YOUR BRIDAL FITTING
YOU’VE CHOSEN YOUR DRESS, HAD THE PREFIT – WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
You'll have been given the contact numbers for our seamstresses at your pre-fit, so your fitting appointment will have been booked directly between you and your chosen seamstress. As these ladies manage their own diaries and finances, all fittings enquiries, date changes, queries and payments must be made directly with them, and not Bellissima Weddings.
Please note that should you wish to purchase accessories (veils, tiaras etc), you'll need to book a separate appointment with your bridal stylist, as your fitting appointment will be booked with a seamstress only.
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 fourth 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.
At present (23/03), only the bride is allowed to attend the fitting, in order to limit the amount of people mixing within a confined space. Once 'normality' has resumed, please try to limit the number of people you bring to your fittings, pandemic or no pandemic. 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 arrive 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 alterations charges, and ask that you pay in cash on 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 an 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 pickup 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 you take it home, 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 pickup 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 55 cm x 39 cm x 18.5 cm