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The latest trends and fashion in wedding dress design from Kate Edmondson

Christmas proposal!? Congratulations! What now…?

Well firstly, Happy New Year from me! There could be any number of reasons you’re checking out this particular post as we kick off 2020, but I’d like to hazard a guess that at least some of you may have had an extra special Christmas this year...

I wouldn’t be at all surprised if a handful of readers are taking a look at this while getting used to the feel of very shiny, very new engagement ring on their finger - Congratulations!

Christmas and New Year’s are undoubtably the most popular times of year to pop the question, with over 100,000 proposals taking place over the festive period last year. So if you’re one of the lucky soon to be brides, and you’re suddenly faced with planning a wedding over the next 12-18 months, perhaps you’re reading this because you’ve started dreaming about your perfect dress, and perhaps you’re thinking of getting a bespoke bridal gown made for you…

If this is you then you have certainly come to the right place. As you embark on planning the biggest day of your life, let’s cast our minds back to 2019 and look again at some previous posts which might help you when it comes to planning the outfit that will make your day.

You’ve probably spent years dreaming of your perfect day and maybe even taken a sneaky peek at a wedding dress or flower arrangement or two in preparation for this moment.  One of the questions I get asked the most is ‘how much time should I allow’? 

To be on the safe side, most brides allow 12-18 months. This means you’ll be looking at either a winter 2020 wedding or a spring/summer 2021 wedding, both of which clearly have quite different dress options, unless of course you jetting off in search of some winter sun.

If you are opting for a Wedding next winter, check out my recent post which explores the wonders of  cold weather weddings in more depth.

As I mentioned in a post back in July 2019, going for a bespoke wedding dress is an undertaking that requires time, planning and patience, but the result is (literally) like nothing else.

If you go bespoke, you do have to be prepared to embark on a journey, and like all of the best things in life, a bespoke wedding dress takes time to develop and evolve and become the breath-taking garment you’ll wear on your big day.