We work from a loft studio, therefore we kindly ask that you wait until your appointment time to come in please.
Please inform us if you wish to cancel as we often have a waiting list.
Bridal appointments: 1.5 hour time slot
Bridesmaid: 1-1.5 hour time slot
Prom: 1 hour time slot
Fitting: 30-45 minutes
There is ample free parking
THE PREMISES (PLEASE READ!!)
Velvet Birdcage is on the top floor of a barn building. There are approximately 10 stairs to the building and regretfully no wheelchair access. THERE ARE NO TOILET FACILITIES! - unless you are ok using a port-a-style toilet outside of the building - not exactly glamorous (we’re working on it!). Once parked, it's situated through the gate and passed the barn - please feel free to use before your appointment if preferred.
We have seating for the Bride and 3 additional guests.
Children are absolutely welcome, but we must stress that we accept to responsibility for their care during appointments. Also, the studio isn’t a very suitable place for children in terms of safety, and unfortunately we have no baby-changing facilities.
SO WHAT GOES ON HERE?
First of all, we offer a totally relaxed, totally non intimidating, non pressured environment. We'll discuss what style you're looking for; traditional, funky, classic, sexy, vintage, etc. The length, colour, fabric and budget. Then leave you to look at the dresses and pick out anything you'd like to try on. We also select the dresses that we think will work. We then start the process of elimination. We can often change fabrics, add straps, shorten or lengthen etc. You can also chose the top of one dress and the bottom of another.
If you've found a dress you like, we go through the colour charts, then measure your bust, waist and hips (fully clothed and in private). At this point we can go on to discuss size, delivery time, and take a 50% deposit. Or leave you to go away and think about it. Taking your measurements makes sense, as it means you can order later without having to make another appointment - which we're always happy to do, but it may not be convenient for you and your party.
Everything is up front and clear. The price, sizes available, delivery times, and available colour's are printed on the labels.
We have fun with our customers, no hard-sell! Our aim is to make our customers feel special and your order is of paramount importance to us.