Welcome to our next Spotlight on Suppliers Feature blog by weddingbideasy.co.uk. We are delighted to be talking wedding dresses with the wonderful ‘Bridal Reloved Liverpool’ in this feature.
Bridal Reloved Liverpool opened in Summer 2016 on Aigburth Road and is part of the Bridal Reloved Franchise – the UK’s only pre-owned wedding dress chain. Bridal Reloved Liverpool specialises in immaculate pre-owned wedding dresses which are either brand new, ex-sample or worn once and professionally cleaned.
Liverpool boutique owner Carol Dinwoodie explained “The idea behind Bridal Reloved is to help people spend less on their wedding without compromising on design, style and class, which is why we only sell top designers. We stock top quality gowns from Charlotte Balbier, Vera Wang, Ian Stuart, Justin Alexander and Stella York to name a few. All the gowns are on our website and Facebook page so check us out to see what we have in store as stock is constantly changing”.
The new boutique is proving popular with brides-to-be.
Bridal Reloved Liverpool has also been nominated at The Wedding Awards 2017 for best bridal boutique which they were very excited about.
Carol told us ‘From the moment a bride makes contact I try to make her feel at ease and find out information about her style and how she sees herself on her wedding day. When she arrives for her private appointment in the boutique she’s made to feel relaxed, welcome and offered a drink and cake!’
Carol will talk through what styles and designers the bride has in mind and will help select some dresses to take through to their spacious dressing room to try on.
Carol worked for over 15 years as a makeup artist and spent a lot of time with brides on their wedding morning, and was always so drawn by the excitement weddings bring. On choosing to move to Liverpool from her hometown of Edinburgh, she decided to make the move in to bridal wear, as it was always what she was most excited to see when she worked with the brides. Carol tells us ‘It made absolute sense!’
Carol spoke to us about what inspires her most with her work….
‘It’s that moment when a bride finds her dress with me, seeing her body language change to ‘I’m beautiful’ and seeing her share that moment with friends and family gives me an amazing sense of achievement.’
Carol has some top tips for all you brides to be who are deciding which suppliers to choose! ‘Biggest tip I’d say is follow your gut instinct! If you don’t feel like you connect with the supplier or they don’t understand you then they’re not for you. Rapport is so very important when selecting suppliers as there’s a massive level of trust you’re placing with them.’ We at Wedding Bid Easy totally agree!
Carols next tip for wedding planning ‘Don’t get bogged down with what everyone else will want or expect, remember the true reason for your wedding, your marriage to the person you love.’
Carol shared with us her most memorable moment as a wedding supplier. She tells us it was the very first day she opened the boutique, a bride and her mum with no appointment came in, she found her dress and had that special emotional moment with her mum. Carol told us ‘She looked so proud and they both cried with happiness, which in turn made me cry! It was amazing to be part of.’ How lovely!
And the proudest moment? ‘It would have to be achieving nominations for 2 wedding awards after only being open 6 months!’ Wow that certainly is an achievement!
We would love for any brides in the Liverpool area who are looking for their perfect wedding dress to check out Bridal Reloved Liverpool.
Already found a wedding dress you like but it’s not within budget? You can contact Carol at Bridal Reloved Liverpool as she may well just have your dress as a pre-loved item in your size in stock! She can even post it to you if you don’t live near to the area. You can check out their profile on our website www.weddingbideasy.co.uk to ask for a price.
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Happy Wedding Planning!
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