Buying your dresses online can be a huge risk. Many a bride has been burnt by ordering what they believe to be the dream wedding dress or bridesmaid dress, only to be sent something which is nothing more than a piece of rag.
But, if you do your research and use reputable online shops, there are some real bargains to be had. I bought my bridesmaid dresses online and was amazed by the sheer quality and workmanship, despite the low price tag.
Genuine designer dresses at Divine Gowns
Our friends over at new online shop Divine Gowns (www.divinegowns.co.uk) are big advocates for protecting brides against low quality online purchases.
Director Malcolm Izatt has these Top Tips for brides… » Read more
Buying a wedding dress is generally a whole new experience for a bride. Taking along your mum or best friend is always a good idea, but buying from experts who really know their stuff is vital. If you can buy your dress in a one-stop shop which will kit you out with everything you need, even better!
Luckily, I found my dream dress at Adore Brides (www.adorebrides.co.uk) and was able to piece together my outfit with their professional guidance.
Brides seeking a bargain by ordering their wedding dress online are being warned of the risks. Endless brides are being left heartbroken and out of pocket when the dream gown they thought they were ordering turned out to be a nightmare copy, with cheap fabric and poor workmanship.
My friends over at beautiful dress shop Adore (www.adorebrides.co.uk) – where I bought my own stunning gown – are keen to alert brides to the downfalls of ordering a dress you’ve never seen in real life. They are supporting the online campaign www.facebook.com/bridesbeware to name and shame the illegitimate suppliers. » Read more
We didn’t have a budget for our wedding. There were no spreadsheets and there were no cutting corners and certainly no compromises. I’m the type of person who, if I want something, I simply work my backside off until I can afford it. My wedding day was going to be no different. However, I am also not the sort to waste money, spend it like it’s going out of fashion or spend now and worry later. The plan from the outset was to splurge on the things which were most important to us (the dress, the venue, the photos) and save money where we could on those extras which nobody would notice if they weren’t there.
In the end, it was about doing a little bit of clever thinking and prioritising. Here’s where we saved money on our big day… » Read more
My obsession with wanting “something different” started with the dress shopping. As gorgeous as every bride looks, I have felt for a long while most people go for very similar styles of dress – the strapless, A-line type. Beautiful, of course, but I wanted something, well, different! I wanted people to be talking about my dress, for it to be something they remembered for all the right reasons.
So, the Team Honk Relay baton has been and gone – and what a great experience it has been! Along with Michelle Garrett (www.theamericanresident.com) and Mary Key (www.keynko.com), we rose to the challenge of taking the Sport Relief baton from Chelmsford, Essex, to Southwold, Suffolk, as it makes its way from Lands End to John O’Groats.
I survived! Despite being an experienced journalist, I have never been on the radio. So, when I was invited in to the studio of BBC Essex to promote the Team Honk Relay for Sport Relief, I was a little nervous, to say the least. But, with our big day looming on Monday January 27, I had no option but to leap at the chance to promote the baton relay, which I am taking part in as Team Chelmsford.