Your Guide To Virtual Bridal Shopping Appointments

Covid-19, Fashion & Jewellery
virtual bridal appointments

With continuing restrictions and uncertainty many brides may (understandably!) be worrying about finding their perfect wedding dress. Thankfully one thing 2021 can’t take away from us is a bridal shopping experience, the only difference being you don’t have to leave your home. Today we’ve teamed up with lots of our fabulous bridal boutiques to share their information and advice on bridal shopping via virtual appointments. 

Are you ready to say yes to the dress? It’s happening, all over the country, and with this info, we hope you do too! 

virtual bridal appointments

La Bella Sposa, Swords

At the moment I am offering virtual appointments. Brides can book them through my email: [email protected]. 

We will have a pre-appointment phone call to have a chat about the style, colour and detail they are looking for.

Once we have found a style they love, I show them gowns on my shop models, so they can see the styles and detail more clearly.

If they find three dresses they love, we would then book a try at home appointment. Dresses will then be delivered to them. There is a charge for this services that is paid on booking.

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McMillan’s Atelier, Midleton 

I am the dressmaker and designer, Anna McMillan. Due to the current restrictions I now offer a consultation via Skype, WhatsApp or Facebook. During the first meeting we talk about ideas for the dress. I will create a sketch and if the bride decides to have her dress made by me we will then take measurements, during another virtual appointment. I guide the bride through this process. It is possible to make a dress without any face to face meeting, but I prefer real fitting and look forward to the days these can happen again. The best way to contact us is via telephone call, or on Facebook. 

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Engaging Bridal, Bray

We’re offering virtual appointments to our brides and they can book easily by going to 

They can choose their time and date, whatever suits and just give 24 hours notice. They can have a virtual dress viewing of our custom made wedding dress samples and we’re now doing a Ready To Wear Collection which they can buy online. I’ll offer advice on which styles would suit them and tips through the virtual appointment too.

We also have a number of sample sale dresses listed on the website and brides can view them before they buy online. They can try on any of the online dresses at home and return them within 14 days of receiving them, either by post or they can return/exchange in person when the restrictions are lifted.

It seems a lot of brides are understandably anxious about getting their dress in time with the uncertainty of the lockdowns. I’ve advised my brides not to worry about getting their dresses custom made or altered. They can book appointments with me online for the near future and if there are any changes or extensions to the restrictions, we can reschedule easily enough. I can get custom dresses in usually within three months and do alterations within a few days, it’s no problem. They can also bring their own dresses to me and I’ll do alterations within a few days when restrictions allow. They can bring one person with them and hand sanitiser and face masks will be provided, if they don’t have their own.

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The Bridal Lounge, Mullingar

The Bridal Lounge has recently launched the At Home Try On service which is a follow up service to the Virtual Consultations that we have been offering now since November. This service provides peace of mind to the brides getting married this coming summer and autumn that they can still find their perfect dress in lockdown and get it ordered in time.

To avail of this service, brides must book a Virtual Consultation first which can be done by visiting the booking page on our website . During this consultation, we will discuss your overall vision for the day, your body shape, silhouettes that would be advised, we try to establish your bridal style and create a curated collection of three gowns for the bride to try on. Terms & Conditions will electronically be sent to the bride and accepted prior to proceeding with payment of the At Home Try On fee ( €140 – fully redeemable against a dress order ) and gowns will then be couriered to the bride! The box comes complete with everything needed for a bridal consultation including a tape measure, clamps for fitting the gowns and hints and tips for trying on dresses and enjoying the overall experience!

The gowns will then be collected by the Courier three days later and a follow up virtual call conducted to go through measurements, the ordering process ( if an order is placed ). This service is also available for Bridesmaids.

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Bella Bleu Vintage Bridal, Cork

We offer virtual appointments, and they can be booked through email [email protected]

During the appointment we will discuss the option/ route that works best for the bride.

We do offer a try on at home option, we require a €500 deposit and can send up to three dresses.

We don’t currently have an online purchase option, but we can take sales over the phone or via email.


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Angelo Bridal, Dublin

Brides can book online via our website here.

This service is to show you our lovely dresses and help our brides to create their wish list prior re-opening or use the “Home Experience” program where we will be delivering to their home with courier, there will be a delivery charge and a contract signature with terms and conditions.

On our online store is available at where brides will find Sample Sales, Bridesmaids Dresses, Bridal Shoes and Evening dresses. Our full collection that we have in store isn’t listed but we recommend brides contact us and we will be able to order any product available on their preferences. We have lots of dresses brand new ready for sale so we recommend the brides reaches out to us if they have their wedding in next weeks. 

For Samples Dresses ready to purchase online please read our Delivery and Returns policy and contact us for any questions. ​Alterations can be booked in our store at least a month before your wedding day! We are taking orders for 2021 wedding dresses collections, bridesmaids collections , samples sales, communion dresses , shoes and other accessories.

Virtual call it is available on Zoom, WhatsApp, FaceTime and also free to add on the call any of their family and friends to enjoy the experience together! They can SAY YES TO THE DRESS through this service and we will celebrate together!

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Amsha Bridal, Cavan

My brides have really enjoyed our virtual appointments and they really have been helping with the brides that are under time pressure. I keep the appointments simple, we discuss styles they are interested in and I dress the mannequins in those styles, as well as a totally different one to surprise them. Email: [email protected]: 086 780 5957.