FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions for brides

When should I start shopping for my wedding dress?
We would advise that you start looking for your dress about 18 – 12 months before your wedding date. It is important that you have time to look for the perfect dress and to make sure that your decision is not rushed. The designers that we work with require approximately 6 months for delivery and you need to leave time for fittings and alterations. If you don’t have six months until your wedding, please still call the store as we may have sample dresses for sale.
Do I need an appointment to look at your dresses?
To ensure that you receive the best possible service and our undivided attention, we operate an appointment only service.
Will there be other brides visiting during my appointment?
At The Bridal Courtyard you will have our undivided attention and there will be no other brides in at the time of your appointment.
Who should I bring with me and how long will it last?
We know that buying your dress is an exciting time for you and you will want to bring your mum, best friends, grannies, aunties and all your bridesmaids; however, if you can limit this to a few of the key people, your experience will be much more enjoyable. Bring the people whose opinion you trust and value so that you are not focussed on trying to please too many opinions.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
Nude or white underwear will always be the best under our dresses, and if you have a strapless bra that will be helpful for our strapless dresses, however, don’t panic if you don’t. We have a range of shoes for you to try on with your dress so you don’t need to worry about carrying your own shoes about with you all day.
What sizes are your samples?
Our sample dresses are sizes 10-28. We try to ensure that there are dresses for everyone to try on. Don’t worry if the dresses don’t fit you perfectly, there are lots of little tricks that we have to give you a good idea of what it will look like when you order.

Some of our designers also offer a made to measure service which although is at a slight additional cost, is an excellent option for when you decide to order your dress.

How do I place my order?
To place your order, we require a non-refundable 50% deposit. The remaining balance is due at the time of your first fitting which is usually 12 weeks before your wedding.
Do you do alterations?
Every dress needs a few nips and tucks here and there to make sure that it fits you perfectly on your wedding day. All of your fittings and alterations will be carried out by our experienced seamstress who has worked in the bridal industry for a number of years. This gives both us and you the benefit of her knowledge and experience.

Our basic alterations package costs £180 and any additional bespoke alterations at your request will be at an additional cost.

There are lots of wedding shops in Glasgow, why should I choose The Bridal Courtyard?
We are passionate about the dresses we have in store and are constantly striving to provide our brides with the best, most up to date selection.

We believe that choosing your dress isn’t just about the price. We strive to provide a relaxed, yet professional atmosphere in our Glasgow bridal shop and aim to make the experience as fun and memorable as possible. The whole process from selecting your dress, to the alterations and fittings will be managed by us, in house.