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Top Tips on Buying a Wedding Dress in the Sale Season

With Black Fridays, Christmas and New Year sales upon us, Kim & Karen loves a good bargain as much as the next! Brides are certainly heading into the best period for snapping up a good deal on a wedding dress. Whatever dress you choose to buy it’s advisable to be smart and to not be fooled into being impulsive.

Kim & Karen recommend the following tips:

1. Do your research and know what you want.
RESEARCH RESEARCH AND MORE RESEARCH! Scan the internet (we recommend Pinterest) to create a mood board on your dream wedding dress. Go on bridal forums and talk to other brides-to-be to get a comprehensive list of the forthcoming sale dates for wedding dresses.

2. Go and try on wedding dresses!
Don’t hold back and try on as many dress styles as you can until you reach a concrete conclusion on the specific style that looks best on you. Once you found THE ONE you will know exactly how the dress makes you feel, how it moves, and critically an indication of the price!

3. Know why the dress is on sale.
In Kim & Karen’s case we are having a sample sale in celebration of the launch of our website. However there are a number of reasons why a wedding dress is on sale, such as dresses that have been tried on by lots of brides and are therefore not looking too fresh (the dress can be easily dry cleaned but at a cost), or even discontinuation of a certain fabric/lace (which may make it difficult for adjustments).

4. Processes and Costs
Whatever dream dress you choose to go with, one key point is to be aware that all wedding gowns will need to be fitted and tailored to fit your body. Make sure you understand the process, duration and costs involved in having it altered to fit you.

For more information read the article from the Evening Standard.

Good luck and all the best of the hunt for your dream wedding dress!

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Wedding Inspiration

So you’ve just got engaged and you of course don’t need any inspiration because you’ve had your dream wedding planned out since you was 10 years old. BUT we just love and adoreee these dreamy images. Take a look because as a wise bride once said inspiration comes from everywhere.

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1. Its true, there is something magical about a winter wedding. It looks even more sublime with an ALL WHITE theme, sometimes simple is more. Minimalist and glamorous at its best.

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2. This lighting just exudes a warmth and magical romance. It creates such an fairytale feeling. We can’t even begin to articulate the love we have for these lights. Who would have thought it? 1000 light bulbs – genius! We WANT IT!

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3. Look at all those heavenly flavours. These Naked Cakes are on point. Victoria sponge and Chocolate cake all in one! Spoiled for choice! We’ve just died looking at this image. Even Mary Berry would be proud.

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4. Make up goals! We’re thinking, the natural no make up make up look because my husband finds me the most beautiful with no make up on. We think this bride looks like an absolute visionary dream.

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5. Pretty blush pink phoney roses and ivory white hydrangea are a perfect combination for a princess bride. This bouquet arrangement is so cute it hurts. The great thing about this floral arrangement is that it will truly suit all dress styles.

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6. Nothing screams excitement more than these handmade invitation cards! Imagine announcing the date of your outdoor country rustic wedding with these floral intricate designs.


If you enjoyed our inspirational images you can follow Kim & Karen’s official Pinterest and official Instagram to see more of our wedding recommendations.

 

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