Wedding Dress Shopping at Home
Well, who would have thought twelve months ago, that choosing your wedding dress at home would be a consideration?
I am sure it would be every girl's dream to prance around their lounge in a wedding dress! Fast forward to February 2021 and after a turbulent year of Covid, shopping for your wedding dress at home is now something we have had to consider.
At All About Eve Bridal, we received many messages from brides that are due to get married within the next 6/8 months.
These lovely brides were genuinely panicking about finding their bridal dress, many had not set foot inside a wedding dress store. After many messages back and forth, we decided that we needed to offer something to the brides that were having sleepless nights about finding their wedding dresses.
So firstly, we set up a virtual appointment. The brides would send us a screenshot of wedding dresses that they have seen on social media, they would also send us their measurements too. This would enable us to select wedding dresses that they could try on at home comfortably, ensuring they would fit.
Together we are building a vision of the brides style, we are getting a feel for the theme of her wedding.
We love to hear about your wedding, tell us where your wedding venue is, what your vision is for your special day, your colour theme.
During the virtual appointment, we are really getting to know the bride, and starting with those wedding dresses that have been screenshot, we then create a 'Wish list'.
Once we have your wish list, we narrow it down to 6/8 favourite wedding dresses. We usually add in a couple of 'wild cards' to maybe just push you outside your comfort zone. Your favourite wedding dresses will then be carefully picked and packed ready for your home shopping appointment.
Next step, we will discuss a mutually convenient time for the home shopping appointment. Then we will deliver the dresses to your doorstep, in a covid safe way, and at a safe distance.
We kindly request a £50 fee to cover the loan of the dresses and this can be redeemed off the price of a wedding dress.
Our wonderful team lives across South Wales, so we are able to offer our shop at home wedding dress shopping experience in Newport, Cardiff, The Valleys, Rhonnda, Vale of Glamorgan up to a radius of 40 miles of our shop. If you do live outside of these areas, please contact us we still may be able to help.
A few tips for home shopping
Make sure there is someone within your bubble that can assist you with the wedding dresses, trying on wedding dresses can be tricky and you will need someone to help zip you up. Do you have a spacious room to try wedding dresses on, some trains can be quite long. Have a floor-to-ceiling mirror in the room, so you can see your bridal gowns in all their glory.
We will provide, clips, panels, and hoops to help with the fit of the wedding dress.
So, you have the dresses whats next...
We will pop back to our car and call you by Facetime. We are here to support you with fitting tips and advice.
With all our years of expertise and now having done several home shopping appointments, we are dab hands.
I carried out a home shopping appointment recently....it was so much fun!! I parked outside the brides house, she had a bay window with blinds. Every time she had a dress on, the blinds would go up and I would see the family having a giggle, they would put their thumbs up when they loved a particular wedding dress.
What happens if you find the 'one'?
Amazing!!! Congratulations!! If you have chosen an 'off the peg gown', we can organise the payment for the dress over the phone and you keep your dress with you until your first fitting. For dresses to order we will require your measurements, we can provide you with a self measurement guide, plus we are on hand to help advise you over facetime.
If you have chosen a dress that is to be ordered, then we can take a card payment for a 50% deposit over the phone. We will send you an email receipt for your payment for either off the peg or ordered wedding dresses.
For wedding dresses that are ordered, we will send you a set of terms and conditions and details of your dress order. Once you have confirmed the details, your gorgeous dress is ordered with the designer.
You have found your gown, now kick back and enjoy the rest of your wedding planning!!
Once we are able to reopen our bridal boutique, we would love to welcome you in-store to retry your dress, we can help accessorise with veils and tiaras....plus the bubbly will be on ice.
I cannot thank Vicki, Sam, and the rest of the team at All About Eve enough for making such a stressful time so relaxed. My wedding is in August and I was worried about finding a dress in time, but thanks to the hard work and flexibility of those at All About Eve, I was able to have some dresses delivered to my home. Everything was done in line with Covid guidelines, and Vicki sat outside on FaceTime to help and discuss each dress as I tried it on. I was provided with the necessary clips and hoops to ensure that I was able to get the full effect of each dress. I'm so pleased to say I found 'the one', and it's all thanks to the All About Eve team. I couldn't recommend them enough. Thank you so much!!!
I had an amazing experience at my virtual appointments with All About Eve, the staff are fantastic and made the experience really special in these difficult circumstances. I found my dream dress and I can't wait to try it on in their beautiful store when restrictions are lifted. Xxx