How to become a Bridalwear Retailer

  • Price: £5.99
  • Published: May 2016
  • Type: Business Opportunity Profile
  • Format: PDF
  • What qualifications and skills are required?
  • Key market issues and trends
  • Trading, commercial and legal issues
  • Legislation
  • Further information

Bridalwear retailers supply wedding dresses and bridesmaids' dresses, as well as bridal accessories such as shoes, veils, tiaras and jewellery. Some bridalwear retailers also supply garments and accessories for the mother of the bride, prom dresses and Holy Communion dresses, or specialise in supplying vintage wedding dresses.

Retailers usually offer a dress alteration service, which is either carried out by staff in store or subcontracted to a specialist clothing alteration service or dressmaker.

As well as trading from traditional retail premises, some bridalwear retailers sell online and by mail order.

This profile provides information about starting up and trading as a bridalwear retailer. It describes the skills required, the training available, the current market trends and some of the key trading issues. It also explains the legislation that must be complied with and provides sources of further information and support.

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