Congratulations on your engagement, the fun starts here, after all when do we get to play dress up as an adult and try on lots of gorgeous dresses.
At Ellia Pearl we offer exclusive use of our boutique on a appointment only basis which gives you 1.5 hours to browse the collections, try on dresses, and for us to discuss your thoughts and ideas. Don’t worry if you still haven’t decided by the end of your appointment, give yourself a little time to think things over and we can arrange another appointment for you.
We believe that finding your dream wedding dress is a special moment which is best shared with your loved ones, with whom you trust and value. We encourage you to bring those key people with you to your appointment for an enjoyable and relaxed experience.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
Its always a good idea to wear a strapless, neautral coloured or white bra so not to distract attention away from the dress when trying. However most dresses have built in support so a bra is not always necessary. We also have plenty of shoes in various sizes you can try on with the dresses.
When to start looking for your dress?
12 months before your wedding is usualy a good time to start dress shopping, with the view to order no later than 6 months before the big day. This allows enough time for delivery, dress fittings and to ensure all is perfect. If you are pushed for time no need to worry as some of our designers provide a rush order at an additional cost. We also have a selection of sample dresses that are ‘off the peg’ and available to take away on the day.
What sizes are the dress samples?
All our dress samples are sizes 8 – 18. Don’t worry if you don’t fall within these sample sizes there are a lot tricks and tweaks we can do whilst trying the samples to get an idea of how the dress would fit in your size.
Our dresses range between £540 – £1745.
Deposit and Payment Plan
When you have found your perfect dress you will pay a 50% non-refundable deposit on ordering. We will then require the remaining balance on arrival of your dress which is usually 2 months before your wedding. We can also offer a unique payment plan, for those wanting to spread the cost of the remaining balance over a period of time.
Alterations & Fitting Process
It is likely that your dress will need a few tweaks and alterations here and there to make sure the fit is perfect for your special day. This will usually take place about 8 – 12 wks before your wedding.
Here at Ellia Pearl all alterations take place in house by our own fair hands. We are both trained seamstresses and fashion graduates working for many years within bridal wear. With our knowledge and expertise we will be able to guide you through the fitting process and work with you on any bespoke requirements.
We do not believe in fixed price alteration packages, as you can imagine all alterations needed are unique to each dress and each bride. During the fitting process we will work together accessing the work required and price accordingly.
As a guide alteration prices can range from £25 – £250.
Why Choose Ellia Pearl?
We are passionate about bridal wear and believe all our brides should find a dress as individual as they are, we are all unique why not celebrate it.
Our relaxed and friendly approach along with our knowledge within bridal wear will ensure your experience is fun and stress free.
Contact us today to book your appointment.