Frequently Asked Questions
Here you'll find the answers to all of your questions about finding and buying your wedding dress. If there's anything else you not sure of or want some more clarity on feel free to get in touch with me.
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When should I start looking for my dress?
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.
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?
Whilst there is private parking, being a town centre boutique, 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?
Due to size of the boutique I can only allow you (the bride) plus one guest at this time. This is the maximum number of people allowed in the boutique at any time to enable social distancing rules to be followed.
Can I bring children with me?
Children are not permitted in the boutique.
Should I bring anything with me?
What should I wear for my appointment?
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.
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.
What is the price range?
My dresses start at £1,400 and go up to £4,050.
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.
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.
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.
Can my dress be customised?
Yes, most of my designers allow customisations to suit your specific requirements.
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?
Ideally you'll want to book your first alteration appointment about 12 weeks before your wedding.
How many fittings will I need?
Usually 2 or 3 fittings, depending on the work involved. In your first fitting we'll discuss with you what's going to be done to the dress and if we need any more appointments we always make sure we have plenty of time and can work around you.
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.
How much do alterations cost?
How long is a piece of string?
I've found a dress by one of your designers that you don't have in stock, can I still order this dress?
Do you accept returns?
No, all dress sales are final and we do not accept returns at Lavelle Bridal Couture.
What's changed because of Covid-19?
To make sure that I keep both you and myself as safe as possible during this time there are now new safety procols in place within the boutique in line with Government guidance.
You will be the only bride in the shop.
The boutique will be thoroughly cleaned prior to your appointment.
Social disntancing is in place thorughout the boutique wherever possible.
You can bring one other guest with you at this time.
Sanatizer and hand washing facilities are available throughout the boutique.
When helping you in to your gown I'll be wearing a facemask, gloves and a visor.
You and your guest will be required to wear a facemask whilst in the boutique.
Do I have to pay for an appointment?
There is a £25, non-refundable appointment fee for Saturday and Evening appointments (after 17:00). However there is no charge for weekday appointments.