Richard Designs is a family owned and run business, founded over 30 years ago. In that time we have grown to become the leading designer and manufacturer of bridal accessories in the UK, with stockists worldwide.
OUR VALUES OUR REPUTATION FOR THE BEST BRIDAL ACCESSORIES IS FOUNDED ON STRONG VALUES WE CARE ABOUT YOUR WEDDING
Our skilled craftsmen and women care for each and every piece they make, knowing that your wedding day is the most special and unique day of your life. Each hand-crafted item is cared for by us as much as it will be treasured by you.
We are the only UK designer and manufacturer to have full-time staff dedicated exclusively to the design and development of new pieces. This gives us the chance to create truly ground-breaking designs and to follow wider social and fashion trends.
QUALITY COMPONENTS - To create stunning bridal accessories you need components of the very best quality. Wherever possible we source our fabrics and components from leading UK suppliers, however we also travel far and wide to find new materials and textures which will inspire our designers to push the boundaries of what is possible.
SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY - We employ over 100 people from our local community and we are committed to developing them as individuals and encouraging them to grow while working with us. Over 80% of our staff have completed training and acquired formal qualifications while with us. We are also immensely proud of our work with Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Our Blue Ribbon brand has helped to raise nearly £20,000 in the past 18 months.
OUR HISTORY SINCE 1985 WE HAVE LED THE BRIDAL ACCESSORIES MARKET - Richard Designs is a family owned and run business, founded over 30 years ago. In that time we have grown to become the leading designer and manufacturer of bridal accessories in the UK, with stockists worldwide. Richard Designs was founded as a bridal florists but quickly expanded into headdresses and veils. Tiaras, jewellery, mother of the bride hats and petticoats were all added over the subsequent decade. By 2002 international expansion beckoned and we opened our first office in California, USA to service our customers in North America. That office continues to prosper today, offering unbeatable customer service. As a company we have always maintained our independence which has allowed us to bring new innovations to market and lead the way in setting new trends. We are proud of our achievements and continue to build on them by forging close relationships with our partners and keeping brides at the forefront of everything that we do. We are particularly proud of our record of employment and support for our local community over the years; helping numerous school leavers to start in a new career, supporting staff - recognising their skills with formal qualifications and we are proud to say some members of our team have worked with us for over 20 years. In the past few years we have been honoured with recognition by our peers, receiving a number of awards and nominations. Many of our very first customers now have children who are having weddings of their very own and we look forward to supporting them, and their children, long into the future.
MADE IN ENGLAND WE DESIGN AND MAKE EVERYTHING IN ENGLAND AND WE BELIEVE THIS MAKES OUR ACCESSORIES SPECIAL HANDMADE TO ORDER - When you purchase one of our items from your local bridal shop, they ask us to make it especially for you to your colour and size requirements. We do not start making any accessories until your order is received by us and as items move through our workrooms, they even have your name attached to them. Your wedding is unique to you - so your accessories should be made especially for you too!
SPEED, RELIABILITY AND INNOVATION - We can respond to your needs at the drop of a tiara; we aren't making hundreds of the same design and shipping them across the world in a container. This means if you would like a different colour or size, that is no problem and it will not slow us down. We create and launch new designs throughout the year. You can order safe in the knowledge that you are getting your bridal wear made especially for you with traditional values and fresh up to the minute design.