Bridal Shops

1 April 2022 – 3 Minute Read

What shops sell wedding dresses?

Wedding dresses are sold at bridal shops. Search our directory for a list of reputable bridal shops near you.

How many bridal shops should I visit?

There is no set number of bridal shops that you should visit before choosing your dress. Some people find the perfect dress in their first bridal shop while others spend months trying to track down the dress of their dreams. However, it is recommended that you visit a number of reputable shops before purchasing your dress as each shop will have a different range. You may also feel more comfortable at one shop than another so consider exploring multiple stores if you are not completely happy with the service.

How to choose a bridal shop?

The first step in choosing a bridal shop is to locate a number of local shops with a good reputation. Our directory features hundreds of bridal shops that can be filtered by location and reviews. If you know what type of dress you want, choose to visit the bridal shops most likely to stock collections in that style. Dress shopping is a special time so try to visit more than one bridal shop to make sure you are getting the experience you want.

Do bridal shops charge for appointments?

Some bridal shops do charge for appointments at a cost of £20 to £50 for a consultation, but this is not the case for all of them particularly if they are not in London or the South East. Contact the shop in advance to check their policy and to make sure you are happy before you commit to a booking.

What should I wear when bridal gown shopping?

When preparing for a bridal gown appointment, it is best to wear neutral underwear and a strapless bra. Your aim is to ensure your underwear is not visible under the dress so black and bright colours are best avoided. If you plan on trying figure-hugging gowns, consider wearing seamless underwear to avoid any obvious lines.

How many wedding dresses should you try on?

Most bridal shops recommend trying on up to 10 dresses. It is important to try on dresses in more than one style so you can decide what shape and material suits you. However, if you try on too many gowns, it can make it difficult to decide between gowns. By trying on a few at a time, you will find it easier to narrow down your options.

How much does a bride's dress cost?

Generally, a bride’s dress costs around £1,000 but prices vary dramatically based on the type of dress you want. For a dress from a bridal designer, the cost is around £1,500. This price rises considerably if you choose a couture bridal designer whose prices will begin at £1,500 and can reach £18,000 or more. However, dresses purchased online or on the high street are generally cheaper, starting from £400, making them a more budget-friendly option for brides.

Where to shop for bridal shoes?

Bridal shoes are usually purchased at a bridal shop. However, not all bridal shops offer a shoe service so speak to your local shop in advance to find out whether they have a shoe selection in store. You can find your local bridal shop on .