Say Yes To The Communion Dress: It’s the ‘bridal boutique’ experience for children


April 10, 2019 – – We’re familiar with the concept from our TV screens where a bride-to-be goes shopping for the perfect dress for her big day with family members in tow to help her choose ‘the one’.

Now in what feels like a throw-back to the heady days of the Celtic Tiger, the bridal experience of boutique shopping is being adapted for girls shopping for their Holy Communion dresses.

Floor-to-ceiling mirrors, comfy sofas for parents and family members, rails of dresses to choose from as well as shoes, tiaras and veils to try are among the ways the bridal experience is being replicated for youngsters.

Arnott’s department store in Dublin sees up to 30 families choosing communion dresses and suits on a busy Saturday in the run-up to Holy Communion season.