Brides of Southampton
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One of the best bridal gown shops in Hampshire, with over forty years of experience.
Products and Services
Flower Girl Dresses
Physical Shop / Studio
We are proud stockists of Mori Lee, Pronovias, Justin Alexander, Sincerity, Mark Lesley and Diane Le grand! In addition to offering all things "Bride" we also have prom and occasion wear including lines perfect for a bride who wants her bridesmaids to stand out!
Personal Message from the Manager
Name of Wedding Contact: Gemma Cranmer
Firstly - CONGRATULATIONS on your upcoming wedding! Brides of Southampton have had the honor of helping over 17'000 brides find their perfect wedding dress since opening our doors in 1976. Shopping for a wedding dress can be a little overwhelming but my expert team will put you at ease and make the experience what it should be - Enjoyable! We do work on an appointment basis so please get in contact with your availability or give us a call to discuss your needs. We look forward to seeing you!
Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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What is your most memorable wedding?
A friend of the owner popped in with his girlfriend for a cup of tea and catch up one Saturday. We were trying on new stock and asked if she would mind helping us....she jumped at the chance and joked "Its my only opportunity as Im never getting married". Little did she know that her partner was organising a surprise engagement and wedding in Santorini. When we tried her in one dress she cried (we knew we had found the "one") we measured it (to check it was as it should be being new and all :-) We organised the alterations and our owner flew to Santorini and surprised her with the dress and accessories on her wedding day - It was magical!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
Traditional, trendy, romantic, chic, fun
What about your business are you most proud of?
We are now serving the 3rd generation of our 1976 brides - its magical having a past bride come back with her daughter or grand daughter!
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
Be strong with your guest lists - Its YOUR day and everyone else can have theirs the way they want it.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
A garter was worn by one of our brides with a photograph of her grandmother on it - the garter was originally hers.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
We will send out a pre appointment info form to get a feel for the wedding and the brides style ahead of her 1.5 hour appointment. Every bride is different and the choice of styles is huge, through trying on and feedback we narrow down the brides preferences to find the perfect gown.
What do you love most about your job?
The look on a brides face when she finds "the one" - the emotion in the store is infectious, we often have the tissue out :-)
What is your favourite style of wedding dress?
My personal style is simple but BIG, I love our Aria dress by Mori lee and our Calla dress by Diane Legrand
What is the best way to incorporate "Something Blue" into the wedding outfit?
What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?
Plaza by Pronovias