We regret to inform you that Formal Affair Weddings Limited (incorporating Formal Affair Suit Hire and Francesca Bridalwear) was placed into Administration on Monday 9th January 2017, with Dean Nelson and Nick Lee of Smith Cooper being appointed Administrators.

Unfortunately due to the financial position of the Company, all of its branches have now been closed, and any queries about your outstanding order should be directed to the Administrators at Smith Cooper (details at the bottom of this statement).

If your order was for wedding or bridesmaids dresses, it is highly unlikely that these will now be supplied, although the Administrators and our agents, John Pye & Sons of Nottingham, are working with the numerous bridal suppliers used by the Company, to find alternative solutions. If you have a wedding insurance policy, we would advise you to contact them and inform them of the situation in order to progress your claim for compensation. If you have paid by credit card, please contact your provider to inform them of the position and progress a claim for reimbursement.

Similarly, if your order was with Formal Affair for suit hire, the same advice would apply, although we are currently in the process of trying to make arrangements with other local suit hire suppliers, to provide continuity of orders and will endeavor to keep you updated with any developments.

The Administrators understand the distress and financial difficulty that the demise of the Company, and ultimate Administration, will cause to brides and grooms respectively, however we are working quickly to try and provide support and advice to deal with customers queries and provide continuity of service wherever possible.

All queries and claims for amounts paid for goods or services not provided, should be directed to the Administrators at:

Smith Cooper
St Helen’s House
King Street

TEL: 01332 332021 ( or )

Dean Anthony Nelson and Nicholas Charles Osborn Lee are licensed in the UK as Insolvency Practitioners by the Institute of Chartered Accountant in England and Wales. Furthermore, they are bound by the Insolvency Code of Ethics when carrying out all professional work relating to an insolvency appointment. When acting as Receiver, Administrator they act as agents only, without personal liability and when acting as Administrator, the affairs, business and property of the company are being managed by them.