Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to book an appointment?
Although appointments aren't always necessary, we would always recommend booking in advance to avoid arriving at the shop during another appointment and to ensure you receive shop exclusivity.
Book an appointment using our online booking system.
How many guests can I bring to my appointment?
We understand that buying a wedding dress is one of the biggest decisions a bride will make so we encourage you to bring people who will give good advice and honest opinions. We do not have a limit on the number of guests you can bring but don't usually recommend any more than 4 as this can very often become overwhelming for the bride.
How early should I start shopping for my wedding dress?
If buying a 'made to order' dress, our dresses are made to order in a size closest to the bride's measurements. Generally a dress will take between 16 and 20 weeks to arrive in the shop. To allow comfortable time for any alterations that you might need we would advise that you start your wedding dress shopping around 9 months before your big day. If time is short then all of our wedding dresses are also available to buy off the peg and can either be stored at the shop, free of charge, until your wedding day or can be taken away on the same day.
How early should I start shopping for Bridesmaid dresses?
Bridesmaids dresses typically take between 12 and 16 weeks to arrive in the shop if made to order. To allow time for any alterations we would advise you start shopping around 5 months before the wedding.
How much do dresses at Lief Bridal cost?
We stock designer wedding dresses ranging in price from £550 - £1500 and our sale dresses are typically priced between £350 and £1000. Our designer Bridesmaid and Prom dresses are priced between £194 and £285. We can also offer discounts on our Bridesmaid dresses if you are buying multiple dresses.
Do I need to pay for the dress upfront?
If ordering a made to order wedding dress we do require a 50% deposit to begin the production of the dress. You will then have the next few months to pay the remaining balance, either in instalments or when the dress is ready for collection. If buying a dress off the peg, we are happy to tailor a payment plan to suit your needs.
Can I have alterations done on a dress that has not been purchased from Lief Bridal?
Yes. Our seamstress Eileen is happy to alter dresses that have not been purchased from us. View her alterations price list to view the services she can offer.