London National Wedding Show 20-22nd Feb

nws13_logo_pinkIt’s that time of year again, when bridal fever hits London in the form of the National Wedding Show at Olympia.

We will be showing all our gowns including the new Rhythm and Blues on our Stand D40.

It is an opportunity to try on  the gowns and compare with other stands  all under one roof. It can be a bit frantic and every year girls say

” I didn’t expect to try dresses on today ” So forewarned is forearmed- make sure you wear something easy to slip in and out of and ideally leggings or tights you can keep on under the dresses as it can be a bit intimate in a communal changing room.


Our own shop is empty of dresses from Thursday 19th Feb   and closed all day on the Saturday  so please plan your appointment for the following week.

National Award Winners TWIA

Delighted to announce that we won the  National award for Best Designer / Dressmaker in The Wedding Industry Awards 2015 on Thursday 15th JanuaryBeing presented with our award   by Isabel Webster from Sky News and Damian Bailey TWIA Founder

Thursday 15th January saw the best of the wedding world descend on the Café de Paris London to see the national winners of The Wedding Industry Awards 2015 announced at a glamorous ceremony. One of the lucky winners was Forget me Not Designs of Ryde Isle of Wight  who picked up the title of Best Designer/ Dressmaker


Following on from November’s regional finals, the event saw all of the winners from around England come together to see who would walk away with the coveted titles. 27 awards were up for grabs, rewarding everyone from designers and retailers to stylists, florists, planners and entertainers.


” This award is really special because it is voted for by last seasons  customers, the  brides of 2014. It is a real tribute to the service we offer them and the attention to detail that we put in to their special day  that they have voted  for us to win this award”


When founder of The Wedding Industry Awards, Damian Bailey took to the stage along with co-host Isabel Webster from Sky News’ Sunrise, the audience was on tenterhooks waiting to see who would be recognised as being the best in the wedding industry.


“Every year, the competition for the top titles gets hotter and hotter and every year, the celebrations get better and better,” says Damian Bailey. “This year, our judges all commented on the skill, the dedication and the commitment of all our national finalists and choosing the winners was harder than ever.”


With the UK wedding industry being worth an estimated £10billion annually and hundreds of suppliers in competition with each other, to be crowned national champion in no mean feat. Companies had to not only catch the judge’s eyes but also receive first-class feedback from their recent clients.


“If The Wedding Industry Awards is about anything, it’s about celebrating the amazing talent that fills the wedding industry,” says Damian Bailey. “Everyone who was with us at Café de Paris London deserves to be recognised and I have no doubt that the 2016 awards, which launch in May, will be even better.”


You can find a full list of the national winners here –



Happy New Year and Welcome to 2015

It’s good to be back at work this week  after the Christmas break as  we have  a very exciting few weeks ahead.

The National Finals of the Wedding Industry awards are just next week. The tickets arrived today and  the train is booked, I have been looking at the other nominees in our category and they are all amazing and produce beautiful gowns, so it will be very exciting to see who the brides and judges  have chosen as the overall winner.  The Cafe de Paris in London’s west end is a wonderful venue so win or lose Gerry and I are going to PARTY !

We will be off to London again the following week end for the Brit Wedding Awards, where we will be up against some very large industry names and  will definitely feel like the under dogs in the category for Best British Wedding Collection.

On top of that we have our new  collection to finish  and photograph, The National Wedding Show  in February and my 50th birthday in March ( flinch!)  So much to look forward to.

2015 is definitely going to be an exciting year.

Today we have one of last years brides featured on The Love my Dress Blog which means we can proudly boast their logo on our site. Take a look at-

A Beautiful Floral Crown for a Bohemian Bride and her Movie Inspired Wedding



Nominated for Award

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And another Nomination…….  It has been an exciting week. Hot off the heels of our TWIA Regional Award  we were named as one of five finalists in the  Best British Bridal Collection category along with Benjamin Roberts, Ellis Bridals, Ivory and Co and Amanda Wyatt.  This is judged by the   real bride readers of Wedding Ideas Magazine and the winner will be announced at a glittering ceremony on the 23rd January at The Tower Hotel London.

Award winners- London and South East Region


Fantastic news – Last night  (25.11.14) we went to Farnham Castle Surrey for the TWIA London and South East Region  awards ceremony.

We were delighted to be announced award winners in the  Best Dressmaker/ Designer category and were presented with a Regional Winners trophy.

We are now entered into the National Finals which will be held in London’s Cafe De Paris in January 2015

Wowee!  A big thank you  to all our fantastic brides of 2014 who voted for us and who appreciate the work we do at Forget me Not Designs.

Cheers Guys!

Wedding Photos

The wedding season 2014 is in full swing and we are burning the midnight candles here at Design HQ to get all the last minute final details done on the dresses for our lovely brides.
We do love to see the finished result with hair and make-up all done and that special  smile that says  “I’m getting married today!”  look for the camera.
So, please do send us your images to look at, to make  all that midnight toil  worthwhile  and we will share them with other brides to be, on our gallery page.

How to choose a dress

So many gorgeous dresses to choose from, but where do you start?

We advise trying on 4 or 5 different shapes, to get a feel for styles that best suit your body  and then we  can advise different gowns to try on pulling all your thoughts together. Often you will come up with your own  bespoke design having chosen the neckline or sleeve from one dress and the fit and fall of the skirt of another  to be made using your favourite  choice of fabric  and trimmings.

Once ordered, the fitting process begins with  a Toile which is moulded to your body shape and over your wedding day bra.

A month or so later the next step is the Dress fitting. By now the toile will have been used as a pattern to create your made to measure gown and your wedding dress is ready to try on for hemming, buttons and finishing.

We prefer to see you a third time to try on the dress completely finished and to make sure it is perfect for you. If a third visit isn’t possible we can send it to you once completed via our courier.