What to expect when buying a second hand wedding dress from us

Our boutique houses an exquisite collection of upto 150 designer wedding gowns. Each gown has been carefully selected by our consultants and is either once worn, unworn or a sample. With a variety of styles and price discounts of upto 70% from the RRP, you will be buying a second hand wedding dress from us at a snip of the full price!

Our aim is to ensure you receive the ultimate level of attention from our team of bridal consultants in a relaxed and luxurious environment. We also promise not to include any of the usual bridal stuffiness that is experienced in so many boutiques.

From the minute our brides and their guests come in, we encourage them to throw down their bags and enjoy the exclusive use of our boutique and our undivided attention for 1½ hours. It sounds like a long time, but trust us it flies by!

During this time, your appointment will be be split into three sections:

The Introductions

This is where we take a seat, offer you and your guest refreshments and get to know about how you visualise your wedding, your venue and, of course, the most important thing, your dress!

The Dress Selection

Once we have established your preferred styles, our consultants will begin to select four or five dresses that they feel would suit you based on your brief and your personality. Then, when our consultants have seen you in these dresses they will then use their vast experience in advising brides to suggest further styles and offer styling advice. There is no limit to how many dresses you try on and remember to keep an open mind, as many brides fall in love with a gown they initially thought wouldn’t suit!

The Short List

After trying on a selection of gowns you may have one, two or three favourites. At this point, it nice to have a re-cap and pop them on again. This will give you the opportunity to shortlist further or maybe it will result in that magical moment when you decide you have found the one.

Should you wish to book an appointment, then click here to complete our online booking form or give us a call on 01959 525834.

Fitting Service

Our team of consultants pride themselves in being able to help you find your dream wedding dress!
However, in order to feel truly amazing on your special day,
we also work with a team of very talented independent seamstresses who can ensure you achieve the perfect fit!

As your wedding date approaches, you may have changed dress size slightly or
you may even feel that you would like to make some changes to the design of your gown.
Don’t worry, most things are possible!

All you need to do is bring your dress, your lingerie and shoes …
… and our seamstresses will work their magic!

FAQs

When should I start to look for my wedding dress?

If you were buying a new gown then most shops would recommend you start looking for your gown 12 months prior to your wedding date. However, at Brides Dress Revisited, all of our dresses are sold off-the-peg and so you can leave your decision until much closer to your big day. The only thing you need to consider is allowing enough time for alterations. Usually we would allow 2 months for alterations but, dependent on the extent of the changes needed, our seamstresses can sometimes work their magic in much tighter timescales!

What price range is your collection?

Our gowns are priced at between 30-60% of RRP and, because we source dresses from all over the UK, they are from a wide range of designers. Prices start from £500 and go up to around £4,000 but the majority are between £750-£1,500 ensuring that, whatever your budget, there will be something to suit.

What size are your sample gowns?

We hold styles in all sizes from UK6 to UK20. We do, however, find that demand sometimes outweighs supply on the larger sizes as they sell very quickly. Should you wish to discuss our stock levels prior to booking an appointment then please do give us a call.

Is there anything I need to bring with me for my appointment?

We want you to feel comfortable, relaxed and also safe during your appointment. With this in mind, the first thing we need discuss at this time is face masks and gloves. For everyones safety, we ask that you and your special guest wear disposable gloves and a face mask throughout your appointment.  We are happy to provide these if you do not have any.
As far as clothing is concerned, please feel free to wear whatever lingerie you wish. Ideally it would be nude in colour but if that doesn’t work for you then go with what makes you feel confident.
We can also offer shoes for you to try on but, again, should you wish to bring a favourite pair with a heel height that you would plan to wear on your big day, then go ahead.
Finally, as we work differently to other bridal shops and all of our dresses are sold off-the-peg, we ask if you could refrain from wearing fake tan or heavy make-up. We are very relaxed here and want to see the real you so that we can really help you find a gown that is perfect for you!

Who should join me for my appointment?

So you are getting married and all your friends and family want to help you make the decision on the gown! We have been working with brides since 2009 and our advice would usually be to bring a maximum of 3-4 guests to your appointment. Despite this, following the outbreak of Covid 19, we have decided to change this advice temporarily in order ensure we comply with social distancing guidelines and also to protect our staff.
Going forward, we will be offering two types of appointment – virtual appointments and in-store appointments. Should you wish to visit us in person for an in-store appointment, we would love to welcome yourself and one special person to our boutique. Don’t worry though, we are happy to set up a meeting so that your other guests can be with you via Zoom on our tablet in-store!
This brings us on to the smaller members of your family. We do usually welcome children but, given the current circumstances, we are sorry to say that we are unable to do so at this time.

What should I expect at my appointment at Brides Dress Revisited?

We like our brides and their special guest to come in, throw down their bags, and enjoy the exclusive use of our boutique and our undivided attention for 1½ hours.  It sounds like a long time, but trust us it flies by!
During this time, your appointment will be be split into three sections:

  1. The Introductions: This is where we take a seat and get to know about how you visualise your wedding, your venue and, of course, the most important thing, your dress!  Feel free to bring your own refreshments, preferably neutral coloured, as trying on dresses can be thirsty work, We would love to offer them but at the moment we need to protect you and our staff so we are unable to offer them at this time.
  2. The Dress Selection:  Once we have established your preferred styles, our consultants will begin to select four or five dresses that they feel would suit you based on your brief and your personality. Then, when our consultants have seen you in these dresses they will then use their vast experience in advising brides to suggest further styles and offer styling advice.  There is no limit to how many dresses you try on and remember to keep an open mind, as many brides fall in love with a gown they initially thought wouldn’t suit!
  3. The Short List: After trying on a selection of gowns you may have one, two or three favourites.  At this point, it nice to have a re-cap and pop them on again.  This will give you the opportunity to shortlist further or maybe it will result in that magical moment when you decide you have found the one.
Does Brides Dress Revised offer a fitting and alteration service?

Our team of consultants pride themselves in being able to help you find your dream wedding dress! However, in order to feel truly amazing on your special day, we also work with a team of very talented independent seamstresses who can ensure you achieve the perfect fit!
As your wedding date approaches, you may have changed dress size slightly or you may even feel that you would like to make some changes to the design of your gown. Don’t worry, most things are possible!
All you need to do is bring your dress, your lingerie and shoes and our seamstresses will work their magic!

Can I come in just to look at your accessories?

Even if you have bought your dress elsewhere, you are more than welcome to come along for an Accessories Appointment. Please click here for further information on the stunning range of accessories we have available in our boutique.

Do you charge for an appointment?

After resisting the decision to charge for an appointment for so many years, we have reluctantly introduced a reservation fee for some appointments to hopefully avoid last minute cancellations and no-shows. Whilst we do request payment for these appointments, we will refund this charge in full should you need to cancel prior to 48 hrs before your appointment or upon arrival at your appointment. You will be pleased to hear that are not required to buy a gown to qualify for a refund of the reservation fee.