They Say ‘Build it and they will come’

Over the last 8 years, Glamour has had the pleasure of looking after 100’s of beautiful brides and their bridesmaids from our two locations in Bolton. Each year we would carefully select the best dresses from our designers to give visiting brides the very best choice and experience. Last week as we stood in our beautiful store on Churchgate, with an extensive collection of over 130 dresses, and our amazing team that work so hard to take such good care of our brides, we realised – it just isn’t enough! Despite continued investment, it is with the greatest sadness that the decision was taken this week to close Glamour Bridal.

All brides who have wedding dresses ordered with us will be taken care of by our designers, who will be making arrangements to send those dresses out, and they will receive official notifications from the company taking over the formal closure of our store. Brides with weddings in 2020 and 2021 who have paid deposits, will all be covered under the Free Insurance policy we gave to all our brides, or alternatively their own insurance companies. Brides can expect to receive details of this over the coming weeks and will be provided with the official documentation they will need to give to their insurers. Brides who have purchased dresses from us which are already in our store, will be contacted to make arrangements for them to be collected.

Huge and well known retailers are closing all the time. Big brands we have all used and trusted for years have been closing steadily for the past 18 months, and if they can’t make it in this tough climate, how can small independent retailers expect to survive? With crippling rents and rates, rising costs in buying genuine designer dresses and far too many brides using us for the experience to then buy a copy dress on line or seek a cheaper alternative from a Facebook selling group, it has made it impossible to for us to continue. We are incredibly sad to be a casualty in this tough climate.

Finally, we would like to thank each and every single bride for the memories we have shared with them over the past 8 years – it has been our pleasure to look after you all. Glamour Bridal x