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Jo & Claire love to share news and articles which they have been featured in. They also post about news and advice relevant to Belle Bridal.

Hitting the New Year Wedding Dress Sales in London? Tips to Find Your Perfect Gown

By |January 9th, 2017|

The New Year means New Year sales, but how do you navigate the shopping madness to find not only a bargain but your dream dress?

The presents have been opened, the chocolates have been eaten, and the tree has started to drop its needles all over the floor. The arduous task of taking down your Christmas […]

3 Budget Wedding Dress Ideas That Add Magic to Your Christmas Wedding

By |December 7th, 2016|

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… and that means Christmas wedding season! Bring the magic of Christmas to your special day.

The weather might be cold and dark, but isn’t there something beautiful and romantic about Christmas? Snuggling with your sweetheart in front of a roaring fire, taking long, crisp countryside walks and gazing […]

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The Best Seasonal Wedding Dresses for Your London Wedding

By |November 14th, 2016|

Getting married in London? Doubtless you’ll already have an idea of the dress you want, but is it the right dress for the time of year when you want to get married? We give our expert opinion on which dress pairs best with which season.

England is infamous for having temperamental weather Gods and seasons which […]

5 Ideas for a Budget Wedding in London

By |October 17th, 2016|

There’s always a lot to take into account when organising a wedding, and the preparations can often see costs piling up. But, there are ways to have a more frugal, yet equally fantastic wedding.

The majority of weddings that take place in the nation’s capital of London will involve costs that easily reach five figures. However, […]

The 4 Top Wedding Planning Apps You Need in 2016

By |September 26th, 2016|

While planning your wedding is exciting, it can also be difficult and exhausting. There’s a lot to keep track of — from just looking around wedding dress shops to the more intricate planning details. Fortunately, we’ve found some amazing wedding planning apps that’ll help with your  planning in a way that’s cost-effective and stress-free.

Perhaps you’re […]

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Beautiful and Affordable: 4 Reasons to Buy Discounted Wedding Dresses

By |August 22nd, 2016|

First of all, it’s important to set your budget. It may seem obvious but by identifying how much your budget allows, you’ll know exactly how much you have to spend, and then you can decide what kind of dress to spend it on. Try not to go for this year’s expensive designer as it will […]

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10 Top Tips for Creating a Magical Wedding Dress Shopping Experience

By |July 11th, 2016|

1. Get plenty of sleep the night before
Perhaps one of the most important tips to adhere to, a good night’s sleep is essential for a magical wedding shopping experience. Shopping for your wedding dress, whilst extremely exciting, can also be absolutely exhausting, and if you’ve spent the previous night indulging on alcohol or staying up […]

How to Create the Perfect Pastel Wedding

By |June 1st, 2016|

Designing a wedding is such an exciting time, and the options (whilst exciting) can be a little overwhelming. That is why we’re here to provide as much guidance and advice as possible to make planning your big day fun, exciting and something to remember forever. This week, we’re looking at how you can create the […]

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Why We Can’t Help Falling in Love with Lace

By |March 22nd, 2015|

Kate remains a bridal icon, but it’s not all about demure design, says wedding dress expert Louisa Shulman.

It’s now three years since lace made the wedding dress headlines after Kate Middleton modelled it to such dramatic effect on her big day, but it is still very much sought-after among brides, especially for sleeves. If you […]

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Dress for Success

By |December 13th, 2011|

Sisters Claire Chapman and Jo Cowan set up bridal shop Belle Bridal in 2009 and expects to double their opening year’s turnover to £100,000 this year.
Why did you start out in business?

We had had the idea for a discount wedding dress shop for 18 months or so and were in full time employment when we […]

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