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.
Manchester Craft and Design Centre
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.
David’s Bridal commences ‘everything must go’ closing down sale
Bridal store chain, David's Bridal has confirmed that all UK stores are launching a closing down sale, with dramatic reductions across wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and more. Following its administration announcement last month, David's Bridal is closing all four of it's UK stores, with all stock discounted. David's Bridal's extensive closing down sale will commence with at least 40% off everything in-store.
Posted: 26 May 2023
#ThisBarbie is getting married! New cards from Thortful
thortful has launched a Barbie card range to send to your bestie on her big day! The internet has been coloured pink with over 107,000 views on Tiktok for #ThisBarbie following the release of a new Barbie trailer. Greetings card marketplace, thortful, has created Barbie cards to send to your nearest and dearest, including 'This Barbie has passed her driving test', and 'This Barbie is getting married'
Posted: 5 May 2023
Inspired by Helen Dimmick is a new bridal boutique in Blackburn town centre
Inspired by Helen Dimmick is a new bridal boutique in the heart of Blackburn town centre.
Inspired offers a great collection of new and pre-owned gowns curated by Helen and her decades of retail experience in the bridal industry. Helen had a vision and passion to bring bridal retail back to Blackburn and as part of a two-phase development programme, has launched within the existing Ainsworth Jewellery premises to complement the footfall the store already attracts.
Posted: 13 April 2023
Looking for bridesmaids' dresses? Check out these collections from Maya Deluxe
With wedding season just around the corner, time is ticking to get your bridesmaids ready for your big day.
For the environmentally-conscious bride, Maya Deluxe's Anaya Icons Collection features eight elegant styles made from recycled materials so your maids can look great and help the environment in the process. Full of timeless elegance, these dresses are available in sizes 8-30.
Tulle and ruffles are set to be some of the biggest bridal trends for 2023 and the Anaya Icons Collection is full of these romantic design details. With three beautiful shades to choose from and two more on the way, there are plenty of ways to mix and match your bridesmaids' dresses.
Posted: 13 February 2023
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