Written by Katie Byrne, published 1st november
It's shopping time, ladies and gents...
Exciting news, brides: the world's first wedding department store is about to open!
The Wedding Gallery, in the heart of London, is a 20,000 sq ft dream, offering bridal offerings from some of the most exciting and fabulous suppliers in the world of weddings.
From jewellery to dresses, venues to photographers, florists to cakes, beauty to groomswear... Every aspect of your wedding day is covered by the department store.
Nestled beneath iconic wedding venue One Marylebone, the space has undergone a multi-million pound refurb ahead of opening its doors - and offers the ultimate wedding retail destination.
Accessed strictly by appointment only, visitors will have a unique chance to browse some of the most exciting brands in bridal, with the latest trends, inspiration and ideas across all elements of the planning process all on display.
Once the 75-minute exploration of the store comes to an end, guests will receive a booklet brimming over with details of the suppliers they've swooned over. The experience costs £50 and includes a glass of champagne for up to four people, as well as complimentary 12-month access to The Club.
If you're on a quest to find The One (wedding gown, that is), a 60-minute appointment with one of the Wedding Gallery's stylists costs £30, and includes personal advice and a chance to browse and try on an edited range of bridal designs. The same also applies to groomswear, so there's no excuse for your man to not be impeccably attired, too!
As well as that, a planning consultant can help you shaope your wedding plans over a 75-minute session (£50), whilst a complimentary 'First Look' appointment will allow customers to familiarise themselves with the accessories, shoes, lingerie and beauty departments of The Wedding Gallery.
Brands who will be available to shop and discover include: Elie Saab, Needle & Thread, Oscar de la Renta, Temperley London, Jo Malone, Rosalind Miller, Nevie Pie, Wild At Heart, Cutture, Gieves & Hawkes, Theo Fennell, Emmy London, Charlotte Olympia, Sophia Webster, Rob Van Helden, Bubblegum Balloons, Velvet Entertainment, Turquoise Honeymoons, NotOnTheHighStreet and many, many more.
Visit the-weddinggallery.com to find out more and plan your visit.