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Spotlight on Suppliers- Featuring Bridal Reloved

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.

Or check out their social media:

https://www.facebook.com/bridalrelovedliverpool/

https://www.instagram.com/bridalrelovedliverpool/

https://uk.pinterest.com/BridalrelovedL/

https://plus.google.com/118123295983105910350

http://bridalreloved.co.uk/bridal-reloved-liverpool/

Happy Wedding Planning!

Are you a Wedding Supplier? If you would like your business to feature on one of our blogs for free, then send us an email at info@weddingbideasy.co.uk for more information



Spotlight on Suppliers- ‘Oh Oh Sew’

As part of the Spotlight on Suppliers feature blogs brought to you by www.weddingbideasy.co.uk we caught up with the very talented Sam from ‘Oh Oh Sew’ to find out about her amazing new venture!

Sam is a self-taught seamstress with a passion for making marvellous fashion creations from fabulous fabrics.

Oh Oh Sew formed in 2014 after Sam was asked to make clothing for friends.  Sam started challenging herself and making more complicated styles.  She was quickly hooked and knew that this was the career for her and so created Oh Oh Sew.

Sam went on to say ‘I moved in to the wedding side of the business when a previous customer of mine asked me to make her wedding dress. From there, I have now taken on several orders for vintage style bridesmaid dresses and a couple of mother of the bride orders too’

Sam designs and creates dresses inspired by classic vintage shaping that can be sized perfectly and reflect the customer’s personality. Since launch, Oh Oh Sew has grown at a rapid rate, Sam tells us.

‘All our items are made to measure, tailored exactly to you. Part of what makes us unique is the passion we put in to delivering a perfect customer service from start to completion.’

‘From my little studio in the midlands I love making bespoke pieces that reflect each customer’s uniqueness, I offer my services UK wide and will soon be branching out overseas. ‘

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So how does the whole process work? It all starts with an idea and discussion…

Sam looks at what kind of style and fabric you are thinking of and is happy to provide advice and inspiration. She will then take those ideas and create a drawing of your piece to help visualise what the product will look like, they can even send samples of fabric to help you further.

Prices are calculated individually for each order depending on the amount of work involved in creating your perfect item.
If you can visit the Oh Oh Sew fitting room they can personally measure you for your item.  Otherwise they can send detailed instructions on which measurements to take.

Motivation

Sam told us ‘I love that I am able to offer people something that will fit them perfectly. My customers continue to return and re-order and I think that is my biggest motivation and inspiration.’

Oh Oh Sew’s Top tips for brides

‘Be true to yourself and your partner. You will never please everybody in your family, and to be honest the only 2 people that matter is you and your partner.’

Proudest moment

Sam spoke to us about her proudest moment. ‘With being quite new to the wedding side of the business, my greatest achievement so far is booking a wedding dress for a New York elopement, along with 5 bridesmaid dresses, 4 flower girl dresses and 2 mother of the bride dress (all for different weddings) in the space of 2 months!’ Very impressive Oh Oh Sew!

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Testimonial

‘Sam made my wedding dress and was incredibly attentive and kept me informed throughout the whole process, sharing ideas and inspirations. She worked tirelessly to make sure that it was right. Lovely lady and I wish her every success with her exciting venture!’

To request a quote and view Oh Oh Sew’s profile, simply go to www.weddingbideasy.co.uk Don’t forget to check out their social media too!

www.ohohsew.com

www.facebook.com/ohohsew 

twitter @ohohsew

instagram @ohohsew

Would you like your wedding business to feature on one of our ‘Spotlight on Suppliers’ blogs? Simply email us at info@weddingbideasy.co.uk for more information.




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