TLC UK has teamed up with charity Oxfam for a special episode of their most popular franchise Say Yes To The Dress, which will see three brides-to-be getting their dresses from Oxfam’s bridal boutique in Chippenham, Wiltshire.
The special, titled Say Yes To The Dress For Less, sees Royal dress designer David Emanuel select dream dresses from rails stacked with designer discounts and hidden gems for three discerning brides-to-be and their opinionated entourages. It is set to air on TLC UK on Friday September 8th at 9pm as part of ‘Friday Brideday’.
“I’m amazed and impressed by the quality of the clothes and the variety of styles”, said David Emmanuel. “This is smart shopping. Most of the dresses look brand new, they are beautifully clean and pressed and ready to step into, and you can buy designer at an Oxfam bridal boutique for a fraction of the price. What’s not to like about saying ‘Yes’ to the dress for less?”
The price difference is stark, with the average cost of a wedding dress from Oxfam being £250 compared to the £2,000 to £10,000 gowns David often deals with. All the dresses in Oxfam’s bridal range have been donated. The charity spends the profits from sales helping people living in extreme poverty around the world. More than 95 per cent of the gowns are new and come straight from designers or other bridal shops as they change stock each season.
“Your big day doesn’t need to cost a fortune, and Oxfam has wonderful gowns in mint condition for really affordable prices. Our expert volunteers are ready to give you the full bridal store experience, just like in Say Yes to the Dress, or you can browse our online weddings boutique from the comfort of your own home”, said Oxfam’s Fee Gilfeather. “When you buy your dress from Oxfam you know that your wedding is going to be special in more ways than one, because the money you spend will provide people in poverty with the basics like clean water, food or shelter. Oxfam brides are truly beautiful inside and out.”