You Ask We Answer

Here you will find answers to the most common questions we are asked. Sometimes brides feel uncomfortable about asking too many questions or are afraid they should know the answers but as it is, for many of you,the first time you have been to a wedding dress shop or purchased a wedding dress it is natural to have questions. Hopefully this section will address your concerns . if you have questions that we haven't covered please let me know as if you are asking the question other brides probably will as well.

Last minute wedding-is it worth going to a wedding dress shop or do I have to buy online

Tuesday 16th July 2024

Don't panic! Most wedding dress shops have a range of gowns that can be purchased direct from the rail.These are generally ex-samples and will be discounted from the normal selling price so you will be able to find something that fits in…

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I have a small budget for my dress-is it worth me visiting a bridal boutique?

Thursday 13th July 2023

Many brides have set a smaller budget for their wedding dress purchase either through choice or necessity and feel they will only be able to find something affordable by purchasing online or secondhand. It is always worth checking with your local independent bridal…

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Where can I find Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Thursday 12th January 2023

Are you a curvier bride to be? I know a lot of curvier girls worry about dress shopping as they are afraid that there will not be any gowns to fit them. Our in store samples range from UK 12 to UK…

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Ideas for Winter Wedding Flowers

Tuesday 10th January 2023

Although fewer flowers bloom during the winter months there is still plenty of choice as today many blooms are imported. However choosing flowers that are in season could save some of your wedding budget and is also very Eco-friendly. Roses, lisianthus, veronica, alstroemeria…

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Storage of my dress

Thursday 27th October 2022

Many brides worry about storing their dress until their wedding day and this sometimes causes them to delay ordering . We encourage brides to order as soon…

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How do I choose which wedding boutiques to visit?

Thursday 20th October 2022

Choosing the right wedding dress boutique can be one of the most important decisions you make during your entire wedding planning process. If you find yourself overwhelmed by the…

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How much do wedding dress alterations cost?

Saturday 15th October 2022

It is important that you factor into your dress budget the cost of alterations .Unless you are 5ft 10 inches or taller it is very likely that you will at least need your dress to be shortened unless you have ordered a Made…

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How much does a wedding dress cost?

Saturday 15th October 2022

Wedding dresses vary in price but as a rough guideline for a Made to Order dress you would normally expect…

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Do wedding dress sizes differ from high street sizes-are they smaller than normal??

Friday 31st July 2020

As a general rule most wedding dresses are cut smaller than high street clothing-the designers and manufacturers tend to work from different size charts than everyday clothes. The size charts they use are based on body shapes from decades ago -women's body shapes have evolved…

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When should wedding dress alterations be done?

Friday 31st July 2020

At Encore Evenings and Bridal we normally like to start alterations about 4-6 weeks before your wedding date. We do this as many brides are trying to slim and also because…

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When should I start wedding dress shopping?

Thursday 2nd July 2020

I normally recommend starting your shopping about a year before your wedding date. Most wedding gowns take between 5-6 months to be delivered(a fact that always surprises brides) and there is no guarantee you are going to find "the one" straight away. You also need to factor in time for alterations…

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Can wedding Dresses be let out/made bigger?

Thursday 2nd July 2020

A quality wedding dress will normally have reasonably generous seam allowances so can let out by a couple of inches. If your wedding dress is too small on the…

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