We often find that our brides ask the same questions and have the same worries, so we have compiled them below to help out. If you have any other queries just drop us an email.
We have two Bridal galleries, located in Cork and in Dublin. The Dublin boutique is in Lucan Village and there is plenty of on-street parking available. It’s even free on a Saturday! The Cork boutique is located on Tuckey Street in the city centre. There are a couple of car parks nearby on the Grand Parade and you might get lucky and find onstreet parking nearby too!
Click here for the location of our Dublin store.
Click here for the location of our Cork store.
Your bridal appointment is booked for 90 mins with an expert stylist who will guide you through the wedding dress journey. And yes we do charge a fee for our service. We have several different options available. Click here to book an appointment.
We work by appointment only. As we offer complete privacy to each of our clients, we cannot accommodate walk ins, even just for a quick look! For those eager brides who arrive super early, we don’t have a waiting area so we will ask you to come back at your own appointment time. We promise to keep your appointment completely private as well.
At the moment the bride can bring 2 guests with her to choose her dress. We always start with a consultation, then your stylist will bring you a selection of gowns. They are the experts so let them guide you. But it’s always a good idea to have a few screenshots prepared to show them your ideas. Be open to what you may like! Most brides end up choosing a dress they had never considered beforehand.
We recommend 8-10 months before your wedding to allow for the dress to arrive and to be altered. But don’t worry about it if you don’t have that much time. We work with lovely designers who offer a rush service and if you don’t have enough time to order a dress we will show you our extensive Off The Rail collection. All of those dresses are available to purchase without the need for ordering. Just give us a call and we can talk you through the options.
We are happy to offer our brides an instalment plan when purchasing. The first instalment is 50% of the total cost, and the balance must be cleared within 2 weeks of the arrival of your dress. You can clear that balance either in a lump sum or you can pay monthly in advance of the dress arriving. We accept card, cash or bank transfer.
If you are buying from the Off The Rail collection, the final instalment is due within 10 weeks of purchase.
In general the dress arrives close to your wedding date and you would be starting alterations soon after the arrival. In the case of the dress arriving much earlier than your wedding date, we will ask you to come and collect it within 2 weeks. We do offer a storage option if that’s easier for you. The fee for this is €75 and we can store the dress for up to a year from the arrival date – the dress must be paid in full before we can add it to our storage.
Most brides need alterations to ensure their dress fits them perfectly. Alteration costs are not included and you will pay your seamstress directly for their work. We can give you recommendations for the awesome seamstresses that we work with, and we suggest that you budget €200-€300 for standard alterations.
If you are buying from the Off The Rail collection, remember this is an ex sample dress so you will probably choose to have it cleaned before you wear it! We can recommend some great cleaners for you to take your dress to.
In general we do not allow children in the store. There are lots of delicate fabrics and items on display. Take the time to be able to concentrate on yourself and focus on your dress.