The Wedding Dress Shops To Know For Your First Appointment

The Wedding Dress Shops To Know For Your First Appointment

When it comes to planning your big day, few things are more exciting than the first dress appointment. But with so many different brands and boutiques to choose from, working out where to begin can feel overwhelming. Here’s where to start your search…


What: The name may not be the most romantic, but the store curates elegant, pretty dresses that make a statement without being OTT.

Brands to know: Anna Campbell, Anna Kara, Blackburn Couture.

Try if: You want to start with the basics. Blackburn Bridal has a great selection of silhouettes that act as a helpful starting point when trying to work out what suits you best.


Dana Harel

Monique Lhuillier

What: The most extravagant, glamourous and dramatic dresses.

Brands to know: Dana Harel, Galia Lahav, Lili Hod, Monique Lhuillier, Vivienne Westwood, Viktor & Rolf Marriage.

Try if: You’re after a real statement – think lace, embellishment, appliqué and sparkles. Just beware if you know you want a boho look – Browns is for classic brides with a twist.


laure de sagazan

delphine manivet | Rime Arodaky

What: The ultimate destination for boho brides. The Mews stocks a selection of some of the biggest French names in bridal, all of which are predictably romantic, feminine and understated.

Brands to know: Laure de Sagazan, Margaux Tardis, Delphine Manivet and Rime Arodaky.

Try if: You’re a classic bride, and if lace is your thing. Not for those who don’t want anything too form fitting or want a big princess gown.


What: A reliable destination for all brides. Team SL knows Pronovias brides who have worn full skirted, structured styles, slinky, embellished numbers, tulle-heavy, sequined designs... you name it, they've got it.

Brands to know: The brand is an umbrella for a range of lines. From Atelier Pronovias (its couture collection) to Privé, it has a wide selection of different styles.

Try if: You really don't know where to start, but you know you want to be in a pair of safe hands. One of the most long-standing and reputable names in the industry, their experts know what they're doing.




What: A curated edit of under-the-radar bridal names, with a sexy slant.

Brands to know: Bo & Luca, Rosa Clara, Inbal Dror, Anna Kars, Alon Livne.

Try if: You’re after something seductive; Morgan Davies’ designers feature cut outs, deep plunges and long leg slits. 


Savannah Miller | Alexandra Grecco

Berta Privée

What: A real mix, The Wedding Club is a great starting point if you have no idea what you’re after. 

Brands to know: Alexandra Grecco, Savannah Miller, Marchesa Couture, Berta, Carolina Herrera, Jenny Packham, Suzanne Neville, Temperley London.

Try if: You want to try on a little bit of everything. From the classics to ultra-modern designs, The Wedding Club has you covered – plus, they stock bridesmaids dresses and accessories too.


Inbal Dror

What: A curated edit of some of the biggest names in bridal.

Brands to know: Elie Saab, Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Sassi Holford.

Try if: You know you want a traditional dress. That doesn’t mean all their dresses are classic styles, but you’re certainly in safe hands with some of the most celebrated designers out there.


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