What to do with your dress after The Big Day

The question of what to do with your dress after the Big Day may not occur to you until after the event itself.  Or maybe you’re one of those girls who has every little detail sorted.

Whatever you’re like, the probability is that you’re going to get the dress dry-cleaned.  If you’re going to keep it, you’ll want to make sure that its not going to get discoloured or damaged.  And if you’re going to sell it on – well, its got to be in tip top condition.

So here is a trade secret.  I know of a brilliant dry cleaners in St. Annes.  Even better, its only round the corner from where I live.

Fylde Coast Service Centre on Alexandria Drive (yes, I know it doesn’t sound like a dry cleaners but it is,I promise!) are incredibly professional and incredibly good at what they do.  They are old-school dry cleaners.  Meaning that they take time to explain the process to you and they’ll treat your dress with the respect it deserves.   They do repairs – great if you’ve ripped a hem with your Jimmy Choos!   They’ll even box it up properly – a boon whether you’re keeping it as a keepsake or selling it on.

And they don’t cost an arm and a leg either.

Fylde Coast Service Centre

9 Alexandria Drive

St. Annes

Telephone: 01253 722191

Rachel and Marc 13th March 2010

Rachel and Marc’s wedding was one where Fotoamour had been recommended as a result of a previous client.  I love this kind of wedding because I don’t have to do any hard sell – they’ve seen the results of our work already and know what we can do.  It was Jane at The Bridal Gallery in Preston who sang our praises and they were also responsible for the lovely dress that the bride, Rachel, wore on her wedding day.  Rachel has a great look – very demure English Rose – and the dress suited her exactly.  She’ll think I’m barking but she’s got great shoulders for a dress like that!  Very elegant and feminine.

Rachel and Marc got married at The Mytton Fold Hotel – which is a new venue to me.  I have to say that the staff there  (my contact was Donna and she was just lovely, so helpful)  bent over backwards to ensure that the newlyweds had a splendid day.  They even planted crocuses in the garden area to match the bridesmaids dresses and flowers – that really is service for you. 

The florist was Jo at Fleur Boutique – telephone 01772 747001. 

I don’t stay for the food at weddings so I can’t tell you what that was like exactly.   But I can tell you when a place has great staff and are intent on making the day special for their wedding couples and The Mytton Fold certainly did that.  And more. 

The two best men were Paul and Neil and both did a stirling job – but they were rubbish with button holes!  Sorry guys – you just didn’t have the knack!

And there were two sweet flower girls – how cute is this little dot?

There were some very cute kids around altogether.  Not least of all Matthew – Rachel and Marc’s son.

The thing about Rachel and Marc was that they seemed very much into each other – which is quite good when you consider that they got married that day!  And I think that there may be the patter of tiny feet in the near future…. time for Bebefoto to swing into action I think.  Though I might suggest leaving it a couple of days after the birth!!

This purple colour (Cadbury’s Purple – someone told me at a wedding fair recently) is a popular colour this year for bridesmaids and flowers and ties and things.   Its a rich colour but seems to suit a lot of people.

And you know how I can’t resist some shots – I just like the ‘I’m having a quick fag in the Banished Smokers Corner’ shot!  Its a good job I don’t smoke because I’d die of hypothermia before I came to grief as a result of cigarettes!

There are a few more shots on my facebook page. 

Anyhow, Rachel and Marc, thanks for choosing Fotoamour as your wedding photographers – it was a pleasure to be with you and you had some great guests at your wedding.