Fresh off the press: Jenny Packham’s new bridal collection – Circus.
The collection, inspired by Colin Thubron’s novel ‘Falling’, tells the story of a man’s fatal attraction to a circus acrobat, Clara the Swallow. Clara’s exotic beauty, courage and love of freedom inspired Jenny to create this collection of gowns, featuring all of Jenny’s signature luxury embellishments and sequins.
I am in love with this collection, especially the diversity of the dresses. Scarlet reds, sequinned crop jackets and sculptured corsetry alongside big ballerina skirts.
The collection has something for every one. I hope you all love it as much as I do.
We know that your wedding dress is probably the most important dress you will ever wear. There are so many options these days. Would you like to be a classic English rose or to try something a bit more daring. We have set up a few ideas for you to consider before you choose your designer.
1. Your ideas
As a bride you know what you like, what you need is someone to help you achieve your goal. Finding images of things you like will make it easier for your designer to understand your wishes. Keep any pictures you find in a file or on pinterest.
We all know talking about money is never easy, but unfortunately it does cost money. Decide how much you want to spend before you start. The cost of fabric can vary greatly so knowing your budget is essential.
Make sure you allow your designer enough time to complete your dress. We normally recommend seeing your designer at least 6 months before the wedding. Start your dress shopping sooner rather than later.
Do your home work before you go and see your designer so that you have a clear idea of what you want. Social media makes things so easy. Look at their dresses and see what they have done before. If there are things you do not like then move on to a different designer.
Know your own as well as your designers style. All designers have a style and find it difficult to vary from that. Make sure you don’t go to a bohemian designer if what you want is a corseted dress. There will be adjustments your designer will be happy to make to but don’t ask for something completely different. Best to find a designer that does what you like.
6. All your cards on the table
You want to have as much information as you can get. Have a list of questions ready. write them down so you don’t forget. Also take someone with you, that can be helpful. Getting your dress started can be very emotional but exiting
- How long will it take to make your dress
- Can the designer make the dress in the time given.
- Do they have their own recommendation for your body shape and style
- Looking at the images you like, do they agree with the shapes you like
- How many fittings do you need and how often
- When do you do your last fitting
- When will you get your dress
- Do you need to pay a deposit and how much
- What will the final cost be
Dresses: The Wedding Club