Get To Know us that little bit Better
I'd like to give you a warm welcome to my bridal studio.
My name is Cora and I am the founder of XO Bridal.
I am so lucky to be able to bring my passion for all things bridal to Clonoe Village right in the heart of Mid-Ulster.
When you arrive at the bridal studio, you will receive a warm welcome into the most opulent setting decorated in natural hues and warm lighting to make you and your party feel comfortable and relaxed during your visit. The rails are graced with sumptuous silks and satins, luxury lace and timeless tulles. We will finish your look with a fabulous range of accessories from headpieces to veils in a combination to match your style.
I am always so excited to meet new brides and it is my absolute goal to ensure each and every one of you find your dream gown.
So, let's pop a bottle and have lots of fun doing it!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of our most frequently asked questions and answers
Do I need an appointment to try on your dresses?
Yes, we are by appointment only so you have the bridal suite exclusively for you and your friends/family. We want you to have uninterrupted attention from your stylist.
Appointments are 2 hours and we currently do not charge a fee for this. Most brides do find their dress within this time but if you do need more time, we will be happy to arrange a second appointment for you to come back.
How long in advance of my wedding do I need to shop?
Most of our designers currently have a lead time of 4-8 months, depending on the dress. You then need to allow for additional time for alterations. Therefore, to ensure a stress free shopping experience, we would recommend shopping at least 12 months prior to your wedding date.
On occasion, some designers can provide a quick turnaround or we may have something in store you can purchase on the day, so if you’re wedding date is within the next 6 months please do contact us as we love to try and help each and every bride.
How many people can I bring to my appointment?
It is best to have a proper think about this before you ask people to attend with you. Some brides have many close friends or family they would like to include in this all important decision.
However, too many people can mean lots of different opinions and often just leaves you feeling confused. We advise you bring your very closest friends/family whose opinion you value most; someone you can trust to give their honest opinion but who remember that you are the bride and this is YOUR dream dress.
Can I wear false tan to my appointment?
We would ask that, if you prefer to tan, please show up to your appointment with WEAR OFF TANS ONLY that have been showered at least TWICE. This will help eliminate transfer onto our dresses. We ask that you do not come to your appointment wearing any instant tans or bronzers.
Each of our dresses are kept in immaculate condition so that every bride is presented with beautifully cared for gowns to try on.
Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?
There are no special requirements, however, it can be helpful to wear nude underwear and bring a strapless bra with you.
We have shoes for you to wear if you wish or you can simply just stand on our podium. If you prefer to bring your on shoes you are more than welcome to but it's certainly not a necessity.
Do you sell bridesmaids dresses?
At XO Bridal we are all about the bride, therefore we specialise only in all things bridal including gowns, veils, capes and headpieces.
Do you provide the alterations for my dress?
Whilst we do not currently provide in-house alterations, we will strive to help you find a bridal seamstress to meet your needs. We have brides visiting from near and far therefore we will help to recommend a seamstress nearer to you if possible.
Please note that you can book your own seamstress ahead of time if you wish. Some of the NI seamstress diaries are booking up 1-2 years ahead so it is important to get in their diary ASAP. All you need is your wedding date. You DO NOT need to have bought your dress.
Do you have parking at your premises?
Yes - we have a fabulous car park right outside with ample spaces. And they are extra wide so you have plenty of space to get in and out.