Bridal designer, Elbeth Gillis, offers words of help and assistance to brides whose wedding day or planning has been affected by Covid-19
From online bridal styling sessions, to quick fixes for a change in wedding season, Elbeth Gillis shares some ideas and inspiration for anyone who has had their wedding day disrupted.
Summer to Winter Wedding adjustments
“Brides who were scheduled to be married in the Summertime may now be looking to postpone their weddings towards Autumn – Winter. Instead of changing gowns – brides can look to do some clever adjustments to their gowns. With our Elbeth Gillis gowns, you will often see simple silhouettes, which can be added to throughout the day to change the gown or add some bridal drama for that extra va-va-voom! For example, our lovely Madelyn gown is a gorgeous simplistic style, with the option of detachable sleeves, offering extra coverage for a winter wedding. We also have some beautiful silk and mohair cardigans to cover up and be cosy.”
“With the advent of the digital age, planning a wedding in lockdown should be better than ever. At Elbeth Gillis, we’re embracing technology and are doing skype or zoom calls with our clients whenever they need to speak to us, plus giving brides virtual styling sessions.
If a bride sends in their measurements and photos so we can see their body-shapes, we can make suggestions to help them shop virtually! Using Skype or Zoom they can even get their Mum or bridesmaids in on the action too.
We’re also looking to put together videos of our collections, so brides can gain more of a look and feel of how the dresses will look on them! In the long-run we will be happy we worked with brides in this way and we can do more online fittings to save time with brides if they so wish!”
The silver lining
“After the initial upset of having your wedding postponed, do try and stay excited. On the positive side, a delay gives you even more time to think about how you want your day to be, researching ideas on Pinterest and Instagram, and checking out other real weddings, to make your day perfect!
You might be able to enjoy more sleep to look brighter, more time to exercise to be totally fit for the wedding and more time to look for amazing bridal accessories and so on, to make sure you nail that bridal look on your big day!
I’m sure it will be a well-remembered wedding and huge celebration when when the time is right.”
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