New Dresses Have Arrived But Which is Your Favourite?

2016-05-07 10:48:01

We have just had a delivery from Mori Lee and as per usual the wedding dresses are ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!  

We ran a VOTE on our Facebook profile to see which of the two styles our brides preferred Straps V Strapless...but which is your favourite?

A...Is the stunning Daisy, a beautiful A Line gown with a soft tulle skirt and a sweetheart bodice with fine straps detailed with lace appliques, click HERE for the link.

B...The striking Flora is a similar shape to Daisy but she boasts a gorgeous scalloped lace hemline and a fitted, sweeheart neckline embellished with Chantilly lace, click HERE for the link.

If you would like to book an appointment for either boutique, fill in the Request an Appointment form below.


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2016-05-07 10:09:37

It's official!  To help you search all the posts that we think are really important for our brides to read we have now created a hashtag!  If you type #DressingYourDreams into any form of social media or search engine any relevant posts that contain the hashtag shall appear in your search!!!  There is now no reason for you to miss anything we post ever again!  

Happy hashtagging!

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Ronald Joyce, Oceana Wedding Dress

2016-04-28 12:22:57

The Ronald Joyce Oceana wedding dress has arrived in our Exeter shop!  We are proud to announce that we have the largest collection of Ronald Joyce Wedding Dressses in Devon and Cornwall.

This is the dress that the wife of Opera Singer Russell Watson wore on their wedding day.

A stunning ball gown with a tulle skirt and beaded bodice completed with a bow belt. 

If you would like to book an appointment follow the link to the dress description and fill in the Request an Appointment form

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Nicole Spose 2017 Collection Available in Exeter & Plymouth

2016-04-27 15:58:13

View the stunning 2017 collections from Italy's Premier Designer Nicole Spose.  A number of these gowns will be available in our Exeter and Plymouth later this year!

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Dream Wedding Venues in Devon & Cornwall

2016-04-06 09:48:47

Finding the perfect wedding venue is one of the most important tasks of planning your wedding day.  Arrange to view potential places when you have plenty of time and when you know exactly what you want your venue to provide.  That means knowing the proposed wedding date, the number of guests, your budget and an idea of your overall style for your wedding day.

Here are a few tips on marrying that perfect wedding dress with your dream wedding venue 

Shilstone House, Modbury, Devon

A stunning Georgian Country House set in the

rolling countryside, the perfect wedding venue

for any month of the year.

Duke of Cornwall, Plymouth

Mamhead House, Exeter

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Prom Dress Discounts Devon and Cornwall

2016-04-03 16:25:28

Top Prom Dress designers Alexia, Manon, Karishma all at discounted prices!  Book your appointment now!  Remember, Prudence Gowns does not duplicate any dress, not even another colour to the same school!

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Sale Mother of the Bride Outfits

2016-04-03 14:53:34

Are you in search of a beautiful outift for a wedding?  If so you must check out our collection of Exeter Mother of the Bride Outfits which are all in our Sale!

With outfits from as little as £50 you would be mad not to visit!

Linea Raffaelli Devon and Cornwall

John Charles Devon and Cornwall

Veni Infantino Devon and Cornwall

Mon Cheri Devon and Cornwall

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Prom Dress Discounts Plymouth

2016-04-03 14:52:59

Book your appointment now to view our stunning collection of Prom and Evening Wear in our Plymouth shop, both new and sale stock have 10% off!

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Mori Lee 2821 Wedding Gown now in Our Plymouth Store

2016-04-03 14:49:13

Our Plymouth shop now has Mori Lee 2821 wedding gown! We have the largest collection of Mori Lee in Devon and Cornwall

A classic tulle ball gown with crystal beaded alencon lace appliques and a wide scalloped hemline.

This wedding dress has a removable beaded satin belt also sold separately as Style 11224.

If you would like to try this beautiful gown on, follow the link to the description page and click on 'Request and Appointment' Sydney 

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Cheryl Found Her Perfect Wedding Dress in our Exeter Shop

2016-03-25 09:10:13

The lovely Cheryl from Tiverton, found her stunning wedding gown in our Exeter shop with our newest Bridal Stylist, Kylie.  The two of them had so much fun and thoroughly enjoyed the appointment so much so that Cheryl visited twice today and then said Yes to the Dress!  

Congratulations Cheryl, we shall be looking forward to seeing you very soon for some more fun!

Thank you for chosing Prudence Gowns :)

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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!