Written from one bride to another, by our very own Bride – Alex (@brideinmind)
Who has been on this journey and now works alongside our brides everyday.
Our aim as a boutique is not only to find you your dream gown, but also to guide and support you along the way in whatever way we can.
So firstly let us explain our concept to you…Let us differentiate ourselves from Dotty.
We are an outlet bridal shop, where our dresses can be bought off the peg and taken home that very same day! How exciting! We are the perfect boutique for the bride who has minimal time before her day, and who also has a budget of less than £1500, we also have a lot of brides coming to us for their second dress.
IF you want High end, Luxury, something Brand New, Never worn, ordered to your size, you have a budget of greater than £1500 and ample time until your day, our sister boutique is for you!
We wouldn’t advise visiting the both unless you really want too, as we are so different and hopefully the above helps you determine which bride you are therefore which of our boutiques is for you, it can also be overwhelming visiting multiple shops – let alone in one day so doing your research helps with this and of course we are here every step of the way!
So now you have decided that OTP is the boutique for you, we absolutely cannot wait to help you find your dream dress for a fraction of the price. We stock some of the best bridal designers and they are all one off items, they come in as quickly as they go out so make sure you follow our socials and the website for updates.
Our biggest tip for you now, now you have booked your appointment is to head to our website, and head straight to our buying guide, here you will find a step by step guide on how to measure yourself! With our gowns being one off, we would hate for you to come, love a dress and it not be in your size or be able to be altered in your size. So doing your measurements now and cross referencing against the designers charts will give you a real good idea of which sizes to browse online and in store. Remember as well Bridal and High-street are totally different so do not be disheartened if you aren’t the same size in bridal as you are in your usual clothes. Final note on this we find the majority of bridal dresses’ can be altered up or down two sizes giving you more scope when looking too.
So now you have an idea of your size, you have browsed the website, you will have a better idea of what we can offer at OTP ready for when you visit. Mindset is a big thing when it comes to dress shopping – it is when planning your entire wedding, it can feel a whole range of daunting, overwhelming and everything in between.
But we don’t want it to be like that, and we know it needn’t be like that, if you have done your research and tell yourself you’ll find your dress, guess what happens!!! If you are worried and thinking it’s hard, and that you won’t find your dress, then the opposite happens, and we want to ensure your journey is as stress free as possible.
Anything else we can do for you please just ask, but in a nutshell, measure, do your research, get excited, and let us help you on this incredible journey from Miss to Mrs, We can’t wait to meet you!
x Team OTP x