First of all, a little reassurance!
Looking for the dress you wear on your wedding day should be looked back upon with true delight and the happiest of memories and therefore, our aim is to make your visit to Belle en Blanc wonderfully special. From the moment you step into Belle en Blanc you will be made to feel welcome, at home and relaxed.
Some brides have mentioned they have found visiting bridal boutiques a little daunting so let us dispel any of your worries and instead replace them with feelings of excited anticipation! With this purpose in mind, here are some of your queries answered and if you have any more, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!
Some of our brides find their dream dress with us straight away and do not wish to look anywhere else. Others like to visit a few other boutiques and therefore, more time is needed in the decision-making process. Consequently, you may wish to bear in mind that ideally you should aim to be ordering your dress 7-9 months prior to the date of your wedding. This takes into account the time it takes for your dress to be made to order and then, very importantly, the time needed to have your dress fitted perfectly to you.
However, if you are on a tight timescale, please do still come and see us as we have been known to work miracles and have sample dresses which can be bought off-the-peg and adjusted to fit you to perfection!
We do understand this is not only an important occasion for you but also for your nearest and dearest. However, our boutique is rather intimate and seating space for guests is limited. Therefore we recommend that you bring no more than 2-3 guests with you. It will also make for a far more enjoyable experience for you as too many loved ones all giving their opinions can be unhelpful and rather confusing! Do remember, it is your opinion which is the one that truly counts so it is important that you don’t feel confused or distracted from your mission to find the perfect dress!
This brings us on to little ones. Whilst all of us here genuinely adore children (and most of our consultants have at least two!) it really will be easier for you to relax and enjoy finding your dream dress if you don’t have the concern of little ones outside your changing area. Think of it as a bit of much-needed and deserved “me” time where you are the one being looked after! However, should you need to bring your children with you, we do understand and just request you ensure that you have someone with you to look after them. After all, we want to devote our entire attention to looking after you and finding you your perfect dress!
We allow one and a half hours for all first appointments with us. This gives us plenty of time to get to know you and to find out all about your wedding. It also allows lots of time for you to try on our beautiful dresses! Saturday appointments are so popular with our brides that we recommend you book your appointment as far in advance as possible. If weekdays and Saturdays are difficult for you, we are able to offer late night appointments on a Thursday on request.
Our job is to make you look and feel like the bride you’ve always dreamed of. We therefore, want to devote as much time to you as you need so please feel that you can come back and visit us again for a second or even third appointment – we shall make it feel just as special as the first!