“ Hello and welcome to Brides Dreams you are about to experience a beautiful web site dedicated to silk wedding flowers and accessories. It is packed with traditional, Funky modern and bespoke designs. „
With the wedding looming I had to make one of the hardest decisions of the wedding organising so far....real or fake flowers? I had so many pro's and con's for both but decided with trying to stick within a budget I would be best to buy silk flowers.
Now with my decision made I had to find a website for what I was looking for. I tried a few different websites and one that was highly recommended on a wedding forum. I tried but never heard back so I decided to try a few more. There was one that I was really interested in but the prices came back almost double the price of fresh flowers!
Finally I clicked into www.bridesdreams.co.uk and took a look around. In my head I had an idea of what I wanted but finding this on a website was difficult. Well that was until I got to this website and found my perfect bouquet. They were white tulips with a lot of variegated foliage. With my white dress and the bridesmaids in Teal I thought these were absolutely perfect.
I found this site really easy to use. It's very simple and laid out extremely well. The background is lilac and white which is nice and soft instead of being too over-powering. On the homepage there is a couple of photos with information about the company. On the left hand side there is all the links to where you want to go. Including sale items, bespoke designing service, packages, also links depending on colour, hair, accessories, cake displays and much more.
Once you click on the link you want it will bring up a bit of information about that service for instance if you click on sale items it will give you a little bit of information on what you'd expect to see in there. Once you scroll down it has all the items that are available.
If you the click on a picture that you are interested in it will then take you to more information about that product as well as extra pictures which you can click on and they'll enlarge so you can get a clearer picture.
Most items don't have prices and you will need to email for a quote but just describe what you are looking for and they will get back to you pretty quickly with a quote. I received an email from a lady called Michelle and the email just had such a personal feeling towards it that I didn't feel like I was just another customer for money but I was actually someone that she was willing to spend time to get to know my needs and my exact plans for what flowers I wanted.
It was easier for me as I had actually liked one of the bouquets on their site so things were very simple. I'm sure that even if they needed to design the flowers with you they would be just as fantastic as they were with me.
Once you have decided what you want and received a quote you need to email them to arrange payment. They will then send you the account details to make a payment by funds transfer or direct debit.
My quote was very reasonable for what I ordered -
3 Bridesmaids Bouquets
2 Flower girls Wands
Total was £180 which included next day delivery.
I actually paid half one month then the other half the following month and Michelle was really good about it. Nothing was a problem for her and she was so laid back about the payments that it was so nice to deal with the company.
Once payment has been made and cleared at their end they will then send your items out recorded delivery and will be with you before 1pm the following day. You will need someone in to sign for them but that's just for security for both you and the company.
The items came in a large box with fragile tape across the whole box which was good so you knew that they were handled with more care whilst with the delivery drivers. Inside the box each item was individually wrapped with tissue paper and for me it was a bit more special to open each item.
The end product
There are no words to describe how perfect the product was. The bouquets are absolutely stunning and it's obvious that a lot of effort was put into each bouquet. Knowing that the flowers are so perfect just makes me even more excited about the wedding itself as I have one less thing to worry about.
I actually can't stop looking at them now and yes you can tell they're fake close up but from a distance they look real and no matter where you stand they still look amazing.
For me this is the easiest purchase I've ever made for something that does need a lot of work and detail. I thought I would be stressed about it but Michelle in Brides Dreams made everything so easy for me, and I can't thank her and the team enough for the exceptional products I've received. For this reason I would highly recommend to anyone looking for flowers for their special day.