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.
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
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
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
Renowned high street footwear brand Clarks, analysed search volume data to reveal what wedding outfit colours the nation are searching for the most this winter. Blue wedding outfits came out on top, followed by black, pink, red and green! What's more, Clarks spoke to Lindsay from Lindsay Punch Styling to give her top tips on what shoes to pair with our upcoming wedding outfits, from styles to different colours. Read on for advice on winter wedding styling...
Posted: 24 December 2021
Bicester Village has reopened and, as part of their Do Good programme, their first ever charity boutique has opened its doors, where shoppers can purchase coveted fashion and bridal items at amazing prices. The Stella x Smart Works and Brides Do Good pop-up boutique will be open until the 9th May and will offer both new and pre-loved pieces from renowned brands such as Victoria Beckham, The Fold, Ghost, Cefinn and many more, while curated edits generously donated from the wardrobes of stylish fashion insiders including Martha Ward, Pippa Vosper, Alexandra Burke and Katherine Ormerod will also be available to shop. Funds raised from the pop-up will go directly to Smart Works and Brides Do Good.
Posted: 27 April 2021
Ellie Sanderson has been dressing brides for 14 years now and sells a personally curated collection of dresses mostly from British bridal designers including Suzanne Neville and Sassi Holford. Each designer is hand-picked for their brilliance and quality, fit and cut. Talking about her 2021 collection, Ellie tells us, "Weddings come in all shapes and sizes and it's ever-changing so the main thing is that each bride looks and feels incredible on her special day, whether that's with fifteen or thirty guests. We offer a relaxed and fun collection of dresses and jumpsuits, plus a small edit of short styles designed by Suzanne Neville perfect for micro weddings and registry office celebrations."
Posted: 12 January 2021