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Our help section is designed to answer your wedding dress questions about shopping at Brides and Bustles wedding shop in Bedfordshire. Browsing, ordering and after-care for your bridal.

When should I start looking for my dress? 


It is never too early to start looking for your dream dress but we would recommend that you leave it no later than 9 months before your wedding.  Most gowns can take approx 20 weeks from order to delivery. 

Do I need to make an appointment and how many people can I bring? 


Yes, it is always advisable to schedule an appointment to ensure that you have full use of the viewing suite for yourself and your bridal party. Saturday appointments are always busy, so it is essential to pre-book for that day. While it's always nice to have second opinions when looking for the perfect dress, we recommend you keep to a maximum of 2/3 guests. 

How long are your appointments?


We offer a 2 hour appointment which is longer than the norm. This is to make sure that you have plenty of time to find your dream wedding dress and relax in our boutique surroundings.

Help, I'm getting married in 6 weeks and haven't got a dress, what can I do? 


We work with several designers that offer a Rush Order service. However, there is a charge for this. We also have a range of ex-sample gowns which are available off the peg at a discounted price. 

What happens if I find 'The Dress'?


All the dresses we stock are samples and a new gown will be ordered in new for each bride unless you decide to buy a dress from our Love me, buy me range which are sold as seen. 

What sizes do you carry and what is the price range? 


We carry sample sizes from 10 to 30, if you are smaller than a size 12 do not worry as we can adjust them to give the desired look.  Our prices range from £750 to £2100, we also have the Love Me, Buy Me range of sample gowns that are greatly reduced in price. 

How do I pay?


We would require a 50% non-refundable deposit on order and the balance is payable on collection.  We accept all debit and credit cards, and also cash.  

Do you do the wedding dress alterations? 


We do not offer an in-house alterations service, however we can recommend an experienced Tailor or Seamstress who will be more than happy to carry out any alterations needed at very competitive prices. Please bear in mind that this is an additional cost on top of your gown. 

What happens when my dress is delivered? 


We will notify you as soon as we receive your dress and we would ask that you arrange an appointment within 14 days to come in, try your gown on, pay the balance and collect.  Should you wish us to store your gown until you take it for alterations or wedding date we are happy to do so at a nominal charge of £25 a week. 

Book your appointment at Brides and Bustles in Bedfordshire now! 

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