FAQs

What is Bristol Bridal Boutique?

Bristol Bridal Boutique is a business I run from my home in Southville, Bristol selling sample and preloved designer wedding dresses. All the dresses I currently have are on this website.

What size wedding dresses do you stock?

The sample dress sizes vary widely from designer to designer and are often smaller than high street sizes. They are all sourced from bridal shops and most of them come up between a high street size 8 and size 14.

The second-hand dresses are either bespoke made for the original owner or samples and I will state clearly what the sizes are.

In all cases reasonable alterations can be made. If the dress has a corset style fastening at the back it will normally fit a size smaller and a size larger than the label size. We can discuss this on the phone or over email if you make an enquiry about any of the dresses. My seamstress Susan Gilby says that anything is possible!

What condition are the dresses in?

Most of Bristol Bridal Boutique’s wedding dresses are in great condition. As all the wedding dresses have been pre-owned, either as a sample from a bridal shop or as a once-worn wedding dress, they may have some minor imperfections eg. missing or loose beading, pulls in the fabric, etc. For more information about any of the dresses please CLICK HERE to get in touch.

Do I need an appointment to come and try the wedding dresses on?

Yes, please contact me via email or through the contact form.

Can I bring friends and family with me to my appointment?

Of course, please just let me know how many of you there will be!

Can I wear make-up to my appointment?

No, please do not wear make-up or fake tan when coming to try on the wedding dresses so I can keep them in the best possible condition.

If I buy a second hand wedding dress will it need cleaning?

All the once-worn wedding dresses have been dry cleaned by specialist cleaners. I only dry-clean samples if they need it when they arrive with me. If you would like your gown dry-cleaned after purchase I can arrange this for a discounted price.

Do you do alterations?

I can recommend a very experienced, local dressmaker and award-winning seamstress, Susan Gilby (www.susangilby.com), who will be able to do any alterations that you require.

How can I pay for my wedding dress?

I currently only accept bank transfer, cash or a PayPal payment for the dresses. On agreement of sale I take £100 deposit against the price of the dress and it must be paid for within 24 hours.

Do you accept returns?

All gowns are sold as seen and I advise that you check the gown over fully before making your purchase.  Any imperfections that I am aware of will be pointed out to you at your appointment. As a result I cannot accept returns and do not provide refunds.