Our lovely Assistant to the Editor Lauren joins us to share some of her favourite wedding dress finds…
I am here to share with you my three favourite wedding dress designers & boutiques. Your wedding dress, dare I say, is the most important part of your big day and with so many independent wedding shops popping up, the possibilities of creating your dream dress really are endless.
Half Penny London is owned by Kate, an award winning celebrity stylist. In 2005, she launched her bridal and couture collection. Her collections of wedding dresses are adorned in lace and have a great range of vintage inspired dresses. Each dress is truly unique, they are absolutely gorgeous, elegant and well and truly British.
If you have love for beautiful things then you will also love Luella’s Boudoir. Many of the dresses are exclusive to Luella’s, and they also source a range of original vintage pieces. Their dresses really are timeless classics. They have a stunning collection of unique wedding dresses including everything from 1920’s style beaded dresses to beautiful delicate lace designs.
If you’re looking for something well and truly vintage and unique, take a look at Fur Coat No Knickers. You can find an array of original classic wedding dresses specialising in 1950’s to the 1960’s. They also design their very own wedding dresses which are based on vintage pieces they have found and loved over the years.
Choosing your wedding dress is one of the first steps in your wedding planning experience – here are some tips on shopping for your wedding dress.
– Schedule your first appointment – Start your search as soon as you get engaged!
– What to bring to your first appointment? – Nothing… except a couple of your biggest supporters
– Choosing a style for your body type – There are several different dress styles that are available. Wear a dress which makes you feel confident! It’s not always about matching up the “perfect” style for your body but instead about what you feel good in
– Try on as many dresses as you need too – Almost any dress can look gorgeous on a hanger (or it can look terrible). Resist snap judgement
– Don’t forget about alterations – Alterations range in pricing depending on the experience of your seamstress and the fabrics/details of the dress
– Getting fitted – The bride’s first fitting is typically three months prior to the wedding date