Our shop manager Annie has been working in the bridal industry for a lot longer than she’d care to remember…..
……..however she does remember and its 35 years!
Annie has just taken 10 minutes out of her busy Monday to answer a few questions and offer some great advice for any bride-to-be who is about to embark on the journey that is shopping for ‘the one’.
What do you most like about bridal?
I love making brides happy! Its such a buzz to see them all dressed in their finery.
What do you most like about the brides who come into Copplestones Bridal?
Generally their excitement as the choose a gown. Such a great atmosphere when you have a shop full of excited brides-to-be trying on dresses.
Whats your favorite style of dress at the moment?
I love the ball gown in all fabrics, it is so flattering and romantic, but also quite a lot of girls look great in the more fitted styles. It really depends on who the bride is.
Do you have any stories that stick in your mind from working with with brides?
Ha Ha. I have hundreds however without going into too much detail, listen to the sales consultant and the seamstress!
Do you have any particular advice you’d give to a bride to be who’s about to shop for her wedding dress?
When shopping for your dress don’t get stuck on one particular style. Try as many styles as you can, you may be surprised. Most brides come into the shop wanting one style of gown and go out with something completely different. Also, bring someone with you who you can trust to give you an honest opinion like your mum of bestie. I know on the tele it seems to have become a day out for the bridal party but in reality if you try and shop with 5 bridesmaids all giving you mixed opinions, you’ll never find a dress. Keep it simple and you’ll find it a lot easier!
Anything else you’d like to add?
Don’t get worked up about shopping for your big day. To get the most out of it keep an open mind. Talk to the consultant about what you are looking for and listen to what she has to say. Let her help and advise and you will find the perfect dress with no hassle or stress. Come and see the girls at Copplestones and we will make sure you the whole experience runs smoothly for you.
Thank you Annie for sharing your wisdom.
If you would like to come and see Annie and the girls then feel free to pop in for a chat or call us on 0151 227 1044. If you would like to book an appointment please click the link below