How does it work?🖤
Are you available to make my wedding dress?
Please get in touch as soon as you know you want to chat to us about your dress.
We limit the number of wedding we take on for each month to ensure we can dedicate our full time and attention to your dress. As you can imagine summer months book up quite quickly so the best thing to do is to drop us an email. We do still have availability in 2018 but we are already taking bookings for 2019 and even 2020. So if you plan to get married in the peak months it’s worth getting in touch sooner rather than later.
We wrote a blog on timings here…worth a read if you’re trying to work out when to get in touch!
Can I just come and browse your collection or do I need an appointment?
We are strictly by appointment only. We are a small business and our ability to meet our deadlines is dependent on us being able to plan our time effectively. This means we are not able to accommodate walk-ins.
Appointments are available Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Appointments are also available on Wednesdays between 5pm and 7pm during busy periods.
How long will it take to make my dress?
We require at least 4 months, recommend 6 months and prefer 9 months. This is reflective of demand in busy periods abut also guarantees we have time to order fabrics that sometimes take as long as 3 months to be made. we cannot guarantee that we are available until we receive your down payment.
A part of the longer time requirement is due to our clients’ availability for fittings and your flexibility is appreciated. Our Saturday appointments get booked up months in advance so if you are able to attend fittings on week days it will be much easier to accommodate shorter timescales.
If you require a shorter timescale please do still get in touch. If it’s a quieter time of year we have been known to create a wedding dress in as short as 6 weeks
I've seen the perfect dress; can you make it?
If you have already found the perfect dress we encourage you to buy it from the original designer. We do not make copies. If a design is no longer available we are happy to use elements as inspiration… but we will not make direct copies.
I know exactly what I want, how much will it be?
We appreciate that it’s helpful to have an idea of cost but we don’t give quotes over the phone or via email… it can be so misleading as we need to discuss structure, show you fabric quality and consider techniques and embellishment details. Therefore we encourage everyone to make an appointment for a free consultation to fully explore the idea.
As a very basic guideline our bespoke wedding dresses typically start from £800 and our bridesmaid dresses start from £200
What if my weight changes or I am planning to lose weight?
This is not a problem. We always cut with very generous seam allowances meaning normal fluctuations in weight are easily accommodated. If you are trying to lose weight we can reserve your sewing time for a period closer to your wedding to allow you to reach your target weight before we begin work… but there is always scope for the dress to be altered to fit as we go along.
The final fitting is usually just a couple of weeks before the wedding so that we can achieve the perfect fit for your wedding day.
Maternity: We are also experienced at making dresses for expectant and new mothers. We can make plans to measure you and create the dress at appropriate points in your pregnancy or after the birth.
What if I don't like it?
The beauty of this process is that you are in complete control throughout the entire journey. We don’t simply sketch a design and then bring you the finished article. You are able to see the design take shape through several stages and make changes or add details at any part of the process. The likelihood of your dress not being like you imagined is actually very slim
How long is a consultation?
Appointments are 1 hour long and fittings tend to only take half an hour
Can I bring friends and family to my appointments?
Yes absolutely! we always recommend you bring those you value the opinion of.
Please be aware however that we recommend you keep numbers to a minimum. It’s often gets too confusing if there’s too many opinions
How many fittings will I need?
The minimum is 3 fittings but in many cases we require more to make sure everything is perfect.
What if I want to reschedule or I'm running late?
Please do let us know if you need to reschedule for any reason and we’ll make you a new appointment.
It is important that you arrive for your appointments on time so that we have adequate time to work with you on your design and fitting. If you are running late please let us know as it may be that we are not able to see you that day.
What about lingerie
Lingerie will be discussed at your initial consultation and your design will be built around this but in general we design our dresses with structured bodices so there is no need for extra support.
If you are wearing a bra or basque you do need to make sure you bring the right lingerie to each and every fitting as it makes a massive difference to the fit of your dress. And for best result it is highly recommended clients with plus size bra cups source appropriate foundation garments from specialists and we encourage all clients to get properly fitted for their wedding lingerie. For all sizes, good underwear will give the best results and needs to be selected prior to creating the gown.
When do I collect my dress?
Most brides arrange to collect their dress 2 or 3 days before their wedding as they know it will be steamed and pressed ready for the big day
Do you take alterations?
We do take bridal and evening dress alterations on dresses bought off the peg. Please take at our sister company to find out more… www.LegendBridalAlterations.co.uk
We usually recommend starting Alterations 8-12 weeks before the wedding but encourage you to get in touch early in order to get a quote and reserve your time in the sewing room.
We will need an initial consultation to work out what alterations are needed and to know how much time is needed.
Do you buy back dresses after the wedding?
This is not something we do
Do you sell your samples?
As we design and create everything ourselves our sample designs are never discontinued. We have created these dresses to show different techniques and style options, and as such we do not in general sell dresses of our rails
Do you hire your dresses?
Sorry no, our dresses are not for hire.
If you are a supplier looking to use our dresses in a styled shoot lease email