Choosing your dream wedding dress is undeniably one of the most exciting parts of getting married and here's where North East boutique owners and their teams can help you choose the perfect gown.
Your local North East 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 North East based brides-to-be.
Here’s some great wedding boutiques and shops in the North East from places like Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Middlesbrough, Tyneside and Northumberland, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your North East Wedding magazine when contacting wedding dress boutiques.
At Beautiful Day Bridal you will discover a stunning bridal boutique which is easily accessible on Yarm Road Industrial Estate, Darlington, County Durham. We have plenty of free parking spaces and disabled access to our store.
We stock a wide range of award winning wedding dresses and accessories from leading designers.
The wedding is one of Mums biggest days, the mother of the bride is the traditional hostess of the wedding. She ensures the day goes smoothly and provides support to the bride. At Mariannes we recognise this and offer personal service and beautiful outfits for the Mothers of the Bride and Groom.
Rare Bridal Studio has its sights set on #BreakingBridalTraditions. Developed for the modern bride who doesn’t want to look like the rest of them, Rare Bridal Studio stocks only relaxed, cool, bohemian gowns, separates and accessories that can’t be found anywhere else in the region. Fashion-forward looks available from E&W Couture, Amy Mair Couture and Shikoba Bride.
Set in a private, contemporary studio designed to make you feel at home. No pushy sales or old-fashioned opinions - just laid back and welcoming vibes. Why not book your appointment now to see our collections?
Our gorgeous Award winning boutique is on the outskirts of the beautiful city of Durham, close to major road links and was carefully selected to make sure that we can offer the most amazing Bridal experience for our brides and their family and friends during their private appointment.
We offer free parking, longer than average appointment times and a dedicated experienced bridal consultant and luxury private bridal suite and refreshments for the duration of your visit.
Discover the North East’s best kept secret!
We are a truly beautiful wedding dress boutique in the pretty village of Corbridge only twenty minutes drive from Newcastle upon Tyne. We guarantee you completely private use of the boutique for you and your guests.
We were bowled over when we saw Stokesley wedding dress designer Kate Fearnley's Platinum collection! This six-piece line-up – along with a selection of add-on separates including sleeves, skirts, and capes – was inspired by the celebration of her 20th year in the occasion wear business. The styles draw inspiration from some of the strong silhouettes and detailing used from her design portfolio over the years, featuring her brand's signature style of hand-finished embroidery and unique detailing. Now stocked in 12 bridal boutiques across the UK, including Kate's own North Yorkshire showroom.
Posted: 22 December 2022
Mark Lloyd, an international master goldsmith and fellow of The Institute of Professional Goldsmiths, is preparing for the Christmas rush from his Hartlepool jewellery store. With over 36 years of experience, Mark is now recognised as one of the best jewellery designers, making bespoke commissions for clients around the world. Due to his popularity, throughout December you'll see him opening his store from 9am-6pm, rather than 9am-5pm, on the 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd of the month.
Posted: 6 December 2022
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
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
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
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
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
You'll be hard pushed to find someone not feeling the pinch right now thanks to the UK's cost of living crisis. That's Your North East Wedding is pleased to hear about Darlington's Something Old, Something New Sustainable Bridal Wear, who've launched their business as a way of helping brides-to-be find their dream dress at a fraction of the price. The family-run venture was borne from a wedding dress shopping trip of their own last year where they saw a gap in the market.
Posted: 6 July 2022
Nestled in Durham, Wedding Wardrobe has announced the opening of its new Bridal Sewing Rooms, due to open in spring 2022.
The team is currently renovating a gorgeous space in Chester-le-Street and will be offering brides alteration services in a beautiful setting. After purchasing their gown from any boutique, clients can tweak their design and ensure the perfect fit thanks to the experienced seamstresses. The Bridal Sewing Rooms is the perfect place for clients to continue their wedding journey in style, and all appointments will be private with space to bring guests along.
Posted: 12 May 2022
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