Beautiful bride to be,
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and Thank you so much for booking an appointment at Allison Louise Bridal, we are so excited for you and cannot wait to show you our beautiful dress collections.
We know it is a worrying time out there at the moment, however we want to reassure you that we have taken extra measures to ensure that our boutique is a safe environment for you, your guest and our staff whilst still ensuring your appointment is super special and a wonderful and magical experience.
In order to do this, we have sought advice from the government and other bridal retailers and feel that by just implementing a few changes we are still able to offer you your amazing bridal experience and ensure that we are keeping everyone safe and well.
We now have hand sanitiser in every room within the building and will ask every person who enters the boutique to sanitise their hands upon arrival. This has been approved to both BSEN1500 and BSEN2176. We will have a hand sanitising station available in every room.
We have available some lovely bright and colourful face masks for use within the boutique. These will be placed in reception next to the sanitiser for you to collect upon arrival. There will be a mask for the bride and her guest, and our staff will also be required to wear these too. These masks will only need to be worn when we are in the dressing area and you will be asked to drop them into a basket on your way out.
Number of Guests
In order for us to comply to the government guidelines, we will have to limit the number of people to each appointment to the bride and her VIP guest. That one special person that you could not make your dress buying decision without. Unfortunately, due to the size of the shop and adhering to the two metre rules we are not able to have any extra people.
However, if you really cannot say YES to the dress without your bride squad then we will have a screen for them to video link into your appointment, they can then log in and watch your wedding dress experience from the comfort of their own home. Just make sure they all have a prosecco to hand for the moment you say yes to the dress!
Please inform us 3 days before your appointment if you wish to do this and we can make the necessary arrangements and send out invitations.
Unfortunately we will have to refuse entry and reschedule your appointment to any bride that visits the shop with more than one guest.
Length of Appointment
All bridal appointments will be 1 hour and 30 minutes and all bridesmaids appointments will be 1 hour and 15 minutes. This will allow us lots of time to try on a variety of fabulous wedding dresses and find you that perfect dress. 15 minutes of this appointment time will be allocated to paperwork and celebratory pictures!
Please could we ask that you are on time for your appointment to ensure you get the maximum time. Could we also ask that you do not arrive to early for your appointment as we will need to have time to say goodbye to our previous bride and sanitise the shop.
This is the hard one for us as we are huggers. However, in order to keep everyone safe we unfortunately have to have minimal contact, so this means no handshakes on arrival, minimal contact within the changing room (we will operate a step in, step out system with your stylist) and the worst thing, no celebratory hugs. Maybe we can come up with a celebration dance instead?!
We can reassure you that we will make our boutique a safe environment for you and your guest, we will have a staff member cleaning all areas and surfaces with antibacterial products before and after each appointment. We are also cleaning and steaming all of our dresses when necessary.
How you can help
If you or your guest are feeling unwell, please reschedule your appointment for at least 2 weeks later
If you have come into contact with anyone that has, or is suspected to have covid-19, please reschedule your appointment for at least 2 weeks later
We ask that you please respect these new changes so we can all have a fun and enjoyable time in the boutique.
If you are uncomfortable with any of the above information or have any questions, please contact us.
Please be aware that we are following government guidelines and the above points may change as per their instructions
We look forward to welcoming you to Allison Louise Bridal and cannot wait to show you our beautiful wedding dress collections!