Our brides guide to choosing the perfect dress

We’re here to help every step of the way.

We know that shopping for your wedding dress can be nerve-racking as well as exciting. However, there is no reason why it should not be a fun, wonderful experience. We have created a checklist for you, so you have everything ready when you start your search for your dream dress!

Here at the Essex Bridal Outlet, we will always do all we can to make you feel relaxed, at ease and happy. We understand that it can be a daunting time for some brides but we will ensure you feel completely comfortable- the prosecco normally helps!

Here are some tips for all you lovely brides to be:

  • Book your appointment early (at least 4 weeks in advance) to avoid disappointment. We open by appointment only (on the day appointments sometimes available).
  • Please do not wear fake tan or body make up- this can mark and damage our beautiful dresses so we would be really grateful if you could avoid wearing it.
  • Wear or bring a strapless bra (preferably nude or white). You won’t necessarily need one with your wedding dress but it’s always good to have one with you just in case.
  • Try to keep an open mind! If you come with preconceptions of what you want it can sometimes be daunting if you end up falling in love with something completely different. Try on as many styles as you can so you can see how they look and feel on you and you can be sure of what you like- you may be surprised!
  • Utilise the time in your appointment. Try if you can not to rush off. With us you get an hour and a half appointment and it’s good to use that available time. When you’re worried about being somewhere else it will leave you feeling rushed and stressed and can really impact on
    your dress shopping experience. It should be a relaxing, fun experience so leave yourself plenty of time to avoid stress!
  • Relax and enjoy it! Please don’t feel too nervous- you will have a fabulous time with us and we will look after you every step of the way.

We really look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful boutique! Good luck in your search for your gown.