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Only 2 Weeks Left in Our Annual Sale!

We are half way through our October Sale, and the dresses are flying off the rails!

Almost every dress in the shop is reduced for one month only, to make way for our new collections arriving in November and December.

Wedding dresses from £99. Designers Maggie Sottero, Donna Salado and Benjamin Roberts are all on sale at fantastic prices. Ex-sample party dresses. Shoes & Tiaras at £20 each.

We also have Bridesmaid Dresses on Sale.

All our short bridesmaid dresses are reduced from £30 (no sets).
Next season’s trend is to mix and match your bridesmaids, so now is a perfect time to grab your bridesmaid dresses…

Feel free to pop in and browse for your bridesmaid dresses anytime you wish.

Selling Dreams: 30 Years in the Bridal Business

Lastly, have a read of our latest HELLO! blog post which just went live here! We tell where it all began for Brides by Solo, and what secrets we’re about to spill next…

We look forward to welcoming you all to Brides by Solo soon. Only 2 weeks of our October Sale left! Please remember we are appointment only for Wedding Dresses, so call us on 01638 661648 to reserve your sale appointment today!

Our Annual Sale Ends on 31st October 2014

Odette & the Brides by Solo team x

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Velvet Wedding Competition Winner Chooses Her Dress

We were very happy to welcome our Velvet Wedding Competition winner into the shop recently.  Kirsty Wallace and Ben Musgrove were the lucky couple who won an entire wedding in our Velvet Magazine competition.

Not only did Kirsty win a Brides by Solo wedding dress, our lucky winners also won a fantastic venue in Granary Barns.  A whole host of other local businesses are now helping Kirsty and Ben plan their big day.

We’re delighted Ben and Kirsty won this competition.  They are a lovely couple, always courteous and happy, a real privilege to work with. We’re so pleased to be offering this lovely wedding package to this super couple!

Kirsty and Ben are due to get married in April, and Kirsty’s wedding dress is now on order.  It will be arriving in the shop between January and February, which, two months before the wedding, is the perfect time to start wedding dress alterations.

We can’t give too much about Kirsty’s wedding dress away, but we did ask her to describe her Brides by Solo experience for you…

“I have visited Brides by Solo 3 times now,” says Kirsty, “and each time I have been made to feel very welcome.  It has a lovely relaxed atmosphere.  Odette has looked after me each time and was excellent at giving advice and really put me at ease.  I can’t remember how many dresses I tried on, it seemed like a lot!”

“I had no idea what sort of style I would like, so on my first visit I tried on lots of completely different styles!  It’s so funny looking at yourself in the mirror for the first time.  I really liked certain aspects of lots of different dresses but kept going back to the same one.  I loved everything about it!

“I could picture myself on the day, so I knew it was ‘the dress’!!”

“We’re extremely excited about the wedding and still can’t believe we won!”

We can’t wait to see Kirsty in her wedding dress next April. We will be featuring her as one of our Brides by Solo brides in our HELLO! Wedding Blog. If you, too, are interested in being a featured bride, do please let us know!

Odette and the Brides by Solo team x

Wedding Dresses 2015 New Collections

Wedding Dress Heaven at Harrogate Bridal Show!

We LOVED LOVED LOVED being at Harrogate Trade Fair this year and seeing all the new 2015 Collections.  We sourced a new Designer SINCERITY BRIDAL, which will be in the shop January.  The dresses are beautifully made in a wide range of styles, and will all be under £899.  We’ll be holding a preview week early January to show off their 2015 collection.

Maggie Sottero as always stole our hearts.  I was impressed by the new way their underskirts are slightly different shades to the floaty fabric overlay.  I’m happy to see chiffon coming back into their collection, and not every single dress is lace.  Saying that, they have some timeless classic lace dresses, with straps and low v-backs, that are sure to go down a storm here!

Mark Lesley excelled themselves with their new bridesmaid collection.  Finally we’re seeing different styles come through for the fashion-conscious bridesmaids.  These styles will be arriving between November – January and we’ll be seeing even more colours added to the already vast range, including a gorgeous Turkish Blue.

Brides by Solo’s Top Picks for Spring/Summer 2015…

Due to high demand we’ve bought lots of tea length style wedding dresses, with and without straps.  Some beautiful 1950’s and 1960’s styles, as well as contemporary styles.  Not everyone wants an ivory dress, so we’ve ordered our samples in lavender and almond to mix things up.

Our HELLO! Wedding Blogger, Mel, wrote about our Harrogate Trade Fair experience here (the bridal equivalent of London Fashion Week!), featuring all our Brides by Solo’s top picks for Spring/Summer 2015.

I asked my colleague, Sadie (it being her first time at the Harrogate Trade Fair), what her highlight was.  She said it was knowing there were no collections that we’d rather have in our shop than we already have.  A good feeling.  She also rather liked the nightlife, but that’s another story!

All new Collections will be instore from January 2015.

Odette x

Payment Plans on Bridal Attire

We offer all our brides an INTEREST FREE payment plan on bridal attire. This means they can spread the costs for their wedding for up to two years. We start as low as £50 a month and take cash, cheque, debit or credit cards. If you come and chose your dream wedding dress 18 months before your wedding date you can start paying it off each month but we can delay your measuring until nearer the wedding date in case you change shape. A 50% deposit is required to order dresses, so once you’ve hit the 50% mark you can order your dress any time after that. The above also applies to bridesmaid dresses, these can also be paid on an interest free payment plan.

Why not ask a friend/relative to buy your wedding shoes, veil, tiara or garter as a birthday or Christmas present?