FAQ’s

Do I need an appointment?

We do request that you make an appointment so that we may reserve one of our fitting rooms for you.

What is the price range of the collection?

Ian Stuart bridal gowns start at £2,400 and go upwards to £8,500 with an average £3,000.

Ian Stuart special occasion gowns start at £1,100 and go upwards to £1,800 with an average £1,300.

We also offer an exclusive custom service with the designer at couture pricing.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

We suggest you wear a nude bra and panties. Keep an open mind to try on some styles that we may suggest.  If you have a particular heel height in mind, bring shoes of the same height and style if possible.  If not we have a selection for you to borrow.

When should I order my gown?

We recommend 7-9 months if possible. All of our gowns are made to order, and you’ll want to allow time for alterations and accessorising.  Ian collaborates with the finest couture fabric mills in Europe. We can often accommodate rush orders, so please enquire if needed.

Do you have a sample in my size?

Unlike the usual clothing shopping experience, ordering a bridal gown is different, and you probably won’t be able to try a gown on in your exact size. Mostly we only stock one sample of each gown for our clients to see and try on. Try not to dismiss a style simply because the sample doesn’t fit properly. Our consultants will give you their expert guidance and explain options available to best flatter your figure.

Who should I bring to my appointment?

We suggest a maximum of 2 guests. If too many opinions are offered it can be a bit overwhelming. Reminder to friends and family: you may have a set idea of how you see the bride for this occasion that differs from the bride’s vision. Remember this is her day, and she needs your love and support in finding a gown that expresses her unique personality and beauty. Please no children or pets.

How and when do I pay for the gown?

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to place your order. The balance is due when the dress arrives into the shop before any alterations are made if necessary.

Are alterations included?

We include basic alterations in our price.  This relates to bust, waist and hip measurements and basic length alterations.  Any further alterations will incur a fee which can be discussed at the time of the appointment.