Calling brides of 2017 !

The Bridebook Wedding Awards 2018 are here! This is our chance to be recognised nationwide for all our hard work and achievements in 2017.

The Awards run from 1st November until December 15th and are the only UK wedding awards that that are both free to enter and are determined by reviews of  past couples!

I’m sure you all agree that reading a  review  before committing to  most  big purchases is  common practise in today’s society  and this is  especially  true when you are planning one of the most special and expensive events in your life- a wedding! 

If you are a Forget me Not bride  we would be really happy to receive a review from you on Bridebook which if favourable may help us win  recognition and their Wedding Awards 2018

All votes and reviews gratefully received-Please spread the love by clicking the link below

 

 
Forget Me Not Designs Bridebook    

An Interview with Bridebook

BRIDEBOOK
What is your most memorable wedding?
The bride with no shoes – who arrived in the shop in a panic on the morning of her wedding to buy a pair of shoes because she still hadn’t got round to it, even though she had been in several times for fittings for the beautiful silk dress with puff sleeves we made her back in the 1990’s We are still friends to this day and now we ensure all brides bring their shoes for their dress fittings.
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Elegant, Bespoke, Feminine,Vintage, 1950’s
What about your business are you most proud of?
Reading the voters comments when we won the National title of Best Designer Dressmaker in The Wedding Industry Awards 2015
What is your #1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Do as much as you can – together.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Sewing something sentimental from a loved one into the dress.
What do you love most about your job?
Helping brides find the right dress and then seeing their smile as their design comes to life during their fittings.
What is your favourite style of wedding dress?
Personally – Traditional classic and elegant
What is the best way to incorporate “Something Blue” into the wedding outfit?
We use a blue Forget me Not pin from the Alzheimers association, and attach it to the petticoats in all our brides dresses, which is both our logo and the charity we support.
What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?
Grace Kelly to Prince RainierFeatured_on_Badge

Summer Sale

At the end of every season we sell off some sample dresses to make room on the rails for  our new 2018 designs. This year  throughout the month of August we are having a "Name your Price Sale"  Make us an offer price  on selected  Sale Samples  and if we agree it, you can bag yourself a bargain.

A few examples of dresses included in this promotion but there are plenty more to choose from.

Tori - The sophisticated one. A flowing mermaid skirt shape with an elegant batteau neckline, cut from a sparkling lace embroidery. Turn around and reveal a plunging neckline with back jewelry and covered buttons. This version is in a mink pink satin but also available in ivory and other colours under the ivory lace.

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Designer Weekend in York

The new collection La Vie en Rose will be heading north to Andrea Bambridge  a bespoke bridal store in the centre of  the historic town of York 

Honesty forget me not-bannerOver the weekend of April 6-10th there will be an opportunity by appointment, to try on our new collection of wedding dresses which have a  modern, soft and willowy design element alongside traditional gowns. All with hidden corsetry to support and flatter your shape.

 

Call them on   01904 640046 to book an appointment 

http://www.andreabambridge.co.uk/

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Please leave us a review

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In this modern age where we can easily have information at our fingertips, Looking up a review based on other peoples experiences, before making a big purchase  is often the norm and makes a lot of sense.
Not knowing my SEO from my Meta tags it is a bit out of my field but good old Customer service  and going the extra yard for a bride is what we try and do on a daily basis.  If you have recently visited us to have a look at our gowns or are  already a Forget me Not bride old or new, We would appreciate it if you could leave us a review of your experience.  We hope it will be a 5 Star  review but if it’s not then at least we will learn from your comments and try and do better next time.

A Forget me Not Bride shares her Wedding blog and leaves a review

http://janebeadnellphotgraphy.co.uk/the-tetley-leeds/

 

 

 

 

 

“Our photographer has just completed her blog on our wedding so please feel free to share on your page to see the beautiful Francesca dress in action!  I absolutely adored my dress, it was so comfortable and fun to wear!  Absolutely perfect for our vintage urban wedding.  It also meant a lot to me that my dress was British designed and made,so a huge thank you to the talented team at Forget Me Not!

Please vote for us.

British Wedding Awards 2016 – Update

Sorry to say we didn't win this year,but a huge Thank you to all the brides that voted for us

British Wedding Awards 2016 – Update

 

We are really excited to announce that we have been nominated in the British Wedding Awards  for the second year running in the

Best British Bridal collection category. All we need now is your votes to see if we can win this year.

Voting is open to all Forget me Not customers and Brides past, present and future

but only until 14th December so you haven't got long. Please spare 5 mins if you will to follow the link attached here.

http://www.weddingideasmag.com/the-british-wedding-awards-2016/

You will find us in the last category which is on page 15 of 16.

Thank you to all our lovely customers in advance

Summer Sample Sale

A good chance to bag a bargain starts this Saturday 1st August where we sell off, at half price or more, many sample gowns from the rails to make way for new designs for next season. Sale ends 22nd August when we close for a weeks holiday and re -open 1st September

If you had your eye on a Forget me Not design but thought it was beyond your budget, come back for another look.

Samples have been tried on but not worn and some may benefit from dry cleaning.

We can arrange for any alterations to be done for you at minimal cost.

 

Terms and Conditions- Sale Items

All Sale dresses  and ex- samples are “Sold as Seen,” They must be checked thoroughly at time of purchase as there can be No Refunds, No Exchanges and No Returns. They must be paid for in full at the time of purchase and taken home. Any alterations can be organised at a later date and are charged separately.

Summer loving

The Summer of Love is the theme for this years Bestival on the Isle of Wight and is very appropriate for this seasons weddings here at Forget me Not, many of which have been inspired by floral laces and soft colours.  Out of  the shades of pink, blue and green  we introduced indowbiggin110[1] (1) this years collection it is the Pistachio Green  that is proving to be a real hit.  Julie wears a bespoke version of Adele in  pistachio. We have many styles and soft shades of all colours to personalise your dress or theme.

Customer comments

Such lovely comments received from last years brides on the voting forms for The Wedding Industry Awards- We must be doing something right!

There are loads of comments but if you just read a few you will get the idea…..

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I visited over 40 different wedding dress shops in London, Barcelona, Paris and Hertfordshire. FMNDs stood out, the designer being present on every visit to the shop to discuss the dresses and how they could be altered (again on site in the shop) to produce the bespoke gown perfect in every way for my italian wedding. They were fun, caring, enthusiastic, passionate, skillful, reliable and extremely professional. They delivered a bespoke dress in a fraction of the time and a fraction of the price

I throughly enjoyed my trips down to the Isle of wright. I was always made to feel welcome and had great fun changing things around with my dress so it was perfect. The end result was a dress that I absolutely loved, fitted me perfectly, was so comfortable to wear all day and everyone else commented on how stunningly no it was.

So helpful and gave great advice. They picked the perfect dress for me wh h I would have walked past if they hadn’t got it out for me to try on. Such a smooth process of fittings and Gerry was so flexible on everything. Amazing to have my dress made for me at such a high quality and professionalism. I would recommend to anyone in a heart beat. Even being on the Isle of Wight wasn’t too far for the perfect service and dress I got for my wedding.

The perfect choice from start to finish. From fitting to completion of the wedding dress, they looked after me every step of the way, and provided such a wonderful service. With great attention to detail. They paid attention to my requests, providing me with a beautiful dress and a beautiful shoe bag to match the dress. It was lovely.

Gerry and Katrina from Forget Me Not Designs are absolutely fantastic! They took my brief of creating my wedding dress from a few pictures with no hesitation and made it for half the price, without compromising on quality. I live in Surrey and had no problem with travelling to the Isle of Wight – each of the four times was a very fun day out! I wish you the best of luck ladies – you so deserve to win! – and I will forever be thankful for making my dream dress so pretty and come to life!

before wedding dress shopping I managed to lose 9 stone in weight, I searched high and low to find the perfect dress to not only show my achievement off, but that suited my personality and made me feel protected, many of the designers I met scared me, felt pushy, forget me knot designs were great and helped put me at ease, eventually I developed an eating disorder and they were so kind and understanding, even giving me a hug at fittings, nothing was too much trouble and they saved my life

From start to finish Gerry & Katrina at Forget Me Not Designs were so friendly & helpful. I tried many dresses on & eventually fell in love with one in particular. They even helped me choose a different accessory to add to the dress to make it perfect for me. I cannot express how beautiful the gowns at Forget Me Not Designs are. Stunning, elegant, great quality, professional & reasonably priced. I’d recommend them in a heartbeat!

Forget Me Not Designs were so welcoming and professional from the day I first met them at the Wedding Show 2013. There advice when customising and creating my dress was just incredible and the end result was better then I could ever have imagined. I felt like a princess and my dress has had so many compliments. I have such lovely memories of going down to the Isle of Wight making the whole experience unforgettable. I even put my dress on 2 days after my wedding ~ I never want to take it off

I can not recommend Forget Me Not highly enough. From the first time my mum and I met Geraldine we had complete faith in her abilities and knew she was the right person to design my dress. She is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and also very patient. She captured my vision perfectly and the bespoke dress that she created was truly amazing and very unique. The service was very personal and I actually felt sad when I left the shop for the last time, dress in hand, that I wouldn’t be going back.

This was my second Wedding and I will be 50 this November. I thought I wouldn’t have a Wedding dress and didn’t know what to wear in my circumstances. Catriona and Geraldine were wonderful and knew exactly what would suit me. I did have a Wedding dress and it was stunning, beautiful and perfect for me – I felt truly bridal but just right and really appreciate all that the team at Forget-me-not did! They are wonderful designers and perfectionists with great attention to detail and customer needs

Forget me not are very professional, take ur ideas and make them reality. They made my day so special.

Forget Me Knot Designs created my dream wedding dress for me. I loved all the dresses in their shop but still couldn’t decide which one was for me. They were able to take my favourite aspects of different dresses to create my perfect dress! I absolutely love it and felt like a amazing on my big day, just a shame I only get to wear it for once!

The whole experience from start to finish was incredible! I would not hesitate to recommend forget me not.

Forget Me Not had an wonderful choice of dresses, all unique and very special. The lace, which is signature to the designer, was exquisite and the dresses were simple and elegant. Katrina and Gerry were very accommodating, helpful and understood my requirements. They took considerable care and attention to ensure the dress was perfect. The website allowed good views of the selection of dresses. The dress fitting was easy and convenient. I really enjoyed every aspect of my experience.

I think I am one of those rare brides that hated dress shopping, that was until I went to forget me not designs. They made me feel so comfortable and couldnt do enough for me. It was a pleasure to see Gerry and the team every time I went it. Just excellent!

Forget Me Not Design made choosing my wedding dress such a special and happy experience. They gave brilliant advice and what I absolutely loved was their willingness and ability to adjust my dress as I wanted (taking the original strapless dress and incorporating lace to cover my chest and shoulders). They enabled me to have my dream dress, understanding what I wanted and it fitted perfectly. The ladies made the whole wedding dress process extremely enjoyable and individual to me.

I loved all the different styles and Geraldine was able to explain from my inarticulate words why a particular dress did or didn’t suit me. In the end I went for a hybrid of two dresses, this wasn’t a dress adjusted for me, this was a dress made just for me, what girl wouldn’t want that for her wedding day! The dress was exactly what I wanted for our special day getting married on the Queen Victoria.

Excellent and personalised service. Beautiful dress that I will cherish forever.

From the first moment we walked into their shop in Ryde to when I picked up my dress, FMN Designs were supportive, friendly, kind, generous and simply fabulous. They made me feel like a million bucks, never self conscious and were always on hand to suggest something different/new. They seemed genuinely interested in my wedding day and made my mum feel part of the experience too. Top rate!

Beautiful, original dresses, the best customer service you Could ask for when looking for such a special thing! Everything I thought it would be. As soon as you walk in to forget me nots in ryde on the Isle of Wight you feel like you are in somewhere welcoming and sumptuous! I cannot thank the staff enough for makings whole experience one I will never forget!

I was in desperate need of a wedding dress for a last minute wedding which we planned in 3 weeks, I am pregnant and my partner was off to Jordan for a few months with his job in the Royal Marines. Forget me not- made me my dream dress from scratch, as I could not order the dress I wanted anywhere else with such a short time frame! The dress was amazing! And fitted my bump beautifully!

Gerry, the dress maker at Forget me knot was incredibly flexible and efficient. Having already chosen my dress and had a first fitting, I found out that I was pregnant. She not only set my mind at ease by quickly putting a plan in place to re design the dress from scratch to suit my growing bump but was able to implement all of my wedding dress desires. I couldn’t have been more impressed by her ability and attention to detail and am so thankful to have had her as my dress maker!!

my dress was perfect – they made a unique design just for me.

I was looking for a 50’s style dress, but wanted a dropped waist to better fit my figure. All other boutiques I visited could only do alterations in size, but not style. The Forget Me Not ladies were more than happy to make any adjustment I wanted to their existing model dress, were extremely helpful and professional in their advice, and charged no extra money for all the alterations needed. They gave me the exact dress I wanted, were very friendly, so I would highly recommend their service!

Gerry & Katrina are so kind, friendly and thoughtful. They make you feel at home instantly and their knowledge is second to none which is incredibly helpful when, as a bride, your head is buzzing from seeing so many dresses – their calm demeanor instantly de-stresses you and the whole experience of choosing the most important dress of your life becomes the joy it should be. Perhaps the best thing is that you can tailor your own dress so yours will always be one of kind as you are one of a kind.

From the first visit my experience was extremely positive and memorable. From start to finish the service was exceptional, a truly personal and magical experience. Care and attention to my preferred style of dress was accommodated. The staff were very patient and provided advice in a honest way using their knowledge of styles to suit me. Each fitting was completed in a professional manner and attention to detail was impeccable. The dress was exceptional, high quality and all I had ever imagined!

Amazing small team, flexibility on requirements. Fantastic and friendly.

They are willing, professional and fair. For what I got, I believe I was charged a very reasonable rate, maybe even a bargain! The dress came out beautifully. Because I wanted to use Japanese Kimono fabric which was pattered and incredibly thick I know that forget me not designs had a real challenge in their hands. They rose to the challenge and produced the most unusual and conventional wedding dress. They under stood my rough sketches and ideas and have me exactly what I had in mind. Thanks!

I would definitely recommend this shop to friends and have done so already, they have also brought their Wedding Dresses there. As soon as I walked in I knew I would be able to find something to suit me, I had a lot of help from the staff who made me feel amazing, I left the shop absolutely buzzing! The Dress was stunning and the ulterations were perfect. In my opinion this is the best shop for Wedding Dresses on the Isle of Wight!

I am in my late 50’s and wanted to look like a bride, but didn’t have any idea of what sort of dress would suit me. I felt really self conscience when I entered the shop. However Katrina was so friendly and helpful and made me feel relaxed. I tried several different dresses on to see which would suit me. I really liked 2 dresses and Katrina made my dress based on them. On my wedding day I felt like a princess with my beautiful dress and I have the Forget Me Not team to thank for that.

I had a wonderful experience buying my beautiful bespoke wedding dress from Forget Me Not Designs. I decided to investigate going direct to the supplier and found them ever so friendly/ helpful even by email. I ventured over to the Isle of Wight slightly apprehensive but I need not have worried. I felt at ease immediately, the shop was immaculate and had a boutique feel. Gerry offered invaluable but unobtrusive advice. No pushy sales pitch and thoroughly enjoyed all my trips for fittings.

Considering I went into the shop 5 weeks before my wedding and chose a dress they had on display, they fit in all my alterations and dress fittings within that time to make sure the dress was perfect for me! they were so helpful and adapted the dress so quickly! they were so friendly and very helpful / flexible with the whole process. I was so impressed with the service i received i will defiantly be recommending them to anyone who is getting married.

I hunted Forget-Me-Not Designs down at the London Wedding Show after spotting my ideal dress in Wedding Idea’s magazine. After eventually picking a different dress (!) I was apprehensive about travelling to the I-O-W from Birmingham but Katrina and Gerry couldn’t have been more helpful, disussing how the dress could be altered to suit me and putting my nerves at ease! Even after a last minute panic when my dress was delivered and had to be altered they were most accommodating and all was well!

I chose my dress from forget me not designs as I loved the designs and the fact the dresses were made specifically for you so you could alter them accordingly to make sure you got exactly what you were looking for. The ladies at FMND were very friendly, professional and helpful and really made buying my wedding dress a brilliant experience!

They were just brilliant and knew exactly what I wanted

The whole experience was wonderful, they left me in no doubt I was to be the best on my day. I felt like a ‘million dollars’ .

The sevice received from Gerry was second to none. I couldn’t have hoped for more expert advice and responsiveness to my ideas during the process. What really stood out for me was that when I had a change of heart about where the neckline of my bolero should come to. The team got behind what I was after quickly and turned my request around on the same day so that I could bring the dress back to London with me,

I arrived at forget me not with 5 months left before my Wedding. They were the first wedding dress shop I had been in to. They were very friendly and helpful and their dresses were all amazing. i spent 1 day dress shook g and went back to them that afternoon and chose my dress. They were always so helpful and even agreed to make adjustment to myaid of honours and mums dresses (bought fr another shop). The dress fitted amazingly and I felt a million dollars walking down the aisle. Theh are amazin

From meeting Forget Me Not at the Wedding Show and throughout the whole process, the team were friendly and helpful. Gerry and Katrina provided great advice about what would work for me and adapted one of their designs to suit me perfectly, taking in all my requirements (including being able to dance!) and were patient when I was indecisive. The fitting process was smooth and efficient. My final dress looked amazing and was great to wear throughout my wedding day – I didn’t want to take it off!

I grew up walking past the Forget Me Not shop and always dreamed of going in and trying on the dresses so it was a dream come true to wear a Forget Me Not dress at my wedding. I truly felt like a princess throughout the whole process of trying on dresses, the fittings and on the day. The team were so helpful and friendly and the dress I ended up with is beautifully crafted and something I will treasure forever.

I had the most wonderful experience with Forget Me Not Designs.Every trip to the Isle of Wight was incredibly special and I have the most fantastic memories of our days there. Geraldine & Katrina were very generous with their time when I first came along to try on lots of dresses and were incredibly accomodating when I asked to combine elements of two of their dresses into one unique dress. The prices were incredibly reasonable & having a made to measure dress was a once in a lifetime experience

I am only 5 foot tall and they made me a dress which suited and fitted perfectly. They are very welcoming and friendly. I planed my wedding in just 3 months.I was worried this wouldn’t be enough time to have a dress made, but they did it.

Very lovely ladies who gave me an “all about you” experience. They made me try on all sorts and were very patient until I chose the one I wanted.

I was blown away by how my wedding dress fitted. I enjoyed every second of wearing it. Forget me knot designs were fantastic, especially as I had limited fittings because I live in Hong Kong. They were punctual, efficient and friendly. Great value for money for a custom made dress and excellent quality.

Very happy with the service received. I had only 3 months until the wedding. Went in the shop, didn’t book appointment as was last minute decision but the assistant didn’t mind. I picked few dresses, tried them on and had my heart set on one and was very pleasantly surprise that the assistant gave me a honest opinion even though the dress I liked the most was on sale. Very nice experience and absolutely loved my dress.

All my friends and family who have got married in the last 10 years have used Forget me not, so even though I don’t live on the island it was top of my list of shops I wanted to visit. The service was outstanding and although the dress I wanted wasn’t from there standard patterns they were more than happy to make the dress that I wanted. I only needed 2 fittings after the first measurement which made it so easy. And was so nice having a one of a kind bespoke dress.

From the moment I walked into Forget Me Not Designs I was welcomed into the shop and encouraged to try as many different dresses on as I wished too. The owners helped me choose which design suited me the best and gave me different ideas which I would have never of thought of. Throughout my fittings the owners were always very attentive am we’re always happy to make any alterations to the dress should I want them. I felt like the most special to-be bride ever and this was down to the owners.

My wedding dress was exactly as I imagined, but so much better than I had dare hope for. At forget me not, the ladies completely understood me and my idea for a wedding dress. The service was wonderful and their sewing and design abilities cannot be faulted. I felt completely at ease with them and also completely at ease in my dress. I didn’t give my dress a second thought. I knew it was stunning and I felt stunning, it allowed me to focus entirely on the more important parts of mg wedding day.

Relaxing, positive, professional and friendly experience from day one. Above and beyond expectation fans with good value for money-highly recommend.

I couldn’t have been more happy with my dress and the service I received from FMN designs. The dress was absolutely perfect in everyway + was exactly I wanted for my big day. I tried on Ruebens at another bridal shop and then found out that FMN designs would be at the National Wedding Show, I went to see them there to chat about the dress + ordered on the spot despite not being able to try the dress on again! They were so lovely and made me feel special despite it being super busy.

Fantastic, amazing friendly service. Everything I wanted. Being my second wedding and a little bit older, I felt nervous about what people thought. Forget Me Not made me feel very special. All the comments I got on the day about my beautiful dress was what a beautiful dress who made it for you. Thank you team forget Me Not. Vanessa x

FMND are outstanding when it comes to all things wedding dress. All the staff really pout you at ease and are extremely experienced in a advising and realising your perfect dress. They are brilliant value for money, especially as all the dresses are made from scratch and in England by skilled seamstresses rather than in a large warehouse that will result in lots of amendments. They are experts in working with lace and creating beautiful dresses.

Struggled to find the dress I had in my head, until I stepped into Forget me not. Tried on and manipulated several dresses in the shop to match my vision. They then designed the dress and it fitted so perfectly. Allowed me several fittings, took time and were patient with me, also created a beautiful head piece to match my lace perfectly. I couldn’t have been happier with the final dress. My sister and two friends have since had their dresses from forget me not too.

Forget me Not Designs made the dress that was in my mind a reality. Whenever I needed their advice and expertise they were there.

Katrina& Geraldine were absolutely amazing in designing my desired customized dress, in record timing. I had to travel to the Isle of Wight from Switzerland and I also lost quite some weight before the wedding. To accomodate for all that, we agreed to start the dress-making process only 1.5 months before the wedding (with ideal weight) and they asked me to come only twice: for the initial measurements/ bodice fitting, and a 2nd time for the fitting, final adjustments and collection. Outstanding!

I knew what I was looking for and found it! As sson as I saw the dress on the website I made an appointment. Although there are many stunning dresses by forget me not designs, I tried on the dress, paid a deposit and made a booking for my first fitting in under an hour. Both Katrina and Geri are super ladies, professional and provide quality Dresses and Service. A wonderful experience !

My dress was absolutely stunning, such high quality and I loved wearing it. It was made to the most perfect fit.

I loved every minute I spent with the ladies at Forget me Not. They made me feel welcome and advices me on everything I needed for my dress and big day.

I chose forget me not to design my wedding dress and i can honestly say they are the most lovely ladies who made every visit to them so enjoyable,. They made my dress within a short time frame and helped accommodate me as i had a baby less then a month before i first went into them and got married two months late. The skill and expertise in second to none and the dress was absolutely amazing and they made the dress fittings such a wonderful part of my wedding..

fantastic wedding dress supplier. Beautiful designs and fabrics. The lady who we saw originally was so helpful and helped me to decide what I wanted for my final dress and helped me to design it. The owner who makes the dresses was really nice and the fittings were always on time and did not take long. The dress was absolutely perfect when I picked it up. They made minor amendments right up until the last minute to make it fit beautifully. I had so many lovely comments about the dress!!

Gerry and Katrina were great to work with. My family lives in Canada, so I was completely on my own wedding dress shopping. They made the process fun and stress-free and did everything they could to ensure my dress was prefect for my big day – including telling me how to travel best with my dress. The made me comfortable throughout the whole process. They let me Skype with my mom in Canada during my fittings and while trying on every head piece in the store. I couldn’t have ask for more.

I don’t know how to convey in this box how much I love my dress and how beautiful it is! All I had when I went to forget me not designs was an idea, the designer gave me everything I imagined and more. The dress is very boho and individual. They didn’t have much time for my dress as my father is terminally ill so we had to move the wedding forward. Nothing was a problem or too much trouble for them. My dad was able to come in the shop and see me wear the dress. It’s the most beautiful dress

It was a real pleasure choosing and building the design for my dress. The team enterpritated exactly the kind of style/pattern I wanted, listened to me and found the perfect solution. I loved the fact I could have anything I wanted added to make it unique.

The ladies at Forget-Me-Not were so warm + friendly which made such a difference when choosing a dress. I felt so welcome + they are so attentive to me, something which I did not find in many other bridal shops. They made great suggestions on shape, style and accessories to help suit me and the dress was exactly what I wanted. It fitted me like a glove and was of such exceptional quality. The whole process was unique (in terms Of fitting the dress to me)- amazing designers and deserving winners!

I couldn’t have been more pleased with my wedding dress. It was exactly what I hoped for and the staff at Forget me not were superb in every aspect of the whole process.

All the ladies at Forget Me Not Designs were outstanding, but the most important thing for me was the service & care that they gave me. At the point of trying on dresses, I was recovering from a major bowel operation & had an ileostomy bag while waiting for more major surgery. Trying on clothes with an ileostomy bag is daunting enough, let alone a wedding dress, they put me at complete ease and made it a relaxed happy situation, rather than a frightening one.

Forget me not were amazing. After looking in 2 or 3 local bridal stores and searching designer websites and finding nothing I liked, they were a god send! I came across their website and fell in love with every dress. Going to their shop on the Isle of Wight was an experience every bride should have- it is so pretty and the dresses are all stunning. I could have booked at least 10 dresses! The ladies were so helpful and accommodated all of my wishes. Amazing!

Lovely ladies. Beautiful dresses. Amazing service and I was put totally at ease. There was no pressure and I felt I could trust them right from the start.

The staff made me feel very comfortable . Extremely helpful and had good suggestions.

As soon as I walked into Forget Me Not’s beautiful shop, I knew I wanted my dress from there. I loved the fact I wasn’t overwhelmed by styles and ranges. Just two rails of beautifully designed and made dresses. I was able to try a few dresses on immediately. No formalities. No appointments. I found my dress immediately but couldn’t order until three months before my wedding. They did everything to get my dress made on time. I felt so comfortable visiting the store and LOVED my dress.

Forget me Not listened carefully to my views from the first visit – made amendments to ensure I felt comfortable and had a totally personalised design. I had a stunning dress which suited my figure and meant that I thoroughly enjoyed my day and didn’t have to adjust it at all as it fit so well. My husband thought the trip from Wales to the Isle of Wight was worth it when he saw me coming down the aisle!

Katsina and the team were a huge part of my day making me look and feel like the princess I had always wanted to be since a little girl playing wedding dress up in my bedroom. I will never forget the look on my husbands face when he first saw me

Forget me not was brilliant at interpretating my design and making it real. They knew exactly what I wanted and made the process, easy and quick. They were absolutely brilliant.

Why They Booked (in random order)

I would walk past the shop when I was younger on my way to school and dreamt of getting my wedding dress there!

They are nearby, they have excellent window displays and are brilliant! They took on a dressmaking challenge and made my most wonderful dress!

Lovely, stylish and welcoming shop environment and very professional and friendly team.

The stunning, classic dress design and the quality of the lace

They are based on the Isle of Wight where i live and are without doubt the best wedding dress designers.

Fantastic service, beautiful gowns, being able to have a made to measure gown and having some input into the design

I fell in love with their lace designs which suited my theme and style.

The staff there was really friendly and enthusiastic and gave me the confidence to choose the dress of my dreams.

Excellent designs, personalised service, friendly, approachable and understand how to realise your vision. They become friends through the process – thank you Katrina and Gerry.

A friend had recommend to me to use them, i went to a few other shops on the isle of wight and was not as impressed with the dresses as I was at Forget me not designs.

We knew they were the right designers for us as they listened to what we wanted and made our wedding day such a wonderful, memorable and fantastic day. The dress was perfect.

Because I stumbled across the shop but was welcomed immediately. I was able to try on dresses without an appointment and loved their beautiful styles, quality fabrics and unique interpretations of bridal fashion. I love that all dresses are made on the premises. I got my dress without fuss or formality. Lovely.

Beautiful dresses, my style, local, friendly, approachable,

Because they offer fantastic, friendly, empathetic customer service, personal, gorgeous designs and the best quality and most beautiful Wedding dresses I have ever seen. Nothing was too much trouble and they clearly love what they do and take pride in every Bride!

Because the dress design was amazing!

When I met Forget Me Not at the National Wedding Show, the whole team were friendly and helpful, and gave me confidence that they knew what they were doing. I loved their dresses and it was a bonus to be able to get a bespoke made-to-measure dress for an off-the-peg price.

Initially the elegant, stylish gowns – then service to match! Avery happy experience.

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I met them at the national wedding show, there dresses stood out for quality, price, and the staff were so kind and helpful, they design and make the dresses on site, so if you want a element to be changed they do without making you feel bad

My daughter used them 10 yrs ago and enjoyed the experience

Because I instantly felt comfortable with the designer, she is a very talented woman

Expertise, dresses are bespoke and made just for you, staff are really friendly, family run uk business.

Love the designs

They were so helpful and could make my dress within 5 months of my wedding, soMerging most other places couldn’t do. The dresses were made to a very very high standard and they were a local company so I could phone them and pop in at any point!

I loved the latest collection, specifically the Giuseppina dress, but when that wasn’t ‘the one’ I was spolied for choice with alternatives all with the lacy, vintage look I wanted. Chatting to Gerry and Katrina on the day I visited their stall at the London Wedding Show made up my mind that I would pick them to design my dress, they were friendly, relaxed, professional and clearly knew what would work for me. I had so many compliments on my dress and it fitted and felt amazing that I wish I could wear the dress everyday!

A really personal service. They were friendly and honest and truly genius’ at what they do. The price was very reasonable for a custom made dress- it included all fittings and alterations.

My friend used them., and had a great experience. As a Bride when I walked thorough the door, I felt valued immediately, and they were always ready to help.

Desgn quality and style. I booked them for this even though they were in Isle of Wight which says something!

Lovely/ speedy/ good quality service

I found it to be the best service, all the Ladies were very helpful.

Professional but very friendly service. Extensive knowledge of wedding dresses and designing something unique with the ability to bring my vision to life. Very reasonably priced for the level of quality and service provided. I have told countless people about their services and how great they are.

Work of mouth recommendations.

Because first of all they have beautiful designs, the dress received lots of compliments at the wedding. Secondly, they were super flexible and customized the dress just as I wanted. Thirdly, because they were able to accomodate for my weight loss (starting the dress- making process only 1.5 months before the event) and also they made the process easier for me by asking me to come only twice to the Isle of Wight for 2-3 days (as I was traveling from Switzerland). As a contrast, many boutiques were saying they need to start the dress-making process 6 months in advance and that I would need to come about 4 times. Also, despite the time crunch the result was beautiful, the dress received lots of compliments at the wedding. The only minor issue I had is with the tulle layers under the skirt- those would get stuck/ attached to my shoe hill sometimes.

From the first moment I walked into Forget Me Not, every member of staff I met was friendly, approachable and interested in what I wanted in a wedding dress. I loved their designs, they were/are unique and no other shop could compare. I knew I was in expert hands and confident they would deliver as promised. I would recommend Forget Me Not Designs to any bride looking for her wedding dress.

Knew they would do a great job ! And the dress was perfect for me!

Friendly, professional and incredible value for money. I designed my dress taking elements from 3/4 other dresses and their service was just faultless.

Oustanding recommandations from friends and family.

I was looking for a bespoke service to create a dress I had seen from a picture (as I could not afford to buy the dress direct from a boutique) and was highly recommended by a friend who had had brilliant service from Gerry and Katrina. They ticked all the boxes and I am one very satisfied customer!

I was quite self conscious when looking for my wedding dress and some of the bridal shops I visited made me feel uncomfortable when trying on dresses and were quite forceful as to what I should and shouldn’t be wearing on my big day. I had my heart set on a shorter wedding dress and most of the bridal shops tried to convince me that this was a bad idea that I would regret. When I went to forget me not designs, they did the absolute opposite and put me right at ease and I knew I made the right decision going all the way to the Isle of Wight to order my dress. Every fitting I attended was successful and made it worth the extra journey to Isle of Wight. Geraldine helped me choose my accessories and gave me advice on what shoes to wear as well. Nothing was too much trouble. I only wish I could have my big day all over again so I could spend more time dancing and twirling!!!

Besides having the only design I instantly fell in love with, they were able to accomadate my timescales and work around my surgery without question. They also altered the design to allow me to have sleeves, which was important to me.

It was my local store and every time I was passing by I saw lovely dresses in the window so didn’t even look anywhere else.

The politeness of all the staff and sophisticated essence in the shop. True passion and they understood how important the dress was to my day. Not to mention the ability to listen and interpret what a bride wants and not be opinionated but helpful and knowledgable in design and fashion.

They were friendly and welcoming and knew exactly what I wanted. Their dresses are very well made.

They made a dress for a very good friend of mine and came recommended.

I tried many other dresses on from other companies but none came close to the beauty of Forget Me Not Design gowns.

brilliant service and a beautiful bespoke dress

Because they made beautiful dresses.

Because I wanted to be able to design my own dress, I wanted it to be made in England to fit me and I could not believe what amazing value for money it was.

I booked because they had a design for the best dress. I had spent a little while looking around and then found one in their shop. Also, 23 years previously they made my first communion dress so there was a sentimental link as well.

I always wanted to wear a Forget Me Not dress to my wedding so finding the perfect dress designed by them was a dream come true. Their dresses are of a superior quality to other dresses I tried on and their service is excellent.

The chance to have your wedding dress custom made by a local business was too good an opportunity to turn down!

I chose them because they design the dresses and make them themselves, which meant I got the dress made according to my wishes and that really made me look my best. The FMN team was very friendly, helpful and professional and the dress was of a very high quality and cheap compared to other custom made or even off-the-rack dresses I saw before theirs.

I loved the dress designs and the friendliness and helpfulness of Gerry and Katrina

I loved the dress, amazing ladies to deal with and enjoyed my days out to the Isle of Wight.

High quality British designer Bespoke service – totally made for my shape Unique designs

Because I was in the area and very short of time.

Perfect dress

Personal recommendation.

The ladies at Forget Me Knot Designs were approachable, helpful, friendly and gave me fantastic advice. I really valued their opinions and support in finding/ creating my perfect dress.

I was struggling to find any wedding dresses I liked and then I came across Forget Me Not Designs at a wedding fair and fell in love with the beautiful designs and high quality dresses. They were so lovely to work with and made the whole experience so much fun!

I went to around 20 bridal dress shops and tried on around 300 dresses and did not find anything that worked for me. The Forget Me Not dress was perfect. Also, the friendly and excellent service with Forget Me Not was important aspect of the choice.

When I met Gerry and Katrina they were very busy at the bridal show, but they made me feel excited and comfortable. They weren’t pushy and because of that, I came back the following day and ordered from them. Their designs stood out among the plethora of other options. I loved that their dresses are made to my own measurements, not altered from a standard size.

Local, made dresses to order, previous experience of good quality service.

It was local and has a very good reputation. Their window display is always gorgeous, and much to my taste.

When I phoned up and asked if I could alter a dress to suit my own idea they couldn’t have been more helpful – I could have exactly what at wanted – isn’t this just what every bride wants?

Any alterations were included in the price and the service was absolutely fantastic – I couldn’t have asked for a better service.

They had many dresses that I loved- An exquisite selection of lace styles- something I knew I wanted. It was also attractive that they were a small family run independent company.

Made me feel comfortable and the dresses are stunning.

Fell in love with a dress of theirs and they were very accommodating of changes I wanted to make.

They were ladies I could trust. They didn’t push me into a purchase and they listened and made everything I wanted.

On recommendation from a friend.

The best dressmakers in the uk.

The designs of their dresses, the warm welcome and friendly atmosphere made my decision to book with them.