THE EXPERIENCE

Making an appointment

There are a number of ways you can make an appointment with us;

T: +44 (0) 1425 471 176

E: info@annabridal.co.uk

Complete the form via our website.

We work by appointment to ensure that we are available to give you our undivided attention and the one to one service we pride ourselves on. We spend time finding out about your style, your theme and the look you would like to create on your wedding day. By arranging an appointment at Anna Bridal, you will be invited to complete our Pre Appointment Styling Questionnaire, whereby we learn all about your Wedding and your Dress Ideas! During your appointment in the boutique, you will have complete exclusivity of your very own luxury bridal suite for an hour and a half, and the opportunity to try on as many dresses as you wish!

Weekend and Evening Appointments

For our ‘Classic Saturday’ appointments we require a booking payment of £35 to be paid prior to your appointment with us. Our ‘Classic Weekday Appointment’ fee is £20, and our ‘Luxury Accessories Styling Appointments’ are £15 – these are held in our stylish Accessories Suite. Payment can be made by card over the telephone or via BACS/PayPal.

Please call us if you are not going to be able to attend your appointment for any reason. There will be no refunds for cancellations with less than 48 hours notice, or no-shows on the day. Our Saturday appointments are highly in demand, and we operate a ‘Waitlist’, so please let us know as soon as possible if you need to rearrange your appointment, to allow us to reallocate it to another bride on our waitlist.

VIP Appointment

Upon request, we are able to offer exclusive and highly popular VIP styling appointments in the boutique, which will include an extended 2 hour consultation and appointment with our Head Stylist. This is a premium one to one service, and the opportunity for our Bride to try on as many dresses as she wishes! We’ll also open a chilled bottle of bubbles and a selection of sweet treats will be ready for you and your guests to enjoy throughout your appointment! This exclusive experience is priced at £75 for weekday appointments or £95 at weekends. Our ‘Luxury VIP Appointments’ make an ideal gift for your newly engaged friend or family member, or simply treat yourself for the ultimate bridal shopping experience! This experience is by appointment only, and please mention ‘VIP Appointment’ when you contact us to book.

Preparing for your appointment

You will be invited to complete your own ‘Pre Appointment Styling Questionnaire’ prior to your appointment whereby we get to know you! Please also feel free to bring along any images you are using as inspiration for your wedding day- we love having a look at your Pinterest boards! During your consultation, we will go through your ideas for the theme and style of your day again, as this will be invaluable when we come to styling you, and helping you find your perfect dress.

Who should I bring to my appointment?

We recommend that you bring your ultimate Cheerleaders bridal shopping! The people who’s opinion you value the most, and we suggest no more than 3 adults attending your appointment. We advise that children do not attend your appointment.

Photography

Please note that photographs are not permitted in the boutique.

Should I have a separate appointment to select my accessories? 

The Anna Bridal Accessories Suite is filled with an incredible selection of those important ‘finishing touches’! The Accessories Suite has veils, shoes, hair accessories, jewellery and belts for you to try on during your appointment, however we are more than happy to assist in styling you once you have found your gown, and would be delighted to arrange a separate Accessories Styling Appointment, whereby you can try your dress on and be completely at your leisure and surrounded by the most incredible Bridal Accessories!

How far in advance should I place the order for my gown? 

Most brides will place the order around 12 months before their wedding as all dresses are specially made for our brides. This time frame ensures that you have plenty of time for fittings and delivery of the dress, however, Rush Orders are possible for brides with a much shorter time frame.

What if I am placing an order less than 6 months before the wedding?

We are able to place ‘rush orders’ on many of the gowns (the charge for this service will vary between designers). To avoid disappointment, we recommend that you order your dress as early as possible, however we will accommodate your time scale as best as we can to ensure you have the dress of your dreams on your wedding day.

What is the price range for your dresses?

Our prices start at £1,500 and go up to £5,000 for a couture gown. The majority of our gowns allow for bespoke customisation options of the designs.

Do I need to place a payment to secure my order?

Yes, we require a 50% payment to secure the order for your gown. The balance will be due on the date of your Unveiling Appointment.

The Perfect Fit

Our trained bridal stylists take your measurements to order your dress in the correct size for you, however it is likely that you will always still require some alterations to your gown. We offer a comprehensive fittings & tailoring programme at Anna Bridal, offering both in-house and external fitting options for our Brides. The fit of your dress is of the upmost importance to us, and our team will work meticulously on your gown until we are completely happy, and you feel comfortable and confident in your wedding dress.

When will my first fitting take place? 

We will contact you on the day that your dress arrives in the boutique with us. We will then schedule you in for your Luxury Unveiling Appointment within the boutique. Fittings schedules vary depending on schedules and lead times, however, we recommend 3 fittings leading up to your wedding.

How to prepare for my fittings? 

Please ensure that you bring with you the shoes and underwear that you plan on wearing on your wedding day. This will ensure that any alterations to the bodice and hemline are as accurate as possible.

You will typically require 3 fittings, however more fittings will be arranged if required, to ensure that your dress fits absolutely perfectly!