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On since 2013

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.

Services Offered

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.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Design and manufacture of bridal dresses
Design and manufacture of bridal accessories
Design and manufacture of outfits for bridesmaids, maid of honor...
Other (Promwear and special occasionwear, cravats and waistcoats, etc)

What services do you offer?

Design and manufacture of evening dresses
Design and manufacture of dresses for mother of the bride
Design and manufacture of wedding dresses
Design and manufacture of wedding accessories

How far in advance should I contact you?

We generally ask for a minimum of three months notice, but can push orders through if we can!

Do you have an outlet section?


Do you have an outlet section?


Do I need to make an appointment?


What is the style of your designs?


What kind of accessories do you offer?

Headdresses, hats and hair accessories

How do you work?

We can make ANY style, size or colour. Every piece is designed and handcrafted in our Manchester studio, so if you would like a unique wedding gown or special outfit, look no further!

Operating hours:

By appointment only

What are the forms of payment?

We take a deposit to secure the order and offer payment plans - ask for details

Served in

Cheshire, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, North Yorkshire, West Midlands and West Yorkshire

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Reviews for Erica Stacey Bridalwear

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
33 reviews
97% recommend it
  • Quality of the service
    4.9 out of 5 rating
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  • Professionalism
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Value for money
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
Beth H. Sent on 18/02/2022
5 out of 5 rating


Just wanted to say a huge thank you for making me the most amazing dress, you really did a fabulous job and I loved every second of wearing it! It felt like quite a risk getting a dress made but it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made and I’m so glad you brought my ideas to life with perfection!
Marion N. Sent on 10/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Erica created a work of art

Erica was recommended to me by a friend and I knew at my first appointment I would not be going anywhere else. She designed and made the dresses for myself and my daughter, transforming my vision into reality. The dresses exceeded every expectation and the fittings were a wonderful experience for me and my daughter from start to finish.

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
Francesca B. Sent on 25/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Custom made dress WOW

Erica made a dress for the worlds first ever peperami wedding. With short notice and a specific brief keeping myself (the bride) and the client (peperami) happy at wveey step.
Thanks erica
Karen Sent on 30/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing & Professional

My husband initially contacted Erica after I had spoken about my experiences going wedding dress shopping. My initial appointment was so relaxed and I showed her some fittings I had done and what I did and didn’t feel comfortable in and that I would like my dress to be a bit different. I loved how she was so enthusiastic to my ideas and added lots of her own. So from that day to the end production I was informed of every step and sent material samples etc. nothing was too much trouble if I wasn’t quite sure about how it was looking. On my final fitting I could not have been happier. Erica and her team did an amazing job and I couldn’t thank her more. Our wedding day was amazing and I had lots of comments about how beautiful my dress was, my husband was even speechless, which takes a lot. I would highly recommend Erica and her team they are all amazing xxx. Karen x
Eirian R. Sent on 04/07/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond talented - beautiful dress

Erica is simply amazing. I had been really unlucky trying to find a dress off the shelf as there always seemed to be just one aspect of each dress I didn't like. I met with Erica with my mum and brothers (bridesmaids) and she explained everything really clearly, and essentially said she would be able to create the dress of my dreams for me.

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!
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A Fields Sent on 16/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous from start to finish

Erica is such a dream to work with. She helped me with a design and when I then changed my mind about it, she didn't bat an eye and helped me pull together another design! We has several fittings abs meetings throughout. Every decision I was able to be involved with. The whole process was stress free and a lot of fun! I love my dress, and am so thankful for Erica making it for me. I was also undergoing treatment for breast cancer during the time and so wasn't sure if I'd want to change the neckline depending on what operation I had. Erica was sensitive, professional and understanding of this, and didn't ever make me feel uncomfortable or like a "cancer patient".
Katie F. Sent on 03/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dress of my dreams!

Erica helped me design & create my dream wedding dress! I had a clear idea of what I wanted in my head that I was unable to find in bridal shops. I went to Erica with a mood board and she instantly understood what it was I wanted & my individual style. My mum was so impressed with Erica that she even got her to do her MOB dress too! We were both so excited for every appointment & watching our visions come to life was amazing. I would recommend Erica & team to anyone, she really is magic! Thank you thank you thank you! X
Paige J. Sent on 09/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely brilliant. Such a lovely talented lady to work with

The lovely Erica , absolutely fantastic at what she does I can’t thank her enough for my beautiful dress she did it just how I asked for it . Absolutely first class would recommend her to anyone xxx
Kayleigh P. Sent on 16/02/2022
1 out of 5 rating

Broken and poorly fitted dress

t’s taken me a while to be able to write this due to the upset caused but unfortunately I didn’t have a good experience.
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
Alex E. Sent on 15/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Absolute wizard/genius/magician! :)

Where to start?! Erica is such a beautiful person. She is so talented, creative and imaginative and just so, so good at what she does. But more than that, she was so warm, friendly and patient with me when I was anxious (a pandemic postponement plus having a lockdown baby 5 months before the new wedding date = wobbles galore!) and just so calming and reassuring that I felt happy and confident on my wedding day which was something I actually wasn’t expecting as my self image was in bits postpartum and I usually hate being the centre of attention and having my photo taken! I didn’t want your average traditional big white stiff strapless wedding dress and so we co-created my dream - a tea-length twenties style flutter sleeved vintage-y wedding gown that I will treasure forever and be able to pass down to my daughter. I had an idea of what I wanted but Erica made it incredible, suggesting different colours, fabrics, laces, hems, lengths, stitching, buttons, trims, embellishments that lifted it from being just a white garment into a beautiful, special wedding dress. I will forever be grateful to her for making me feel like a fairy princess when I am not a girly girl naturally! Thank you so much Erica, lots of love, Mrs Edden
Katie C. Sent on 23/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Rainbow Veil Love

I am so pleased with the professional service offer by both Erica and her wider team, from the first meeting I knew I had found the right supplier.
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.
Heather G. Sent on 16/08/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Dress

Erica couldn't of been any better. Not only did we design and create my dream dress, but we did all of it in 5 months, due to the pandemic.

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!!!
Joanne E. Sent on 28/08/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Erica Stacey

I had such a wonderful experience with Erica. I am so glad that I chose her to make my wedding dress. From the moment I met her I felt that I had known her forever, she really put me at my ease. I told her what I wanted and she was so helpful. Her designs were amazing. I used to really look forward to my fittings as she made the experience so special. I would highly recommend Erica to anybody, not only is she talented but also extremely helpful and accommodating. I felt amazing in my dress and would love to do it all again and that is down to Erica.
Lauren W. Sent on 12/03/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding dress

Erica and her team were absolutely amazing, she captured what I had in mind perfectly! Everything was exactly what i imagined and was finished to perfection with my 2 in 1 dress Highly recommend her work..
Heather G. Sent on 06/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Professional, creative and friendly

Erica was great from design through to the finished dress. She was very professional and friendly, always kept me up to date with how things were going, when the next fitting was. She had great ideas for the dress taking my ideas and making them a reality. I would recommend her to anyone wanting a bespoke wedding dress.
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149 Barton Road, Stretford M32 8DN Manchester (Greater Manchester)

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