We have been helping brides find their perfect wedding dresses since 1980 and we believe that our experience, customer service and a fabulous range of designers should put us at the top of your list of bridal boutiques to visit.
As you might expect we have many customers from Essex and the neighbouring counties, but we’re always surprised and delighted to see the numerous brides who have travelled from distant parts of the UK. We've even had customers travelling from France, Holland and Spain. Most of these brides have made the journey based on a recommendation, so I hope this speaks volumes for the care and service that we offer.
We have a strong team of advisors backed up by our seamstresses who have years of wedding gown experience. We are ready to help you find perfect wedding dresses you've been searching for. We have the largest collection of sample bridal gowns in store too.
Our experience tells us that the modern bride often knows the style and brand of gown that they’re after. So whether you’re looking for regency style bridal gowns, dresses from Spain, something for the second time bride or discount dresses, we’ll have something special for you at The Wedding Shop.
Most of our gowns are ivory but white is becoming a popular choice once again. In 1840, after the marriage of Queen Victoria to Albert of Saxe-Coburg, Victoria wore a white wedding dress with Honiton lace trim. Illustrations of this wedding were published, and many brides followed this trend for white just as the Queen did. Discover more about the history of wedding dresses at Wikipedia.