Firstly, congratulations on your engagement! This is it girls, you are about to marry the person of your dreams and start a new chapter of your life; and what does every woman need in order to celebrate such an occasion? The perfect wedding dress!
If you’re reading this you have probably already made an excellent decision and booked your bridal appointment with us*. You are also probably very excited, there may be some nerves, and perhaps you’re a little unsure of what to expect (buying a wedding dress isn’t something you do every day!)
Your bridal appointment with us could last up to an hour and a half. When you arrive, you will be greeted with a warm smile and introduced to your consultant. You will probably meet the rest of the team at some point during your visit too; we’re a friendly bunch and love seeing the magic glow that comes when you find “the one”!
If you paid a booking fee for your appointment, this will be refunded next. Make sure you bring the card you used to pay your booking fee with you so that we can return you money.
Then you will start shopping! You and the privileged few who get to help you choose your perfect wedding dress will be set loose in our beautiful boutique to pick out your favourites, before being whisked in to a private fitting room to start the process of elimination.
Speaking of the privileged, you might be wondering how to choose who should be a part of this select group of people. Whilst it is nice to involve others in choosing your wedding dress, it is very rare that a large group of people will agree on the same gown. Everyone has their own taste, which is what makes us unique! At Wedding Belles we believe a bride should be celebrating her own style in her choice of wedding dress, and sometimes having too may opinions can cause confusion.
We recommend you bring no more than four people with you. At Wedding Belles, three is best, and can be accommodated comfortably in our fitting rooms alongside the bride and your personal consultant who will be on hand throughout the process to advise and support you. Our advice is to choose people you trust and who know your taste well, and who will enjoy the process of helping you to choose your dream wedding dress.
Small children are welcome in the boutique, but please remember that they may become bored! We suggest you bring quiet toys with you to keep them distracted, and to make sure there is a responsible adult to properly supervise them.
Back to your appointment! Come with an open mind and be prepared to try on things you don’t think you will like or will suit you – you may just be surprised! Your dedicated consultant will also make suggestions on wedding dresses to try based on the feedback you provide throughout. They might help with customisation options too, to help make your dress perfect just for you.
Whilst we try to preserve your modesty at all times here at Wedding Belles, your consultant might see you in your underwear; they will be with you every step of the way, including to help you in and out of the wedding dresses. Plus when you choose the “the one” we will need to take your measurements! Wear underwear which makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. We aren’t looking (we promise!) but feeling insecure might take the shine off this wonderful experience, and we want nothing but smiles!
We’re really looking forward to meeting you!
Lots of love
The Wedding Belles Team
*If you haven’t made your appointment yet, don’t be shy! Give us a call on 01248 717200.