Bridal Boutique Spotlight: Q&A with Kimberley from Timeless Bride

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023

We spoke to Kimberley from Timeless Bride for hints, tips and FAQ’s. Here you go!…

How soon do I need to start looking for my wedding dress?

I would advise that you start looking for your dress at least 12 months before your wedding. This gives you some time to work out what suits you and decide exactly what you want. You should, ideally, be finalising your decision and ordering your dress no less than 9 months before your wedding date.

Why do I need to order my dress so far in advance?

TB In the boutique I only stock one sample of each wedding dress. The dresses are in a variety of sizes but not always the correct size for you. I take your measurements and your dress will be made to the dress size you are closest to. The dresses can take up to 6 months to arrive in store and I like
to start your alterations roughly 3 months before your wedding, so the entire process can take up to 9 months.

What if I don’t have 9 months until my wedding?

I have a huge variety of dresses available ‘off-the-peg’. As mentioned before each dress is available in one size only but dresses can be taken in quite significantly and can also be let out or have a corset back added into them. I can definitely help you find your dress this way!

Where would I get my dress altered?

I do all your alterations instore, with the help of another seamstress. There is an additional cost for your alterations and this varies from dress to dress. I can give you an idea of this cost during your appointment.

I have time to order a new dress but I only seem to like parts of multiple dresses. Can I design my own dress?

YES! At Timeless Bride I have designers that give you the freedom to have the top of one dress with the skirt of another with an entirely different lace of your choice. You can even go as far as designing a dress from scratch. If the fabric and design is available, it can be done!

What training do you have to help me design my own dress?

As the owner of Timeless Bride I am at every single appointment guiding each bride to find their dream dress. Having done a fashion degree I then went on to do an internship in a London based Couture Studio. I have worked as a seamstress for 9 years and some of the dresses in store I have
designed myself already. I am also in the process of designing my own wedding dress with Ivory &Co. so I have a first hand experience of how it works. I believe no bride should have to compromise on her dream dress and I have the passion to help you create exactly what you want!

Which designers do you stock?

The wedding dress designers that offer ready made dresses and the option to design your own dress are Nicola Anne and Ivory & Co. I have dresses by Tiffanys Bridal available to order and even brand new off-the-peg! I also have a wide range of dresses only available off-the-peg by Randy
Fenoli, Le Papillon by Modeca, Ellis Bridals and Georgia Bridal. All our accessories are by Richard Designs, Linzi Jay and Ivory & Co.

Do you stock bridesmaids dresses?

No, I don’t. I have a small collection of occasion wear but my main focus is the bride!

Will you store my dress until my wedding?

Yes, I will. You don’t have to take your dress home until the week of your wedding. On many occasions I am able to arrange for you to collect your dress the day before your wedding.

Where can I get my dress steamed?

You don’t need to worry about that…your dress will be steamed in store just before you collect it.

How do I get my dress cleaned afterwards?

There are two drycleaners that I recommend. I give you both sets of details when you collect your dress and you can always get in touch and ask for these details at any time.

Do you alter wedding dresses that haven’t been bought at Timeless Bride?

Yes, I do. Please get in touch with plenty of advance as I can get very busy and I want to be able to fit everyone in for such important alterations.

Can I book in to try accessories if I have bought me dress somewhere else?

Of course you can! I even advise you to bring your dress with you to an accessory appointment to make sure everything marries together perfectly (excuse the pun!).

Which accessories do you sell?

There is a wide selection of veils, jewellery, boleros and a variety of headpieces. I have a very small selection of shoes so if that’s all you are looking for I will send you a photo of what is available in your size to make sure they are what you’re looking for.

Thank you Kim for your time, here how you can contact Timeless Bride
Contact number: 01625 630062
Business Address: 81 Coppice Road, Poynton, Stockport, Cheshire. SK12 1SL.
Socials: Facebook @timelessbridepoynton  Instagram @timelessbrideuk

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