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Located in Bideford, Devon, Charlotte Gilbert Dress Making specializes in bespoke bridal dresses. Owner, Charlotte Gilbert comes with years of experience in making tailored bridal gowns that help a bride feel absolutely enchanting. She ensures that you receive a personalized experience throughout the design process where you can be involved as much as you want.


She first became interested in textiles while studying it at school and since then, she has been designing stunning dresses ever since. She also has gained experience and knowledge in the wedding industry through working in a bridal boutique.

Designs offered

The designer designs and conducts both bridal and bridesmaids dresses completely from scratch. Brides are welcome to choose the colours, fabrics and style to create the exact image they have in their mind. Accessories provided include elegant shawls. She also makes exquisite dresses for bridesmaids.

How they work

Charlotte recommends making a prior appointment and is flexible in terms of finding the best possible time for the bride and she is available to travel to the bride. In the consultation itself, the style, colour, fabric and any other concerns will be discussed. She will first create a prototype for you to try to ensure that the actual dress has the best and most comfortable fitting.

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Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Design and manufacture of bridal dresses
Design and manufacture of outfits for bridesmaids, maid of honor...

How far in advance should I contact you?

As i make dresses from scratch, the more notice i can get, the better! But i will try my best to accommodate later bookings

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Do I need to make an appointment?


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How do you work?

Discuss with you what you would like, styles, colours, fabrics etc. Then make up a prototype/sample dress for you to try. Make the actual dress in your fabric and fit it to you

Operating hours:

I can make appointments during the week or weekends at a suitable time for you. Fittings and consultations can be done in the comfort of your own home

What are the forms of payment?

I accept cheques, paypal or bank transfers. I require a 50% deposit before making the prototype and the balance must be paid before collection of the finished dress
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Orchard Hill EX39 2RA Bideford (Devon)

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