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 to my appointment?

We love meeting your Bride team and think it’s such a special time to share with those women (or men!) you love and trust the most. Each of our private changing rooms is set up to comfortably sit up to 3 guests, which we think is the perfect amount of trusted opinions to bring with you – allowing you to enjoy your dress journey without being overwhelmed.

What should I bring to my appointment?

We have everything you will need for trying Wedding dresses during your appointment, including shoes, so please just bring yourselves!

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 my appointment be?

If you’ve not tried Wedding gowns with us before, we allow 2 hours for this appointment. This allows you time to pick the dresses you would like to try and go back through the favourite list, so you can be sure you’ve not felt rushed when saying ‘Yes to the dress’!

Retries, accessory and own dress appointments are booked in for one hour to give you plenty of time to make decisions for your Wedding Day styling with our guided help.

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.

Location and parking

Our Bridal boutique address is 61 High Street, Berkhamsted, Herts. HP4 2DE.


We have free 1 hour parking bays outside our shop, suitable for retries and own dress appointments.


You will need longer if coming for a 2 hour appointment, so please use either the Tesco car park, which will then be a round a 6 minute walk to our shop or the long stay parking near, which will then be around a 10 minute walk to our shop. Please note Berkhamsted can be busy on weekends and school pick up times so allow a little more time!

We are also 30 minutes on the trainline out of Euston, London, then a 10 minute walk to our boutique through Berkhamsted town centre.

  • “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