Frequently Asked Questions

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When should I start looking for my wedding dress?

We recommend looking for your dress about a year in advance of your wedding.

What will happen at my appointment?

Upon your arrival, we will discuss what you are looking for, and then make you a drink whilst you browse the dresses available.  Then the fun starts and you can try on dresses and decide which ones to show your friends and family, whilst they relax in our viewing area.  

If I find the dress of my dreams, what happens next?

We will order your chosen dress to be made to your size, brand new, especially for you.  At this point we will take a deposit, which is 50% of the price of the dress.

How far in advance of my wedding should I order my dress?

Our dresses take approximately four months to make and you will need about a month for fittings, so it is recommended that you order your dress at least six months in advance.

What size should I order?

We will take your measurements and check these against our size chart, which will show us which size to order for you.

What about fittings?

When your dress arrives, small alterations may be needed, such as shortening the hem, or adjusting the straps, to make it a perfect fit for you.  If this is the case, it will cost extra and it is worth budgeting a little more overall (around £100 - £200) to account for alterations.

How much should I budget for my wedding gown?

As well as the wedding gown, you may wish to think about budgeting for other items such as shoes, a veil, alterations and accessories.  Our dresses range from £540 to £1860, with the majority of our dresses being around £1000.

Eek, I’m getting married in two months and I don’t have a dress yet!  What can I do?

Don’t worry!  Come to our shop and have a chat.  We always have sample gowns available for sale, come and try a few on and you could end up taking one away the same day, for a fraction of the recommended retail price!

If you don’t find anything in our shop we can always recommend other shops with a selection of ready to buy gowns.

What if you don’t stock the dress I want in my size?

Come in and try it on anyway!  The gowns we have in store range from a size 10 – 18, so there will probably be something to try.  If there is a specific gown you want but it is not your size, we have ways of showing you how the gown will look on you, so do come in and have a look.  Of course when we order the gown it will be in your size so your dress will be a near perfect fit!

I’m planning to lose weight before the big day, what size gown should I order?

In reality, although many brides will lose weight before their wedding, their dress size may not change much overall.  If you think you will lose weight, please let us know and we can talk about which size to order for you.

If you have any questions that we haven't answered here, please do not hesitate to get in touch via our contact page.

Our Prices

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Our Prices

At Louise Perry Bridal, we are proud of the quality of our products and our highly rated customer service.  We believe that the prices of our gowns are fair and reflective of the value of our products.  Our price range for wedding dresses is £699 - £1500.

Your Deposit is Safe

Because we understand the value of peace of mind, we also offer free wedding dress insurance up to £1000 (upgrades available), so you know that your deposit is safe whilst you await your gown.

0% Finance - Interest Free Credit

Interest free credit is available to approved customers on any purchases totalling £800 or more.  Plans can be taken out over 6, 9 or 12 months, to spread your payments, regardless of your wedding date.

Your Bridal Journey

Your bridal experience doesn't stop after you've chosen the gown of your dreams, we will be here throughout your bridal journey and as a valued customer you can call Louise anytime for bridal advice, supplier recommendations or simply to chat!  You will also have access to the much sought after seamstresses with whom we work closely.  We will do everything we can to ensure your bridal experience goes smoothly on the run up to your wedding day.

Pricing Rules

We adhere to strict pricing rules that are set by our designers, so you know that if you buy a gown from Louise Perry Bridal, you are getting the best possible value for money. In fact, because we aim to keep our prices as reasonable as possible, if in the unlikely event you find the same dress cheaper elsewhere, please let us know so we can help.

Look out for our special offers and promotions, which are advertised in store throughout the year.