8th May 2017

An Interview With...Anne Priscilla


Tell Us About Your Store


We are Situated in the heart of Glasgow, in the city centre (a short walk from both Glasgow Central or Glasgow Queen Street Train Station or St Enoch Centre or Buchanan Street Tube stations).

Anne Priscilla Bridal is in the Merchant City district of the city which is known for its varied restaurants and wine bars, its sandstone buildings and high end boutiques such as Mulberry, Armani and Hugo Boss to name a few.

Glasgow is a vibrant, creative and fashion forward city and our local clientele reflect this, as do the Anne Priscilla staff who all have a fashion and retail background.

How Long Have You Been In The World Of Weddings?

Anne Priscilla Bridal was established in 1988 and has grown from an occasion wear boutique with one member of staff to an award winning (most recently winning Best Bridal Retailer Scotland at the Bridal Buyer Awards 2016 - congratulations guys!) city centre store employing eight people.

Anne Priscilla is accredited by the Retail Bridalwear Association (RBA). This allows our brides to buy with confidence. AP are also experts in perfecting the fit of our gowns. We have our own in house alteration department, consisting of 2 dressmakers, 1 designer and 1 apprentice dressmaker.  As part of our in house alteration department we also offer bespoke design changes to manufactured dresses as well as a range of accessories designed and manufactured on the premises.


What Makes You Stand Out As A Stockist?

Anne Priscilla Bridal's ethos goes beyond finding the dress and is centred on enhancing the customers experience by providing a high level of customer service (just what we like to hear!) which supersedes our competitors, from choosing the perfect gown, to bespoke changes, accessorising and achieving the perfect fit.

Anne Priscilla's buying team travel all over the world to source the perfect product for our clients (we're not at all jealous!) We cater for all brides, both to their tastes and their budgets. The building block of any high level service provider is not only the product selection but the development of its own specialized staff, such as our in-house experts and modern apprenticeship program. This is what makes our consultants great ambassadors for the designers and manufacturers housed in Anne Priscilla and ultimately enhances the overall customer experience.

Who Is Your Typical Bride?

There is no such thing! Our brides are varied and unique. The task of team AP is to unlock each bride's own personality, preferences and sense of style to find the perfect dress for them.


What Would Be Your One Piece Of Advice For A Bride When Shopping For Her Dress?

Be realistic and be honest with your consultant.  I can't stress this point enough!!

The more honest information you give your consultant the more likely they are to find the absolute perfect dress for you and the smoother and more enjoyable the process is for you.

Bring only a select few people with you to your appointments whose opinion you truly value (technically this is more than 1 piece of advice but we'll let you off).

Finally, set a rough budget and let you consultant know what it is. Your dress budget is real and there is nothing to feel awkward or uncomfortable about. Everyone has a preferred budget whether it's what you have to spend or what you feel you want to spend (which are often different); Tell your consultant. Don't compromise on what you are looking for. We have dresses at AP that are between 800 and 3,500 so there is a dress for everyone! Budget doesn't have to be exact, but a ballpark will allow a more focused approach and we will be more likely to achieve what you are looking for within said budget. As much as you don't want to fall in love with a dress twice your budget, no genuine bridal consultant wants to be the one to help you fall in love with a dress which you feel is out with what you want to spend. Contrary to popular belief we don't want you to buy the most expensive dress. We want you to get the perfect dress which ticks all your boxes, including budget. Great advice girls! 


Why Do You Love Augusta Jones?

The versatility of the collections! There are so many options for each dress that every bride can find their perfect AJ dress or two piece and even customize it to suit their own requirements (especially with the introduction of our new Dress Up Box!)

The current collection has just a vast range of styles and two piece options catering from the traditional to fashion forward bride - the choice really is endless!


Which Is Your Favourite Augusta Jones Gown And Why?

It is hard to choose one when there is such versatility both with the collection and the brides who choose AJ.

For a traditional look the Team AP adore Skyler! The elegance of the cut and sophistication of the neckline - also available as a lace shrug which we adore! (ooo as do we!)

From the current collection we love the simple femininity of the swooshing skirt which also looks fab with the Skyler lace shrug overtop.


Is There Anything Else You Would Like To Tell Us?

We love what we do so call us to book your appointment!  We can't wait to help you find your dress at AP!

Email us at SHOP@ANNEPRISCILLABRIDAL.CO.UK or find us on:

INSTAGRAM- https://www.instagram.com/annepriscillabridal/?hl=en
PINTEREST- https://uk.pinterest.com/anne9132/
YOU TUBE:- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCM7MsUkASRi4ThOQuUq5kA

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Telephone: 0141 222 2504
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Stockist: Anne Priscilla
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