Do I need to make an appointment?
It's best to. There is no charge for our appointments. We have found that our brides have the best time when their visit is planned. You will have a beautiful changing suite ready for you and the tribe, and we will have had a chat beforehand, so we know where you're at in your wedding dress search. That said, our brides are always welcome to pop into the shop anytime, and we will always do our very best to see you.
What designers do you stock?
We currently stock Mori Lee, Maggie Sottero, Rebecca Ingram, Ronald Joyce, Sophia Tolli, Phoenix Gowns, Romantica, and Danielle Couture. We are quite a big shop and have a really good choice of designs, and we find the majority of brides who come to see us find their dress with us.
What sizes do you stock?
We have around 200 dresses in sizes 8 right through to 30 physically on the rails. We are very much of the opinion that every bride's body is wedding dress ready, and we celebrate every bride-to-be, just as she is! As well as an amazing choice of dresses to try on in sizes 8-18, ACB is well known for our Curvy Collection, and brides who are a street size 20 and up will also find a brilliant choice of dresses to try on in our boutique. In fact, we have a whole curvy department, so you'll be spoilt for choice.
What is your price range and how do I pay for my dress?
Our wedding dresses are mainly in the £1,000 to £2,500 range. Most of the ones on our rails are around £1,200 - £1,800. You can pay for your dress in full, or pay a 50% deposit, and the balance will be due when your dress arrives in the shop. We take all the usual cards or cash. We also offer no-interest payment plans if you are looking to pay for your dress in monthly installments.
What is the vibe in your shop and how do I know if I'll feel comfortable?
We are all about not being another stuffy bridal shop! I (Alta) and my lovely team have been doing what we do for many years, and we know that it can be daunting coming wedding dress shopping. This is a major event in your wedding planning, but you can relax knowing you're in safe hands. We hope you'll enjoy our stylish surroundings, but also the homely touches like a freshly made hot drink and a comfortable seat for Nan! If anything is worrying you before your appointment, please give us a ring or drop us an email so that we can put your mind at rest.
I came to Alta Costura for my wedding dress appointment at the weekend and my experience was amazing. I had Tash support me during my appointment and she made me feel so comfortable. Her calm and friendly approach with me made me feel at ease straight away and she helped me choose my dream dress (even though it was completely different from what I had in mind)! She was professional and answered any questions I had. I also got a lovely gift from Alta Costura which was a lovely and personal touch. Thank you again Tash, I now feel like a proper bride ready for my wedding day next year :) x
From the moment I stepped into Alta Costura, I felt comfortable. All of the staff were polite and helpful, the shop was welcoming and inviting and Emma Jane, who looked after me on the day was an absolute credit to the business. She took the time to listen to my preferences and included my family in the choosing process, it was really special having them pull looks for me as well as my own choices and Emma’s expert recommendations. We tried on a number of dresses and she was extremely professional, I was nervous on the day but she put me completely at ease and we just had fun (and some happy tears). I am so grateful to her and the team for making the experience utterly amazing. I honestly could not have asked for better.
My experience at Alta’s has been absolutely incredible; I have been carefully listened to and my anxieties and fears reassured but not dismissed! Lots of time was taken to respond to my social media enquiries in the lead-up to my appointment. My appointment was with the lovely Sarah and everything about it was just wonderful! I was apprehensive about trying on dresses but Sarah made me feel beautiful and I am thrilled that I found my dress.
Feel so at ease whenever I visit the store. All the staff are so incredibly lovely and really make the experience so special. Natasha is like sunshine in human form and makes you feel like a princess! They’re not salesy and do not push anything you’re unhappy with, as a plus-size bride I found it really nerve-racking going to try on dresses but it was just such a joy! A HUGE collection of plus-size dresses in every style you’d ever think of. Couldn’t recommend this more for any bride-to-be!
Fab-u-lous! Jade was brilliant, felt so comfortable and relaxed, had a good laugh with us and I truly trust everything she said. Jade and the team provided unmatched customer service and I’m so grateful for everything. Also, a shout out to the rest of the team who were all lovely and upbeat! Love my dress even more than my future husband, oops!!!
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