Wedding in Edinburgh


Friday, February 23, 2007

Pronuptia and Butterflies, Edinburgh

For the third Saturday in a row I had another day of wedding dress shopping. Although I am enjoying trying on all these lovely dresses, I hoped that this would be the last day of trailing round the bridal salons in Edinburgh :-)

First stop was Pronuptia, 13 Antigua St, Edinburgh. This bridal salon is near to the top of Leith Walk and is a brand new salon. Outside it looks like it is going to be a really small shop, but it's a bit of a tardis and opens out into quite a large shop inside. The one difference between this shop and the others was that all the dresses were in see-through plastic dress holder/bags. The good thing about this was that the dresses were very clean and new looking, but the bad thing was that it was very difficult to choose dresses to try on because you had to take them out the bag to really see them properly. I tried on a red dress in this shop for the first time, which was lovely, but not what I want to wear for my wedding. After trying on 5 dresses I found one that I really liked, but it wasn't as nice as the one I have my eye on in Berketex. The assistant that helped me only worked there on a Saturday, but she was very nice and helpful. We also tried on a selection of bridesmaid dresses in this shop and they had a good selection in lots of colours and styles for around the 200 mark. Overall a good shops, with a decent selection of wedding dresses for reasonable prices, but I didn't find my dream dress.

Next we went to Butterflies which is at 17 West Port, just near to the Grassmarket. This shop was very small but had a large selection of dresses, including lots of bridesmaid dresses and party/prom style dresses. Although I had an appointment, the shop was packed full of people. I suspect that you only need an appointment for bridalwear. I felt very rushed in this shop compared to the others. When a dress didn't fit me, the assistant didn't bother doing it up completely, she would just hold the back of the dress. In other shops the assistants all took time to put in a panel and use pins so that you could see the dress properly. There also wasn't a lot of space to wander about in the shop so it was harder to get a good idea of whether or not you liked it. I found one dress that was particularly nice, but I didn't like it as much as my favourite so far! One thing that I did notice about this shop was that the wedding dress prices seemed very reasonable. There were a lot of dresses around the 600-700 price range.



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