Last Minute Wedding Dresses
We know planning a wedding can be stressful enough and putting together a wedding that’s been pushed forward can be even more overwhelming.
Let our experienced stylists help take some burden off your shoulders because we can assist you in finding a last minute wedding dress that will make you look and feel magical.
As an off-the-rack bridal boutique, we specialise in ready-to-wear wedding gowns. However, most dresses have a lead time of 4-8 months.
But don’t lose hope yet!
We stock a large inventory of sample bridal gowns that you can try on at our Ryde showroom and if you like it – you can take it home immediately!
As you can see, there are plenty of choices to choose from. We have more that we don’t have online so make sure you come in for a viewing/fitting.
From strapless to beading, from chiffon and tulle to lace wedding dress, from spaghetti strap to off-the-shoulder to all types of necklines (sweetheart, v-neck) and silhouettes (ballgown, fit & flare, a-line, mermaid, sheath).
Let us make your wedding day or elopement a day to remember.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I proceed?
Step 1: First things first – give us a call on (02) 9808 5535 to arrange a personalised fitting. Please let us know your wedding date so that we can prioritise you. Due to COVID-19, we cannot accept walk-in customers.
Step 2: At your appointment, our stylist will show you all the dresses we have that you can buy and take home immediately. If you have any ideas, don’t be shy in relaying your thoughts and comments to our stylist. They’re there to help!
Step 3: During the 60-minute appointment, try on different styles to see what you like and if you find the one – it’s yours!
Step 4: During the fitting, our stylist will make notes on parts of the garments that you should alter so that you can take your wedding dress to a bridal alteration specialist.
Step 5: Get married!
How many people may I bring to the fitting appointment?
You may bring up to three (3) additional guests with you. Usually brides bring their mum and best friends along.
Which wedding dress will suit me best?
In all honesty, there is no way of knowing until you try a dress on and look in the mirror. There are all sorts of online advice on what bridal dresses suit a particular type of body shape.
The best wedding dress is the one that makes you feel confident and comfortable. Give our wedding gown silhouettes guide a read to help you get a better understanding of what is available.
Do you have plus size last minute wedding dresses in-store?
Unfortunately, we do not. Most sample dresses we have in-store are sizes 6-12 (AU).
What’s the difference between couture and ready-to-wear wedding dresses?
Couture is a process where a piece of garment is made just for you. That is, an artisan will measure you and create a one-off design.
Ready-to-wear (also known as off-the-rack) refers to designs that are manufactured to a typical body figure for mass production. But this doesn’t mean that you cannot personalise them to fit you perfectly and at Emerald Bridal, we recommend that you make alterations to your dress after purchase.
Will I need to make alterations to my dress?
Yes. All dresses require some form of tailoring to ensure the perfect fit. We work closely with a number of trusted alteration specialist and can recommend them to you.
Just because you need a last minute wedding dress does not mean you cannot need to compromise on comfort and style.
Can you rush my order as a last minute bride?
If your wedding is in less than 6-months, we can usually rush an order through. However, if you require a wedding dress within a matter of days/weeks, we can offer what we have stock.
What is your return policy?
Unless there is something wrong with your order, we do not accept returns. For sample gown sales, we have a strict no-returns policy.
Make An Appointment
We stock a range of a-line, fit & flare, boho, v-neck, sheath, mermaid and wedding gowns with a slit.
Make an appointment with us for your very own personalised fitting appointment where our stylist will help you find the perfect fit for your big day.
As anyone past bride will tell you, browsing for a wedding dress online is very different to trying the real thing on.
So come on in! We’ve helped many last minute brides and will endeavour to assist you as well.