Choosing your dream wedding dress is undeniably one of the most exciting parts of getting married and here's where Kent boutique owners and their teams can help you choose the perfect gown.
Your local Kent 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 Kent based brides-to-be.
Here’s some great wedding boutiques and shops in Kent from places like Maidstone, Canterbury, Sevenoaks, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Rochester, Dartford and Dover, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Kent Wedding magazine when contacting wedding dress boutiques.
Welcome to Birchington Brides & Suit Hire, a bridal boutique on the Maple Leaf Business Park, Thanet, Kent. Birchington Brides boasts an extensive range of designer bridal gowns by Mark Lesley, Sophia Tolli, Romantica and Pure Bridal. We also specialise in plus size bridal gowns, with a fabulous selection from all our designers, enhanced by gowns from Romantica Silhouette, a plus size specialist designer.
Bespoke wedding Converse and Doc Martens customised to your requirements.
Jessica Kennedy is situated in the historic Cathedral City of Canterbury. Assessible by M2, A2 or A28. With three large carparks in Castle Street. Walkable distance from the City Centre.
Large range of outfits; specialising in Occasion wear; Mother of the Bride/Groom. By Condici, Ronald Joyce and Ispirato. From sizes 8 to 20.
Victoria Elaine Bridal is one of five UK stockists to launch the Disney Platinum collection
Located in the heart of Maidstone, luxury bridal boutique Victoria Elaine Bridal has been announced as one of five UK stockists to launch the Disney Platinum collection. Owner Victoria Walton tells us, "Until now, the collection could only be seen in the Say Yes to the Dress shop in Birmingham, but because we've been the top stockist of Disney Fairy Tale Weddings in the country, we were offered it too!"
The collection will be launching in the boutique on Valentine's Day 2023 and is definitely one to seek out for the die-hard Disney fan!
Posted: 2 February 2023
Beautiful in Curves is a new boutique for curvy brides
New to Kent is Beautiful in Curves, the county's dedicated boutique for curvy brides. Owner Zoe Dowle tells us, "With many years of experience in the bridal industry, you can be assured that we've done our homework in order to offer you the greatest choice of fashionable and affordable gowns in sizes 16 to 34, all available to try on in the boutique." From the ever-popular A-line or princess silhouettes and on- trend boho styles, to super-elegant Bardot necklines, lace, satin or sleeves – you name it Beautiful in Curves has it!
The new boutique stocks gowns by a wide variety of incredible bridal designers including White Rose, Millie May, Victoria Kay, Lou Lou and British Bridal. These exciting collections have all been selected by Zoe specifically for the care and attention they put into their dresses, particularly in terms of internal support, which means you have all the comfort you could wish for without the need to worry about a bra. Beautiful in Curves offers a full alteration service too, ensuring you get the perfect fit.
Posted: 5 January 2023
New Wedding Planner Journal & Keepsake collection
Just in time after the influx of festive proposals, Paper Crane Unique has announced the release of its Wedding Planner Journal & Keepsake collection launching January 2023. A bride- or groom-to-be's perfect planning companion; organise your wedding plans, write about your personal story and keep your photo memories safe altogether in one place that you can keep forever. The planners are 200 pages of wedding planning tools, inspiration boards, notes and journal sheets featuring a beautiful eucalyptus design inside, cloth cover and gold gilded edges. Priced at £32.95, the collection has a choice of four colours: classic ivory, blush pink, luxe gold and dusty blue.
Posted: 1 December 2022
Happy feet: 5 expert tips to care for your feet at a wedding
Whether you're a wedding guest or it's your own big day, sore feet and rubbing heels can get in the way of you having the time of your life on the dancefloor. With these five top tips from Rachel Clinkard — of family-run shoe company Charles Clinkard — you can give your feet some more TLC during wedding season. Weddings are some of the most memorable days of our lives, so it's important that we enjoy these special occasions without the distraction of sore feet or painful shoes. However, from dancing the night away to that all-important walk down the aisle, we tend to be on our feet all day. To help you stay comfortable and celebrate into the small hours, here are five of my top tips for looking after your feet at weddings.
Posted: 4 November 2022
Chelsea Peers, has unveiled a stunning bridal edit
Modern loungewear brand, Chelsea Peers, has unveiled a stunning bridal edit designed with the bride tribe in mind! This elegant collection of women's sleepwear, loungewear and swimwear in silky satin and modal provides the perfect lounging look to take the crew from hen party to big day. From gorgeous satin PJs like the Sage Bee Print Button Up Short Pyjama Set (£38) to the lovely Gingham Scoop Back Swimsuit (£42) there's something for everyone to look and feel confident and wedding picture ready!
Posted: 15 August 2022
Tips on keeping your wedding dress safe pre- and post-wedding
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.
When asked, 86% of brides-to-be who haven't yet purchased their dress didn't know that it might be protected under their home insurance policy! comparethemarket.com has shared some helpful things to consider ahead of bringing home the special dress.
Posted: 31 July 2022
How to choose the perfect shade of white or cream - Tips from Colour Me Beautiful
When searching for your wedding dress, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's an easy task just deciding between white and cream! However, although wedding dresses have traditionally been white or cream, these colours come in many different shades and you need to ensure that if you're going for white or cream, that you'll be choosing the most flattering shade for you. In order to help you, Cliff Bashforth, MD of style consultants Colour Me Beautiful, has shared his top tips with County Wedding Magazines.
Posted: 15 July 2022
We chatted to Hayley Freeman-Revell at Victoria Grace Bridal about wedding planning and saying "yes" to the dress. We're engaged! Now what?
Sit down with your partner and decide what kind of wedding you both want. Write a list of what's important to you both so you can keep this in mind when you are planning. Once this is done a great place to start is to look at venues.
What's the one question you get most commonly get asked and how do you respond? As a bridal shop one of the most common questions we're asked is if we cater for all shapes and sizes. The answer is yes! One of the most important and rewarding parts of what we do is for us is to be able to make every bride feel amazing.
Posted: 26 April 2022
Nicola Peltz’s wedding gown inspires brides-to-be
Analysis of Google search data reveals that online searches for 'square neck wedding dress' exploded 1,556% on the 9th of April, just hours after Nicola Peltz and Brooklyn Beckham married at her family's estate in Palm Beach, Florida. A new finding by fabric experts Dalston Mill Fabrics reveals that online interest for 'square neck wedding dress' skyrocketed sixteen times the average volume in the first few hours after the couple tied the knot, an unprecedented spike in the public searching to mirror the bride's elegant custom-made Valentino gown.
Posted: 11 April 2022
Join the anniversary celebrations at Victoria Grace Bridal
In April 2021 the team at Victoria Grace Bridal were finally allowed to open the doors to their new home in Burgate Canterbury. After taking the plunge to relocate from Faversham they never expected to be plunged into another lockdown before they had the chance to open. The boutique finally opened on the 12th April 2021 and the team have never looked back. Hayley Freeman-Revell says, "The welcome from our neighbours, the support from customers old and new and encouragement from our friends and family has been amazing and we are growing from strength to strength." The introduction of fantastic designers Essense of Australia and Stella York has been the icing on the cake.
Posted: 17 March 2022