Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to book an appointment?

We work by excusive use appointment only, therefore we recommend booking in advance to avoid arriving at the shop during another brides exclusive appointment. 

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 to 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 12 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 boutique, free of charge until your wedding day or can be taken away on the same day.

How much do dresses at Lief Bridal cost?

We stock designer wedding dresses ranging in price from £700 - £1600  and our sale dresses are typically priced between £250 and £1000. 

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 before the dress is ready for alterations, or if you do not require alterations then collection.  If buying a dress off the peg, we are happy to discuss options.  All dresses must be paid in full before leaving the boutique.

Can I have alterations done on a dress that has not been purchased from Lief Bridal?

Yes. Our seamstress Eileen is happy to alter bridal dresses that have not been purchased from us. View her alterations price list to view the services she can offer.