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Covid 19 Special Re-Opening Update!

SPECIAL COVID 19 ANNOUNCEMENT! 👰

CALLING ALL HQ BRIDES BOTH PRESENT AND FUTURE!

We are ecstatic to announce that all being well we will be reopening our doors the week commencing the 15th of June!
We have patiently waited for this moment!
The government has now announced that it is time for independent businesses to reopen. That is right ladies it is time to reopen our stunning store! (Que our excited giggles)

We are incredibly lucky to have a larger store where we can implement measures to keep you all safe and restart your bridal journeys!
We have rolled our sleeves up and are now making sure that the final preparations are underway to ensure that you not only have the most amazing memorable shopping experience but also whilst keeping you and our staff safe!

NEW POLICY’S & PROCEDURES
In order to make sure that adhere to the governments guidelines and keep both our customers and staff safe we will be introducing the following new policies in store.

TEMPORARY NEW OPENING HOURS!
We will be temporarily changing our opening hours to run by appointment only. We will be closed on Sunday and Mondays and open strictly by appointment only, Tuesday to Saturday.

APPOINTMENT ONLY SYSTEM
To help us provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all parties, our store will be running by appointment only for the foreseeable future. No walk-in appointments will be accepted at this time as we will be managing the amount of people in store at any one time.

GUEST LIMIT
To help us adhere to the government guidelines, we will be limiting the number of guests that you bring with you to your bridal appointment. You will be allowed to bring ideally 1, but 2 guests MAXIMUM. Please do not try and bring extra guests as any further guests will not be allowed in store. You are more than welcome to video conference call anyone unable to attend so that they can share your special ‘Say Yes’ moment with you. We are working hard to plan & manage in store customer numbers at any one time to ensure everyone adheres to our social distancing guidelines. We kindly ask that you do not bring anyone who falls into the high-risk category as outlined by the government into our store. Unfortunately, children will also not be permitted into store at this time. As mentioned, we are happy to help accommodate video calls so that no one misses out!

SAFETY FIRST
Everyone in store – Staff, brides and guests will all be required to wear a face mask whilst in store. We have masks available to purchase for £1 each should you require one. Brides or guests that choose not to wear a mask will not be allowed to continue with the appointment and will be asked to reschedule. Hand sanitiser will be provided during your time with us. If you have any allergies please let us know in advance so that we can make alternative arrangements.
All store equipment including tape measures, clips and pens will all be sanitised in between appointments. Gowns will also be re-steamed and treated.
Appointment times will be staggered to ensure we adhere to social distancing. We will allow 30 minutes between appointments to clean and sanitize fitting rooms, seating areas and our entrance area.

WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE HQ
Prior to entering the building, we ask that you kindly wait in your car and call the store informing us of your arrival. You may be asked to wait a few minutes to ensure that your fitting room is ready. Please arrive on time for your appointment. Not too early or too late as this could interfere with our social distancing management.

NOT FEELING WELL?
Please help us keep The HQ family safe! If you, your guests or anyone in your household is showing symptoms of coronavirus please call us to reschedule your appointment!!

FINALLY
Please do not panic if you haven’t heard from us yet. We will be getting in touch with our brides whose gowns have arrived during lockdown first, then we will be contacting our fabulous ladies on our waiting list by the end of the week. If you would like to be a first priority bride please add your details to our waiting list post on Facebook.

We appreciate that your bridal journey may look at little different however please do not worry, we will make sure that your wedding dress experience will be a fun and memorable one.

We thank you for your continued understanding and patience as we work to keep you, our staff and community safe.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 01623 238081.
We look forward to seeing you very soon!
Your dream dress awaits!
☎️ 01623 238081
🖥 www.theweddinghq.co.uk

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Our appointment waiting list is now open!

OUR APPOINTMENT WAITING LIST IS NOW OPEN! ❤️👰🏼🌈 Just find us on Facebook @thewedhq and our Appointment waiting list is pinned to the top of our page!

Ladies express your interest in a bridal appointment with us by commenting on this post and be the first to know when our diary is back open!
We can not wait to be back in store to welcome you ready for your “Say Yes” moment!
Our gorgeous gowns are ready and waiting to be tried!
Due to receiving high number of appointments requests we thought it best to put out a list so we can contact all of you fabulous ladies as soon as our diary is back open!
Appointments will fill up fast!
So please express your interest and we will be back in touch as soon as we know when we are opening again!
Also ladies please tag any of your friends who are a beautiful bride to be to get them on our waiting list! 👰🏼🌈

In the meantime stay safe!!

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Coronavirus Safety Announcement

Here at The Wedding HQ we take the safety of our customers of paramount importance.

Please work with us in helping keep everyone safe and well during your time with us.

Be assured that through these unpredictable times ahead we have taken precautionary steps to ensure that our store is regularly, immaculately cleaned & disinfected to keep everyone safe. On top of this The HQ team will greet you and provide you with hand sanitiser at the start of your appointment.

Our team will also continue to wash our hands between every customer (standard practice) and will make sure that every bride has their own separate bridal area to limit the amount of people you come into contact with during your visit with us.

All we ask that if you are feeling unwell or displaying any symptoms, please can you rearrange your appointment for when you feel better.

Please can you limit the number of guests that you bring to your appointment. Don’t worry though as we can arrange FaceTime so that your loved ones can still be involved in your magical say yes moment.
Also don’t worry as you can invite further people to your gowns gorgeous big reveal, once she arrives in store after being lovingly created.

We appreciate all of your help and cooperation. ❤️
Most of our brides find their dress at their first appointment with us – make it an appointment to remember 🥰

All our love The HQ Ladies. Xx

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Plus Size Trunk Show 20th – 21st March 2020

Are you a plus size bride struggling to find your dream dress? Well fear not. Book your appointment with us for our event and let us take care of the rest!

Ladies we are hosting a fabulous EveryBody EveryBride Designer Weekend!

What is that I hear you cry?

Well it means that our amazing designer Essense of Australia will send us extra gowns for one weekend only and there will be fabulous offers available for the girls who say yes to the dress that weekend!
When you ask yourself to describe your dream wedding in two words, what are they? Romantic and glamorous? Dreamy and a little over-the-top? Fun and sexy? If you said yes to any of those combinations than we have the dress for you! Gone are the days of boring plus size wedding dresses, because today’s styles are just as vivacious and trendy-worthy as you are. From sexy fit-and-flare silhouettes to flirty ballgowns, these wedding gowns offer intricate details paired with stunning silhouettes that will make you the envy of every bride-to-be. So step into style with our favourites from Essense of Australia!
These plus size wedding dresses are anything but boring. Decadently beaded bodices give way to flowing tulle skirts while long lace sleeves paired with a cameo lace backs, give these plus size dresses a unique fashion-forward flavour. From long lacey sleeves, to luxe horsehair hemlines, romantic and glamorous plus size ballgowns have received a serious upgrade. Say goodbye to same old silhouette and like a breath of fresh air, these wedding dresses hug every curve and show off your sexy frame! Add subtle shimmer or a strapless sweetheart neckline, and you have the dress of your dreams – no matter what your size.

Your dream dress awaits!

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Essense of Australia Designer Weekend! 13th – 14th March

Ladies we are hosting a fabulous Designer Weekend!

13th – 14th March!

What is that I hear your cry?

Well it means that our amazing designer Essense of Australia will send us extra stunning gowns in store for one weekend only! Not to mention the added cherry on top is there will be fantastic offers and discounts for the event!!

So say yes to your dream dress for less!

You will be utterly spoilt for choice with over 200 gowns in store!

When you ask yourself to describe your dream wedding in two words, what are they? Romantic and glamorous? Dreamy and a little over-the-top? Fun and sexy? If you said yes to any of those combinations than we have the dress for you! So step into style with our favourites from Essense of Australia!
These wedding dresses are anything but boring. Decadently beaded bodices give way to flowing tulle skirts while long lace sleeves paired with a cameo lace backs, stunning dresses a unique fashion-forward flavour. From long lacey sleeves, to luxe horsehair hemlines, romantic and glamorous ballgowns . Say goodbye to same old silhouette and like a breath of fresh air, these wedding dresses hug every fabulous brides shape. Add subtle shimmer or a strapless sweetheart neckline, and you have the dress of your dreams.

 

Book your appointment and get ready to say yes to finding your dream dress!!!

 

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Leap Year Proposals!

Will You Marry Me?

Ladies now its your time to shine!

So Carpe Diem, seize the day, take the bull by the horns so get ready to ask a very important question.

We would love to hear your stories!

 

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How to get the most from your bridal appointment!

It’s kind of funny to think that anyone needs tips on how to shop for a wedding dress, use our wealth of knowledge and experience to make the most of your bridal experience!

Bridal shopping is a very different kettle of fish than strolling in to Topshop looking for a top for a night out. Lets face it when do you get the opportunity to wear a fabulous either structured ball gown or delicate slinky number in every day living?

It’s our job to listen to all brides-to-be and impart our expertise to make your bridal experience a memorable one for all of the right reasons! Know that we will be on hand every step of the way to help and assist you in purchasing the most important dress of your life!

Here are a few of the things we suggest to help make the most of your wedding dress shopping!

 

Tip 1 # Do your Research and don’t over shop!

Pick a small selection of stores to visit. Do not feel that you have to visit every dress shop in the land as all you risk is:

1: Going “Dress blind” You forget what you have seen and from where.

2: Unnecessarily stressing yourself out. It will start to feel like when you spray lots of perfume you easily forget about the first ones.

3: Transforming from chilled out bride into a bridezilla and earning you the nickname of Muriel.

To make the most from your choices, do your homework and start online. Look at what designers your are attracted too. You can then target the stores you visit by who stocks your most loved designers! Easy.

 

Tip 2 # Leave the entourage at home…!!!

We have written previous blog posts on this issue. This is the biggest no no. Though you might think it’s a lovely day out for all of your bridesmaids, your Mum, aunt, granny and extended family & friends, all that will happen is that you’ll end up utterly confused and unable to hear yourself think.

We are all for constructive comments and we will give those too. However if the bride loves lace and a member of your tribe don’t like lace well remember everyone else can have what they want on their big day. But today is all about you!

You have to look at your photos on the mantle piece love what you see. If you buy a dress to keep others happy you wont get that warm fuzzy feeling! Trust us!

We recommend just bringing one – maximum two – trusted voices with you.

 

Tip 3 # Be upfront about your budget…

If you have a strict budget please please let us know.
For whatever reason, some brides think they need to be cagey about how much they have to spend on their wedding dress.
Just as you wouldn’t claim to be a size 8 if you were a size 14, likewise it’s best not to pretend you’ve got a 10k budget if the real figure is closer to £1,000. Never try on a gown you can’t afford! It will only end in disappointment as they are a higher price for a reason and other gowns may then not live up to it once you have a taste of finer things!

We want to make the best use of your appointment hopefully resulting in helping you find your dream dress! If we are pulling out gowns at £1500-£2000 and your budget is £900, its wasting your appointment and a chance where we can pull out the right selection of dresses where your “The One” could be.

 

Tip 4 # Undergarments & Shoes

We suggest nude coloured panties, and not to worry about the bra (unless you have an issue with support or want to be comfortable) aka go braless. Fun fact, Our gowns are much more supportive than regular clothing.

Its rare not to need some form of alteration, your seamstress can sew extra cups into your gown if you require so ditch the bra!

 

Tip 5 # Forget About Sizing

Wedding dress sizes are vastly different than street sizes, so don’t get worked up when you see your wedding dress size.
Nearly everyone needs alterations, so the gown you buy will eventually be taken in and tailored to fit you perfectly – totally different from the usual just pick out your size.

 

Tip 6 # Children

Now this can be a controversial one but a biggy to making or breaking your bridal experience!

Children are welcome in store however heed our warning!!!

We want to make sure that you have the best possible bridal experience and have that special moment all about you. You may want to involve little ones in your bridal journey but honestly there is a time and a place for children to be in a bridal boutique. Children as marvellous as they are (We are all Mummies here so we totally get it) can be a big distraction.

This experience is a huge deal and one that you have possibly dreamed of since being little yourself, however your little one will not understand that. Children often get bored quickly, frustrated and do not understand how big of a decision this is for you. From experience we have seen brides really wanting to take it all in and make their decision but get really distracted by their frustrated little one running around or hiding under dresses. Also if your child gets upset you cant just pick them up and comfort them when stood in a dress in store.

So that you can take in this special moment and concentrate fully, we recommend making alternative childcare arrangements.

As with all of the above, please do not come shopping on your own with your little darlings and expect us to watch them for you. For health and safety reasons we can not accommodate appointments where children under 12 years old are not accompanied by a second adult. As when you are in a fitting room your little ones are out of sight and unattended. Also no picnics please! Ribena and cheese Wosits do not go well with our stunning wedding dresses!

All damages do have to be paid for accidental or not!

 

All in all we want you to have a ball whilst finding your “The one” with us and saying yes to your dream dress. We hope our top tips have been helpful for you and we would love to welcome you in store. Your dream dress awaits!

 

All our love

The Wedding HQ Xx

 

 

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January Sale

🎉 J A N U A R Y  S A L E 🎉
3rd – 31st of Jan @ The Wedding HQ!
 
Up to 70% Off Designer Wedding Dresses
Prices From £299!
Sizes 10- 30 Available
Stunning Quality Designer Gowns
Amazing Boutique Experience
Friendly, Non Pushy Bridal Consultants
 
2 Amazing Sale Prices For Each Gown!
 
Stunning Sale Gowns From:- Essense of Australia – Donna Salado – Justin Alexander – Sincerity – Enzoani Blue – Victoria Kay – Martin Thornburg – Mark Lesley and more!
 
Book Your Appointment Today through Facebook or at:
💻 http://www.theweddinghq.co.uk
📞 01623 238081
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Bridesmaids

The Wedding HQ – Bridesmaid Dress Boutique

Part of the beauty of a wedding day is being able to share such a special moment with the people most important to you. Whether that’s just you and your partner, or a larger gathering is up to you, but for many brides having their bridesmaids around them makes the day extra special.

We recognise that here at The Wedding HQ, which is why alongside our wide collection of wedding dresses, we also have a fantastic selection of designer bridesmaid dresses too.

Based just outside Mansfield and run by sister in law duo Lauren and Suzie Troman-Green, in our bridesmaid dress boutique you will find our Victoria Kay VK Maids bridesmaid dresses in 27 different colours, so you can be sure that your bridesmaids dresses will match the colour scheme of any wedding.

Not only that, but our VK Maids Bridesmaids Dresses are fabulously versatile, and can be styled in so many ways, and the heavy drape fabric is extremely flattering, no matter what shape or size you or your bridesmaids may be. Detachable bust panels are also included to help support bigger busts.

These exquisite bridesmaids gowns are just £195 each.

See below for some pictures of these fantastic Victoria Kay dresses. To see examples of the full range of 27 colours that we have available, please get in touch with our bridal experts who will be happy to help.

To discuss your bridesmaids dresses in further detail, or to book a fitting for you and your party at our beautiful dress boutique in Nottinghamshire, please press our “Book Now” button on the right of the screen, or give us a call on 01623 238081 and we will get you booked in for your special fitting as soon as possible.

 

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Move over Black Friday! Our White Weekend is back!

Move over Black Friday, its our annual White Weekend Sale!!!

Fri 29th – Sat 30th Nov!

First come first served.
1 hour appointment.

Maximum party size, bride plus 2 guests!

Free parking.

There will be HUGE, HUGE REDUCTIONS!

Sample gowns from as little as £299!

Also fabulous offers on some of our current collections!

Do not miss the opportunity to grab your dream dress at a magnificent price!

To book your appointment call 01623 238081 or pop into store Xx

Your dream dress awaits!

Details can be found on our blog www.theweddinghq.co.uk/blog

Your dream dress awaits!

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