Bridal Consultation by Wendy

Suzie came to DressPlace with her Mum, for a bridal consultation. At DressPlace we always start by talking to the bride and finding out about their wedding plans and any ideas or trends of wedding dresses they have in mind. Suzie told me about the wedding dress style she was looking for, about the neckline, shape, sleeves and colours. She also told me about the bad experience she had on the Internet. She ordered a wedding dress and when it came the quality was poor, didn’t fit her at all, beads were missing, lots of loose threads, and it was not what she was expecting. It looked it very bad, fake even. I told Suzy not to worry, as we would really look after her at DressPlace. Taking her through every silhouette, colours, detailing and neckline, Suzy wanted a fitted fishtail wedding dress, to enhance her figure. She said she had not tried any on before but thought it was what she wanted. The first wedding dress was beautiful lace fish tail by MoriLee. Instantly, she knew she wasn’t sure about the shape of the wedding dress. We find that a lot at DressPlace and it often happens. My bride felt very thin in the dress and felt she has no shape at all. Suzy is a very tall slim bride, almost boyish in figure. I told her not to worry as we could pick some wedding dresses for her that would enhance her figure. I drew on my experience as a consultant and took her through every shape, A-Line, column, ball gown, fish tail, empire line. Suzy’s mum loved her in every wedding dress we had at DressPlace. Eventually I dressed her in a beautiful wedding dress by Ivory & Co called Bryony, which has a beautiful V neckline and pulled her in at the waist. The wedding dress has fantastic silk overlay on the bodice and a full silk skirt. Straight away she loved it. She cried, and her Mum cried. We accessorised it with an elegant lace edged veil by Richard Designs. She felt really special and was surprised by the fact that what she thought she wanted wasn’t what she wanted at all. We find this a lot at DressPlace and that is one of the things which makes the job so enjoyable. Finding the right dress for the bride is what brings the dresses alive, for their shape and figure, not the other way around. Suzy and her Mum are very excited about the coming wedding as she loves her dress so much.