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Following on from my last review next was to get the bridesmaids sorted out. Thankfully I left it a lot longer than me searching for my wedding dress which I did 18 months in advance so in October of last year I managed to get my 2 bridesmaids together and off we went to choose a dress.
I had been looking on the internet for styles that would fit in with our colour scheme and found that I liked the styles of Raylia and looked for my nearest stockist which appeared to be in Chester so I set off with my chief bridesmaid to look at styles and prices before we went to order and ended up looking through all of the shops in Chester before finishing at Always the bridesmaid.
*~*Always the Bridesmaid*~*
The shop is located at 43 Frodsham Street in Chester which is located just by the canal, for those not familiar with the area I would recommend that you have a look at the location with google maps.
Appointments are not required and they do have in stock plenty of styles and designs for you to look at, but they are in a variety of sizes so you may not get to sample the dress that you like if your bridesmaid is not lucky enough to be that size.
We returned back to the shop to have a look at the styles and decide on which one we preferred, fortunately they had a lot of styles in stock that I liked and we asked the staff if they could be tried on.
Luckily one of my bridesmaids is a little on the skinny side and the other is a little more on the average side, so each one could try on the different styles.
I confirmed the colour that we needed and the lady serving us was able to find alternative designers offering the colour that we required, to this day I am so glad that she did because she was able to pick something out that I might not have picked myself and when my bridesmaids tried it on they looked great and the decision was made there and then.
Deposit is generally 50% of the price and you are asked to sign a contract to ensure that you do not cancel your order or change your mind as you get closer to your dates.
Each bridesmaid is measured so that the correct size can be ordered and then individual alterations can be made to suit each bridesmaid.
I was pretty sure on the dresses and styles so was happy to pay the deposit and wait for the telephone call to confirm when they would be ready for collection.
Fortunately I have a friend who can complete the alterations for the dresses as this is not included in the price and I have asked to have them collected as soon as possible.
As well as bridesmaid dresses and prom dresses they also offer a wide range of accessories which include Richard Designs, Cupids Arrow and many more.
The service in this shop is exellent, they try to suggest dresses to fit in with your ideas and help you with your decision, offering a dress that will suit the style of the bridesmaid.
I have emailed the shop a number of times to ask queries and they always respond to me quickly and efficiently.
I received a recommendation from a friend for this shop and I would highly recommend it to all potential bridal parties as they offer the most competitive prices and also the widest selection of any other store in Chester.
Even if they weren't the most competitive with prices, I would still have used them as the service was friendly, helpful and efficient.
Unique shop offering elegant dresses for that special occasion.