Finding your Wedding Dress in Cambridge

F.A.Q’s

Is There Parking At The Shop?

There is a large customer car park to the rear of the shop. There is a sign from the front indicating where to turn for access from the main a1198.

How To Find Us?

The shop is located just North of Royston on the A1198 opposite an Indian fusion restaurant YUVA. We are a cornflower blue building with big double fronted windows so easy to spot. If you are using a SatNav to find us our address is 36 Old North Road, Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire, SG8 5JL. If you have any issues finding us just give us a call on 01763 242790.

Do You Need An Appointment?

Our Bridal department is by appointment so best to book before-hand to ensure we have a member of our staff available to help guide you through our collections. We are open Wednesday-Saturday between 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm.

Are You Open Sundays?

Yes we are open between 10:00am – 4:00pm our Bridal department is by appointment. For Mother-of-the-Bride no appointment is necessary, just pop by during our open hours. If your interested in booking a Sunday appointment email us on enquiries@karenforte.com or call 01763 242790. Alternatively you can use use the contact page.

How Long Does It Take To Order My Dress?

Most designers deliver dresses between 12-16 weeks and some upto 20 weeks once they have been ordered. All of the delivery dates we are provided with by manufacturers are estimates. Some factories are able to deliver on an express schedule, though they do charge an additional cost. This is usually about £50 per dress but varies between designers. If you are short of time then you can buy a sample.

I Don’t Know What Dresses I Like?

This is why we have fully trained staff to help guide you through the styles and shapes to suit your body shape, wedding style, and personal likes. We have years of experience with this so it is not a problem.

What Does A Typical Wedding Dress Cost?

On average, our brides spend £1,800 – £2,000 on the dress this doesn’t include alterations and accessories so you will need to budget for these separately.

Can I Bring Family and Friends To My Appointment?

Yes, of course! It is recommended that you don’t bring too many people, 1-2 is about right. This is simply because more people = more opinions and everyone has different tastes in clothes and dresses. So it can actually be a little confusing if you have lots of differing opinions on dresses.

Finding Us

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Our Wedding Dress Boutique

The boutique is based in Cambridgeshire, situated on the main A1198 at Bassingbourn between Royston and Huntingdon. Only 13 miles South West from the centre of Cambridge. The nearest train station is Royston which is a 5 minute drive. Travelling by car there is a large customer car park at the rear of the shop. Click here to get directions to the shop. Feel free to call or email us if you need any advice or have any questions about the styles on our website.

The Wedding Dress Boutique is open Wednesday to Saturday between 9:00am – 5:00pm. On a Sunday we are open between 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Bridal Appointments

To ensure we offer every bride visiting our Wedding Dress Boutique the best experience possible we work on an appointment basis. Appointments last for an hour and a half, to two hours, allowing you to relax and enjoy the experience without feeling rushed for time. When you arrive at our Wedding Dress Boutique you will be greeted by one of our friendly and experienced team members who will take you through to a private fitting room and look after you and your guests from start to finish.

If you are wanting to book a weekend appointment we do ask for a £10 appointment fee, which is redeemable against the purchase of your wedding dress. Appointment fees can be made by card over the phone, or bank transfer at point of booking. Weekends are typically our busiest period, if you would prefer to visit us when it is a little bit quieter we recommend making an appointment for a weekday. Any weekday appointments are FREE from charge.

Should you need to cancel your appointment we ask that you give us as much notice as possible for weekend consultations we require 4 days notice prior to the appointment and we will refund your fee. Unfortunately, without this notice period we are unable to process a refund.

Mother of the Bride Outfits

Our Occasionwear department provides unique outfits for memorable occasions. In the boutique you will find award winning designer collections fro Mother-of-the-Bride/Groom. We understand that every woman is unique in her sense of style, therefore, we offer a wide range of styles and stock sizes from a UK 6-30. If you are a Mother of the Bride or Bride to be living in the Cambridge or Hertfordshire area you do not need to make an appointment prior to visiting.

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