Berketex Bride in Administration
There has been a lot of worrying news lately about large bridal retailers going out of business. David’s bridal – one of America’s largest bridal retailers – was one of the first. Rumour has it they are preparing to file for chapter 11 bankruptcy this week. Then yesterday, we heard the news that one of the UK’s large bridal retailers selling wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses, Berketex Bride, is going into administration.
This is sad news on many levels. Both for the owners of the business (as small business owners here at The Boutique & Co., we know very well how much blood, sweat and tears goes into starting and growing a business) and their employees. And also of course for all those brides who had placed orders with Berketex. They are now wondering whether they are still going to receive their wedding and bridesmaid dresses.
Berketex Bride Orders
Unfortunately, from the limited amount of information available (the only thing to do seems to be to “call their administrators”), the sad answer is that most of these brides will be out of pocket. Not only that, they may be facing a scramble to try to find replacement wedding and bridesmaid dresses in a rush, now that Berketex Brides is in administration. Most brides who have gone through the process will know that wedding dresses generally need to be ordered with a minimum of 6 months lead time. Bridesmaid dresses are often 3-4 months lead time.
For many brides with upcoming spring weddings, this can be a real panic.
Bridesmaid Dresses With Short Lead Times
We often get brides visiting us looking for bridesmaid dresses on short notice. Thankfully we have several brands that can offer very fast turn around times.
Jasmine Bridal offer a super rush service of 5 weeks for just £25 per dress (vs. their standard lead time of 12 weeks). Standard rush of 7 weeks is just £15 per dress.
With a large range of dresses in a wide selection of colours, Jasmine dresses’ prices range from £175 to £225.
True Bride are now also offering a super rush service of 6-8 weeks lead time on their True Bride Essentials Collection, in their 10 most popular colours. These gorgeous dresses are all priced under £200.
So if you have been let down by Berketex Bride in administration, do get in touch to book an appointment asap. We have lots of options for you so you can still have beautiful bridesmaid dresses in time for your wedding.