Frequently Asked Questions

Here at Brides of Berkhamsted, we know dress-shopping can seem intimidating at first but we’re here to help and answer your questions! Below are some of the frequently asked questions, but if you need anything else, please just drop us a call.

When should I start shopping for my dress?

We recommend having your wedding date and venue booked before you begin your search for a dress.  It is important to have the date and location established so you can visualise yourself as part of your day, and know when your dress needs to be ready! Gowns typically take four to six months to arrive, and alterations generally require at least 2 months.  We would recommend you start shopping around a year in advance to ensure you have plenty of time to make up your mind without any stress!

Who should I bring with me to my appointment?

Due to covid restrictions, we are currently limited to 3 guests per Bride but when it comes to choosing a dress, more is not always merrier! You’ll want to bring guests who understand your true style, give supportive feedback, and will help you look your best. Hearing too many opinions can be overwhelming for even the most confident of brides, so keep the guest list short and sweet.

How much should I budget?

Our gowns start at £1,000 and never go over £2,000.  The majority
of our dresses fall in the £1,400 to £1,8000 range.  We require a 50% deposit and the remainder will be sure when the gown comes in- you will also need to budget for your alterations but this will be discussed at your appointment.

How long will me appointment be?

We allow 2 hours for our weekday appointment and an hour and a half for our Saturday and Sunday appointments. This allows you time to pick the gowns you would like to try and plenty of time to retry favourites so you can be sure when you say ‘Yes’!

What Sizes do you stock?

While the majority of our gowns are sampled in a size 12 and 14 and we have plenty of gowns sampled up to a size 22. It is rare that any bride fits into a sample perfectly, so remember that we will help pin you into each dress so you know what it will look like whatever your size.

  • “The service I received at Brides of Berkhamsted was by far the best I had experienced in my search for a wedding dress. They were wonderful and I left the store feeling beautiful, valued and I had found my dress!”

    Hannah Guides for Brides Review