The wedding dress is probably considered one of the most important wedding dresses of your life. Dreamt about by many from such a young age, it’s the dress that you will wear when your fairytale finally becomes a reality. There are thousands of different styles to choose from whether you go for a fishtail, an A line, a ball gown, or a classy straight skirt it’s important that you find a dress that not only makes you feel beautiful but one that makes you feel confident that you will be comfortable all day.
As with everything on your wedding day, you will need to have a rough price in mind or at least a maximum amount that you are willing to spend and this will probably depend on how important the dress is to you. Have a look online at dresses that really appeal to you and when you go shopping take it with you to give the shop something to work with and aim towards. Of course, don’t forget to account for any alterations you may need and accessories that you want.
The average time for a bride-to-be to start searching for her dream dress is about six to eight months prior to the big day. This gives you plenty of time to find the perfect dress, get any alterations that you may need and also you will hopefully be at your ideal size/weight and this won’t change much within this time.
Bear in mind that weekends are the most popular times for bridal shops so it may be worth dipping into your annual leave so that you have plenty of time to look around and try as many dresses as you want. No matter what day that you want to go it is important to book an appointment. Most bridal shops will have members of staff who are willing to help with your search but also give you some other ideas on what to look for so keep an open mind, as you never know, you may get a dress completely the opposite to what you were originally looking for and love it!
One of our recommended suppliers, Abbi Chapel provide outstanding service as well as beautiful, hand-picked dresses that will leave you spoilt for choice! They have a dress for everyone and provide a exquisite and varied range to choose from. You can find them situated in the Somerset countryside in a magnificently converted barn equipped with two light and airy showroom areas. They have independent and luxurious dressing rooms that have the perfect soft lighting and beautiful views of the Somerset countryside providing you with the perfect location to relax and enjoy the experience.
As a hugely successful and busy shop, Abbi Chapel Bridal operate by appointment only so do make sure you call up far in advance if you have a set day and time in mind. On the day of your appointment you will have the help of their highly trained and experienced bridal consultants who will aid you in choosing the dress of your dreams by finding dresses to match your ideas and suit your body type.
Abbi Chapel Bridal like to make sure that their brides look picture perfect on their wedding day so once you have chosen THE dress you will be invited back to have an appointment with their stylist who will help you to choose the ideal accessories to match.
To go that extra mile, after the wedding day Abbi Chapel can arrange to have your dress professionally cleaned and boxed a beautiful keepsake box so that you can treasure the dress that you always dreamt about forever.
“As maid of honour for a nervous Bride I booked my friend in with Abbi Chapel Bridal knowing that she would be made to feel at ease and shown that the process of finding the dress could be completely stress free! When making the appointment I gave Cheryl the details of my friend’s size, budget and advised the wedding would be in Germany. Cheryl took it all in and had a selection ready and waiting based on the information given, commenting about the dresses as she went, advising how they would travel etc. My friend was blown away at the care and attention she was given so were the girlfriends that came along for the big task. With a comfy sofa, drinks, cakes and sweets we were prepared to set up camp all day but then out came dress number 3 and THE ONE had been found! I cannot recommend Abbi Chapel Bridal enough, I only wish I had known about them when I was getting married!” Michaela Crouch, Maid of Honour
ABBI CHAPEL BRIDAL
CONTACT NUMBER: 01823 690096