"The Dress"

We never get tired of watching you realise you've found it

Its the second best part of our job! Our favourite is helping you discover it in the first place!

We carefully handpick the designs that we choose to display in our showroom, making sure we have something that will be suitable for all characters and personalities. Then we go over them again just to make sure we've got it spot on!
So whether you are a bride that's dreamt of a luxurious mikado silk dress for a modern - contemporary wedding or perhaps you are after a more soft, hand embroidered French lace, traditional wedding dress, we have it or can get it for you.

We very rarely change the designers that we work with as those that we have found, we have the highest level of trust in that they are just as focused on creating and making you the most important outfit of your life, with quality, thought and care right down to the last stitch.


Lace Wedding Dress with Sleeves low neckline sparkly full skirt cathedral train

Your Bridal Appointment Questions

What can I expect at my Bonsoire Bridal Appointment?

At Bonsoire, we believe that searching for your dream dress is (mostly!) a once in a lifetime experience - which is why it should be intimate.
One of our lovely team will show you up the stairs to our completely private bridal suite, where you will be able to browse in peace and quiet to your hearts content.
Together with our team, you will discuss what it is you desire in a dream dress and we will help you select a collection of gowns that match your description.
Your loved ones can relax in our waiting lounge whilst we take you to your own dressing room where we will assist in helping you into the dresses.
Then, you'll make your big entrance through the double french doors into the waiting lounge where you will be revealed to yourself (and your guests) in our large french mirrors.

How far in advance should I start looking for a wedding dress?

In an ideal world, you will start looking for your dress approximately one year before your wedding date. This gives you and us enough time for the dress to arrive, fittings and final appointments...
But we also know that sometimes life happens and you might need a dress way before then! If thats the case, we may be able to help! We've even had brides come in on a Thursday and married on a Saturday!

What is your Price Range?

Our wedding dresses start at £299 and our most expensive gown is £1500. You can expect to pay a price within this range.
We do also have our bridal sale which is regularly updated with samples that are in perfect condition. These dresses begin at as little as £75.

What sizes are your sample gowns?

Our average sizes are 12, 14 and 16. We do have dresses that are both higher and lower than those sizes.

What about fake tan/make up?

Please please don't wear fake tan to your bridal appointment! Unfortunately it destroys our dresses as it comes off VERY easily and it is impossible to remove. This therefore is at a big cost to us as we have to replace our sample gowns with new ones.
As for make up, if you must wear it, we will permit light, minimal make up but we ask that you do not wear lipstick.

Shall I bring anything with me?

It is entirely your choice and not essential at all but if you would like to bring a nude strapless bra, you can - although the majority of our gowns have built in cups (yay!) so you won't have to worry too much!
You may also like to bring a comfy pair of heels if you are planning on wearing them on the big day, just to give you an idea of extra added height.

How many guests can I bring to my appointment?

Our bridal suite is big enough for you to bring up to three guests to your bridal appointment.

Are children welcome at Bonsoire?

We absolutely adore children - however - our bridal suite is not child friendly and we also know how lovely it is to have a special bit of 'me' time!
Pins and needles, delicate beadwork and soft ivory fabrics don't lend well for curious little ones. Please refrain from bringing any children aged between 1-10.

We understand that very young babies need to be with their mothers, therefore we are more than happy for babies under one to attend and we welcome warming bottles for you (as long as we get to have a little cuddle!)

How long do appointments last?

Your bridal appointment will last up to two hours but if it goes a little over, we won't rush you!

When should I order my dress?

As soon as your heart is telling you to say yes to the dress! it will be the most brilliant feeling! We never get tired watching your face break into that 'knowing' smile!
Always listen to your instinct and don't be swayed by other people's opinions if you really feel fantastic inside and out - you've fallen in love, you've found 'The Dress'.

Are your gowns Made To Measure?

Yes! We will take your measurements and send them off along with your order form.

Do you charge for Alterations?

Unless we state otherwise, alterations are not included in the final price.
At Bonsoire, we do not have an alteration service. We do however highly recommend two wonderful, brilliant and talented seamstresses but they are in no way connected to Bonsoire.

When will my Dress Arrive?

We aim to have your dress at least 3 months prior to your wedding date. This is all depending on when the order was placed though.