At Opus Couture, we like to make your time with us special right from your first appointment.
Having listened to you, our bride, we try to get an idea of what you are looking for, although being open minded always helps as you never know what will suit you until you try.
You will have a trained member of staff with you at all times to help answer any questions you may have on the gowns and also to help you into them (most are corseted so you may need the help).
Opus Couture staff are trained, qualified in fashion design and pattern cutting which means you have the benefit of this knowledge at your disposal.
BUYING YOUR GOWN FROM OPUS
If you choose your gown at Opus, you will be measured, a size agreed and your contract completed. You will be required to pay a minimum of 50% of the total cost of your gown and your accessories. After this point everything will be ordered in for you and there will be a three to four month wait for it to arrive. Most girls use this time to get their bridesmaids sorted out. As soon as your gown arrives at Opus Couture, we will call you to come and try your own gown for the first time at this time you would book for your fittings, these would usually start 12 weeks before the wedding.
The balance of the cost for your gown and accessories is due when they arrive at the shop. This then leads us up to your collection, which usually takes place a week or a few days before the wedding. We will have the dress steamed and ready to collect. We know how stressful organising your wedding is, so we like to help make everything as stress free as possible, so that is one less worry for the day.
After the first try of your own gown, you will be asked to pay your balance and if you require our alteration service. If not, you can then take your gown at anytime.
If you require our alterations service, it is now time to arrange your fitting. Correct underwear and shoes must be worn at all fittings. These alterations cost are not included in the cost of the gown and are paid separately before collection.
Please note that approximately 6 weeks notice is required for a fitting on a late night during the peak season of April to September, and 2-3 weeks notice for mid-week appointments. Unfortunately, we cannot schedule fittings during weekends.
Opus will no longer be able to accommodate any bridesmaid alterations. We are happy to supply a list of Alteration Specialist who can fit and alter your bridesmaid gowns. We wish you and your bridesmaids loads of fun in finding the perfect bridesmaid gowns with us.
We always work on an appointment basis, to ensure everyone has the support they need to make the important decisions ahead of you.
Our opening hours are: Monday: 10am-8pm, Tuesday: 10am-5pm, Wednesday: 1pm-8pm, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 10am-5pm.
However, Monday is our late evening when we take our last appointment at 6.30pm.
We advise for your first appointment you bring 1 or 2 people who know your character well and will tell you what they think. Children are always welcome, but it is very boring for them and not always a safe environment, with pins, steps and brides having final fittings in their own gowns.
Unfortunately no food or drinks (except water) are allowed in the salon, but this courtesy will be to your benefit if you have your fittings with us.
To book an appointment, call us on 01294-824 838 or contact us online.