COVID19: Guidance for Bridal and Formal Wear Orders
We want to advise brides and customers placing formal wear to plan even further ahead than you would normally do due to the coronavirus global pandemic.
As you are aware, we are 100% reliant on our suppliers who are based in Lahore Pakistan where the first lockdown began on 24th March 2020 and nly tailors and high street stores were partially re-opened on May 9th 2020 for Eid al Fitr but designers and manufacturers were not allowed to operate from 28th May 2020.
Any bridal wear orders placed during the month of March 2020, we strongly advise customers not to book any venues and be prepared for a long wait due to limited production facility in Pakistan due to lockdown rules. In addition, do not make any additional change requests as this will cause further delay and will breach our contract terms. chambeili Bridal are not the manufacturers for any bridal or formal wear and therefore we are completely reliant on our suppliers, namely Faiza Saqlain, Zonia Anwaar and Hamza Anwar. As these are unprecedented times we have no control over timeframes and since the outbreak began in Pakistan, the government as re-introduced strict lockdown measures in June 2020 which will add even further delays.
The standard production time for bridal order Pre-COVID19 was 3 months as per sample. Post-COVID19 the expected production time for bridal orders as per sample is a minimum timeframe of 4 months and any additonal customisation will take lead time to 5 months minimum. For formal and party wear the standard production time Pre-COVID19 was 5-6 weeks and Post-COVID19 the minimum production time is 7-8 weeks.
You should only book your venue once you have confirmation that your bridal outfit will be landing in the UK as due to the current situation, things are changing on a daily basis in Pakistan, therefore we cannot forecast any unpredicatable delays for bridal orders to be completed and despatched from Pakistan. We can only advise that you should have at least 8 weeks time frame from the despatch date of your bridal order to your wedding date to prevent any disappointment. Please also be advised that DHL shipments from Pakistan are delayed by 7 working days and can take up to 14 working days to arrive in the UK and are subject to UK Customs and Clearance.
If you are wanting to place a bridal order, please note that we are currently working on a minimum time frame of 4 months. Once your order has been placed, we will not accept any changes to the outfit. If you make any changes to your order sheet, this will delay the delivery of your bridal. In such a case, we advise that you are 100% sure before you complete your order. As we rely on suppliers to make the outfit we will send them the deposits to purchase the materials and begin the work, therefore all bespoke made to measure orders cannot be refunded or exchanged. Our Legal Terms and Conditions have also been updated to reflect the COVID19 information above.
UK Government Announcement for small marriages and civil partnerships
The UK is currently experiencing a public health emergency as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The characteristics of COVID-19 are outlined by Public Health England. The transmission of COVID-19 is thought to occur mainly through respiratory droplets generated by coughing and sneezing, and through contact with contaminated surfaces. The predominant modes of transmission are assumed to be droplet and contact.
This guidance for marriage and civil partnership has been drafted on the basis of the scientific evidence available and will be updated as necessary as more data becomes available on COVID-19.
Marriages and civil partnerships are a vital part of our society, uniting couples to start their new life together and affording certain legal rights. However, by their very nature, in bringing families and friends together, they are particularly vulnerable to the spread of COVID-19.
The government has been working closely with stakeholders in the wedding industry, the Places of Worship Taskforce and the National Panel for Registration to consider how we are able to allow small marriages and civil partnerships to begin safely from 4 July 2020.
This guidance remains under review and may be updated in line with the changing situation.