The Services Available
If you are a bridal wear stockist, LeannMarieDesign can offer a range of services to help you meet the needs of your brides.
The stockist services include:
- Dress refurbishment and repairs, prior to sample sales
- Dress alteration and remodelling services for your customers
- Bridal, Bridesmaid and Mother-of-the-Bride accessories from the LeannMarieDesign collection or on a bespoke basis
Being able to confidently recommend a good seamstress can be an important part of the sales service you provide to ladies, whether they are a bride, a bridesmaid or a mother-of-the-bride. Most dresses will need minor adjustments, such as hem shortening. But some will need more extensive work to make them just-right. A bride is more likely to make an order if she feels safe in the knowledge that her dress can be adjusted to meet her exact vision and that you can offer a tried and tested recommendation.
Ways that LeannMarieDesign can aid your customers:
1. Private ffittings
Fittings are conducted privately and by appointment only. This especially suits nervous brides or ladies who are size and/or body conscious. There are no shop-floor fittings and no walk-in interruptions.
2. Flexible lead times
It is recommended that alterations are conducted 6-8 weeks prior to the wedding. However, late appointments can also be scheduled for ladies who anticipate weight change or have a late dress arrival.
3. Group services
A bride may have a number of bridesmaids and other wedding party guests who also require alterations. Group bookings can be made so that everybody involved is catered for. This also includes trouser shortening services for men’s suits and also customised cravats and ties for the groomsmen.
4. Out of hours appointments
In recognition of the varied work schedules for different customers, fittings can be arranged for weekdays, evenings and Saturday mornings.
5. Free ffitting and estimates
After the initial fitting, an estimate of all charges is issued in writing with no obligation. Work will only begin once a customer has confirmed that they are happy to proceed.
With a wide breadth of experience, no alteration is too big or too small at LeannMarieDesign. Advice on all the options will be carefully explained to customers, whether it is to improve the fit, or just the length.
7. Design changes / remodelling
Sometimes a dress is almost perfect… but not quite. Design changes such as creating sleeve caps, adding straps or perhaps introducing some surface embellishment can all assist you in your endeavour to meet your customer’s exact needs, and make a final sale.
8. DBS checking
Although minors will always be fitted with another adult present, for peace of mind DBS checks are conducted on any staff that are likely to interact with young people.
Additional to the refurbishment and alteration process, LeannMarieDesign can supply you with accessories for sale in-store. The product range includes:
- Bridal veils
- Bridal boleros and toppers
- Mother-of-the-Bride and Bridesmaid boleros
Being able to offer suitable accessories that compliment a brides dress can boost your in-store sales and, at the same time, make a brides experience much easier. LeannMarieDesign approaches the supply of accessories in a different way to bigger trade-suppliers and the capsule collections are specially designed with the needs of stockists in mind. Our products extend into petite and plus sizes and extend beyond typical bridal shades, for those ladies wanting something a bit different.
For a price guide and to find out more information about our Stockist Services, contact LeannMarieDesign for a stockist pack.