Bridal Services

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Appointments

Finding your wedding dress will be one of your most special moments. We love sharing this with you and getting to know each of our brides individually. When you visit us you will be assigned your own personal stylist who will have an initial one-hour consultation with you. We will discuss your style requirements and discover which bridal look is right for you before helping you browse our collections. Hopefully we will find your dream dress on the day!
Each bridal appointment is booked for one hour and brides can invite two guests to join them.

At the moment not only do we prioritise delivering the best service, but also keeping everyone safe in the boutique. To find out more about how covid-19 restrictions are affecting our appointment system visit our FAQ’s section.

VIP Appointments

Vip appointments If you want to make an occasion of your visit, we offer extended 90 minute appointments for you and two others from your bridal party.

You will have your own personal stylist who will help you find the perfect dress, plus you can enjoy a bottle of Prosecco or tea/coffee and delicious cupcakes from Bibi’s Bakery.

VIP appointments are available on Mondays until 7pm and are charged at £50.

Made-to-measure Bridal Wear

Choosing a made-to-measure style from us means that your dress will be made from scratch here in our Edinburgh studio by our expert team of dressmakers. Our designers will make sure you are happy with every part of your dress and can discuss customisable options to make your bridal look exclusively yours. We also have a bespoke collection of bridal accessories for you to mix & match and add to your order.

Your dress will be specifically tailored to your individual body measurements, so that it is unique to you and fitted to perfection.

Fittings & Alterations

If your bridal gown is made-to-measure by us, we will take your body measurements and our dressmaking team will work their magic to create your dress to your size, meaning that minimal alterations are needed at the time of your fitting.

For ready-to-wear collections the process is slightly different as the dress will be ordered in your standard UK size and then fitted to you once it arrives at the boutique. There are additional charges for alterations on designer collections and your stylist will talk you through this during the ordering process.

We have long running experience in fitting wedding gowns and recommend that our brides have the first fitting appointment approximately one month before the wedding. In the next 2/3 weeks, we will refine the finishing touches, making sure everything is perfect for you to collect your wedding dress a week or so before the big day.

Dry Cleaning & Preserving Your Dress

To make it easy for you to take care of your bridal gown post-wedding, we work with an established, family run dry-cleaning business. Their cleaning process has been specially selected by us to ensure your delicate fabric and embellishments are taken care of and look as good as new.
We recommend bringing your dress back to La Novia as soon as possible after your wedding as stains become harder to remove after time. Once your wedding dress arrives back to us we will arrange the dry-cleaning and let you know when it is ready to collect. We will also repair any loose beading, torn hems, and lace which has been damaged. To preserve your wedding dress we wrap it in special tissue paper to protect the fabric, and box it ready for storage. For more information and prices contact info@lanovia.co.uk

Oscar Lili Bridal
30 Comiston Road
EH10 5QE
Edinburgh
Scotland

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6 York Buildings Queen Street
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Edinburgh
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Privacy Policy

About

Unlike the privacy policy on most websites, this one isn't copied from a generic template; it's been written from scratch by humans who have considered what modern websites do, how most people interact with them and what most people are bothered about when it comes to online personal data.

We've avoided legal jargon and covering every minute detail down to the nth degree. Instead, we've focused on what we consider to be the essential stuff and answering some of the real world questions you might have.

Overview

We respect your right to privacy and will always do our absolute best to ensure we conform to not just the laws at the time, but also our moral obligation to you. That's why we will never knowingly allow anyone to use any data about you that we hold unless legally required to do so, and we will always keep it secure and (where possible) will remove all trace of it at your request.

We usually only hold names and email addresses you provide us, but at times we may hold other identifiable data about you, gathered with your consent, to carry out our day to day business with you. For instance, you might supply us with data as part of an enquiry, or as part of a purchase, or a booking process for a service, etc. In all instances, this data is destroyed once it is no longer relevant or required or held securely if it forms part of a service agreement with you or there is a legal requirement for us to retain. In which case we can hold data for up to seven years. Like most websites, this site uses cookies (read more about them below) and also like most websites this site may share your IP address (read more about them below) with some online services. By continuing to use the site, you agree to this. We don't do either of these things because we're evil, it's just for a modern website to work the way most people want them to work, you have to! DON'T PANIC though, for the majority of users you're not directly identifiable by these actions. Big Brother isn't watching!

Cookies

Cookies are tiny files that are added to your computer as you use and interact with websites. They are used mostly for good: To improve your experience, sometimes for bad: Search engines, Social sites etc. may use them to track what a computer (the computer, not the person) is looking at. Many like Google will use them to target you with adverts and for analytics, which results in them being able to build a profile of what you do online. You will get these cookies added to your computer when you land on certain websites, like Google, Youtube, Facebook etc. This site makes use of Cookies, mainly so we can be sure to only show you certain content once, for example, popups or reminders.

Cookies can sound a bit Orwellian and "Big Brother", but mostly they're pretty harmless and unless you land on a website that requests your data and you offer it, the data they hold is mostly anonymous, they don't have your name and email address etc. You can clear out your cookies by clearing your browser history. However, as we said this site from time to time will use cookies (never for data gathering or advertising). It is generally good practice to install a cookie manager so that you can see what websites install what cookies, as most have them but few admit to it.

Cookies generally fall into three categories: Session, 1st Party Persistent & 3rd Party. A fuller explanation of these is at the bottom of this privacy policy.

IP Address

An IP address is a unique number that identifies your computer on the internet; it is in the form of 111.222.333.444. Lots of services, like YouTube, Facebook etc., requires that websites send them your IP address before they allow sites to display things like embedded video, or Facebook elements, and so on. In reality, your IP address isn't personal data, as 99% of the time, you can't be identified by it. Regardless, some consider do consider it as such, so to keep ourselves in the clear we've added this bit to our privacy policy: On occasion, your IP address may be shared with some service providers. Emails Emails are typically kept until our inbox is full and we have a clear out and delete or archive all the old ones. We never use addresses obtained from emails for anything other than responding to the emails you send us. We don't harvest these emails for other purposes. Once we clear out our inbox and delete old emails from you, your details are gone.

Newsletter Sign-up

If we have one, our newsletter sign-up process is distinct from other areas of consent when it comes to your data and uses a double opt-in/2 step verification confirmation that complies with all the latest regulations (GDPR, etc.). It includes a clear indication from you that you wish to be added to our newsletter list. There is no ambiguity in our signup process; you can’t sign up by mistake nor can anyone signup with your email address due to the double opt-in/2 step verification. We record the location, time and place that you signed up. Removing yourself from our newsletter list is easy: Just click the unsubscribe link in the newsletters we send or use the Unsubscribe feature on our website.

We don't share our newsletter lists with anyone else, other than the service we employ to send out our newsletters.

Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions about our privacy policy and your data, or would like to know what data we hold about your you can contact us using the details on our regular contact page, making the subject of any emails “FAO: Data Protection Officer”. We will then forward your email to our DPO who will respond accordingly.

In most circumstances, we will respond within 30 days.

If we suspect any abuses of this requirement (multiple requests in a short space of time etc.), we reserve the right to refuse.

For most requests to be processed, we will need you to provide proof as to who you are and that you have a lawful right to access the data.

Cookies: Further Explained

Session cookies

Session cookies are added to your machine as you surf websites. They are only retained for as long as your browser remains open. They allow a form of memory to exist between your browser and the websites you visit, such as pages visited, shopping cart contents, last viewed items etc. These cookies will remain after you leave the website but will be deleted once you close the browser (fully close it, not hide or minimise it).

1st Party Persistent Cookies

"Persistent cookies" remain on your computer even after you've closed the browser. 1st Party cookies can only relay information back to the website that placed them on your computer. Typically they're used to store site preferences to save you from having to re-enter information on future visits. They may also be used to track your activities (links clicked, pages visited etc.) while visiting a site. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until you remove them, normally by using the browsers clear history feature, although other methods exist.

3rd Party Persistent Cookies

"Persistent cookies" remain on your computer even after you've closed the browser. 3rd Party cookies are typically used when a website has part of its content delivered via a third party, like embedded videos, maps etc. Websites featuring advertising commonly use 3rd party cookies to deliver the adverts; Over time 3rd party cookies will build up a profile your online habits (websites viewed, links clicked etc. so they can deliver targeted adds. 3rd party cookies have other purposes too, for more information on this we suggest you search the internet for "what do 3rd party cookies do?". We try to avoid third-party cookies as much as is possible. However, we may, from time to time utilise third party content and cannot guarantee that such content does not have third-party cookies delivered with it. Persistent cookies remain on your computer until you remove them, normally by using the browsers clear history feature, although other methods exist.

Terms

RETURNS AND REFUNDS

Our made-to-order bridal wear is made specifically for each customer’s measurements and once the manufacturing of your garment has commenced it is not possible to request a refund or exchange. No item will be accepted for exchange or refund after the date of your wedding; and once your item has been collected we cannot accept responsibility for any soiling or damage to the garment (see our FAQ’s page for wedding dress aftercare advice and more information on our cleaning service).

Please note that orders which have been processed and signed for by the customer are final. Each order requires a 50% non-refundable deposit to secure and only after we receive the payment can we start the manufacture of the garment. Your remaining balance and any additional alterations charges will be requested on the date of your first fitting and this should be paid in full before your order can be completed. We accept card (excluding American Express), cash and BACS payments. Deposits cannot be refunded, however, in some cases deposits are transferrable and you are able to exchange or amend your order under the discretion of La Novia’s managing director.

Changes to your order can only be requested if your garment has not yet reached the manufacturing process. We are not able to make any exchanges once the garment has been started, is complete, or when the order has already been processed by our suppliers. Supplementary charges will apply to eligible order amendments or exchanges.

POSTAL ORDERS AND DELIVERY

Each order should be collected from the La Novia boutique, however, in some cases you may request that we ship your order to you; shipping costs will be added to your order and must be paid in full by the customer. Please allow up to 18 weeks for delivery or discuss rush order options with La Novia. Custom ordered items may be ordered as rush items at an additional charge; please check with us for the cost as this will vary depending on the particular designer. Delivery changes or order amendments may not be possible once shipping has been arranged, and additional costs apply for changes to eligible orders, please contact us for details. Once we have discussed your requirements and found a courier service to meet your request, you will be advised an expected delivery date by email or telephone, and full tacking information will be provided. In the case of non-delivery please wait 7 days from the date of despatch in case it has simply been delayed. La Novia always obtain proof of posting and will follow-up with the courier service to investigate delayed, lost or undelivered orders.
 If your order has been posted to you and appears to have suffered shipping damage, keep the original shipping carton and email La Novia. We will contact the shipping company for a damage inspection report and request that the shipping company return the product if the contents have been damaged. Under these circumstances, do not return the product yourself, unless otherwise instructed. Once all investigations have been completed, we will arrange the appropriate method of compensation, refund or exchange. Rush order charges are not refundable. A postage charge is applicable on items that require re-delivery.

ACCESSORIES AND WEDDING ACCESSORIES RETURNS AND REFUNDS

We would like to ensure your complete satisfaction with the product you have bought from us. If however, you wish to return or exchange an item(s) please contact La Novia and state whether an exchange or refund is required. We will only accept items not worn, not used and not damaged. You have right to return goods within 7 days. We cannot accept the return of earrings in compliance with current Health and Hygiene regulations. We can only refund payment to the card you originally used for the transaction.

Please note that all bespoke accessories and custom bridal jewellery items are exempt from our 7–day return policy and cannot be returned. It is possible for alterations requests to be approved at the discretion of La Novia.

HOW TO PRESERVE YOUR JEWELLERY

Everything we offer has been made to bring you outstanding quality and each product is produced to the highest standards. To help ensure you get most from your purchase please follow the simple care guidelines.
Please avoid direct contact with sprays such as hairspray, perfumes, deodorants or salt water, as these may cause damage to your jewellery. It is advised to not wear jewellery in bath, bed or when exercising as this cause unreasonable wear and tear. Add jewellery last when dressing. When not worn, jewellery should be carefully stored in a fabric pouch or in provided box to avoid damage and to slow tarnishing process. Due to precious stones and natural beads always avoid direct sunlight for long periods of time.