Why Bijoux?

We know there’s so much selection when it comes to wedding dress shopping so we’re hear to tell you why you might want to make an appointment to see our stylists…

Even though you might not live locally… we’re a 20-minute drive from Glasgow city centre. Just hop on the M8 or M74 and we are junction 6, right at the Hamilton Retail Park so really easy!

We’re in a brand new, 2,000 sq ft store (it’s pretty amazing, if we do say so ourselves) and it’s one of the biggest stores in Lanarkshire plus we have plenty of room for you to walk around and not feel like you’re infringing on the bride next to you thanks to our wheelchair accessible layout.

Want to celebrate after? We have lots of tasty restaurants (no, not just Greggs) and lots of modern bars round about us to pop open a bottle of fizz after you say “I do” to your dream dress.

It’s not all about location though, right? What you’re really here for is our amazing designers – we have some of the most impressive and sought after designers under one roof. Sorted.

Importantly though, we’re the body shape experts and we’re here to work with the gifts god gave you to make you feel like no-one but YOU on your wedding day.

When is the best time for you to come?

A lot of brides don’t know when to begin shopping but our advice? Give it at least 9-12 months before your big day. No less if you want a made to order gown, but feel free to come as early as you need to if you are super organised. We have brides that buy up to two years in advance, as it gives them longer to pay, and they enjoy moving onto the next stages of planning once the dream dress has been chosen and set the style!

You can book in your appointment with us easily. Book online and get our full availability for the next 12 months (we’re organised like that) or if you want to speak to one our stylists about which appointment to choose then give us a call on 01698 200122.

Speaking of appointments… we have a couple for you to choose from. Every bride gets the Luxury experience with us so this comes as standard but if you’re feeling like a little bit extra then why not book in for a VIP? Go on! How often do you get to try on designer wedding dresses?

Oh and just so you know… expect a little questionnaire to be sent your way before your appointment. We want to get to know you before you come along so we know how to make this the best bridal experience you’ve ever had.

We know how much you lovely brides just love planning so why not make the most of our wishlist service on our website? You can view our full dress collection here and start picking the gowns that take your fancy before you walk through the door. Our stylists can get these dresses picking in one quick swoop when you come in so there’s more time for trying them on!

When it comes to your appointment day. One word of advice. Keep your party small or to the people you know are on the same wave length. Honestly, your Aunt Betty’s penchant for puffy sleeves that she wore on her big day in 1982 isn’t going to add to the experience.

We want you to get the best result out of your bridal appointment so don’t fret if this is the first shop you’ve been to. For 80% of our brides… it was their first bridal shop too. If you feel amazing in it and it’s the dress YOU dreamed of (not your mum, not your maid of honour, not your stylist… YOU) then go for it. Equally if it’s not right… keep on looking, we won’t be offended!

What to expect at your first appointment

We can’t wait to welcome you into our gorgeous store! We know you will be excited/nervous/stressed about starting your dress journey, but please don’t worry! We offer stress free bridal shopping for you and your party and are here to offer nothing but guidance, reassurance and our expert styling advice. With your help and our expertise, it is no wonder that so many of our brides say ‘I Do’ on their first visit to us!

We encourage you to have a good browse through our gowns, touching the fabrics and exploring the details so you can show us exactly what you like and what you don’t. Your vision and personal style preferences will help guide us towards your perfect gown as we will be able to advise you on the perfect silhouette!

We will help get you into the dresses, clip and pin where required to give you the best possible vision of yourself, narrowing down styles as we go, until we find your dream dress!

Ready to say “I do” at Bijoux?! Your stylist will take your measurements at this point and will chat through any plans for weight loss (read more about bridal sizing and measurements here).

Finally, we will get a quick snap of you to share on social media (a great way to share with your friends and family that you’ve found the one!) and you will get some Bijoux goodies as a massive welcome to our Bijoux family.

So now what?

When you leave your first appointment our bridal team get into action and get your dress ordered straight away.

You can keep in touch with us at any point throughout the journey and we will let you know when it’s a good time to get you booked in for your styling appointment and make sure you have all of your service packages booked in well in advance. We will also get you booked in for fittings, with our wonderful seamstress, as your date draws closer.

When it comes to your alterations, our independent seamstress Yan will be in-store to get your wedding dress fitted to perfection on the lead up to your big day. When your alterations are complete, we will keep your gown safe and sound until your collection date.

All that’s left now is to get married!

Book your Appointment

Request a bridal appointment with one of our stylists. A member of our team will be in touch to confirm an appointment for you, all you need to do is fill in our booking form!