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Our Proposals- the funny bits

Valentines day has got me in the mood to think romantically all of a sudden. I know, I know I need to see if I am ok.

My husband is not romantic, he doesn’t think in that way, but he tries, rarely, but still tries.  Our proposal didn’t quite go to plan, we had gone for a walk and Tim, being flustered was trying to rush us home so took us on a short cut. The short cut was muddy and a bloody nightmare it took us ages to get home. I was furious, wet and cold. Also furious as I had been waiting months, knowing a ring had been bought, with perfect opportunities for a down on one knee to happen, wasted. We had a family get together organised for that weekend, and I was gutted that we wouldn’t be starting the wedding planning. So I stomped off upstairs, he told me to take a long shower and then come down when I was ready. Well, I got myself into a right lather

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Real Bride emily bridalwear

The What If’s and the Worry

I don’t think any of us thought we would be planning a wedding during a pandemic. Nor did they want to quite frankly.  I wonder anyone watching last year unfold probably sat there relieved theirs was 2021/2022 as “things will be find by then” now look at us, crying into a blank wedding planner and no tastings booked for the quite frankly one of the highlights of any plan, tasting food!

Yet here we are, slap bang in the depths of a lockdown and nowhere to go. Yet the wedding is still sitting there in the diary.  Taunting you with it’s what ifs, it’s daydreams of how it could/should look and all the wonderful things to prepare for it.  Today I want to talk about a way to not be so fearful and not as lost with the worry.

This is a collection of messages/advice from brides and my own observations and two pence, ok 20 quids worth thrown in.

“Stay away from the, ‘shall I cancel’ posts” “Ignore the negative nancies” “keep pushing forward, it is worth it in the end”

 

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Tasmin

Like most of us, I had always imagined the moment of picking my wedding dress with my mum by my side giving me that look of encouragement and hoped with tears of happiness to cement that it was in fact “the one”.

I lost my lovely mum, Kim, in late 2013, a few months before my 21st birthday, and in the hours and days that followed, I couldn’t help but focus on that moment of picking my wedding dress, and that I would never share it with her.

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Real bride Bex Emily Bridalwear
Real bride Bex Emily Bridalwear

Bride stories Bex

Bex and Andy, got to say I do in a sublime winter wedding at Merrydale manor with a perfectly formed wedding party of 15. Jonny Draper photographed this beautiful wedding and Bex looked radiant in her Martina Liana wedding dress.

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Real Bride emily bridalwear

Lockdown wedding planning

Planning a wedding, oh the ideas, the excitement, the pinterest boards and the endless lists, the budget discussions and then the “reality” of how much everything costs, and the REAL budget talk happens.

The browsing of places, booking appointments and endless daydreams about what it will look like. The awkward talks about inviting mental Auntie Doris, who has never met your fiancé and you haven’t seen since you were 12. But Auntie Silvia demands it as she and Doris talk all the time, so you must invite her. Then there is the friend, let’s call her Sally. She has just met Gareth on tinder and is asking if she will get a plus one as Gareth seems like a keeper.  All the “normal stresses” Seem ideal now don’t they! Balls deep in a year long pandemic that has hit the wedding industry right between the eyes and sent it into a coma has meant planning has been proving difficult.

 

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Emily Bridalwear
Emily Bridalwear

SAFETY PLAN

At Emily bridalwear we believe finding your dress should be the most amazing experience.  A life moment, that is about celebrating amazing things happening. Even in these exceptional times that is still at the forefront of what we do.  With a few tweaks and some nifty new machines.

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Emily Bridalwear | Lillian West
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LILLIAN WEST

Anyone that walks into our shop would not think that we need anymore wedding dress designers let alone have space for them!

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Emily Bridalwear
Emily Bridalwear

BLUE BY ENZOANI IS COMING…

That’s right, on 31st October we’re getting our hands on not one dress, but the whole 2021 collection. As Elite stockists we get to host the event before many others, so if you love the style, or just have major FOMO, you can choose from over 20 extra styles before it arrives in stores.

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