Last weekend we exhibited at the National Wedding Show, Event City in Manchester. We were so pleased with how busy the show was over the two days- considering it was Mothers Day on Sunday (thank you for sharing your day with us!). We are relatively new to the shows, so receiving such amazing feedback on the dresses and the staff was absolutely incredible and we can’t thank every single one of you enough who visited us at stand L42! We’re already looking ahead to the Autumn where we will be back at the Manchester Central Convention Centre alongside the National Wedding Show team.
Over the weekend we must have dressed well over 150 brides and booked them in for an appointment at the boutique in Chester. We ran a show deal across the weekend on all new orders, and as a special thank you to those returning customers we will be treating them in store too. We appreciate the show was extremely busy and if you didn’t manage to speak to one of our staff members, please get in touch by contacting us on 01244 347 353 | email@example.com we look forward to hearing from you.
Ladies, it’s only 17 days to the National Wedding Show, Manchester Central where we will be exhibiting and offering all you lovely brides-to-be amazing discounts on one of Diane’s designer wedding dresses. Come and see us at stand L42 and browse the exceptional range, we will be exhibiting the latest 2018 collection, ‘A Moment in Time’ and the exclusive ‘Bohemian Nights’. Diane will be there herself to discuss everything bridal, and offer her expert advice on silhouettes and fabrics. Take advantage of this amazing opportunity while you enjoy browsing the many exhibitors, including venues, shoes, or entertainment showing at the biggest wedding show in the North West.
We look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks <3
Show dates- Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March
2018 marks the third year of the business moving into the new premises. Along with the shop improving year on year, and the team helping more brides than ever find their dream dress, Diane has designed and hand made a brand new line of flower girl dresses, named ‘Maid with Love’. The gowns are all totally bespoke, crafted in high quality satin, soft tulles and fine lace. The gowns are made to measure, and as they are all made on site, the bride gets complete control over the design, fabric choice and colour of their dress.
The dresses have been carefully designed with our lovely brides in mind, which is why we have selected colours in pastel tones, including blush, mint green and indulgent champagne. The colours being asked for frequently in store are all neutral shades, in dusky pinks and purple, and peppermint green. So, ladies, your wish is our command… we have your flower girls covered.
On Sunday 21st January we held a very exciting photo shoot for the dresses. There were 9 girls in total, of ages 2 to 10 taking part and we all are overwhelmed with the images. I imagine you all saw the many behind the scenes photos we posted onto our Facebook page over that weekend! I’m sure you agree that the girls looked beautiful in the gowns.
All dresses are now being displayed in our beautiful showroom and available to order in time for your wedding, so come in and see us!
01244 347 353 | firstname.lastname@example.org
To help all you lovely brides-to-be out, we will be attending many bridal events across the year, giving you an opportunity to meet with Diane and discuss your gown.
Sunday 18th February- Wedding Fayre @ Grosvenor Pulford Hotel
Thursday 22nd February- Bridal opening evening @ Grosvenor Pulford Hotel
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March- National Wedding Show, Manchester Central
For further information on any of the above events, please contact us at email@example.com
Were you one of the many lucky ladies that got engaged over Christmas or New Year and have entered into 2018 with all things wedding in mind? Well, ladies you have a very exciting time ahead of you organising everything for your special day. Typically, the venue will come first and then THE most important part… the dress!! And, this is where we come to your aid. Diane Harbridge is a designer and has her very own flagship showroom located in Chester City Centre where we house over 300 designs, in varying sample sizes. We are extremely flexible and accommodating with the changes we can make to each dress, allowing you to achieve the perfect look that you’ve always visualised.
It is important to have an understanding of timescales when entering into this process… on average to order a wedding dress with us, it will take around 5 months, we then advise our brides to give themselves an extra month for alterations. We understand that wedding dress shopping can seem like an overwhelming or daunting experience, which is why at Diane Harbridge a warm welcome is always certain. We aim to be a memorable stage of every brides day, so we provide a high class personal service, and even offer little extras like a glass of fizz as it is a celebration after all!
Not only do we stock hundreds of exquisite wedding dresses, we have you covered when it comes to the finer details… including hair accessories, veils, belts, or bolero jackets. The beauty of Diane’s flagship showroom is that everything is under one roof, we even alter your gown on the premises. Our brides are our priority, we do all we can to make this journey as relaxing and stress free as possible for you, so why not make your appointment with us. Our contact details are 01244 347 353 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Wishing everyone a very happy new year from all of us here at Diane Harbridge HQ, yesterday was the first day back in the office so we are now officially back into the routine!! After a nice and relaxing break it’s now all systems go organising the next photo shoot, and preparing for our first trade show of the year which is only 7 weeks away! At the end of February Diane and the team will be on the road travelling down to Birmingham South to exhibit with the Bridal Roadshow, and it is vital you’re all registered as we are thoroughly looking forward to seeing as many of you there as possible for a catch up! For more information on the Bridal Roadshow and show dates please see their website; www.bridalroadshow.co.uk
Last year was a truly gratifying year for Diane and the team and there is certainly high hopes for this coming year, a big factor of that success was welcoming on board the multiple new accounts taken on while at the Harrogate Bridal Show back in September. It is always very rewarding taking on new Diane Harbridge stockists and forecasting which of their new samples will do great on repeats! It is a pleasure to be working with some fantastic shops already and we are very much looking forward to building a fantastic relationship with our latest accounts.
Due to circumstances out of our control the photo shoot for Diane’s latest collection, ‘The English Rose’ is a little delayed but if anyone would like any other of our gorgeous images please contact email@example.com today and get the excitement started before all your beautiful new samples come in and the end of the month!! If any of you have any queries or questions over your Harrogate orders please speak to firstname.lastname@example.org who will be more than happy to assist you.
See you all in February!
It’s crazy to think we’re already in December and preparing for Christmas. It has been a really great year in the Diane Harbridge HQ and Diane would like to say a big thank you to all of you lovely retailers for a successful and very busy year.
Diane has some exciting news for the new year as she will now be exhibiting across the country with the Bridal Roadshow, the first show being in February in Birmingham South. The Bridal Roadshow is an exciting and relatively new concept for the industry and it is remarkable how many people have registered, in fact, Diane was unable to get onto one of the dates as it was fully booked! From the abundance of names registered, it is very clear that the manufacturers feel this is the way forward as it reduces the costs heavily in comparison to the larger shows, this in turn helps keep the cost down for the retailers. In addition, it is a very savvy way of spreading buying costs out for retailers over the year, rather than having to save for an annual show. There are 4 shows Diane and the team will be attending and of course, the Harrogate Bridal show in September, so we hope to see as many of you there as possible. We’re thoroughly looking forward to a busy year exhibiting, we will also be holding 2 dates for our recent photo shoots which is very exciting as shoots are always fun!
2016 is well underway and what an amazing 6 months i have had, i’m able to look back and reflect on some of the key events that happened over the past few months and also look ahead to those still to come! Already this year i have been to London twice both exhibiting and visiting, and flown to the workshop in Europe a couple of times. Over the past couple of months, I have dedicated a lot of time into designing a brand new collection named, Precious. The Precious collection was launched at the London Bridal Show held back in March at Olympia where myself and the team spent a lovely 3 days exhibiting at the show. The collection was well received by the visitors who attended the event and overall, it was a great success. I also had a scene on the main catwalk, this was newly introduced to the show and was the first year they had done it. I put 7 beautiful dresses on the catwalk, all of varying shapes and styles, i also had a little surprise for the audience too as i had designed the most amazing ostrich feather bomber jacket to be worn with one of the dresses and a full feather cape, both adding that “wow” to the catwalk.
Just last month we had the photo shoot for the Precious collection which we did over 2 days in Chester, the images look incredible and i can’t wait to get them up on my website as soon as we get them back from the photographer as he is currently busy doing ‘the finishing touches’ to the shots.
Throughout July and August i will be on the road visiting my retailers (preferably on a Tuesday), so if any of you would like me to visit please contact the girls in the office and they will be more than happy to arrange this for you, 01244 347353. I’m excited to come and see how things are going with your business and to have a general catch up as it is sometimes difficult at the shows as things are so hectic!
As the nights are getting lighter and the air is getting milder we look ahead into the year (that is flying by!) and summarise what myself and the team have to look forward too. We’ve successfully waved goodbye to a busy Easter in the showroom and among our retailers so it’s time to focus on the next big event… which i am so excited for!!… our photo shoot for my latest collection, ‘Precious’. We will be holding the shoot over two days next month and i’m thoroughly looking forward to getting the images up on the website and sent out to you all. Photographing the collection is one of my favourite parts as all the girls, including myself get very excited about the styling aspect and visualising what we want from the shoot. It’s particularly fun engaging with the whole team and sharing ideas, seeing the finished result is very rewarding.
In other news, this month has proved to be very popular with the lovely prom girls. It’s prom season at the minute and the showroom has been bustling with girls desperately trying to find their perfect dress for their special occasion. We’ve even had to replenish stock as the shelves were looking a little bare!
I hope everyone has had a great start to the year and you’re all on board for the Harrogate Bridal Show in September!
On Monday 11th April Diane will be hosting a very special showroom event for a selection of retailers showcasing the very latest ‘Precious’ collection. The collection was originally exhibited at the London Bridal Show Sunday 6th March-Tuesday 8th March and the feedback received over the pieces that make up ‘Precious’ was absolutely overwhelming. The collection was widely admired by the buyers that attended the show and nothing but positive comments were made. We’re very excited to get all of our retailers samples in store so the lovely brides-to-be can get trying them on!