This is a very important factor to considering when you are deciding your budget as well. Alterations and other extra charges may add up depending on what work you chose to have done on your dress. Therefore, knowing what is included in the price of your dress and what extras will be charged, will help with your budgeting.
Can I use my own seamstress to make alterations to my wedding dress?
Yes, you can, but it isn’t advised, so be careful with this option. This is due to the fact that our wedding dress boutique’s seamstresses have a better idea of how to work with our own designs. Therefor if anything goes wrong with the gown once it has left our shop, the responsibility of fixing the dress should any problems arise tends to get a little blurry.
So we always recommend making use of our talented in-house seamstresses, who will have experience with the styles and shaping of the gowns, as well as the fabrics and embellishments.
Should I wear specific underwear for my dress fitting?
If you are just trying on dresses and window shopping, you do not need any special underwear or shoes, however if you are going for a dress fitting, it is necessary to bring the shoes and bra you will be wearing on the day.
If you have not yet chosen the shoes or underwear yet, then it’s advised that you wear something as close to what you think you will be wearing on the day, specifically the shoes as your seamstress will need to accurately measure your height from the ground to get the hem right.
There are many different styles of wedding dresses that you can choose from, such as, a ball gown dress, a straight, column or sheath skirt, an a-line, flared, trumpet or a mermaid skirt. If you are struggling to choose between the different styles of wedding dresses you should keep your body shape and personal style in mind.
How do you choose the perfect wedding dress?
* Do research and found out what you like
* Be open and brace yourself for bridal sizing
* Shop true to your size
* Set a budget
* Know the theme of you wedding beforehand
* Shop early, but not to early
* Choose three adjectives to describe your dream dress
What should you consider when buying a wedding dress?
Having the perfect dress for your perfect day is very important. Choosing the right wedding dress could be stressful, so there are a few things that you should consider. First you have to decide which length your wedding dress should be, if you want to have a wedding dress with a trail you should choose a long length. You should choose which style of skirt , back design, sleeves and waistline will suit you best. You should also consider the weather, the location of your wedding, your body shape and your personal style. If you need someone to help you find your dream wedding dress, be sure to contact Vonve Bridal Couture.
We recommend shopping for your wedding dress at least 6-8 months(depending on the designer) out from your wedding day. Most wedding dresses take about 5-6 months(16-20 weeks) to arrive after ordered. Also, a bride must take into consideration that extra alternations and fittings will take place after the dress arrives. Many wedding dresses are available on a rush for additional charges and we do sell some of our samples off the rack. Please inquire if your wedding date is close so we can better assist you. Life comes pretty fast sometimes, and we understand that love can’t wait — we do our best to ensure we can make all our brides’ wedding dress dreams come true.
We provide one-on-one consultations in order to provide brides and their families the best possible wedding dress shopping experience; that means the bride and her family have the bridal boutique shop to themselves for the entire appointment time. Because your wedding dress purchase is a once in a lifetime event, you deserve the time and attention of a professional consultant and a relaxing experience. Our boutique is quite intimate, and is booked often, so please contact us in advance. You would need to schedule a bridal appointment to view our wedding dresses collection. To schedule a bridal appointment time that works best for you, please contact us or email us.
Please bring photos of wedding dresses that inspire you, as well as wedding inspiration boards. We ask all brides to bring light colored undergarments, strapless bra and a hair tie. Your consultant will be popping in and out of the dressing room to help you into each gown, so wear something you are comfortable in.
We ask that you do not bring food/drink into the bridal boutique, unless previously discussed with our team. Our goal is to protect our wedding dresses. Vonve Bridal has a “clear policy,” which means all beverages served to our brides and their families are clear which includes bottled waters and champagne.
We accept all forms of payment; Visa, Mastercard, Debit, Cash and Bank Transfers. We require 50% non-refundable payment upon signing of your bridal contract, with the remaining 50% due upon pickup of your dress.
Yes we do offer weeding day dressing services on your special day. This helps you to ensure that you relax and enjoy your special day with your close family and friends.
Please enquire about our rates via email.
Yes, we do offer alterations in-house. Alterations are done 2-3 weeks before the wedding by our talented seamstresses. Alteration costs are not included in your original quote and will be determined after the first fitting.
Should I buy a smaller gown? This is not recommended. A wedding gown is always easier to be taken in, than let out. Generally, alterations cannot increase the size of a gown, they can, however, make a slightly loose gown fit perfectly. When in between sizes, always order the larger size, as a dress can easily be altered down, but rarely altered up.
We carry a wide assortment of couture accessory designers; belts, sashes, veils, headpieces, garters and assorted veils.
We recommend that you bring one to three individuals who are key in helping you choose your wedding dress. Our bridal boutique is an intimate experience and we try to accommodate larger groups with a maximum of six individuals(including the bride). We generally find that too many people make it hard for brides to decide on what wedding dress they truly love; and may detract from the overall experience.