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Getting married on Friday. No dress! Help!

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teacher1984 Sat 13-Jun-15 21:20:01

To cut a very long story short, I desperately need a dress for my wedding on Friday. Cutting it fine a little! I'm roughly a size 8 and think I would like a full length maxi style. It's an informal affair on the coast with just 25 guests.

There are a few by BHS and monsoon but my size typically sold out and express delivery by BHS won't arrive until Sat 20th for some reason?!


Waswondering Sat 13-Jun-15 21:21:53

Congratulations! Have you tried John Lewis, House of Fraser or the Hobbs outlet store? Best wishes!

NoBloodyMore Sat 13-Jun-15 21:22:29

Have you got a bhs nearby? The bigger stores stock the wedding range, I was in the Manchester one last week and they had lots in each size for every dress, they have a beautiful knee length lace one x

teacher1984 Sat 13-Jun-15 21:24:36

BHS in Manchester city centre or trafford? I will try there on Monday smile

Busy looking at JL, H of F and Hobbs Outlet now but nothing is standing out.

CeeceeBloomingdale Sat 13-Jun-15 21:24:54

Debenhams do off the peg. Bridal shops sometimes have dresses that are ex samples to sell off. Apparently tesco is now doing wedding dresses too!

DownWithThisTypeOfThing Sat 13-Jun-15 21:26:23

I passed a charity shop that had a beautiful wedding dress in its window earlier.

As pp says try John Lewis/House of Fraser - coast usually has nice dresses too.

Does it have to be a dress? White trouser suits can look very swish.

Starlightbright1 Sat 13-Jun-15 21:26:58

what about a wedding dress hire place?

Waswondering Sat 13-Jun-15 21:27:05


Also Phase Eight worth a look ...

Strictlyison Sat 13-Jun-15 21:27:16

You could check the Oxfam online shop - they have a bridal section and beautiful dresses some are new, some second hand. I'm not sure how quickly they deliver, but I think you can order two or three dresses and return the ones you don't like.

Wishful80smontage Sat 13-Jun-15 21:28:19

Asos have got lots of white and cream maxi dresses in that are lovely

tethersend Sat 13-Jun-15 21:29:32

What's your budget? What colour do you want?

Wishful80smontage Sat 13-Jun-15 21:32:30,5&sh=0&pge=2&pgesize=50&sort=1&clr=Ivorynudelining&totalstyles=169&gridsize=3&un_jtt_v_frompage=2 this one is gorgeous and Asos do next day delivery smile

poorbuthappy Sat 13-Jun-15 21:33:52

Try tk Maxx too

RedKites Sat 13-Jun-15 21:35:17

Also, some wedding dresses can be cut a bit small, so if you see something you like, but it's only available in a 10, it might be worth a try anyway.

MrsCampbellBlack Sat 13-Jun-15 21:37:35


MrsCampbellBlack Sat 13-Jun-15 21:39:51

pretty in pink

tethersend Sat 13-Jun-15 21:40:15

How about Ghost?



NashvilleQueen Sat 13-Jun-15 21:48:25

The Ghost ones are both gorgeous. Congratulations!

snice Sat 13-Jun-15 21:48:56


NoBloodyMore Sat 13-Jun-15 21:49:48

Manchester City centre (Arndale), I got bridesmaid dresses from there last week & the sizing was spot on & the wedding dresses are beautiful.

TheFairyCaravan Sat 13-Jun-15 21:49:48

Tesco have wedding dress. They've got it in size 8 and you can do a click and collect to your local store for the next day.

ChilliAndMint Sat 13-Jun-15 21:57:32

What about visiting an Indian clothes store? There are some lovely Lehenga cholis.. quite popular with non Asian women for wedding attire. My friend wore a lovely grey/pale pink one for her wedding and looked amazing.

ChilliAndMint Sat 13-Jun-15 22:06:01

I think that whatever you choose; it's very important you try it on before you buy given that you only have a few short days to sort it out.

AmberNectarine Sat 13-Jun-15 22:13:55

I got married in a Coast maxi - this one is beautiful.

Katz Sat 13-Jun-15 22:18:48

Lots of buy it now on eBay which could arrive in time

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