Your Appointment

SHOULD I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT?

Yes, if you wish to try dresses with us. We have a wonderful, highly trained team of stylists that will work with you on a one to one basis offering friendly, relaxed advice whilst assisting you, ensuring you receive the highest level of service. We will always try to accommodate walk-ins, but should we be fully booked you may not be able to browse all our collections, which are displayed over two floors or try dresses with us if all our changing rooms are booked.

 

WHEN SHOULD I START LOOKING FOR MY DRESS?

Twelve months before your wedding is usually a good time to start looking for your dress, but as all brides are unique there is no definitive answer! That said, we advise our brides to allow at least six months to order their dress then a further eight weeks for alterations and your dress should ideally be complete two weeks before your wedding. Don’t have this timescale? Don’t worry, there are still so many options available to you at Avorio, we can sell off the peg, arrange a rush cut option or source from our designers. Remember your dress will set the tone for your wedding day, be it romantic, vintage, glamour, city chic, whatever your theme, so many other important details will depend on finding your dream dress...

 

HOW LONG IS MY APPOINTMENT

All our bridal appointments are an hour and a half long to ensure your experience is relaxed and enjoyable.
Accessory and Bridesmaids are lovely hour long appointments, should it be a bigger party appointments are tailored to suit.

 

WHO SHOULD I BRING WITH ME

Ideally a couple of trusted opinions are best, we promise that your shopping experience will be that much more enjoyable! It can be hard to hear your own voice when you’re focused on pleasing too many others. That said, we can comfortably seat four of your nearest and dearest at each of our changing rooms.

 

DO I NEED TO BRING ANYTHING WITH ME?

Light underwear will work best under the dresses, a strapless bra can be handy, many of our dresses have in-built support so they aren’t always needed. As long as you are comfortable, we’re happy! Perhaps consider your hairstyle, it can be harder to visualise if you want your hair up and don’t have it styled that way. We have beautiful heels, but should you already have the perfect pair or a preferred height, please bring them along. All our changing rooms have a full range of petticoats, a sample veil and headpiece to help create the overall look.

You are never fully dressed without a smile

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Nervous, feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry, we are here to guide you through this amazing time and we come armed with glasses of fizz and refreshments for you and your guests. Each appointment will last 1.5 hours so we’ll have ample time to discuss your ideas and help bring them to life, an open mind is great too, even if you have your dream dress visualised.

An Avorio stylist is dedicated to you and your guests from the moment you walk through our doors and they come with a friendly smile and warm welcome, whilst offering their professional knowledge and guidance to you. You will be shown to one of our four spacious private changing areas which also have comfortable seating for your guests. Then the fun begins, our collections are housed over two floors and it’s time to explore and get lost in the world of Avorio bridal, believe us, it’s a fabulous place to be, amongst designer bridal gowns, bridesmaids, flowergirls and accessories.

 

WHAT SIZE ARE YOUR SAMPLE GOWNS?

With around a 150 bridal dresses instore, we have a wonderful selection for you to try. Our samples start at UK8 and we always carry at least 25 dresses that are UK18-UK26 for our curvier brides. We can however order dresses from a UK2 to UK36 upwards. Don’t worry if your dream dress isn’t your size, we have little tricks so you can see how they will look when fitted properly. All our dresses offer bespoke options, so something special can be added or changed to ensure you have your perfect dress.

 

HOW CAN I PAY FOR MY GOWN?

When the tears of joy have dried and the bubbly has been drunk, it's time to do the paperwork and Avorio then require a non-refundable deposit which is 50% of your dress. The balance is then payable in full when your dress arrives with us. At this exciting time we will then ask you to schedule a visit to try your dress, these appointments are one hour in length and available weekdays or two Saturdays per month. We will then store your dress until your Big Day and present it to you fully steamed and in a bespoke Avorio gown bag at no cost to yourself. (Please also see our aftercare options).

 

GIFT VOUCHERS

We have beautiful Gift Vouchers available at Avorio, these are available for any amount and we are happy to post these out, if required. They can be the perfect gift for a bride who may have fallen in love with a beautiful veil or perhaps a lovely jewellery set, or she may be is saving for her dress or her maids outfits and would appreciate the extra help... whatever the reason, they are a lovely present to receive.

 

MISSED ANYTHING...

Photography is not permitted during our appointments, but is welcomed once your order is placed. We do ask you to place mobiles on silent during appointments as we love the relaxed ambience at Avorio. Facetime is welcomed if a loved one cannot join you, so you can share these magical moments. We do offer wifi and love you to check-in or visit our social media pages. Anything else you want to know, please get in touch, we love to talk...

Be present in the moment.