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London's retro style bridal and corsetry boutique. If you're going to be in London please book an appointment to see us. We also have some dresses available to order online via our website.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£495
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Products and Services

Accessories
Appointment Only
Bridal Boutique
Delivery
Hats / Fascinators
Last-Minute Orders
Online Shop
Physical Shop / Studio
Veils
Wedding Dresses
Full Description
Visit FairyGothMother in our London studio for inspired wedding dress designs and authentic steel boned corsets. From retro 1950's style wedding dresses, tea length short wedding dress styles to formal corset two pieces, we have just the styles for you. We can offer you bridal, bridesmaids, evening wear and prom. From classic ivory Audrey Hepburn style Fifties satin dresses to alternative bright red Grace Kelly lace style short wedding dresses, we can help. We believe you shouldn't be looking for your dress more than 15 months before your wedding, and ideally you should be looking and ordering your dress between 12 and 9 months before the wedding. Look too early and by the time you want to order the dress it may have been discontinued. Leave it too late, and you'll find you may not be able to have the dress made in time. Most dress designers take 5-6 months to make a dress, and you should always allow time for alterations/amendments. We have a handy planning tool for you on our website, that shows when we think you should ideally be looking and ordering your dress. You simply select or type in your wedding date and it will produce a planned timescale for you. See our Resources for You web page in our website's Information menu... https://www.fairygothmother.co.uk/pages/finding-and-ordering-your-dress PLEASE NOTE: Our reviews and testimonials are not in chronological order, so you will find newer reviews and testimonials not always displayed at the top. Our apologies for this but it is an issue in Bridebook's displaying of these, which is out of our control.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1999
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
4
Reviews
(181)
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Delithea Denton
Married in September 2019
September 2019
It was so comfortable to dance in.
I just wanted to write and say thank you so much for helping me find my perfect wedding dress. It has taken ages to get our photos but here they are. I had a fantastic d...
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Laura Graat
Married in September 2019
September 2019
Thank you so much for a great shopping experience
Thanks to your help I found my dream dress. I got married two weeks ago and it was polka-dot perfection, receiving so many compliments from everyone saying the dress was ...
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Caroline and David
Married in August 2019
August 2019
I will be recommending you everywhere.
We finally have the wedding pictures back and I wanted to say thank you all so much for everything - my dress was fantastic and I had so many wonderful comments. I will b...
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Wendy Shelley
Married in August 2019
August 2019
Everybody loved my dress and commented on colour
Everybody loved my dress and commented on colour and style x
Nic Morgan
Married in August 2019
August 2019
Everyone has commented how lovely it was
As promised, here are some photos of our wedding and the beautiful LouLou dress I wore on the day 🥰 Everyone has commented how lovely it was 💕 Thank you all so much, Ni...
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Sophie
Married in August 2019
September 2019
I couldn’t have imaged a better dress
Ever since the very first wedding dress picture that I saw and like turned out to be from Fairy Goth Mother, I knew I wanted to go there to find my dress. I loved everyth...
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Location & Contact Details

Address

London, Greater London, England

Travel Notes

See Transport for London's "Plan A Journey" website. On their website enter where you are coming from and where you are coming to, and that is Grinstead Road SE8 5AD. Nearest underground station is Canada Water, from which you can get a bus to Grinstead Road. If you are travelling by car to us, there is normally plenty of free on-street parking in Grinstead Road on the park side of the road. Google maps shows exactly where we are, on the corner of Evelyn Street and Grinstead Road.

Nearest Town

Surrey Quays, London

Nearest Train Station

Surrey Quays

Nearest Airport

London City

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Press & Awards
(6)

Accreditations / Associations (2)

Fashion Association of Britain (FAB)
British Independent Retailers Association (BIRA)

Industry Awards (4)

BridalBook.co.uk Wedding Dress & Accessories Supplier 2017 (HIGHLY COMMENDED)
British Wedding Industry Awards 2017 (nominated)
Bridebook.co.uk PLATINUM Certificate of Excellence 2018
2018 Greater London Enterprise Awards - Best Bridal Boutique - South London
Photos
(98)
Videos
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FAQ
(8)

What is your most memorable wedding?

My own. That's why I fell in love with weddings!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Fifties-style retro tea-length short gorgeous

What about your business are you most proud of?

Our Staff, who get great plaudits for their assistance from our Brides week in, week out.

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

If you can, PLAN WELL AHEAD. Dresses can take 5-6 months to be made once you find the one you like, And always add at least a month to that for adjustments after the dress is made. Don't leave choosing and ordering your dress too late. Some designers will make a dress quickly (3-4 months) for an extra charge but the norm is 5-6 months from order date to be ready. Ideally, you should allow yourself at least 7 months before the wedding to look and order your dress, and this allows for any changes once the dress is made. Leaving it late can be stressful. Look too early, and the dress you fall in love with may no longer be available by the time you decide to order. We'd recommend yo start looking 12 to 9 months out from the wedding. This gives you time to decide on your dress, and order. If your wedding plans are last minute, and occasionally it happens, ask if their are any sample sale dresses you can buy immediately. You won't have a full choice of dresses but you may well get a nice dress and a real bargain.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Brides can enquire about our dresses via our website and then book an appointment themselves online. Our brides have exclusive attention from us for their appointment, together with our expert fitting and suggestions. We recommend you coming to us for this exclusive assistance, but if you cannot, then we do offer a selection of dresses that can be ordered online and sent to you.

What do you love most about your job?

Receiving the thanks of our brides together with images of their weddings. Knowing we've helped make their big day!

What is your favourite style of wedding dress?

Fifties style retro, tea length and shorter style dresses.

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

We can offer you more than just blue in your dress, as many of our styles come in up to fifty colours. We don't just do white and ivory!