Burgess department store Athlone has unveiled its beautiful Communion wear collection for 2018.
Specialising in quality labels, including Emmerling, Olivia K, Isabella & Koko, Celebrations and Jelly Tots dresses, as well as the 1880 Club brand of boys wear, Burgess is renowned as the destination for communion wear.
Rosie Boles, Burgess managing director, said: “We take great care in helping with outfit selection, ensuring that no two of the same dress will be found in the same class. Our team has years of experience in helping mums and dads choose the perfect look for their son or daughter, and we offer the following advice to help make the experience an enjoyable one.”
Shop early: Begin shopping for Communion wear in December or January – at least 12 weeks before Communion day – to ensure the widest selection of styles and sizes are available.
Consider dress style: Have an idea of the style of dress you and your daughter would each like, and be prepared to compromise! Discussing style in advance will narrow the search and also minimise disagreements on the shop floor.
Define your budget: Knowing how much you want to spend in advance will make it a lot easier to choose the ideal dress as well as ensuring you can enjoy the whole experience. Remember to include accessories, such as a veil, tiara, gloves, bag, tights, umbrella and shoes, in your budget.
Ensure the perfect fit: Once you have picked the perfect dress or suit you need to make sure that it fits perfectly so that your child can relax in their new outfit and enjoy their big day. Burgess’ experienced staff can gauge growth room as well as offering an alteration service on all dresses and suits purchased in store.
Know where to shop: Buying your son or daughter’s communion outfit is a special occasion so make sure you are confident that you’ve chosen the right shop or boutique for you. Burgess are happy to take deposits on all outfits to secure your choice while spreading the payments. They also steam all dresses before collection in time for the big day.
Have fun: Make a day of it and enjoy this great family occasion and once in a lifetime experience!