FREQUENTY ASKED QUESTIONS
Welcome to Occasions Bridal & Formal,
Bermuda’s premier full service bridal salon featuring
exquisite bridal attire by internationally renowned designers.
Why do I need to make an appointment to try on wedding gowns?
In order to give you the full attention of our experienced consultants, appointments are necessary.
How long is my appointment?
Bridal gown appointments last 1 1/2 hour.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Bring pictures of dresses you’ve seen on our designers websites, or in magazines. And bring an open mind: don’t be surprised if you find “ the dress” on your first visit to Occasions.
Who should I bring to my appointment?
Bring the closest friend or family member whose opinion you value and who knows you well and with whom you want to share the experience of buying your gown. Bringing more than 3 others can take the focus off of you.
What size gowns are available for me to try on?
Sizes 2 - 24W
How far in advance do I need to order my gown?
Delivery time varies greatly based on the designer. Most of our designers require up to 16-18 weeks, or 4 months. Of course, there are always exceptions. We have done many rushes in 6 -10 weeks.
How do I pay for my gown?
We accept Debit Card, MasterCard, and Visa, as well as Cash, HSBC Online transfer and Personal checks. (Personal checks are only accepted for deposit, not final payment)
What are the price ranges for your bridal gowns?
Our gowns start at $500, but are more frequently in the $800 range or higher. Off-the-rack samples can be less.
Am I allowed to take pictures when I try on gowns?
YES! We welcome cameras during all of your appointments. Remembering the experience with your photos is a great idea. It is also helpful to send pictures to someone close to you, who is unable to be with you for your appointment. Sometimes photos do not give a good representation of how the dress will look on your wedding day as you are trying on a sample that may or may not fit properly. So, we do not recommend using pictures to make your final decision, rather something to enhance your enjoyment of your experience.
Can I get a swatch of my gown’s fabric and color?
We offer a complimentary swatch for each of our bridesmaids gowns, from most designers.