So you’re engaged? Congratulations! Now comes every brides’ favourite part of wedding planning – searching for the dress. We’ve compiled a list of the most well-renowned bridal boutiques in Kent to help all brides based in the Garden of England on your wedding dress hunt.
The experienced and friendly staff in these bridalwear shops in Kent have hand-picked their stunning collections from only most highly regarded bridal designers. So, whether you’re a traditional or alternative bride planning a winter, summer or destination wedding, there’s something for you at these Kent-based bridal shops.
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15 of Our Favourite Bridal Boutiques in Kent
The Wild Heart Bridal Boutique in Kent
The Wild Heart bridal boutique is run by sisters Nicole and Alex. Nicole has a background in fashion and Alex’s strengths lie in personal styling and fashion blogging. Their professional histories, coupled with their struggle to find an on trend wedding dress when planning their own weddings, inspired them to set up their own Kent-based bridal shop to offer something a little different to brides of today.
The relaxed nature of the boutique and the bohemian collection of dresses is based on the Nicole’s passion for yoga. The duo have hand-picked dresses from around the UK, Australia and the USA to create an experience perfect for the bride planning a dreamy bohemian, destination, outdoor or vintage wedding.
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Who they stock: Rue De Seine, Katya Katya Shehurina, Karen Willis Holmes, Elizabeth Dye
Where to find them: 112 Rochester High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1JT
Find more information about The Wild Heart Bridal boutique, and book your appointment today.
The Pantiles Bride in Kent
Historically a holiday destination for the gentry who would drink water from the natural springs, today The Pantiles is possibly the most Instagrammable place in Royal Tunbridge Wells. The Pantiles Bride bridal boutique sits among a cluster of independent shops and cafes so head out to The Pantiles for a delightful day out.
Stocking only the most high-end bridal designers, this boutique is great for the bride with a higher wedding dress budget.
Who they stock: Pronovias, Charlie Brear, Jenny Packham, Sassi Holford, Willowby
Browse Willowby dresses.
Where you can find them: 34 The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TN
Go Bridal in Kent
The sister store to The Pantiles Bride, this Kent-based bridal boutique stocks a selection of stylish but affordable wedding dresses and accessories from leading bridal labels. With a wealth of accessories, from tiaras and hair accessories, to veils and shoes, get your entire bridal outfit at Go Bridal.
Who they stock: Maggie Sottero, Morilee, Rebecca Ingram and Enzoani
Browse Enzoani wedding dresses.
Where you can find them: 50 Grosvenor Rd, Tunbridge Wells TN1 2AS
The Bridal Boutique of Jules in Kent
This quintessentially British boutique has a striking display of handmade British gowns made from luxurious lace and twinkling jewels, alongside a large collection of elegant bridal shoes.
You’ll receive top customer service from owner Jeska who has a first class degree in fashion and textiles and a passion for creativity and all things bridal. This bridal boutique owner will not only offer a warm welcome and wide variety of wedding dresses but also a personal tailoring service to suit your needs.
Located between Deal and Walmer castles, ensure you make the most of your visit to this quirky bridal shop and explore the beautiful surrounding area of Deal.
Who they stock: Stephanie Allin, Eliza Jane Howell, Rosa Clara and Charlotte Balbier
Browse Charlotte Balbier dresses.
Where you can find them: 26 Dover road, Walmer, Deal, Kent, CT14 7JW
Find more information on The Bridal Boutique of Jules here.
Ivy Rose Bridal Boutique in Kent
Ivy Rose is a brand new Kent-based bridal boutique set in a converted barn in the picturesque countryside just outside of Dover. The family behind this Kent-based bridal boutique have hand selected wedding dresses made with the finest laces, silks, satins and tulles that have the structured silhouettes to really flatter the brides of every shape and size.
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Who they stock: Private Label by G, Ella Rosa, Sofia Bianca and White Rose
Where you can find them: Cherry Way Farm, Greenwich Lane, Ewell Minnis, Dover, CT15 7EA
Bridal Way Bridal Boutique in Kent
Established in 1989, the team at Bridal Way have been making brides’ dreams come true for a number of years. Boasting a guestbook that’s overflowing with kind messages, Bridal Way’s passion for dresses and knowledge of all things bridal is unrivalled. Head to this bridal shop for the highest level of customer care when looking for your fairy-tale dress.
Situated in the picturesque seaside town of Ramsgate, a trip to this bridal boutique will be an unforgettable experience that you’ll treasure forever.
Who they stock: Maggie Sottero, White Rose, Sincerity, Rebecca Ingram, St. Patrick
Where to find them: 25 West Cliff Road, Kent, CT11 9JP
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Bridal Boutique at Chilham
Bridal Boutique at Chilham offers a unique opportunity for the eco-warrior or bride on a budget. Get the designer labels you’ve always dreamed of at an affordable price. Filled with pre-owned and ex-sample wedding dresses, you could save up to 60% at Bridal Boutique at Chilham.
Who they stock: Ian Stuart, Enzoani, Jesus Peiro, Stephanie Allin, Maggie Sottero and many more
Browse Maggie Sottero dresses.
Where you can find them: Bagham Barn, Canterbury Rd, Canterbury CT4 8DU
Brides by Zoë Bridal Boutique in Kent
Brides by Zoë is based in the historic cathedral city of Canterbury and boasts the title of the only wedding dress shop in the city that caters for the curvy bride. Not only does Brides by Zoë tick boxes for the curvy bride, but it is also the one-stop-shop for the boho bride planning a relaxed tipi-, barn- or yurt-based wedding.
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Who they stock: Watters Brides, Wendy Makin, Jasmine Bridal, LouLou Bridal and more
Where you can find them: 23 Mount Rd, Canterbury CT1 1YD
The Crystal Fairy Company Bridal Boutique in Kent
The Crystal Fairy Company has a large selection of designer wedding dresses and accessories that span across two floors. This spacious boutique is fitted with curtained changing rooms and comfy sofas ensuring you’ll have plenty of room for your bridal party to sit back and relax for the duration of the two hour consultation whilst you try on an array of stunning wedding dresses.
This boutique’s unique Last Chance To Love Me collection offers brides hunting for a last-minute bargain the opportunity to purchase a designer wedding dress at a reduced price.
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Who they stock: Phoenix Gowns, Mark Lesley, Sophia Tolli
Where you can find them: 14 Station Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9DQ
Bromley Brides Bridal Shop in Kent
Bromley Brides is the perfect choice for the traditional bride looking for an elegant and timeless wedding dresses. With an in-house alternations and pressing service, this bridal boutique offers the convenience and stress-free service you need when planning the biggest day of your life.
If you’re a traditional bride looking for that classic bridal look, you’ll love our edit of elegant wedding dresses.
TOWIE fans will be excited to hear that Bromley Brides’ high quality service has attracted customers like TV personality Leah Wright (Mark Wright’s cousin), who chose the talented team at this bridal boutique to make her dress for Mark’s wedding to Michelle Keegan.
Who they stock: Donna Salado, Allure, Phoenix Gowns and many more
Where to find them: 5 Bell Parade, Glebe Way, West Wickham, BR4 0RH
Discover more about Bromley Brides bridal boutique.
Christina K Bridal Boutique in Kent
Are you looking for a designer dress but you haven’t quite got the money to pay upfront? No problem! This bridal boutique allows brides to buy their dream dress in instalments. Christina K Bridal Boutique also has a large choice of sale dresses for the bride with a smaller budget, so you can get your ready to wear gown for a fraction of its original retail price.
Who they stock: Maggie Sottero, Victoria Jane, Pronovias, Demetrios and Ronald Joyce
Browse Ronald Joyce dresses.
Where you can find them: 20 High St, Maidstone, ME14 1HT
Cutting Edge Brides
Cutting Edge Brides does exactly what it says on the tin: serves the cutting edge bride with truly cutting edge designs. Specialising in short, 1950s style, coloured and sleeved wedding dresses, this bridal boutique is one of the most fashion forward wedding dress shops around.
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Who they stock: Brighton Belle by True Bride, Timeless Chic, Rita Mae and more
Where you can find them: 17 Bourne Rd, Bexley DA5 1LW
Perfection Bridal and Menswear Shop in Kent
This bridal boutique’s glowing reputation is a result of their talented team. Partner, Kathryn, was born and raised within the bridal industry, and works tirelessly to find brides their dream dresses, whilst Manager and Head Seamstress, Elaine has 30 years of experience in bridal. Put your trust in Kathryn, Elaine and the rest of the friendly and knowledgeable team to find, fit and alter your dress, turning your visions into a reality.
Who they stock: Justin Alexander Signature, Justin Alexander, Sincerity, Sweetheart and more
Where you can find them: 3 Gabriel's Hill, Maidstone ME15 6HN, UK
Wedding World Bridal Boutique in Kent
Alongside their carefully curated collection of classic A-line and beautifully draped empire line wedding dresses, Wedding World in Kent also have a great selection of bridesmaid dresses. Gather your maids and take them to one of Wedding World’s Tuesday night bridesmaid appointments for a glass of bubbly and browse of their collection – it’s the perfect opportunity to get the girls together!
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Who they stock: Justin Alexander, Sottero & Midgley, Maggie Sottero
Where you can find them: 36 Guildhall Street, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1EE
To Love and To Cherish Bridal Boutique in Kent
Our favourite thing about To Love and To Cherish is their attention to detail and customer service. Upon arrival you’ll receive a Bridal Gift Bag filled with goodies, including: tea, lattes, champagne macarons, biscuits and cupcakes. Relax with your friends and family and create a memorable shopping experience at To Love and To Cherish.
Who they stock: Nicola Anne, Donna Lee, Sonsie (curvy collection) and many more
Where you can find them: 25-27 St. John Street, Ashbourne, DE6 1GP
So now you’ve decided which boutiques you’re going to visit, make sure you’re familiar with our guide on how to shop for a wedding dress before you begin your search.
Or if you've not quite decided which boutique you're going to visit, browse more bridal boutiques here.