Bridesmaids Dress Shopping in the New Normal

We are very excited to be opening our boutique from the 16th June!

Well it’s been a long wait since our last appointments back in March but finally it is time to get the girls back together and find the perfect bridesmaids dresses!  As you can probably imagine, COVID-19 has changed things a bit.  While we adapt to the new normal and while more guidance comes out we are taking a slow and steady approach to restarting our bridesmaids dress appointments. 

Please read the following information carefully and let us know before your appointment if you have any questions at all!

For the foreseeable future and likely the case over the summer at least we will only be able to offer appointments to the bride and one bridesmaid at a time in store.
The rest of your bridesmaids would need to dial into the appointment virtually to see the dresses. We have an iPad set up and either the bride or one bridesmaid with the bride can attend the appointment to model all the dresses for everyone.

If this doesn’t sound like if would work for you and your bridesmaids we are continuing to offer dress loans which has been successful throughout lockdown. You can select up to 5 dresses to try which will be shipped with swatch cards and measurements instructions—enabling you to hold your appointment in the safety of your own home. Find out more here!

If you do attend in store a little more of what you can expect is below:

Please ensure you arrive promptly, but not early, for your appointment. We are limiting the number of people in the boutique at any one time and we are following a strict cleaning regime between appointments. You will be kindly asked to wait outside until it is your appointment time when our staff will unlock the door for you.  You can call the shop line on 02034419620 to let them know you have arrived. 

Currently we are unable to cater for babies or children in store therefore we do ask that you please attend without minors.

Hand washing facilities and hand sanitiser will be available at all times, you will be required to use these facilities upon arrival.

For the safety of our customers and staff, we will be providing gloves and masks for you to wear throughout your appointment, please remember if you are traveling to us on public transport masks are mandatory on all TFL services therefore you should arrive with a mask.  Our staff will be wearing masks and gloves throughout your appointment, but don’t worry they’re hot pink and have flamingos on because no one said PPE had to be boring! 

Between all appointments, all surfaces in the boutiques will be cleaned thoroughly and dresses steam-cleaned or sprayed with clothing cleaning sprays.

Sadly, throughout this time, we cannot offer drinks for our customers. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments but please don’t forget to bring glasses too if you require them! We recommend travelling with a reusable water bottle (wasn’t that so 2018 to start doing that anyway!) we’ll happily refill these for you. 

We ask that you also bring a pair of shoes with you with a similar heel to something you would wear on the wedding day, this makes the dresses look far better and gives you a real idea of how you’d look.  

COVID has had an affect on bridesmaids shopping, it’s had an affect on everything but we can still make it fun! If you do come to the store to try dresses on you may consider delivering an individual Prosecco to all the girls watching virtually and bring one for you and your model ‘maid? There’s a 100 ways we can still make everything fun in this new normal, if you need any other ideas just let us know! 

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