Gowns as unique as you: Brides of Merivale

When asked what sets ‘Brides of Merivale’ apart from other bridal stores, the dedicated team say, “We’re a one-stop bridal destination, offering leading bridal labels, accessories (including veils and jewellery), and a full in-house made-to-measure and alteration service of our own gowns”.

Team members feel incredibly proud to guide each bride through the entire process, from choosing a gown, to altering and customising a dress, to the completed vision. “We personally alter your gown in-store. You’re not sent off with a list of possible contacts to navigate. For us, it’s truly rewarding to spend time with a bride and see her dream come to reality. We can offer so much advice, and often end up being a calming influence closer to the wedding,”
says owner Lisa Dermott.

Each consultant at Brides of Merivale is a fully trained couturier, who can also design and make a gown, adding more flexibility to each bride’s needs. “We stock amazing international labels, but some brides just want that little bit more.” “We work with some unique fabric suppliers, and we love getting creative designing and producing stunning gowns; it’s our happy place.”

Evolving trends

To keep up with bridal style trends, Brides of Merivale are constantly evolving. “Our in-store Ready to Wear ranges include Made With Love, Miss Chloe, Kellylin Couture, Wendy Makin and French Collection, Miss Scarlet, and our own one-off designs. Our gowns are priced from $1895 – $5000 off the rack (sale items priced from $500). We love contemporary styling but also stock modern and traditional styles”.

Brides of Merivale are open by appointment only. Lisa says brides should allow up to six months for a gown to arrive in-store once ordered, so starting the search for your gown 9-10 months prior to your wedding is ideal. “If you don’t have that much time, there is a ‘buy off the rack’ selection with over half of these gowns discounted or on sale.”

Each bride has the entire showroom to herself during a one-hour consultation booking. “We’re not afraid to encourage brides to browse through our gowns, as well as have our consultants assist them in choosing styles. Sometimes you see something close-up that just takes your fancy. Seeing and touching different textures and fabrics is all part of the process,” says Lisa. “We just want to make the experience relaxing and enjoyable for all brides.”

After being in the bridal scene for the last 27 years, Brides of Merivale has gained a passionate following. Their individual, personalised service allows them to cater to every bride’s needs, creating gowns that are ‘As Unique As You’.

The team at Brides of Merivale would love to help you find your perfect gown. Contact them to arrange your private consultation appointment. Call 03 337 0226 or email info@bridesofmerivale.co.nz


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