Before your bridal fitting

When you arrive for your appointment usually the first thing we say is "how are you feeling?" because it really is so important to us that you feel at ease. We want to turn any previously poor experiences around, or if we are your first and only bridal shopping experience - it's going to be amazing! Promise xx

Please watch this short video below from owner Kim, as she goes through some of the important details about your bridal fitting.

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What to expect

Welcome to South Coast Brides. Please watch this short video above from Owner, Kim, as she goes through some of the important details about your Bridal fitting.

Important points..

  • Our appointments are 90 minutes and many brides leave saying it was by far the most comprehensive, supportive and educational appointment they have ever had
  • Most people wear no bra during their appointment - the dresses have built in bras! So don't go to the effort or expense of buying a new bra.
  • You know what you like, we are experts - so bringing 1 or 2 trusted support people is perfect. Or none - many of our brides shop alone and have an amazing time with us in store..
  • We suggest 12 months before your wedding for the most stress free experience with the widest range of options for styles.
  • We prefer our guests to have minimal make-up and no spray tans (thank you for your understanding).

Other Important things to note

  • No photography is allowed in store. Sometimes people say "but how can we choose?!"and we cheekily reply "the same way we did before iphones"! But in all seriousness - your eyes and the mirror and your guests are your best friends in this situation. Our dodgy phone pics in potentially the wrong size or colour gown in unnatural indoor lighting - it's not the best way to choose. We are SO happy to use our in store ipad to take photos of a top 2 if you really need it to help you decide!
  • We love kids! But it's a tricky place for little ones. Babies in prams are lovely and older children who can sit easily are very welcome. We do encourage that middle age group (approx 2-5 years old) to have a fun time with a babysitter so you can relax and have a great time.
  • You are more than welcome to leave a 50% deposit and simply pay the balance on collection, or pay in full.
  • Elizabeth Cook

    Thank you so much I honestly can't thank you enough for making me feel amazing on my special day! You've always been so lovely and helpful! It was the most magical day and everyone couldn't stop commenting on my dress! I felt absolutely beautiful!

    Translucent Photography 
  • Erin Lawler

    Thank you for your assistance throughout the process, you are amazing women and an even more amazing bridal store. Thank you again for my beautiful dress it was all just perfect. So so glad I purchased it from you!

    Kacie Herd Photography 
  • Amy Blaker

    The dress was a standout. I decided to take my mum wedding dress shopping with me and it was a very special occasion and we found the dress! Couldn't be happier it was just beautiful. You helped me immensely, thank you x

    Farmstead & Film Photography 
  • Jessica Innes


    The Evoke Company 
  • Julie James

    Wow! What an amazing experience from start to finish with Kim. I was so nervous about finding a dress that would actually suit me for my age and shape but Kim absolutely nailed it. She made both myself and my best friend feel welcome the moment we arrived and nothing was too much bother

    Samuel White Photography