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Last update: November 2023
Based in Manchester, Greater Manchester, Erica Stacey Bridalwear create beautiful bespoke wedding gowns and special occasion wear for mother of the brides and mother of the grooms. Every dress at this store is designed to meet your specific requirements and style. The owner, Erica and her team use only the finest fabrics to ensure that you feel confident and comfortable throughout your unforgettable celebration.
Erica honed her design skills at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. She went on to work for several well-known high-street brands as a designer and creative pattern cutter before establishing Erica Stacey Bridalwear in 2010.
Erica understands that every bride is different and always listens carefully to their requests. She loves her job and produces spectacular gowns that are cherished for years to come.
The design process begins with a consultation to discuss ideas and overall visions. A sketch is then made that features your desired silhouette and chosen style. From vintage to modern, every look is achievable with this professional seamstress. Your sketch then goes through various construction stages until a beautiful wedding gown is formed. A one-of-a-kind pattern is then added to your dress to complement your natural beauty. Several fittings are booked to ensure that your gown is looking perfect before you walk down the aisle.
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Erica created a work of art
Her and her team are talented, kind and understanding which made the experience even more special. The embroidery is amazing and the dresses are out of this world. We both felt amazing on the day.
My floral dress is a completely unique work of art which will be cherished forever. Thank you
Custom made dress WOW
Amazing & Professional
Beyond talented - beautiful dress
Throughout the process she was excitable, kind, warm and the communication was excellent. She has amazing ideas and came up with things I hadn't even thought of that I loved. The dress was absolutely stunning and my husband was blown away. I am still getting comments from people over a month later about how stunning I looked in my dress. The train, veil and cape she made me were all beautiful too.
She was always so flexible with fittings as I often work late but she stayed late for me on more than one occasion. She is extremely talented and I absolutely loved every minute of being in my dress from the moment I put it on. If you're not sure what kind of dress you want or want something more bespoke (but still really reasonably priced) I cannot recommend Erica enough. Thank you, Erica!
Fabulous from start to finish
Dress of my dreams!
Absolutely brilliant. Such a lovely talented lady to work with
Broken and poorly fitted dress
Pros - Erica was a super friendly woman
Cons - unfortunately I only saw the first draft of my dress 4 weeks before my wedding which caused a lot of stress and sleepless nights. I was told that this was not normal.
Due to the time management, I didn’t get a full mock up of the dress and instead had a mock up of the top but the bottom was made straight away. I feel that this contributed to the fitting issues with my final dress.
Due to the time management I felt that my dress was really poorly fitted - it was far too big but as I was lead to believe there wasn’t enough time to sort it (through no fault of my own) I took the dress home. I appreciate that it was felt that I had lost weight in the 5 months since I was first measured but that’s what alterations are for and this dress was supposed to be bespoke and made to fit me.
Despite the poor fit, I was going to wear the dress as the time constraints meant I had few other options. However, when doing a dress rehearsal of my outfit, the zip on the dress broke (this was two days before the wedding). Erica did offer to fix it but it would have meant hours of travelling for myself the day before the wedding and on the morning of the wedding.
I really feel that I didn’t have the proper bridal experience. Not only did I have to wear something else for my wedding (and the stress of sorting that out) but I had weeks of stress leading up to and the day of my wedding. I even cried on the morning of because I didn’t have a dress I was happy with.
Because of all the stress and the last minute nature of it all, I felt overwhelmed during my appointments (which as they were offered or arranged the day before, meant I couldn’t invite anyone along with me for any of them) and was so relieved when I finally had a dress, I didn’t feel like I had time to take it all in and spot the problems with the dress but as professionals, I would have expected the fitting issues to be identified by them.
Edit - Erica did not offer to drive all the way to us but half way. This was still not possible as it would have meant cancelling pre planned wedding events and it’s not what I expected to have to do the night before my wedding. Regardless, I wouldn’t expect the dress to break after wearing it for 10 minutes max
Absolute wizard/genius/magician! :)
Rainbow Veil Love
Since being a little girl Rainbows have always brought me such joy, the multi colours created in the sky by natural. I wanted to some how add this into my wedding, so when I found Erica's bespoke veil service I was made up. We had a meeting to talk through the design and she sketched up the veil, showing me a selection of images so this along with fabric swatches and her gorgeous design sketch allowed me to get a real feel for what the end product would look like. Added bonus I have the sketches as a beautiful keep sake.
The images over page will speak for themselves.
I would strongly recommend Erica to any brides to be looking for that special bespoke piece. I found her service to be friendly, professional and her attention to detail was great. Thank you Erica.
Erica has always been so sweet and kind and goes above and beyond to help anyone.
She has amazing skills and can design and create you dress, even over a zoom call.
Even the neighbours kids thought I was Elsa (From Frozen) walking past their house
Words cannot express how grateful I am to Erica and her team. So thank you so much.
I will recommend you to everyone I know as your skills are amazing!!!
Professional, creative and friendly
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