Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you get your gowns from?

Most come from Astra Bridal stores or have been purchased brand new from international designers.

What service do you offer?

When you come in you will have somene to work with you to find the best gown from our range for your body shape and style of wedding. Our staff have extensive fashion and bridal experience so their expertise will make the selection easy for you.

Do I need an appointment?

We offer appointments but you can also drop in without one. We can usually accomodate you with a fitting room, but if not we can point you to the nearest coffee shop to wait for one.

Are they new or second hand?

None have been worn for a wedding before, they are either ex Astra Stock or brand new. Some may have imperfections from being tried on or used in a fashion show. The discount on the price reflects these imperfections.

Do you sell gowns on behalf?

No we don't. We suggest trademe or stillwhite as the best place to sell your gown.

Do you hire?

No we don't - our prices are actually cheaper than hire shops. So buy your gown and either get to keep it or resell it afterwards to make some money back.

Where are your gowns made?

Each designer has their own workroom. The majority are made in China. China is the global home of the worlds garment construction experts.

Does the price include alterations?

No, but we can refer you to our list of alteration experts, New Zealand wide. But as the gown you try on is the gown you buy it is usually only little tweaks that are required.

Will you store my gown until my wedding?

We are unable to store your gown as we don't have any storage capacity. We do have breathable hanging bags available for purchase which are the best way to store your gown before (and after) the wedding.

What is your price range?

We have gowns as low as $95 and then up to $2995. You can view our gowns by price.