My wedding is coming up soon, can I still order a wedding dress?

Due to the changing guidelines surrounding weddings during Covid we understand that some of our brides may find themselves with a shorter timeframe to find, purchase and fit their wedding dresses. This may feel like an overwhelming task but rest assured we are here to help ease your worries and guide you with all of our accessible options to help find you the perfect AH dress for your big day!

At AH we design, make and fit all of our dresses in our own London studio with our in house team which means we have greater flexibility to work to shorter timeframes and accommodate our brides changing plans. Over the past few months we have worked with a number of our wonderful real brides on much shorter timescales whilst making sure they enjoyed the full personal AH experience. Our team promise to make sure you feel at ease knowing that we are here with a solution to help you find your dress no matter your lead-time or your location.

Purchasing an AH dress online

Our Online Shop has been set up to assist any of our brides who find themselves with a short timeframe or are unable to visit us in person due to location. We have a curated selection of adaptable, made to order designs available to purchase directly from our website. This selection includes some of our most loved wedding dresses, bridal jumpsuitslace tops, capes and veils, everything you need to create and make your look your own.

Once our studio is able to re-open we can make any UK standard size dress ordered via our online shop within 2 weeks depending on our workload and the complexity of the design. If you would like to have alterations in house with us, this would take approximately 3 weeks in total depending on the level of amendments required. Once you have chosen your dress and accessories our team will be in touch to discuss a suitable schedule for you and your wedding date.


ivory lace top wedding


An extension of our Online shop is our Archive Sample Sale, this is the perfect option if you need a dress immediately. Our Archive Sample Sale pieces are also available to purchase during lockdown and will be sent to you within 3-5 working days. If you would like us to carry out alterations on your sample sale purchase we would be happy to book these in for you once we are able to re-open, please just let us know and we can guide you from there.


Trying our AH designs at Home

If you are worried about timing there is no need to put your wedding dress shopping on hold! Throughout this time we have adapted our services to include AH From: Home. A wonderful opportunity to choose 3 collection pieces to be sent to you so that you can try them on in the comfort of your own home. You will also receive a personal video call with one of our stylists to talk you through the fit, fabric, timescale and adaptions. We have helped many brides to find their dress this way as it is a simple, accessible option right now. Once you have chosen your dress we will then guide you through our fitting options, suggesting the best service for your timeframe.


simple long sleeve wedding dress with lace


Trying in store

If your wedding date is coming up soon but you would prefer to visit us in person please do get in touch with our team. We can then assess your wedding date and work out a time for you to visit us as soon as we can re-open. At the moment we are waiting on guidance as to when we can see our brides in person again and will be monitoring this on a weekly basis. In the meantime, we would certainly suggest to look into our AH From: Home service – we promise this will be just as special as an in house appointment, with our full guidance and expertise!


AH Options for Shorter lead times

Online Archive Sample Sale. These can be shipped in 3-5 days (including during lockdown). Alterations can be carried out in 1-2 weeks once we can safely re-open.

Standard Size dress. Can be ordered in store (once we re-open), via video call, online or via AH From: Home. Once we are able to safely re-open our studio a standard size dress can be made in 2 weeks (depending on complexity of design and our workload). If you would like in house alterations these would take an additional 1-2 weeks, depending on how many amendments are needed.

Made to Measure and Bespoke. Can be ordered in store (once we re-open), via video call or AH From: Home. Once we are able to safely re-open we can make our made-to-measure and bespoke designs within 4-6 weeks (depending on complexity of design and our workload).

We hope you have all found this helpful and as always our team are on hand to help with any questions you may have, even if you would just like to talk through the above options over the phone or video call! We look forward to hearing from you and helping you to find your perfect AH dress.

Team AH




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