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I'm Engaged! Which Wedding Dress Designer Do I Choose?

Coming out of lockdown as a Bride-to-Be? Get engaged over the festive period? Congratulations and welcome to a very exclusive club! It can be a very daunting task planning a wedding, and you are only at the start! But rest assured, we are here to lend a helping hand, and guide you through one of your first wedding planning steps. Deciding which wedding dress designer to choose!

There are hundreds of wedding dress designers out there and choosing one (and then a dress!) can be a minefield, but we know what we are doing and have been helping brides choose the perfect bridal gown for many years. Check out some of our very happy Real Brides here!

A great place to start is to find a Wedding Dress Designer that you can really connect with. We work very closely with a select group of brands that we know have silhouettes and styles for all types of brides. In order to help you find the style for you we have broken down just some of the wedding dress designers we stock and have given you a little bit of an introduction to each.


From the design studios of Maggie Sottero, the stunning fashion label ‘Sottero and Midgley’ was born.

Rich and luxurious, the Sottero and Midgley collections are designed with every bride in mind. Sottero and Midgely bride's not only experience exceptionally crafted, innovative designs, but luxurious fabrics, Swarovski crystals, hand-sewn embellishments and a renowned, slenderising fit - the result of meticulous attention to, and scrutiny of, design and fitting details.

Sottero and Midgley in bedfordshire


The Ella Rosa Collection has always had one dream - design high quality bridal gowns and offer them at unbeatable prices. The company owners followed these dreams, but on one condition... Simple is better.

Always choose the highest quality materials, work closely with the production teams to control quality, and steadily improved their dress patterns year after year for the perfect fit.

Ella rosa kenneth winston in bedfordshire
Ella rosa kenneth winston in bedfordshire


From 1912 when Ada Ellis sold her first wedding dress from her first London studio, Ellis Bridals continue to the present day from their studio in London. Ellis Bridals has won ‘Best Bridal Manufacturer' Bridal Buyer awards alongside many other industry awards. Absolutely stunning collections which show why Ellis have been one of the best around for over 100 years!

Ellis Bridals in bedfordshire
Ellis Bridals in bedfordshire


St Patrick bridal is a luxury Spanish wedding gown designer from the experts at Pronovias. They have been making wedding dresses since 1964 and with over 50 years' experience they understand just what makes a real bride feel special on her big day. Their stunning designs come in a varied selection of styles, sizes and colours to cater for all different personalities, tastes, figures and venues. We are delighted to now stock a unique range of St. Patrick bridal at Brides & Bustles.


Modern and romantic, the dreamy gowns from Richard Designs bridal are created with the finest fabrics, beautifully embellished with crystals, pearls, embroidery and laces. Designed in the UK, the collection is classically elegant, yet stunningly detailed and embellished. The collection is all about the finish and detail.

Embroidered Guipure laces are accented with delicate shimmering crystals, pearls and handmade flowers. Floral detail and foliage mix within the stone embellishment to add texture and dainty detail. Metallic components and beaded appliqués create a refined finish.

Looking for a designer that caters for your curves? Well we've got that too! We also have a wedding dress shop next to our original store in Bedfordshire that caters especially for curvy brides. Confetti & Curves offers an extensive selection of bridals from top designers that are all designed to suit your silhouette perfectly.

Plus size wedding dress bedfordshire
Plus size wedding dress bedfordshire

Find out more about our new store in Barton-Le-Clay below!


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