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?
The ideal time is 9 to 12 months before your wedding and purchasing it 7 to 9 months before.
Dresses can take up to 4 to 6 months to produce and we like to allow at least 1-2 months for alterations.
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 really pride ourselves with a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere in which we can give you our full attention and help you find your dream dress.
Please note we charge a small fee for the first Bridal Appointment – this is fully redeemable on a dress purchase.
How many people can I bring to my appointment?
We recommend you bring up to 3 of your closest friends/family. 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 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!
How long does it take for my dress to arrive?
Standard ordering time is 4-6 months for all designers. Some designers can offer shorter timelines. If you are getting married sooner than that timeline than that then don’t panic – most brands offer a rush service at an extra fee. (This cost varies by designer)
Any dresses ordered with 6 months or less before your wedding will have to be considered as a rush.
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.
Do I need alterations & are they offered?
Almost all of our dresses will need alterations when they arrive. Our designers make dresses to a standard size, they’re not ‘made-to-measure’. When you buy a gown, we will take your measurements and order the size closest to you. If you’re between sizes we will size up as we can always take it in.
We do not offer alterations in-house, but we can recommend you an amazing lady who can. We will provide you all the details in store.
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.
We are working on providing a larger range of sample sizes.
What payment method do you accept?
We accept cash and card payments. We require a 50% initial payment to order the dress and the remaining balance after 90 days for normal orders and after 60 days for rush orders.
Can I return or exchange my dress?
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.
What’s the cancellation policy?
We understand that plans change but we ask you give us at least 24 hours notice. Any appointments not rescheduled or cancelled 24 hours before will not be refunded.