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Updates Regarding COVID-19

If you would like to schedule a chat / virtual appointment over Zoom, please email [email protected]

We have changed our policies and procedures in line with our COVIDsafe plan, outlined below.

For more information please visit our blog, call us on + 61 2 9519 3901 or email us at [email protected]

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Opening Hours
Social Distancing
Our Staff
Appointments & Vaccinations
Number of guests allowed
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Opening hours

 SydneyMelbourne & Brisbane Boutiques:
Tuesday – Friday 10am to 5:30pm, Thursday open to 7pm upon request
Saturday 9am – 5:30pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

Perth Boutique: 
Tuesday – Friday 10am to 5pm, Thursday open to 7pm upon request
Saturday 9am – 5:00pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

Head Office:
Tuesday – Friday 10am to 4pm


Social distancing

KAREN WILLIS HOLMES will be practicing social distancing in your appointment, with a reduced amount of staff and customers allowed in the store at any one time. Mandatory hand washing will take place with our staff and customers before each appointment.

Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the boutique and in each change room for your convenience. Spaces will be cleaned regularly for your safety.

Face masks must be worn at all times during your attendance to our boutiques.

Our Staff

For your health and safety and to give you confidence shopping with KAREN WILLIS HOLMES, all of our store staff in Melbourne and Sydney have been fully vaccinated. The health of our staff, brides and guests are our top priority and we will follow government recommendations to ensure this is met.


We always prefer pre-booked appointments – you can book an appointment time and date that suits you either online or via phone call. Appointments will be for a maximum of 1 hour and 15 minutes to allow ample cleaning time before the next bride arrives. Our booked appointments for our Australian boutiques have a $50 booking fee which is redeemable with the price of your gown if you book with us.

 If you have any questions regarding the following requirements, please get in touch.

Sydney Store Rules

  1.  Masks must be worn.
  2. Brides and guests must QR Check in
  • As our business is unable to socially distance, we have deemed it necessary as a Condition of Entry for all attendees to our premises to be fully vaccinated and show proof upon arrival, we may ask you to leave if you are unable to present this information.

Melbourne Store Rules

  1.  Masks must be worn.
  2. Brides and guests must QR Check in
  3. Proof of vaccination must be shown.

    Brisbane Store Rules

    1.  Masks must be worn.
    2. Brides and guests must QR Check in

Perth Store Rules

  1. Brides and guests must QR Check in


We encourage walk-in brides to call ahead as each store has a limited capacity of how many people are allowed in-store at one time. Brides will not need to pay a $50 booking fee; however, we cannot guarantee we will have availability. If we are unable to see a bride when they walk in, we will give them options of being placed on our waiting list and let them know once we are next available or prompt them to make an appointment via our website.

Brides who would like to try a gown on in a KAREN WILLIS HOLMES boutique will be asked to complete a screening form before we accept their appointment.

Two days prior to your appointment you will receive an email with an Online Screener explaining the KWH COVIDSafe plan. The day before you are to come in-store, one of our team members will call you to confirm your appointment and to discuss our store rules.


Guests you can bring to your appointment

For now, brides are strictly allowed to bring a maximum of 5 guests to their appointments, but we recommend you bring no more than 3. MELBOURNE – Following the Premiers guidelines, we will only be accepting appointments to brides and their guests who are double vaccinated. Second vaccine should be 2 weeks prior to visiting our boutiques. If you have any questions regarding this requirement, please get in touch.

We encourage and will happily assist with FaceTime and taking photos for your loved ones who were unable to be in the appointment.

Unfortunately, if you come with any extra guests, we will have to ask them to wait outside for the duration of your appointment. We appreciate you working together with us to keep everyone in our boutique safe.


Love, KWH team xx

To stay in-the-know regarding our stores and any COVID updates, sign up to our newsletter HERE

To book an appointment at one of our 4 boutiques, please click here

We invite you to shop for your KAREN WILLIS HOLMES gown online within Australia and enjoy free shipping (Subject to country-specific delays regarding COVID-19.)

Here are some resources you may find useful at this time:

KWH BLOG – No Coronavirus Delays to KWH’s Australian-Made Wedding Dresses

By our friends at WedShed – What does COVID-19 mean for weddings

By our friends at Hello May – What does COVID-19 mean for your wedding

How to contact us

Email us on [email protected], Live Chat, DM us on Instagram or call us on +61 2 9519 3901 with any questions you have. Our business is still operating during this time so we are available to discuss everything and anything with you.

Please also watch our Instagram and Facebook pages closely for updates.

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