- Appointment Notes -
So you're coming to see us!!
Please take a few moments to read through the following – all boutiques work in different ways, so even if you’re a seasoned dress trier it will be worth a peak… xx
Your first appointment will last 60-90 minutes (VIB appointments are 2hrs)
This will be a private appointment with a dedicated Team TBR stylist
Your appointment will be a 'Personal Shopping Experience' so you can be safe in the knowledge that we will make beautiful selections for you to try
We will offer you lots of different options with each gown*
Here are a couple of IMPORTANT things to think about:
Personal Shopping Experience - We operate, possibly slightly differently to how other boutiques work, after a short conversation about you, your wedding and your style, we will then showcase gowns within your style ideas and budget to you, so, you can sit back and enjoy the show - feel like a celebrity for the day!
Budget - Please be prepared to answer questions about your budget for your gown – we aren’t being nosey; this is simply so we can show you correct dresses in the right price point for you. Our gowns start from £550-£1700. *We do have some sample sale gowns from £250.
Guests - Who is coming with you? This is a really intimate appointment (which is totally our niche!) - so let’s keep it simple with your nearest and dearest. We have found in the past too many opinions can result in the bride being upset :'-( We only have room for yourself "The Bride" and no more than 3 guests - sorry we simply don't have the room.
Full Private Styling Appointment - We offer a full styling appointment at our boutique, and offer help and advice when it comes to things like; your hair – up, down or flowing with curls for your big day. We will ask you to stand on a bridal ‘pedestal’ this gives the impression of the dress at the correct length so don't worry about bringing any shoes.
Sizing - Our samples sizes range from a size 10-24. Majority of the gowns are sized 14-18. Unfortunalty, we can't have every dress in every size, but we have means & ways to make the gowns fit you. Please note bridal comes up very small - expect to have to go up one to two sizes bigger than what you are on the high street (it's not you, it's just how bridal is)
Lingerie - The right underwear can make all the difference. A strapless bra is good when trying on gowns, but don’t worry too much if you don’t have one, it’s not essential.
NO FAKE TAN - PLEASE, refrain from wearing any fake tan, this will discolour our gowns, contrary to popular belief we have to buy all of our gowns, and…we like to keep them in pristine condition for our brides to try on. We totally understand why you want to wear fake tan, but please save it for your big day.
In the fitting room – These dresses are not easy to get into, therefore we will be in the fitting room with you, helping you in and out of each gown. Don’t worry we have a totally private fitting room, and fully respect your privacy – however, you will be in there with one of us.
Sorry, we do not allow photographs or video to be taken within the boutique – this is to protect our designers, it is their wish to keep their designs protected, and it is also for our own privacy. Once you have decided and ordered your gown we are more than happy for you to take snaps, well even take them for you.
*We will select the gowns based on the budget and information you give us
If you find your dress….
We will help and guide you through everything – you will be presented with a personal bridal folder for all your information to do with your gown order.
This is a very special purchase and so every aspect should be.
If you find your dream dress with us – to secure your ‘Made to order’ gown, you will need to pay 50% of the total value of your order.
The final balance is then due when the dress arrives into our boutique, this can be timed perfectly for you if you wish to help with budgeting. We can also offer an interest-free payment plan on your final balance to help you – please ask if this is of interest to you.
If you decide to purchase one of our gorgeous samples (otherwise known as ‘off the peg’) then this will need to be paid for in full to secure this dress for you – the dress will need to be either taken on the day or within 14 days of your purchase.
Alterations take place about 8 weeks prior to your big day, the cost of these are NOT included in the price of any of our gowns. We have a comprehensive alterations service we can offer to all our TBR brides.
So, now you know what to expect -
We thoroughly look forward to meeting you and hearing your plans for your big day!
Thank you - we look forward to seeing you soon! xx
Team TBR xxx