A successful day at the UK Wedding Show at the Excel Centre, in London
Gilly and I are just back from exhibiting our flower girl dresses at the UK wedding show at the Excel Centre, and what a weekend we had! For a couple of seamstresses who spend their time diligently stitching in their studio only coming up to drink a cup of tea and eat hot crossed buns it was wonderful to meet our customers, discuss favourite colours, themes, dresses and fabrics. We really do love our flower girls! We met some wonderful people and are very excited to be more involved with their upcoming wedding and flower girl plans. We know it's hard to order such special things on the internet and we appreciate the trust that our customers put in us and we really love to try to meet up with their expectations!
It was great to know that UK flower girls are a big thing these days and little flower girls have strong opinions on what they want to wear and in which colours. And so they should! It' is their big day too after all. Silk skirts? layers of tulle? something perfect for twirling? Light cottons and sparkles? Nothing is too much trouble for our girls.
One thing that really came out of the day was the questions we were being asked. We had lots of interesting questions about our work and here's a few of them with answers:
Do you have a shop? The answer is sadly no we don't (we would love one!) but really this means we can keep our prices reasonable and we hope be one of the most affordable companies making made to measure natural flower girl dresses. Everything is done online or by telephone should you wish to talk things through!
Can you make (Insert most wedding related clothing items you can think of)? YES we can make most things if you give us enough time. So if you need cravats, ties or page boy outfits just let us know and we'll put together a bespoke order for you.
Can I have a silk bodice, cotton skirt, peacock feathers, sparkles, etc etc? This is simple! YES you can. Just let us know and we can most likely sort it out for you.
My flower girl is growing fast, how do we deal with this when fitting? We know they grow quickly and we are used to accommodating this. We add 2 inches to the bodice to allow the girls to move and give room for a little growth. We find they tend to grow upwards rather than outwards so we leave a little extra on the hem too. You can easy order 6 months in advance and all will be fine for the wedding day.
So I hope this helps and we are very excited to work on some great new projects over the summer and really can't wait to see our UK wedding show flower girls dressed up in their fabulous frocks.