Choosing your dream wedding dress is undeniably one of the most exciting parts of getting married and here's where Bristol and Somerset boutique owners and their teams can help you choose the perfect gown.
Your local Bristol and Somerset wedding dress boutique will typically stock a range of wedding dresses from both UK and international designers to suit your fashion style and budget. You will also receive expert knowledge and guidance on how to select complementing accessories for your big day including tiaras, veils, shoes and more.
It’s advisable to book a one-to-one appointment with a boutique so that you have time to view the collections on offer and try on any wedding gowns that you think might be the one!
Do take time to research styles that will flatter your figure, however, keep an open mind on suggestions that an advisor may make and benefit from their experience and knowledge of dressing Bristol and Somerset based brides-to-be.
Here’s some great wedding boutiques and shops in Bristol and Somerset from places like Bath, Weston Super Mare, Taunton, Yeovil and Bridgwater, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding magazine when contacting wedding dress boutiques.
Dressing Brides and Bridesmaids for over 25 years, Future Brides has all you need to make your day perfect with stunning Bridal Gowns and Bridesmaid/Occasionwear collections to suit all styles.
Consultants Sarah & Emma welcome you to Rookery Bridal Boutique. Rookery Bridal is an independent boutique with an extensive selection of fashion forward, award-winning designer wedding dresses.
Here at Rookery Bridal, we want to make you feel inspired and excited, welcoming you and your entourage to our luxurious environment. We offer a calm atmosphere and a warm welcome that lets you be yourself, relax and enjoy your appointment.
To help you find inspiration for your big day, take a look at what's caught the eye of our editors.
There are literally hundreds of ideas, products and services from wedding suppliers across the UK along with links to their web sites as pointed out by our ever resourceful team.
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New Wedding Planner Journal & Keepsake collection
Just in time after the influx of festive proposals, Paper Crane Unique has announced the release of its Wedding Planner Journal & Keepsake collection launching January 2023. A bride- or groom-to-be's perfect planning companion; organise your wedding plans, write about your personal story and keep your photo memories safe altogether in one place that you can keep forever. The planners are 200 pages of wedding planning tools, inspiration boards, notes and journal sheets featuring a beautiful eucalyptus design inside, cloth cover and gold gilded edges. Priced at £32.95, the collection has a choice of four colours: classic ivory, blush pink, luxe gold and dusty blue.
Posted: 1 December 2022
Happy feet: 5 expert tips to care for your feet at a wedding
Whether you're a wedding guest or it's your own big day, sore feet and rubbing heels can get in the way of you having the time of your life on the dancefloor. With these five top tips from Rachel Clinkard — of family-run shoe company Charles Clinkard — you can give your feet some more TLC during wedding season. Weddings are some of the most memorable days of our lives, so it's important that we enjoy these special occasions without the distraction of sore feet or painful shoes. However, from dancing the night away to that all-important walk down the aisle, we tend to be on our feet all day. To help you stay comfortable and celebrate into the small hours, here are five of my top tips for looking after your feet at weddings.
Posted: 4 November 2022
Rookery Bridal in Axbridge has launched a new exciting concept
Rookery Bridal in Axbridge has launched a new exciting concept: Boutique Tasters and Take a Look Thursdays. The store opened up on the evening of 23rd June for its first Boutique Taster event, where brides could enjoy a glass of prosecco and a nibble or two while browsing the beautiful collection. It proved to be a great opportunity for those overwhelmed by the idea of dress shopping for the first time to do so in a relaxed manner, while chatting to the experts who were happy to offer as much advice as they could. Some of the boutique's recommended suppliers were also invited along, so there was even more to see alongside the dresses, bridesmaids' attire, veils and accessories.
Posted: 22 September 2022
Chelsea Peers, has unveiled a stunning bridal edit
Modern loungewear brand, Chelsea Peers, has unveiled a stunning bridal edit designed with the bride tribe in mind! This elegant collection of women's sleepwear, loungewear and swimwear in silky satin and modal provides the perfect lounging look to take the crew from hen party to big day. From gorgeous satin PJs like the Sage Bee Print Button Up Short Pyjama Set (£38) to the lovely Gingham Scoop Back Swimsuit (£42) there's something for everyone to look and feel confident and wedding picture ready!
Posted: 15 August 2022
Tips on keeping your wedding dress safe pre- and post-wedding
While everyone has their own budget for the big day, nobody can deny weddings are an expensive business, with a total average bill hovering around £20,000-£30,000. The dress is likely to account for over £1,000 of this – and could cost much more if it's a designer number.
When asked, 86% of brides-to-be who haven't yet purchased their dress didn't know that it might be protected under their home insurance policy! comparethemarket.com has shared some helpful things to consider ahead of bringing home the special dress.
Posted: 31 July 2022
How to choose the perfect shade of white or cream - Tips from Colour Me Beautiful
When searching for your wedding dress, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's an easy task just deciding between white and cream! However, although wedding dresses have traditionally been white or cream, these colours come in many different shades and you need to ensure that if you're going for white or cream, that you'll be choosing the most flattering shade for you. In order to help you, Cliff Bashforth, MD of style consultants Colour Me Beautiful, has shared his top tips with County Wedding Magazines.
Posted: 15 July 2022
Get your vintage-chic on at WearMyWardrobeOut
Bristol-based WearMyWardrobeOut offers highly-curated, on-demand garment, accessory and shoe rentals from its website, which now includes its 2022 range of wedding attire. Founder Maria Loria created the startup in order to bring sustainable, earth-friendly solutions to discerning fashion aficionados. Her mission is to re-educate consumers, improving their relationship with fashion and altering buying behaviours to reduce wastage. She asserts that affordably renting vintage and pre-loved outfits instead of buying, results in financial savings as well as avoiding adding to landfill.
Posted: 3 May 2022
Nicola Peltz’s wedding gown inspires brides-to-be
Analysis of Google search data reveals that online searches for 'square neck wedding dress' exploded 1,556% on the 9th of April, just hours after Nicola Peltz and Brooklyn Beckham married at her family's estate in Palm Beach, Florida. A new finding by fabric experts Dalston Mill Fabrics reveals that online interest for 'square neck wedding dress' skyrocketed sixteen times the average volume in the first few hours after the couple tied the knot, an unprecedented spike in the public searching to mirror the bride's elegant custom-made Valentino gown.
Posted: 11 April 2022
Shop sustainably at Prior Shop
Bristol-based independent business Prior Shop has been awarded Best High Street Shop in Holly & Co.'s National Independent Awards. This is a game-changer for the team who are hugely proud of their achievement. The shop brings locally-made sustainable products from 150 independent businesses to the high street. Founder Beck says, "We're a haven for artists and designers and in being so, a haven for customers. When local artists, designers and makers are supported, given opportunities and their voices championed, the whole community wins." All products are vetted for their sustainable credentials and circular economy. So, if you're aiming to keep your big-day, as well as your future, environmentally-conscious, while shopping local check out www.priorshop.uk. You'll find gorgeous meaningful gift-list ideas, ideal wedding party gifts, big-day beauty, chic finishing touches, furnishings for your together home and more.
Posted: 22 March 2022
Fashion forward at Krystle Brides
Located in the beautiful city of Bath, Krystle Brides offers an extensive range of gowns by some of the most sought-after designers in the industry, the latest of which is the 2022 Blue by Enzoani collection. These modern and sexy wedding dresses range in price from £1,500 to £2,200 and showcase all the latest trends from sleeves to cape veils in the shape of form-fitting silhouettes and A-lines. Whether you're looking for something embellished and showstopping or sleek and simple, there's something here for everyone. You can check out all the dresses at www.enzoani.com/en/collections/blue-by-enzoani
Posted: 15 March 2022