TAILORING APPOINTMENTS FAQ
When will I need to see the tailor?
We recommend around 8 weeks before your Wedding for your first tailoring appointment. We will contact you when the dress has arrived and arrange for you to see the dress at the store or alternatively attend your tailoring appointment straight away.
Can my family/friends come to my tailor fitting?
If your family and friends hasn’t seen the dress before, you can make an appointment at the store at Camden Passage first to show them your gown as it is more equipped for such occasion as it is a bigger space. The fitting studio at the tailoring is a small working space therefore it is more focused for the actual fitting and pinning purposes. It is therefore best to see the dress at the store for the first time especially for your friends and family. You can also purchase your veil and accessories. Please let us know in advanced we can allow a 30min extra appointment as we don’t want you to be rushed.
Can I go straight to see the tailor for my fitting and pay my final balance there?
Of course, we understand most brides are super busy, if you don’t require the extra appointment at the store, you can take your appointment straight away at the tailoring where you can make payment of your final balance and someone from Angelica Bridal is there to meet you with your gown.
We also have our most popular veils and hair pieces for you to try on and order there. Please let us know at the time of booking if you require any specific accessories.
How many fittings will be required?
Usually anything from 2 to 4 fittings are required to make your gown looking perfect. The tailor will discuss with you in detail at your pinning session. Express tailoring is possible if you are flying in from overseas, a rush service is available. Please enquire.
What happens at my first fitting appointment?
Your first tailoring appointment is for 1 hour and will be for pinning in the gown and fixing hem length. Your second and third appointment will be for checking those adjustments. If you are having customisations and making Jackets etc, you may require more sessions. You will be asked to check the gown and confirm that you are happy with the gown before the tailor can start work on it. You can pay your final balance if you haven’t already done so.
Do I have to pay for the Tailoring Service?
We work with an excellent and very experienced tailoring company based across the road from Camden Passage.
Tailoring cost for a standard fitting of a gown is approximate £250 – £350, the exact amount will be given to you by the Tailor as each gown is different. After the final fitting, the tailor will press the gown and back for you in our Bridal Gown Bag ready to take home. You only pay for your tailoring cost at the end of the tailoring process when you are totally happy.
I am getting married abroad, how do I take my dress with me?
We recommend that you do not let your gown out of your sight therefore it is best to take it as a hand carrier. Our Bridal Gown Bag can be carried on board (it is like a large suit bag with a shoulder strap, but please check with the airline). Alternatively, if it is a lightweight gown, you can purchase our airplane standard hand carrier box for £35. You can use this for the storage of your gown after the wedding too.
What do I have to bring to my tailoring appointments?
Most importantly your Wedding shoes and Wedding undergarment which you will be wearing on your wedding day. This is to ensure the length and the body of your Gown will be fitting perfectly for you. Please ensure to bring these to all your fittings.
I want to lose weight before my wedding
If you are going to lose weight dramatically, we recommend you to be at your happy wedding weight before your first tailoring appointment when you are being pinned as further tailoring work due to dramatic weight fluctuation could result in additional work for the seamstresses.
Please remember at your first fitting
Please do not wear heavy jewellery whilst try on your gown and no lipstick/ foundation or fake tan.
I wanted to change my shoes after my first fitting, what do I do?
Please do not hesitate to contact the tailor asap if you have queries on any aspects of the fit of your gown, the team will be more than happy to book you back in for another look with you before any work is done. The team have worked on literally thousands of Wedding Gown fittings and personal customisations in the past so don’t be afraid to discuss any queries large or small during the process.