Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1. Do I need to make an appointment?

Yes, we work strictly by appointment only, first time wedding dress fittings can be booked online. Book a Fitting now.


Question 2. How does fittings work at Bridal Secret?

We work by appointment only, we ask a fitting fee of R200,. You can fit as many dresses as you like. A fitting appointment is 1 ½ hours long. Cancellations of fitting appointments will only be accepted 48 hours before your fitting. You can fit as many dresses as necessary to find your perfect gown. A complementary second fitting is also offered if you wish to fit the dresses you were quoted on again.


Question 3. How far in advance do I need to buy my wedding dress?

If possible it's best to allow 5 - 8 months before your wedding to order a gown. This will allow enough time for the construction, transport as well as alteration of your gown to ensure a perfect fit. Our lead times vary between 1 – 5 months, depending on stock availability at the supplier so we will try our best to accommodate you. The dresses on our On Sale are available immediately.


Question 5. What is the price ranges for your wedding dresses?

Our dresses range from R3,000 to R35,000.


Question 6. What is the difference between White, Ivory, Off White and DiamondWhite?

The colour of your wedding dress should be complementary to your features as well as your wedding theme and colour scheme. It is recommended that olive, tan or dark complexion brides should opt for stark white whereas ivory or diamond white is much more complementary for fairer or paler skin tones.

White is your purest, starkest shade of white throughout the colour spectrum.

Diamond white includes a minimal touch of ivory to it, giving it a slightly warmer more natural impression.

Ivory or Off White you’ll clearly notice a soft yellow undertone. Ivory generally portrays a vintage romantic feeling whereas white will leave you with a more modern look. Keep in mind that shades will vary from designer to designer.


Question 7. What should I bring to my appointment?

Bring pictures of dresses you’ve seen on our website, Pinterest, in magazines or that you’ve tried on elsewhere. Be sure to wear light colored underwear and perhaps a strapless bra to be able to get the best idea when fitting different necklines. Lastly relax, enjoy the fitting and leave the rest up to us :-)


Question 8. Who should I bring with to my appointment?

It is advised that you bring the person closest to you whose opinion you value like a sister, best friend or mother, who knows you well and with whom you want to share the experience of buying your wedding dress. Bringing too many can take the focus off of you and confuse you. If you wish to bring a large bridal party it is advised to do so during your second complementary fitting.


Question 9. What size sample wedding dresses are available at Bridal Secret?

Our samples vary between size UK 12 – UK22+. We carry bigger sizes depending on the dress style, if you are unsure please contact us. Please note that these are only our studio samples and we can order any dress in a size that will suit you best.