Appointments are strongly recommended, especially on Saturdays as we
get exceptionally busy. You are more then welcome to visit us in store and
see our collection but if we are fully booked with appointments then
unfortunatley you will not be able to try on any gowns, but we would be
able to advise and arrange a time when you could come back.
To book an appointment please contact us on 01823 322463.
Appointments are appoximately one hour long, but if you are wanting to try
bridal gowns along with bridesmaid dresses it can take up to two hours.
One of our helpfull members of staff will assist you in your appointment
with getting in and out of our gowns, and is there if you would like any
advice on designs and accessories.
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 take 3-6 months to order, unless the designers have the
gown in stock which means we can receive it with in two - four weeks,
although it is unusual for the designers to have a wide range of stock,
and has to be checked on each individual gown.
A 50% deposit is needed when placing your order,
and the balance is due with in one week of the gown arriving in store,
when we will invite you to come in and try your gown on.
You are welcome to take your gown with you after you have tried it,
or if you would like to store it with us, as described below,
just let us know at the end of your appointment.
Storage & Insurance Options.
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 12 or 18 months, a full length water proof zip front gown bag,
spot cleaning after your fitting and pressing ready for collection.
Your Bridal Gown and up to 4 Bridesmaid Dresses £30
Bridal gown is presented in a White zip front gown bag and
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.
If you have not bought your bridal gown here we can still store your
bridesmaids dress for up to 18 months in a White zip front grown bag.
Up to 4 Bridesmaid Dresses £20.
Up to 8 Bridesmaid Dresses £35.
You will receive 2 White zip front gown bags,
with gowns evenly stored between the two.
Your Prom Gown £15
Your gown will be stored in a Pink or Lilac gown bag.
Gowns Not Purchased from Champagne & Strawberries:
Your Bridal Gown £50
If you would like us to look after your gown we are more than happy
to although they weren’t purchased from one of our designers.
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 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, for example the hem needs raising or it needs
taking in on the bodice to give you the perfect fit, we recommend an independant
dressmaker who can offer you an appointment at her studio in Galmington, Taunton
every Tuesday and Thursday morning, and one Saturday a month.
Alteration prices are not included in the price of the gown,
and prices for hem raises range from £50 - £100,
and bodice alterations ranging from £20 - £80.
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:
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 wedding.