Here at Perfect Fit wedding dresses, West Yorkshire we offer the complete bridal service. We understand the importance of finding the perfect wedding dress, one that is unique and perfect for you and only you. We provide a one-of-a kind experience to ensure your journey is just as flawless as your dress. With a full bespoke design service and alterations service we can help you get wedding day ready when it comes to your dress.
Wedding dress shopping is just the start of your journey and whether you’re looking for a bespoke service or an off-the-peg dress, for most of us it’s a once in a lifetime experience, so sit back, relax and we’ll give you our expert advice and top tips for a stress-free wedding dress shopping experience
Spends and Budgets
Having some kind of budget or preferred spend we would like to or need to stick to is always a sensible place to start when it comes to shopping for a wedding dress. No matter how little or how big your budget is, it is important to be realistic when shopping for your gown; don’t go to boutiques that are out of your reach in terms of price, yet if you’re looking for something completely unique and designed just for you, make sure you go to the right place that can help you design and create something. Be open and honest with your chosen boutiques, as this will always help both you and them, and save time and potentially upset in your dress shopping journey. Keep in mind that if you buy off the peg and you’re also looking for accessories you will also need to incorporate these into your budget.
If you have the time to be able to plan and prepare for your wedding dress shopping, use it! We recommend you start your dress shopping at least a year before your wedding date. Off the peg dresses that have to be ordered can take up to 9 months to come in, if you’re going bespoke the process normally takes around 6 months. Avoid the last minute panic, and stress, the earlier you start the better.
You’ll probably have some kind of idea of what styles you like and those you don’t, so make sure you do your research and find the right bridal boutique for you! Look at the designers which you are gravitating towards, or if you’re looking for something completely different, and unique to you, find a designer that can do this for you. Be open minded, ask lots of questions and always book your appointment in advance. It is worth saying that we offer a true bespoke service, so if you are looking for something a little less traditional or more unique, we are the wedding designer for you!
Think carefully about your underwear choice when wedding dress shopping. Wear something that is as close as what you think you’ll be wearing on the day. A strapless bra is always a good idea, and if shapewear makes you feel more confident, and you’ll be wearing this on your wedding day, then make sure you have it on!
Take advice and listen to suggestions from the bridal assistants or designers as they may have ideas you’d not though of. Your entourage know you, and you’ll be able to get opinions and of course reactions from them! Most importantly after listening to everyone else, listen to yourself, as only you will know when something is right. Don’t feel like you should know straight away and don’t put pressure on yourself; if you need time to think, give yourself time to think, and listen to how you are feeling.
Choose Your Entourage Wisely
If you have a big bridal party it’s tempting to want them all to come along for the experience but it can be tricky. We would suggest having a maximum of three people; the more opinions and views, the more confusing it can become trying to please everyone! Pick people who will give you constructive opinions. And if you can’t pick between them, take different people to different appointments!
Keep an Open Mind
Always keep an open mind when wedding dress shopping – what you think you want, may not be what you end up with! Know in your mind what are absolute deal breakers – for example you know you definitely want a sleeve, then try on alternatives, and different styles, as there may be details and designs you’ve not seen before, and they may just be perfect for you.
At Perfect Fit Wedding Dresses, West Yorkshire we have over 30 years design and alterations experience with wedding dresses, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality dressmaking and alterations service. We have a passion for creating beautiful, elegant and graceful gowns, and perfecting the fit for our brides to be. If you’re looking for something unique or you need an existing dress making perfect we’d be more than happy to help! Get in touch!
At Perfect Fit Bridal we offer a truly personalised service when it comes to creating your bespoke wedding dress. When considering having a bespoke wedding dress created individually for you, of course as with everything, it’s important to think about cost- as each bride and each dress is as individual as the next, so it can make it difficult to give a quote. This is why at Perfect Fit we offer a free private consultation to make the decision easier!
In our Leeds studio Wendie offers a private consultation in a relaxed environment to discuss your ideas with you. She will find out about you, your wedding, your vision and theme for your day and discuss any ideas which she may have. This also gives you the opportunity to view our current collection and discuss elements of dresses and fabrics you like in order to get a better picture of your own unique design of dress.
The price for your bespoke wedding dress will then be costed depending on your requirements, taking into account design, embellishments and fabric choices- this is what makes your gown personal to you and unique for your wedding day.
For a bespoke wedding dress at Perfect Fit Bridal Couture, our prices generally start from £1250 and we will always guide you accordingly within your budget. We have a varied selection of fabrics and laces that we source from all over the world, so you have plenty of choice when it comes to choosing the perfect fabric for your gown. Most of our dresses commissioned are similar prices to off-the-peg gowns without the added cost of alterations so it’s a magical experience and an affordable luxury.
Our one-to-one service means you will be looked after every step of the way, creating the most elegant and sophisticated wedding gown for your perfect day! All our gowns are handcrafted by talented designer and dressmaker Wendie and her team of couture trained seamstresses. We are dedicated to you, and offer a warm and friendly service.
Your bespoke wedding dress is in good hands with Perfect Fit and we handle each and every brides dress with the utmost care and our attention to detail is paramount to ensure a perfect fit for your most special day.
Vogue Magazine the fashion Bible came calling,
Last year was huge for us, it was our 10th Birthday as Perfect fit Bridal Couture. 10 years of bringing our talents and creativity to Brides from across the UK. For every year of dedication each one spent growing into the next we developed, we worked with amazing people and finally we created a Couture collection to be launched this year. It was just as we came towards the end of this process that something that only happens in dreams for designers like us happened. In all of those 10 years we could never have prepared for what would come as we entered 2019.
An email landed in Wendie’s inbox at the end of January. Her first thought………did I read that correctly? She read over the email a few more times before it really sunk in……
Vogue Magazine! An invite to appear in VOGUE! Not only in the magazine but online too. Astonished is one word to describe the feeling in the studio, overwhelmed is another, to say we were excited just feels like a under statement. This was mind blowing our collection was a representation of our Art each one a manifestation of Wendie’s imagination.
The hard work didn’t end there though we now had the task of putting together an amazing shoot to use in our Vogue feature. It had to really shine, stand out just like our Couture collection. A captivating look to work with the collection was what we wanted. An opulent dreamy feel to the photography showing the dresses in all their glory. The detailed embellishments of the first dress with a subtle split to the skirt for a exquisite alternative to your classic style of dress. The second dress a divine example of today’s modernist boho bride, graceful with gentle detailing along the waist.
The studio was bright and inviting, both models perfectly matched to style of each gown. The make up and hair skill fully applied to compliment each one we were ready to shoot! Ready to be part of the Fashion Bible itself. The shoot day was so much fun, everyone brimming with a vibrancy and excitement. We were all aware that this was an opportunity of a life time and the feeling was palpable. Mathew, the Photographer had the style we needed, an attentive mind focused on his artistry. He created a relaxed but professional atmosphere and just knew how the shoot needed to look. A matter of days later and the photos were with us ready to make their way to the biggest Fashion magazine in the world and we could hardly believe it.
Containing the news was difficult but only added to the anticipation. For obvious reasons we couldn’t tell a soul until the release date, four weeks of waiting seemed like it would take forever but we were so busy organising our Open day, Newspaper article’s, meeting new Brides that in what seemed like a whirlwind the day came. Waking on the morning of the Vogue release date to receive our copy was like waking from the dream, seeing our hard work showcased on Vogue retail online for the world over to see. The photos were alluring and we were in Vogue not only in the Magazine but on the website too! It was real we were there amongst the greatest designers across the globe.
Yorkshire Evening post we’re delighted to feature our story, we wanted to spread the word as far we could. The photographer came to the studio and captured Wendie busy in her design room, taking some fantastic shots of the main studio too that really showcased the beauty of it all.we couldn’t believe it when on press release date Wendie had a call from her sister “your on the front page” not only the front page but the cover story!
This isn’t the end though for us this is just the beginning. The start of an even bigger adventure, something that has us striving for more. With the support of everyone we love we have achieved one of our dreams we their continued support who knows we could reach the stars!
Matthew Kitchen Photography
Make up by Kirstie
Blog written by – Danielle Ferrier