Wedding dress shop pitches in

Stephanie Dowd of Dan Kerr Brides on Dickson Road, Blackpool.
Stephanie Dowd of Dan Kerr Brides on Dickson Road, Blackpool.
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A Blackpool Wedding shop has rescued damsels in distress.

Dan Kerr Brides, on Church Street, heard about the plight of a number of women who feared their big day would be cancelled after a dress shop went out of business.

Something Bridal, in Dickson Road, left one bride with a damaged wedding dress and no bridesmaid dresses while some were owed hundreds of pounds.

The money owed has now been returned to them, however, time is running out to repair the damage before they walk down the aisle.

Stephanie Dowd, manager of Dan Kerr Brides in Blackpool, has offered to help anyone affected by the Dickson Road shop going bust.

She said: “My first reaction when I heard the news was ‘what about the brides’ and can I help without it being too traumatic?

“The day of the wedding doesn’t move and the women all have to get a dress, so it’s been a case of calming a lot of people down.

“So far we have helped four people.

“Two of them are getting married next week and we have managed to find dresses for them.

“We have been able to clean a dress which wasn’t in the condition it should’ve been when it left the shop.”

Mrs Dowd has met a number of panic-stricken brides over the last few days, but the shop has managed to provide for them at a discounted rate.

She added: “We are doing what we can to help.

“It depends on what they need and how easily we can get it because all their stories are different.

Joanna Kerr, company director, added: “A wedding is a woman’s special day and nobody deserves this to happen to them.

“If anyone is in that situation, we can help people out at a price they can afford.

“If anyone has concerns and they have had confirmation the dress isn’t going to arrive for the day, they can have a look at our range.”

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