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Bustles and Bows Bridal Boutique

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Our boutique stocks gowns and accessories for the bride and her party.
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Products and Services

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Bespoke Dressmaker
Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses
Flower Girl Dresses
High Street Retailer
Last-Minute Orders
Mother of the Bride Dresses
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Wedding Dresses
Full Description
At Bustles and Bows we like to take care of all aspects of your wedding party clothing and can provide gorgeous gowns for you and your bridesmaids and flower girls. Bustles and Bows first opened in 1997, and over the years we have dressed well over 1,000 brides and their bridal parties. Many of our customers come to us through recommendations from friends and relatives, and we have built up an excellent service reputation of which we are very proud. Our store is an accredited members of the Retail Bridalwear Association who have very strict membership criteria, so you can be assured we are a professional and credit worthy business, only 10% off bridal stores have attained membership of this organisation, in addition all gowns purchased from us will be covered by their bridalsure policy which means you can purchase your gown from us with peace of mind. Our bridal collections are carefully chosen from award winning designers with styles ranging from simple and elegant to fairytale princess gowns, all made in sumptuous quality fabrics including satin, lace, organza and chiffons with sizes ranging from size 8 through to size 32. The bridesmaids collections are chosen to compliment our bridal collections and come in many different fabrics and colours to suit your wedding theme or colour scheme. Once you have chosen your bridal and bridesmaids dresses we have stunning range of bridal accessories, including veils, tiaras, headbands, bridal lingerie and shoes, and can also provide a shoe and bag dyeing service to ensure all your accessories match up perfectly. Both bridal stores provide a full mens formal hire service with a fabulous range of suits ranging from the traditional top hat and tails through the to more modern Prince Edward style Jackets. Waistcoat and cravats come in 60 different shades to match your chosen colour theme.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Helen Ingham
I look forward to welcoming you to my beautiful bridal showrooms and to helping you find the dress of your dreams. I promise to be there for you every step of the way, once you gown is delivered to us we will fit and make any alterations in house for your convenience and store the gown free of charge right up until your wedding day. With over 20 years experience in bridal wear I am an industry expert and cant wait to meet you, give me a call today I'd love to help you realise your dream day.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
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Vicky Lewin
Married in June 2016
May 2017
Thank you so much again! Will be recommending you
Thank you to all the ladies at Bustles and Bows for your amazing service when buying my wedding dress from you. From start to finish you were professional, provided a per...
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Kirstie Stevens
Married in May 2016
May 2017
would highly recommend bustles and bows xx
Couldn't ask for more. Beautiful people who offered so much help in choosing the dress and everything to go with it. I wouldn't change a thing and would highly recommend ...
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Georgina Barrellie
Married in June 2015
May 2017
you feel like a million dollars!!!
When you come out from your first visit you feel like a million dollars!!!
Location & Contact Details


195 Queens Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 1RG, England

Travel Notes

We are in Hastings Town Centre, with easy parking close by in Priory Meadow shopping centre . Our shop is 5 minute walk from the train station

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What is your most memorable wedding?

My own wedding will always be the most memorable for me and also what inspired me to do the job I know and love today.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Passion, Classic, Elegant, timeless, Vintage

What about your business are you most proud of?

My excellent service reputation, I love it when we have a bride come to us through recommendation from a sister, friend or other relative

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

Decide on your wedding date and book the venue before shopping for your dress. Also be aware of your budget and let us know this when you come for your appointment. Try not to bring too many people with to your appointment, 2 or 3 close friends or relatives.

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

I love it when couples involve their pets, we have had one of our brides labrador as a ring bearer and also a bride have photos done with her pony, this was so beautiful.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

After hearingthe brides ideas and looking at some images of styles she likes, we ususally get straight down to the fun part which is trying on the dresses. Most brides then leave with the details and prices for their favourties and then come back to see us to make a decision and have their measurements taken and place an order. Thereafter we would meet with the bridesmaids and once they have chosen their dresses. We then meet with the bridegroom/partner to discuss their outfit/suit hire

What do you love most about your job?

I love it when a bride chooses the dress I have suggested for them and also when they send you thank you letters/cards/messages and seeing pics of them on the bid day, always makes me smile

What is your favourite style of wedding dress?

I love the 1950's full skirted ballgowns styles best, I think are just so feminine and fun to wear and always so flatterine

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

Either a blue garter, or stitching a blue ribbon into the lining of the dress, or have the brides name and wedding date embroidered into the petticoat of the dress

What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?

Grace Kelly without a doubt

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount5%
Bridebook Special Offer10% discount on all full price bridal gowns and free suit hire for bridegroom when he orders 5 suits or more