So you’re ready to go bridal boutique wedding dress shopping Bridal Boutique (cue excited screams from your bridesmaids and some reaching for the tissues from your mum!). We’ve got lots of tips and advice on how to shop but what about where to go wedding dress shopping in Ireland?
From Cork to Belfast and Galway to Dublin, we recommend only the very best bridal boutiques in Ireland. These are the stores with the most coveted designers, the most experienced staff, and the most lovely and laid-back settings to find ‘The One’. We’ve rounded up our favourite bridal boutiques in one handy list – so round up your most trusted shopping buddies, and book your first appointment today!
Photo by Tara Aherne
Sarah Foy Couture, Clontarf, Dublin
Sarah Foy Couture is a Clontarf design studio specialising in custom wedding dresses and unique accessories. Brides can choose gowns from Sarah Foy Couture’s own beautiful collection, or work with the designer to create their dream dress. This one is the perfect choice for brides looking for a truly personalised experience.
For more information or to book an appointment, visit sarahfoycouture.com
Dress by Catherine Deane
Alice May Bridal, Kilternan, Dublin
Alice May Bridal Boutique want every bride to feel special on her wedding dress search, and their beautiful boutique in Kilternan is a friendly, laid-back setting to try things on. Designers stocked by Alice May Bridal include Catherine Deane, Temperley, Tara Keely, and Anna Georgina to name a few. If you’re after a gown that’s feminine, romantic, and gorgeous – book in here for an appointment, stat!
For more information or to book an appointment, visit alicemay.ie
Dress by Tara Lauren
Beau Bride, Naas, Kildare
Brides with contemporary style – this is the one for you. Beau Bride in Naas is a super chic bridal studio stocking a vast selection of international designers like Tara Lauren, Karen Willis Holmes, Truvelle, Laudae and Kelly Faetanini among them. If you’re a bride who wants to rock something cool, unusual, playful or a little bit sexy, you’re sure to fall hard for something on the rails here.
For more information or to book an appointment, visit beaubride.ie
Wedding Dress by Studio Levana
Curvy Chic, Belfast
Curvy Chic Bridal was founded by owner Rebecca who, upon getting engaged herself, quickly realised how few options were available for curvy brides. The Belfast bridal boutique now carries an extensive collection of exclusively plus size wedding dresses and mother of the bride and groom outfits along with a range for bridesmaids in sizes 6 to 44. With gowns in sizes 14 to 44 and coveted brands like Studio Levana and Pronovias White One, the highly-trained team and Curvy Chic will ensure you don’t have to choose between fashion and fit. A one bride at a time policy means you can avail of the best service and complete privacy, you’re in safe hands with these guys, who will go above and beyond to ensure you’re comfortable and confident throughout your wedding dress shopping experience.
For more information or to book an appointment, visit curvychicbridal.com
Wedding Dress by Bo & Luca
The White & Gold, Kinsale, Cork
If you’ve got your heart set on a cool, contemporary wedding dress, The White & Gold is Cork bridal boutique aims to challenge the mainstream bridal aesthetic. With a selection of dresses for brides who have a sense of style, and want to look and feel like themselves on their wedding day, the collection ranges from romantic boho styles, and luxe embellishment to minimal Scandi styles. Designers include Bo & Luca, Karen Willis Holmes. Maria Fekih and Tatyana Merenyuk. With a bright loft showroom in the pretty seaside town of Kinsale, this gorgeous boutique is well worth a visit.
For more information or to book an appointment, visit thewhiteandgold.ie
The White Room, Mullingar, Westmeath
So many brides tell us they want a relaxed setting to shop for their all-important wedding dress and The White Room is a haven of gorgeous gowns. Among the many coveted designers at The White Room collection are Jesus Peiro, Mikaella, Rembo Styling, Caroline Castigliano, and Savannah Miller. A large fitting area with space for your guests to sit comfortably, highly-trained consultants and 90 minute appointments, all ensure a fun and pressure-free shopping experience.
For more information or to book an appointment, visit thewhiteroom.ie
Wedding Dress by Enzoani Blue
Belladonna Bridal, Galway City
Belladonna is a Galway bridal boutique with a selection of wedding dresses for every style of bride. Their hand-picked selection of designers includes Jesus Peiro, Pronovias, Enzoani, and Novia D’Art among others, along with a selection of styles for plus size brides. The bright, opulent store is a fun place to peruse, while private fitting rooms allow you space to chat through your options with highly-trained consultants, and make the all important decision in a relaxed setting!
For more information or to book an appointment, visit belladonnagalway.com
Dress by Jenny Packham
Sharon Hoey, Merrion Street, Dublin
A beautiful boutique in Dublin city centre, the Sharon Hoey salon is an oasis of calm for brides. Stocking a host of highly sought-after designers like Jenny Packham, Paloma Blanca, Eliza Jane Howell, Rembo Styling and Suzanne Neville, the store is also home to the eponymous Sharon Hoey Collection. With one-to-one appointments, highly-trained staff, and an exclusive selection of gowns, if you want a wedding dress that’s timeless, luxurious and refined, this bridal boutique should be top of your list.
For more information or to book an appointment, visit sharonhoey.com
Edel Tuite Bridal Designs, Drogheda, Louth
A bridal designer based in Drogheda, Edel Tuite designs custom wedding dress as well as her own bridal collection. Working with each bride from their first consultation to their final fitting, she not only helps her clients to look and feel their best on their wedding day, but works with their budget, type of wedding, and personal style too. Her custom designs are luxurious, skilfully crafted, and beautiful embellished, with every last detail considered.
For more information or to book an appointment, visit edeltuitedesign.com
Dress by Made With Love
Vintage Pearl Bridal, Galway City
A bridal boutique on Dominick Street in Galway, Vintage Pearl Bridal is tucked away inside a beautiful Georgian building, giving every bride a pretty and private oasis to play dress-up! With both new and vintage gowns gracing the rails, there is a lot of beautiful, hand-picked styles to choose from, of course the vintage wedding dresses are ever-changing, while collections by Made With Love, Cymbeline, Katya Kaytya Shehurina, and Rose and Delilah, mean there is always something special to try on.
For more information or to book an appointment, visit vintagepearlbridal.ie
Wedding dress by Pronovias
Love Ellie, Virginia, Cavan
Love Ellie Bridal is a beautiful Cavan bridal boutique owned by mother and daughter, Laura and Ellen. The duo offer next-level customer service, with one-on-one appointments, and spacious surroundings for you and your squad to shop. Designers stocked include Pronovias, Maggie Sottero, Justin Alexander, and Watters Wtoo, with gowns to suit all different styles of bride. If you’re looking for great service, a relaxed setting and an extensive choice of dresses, this is the place to visit.
For more information or to book an appointment, visit loveelliebridal.com
Wedding Dress by True Bride
Smart Brides, Portlaoise, Laois
Smart Brides boasts a team of skilled and knowledgable professionals who will guide you through your appointment, and help you find ‘The One.’ Offering both off-the-rack and made to order wedding dresses, Smart Brides stocks collections by Diane Legrand, Kenneth Winston, Mark Lesley, and Pronovias White One, with an extensive plus size selection and options for everyone from sizes 2 to 32. The store also stocks a gorgeous range of bridesmaid dresses. Fittings take place in one of Smart Brides’ exclusive bridal lounges, guaranteeing absolute privacy.
For more information or to book an appointment, visit smartbrides.ie
Pearls and Lace, Killybegs, Donegal
If you’re on the hunt for a Bridal Boutique wedding dress in the North West of Ireland, you need to make a beeline for Pearls and Lace Bridal Boutique. Offering a huge range of designers exclusive to the region, you’ll find gowns from Essense of Australia, Stella York, Martina Liana, Blue by Enzoani, Willowby, and Wtoo by Watters as well as a curated collection of plus size wedding dresses, along with bridesmaid dresses and accessories. 90 minute appointments give you plenty of time to try on dresses in the store’s private fitting suit, while exceptional customer service means your shopping experience will be fun, relaxed, and entirely stress-free!
For more information or to book an appointment, visit pearlsandlace.ie
Barnardos Bridal Rooms, Dublin & Wexford
Barnardos Bridal Rooms are not what you might expect from a bridal charity shop – they stock only brand new wedding dresses and accessories donated by top bridal retailers, wholesalers and designers around Ireland. Retailing at a fraction of their original cost, this is the place to bag a designer bargain, with dresses from just €250, and sizes ranging from 8 to 18+. With private consultations and expert staff, you’ll still get all the special treatment you expect from your wedding dress shopping experience. Get a gorgeous wedding dress, save big, AND do some real good for vulnerable children while you’re at it – that’s a win!
For more information or to book an appointment, visit barnardos.ie/bridal
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Feature image: Dresses by Tara Lauren via Lovely Bride