Victoria Elaine Bridal

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Victoria Elaine Bridal is a luxury bridal boutique set in the prestigious Royal Star Arcade in Maidstone, Kent. We have all a bride could need for her bridal outfit, as well as bridesmaids.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£1000
Details

Products and Services

Accessories
Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaid Dresses
Flower Girl Dresses
Shoes
Tiaras
Veils
Wedding Dresses
Full Description
At Victoria Elaine Bridal, our aim is to make sure every bride has a magical bridal experience. We host 90 minute appointments in your very own bridal suite with your allocated bridal stylist. We offer drinks and something sweet to nibble on to keep you and your guests happy. Our 5 star customer reviews on our Google and Facebook profiles all comment upon how friendly and helpful the team are when it comes to finding you the perfect bridal gown. We only stock the best in bridal designers. We are the original stockist in the South East of Hayley Paige's most prestigious label, as well as stocking Eddy K (Sky and Couture collections), Ellis Bridals and Jennifer Wren Bridal. Our range of designers all offer the very best quality and design, whilst covering a wide range of price points. As well as this, we also stock a wide range of bridal accessories to complete your bridal look- including the shoe collection by The Perfect Bridal Company. Not looking for bridal? We also stock the bridesmaid collection, Hayley Paige Occasions, and flower girl collection, La Petite by Hayley Paige. As well as this, we also stock a range of Holy Communion dresses and accessories. Looking for more information? Please follow us on social media for daily updates on the boutique or go to our website where you can read our blog or book an appointment.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Victoria
Dear Bride to be, Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding! It is such an exciting time for you and at Victoria Elaine Bridal, we would be honoured in giving you the bridal experience you have dreamt of! We take great pride in looking after our brides and ensure they feel like one of our #vebride club! I hope you have enjoyed reading our profile and look forward to seeing you in the boutique soon!

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2018
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
Reviews
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Ashleigh S
Married in August 2019
September 2019
"I never felt rushed or pushed"
100% recommend Victoria Elaine Bridal and I am so excited to say I became a #vebride today! From the moment we were welcomed in to this stunning boutique, we was made to feel so comfortable. And after a long day of wedding dress shopping myself, mum and sister was feeling a little deflated and tired. So a few haribo to nibble on was a great energy boost. And then the whole experience was so magical. And I never felt rushed or pushed in to any choices. The lovely owner even stayed open an extra half an hour for me, helping me to find a veil and once the important yes was said, a bottle of prosecco was popped and all had a toast to the dress...I will be getting my bridesmaids dresses from this stunning place in the New Year. A massive thank you again to Victoria Elaine Bridal for helping me find my dream dress!
Lorna S
Wedding: August 2019
September 2019
"Totally recommend"
A wonderful selection of dresses and the staff are so lovely and helpful. They made my sister feel totally comfortable and find her beautiful dress. Totally recommend.
Sheenagh L-H
Wedding: August 2019
September 2019
"Staff are truly amazing"
What a fabulous experience had today shopping for my youngest daughters wedding dress. The staff are truly amazing and made us all feel so relaxed and cared for. And she yes to the dress. Happy days. Thank you so much ladies from a very happy Mummy.
Jo-Anne F
Married in July 2019
September 2019
"So special and personal"
My experience today was awesome. Greeted with very friendly helpful staff followed by bubbles and a welcome name plaque. So special and personal. Couldn't do enough to help. Very pleased.
Amy M
Married in June 2019
September 2019
"I can't wait to come back"
I was so nervous about my first experience of wedding dress shopping but I needn't have been. From the minute we arrived we were so welcomed and looked after, my Mum even cried as we walked through the door! The special little touches were all noticed and appreciated. The staff were friendly, reassuring and listened to every little detail, helping me pick one of their 'wildcards'. I couldn't have asked for a better experience and the memories you helped create for us all are so appreciated! I can't wait to come back for my first fitting!
Ellie T
Married in June 2019
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"Couldn't have picked a better place to go!"
My first time trying on wedding dresses and I couldn't have picked a better place to go! The staff were amazing and so helpful. They make you feel so special and the little extra touches are wonderful. Thank you so much for helping me find my dress!
Location & Contact Details

Address

3 Royal Star Arcade, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1JL, England

Travel Notes

Our nearest car parks are situated in Fremlin Walk or Medway Street. You will find an entrance to the arcade on both the High Street and in the Market Buildings (off Earl Street).

Nearest Town

Maidstone

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M20 junction 6

Nearest Train Station

Maidstone East or West

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Your Kent Wedding
FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

I have been completely obsessed with weddings and bridalwear ever since I was 7 and a bridesmaid for my cousin. It was on this day that I realised just what a wedding meant and what a special occasion it is, so I am now really honoured to be helping brides find their dream gowns for their wedding day!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

The style in our boutique is glitzy and glamourous, while our staff are friendly, helpful and always laughing!

What about your business are you most proud of?

I am most proud of #TeamVEB. When setting up my boutique, I knew we would always focus on bridal experience, but didn't expect to find a team of women who felt as passionate about it as I do. We work hard to make sure you find the dress for you without pressure or stress.

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

Have your wedding dress ordered a year before the wedding! This will give the designer plenty of time to get the dress to the boutique and you can have your fittings without rushing or worrying. This also means that you can plan details, such as bridesmaids dresses, hair and decorations with the details of your bridal gown in mind.

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

My best friend wrote each guest a personalised note to say how much she appreciated our presence at her wedding. It contained memories she remembered of when we were at school and doubled up as a place card.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

We typically meet our brides at wedding fairs or when they call to book in. We always try and have an informal chat about the gown they are looking for at this point, but also advise they have an open mind during our appointment as brides often find a dress different to the original idea. When a bride comes in for her appointment, she will receive a friendly welcome from her stylist and offered drinks. Appointments last 90 minutes and we use that time to find the bride her dream dress. We listen carefully to the bride and may even suggest some wildcards dresses to try on. When a bride has said the big 'YES', we take measurements and complete the paperwork. The gowns typically take 6 months to arrive and as soon as they do, we call to discuss when you would like alterations. Our seamstress is spectacular and will do the fittings in the boutique. She is very attentive and will look after both you and your gown until it is time to collect it for your wedding day!

What do you love most about your job?

It is an honour to help a bride to be find her wedding dress, to be part of that memory that you will remember forever. knowing that we do our job well and make lots of happy memories is what we all love at Victoria Elaine Bridal.

What is your favourite style of wedding dress?

We love all styles here at Victoria Elaine Bridal but our personal favourite is when a designer takes a modern twist on a classic style. For example, Hayley Paige inventing her caviar fabric for a modern way to add sparkle, or how Ellis and Eddy K use nude tones on classic silhouettes.

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

I think it's a great idea to incorporate your something blue in your bridal shoes. Unless you are wearing a tea-length dress, people will not see much of your shoes and by going for a shade of blue that's in fashion at the time, you will wear them after your wedding!

What is your favourite wedding dress of all time?

Impossible to pick just one! I really loved Kate Middleton's dress when she got married. It was chic and elegant, whilst conforming to the rules the Royals have. Kate is the reason lace became popular in bridal again. Of the dresses we have the in the boutique, it will take a lot to beat Markle. She is magnificent and suits every body shape!