Do I need a bridal appointment?
Yes, all of our appointments are face-to-face and one-to-one, and are generally offered from Monday to Saturday, with your choice of morning, afternoon or evening. If you would like an appointment out with these days or times, please ask and we will check our availability. All appointments are at our bridal studio in Acton, West London.
Do you have sample dress for me to try on, and what size are they?
We have a range of samples to try on in our studio - many of which are featured on this site. They are generally a size 8-12, but we are experts in pinning and shaping to give you an idea of how the dress would like when created especially for you.
What can I expect from my appointment?
You will have a really great - and thorough - consultation with Kate who will get a good handle on your personal style, what you want for your wedding and what’s possible for your budget. You may well be planning on Pinterest, or have cut out some styles that you like from magazines. Any which way, Kate will use this opportunity to understand what it is your are looking for.
And follow-up appointment?
By then you will have decided that Kate is the one to design your dream dress, and again you will come to the studio to book your fittings and talk about timescale. We also ask for a 50% deposit at this stage, after which we will present you with a few sketches that will marry up with your own ideas.
How long will it take to make my dress?
This varies depending on the style of gown you have chosen. Surprisingly, because our gowns are made in the UK, we can turn designs around within a few months, but generally you should expect to wait between six and nine months for your dress. Obviously we have to allow time for adjustments and minor alterations, so it’s good to have the buffer of a year before your wedding date.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
You need to bring the exact underwear that you will be wearing on the day (we design your gown to fit around it), and also the same heel height so that we can adjust the length accordingly.
What if I lose or gain a bit of weight?
Our gowns are tailor-made to the initial measurements that we take at your first appointment. Weight fluctuations will have an impact on the design process, and we always advise that it’s best to wait until your are ‘body ready’. Depending on the date of your wedding, we need to agree a deadline to take your body measurements, which we would then use to construct your paper pattern for your calico fittings. We are sorry, but we do have to place an extra charge on your gown if their has been a large weight change resulting in significant alterations .
How many fittings will I have?
Normally you will have three to four calico fittings to complete the design and development of your wedding dress. If any changes are made resulting in further cutting, an additional fitting would be needed to make sure that you are happy to proceed to the next stage.
What fabrics do you use?
We only use luxury fabrics – silks and lace that we carefully source from all over the world.
How much can i expect to pay?
Every bride’s vision and dress-buying journey is unique, and as such pricing varies for each gown. We will discuss pricing with you at your initial consultation, but it is important for you to have a budget in mind, which will enable us to recommend styles to match. This budget will become our guide price. Because of the truly bespoke nature of the Kate Edmondson Bridal experience, dresses start at £2,500.
Do you have a refund Policy?
All of our dresses are made to order to your specifications, so they are not refundable. However, you will be heavily involved with the whole wedding dress making experience and provided with the design and fabric samples along the so there will be no surprises!
How Many fittings will I need?
Usually 3-4 calico fittings are needed to complete the design and development of you wedding design. If any changes are made resulting in further cutting an additional fitting would be needed to ensure you are happy to proceed to the next stage. A further fitting is required once the shell of your wedding dress is ready.
What fabrics do you use?
We only use Luxury end bridal fabrics silks and laces all of which have been carefully source from all over the world.
Cost of your bespoke wedding dress?
Each bride’s vision and journey is unique. As such pricing varies for each process. We are able to discuss pricing with you at your initial bridal consultation.
It is important to have a budget in mind, we are then able to give you a quote based on the information you provide to us. This then becomes you guide price point.
Our prices start from £2500 which depends on the style of dress and fabrics & trims used.
What is your refund policy?
All dresses are made to order to your specifications, therefore are non refundable, However, you will be heavily involved with the whole wedding dress making process, and provided with a design and fabric samples along the way, so there won’t be any surprises!
Do you re-style old or second hand wedding dresses?
No, we don’t offer this service - we only work with our own designs.
Do you offer advice on accessories?Yes, we do! We even make our own collections, and bespoke pieces are a speciality! We also love to make a veil for you, that co-ordinates with your dress,