30 July 2021

Discover your dress for your special day

We're selling a stunning selection of wedding dresses from ​our Marlowes shop in Hemel Hempstead. ​We received a generous donation of ex-showroom samples, many of them designer dresses, and ​are now selling the beautiful bridal gowns for just £50 each from the discount shop.

 Bargain Bridal window

Area Manager Alison Jones explains: “None of these gorgeous dresses has ever been worn to a wedding. As samples they’ll have been on display in bridal boutiques, or maybe sashayed down a catwalk at a wedding fayre. We have styles for every taste and every venue, from the full-on flamboyant show-stoppers to elegant, simple lines and classic cuts, and a good cross section of sizes from size 6 to size 20. The only thing we can’t do, if you fall in love with a particular style, is to order it in a different size for the same price.

“Some of the dresses could work as prom dresses; others would make perfect christening outfits with a little customisation. Some have been snapped up because a customer fell in love with the lace or fabric and decided to create something of their own completely unrelated to weddings! 

“Whether you’re planning a wedding on a budget, or you’re passionate about vintage or sustainability, these beautiful dresses are definitely worth a look.”

We welcome the easing of restrictions and we're delighted to offer an extra day for donations to be brought into its 26 shops in Herts and Bucks. Alison says: “Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays are now donation days, but please don’t leave donations outside shops, and do check ahead to see that your local shop isn’t already at donation capacity on any given day.”

To ensure that it can continue to provide a safe, enjoyable experience in our shops, protecting volunteers, customers and staff, ​we will still encourage the wearing of face ​coverings and have sanitiser stations in all our shops. “We’ll be lifting the restrictions on customer numbers from July 19,” adds Alison, “but we would ask customers to be sensible and allow distance between staff and other shoppers wherever possible.”

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