One of your biggest pre-wedding tasks for any bride to tick off their list is finding The Dress. While the prospect of visiting wedding dress shops can be great fun, especially if you’re going with your nearest and dearest, the choice can be overwhelming – and if you’re not careful, you can end up tired and stressed.
Most shops know how to spoil a bride – obviously you want to be made to feel comfortable and welcomed, as well as be presented with the styles of dress you’re after, which suit your body shape – and most importantly – your budget.
First things first, do some research into wedding dress trends to decide who your favourite designers are (and who comes in on cost) and then you can find the nearest boutiques that stock them. Google is your friend here, as a lot of boutiques have a list on their website of all the designers they carry. But don’t limit yourself too much – something that looks good on the hanger might not look as good when you try it on. And vice-versa. Trust the expertise and experience of the boutique owner, and don’t be afraid to trust them when they suggest certain styles to try on.
If you sometimes struggle to find shops that carry your dress size, before visiting a bridal shop, phone ahead to ensure that they have your size available for you to try on. After all, there’s no point driving for several hours only to be presented with a choice of two styles in a size 28. Calling in advance to check whether the dresses are in your price range (and what time they’re open – websites can sometimes be incorrect) can also save you a wasted trip.
Last but not least, leave yourself plenty of time. Dress shopping should be a magical experience, and not rushed in the slightest. Brides usually travel up to three hours to their nearest specialist boutique, but it’s worth it to find something you like. To give you a helping hand, we’ve chosen a some of the most highly recommended places to give you some inspiration. Scroll down for our favourite bridal boutiques where the frocks are stunning and the service is second to none.
1. Morgan Davies Bridal, London & Hertfordshire
Morgan Davies have two luxury award-winning boutiques in Hertfordshire and Islington with an unrivalled selection of designer wedding dresses on offer. Their welcoming consultants delight in making you feel inspired and excited to choose your wedding dress in the luxurious surroundings of the Morgan Davies boutiques. You will be surrounded by bridal inspiration as they offer a lovely range of bespoke bridal accessories alongside their wedding dresses.
Hertfordshire – Rosa Clara, Maggie Sottero, Anna Kara, Eliza Jane Howell, Allure Bridal, Atelier Emelia, Lou Lou Bridal
London – Inbal Dror, Ersa Atelier, Kobus Dippenaar and Anna Georgina, Jesus Peiro, Alon Livne, Chic Nostalgia, Calla Blanche, Tarik Ediz White, Augusta Jones, Novia D’Art
Hitchin, Hertfordshire – 01462 432889 firstname.lastname@example.org
Islington, London – 0207 2533007 email@example.com
Hertfordshire Price Range: £1000 – £3000
London Price Range: £1700 – £9000
2. Truly Bridal of Surrey, near Epsom
Melanie Coleshill is the founder of Truly Bridal of Surrey. Melanie had a dream to create a bridal boutique that gave the bridal experience that every girl dreams of. This could be one of the most precious moments of a girl’s life and Melanie has thought of every detail to make this as precious as it deserves to be. Based in the glorious Surrey countryside, Truly Bridal of Surrey offers the ultimate bridal dress shopping experience like no other store. Every appointment offers a closed door policy so brides have the exquisite store to themselves, while enjoying a glass of Prosecco and their own bridal consultant who can help make a dream into a fairytale reality.
Key Designers: Gala by Galia Lahav, Marchesa Notte, legends by Ramona Keveza, Peter Langner, Hayley Paige, Alison Webb, Lazaro, Bliss by Monique lhuillier, Idan Cohen and Dreams by Lihihod
Address: 10 Walton Street, Tadworth, Surrey KT20 7RT
3. Maria Modes, Cheshire
Maria Modes is one of the largest and most luxurious bridal boutiques in Cheshire. With three gorgeous changing suites and over 200 wedding dresses from well-known bridal designers to choose from, this place is a must for any northern bride.
Not forgetting your bridesmaids, they also offer a stunning range of maids’ dresses in over 50 colours and a variety of lengths, styles and silhouettes designed to perfectly compliment your dress.
Last but not least, Maria Modes also has your groom’s outfit needs sorted too with their men’s formal wear business, Cheshire Menswear, conveniently located on site at Maria Modes.
Key designers: Pronovias, Ian Stuart, Maggie Sottero, Rebecca Ingram and Dando London. Bridesmaids dresses and accessories from Mori Lee, Amanda Wyatt and Ivory & Co
Address: 24-30 Park Green, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 7NA
Tel: 01625 502502
Price: £1,000 – £4,000
4. Helena Fortley, Surrey
At Helena Fortley Bridal Boutique, they believe the pursuit of your dream dress should be one of the most memorable experiences ever, (apart from the actual wedding day itself obviously!).
Whatever your budget, style or theme, your dress is the dress of all dresses, and the centrepiece of your wedding photos that will live on forever.
At Helena Fortley Bridal Boutique they know, like the groom, it’s got to be The One.
Key designers: Paloma Blanca, Mikaella, Allure, Madison James, Wtoo, Willowby, Stella York, Calla Blanche, Martina Liana and Enzoani
Address:16 Godstone Road, Caterham, Surrey CR3 6RA
Tel: 01883 335811
5. The Dressing Rooms, Birmingham
At The Dressing Rooms we’re a little bit different.. well, a lot different to be honest! That’s why we’ve won Best Bridal Retailer England twice! Take a look at our reviews, see for yourself just what brides say! We know that we’re only as good as our last bride and that’s why we work incredibly hard to make sure EVERYTHING about your TDR Bridal Journey is just amazing!
This is YOUR time, this is special, REALLY special, this is a life moment, and every day we are thankful to be here, to be invited into YOUR special life moment, privileged to be a part of each brides’ unique journey from Miss to Mrs. Surely this can’t be work? This is not just a job, its an absolute vocation and we love it. We sincerely promise to be with you every single step of the way.
Key designers: Enzoani, Justin Alexander, Sottero & Midgley, Nicole Sposa, Ronald Joyce, Mori Lee, Aire Barcelona, House Of Mooshski
Price: £1,000 – £3,000
Address: The Dressing Rooms, 24 Manor Lane, Halesowen, West Midlands B62 8QB
Tel: 0121 423 2777
6. With Love Bridal Boutique, London
With a reputation in bridal couture, With Love Bridal Boutique is a beautiful, luxurious and spacious store. The appointment-only boutique offers unrivalled excellence, with stunning collections from award-winning designers and bespoke, hand-made accessories which create the perfect bridal look.
Their stylists truly believe that choosing the most important dress of your life should be a magical and memorable experience. Love Bridal’s own experienced alteration and customisation studio allows brides to personalise their gowns for a more individual look and ensure every wedding gown is a perfect fit!
Key designers: Pronovias, Atelier Pronovias, Ronald Joyce, Victoria Jane, San Patrick, La Sposa, White One, Mark Lesley
Price: £1,200 – £10,600
Address: With Love Bridal Boutique, 729A Sidcup Road, New Eltham SE9 3QA
Tel: 020 8331 6886
Facebook: With Love Bridal Boutique
7. Fairytale Brides, Manchester
Fairytale Brides are the premier wedding dress shop in Manchester, offering superb dresses and complementary bridal wear, whilst giving their customers the ultimate standard of customer care.
Their reputation is based upon two solid foundations – stunning wedding dresses and bridal wear at competitive prices and a personal service that is truly second to none.
Key designers: Ian Stuart, My Lady, Justin Alexander, and Essense
Price: On application
8. Bridal Indulgence, Hampshire
Bridal Indulgence is the perfect bridal boutique for the free-spirited bride who wants to make lifelong memories in a stunning setting. Inspired by the unique and stylish women that walk through her doors, boutique owner Kerri’s bohemian wedding dresses are ideal for the alternative and creative bride planning an outdoor, beach or festival-style wedding. Think opulent laces, touches of colour, feminine silhouettes and so much more. The luxurious collection includes wedding dresses and bridal separates from leading designers: Savin London, Watters, Wtoo and Willowby.
Tel: 01252 852521
Price: £1,000 – £3,500
9. Catherine Blades Couture, Berkshire
Catherine Blades is a multi award-winning, highly skilled couture designer, taking your ideas and transforming them into the dress of your dreams. Her warmth and personal service makes having a dress created by her a truly wonderful experience, one that will have you feeling at ease, and thoroughly enjoying the experience from beginning to end.
Catherine learned her craft with some high end designers, and over the past 16 years has refined her skills to become a couture dressmaker, designing and hand crafting exquisite gowns using a mix of traditional and modern techniques, luxurious fabrics and stunning embellishments. Having your wedding dress made for you is a uniquely creative and personal experience. Catherine designs with flare and innovation, and her creations are definitively cutting edge. You can put your total trust in Catherine. Having worked alongside top designers Alexander McQueen and Nicki Macfarlane, she has an innate understanding of fabrics and fit, and combined with her creativity and vision, she offers the highest quality service.
Price: £1500 and up
The Stables, Goose Hill House
Ashford Hill Road, Headley
Berkshire, RG19 8AT
Tel: 01635 268 963, 07949 505 807
10. Angelica Bridal, Islington
This beautiful boutique is a must for all busy London brides. Open seven days a week and evenings; the area is served by numerous restaurants and cafes, perfect for a touch of relaxation after a day of wedding dress shopping.
Key Designers: Temperley London, Liz Martinez, Karen Willis Holmes, Raimon Bundo, Rembo Styling, David Fielden, Justin Alexander, Essense of Australia, Martina Liana
READ MORE: 38 thoughts every bride has during wedding dress shopping
11. Along Came Eve, Cheshire
Based in the heart of Chester, Along Came Eve offer a fresh alternative to traditional bridal shops.
We have taken the time to search for the most sought-after designers and bring the gowns brides dream of to our boutique. Our designers reflect our brides’ eclectic taste and love of timeless beauty with a relaxed and modern influence. Each gown is truly special, just like the brides who wear them.
At Along Came Eve you will find the latest gowns from Rosa Clara’s flagship, Couture and Soft collections, Watters, Willowby By Watters, Enzoani, Blue By Enzoani and Martin Thornburg, with Jack Sullivan coming soon!
Address: 29 Watergate Row South, Chester, CH1 2LE
Tel: 01244 310700
12. Brides of Winchester, Hampshire
Brides of Winchester opened in 2010 in the heart of the city and has become an award-winning boutique that brides travel great distances to visit.
Their customer service has always held the bride at the centre of everything they do and the customer remains their inspiration to this day. Within the ivory walls you will find a friendly face, a private appointment, expert and honest opinion, bags of technical know-how and a collection of British made designer gowns from world-class designers rubbing shoulders with smaller niche UK labels.
They choose their designers carefully: they must uphold values of great quality and workmanship and design dresses which are created with integrity and love. Supporting home-grown talent has always been a cornerstone of the business. It’s this ethos that our brides have come to love and no doubt you will to as you will benefit from their handpicked choice of high quality gowns, fine fabrics and couture tailoring. And if you can’t find exactly what you want in one dress, then there are bespoke design options to discover.
With ethereal boho styling from Charlie Brear, modern chic from Suzanne Neville and everything in between from designers such as Sassi Holford, Nicola Anne and Pronovias, their hope is that your dream dress lies with our collection. Brides of Winchester are delighted to offer you a choice that allows you to be authentic to who you are and not only look, but also feel, beautiful on your wedding day.
Key Designers: Suzanne Neville, Sassi Holford, Chanticleer, Blue Bridalwear, Nicola Anne, Pronovias
Address: 81d High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9AP
Tel: 01962 867571
13. Behuli by Sanyukta Shrestha, Fulham
Sanyukta Shrestha‘s London flagship shop, Behuli, houses all collections from fashion forward backless wedding dresses, unique jumpsuits to vintage inspired sleek organic silk gowns and romantic tulle dresses.
Luxurious yet ethical, Sanyukta Shrestha also offers a made-to-measure service with a highly customer oriented approach. Each bespoke gown is a unique cohesion of the bride’s wishes, personality and her body shape. Behuli also offers matching flowergirl dresses, evening and bridesmaid range together with Art Deco, 40s and 50s inspired bridal accessories and eco-friendly millinery.
Key designers: Sanyukta Shrestha only.
Price: £1,000-£3,000. For bespoke gowns: £2,000+
14. Bromley Brides, West Wickham
Bromley Brides is a family run bridal boutique situated in West Wickham, Bromley. This well established boutique has been providing the fairytale experience to brides for over 20 years.
Their warm and friendly staff are dedicated to providing a bespoke experience from start to happily ever after and go above and beyond to make every bride who walks through the doors feel welcomed, at ease, and beautiful. This has proved effortless with their range of exquisite bridal gowns. Each of the designers stocked offer incredible style and quality.
They have everything covered for your big day; wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, veils, hair accessories, shoes, jewellery and underwear. There is also an alteration studio above the shop with in an house dress maker who provides bespoke dresses, fittings and storage.
Key designers: Justin Alexander, Sincerity, Lillian West, Morilee, MGNY, Sophia Tolli, Mark Lesley, True Bride, Morilee prom and occasion wear, Veromia Bridesmaids
Price: £145-£699 for bridesmaids and occasion wear. Bridal gowns from £899 and to £4,000
15. Chantal Mallett Bridal Couture – Bedfordshire
Bespoke and unique, couture designer Chantal Mallett’s work is renowned throughout the wedding industry for its beauty and originality as well as for her amazing corseted silhouettes.
From her showroom and design studio, just 40 minutes from Central London, Chantal works one to one with an International clientele who come to her for the ultimate in luxury couture, exclusivity and service.
Every commission is a masterpiece in its own right; made-to-measure using the finest materials in the world and with the haute couture quality workmanship and hand finishing one would expect.
Clients can order from the designer’s collection – available to view in the showroom or commission a one of a kind dream gown, designed to specification. Chantal also offers an exclusive range of complementary accessories, as well as on the day styling.
By appointment only.
Key designers: Chantal Mallett only
Tel: 07973 777849
16. Joyce Young Design Studios, London & Glasgow
At Joyce Young Design Studios you will find a beautiful choice of very feminine, elegant wedding dresses designed to flatter your figure. Designed by Joyce Young OBE, our bridal collections are exclusively available in our own salons in London and Glasgow. Our couture gowns are crafted from the finest silks and European laces, some with intricate beadwork and all made with the utmost attention to detail here in the UK by our dedicated staff in our own design studios.
We are in control of our own wedding dress production therefore can offer greater flexibility than most retail stores.
Key Designers: Joyce Young Couture, Studio Collections, Special Occasion Outfits, Dessy Bridemaids
London: 79 Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park, NW3 4SL / 0207 224 7888
Glasgow: 1987 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 0BT / 0141 946 0660
Email: London@bystorm.co.uk / Glasgow@bystorm.co.uk
Studio Collection Bridal: £1,500-£2,750
Joyce Young Couture: £3,000 +
17. Raishma, London
Raishma marries together delicate and intricate artisan skills such as impeccable hand bead and thread work with modern, flattering silhouettes to create beautiful bridal gowns. Raishma’s bridal gowns are made with great attention to details and with excellent craftsmanship.
Address: 73 York Street, Marylebone, London,W1H 1QE
Tel: 020 8552 6751
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
18. Do You Believe? Bridal Boutique, Newport
Do You Believe? Bridal Boutique is located in the courtyard of St Woolos Cathedral in Newport! It has been open for more than 11 years. However, the owner, Helen Thomas-Powell, has worked within the industry for over 35 years as a bespoke designer/producer of bridal gowns and special occasion wear. We have a range of dresses that are varied in both style and budget, with fabulous bridesmaids dresses, evening/prom wear and beautiful accessories. Customer service is paramount to us and we like to give the best experience from beginning to end. We also have a team of seamstresses available to get the perfect fit without leaving the store and offer a wide range of customisation options, including our own label ‘Fae’, so you can have the dress of your dreams without compromise!
Tel: 01633 266348
Price point: From £299-£1999
Designers: Sophia Tolli, True Bride, Brighton Belle, Casablanca, Jessica Grace, Emma Bridal, exclusive label ‘Fae’
19. Birdcage Bridal Boutique, Hertfordshire
Birdcage Bridal Boutique is a family- owned and run British business based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. A full refurb has given the large shop a modern, classy and friendly feel. They have a growing reputation with outstanding reviews and have a relaxed approach to helping you find your perfect gown. They are highly skilled and open 7 days a week (including late appointments) to accommodate everyone’s needs. With a range of dresses in store for you to try between sizes 6 to 30, you’re bound to find your dream dress at Birdcage Bridal Boutique.
Key designers: Ronald Joyce, Victoria Jane, Sophia Tolli, Enchanting, Kenneth Winston, Colour, Hilary Morgan, Little People, Irregular Choice, Paradox Pink, Warren York, En Vogue and Bridal Buddy
Location: 115 Moors Walk, Panshanger, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL7 2BQ
Tel: 01707 394411
20. Wedding Atelier, London
Wedding Atelier London is an exclusively unique bridal boutique in the heart of London. Friendly staff will help you pick a wedding dress which will be the most glamorous gown you will ever wear. The aim is to provide you with a warm welcome, stress-free experience, therefore all appointments are private. With knowledge from an in-house seamstress they will ensure that your gown will look perfect. As the finishing touch, consultants will help you choose accessories such as tiaras, veils, bracelets, earrings and necklaces. Wedding Atelier London stock only the most exquisite dresses from top brands such as Rosa Clara, Justin Alexander, Lyn Ashworth, VWIDON, Pedram Couture, Divine Atelier, Allure Bridals.
Key designers: Rosa Clara, Justin Alexander, Lyn Ashworth, VWIDON, Pedram Couture, Divine Atelier, Allure Bridals
Location: 22 Craven Terrace, London W2 3QH
Tel: 020 7402 5685
Price: £1,300 – £6,000
21. Surrey Brides, Weybridge
Situated in the desirable town of Weybridge, Surrey with easy access to the city and over 22 year’s experience, Surrey Brides is the perfect setting to calmly and confidently make this key big day decision.
To ensure the finest, most personal experience an appointment is necessary.
Key Designers: Enzoani, Valentini, Gemy Malouf, Raimon Bundo, Ellis Bridals, Benjmain Roberts, Diane Legrand, Badgley Mischka, Lusan Mandongus
Tel: 01932 846812
22. Apple Blossom Time, Perth
Apple Blossom Time is a family run business offering a wide range of wedding dresses, bridesmaids, flower girls and accessories from the most sought after designers.
Key designers: Rembo Styling, Marylise, Modeca and le Papillon by Modeca, Jack Sullivan, Stella York, Ian Stuart
Bridesmaids: Sorella Vita, Watters
Price: £908 – £2,500
23. Boho Bride, Stratford-upon-Avon
Boho Bride is situated in a beautiful shopping courtyard near Stratford-upon-Avon on the edge of the Cotswolds. Their aim is to showcase gowns and accessories from top British designers who are passionate about attention to detail, using traditional couture techniques and exquisite fabrics.
The collection of designer gowns caters for the sophisticated bride looking for Gatsby glamour, simple elegance, boho chic, film star glamour and full on vintage. As well as short/retro style wedding gowns and a gorgeous collections of bridesmaids dresses. Their designers are all based in the UK, so you are guaranteed quality finish and a perfect fit.
Key designers: Ivory & Co., Louise Bentley, LouLou Bride, Emma Hunt London, Terry Fox as well as bridesmaid and prom dresses
Address: Boho Bride Ltd, The Shopping Courtyard, Stratford Garden Centre, Campden Road, Clifford Chambers, Stratford upon Avon CV37 8LW
Tel: 01789 287788
Price: £1,000 – £3,000 for made to measure and there is also bespoke service
24. Linda Gray Bridalwear, Gloucester
This multi award-winning ‘RBA’ bridal shop is set in a stunning ‘chapel’ location at Westgate Retail Park Gloucester.
Beautiful, top-quality wedding dresses, exceptional customer service and sensible prices.
Key Designers: Mark Lesley, Bonny, Venus, White Rose, Mark Lesley Couture Bride, Verise, BellaDonna by Wendy Makin
25. Blush & Ivory, Dulwich
Blush & Ivory is a stylish and intimate bridal boutique situated in the heart of Dulwich, South-East London.
If you are seeking a special and unique VIP service for yourself and your guests to enjoy with exclusive use of the whole bridal boutique, look no further! Upon arrival you are greeted with refreshments, strawberries and chocolates and a strictly closed door, no interruption policy.
This bridal boutique prides itself in offering the most exceptional person centred advice service accompanied with an immaculate attention to detail, forming a winning combination for all brides.
Key designers: Pronovias, Cymbeline, Julie Vino and Lazaro
Price: On application
26. Sassi Holford, Taunton
Get the designer experience without the limitations – Sassi gives her brides a choice of other carefully-selected collections as well as her own.
Key Designers: Sassi Holford, Kate Sherford, Enzoani
27. The White Room, Minchinhampton
Brides who visit The White Room can enjoy trying on exquisite gowns in the luxurious ‘Mirrored Catwalk Room’ and sumptuous ‘Bridal Suite’ making the experience of choosing their wedding dress truly memorable.
Key designers: Stewart Parvin, Ritva Westenius, Caroline Castigliano, Stephanie Allin, Jesus Peiro, Augusta Jones
28. Ellie Sanderson, Beaconsfield, Bucks
This lovely boutique oozes romance and is packed with British talent – three-quarters of their dresses are from home-grown designers.
Key designers: Augusta Jones, Kate Sherford, Stephanie Allin, Suzanne Neville
29. Pink Confetti, Leicester
Conveniently situated in South Leicestershire, this small independent boutique offers exclusive, gorgeous and affordable bridal gowns and stunning accessories along with that all important personal shopping experience.
Key designers: Nicola Anne, Donna Lee Designs, Donna Salado, Mia Mia by Alan Hannah, Lou Lou Bridal
Price: on application
30. Caroline Clark Bridal Boutique, Worcestershire
Caroline Clark Bridal Boutique believes all brides are VIPs and choosing your wedding dress should be an exciting and fun experience. Their luxury boutique offers you the opportunity to view the latest collection of an extensive range of wedding dress designs and styles.
With their expertise and creativity, and your ideas, they will guide you to your own unique wedding day look with the assistance of your own bridal consultant. With excellent customer service, your privacy and attention to detail is at the centre of everything Caroline Clark Bridal do.
Key designers: Catherine Parry, Ivory and Co, Opulence and Stella York. Romantica bridesmaids
Address: Caroline Clark Bridal Boutique, Upper Floor, 8 Victoria Square, Droitwich, Worcestershire WR98DS
Price: £799 – £1,899
31. Jenny Packham, Mayfair
Sophisticated elegance will never go out of fashion – Ms Packham’s boutique, and her dresses, epitomise that idea. Pop down the road to the Accessories Boutique, too.
Key designers: Jenny Packham only
Price: from £1,500–£14,000
32. All About Eve, Newport
Now with a second store in Chepstow, All About Eve is something very special indeed. The boutique offers impressive service and a selection of dresses that’s second-to-none.
Key designers: Rosa Clara, Ellis, Ian Stuart, Justin Alexander
, Allure Bridals, Essense, Pronovias
33. High Society, Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan
So sumptuous you’ll never want to leave, this bijoux store offers dresses from the best British designers, and prides itself on exceptional service. Wedding dress heaven!
Key designers: Justin Alexander, Jenny Packham, Suzanne Neville, Catherine Deane
34. White Bride, Narberth, Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire is the last place you’d expect to find this oasis of bridal couture, but it’s there – and full of stunning wedding frocks! Expect high-end names such as Jenny Packham, and excellent service from the team.
Key designers: Charlotte Balbier, Jenny Packham, Mia Mia, Stephanie Allin
Price: from £900
35. Ava Rose Hamilton, Silsden, Yorkshire
This award-winning business has three bridal boutiques situated in Barrowford, Durham and Silsden. The world’s leading bridal designers are showcased in luxurious surroundings, making the search for your dream dress a special, stress-free experience.
Key designers: Ian Stuart, Lyn Ashworth, Jenny Packham, Benjamin Roberts, Enzoani, Blue by Enzoani, Ellis Bridals, Essense of Australia, Annasul Y, La Sposa, Angelina Faccenda, Elie Saab, Anoushka G, Lusan Mandongus, Pronovias, Justin Alexander, Ella, Mori Lee
36. Flamingo Boulevard Bridal, Liverpool
At Flamingo Boulevard Bridal Salon they live by the quote ‘inspired by the fear of being average’ and their dresses definitely talk that talk.
They stock brands from all over; from Jersey to Miami, Canada to Australia, which offer a fun alternative to traditional British bridal. They offer exclusive designers not only to Liverpool but also the whole of the UK, catering for the modern and comtempary bride who wants to be an extended version of herself on her special day. They are all about offering a fun, laid back and truly enjoyable experience for brides.
Key designers: Island Tribe, Love Found True, Match Made Bridal, Chantel Lauren, & For Love, Luna Love Story (evening dresses) – plus a bunch of gorgeous accessories handmade for Flamingo Boulevard.
Address: 342 St Mary’s Road, Liverpool L190NQ
Price: £600 – £2,300
37. Wedding Belles of Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield
From traditional classics to fashion forward trends, this award-winning boutique stocks exquisite bridal gowns along with beautiful bridesmaid’s dresses from some of the best designers around.
Key designers: Sottero & Midgley, Ellis Bridals, Dessy
38. Stunning Bridal, Abington
A gorgeous and spacious boutique in Northampton, with an extensive range of collections from leading and award-winning designers. Choosing your dress should be one of your greatest and most exciting experiences, and Stunning Bridal are very proud of the key role they play in this important and memorable time.
Key designers: Donna Salado, Mark Lesley, Mori Lee
Address: 28-30 Abington Grove, Northampton NN1 4QX
Tel: 01604 792869
39. Swan Brides Boutique, Cheshire
Swan Brides Boutique based in Congleton, Cheshire offers a range of stunning wedding dresses, mother of the bride and groom outfits by Linea Raffaelli and Pifer and Mayka, bridesmaids by twoBirds, Mark Lesley and Diane Harbridge, wedding shoes and accessories.
Swan Brides pride themselves on their fantastic service and honest advice to help you create the perfect look for your big day.
Key designers: Amanda Wyatt, Stella York, Catherine Parry, David Tutera
40. Scarlet Poppy Bridal Boutique, Leeds
At Scarlett Poppy Bridal Boutique you will find an exclusive one-to-one service dedicated to helping you find the wedding dress of your dreams. Their Yorkshire bridal boutique provides an exciting choice of gorgeous bridalwear for the modern bride, with stunning gowns from award-winning British designers.
Key designers: Enzoani Beautiful, Kenneth Winston, Ivory & Co., Sweetheart
Price: On application
41. The White Closet, West Didsbury, Manchester
Vintage bridal chic has landed in Manchester – enjoy tea and cakes as you play dress up in this utterly one-off boutique.
Key designers: Charlotte Balbier, Claire Pettibone, David Fielden, Lyn Ashworth
42. Eleganza Sposa, Glasgow
This luxe flagship store (along with their Hamilton boutique) is the only Scottish stockist of Stephanie Allin, Blue and Complice – worth a look.
Key designers: Blue, Complice, Pronovias, Stephanie Allin
Price: From £1,000
43. Ivory Whites, Perth
If you don’t have a clue what you want, then check out the mix of edgy and traditional designs available at this elegant boutique.
Key designers: Anella Couture, Kate Sherford, Lyn Ashworth, Ritva Westenius
44. Rachel Scott, Edinburgh
These guys are passionate about bridal fashion – check out the wide range of fabulous European designers you have to choose from.
Key designers: Agnes Bridal, Nicole Spose, San Patrick Pronovias, WTOO by Watters, True Bride
45. Blush Boutique, Belfast
Style-savvy brides won’t want to miss the only stockist of beautiful Elizabeth Fillmore, Romona Keveza and Amanda Wakeley dresses to be found in Northern Ireland.
Key designers: Amanda Wakeley, Elizabeth Fillmore, Novia D’Art, Romona Keveza
46.Betty McCaul Bridal, Enfield
Did you know that every single one of the wedding dresses at Betty McCaul Bridal Outlet are discounted? Yes, you read that right! There are over 200 dresses in store, all immediately available and with up to 65% off the original price.
Every dress is handpicked by Amy and the team to ensure there is always an amazing selection of well-known designers available at sample sale prices – starting from as little £499! The outlet works on an appointment only basis to provide you with a warm and friendly boutique experience and you can leave with your dream dress on the day.
Key designers: Jenny Packham, Pronovias, Essence of Australia, Stella York, Jesus Peiro, Justin Alexander and many more
Price: from £499
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