top of page

Book Your Appointment

To book your appointment, simply select the type of appointment you'd like to book and fill in your details.

I'm open Tuesday - Saturday by appointment only so please make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

I can't wait to welcome you in to the boutique to find your dream wedding dress! To make your experience as amazing as possible please check the details below before booking your appointment to make sure we're the perfect fit for one another on your wedding dress journey. 

  • When should I start looking for my dress?
    Its never too early to start! As soon as you're engaged start researching online to get an idea of what you like. Ideally you want to give yourself 12 months. This will give you plenty of time to find a style that suits you, find THE dress, and have alterations done. I recommend leaving it no later than 8 months but if you are on a tight timescale I have plenty of off-the-peg options available.
  • Do I need to book an appointment?
    Yes. I run a by appointment boutique so you will need to book to come in and try the dresses on. Each appointment 1.5 hours. Please make sure you arrive promptly so as not to miss out on any styling time. Weekend and evening appointments get booked up quickly, book now to avoid dissapointment.
  • Do I have to pay for an appointment?
    There is a £30, non-refundable appointment fee for Saturday and Evening appointments (after 17:00) or you can book a weekday bridal appointment for £20, also non-refundable.
  • Where is Lavelle Bridal Couture?
    I'm on Jury Street in the heart of Warwick town centre. Here are directions on how to get here.
  • Is there parking available?
    There is plenty of parking in and around Warwick. Go to the how to find us page for the closest parking.
  • How long is the appointment?
    The appointment is booked in for 1.5 hours. Some brides don't need all the time but everyone is different so I allocate this time to make sure we're not rushed.
  • How many people can I bring to the appointment?
    Bride plus three guests. This is the maximum number of people allowed in the boutique. Children are NOT permitted in the boutique.
  • Can I bring children with me?
    No. Children are not permitted in the boutique.
  • Should I bring anything with me?
    Just yourself and an open mind however if you have a pair of shoes that are your perfect heel height feel free to bring them with you, or if you're like me and are shoe obsessed, you might have got your shoes before your dress! Similarly if you have a family heirloom or a piece of special jewellery that you know you're going to wear on your big day bring this along so you can see how it looks with your dress.
  • What should I wear for my appointment?
    Skin coloured underwear. The majority of dresses don't need a bra but if you're more comfortable wearing one then invest in a well fitting strapless bra before your appointment. Please refrain from using heavy foundation, lipstick or fake tan as I'd like the samples to stay white!
  • Can I take photos in my appointment?
    Yes. Whilst I don't recommend it, because a lot of people look back and pick flaws in photos of themselves, it can sometimes be overwhelming trying to remember so many dresses. Try to remember how you felt in the dress rather than taking photos.
  • What size are the dresses at Lavelle Bridal Couture?
    Most of my samples are in a UK size 10 or 12 however I do have samples from size 8 to 16. Just bear in mind that a samples dress is never going to be the perfect fit on you, because it's a sample. It's my job to let you see how the dress would look when properly fitted with a few pins and my magic wand.
  • What is the price range?
    My dresses start at £1,500 and go up to £5,500 however the majority sit between £2,000 and £3,000.
  • When should I order my dress?
    Try to give yourself 8 months so that the designers have time to make your dress and to allow plenty of time for alterations. Dresses usually take 4-6 months from ordering.
  • How long will it take for my dress to arrive?
    This varies by designer and can take up to 6 months for your dress to arrive in to Lavelle Bridal Couture so make sure you leave yourself plenty of time.
  • I've found the dress, what now?"
    Yay! Congratulations! I'll take your measurements to see what size dress we're going to order for you. You'll sign to confirm your measurements and the terms and conditions. Then I'll take a non-refundable 50% deposit, the remainder will be required when you collect your dress - within 14 days of it arriving in store.
  • Can my dress be customised?
    Yes, most of my designers allow customisations to suit your specific requirements. I also have a fabulous seamstress who can work most miracles. Any extra fabrics, appliques, buttons etc have to be requested when your order is placed.
  • When can I collect my dress?
    I'll give you an excited call when your dress arrives in store and from then you have 14 days to collect your dress and pay the balance.
  • What about alterations?
    Your first alteration appointment will take place about 12 weeks before your wedding. I have an amazing seamstress who does all your fittings in the boutique. These appointments are held on a Wednesday and Thursday at Lavelle Bridal Couture. If you have a seamstress in mind that you'd rather use that is absolutely fine. Alterations are charged separately and only once all the work on the dress is complete.
  • How many fittings will I need?
    This depends on the dress and I'll discuss this with you in your pre-fit appointment.
  • What should I bring to my fittings?
    You HAVE to bring your shoes and your bra (if you're wearing one) to all your fittings. My seamstress cannot begin alterations without these!
  • How much do alterations cost?
    I usually recommend you budget between £300-£400 for a standard fit however this can vary on dress design and will increase with bespoke customisations.
  • I've found a dress by one of your designers that you don't have in stock, can I still order this dress?"
    Of course! You can order any dress you like from one of my designers. Please let me know when you call to book your appointment. We can often loan a sample of this dress from the designers at a small cost for you to try on.
  • Do you accept returns?
    No, all dress sales are final and we do not accept returns at Lavelle Bridal Couture.

For more answers to your questions, head over to the FAQs section or get in touch.

bottom of page