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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.
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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... 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.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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No. of People In Team
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Married in August 2019
August 2019
Wonderful dress))))
We know that the wedding dress is the most important consideration for the modern bride and the most exciting! Every young girl’s dream is to look like a princess as they...
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Married in June 2019
June 2019
This is the first and last place I looked for my dream dress! The team were very helpful - particularly Ruth - and I walked out an hour after arriving a very happy custom...
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Kimberly Anderberg
Married in November 2018
December 2018
Where did YOU go?
18 years ago, I ordered goth apparell from you. Beautifully tailored one of a kind plastic dresses. My favorite was a stream line perfect black and chrome, black on one s...
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Katharina Derschewsky
Married in July 2018
July 2018
Perfect dress perfect day
I ended up with the first dress I tried on and it was absolutely perfect. It fit my style and the style our wedding and was everything I wanted. I felt comfortable and go...
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Deb and Steve
Married in May 2018
June 2018
Just what I wanted.
I wanted a tea length wedding dress, a little different to the norm. I had been following Fairy Gothmother for a long time before getting married had even been mentioned ...
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Sam & Dan
Married in May 2018
May 2018
Amazing day, amazing dress!
Emma at Fairy Goth Mother couldn’t have been more amazing! The whole process of buying my dress was made so easy (and not scary!). There is a huge selection of dresses an...
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Location & Contact Details


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

Accreditations / Associations (2)

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

Industry Awards (4) Wedding Dress & Accessories Supplier 2017 (HIGHLY COMMENDED)
British Wedding Industry Awards 2017 (nominated) PLATINUM Certificate of Excellence 2018
2018 Greater London Enterprise Awards - Best Bridal Boutique - South London

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!