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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


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


Designs on you

Designs on you

Q. I've tried on lots of dresses but I haven't found the one. My friend suggested a bespoke gown but I know nothing about the process. What's involved?

A. Bibiana Cabello Rubio says: A made-to-measure garment is not just a dress, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience in which you live the process of making your dream gown.

The first appointment is a chance to get to know each other and understand your requirements. After this, we sketch some designs and present them to you with a choice of suitable materials. We can also look at bespoke embroideries; many brides want something with a deep meaning to them such as stars, birds or a specific colour.

The chosen design will be materialised in toile (a cotton fabric) and the first fitting will take place so we can check the pattern and make sure you like the fit. We then cut the chosen fabric for the next fitting. This is always a very exciting stage for our customers as they see their perfect dress come to life. This is followed by usually two or three more sessions, which allow us to test the design and get it just right.

Bibiana Cabello Rubio