Say yes to the dress… and our planet!

Updated: Sep 24, 2019

For many choosing a wedding dress is one of the most critical aspects of planning a wedding.

Although wedding dress shopping is an exciting part of any wedding preparation, it can also be one of the most stressful.


The saturation of TLC programmes like ‘Say yes to the dress’ and ‘Don’t tell the bride’ bombarding you with information on gowns.




Choosing what to wear that will reflect your personality on one of the most important days of your life is daunting. Fishtail? Empire line? Ball gown? A-line? It can all get a little confusing, and that’s even before you mention the price. By the time you have finally said ‘‘yes to that dress’’, you are looking at on average €1,697 for that priceless piece.


In 2019, we are all very aware of the impact humans are having on the environment.

One wedding dress alone is estimated to take 9000 litres of water to make. To put it into perspective, that is the amount of water a person on the African continent needs to live for 450 days, wasteful right?!


Now, we are not trying to guilt you into not wearing the dress of your dreams on your wedding day. Many of us are consciously making changes to reduce the number one time wear items already, why not on your big day?




In a world of throw away culture and even faster fashion, finding a wedding dress that will save the world, while making you feel like a princess is something that may seem unachievable. Charity shops like NCBI have changed this, and can now help you to have it all.


You can find the dress that makes you well up as you put it on, and know that you are doing your, small, but significant bit for the environment. Not to mention the money you can spend on a doughnut wall, or prosecco truck, or even that well-deserved honeymoon!


Gone are the days of finding that one wedding dress in a row of 6 charity shops on Thomas Street. NCBI now have two dedicated bridal charity shops, where you can make an appointment, bring your bridal party and make a day of it. We also have an incredible collection of never before worn wedding dresses, that have been donated by bridal stores all over the country... Yes, hundreds of brand spanking new wedding dresses that will even satisfy the most superstitious of us.



We know that you want everything to be perfect on your special day so, we do our utmost to make sure that the dresses are of the highest quality. Just like you would find in any bridal shop up and down the country.


Whether you are trying to be as environmentally conscious as possible or just love a bargain.


Checking out one of our two NCBI bridal boutiques in Naas and Malahide is a no brainer.

To make an appointment, click here, or drop into our bridal boutiques to view, try on and love the extensive collection of gowns, bridesmaid dresses, accessories and more.


#AffordableWeddingDresses #BridalOnaBudget #SustainableFashion

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