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We get lots of questions regarding bridal dress shopping, styling, sizing etc. If your question is not addressed below, please contact us.

While walk ins are always welcome at Maggies, it is recommended that you make an appointment to allow staff more time to accommodate your needs. Week days are typically less busy than weekends, so if you can organise an appointment during the week staff will have more time to devote to helping you find everything you need for your dream wedding.

Alterations require an appointment. Maggies can help you schedule a fitting for alterations.

Now that you have a wedding date… or not, it’s time to search for the perfect gown.

It’s best to bring someone you trust, such as your MOH, family member or friend.
We would also suggest you bring a strapless bra, if possible.
Pictures of what you have in mind may be helpful.
Most importantly, have an open mind and be ready to have fun.

Of course! We know this is a big decision, not to mention an investment. We want to support you in envisioning what you will look like on your wedding day.

All sales are final. This policy is consistent with industry standard for bridal and special occasion apparel. As dress ordering involves many personal choices and aspects such as design, size, colour, special additions and modifications, as well as three to six months to be produced, returns would not be practical.

We accept cash, debit, Visa and MasterCard. Lay-by is optional.

We require 50% deposit on all special orders, with the remaining balance due at purchased item’s arrival in store.

Please note: all purchases whether special orders or in-stock gowns are final sales. Deposits are non-refundable if your wedding plans change.


Payment for alterations

Payments need to be made up front before any alterations can commence.

It is never too early to start looking for your bridal gown. Many brides start shopping right after they get engaged (or even earlier). For optimum choice it’s best to allow for at least a minimum of seven months, so you have the option to get a dress made to order, and to have time for any additional alterations that may be required.

Many of our gowns take approximately five months to arrive, depending on designer. Bridesmaid dresses typically take around three months.

Maggies is a specialty store for your bridal needs. To give you access to the most choice of gowns and dressses. We typically stock one sample of each gown or dress. The sample gown is in a size between 6 to 30 and is in the colour of choice by the designer. When you find your wedding gown or bridesmaid dress, we then get it made to order for you in your size, colour, length of train, special additions, and any other changes you wish.

Once the samples have been discontinued by us, or the designer, they become bargain, off the rack, sale dresses, which can be reduced anywhere up to 75% off the original price.

Maggies has an in house seamstress/dressmaker with many years experience. All alterations are an additional charge. We also do alterations for dresses purchased elsewhere. Alterations are made by appointment, though appointments can be made in store if you drop by.

Payment for alterations can be made in cash, by debit card, Visa or MasterCard.

Bridal fittings ideally should begin approximately 4 – 6 weeks prior to the wedding date. However, we are committed to working with you and your schedule, even if time is off the essence.
Appointments must be made for all fittings.

Gowns are ordered in a size according to the measurements taken at the time of purchase. Maggies cannot be responsible for changes in weight made after ordering. After the ordering process has started, it is best to take great care to avoid any dramatic weight change. However, should it be necessary, we can accommodate small and major changes through alterations, chargeable to the bride. Additional materials can be orders with the dress purchase, in order to facilitate possible required alterations.

A veil will truly make you look and feel like a bride. So try on several different styles, lengths and combinations to find a look that’s perfect for you. Our veils are hand made and can be ordered in any colour, style or length. A tiara is also a great option and can be worn with most veils. If you decide not to wear a veil or a tiara, there are plenty of headpiece alternatives, such as headbands, hair jewellery or flowers. You can mix and match pieces to get the look you want.

This is your day to wear whatever style and colour gown you wish. White was once reserved for first time brides, but in today’s modern interpretation white is seen as a symbol of celebration, and is by no means the only colour available today. Maggies offers a selection of beautiful gowns in a variety of shades from ivory, champagne, pale gold and pale pink. We suggest you choose a colour that best suits your skin tone. We can assist you in determining what colour will best suit you.

My bridesmaids live interstate or suburbs away. How do I get their sizing?
At Maggies, yourself and your bridesmaids will be professionally measured, however, should they not be able to come to the store to be measured, they can obtain measurements elsewhere and phone them to us. All bridesmaid dresses should be ordered from the same store at the same time, to eliminate dye lot differences.

Maggies will do its best to ensure a good fit, however, we cannot be held accountable for measurements taken by others.

Please also keep in mind that bridesmaid dresses are ordered in the size closest to your bridesmaids measurements, according to the designers size chart. The dresses are not custom made and therefore some alterations may be necessary.

Bridesmaids come in all shapes and sizes, so you will want to have plenty of options. Maggies offer an extensive selection of dresses that can be ordered from sizes 6 to 26. With such an amazing assortment of styles and colours, your options are endless.
After choosing your nearest and dearest friends be a part of you big day, consider their style and colour preferences, as well as their figure types. A-line and Princess Silhouettes are ideal for most figures, as they have a distinct waistline and give an uninterrupted, slimming appearance. Choose a colour that will flatter your bridesmaids and offer an appropriate compliment to your own gown.

Yes Maggies will store your gown until your wedding day, free of charge. This includes a free clean and press prior to pick up.

Maggies can deliver your gown & bridesmaid dresses on the south eastern suburbs of Melbourne for a fee. Arrangements need to be made in advance.

Delivery outside of the south eastern suburbs can be arranged for an additional fee, based on travel distance.

Maggies will take time to instruct anyone you designate in how to tie you into your dress properly on the day. However, if you want that professional touch, Maggies also provides a dressing service that ranges from $200 to $300 depending on distance traveled.

There are many smart buys to be made on the internet or over the phone, but it becomes difficult with an item that requires measuring, fittings, alterations and professional pressing.

Please also be aware of designer gowns for sale on the internet. Often, these “designer gowns” are cheap copies and of poor quality.

If there was ever a time you deserve quality, it is on your wedding day. We recommend you only buy something as important as your wedding gown from an authorised retailer.