Bridesmaids – a BIG part of your BIG day!

Bridesmaids – a big part of your big day, but why do we have them? Where did the “tradition” come from and what does it mean?

Whether you are having a huge wedding party or just one bridesmaid, we thought it would be a good idea to let you in on the “bride tribe” origins.

In Ancient times, a marriage had to be witnessed by at least 10 people for it to be legal.  All the bridesmaids had to be dressed like the bride to confuse evil spirits who may harm the newlyweds.

Another theory about Bridesmaids comes from the Bible. 

At the marriage of Jacob to Rachel and Leah, each bride had a maid to help her on the day.

These “bridesmaids” were maids to each bride in the very literal sense of the word.

 In Victorian times, the role of  Bridesmaids started to become a little more like they are today.

They would carry herbs, grains and garlic, again thought to scare away evil spirits.

This is probably where the bridesmaids posy comes from.

Bridesmaids- a big part of your big dayNowadays, bridesmaids play a big part of your big day. 

Their role can be anything from looking after you on the day to arranging pretty much everything in the run up to your wedding.

Many Brides choose a close friend or relative to be their Maid or Matron of Honour. 

A “maid” of honour is a single lady and a “matron” of honour is a married lady, in case you were wondering what was the difference.

Choosing your maids can be very tricky.

Many brides will pick their very closest family, some their closest friends.  Some will have a mixture of both.

A few brides will choose not to have any.

“The Bride Tribe”

A “Bride Tribe” is a very special group to have around you in the run up to your wedding. 

They can support you, advise you and help you make some very big decisions.

Take them to appointments to decide on  parts of the wedding which your groom can’t be part of.

Things like choosing your dress, flowers, their dresses, and also dress fittings can be less stressful with a little help.

Your Maid of honour can also take some of the pressure of you by arranging your hen party.

Whatever you decide about the size of your bridal party, remember its your day and you do whatever you feel is right for you!

Why not check out our range of bridesmaids dresses. 

Forget Me Not has one of the largest collections of Bridesmaid dresses around. 

With 4 designer labels including Ronald Joyce bridesmaid and Veromia, you are bound to find a style that suits all sizes and budgets.

Our Bridesmaids dresses start at just £139.00

For more information give us a call on 02476 375555 or email us on

We can’t wait to meet you all.

Lots of Love

Julie & Liz xxx





Want a designer dress with an outlet price tag???

Want the boutique experience without the boutique price tag???

Right now you can have the best of both worlds!

Forget Me Not is having a massive sample sale. 

This is our BIGGEST ever sale with amazing reductions across the whole store.

Every dress has been massively reduced. 

All dresses are available to buy “off the peg”.

We have just added 50 dresses to our existing stock which means there are now over 100 dresses to chose from. 

We also have at least 27 new styles in store, with over 50 styles in total, all ready for you lovely Brides To Be to come in and try on.


Don’t miss out though, at theses prices they wont be around for long.

To take advantage of these HUGE SAVINGS, just give us a call and book your appointment on 02476 375555.

We look forward to seeing you all and helping you find your dream dress at an amazing price!

Julie & Liz xx




New designs at our Bridal Outlet

We have just taken delivery of 20 new designs at the Bridal Outlet here at Forget Me Not Bridalwear. 

This takes the number of dress to over 60 so you are sure to find your perfect style for your wedding!

All of these gowns are designer labels at outlet prices, with at least 50% off their normal selling price and once they are gone they are gone. 

We have dresses from such prestigious designers as Justin Alexander, Sophia Tolli, Amanda Wyatt,Ronald Joyce, and a handful of the Disney Princess range by Alfred Angelo. 

We have all these dresses alongside our full price collection giving you over 95 dresses to choose from!!

We also have on-off bridesmaids dresses available in our outlet shop as well as Prom and mini prom dresses from £40.

Why not make an appointment today and see if we can help you find your dream dress!

Give us a call today on 07714740112 and book your one on one appointment.

You will get boutique service whatever your budget!

See you soon!

Lots of love

Liz and Julie xx



Designer dresses, Outlet prices!


Here at Forget Me Not we have decided to choose a dress every week that we will promote as our Dress Of The Week.  These will be sample dresses and all at a very special price. There will only be 1 available at this special price.

Our first gown is Eadie 69071 by Ronald Joyce.  Its a size 14 but it would fit a bride who is a size 10/12.  A princess silhouette with a heavily beaded bodice, wide satin waistband, Low V back and full tulle skirt in Ivory.  Very sparkly.

We are offering this dress at the absolute knockdown price of £499. This price is for our sample gown and once its gone, its gone.

The dress will still be available to order but it will be at the full price of £1497.


If you would like to try this or any of our other beautiful gowns please give us a call to book in on 02476 375555 or 07971 809829/07714740112.

We look forward to seeing you


Lots of Love

Liz & Julie xxxxxx


Appointments at Forget Me Not


Booking is highly recommended.

Forget Me Not Bridalwear can see you at any time during our opening hours.
However, if we already have a bride with us then you may have to wait.  

Monday to Saturday 10am til 4pm.
Sunday -Closed.

Appointments outside these hours are by prior arrangement.



Try not to bring too many people with you.  We suggest no more than 2 plus the bride. After all, less is more.

Our experienced stylists will guide you through the choices and help you find “The ONE”

We suggest white/nude underwear and a strapless bra.

We kindly ask that make-up and fake tan are kept to a minimum so our beautiful dresses stay clean.

We allocate you up to an hour and a half with a stylist who will help you find your dream dress.
If you also require a bridesmaid view, please let us know at the time of booking.

We will answer any questions you may have and assist you whilst trying gowns.

Once you have chosen ‘The One’ you will need to pay a 50% deposit. The balance will then be due when your dress arrives into Forget Me Not Bridal Boutique.

Any ex-sample dresses bought in one of our sales would need to paid in full and collected. Bridesmaids dresses and accessories would need to be paid in full at time of ordering.

We recommend alterations taking place approx 6/8 weeks before your big day. Alterations are not included in the price of your dress. Please ensure all underwear and shoes are bought beforehand.

We often have a waiting list for appointments on Saturdays, so please bear that in mind if you can’t make your appointment.
Letting us know that you can’t make your appointment means we can help another bride find her dream dress.

For more information on any of the above please contact our stylists, Julie on 07971 809829 or Liz on 07714 740112. 

Alternatively you can email us at