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On Hitched.co.uk since 2023

Last update: March 2024

The Bridal Rack is a charming bridal wear boutique in Burnham on Crouch, Essex. The inviting location is excellent for brides to not only say yes to the dress but also spend a day with your guests on a beautiful seaside town. The Bridal Rack talented team has been curating an impeccable collection for years, promising an unforgettable experience for you and your loved ones. They offer wedding gowns and accessories from leading designers as well as off-the-peg pieces at discounted rates. Whether you're planning an intimate elopement or something grander, they'll match you with the perfect dress for the occasion.

Services Offered

The Bridal Rack is known for its intimate, warm, and personal feel, allowing each to-be-wed a tailored experience. You can expect a worry-free and seamless appointment. Their affordable collection includes gowns by designer Sophia Tolli, Rachel Allan, Danielle Couture and accessories by Warren York, Richard Designs. Each member of your wedding party can also find their match, even your littlest guests of honour. Your dream look is made complete with an elegant selection of jewellery, veils, shawls, and hair accessories. Curvy brides can also feel confortable with their very private settings and a great collection of plus size gowns.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Sale of wedding dresses
Design and manufacture of bridal dresses
Sale of wedding accessories
Design and manufacture of bridal accessories
Advice on beauty and style
Other (We also offer Prom dresses, flower girl dresses, and special occasion dresses . We can steam and prepare your dress for collection on your special day or service can be provide at you venue location)

What services do you offer?

Sale of evening dresses
Design and manufacture of evening dresses
Sale of dresses for bridesmaids
Sale of dresses for mother of the bride
Sale of wedding dresses
Design and manufacture of wedding dresses
Sale of wedding accessories
Design and manufacture of wedding accessories
Image and style advice
Other (Steaming dresses)

How far in advance should I contact you?

It is important to plan your wedding as much in advance as possible. Ideally, 1 year before your day is the latest to avoid problems. We can help brides in a rush with our off-the-peg dresses range

Do you have an outlet section?

Yes

Do you have an outlet section?

Yes

Do I need to make an appointment?

Yes

What is the style of your designs?

Glamour
Modern
Original
Princess
Romantic
Vintage

What kind of accessories do you offer?

Jewellery
Veils
Shawls
Headdresses, hats and hair accessories
Other

How do you work?

We are by appointment only. You can book an appointment via our website, phone or message us to book. We offer an private, relaxed and intimated ambiance for brides to relax and shop

Operating hours:

Everyday from 9am to 8pm

What are the forms of payment?

Cards, bank transfer, or cash we also accept Clearpay. We offer payment plans to ordered dresses We accept all major cards, cash, or payments via bank transfers

Served in

Essex, South East London and Suffolk

Designers

Wedding Dresses:

Sophia Tolli

Bridal Headwear and Jewellery:

Ivory & Co Jewellery, Linzi Jay Accessories, Richard Designs

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5.0 out of 5 rating
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100% Recommended by couples
Maisie
Maisie F. Sent on 09/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best in Essex

My bridal dress journey began and ended at the bridal rack, early last year I messaged Cila at the bridal rack for some advice as a 2024 bride I had no clue when I was meant to start looking for the one. After a few Instagram messages Cila made me feel so comfortable I booked to take my mum and maid of honour to start the search for the one, we arrived at the bridal rack on a Saturday in may and I was met with that same warm friendly feeling I had felt when messaging Cila was amazing I had no clue what I was looking for a part from a few pictures of dresses of the website I thought would be the one. Cila allowed us to FaceTime I’m god mother so she could be a part of the process all the way from Ibzia and after 3 dresses Cila asked if she could pick one and low and behold this is the dress I said yes too it complemented my body in all the right places and not only did I fall in love so did my family and friend. Cila had all the accessories and I walked away also with a veil and my hair accessories.

5 months later I got the text and returned to the bridal rack and I fell in love again.
The bridal rack is a lovely little boutique that I am lucky enough to have on my doorstep and I would tell anybody to go because I have never felt so comfortable in a dress or a shop.

So I guess it’s safe to say my bridal dress journey started and finished at the bridal rack and I couldn’t be happier.

Thank you Cila and the bridal rack
Amy
Amy W. Sent on 10/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Experience

The Bridal Rack is a gem in the town and after going to several bigger bridal shops, this was the one that in my opinion had the most beautiful dresses - particularly for the curvier lady. I felt very much at home and was made to feel so comfortable from the second I stepped in the door. They held the dress for me straight away and were not pushing me to buy anything unlike other places I had been to. The owner and seamstress were brilliant. Highly recommend!
Susan
Susan D. Sent on 09/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding dress

This was the first bridal shop that we went too. We had just come out of lockdown, so it was just me (mum) and my daughter (the bride). Lovely selection of dresses and accessories. We were allowed to live stream to MOG and bridesmaids. The first dress my daughter tried on was her dream dress, she also tried on 5 or 6 other styles (which I thought were equally beautiful) but she went back to the first dress. Couldn't believe it, first shop, first dress and we were done! Veil also chosen. Really good prices. I would definitely recommend the Bridal Rack to any potential bride. It was a very personalised, unhurried, friendly and helpful experience.
Caroline
Caroline Sent on 11/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Dress of my dreams

After going to a couple of bridal shops and didn’t find the dress and the shopping experience wasn’t great, I felt I wasn’t going to get the dress of my dreams. A friend of mine told me about this new shop where she lives & even tho was a bit of a drive I decided to have a go 💙
Cila made me feel welcomed, she listened to what I had in mind and gave me freedom to look and choose the dresses I wanted to try. She didn’t pressure me and gave me a great shopping experience as I took time to take all in.
After a couple of dresses I was still unsure if I had actually found the One dress. She then pulled this beautiful dress and I was like - no harm in trying.
And just like that I had found my dream dress, tears of joy as I could not believe I’ve found my dream dress.
I cannot thank Cila enough for all the patience she had. She loves doing this and I am so glad and happy I went to her shop.
100000 times recommend visiting her shop- and as a bonus there are some amazing places to eat and go for a walk in the sea front.

Thank you so much Cila for making me a very happy bride.
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Tia Sent on 19/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

What can I say just WOW!!

I definitely said YES to the dress! & we had lovely cocktails at the bar next door complimentary from Celia.

The best Bridal shop, Celia is extremely helpful, honest, knows her dresses inside out with recommendations to try on best to suit you as an individual.
Celia helped me into all of the dresses I tried on, made me feel so comfortable and not pushy what so ever! ( I love this about her ) stunning Bridal shop feels so warming and personal I cannot recommend checking the Bridal rack out enough! Thank-you so much xxx
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Leah G. Sent on 30/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A lovely stress free experience

Cilla is wonderful and created a lovely stress free experience for me today. Being my first time trying dresses on and having just had a baby I was apprehensive but Cilla was amazing. She gave me great advice, made some wonderful recommendations and didn’t leave me feeling under any pressure. Cilla knows her dresses and designers well and so I would highly recommend this lovely shop.
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Katie B. Sent on 09/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A fairy tale come true

The Bridal Rack- Cila was incredibly kind and patient! Nothing was too much trouble and there was never any pressure either. There was never any panic to make sure I get the dress in time as I only have 6 months to the wedding. Cila made me feel completely comfortable and spent so much time with me to make sure I got my perfect dress. Everyone had a cry.
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Kinga Sent on 16/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Great atmosphere and professional support.

Great little boutique with big selection of dresses and accessories, professional service with flexible solutions.
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Tania A. Sent on 09/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The best experience

Cilla is so caring and helpful. I had no idea what dress I was going for and she helped through the decision. The boutique has so many beautiful options and my dress was amazing, felt like a princess on my big day! I’ll definitely recommend The Bridal Rack to all the new brides I know.

Thank you Cilla for the amazing service!
M
Melissa A. Sent on 13/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Melissa Alger

I can not recommend enough! Thank you so much for helping me find my dream wedding dress as well as making me feel so comfortable
From start to finish, can not thank you enough ♥️
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Karen G. Sent on 09/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Friendly and relaxed

I visited The Bridal Rack and the experience was fantastic. It was great having the boutique to ourselves. We were encouraged to look at the dresses in stock. Cila was friendly and helpful. I tried on several and said yes to the dress. I would recommend The Bridal Rack to any future bride.
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Ruby R. Sent on 09/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Couldn’t ask for more

I could not fault my experience with Cila and the Bridal Rack in any way. Cila’s lovely, friendly personality made my family and I feel welcome from the moment we arrived and she was so patient with me during the search for my dream wedding dress. She has a stunning selection of dresses and accessories in store and she worked carefully with us to ensure each of these matched together beautifully.
Overall, I was delighted to find my perfect wedding dress in the Bridal Rack with Cila’s advice and support the entire way. We were completely at ease in Cila’s presence and she was extremely professional throughout.
I will be recommending the Bridal Rack to any friends or family getting married as I had viewed dresses in 2 other stores prior to this one and could really see the difference in quality in the dresses on display at the Bridal Rack. Everyone commented on how much they loved my dress on my wedding day and I am so pleased I decided to get it from this store! Thank you!
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Daniella T. Sent on 09/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding dress shop!

Cilla and Sarah were so helpful when choosing my wedding dress, we had the shop to ourselves and they picked some great options for me to try on. It was a very personal experience and you can tell cilla really enjoys her job! Thank you so much for helping me pick my dream dress!
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Carol C. Sent on 09/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous professional service

A very friendly approach to helping people decide what is right for them. Making sure everything is right for your big day in every way possible. Always quick to reply. Nothing is ever tok much trouble.
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Sarah G. Sent on 09/01/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Older Bride

I got married in my 50's and I thought I was too old to wear a traditional wedding dress but my friend persuaded me to at least try a couple on to see how I felt.

I made an appointment at The Bridal Rack for a few days later. On arrival I met Cilla and she made me feel very welcome and reassured me that I wasn't too old to wear a wedding dress. She selected a few dresses that I might like and I tried them on, she was very encouraging and asked me what I like and I didn't like, my friend took photos so that I could see how the dresses looked from all angles. After a lot deliberation I decided that I liked the very first dress that I tried on. Cilla was fantastic and said that she would show my friend how to tie the ribbons on the back of my dress.

It was a lovely experience and I would totally recommend The Bridal Rack.
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They always have a range of Off The Peg or Ex Sample dresses at discounted prices up to 75% from RRP. This also includes their curvy bridal range and their special occasions dresses.

Date: From 08/01/2024 to 01/02/2026 Schedule all day
Place: 157 Station Road, Burnham on Crouch, Essex

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Map

157 Station Road CM0 8HJ Burnham on Crouch (Essex)

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