The Wedding Gallery is a beautiful bridal shop based in the centre of St Albans. We offer private appointments so you have the whole boutique to yourself, allowing you to explore our fabulous dresses in a calm and relaxing environment. Our friendly and knowledgeable team will make you feel at home, whilst guiding you through the experience of finding your perfect dress. We pride ourselves on offering a beautiful range of dresses from carefully selected brands who offer amazing design, quality and fit. The ranges are updated seasonally making sure we offer newness alongside timeless classics. Currently we stock Madi Lane, Enzoani, Rosa Clara, Art Couture, Christina Wu and Wendy Makin. For bridesmaids we stock the fantastic Dessy group and Motee Maids, and have an extensive range of styles in store. For those finishing touches we have some amazing seamstresses that we work with and you can enjoy your fittings in the luxury of the boutique.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Should I have my wedding venue booked before I start looking for a dress?
Although it's not a must, we would certainly recommend having your date and venue confirmed before shopping for your dress. Understanding the venue, and importantly the time of year, for your wedding can influence which style of dress you ultimately fall in love with. It's important that you consider the feel of the venue, the space, and the kind of day you want for your wedding.
How long in advance should I start looking for my dress?
We would recommend starting the search no more than 12 months before your wedding, as styles and preferences can change. As most dresses take several months to make, we recommend that you place your order between 6 and 9 months in advance, allowing time for alterations and fittings to take place before the big day.
And what about my beautiful bridesmaids?
We would recommend placing your order 4 - 6 months before the wedding, particularly if it is for multiple dresses. There can be small variations between colour batches, so it's best to order all of the party's dresses and accessories together when possible, to make sure they match beautifully.
I have less than 6 months left before the wedding and don't have my dress yet, what are my options?
Don't panic! There are always options to explore, such as putting in a 'rush order' (this is a chargeable service) or checking stocks directly with the suppliers. We also have a range of sample sale dresses in store that are ready to buy off the shelf. The best thing to do is get in touch with us and we will do our best to help.
What should I bring with me for my appointment?
Just your wonderful self! Although if you already have shoes or any accessories that you know you want to wear then it's great to have these with you. There will be a member of staff helping you in and out of the dresses, so bear this in mind with your underwear choices - don't worry too much though, we've seen it all before! Do also think about what kind of bra you would like to wear on your big day, so that we can discuss this when looking at the dresses. If you have an option to hand then bring it with you. We do ask that you avoid a fresh fake-tan for a couple of days before your appointment.
How many people can I bring with me?
Every wedding party is different and we don't set a number on guests in the boutique. However, remember that the appointment is all about you! It's a special time and only invite people who will support and guide you - it can be a difficult decision to make and sometimes too many opinions can hinder not help!
What size dresses do you stock?
We stock from a size 6 to size 18, with the majority of samples being a 10, 12 or 14. As with most bridal boutiques we only have one sample per style, so we carefully pin or pad you in no matter what the dress size! Most dresses can be ordered from a size 6 to a size 30 though so don't fret, your dress will be ordered in the perfect size for you.
Reviews for The Wedding Gallery
Recommended by 100% of couples
The range of beautiful dresses was great and Alice is absolutely amazing at facilitating the process. I felt so comfortable and at home enjoying such a lovely experience and would highly recommend to anyone else. Thank you again, it was a privilege to have the experience here.Sent on 26/03/2018
Went above and beyond
I cannot thank Alice enough for the service we received from the Wedding Gallery. I purchased my Bridesmaids dresses from here which were stunning and nicer than I had seen in any other bridal store. Alice went above and beyond her service duty to assist me with a dress crisis from another store and without her and the seamstress I wouldn't have had the perfect dress for our day. They are kind and professional and make you feel very comfortable. I cannot recommend the Wedding Gallery enough. Thank you so much.Sent on 26/03/2018
Couldn’t do enough for me
Amazing shop. Alice was so kind and helpful and made me feel so welcome. Couldn’t do enough for me ......best shop i have been to. Thank you Alice xSent on 26/03/2018