Any Questions? Of course you have. Here are a few of the most common ones and answers too!
I need a dress and I want it ........NOW!!!
Most dresses can take 16 - 20 weeks to be delivered so we would recommend that you order your dress around six months before your wedding. This allows you enough time for fittings. We can also offer rush cuts on some occasions and may be able to get a dress quicker than 16 weeks.We also have a large stock of wedding dresses (around 260 samples) so we are always in a position to sell dresses off the shelf. As a top account in Scotland for most of our suppliers if anyone can get the dress we will!
If you just want to come for a wee look it's definitely worth making an appointment so that we can show you the dresses and just have a chat through styles, fabrics etc. We appreciate it can be daunting coming to a bridal shop but a wee blether with us will encourage you that it can be fun!!! If someone is in trying with an appointment they will always have priority.
To book or not to book…that is the question?
We operate a computer based appointment system at GWS and in Broxburn we have the capacity to do more than one appointment in the shop at the same time. Our shop is arranged to offer privacy so your appointment is in your own separate area with your own fully trained consultant. With 19 year’s experience in bridal we know every bride is unique and as such our customer service is personal and specific (and we are not on commission!)
What should I wear?
Please come to your appointment in whatever you feel happy in. Wear a bra that you feel gives you a good shape and wear pants that you are happy standing about in. If you want to bring shoes you can although we will have some you can try on too. We come into the changing room with you and help you with the dresses so you want to feel comfortable in what you are wearing.
The gang’s all here..
We also suggest that when you come in for an appointment you bring a couple of trusted people. We find that when there’s loads of folk with lots of different opinions the bride’s opinion can be lost and it’s about YOU-the bride !
Money, Money……something funny…
Our part payment when you decide to buy your gown(s) from us is 50%. When this is paid your dress can be ordered. You part payment can be paid in instalments, if time allows. The balance of the gown is due when you collect your gown at GWS. We accept cash and most types of credit and debit cards. We also have a contract which you are requested to read and sign at time of purchase.
Is it here yet?
The suppliers we use tend to take around 4-6 months to deliver dresses from date of order. We always advise on your invoice/receipt the expected delivery month of your order. We will email you when your dress is in.
At your dress collection appointment we will explain what alterations you may require. We will then book your fittings if you want, with the independent seamstress 'Sew n Style'. The fittings are done on Thursdays in Broxburn and on Tuesdays in Edinburgh. All fittings are charged separately and payable to 'Sew n Style' and are not included in the cost of your dress. A pricelist is available on application. You are free to use your 'own' dressmaker.