Wedding Belles Bridal Boutique
Tuesday, September 10th, 2019
Since starting up Lindsey Arber Photography I have worked closely with Debbie and the Wedding Belles Bridal Boutique team. The boutique offers a relaxed and professional service, with a huge selection of wedding gowns to browse. They stock a number of carefully selected designers offering a variety of styles and sizes. This includes a plus size collection and a T-length collection. They really do have something for everyone. Wedding Belles is the boutique I recommend to all my brides who are yet to find their dream wedding dress. So here is more about the boutique from the lovely Wedding Belles team themselves:
If you are getting married in 2020 or beyond and are yet to say yes to the dress, Wedding Belles Bridal Boutique is certainly worth a visit. Wedding Belles Bridal Boutique opened its doors in 1990 and is based in the beautiful village of Kibworth Beauchamp, Leicestershire close to Market Harborough and only 10 miles from Leicester.
Wedding dresses are something most of us dream about when we are little girls. It’s the dress that no other dress can compare too. The dress you will wear when marrying the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. We believe the process of finding and buying this dress should be part of that dream. When searching for your dress you should be most importantly be relaxed. You should also given advice on shapes and styles that best suit you. Our trained consultants are dedicated to helping you find the dress you have been dreaming of.
We want every bride who comes through our doors to have a wonderful experience when finding their dress with us. In our spacious private bridal suite, we help brides every step of the way. From finding the best style that makes them feel amazing to helping with accessories to finish the whole look. Once the dream dress is found one of our amazing in-house seamstresses will make sure it is altered to fit perfectly for the big day.
Debbie: Owner, Consultation and Seamstress
Debbie is the owner of Wedding Belles and oversees every aspect of the boutique. From being one of the first faces you will see when you come into the boutique. She is a consultant to the brides, and not forgetting the mothers of the brides. Using her years of knowledge to guide each bride throughout their appointment. Helping them find a shape and style they love. Whilst making the experience of finding their dream dress fun and relaxed. Debbie is also a bridal seamstress and makes sure that each dress fits the bride perfectly on her big day. Whilst doing all this Debbie makes sure the boutique runs smoothly on a day to day basis. For Debbie it is all about each lady having the experience they deserve throughout their wedding dress buying process. Debbie also spends a lot of time in the office under a pile of paperwork after the shop has closed.
Gemma: Bridal Consultant and Social Media Coordinator
Gemma started with the boutique back in 2015. She is also one of the first faces you will see in the boutique. She is a Bridal and Mother of the Bride consultant. Helping brides pick out their dream dress using her years of knowledge. Guiding brides throughout their appointment in a fun and professional way to help them find their dream dress. Gemma makes mums feel very comfortable and relaxed during their appointments and advises them on style and shape. Gemma also spends many an hour sorting the social media, website and blogs when the time allows her to.
Jeanette: Mother of the Bride Consultant and Trainee Bridal Consultant.
Jeanette has been with the Wedding Belles Family since beginning of 2018 and is one of our Mother of the Bride Consultants. Using her extensive knowledge of the outfits and designers we hold, Jeanette helps mum’s, grandma’s and aunties of the bride and groom find their perfect outfit for the big day. She also supports the Bridal Consultants during appointments. Jeanette is also training to become a bridal consultant herself. She will soon be helping brides find their dream dresses in our bridal suite. Jeanette keeps the boutique looking clean and tidy and is often found in the office sorting out brides files.
Michala is one of our wonderful seamstresses. She has been making sure brides dresses have fit them perfectly for many years. She has been with the boutique since early 2019. Her years of experience mean she is great at listening to our brides whilst making those all important finishing touches. Michala will make you feel relaxed through out your alterations. She ensures each bride is feeling happy and confident in their wedding dress before it is collected for the big day.
We run by an appointment only system. This ensures we give each bride and mum the private and relaxed appointment they should have. As expected our busiest day is a Saturday. It is always best to book at least a few weeks in advance to avoid disappointment. Our weekdays are a little quieter, however our fittings and alterations appointments are held in the boutique during the week. This means there is always something going on. So even for weekday appointments its best to book at least a week in advance. This way we can try our best to book you in for a time and day that suits you.
We like to hold an array of shapes and styles of wedding dresses and mother of the bride/groom outfits. We like to have around 80-100 wedding dresses in the boutique at one time. With sample sizes from a 6 to a 26 in different shapes and styles. Our mother of the bride lounge holds between 200 – 300 outfits in sizes 8 – 26 in different shapes and colours.
We store all our brides dresses in the boutique for free. We press the dresses to make sure they look flawless for the photos. It is carefully placed in a gown bag and even carried out to the bride’s car when she collects her dress.
We recommend for a bride to bring those people who will help in making the decision easier. Some brides cannot say yes without mum or nan. For some its their maid of honour. We simply suggest making sure that the people who come with them have the brides best interests at heart. Their appointment is all about finding a dress that suits their shape and style.
Our appointments last approximately 1hour 15 minutes. We don’t like our brides to feel rushed or overwhelmed. It can be a daunting thing entering a boutique with so many beautiful dresses, not knowing were to start. This is were we come in. Our highly trained bridal consultants use their experience and knowledge of the designers, to help guide and advise each bride in a relaxed and personal way. We want each bride to have an enjoyable experience with us.
We are very excited about the new designer we have added to our boutique this year. Our ‘Graceful with Curves’ collection arrived in the boutique in the spring of 2019. The collection has proven to be very popular with our brides. We love how well the styles compliment our other designers. We have of course added to our Sincerity by Justin Alexander and our Kenneth Winston and Ella Rosa collections. Not forgetting our 50’s inspired T dress collection by True Brides Brighton Belle. Over the last year we have started working with a new bridal accessories company. The collection has certainly gone down well with our brides. The jewellery and hair pieces complement our gowns so well and our brides are loving them.
Over the past few years we have noticed more colours coming into the industry which we think is fantastic. Not everyone can or wants to wear Ivory or white. The colours we have in the boutique are lovely warm subtle shades that can warm a bride’s complexion. We have noticed more designers are now offering their take on the sophisticated plain wedding dress. A trend that was set recently by Meghan, the duchess of Sussex. Veils have also become more popular with brides over the last few years. Our brides are loving our long laced edged veils as well as the shorter ones we hold in the boutique.
We have seen a rise in Autumn and Winter weddings for 2019. 2020 Spring and Summer weddings are looking to be popular choice for couples planning on tying the knot next year. We are currently helping a lot of 2020/21 brides find their dream dresses. Our consultants and seamstresses are very much looking forward to another busy year. We love meeting new brides each day and being part of their wedding day memories.
If you are planning your wedding and are yet to find your dream wedding dress, get in touch with the Wedding Belles Bridal boutique today. They will get you booked in for your appointment where you know you will be in professional hands.