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Wedding dress customisation and alterations explained

Customisation and AlterationsDuring fittings recently there have been a few questions about Customisation and Alterations. Here is my definitive guide!   I refer to customisation as changes we make to the dress before its made, and alterations as changes made to the dress after its made. Generally its cheaper to customise your wedding dress before it is made than to pay for alterations after it is made. If you like the Francis Bridal style (yay!) we can offer: the collection gowns, a customised collection gown, or a fully bespoke gown.Our collection wedding dresses are all made to order in London. This means we don't hold stock of the dresses and make them individually as they are ordered. They come in...

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Dress Fittings - What to expect at your appointment

We hope that you’ll enjoy the cosy and relaxed environment of our Bridal Lounge located in my flat in Kew Gardens! We aren’t a traditional bridal shop, infact we are not actually a shop (you will literally be in my lounge) and our fittings are by appointment only. Dress shopping can be really intimidating and a bit weird so we’ve tried to create something that is totally the opposite of that.   The feeling we’re aiming for is that you’ve come round to your friends house and spent an hour hanging out and trying on beautiful dresses. There is always a huge selection of herbal tea and coffee, wine if you let me know in advance and fresh kombucha if...

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