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Do I need to make an appointment?

Yes! Please book in for a private appointment at our East Belfast bridal boutique.  

How many people can I bring?

You are welcome to bring up to 3 guests with you. Choose your shopping partners wisely and only bring the people you love and trust and who will be fully on board with your choices.

We kindly ask that you don’t bring small children with you to your appointment. Having 3 kids myself I know how they roll and it’s not the right environment for them. However, babes in arms are cool (As long as I can have a cuddle)

Can I take photos?

We would really prefer if you didn’t take a photo. It’s all about how you FELT wearing the dress and having pics on your phone to obsess over doesn’t actually help in the long run.

What are your opening hours?

Our current opening hours are as follows (although they can sometimes vary week to week.) Please check the online calendar for availability.

Wednesdays 10-3pm

Thursdays 6-9pm

Fridays 10-3pm

Saturdays 9-6pm

We strongly recommend booking at least 3 weeks in advance to secure the date you want.

What sizes do your dresses come in?

Our designer dresses are made to order in sizes 8-18 (sizes outside this range are often available too but it varies form designer to designer)

Our sample dresses in store range from size 10-14.

Do you offer alterations in-house?

We don't currently offer in-house alterations, but we can point you in the direction of some talented seamstresses who will make your dress fit like a dream.

BELFAST - reach out to Christine at Colour & Cloth

DUBLIN - reach out to Anna at Anna O Alterations

Please note - none of our designer labels offer a made to measure service. We will order the size closest to your measurements and then usually there will be minor alterations to make it the perfect fit. (These alterations are not included in the cost of your dress.)

Do you sell bridesmaid dresses?

Yes! We stock the British label REWRITTEN. (available in sizes 8-18)

We hold a selection of samples accross a range of sizes / styles / colours. Dresses are made to order and can take up to 10 weeks for delivery.

What is your price range?

Our dresses range from £1400 to £2500 but the average is around £1750. We often have some sample dresses for sale for less than £1k but it’s always best to check before hand.

How long will it take to order my dress?

Please allow a 4-6 month order period. We do recommend you start looking for your dress around 9-12 months before to give enough time for shipping and alterations. 

However, often dresses can be 'rushed' if needs be for an additional charge.

Do I have to leave a deposit?

Yes, we require a 50% deposit + postage on all dresses when you order. The remaining 50% is paid on collection of your dress.

Bridesmaids dresses and accessories must be paid in full when ordering.

Returns and exchanges

Due to the nature of our gowns and accessories being made to order we cannot offer returns or exchanges. 

Is there parking nearby?

There is free on-street parking all around the store, but it does get busy especially on a Saturday so give yourself enough time to find a spot.


If there is anything else you want to know - please give us a shout.