Friday, 23rd August 2019.

Yay! We are 30!

Shop front with flowers

We are pleased as punch to be celebrating our 30th year as ‘Bride To Be’ this month!

What originally started as a small business run by 'Bride To Be' founder Lesley, has evolved over the years, into a much larger bridal boutique, with amazing world renowned dress designers and is now run by Lesley's daughter, Stephanie. Stephanie says "we are absolutely delighted to have reached the 30 year milestone, as a family run business we have all been there to support each other and to ensure that we continue to offer the brides the VERY BEST service, experience and top quality gowns. Retail has not always been easy and the high street is particularly challenged right now, but luckily we have managed to 'buck the trend'!"

Bride to be family
Group Birthday Picture

We are so happy to work with prestigious companies like Stella York, Essense, Mori Lee, Enzoani, Martina Liana and Sincerity and appreciate the fabulous support they give us, as a top performing boutique. We have had beautiful flowers, scrumptious chocolates and fabulous champagne delivered to us from the designers to help celebrate our Birthday and we were really touched by it all!

Bride to Be Cupcakes
Flowers over arch

We have had all sorts of amazing celebrations going on including a lunchtime drinks party together with an AMAZING Birthday cake from Celebration Cakes By Catherine Scott. We also had the very talented florists from Sonning Flowers into store and they decorated the doorway for us with a beautiful flower arch!

As a way of thanking our lovely customers we ran a '30th Birthday Prize Draw' and one lucky Bride has won £500 towards her dress and 2 free bridesmaids dresses of her choice! We were honoured to have Sir John Madejski here at the store, to draw the lucky winners name out from the hat! Our lucky winner (Nicola) is coming into store within the next few weeks to collect her prize and choose her dress! We are so excited to meet her!

Sir John picking the prize draw winner
Staff with Sir John


Opening Times

  • Mon 10.00am - 5.00pm
    (by appointment only)
  • Tues 11.00am - 7.45pm
    (by appointment only)
  • Weds 10.30am - 4.30pm
    (by appointment only)
  • Thurs 10.00am - 5.00pm
    (by appointment only)
  • Fri 10.00am - 5.00pm
    (by appointment only)
  • Sat 9.30am - 5.00pm
    (by appointment only)
  • Sun Occasional opening*
  • *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.