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


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 It epitomises the less is more bridal look which is a trend that will never go out of date.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


Dressed to impress

Dressed to impress

Q. I'm getting married next February and want a dress that will keep me warm and still be stylish. Do you have any suggestions?

A. Sian Allport says: February is a complex month. At this time of year, we look forward to spring and want to steer clear of any festive, autumnal looks. That being said, it's an exciting time to embrace all that bridal fashion has to offer. There are lots of options available that are fashion-forward yet practical.
* Statement sleeves are popular right now. Long, full, blouson sleeves in tulles, organzas, delicate flocked spots and lace all feature heavily this coming season.
* Clients have the option to make these detachable to create a different look for the evening. * Capes are a stylish option and will effortlessly cup your shoulders while also adding warmth.
* Look for light, sheer fabrics that with surface texture.
* There are also an array of shrugs and jackets available in interesting fabrics ranging from tassels to more traditional laces. These separates will allow you to customise your look from the day to evening.

Image credit: www.baterandstreet.com

Sian Allport


The perfect match

The perfect match

Q. We're on a tight budget, but I'd still like to find a showstopping wedding dress. Do you have any ideas on how I can cut down the cost?

A. Yasmin Baig says: Don't worry – you can still find a wow-factor dress on a budget.
* Look for sample sales. You'll be able to find gowns that are in excellent condition for half the price.
* Consider visiting a trunk show. Bridal retailers often hold designer shows where brides can see the latest collections and receive discounts.

Yasmin Baig

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