As one of the world's busiest, most bustling cities, London boasts a wide ranging selection of bridal shops based on many street corners. A hub of fashion, culture and history, our chosen Bridal Shops in London below enthuse all their wedding attire with a sense of classic timelessness.
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Situated on Fulham Road and positioned almost next to Phillipa Lepley, Sassi Holford, unites brides with a varied selection of tailor-made dresses designed to offer a subtle sophistication, luxurious lace or fabulous fairy-tale allure. Appointments at the prestigious boutique cost £30 a pop and guests are lavished with beverages and attention whilst they make their choice. Gowns are typically priced between £2,000 and £3,000.
020 7584 1532
Wedding Atelierver stock Spanish label Rosa Clara's superbly straightforward collection characterised by its sophistication and simplicity enabling them to create sleek, stylish steals in the form of wedding gowns. Most dresses evoke a sense of the 50s with all of the timeless grandeur and enigmatic opulence you might expect of the period. My sister-in-law purchased her dress from Wedding Atelierver and was incredibly happy with her choice.
22 Cavern Terrace
The David Fielden boutique is utterly charming, displaying fully fledged canvass images of a selection of gowns designed for the modern, trend-setting bride. Brides with a sense of far-flung creativity, imagination, style and vision are obliged to pay £5,000 for the opportunity to combine their creative juices with the boutiques staff to create a fashion forward outcome.
020 7361 0002
Beauchamp Place is headed by courageous Bruce Oldfield who literally rules as King of his Castle. Operating as a stylist to the stars, Oldfield has matched the devastatingly beautiful Jemima Khan with a dress befitting of her beauty. Exclusively oriented towards classical brides, the gamut of dresses is either tailor made or couture. With relaxed and elegant settings, you can select the perfect dress with ease.
020 7584 1363
Monique Lhuillier fuses flawless bridal designs with an indisputably high-level of magnificence, encapsulating the core of grace, elegance and refinement required to catapult a dress to the stratosphere of legend. Lhuillier's gowns ooze charm, glamour and sheer beauty which have rendered her exceedingly famous in the fashion industry. With such a range of distinctive styles on offer, making the final choice can be overwhelming. Fortunately the experienced staff knows how to team females with frocks! Her wedding accessories have the same level of magnetism and appeal to add those final finishing touches.
With over 21 years of experience in the bridal industry and the opportunity to dress- up approximately 1,500 brides, Miss Bush is most certainly an experienced outlet. There is no better way to zero in on the bridal demographic than to consistently serve brides to be. Miss Bush also offers an exclusive service alongside her team of highly qualified staff; the process is unrushed, efficient and appointments are a dime a dozen. They will always find a way to pencil you in. Offering labels including Packham, Cymbeline, Jesus Piero, Ugo Zaldi and Jenny, finding your favourite is on your doorstep!
High Street, Ripley
Pronovias exceeded our expectations. We envisioned a mass market of dresses but instead were greeted with a professional, endlessly helpful service with a varied selection of wedding gowns to stun your senses. Their online collection boasts an impressive selection than you can view anywhere any time and your favourite gowns can be altered after having been worn.
As Pronovias in London stocks such a wide range of dresses, having an idea of what you want is essential in order to streamline the process. Appointments are free but should be scheduled far in advance due to the shops unswerving popularity. All guests will be greeted with a complimentary drink upon arrival. The stunning show room stocks dresses suited to those with a mid-range budget generally priced between the £2-3K mark.
Bond Street, Mayfair
020 7518 8470
Standing loud and proud on Fulham road, Lepley offers a range of tailor made outfits. As such, gowns typically require at least 6 fittings and between 6 to 9 months to finalise. The painstaking process ensures that you take away a dream dress that flatters every inch and curve of your body. Once guests select the dress design they require, they are free to mix and match between different designers for an utterly bespoke look that can blend colour, style and theme. Additional bead work, sleeves and other details and design can also be incorporated. The dress making process here is organic, natural and progressive; you can literally build your dress eliminating doubts and inconsistencies along the way. Even if you require last minute.com fittings, Lepley enable you to do just that.
48 Fulham Road, London SW3 6HH,
44 20 7590 9771
Previously, women used to travel long distances to get to their Midland shop but those days are done. Women based in the southernmost regions of the country can now get their hands on gorgeous and inexpensive bridal attire too. Due to a major demand from their clients, they offer sophisticated wedding gowns at discounted rates. They have plenty of stunning dresses that have been made by 50 unique stylists, and their prices range from £150 and £400. This means that you can make a saving of around £1500 on your flawless wedding gown! Their London branch is roomy and has comfy couches inside their cumbersome changing areas. Go ahead and try as many wedding gowns as you desire.
Factory Outlet store has a huge array of excellent designs and stocks contemporary styles made by Anna Sorrano and Viva Bride. Their attractive new plus sized dresses have been made by Prima so that brides of all sizes and shapes can sizzle. The shop encapsulates a thriving, joyful vibe as new brides engage, chat and swoon over store dresses. With sections dedicated to men and women, suits can be hired from as little as £62.50 (the price includes insurance).
With a warm sense of community emanating from the Factory Outlet, each bride wil feel worthy of a striking designer gown. With discounted prices, attentive service and a thriving bridal base, this store is ideal for the excited bride who wants to cherry pick that perfect dress.
Tel 020 8464 3221
Charmingly bohemian, Temperley favour the Kate Middleton body type. Their elegantly structured designs are top-end but produce riveting grace and elegance ideal for brides who want a sense of extravagance and elitism. Located in Notting Hill, the bridal sections are spacious and sumptuous and enable brides plenty of free room to strut their stuff a la Sarah Jessica Parker. One of our clear cut favourites was the Celine dress gown complete with a sensual backdrop and princess feel - ideal for women who wish to replicate Middleton's show stopping style.
Even if you only head to Temperley to try rather than buy, the sensation of being sealed inside such a sophisticated dress is unmatched elsewhere. You can opt for Temperley bridal if you're going to have a summer wedding, heading abroad or are planning a traditional countryside event. Their dresses cost around £3,000 so you'll require a healthy bank balance.
020 7229 7957
Le Sposa di Gio
Italy is synonymous with passion, love and romance, and Le Sposa encapsulates the very essence of Italy with a range of simple, sensual dresses that are both gorgeous and glossy. Their lively, contemporary designs flaunt extreme attention to detail including corsages, lace pattering and button placements. The unique selling point of Le Sposa di Gio is their feather light wear and plethora of pale and blue hued dresses for something somewhat different. The subtlety here is spellbinding and the craftsmanship captivating.
Their store on Ebury Street is situated in a really stylish spot but their interior changing room is somewhat crowded. The simple styles of dress remain chic and are perfect for the unfussy bride. Dresses are priced between £2000 and £4000.
81 Ebury Street
020 7901 9020
If you don't know who Vera Wang is, you must have been living under a rock for the first half of the century. Wang lives close to Brook Street and allows herself a glorious chuckle when she spies women chancing a quick glance inside her boutique window. Vera Wang is one of the sexiest bridal stylists in the biz at the moment; her looks are flattering, figure hugging and know how to flaunt without going overboard.
The interior is dark, her service is smooth, and her dresses vary from classical to "celebrity magazine styles", inspired by her varied circle of celebrity friends.
020 7514 0090
This London's leading bridal boutique has 16 top quality designers in stock, including Peter Langner, Carolina Hererra, Monique Lhuillier and Delphine Manivet. Practically all the dresses are limited editions and you'll struggle to find these stylists anywhere else. Their styles of dresses are wide ranging and as you would expect don't come cheap. If your budget is less than £3000, look elsewhere.
A firm favourite of ours was the Joanna Jonhson dress priced at around £9K. Booking that first appointment will cost £25 but follow up appointments are free. It's also possible to redeem your first payment against something that takes your fancy in store. A complimentary cup of coffee or glass or champagne is also on offer to give you a quick pick me up.
020 7514 0056/57