HOW MUCH ARE CONSULTATIONS?
Our Standard Consultations are R300 and our Luxe Consultations are R550. Each consult is 1 hour long and you are free to try on as many gowns as you like with the help and advice of our knowledgeable bridal consultant.
HOW MUCH ARE YOUR GOWNS?
Purchase R10 000 - R28 000
Purchase R5 000 - R15 000
Purchase R2 200 - R6 500
ARE YOUR GOWNS LOCALLY MADE?
Yes at Fate & Love we are passionate about sustainability and being proudly South African! Our gowns are all locally made from start to finish by our designers Sadie Bosworth Atelier and Chanelle Cindy Bridal at their respective studios. Each dress is carefully designed as either a once off or a part of a small in house collection and are made with only the highest quality fabrics and involve hours and hours of hand embroidery, beading and applique. Each of these gowns is a work of art and imagination.
DO YOU HIRE GOWNS OUT?
No, unfortunately Fate & Love no longer hires out bridal and evening gowns.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY CONSULT?
If you have already purchased your shoes for the event you will be attending, please bring them with to your appointment.
It is advisable to wear nude underwear or the underwear you intend to wear to your event. As space is limited and choosing a gown is a very personal experience, please limit the number of people you bring to two supportive people. Please avoid heavy make-up on the day of your appointment as it can rub-off on the gowns during your fitting. Any marks or stains that occur during your
appointment will attract a fee, to cover the cost to have the gown cleaned.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN I BRING WITH ME?
As space is limited and choosing a gown is a very personal experience, please limit the number of people you bring to TWO supportive people. Having more opinions can be very overwhelming.
WHAT IF I WOULD LIKE TO COME BACK TO TRY A SPECIFIC DRESS ON?
Should you have a dress or two that you wish to try on again while you make your decision you can schedule a half hour appointment with our consultant at R150.
WHAT IF THE GOWN I LOVE DOES NOT FIT?
We are able to alter gowns that are purchased within reason. Should the gown you love be too small our designers will be able to make one to your size depending on fabric availability.
We unfortunately cannot offer alterations to hire gowns as it is a time consuming and costly process that often damages our delicate gowns.
CAN I BUY WITHOUT FITTING?
Hiring or purchasing without fitting is possible if you are based outside of Cape Town and unable to attend an appointment. However, please carefully note the following:
- It is advisable to only hire a gown without fitting if you have worn the gown before and are familiar with the fit and sizing.
- Hiring a gown based solely off measurements provided is possible. However, Fate & Love Bridal does not take responsibility if the gown does not f it. There are many things other than measurements to take into consideration when fitting a gown, so there is no guarantee that the dress will f it if you have not physically tried it on.
- Hiring fees are not refundable should the gown not fit. Hiring without fitting is done at your own risk.
WHAT IF I WANT TO GET A GOWN MADE BY ONE OF THE DESIGNERS AT F & L?
We work very closely with the designers who stock Fate and Love. Should you see a dress you love but want it in your size, or would like to have a bespoke gown made, our consultant will put you in touch with the designer of your choice and you can begin working with Sadie Bosworth or Chanelle Cindy. The designers can customize existing styles that are in the boutique or create something completely new for you!
A full copy of our Terms and Conditions are sent to each of our clients in the Welcome Pack. Please ensure that you familiarise yourself with the T's & C's to avoid miscommunications and disappointments.