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Bride To Be

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Readings beautiful bridal boutique, selling designer gowns by Essense, Stella York, Mori Lee, Sincerity, Enzoani & others. Book your one to one bridal appointment 0118 957 5115.

Products and Services

Appointment Only
Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses
High Street Retailer
Last-Minute Orders
Physical Shop / Studio
Wedding Dresses
Full Description
We have been looking after brides for nearly 30 years now and we know a thing or two about bridal gowns! We have a collection of over 200 gowns by top award winning designers including: Stella York, Essense of Australia, Mori Lee, Enzoani Sincerity and more! Our friendly and professional team will look after you every step of the way, from booking your appointment right through to the final alteration of your gown. We offer a full in house fitting and alterations service so there's no need to worry about moving your dress around and trying to find a seamstress - we have it all here under one roof! We are members of the prestigious Retail Bridalwear Association which means that the deposit you pay on your dress is safe - it is underwritten for you! They have inspected our store to make sure we are properly run, insured, credit worthy and that we operate best practices. You can rely on us!

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Stephanie
Welcome! Please do come and see us! We have a stunning, comfortable, air conditioned bridal store located in the very centre of Reading in Berkshire. We carry a vast selection of wedding gowns by award winning designers, in a variety of sizes. Our prices are on average £1000 - £2500 (but we do sell our ex sample dresses at fab prices - average £500!) Call 0118 957 5115 to book your appointment or email us:


No. of Weddings Hosted
Between 10 and 30
Public Liability Insurance
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Lucy Coe
Married in November 2017
January 2018
Beautiful dresses, wonderful staff
I bought my dress from Bride to be on my first visit, on the first day of shopping for wedding dresses. The staff are really warm and welcoming and really listen to you, ...
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Sian Rosic
Married in September 2018
November 2018
I visited Bride To Be twice and saw Em on both visits. I chose some dresses from the rail myself but I ended up not liking them once they were on. Em offered her opinion ...
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Sarah Wheeler
Married in September 2018
November 2018
Beautiful shop
Bride To Be is such a beautiful shop with so many different gowns to choose from. Emma was absolutely amazing, this was my first ever time trying on wedding dresses and s...
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Lucy Gibbs
Married in October 2018
November 2018
Amazing experience
mazing experience at Bride to be, the perfect place to find your wedding dress. The entire team were incredible and gave their honest thoughts when trying on dresses, Emm...
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Andrea Hawkins
Married in October 2018
November 2018
My perfect dress!
I cant recommend this shop highly enough, all of the staff were extremely friendly and helpful and they have a great selection of dresses. In particular I would like to ...
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Olivia Caven
Married in September 2018
November 2018
Wonderful experience
Wonderful experience at Bride To Be! I was five months pregnant at the time and very worried about fitting into any of the dresses. All the staff were so lovely and made ...
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Location & Contact Details


106-107 Broad Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7QA, England

Travel Notes

Follow signs to 'Broad Street Mall'. Our indoor shopping centre has its own indoor carpark. If you park on the top floor of the car park you can get in the lift and come down to level 1. Bride To Be is located next to the lift! x

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M4 Junction 10

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (1)

Bridal Buyer

Accreditations / Associations (1)


Industry Awards (1)

You and your wedding Finalists 2015, The Bridal Buyer Awards UK Finalists 2018,

What is your most memorable wedding?

We love a Royal wedding! Everything in the shop stops, bubbles are poured out and staff and customers alike gather around the television to watch the royal wedding unfold!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Modern, fun, passionate, happy, professional

What about your business are you most proud of?

Our beautiful store and our massively experienced staff - oh and our stunning dresses *sigh*!

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

start at least one year before and keep calm - it's YOUR day, so have what you want, not what your besties and your Aunty want - what YOU want!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

The bride books an appointment with the store after looking at our website When you have chosen your dress, you pay 50% as a deposit and the dress gets made. (this typically takes approx 5 months) Once the dress has arrived into store, you come in and try your special gown on!! You then pay the other 50%. An appointment is made with our in store fitting team and your dress will be altered to ensure a perfect fit (this is an extra charge).

What do you love most about your job?

Meeting the lovely brides

What is your favourite style of wedding dress?


What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?

a garter or shoes

What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?

Ian Stuart 'Flowerbomb'