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F.A.Q

Buying your wedding dress is a magical day, but we realise that as well as exciting, sometimes it can seem a bit daunting! We want you to feel comfortable and at home in our boutique, so we have put together some popular questions that you might find helpful in preparing for your appointment.

Planning

Whilst if you feel ready it is never too early, we suggest at least 12 months before your wedding. This allows enough time for you to have fun trying on dresses, for your chosen dress to be delivered(this can take up to 6 months)to the boutique and for it to be altered. Don’t worry if you are short on time, we can arrange rush orders for an extra cost. We also have an excellent selection of “off the peg” ex sample sale dresses available to take away the same day.

You can book online on the Book Your Appointments page, with real time availability and instant confirmation.

There really is no comparison!! . The fabrics and embellishments used on our designer collections are far superior to some of the ‘cheaper alternatives’ out there. Then there is the structure and fit. When you put on one of our dresses you will feel incredible, the structure sits in just the right places. The design teams are some of the best in world and design the dresses for real women. “Our brides often tell us that our dresses are amazing quality and better than others they have seen and tried on”.

A relaxing, comfortable and indulgent experience. On arrival we will offer a glass of bubbly or a soft alternative, whilst you browse our collections we will discuss with you your likes and dislikes and explore with you your vision for your day and your dress. Once choices have been narrowed down, the fun begins with trying on dresses and revealing them to your party. In Blush we stock a wide range of veils and hair accessories to complete your look. Come prepared to say “yes” the majority of our brides find their “one” with us. However there is no pressure or hard sell at all, it might take one visit it might take several. Every bride is individual and so is our service. We have all the patience in the world and are frequently told by brides that we make the process easy, fun and memorable, which makes us very happy!

Your first appointment will be 2 hours of personalised relaxed fun. Second appointments and fittings last 1.5 hours. We do not charge for appointments, we believe the Blush experience is priceless!


In the Boutique

We welcome your nearest and dearest, however please consider who’s opinion you value the most, as this impacts on how much you get out of your appointment. We suggest 4-6 of your closest family and friends. We strongly advise leaving little ones at home, allowing you to relax and not worry. Although, please let us know in advance if little ones need to attend with you.

We welcome your nearest and dearest, and are very lucky to have a spacious boutique with ample room for up to 4 guests within any single appointment. Don’t worry about leaving others out, we have excellent Wifi, so can virtually connect with the rest of your tribe. We strongly advise leaving little ones at home, allowing you to relax and not worry. Although, please let us know in advance if little ones need to attend with you.

We are more than happy to accommodate video calls with our excellent WiFi, or of course you can make another appointment.

The majority of the time no, your dress is made to order and will take 4 –6 months depending on the designer. However we do always have a sale rail of ex sample dresses all in fantastic condition and available to take away the same day.

We advise that you wear nude or lightly coloured underwear and a strapless bra if you have one, but don’t worry too much. All our of dresses have bust support already in the construction, but if you feel more confident keeping your bra on that is of course totally fine. The most important thing is that you are comfortable. It can be useful to bring a pair of shoes of a similar height to what you will be wearing on your wedding day, just to give you the same posture. We also keep a range of bridal shoes for you to try on with your dress, so do not worry if you do not have any! If you are planning to wear your hair up on the day, it’s helpful to have it up for your appointment.

We politely request that make up is kept minimal if possible and that fake tan is not worn, both transfer onto our sample dresses and are hard to remove.

Our sample sizes range from sizes 10-18. It is important to remember that whatever your figure, we can adapt sample dresses to give a general impression. However, all of our dresses can be ordered in a full range of sizes.

We are and always have been only open by appointment. This allows us to give you and your guests a private space with no interruptions. Time has been allocated in between each appointment to thoroughly clean and sanitise the surfaces and steam any tried on sample dresses at a high temperature. A hand sanitiser station will be located at our entrance and in the fitting rooms alongside beautiful Blush pink face masks and gloves for our bride and consultant to wear whilst up close to each other. Social distancing will be adhered to we have floor markers and spaced seating, luckily its quite easy in our spacious boutique.

We are following all government guidelines any concerns however small, please let us know. We will ensure your time with us is special, relaxed and fun.


Payment

Typically, our dresses range from £1,200 to £3,500. We have handpicked the most fashion forward designers that ensure you get the very best in quality and style.

We work very closely with Tanya, she is a very experienced independent bridal seamstress. We look to commence fitting appointments approximately 3 months before your wedding day, but we can be totally flexible if you’ve less time or are losing weight, we work with you to findthe right timescale.We are total perfectionists.

Fittings go on until your dress is fitting you absolutely perfectly. Bespoke changes to dresses are also a speciality as well as personalised veils. The cost of your alternations is always on top of your dress price. We will give you a rough estimate ahead of ordering your dress and Tanya will confirm upon meeting you in Blush at your first fitting appointment. Payment is made direct to Tanya for her work.

We require a 50% deposit to place your order, then the remaining 50% is required when your dress arrives in Blush and you come in for your exciting first try on. We accept payments via card or cash but not cheques unfortunately.