Due to being located on a busy main road, unfortunately there is no on-site parking. However, there are plenty of parking spaces available on street in the nearby surrounding roads.
We would suggest around 12 months before your wedding. This gives you plenty of time to choose a wedding dress which is perfect for you, without any pressure. It is important to secure your venue first and have a confirmed date, this way we know what timeframe we are working towards.
Dresses from our ‘Ready To Wear’ collection cost £500 – £1100.
In order for a new custom-made dress, unique to you, dresses cost £1100 – £1900.
You will be welcomed into the boutique by Clare and taken upstairs to our lounge where you will see all of our gorgeous wedding dresses.
In comfort, we will discuss your ideas, your preferences and your likes/dislikes – it is all very relaxed! From there, we can look at the wedding dresses together and choose which ones you would like to try on. You may be looking for inspiration and let us choose some for you. You may already have a clear idea in mind and know exactly what you want. In either case, it is your appointment – we are here to help, listen and advise.
If you have seen wedding dresses on our website that you would like to try, please let us know.
Yes – we will dress you! Don’t worry, we won’t send you off alone to struggle getting into a wedding dress. Clare will take the dresses you choose into our large luxurious dressing room and will put the dresses on you. This is done with the utmost privacy. Our sample wedding dresses are different sizes, and if the dress you are trying does not fit you perfectly, we will use clamps and pins to make it as perfect as we can.
Yes, of course you can! Some brides prefer to come alone to their appointment, whilst others to prefer to bring friends and/or family. Both of these are fine with us! If you are visiting with someone, we would recommend bringing someone whose opinion you value most. Wedding dress shopping is a very special occasion and your dress should reflect your style and personality. Who would you like to share this with? Whose opinion do you value and trust?
Yes. We offer water, juices, tea and coffee during your appointment.
We are unlicensed and as such we are not able to offer alcohol during your appointment. Also, as a first floor venue, safety of our guests is our priority.
This is not necessary. You can try all of our wedding dresses on with underwear, including your bra. If you want to take off your bra, this is entirely up to you.
Yes – please do! We encourage all of our brides to take selfies and photos. You will then have these to look back on later.
If it is one of our selected designers and it is on our website, we will stock it. If you let us know prior to your appointment, we will have it ready for you to try on at your appointment. Please feel free to get in touch to check what size our sample is.
That is fine. This may be the most important dress you will ever choose. It is ok to take your time. We do not push for sales here. Take a look at our 5-star Google reviews to see what other brides have said. We want you to find your perfect dress and be 100% happy with your decision. If you need to think about it and come back for another appointment, you are very welcome to do so.
Congratulations! We will take your measurements – bust, waist, hips. You will then kindly pay a 50% down payment as a deposit. When this is complete, we order your dress and then the production process starts.
When we receive confirmation from the designer, we will email you to confirm. When your wedding dress arrives, we will contact you to arrange another appointment, .
Terms and conditions are given to be read and signed at the time of placing an order.
All designers have different timeframes.
The designers we have chosen to work with have a lead time of approximately 16 weeks. If you are on a tight schedule, some wedding dresses can be placed on a rush order. This reduces the timeframe to 12 weeks, but will incur a premium charge.
If you are purchasing from our ‘Ready To Wear’ collection, your wedding dress will be paid for in full and can be taken home the same day! Clare Suzanne Bridal will provide you with a gown bag so that your dress can be stored safely.
We do not have an instore seamstress but we do offer a recommended service. We work very closely with a team of three very talented bridal seamstresses who have over 30 years experience. They are very local to the boutique and all details are in store. Please ask us for more information.
We stock a range of veils, headpieces, belts and accessories at Clare Suzanne Bridal. You are welcome to try these with our wedding dresses at your appointment. As these items do not take as long to be made and delivered, they can be ordered at the same time as your dress or at a later date. We also have a bespoke selection of beautiful garters which can be kept as a keepsake and are available to be taken home on the day.