What should I bring to my first appointment?

We know shopping for a wedding dress can be a daunting process. Many brides choose outfits that were not what they first imagined, so come with an open mind! We will help make it a relaxing experience and will help guide you - and we will provide an honest opinion.

To help you visualise how the dress will look on the day, we advise you wear nude underwear and bring shoes of the same height you plan to wear. We kindly ask our brides not to wear heavy make-up and not to use fake tan less than 48 hours before appointments.

How many people should I bring?

Because we are a small studio, we can only accommodate up to three people including the bride. We usually recommend brides come alone for their first fitting so they have time to consider their options without pressure and other opinions. We’ll be there to help take any photos so you can reflect on the different options afterwards. We suggest bringing a friend or family member whose opinion you trust and who gets your style to the second appointment.

How far in advance should I order my dress?

We recommend placing your order 6-7 months before your wedding date, but we can also do rush orders.

My wedding is in less than 6 months - can you still help?

Of course. As a new brand we do not have the long lead times large brands do and can usually be flexible. Just get in touch with us and let us know your wedding date. We will always do our best to accommodate your order.

What does made-to-order mean?

Made-to-order means your garment is not kept in stock but made after you have placed an order. Your garment will be made in the nearest size to your measurements and then alterations are made as required. Made-to-order is different to made-to-measure, where the garment is made from a custom pattern drafted to your exact measurements.

Do you offer made-to-measure?

We offer alterations in-house for all our garments, which usually mitigates the need for a made-to-measure service. We currently do not offer a fully made-to-measure service for our main collection but we do offer split sizing for an additional fee. This means we will make your garment in the nearest size to your bust and hip measurements, up to one size apart.

Our fully bespoke service is made-to-measure.

Do you offer a bespoke service?

If you would like to work with Alix to create your dream dress, more details on our bespoke service can be found here. Please visit our booking page to arrange an initial consultation.

I’m pregnant and will change shape before my wedding. How will fittings work?

We understand it can be stressful not knowing how your body will change before your wedding day. For made-to-order, we can usually wait to measure you as late as possible before your wedding date and only then make up your dress. Get in touch with us to discuss the available options.

How much do alterations cost?

We suggest brides budget £200-800 for alterations, depending on how significant the changes are. As a guide, simple alterations would include hemming or raising/ lengthening straps. More complex alterations include reducing the bust on our corseted styles.

How many fittings will I need?

Brides typically need three fittings to finalise their wedding outfit. In the first appointment the atelier will suggest the required alterations, take notes and pin your dress so you can see how it will look. At the second appointment you will see the current alterations and make any tweaks. The third fitting will be a final check before you take your dress away with you.