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What to consider when you start wedding dress shopping

If you’re lucky enough to be engaged, you’ll know the sheer number of things you need to think about when you start to plan your wedding. One of the most exciting tasks that should be at the top of your to do list is to find the perfect wedding dress – and what better time to start your search than Marriage Week which runs from the 7th to the 14th February?

marriage week
Even before you got engaged, you may have been imagining what the wedding dress shopping process will be. Where will you go? Who will go with you? And what kind of style do you think you might go for? Well, fear not, we’ve put together a list of everything you need to think about.

1. Set your budget

Once you’ve planned your wedding budget, you’ll need to decide what portion of that to spend on your dress. Don’t forget to include accessory items such as a veil, shoes, hair accessories and alterations as these are not normally include the cost of your gown.

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2. Pick out some inspiration

You might not know what kind of wedding dress style you like, so finding some photos of styles you like can help you in your mission. Wedding magazines and websites like Pinterest are fantastic place for wedding inspiration, from gowns and head pieces to flowers and venue ideas. Don’t forget to take your ideas when you have your wedding dress appointments!

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3. Make a list of wedding dress boutiques to visit

Finding out what wedding dress shops are in your local area is a great place to start your search. Unlike most retailers, wedding boutiques normally require you to make an appointment, so don’t forget to ring them and book in before you visit. While it can be tempting to only visit the boutiques that stock the designers you like the look of, you might be pleasantly surprised by trying on something you hadn’t considered.

4. Make sure you go shopping in good time

When you shop for a wedding dress you need to plan much further ahead. This is because wedding dresses are often very ornate with lots of intricate detailing and specialist fabrics and can take many months to make. Leaving your shopping expedition could mean that you miss out on your dream dress – so get arranging those appointments as soon as you can!

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5. Think about the customer service you want

The dress and boutique go hand in hand so when choosing your wedding gown remember it isn’t a one visit event, you will revisit the boutique time and time again during the period leading up to your wedding. At Georgina Scott Bridal we pride ourselves on impeccable customer service and strive to make everyone feel comfortable within the boutique as entering a bridal boutique can be a daunting prospect.
If you are in search of the perfect wedding dress, please call us to book an appointment on 01384 892656. Every bride has a dedicated team member to help them choose ‘the one’.

We Take to the Road with your Perfect Wedding Dress this Autumn!

October is shaping up to be a busy month for the Georgina Scott Bridal team, as we take a selection of our gorgeous bridal gowns to a number of wedding fayres and events in the region. If you are getting married next year or even in 2019, then an autumn fayre provides the perfect opportunity to find your perfect wedding dress.

we take to the road with your perfect wedding dress this autumn

Here’s a rundown of where we will be and when, so you can make sure you don’t miss out on the hottest gowns and latest bridal trends:

October Wedding Fayres and Events

Date:     Sunday 15th October 2017

Event:   SMD Photography & Floral Secrets Wedding Fayre

Venue: Blakelands Country House, Halfpenny Green

What to expect: A great opportunity not only to see the gorgeous Blakelands venue decked out in all its marital splendour, but also the chance to meet the Georgina Scott Bridal team and view some of the gowns from our most popular and exquisite collections.

 

Date:     Monday 16th October 2017, 6pm to 9pm

Event:   Dunsley Hall Hotel Autumn Wedding Fayre

Venue: Dunsley Hall Hotel, Stourbridge

What to expect: A chance to explore the luxury romantic hideaway that this wedding venue offers as well as the chance to visit the exhibitors – including of course, the Georgina Scott Bridal team, who will be waiting to speak to you about your big day and showcase some of our gorgeous gowns

 

Date:     22nd October 2017

Event:   Wedding Showcase

Venue: Holiday Inn, Bromsgrove

What to expect: Chat with the helpful team at the Holiday Inn about your plans and explore the venue and then join us to look at some of our stunning wedding dresses to see if we can help you find the perfect gown for your big day.

Whatever date you have set and whatever style of dress you are dreaming of, it always pays to look at what is available, particularly if you haven’t found ‘the one’ yet.  So, if you can’t join us this October at any of the fayres we are attending, why not book an appointment at our bridal boutique in Stourbridge?  To make an appointment please give our team a call on 01384 893656 or email us at enquiries@georginascottbridal.co.uk.

 

EssenseComing Soon…

Don’t miss our Essense of Australia Designer Show, taking place on the weekend of the 28th and 29th October, right here at Georgina Scott Bridal, where we will be previewing the Spring Collection from this popular, romantic bridalwear designer.

Essense of Australia launches new wedding dress collection

Calling all brides to be! Get ready to find the wedding dress of your dreams with Essense of Australia’s new Fall 2017 collection that will take your breath away and embrace and enhance your true essence.

Essense of Australia is one of the fastest growing fashion houses within the bridal industry thanks to its superb collections of sumptuous gowns.

The Brand’s new season features a simple and sophisticated category fashioned out of elegant materials such as satin, crepe and tulle. These fashion-forward fabrics have been combined with the classic gown look to offer completely unique pieces that are sure to make you feel fantastic.

At Georgina Scott Bridal, we were totally blown away when we saw Essense of Australia’s new collection and are sure that no matter what you want for your special day, you’re almost certain to find it here. Here’s our top pick:

Dramatic Vintage Wedding Gown – D2323

Taking cues from the past, this dramatic, laser cut lace number offers a long cathedral length train that really is the star of the show. This vintage-inspired, fit and flare wedding gown has floating back straps that meet at the end of a very low back and are finished with illusion lace. The beautifully delicate rococo beading mixes with lattice lines that give an amazing silhouette and scream ‘classic chic.’

Essense of Australia wedding dress

Sheer beach wedding dress – D2326

This stunning beach wedding dress is sure to stand out from the crowd. With its delicate lace and crepe arrangement it offers a sleek and modern column silhouette that has sexy side cut-outs and a plunging neckline. Although this is a fashion-forward piece, it also has a vintage twist thanks to its lacy back.

Essense of Australia wedding dress

 

Textured Princess Wedding Dress – D2343

The soft textures in this stunning princess dress make it ideal for dancing the night away. The lace softly falls from the glimmering bodice onto a full skirt, giving a flirty and feminine feel. Floating straps meet on the low, illusion back and the floral embroidered lace adds the perfect finishing touch.

textured princess wedding dress

Short Plus Size Wedding Dress with High-Low Skirt – D2189+

If you’re after a short wedding dress, there’s nothing more show stopping than this gorgeous plus size number that is crafted from lace, tulle and organza with a strapless, sweetheart neckline. The high-low skirt lengthens the body and makes it fabulously flatting, while the lace detail on the body frames the figure in a flattering way. This dress is also available in standard sizing.

Essense of Australia short wedding dress

 

Modern Silk Ballgown with Illusion Neckline – D2311

This sleek and stylish silk ballgown wedding dress is made for the bride who wants to make a style statement. With a particularly unique illusion tulle and sweetheart neckline, it gives a modern and structured silhouette guaranteed to flatter any figure. Fabric covered buttons line the length of the train, which offers dainty and elegant finishing touch. This dress is also available in plus sizes.

modern silk ballgown wedding dress

 

If you feel inspired by Essense of Australia’s latest collection, why not pop into one of our store to try some on? Our bridal experts are sure to be able to find the dress of your dreams. To book an appointment at our Stourbridge store please call 01384 893656.