Bridalwear boutiques in the North West

Choosing your dream wedding dress is undeniably one of the most exciting parts of getting married and here's where North West boutique owners and their teams can help you choose the perfect gown.

Your local North West 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 North West based brides-to-be.

Here’s some great wedding boutiques and shops in the North West from places like Manchester, Preston, Lancashire and the Lake District, whom you might want to get in touch with...

Don't forget to mention Your North West Wedding magazine when contacting wedding dress boutiques.

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Featured Bridalwear boutiques in the North West

Carol's Bridal Boutique

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Welcome to Carol's Bridal Boutique ~ Carlisle's most exciting collection of Stunning Bridal Gowns

Choosing your wedding dress will be the greatest purchase you will ever make therefore it is essential you put your trust into us, the professionals.

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Manchester Craft and Design Centre

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For over 40 years, Manchester Craft & Design Centre has provided a home to some of the region’s most talented independent designers and makers. Selling textiles, jewellery, accessories, ceramics & homeware, the Centre is the perfect place to find something truly unique for your special day. We are based conveniently in the heart of the Northern Quarter with our makers on site to discuss commissions and original designs. From dresses and rings to cake toppers and cufflinks, there’s plenty to find on a trip to the Centre.

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Willow & Wilde Bridal

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At Willow & Wilde we have selected a range of gorgeous gowns, separates and accessories to suit all weddings and budgets.

Our style is modern vintage with a boho vibe, lots of soft tulle and chiffon with contemporary lace applique and a range of shades such as blush and titanium.

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Bridalwear boutiques in the North West - Related Wedding News

Daughters of Bohème is a new luxury bridal boutique in Carlisle, Cumbria

Daughters of Bohème was created in 2022 following a personal search for a boho wedding dress, that revealed a gap in the Cumbrian market. Through connections with several specialist international designers, Daughters of Bohème is now a must-see in Cumbria for gorgeous wedding gowns for the modern bride, many of them in a boho style.

"My daughter, Georgina, was planning her wedding and she had a strong vision of her perfect wedding dress," says owner Kathreen Burns. "We could see similar styles in magazines and online but struggled to find a bridal shop in North Cumbria that offered boho glamour wedding gowns. Her dad, Mike and I were already involved in the Lake District wedding sector through his generator business and local marquee suppliers. We had space at Flanders to create a bridal wear business that we knew would fill a niche gap in the market, and so Daughters of Bohème was born.

Posted: 24 January 2023

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

Willow & Wilde is a new bridal boutique in Rossendale

Willow & Wilde is a new bridal boutique opening this October. Based in Helmshore, Rossendale, the store has a range of dresses priced from £500 - £2,000 with designers including Willowby by Watters, Freda Bennet, French Collection by Wendy Makin and Kelsey Rose.

The owner, Caroline Crompton, tells us: "At Willow & Wilde, we have selected a range of gorgeous gowns, separates and accessories to suit all weddings and budgets. Our style is modern vintage with a boho vibe, lots of soft tulle and chiffon with contemporary lace appliqué and a range of shades such as blush and titanium. Our designers have been chosen for their quality and amazing collections, but still with a great price to match all budgets.

Posted: 10 November 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

St Ann’s Hospice’s Bridal and Vintage Store is offering wedding dresses from Coronation Street

St Ann's Hospice's Bridal and Vintage Store in Stockport is boasting many wedding dresses donated to them by the Coronation Street costume department at ITV.

The soap is filmed and set in the cobbled streets of Manchester, and many weddings have taken place throughout the show's history with their wedding dresses being left for others to wear on their special day.

St Ann's Hospice runs their Stockport shop to raise funds for services throughout Greater Manchester from their two hospices in Heald Green, Stockport and Little Hulton, Salford. There is a dedicated specialist bridal department on the second floor which has the latest styles on offer for great value for money.

Posted: 3 November 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

Feathers & Florence has opened its doors for the first time

Feathers & Florence, a bridal studio in the Ribble Valley, has opened its doors for the first time with part of its profits going to help end period poverty. The owners, Liam and Melissa, tell us more: "An urge to help underprivileged women planning their weddings helped us launch Feathers & Florence; a tranquil, intimate and inspiring bridal studio in Longridge, Lancashire. Our aim is to offer a safe and calming space to try on beautiful boho-inspired dresses. The collection has been curated to display the best in luxury feminine bridalwear. Every dress has something unexpected to offer, with investments starting at £1,500. We have also made an effort to source gowns made from recycled materials wherever possible, with designers like Stephanie Allin, Nicole Milano and Savin London gracing the studio hangers."

Posted: 28 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

How to choose a stand-out wedding dress

I want my wedding dress to stand out and look amazing. Do you have any ideas of how I can do this?

"A bespoke hand-painted gown is sure to make you stand out on your big day. At Tropical Ever After, we design and create one of a kind, tailored, hand-painted wedding dresses for women who reach for their dreams and are not afraid to go beyond the usual standards."

"If layers of tulle and laces seem inappropriate for your wedding ceremony, opt for something perfectly tailored to your figure. When choosing your dream dress, you can pick a ready-made creation that will be tailored to your measurements or create a bespoke design especially for you, fitted to your figure with personal character. When looking for your dress, opt for a style that will reflect your personality. We can also provide bespoke gowns for the bridesmaids, flowergirls and matching accessories for the groomsmen."

Posted: 1 June 2022