FAQs and expert advice about wedding dresses

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Herts and Beds Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourhertsbeds.wedding


Dressed to impress

Dressed to impress

Q. I'm looking for the perfect gown for my wedding, what's currently popular?

A. Caroline Versallion says: As brides love lace sleeves, I've added some 3D silk flowers for extra movement and dimension for many clients. I'm also excited to work on more architectural sleeves for adventurous brides this year.

I'm well into opulent jewel-tone dresses for those with an unconventional style and love adding subtle flirtations with coloured beading or embroidery for those after a simple statement.

Impressive back details are essential, as your guests will gaze upon them while you exchange vows and during the first dance with your beloved.

I love layering textures and subtle colours, which draw the eye in. Thoughtfully placed beadwork and lace really elevate the luxe element of gowns.

Caroline Versallion, Caroline Versallion Bridal Couture




Q. I love lace and want to incorporate it into my gown. Do you have any suggestions for doing this without making the design look old-fashioned?

A. Charlotte Rose says: Using lace doesn't always mean you'll have an old fashioned or outdated design; in fact, you can still have a modern and stylish style using delicate or bold-style lace.

If you're a modern bride who wants a fresh look using this fabric, wear a fitted or A-line dress with a lace bodice and a plain skirt with pleating or slits for a super modern style.

Many statement designs with lace are available for those who love bohemian gowns. These often have a darker lining colour such as latte, mocha or nude shades to make the pattern pop.

Lace has become even more feminine over the last few years with floral designs, which are a big trend for 2022 weddings. Many designers from Pronovias to Morilee reinterpreted this traditional fabric in a new modern and fashionable way in their latest collections. We love the added design of 3D flowers over floral lace to make a statement and add texture plus dimension to gowns.

Charlotte Rose, Lotte Rose Bridal Boutique