The 10 Best Wedding Dress Shops in Bristol

You’re going to need JewelStreet’s list of the 10 best wedding dress shops in Bristol. You’ve got the gorgeous diamond ring, and a partner for life. Next step? Finding your wedding dress soulmate.

The wedding dress is something that fills brides with dread. How do you know if it’s the one? What if you don’t get an immediate rush of emotions? What if you don’t even like wearing dresses? So many questions, and so much uncertainty. We’ve compiled a list of the best bridal gown studios in Bristol, who are quelling fears and answering questions left right and centre. 

This is wedding dress couture of inimitable and timeless style. Located in Paintworks - Bristol’s creative quarter - founder Molly Mishi May crafts a powerful image of the modern bride. With over 15 years experience in fashion design, Molly decided to launch her own fully bespoke bridal gown service in 2014.

Romantic, sophisticated and ageless. Molly’s designs draw from a blend of influences, from opulent vintage to military and tech fashion. It’s no surprise that she has an impressive client list, including Christina Hendricks, Idris Elba, Chidera Eggerue, Joe Talbot, Vanessa Vanderpuye, Adele Oni, Joan Collins, Billie Piper, Ashley Jensen, Lara Pulver and Emily Breeze. 

Find out more about Mishi May here.

Clifton Brides is a multi award winning wedding dress studio in the heart of (you guessed it)... Clifton. It was founded by lovely mother and daughter team Michaela and Brenda. You’re invited to sit down and relax during a private appointment in a serene boutique that overlooks the beautiful Clifton Downs. 

Beautiful dresses for beautiful brides. You’ll receive a service focussed on your happiness. Once you find that perfect dress, with a perfect fit, you’ll radiate positivity. Each gown in the boutique has been personally selected from recognised and respected names in the industry. Stylish yet affordable, you don’t need to break the bank to find your match.

Find out more about Clifton Brides here.

Fashion finally meets bridal in the style savvy Mews Bridal Clifton surroundings. The Mews was founded to serve brides who were craving for a fashionable twist on the traditional classics. Unique and effortlessly beautiful are words to describe the collection offered. 

Lead by mother and daughter team Gail and Lauren, The Mews Bridal has brought a breath of fresh air to the industry. What started in a quaint Clifton boutique has now expanded to Notting Hill and New York. The boutique also exclusively stocks some of the most sought after Parisian designers. Want to see what all the fuss is about? Book an appointment today. 

Find out more about The Mews Bridal here.

WED2B is a nationwide boutique that offers an exceptional service to brides. Finding the perfect dress is all about you. That’s why WED2B focus on giving you the best possible shopping experience. 

There are literally hundreds of wedding and bridesmaids’ dresses to try in this beautifully spacious Bristol store. You’ll also be glad to know that there are comfortable changing rooms with a private area for friends and family to sit. WED2B know how important it is for your loved ones to be involved in this special moment. Friendly staff are always close by to offer advice... or a tissue to wipe away a happy tear. 

Find out more about WED2B Bristol here.

Lace & Grace is a firm favourite amongst wedding shop experts. Not only are you pampered with a first class retail service, you are also able to relax in a luxurious and fabulously vintage inspired boutique. Mother and daughter duo Carol and Becky Pincott welcome you with open arms to their shop in the bustling market town of Keynsham.. 

They cater to the contemporary bride whoan exquisite and unique gown. Both renowned British and international designers are showcased within the boutique. If you’d prefer, a bespoke and couture service is also on offer here. Share your creative visions with Carol, who is an established designer and dressmaker with over 25 years experience. 

Find out more about Lace & Grace Bridal here.

Karen Reilly has been designing bespoke wedding gowns for over 25 years. She knows her way around a sewing machine, and her dresses have travelled down the aisle more times than you can say “I Do”. The shop and design studio is located in the heart of Bristol on the beautiful 16th century Christmas Steps. 

Creative, stylish and contemporary. These are wedding gowns that are individually designed with you in mind. You will collaborate with Karen to create the dress of your dreams… the only limit is your imagination. Each gown is made by hand to your requirements. Booking is by appointment only, so give Karen a call. She’s always looking to start a new designing journey. 

Find out more about Karen Reilly here.

The Bristol Bridal Boutique is THE place to buy the most beautiful sample and pre-loved designer wedding dresses. The wedding industry is one of the biggest contributors to fast fashion, and there is no reason why a wedding dress can’t be re-gifted or passed on to another bride. This is not only a more ethical way of dress shopping, but it is also a way for brides to access designer dresses at affordable prices.

Founder Laura McFadden wore a sample Jenny Packham gown for her own wedding back in 2009. She felt so lucky to have found the perfect dress within budget… and you can too. Laura will even throw in a glass of bubbly for good measure!

Find out more about Bristol Bridal Boutique here.

The name of this bridal boutique really says it all. It’s a room tailored to all your bridal shopping wants and needs. This is a safe space that invites women of all ages and all sizes to find their perfect fit. 

You’ll find a collection of gowns that are statement, with a hint of vintage glamour. This is a well established Bristol shop that has been in business for almost 20 years. They. Are. Thriving. Check out their remarkable selection of dresses by long established names such as Mori Lee, Sophia Tolli, Dando London and Lusan Mandongus. 

Find out more about The Bridal Room here.

Those of you who pass through the city centre of Bristol on a regular basis will have seen the Just For You Bridal boutique on your commute. It’s hard to miss, being located next to one of the largest shopping centres that the city has to offer. Unwind in the relaxing confines of a glistening showroom, and learn from experts who have over 20 years experience in the business. 

You’re free to browse the shop, as every wall is lined with elegant gowns as far as the eye can see. Please schedule an appointment in order to get the best assistance in navigating through the racks. Let your personal shopper know what dress you dream of, and they will be sure to point you in the right direction. Your bridal gown purchase is a once in a lifetime event. You deserve the time and attention of a professional consultant. 

Find out more about Just For You Bridal here.

Your wedding is the one day in your life when you get to feel like an A-lister. All eyes on you. All cameras on you. You’re the star of the show. 

A Class Brides tailor their high end service to a star like you. Located on Brislington Hill in Bristol, the boutique was established in 2005 by Nicky Williams. The focus is on making the experience as fun and enjoyable as it can be. This is a studio with a reputation of catering to esteemed luxury retail. Whether you’re tying the knot in a traditional church, at a civil service or on a sunny island, A Class Brides have the ideal gown for the occasion. 

Find out more about A Class Brides here.