It's that time of year again, a new school year has started and for the majority of Year 11's up and down the country will be thinking of the next year ahead of course GCSEs but the fabulous celebration they will have at prom at the very end!
We absolutely love prom season at Chantilly Bloom nothing beats seeing a CB girls face at her final dress fitting, our girls don't seem to want to take their dresses off and i think thats the biggest compliment you can have!
We try our hardest to make your whole experience with us as stress free as possible from fabric selection to fittings and picking up your made to measure dress. The amount of fittings you need will depend on the design of your dress on average a dress takes 3 fittings; our designer Chantelle will let you know an estimate of how many fittings will be required at your consultation.
What happens at a consultation?
Consultations take place at our fashion design studio at 7 Chapel Court, Wervin, CH2 4BT. You may be thinking I haven't got a clue what I would like my prom dress to look like but do not panic I will be here to help! I can sketch through some different dress styles, we have a selection of samples dresses in CB which can help give you an idea and you can try on if you'd like to! Chantelle will show you our wide range of fabrics including plains, prints, a variety of beautiful laces, sequins, trimmings and appliques.
If you have any idea of what colour(s) you would like for prom please let us know when enquiring/booking your consultation so we can ensure you get the most out of your consultation. Your first consultation is free if you require anymore design consultations these will be charged at £20 per hour.
The price of your bespoke prom dress will vary depending on the fabric you chose. If for whatever reason we don't have an exact colour match of the fabric you'd like in our fabric directory; we can order more samples your £20 deposit will need to be paid before any further samples are ordered. We can send the ordered samples out to you once we receive them if that makes the process easier for you no extra charge.
If you decide to proceed with your bespoke dress you will receive one of our welcome packs with all the information you will need to know and a copy of your order form. A £20 non refundable deposit is required to secure your order. We make a note of every colour, fabric and style for each school.
When it's time for us to order your fabric half of the balance will be now due, we cannot order any fabric until this has been paid. We will start placing fabric orders for prom 2021 from January 2021.
It is really important that for your first fitting you wear the bra you intend to wear for prom to ensure the best fit possible. When you arrive for your first fitting do not panic your dress will look like a complete shell it's really important that we focus on the fit. If you have any lace/sequins/appliques/trimmings these will not be seen at this point. At this fitting we will discuss and pin necklines to how you'd like them, lift or lower waistbands to your preference its really important that you let us know of any tweaks you're considering at this point as its much easier to change now.
At your second fitting your dress looks completely different and much more like the dress your envisioned. You will need your prom shoes for this appointment so your length can be pinned without these more fittings will be required.
All Fittings and Alterations are included in the price given when placing the order up to the final fitting when your prom dress is complete. The final balance is due on collection of your bespoke prom dress once completed.
With so many postponements of events in 2020 postponements including prom 2020, 2021 is looking like a much busier year our diaries are filling up FAST!
Some Reviews from our CB girls:
"Very professional bespoke service , Chantelle made the whole experience seamless - no pun intended- and very personal, explaining the whole process step by step. Definitely recommend this lovely young lady"
"Absolutely brilliant work"
"I absolutely loooove my dress made by CB! I knew what style I wanted and had an idea of colour but never expected it to turn out so beautiful! Would 100% recommend CB for any special occasion attire and I will be definitely getting more made in the future, thank you!"