What should I wear?

Feel free to wear whatever you like, comfortable underwear is fine and a bra is your choice. Our dresses have amazing structure so you won't need to wear one at all if you wish.

Can I bring children?

Children are welcome as we know it is a memorable time for all, however, we find they can be distracting for the bride and often a 2-hour appointment can be boring for younger children.

Is it one to one?

All of our appointments, from your first bridal visit to group bridesmaid fittings, are all done in the private dressing room with only you, your party and a consultant.

How do I pay?

When you order your dress we take a 50% deposit. The rest is due once your dress has arrived into the boutique. We take card payments in the shop.

How early should I look for my dress?

A reasonable time frame would be a year before your wedding date. Dresses on average take around 3-4 months to arrive and then you may need alterations, so you need a couple of months for that. Please don't panic if you don't have this long as we can get them on an urgent delivery at a cost, or you could look at some of our off the peg dresses.

General Wedding Dress Questions

How early should I start looking for my wedding dress?

A reasonable timeframe would be 12-18 months before your wedding date. Dresses on average take up to 6 months to arrive and then you may need alterations, so you need to allow for a couple of months for that stage. But, please don't panic if you don't have this long as we can get them ordered on an urgent delivery at a cost, or you could look at some of our ‘off the peg’ dresses.

About The Appointment

How long is a wedding dress appointment?

An appointment with us lasts 2 hours and it is completely free of charge.

Can I bring people with me to the appointment?

Of course you can! We have plenty of space and some super comfy sofas for them to relax on. Don’t forget we are by appointment only to ensure every one of you gets private use of the room and access to all the dresses for your full 2 hours.

What should I wear?

Feel free to wear whatever you like, comfortable underwear is fine and a bra is your choice. Our dresses have amazing structure so you won't need to wear one at all if you would prefer not to.

Can I try on veils and accessories too?

Yes, of course. During the appointment you will have access to a range of veils and accessories.

Can I bring children?

Children are welcome as we know it is a memorable time for all, but we often find they can be distracting for the bride and often a 2-hour appointment can be boring for younger children.

Is the appointment 1 to 1?

All of our appointments, from your first bridal visit to group bridesmaid fittings, are done in the private dressing room with only you, your party and a consultant.

What size wedding dresses do you have in your bridal shop available to try on and will those samples fit me?

The answer is a resounding YES!

We love all shapes and sizes, which is why all of our sample dresses are available to try on and stocked from sizes 8 - 28. Please don’t worry about your shape or size with us. Our ultimate aim is for you to feel comfortable and confident. At Ellia Bridal, everybody is welcome. We’re not a ‘plus size’ shop, and we’re not a ‘regular’ or a ‘petite size’ shop either; we’re a bridal boutique for EVERYONE. We also pride ourselves on being honest with all our brides and helping guide you through your search for the dream dress.

How many wedding dresses can I try on?

There is no limit to the number of dresses you can try on. Each appointment is 2 hours and you and your party will have sole use of the room.

Can I take pictures?

Yes, that’s no problem at all.

Do you offer advice on accessories?

We do offer advice on accessories. For some specific wedding dresses, we also provide further advice and tips.

Our Wedding Dresses

Which brands and designers do you stock?

We stock a wide range of designer wedding dresses, including Ladybird and Ladybird Lovely (both part of the Pronovias group), White Rose Bridal, White Rose Graceful, and the Louise Bentley collection.

Do you sell wedding dresses for different types of budgets?

Yes, we do. We’re a bridal shop that truly caters to all budgets. We have ex-sample dresses that range from £399 to £899, as well as wedding dresses from £999 to £2,000 with a large majority priced around £1,500.

Payment

What is included in the price?

When you buy your dress at Ellia Bridal Boutique, there are no hidden extra costs added on later such as steaming, storing or dress bags - with us, it’s ALL included.

All of our dresses are also fully insured and accompanied with storage.

How do I pay?

When you order your dress we take a 50% deposit. The rest is due once your dress has arrived into the boutique. We take card payments in the shop.

Do you offer different payment options?

We understand that budgets are important while planning your wedding and that sometimes spreading out the costs can really help, which is why we offer a payment plan. You will be required to pay 50% of your total dress price when you place your order, but the remaining balance can be paid monthly. No dresses will be released or alterations made until the total price is paid.

Wedding Dress Alterations

Do you offer an alteration service?

We work closely with our amazingly talented seamstress who has been working on bridal dresses for over 25 years, so you can rest assured your dress is in good hands. All alterations are carried out at the seamstress' own studio and priced individually depending on what work is needed and the different fabrics etc.

How much does altering a wedding dress cost, or are they included in the price?

Any alterations are an additional cost. We do recommend seamstresses, but you are free to choose your own if you would like.

How many fittings will I have and when will they be?

There are typically two fittings; one that takes place 8 weeks before your wedding and a final fitting 4 weeks before.

Other Bridal Services

Do you sell bridal accessories?

Yes, we do. We have partnered with Richard Designs, a leading company in all things wedding accessories. We stock a selection of accessories including tiaras, hair clips, and vines as well as a large variety of veils for you to try on with your dress.

Do you also sell bridesmaid dresses?

Yes, we do. We stock a selection of bridesmaids dresses in a variety of different sizes. Most of our bridesmaid dresses come in a range of colours and these can all be matched up throughout the range of bridalwear. This is perfect if you have a bridal party of all different shapes and sizes that may suit a different style. This way you can still have them all matching in colour if you wish. Our boutique has a large dressing room with plenty of space for all your bridesmaids and family to come along together and try on dresses. At Ellia Bridal, we stock LouLou Maids and maids for a day.

Your Order & Collection

How long does a wedding dress take to order in and when will I receive it?

It’s recommended that you start looking and shopping for your wedding dress 12 to 18 months before your wedding date. All our wedding dresses are made to order and can take up to 6 months, and we also have a 'ready-to-wear' section if you don't want to wait! It is best to begin shopping for wedding dresses when you are ready to buy, as you'll have a better understanding of what you're looking for once you've started planning.

What happens if I change my mind? What is the refund/ returns policy?

All our wedding dresses are made to order so we don’t accept refunds or returns.

What happens when my dress arrives with you?

Once your dress has arrived with us, we will contact you to let you know and get an appointment booked for you to come and try it on. This is also when you will pay your final balance.
We will store your dress until your seamstress appointment for you. If needed, we will store it again after your alterations have been completed ready for you to collect from us before your special day.

Will you store my wedding dress until my wedding day?

We will store your wedding dress for you on our fully insured storage rails either until your seamstress appointment or your wedding day. Your dress will also be steamed before you collect and you will take it away in a fully covered bridal dress bag.
Remember: YOU are beautiful, and YOU are enough. We can’t wait to help you on your journey to choosing the perfect wedding dress

Book Your Free Consultation With Ellia Bridal

If you’d like to book an appointment with Hannah/ Tina and start your Ellia journey, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01908 039 470 , or drop us a DM on Instagram or Facebook – we can’t wait to meet you, hear all your wedding plans and make your dreams come true!