Marie Curie pop-up wedding shop

19th August 2016


SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING NEW: Marie Curie host pop-up wedding shop in Swindon

Calling all brides on a budget – or simply those refusing to spend a ton of money on a frock that you’ll only wear once. Well as rule anyway! It’s not like you can rock up to Tesco in it after the big day is it?

Marie Curie wedding shop

‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.‘ ‘ We all know this adage related to getting married.

In the UK this old couplet directs that the bride shall wear:— “Something old, something new, Something borrowed, something blue.”

Blue dress

Something borrowed, something old, something blue!

The “something blue” generally takes the form of a garter, an article of dress which plays an important part in some wedding rites, as, for instance, in the old custom of plucking off the garter of the bride.

The “something old” and “something blue” are devices to baffle the Evil Eye. The usual effect on the bride of the Evil Eye is to render her barren, and this is obviated by wearing “something borrowed”, which should properly be the undergarment of some woman who has been blessed with children: the clothes communicate fertility to the bride.

So now you know!

Read more here:  and some modern suggestions to replace the traditional ones:!b64f803416ecf1cbc8564f4769407115

Wedding dress pop-up shop in Swindon

What’s more with the Marie Curie wedding pop-shop happening this coming bank holiday weekend you have a chance to meet some of those criteria, save a small fortune AND support the Marie Curie organisation in the process.

When and Where:

The Brunel Centre in Swindon. 

The shop will be open from 9am on Saturday 27 August and will close on Monday 29 August (2pm) unless they sell out before then.

Further information

‘Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness, will host its first ever pop-up wedding shop this August bank holiday weekend, at the Brunel Shopping Centre in Swindon. There will be a huge range of new (ex-display) wedding dresses and accessories on offer with many designer and vintage items, all costing under £300.

New dresses from designers including Alfred Angelo, Mori Lee and Maggie Sottero will be available to try on and purchase, as well as bridesmaids’ dresses and accessories. The shop will also have ‘vintage’ and ‘pre-loved’ sections – with dress prices starting at £50.

The money raised through sales at the pop-up shop will help Marie Curie provide care and support to people living with a terminal illness, and their families.

Jacqui Woolley, Retail Director at Marie Curie, said: “This is a great opportunity for any bride-to-be to bag that all important stunning dress at a bargain price. We’re delighted to have such a beautiful range of items on sale at this first ever Marie Curie bridal boutique. The one off pop-up shop will raise vital funds to help our nurses care for more people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones.”

The shop will open from 9am on Saturday, 27th August, until Monday 29th August at 2pm, or until the all the stock is gone.

All the stock for this event has been kindly donated to Marie Curie. The charity are always keen to receive donations of pre-loved clothing and accessories to their high-street shops, which will help fund crucial care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their families.

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For more information please contact:

Fina Whilton, Media & PR Officer

Marie Curie – care and support through terminal illness

020 7091 3622

Please note – we are now called ‘Marie Curie’ (not Marie Curie Cancer Care)

About the Marie Curie Organisation

Marie Curie – care and support through terminal illness

Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance.

Marie Curie employs more than 2,700 nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals, and with its nine hospices around the UK, is the largest provider of hospice beds outside the NHS.

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If you’ve got questions about terminal illness or simply want someone to talk to, call the Marie Curie Support Line for free confidential support and practical information on all aspects of terminal illness. *Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.


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