When should I start looking for an outfit ?
In normal times we have two main stock deliveries per year for our mother of the bride and groom dresses – usually beginning of January to mid February for Spring & Summer (this delivery will cover all weddings up to end of October) and July for Autumn & Winter.(for weddings taking place usually between November and February)
We only ever order ONE of each size in any particular style and not all styles are ordered in every size .
Once we have sold out of a size in a particular style we can’t then reorder.
Don’t delay and lose out on your perfect outfit by leaving it too late !!
Please don’t think that you have to lose weight before you visit us – we carry around 1000 outfits, dresses and floaty trouser suits in sizes 8-38 for all seasons all year round along with around 400 matching hats and fascinators.
Outfits usually need some form of minor alteration due to the European sizing and they can usually be taken down by up to three dress sizes , should your body change shape before the wedding.
We’ve also got dresses suitable for wedding guest and ladies day at the races or even if you want something a little less formal .
Do I have to make an appointment ?
The short answer is Yes!
Our peak time is between January and September when we are extremely busy particularly at weekends so it it is strongly advisable to get your appointment booked in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please be aware we cannot accommodate walk ins for browsing. We provide a personal one to one fitting service and we pride ourselves on selecting the perfect outfit for you for your occasion- in nearly every case our selection is not the customers original choice .
In fact our customers tell us time and time again that they would never have even considered their final choice from looking at it on the hanger. It is highly unlikely that you will “know it when you see it” just from your own browsing of our ranges which is why we work by appointment only to give you the benefit of our extensive experience in helping you look and feel amazing!
Appointments are available Mondays to Sundays at 9am,10.30am, 12pm, 2pm and 3.30pm only (We are always closed on Bank Holidays )
On Fridays and Saturdays we can only accommodate one adult guest with you to your appointment.
During the week Monday to Thursday and on Sundays we can accommodate up to two adult guests with you .( Please do check first though as our diary is getting so busy that we are also operating two changing rooms at some times during the week ).
Unfortunately we cannot accommodate any children or babies in the shop due to our insurance.
If both mums want to come together we can fit them in at the same time on Fridays and Saturdays only (subject to availability ).Please note as Saturdays tend to get booked up several weeks in advance , it is more likely that we can fit both mums in sooner on a Friday .If the appointment has to be on a Saturday there may be a wait of several weeks before we can fit them both in at the same time.
Please call the shop on 01905 622233 if you want to book for both mother of the bride and mother of the groom to come at the same time .
How long does an appointment last?
A trying on appointment will last for a maximum of 1.5 hours during which time our experienced style consultants will bring all the outfits to you. We work like your own personal shopper so you do not browse the shop . Please keep an open mind and try on our suggestions as often they don’t have hanger appeal and you are unlikely to “know it when you see it!”
We will always ask you to view our videos before your visit so that you can get an idea of styles/colours etc and it also helps us select some outfits for you to start with.
We won’t accessorise every outfit you try on – rather we will wait till near the end of the appointment when you have narrowed your choice down to the final one or two .The final choices will be fully accessorised with hat/fascinator/shoes and bag.
There is more than enough time to accessorise during your 1.5 hour appointment – there’s no need to book a separate hat/fascinator appointment.
If you’ve already bought your mother of the bride or groom dress , we offer stand alone accessory appointments at 9am or 9.45 am only on Mondays to Thursdays or on Sundays which will last for up to 45 minutes. Please bring your dress with you so we can match up the colours from our vast selection of around 400 different wedding hats and fascinators.
Please note we do not offer hat/accessory appointments at any other times unless we have had a last minute cancellation . Our website is unable to allow correct booking time for hat /accessory appointments so please call us on 01905 622233 if you want to book an accessory appointment.
We do not offer accessory appointments on Fridays or Saturdays as these days are reserved for customers looking to find their outfit or dress .
What are the appointment times?
Please be aware we work to fixed appointment times and cannot accommodate browsing.
Our appointment times are now 9am, 10.30am, 12pm,2pm and 3.30pm only .
Appointments are available Monday to Sunday except bank holidays .
Please call us on 01905 622233 if you would like an appointment for both mother of the bride(s) and mother of the groom(s) to visit at the same time as our online diary is unlikely to show the correct availability.
How many people can I bring with me ?
On Fridays and Saturdays we can only accommodate one adult guest with you to your appointment . This is because we usually have two customers having their appointment at the same time on those days so we don’t have enough room in the changing area to accommodate extra guests.
On Mondays – Thursdays and Sundays we can accommodate up to two adult guests .These days are also a bit more chilled and perfect for nervous customers as it’s just you and your guest(s) and us in the shop – there aren’t any other customers in at the same time.
In order to avoid two trips to the shop (and potential disappointment if the outfit sells), we would strongly recommend you arrange your appointment at a time when you can bring the person whose opinion would matter enough to change your mind about the outfit e.g. if it is important the bride sees your outfit before purchase , it would be advisable to make an appointment when the bride can accompany you.
Our appointments are always in high demand so we are unlikely to be able to offer you a further appointment for several weeks if you would need someone else to see the outfit before purchase. This is why we recommend scheduling your appointment when your special guest can come with you and give you their opinion as we cannot hold outfits and only have one of every size of any particular style .
We can accommodate both mother of the bride and mother of the groom at the same time on Fridays or Saturdays only.Please call us first on 01905 622233 before booking your appointment.
What Size do you go up to?
We stock standard and plus sizes between size 8-38 in the shop and our custom made outfits from Penguin Designs (including the Trouser Suits) can be made up to a UK size 50.
What brands do you stock?
We are a Midlands stockist of Irresistible ,Gino Cerruti,Carla Ruiz, Couture Club by Rosa Clara, Sonia Pena, Lizabella, Veromia Occasions , Dressed Up Plus Size,Dress Code, Cassandra and Penguin Designs.
Hats and Fascinators- We stock J Bees, Failsworth,Peter Bettley, Snoxell Gwyther, Max and Ellie,Nigel Rayment and The Niche
What are your opening hours ?
We work by appointment only between 9am and 5pm Monday to Sunday. We are always closed on Bank Holidays.
Standalone Hat/Accessory appointments are not available on Fridays or Saturdays unless we have a cancellation.(Please call the shop on 01905 622233 before booking an accessory appointment)
Our appointment times are 9am, 10.30am, 12pm,2pm and 3.30pm only
We are closed for lunch between 1.30pm and 2pm.
Is there parking ?
Yes there is plenty of free parking directly outside the shop in our own allocated car park spaces.
What is your price range?
Our designer outfits and dresses vary in price depending on brand.
Prices range from £195-£895 with the “average” price for a dress and jacket around the £500 mark.
Dresses range in price from £195-£825 with the “average” dress being £295
Hats and fascinators range from £85-£395
Matching shoes and bag sets range from £95-£240 for the set
Is there disabled access to the shop ?
The shop is all at ground level with a standard width door which can accomodate wheelchairs . Disabled customers can park directly outside the shop.
Do you have a good selection of outfits to try on ?
At peak times we stock around 1000 outfits, dresses and trouser suits in sizes 8-38 for mother of the bride,mother of the groom,wedding guest and ladies day at the races.
We do keep all seasons all year round.
We have an extensive plus size selection we are probably one of the largest plus size mother of the bride and groom stockists in the Midlands.
We also have around 400 matching hats and fascinators.
Do I need to bring anything with me or wear anything specific when I come for my appointment ?
We advise you wear or bring with you the underwear you may wear on the day. We often find ladies feel more comfortable in shapewear if the dress is particularly fitted and sometimes a strapless bra is useful.
The right underwear can really make the difference to how a dress fits .We often recommend a local specialist bra fitter who will help you find the right under garments.
We do have shoes available to try on however if you have a particularly wide /narrow foot or you are less than size 3 or bigger than size 8, we would advise you bring a pair of neutral shoes or shoes of the heel height that you would normally wear.
How can I contact you?
Shop Phone Number : 01905 622233
Email : email@example.com
Address: Unit 3, Woodfield Business Units, Kidderminster Road, Ombersley, Worcestershire WR9 0JH
Lovely shop with a huge range of outfits. I went with my Mum who was really unsure what sort of outfit she was looking for but Kirsten was really helpful and let us try on a range of styles until Mum found exactly what she wanted. We even bought the hat, bag and shoes to go with the outfit so it was all sorted in the one shop – perfect!