Let's go behind the scenes at this beautiful bridal boutique...
The doors of Frances Day Bridal have been open since January 2017 and Julia, the owner has been welcoming brides into this stylish yet relaxed boutique ever since. Located in the quaint market town of Southwell in Nottinghamshire, you will find the dreamiest collection of handpicked wedding dresses from some of the best bridal designers out there. The experience itself is wonderful, from the second you step into the studio to the moment you walk down the aisle in your gown. Sounds like perfection, right? We’re having a natter with Julia to find out the latest #weddinggossip at Frances Day Bridal…
BRIDAL STYLE PERFECTION...
What is the process when booking an appointment at Frances Day Bridal?
We often start our first communications with our clients on Instagram. We like to get a feel for where our brides are in their bridal journey, what styles they feel drawn to and detailing that they love prior to their first appointment with us. When you are ready to book your appointment, this can be done over the phone, by email or on social media. Our appointments are complimentary and last for an hour and a half. During our highly anticipated designer collection events there is an appointment fee of £20 which is fully redeemable against the purchase of any dress with us.
How would you describe the Frances Day experience?
First and foremost, we want all our clients to feel super relaxed and at ease both in the space and with us. We like to really get to know you and have a good old giggle along the way whilst creating you the most divine luxury couture gown. We are a small and personable team and pride ourselves in the tiniest details to achieve sheer bridal style perfection – this is what give us kicks!
KEEP YOUR BRIDE TRIBE SMALL!
Which designers do you stock?
We are proud to represent some of the bridal industries leading couturiers including Suzanne Neville, Jenny Packham, Jesus Peiro and Stephanie Allin. We are also thrilled to work with I Am Florence shoes and Miss Clemmie Bridal Accessories to polish those bridal looks to perfection!
How many people would you advise to bring along to an appointment?
We strongly recommend keeping your tribe to a minimum during your appointment (max 3 people). Although the thought of having all of your nearest and dearest with you is appealing, in reality it is an overwhelming time as it is and too many opinions can prove to be counterproductive for the bride. You will be with us on many occasions to try your dress on in the run up to your wedding so plenty of opportunity to bring along different people with you.
What is the most popular choice of wedding dress?
We pride ourselves in dressing our clients to their personalities rather than their body shapes. The most important thing when choosing your wedding dress is to go with a style that you feel the ultimate version of yourself in. The shape will naturally fall in line with this.
What is your number one tip for brides about to embark on the search for ‘The One’?
Find a boutique that you identify with and that you have a rapport with. You need to feel 100% confident that they understand your needs and wishes in your dress. Be open minded to their suggestions – you have put the research into finding this boutique and they have in depth knowledge of their collections as well as other bridal designers that may be of interest to you.