Wedding Dress Shopping in Scotland
We caught up with Kirsty Grant from Dream Brides to hear all about her beautiful bridal boutique…
Tell us about what we can expect from an appointment…
As soon as your walk into The Dream Brides Boutique, you will be greeted by a friendly face and introduced to your lovely bridal consultant who will take you an your party to a comfortable seating area that will be all yours for the next hour.
Your consultant will first sit and chat with you about your needs and who you have brought along with you, then will lead you to our gorgeous dresses where she will give you tags to hang on dresses that you are drawn to. Brides love that this allows them to feel the fabrics and see the sparkle! Your consultant will then guide you on making choices, based on your style preferences, budget and how much time you have until your big day.
Our consultants are well versed in finding the ideal dresses to complement all body shapes, wedding themes and personalities,
Keeping an open mind is key! That wild card that you may not have been wowed by at first sight could be the one! Once those dressing room curtains are drawn, it can feel a little daunting, especially if it is your first visit and one of the most common questions we are asked is ‘Will the dresses fit me?’. Wedding dresses in bridal stores are all sample sizes because we are unable to stock every dress in every size. This means that some of the dresses you select will not fit you perfectly, but our consultants are masters at showing you how the same dress would look in your size using clips and tricks! During the appointment you will go through the fun process of comparing and eliminating dresses. You will probably love more than one or two – that’s why your consultant is there to help you narrow it down and find the one that is right for you.
When you know you’ve found the one, the sooner you can place your order the more stress free the process will be. Your dress can take between 4-6 months to be made and to arrive in store. We therefore recommend you start shopping between 9 and 12 months before the big day.
Who might we meet?
Kirsty, me, I’m the chief bridal consultant and business owner. Then there is Ruth my highly experienced bridal consultant and boutique manager. Also we have Chloe our part time bridal and occasion wear assistant and fashion student and Faith our part time bridal and occasion wear assistant and business student – and Kirtsy’s daughter hoping to take the reins one day!
Set over 2 floors our store is the largest Bridal Boutique in Ayrshire. We have 4 large comfortable fitting rooms. The Boutique is warm and welcoming with lovely décor and furnishings. We love it as there is always some detail each client notices and they always feel welcome and at home. We carefully hand-pick all of our gowns and there is truly something for everyone. We have stock readily available in sizes 8 – 28 and can work with most budgets. We also stock prom and occasionwear ranges for the mother of the bride and the wedding guest.
Why choose us?
We have been in business for 22 years and have helped thousands of brides dreams come true. We have also won any awards from Confetti, to the Scottish Wedding Awards.