What is Bristol Bridal Boutique?
I run Bristol Bridal Boutique from my garden studio in Southville, Bristol selling sample designer wedding dresses. I receive stock a few times a year so I may have more than is on the website.
What size wedding dresses do you stock?
The sample dress sizes vary widely from designer to designer and are often smaller than high street sizes. They are all sourced from bridal shops and most of them come up between a high street size 8 and size 14.
In all cases reasonable alterations can be made. If the dress has a corset style fastening at the back it will normally fit a size smaller and a size larger than the label size. We can discuss this on the phone or over email if you make an enquiry about any of the dresses. My seamstress Susan Gilby says that anything is possible!
What condition are the dresses in?
Most of Bristol Bridal Boutique’s wedding dresses are in great condition. As all the wedding dresses are samples from bridal shops and therefore may have been tried on a few times, they may have some minor imperfections eg. missing or loose beading, pulls in the fabric, etc. For more information about any of the dresses please CLICK HERE to get in touch.
Do I need an appointment to come and try the wedding dresses on?
Yes, please contact me via email or through the contact form.
Can I bring friends and family with me to my appointment?
Of course, please just let me know how many of you there will be. I usually ask that you bring no more than 3 with you as there is not enough space for anymore.
Can I wear make-up to my appointment?
No, please do not wear make-up or fake tan when coming to try on the wedding dresses so I can keep them in the best possible condition.
If I buy a sample wedding dress will it need cleaning?
I only dry-clean samples if they need it when they arrive with me. If you would like your gown dry-cleaned after purchase I can arrange this for a discounted price.
Do you do alterations?
I can recommend a very experienced, local dressmaker and award-winning seamstress, Susan Gilby (www.susangilby.com), who will be able to do any alterations that you require. If you know of a seamstress closer to where you live, you are welcome to use them.
How can I pay for my wedding dress?
I only accept bank transfer. On agreement of sale I take £100 deposit against the price of the dress and it must be paid for within 24 hours.
Do you accept returns?
All gowns are sold as seen and I advise that you check the gown over fully before making your purchase. Any imperfections that I am aware of will be pointed out to you at your appointment. As a result I cannot accept returns and do not provide refunds.