Choosing your dream wedding dress is undeniably one of the most exciting parts of getting married and here's where Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire boutique owners and their teams can help you choose the perfect gown.
Your local Berks, Bucks and Oxon 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 Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire based brides-to-be.
Here’s some great wedding boutiques and shops in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire from places like Reading, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Banbury and Buckingham, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wedding magazine when contacting wedding dress boutiques.
Love & Loved Bridal is a wedding boutique located in Buckinghamshire. Our relaxed, contemporary barn boutique houses a carefully curated edit of gorgeous made-to-order wedding dresses and separates, showcasing award-winning and eco-conscious British designers who champion women.
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
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
We speak to Vicky Angell, the Owner of Love & Loved Bridal Boutique based in Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire about the benefits of supporting British designers. She tells us, "The bridal scene is an eclectic mix of brands spanning the globe with designers from Australia to California coming to the forefront of bridal fashion. But should we be looking closer to home when it comes to getting our bridal fix and shopping local when searching for the one? British indie bridal brands and designers can make us feel as good as we look."
Posted: 13 September 2022
Exclusive bridal boutique Your Story opens its doors in Liston Court, Marlow, Buckinghamshire this August. A luxurious wedding dress destination, the showroom will provide a tailored experience for brides-to-be, offering a unique mix of prestige wedding dress designers not available anywhere else in the local area including Evie Young, Love & Liberty, Nicole Milano and Watters. The boutique is also the first to stock accessory designer Ophelia Ren, who offers beautiful, handmade floral accessories. Each piece is created from lightweight clay and can be designed to match any wedding colour palette – they're the perfect way to incorporate flowers into the day without them wilting or fading. Founded by bridal expert Natalie Cameron, Your Story Bridal Boutique focuses solely on each bride's unique identity, appreciating that everyone's journey to the perfect dress is different.
Posted: 18 August 2022
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
Handmade in England, the Reading-based bridal designer Marie Chandler offers ethical, sustainable and modern bridal wear using high-quality fabrics. Marie's love for fashion and design is reflected throughout her collection of luxurious gowns. Her latest Insta-worthy design is a short gold dress with statement puff sleeves that has proved popular with trend-setting brides and Marie is seeing more brides choosing non-white dresses and relaxed styles. She tells us, "I can see a trend towards edgy and simpler dresses and jumpsuits, with couples who are eloping choosing something more stylish that can be worn again. Those having large celebrations are opting for outfit changes, switching to something more comfortable and fun for the evening."
Posted: 2 August 2022
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
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
As Love & Loved Bridal Boutique opens in Swanbourne, Buckinghamshire, we take a look behind the doors of some of the region's finest bridal shops. Vicky Angell is the owner of Love & Loved Bridal Boutique, a modern and relaxed environment where brides can browse the rails of fashionable made-to-order dresses and separates looking for love. The boutique is proud to present a selection of talented designers who celebrate women and put sustainability at the heart of what they do. Alongside Kate Fearnley and Sanyukta Shrestha, the Believe by GAIA collection debuts, with fashionably chic dresses handmade in Wales. Insta-worthy accessories include gold-fleck veils, capes, overskirts and customisable clothing. There are also stylish hairpins and headdresses.
Posted: 28 June 2022
Fashion brand Scamp & Dude is launching its flagship store on Marlow High Street this summer, bringing further buzz to the already bustling high street. Due to open on 1st July, the famously colourful brand will be offering a gorgeous range of women and childrenswear to locals and visitors. Well-known for its bold offering of dresses and loungewear, this purpose-led fashion house is recognised by its leopard and lightning bolt prints. Founded in 2016 by Jo Tutchener-Sharp following a lengthy stay in hospital undergoing brain surgery, the brand reaches far beyond fashion with a focus on giving back.
Posted: 6 June 2022