All the advice you need to find your dream wedding dress

Buying a Dress

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All of our dresses are bought ‘off-the-peg’. This means you’re buying the exact dress you see and try-on in the shop. The advantage is that you can take the dress away with you on the same day without the long lead times needed to order a brand new gown.

Each dress is a one-off style in a particular size. Once the dress is sold we can’t order another. If you see something you like don’t delay in making the decision to buy it, you don’t want to be disappointed.

Dress Seekers Service

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Our collection is regularly replenished and we endeavour to have a good range of sizes and styles in the shop at any one time.

If however you’re looking for something specific, please let us know as we may be able to find the exact gown as a sample dress, or find a similar style for you to try. Contact us on 01525 305 008 to discuss your requirements.

Your Appointment

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We allocate one and a half hours for each dress fitting. This ensures that you have plenty of time to peruse the entire collection, and select a good range of styles to try-on depending on your preferences.

What to Wear

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We suggest that you wear light coloured underwear to your dress fitting.  If you have a strapless bra then it’s worth bringing it along. Likewise, if you normally wear contour enhancing underwear bring it with you to the appointment. You want to look and feel you’re absolute best and good underwear can really help to enhance the fit and shape of the dresses.

And Relax...

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We like to keep you refreshed during your appointment; it can be thirsty work trying on wedding dresses so we offer a range of non-alcoholic beverages, tea and coffee.

Should you wish to make a celebration of visiting the boutique, we’re very happy for you to bring a bottle of something bubbly to your appointment. We don’t provide champagne; however, we’ll gladly provide champagne glasses for you and your guests if you’d like to bring your own bottle.

Guests

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The shop is lovely and cosy so we’d kindly ask that you bring no more than four guests with you to your dress fitting. Choose the people who you know will offer you the most constructive advice. Too many opinions can be over-whelming and often confusing.

Bridal Accessories

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Choosing accessories can be as difficult as finding your dream wedding dress so we do ask that you book an appointment to view our full range of bridal accessories. If you do already have your wedding dress we’d encourage you to bring it with you to your appointment.  It’s much easier to select the right accessories if you’re wearing your wedding dress at the same time.

Alterations

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Most wedding dresses require some alterations to ensure the fit is perfect for you. We therefore recommend a number of excellent seamstresses who are local to Leighton Buzzard.

We’ll guide you on the level of work needed to alter your dress and provide an estimate on the cost of alteration work required. Your first alteration fitting takes place approximately five to six weeks before your wedding day.

Most dresses can have bespoke elements added to them. If you want straps added, materials changed, embellishments crafted or details adapted, our seamstresses are incredibly talented at making these changes, and we’ll happily discuss the various options with you at your appointment.

The benefit of buying a wedding dress ‘off-the-peg’ is that you can see the exact fit of the dress at the time of purchase. Most wedding dresses can be altered down by two sizes and in some cases altered up by one, depending on the style of the dress. We recommend that when buying your wedding dress you choose a gown which fits you well at the time of purchase. Be realistic about weight loss, you don’t want to put yourself under unnecessary pressure to lose weight!

Dress the Bride Service

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Should you require assistance getting ready on your wedding day we offer a unique dress-the-bride service . If you’re worried about a corset back, you don’t have someone on hand to help you with your dress, or perhaps you just want to be made to feel extra special, then we’d be more than happy to travel to your wedding venue to help you look perfect on your big day. We do charge for this service so please speak to us directly if you’d like to book.

Lucy Loves...

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"I chose to take advantage of Lucy's dress the bride service. Lucy came to my hotel on the day of the wedding and made sure that everything was ok, my bridesmaids could concentrate on getting into their dresses, while Lucy ensured that my dress and veil were perfect. I couldn't recommend Lucy any more highly. She made sure that I was comfortable in my dress and was a calming presence, on the day." Zena Rose.