Say yes to the dress KIM BURR FROM BURR BRIDAL ON KING STREET, CAMBRIDGE, GIVES US HER TOP TIPS FOR FINDING THE DRESS TO SAY ‘YES’ TO
GIVE YOURSELF LOTS OF TIME Our advice is to start looking a year in advance. It can sometimes take several months of searching to find something you like, and then you may need to have alterations made and spend time looking for the perfect accessories.
THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT YOUR ENTOURAGE
BURR BRIDAL Burr Bridal stocks a stunning selection of wedding gowns from leading designers – pay them a visit at 46-48 King Street.
TV shows like Don’t Tell the Bride and Say Yes to the Dress have spawned a culture of brides taking a huge gang of friends and family members with them to choose a dress. This can cause problems both for the bride, who is bombarded with too many differing opinions to be able to make a sensible choice, and for the shop, who is trying to find space for them all to sit down. We recommend a maximum of five in a group. And try to choose people whose style you admire and whose opinion you trust. TALK TO THE DRESS SHOP Call ahead to find out if the shop can order in the dress you have your eye on or to find out if they offer any special services. For example, on Sundays, we have a VIP option where you can book out the whole shop and bring as many friends as you like. We also offer an NHS discount of 10% and last chances to buy discontinued dresses at lower prices. DO YOUR RESEARCH I love a bride who comes in with a Pinterest board – it gives us a good idea of whether you’re looking for lacy, strapless, plain, blingy... A bit of research can be good, and if you’ve been on our, or your chosen store’s, website to see the range and who the designers are, that’s even better. But it’s also important to be prepared to change your mind. CONSIDER YOUR UNDIES When you go to try dresses on, wear nude- coloured underwear rather than anything black or brightly coloured that might show through. BE HONEST ABOUT YOUR BUDGET There’s no point in setting your heart on a £6,000 dress if your budget is £500. Your dress shop can’t help if you don’t tell them honestly what you can and can’t afford.
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