You’ve just got engaged… congratulations! Now it’s time to finally start shopping for your dream wedding dress if you haven’t picked yours out since you were little.
We’ve just made shopping for your wedding dress a lot easier by compiling a list of our 13 favourite bridal boutiques in the South West-no need to thank us!
Searching for your dream dress can be a daunting experience if you don’t know many wedding dress designers. So, before you begin your search why not add these wedding dress designers that you need to know to your wish list.
13 Bridal Boutiques in the South West That We Absolutely Love
Lace and Grace
Built on the love of the bridal industry, mother and daughter duo Carol and Becky Pincott set up the vintage-inspired Lace and Grace bridal boutique in the bustling market town of Keynsham.
Stylish and luxurious, this bridal boutique is perfect for fashion-forward brides looking for a unique, untraditional look. The boutique showcases a selection of hand-picked exquisite dresses from a range of luxury British and International designers.
The boutique also offers a bespoke, couture service. Carol who is an established designer and dressmaker with over 25 years’ experience is able to create stunning handcrafted gowns using the most luxurious fabrics, all to fit your vision.
Who they stock: Savin London, Jesus Peiro, Watters Wtoo, Karen Willis Holmes
Where to find them: 7, Market Square, Keynsham BS31 1FS
The White Room of Minchinhampton
The White Room of Minchinhampton is one of the Cotswolds best-kept secrets, but we thought we’d share it with you. An exclusive bridal boutique run by owners Rachel and Lesley, The White Rooms is renowned for its personal friendly service.
Offering an appointment only service, Rachel and Lesley guarantee that each of their brides will receive individual care and undivided attention.
Set over two floors complete with a sumptuous dressing suite and mirrored catwalk, this boutique is fantastic for helping brides find their dream dress that will reflect their own personal style.
Find out more about The White Room of Minchinhampton here.
Who they stock: Savannah Miller, Suzanne Neville, Jenny Packham, Jesus Peiro, Belle & Bunty
Where to find them: 18 High Street, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, GL6 9BN
Flying the flag for UK based wedding dress designers, Olivia Hooper bridal boutique is situated in the beautiful village of Wedmore. Their niche bridal studio is that of a calm, relaxed and inviting nature which is sure to put any bride at ease.
When you enter the bridal studio, you are presented with a selection of bridal gowns that will suit all personalities. From beautifully beaded to stunning simplicity and timelessly traditional, there is something a little different for every bride to explore.
The ‘OH’ experience is the same for every bride regardless of paid appointments or budget and every bride is looked after every step of their wedding dress journey.
Who they stock: Suzanne Neville, Eliza Jane Howell, Alan Hannah
Where to find them: No 4, Providence House, The Borough, Wedmore BS28 4EG
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Hen House Brides
Brides come from the South West and beyond to visit the beautiful range of bridal gowns and Hen House Brides. Established and run by the renowned seamstress Ceri Brooks, this bridal boutique is a full-service, one-stop shop.
With a selection of wedding gowns, mother-of-the-bride outfits and bridesmaids dress, you can dress your entire bridal party in one place.
Find out more about Hen House Brides here.
Who the stock: Lou Lou, Louise Bentley, LeNovia
Where to find them: 28 St. John's Street, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1BN
Situated in Medieval Dunster, Parham House is located next to a historical church and is in view of the famous castle. So, if you're looking for somewhere truly beautiful and brimming with history then this boutique is the one for you.
Parham House only stocks collections that will appeal to brides who seek beauty with individuality. At the forefront of bridal excellence, any bride that has a desire to create their own unique bridal look should visit here.
Who they stock: Margot Bridal, Suzanne Neville, La Sposa by Pronovia, Lou Lou
Where to find them: 22 Church St, Dunster, Minehead TA24 6SH
Active, spirited and energetic are only three you need to describe Lovely Bridal. Located in Devon, this bridal boutique is full of life!
Born over a glass of fizz with friends, Lovely Bridal is a completely fun and relaxed shopping experience. Decorated with bright and funky furniture, this bridal shop is truly unique.
Stocking samples in sizes 8 – 28, there is a selection of dresses to try on no matter what your size and the dress you fall for will be made to order for you.
Find out more about Lovely Bridal here.
Who they stock: Freya Rose, Jesus Peiro, Charlie Brear, Stephanie Allin, Rembo Styling, Theia
Where to find them: 140 High Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1JP
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Your wedding dress is the most important outfit you will ever purchase and what better place to do this than at Exmoor Brides based in Minehead. Stocking a number of wonderful designers, this boutique has styles and designs to suit every shape and budget.
Filled with character, Exmoor Brides is a 19th-century bridal shop and because of this, it is quite small. So keep this in mind when bringing your entourage with you.
Find out more about Exmoor brides here.
Where to find them: 3 Holloway St, Minehead, TA24 5NP
If you are a stylish, modern bride who wants their wedding dress shopping experience to mirror this, then Perfect Day bridal boutique in Bradford on Avon is the one for you.
This boutique prides itself on being a sophisticated and contemporary bridal shop with a delightful luxe experience in fantastic surroundings.
With an eye for current style and an overwhelming passion for perfections, the team at Perfect Day deliver exceptional service in their tranquil yet fashionable setting.
Where to find them: 3 Holloway St, Minehead TA24 5NP
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Bliss Bridal Gowns
If you are looking for a truly relaxing bridal boutique experience, then Bliss Bridal Gowns is a must. A place to feel relaxed, lose your inhibitions and feel no pressure, the environment at this bridal boutique is fantastic for those brides who are looking to try different designs and styles.
Tracy at Bliss Bridal Gowns promises a no-pressure environment and ensures every bride will be able to take it easy and have fun at her boutique.
Find out more about Bliss Bridal Gowns here.
Where to find them: 4 Seahorse Building, Nansledan, Newquay, TR8 4FF
Rachel Burgess bridal boutique is all about making your own traditions. Based in Penarth, South Wales this bridal boutique is truly exclusive. Stocking gowns that are handmade in Wales, the boutique loves introducing brides to the next generation of Welsh Bridal-wear designers.
Operating on an appointment only basis, every bride has the undivided attention from the staff at Rachel Burgess for two hours.
Who they stock: Amy Mair Couture, E&W Couture, FFROG by Angharad Mullooly, Helen Rhiannon
Where to find them: 2 Victoria Bridge, Penarth CF64 2AN
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The Bridal Corner
The Bridal Corner is situated in the heart of Crownhill Village, Plymouth and is a fantastic bridal boutique for both you and your bridal party. Stocking a wide range of wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses, this boutique is great if you want your ‘hentourage’ with you during your wedding dress shopping.
Built on honest styling expertise and impassioned customer service, this boutique has a great reputation with all of its brides.
Find out more about The Bridal Corner here.
Where to find them: 20 Morshead Road, Crownhill Village, Plymouth, PL6 5AH
At Somerset Bridal it’s all about the curves! This bridal boutique prides itself on giving curvy brides the same breath-taking wedding dress options that have always been available in small sizes.
This boutique ensures that they take an honest yet sensitive approach when it comes to their brides and they always make sure any experience at their shop is filled with fun and joy.
Find out more about Somerset Bridal here.
Where to find them: 57 The Avenue, Minehead, Minehead, TA24 5BB
Willoughby and Wolf
Last but certainly not least, Willoughby and Wolf is a quirky bridal boutique that you will absolutely remember. Their chic boutique is something of an Instagram dream and the team here fully encourage you to snap away, check in and take your best selfie.
Stocking a wide variety of designers, the team here will listen to your needs and will work with your budget, style and theme to help you find your dream dress.
Their collection of luxury wedding dresses have been carefully curated and handpicked by Victoria Wolf, owner and manager of Willoughby & Wolf, resulting in the most fabulous assortment from some of the best UK and international designers.
Who they stock: Jesus Peiro, Watters, Marco & Maria, Theia, Katya Katya, Jessica Turner
Where to find them: 2 High St, Marlborough SN8 1AA
If you’ve found your desired bridal boutique in this list, then great! If you haven’t, then don’t worry we’ve still got plenty more bridal boutiques to choose from.
Once you find your dream bridal boutique, make sure you read these 17 things every bride needs to know before wedding dress shopping.