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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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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
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!
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!!!
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
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.
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!
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!