Congratulations on your engagement…you are now a BRIDE to be. This is unknown territory for many of you and it can be a scary and daunting place with so many choices and decisions to make. Here at Bustles and Bows Bridal we try to make your journey in finding your dream gown as fun and stress free as possible – The moment you say yes to YOUR dress is a moment you will remember and cherish forever and we are privileged to be a part of that.
So what happens in your first bridal appointment at Bustles and Bows?
Located in Hastings Town Centre with easy parking nearby in Priory Meadow Shopping centre, just a short minutes walk up Queens Road we are on the same side as the shopping centre. You can’t miss us as you walk up the road you will see the first of many of our beautiful gowns in the window display.
Ring the bell…. and start your journey.
You will be warmly welcomed to our beautiful bridal showroom by either Claire or myself. Glorious dresses tempt you, all just waiting to be tried.
We want to hear all the plans you have made for your special day; when it is, which amazing venue have you chosen, what your partner is thinking of wearing, your colour scheme or wedding theme. This helps us get YOUR vision for your day, and we will be able to help guide you through the wide choices available in store to find the most amazing gown to complete it. Next we will together pick out some dresses and move on to the most exciting part: trying on dresses.
You will be taken to one of our spacious and beautifully lit fitting rooms with your selection of gowns. We will help you into the gowns so there is no need to worry about the sizes of the dresses. We listen to all you say about the gowns you try, what you like and dislike and mentally we take it all in, think of our stock, and find you a wild card or two, will it be the one?? Finally when you’re in your dream gown we add all those finishing touches of belts, headpieces,veils and wraps – everything you could desire.
Then the only thing left to do is to decide which one to say YES to.
If we have chosen your dress from our stock dresses you will get to take it home on the same day. We will then invite you back in for a fitting nearer the time of the wedding should any alterations be required.
If you have chosen a dress that needs to be ordered in a different size or colour then your measurements will be taken and an order is placed with the designer. This can sometimes take anything between 2 – 8 months.
We do offer payment plans where we are happy to spread the cost of your chosen gown over 6,8 or 10 months depending on your budget, and the time scale allowed.
Once you have that dream dress, you will need our help with getting the perfect fit. We have over 25 years experience in fitting and altering bridal gowns and love to hear your ideas for personalising your gown or accessories. Most of our brides will have at least two fittings before the big day.
We are happy to store your dress for you and will take care of your gown right up until the big day – it will be lovingly prepared and steam pressed and then carefully packed ready for your to collect in readiness for your walk down the aisle on the big day.