Choosing your dream wedding dress is undeniably one of the most exciting parts of getting married and here's where Essex boutique owners and their teams can help you choose the perfect gown.
Your local Essex 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 Essex based brides-to-be.
Here’s some great wedding boutiques and shops in Essex from places like Colchester, Harlow, Southend, Chelmsford, Grays, Braintree and Clacton, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention An Essex Wedding magazine when contacting wedding dress boutiques.
We have many Bridal gown designers at Dress Code Nine. Here are some of the names we stock. Angela Bianca, Monica Loretti, Richard designs, Rachel allan and Ronald Joyce.
Please have a look at our website to see lots of different designs.
We are always getting new lines arriving so if you are after a particular style please do not hesitate to call us.
Ria Carroll, owner of the Billericay boutique, on why An Essex Wedding readers should pay her a visit..."We are in our ninth year of business and stock a huge range of bridal gowns from designers Evie Young, Madison James by Allure, Phoenix, Danielle Couture and Mary's Bridal. Our bookings are exclusive one-to-one appointments, so the whole bridal floor is for you and your bridal party alone – with no other shoppers to distract you! We have a huge variety of dresses in sizes ranging from 8 to 24, with our prices in the region of £850 to £2,500. My team is personal and genuinely passionate about giving you a magical experience. I'm also a resident bridal expert on E4's One Stop Wedding Shop, where I help brides-to-be see their wildest wedding dreams come true! You're most definitely in the safest of hands when shopping with us."
Posted: 1 November 2022
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.
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Posted: 31 July 2022
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Posted: 15 July 2022
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Posted: 11 April 2022
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Posted: 24 December 2021
Here at An Essex Wedding magazine, we want to help you plan your dream wedding day. That's why we put your wedding planning questions straight to our local wedding experts so you can get the best advice. Today, Sharyn Warner owner of Bridal Reloved Maldon answers your question and gives advice on finding the bridal gown that's right for you. "What are your top tips for finding my dream wedding dress?" Read on for the answer...
Posted: 30 March 2021
There are many brides who will be looking to make a sustainable choice with their wedding dress purchase, and Essex brides can do so while also supporting a fantastic cause. Lady McAdden Breast Screening Trust has had to take the sad decision not to renew its lease for its Leigh-on-Sea premises, because of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the trust has a temporary residence in Elmsleigh Drive, which houses hundreds of dresses and suits.
Posted: 16 March 2021
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Posted: 9 March 2021
We're loving essex designer Couturiosity's new bridalwear collection, which is launching in March this year. The bespoke eveningwear brand launched in 2019, but with the eveningwear market not in full swing during the pandemic, owner Billy Harrison pivoted his business to create a beautiful bridal range. The collection will be bespoke, and Billy will work on-to-one with brides to create couture-inspired one-off gowns. "I love the idea of involving clients in the whole experience," Billy says.
Posted: 4 March 2021