6 reasons to purchase your wedding gown from a bridal boutique

Has watching the royal wedding inspired you to think about starting the search for your wedding dress? With so many different options available for wedding dress shopping, here are 6 reasons why you should purchase your wedding gown from a bridal boutique.

1. A wonderful experience

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that when you go to a bridal boutique, you will have the most wonderful experience.  At Bridal Indulgence, I work on an appointment-only basis to make sure that you are the centre of attention when you come to choose your wedding dress.  And most other bridal boutiques operate this way to ensure that you have a designated team member to help you during your appointment.  We spend over an hour with learning all about you and your wedding and then helping you into a selection of beautiful gowns that we have carefully helped you chose.  Bridal boutique owners pride themselves on providing brides-to-be with a personal and enjoyable experience from your first appointment, up until you leave with your wedding gown.


2. Our expertise

We understand the importance of fabric, shape and fit when it comes to wedding dresses and will be on hand during your appointment to help and advise you.  If a dress isn’t working, we will use our expertise to help find another style that will suit you. You can trust us to help you make the right choice when choosing your wedding dress.  Brides often ask me if I would ever let brides pick something that doesn’t suit them.  I always answer “no, because it would reflect badly on me!”  We want you leaving our boutiques in something that makes you look and feel absolutely amazing, so you’ll tell all your friends!


3. Unique designs

A lot of the designers stocked in boutiques have to have a minimum distance to the next stockist.  For example, the gowns I stock at Bridal Indulgence have a minimum distance of 20 miles until the next boutique, giving the gowns more exclusivity.  There’s nothing worse than seeing the same bridal gown in every town, or worse still, on your friend at her wedding!


4. Sample sales

Sample sales are the perfect opportunity to pick up a designer dress at a fraction of the original cost.  We have to order in new samples for the boutiques from the new collections, so need to make room for the new arrivals which is why sample sales are held.  Often the sample dresses will still be in perfect condition, so if a boutique has your dream dress in your size in their sample sale, snap up that bargain!

5. A brand-new dress

Unless you have purchased your wedding gown in a sample sale, your dress will be brand new.  No one else will have tried your wedding gown on, taken it home and then returned it within 14 days.  Your dress will arrive at the boutique, be safely stored and then steamed to perfection in preparation for you to try it on.


6. Supporting an independent business

What better feeling is there than knowing that you’re supporting an independent business?  Every time a bride chooses Bridal Indulgence to purchase her dress from, I do a little dance of excitement because I am so excited that someone has loved me, my shop and a dress that I carefully chose for the boutique.  It is true what they say; when you support a local business, you are supporting a dream.  We all care about each and every one of our brides.

I am a proud member of Luxe Bride; Luxe Bride boutiques have to meet some strict criteria to qualify for membership to ensure that they offer the best shopping experiences out there and the best wedding dress brands.  So, when visiting a Luxe Bride boutique, you know you will be getting the best!  With impeccable quality, beautiful and out of the ordinary wedding outfits and a focus on styling the Luxe Bride, Luxe Bride boutiques are as unique and personal as you, the bride.

If you’d like to purchase your wedding gown from a bridal boutique, head over to the Luxe Bride Boutique Finder here.  And of course, don’t forget to book an appointment at Bridal Indulgence!

I look forward to welcoming you to the boutique.

Kerri x

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