So you've finally got the ring... now what?
Well, you are now on the start of a very exciting journey! Wedding dress shopping is uncharted territory for most, so we have put together this FAQ page covering our most asked questions to help you out.
The bridal industry is a whole different world compared to your high street shopping experience, so we recommend you having a read through everything outlined below. If you're still feeling completely lost and have no idea where to even start, please feel free to call or email us to chat through anything you want to know.
At LV Couture, we have a way of doing things, so please make sure you have a read through how we operate before you book.
We operate by appointment only, which means we can give you our undivided attention. Plus, you get the whole boutique to yourself! Each bridal appointment is 2 hours long, which we think is more than enough time to find your perfect wedding dress.
We'll welcome you into the boutique where we will discuss what it is you're wanting in a wedding dress, your wedding plans and current likes. You'll then get to browse through our extensive range of designer dresses to try on... and this is where the fun begins! We'll try on some veils and hair accessories to complete your look, with the hopes that you'll find your perfect wedding dress and say 'YES'!
We are known for our down to earth nature, and fun attitude, so trust us ... you're in safe hands!
We always try to be upfront and honest with you when it comes to the order process. We want you to know that timing is super important when ordering your wedding dress.
We will run you through everything... we will talk you through your measurements and what we feel is the best size to order, we'll give you an estimate arrival date of your dress so you'll have an indication of when you should be expecting your dress to arrive in with us and we'll run you through our flexible payment options.
We are upfront about our costings, and you'll receive a bride booklet from us which talks you through everything that happens after, plus we are always easy to reach if you ever need to ask us a few more questions!
We aim to make the order process as easy and stress free as possible. We'll keep an eye on dates too so that we leave you enough time to have your alterations.
So when it comes to wedding dresses, very rarely you will be able to order a dress (unless its made to measure) that fits you like a glove. Alterations will most likely be needed to make sure that you get that perfect fit.
Typically, the most common things that happen in your alterations are the straps and the length of the dress. In most cases, you'll need a few further nips and tucks, but ultimately the seamstress will work with you to make sure that you feel confident and comfortable!
One of the biggest things we get asked is, "what happens if I lose weight?" Well, as this if a very common thing for brides to do before their wedding date, we say its always easier to take the dress in than to have to let out. Dresses can typically be taken in 2-3 dress sizes.
We are fortunate to work with a super talented seamstress who focuses on bridal dresses. All of our brides have commented and said how fabulous she is, so you are in very safe hands.