The You & Your Wedding 2014 Bridal Retail Awards shortlist is announced!

Find out who made the top of our list as we celebrate retailers who offer the best service in the bridal world
At the judges' selection meeting
At the judges' selection meeting

With 46 fabulous retailers over 11 categories, we're so excited to reveal our shortlist for the You & Your Wedding 2014 Bridal Retail Awards. 

Nine industry experts, including Y&YW's own Editor Maxine Briggs and Editor-At-Large Peta Hunt, joined forces earlier this month to select the brands that they think offer top service to our beloved brides. Also in the panel were luxury event and wedding planner Mark Niemierko, Hyde Park Mandarin & Oriental manager Tony McHale, fashion designer Tabitha Webb, Pandora marketing guru Isabella Mann, McQueens floral design founder and MD Kally Ellis, designer and boutique owner Donna Ida Thornton and celebrity hairdresser Richard Ward. With such an array of talent to cast their eyes across the wedding spectrum, we couldn't wait to let you know who they've marked as retail royalty.

The awards celebrate those who provide the best experience for couples planning their big day, and all our finalists are tip top at helping make the journey from just engaged to blushing bride as fun and fabulous as possible. The winners of each category will be announced in style at our glittering awards ceremony in January– watch this space.

Spotted any of your favourites on the list? Let us know in the comments box below! 

Editor's Choice:

Agapé Bridal Boutique
Rachel Scott Couture
Leonie Claire Bridal Boutique
Serendipity Brides

Independent Bridal Retailer:

The Dressing Rooms Bridal
Isabella Grace Bridal
Anne Priscilla Bridal
Ellie Sanderson
Blackburn Bridal Couture
The Bridal Collection
Luella's Boudoir

Groomswear Retailer:

Black Tie Hire
Austin Reed

Hugh Harris

Mother of the Bride Retailer:

Phase Eight
Marys of Enfield
Occasions by Uno
Fab Frocks of Westbourne

Bridal Accessories Retailer:

By Harriet
Liberty in Love
Rachel Simpson
Glitzy Secrets

Bridesmaids Retailer:

Phase Eight
Maids to Measure
twobirds Bridesmaid


New Bridal Retailer:

LOVE Bridal Boutique (Manchester)
Ribbons & Lace
Michelle Phin
Halfpenny London
Love Bridal (London)
Lola Bridal

Bridal Designer Retailer:

Emma Tindley Couture
Candy Anthony
Terry Fox
Blue Bridalwear
Suzanne Neville
Ritva Westenius

Specialist Bridal Retailer:

Fur Coat No Knickers
Fab Frocks of Westbourne
In One Clothing

High Street Retailer:

Phase Eight

Fine Jewellery Retailer:

77 Diamonds
Ernest Jones

Molly B Couture

Molly Brown



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Alison Ware

14/01/2014 at 14:17

Love Bridal London would get my vote, am not a very girlie girl and was very unsure about the type of dress I wanted or would look good in! Max was brilliant, she knew exactly what would suit me. Lots of advice on everything to do with dress and accessories. Plenty of communication without being pushy! Friendly and fun atmosphere? Can't wait to wear my dress now x


14/01/2014 at 12:03

Love Bridal in Crystal Palace, London are Amazing - no need to look further. A* for service, open hours to suit and I found my dream dress that didn't cost the earth - thank you girls for everything x


12/12/2013 at 11:30

Halfpenny London's new boutique in Woburn Walk is incredible. I just ordered my dream dress from Kate, not only is the collection TO DIE FOR but the team could not have been nicer and more helpful... so happy to see they have been shortlisted for an award.


03/12/2013 at 19:04

Ribbons & Lace saved my wedding day!! I had originally purchased my dress from the Bridal Studio which went bust 3 weeks before my wedding!! It was my worst nightmare but Laura saved the day! She managed to get me a dress within 48 hours and was so helpful. I do believe it was fate as I ended up loving the R&L dress even more than the original!

Caroline Stokes

29/11/2013 at 13:43

The team at Serendipity brides are amazing! Sarah and Lisa helped me to find my perfect dress even though i hate trying on dresses and had no idea what i wanted. They are very patient and encouraging without being pushy or just wanting a sale. They are so good i have bought my dress, all accessories and bridesmaids dresses friom them, not because i had to but because i didnt want to take my business anywhere else. I trust their judgement completely. The team are great and i truly hope they win the editors choice.


27/11/2013 at 19:27

Ribbons and Lace Bridal Boutique gets my vote! I bought my dress from Laura and she has been amazing every step of the way!

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