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Dates For Your Diary

Posted by megan on July 7, 2017

Bridesmaid Event @ Kudos Bridal Dunfermline
30th July 2017

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So you've found your dream dress! Now it's on to the next exciting adventure - Bridesmaid shopping! 

Round up the girls, put on your best floral number and make your way to our Dunfermline boutique for a girls' day! 

We'll have some gorgeous new dresses from Dessy and Sorella Vita as well as a full collection of separates by True Bride. So why not make a day of it and enjoy relaxing with some fruit punch while your bridesmaids try dresses for a change? 

You'll also be treated to 10% off on the day! 

The wonderful Grill 48 will also offer an amazing 10% off or a bottle of prosecco after your appointment for yourself and up to five guests! Why would you want to miss out??

Appointments will fill up quickly, so call us on 01383 623 490 to book your slot!



Dates For Your Diary

Posted by jokudos on April 1, 2016

Brighton Belle Roadshow @ Kudos Dunfermline

Saturday 7th May

Your chance to see the full collection for one day only at our Dunferlmine Boutique, with an exclusive 10% discount on any orders placed on the day! Viewing is by appointment only, so make sure and book yours by calling us on 01383 623 490 or emailing jackie@kudosbridal.co.uk

"Brighton Belle is a dedicated collection of sassy tea length wedding dresses with a retro feel. This vintage inspired collection of short bridal gowns feature details from the 1950’s such as satin collars, sheer sleeves and circular skirts, perfect for dancing in! Every gown is designed and cut to flatter, using high quality fabrics and finishes. Keep it short and sweet with a chic and affordable tea length wedding dress from Brighton Belle for your big day. Find vintage style 1950’s tea length dresses and pretty lace frocks, each unique in character and totally unique."


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ExSample Sale Day @ Kudos Edinburgh

Sunday 15th May

We wish we could keep our dresses forever, but unfortunately we just don't have the space. Lucky for brides, as it means we have to have a Spring Clean and sell off some of our ExSample gowns from previous seasons.

You can expect a huge range of styles and sizes, all at a fraction of their original 'to order' price. The gowns differ vastly when it comes to wear and tear, but all damage incurred on the shop floor is taken into account when we price the dresses, and it's always fixable. 

With prices starting at £200, you'll be sure to find a bargain - ideal for brides on a budget, or those without the luxury of time to order. 

Sale starts at 10am and is on a first come, first serve basis, so it's best to get here early! 

Keep an eye out on our Facebook and Instagram for more info on the dresses you can find in the sale. 

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Essense Of Australia Trunk Show @ Kudos Dunfermline

Saturday 11th June

In this unique one day event brides have the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the new season styles from renowned bridal design house, Essense of Australia. We will have exclusive access to the tester dresses from Essense before the dresses go to final selection for the 2017 season, which means that brides might even get their hands on a one-of dress that won't be featured in the main collection the following year - perfect for brides looking to stay ahead of curve and stand out from the crowd.


In addition to this, any brides that order on the day will receive a £100 accessories voucher, redeemable on any of our veils, tiaras, and shoes. The trunk show runs on an appointment schedule, so book early to avoid missing out on your chance to find the perfect gown; a year before it's official launch!

Call 01383 623 490 or email jackie@kudosbridal.co.uk

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Oscars Red Carpet Edit 2016

Posted by jokudos on March 1, 2016

We love a red carpet, and this year's Oscars didn't disappoint when it comes to looking for wedding day inspiration. To help you fashion forward Brides, here's our pick of our favourite Red Carpet looks and how to recreate them in your own special gown.

1. Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga in bespoke Brandon Maxwell // Essense of Australia, D1875

2. Elizabeth Banks

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Elizabeth Banks in Ralph and Russo // Charlotte Balbier, 'Lillie Mae'

3. Priyanka Chopra

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Priyanka Chopra in Zuhair Murad // Enzoani, 'Istanbul'

4. Rachel McAdams

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Rachel McAdams in August Getty // Cabotine by Gema Nicolas, 'Begur'

5. Emily Blunt

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Emily Blunt in Prada // Cabotine by Gema Nicolas, 'Benicarlo'

6. Rachel McAdams (again!)

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Rachel McAdams in Naeem Khan // Essense of Australia, D1981

7. Saoirse Ronan

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Saoirse Ronan in Calvin Klein // Sorella Vita, 8635


Trend Report SS 2016

Posted by jokudos on January 5, 2016

Waves of Style

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Soft shapes, draped fabrics, and dynamic silhouettes are making waves in the 2016 catalogues, and we are fully on board. Layered fabrics give a romantic element, adding movement and texture, treading a line perfectly between fun and demure.

Whether you choose tiered lace for a vintage vibe, or flowing organza to lift your skirt to fanciful heights, we’ve selected the best of the trend to give our brides fashion forward options that stand the test of time.

 

Skin and Lace

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On the catwalks this season there was a return to traditional bridal ideals, executed in a not so traditional way. Full sleeves and lace details are prolific as ever, but incorporating the use of nude tulle and barely there organza gives these traditionally covered up looks a sexier, stylised tone.

When sporting such a racy bridal look, it’s important to not get too swept up with the trend. In store we have gowns that hark to these fashionable elements, without going too far in the wrong direction, to ensure that your dress is effortless, with lasting style. 

 

Custom Builds

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With so many options on the table, it’s hard to choose just one look for your special day - so why choose? Hitting the ground running next season, Bridal Separates will be the biggest new trend in Bridal fashion, and the benefits of opting for separates for your big day are seemingly limitless.

Classic shapes in modest fabrics give brides the opportunity to choose an elegant base for their look. Then using lace overlays, boleros, and jackets, they can create their perfect dress, specifically tailored to their own individual style. Perfect for a bride who wants to mix things up.


If Christmas shopping is getting in the way of your wedding plans and preparations - not to mention leaving your wallet depleted! - here's a special deal from Kudos to bring some festive cheer.

Order your Wedding Dress from Kudos this December, and all you need to pay this year is £10.
 
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Yes, that's right. £10.

Your Wedding Dress order will be put through at 2015 prices, and you won't need to pay the rest of your deposit until February, when personal finances will hopefully be getting back to normal!

So while everyone else is braving the Christmas warfare on the high street, why not take a day out to visit us at Kudos Bridal where you can find your perfect dress in our tranquil oasis away from the cold and crowds - we would love to see you!

To book an appointment, call Kudos Edinburgh on 0131 447 8800 or Kudos Dunfermline on 01383 623 490 now. 

ExSample Sale @ Kudos Edinburgh

Posted by jokudos on November 13, 2015

We've got a fantastic opportunity for Brides to-be coming up at the end of the month, and you certainly wouldn't want to miss out!

Our ExSample Sale day at Kudos Edinburgh gives Brides the chance to buy their bridal gown at a fraction of the original price, meaning that a bride on a budget doesn't have to sacrifice having the amazing dress she always dreamed of wearing on her special day.

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So what exactly are ExSample dresses and how can we sell them at such low prices?

In the store we have a huge selection of sample gowns for brides to try on before they make a decision to order, but as we approach the new Bridal season we get an influx of new gowns and space has to be made. To do this, we sell off the sample gowns we have in store. 

Naturally, because the gowns have a little wear and tear from being in store, this means we can knock the price down and create some amazing bargains for Brides looking to make a saving!

Are all the dresses in sample sizes?

Not at all! Our ExSample dresses range from a size 10 to a size 26, so if you've got a fuller figure you won't miss out. 

What condition are the dresses in?

Most of the dresses are in good condition. The most noticeable wear and tear will always be to the fabric; fully beaded gowns might have a few loose beads here and there, and lace fabrics might have begun to fray ever so slightly. Almost everything is fixable and our in house seamstress will do what it takes to get your dress up to scratch! Of course, any damage to a dress is reflected in the price, so if a dress is badly worn then it will likely be much cheaper than a dress in good condition, but pricing for the sale depends on a number of factors.

Sometimes Brides prefer to have their dress dry cleaned to make sure that they are fresh for their wedding, and we can arrange that service for you.

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What dresses can I expect to see?

There is a HUGE range of styles available on the day, from sleek, chiffon slips to sparkly, princess skirts! We will be posting pictures of some of the featured gowns on our Facebook page, but the only way to get an idea of what is available is to come along on the day.

You can check out our designers on our Bridal page.

What happens on the day?

Our shop opens at 10am on the Sale Day and we operate on a first come, first served basis. Although we stay open until 4pm, the best dresses get snapped up quickly so it's always a good idea to come as early as you can; that way, you won't miss out on getting your dream dress!

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What happens if I find a dress I want to buy?

Buying a dress couldn't be simpler! If you find something you want at the sale day, we take a payment for the full balance of the dress. Unlike when ordering a dress, there is no deposit. Once it's paid, it's yours! We can store the dress here at the boutique (there is a storage charge of £20) where it will be kept safe and won't be accidentally stumbled upon by your fiance!

What about alterations?

We have an in house seamstress who is happy to do alterations to Sale Dresses during the quieter periods of the year, though you are more than welcome to take the dress to another seamstress should you prefer. 

Alteration costs are not included in the price of the dress, so there is a separate charge for that which is payable after the work has been carried out. Typical alteration costs range from £80 - £180, though we would never charge over £250 for standard alterations. 

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If you have any other questions feel free to get in touch and we'll do our best to help you get the answers you need. Keep an eye on Facebook for more featured dresses and updates about the day.

We look forward to making some Bridal dreams come true!!

Kudos xxx