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Terms and Conditions


The Lancashire seamstress aim to complete all general small alterations within 20 working days. If the item/s are required earlier than 4 weeks then the customer must specify when booking in for a fitting and leaving the garments with us.

For special occasion wear alterations such as Bridal, bridesmaid, prom, Mother of the bride and suits etc. Customers must give a correct event date for the alterations to be completed by. For all alterations, customers are required to bring the correct shoes, and undergarments which may affect the overall fit of the outfit. Any changes in these undergarments/shoes that requires additional work will be charged additionally. Any additional alterations added during fitting will be additional. If extra appointments are required due to undergarments or shoes not being brought to an appointment then an additional £30 per extra appointment will be added to the quote. If you change your mind and need a 2nd fitting before adjustments can be made, the additional fitting is charged at £15 per 30min extra fitting time. Any major change in size that effects the alteration, which then requires the alteration to be redone or adds additional work will be charged accordingly.

Out of hour appointment are available these are £30 extra per 1hour appointment, if required please discuss with the seamstress.

All customers must give a valid contact details and will receive a text message/ email or call when the alteration is complete. Any changes of these details, the customer must inform The Lancashire Seamstress. The customer are required to collect any goods with-in 1month of receiving the completion notification or the date given specified by their event. Unfortunately I do not have the space to store items for long periods of time once they have been completed. Once items are deemed complete and there are no further alterations required they must be collected within one month or at the final fitting which would need to be agreed if outside of this time frame. To store items after this point you will be charged a storage fee of £10 per week. 

Any items deemed uncollected will be re-sold or disposed of, at the discretion of The Lancashire Seamstress. The Lancashire Seamstress will not seek to gain a profit from the sale of these items but to recover the cost of the debt owed on them.

Please make sure that you read through the notes taken during your fitting and what you are being quoted for. The quote given during your fitting is not a set price. If your alteration takes longer than predicted or items are accidently left out of the quote their may be additional changes. If for any reason your alteration is much more complex than expected, you will be contacted to confirm any large additional costs that maybe incurred. If you require any additional non fit/fit services that are not noted down then please let us know as any additional alterations will be quoted separately.

Once all the alterations are complete and you have had your final fitting to approve the fit. The garment then becomes your responsibility. Any further alterations required once the garment has been collected will be charged as a new alteration. It is important that any issues are raised during your fittings, please check you are fully happy with all alterations carried out. If you do change shape or decide on alternative shoes that effect the fit of your dress I will do my best to accommodate the new alterations that may be required, but you may need to be flexible with appointment times. 

When collecting items, you must check that you are happy with the work undertaken. Once collected if any further alterations are required this will be charged separately. Any issues with quality must be raised within 14days of collection, and reasonable notice given for The Lancashire Seamstress to rectify those issues.

By leaving your items with The Lancashire Seamstress you are agreeing to the above terms and quoted price below.

Non-collection of goods

If customers do not collect their goods within 3 months of the specified date required by or 3 months from the date The Lancashire seamstress contacts them then alterations will be deemed us uncollected and be sold on/given to charity/etc.

Bespoke Hats

This page contains the terms & conditions. Please read these terms & conditions carefully before ordering a bespoke headpiece. You should understand that by ordering any of our products, you agree to be bound by these terms & conditions.


Prices and Payment

The price for Hats and Fascinators are quoted, based on the specification at the time of the order. Changes to the hat or headpiece, after the original quoted price, may result in a price increase, subject to your approval prior to proceeding.

A deposit of 50% of the full quoted price is required on ordering. The outstanding payment is required on completion and funds cleared before the headpiece is collected.

All consultations are included in the price


Cancelling your order

You may cancel your order within 14 days of the date you placed the order. However if you requested a special delivery date (6 weeks away or less) we will need to start the order immediately and therefore you will waive the 14 day grace period for cancelling your order. If you do wish to cancel your order, please contact us directly as soon as possible, if work has not yet begun on the order we will refund the full amount, minus any payment fees and speciality materials that were purchased specifically for your hat or headpiece.


Refunds and returns

All hats and headpieces are handmade and therefore unique.  There will inevitably be variations, this is not a fault but a sign that your item is bespoke and exclusive to you. The Lancashire Seamstress reserves the right to make small changes to a product as deemed fit or necessary.

We are unable to offer an exchange or refund on goods that are made to the customers personalised specifications. However we do our best to delight every client and therefore exchanges or alterations can be offered at our discretion.

Intellectual property

The Lancashire Seamstress retains the right to re-make and sell custom designs

Hat Hire

I hope you will be pleased with your hat/fascinator from The Lancashire Seamstress. The following 

terms and conditions apply.

1. The hat and any accessories remain the property of The Lancashire Seamstress at all times.

2. The full hire fee of the hat/accessory is payable on reservation.

3. The full hire fee will be refunded for cancellations made 30 days before the hire date, minus 

an administration fee of £10.00. The full hire fee will be retained for cancellations made less 

than 30 days prior to the hire date.

4. On collection, a deposit is required for all items, equivalent to the full value of the 

hat/fascinator minus the hire fee. This should be in the form of debit/credit card transaction 

or cash and will be returned on receipt of the item in the condition it was hired.  For the 

comfort of future hirers, all items will be fully inspected upon their return.

5. Incandescence Couture reserves the right to retain the full deposit if the item is returned 

marked or damaged in any way.  This includes but is not limited to, dents, holes, pen 

marks, make-up and rain marks.  The accessory should not come back smelling of smoke. 

If this happens the deposit will be retained.

6. If the hat/accessory is damaged beyond repair then the deposit will be retained by 

Incandescence Couture. The replacement cost will be entered in each individual contract.

7. Hats and accessories are hired per occasion. Hire periods usually last three days or four 

over a weekend (Friday to Monday). This can be flexible and longer periods can be 

arranged depending on availability. 

8. The late return of any item will be charged at a rate of £10.00 per day.

9. Should a previous hirer not return an item you have booked to hire or it is damaged, 

Incandescence Couture will endeavour to find a suitable replacement. Exact style and 

colour cannot be guaranteed. Liability is limited to the return of the hire charge, if a suitable 

alternative is not available.






11. 1. Governing Law. The Contract will be governed by the laws of England and Wales. The 

English and Welsh Courts will have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes which may 

arise out of or in connection with this contract.


Bridal and Bespoke Clothing

a) Customers are required to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit on the date of ordering all bridal gowns, bridesmaids gowns, prom dresses, accessories and other bespoke items.

b) No goods may be removed from the premises until full payment of the order has been fulfilled. In cases where a cheque is paid, goods will not be released until the cheque has been cleared by the bank, which could take up to ten working days, unless it is supported with a valid cheque guarantee card to the value of the amount required.


 All items remain the property of Incandescence Couture Ltd until paid for in full.

 c) Customers should retain their sales contracts, and any other receipts as proof of purchase, and be sure to have read this TERMS AND CONDITIONS NOTICE and fully understand its requirements. 


Cancelling your order

You may cancel your order within 14 days of the date you placed the order. However if you request a special delivery date (12 weeks away or less) we will need to start the order immediately and therefore you will waive the 14 day grace period for cancelling your order. If you do wish to cancel your order, please contact us directly as soon as possible, if work has not yet started on the order we will refund the full amount, minus any administrative fees and speciality materials that were purchased specifically for your order.

If you wish to make changes to the design of your garment please contact us as soon as possible as  these must be agreed before making has begun otherwise additional costs may be incurred.


Refunds and returns

All bespoke, made-to-measure items are handmade and therefore unique.  We are unable to offer an exchange or refund on goods that are made to the customers personalised specifications. However we do our best to delight every client.

In the case of bespoke garments the fitting alterations are included in the price. However any changes to the design of the garment may incur additional costs which will be agreed with the client before alterations are carried out.

In the event of a wedding, or other important event, being cancelled for any reason whatsoever, we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges for the order and full payment is required.



A date will be arranged between the client and The Lancashire Seamstress as to when measurements will be taken and agreed. After the sales order contact (including measurements) has been signed and the order placed, Incandescence Couture Ltd cannot and will not accept any responsibility in respect of any changes which may occur in the Customer's size and body shape. Please note that if customers have a significant change in body shape or weight following the order being placed, it is advised that they inform Incandescence Couture Ltd as soon as possible.

It is ESSENTIAL that customers bring their shoes and any underwear being worn with the garment to all their fitting appointments. We will recommend the amount of alterations to the garments, if the client insists on a tighter fit than recommended, we will not be responsible.

 Customers are asked to make themselves available for all fittings and alterations when reasonably required and should be prepared to attend for at least four fittings.

Fitting days may be restricted to certain days or times due to the nature of our business; customers are advised to book their fittings as soon as possible, however every endeavour will be made to accommodate the customer’s requirements.


Non-collection of goods

If customers does not collect their goods within 3 months of the specified date required by then the contract will be deemed cancelled without any further notification and any monies paid will not be refunded.

Garments will be put into the shops stock to be re-sold.

Events that are rescheduled to unforeseen circumstances. Then this must be discussed with The Lancashire Seamstress. Any changes(for example weight gain/loss but not restricted to this)/extra fittings required due to the changes in the date with be billed with additional charges£30 per extra appointment plus any additional labour/materials required.


Colour matching

The Lancashire Seamstress is not able to guarantee the colour matching of individual dresses (i.e. bridesmaids dresses) unless the order for all garments is placed all on the same date.

Colour matching is more difficult when garments are ordered at different times; there will be a better chance that all the garments will match if ordered at the same time and cut from the same fabric roll.

Swatches should be regarded as indication only. If exact colour matching is important a new swatch can be ordered for your approval. This applies to all fabrics, laces, beading and any other trimmings or embellishments.



a) ShouldThe Lancashire Seamstress breach its obligations under this agreement, its liability is limited to any direct loss incurred by the customer arising from such breach.

 Incandescence Couture Ltd will NOT be liable for any breaches caused by circumstances outside our control

Privacy Policy CSS Industries, Inc., and its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company"), collects and processes your personal information that is provided by you, as our customer or prospective customer, or generated by you in your use of our services. This Privacy Notice is provided to you in accordance with applicable privacy laws including, but not limited to, laws implementing the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR) (the "Data Privacy Laws"). It applies only to residents in the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the UK who use our services and it explains what information you provide to us and how we use your information to provide our services to you. This Privacy Notice is not applicable to customers or prospective customers in any other territory other than in the European Economic Area, Switzerland and the UK. 

The Company provides the services to our customers. In this respect, we are likely to be a data controller under applicable Data Privacy Laws. We include in this Privacy Notice a summary of your rights to control how we use your personal information. The Company is a service provider to our customers and, therefore, we aim to put you, the customer, in control of how your personal information is used by us. This Privacy Notice should be read with our Privacy Policy, both of which are updated from time to time. Your continued use of our services indicates your acceptance of the updated Privacy Notice and Privacy Policy applicable at that time. 

Your personal information 

Your personal information includes any information relating to you where you are identified or from which you are identifiable. This includes your name, contact information, information about where you work and, if applicable, where you live and your use of our services. 

We collect various types of personal information from different sources, including: 

Information you provide directly to us when you sign up for courses or purchases when using our Company website or obtain services provided by us;
Information we collect about your use of our services; 

Some of the personal information you provide to us may include health information or other sensitive or special categories of personal information.

What we do with your personal information

All the personal information we collect from you or generated by you is used to provide the services.

The Company will safeguard the privacy and security of special categories of personal information as required under Data Privacy Laws. 

You may also consent to us using your personal information for additional purposes not described in the Privacy Policy but which we consider may be of interest to you from time to time. We will not use your personal information for these additional purposes without your consent. You have the right to tell us that you do not want to be contacted by us for these additional purposes any time after you initially provide your consent. We also use your information for marketing purposes where you have consented to receive marketing communications. 

We are also permitted to process your personal information to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations and/or our contractual obligations to you to provide the services to you, to manage your account with us and to manage any technical issues or support requests that may arise.

We do not allow any third parties to have access to your personal information, except as required or permitted by applicable laws or in accordance with the Privacy Policy. We may disclose your personal information to our subcontractors, agents, or payment service providers (who may be located in the United States) that we contract with to assist us in providing the services, provided that any such subcontractors or agents shall agree in writing to comply with the privacy and security standards described in this Privacy Notice.

There may be instances when we disclose your personal information to other parties: 

to comply with the law or respond to compulsory legal process (such as a search warrant or court order) or request for information from a regulator or otherwise for legal purposes;
to verify or enforce compliance with the policies governing the services; or
to protect the rights, property or safety of the Company, or any of our respective affiliates, business partners, or customers or otherwise in the legitimate business interests of the Company and/or our affiliates and in accordance with Data Privacy Laws.

We may share your personal information with other business entities in connection with the sale, assignment, merger or other transfer of all or a portion of the Company's business to that business entity.

In any instance where we need to share your personal information with third parties, we will restrict the nature and categories of personal information to that which is required to comply with our contractual obligations to you or our legal and/or regulatory requirements. We may de-identify your personal information to protect your privacy.

How we protect your personal information

The Company understands that storing data in a secure manner is essential. The Company stores personal information and other data using reasonable physical, technical and administrative safeguards to secure data against foreseeable risks, such as unauthorized use, access, disclosure, destruction or modification. Although we make good faith efforts to store the information we collect in a secure operating environment that is not available to the public, we cannot guarantee complete security. Further, while we work to ensure the integrity and security of our network and systems, we cannot guarantee that our security measures will prevent third-party "hackers" from illegally obtaining this information.

How long we keep it

We retain your personal data relating to the use of our services for the duration of the customer relationship and for seven years after the customer account is closed for legal, regulatory, audit and tax requirements. After this period has expired, the personal information relating to your account and your use of the services will be deleted. Any personal information which you have provided to us for marketing purposes will be kept until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive this information. 

Notification of other Company services and products

We would like to use your name and email address to inform you of our future or related services, offers and similar products. If you provide us with your consent to receive marketing communications, we will offer the right to unsubscribe in each electronic communication. This information is not shared with third parties and you can unsubscribe at any time via email, the Platform or through our website.

What are your rights?

You have the right to ensure your personal information is accurate. To make changes to your contact and other account information, or to opt out of receiving marketing communications, please contact us in one of the following ways:


You have the right to request that we delete your personal information. In this event, we will close your account and retain your personal information as described above in this Privacy Notice. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information. This may compromise our ability to provide you with the services.

You also have the right to transfer your account details to another service provider. We will, following your written request to us, provide you with your relevant personal information in a machine-readable format to transfer to another service provider.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal information, you can contact our Privacy Officer (details above) who will investigate the matter and respond to you promptly.

If you are not satisfied with our response, you can complain to any applicable data privacy authority in your country of residence.

Privacy Policy
The Lancashire Seamstress do not disclose buyers information to third parties. Cookies are used on this shopping site, but only to keep track of the contents of your shopping cart once you have selected an item.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998) and according to the Which? Web Trader Code of Practice.

We collect information about you for 2 reasons: firstly, to process your order and second, to provide you with the best possible service. We will not e-mail you in the future unless you have given us your consent.

The type of information we will collect about you includes: your name, address, phone number, email address and your credit/debit card details. We will never collect sensitive information about you without your explicit consent. 

If you have any questions/comments about privacy, please email us.
Data collected by this site is used to:
a. Take and fulfil customer orders
b. Administer and enhance the site and service
c. Only disclose information to third-parties for goods delivery purposes

Registered Name: Incandescence Couture LTD

Company Number : 9514150


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