Forget Me Not Designs

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An Award winning British wedding company, aiming to make every bride feel a million dollars without the big city price tag. Vintage lace styling for the modern bride is our speciality.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£695
Details

Products and Services

Bridesmaid Dresses
Hats / Fascinators
Bespoke Dressmaker
Flower Girl Dresses
Bags
Dress Designer
Tiaras
Shoes
Wedding Dresses
Accessories
Bridal Boutique
Alterations
Mother of the Bride Dresses
Veils
Full Description
The Forget me Not team, led by award winning British designer Geraldine Tulloch, have been creating wedding dresses for Brides since 1989. Each wedding gown is handcrafted by a team of skilled dressmakers in our workrooms, which are situated directly below our pretty boutique on the Isle of Wight. It might sound a long way away but our bridal shop is in a perfect location to make a real day out of your wedding dress appointment. From London travel is an easy day trip,( it takes just 2 hours) via the closest ferry port of Portsmouth, or hovercraft from Southsea or you can travel via Southampton or Lymington if you are coming from the South West. You can stroll beside the sea with an ice cream or sit and admire the view, whilst sipping a glass of Fizz and enjoying a fine lunch before you head home. As you walk into the Forget me Not Designs boutique you can see an abundance of wedding dresses adorning our rails and mannequins, made from sumptuous silks, chiffons and exquisite laces. Drawing on years of experience and by listening to you, we are experts in helping you choose a dress to best suit your style and personality. We design gowns for a variety of wedding themes, from traditional church to Festival style party, far away beach to a winter castle. Our collections include classic A-line shapes, elegant 1950’s styles, Vintage 20’s and 30’s, figure hugging mermaid dresses and styles with a modern, cutting edge Wow factor! We can even design you a “one off” bespoke, couture wedding dress so that all of our brides can wear a beautiful wedding gown, made to measure, to their taste, shape, style and budget. If you would like to view any of our dresses or would like to talk with our designers about a custom made gown, feel free to come and visit us in our boutique, you can even take a peek into the workrooms to see where and how the dresses are made. We look forward to meeting you and will make you most welcome. (Appointments appreciated)

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Katrina Rigby
Fed up of saying " I like it - but " At Forget me Not you are not limited by on the rail choices, you can create your own dress by choosing all the best elements of dresses you have tried, for example the neckline of one and the way it flows off the hip of another, with the puddle/Cathedral length train of " that one" and in the fabric or lace of yet another. Any combination of ideas to best suit you on your special day. That is what we do best! Finalist for British Bridal Awards 2015 2016,

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1989
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
(22)
Jo
Wedding: July 2018
November 2018
Amazing in everyway
I absolutely loved my dress and wish I had a reason to wear it again. The way the 2 laces blended together was exquisite I have never seen a dress like it. After trying several dresses on and not finding the one I visited my family on the isle of wight and went to forget me knot. I tried several dresses on again and like aspects of all so to have one made for me with everything I wanted and made to measure was just fabulous. I felt amazing on my wedding day and so comfortable in the heat. Gerry and Katrina along with their team are fantastic and very helpful. Would recommend to any bride.
Em
Wedding: July 2018
September 2018
Amazing- the perfect dress
Fabulous in every way, the material, the quality and the service! I really cannot thank Gerry and Katrina enough for my perfect dress! I was beginning to loose hope of ever finding my dress before I had my appointment at Forget Me Not Designs. Other wedding shops I had visited near my home kept telling me that I was too late in my search (a year in advance of my wedding), that I needed to compromise and even one told me I was wrong and my dream wasn’t my dream dress. When I walked into Forget Me Not it was a breath of fresh air. The dresses were all gorgeous although none sadly were quite right... not a problem I was told- what do you want and we will make it. Hearing that nearly reduced me to tears, as it was the first bit of real hope I had and turned my experiences around. My dress was lovingly made for me to be my dream and fit me as I wanted. I loved whenever any one asked me if I was worried about the dress fitting to tell them- no because it’s going to be perfect and unique for me. I chose a full length version of their gorgeous Reubens dress, without a train and with an added beaded belt, it hung just off the ground so I could walk and dance- and the material was exactly as I wanted. The service, the finished dress and the price could never have been beaten. Added to that once I had worn it we had it cleaned and they boxed it for us in a beautiful keep sake box. Thank you both from the bottom of my heart.
Sally & Jonny
Wedding: September 2017
November 2017
Perfect!
I absolutely love my wedding dress & wish I could find an excuse to wear it again! It is exactly what I imagined and more. Such amazing attention to detail and gorgeous materials. Gerry was so lovely and open to all ideas, I loved visiting the shop for my fittings, they were never stressful, always so exciting. Thank you and your team so much! I would highly recommend you to anyone, Isle of Wight local or not!
Annika Rieger
Wedding: September 2017
November 2017
An exquisite dress
My wedding dress is a stunning piece of craftsmanship and I will treasure the memories of the day a lifetime. I felt incredibly beautiful wearing a Forget Me Not design. Thank you so much for making the whole experience of choosing and fitting such a magical treat. I cannot recommend you highly enough!! A.B.
AAmber smith
Wedding: March 2017
April 2017
Wedding dress heaven
Everything about getting my dress from these wonderful ladies was perfect from start to finish. They encouraged me to try lots on, even ones I wouldn't hae thought would be me and were so patient, fun and encouraging throughout. 'My' dress was 'the one' from the moment I tried it on...even though almost at the last minute I wanted to add sleeves and they immediately knew what I wanted and picked the perfect length. Gerry and Katrina are just so amazing and they make you feel so special and you just know everything will be perfect. The lace on my Bella dress (from the La Vie en Rose collection) was stunning! And the beads caught the light every time I twirled which was often!!!! It gave me a gorgeous waist and I have never felt prettier than I did in their creation. Which isn't surprising as it is made just for you. I didn't even consider going anywhere else as I love the fact that they do everything here on the Island and that their dresses are just impossible to beat. Thank you so much ladies for everything.
Hannah.R
Wedding: August 2017
June 2016
You made me feel so comfortable
To Gerry and Katrina I just wanted to say thank you so much for making my wedding dress. I absolutely loved wearing it and got so many compliments. It perfectly suited my style and was exactly what I was looking for. Every visit to your shop has been an absolute pleasure and you made me feel so comfortable and at ease. I have attached a few photos that friends have sent me but I will send more when out professional photos are ready which you are welcome to use on your website. Many thanks and best wishes for the future. Hannah
Location & Contact Details

Address

13 A Cross Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2AD

Travel Notes

Use www.wightlink.co.uk for Ferry travel connecting with South West trains or www.hovertravel.co.uk to drive and park in Southsea and" Fly" across

Nearest Town

Ryde

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Ryde Esplanade

Nearest Airport

Southampton

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (1)

Love my Dress, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Wedding Ideas & Perfect Wedding

Accreditations / Associations (1)

Finalist- Brit Wedding Awards 2015 & 2016 Best British Collection. FSB

Industry Awards (1)

Wedding industry awards National winner 2015 for Best Designer/ Dressmaker
FAQ
(9)

What is your most memorable wedding?

Helping brides find the right dress and then seeing their smile as their design comes to life during their fittings.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

The bride with no shoes - who arrived in the shop in a panic on the morning of her wedding to buy a pair of shoes because she still hadn't got round to it, even though she had been in several times for fittings for the beautiful silk dress with puff sleeves we made her back in the 1990's We are still friends to this day and now we ensure all brides bring their shoes for their dress fittings.

What about your business are you most proud of?

Grace Kelly to Prince Rainier

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Reading the voters comments when we won the National title of Best Designer Dressmaker in The Wedding Industry Awards 2015

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

Personally - Traditional classic and elegant

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Elegant, Bespoke, Feminine,Vintage, 1950's

What do you love most about your job?

We use a blue Forget me Not pin from the Alzheimers association, and attach it to the petticoats in all our brides dresses, which is both our logo and the charity we support.

What is your favourite style of wedding dress?

Do as much as you can - together.

What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?

Sewing something sentimental from a loved one into the dress.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount5%
Bridebook Special OfferMention Bridebook at time of ordering - for 5% discount on a Forget me Not Made to measure dress