Who are Edith & Winston Bridalwear?
Edith & Winston Bridalwear are a Plus Size specialist bridal boutique located in Cheshire. We are an award winning bridal boutique who stock a range of designers. Our collection is full of modern designs in sizes 16 – 32. Stockists of Ronald Joyce, Callista and our newest Plus Size designer Sonsie.
So who really are Edith & Winston Bridalwear? Well, let me tell you a little bit more about my little boutique. It’s my own little corner of the Plus Size bridal industry. When I was shopping for my own wedding dress, I experienced first-hand the lack of specialist boutiques across the North-West. And so, I decided to open Edith and Winston Bridalwear. I wanted to shop in a modern boutique, that carried a modern collection, full of fishtails and glittering ballgowns.
When we first opened I was heavily inspired by local boutiques who went out and photographed their designer gowns in their own way. It was important to me that we could produce our own images featuring Plus Size models. And so then my shoots were born and now we work on five or six a year. This helps me show my brides what a gown looks like on a different body shape to that of the models used by the designers. So I am sure you will see plenty of my shoots on Something New, as well as lots of incredible real brides. Please follow our Instagram account here.
Who are our brides?
My amazing brides have come from all over the country, as well as flying in from Ireland and even Abu Dhabi. Our brides come in all shapes and sizes, with different backgrounds and wedding days. They are all here for one thing – to fall in love with their dream dress.
We have a great relationship with all our brides, and we have our own Facebook group where we can chat and they can show each other their wedding pictures. They were a big inspiration to me for starting up Something New. I wanted somewhere to share their amazing weddings, but also to bring them wedding inspiration from bridal boutiques and real brides around the world. This is something they often mention is really lacking in the wedding magazines.
What are Edith & Winston Bridalwear’s Top Tips?
- Research. The first step for any bride-to-be is research, finding a boutique in your area that carries a collection or selection of gowns sized 18+. There are more specialist boutiques than ever before, but sometimes you may have to do a little bit of travelling to get there.
- Don’t hold off visiting your chosen bridal boutique. Leaving your first appointment to the last minute is not recommended. Every designer and boutique is different, but here at Edith & Winston Bridalwear our gowns take between 4-5 months depending on the size and length ordered. Brides also need to allow 8-10 weeks once the gown has arrived to have it altered, especially over the busy seasons. Often we can fit in alterations in quicker, but it makes the experience a lot more stressful for the bride.
- Have fun! A bridal appointment is supposed to be a fun experience and not something to dread. If you find the right boutique and with the right staff, you will have a wonderful and enjoyable time. Don’t ever feel pressured into buying a gown!
- If you are nervous, call up before hand and have a chat to the shop assistant. Tell them why you are nervous. Hopefully they can help reassure you, or at least be ready to help make your experience a good one when you arrive at your appointment.
We would love you to come and visit Edith & Winston Bridalwear, meet my lovely team and try on my beautiful dresses. I hope that you also enjoy reading Something New.