March 2016 archive



Stop whatever you’re doing this instant and clear your diary for Saturday 2nd April because we’re hosting a Mikaella Designer Day at Flossy & Willow. If you love classically elegant wedding dresses with a contemporary twist, you need to book your appointment right now.

From the moment we opened the doors to Flossy & Willow in January, our stylish brides have fallen for the flattering and Mikaella wedding gowns in a big way and it’s so easy to see why

The latest collection showcases the fabulous slim line and super elegant designs that are just so popular right now. For our Mikaella Designer Day, we’ll be bringing ALL of the current Mikaella gowns to the boutique so expect texture, lace, volume and much more in these exquisite dresses. We can’t tell you how excited we are to share these gorgeous designs with you.


This is such a great opportunity to try on your choice of wedding dresses from the Mikaella 2016 collection so it’s no surprise that the diary for our Mikaella Designer Day is already filling up – make sure you secure your appointment before it’s too late! We’re open from 9am right through to 5pm on Saturday 2nd April so get in touch with us as soon as you can to book.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Flossy & Willow on Saturday 2nd April and, as a little extra treat, we’re giving you a lovely 10% discount on all Mikaella wedding dresses ordered at our Designer Day. It’s just an extra little something to you from us.

The Mikaella Designer Day at Flossy & Willow takes please on Saturday 2nd April 2016 when the boutique will be open 9am – 5pm. Contact us on 01225 867600 or via to arrange your exclusive appointment.

We’re really looking forward to seeing you on 2nd April – it’s going to be a truly beautiful day.

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And welcome to March! We can’t believe it’s almost two months since we opened the doors here at Flossy & Willow and welcomed in our first brides looking to find their perfect wedding dress. We don’t mean to blow our own trumpets but we know a thing or two about wedding dress shopping at Flossy & Willow. So, to help you on your way to gown heaven, let’s take a look at the seven deadly sins of wedding dress shopping…

Greed – don’t be a greedy girl and take everyone you know wedding dress shopping with you. Yes, it’s a special moment and it’s nice of you to want to share but trust us when we tell you it’s not a good idea. Trying to please a huge crowd of onlookers is never easy and it can be super confusing so pick your co-shoppers with care. You really need no more than two or three people with you and just make sure that you really trust their opinions. At Flossy & Willow we’ll always look after everyone you bring with you but our focus is always on you.


Lust – you’ll see so many gorgeous gowns on blogs and in magazines that we have no doubt you’ll be lusting over designs and designers before you even step foot in a bridal boutique. However, a wise bride to be always does her research before she shops. Set your wedding dress budget and only visit boutiques that stock gowns within your price range. At Flossy & Willow, our gowns range from £900 to £1500 whilst those at our sister boutique, Perfect Day Bride start at £1500 and range upwards to £3000. Also, remember that these prices don’t include alterations.

Sloth – clever brides shop in advance because your gown will have to be specially ordered from the designer. This means that it can take around 3-6 months for your dress to arrive once you’ve chosen your design. Leaving it too late to search for your gown means stress, limited choice and an experience that’s pressured, not precious.

Envy – you might have seen photos online or in print that you love but remember that every dress can look very different depending on who’s wearing it. So, come to your appointment with an open mind. Your stylist will be on hand throughout your appointment to offer advice and the team at Flossy & Willow really knows what shapes and styles will suit you best – you might even fall for a dress they suggest that you would never have considered so why not try new things? Don’t envy other brides, just love the way you look and feel in your own wedding dress.


Pride – it’s all too tempting, especially when you’ve found your gown, to want to snap away and share some pics of you in THE dress with your nearest and dearest. But, put the camera down and don’t do it. You’ll be trying on a sample gown, it won’t be a perfect fit, you won’t have your bridal hair and make-up in place and all the filters in the world are no match for a professional wedding photographer and amazing editing. Photos also cause post-shopping problems – you’ll just have to keep looking at your pics and this is when you start to doubt yourself. Leave your phone in your bag while you’re shopping and just enjoy the tech-free downtime.

Gluttony – no, we don’t mean diet before you come to us (we’re more about healthy living than crazy diets). We mean don’t over indulge in wedding dresses. Yes, visiting a bridal boutique is an once-in-a-lifetime chance to try on the most amazing dresses but don’t over shop. Trying on gown after gown after gown isn’t helpful. It’s better to go away, have some lunch and think over your decision before coming back to us than trying on another ten gowns and hoping this will make your mind up for you. Listen to your friends, listen to yourself and make the decision!

Wrath – now this is definitely something to avoid at all costs and this links back to our first point about being careful whom you bring with you. We have seen too many brides getting upset or even a little angry because they’ve found the gown they love but other people are trying to convince them something else is better. Remember that your wedding dress is your choice. It needs to be an expression of who you are, not what other people think you are or what they think a bride should be. It’s like falling in love with your partner – you know when you’ve found ‘the one’.


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