If you’re currently searching for your dream wedding dress, but are conscious of doing it in a sustainable way, then make appointment at a charity boutique like Barnardos Bridal Rooms. Across the globe we’re seeing a huge shift in the bridal world, as more and more brides are looking for greener ways to achieve their perfect wedding day look. And Barnardos Bridal in particular is seeing an increase in the number of brides reaching out with the hope of finding their bridal gown, accessories and favours in their beautiful bridal rooms – all in an effort to achieve a more sustainable wedding, with the added bonus of it also being a cost-effective way to shop. Have we piqued your interest? Then read on.
Designer Wedding Dresses at Barnardos Bridal Rooms
Barnardos Bridal Rooms is well known for offering top, brand new designer gowns from the eye-wateringly low price of €350, but now sustainability is pushing even higher on the agenda for brides in their search for ‘The One’. It’s been a hot topic in the fashion world for the last few years, but Barnardos Bridal Rooms has always operated on the premise of having an offering that reduces impact on the environment, and ethically fuels a better world. They are delighted to see that Ireland’s bride’s are now thinking about the impact their wedding day will have on the environment, and are looking for ways to adopt this sustainable mindset.
Planet-Saving and Cost-Saving
“We have seen so many brides who want to be as sustainable as possible for their big day,” says Bernadette Harrington, Manager at Barnardos Bridal Rooms. “We’ve really started to notice this in the last 12 months and particularly post-Covid as an awareness of sustainability was brought to the forefront of people’s minds.” She explains that they regularly receive communication from brides asking how Barnardos Bridal Rooms can help them lower the impact of their wedding choices. “On the other side we also see many brides who want to wear a second gown on their wedding day, and whilst this can be a big expense, we offer bride’s the chance to achieve this, while remaining sustainable.”
How Does it Work?
Quite simply, Barnardos Bridal Rooms offers brand new bridal gowns which have been donated directly from the design houses or bridal boutiques at a fraction of the cost. This prevents hundreds of gowns from ending up in landfill, as well as lowering the need for more gowns to be produced. All of this adds up to lower the carbon footprint of the wedding dress industry. There are limitless designers and they aren’t confined to a few styles and sizes, with dresses from 8 to 18+ to try on. The advantage to you is that all of this comes at a lower price leaving more in the wedding budget for other important items.
Accessories at Barnardos Bridal Rooms
Of course, a show-stopping dress needs the perfect accessories to complete the look, and you can buy gorgeous accessories directly from the online store. It includes brand new headpieces, belts, hair clips and jewellery, selling for up to 30% less than the recommended retail price. Not to mention, they also have bridesmaids dresses. As well as helping the environment, all of the proceeds from the bridal boutiques go right back to those that really need help. A purchase with Barnardos, be it a sustainable wedding dresses, a piece from the online accessory shop, or their wedding favours, supports the incredible work that they do with vulnerable children and their families.