when SHOULD I BEGIN DRESS SHOPPING?
At AP we recommend that you start dress shopping 8-12 months in advance. This will allow time for your dress to be made by the designer, shipped to the AP store and altered to your specified fit. However this is the ideal, not the absolute.
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
Yes. Our stylist work strictly by appointment only and are recommended for brides who are on the serious hunt & ready to purchase their made-to-order gown. At AP, each bride will enjoy a complimentary 60-90 minute stylist lead appointment to ensure that the brides vision is met.
Do i need to pay for my appointment?
At AP we believe that your initial consultation should be complementary, with no booking fee.
As we are appointment only, we do ask that if you are unable to attend your appointment that you contact the store 48 hours in advance.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
As much as we love the idea of a party in the AP store, we believe that your appointment should be as intimate and calm as possible. We find that too many opinions can be overwhelming for the brides. We want the focus to stay firmly on you and your vision, therefore we advise keeping your bride tribe to 3 at a maximum. This way we can comfortably accommodate everyone in our boutique.
WHAT IS THE PRICE RANGE OF YOUR GOWNS?
Our made-to-order gowns range from £1000-4000, with an average price of £1600-£2900. Feel free to contact the store for a better understanding of your favourite designer's price range.
WHAT SIZE aRE Your sample dresses?
To enable AP to give our brides a range of different styles, we stock only one size in each dress style. Our samples gowns range from size UK 8-18. However, once you have selected your gown it will be made to your dress size.
If your sizing is outside the range mentioned above, we have creative ways of making sure you can experience the look of your desired dress and have brides of all sizes and shapes shopping at AP.
WHAT IF THERE IS A GOWN THAT I LIKE FROM aN AP DESIGNER, BUT YOU DON'T CARRY THAT SAMPLE ?
While we can't carry entire collections from each of our designers, we have the ability to request a designers runway sample. Please contact the boutique on 01412222504 if you'd like to request a sample gown that is not part of our permanent collection.
Do you stock bridesmaid or evening gowns?
Yes, at AP we have a floor dedicated to evening and bridesmaids gowns from top designers such as Dessy, Hayley Paige, Jasmine, Christina Wu and Watters.
If you are shopping for bridesmaids we recommend that the bride finds her gown first. This way we can ensure that your bridesmaid and bridal gowns complement one another.
DO YOU OFFER CUSTOM GOWNS?
We find that most brides wish to purchase a gown true to the intention and design of the original gown. However if you feel you would like to edit a dress, we have an in-house designer and alterations team to help you throughout your bridal journey.
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact the store on:
01412222504 / firstname.lastname@example.org