How To Buy
Buying a new hat from Marvellous Millinery is achieved in just five easy steps:
Please browse through the Hats Collections on this website to see the wide range of options I can make for you. Also look at some of the Happy Customers wearing them on their special days to give you further inspiration!
Book your appointment with me in my Winchester studio by telephoning 07968 337446.
Please bring along your dress and shoes to our meeting to decide the colour(s) we’re going for.
Have fun trying lots of my hats on! I have many samples and we’ll go through them together to select the design that’s right for you.
Your order will take about 6 - 10 weeks to make and I’ll call you when it’s ready to collect!
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How can I help you
I always have a limited range range of raw materials in stock, so I can usually design a unique perching pillbox hat or headpiece in your colours, but under my usual 6+ weeks lead time.
Please ring 07968 337446 for further information.
Please book your one-to-one private consultation by telephoning 07968 337446. There is ample parking immediately outside my front door and my new air-conditioned studio is located at the end of my garden a short distance away. Most customers bringing along the dress and shoes to the appointment (or a swatch of fabric from their dressmaker) so that we can go through the colours in the Shade Card and all the different millinery samples to find the perfect hat and colour that suits. At this point, many customers take the opportunity of ordering matching accessories such as a clutch handbag, a silk stole, a corsage, shoe bows or a string of Freshwater Pearls highlighted with Swarovski crystals in the same colour, which can all help to co-ordinate their look and make them feel Marvellous on their special day!
If you wish, often remnants of fabric from your dressmaker or alteration service can be included in the design to trim your hat and/or to cover a clutch handbag, which will effortlessly bring your outfit together. Having said that, I also have a very wide variety of silks, organzas and velvet colour samples to select from in my studio, so that the flowers can be made with fabric that I supply in order to trim your new hat.
If we feel between us that one of my stocked sinamay colours is not quite perfect with your outfit, then I can also offer to have elements of any hat I make for you dyed the exact colour of your dress by a professional dying company, as an additional service.
Great care is taken to replicate the original sample (on the left) for the bespoke order, as shown in this photo.
Orders normally take between six to ten weeks to complete, depending on the season and how busy I am. This allows time for obtaining all the raw materials as well as allocating my time to make the pieces for you. However, it’s always worth contacting me as sometimes I can offer an Express Service for a small additional fee, if your event is less than six weeks away. In most cases I am able to help most of my customers right up until the last minute by providing at least something to wear on the day! But as I always say, the longer you can give me the better it is for both of us, and I much prefer to know that your order is waiting for you to wear in your wardrobe - rather than rushing it at the last minute!
A deposit of 50% is taken to secure the order, with the balance due at the time the order is collected. It is preferred that payments are made by online banking transfer, but I am also able to accept cheque or cash instead if you wish.
Please note that everything that we make for you is made to order by hand to your specifications. Therefore we are unable to offer any refunds or exchanges for orders, either during the making process once the deposit has been paid and the order started or after the item(s) has been collected or delivered because they will have been made specifically for you and would not be suitable for anyone else. We do not carry a stock of saleable items, everything we have in the studio is a sample.
Please telephone 07968 337446 to discuss your requirements further. I really look forward to hearing from you.