Here at Waterfields we will regularly advertise our price points, our great range of dresses, the sizes we carry and that is all very helpful when you are trying to find your dream dress.  Book an appointment with a boutique that shows wedding dresses that excite you.  If the wedding dresses are exciting in the photos then you will have a fun time trying dresses on.  Maybe list the names of some of the wedding dresses you like.  Here in our Torquay boutique we have a huge range of dresses, usually between 100-150.  We also have a dedicated plus size range and also a petite wedding dress range.  

Once you book into your appointment you can start to get excited and invite your guests.   We have a lovely, warm, Covid-safe boutique in the heart of Torbay with rails of wedding gowns so you will have plenty of choice and nothing to worry about.  We will sit down and have a chat with you and then its time to get started.  

Its best to try on different silhouettes and fabrics.  If you fall in love with a lace fishtail, maybe just quickly try on a satin ballgown just to make sure.  Have a look at these points and think about these when you are standing in your dress…

  • Is this dress exciting?
  • Can I imagine walking down the aisle?
  • Will my partner think I’m beautiful?
  • How does my wedding dress make me feel?
  • Can I imagine those big wedding photos on the wall?
  • Do I feel like me?

Remember to really focus on what you like, and what makes you feel fantastic. Some brides make the mistake of bringing people with them that perhaps aren’t focused on their needs and wants and can make the experience a little disappointing. Make it clear from the start the type of dress you want, or what you love and are not keen on so that everyone is on the same page and can support you and ensure you are picking the best dresses for your vision.

Its not unusual for members of your party to have contrasting views and opinions but if you have brought your best cheerleaders with you, you will have an amazing time and that special dress will just feel right, and different from the others.

If you feel like you want to celebrate then that is a great sign that you are ready to “Say Yes to the Dress”!

If you would like to start your wedding dress shopping, then book into our Torquay boutique by calling 01803 294411 or email info@bridesatwaterfields.co.uk or go to our contact us page.

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How strange it is to be in isolation and not in our beautiful boutique helping ladies find their dream dress. A lot of our brides have little ones to care for and we thought it would be a lovely idea to invite all the children to get creative a design a dress! We didn’t know how popular it would be but we were so impressed by the designs, we had children from age 3-13 enter and its so lovely to see what they came up with.

We offered a small cash prize to the winner and the runner up but we did not want to be the judges. Luckily we have some wonderful friends in the bridal world and asked Steve from the world renown designer Morilee to judge. Steve is the National Sales Manager so he sees all the new designs season after season so he really does know his stuff! We sent over all the entries today and he declared Daisy to receive 1st place. Daisy created a satin fitted gown with some sparkle detail, a key-hole back with buttons and a modest sized train. Steve mentioned how “on-trend” this style is and it did stand out as being quite different from the other designs. In second place was Imogen’s ballgown. From the photo it seems she has collaged pieces to her design to create a luxurious texture. Very fairytale!

When I (Gemma) was a little girl I used to LOVE designing dresses, there is something about wedding dresses that spark the imagination to go over the top with the best fabrics and the sparkliest details. Almost all of mine were humungous ballgowns with trains that were so long they would trail off the page. Not surprising that I ended up wearing a ballgown for my wedding. I feel like I would love to try on Imogen’s dress if it was made into a real dress and I feel like Daisy’s design could be a top seller if we had it in our shop, I think it has mass appeal for a bride who was body confident and has an eye for the details.

We had so many lovely entries and it has kept us smiling every time we received a new one, who knows, we may have some wedding dress designers of the future within our corner of the world.

We have asked for everyone to send the original designs in the post to our shop as we would love to display them in our workroom out the back to brighten up our walls whilst we prepare all the brides dresses. I wonder how many people will send them to us!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered, I think that Steve from Morilee had a very tough job on his hands! Well done to Daisy and Imogen, keep designing everyone and feel free to send us more photos for fun.

Lots of love from Gemma and Heather – Team Waterfields xx

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Welcome 2020! Seeing as we are at the end of January already and haven’t even noticed we haven’t updated our blog in a while it must mean we are super busy. We had such an amazing year last year, we saw hundreds of brides get married in a Waterfields dress and we are still looking forward to the photos once you get them back. We spend December giving the shop a lovely revamp, new wallpaper, furniture, lighting and some beautiful flowers and bouquets!

We have had lots of our new collection arrive in store which we are really excited about. We chose a real mixture to add to the shop including easy going styles perfect for a relaxed summer day or wedding abroad, some wow- princess style, sexy fitted dresses with some real oomph and also some really vintage Gatsby style that look like they could appear in Downtown or Peaky Blinders.

We have some incredible wedding fairs coming up for the year, here’s what to expect.

Sunday 23rd February – The Imperial Hotel – 11am-3pm. Catwalk shows from us at 12.15 and 1.15. Gorgeous views and a chance to have a drink whilst looking at the sea, planning your wedding. Bliss.

Sunday 1st March – The Big Riviera Wedding Show – Riviera Centre, Torquay – 11am-3pm. BIG catwalk show from us, very exciting! Also lots of “on the day deals” from some of the best exhibitors in the area. Prizes, giveaways and more – NOT TO BE MISSED.

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March – Bride: The Wedding Show – Westpoint Arena – 10-4pm. If you are looking for exhibitors a little further afield you might just find the right match for you, we will be there with some of our “real” models in dresses.

Sunday 19th April – Marldon Christmas Tree Farm – 11am-3pm. Brand new venue for Torbay, enjoy the peace and surroundings at this new wedding fair.

More to be added…

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