Looking for your dream bridal gown without breaking the bank?
A wedding dress can cost a pretty penny, but it doesn’t always have to be that way as Sunshine Weddings Spain finds out in today’s feature article where we chat all things satin, chiffon and lace and also the about the pesky price tag, with wedding gown specialist Inma Lopez, from CentroNovia Divinity.
Inma comes from a family that has over 50 years of experience in bridal dresses and for over a decade, they have formed part of the CentroNovia Divinity outlet, with monthly bridal events in their outlet stores in both Cordoba and Malaga, where expert staff are always on hand to help brides-to-be find their perfect gown.
Inma gives us a fascinating insight into how the company works and why there is no need to sacrifice on style or quality in order to keep the price of your wedding dress down.
Her moto “Let us dress your dreams” and this is what she had to say about CentroNovia:
“In CentroNovia you will find wedding dresses from the most recognised national and international brands at incredible prices. Our large stores are dedicated exclusively to the sale of wedding dresses and accessories and thanks to our large display area, we can offer brides an extensive range of elegant and quality dresses covering a variety of models.
At CentroNovia we are passionate about wedding dresses and helping brides find their dream dress. We work one on one, with each bride, providing them with an individual, personalised experience.
Our events usually take place one Sunday a month, but before a bride attends one of our events, she would have previously been assigned a personal assistant who will have gone over with her the style of dress she is looking for and her dress size, so that the day she arrives at our store, at a pre-arranged time, she will be shown several gowns that match her size and taste.
Apart from our highly experienced staff, one of our other main advantages—apart from price, which we will get to in a minute—is that we can have over 200 gowns displayed in the store. Most bridal shops will have, at most, some 60 gowns on display. Additionally, as we have stock of each design, a bride can leave with her dream dress the very day she has fallen in love with it, or reserve it to collect another day if she prefers.
Most importantly, especially for those trying to stick to a budget, is that we have designer gowns at outlet prices, in fact our gowns range from €399 to our most expensive at €999, which means that some of the brides that come to us end up buying two gowns and change after the ceremony.
Finally, we don’t usually do any of the fittings ourselves but work with a professional seamstress who, for about €100, can have the dress altered to fit correctly and sculpt the gown to the body.
I personally advise brides-to-be to start looking for their dream dress at least six months before their wedding day. That said, we have brides buy a dress from us just one week from the big day.
Our events are popular all over Andalucia and even abroad, in fact we have many female cabin crew book appointments with us and come to see us when they have a stopover in Malaga, or bridal couples who are in the area venue hunting and coincide their trip with one of our monthly events.
We have every style of dress, from ballgown to trumpet, A-line to mermaid, without following a trend as such as we find that most brides-to-be like to find a style which reflects their personality and not a seasonal trend.
We also work with an extensive range of wedding fabrics, such as satin for elegant and classic dresses, mikado for a more modern look, lace for those looking for a romantic and vintage dress, tulle for a girly and glamorous look, or for an effortless gown for the free-spirited bride, white ivory French with a mix of other fabrics and notions for a bohemian gown.
Our selection of bridesmaids dresses is second to none too; after all, these girls, as well as the mother of the bride and future mothers-in-law deserve to look amazing too!
Our events which showcase elegant evening gowns aren’t as frequent as the monthly bridal dresses, these events usually run from March to August, but, with an extensive choice of colours and styles, they are very popular too.”
With very special promotions and dressmakers at your disposal, together with the knowledgeable, honest and approachable team at CentroNovia, this bridal outlet will provide a professional service ensuring you will look completely fabulous on your special day.