The number of fittings varies from bride to bride. If your gown has been made to special measurements and you've  stayed the same shape, a single fitting may suffice. More often, a second, third or even fouth appointment is necessary, especially if your gown is a ‘standard’ dress size, and you are having multiple alterations. Providing your measurements don’t change, we only charge for the finished job, NOT the number of fittings.

Please try to limit the number of people you bring to your fittings. Previous experience has taught us that pins, scissors and small children don’t mix, so we ask you not to bring small children to your fittings!

Each time you come for a fitting, you must remember to bring the shoes and underwear you will be wearing on the wedding day. The fitting cannot be carried out without them as they will naturally alter the fit of the gown. We will always be very clear and upfront about your alteration charges, and ask that you pay in cash at your final fitting once the alterations have been signed off.

Our in house Seamstresses work weekdays only, so please bear this in mind, and consider the fact that you may have to take a day or two’s holiday when it comes to the time of your fittings. If Saturday’s or evenings are the only time that you can manage, we have a list of fab bridal seamstresses who will be more than happy to see you at their own premises.

Please note that we do not offer our in-house alteration service on our bridesmaids dresses at all. The same lovely seamstresses who will see our brides on evenings and weekends out of our shop should be able to alter your maids dresses as well and we’ll gladly supply you with their details when you place your order, so that you can contact the ladies directly to book in.

After your final fitting, you may take your dress home, or arrange a later pick up date if that suits you better.

Your gown will be consigned to you pressed and hanging and we'll require you to check over your 

gown thoroughly on the day that  you take it, as you'll be signing a legally binding pick up form to say

that you are happy with the condition and the fit of your gown. 

If you're travelling abroad and require us to cabin box it for you, we will arrange a pick up date

for you and agree on the packing list. Please understand that we can only box items purchased

from Bellissima Weddings, and will only pack our own Bellissima cabin boxes.

We charge £50 for this service, including the box .

Box measurements are  55cm x 39cm x 18.5cm

Our Opening Hours

Monday: 10:00 – 5:00
Tuesday: 10:00 – 9:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 9:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 9:00
Friday: 10:00 – 5:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 5:00

Closed Sundays & Bank Holidays

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Our Address

Bellissima Weddings

22 Market Square
South Woodham Ferrers