When should I start looking for my dress?
We find that this does depend on the bride! Some brides wish to visit us 3 or 4 times before they order their gown whilst others will order on their first visit. For some brides, the dress is the first thing they arrange so they can build their wedding day around the gown whilst others feel comfortable leaving it till nearer the time.
We advise our brides to allow 6 months to order the dress and a further 8 weeks for alterations. However, if you do not have this length of time please still contact us as we maybe able to obtain your gown within a short time period.
Who should I bring with me?
We understand that this is a special time for you and your friends/family and therefore we know it's important for you to bring people with you. We do ask though that you try to limit this to 2-3 people for a couple of reasons. It will be a far more enjoyable experience for you as too many opinions can be unhelpful and confusing. It is important to remember that it is your opinion that is most crucial so you don’t want to feel confused or distracted from your mission to find the perfect dress!
Secondly, we have limited space in our changing suite. Too many people crowded into the area can prove chaotic. We want you to relax and enjoy your time at our boutique.
What is the price range of your gowns?
Typically our gowns range from £500 to £3000 thus ensuring a wide range for everyone to find their dream dress.
Do you charge for appointments?
We do not charge but for our Saturday appointments we do require a £20 refundable deposit due to high demand. This is fully refundable after your appointment, no purchase is necessary. If you would like to cancel your appointment we require 48 hours notice for your deposit to be refunded.
Do you price match?
Our gowns are all sold at each of our designers' Recommended Retail Price (RRP) - but in the unlikely event that you find any dress that we stock sold locally for less then we will be happy to match the price, (excluding sample sale/off the peg gowns).
What sizes are your sample gowns?
Our sample gowns range between a size 10 and 20. Whilst we only have each dress in one size it maybe possible for us to order a sample closer to your size from the designer (separate cost incurred). With the aid of some pins, a size 10 can put on a size 14 and still see the overall look. Lots of our gowns have a corset back so we can usually get a bride into a dress which is a smaller size.
Do you have off the peg and sale dresses?
Yes. Often we have to make way for new collections arriving from our designer’s and we also have the occasional discontinued dress. This means we often have gorgeous designer wedding dresses in our sample sales with 70% off! and often which start from only £400. Please call or email for details for current sample sale dresses available.
What happens at my appointment?
During your appointment, you will receive a one-to-one personalised consultation with one of our highly trained bridal consultants who will help you find your dream dress. Once we have found out a little bit about you and the style you wish to achieve at your wedding, the fun really starts as you have a look through all of our dresses and choose which ones you would like to try on. Your consultant will then help you into the gowns before the grand reveal to your friends and family.
We can then help you complete your look to perfection with our beautiful collection of shoes, hair pieces, boleros and veils.
Do you provide a fitting service?
All of our brides have the option to use our extremely talented seamstress. The cost of alterations are NOT included in the price of your gown. Usually, you will need a maximum of 2-3 fittings and prior to buying, we can provide you with guidelines as to the cost of possible alterations.
When your dress arrives, we will contact you to invite you to come in and try on your dress. You are also then required to pay the final balance outstanding on your dress. At this point we can discuss and arrange your fittings. When you come for your first fitting, you need to remember to bring with you the shoes and underwear you intend to wear on your wedding day.
Can I come in to view your accessories only?
Of course! Even if you have purchased you dress elsewhere we would love to assist you in completing your look. Please see our accessories page for further details of our range.
Am I able to use your seamstress for dresses not purchased from you?
Alina is more than happy to alter dresses that have not been purchased at MiliMili. Give us a call and we will book you in so she can work her magic!
MiliMili Bridal Ltd, 19 Sir Isaacs Walk, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JJ - 01206 616368