Our on-line advertisers

When it's time for you look for local businesses to help you with your wedding, take a look at our advertisements below. Most will have links to their own websites. These advertisements are updated regularly so please revisit often and mention An Essex Wedding when making any enquiries.

Baddow Park House
Valentines Mansion & Gardens
Outdoor 365 Group
Alternative Stretch Tents

FAQs and expert advice about wedding dresses

Here is a selection of Q&As from An Essex Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@anessex.wedding


How to find the one

How to find the one

Q. What are your top tips for finding my dream dress?

A. Sharon Warner says: While a lot of us are spending time at home, brides have the perfect opportunity to get researching their dream gown. We actively encourage this by guiding brides to our website, where you can browse all of our dresses.

We are currently offering virtual appointments, which have proved to be great fun! We can put your favourite dresses on a mannequin to view via a video link. We also get to know you and can pull out other styles for you to look at and send further videos and photos. When it's safe to come into store, we can have your favourites ready and waiting for you.

At your appointment, we recommend wearing a strapless bra for trying on – although you normally don't need to wear one when your dress is fitted. You can also wear tights; if you become warm when trying on, this makes it easier to slip the dresses on and off. When looking for your dress, keep an open mind and try on lots of different styles – even if you think you won't like them. Most brides leave with a completely different look to what they originally had in mind. Most importantly, relax and have fun with it!

Sharon Warner,Bridal Reloved Maldon


Going green

Going green

Q. We're trying to make our wedding as eco-friendly as possible, but I'm struggling to find a dress that fits into this. What should I be looking for?

A. Sharyn Warner says: At Bridal Reloved Maldon, we sell pre-owned and ex-sample dresses. We embrace the eco-friendly ethos of no waste in both the production and ownership of a pre-loved gown.

By buying a pre-owned dress you'll have saved 10,000 litres of water, 10kg of carbon emissions and roughly the lengths of two London buses in fabric, as this is what goes into a new gown.

Our collection is in immaculate condition and can be altered to fit you perfectly by our amazing seamstress.

Sharyn Warner