BEFORE YOU BOOK FAQ
At Ginger + Poppy Bridal we want you to have the most relaxed, stress-free experience. We are all about providing you with effortless, modern bridal wear in a comfortable and fun atmosphere.
Have a look below at some common questions that are asked so you are ready for your appointment!
When should I start looking for my dress?
We recommend to start looking for your dress 9 to 12 months before your wedding and purchasing it 6 to 9 months before. Dresses can take up to 4 to 6 months to produce and we need to factor in any alterations you may need before the big day. If you are getting married sooner than that then don’t panic! Most brands offer a rush service but any orders under 6 months before your wedding will incur a fee.
Do I need to book an appointment?
We work by appointment only. This way we can give you our full attention while searching for your dream dress. We have a small studio so we only accommodate one bride at a time.
What can I expect during my appointment?
Our appointments last 90 minutes which gives us plenty of time to chat about your wedding plans and the styles you are looking for and of course to browse the dresses and accessories selection. We want you and your closest to have as much fun as possible and to feel relaxed with a glass of something and some fun music. Afterwards, you can try on as many dresses as we can fit into the timeframe. If you’ve found the one, we will take your measurements and order the dress closest to your size. If you’re still unsure we will keep your fave dresses on file and you can come back for a second appointment to re-try them with a fresh mind!
CONGRATULATIONS! YOU’VE BOUGHT YOUR DRESS!
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
We will see you again in a few months time once your dress arrives! We will give the dress to you so you can go and meet with a seamstress to do any needed alterations. The seamstress is recommended by us and is separate to Ginger + Poppy. The cost of the alterations is separate.
How many people can I bring to my appointment?
We recommend you bring up to 2 of your closest friends/family. We have reduced it to 2 since Covid and think it’s safest this way for now. We’re a small boutique with limited seating but we also find that this is a good number of people in order not to have too many different opinions and you can focus on what YOU love! If you feel that you want to bring more people, please contact us beforehand and we will try our best to accommodate them.
What is the price range of your gowns?
Our gowns range from AED6000 to about AED22,000 with most of them sitting between AED 8500 and AED 14,000. This price excludes any alteration you will need for the final fitting.
What size are your sample gowns?
Because our dresses are made to order we only hold sample pieces in our boutique. The majority of the dresses are UK 10 to UK 14 and vary between designers. We have creative ways of fitting and pinning the dress on you so you can imagine how it would look in your size.
What shall I bring?
We recommend you wear nude underwear and a strapless bra or even a backless bra so it won’t interfere with any of the necklines or styles of dresses. We would also appreciate if you wore minimal make-up especially foundations or fake tan to keep our gowns white!
What payment method do you accept?
We accept cash and card payments. We require a 50% initial payment to order the dress and 50% after 90 days.
As our gowns and accessories are made to order they are all final sale. Once the gown is paid for you are in a contractual agreement to follow through with the final payment.