Our Customers

Choosing your wedding gown is such a special and precious time. The whole team here at Bride To Be are passionately obsessed about making sure that your wedding experience is as special as possible for you.

From the the very first (sometimes nervous!) step into our beautiful boutique we will look after you every step of the way until you leave with your beautifully fitted wedding gown, all packed and ready for your big day!

Don’t just take our word for it – see what some of our customers have to say!


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Client Testimonials

This is, by a long, long way, simply the best bridal shop we visited. I was very self conscious before going (I'm not a young, slim thing!) but was made to feel at ease straight away. All the staff are so welcoming and Carla is simply brilliant! She has endless patience and was so non judgemental that she encouraged me to step outside my comfort zone and I found the dress of my dreams.My whole experience here was just magical and she has given me the self confidence to follow my heart. We did visit other bridal shops where the staff were cold and pushy - I could not wait to go back to Bride to Be to confirm my decision! They are fantastic and I can't thank them enough!

Lisa Dean, September 2019

I had my first experience of wedding dress shopping last Friday, 20th Sept, and this day will be an amazing memory for ever. My initial aim was just to get some ideas of what dresses would suit me etc... had no intention of purchasing a dress... Carla was my assistant and she was truly amazing, she made me feel at ease straight away. My mum and maid of honour attended with me, and we all looked for dresses as well as Carla. Carla showed me a dress and I was like, ummmm no. Then I tried my first dress on, and really liked it, but things about were not quite right, so then Carla suggested I try the dress on I said no too. That was it, that was my dress, as soon as I put it on, I fell in love with it, my mum cried, maid of honour had a tear in her eye, then we added the veil and a sash belt!! That was it, I said yes to the dress. I can not thank Carla enough, she was AMAZING all through my appt.

Lisa Clark, September 2019

I had an amazing trip to bride to be recently where I found my perfect dress. Emma was very welcoming and put me at ease as I was so nervous. She asked lots of questions about what I liked and imagined myself in. We tried a variety of dresses. After quite a few dresses we had another shop to visit and there was no pressure to buy what I had tried on or to come back. Emma was so lovely to deal with. We were back in the shop in just over three hours to put the deposit down where I got to put my dress on again! Can't wait to go back for my fittings and put it on again 😍😍 thank you bride to be and especially Emma for the perfect dress.

Sinead Stapleton, September 2019

I would highly recommend bride to be. They were amazing on my first appointment, so knowledgeable and patient with me as I liked a lot of the dresses but they really took the time to understand what I liked and recommend different styles to suit me (even taking off the only 2 display dresses for me to try on) They have a gorgeous selection on dresses and I have found the most amazing dress and can't wait to try it on again, thank you everyone at bride to be xx

Lisa Bowman, August 2019

ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL Found the dress of my dreams here. The staff are so so helpful and accommodating. The shop and range of dresses are absolutely beautiful. Would 100% recommend.

Alice, June 2019

LOVELY EXPERIENCE Bride to Be is a very professional shop when looking for wedding dresses. I had Emma who helped me, she definitely really knowledgeable and helped me find the perfect dress.

There was so many beautiful dresses to choose from. All staff were very professional and informative.I cant wait to go back later in the year for my first fitting.

Thank you very much for a lovely experience.

Kirsty, June 2019

FABULOUS WEDDING DRESS BOUTIQUE I had a lovely experience at Bridetobe. I had been to a few bridal boutiques before that had left me a little disheartened with wedding dress shopping but Emma changed that completely. She listened to exactly what I said but also suggested a few styles that she thought may suit me.

The dress I chose was one of her choices so she definitely knows her stuff and I can't thank her enough for giving me my wow moment. Now I just can't wait to go back later in the year for my first fitting.

Helen, May 2019

From my first phone call all the ladies helped me feel at ease, having never stepped foot in a bride shop, only ever window shopped, all the ladies that day brought the excitement of dress shopping, I arrived on the day with my mum, shaking with nerves and excitement (being a size 18 was worried the dress choice wouldn't be large) however, oh my…. I tried on every style and size (they know all the tricks)

I never knew how weighty dresses could be, but also how a dress could be completely changed just by a hoop.

It was such a special day, time wasn't an issue, I ran completely over my slot however the dresses kept coming till that one dress (it really is true once you know you know!)

Emma suggested I went for a coffee to clear my head as I was completely head over heels in love with that one dress, so once we had a coffee we went back, I tried on one more dress but knew I had found my dress.

Every time I went back into the shop I loved how all the ladies seemed to know who I was and what I was there for.

The alterations lady Tatiana, amazing....did all the alterations we spoke about and the quality of her work was the highest quality, it was as though the dress was made for me.

Can't thank you all enough for making me feel like a princess and making me feel the only one that mattered every time I visited. (Wedding blues now as I want all the excitement of the seeing the dress all over again)

All you ladies are true diamonds and are amazing at what you do. I have recommended you to everyone who I know, as well as everyone who asked at the wedding.

Amy Waters, Feb 2019

I would highly recommend this place. Every dress was outstanding and most importantly it was Emma and the girls that are absolutely amazing. I was very nervous and stressed about going for a fitting but Emma made me feel so relaxed and was so helpful in every way. I found my dream dress and can't wait to wear it. Thank you so much for everything.

Claire B, Feb 2019

This was my first ever dress appointment and Carla was so helpful and made the whole experience special. Carla was a great listener and her experience and knowledge the shop helped me find my perfect dress. It was like she knew which was my dress before I did! The shop itself has a great variety of dresses to try on. Not only do they have plenty of designers to choose from but having the dresses sectioned off per style made shopping around very easy. Even though there were a few groups of people, the shop was laid out well and it felt like we were the only group in the shop. I can’t wait to come back in for fittings when my dress arrives and I am considering coming back to find my bridesmaid dresses. Thank you Carla and thank you Bride to Be!

Hannah B, Feb 2019

I received fantastic service from all the staff at Bride to Be – They were great at helping me to choose my dress, the wedding dress that I ended up purchasing was one that was recommended to me by a member of the team and I instantly feel in love with it! From there I had several appointments, some were to just come and try the dress on to find suitable accessories etc and some visits were to do my fittings etc at each appointment I received great service and a very friendly helpful attitude. The seamstress was an absolute gem, she made me feel so comfortable. I was very conscious of my tummy in my dress and had been working hard / dieting, she was brilliant made me feel so relaxed, gave me great advise and the adjustments she made to my dress were PERFECT! I felt so confident and comfortable in my dress on the day and I would 100% recommend Bride to Be – go and have a look the store is beautiful and the range is great!

Selina Carroll, July 2018

I was so happy with the service that I received when I came here a few weeks ago. Emma was incredibly helpful and very knowledgeable of their dresses and what styles would suit what body shape. They were able to help me find the exact dress that I wanted and i couldn't be happier. I bought my dress, veil, accessories and all of my bridesmaids dresses from the shop. They made me feel incredibly comfortable and I cannot wait to go back for fittings. Thank you for helping my find the perfect dress. I recommended the shop to my Sister-In-Law to be who is also getting married this year and after having no luck at previous shops found her perfect dress too! Bride To Be have a dress for everyone!

Rebecca, April 2018

Would like to say a big Thank you to every one at bride to be for helping me find my dream wedding dress and perfect shoes. You were all very helpful and i had so much fun trying on the dresses. Looking forward to the big day now 30.06.18.

Gemma, March 2018

I collected my dress today for my wedding this week. Every time I visited the store I received brilliant service. Many thanks to all the girls in the store, it's been a great wedding dress shopping experience.

Laura, March 2018

A huge thank you to Emma and the lovely ladies at ‘Bride to Be’ for their kindness and patience in helping me to find the wedding dress of my dreams last week!

Emma had a great understanding of the type of gown I was looking for and her recommendations were spot on! I had a magical experience trying on the most stunning gowns and was thrilled to find ‘the one, ’not to mention my gorgeous tiara!

You were all so warm, friendly and professional, I will definitely be recommending you far and wide! Thank you again, Rebecca xxx

Rebecca, Jan 2018

Just wanted to say a Massive thank you to all the lovely ladies who have helped me choose my beautiful essence of Australia dress. They went above and beyond for me and I couldn't thank them enough. Would totally recommend them to everyone xx

Michelle, Jan 2018

I loved this shop the moment I walked in, it's beautiful. I received a lovely warm welcome and very attentive help, with time to browse the many gorgeous dresses.

Bride to Be have an exquisite collection. As it turned out, I bought the first dress I tried on! I had plenty of time to try the dresses, and tried different styles with the advice of the shop staff.

I'm delighted with my dress, thank you to the staff at Bride to Be.

Rachel, Jan 2018

Cannot thank Bride to Be enough - the variety of dresses they hold is far better than the other bridal shops I visited, the customer service is exemplary, you are truly made to feel like the most important person in the world!

Always there with support and suggestions, fittings were excellent and the final dress was more than I ever could have imagined!

No need to look anywhere else - THANK YOU!

Lucy Radley, Jan 2018

OMG what can I say about Stephanie and the store other than brilliant! I had a complete disaster from a different store with only 8 weeks left till my wedding BRIDE TO BE have sorted me out with my dream dress and I cannot wait to pick it up, the staff are so welcoming and turned my stress into a pleasure visit.

My Daughter is also getting married next year and the staff were very happy for her bridesmaids to try on almost all of the dresses (That's girls for you)..

I cannot thank Stephanie enough and look forward to seeing you in a few weeks for my fitting.:-)

Lee, 25 Sept 2017

There are not enough thank yous to Emma, Magdalena and all the team for helping me find my beautiful Essence dress...

Your shop is beautiful, there are so many styles and sizes, and most importantly, the service and care is beyond amazing, with a very relaxed atmosphere.

To all brides to be, you HAVE to visit! The best experience when saying yes to the dress.

Thank you all

Jelena, Sept 2017

Hello Bride to Be Team! Just a quick message to say a HUGE thank you for all of your help over the past 12 months, with helping me to pick my dress, putting up with me when I changed my mind 3 months later and then ordering a dress you didn't even stock!

You helped me find my dream dress and I felt like a princess the entire day. Thank you to all the team that helped make this possible!!! Pictures to come soon of the dress

Jade, 3 Sept 2017

Visiting Bride To Be was a pleasure. The staff were very friendly, patient and supportive. After my second visit I said 'Yes to the dress!'

The staff are very knowledgeable and helped put my mind at ease. They had a range of dresses, varying in style and price. Although, my dress was no longer in the shop they still said they could order it in for me. Emma was a brilliant consultant and would highly recommend any future brides to visit the shop!

Katie, 31st Aug 2017

Your beautiful shop is by far the best I had visited on my search for the perfect dress! Special thank you to Emma who helped me find the dress and was patient with me being very specific with what I wanted!

Also to Magdalena who did the most amazing alterations and additions to my dress which made it the most perfect dress. I felt like a princess on Saturday! From the new Mrs Delaney

Sophie, 28 Aug 2017

Such friendly and helpful staff! I appreciated their honest opinion and felt that they shared my hope of finding 'the dress' rather than 'a dress'. such a beautiful shop and plenty of dresses to try...I can't wait to wear my beautiful gown down the aisle on my big day.

Thank you Emma for your help... (despite my distracting giggling sisters!)

Tara Andrady, 3 February 2017

My mum and I visited in January without realising we needed to book an appointment, but all of the girls were amazing and managed to squeeze me in between appointments.

First we were seen by Emma, she was so lovely and helped me pick out a bunch of different style dresses but had an appointment she had to attend to half way through (completely understandable as I didn't make an appointment) and Stephanie took over. Steph was just as lovely and attentive as Emma and again, helped me pick a bunch of different dresses. They were very open about pricing and made us aware of dresses that were going to be in an upcoming sale as well.

In the end, I think I asked every single girl that worked there which dress I should choose - I feel like I got genuine, honest responses from everyone and I don't regret my choice at all.

Thank you all so much for making the day so enjoyable, especially when I hadn't booked! I couldn't recommend you highly enough.

Chrissi Taylor, 30 January 2017

Had a great morning with Emma! She was very helpful and professional. Believe it or not, the second dress I tried on turned out to be the one!

Thank you for your help Emma and celebratory bubbles too. I cannot wait to have my beautiful dress on again!

Kristina Khan, 30 January 2017

Amazing! Emma was fabulous and understood everything I wanted and I found my dream dress. It's such a beautiful shop and everyone is so friendly and helpful.

Daisy Lawrenson, 25 January 2017

Emma was just brilliant, very helpful and attentive and she found my perfect dress one I would not have seen if not for her.

Great selection of dresses, would highly recommend a visit. Thank you

Tina, 20 January 2017

Dawn (and all the staff) was so friendly and welcoming. She was great at guiding me to pick out dresses that would suit me and make me feel amazing - so much so that it was a real struggle to pick one dress out of so many beautiful dresses!

Dawn pinned the dress so I could see exactly how it would fit once tailored. There was no pressure to buy on the day and the store even opened early for me a week later so they could fit me in at short notice to make my final decision. I'm so happy with the dress I've chosen and can't wait to collect it this summer. Thank you so much!

Hannah Cunningham, 23 January 2017

Tried on wedding dresses for the very first time today- I was so excited but also a bit nervous! I was lucky enough to have Lorraine throughout my trial and she was amazing and put me so at ease with everything! She also found a dress for me that I absolutely fell in love with. Thank you Lorraine!

Jeannie Garratt, 10 April 2016

A lovely shop! Emma was fantastic (she knew what I wanted better than I did...). No pressure and really relaxed. Thank you for helping me to find my gorgeous dress, I'm so excited to wear it! Xxx

Lizzie Carlton, 6 April 2016

I was really happy with the service I received from all at Bride To Be, especially Emma who helped me pick the perfect dress for my wedding day. I had lots of fantastic comments on the day and felt fabulous in it. Thanks!

Emily Crowson, 31st March 2016

The most beautiful dresses and the best staff that are very helpful and make you their priority. Got my amazing wedding dress from here!! Can't wait for my big day!! P.S Emma was amazing!

Holly Biffin, 15 February 2016

The most lovely team of such helpful ladies with amazing customer service!! I found my beautiful Justin Alexander dress and I cannot wait to wear it this weekend!! Thank you to all at Bride to Be Reading for making wedding dress shopping a lovely experience xx

Stacie Nice, November 2015

Thank you for all of your help and dedication to your important work! Your high standards, commitment to the customer and readiness to help are much appreciated. Keep making history for all future brides. Thanks to you I felt like the most gorgeous princess on the big day. The dress was perfect and you helped me choose the right model, fit and colour. I could not have done this without your professional help. Thanks and all the best!

Silviya Tomova, October 2015

Thank you so much to the lovely Emma for helping me find my dream dress and making my whole experience so special! The service at Bride to Be is truly fantastic, with beautiful dresses they go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. So excited to have ordered my dress today!! would definitely recommend to anyone!

Sarah Louise Cameron, August 2015

Thank you so much to Bride to Be, Reading for helping me to find my dream wedding dress. Totally in love with it and had so many compliments on the day. Any required alternations were completed with perfection.

Natassia Papierowski, August 2015

Opening Times

  • Mon 10.00 - 17.00
    (by appointment only)
  • Tues 11.00 - 20.00
    (by appointment only)
  • Weds closed
  • Thurs 10.00 - 17.00
    (by appointment only)
  • Fri 10.00 - 17.00
    (by appointment only)
  • Sat 9.30 - 17.00
    (by appointment only)
  • Sun closed*
  • *we are open on occasional Sundays – please call the store for details

So that our brides can enjoy their bridal experience fully we ask that appointments are made to try on wedding dresses.