loss.
Yes, being an independent shop we always have samples available. Also don't be afraid to have a look at the 'Sale Rail' this is updated frequently. And most of the designers do offer a rush order (cut) on the bridal gowns which can be discussed at the time of ordering.


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