We at Lavinia Rose advise around 10 to 12 months before the big day simply because of ur lead times for delivery of your chosen gown and the fitting process. We aim to be working with our brides for up to 8 months to ensure things are absolutely perfect.
If your wedding is a little sooner then not to worry as there are always rush options with selected designers at an extra cost and also we always have a fine selection of sale gowns available in store.
How many people can accompany me to my appointment?
Most brides will bring nearest and dearest to their appointment whether it be mums, sisters, aunts, bridesmaids, friends etc. We understand this is a very exciting time and you want to involve all but our advice to you is to keep it small… too many people, too many opinions. If you find the dress of your dreams, maybe make a second appointment to show the members not present your chosen gown so you can vcelebrate the brides decision together. We encourage all members of your bridal party to support you and let the bride speak about her feelings towards the dress and how she feels in it first and if it reflects the brides personality, as no-one knows the bride better than her nearest and dearest.
What can I expect during my consultation?
Here at Lavinia Rose you will have a relaxed and private trying-on session of the gowns of your choice. The consultant will ask various questions about your up and coming wedding and the styles of gowns you like including fabrics and colours. If you have any pictures then that can be a great help as, if you haven’t narrowed it down to a certain designer, we may have something very similar available. During the apointment we will try and find out as much about you as a person to try and find the dress that suits you personally. Complimentary refreshments are served throughout.
What underwear shall I wear?
We suggest you wear nude or white underwear. A bra which is strapless or has detachable straps is great. Spanx are fab if you own a pair and want to enhance your shape. We also have a selection of bridal sample shoes in various sizes for you to try on with your gowns of choice but you are more than welcome to bring your own.
Can we take photographs in the store?
We do allow photographs as we do like a bride to have something to reflect upon when she leaves but we do advise that phone images are not the best quality and you may not be able to see all the details clearly.
What is your collection price range?
Our collections range from £500 – £2500. We also have a sale rail at all times and selected gowns in the steal the sample section if the gown is a perfect fit or you’re stuck for ordering time.
When should I order my dress?
We advise at least 8 months before your up and coming wedding to eleviate any stress and ensure we have adequate time for your fittings with our bridal seamstress. We can place rush orders for an extra cost but out advice is to give yourself plenty of time to find “the one”!
How do I pay for my dress?
Here at Lavinia Rose we offer a variety of payment plans to suit you and your price point, all interest free.
Do you offer returns?
Unfortunately no. All dress sales are final so no exchanges, refunds or credit vouchers will be given. We do advise all brides to have the relevant insurance in case unfortunate circumstances arise.