Wonderful Wedding Wednesday - My Lobster
Happy Wednesday everyone. For those of you who don't know, every week I feature a wedding related post to support the incredible work of The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.
I have wonderful friends old and new, who have gladly shared their wedding photos to help inspire you all to donate £1 to help a couple who have applied to The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation for their help.
The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation organises and funds weddings for terminally ill people - you can see some of the weddings they have lovingly coordinated here.
This week I would like to introduce you to White Lace and Promises a local Weston super Mare bridal boutique and party company. One of Weston's premier wedding suppliers who have recently launched an in store and online party accessories range, My Lobster.
The White Lace and Promises team of Pinterest loving ladies have shared their top 10 tips for choosing your dream wedding dress.
- Allow plenty of time! It is not a myth when shops tell you that dresses can take months to arrive – they are made to order, so allow at least 6 months so you have time to order the dress you set your heart on! Designers have differing lead times and if you are working to very tight time scales that can mean missing our on some dresses completely! That way you also have time for any alterations.
- Book an appointment! We like to give our brides our full attention and we can only ensure that, if you pre-book and we can make sure the kettle is boiled! But don’t book in at more than 2 or 3 shops, other wise ‘Bridal Blindness’ can take over, when you have just seen to many dresses and making a final choice can become a chore rather than an exciting milestone in your wedding planning.
- Getting a second opinion from a family member or trusted friend is vital – but beware of bringing your whole bridal party to your appointment! The conflicting opinions can cloud your own judgement and on the day it is you wearing the dress and all your guests will see you as the beautiful bride you are (plus its nice to surprise your guests with your dress choice)!
- This is a hard one – but try not to set your heart on a dress you have seen online – it may look very different in ‘real-life’
- Try on at least 2-3 different styles of dress, for example you may love ‘fish tail’ style gowns from looking online, but it maybe that a full skirt looks simply amazing on you! You may decide lace is your must have material but make sure you try a satin gown for example to compare! Remember dresses look very different on the hanger!
- Remember to listen to the advice your bridal consultant offers you – they know what they are talking about when it comes to body shape/changing shape etc. Ask questions if you have any – they should have a fountain of knowledge or know where to find out!
- Think about where and when you are getting married – venue and weather can have a huge impact on the style of dress you go for.
- Beware of buying online – many online companies use authentic images from designers but the dresses they send out are not what you would find from a reputable stockist. Often cheaply made and very poor imitations of the real thing, you can only be sure by buying from a shop who are stockist for that designer.
- You are very lucky if your dress doesn’t need any alterations so make sure you find a competent seamstress who you are confident can work on your dress correctly. Most bridal shops will have or recommend a seamstress who works regularly on their dresses.
- If budget is tight remember the ‘sale rails’ here at White Lace and Promises we have a fantastic selection of dresses which we can offer at an ‘off the rail’ price. Also there maybe dresses available in sample gown sales as well.
I oohed and aahed at their party range (snapped up a Ferris Wheel cupcake holder for Sammy's Circus Party) and adored all the little details you could add to your magical day. The My Lobster team's favourite items are the monochrome range of wedding accessories and the candy buffet supplies. Pop in store if you can - there are so many sweet bits for all sorts of events.
Like all wonderful weddings, the special days The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation organises and funds, run into the thousands, so every penny or pound counts. Don't come back to this later, just click and donate your £1, it can be your good deed of the day!
Click HERE to donate.
There are lots of ways to be involved, please take a minute to check out the fundraising page on The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation website. You can also like them on Facebook and follow on Twitter too for the latest news.
I am super excited for next week as we will be heading back to the 1930's for an inspired wedding blogger's wedding!