About Champagne & Strawberries
Champagne & Strawberries has proudly been known as one of the South West's leading bridal boutiques for over 28 years.
We have continued to offer our brides a fantastic range of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, prom and evening wear and accessories, and since 2004 we have offered men's formal hire and accessories as well.
We have over 100 gowns in stock, varying from straight classic chiffon gowns, to beautifully embroidered satin A-line gowns, to traditional tulle full skirted gowns. We also have a large collection of bridesmaid dresses with colours from champagne through to black and in both full and tea length designs.
Our men's wear department was extended in 2006 due to customer demand, and we now have an even more comprehensive range of Morning Wear, including Tail Coats and Prince Edward Jackets, along with Evening and Prom Wear, and our Highland Wear hire.
On visiting Champagne & Strawberries you will be greeted by our friendly experienced staff who can assist you in choosing your gown, advising you on different designs, colours and stock availablity.
Appointments are strongly recommended, especially on Saturdays as we get exceptionally busy. Appointments are appoximately one hour long, but on occasion can take longer. We like to encourage you to try on several different designs in our spacious changing rooms, where, once you have found your dream dress you can accessorise with tiaras, veils and shoes to compliment your gown.
To book an appointment please contact us on 01823 322463.
Purchasing A Gown From Stock:
When you find your dream gown you can take it away with you the same day, or if you would like us to Store & Insure the gown we can arrange that for you, details on Storage & Insurance packages are listed below.
Ordering A Gown:
Bridal gowns usually take 4-6 months to order, but we can check availablity with our designers if required sooner.
A 50% part payment is required when placing your order, with the balance being due with in two week of the gown arriving in store. You are welcome to take your gown with you after you have tried her, or if you would like to store her with us the details are below.
Storage & Insurance Options.
Once you have chosen your gown we offer a selection of Storage & Insurance options to suit your needs. All packages include storage and insurance off the shop floor for up to 18 months, presentation of your gown which includes spot cleaning and pressing ready for collection, plus a full length gown bag.
Bridal Package £30:
Your Bridal Gown and up to 4 Bridesmaid Dresses, Bridal gown presented in White zip front gown bag, whilst bridesmaids are presented in full length clear plastic gown bag.
Further zip front gown bags are available to purchase for £10 in White, Pink or Lilac.
Bridesmaid Package £20-£35:
If you have not bought your bridal gown from us we can happily store your gowns.
Up to 4 Bridesmaid Dresses £20. Up to 8 Bridesmaid Dresses £35.
Prom Package £15:
If you have bought your gown else where and would like to store her with us it may cost slightly more depending on design of gown.
Bridal Gown Not Purchased from Champagne & Strawberries £50:
When you bring your gown in a consultant will go over the gown with you and write down on your file any minor problems with your gown (for example if there are loose beads) and will discuss with you if we can fix/correct them. Depending on how much work needs doing there may be an extra charge for this.
The Perfect Fit:
Our collection of bridal, bridesmaid, prom and evening gowns are not made to measure and arrive in standard sizes.
If any alterations are needed we recommend an independant dressmaker who can offer you an appointment at her studio in Galmington, Taunton. Alteration prices are not included in the price of the gown, but as a rough guide usually cost between £100-£200.
Your first fitting usually takes place 6 - 8 weeks before the event, where you will be giving a hand written receipt for the work that needs doing, with your final fitting being two weeks before when the payment is due,in cash or cheque paid directly to the dressmaker.
Collection Of The Gown:
If you have our Storage & Insurance option we need at least two days notice to collect your gown from storage and for us to spot clean and press the gown ready for your event.
If you would like any more information, please visit our Contact Us page.
We look forward to seeing you soon and hope you enjoy planning your wedding.
The Girls at Champagne & Strawberries