Frequently Asked Questions


When should I start looking for a wedding dress?

As soon as you have decided to take the plunge to get married.


When should I buy my wedding dress?

At least 6-8 months before the wedding day.


What if I don’t have a wedding dress and my wedding is just around the corner?

We stock a large range of wedding dresses in store so we can find a dress that you will love.


Do I have to pay to try on a wedding dress?

No, there is no charge to try on gowns in store.

We do not charge a fitting fee but please keep in mind Saturday/Sunday appointments book up fast. It is our pleasure to help you and ensure you walk out of Marilyn’s Bridal   having had a wonderful experience.


Do I have to make an appointment?

Yes. Monday-Sunday, 10am – 6pm


What size wedding dresses do you have to try on?

We have a range of sizes in store for your to try on. There is NO CHARGE TO TRY ON.

Some styles do look better on our fuller figure brides than other styles. Having a gown with a waist will give you a shapely hour-glass figure where as a wedding dress that hangs straight down through the waist will make you look quite square or thick waisted.

What about our brides who may be expecting. We have several styles that are suitable for the pregnant bride. Many gowns can be altered to accommodate a ‘bump’.

But please don’t leave things to the last minute. Come in and ‘have a play’ to see what is the best style for you.


How long does it take for my wedding dress to arrive, once ordered?

Standard orders take 14 weeks to arrive.

Special orders take 16 weeks to arrive.

Rush order can be arranged with an extra charge.

If you need a specialised tailor made wedding dress sewed in-store, at least 6 months notice period is required. You can purchase the material of your choice (we can recommend specialized fabric stores) and  we can personally sew the style of your choice.


Can you organise tailoring or hemming of my wedding dress?

Yes, we can personalize your wedding dress for your big day. To personalize your gown maybe as little as shortening a shoulder or bring up the hem.

Sometimes the bride may want to add shoulders, add sashes of different colours to match bridesmaids, make up boleros or capes, add in sleeves, even add lace applique to gowns to make them individual to their own personality.

Alterations generally need to be done few weeks before your wedding day and they usually take about 1 – 2 weeks to accomplish. You will need to bring along your shoes for your fitting.

Costs are varied and will be quoted upon when the alterations as agreed to.


Do you sew bridesmaid dresses?

Yes. We can tailor-make bridesmaid dresses to compliment the bridal team.


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