Wedding dresses: beginning the search

So, if you still don’t have a wedding date or a wedding venue, don’t despair. My advice is to find a lovely bridal boutique and throw yourself at wedding dresses (probably not literally).

It won’t get you any closer to making the big decisions, but at least you can get excited about your wedding gown, it keeps you (vaguely) focussed on the task at hand, and your loved ones can see you looking like a fairy.

Obviously I took my own advice and made an appointment with Angelica Bridal in Angel, Islington. First lesson when making appointments with bridal shops – leave plenty of time. I thought it would be like getting an appointment with the hairdressers. It’s not.

Here’s a glimpse into my first time ever in a bridal boutique, and the key details I picked out from each of the wedding dresses I tried on:

1. Justin Alexander £1,530
The train on this New York bridal deigner Justin Alexander gown had jaws on the floor. I have to say I felt a little like the Duchess of Cambridge

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A wedding dress that reminded me of Kate Middleton’s


2. Essense of Australia £1,399
This sexy fishtail dress was cinched in at the waist by a coloured belt. I decided I liked belts.


Belts on a wedding dress: yay or nay?

Belts on a wedding dress: yay or nay?


3. Katya Katya Shehurina £1,600
This delicate, feminine number had a beautiful lacy train and capped sleeves.


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This light, flowy lace wedding dress had THE most beautiful train


4. Justin Alexander £1,095
This lovely tea-length wedding dress is a great way to show off a stunning pair of bridal shoes – and be lighter on your feet.


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A tea-length wedding dress


5. Essense of Australia £999
Coming in at just under £1000 this bridal beauty was easy on the wedding budget and had the most beautiful and intricate detail on the back and train.

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A heart-shaped open back…


So the big question is, with no wedding venue or date, do I at least have my wedding dress? The answer is… NO!

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