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"If you are out to describe the truth, leave the alterations to the tailor” Albert Einstein


Alterations Appointment

If you’re wondering how our in-store alterations work you’re in luck as here’s our guide to making your dream gown the perfect fit! Your gown should be a second skin fitting perfectly in every angle so on your day you look like a model walking down an aisle.


First Steps

First steps, when your dress arrives we’ll give you a message with the news and invite you back in store! t’s finally time to see yourself as the bride you are.

We’ll help you into your gown and our seamstress Andrea will start to measure, we’ll make sure every part of your gown flows perfectly from bust cups to seams. Andrea will make sure all the seams are perfectly in line taking in from under the arm and making sure the fabric is flush, we’ll then put you in your wedding shoes and make sure the hem touches the floor in the most perfect way so you can walk elegantly and not have to lift your gown to move.


The Process

Next we take over once the gown is pinned to place we’ll take it to our studio and take apart your gown, I know it sounds scary but don’t worry it’s all part of the process! We do this to make sure every seam lines up perfectly so no lace or beading is left behind.

We’ll focus on the bodice first making sure that the bust fits flush so there’s no risk of any accidents, well then take or add fabric to make sure your curves are flattered and it flows correctly around you waist. Then ending at the hem where we remove the lace layers shorten your gown to your preferred height and reattach so that you can walk perfectly without needing to lift at any point of the night.

Then the next time you see your gown it’ll fit like a glove and it’ll be flawless, trust us!


The Final Date

The next time we’ll see you will be a few weeks before your big day and you'll be collecting your gown, Andrea will be waiting to greet you at the door and we’ll put you back into your gown with all the alterations finished, your wedding shoes on and veil ready and waiting. We’ll take you to our private suite and you’ll see in the mirror the perfect bride looking back, with a dress that frames every part of your body in the most beautiful way.

And that’s it you’ll be ready for your big day. We'll say goodbye after such an amazing experience and excitingly wait for your photos to pop in our inbox.

Lots of love


Wedding Belles Love




I might have a little bit of cellulite. I might not be toned everywhere. I might struggle in this area or that. But accepting that just empowers me. - Kim Kardashian


Welcome

Hello to all our curvy brides out there! We’ve wrote this blog for those brides who are a size 16 and over, we are a proud boutiques that sell plus size gowns and they are magnificent! We not only stock dresses up to size 32 but our designer Stella York completely reconstructs gowns for plus sized brides so the dress is designed for you and you alone.



Where To Start

We definitely recommend coming in open minded as you never know what style might suit you, take a look at our Pinterest or Instagram, also come with an open mind, you never know which style will suit your curves until you have tried them, you can design a mood board with details you love, buttons, laces, sheer and styles. This will help your stylist to guide you through the appointment.




Our Dresses

How our dresses are different to any others you’ve tried on, we use designers Stella York and Hayley Paige which are award winning bridal designers both are absolutely amazing and allow us to have gorgeous gowns up to size 32.

Stella York gowns are restructured with boning in the bodice to support bigger breasts, extra fabrics under arms to stop chafing and thicker fabric to cover and insecurities. The way how Stella recreates each gown is truly mesmerising as each size has a different amount of boning and fabric to make sure it suits your figure.

Hayley Paige offers a new line of bridal gowns that are slightly different to anything you’ve seen she uses modern geometric lace, colours and even short gowns for those brides who are after something slightly different all her gown are gorgeous and flatter girls with curves.



Your Appointment

We love all our appointments with our brides to be and we usually have two stylists on hand one to help you in and out the dresses as we know they can be a bit difficult due to all the fabric! We welcome you by sitting and having a beverage together, getting to know all about your wedding, your venue of your wedding as well as finding out your style and personality to help us dress you in your perfect gown. You are more than welcome to bring a bottle of fizz with you, we will provide the glasses.

We know that it can be scary and a bit out of your comfort zone but don’t worry that’s what were here for! Trust us when we say by the end of the appointment, you’ll be stood in the mirror looking at your gorgeous gown thinking wow! Is that me, and the answer is yes you are stunning! You just needed the perfect style to show of your curves.



The Process

When you arrive we’ll give you a handful of ribbons to hang on the dresses that catch your eye but bare in mind they look so much different on the hanger, as you start to try them on we’ll eliminate any that you don’t like and then that’s where the magic happens as you start to smile because let’s be honest you look amazing!

The more gowns you try on the more you’ll relax and start feeling confident especially with the help of our curvy stylists Darci and Claire. As you start to be more vocal on what you do and don’t like we can explain how the designer changes the gown and we have such an amazing designer that stocks extra matching fabrics to create sleeves, coverings in the front and back in case you fall in love with a dress but have that what if feeling, so never stress because if you don’t like something we can change it.



What Happens Next

What happens after the big YES! We’ll take your details, make notes of any changes and measure you so we can order the dress to your size, many of our brides have goals for their wedding dress so we are more than happy to support these. Our Seamstress is excellent at making changes to wedding gowns, so fear not, nothing is unachievable in our boutique.

Once your dress is ordered it usually takes at least 6 months to arrive as they are made to order, once we receive your gown we steam it and re-invite you back to our boutique arms wide open! Now this is where the fun starts as your gown fits perfectly and there’s smiles all around. Then it’s time to see the seamstress Andrea and you’re almost ready for your wedding day.


Lots of Love

Wedding Belles Love



Updated: Jan 21



"Welcome the challenges. Look for the opportunities in every situation to learn and grow in wisdom." ~ Brian Tracy


Welcome to Wedding Belles Love

I hope you’re all ready for a walk through of the new Wedding Belles Love and what to expect upon your adventure with us. Buying your wedding dress is so important and we want to give you the best experience we can with the current restrictions we have.



Arrival

When you arrive at our homely boutique, we’ll greet you at the door and taken through to the private viewing suite, we kindly ask that you sanitise on arrival, scan our QR code and keep your facemasks on during your time with us. Once in our humble abode we offer a variety of hot and cold beverages to make sure your as comfortable as possible as you are now home.


Appointment

We love all our appointments with our brides to be and we usually have two stylists on hand one to help you in and out the dresses as we know they can be a bit difficult due to all the fabric! One of us will sit with your family get to know you all where you’re from and the venue of your wedding as well as finding out your style and personality to help us dress you in your perfect gown.

Our favourite part is definitely when our brides show a smile and have a dance and we know that the gown they’re wearing is going into the top 3 which is when well take you into the dressing room at the front of the shop pop some lighting up and lay your dress perfectly so you have a true representation of how your gown will look on the day. You may even be featured on our Instagram!





Showroom in your home

Show room in your home is our new appointment system, now that we have been put into tier 4 unfortunately we cannot see any brides, but what we can do is zoom appointments! We’re offering an amazing service to all our brides to be that have purchased their gorgeous gowns with us and now need an accessories appointment.

Where we talk through amendments such as sleeves or finishing touches such as belts and veils, we will have one of our stylists in the boutique talking you through any items you like so you’re completely ready for your big day when lockdown is over!




Click and collect

We are also so happy to let all our bride to be’s know that we are offering contactless collection of your gowns for those who are getting married before we are out of lockdown, as we all know the world doesn’t stop for love.

The last thing we want is for brides to have any confusion during these times so we also want to let you lovely ladies know that even though we are closed the team of Wedding Belles Love are hard at work and we are still ordering, altering and running virtual appointments behind our shop doors so don’t panic everything will be perfect and ready for the day we can open our doors again to you all.


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