FAQ’s

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The Boutique
Gowns
Delivery & Alterations
Wedding Day Dressing Service
Do you charge to try on your beautiful dresses?

We do offer 1.5hr Complimentary Try-On Appointments.
Check out our BOOK NOW page for details on our available services.

Do I need an appointment?

All of our appointments one on one, so we definitely recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment!

Do you have parking?

Yes, we have a private parking space at the back of the boutique, as well as free on street parking.

Where are you located?

We are located just over an hours drive north of Wellington, in the wedding hub of the Wairarapa, Martinborough!
33 Jellicoe Street, Martinborough, Wairarapa 5711.

Who do I bring with me?

We suggest you bring your nearest and dearest. Too many opinions can be very confusing for the bride, and as we are a boutique store we do ask that no more than groups of 4, including the bride.

What price range are your dresses?

Bridal gowns priced $1700 to $4000.
Sale bridal gowns are priced from $1000.
Bridesmaids dresses are priced $350-500.

I like a gown off your designers websites - can you get it?

​Yes, as we are stockists of our designers we can order almost any gown on your behalf, should you wish to purchase it. We are happy to offer you similar suggestions to see if the gown is truly what you love before ordering.

​What sizes are your sample bridal gowns to try on?

We do our best to accommodate as many beautiful body types as possible with our sample dresses. Our sample gowns to try on are a size 8-16, however most of our samples are a 10-14.
Our designers specialise in all sizes, ranging from a size 2-32.

We use pins and modesty panels for dresses that are on the small side and clips for dresses that are too big, in order to give you the best possible idea of what our dresses will fit like when they are tailored to you. We absolutely understand that this is a major shopping experience and it isn’t enjoyable for anyone if we don’t carry what you are looking for! If you have specific questions about your size concerns please get in touch with us!

Can your pricing change from the initial quote you have given me?

Due to exchange rates & custom fees, pricing may increase from our initial quote- this is why we strongly recommend purchasing your gown as soon as you fall in love with it, to lock in and secure your wedding dress at the best possible price!!

Do you hire your dresses?

No, our gowns are for purchase only.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we offer two options to our brides when purchasing their gown;
+ Option One - 50% deposit, balance due when gown arrives.
+ Optiom Two - Monthly payments until gown arrives

Do you buy/sell second hand wedding dresses?

Sorry no, we only order our gowns new from our designers.

What happens when I find 'the one'?

Congratulations, we are just as excited as you are! Once you have found the perfect dress for your big day, we will take measurements and work with you to determine the best size. A non refundable 50% deposit is then required to place any order, the balance of your gown is due once it has been made and delivered to the boutique- Alternatively we do offer monthly payment plans which will be conditional upon the time frame when ordering.

How long do your gowns take to be made?

Timing is everything! The ideal time to buy your dress is 7-12 months before your wedding so make your appointment with the intention of finding the one!
Wedding in less than 6 months time? Don’t panic! All of our designers offer a rush order service to ensure you can have your dream gown in time for your special day!

Can you complete any alterations?

Yes, we offer an in house alteration service so once your gown has been delivered to the boutique we will tailor the gown to fit you perfectly! Custom alterations can be made to your chosen gown such as, beading added/removed, sleeves/straps/cap sleeves added, train shortened.
If its possible we will do it!

Our standard alterations are a set price of $275. This includes, any adjustments that may be needed altered to your gown such as; hem, taking in, straps shortening, bra cups, bustle for your reception. Custom altertations are an additional cost.
When your gown is ready to be collected we will carefully package your gown in a complimentary bridal gown bag.

When will alterations to my gown begin?

As soon as your gorgeous gown arrives we will let you know so that we can schedule a time for your first fitting. We try and begin your alterations at least 3 months before your wedding. The last fitting is usually one-two weeks before the wedding just to check everything is perfect and ready for your big day!

Bridal Dressing Service

Dressing for your big day is such an exciting time, but it can be daunting as well.
We will steam your gown and dress you in your gown.

Contact us to chat about booking your wedding day dressing service.

Premier Bridal Dressing Service

Dressing for your big day is such an exciting time, but it can be daunting as well.
We will steam your gown, dress you, and prepare your bustle perfectly so that you can dance the night away.
Also, address any fashion related emergencies and treat your bridal portraits as a styled shoot, ensuring that every fashion detail is in place.

Contact us to chat about booking your wedding day dressing service.