FAQ

Welcome, how can we help you?

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It’s always advisable to have an appointment as it means you’re not kept waiting. Your Stylist will be prepared for your one-to-one personal consultation.

However, if you just happen to be in the area you can just come in or call and if we are free then we will be delighted to see you.

Saturdays can be extremely busy, so please call ahead.

Fitting appointments for alterations are always required and must be booked by calling the boutique on 01892521177

View our Appointments page for full details and ways to contact us or book online.

Our mother of the bride Gowns are available from stock and our alterations team can ensure your perfect fit.

For our bridal and bridesmaids gowns Delivery times vary from 4 to 6 months.

If you have a late booking, don’t panic As Any Occasion can provide a gown off the peg alterations team can have it fitted within a matter of days if necessary.

Also, we can often have dresses made at short notice from our leading designers.

Some customers dash out as soon as the date is set, Others take a more laid back approach and wander in 2 months before the date.
We suggest you do some research first and then start booking your appointments. You will often find that the dress of your dreams isn’t necessarily the one you set out for. Others try one gown and fall in love!

Ideally start looking 9 to 12 months before your wedding as you will be trying on in the season of the wedding.

At Any Occasion Boutique, we pride ourselves on having a first class fitting and alteration service. Our in house team are specialists in ensuring that when your wear your gown it is fitted perfectly and exactly to your requirements.

We are dedicated to ensure the fit of your gown is perfect for the event. Kelly & Des will know exactly how the gown should look and feel but will always take on board your opinion, as of course you are wearing the gown.

Standard fitting appointments are encouraged to take place approx 4-6 weeks prior to the occasion with the second final fitting two weeks before. As a standard fittings take place Weds & Thurs only. You are completely free however to use any of our  recommended suppliers if the fitting hours are more convenient.

Alterations are an additional cost but to keep these to a minimum we ask that you pay the seamstress directly. You are of course not obliged to use our service.

As a guide (although this is dependant on the style and extent of alterations required) Most gowns require alterations averaging on £85 for occasionwear and £150 for bridal gowns. Basic alterations are:

Strap Shortening – £15
Shoulder lift – £25-£45
Hem ( 1 layer ) – £25
Hem (2 layers) – £35
Lace Hems – according to style from – £65
Taking in on side seams from – £35
Easing out from – £35

With over 15 years of experience we ensure that when you collect your dress it fits beautifully and is pressed ready to be worn on the big day.

This is one the very most frequently asked questions we are asked at the Boutique!

Let’s face it: all of us want to look their best on the occasion day so what better incentive than a wedding is there to shed a few pounds and tone up?

However, many customers are put off looking for their dress until they are at their target weight. This can result in a rushed race to find “the dress” rather than your dream shopping experience.  That’s why at Any Occasion We suggest that you come in to see us as soon as you have set the date rather than when it has to be re-sized because you have shed a few stones! Purchasing your dress doesn’t mean that we have to confirm the size there and then. We are usually able to delay measurements as required. The earlier you book your dress the more influence we have with the designer as to when your measurements are taken.

For our mother of the bride and groom customers, Should you lose weight between  purchasing and your first dress fitting our expert technical team will make the dress fit. Even if you have a gastric band fitted 8 weeks before the wedding and have lost 5 stones and dropped 5 dress sizes!

Let us help you find your perfect match

We hand pick our gowns to offer alternatives to mainstream selections whilst still maintaining a traditional offering. We cant wait to help you – simply book an appointment today and let us help you get started on your journey for your perfect wedding day outfit.

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