Frequently Asked Questions
From making an appointment to finding ‘the one’, here is the answer to all of your questions about shopping for wedding dresses in Derby at The Wedding House.
Do I need an appointment to try on wedding dresses?
Yes, we are appointment-based if you would like to try on dresses, although if you would like to pop in and have a look first you are more than welcome any time! With an appointment, we can ensure that one of our consultants is available to spend time with you. You will also be guaranteed a private fitting room with seating for your loved ones. To make an appointment, please contact us using the form below or call 01332 758367.
How long will my appointment last?
Our bridal appointments are 90 minutes long. This means you will have plenty of time to browse through our wedding dresses, choose some beautiful gowns to try on, narrow down your selection and find ‘the one’! We never want you to feel rushed, so you will always have a full hour and a half for your appointment.
What is the price range of your dresses?
Our wedding dresses are priced from around £1000 to approximately £3500, with most between £1500 – £2500. We will work with you to ensure you are comfortable with the price range of gowns selected.
What underwear should I wear?
Ideally, we would recommend a strapless bra, which will give you the best opportunity to see how a dress would look on the day, no matter the neckline. We have robes available for you in the fitting rooms, so you can feel comfortable in between trying on dresses.
Who should I bring with me?
Finding “the one” should be a special and memorable experience, shared with your loved ones. Most of our brides bring anywhere between one to four guests along – we would love for you to bring whoever’s opinions you value and trust the most! We have adequate seating available for up to four guests although we will not limit you on who you bring along – we want you to feel confident and gorgeous when you stand in front of the mirror in one of our wedding dresses! We think everyone should experience the unforgettable joy of finding their dream dress with the people they love the most.
Which designers do you stock?
We are proud to have some of the best designers in the bridal industry available here at The Wedding House. We have wedding dresses from world-renowned designers such as Martina Liana, St Patrick, Ian Stuart, Blush by Hayley Paige, Sottero and Midgley, Studio by St Patrick, Maggie Sottero, White Rose and English Rose.
How long do wedding dresses take to arrive once they’ve been ordered?
Once you have found your dream dress, it will be made especially for you! It generally takes around four to six months for a dress to arrive, so please bear this in mind when scheduling your appointment. We would also recommend that you leave at least two to three months for alterations. If your wedding is approaching sooner that this, don’t worry! We’d love for you to give us a call so we can discuss various rush-delivery options in more detail.
Can I take photographs?
Of course! You are more than welcome to take photographs as it may help in the decision-making process. It is important for you to feel comfortable knowing your dress will photograph beautifully on your big day.
Are alterations included in the cost of the dress?
Alterations will be an additional charge although we work with a fabulous independent seamstress who is very reasonable. Almost all wedding dresses will require some alterations such as the length and a couple of nips and tucks! We have wonderful seamstress that works from home and is flexible to suit your schedule.
Still have questions? No problem at all! Please call us on 01332 758367 or use the contact form below.