Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Cancer Research Wales Bridal Suite



I’ve always been a big fan of charity shops, they are great places to pick up a vintage bargain at a budget price but I was a little skeptical when I was invited to take a look around the new Cancer Research Wales Bridal Boutique. Wedding dresses in a charity shop? Surely they would all be dated, who would want to wear a second hand dress on their wedding day? I was so wrong…


Many people are not sure about wearing second hand wedding dresses, but if Kate Moss was wearing a vintage gown, would you think of it as second hand? Probably not. Kate is a huge fan of vintage clothes and always looks fantastic. So why can't you wear a second or even third hand dress with pride?



The Bridal Suite really has everything you and your loved ones need to look great on your wedding day. The suite stocks everything from fabulous hats for the Mother of the Bride, adorable outfits for the flower girls and ushers and finishing touches like shoes and tiaras. I really loved the favours that the Bridal Suite have created; you can buy personalised cards with pin badges in a variety of colours and designs. They are a really great way to ensure that your guests have something to take away with them to remember the day while also supporting cancer research and the Velindre Hospital here in Wales.


There is something to suit brides off all shapes and ages and no matter what your tastes there will be something that takes your fancy at the Bridal Suite. There are great once-worn dresses generously donated but also brand new pieces to choose from for a fraction of their original price. The dresses are all of a very high quality and my favorite was a very simple A-line number which would look great paired with some antique pearls and a simple up-do.

A wedding does not need to break the bank; times are a little tough at the moment so if you can pick up a £1000 dress for £300 why not save yourself some money? With the dresses all being very reasonably priced you can afford to get them altered or add some extra detail and really put your own stamp on the dress.

I also loved the idea that these dresses had a story; it's a rather romantic thought that someone had their special day wearing the same dress. You could even donate the dress you get from the Bridal Suite back to the shop so that someone else can feel beautiful in it. It's certainly an ethical way to shop.

If you want to save cash on one of the most expensive parts of your wedding while giving to a great cause you need to visit the Cancer Research Wales Bridal Suite in Whitchurch!

You can find the shop at- 55 Penlline Rd,Whitchurch


To arrange a viewing of the Bridal Suite or to make a donation of your wedding dress or outfit call 029 2031 6976

Helping you make informed choices at our BMI Private Hospitals in Manchester

Gemma
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5 comments:

  1. I got my wedding dress from a British Heart Foundation wedding shop in London (here it is in action- http://wennsdirnichtgefallt.blogspot.com/2011/04/kate-who.html)! I was a bit uncertain at first but I'm so glad I did it. The best thing was that my friend and I had an hour and a half alone in a room full of dresses... It was like the ultimate fancy dress box! Also I felt good about spending £300 on my dress knowing that it was going to a good cause :)

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  2. one of the charity shops in deansgate in manchester has a whole floor of wedding dresses and some of them were truly fab! i don't want a wedding but for those who do, i can't see any reason why you shouldn't take a look at what's available!

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  3. This sounds great! If I get married it'll be in a vintage gown that's for sure :)

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  4. That's such a brilliant idea for a shop! xx

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  5. it's a lovely place and worth checking out, they had loads of shoes there too x

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