Choosing your dream wedding dress is undeniably one of the most exciting parts of getting married and here's where Hampshire and Dorset boutique owners and their teams can help you choose the perfect gown.
Your local Hampshire and Dorset 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 Hampshire and Dorset based brides-to-be.
Here’s some great wedding boutiques and shops in Hampshire and Dorset from places like Southampton, Portsmouth, Basingstoke, Bournemouth, Winchester and Weymouth, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your Hampshire & Dorset Wedding magazine when contacting wedding dress boutiques.
Chamelon Bride and Mother of the Bride
The Chameleon brand has expanded and now has 3 shops.
For over 39 years, Chameleon has helped real women find their perfect dress for the most special of days.
Chameleon Bride is a laid back luxe wedding dress boutique specialising in modern and romantic bridal gowns from the world’s leading designers such as Eva Lendel, Milla Nova, Enzoani, Madi Lane and Essense of Australia. We have over 250 gowns in sample sizes UK8-UK26. We are the regions leading bridal boutique with our own in-house bar and bridal merch when you say yes to the dress!
We have just expanded our Mother of the Bride/Groom department in to a brand new large boutique where we can now offer even more occasionwear outfits in sizes UK6-Uk26.
Charlotte Cornelius Bespoke Jewellery
Creating Jewellery for Life in our bespoke Boutique and Workshop in the heart of Southsea, we specialise in one-of-a-kind Engagement and Wedding rings, including shaped to fit and diamond set bands.
Your rings are the ultimate symbol of commitment to each other and our commitment to you is to offer our 30 years of expert knowledge and craftsmanship to bring you individually designed, responsibly-sourced fine jewellery all handmade onsite and wrapped up with our lifetime warranty.
I am now an award winning milliner winning Corporate Live Wire's, Southwest England Prestige Awards Hat Boutique of the year award in 2021.
Dawn Clarke Designs, based in Hampshire, create vintage inspired and bespoke children's wear for your dream wedding. All Dawn's clothing is designed by her, using traditional techniques, ensuring that it stands the test of time.
Mousetrap Dress Boutique is a luxurious Bridal, Prom, and Eveningwear showroom with one of the largest collections of gowns on the South Coast, based in Havant, Hampshire. Home to nearly 200 Bridal Gowns in a huge range of styles and sizes, ready for you to try on at your convenience.
Sarah Jane Bridal is a beautifully elegant bridal boutique in the heart of Poole, Dorset. Together with a warm and friendly welcome you will enjoy the boutique exclusively by appointment.
Located in Wareham, Dorset having relocated there in January 2022 after 5 years in Southbourne, Stephanie Frances Bridal is a family owned boutique offering a selection of over 100 of the most beautiful dresses available from a variety of designers.
We are passionate about providing a unique and comfortable experience for all of our brides. We pride ourselves on our impeccable customer service and making sure your time with us is relaxing, fun and memorable.
Located in the heart of the beautiful seaside town of Weymouth, Victoria Ann Bridal can boast being the only bridal shop in Weymouth, that can provide something special for every bride, mother of the bride and groom, bridesmaids, flower girls and the young ladies preparing for their prom.
David’s Bridal commences ‘everything must go’ closing down sale
Bridal store chain, David's Bridal has confirmed that all UK stores are launching a closing down sale, with dramatic reductions across wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and more. Following its administration announcement last month, David's Bridal is closing all four of it's UK stores, with all stock discounted. David's Bridal's extensive closing down sale will commence with at least 40% off everything in-store.
Posted: 26 May 2023
#ThisBarbie is getting married! New cards from Thortful
thortful has launched a Barbie card range to send to your bestie on her big day! The internet has been coloured pink with over 107,000 views on Tiktok for #ThisBarbie following the release of a new Barbie trailer. Greetings card marketplace, thortful, has created Barbie cards to send to your nearest and dearest, including 'This Barbie has passed her driving test', and 'This Barbie is getting married'
Posted: 5 May 2023
A new wedding dress designer has been added to Chameleon Bride's range
Based in Bournemouth, Chameleon is always looking for ways to help offer the most stunning gowns to brides-to-be. That's why the team has added the Ukrainian designer, Milla Nova, to their rails. The staff are honoured to carry this fantastic label as the designer is only stocked in a few handpicked boutiques in the UK.Milla Nova is a female-led business founded by two sisters who have taken the international bridal market by storm. Their designs are fashion-forward yet commercial, edgy and wearable. All the gowns are handmade in their own design houses in Ukraine by talented seamstresses – the quality of the fabrics and construction are superb.
Posted: 8 December 2022
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
Check out Zaneta Burnett Design's new wedding offer
Situated in Southampton, Zaneta Burnett Design is offering dreamworthy separates for only £600. Bridal separates consist of tops with skirts, trousers or shorts, which can be incorporated into future looks, making the option more environmentally friendly. Less fitting sessions are required as there are no extreme structures or tailoring needed – perfect for those on a tight time frame. The style of attire is practical and comfortable as there would be no long trains, elaborate corsets or heavy layers.
Posted: 24 November 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
Anya Bridal Couture is celebrating more than 10 years in business
Anya Bridal Couture is celebrating more than a decade of helping brides-to-be find their dream gown. Located in the heart of the beautiful Hampshire countryside, the bridal boutique offers clients a beautiful and private space to search through the racks. With a good variety of gowns available and an expert team who will guide brides throughout the process, the experience will be stress-free and enjoyable. After opening the business more than 11 years ago, the team has worked hard to provide exceptional service.
Posted: 20 October 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