Choose your Wedding Dress – By Charlotte Alexander
Firstly, keep an open mind when trying on gowns. Not every gown will suit every bride to be. She suggests trying on a couple of styles, rather than becoming fixated on a certain style. Next, always have an idea of budget and let the shop assistant know this, as they can help you keep to it. There is nothing worse than falling in love with a dress that is way over your budget.
Cheryl, proprietor of Charlotte Alexander and bridal gown expert, gave us a few key tips for every Bride to Be.
She recommends looking for dresses around 1 year before the wedding date, as many gowns take anything from 5 to 8 months to make, and then they need to be potentially altered.
Every girl wants to feel perfect on the day, however, remember your partner is marrying YOU. Crash dieting isn’t a good idea. A dress can only be altered so much.
When trying on the gown of your dreams, take along either shoes you have chosen or ones of a similar height so that you can see the full effect and drop of the dress.
Finally, make a few appointments with your boutique. A good shop will never mind you coming back for another look.
About Charlotte Alexander
With collectively over 25 years of bridal gown experience, the team at Charlotte Alexander, based in Cwmbran Old Town, pride themselves on a no pressure, relaxed approach to purchasing your dream gown for your special day.
With so many other pressures leading up to the day, they ensure that the buying of your perfect gown and accessories will be a smooth, enjoyable and exciting experience.
2016 will be their 12th year and have grown year on year. With a fabulous team who enjoy what they do, it’s easy to see why this Wedding Dress Boutique grows from strength to strength.
Relax in their elegant shop with spacious fitting rooms, for the perfect girlie experience.
Not only do they have a large selection of stunning designer dresses to suit every budget, but all alterations are done in house, which is so important, as the fit is crucial on every individual dress.
28a Victoria Street
Old Cwmbran NP44 3JS
Tel: 01633 489329