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On 27th and 28th March, designer Ian Stuart will hold his first ever sample sale with his bridal, mother of the bride and accessories collections.

Ian is one of the UK’s most awarded bridal wear designers. Renowned for paving the way in bridal and mother of the bride fashion with his off-beat originality and unique vision for colourful and contemporary wedding style.

Held at the beautiful Benjamin Franklin room at RSA house. London, brides, mothers and guests have the chance to own a completely original, one–off Ian Stuart design, as the label offers Ian’s design experiments to the public for the first time.

Along with ex-samples, and surplus stock in various sizes, and at up to 70% off, this is a must-go-to event for anyone getting married or going to a wedding.

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smthBorrowed.com is an online hire hub that helps to spend smartly, look stylish and stay worry free without compromising on quality or design.

smthBorrowed.com offers exclusive bride & bridesmaids’ collections, bridal accessories, and styling services. Brides’ collections have been designed exclusively for smthBorrowed.com by independent British designers Lillian Mayro, Eva Letova and Rozeva.  We also offer the pick from the cream of the crop of previously owned wedding dresses from happily married brides who want them to live again, not left neglected in the back of the wardrobe.*

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For the bride, smthBorrowed.com offers dresses and accessory rentals for every wedding related event, including the engagement party and rehearsal dinner.

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Bridesmaid dress rentals start at £49 including one-day fitting plus a 4 to 8-day rental period.

Wedding dress rentals will start at £109 with risk-free 24 hour return policy on all items with our ‘Try Before You Rent’ option.

Up and coming headwear designer Camilla Carrington has created an exclusive collection for smthBorrowed.com Accessory rentals start at £15.

An extensive selection of high end shoes and clutches are available for purchase from the luxury footwear designer Karen K.

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How does it work?  Just follow these four easy steps:

1. Discover It: Search our collection of designer wedding dresses and accessories on smthBorrowed.com for your rental dates (we recommend at least 8 days before the event), then filter by designer, price, length — even style — to narrow down your favourites.

2.Book It: Once selected, choose between a 4-day to 8-day rental period.

3. Get Married: Your order will arrive by 5pm on your delivery date via DPD (or by courier in London). Time to shine!

4. Return It: On your last rental day, return the items by affixing the provided pre-paid, self-addressed label to the box — we’ll take care of the dry cleaning.  Don’t forget to upload a couple of photos for review on our online Wedding album!

* Sell your wedding dress via Something Borrowed – use the proceeds towards that second honeymoon that you’ve been dreaming about.

Hiring out dresses is Something Borrowed’s specialty. They know what brides want and how to help them find it. All dresses hired from Something Borrowed are pre-approved for hire from via marketplace.

You can expect to receive approximately 50-60% of the full purchase price, if not more, as long as the dress remains in good condition.

How Does this Work?

– Submit a photo, the original purchase price and the price you wish to sell it for

– Provide the original purchase receipt

– Make sure the dress is no more than 12 months old

– You must still be happily married 🙂

– It must be a designer dress (no high street or online purchased dress accepted)

– You will be notified you when your dress has passed the vetting process

– They pay for it

– You ship them the dress and Something Borrowed will handle the rest.

For more details visit the website, and you can also follow them on Twitter.


For the first time, London’s premier bridal designers, all of whom house their collections on the iconic Beauchamp Place, have come together to hold a joint bridal sample sale.

Home to top designers Bruce Oldfield, Emma Victoria Payne, Stewart Parvin and Suzanne Neville, Beauchamp Place is already a prime destination for the discerning bride in search of her wedding gown. With a royal warrant of appointment, an enviable private client list and numerous appearances on red carpets around the world to their name, the bridal boutiques of Beauchamp Place have earned their reputation for offering a diverse, luxurious collection of wedding gowns, with all designers collections being proudly produced in the UK.

This is a unique opportunity to shop end of line gowns, and ex show room samples from the whole of Beauchamp Place in one joint sale, with bridal gowns starting from just £400 and a selection of veils, accessories, and jewellery also on offer to complete your look.

There is a £5 entry fee wholly donated to Barnado’s, a charity chosen because of Bruce Oldfields close link as Vice-President. The sale is being held on January 25th between 10am and 5pm at St Columba’s Church on the corner of Pont Street and Beauchamp Place, just around the corner from Harrods. Early attendance is advised and the last entry will be strictly at 4.15pm.

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The Designers

Bruce Oldfield has been designing gowns for beautiful brides for almost 40 years. Jemima Khan, Samantha Cameron and Olivia Ferragamo, are just some of the iconic women who’ve married wearing his creations.

Emma Victoria Payne – a signature collection of exquisite vintage inspired gowns. Perfect for the modern bride with an elegant and timeless quality.

Stewart Parvin – Clean chic lines, and sophisticated styling is the essence of the Stewart Parvin collection. Stewarts understated aesthetic works perfectly with his immaculate fit, and the luxurious quality of both his bridal and womenswear collections.

Suzanne Neville – Known for creating elegant fashion forward bridal and evening gowns with a real wow factor. Every couture gown is individually cut and constructed in the London studio and overseen by Suzanne herself.