If you’ve ever been to a wedding show, naff dresses and cheap fizz might have been enough to totally put you off getting married altogether. But The Wedding Gallery is changing the whole experience and we couldn't more supportive. Whether you’re looking for a stunning dress, bridal beauty advice, your dream venue, wedding stationery with a difference or anything in between, The Wedding Gallery is the world’s first wedding department store to bring everything you need all under one roof. We headed straight to their London location to see it for ourselves and find out how they’re really shaking up the bridal market…
What is The Wedding Gallery?
Your one-stop-curated-shop to wedding planning – set over two floors at the elegant location of 1 Marylebone Road, London, the chic and airy space is the ideal place to find your perfect wedding outfit and all the trimmings.
Why are SL so excited about it?
If you’ve been a bridesmaid or planned a wedding before, you’ll know how daunting the task of pulling off the perfect wedding can be – not to mention endless appointments and hours trawling websites for inspiration. Piling every aspect of wedding luxury into one, easily accessible space, The Wedding Gallery is a to the wedding shopping market.
What can you actually do there?
From consultancy sessions with expert wedding planners (£50 very well spent) to shopping for his and hers wedding outfits (separately, of course), plus accessories, lingerie and makeup, this is the store that has it all – and, it’s open seven days a week so you can fit your visit in around a busy schedule.
What about the all-important pre-wedding beauty routine?
If it’s luxury preparatory products you’re after, be sure to browse the onsite branch of Urban Retreat – you don’t need to book an appointment and with hair, make-up, lashes and nail products on offer, you’ll be able to shop your favourite brands – think Jo Malone, Moroccan Oil and Cover FX – and get some insight into wellness practices and products to use in the months before the big day.
At The Wedding Gallery’s beautiful onsite club café and bar you can tuck into a delicious breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea in the most stylish of settings – it’s the ideal place to make plans for your big day.
More importantly, tell us about the dresses…
Like everything, The Wedding Gallery curates the best of the best and when it comes to dresses, features individual boutiques for Amanda Wakeley, Sassi Holford, Suzanne Neville, Vera Wang, Needle & Thread and J'aton. From well known to lesser known designers, you're sure to find something truly unique.
From florists to film makers, jewellery to venues and caterers, the well-connected team behind The Wedding Gallery have sussed out the lay of the land when it comes to wedding services, and have collected their top picks of tasteful suppliers in just about every category you can think of.
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