Massive Autumn 2017 Communion Dress Sale

Massive Communion Dress Sale up to 50% off Announced by Communion Angels – Angels, who took over from Ceremonial Celebrations last year, announced the launch their Communion dress Autumn sale.  In order to make room for the new 2018 stock which will start arriving this autumn, we now are having a massive stock clearance sale. Dresses can be viewed using the link below.

Communion Angels Sale

The clearance sale will start online on Saturday 9th September, with massive savings of up to 50% off selected items and will go through to the end of September. We will also be selling our Pre-Loved Communion Dresses, with prices starting from £15.

In addition, Sale days will be held on Saturday 16th & Saturday 23rd & Saturday 30th September between 10am – 2pm at the Dressing Room in Chertsey.  Appointments are required and will be offered in 30 minute slots, with a maximum of two customers at a time.  Address and directions will be given at the time of booking.  Please contact Jo on 07766 782311 or email to book your appointment time.

We are very excited with the beautiful new Communion Dresses coming in for the 2018 Communion season, but we have some gorgeous 2017 First Communion dresses at huge discounted prices. This is a fabulous opportunity to find the perfect Communion dress from top name brands at extraordinary savings up to 50% off.

Sale Communion dresses will include First Communion dresses from designers such as, Isabella, Koko, Linzi Jay, Emmerling, Joan Calabrese, Christie Helene, Sarah Louise, and Sweetie Pie.  This is a perfect chance to prepare for the 2018 communion season and buy a Communion dress at an amazing price and save big! Shop early for the best selection.

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The Ultimate 2016 First Holy Communion Gift Buying Guide for Boys and Girls


The Ultimate 2016 First Holy Communion Gift Buying Guide for Boys & Girls

The 2016 First Communion season has arrived, and at this time of year we receive lots of enquires from customers for advise and guidance  on what they should buy as Communion gifts for Boys and Girls, be it Daughter, Son, Goddaughter, Godson, Granddaughter, Grandson, Niece, Nephew.

First Holy Communion is an important sacrament in any Catholic child’s life.  If you have a family member who is in the process of preparing for their First Holy Communion, you know how much this special day means to them (and your entire family).  The Sacrament of Holy Communion is where children receive for the very first time the body, blood, soul, and divinity of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Through the Holy Eucharist, the “Blessed Sacrament,”

To  celebrate this sacrament many families invite family and friends to a Communion celebration to make the day a memorable one. Celebrating First Holy Communion provides parents, grandparents, godparents, aunties and uncles and friends to give memorable First Holy Communion gifts and keepsake presents to the First Communicant to commemorate the ceremony.   

Your child will love receiving these beautiful Communion gifts and will cherish them for a lifetime.

When choosing a First Holy Communion gift for girls and boys, there are many things to consider.  For example, do you want to provide them with jewellery, books, rosary, Bibles, or something else?  Your answer may depend on the age and gender of your little one, too.

Here are a few Communion gift ideas to help make First Communion shopping for her a bit easier for that special child in your life:

First Holy Communion Jewellery

First Communion Jewellery for Girls First Communion jewellery is  designed with little girls in mind to make them feel more like a special princess and often feature charms of crosses, hearts, pearls and crystals.  Lots of First Holy Communion jewellery can be personalised with names, dates and messages, making it more memorable and special.

If you are buying jewellery for a little girl, you may consider a First Communion necklace or a Communion name bracelet  with a crucifix or cross  Since they come in a variety of different styles and sizes, these make an excellent choice for any budget.


First Communion Jewellery for Boys  First Holy Communion jewellery isn’t just for girls. If you are considering jewellery for a boy, there are many options from religious lapel pins that can be worn on their Communion suit. A popular choice for boys is a cross on a silver chain or leather cord, these may also be personalised as well.



Over the last few years our boys personalised First Communion bracelets have been a popular choice



First Holy Communion Bibles and Books.  Like First Communion jewellery, Communion Bibles and books traditionally make wonderful Communion gift for boys and girls.  Bibles can easily be personalised to commemorate their special day and will last for a child’s lifetime.  Also a popular choice My First Missal and a Roman Missal, there is also a great range of books to teach childern about the Catholic faith, the Mass, The sacraments and prayers.




First Holy Communion Photo Frames.  If you are looking for a simple, classic Communion gift, consider a personalised First Holy Communion photo frame.  Ideal for both boys and girls they are an excellent way to commemorate your child’s special day, and display in your home.

Personalised Boy or Girl Communion Photo FrameFirst Communion photo frames are also another popular gift to give to Godparents and Grandparents


First Holy Communion Crosses.

First Communion Crosses and crucifixes are always a good choice a First Holy Communion cross is wonderful gift of a life long reminder of the promise made between Jesus and ourselves, and many can also be personalised with a name and First Communion date.



First Holy Communion Dolls.  For little girls who love dolls, a Communion doll makes a wonderfully charming gift.  Purchase a doll with the same hair colour as your little one, with a gorgeous lace gown, and she will be thrilled!


Money.  Just like adults, children love receiving money as a gift!  Money is easy for you, too, especially if you don’t have time to shop for an alternative present.  If you don’t want to give cash, you may consider giving premium or savings bonds instead. 

First Holy Communion Hand Crafted Gift Money Voucher Wallet

Miscellaneous Communion Gift Ideas

 There is also lots of beautiful  Communion gifts from Personalised Keepsake First Communion Memory Boxes, First Communion rosaries to Communion bears, from Personalised Communion candles to Personalised musical First Communion  Jewellery Boxes and Personalised Holy Communion Typography Frames.






Personalised Girls Wooden First Holy Communion Musical Jewellery BoxThese are just a few Communion gift ideas to get you thinking about the perfect Communion gift for your little one.  If you’d like more ideas, feel free to browse our extensive collection of Communion gifts at 

We also have a wonderful collection of Personalised First Holy Communion Gifts



Remember, the Communion season is in full swing so it’s important to start shopping soon!  Don’t forget a card, too!


Hop Into a Communion Dress this Easter!


Hop Into a Communion Dress this Easter!

With Easter 2016 being just around the corner, the Communion dress buying season is in full swing! 

Your little one’s First Holy Communion preparations is an important time for your little princess.

Like all little girls, your daughter is dreaming of a gorgeous, fairy tale Communion dress she can wear on her First Holy Communion day.  Many girls dream of large, full skirts with beaded bodices and sparkling tiaras, whilst other want a plain simple Communion dress.  If you haven’t already started shopping for her Communion dress, it’s not too late!  The upcoming Easter holidays is the perfect opportunity to shop for the Communion dress of your princess’s dreams!

At Ceremonial Celebrations we have an extensive collection of the most wonderful Communion dresses on the market – ones your little girl is guaranteed to fall in love with.  No matter the style you are looking for, or the size of your budget, we have just what you’re looking for.

Some of the most popular Communion dresses styles this season include:

  • Communion dresses with sleeves
  • Full length Communion dresses
  • Modern A-line style
  • Satin and lace fabrics
  • Vintage style
  • Draped design
  • Tulle fabric
  • Princess inspired Communion dresses
  • And so much more!

Are you still searching for the ultimate First Holy Communion dress but haven’t found the Communion dress you’ve been looking for?  We can help with that, too!  Not only do we carry a wide assortment of traditional holy Communion dresses but we also have a large selection of unique First Communion dresses that are sure to wow any crowd. 

If traditional isn’t what your little princess dreams of, try an inspired Communion dress with any of these unique features instead:

  • Satin and organza fabrics
  • Long lace sleeves
  • Detachable train
  • Long sleeved jackets
  • Sparkling sequin or beaded bodice
  • Full tulle skirts
  • Organza lace trimmed skirts
  • Ballerina length Communion dresses
  • Multi layered skirts
  • Diamond white silk
  • Peter Pan collar
  • And so many more options!

If you’ve been putting off searching for the perfect Communion dress, or waiting until near the Communion date, then the upcoming Easter holiday is a great time to spend quality time with your little one and find a Communion dress she will be eager to wear on her special day. 

Feel free to browse our full collection of beautiful Communion dresses and accessories at 

Alternatively,  we are open during the Easter holidays

Tuesday 29th March – Friday 1st April 10am – 3pm

Saturday 2nd April 9am – 4pm

Monday 4th April – Friday 9th April April 10am – 3pm

Saturday 10th April 9am – 4pm

come and try on Communion dresses, Communion shoes, matching accessories in our lovely shop!  Your daughter will feel like royalty as she sees all of the gorgeous white First Holy Communion dresses that are available to her, and our friendly, experienced staff  will make her feel like a true princess and help you choose the perfect Communion dress for her special day.

CoMMUNION dRESS shopping

Buy with confidence at Ceremonial Celebrations with our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee!  Now is the time to visit our shop to get in the spirit of shopping for a First Holy Communion, so make sure to start your Communion dress shopping during the Easter Holidays to ensure you get the style and size you need!



We look forward to seeing you.

Ceremonial Celebrations
18 Brockenhurst Road
South Ascot  Berkshire

Office Phone Number – 01344 297160

Shop Phone Number – 01344 291278

Shop Mobile Phone Number – 07783561016

Communion Dress Trends We Are Seeing In 2016 and Must Have Communion Accessories


Communion Dress Trends We Are Seeing In 2016


and Must Have Communion Accessories


With the Communion season already in full swing, here are some of the new trends we are seeing in 2016.


Lace Communion Dresses

Lace has been a favourite in Communion dress fashion since the early Renaissance era, and its delicate and innocence nature makes it a timeless material.

Linzi Jay Communion Dress Jessica
Linzi Jay Communion Dress – Jessica
Nicki Macfarlane Communion Dress Grace

Tatyana by Stardust
See more of the Stardust collection here

Intricate Back Details

Line of buttons, Big Bows, beads, sequins, ribbon, lace – all of these are beautiful additions to any Communion dress. The back of the dress is just as important as the front, as when it church it is the back of the dress everyone sees, whilst in photos, it is the front.

Stardust Communion Dress Darcie
Stardust Communion Dress Darcie
Linzi Jay Communion Dress Merida
Linzi Jay Communion Dress Merida

Princess Skirts with integrated hoops




Sequins are the ideal detail for little girls who are seeking to add a little sparkle to their Communion dress.  Sequins create a subtle shimmer effect in the daylight.

Linzi Jay Communion Dress Tiana
Linzi Jay Communion Dress – Tiana

Short Hemlines

Another popular trend in Communion dresses this year is a shorter hemline. Above the knee length dresses are short and sweet and very retro and are perfect for little girls who want to show off their gorgeous shoes.

Retro Communion Dress - Knee Length koko-83go3539 sorcha
Retro Communion Dress – Knee Length koko-83go3539 Sorcha





Linzi Jay Beaded Communion Dress Harper
Linzi Jay Beaded Communion Dress Harper

In recent years, there has been a huge demand for Communion veils and gloves. This is especially true for 2016 as well! When parents are purchasing Communion veils and gloves they are looking for the complete traditional style for their little princess’s First Holy Communion day.


A truly vintage detail to include in your Communion look is a pair of gloves.  Gloves cannot be worn in church as girls are unable to pick up the host whilst wearing gloves, but little girls enjoy wearing them to church in photos or at the party. They also keep the dress clean!

Add a touch of old style with satin or lace gloves, or take a modern approach with detailed gloves that look elegant and sophisticated.




Communion veils and gloves come in a wide variety of different styles. Some of the most gorgeous styles include:

• Gloves with diamante or pearl cross
• Gloves with bows, lace trim or beading
• Elbow length gloves
• Bun veils
• Veils with crosses or lace
• Veils with ribbon, pearl, diamante or beaded edging
• And so many more options!


At Ceremonial Celebrations, we have the largest selection of Communion veils and gloves in the UK! Our online shop at  our Girls Communion shop has a wide array of stunning  to suit all of your Communion needs.

Then and Now 50’s Inspired Vintage and Retro Communion Dresses Trend for 2016


Then and Now 50’s Inspired Vintage & Retro


Communion Dresses Trend for 2016



The Comeback of the Vintage Era for 2016 Communion season. Be Unique with Vintage & Retro Inspired Communion Dresses , designed with modern retro cuts and vintage-inspired elements, gorgeous new fabrics, hand embroidered details reminiscent of a bygone era.

Your child’s First Holy Communion is a huge event in their lives. It is a religious milestone that will confirm their place in the church and involves choosing a Communion dress that will make your little one feel like royalty.

Finding the perfect Vintage & Retro Inspired Communion Dresses isn’t easy. Communion dress fashion on this era means selecting sleeved gowns and A-line frames for 1940’s and 1950’s, for 1950′, 60’s and 70’s, go sleeveless with full circle swing skirts, or go short for retro.

There is a vast selection of Communion dresses and Girls Communion accessories in a variety of different styles and designs.

Many First Communion dresses from large department stores can have very similar features, making it seem like girls are all wearing the same First Communion dress.

At Ceremonial Celebrations, we understand you want your little princess to look unique and special on her First Holy Communion day, hence why we have one of the largest selection of Communion dresses in UK.

While many parents opt for ball gown style Communion dresses to help their daughter stand out from the crowd, there are other, more subtle options as well.

If you are looking for a Communion dress that is unique, yet still has traditional elements, we highly recommend you browse our large selection of stunning vintage and retro inspired Communion dresses

Jessica Communion dress by Nicki Macfarlane has been a best selling Communion dress

for the last few years


nicki-macfarlane-communion dress jessica

Jessica features a gorgeous Peter Pan collar embellished with pearls and beads

A peter pan collar became a trend in 1905 after appearing in the stage performance of Peter Pan
In the 1920s the collar became a standard feature on little girl’s dresses.

It then made a return in 1970’s and still continues to be a iconic trend in fashion

jessica-communion dress back

The luxurious silk, the buttoned back, the large  bow: this classic Communion dress

brings the bold style of the decade into the 21st century.

updos and pinned-back curls were all the rage throught these era’s

Communion Hairstyle updo with pin curls

Elegant updo Communion hairstyle that replicates the glamour of 1940s and 50s iconic film stars


Small heels, fashionable buckles were popular


Flats and fashionable buckles, are a girls best friend

Rainbow Club Lace Shoes Mint

matching details from the Communion dress  with the shoes are an important part of the whole look

Vintage and retro inspired Communion dresses are a fantastic way to go with something different, yet comfortable for your little girl. These dresses are guaranteed to make your daughter stand out on her big day.

Vintage style: The rise of retro fashion in Communion dresses are in great demand and with Designers such as Stardust, Nicki Macfarlane, White Angel, Isabella and Koko make the most beautiful 1950’s retro inspired First Holy Communion dresses and are made with many unique features such as:

• Elbow length sleeves
• Tulle, satin and lace fabrics
• Peter Pan collars
• Puffy tulle skirts
• Princess style gowns
• Beaded crystal embellishments
• Short swing skirts
• Plus sizes available
• And more!

Vintage and retro inspired Communion dresses will give your daughter some old style Spring elegance. She will love her Communion dress so much she won’t want to take it off!

Shop for the perfect 1950’s inspired Communion dress today online or instore at Ceremonial Celebrations

Please feel free to contact us to book your Communion dress appointment today!  Call now 001344 291278 or 07783561016

We look forward to meeting you and your little princess!


Saying Yes to the Communion Dress


Saying Yes to the Communion Dress


If you have ever taken your little girl dress shopping, you know when she is saying “yes” to the Communion dress of her choice. Her eyes light up, she puts on a huge smile and she dances around, not wanting to take the First Communion dress off.

Shopping for a Communion dress is no different. When your little one finds the Communion dress of her dreams, you will definitely know!

To prepare for this special occasion, many parents decide to book a Communion dress appointment. These appointments give little girls the opportunity to try on a variety of Communion dresses and, hopefully, choose the one they like best.

The Communion dress appointment is a magical time for these little girls and they often feel like regal princesses.

Even with a Communion dress appointment, however, it can be difficult to agree on the perfect Communion dress. Quite often, a little girl will enter a shop and immediately see a First Communion dress she is drawn to. Though she may decide this is the First Holy Communion dress for her, her parents may think otherwise.

Disagreements about the style of the Communion dress are usually what cause issues when finding a Holy Communion dress. While a little girl may want a princess style dress with lots of detailing and bling, parents may opt for something more traditional. This disagreement then leads to a discussion about what style is best for this special occasion.

In order to overcome this obstacle, compromise is key. At Ceremonial Celebrations, we are keenly aware of the fact not everyone will agree on the style of a Communion dress. In order to help facilitate a smooth and stress-free Communion dress buying experience, we strive to find a Communion dress that will meet both parties in the middle.


Sometimes, however, a little girl just knows what she wants. When they step in front of our three-way mirror and see themselves in the reflection, it is easy to tell from the look on their face if they are set on a dress or not. The smile really does say it all.

Book your Communion dress appointment today and let us help you find a Communion dress both you and your daughter will love! and say YES TO THE DRESS




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