Your Experience at The Silk Loft
What can I expect from my appointment?
From the moment you step into The Silk Loft to the moment you leave, everything is set up to make the experience enjoyable, relaxed and comfortable.
Firstly we will have a quick chat about what you're after and what style ideas you have in mind. We can then have a look through the collections to pick out some gowns that match your vision and tailor the selection to suit your style. As a guide 4-6 dresses are probably the maximum you want to try. You can get a little 'snow blind' in the process.
Can I pop in anytime?
Of course, you can pop along, but please bear in mind that if there is a booked appointment then the Loft is exclusive to that bride. To avoid disappointment, if you haven't booked, then please call ahead.
For pre-booked appointments, to ensure that you have all of the attention you deserve, the space is exclusive to you. All in a comfortable space with a glass of bubbles in hand, you will get to try on beautiful gowns and have fun in the process.
Saturdays are busiest and so appointment slots fill up very quickly and we can have up to a 2-week waiting list. However, The Silk Loft is open on week-day evenings also and a lot of brides find this a very convenient time-slot.
Where are you?
The Silk Loft really is a hidden gem in the stunning countryside of North Wales. You will find us in the beautiful village of Y Felinheli, located directly between Bangor and Caernarfon. We are an hours drive from Chester and easily accessible from the A55. There's also a huge amount of parking, which is like gold dust in North Wales!
The Loft is in the old primary school and in the same building as Beverley Jones Hairdressers (you should also check them out). If you're approaching from Bangor, you need to take an immediate left after the football fields. From Caernarfon? On the way out of the village, take a right just after the old red phonebox- you'll see the Aberpwll signs.
We are tucked away to the right of the building and then literally in the loft!
How much can I expect to pay?
Our beautiful gowns range from £700 through to £1,800. Typically the gowns are around £1,300.
Will the sample gowns fit me?
As we can't hold every size in every sample, you may find that the dresses may be ridiculously big or a little snug, but this is TOTALLY normal and where you can rely on my service to guide you in how the gown will fit. You can also ask me anything about how it can be altered and how to achieve the 'like a glove' fit. Remember, brides, much like gowns, come in a brilliantly unique range of beautiful shapes and fabulous silhouettes.
Deal or No Deal
Our gowns are of the highest quality as is the service you will receive. Each price is reflective of this.
We do have designer events where there may be promotional offers and offers on items bought as a bridal package. These events will be advertised and may be unique to each event.
It's the one...now what?
This moment is brilliant! Now the fun begins and the inevitable "does this go with the dress?" will be your mantra.
Each order is secured with a 50% deposit, to be paid upfront. The final balance won't need to be settled until around 6 months later when your gown arrives in store, but we can arrange a payment plan, if necessary.
You should expect to order, at the very least, 7 months before your big day. This is to allow for delivery and any alterations you may need.
Once your gown is in store, you'll have a call from me to arrange for you to come in for your first fitting.
The Silk Loft does not offer in-house alterations, therefore when your dress arrives you will take it away with you.
It is an option to have fittings at the Loft, if it is more convenient and we are happy to work with your seamstress to organise this, so please let us know if you would like further information about this option
As a guide alterations should ideally be done 8-12 weeks before the wedding, with your final fitting 2-4 weeks beforehand..
I still have a million questions...
Honestly, please get in touch, I really, really, really do love talking bridal, so whatever the question, just ask....01248 670 030.