FAQs and expert advice about wedding dresses

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your North East Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yournortheast.wedding


The WOW factor

The WOW factor

Q. I can't wait to find the perfect wedding gown, what do I need to keep in mind during my first appointment?

A. Danni Hesketh says: It's important to keep an open mind when looking for a wedding dress; our stylists will start by getting to know all about you, the special day and any desired styles before pulling together the perfect gowns to try on at our studio.

Even though you may have particular styles in mind, we will often show you a wildcard that we think would be perfect for you – nine times out of 10 this will end up being your dream dress.

It's essential to trust the stylists, our team has had more than 10 years' experience and we know our collections inside out – put your faith in us and be ready to fall in love!

Danni Hesketh,YAP Bridal Boutique


Thin line

Thin line

Q. I'm naturally very slim and normally wear a size six. As such I'm worried most dresses will show off the fact I have no curves or chest! What gowns should I be looking at to help me look my best on my big day?

A. Susanne Shah says: Susanne says: The best advice that I can give, is to try on different designs and shapes. Often brides disregard a particular dress, but they could fall in love with it once they see it on. Never judge from the hanger!

With a slim figure and smaller chest you have the advantage of being able to consider a backless dress, as less support is required. If that is too much on show, then a strapless dress would work, to give a romantic and sexy look showing off your neck, shoulder and back. Consider dresses with ruching across the chest, too, as this can give the appearance of a fuller bust. Embellishment across the neckline or delicate embroidery and beading in the right places can also give you shape.

A dress that fits snug to your waist will help accentuate the curves you do have and a ballgown with a fitted bodice and full skirt, would give the illusion of curves and a very feminine shape.

Susanne Shah