What an amazing few days I have just had at the Excel wedding fair exhibiting with the family bridal store and advising many, many brides on how we can achieve their dream look with the gown they are choosing.
Wedding shows and exhibitions are a great way to meet the people that will be helping you with your dream dress and whilst these bigger shows are a busy, bustling environment, you can often walk away with a gown at a fraction of the price it might have been in the store.
Adjustments can always be made after the dress has been bought, either by a local technician travelling to you, or by taking a trip to where the store is located. It might be advisable to get a quote from that store while you are there so that you have a comparison to a local professional.
My family business has always worked on the principle that it is more than our reputation is worth to let you walk away with a dress that is less than perfect. So, if you are buying a sample gown ask what the charge will be to replace any beading that may have come loose whilst being tried on by others, the cost of cleaning and the price of any fit adjustments that will make this garment perfect . In the grand scheme of things, it’s far better to pay a little extra for the fit alterations than wear it looking too big or too snug anywhere.
So, although we did not get a break all day (and there were five of us up there on our stand), it was the most amazing time. I still can’t believe how many of you have less than six months to go to your wedding day!!! Get booking those dresses and the fitting dates with the lucky lady that gets to fit your gown for you!