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15 Best Wedding Dress Shops in Manchester

Whatever your style, the wedding dress shops of Manchester have you covered. These stylish bridal boutiques serve up everything you could want

Interior image of The Aisle Edit boutique with dresses hanging on rails and bridal accessories on display

Interior image of The Aisle Edit boutique with dresses hanging on rails and bridal accessories on display

There are many ways to shop for your wedding dress, but nothing feels quite as special as the classic boutique experience. To help you in your search, we’ve rounded up the best wedding dress shops in Manchester.

As the hub of the textile industry in the 19th century and known for rolling out brilliant talent – including bands like The Smiths and Oasis, and fashion designers such as Matthew Williamson – Manchester is a buzzing city known for its creativity and sense of style, and the same can be said for its bridal talent.

“There’s also so much to offer in terms of beautiful places to visit, eat and stay,” adds Emma-Jane Maclachlan, of Manchester boutique The Aisle Edit. So, even if you’re not based in Manchester, it’s a great place to turn your shopping trip into a weekend getaway.

If you’re focusing your search on this bustling Northern hub, we’ve rounded up the bridal boutiques you need to know about in the heart of the city and in and around Greater Manchester. Just don’t forget to make an appointment at each of these wedding dress shops before calling in.

And remember, the staff have years of fashion expertise, so go in with an open mind and always consider their suggestions. But most importantly, have fun! Happy shopping! 

15 Best Wedding Dress Shops in Manchester

Whether you’re looking for a wedding dress boutique in the heart of Manchester, or you want to head further afield to the likes of Stockport or Bolton, here are the best places to find your wedding dress.

1. The Aisle Edit

Interior of The Aisle Edit with rails of bridesmaid dresses and bridal separates.

The Aisle Edit by Charlotte Mills is something of a one-stop shop for all things bridal in Manchester.

Housed in a beautifully converted church (where else?!) in Oldham, the bridal shop is spread over multiple floors and allows nearlyweds to shop for everything from their wedding dress to their shoes, bridesmaid dresses, veil, mother of the bride outfits and more – all in one place.

There’s even an on-site café serving bubbles and afternoon tea, so you can celebrate and refuel after a day of wedding shopping.

  • Key designers: Charlotte Mills, Catherine Deane, Rebecca Andrews, Rewritten, Carrie Elizabeth Jewellery, Liberty in Love, and more
  • Price range: Bridal separates from £400
  • Address: Huddersfield Road, Scouthead, Oldham OL4 4AG

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2. Made With Love

A bride posing outside a city building in a fitted wedding dress with a white floral bouquet

This Manchester-based bridal showroom was founded by wedding dress designer Carla Jenkins, and stocks her modern and elegant brand, Made With Love.

First established in Australia, Made With Love styles are now loved by brides all over the world, including those wedding dress shopping in Manchester. Book an appointment at the luxury flagship to browse the entire current collection and also shop Made With Love’s ready to wear range and veils and accessories.

The Manchester shop operates on an appointment-only basis, so be sure to book ahead to avoid disappointment. 

  • Key designers: Made With Love
  • Price range: Dresses from £2,200
  • Address: 65 High Street, Manchester M4 1FS

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3. La Fleur Bridal

La Fleur Bridal - an exterior view of this manchester bridal boutique

Having first opened its doors in 1989, La Fleur Bridal has dressed thousands of nearlyweds in its time – so the staff know a thing or two about helping you find the perfect wedding dress.

As well as stocking a wide selection of chic tea-length styles and lavish lace wedding dresses, those who walk through its doors can also shop dresses for destination weddings and an impressive curve range. You’ll find a range of made-to-measure flower girl dresses, too. 

And, naturally, with more than 30 years’ experience in the wedding dress business, this boutique’s focus is on great service and value for all its customers.

  • Key designers: Morilee Blu, Morilee, Brighton Belle, True Bride
  • Price range: Dresses from £550
  • Address: 54 Long Street, Middleton, Manchester M24 6UQ

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4. Rene K Couture

Founder and designer Rene K in consultation with a bride at her wedding dress showroom

From hen do to honeymoon, if you’re looking for ultimate glam, Rene K Couture’s incredible designs have you covered. Each gown is made in the designer’s beautiful Grade II listed atelier by in-house couturiers using only the dreamiest fabrics.

The showroom is located in nearby Barrowford – head here to chat with founder Rene K and designer Carrie-Ann about your ideas and vision, explore fabric samples and try on dresses from a choice of 200+ in various colour and fabric options. All with a complimentary glass of bubbles in hand.

  • Key designers: Rene K Couture
  • Price range: Dresses from £175
  • Address: Pasture House, Pasture Lane Barrowford BB9 6QX 

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5. Erica Stacey Bridalwear 

Bride and groom walk hand in hand towards a stately home wedding venue. The bride has a long skirt and veil

From wedding dresses to mother of the bride outfits, bridal designer Erica Stacey creates the most breathtakingly beautiful pieces that will never go out of style. If you’re looking to co-design your own couture piece from scratch, this is the Manchester wedding dress boutique for you.

The design process begins with a consultation at Erica’s Manchester atelier to discuss your ideas and wedding dress vision before an initial sketch is created. Everything is then crafted, using only the finest fabrics, on site at the studio.

  • Key designers: Erica Stacey
  • Price range: Dresses from £750
  • Address: 149 Barton Road, Manchester M32 8DN 

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6. Trudy Smith Bridal Boutique 

Exterior of a bridal boutique with three wedding dresses on mannequins in the window

With more than 40 years in the biz, the team at Wigan-based bridal boutique Trudy Smith knows what it takes to curate a gorgeous collection of wedding gowns.

The Greater Manchester boutique stocks bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses and prom outfits alongside its stylish selection of wedding dresses – with an in-house seamstress on site to guide you through the fittings process.

Shop a variety of accessories, too, including veils and hair accessories by Warren York, Richard Designs and Twilight Designs.

  • Key designers: Sincerity by Justin Alexander, Elysee Étoile, Tania Olsen, Hilary Morgan and more
  • Price range: Dresses from £300
  • Address: 644A Ormskirk Road, Pemberton, Wigan WN5 8BE

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7. Dress the Bride

Bride standing outside in a garden with a lace bodice, sweetheart neckline and flowing skirt

Dress the Bride in Stockport showcases a variety of dress designers to suit a range of different wedding budgets and styles.

From informal to fairytale, whatever your wedding aesthetic, you’re sure to find something in this relaxed and welcoming showroom – glass of fizz in hand, of course!

Take the time to browse through the dress collections as well as the shop’s new collection of bridal accessories, including hair pins, combs, jewellery, and tiaras, which can also be shopped online.

  • Key designers: Morilee, Sincerity Bridal, Ellis Bridals, Kelsey Rose Bridal, Sweetheart by Justin Alexander
  • Price range: Available upon application
  • Address: 10A, Little Underbank, Stockport SK1 1JT

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Interior of wedding shop BRIDHA featuring a white chaise lounge, a grand piano and dresses on rails

Formally known as Bliss Bridal Bolton, BRIDHA is a luxury family-owned boutique in Greater Manchester where the experienced team have been dressing nearlyweds for more than 30 years.

The expertly curated collection of gowns features a range of styles, silhouettes, and fabrics – from classic, aisle-sweeping ballgowns to modern sheath dresses and boho styles in shimmering satin, there’s something for everyone. 

  • Key designers: Maggie Sottero, Pronovias, Sottero & Midgley, Richard Designs, Alberto Palatchi
  • Price range: Dresses from £1,000
  • Address: 178 St George’s Road, Bolton, Manchester BL1 2PH

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9. Marcos Fashion Couture

A beautiful lace bridal gown on a mannequin

Home to sought-after fashion designer Marcos Perez Chaker, this design studio in Manchester City Centre is on hand to help nearlyweds create their perfect wedding dress.

As well as designing wedding dresses from scratch, the studio also offers alterations and restyling, which means you can take in a dress you already have and have it tweaked to ensure a perfect fit. The team caters brilliantly to bridesmaids, too.

  • Key designers: Marcos Perez Chaker
  • Price range: Available upon application
  • Address: Studio 5, Chapel Street, Salford, Manchester M3 5EQ

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10. The Bridal Suite Cheshire

Wedding dress on a mannequin in front of a pampas grass and neon sign reading

If you’re looking for a serene and relaxed shopping experience in Stockport, head over to The Bridal Suite Cheshire, where you’ll find a range of beautifully curated designer wedding dresses.

The specialist team are super passionate about helping nearlyweds find their perfect dress and will guide you through every step while listening to your wants and needs.

As well as browsing the wedding dresses, you can also shop for your finishing touches, including stunning accessories from Arianna Bespoke, Twilight Designs, Poirier and Richard Designs.

  • Key designers: Allure Bridals, Madison James, Abella
  • Price range: Dresses from £1,500
  • Address: 351 Wellington Road, Stockport SK4 4QG

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11. WED4LESS Outlet 

Room full of wedding dresses and a sofa with a neon sign saying

As one of the largest wedding and bridesmaid gown retailers in the UK, Stockport wedding dress shop WED4LESS Outlet stocks a huge range of off-the-peg designs in sizes 6-32.

Visitors can try on dresses in store with no appointment required – which makes it a convenient option for anyone shopping for their dress last minute. Discover a huge array of accessories and bridesmaid dresses, too, with more than 300 colours to choose from. Phew!

  • Key designers: Beaux Bride, Rose Amelia, La Premiere Bride, Heart Nouveau, Millesime Bride
  • Price range: Dresses from £199
  • Address: Mottram Mills, Mottram Street, Stockport SK1 3PA 

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12. Melissa Marie Bridal Wear

Bride looks at camera in front of a floral display wearing a tulle skirt wedding dress and veil

Melissa Marie Bridal Wear is a small family run wedding dress shop in Wigan, Greater Manchester, offering a gorgeous selection of designer gowns for all tastes, sizes and budgets.

The boutique prides itself on its solid selection of plus-size bridal dresses too, stocking up to a size 32 in store. Book your appointment with your mum or maid of honour, and enjoy a dreamy two-hour trying on session – complete with fizz and/or hot drinks. What’s not to love!?

  • Key designers: Morilee, Madeline Gardner, Cosmobella by Demetrios, Ladybird, Pronovias and more
  • Price range: Dresses from £600
  • Address: 25, Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NN

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13. Alice Ada Bridal

Window display of a wedding dress shop with three dresses and christmas tree

Alice Ada Bridal is a gorgeous wedding boutique located in nearby Bury with a fashion-forward collection of gowns for free-spirited nearlyweds.

Book in your appointment and you’ll have the team’s undivided attention as you discuss your ideas and try on the ranges. The opening hours of this wedding dress shop are super flexible so you’re sure to find an appointment that works around you and your wedding party.

  • Key designers: Mikaella Bridal, Lilly Bridal, Hayley Paige, Enzoani, Ladybird, Richard Designs
  • Prices: Dresses from £600
  • Address: 126 The Rock, Rock Shopping Centre, Bury BL9 0PJ

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14. Honeyblossom Boutique

Wedding dresses hanging in a shop in front of a lace curtain and window

Born out of a passion for all things weddings and bridal, Honeyblossom Bridal is a five-star rated Manchester boutique that works exclusively with the best of British designers.

You’ll find a range of classic gowns and modern dress styles in store, as well as a number of wedding veils and accessories from the likes of Rachel Chaprunne (known for her incredible headwear and hair accessories) and The Couture Veil by none other than designer Sassi Holford.

  • Key designers: Gaia, Freda Bennet, Marguerite Hannah
  • Price range: Dresses from £500
  • Address: 48 Washway Road, Sale, Manchester M33 7QZ 

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15. Glamour Bridal and Prom

Interior of a boutique featuring a white wedding dress on a mannequin and rails of white dresses. There are flowers on a coffee table

Shop everything from wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses to the prettiest accessories at this Bolton-based bridal boutique. Glamour Bridal & Prom stocks an extensive range of designers, which means you’re sure to find something that works with your budget and style.

The wedding shop also boasts the One & Only Collection – a line of pristine ex-sample gowns that are ready to wear and take with you there and then. The shop itself is housed over two floors, giving you and your wedding party the opportunity to choose your outfits in a relaxed and spacious environment.

  • Key designers: Sophia Tolli, Madeline Gardner, Lillian West, Sincerity
  • Price range: Available upon request
  • Address: 12-14 Bank Street, Bolton BL1 1TS 

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Where to Look For A Wedding Dress in Manchester?

Manchester has a wealth of wedding dress shops to choose from, the most important thing is to research a shop before making your appointment to ensure you get the most out of your visit.

Would you like the option to design your own wedding dress, or browse a range of dresses from different designers? Does the boutique stock wedding dresses within your budget? What kind of experience do you want when you visit?

“When choosing your boutique, it’s so important to make sure you’re aligned with the kind of experience it offers,” adds Emma-Jane. “For example, some wedding dress shops may only sell off-the-peg items without the offer of fittings, some will only allow one customer in store at any one time, while others will have up to 10.”

How Much Are Wedding Dresses in Manchester?

The cost of wedding dresses that can be bought in Manchester and across the UK varies wildly. Some boutiques offer dresses from as little as £175, while couture pieces will go into the thousands – so it’s difficult to pinpoint a single price.

The fabric, designer, style and other elements such as customisations will all impact the price you pay, but generally, you should expect to pay anywhere between £800-£5,000 for a designer dress at a wedding dress shop in Manchester.

“With endless options out there to choose from, you’ll absolutely find a dress you love within your budget – so defining how much you have to spend early on and sharing this with your boutique stylist will really help you to narrow down the search and avoid falling in love with something that’s outside of your price range,” adds Emma-Jane.

Where To Buy Wedding Dresses in Manchester?

Manchester is home to a wealth of stylish bridal boutiques and couture wedding dress showrooms. If you’re looking to design your own wedding dress, Erica Stacey designs and makes everything from her Manchester studio. If you’re looking to shop for more than just your dress, The Aisle Edit has a gorgeous collection of gowns and accessories from leading designers all under one roof.

Just don’t forget to make an appointment at each of these wedding dress shops before calling in and note that you may also have to pay a booking fee when making your appointment: “This is becoming more common for Saturday appointments, in particular,” says Emma-Jane.

“Saturdays are peak time for all bridal stores and – unfortunately – no-shows happen! So, as a way to combat this and ensure their customers are going to turn up, it’s not unusual to have to pay a small fee when booking your appointment. This is usually deductible from any purchase.”

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