We wanted to say a huge thank you to our customers and every single Elite Bride who's visited us since we reopened in June.

We've had - and still have - stringent guidelines in place to keep all our boutiques as safe as possible, but we're still giving all our customers and brides-to-be an incredible experience during their wedding shopping!

Part of the reason we're able to do this is that our customers have been so wonderful and understanding from the very beginning.

Throughout this we've had incredible support from all our beautiful brides and their entourages, and some fantastic comments about how our appointments have been running under the circumstances.

One of our brides-to-be, Alanis, said: "The Elite Bridal team helped me find my perfect dress.  It's everything I wanted and more.  They were so warm and welcoming, and didn't push me to buy at all.  It was very relaxed and enjoyable - by far the best bridal shopping experience I've had.  I also loved that any alterations I wanted doing were no issue at all.  I'm over the moon with my dress, and will be singing Elite Bridal's praises for years to come!"

Another beautiful bride, Michaela, told us: "I just wanted to say a huge thank you.  You gave me a great experience under the circumstances.  I chose to come alone, and the staff helped me feel calm.  Everything was safe, with the staff following procedures, and I couldn't have asked for better.  I got my dream dress, and now we're awaiting our big day next year!  Keep up the hard work, Elite team."

We're so hugely grateful for all your support right now, and for sharing your feedback as well.  We share all your comments with our bridal advisors, and it really is making a big difference!

If you'd like to share your Elite Bridal experience with us, we'd love to hear it!  Drop us a message at social@elite.gb.net or through our social media @elitebridaluk

While we know the bridal shopping experience looks a little different right now, our wonderful brides are telling us it's no less fun - and perhaps even more memorable!

We've also started offering special VIP appointments for brides who want to make their experience just that little bit more special, including a bottle of bubbly for the bride and her entourage - and loads of other goodies.  Click here if you'd like to find out more.