Ella Rosa Gallery Arrives in our Exeter Store!

2016-09-01 11:29:49

Prudence Gowns Exeter are thrilled to announce that we are stockist of the Ella Rosa Gallery collections!  

With dresses from as little as £525 this collection is definitely worth viewing!

Ella Rosa Gallery design high quality bridal gowns and offer them at unbeatable prices. The company owners followed these dreams, always choose the highest quality materials, work closely with the production teams to control quality, and steadily improved their dress patterns year after year for the perfect fit.

If you would like to view this collection click here!

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Sale Mother of the Bride and Groom Outfits

2016-08-30 16:58:43

Massive Reductions on Mother of the Bride and Groom Outfits in our Exeter store.  Outfits from as little as £50!!!!  

Showcasing designers such as John CharlesCameron Blake, Linea Raffaelli, Sarah Danielle, Love by Enzoani and Veni Infantino to name but a few!

Follow the link and scroll to the bottom of the page...

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Wedding Dress Sale Extravaganza!

2016-08-18 11:18:41

As we have to make way for all the new collections that have now started to arrive we have decided to have a Massive Sale!!  If this event is on interest to you follow the link to view our Sale Rail Bargains!  This includes wedding gowns from as little as £99 and bridesmaid dresses from £35!

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Bridesmaid Dress Sale

2016-08-18 11:17:48

With Bridesmaid Dresses from as little as £35 a look is definitely a must...follow the link to our Sale Page! ONLY AVAILABLE IN OUR PLYMOUTH STORE




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2016-08-10 15:10:20

Are you attending 'Bride The Wedding Show' at Westpoint???
If so, follow this link
and QUOTE PG64!!!

This offer has a limited time frame so book ASAP to take advantage of this exclusive offer!!


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Bridal Buyer Awards 2016 Best Retailer Website

2016-07-08 12:17:14

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for Best Retailer Website by Bridal Buyer Awards 2016...we are through to the top 6 from all entrants in the UK!

The Winner shall be announced at the Awards on 12th September at Harrogate, keep your fingers and toes crossed for us!

I would like to thank Konstruct for creating such an award worthy winning site, I am sure that you will agree that this site is definitely much superior to our previous, their creativity and SEO skills have certainly given Prudence Gowns the boost that was needed to spread the word about our services and collections.

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Wedding Fairs in Devon and Cornwall

2016-06-18 12:35:27

Here is a list of the Wedding Fairs that Prudence Gowns shall be attending, we hope to see you there!


 The Big North Devon Wedding Show

The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, Bideford, Devon EX39 5AP

25th September, 11am-3pm


The Imperial Hotel, Torquay Wedding Show

Parkhill Rd, Torquay TQ1 2DG

25th September, 11am-3pm


The Duke Wedding Collection Live

Millbay Road, Plymouth, Devon PL1 3LG

25th September, 11am-3pm


A Most Curious Wedding Experience

Trelill, Wadebridge PL30 3HX

2nd October, 11am-4pm


Bride, The Wedding Show

Clyst St Mary, Exeter EX5 1DJ

8-9th October, 10am-4pm


Highbullen Wedding Fayre

Chittlehamholt, Umberleigh, North Devon, EX37 9HD

23rd October, 11am-4pm


St Mellion International Resort Wedding Fayre

Saltash, Plymouth PL12 6SD

30th October 11am-3pm


The Decidedly Different Vintage Wedding Fair

Exeter Castle, Castle St, Exeter EX4 3PU

14-15th January 11am-4pm



The Big Day Wedding Show

Plymouth Pavilions, Millbay Rd, Plymouth PL1 3LF

19th February 11am-4pm





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Our 100th Bride is From Bournemouth, Dorset and She Found Her Dream Wedding Dress in our Exeter Store!

2016-06-08 16:22:19

YAYYYYYYY!!!  Exeter had their 100th Bride this Saturday who found her Prudence Gown!

After having a telephone conversation with Stacy, Marion knew that she wanted to come and visit us in our Exeter store.  Not only did she find that perfect wedding gown but the girls were thrilled to annouce that she was in fact our 100th bride!  They presented Marion with a bottle of bubbly and a box of chocolates to celebrate our first mile stone!  Hubby to be, Andrew, came along for the fun too, armed with a newspaper and a cuppa he happily sat down stairs in the lower level of our boutique until Marion said Yes to the Dress!

It has been a whirl wind since opening on 8th February 2016, we have had visiting brides from Devon, Cornwall and further afield all in search of that dream wedding dress.  We cannot wait to help the next 100 find their dream dresses too!



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Devon and Cornwall Brides now have a Chance to Win 3 Bridesmaid Dresses

2016-06-08 15:15:08

Visit our Facebook page 


to check out our collections follow the link....

PLEASE NOTE…If you purchase your bridesmaid dresses during the time of the competition you will still be eligible to enter.

Brides with less or more than 3 bridesmaids are still able to enter.

This Promotion shall run from 8th June to 31st July 2016.
Winner will be announced 1st August.


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Duke of Cornwall Wedding Collection

2016-06-07 17:36:27

Today, Holly and I visited the Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth to chat about their Wedding Collection Event which they shall be hosting on the 25th September 2016.

With over 50 exhibitors of Devon and Cornwalls leading wedding suppliers dotted around this luxurious hotel, this event is defintely a must for all brides and grooms who are in search of a magnificent venue and suppliers!

Prudence Gowns shall be exhibiting our latest collections of stunning wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses from leading designers.  

Remember and note this event in your diary!

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Appointment Information +

How many people can I bring with me?

We ask you to limit your guests to 3 people - this means every bottom will have a seat during your appointment. As much as we all love opinions, over the years we have found that 3 is just right without causing the bride too much confusion!

For brides with a true entourage we ask you to stick to weekday appointment where you can truly spread out - often with the store to yourself!


Little Cherubs

Now, we are the first to want a cuddle and many of our consultants are kiddied up themselves…However, at weekends we have a strict no under 12 policy - it hurts us because they can be gorgeous but we are just too busy to accommodate your kiddies.

During the week we will welcome them with open arms and we will try to help you keep them amused as much as possible but please keep in mind we are a bridal boutique and not a “safe” zone for playing in.  We also ask for calmness and respect for others, there may be other brides and their families in the shop, who have the right to enjoy a very special emotional moment without interruption.


How long are the appointments?

We try to give you as long as we can - we will always allow 1 hour and 30 minutes for our time with you to really focus on your Bridal consultation, however, during the week we may be able to extend this a little when we are really getting into our stride!

We do a variety of other appointment options as well,
Bridal Retry - for when you are popping back with a dress in your head you cannot stop thinking about - this is 1 hour long
Trying your Own Gown - appointments to try on your own gown once it arrives are 1 hour long, you are more than welcome to try on any accessories that you have purchased during this appointment.
Bridesmaids - these run in 1 hour slots where you have all our bridesmaid dresses to choose from.


What do I need to bring to my appointment?

Just yourself and a smile!
We provide all the dresses (obviously) but along with that we offer the shoes, veil etc and will help fit the gowns to you.
If you have a special pair of shoes - please feel free to bring those along.
We do suggest white or nude underwear, unless you have some fabulous pants with super heroes on to show off!
Strapless bras can help but not essential.
We request no fake tan as our dresses need to be kept in pristine condition for future brides to try on.


Can I take photographs?

Ok tough one……

Unfortunately, due to copyrights our designers are not fond of their dresses being snapped, therefore, we have tablets in store on which we can take photos of your favourites but we do ask that you keep in mind - you may be a size 10 in a size 16 gown that has been in store for 6 months - this will not shimmer and fit like your new order gown nor will a tablet capture the true look you will have. Try therefore to remember the feeling you have in a gown and not rely on images.


Tips for getting the most from your appointment

Try to arrive no earlier than 5 minutes to your appointment as we can get a little crowded but equally we only have a finite amount of time so please do try to understand if you arrive late we cannot always extend your appointment time to accommodate

Ask loads of questions - we are here to help - use us!

The more information we can get from you and the more questions you ask us the more helpful and advisory we can be when it comes to offering you gowns you may not have thought of - 9 times out of 10 it’s a gown you would never look at twice on the rail that just works when it’s on!


Don’t expect to fall in love straight away!

This sounds an odd thing to say but not every bride has that moment when she bursts into tears and cries that she found THE ONE!

More often than not you have tried on so many dresses that you have it down to 1 or 2 you like and it’s your favourite from that selection

We do love a good cry in store and if a mum or nan starts us off we will sob with the best of them but if you are a more logical non emotional person you may just be more practical about your appointment and not blub at the right moment

Don’t worry though, it doesn’t mean that you’re not doing it right it just means you are not prone to public displays of emotion and that’s ok too!