Edith & Winston Bridalwear

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Welcome to Edith & Winston Bridalwear. A beautiful boutique that specialises in bridal wear for the Curvy & Plus Size bride, located in Knutsford. Stockist of Ronald Joyce, Callista, Ivory & Co & more
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Products and Services

Tiaras
Wedding Dresses
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Bridal Boutique
Veils
Full Description
We opened our doors in November 2014 and we have had a wonderful first 2 years meeting so many amazing brides, their families & friends. We believe that wedding dress shopping should be one of the most special days a bride-to-be has. Knowing that a brides first worry tends to be the sample sizes that a shop holds, we have a range of samples in sizes 16 – 28 available for brides to try on in-store. Brides that visit not only get to try on samples in a relaxed and friendly environment, but appointments are always one-to-one, which means that only the bride & those she chooses to accompany her will share in this special moment. Every bride is welcome to call or email before her appointment & speak to us. Tell us what might be worrying you, or making you nervous about your upcoming appointment. We know how important it is to feel confident & comfortable that you will be well looked after & that its going to be a fun experience. As a specialist plus size boutique we offer a range of designers whose dresses are available up to a size 30, and in some cases a 34. One of our designers specialises purely for the plus size bride. I wanted to show that the words plus size bridal wear does not mean old fashioned or frumpy, so we have the latest designs and designers in store including Ronald Joyce. That way, if a bride doesn't want to wear a plus size designer, she doesn't have to. Ronald Joyce cater to brides sized 6 - 30. Which means my bride can have a gown in a size 24 & someone she knows could have another gown by the same designer in a size 8. Plus size bridal inspiration is very important to us and the best way is by working on our own photoshoots. We have worked alongside so many wonderful wedding suppliers & our beautiful Plus Size model Georgina. Our shoots have been featured in multiple magazines & Becca has written blog posts all about the Plus Size bride. For more images follow our instagram. Winners of the 2015 British Plus Size Award

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Becca
Congratulations on your engagement. Wedding dress shopping is so much fun when you find the right boutique. For the Plus Size bride research is the most important thing before you start your search for 'the one'. We would love you to visit Edith & Winston Bridalwear and if you want to chat before your first appointment, please get in touch.

Experience

No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
2
Reviews
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Mandy G
Married in January 2017
October 2016
Our Bride Mandy
I wouldn't of had the wedding day of my dreams if it wasn't for Edith and Winston... they came to my rescue at last minute and nothing was too much hassle... I messaged Becca after my dress that I ordered online from another company was a total disaster. She went above and beyond to help me. When I visited the salon Becca and Janet made me feel so welcome, that I shouldn't feel self conscious about myself and gave me so many off the rack offers it was hard to chose. They went out of their way and I walked away with the most amazing Callista dress.. I still keep in contact with them both now as they are firm family friends. My day wouldn't of been so special if it wasn't for Edith & Winston, i recommend it to all my friends xx.
Nicola B
Married in January 2017
October 2016
Our Bride-to-be Nicola
Edith & Winston was the one shop that I couldn't wait to visit. As a plus size bride, to know that there was a whole shop full of dresses (that would actually fit) was a godsend. I messaged (on facebook) way in advance like 12 months before I would even visit the shop and from day one Becca was just amazing, she answered every little/silly question I had. When the time came to finally visit Edith & Winston, both Becca and Callum were very warm & welcoming. We were not rushed through the appointment at all and Becca had amazing suggestions to give me the dress I had pictured in my head, even ordering in a sample dress for me to come back and try (which was perfect & my dress 😍😍) I couldn't have imagined ordering my dress from anyone else and I'm looking forward to the fittings and finishing touches to my beautiful dress. Thank you for giving us plus size brides, the bridal experience that everyone should have. Xx
Melissa P
Married in October 2016
October 2016
Bride-To-Be Facebook Review
Well, if you are reading this then you are probably either debating going to Edith & Winston Bridalwear or have booked to go...(or you are just being nosy...). If you want advice on whether you should go and experience this shop then please read on. If you are like myself, a plus size bride-to-be and have been dreaming of shopping for your perfect dress however your size has got in the way of that, then please do not worry. I went to Edith & Winston yesterday and it's taken me a good 16 hours to think what to put, it honestly left me speechless. I will never forget the feeling I got trying on dresses that actually fit me and looked beautiful, they complimented me so well and I just cannot believe it. Please please please put your trust in Becca (owner) she bloody knows what she's doing! I have already booked my second appointment to go back as I have found the most amazing dress however I was so overwhelmed yesterday. Thank you so much I cannot wait to come back and buy my perfect dress
Jennifer
Married in October 2016
October 2016
When I visited Edith...
When I visited Edith & Winston as a size 18 I was unsure what to expect or even if the sample dresses would fit me. But I was given a warm and inviting welcome to the store by Becca, who allowed me to look through the dresses at my own pace. I was made to feel like I mattered and wasn't just another bride". After being able to try the dresses I was drawn to Becca's expertise in her field enabled her to choose other styles that i may not have not have considered and helped me find "the one" x"
Cath
Married in October 2016
October 2016
Gorgeous shop...
Gorgeous shop and lovely lovely owners. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone I know . In fact I already have :)
Charlotte
Married in September 2016
September 2016
Customer service is outstanding...
Customer service is outstanding, I felt more like Rebecca was a friend helping me choose a dress, the whole experience was so enjoyable. There was so much choice available across all price ranges;, some classic dresses and some a little more unusual, catering to every age, size and shape of bride. As a plus size bride it was brilliant to be able to try on dresses in sizes that fitted which helps give a much better idea of what will suit and what won't. Just wonderful
Location & Contact Details

Address

4A Princess Street, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6DD, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town

Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Knutsford

Nearest Airport

Manchester Airport

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (4)

Pretty Pear Bride Magazine - Front cover & Plus Size editorial
Cheshire & Lancashire Bride Magazine 2016 - Plus Size editorial
Ultimate Wedding Magazine
Little White Books - Plus Size editorial

Industry Awards (3)

Warrington Business Award - Business Woman of the year 2016
Finalist 2016 - Bridal Buyer Awards, Best New Retailer.
British Plus Size Award 2015
FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

Every wedding is so special to us and we love to being a little part of their day. Over the past two years we have become great friends with so many of our Brides and our first Edith & Winston Baby was born in December 2016.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Fun, Sparkly, Specialist, Elegant, Down-to-earth

What about your business are you most proud of?

A year after we opened our amazing brides voted in the 2015 British Plus Size Awards and we won the award for 'Best Bridal Range'. We are currently the only award recipients in the North-West. But I am most proud of the friendships that have been made and the memories of beautiful brides finding their wedding dresses here at Edith & Winston Bridalwear. We even have our own private Facebook group for past, present and future brides of Edith & Winston. A place to chat, ask questions and show off their wedding photographs. This is a body positive group run by Becca.

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

Research! Brides often mistake the length of time that it takes for a wedding dress to arrive. Research the boutique's and ask lots of questions before you book in your appointment. Ideally brides need to start looking 12 to 9 months before the date of your wedding. Look at boutique's that specialise in Plus Size or have a selection of gowns sized 18+.

What do you love most about your job?

I love when a bride finds the one! It's always super exciting to see when she realises that this is the dress she will be wearing on her big day. I love when brides can't stop smiling and the family see how excited and happy she is. I also love working on my own photo shoots, bringing Plus Size inspiration to my social media followers. I love coming up with an idea and see it happen on a shoot and then being able to share my images on wedding blogs and with my brides. Someone said 'Becca just basically likes organizing mini weddings' and it's possibly the most accurate thing anyone has ever said! I am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my photoshoots, websites and the gowns that I have inside the boutique. I care very much about the brides first impression and that we are the right boutique for her to visit. Plus Size bridalwear is my passion and I love the way the bridal industry is moving forward each year. So if I'm not with a bride, I am probably on a photoshoot!

What is your favourite style of wedding dress?

My favourite style of wedding dress changes depending on who is wearing the dress. There is no-one particular style that I love any more than any another, I just love seeing them on my brides and their different body shapes. It takes me a long time to decide on what styles come into the boutique, as like I said I am a bit of a perfectionist and so I analyse and critique the gowns, to make sure that they are designed to suit a fuller figure. We like to have a large mix of styles so that every bride can find the one.