FAQs and expert advice about wedding dresses

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your South Wales Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yoursouthwales.wedding


Showstopping fashion

Showstopping fashion

Q. What dress styles/designers would you suggest for a summer-themed wedding?

A. Vicki Anthony says: We love Madi Lane and Abella's new collections which are absolutely perfect for a summer wedding. The new Bloom Collection from Madi Lane features signature lace detailing and fabrics.

Duet has the most beautiful laser-cut lace that sculpts the waist and adds stunning detail throughout the A-line skirt and train.

Demi is a feminine, fitted dress that has the same lace detailing as Duet, with gorgeous off-the-shoulder straps.

Renata from Abella Bridal features the new, on-trend neckline, which we absolutely adore, a delicate mandarin collar with demure and elegant lace sleeves, and a dramatic full ball gown skirt that has secret sparkle and adds subtle drama.

Gita-Marie is a dream, showcasing delicate glitter, dotted tulle, sculpted exposed cups in the corseted bodice create a stunning modern silhouette, which is completed with soft off-the-shoulder straps.

Every one of our designers offers beautiful gowns to walk down the aisle, so always keep an open mind and let your bridal stylist assist you with dresses that you may not have initially chosen. You would be surprised how many times our stylists pull a wild card and the bride says yes to the dress. With over 250 sample gowns in our store, you will be spoilt for choice.

Vicki Anthony, All About Eve


Fashion goddess

Fashion goddess

Q. What dress designers and styles are popular right now?

A. Natalie Pemberton & Sue Guy says: This varies significantly as every bride is different, however as social media is such a huge part of our business now, we have noticed a vast interest in the ever-evolving Eva Lendel. Our interpretation of an Eva Lendel bride is confident, trendsetting and unapologetic. Each dress is contemporary and breathtaking.

One of the most talked-about gowns from this designer is called Jess. It epitomises the less is more bridal look which is a trend that will never go out of date. The off-the-shoulder style exudes sensual appeal without being overstated.

Justin Alexander is another one of our favourite designers that embodies attainable luxury. Justin's classic styles are timeless and fully inclusive to all brides. A standout option for us in this collection is Addison, a Chantilly lace ballgown that we stock in pink champagne. We're finding more brides are opting for soft, subtle colours rather than a traditional all ivory dress.

There's a gown for everyone, and we at High Society ask every bride to shop with an open mind, so we will help you find something perfect for your body shape, personality and to ultimately make you feel incredible!

Natalie Pemberton & Sue Guy, High Society Bridal Boutique