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Wedding Dress Shops in Maidstone: Your Pocket Guide

Looking for wedding dress shops in Maidstone? You’ve come to the right place!

Wedding dress shopping is many brides’ favourite part of wedding planning. You’re treated like a princess when trying on designer gowns in luxurious boutiques; what’s not to love?

Luxury wedding dress shopping experience at wedding dress shops in Maidstone
Image from Chilham Bridal

But, of course, wedding dress shopping is mostly about finding the gown that best dresses your personality and body shape. When choosing your Maidstone bridal shop, have a think about whether you adhere to wedding traditions, or if you’re an alternative, bohemian bride. Have you always envisioned wearing lace, or are you into more modern styles? Are you looking for a bargain? Or, maybe you’re into sustainable shopping?

Boho style wedding dress at wedding dress shop in Maidstone
Bride’s wedding dress from Chilham Bridal

We’ve gathered our favourite wedding dress shops in Maidstone (including a couple that are a short drive from town) that boast a wide variety of gowns, from beach gowns with feature backs to flattering and affordable A-line designs.

The Best Wedding Dress Shops in Maidstone

Chilham Bridal

Best for: The eco-brides who loves affordable designer fashion

Chilham Bridal, situated just outside of Maidstone, is nestled within the tranquillity of the Kentish countryside. With an impeccable eye for fashion, owner Carly handpicks only the most fashion-forward and best quality designer gowns for her shop.

Carly owner of Chilham Bridal, one of the best wedding dress shops in Maidstone

Stocking solely ex-sample and pre-loved wedding dresses, all gowns here are sustainably-sourced, heavily discounted and ‘off the rail’.

Let’s break this down…

Ex-Sample Wedding Dresses

Ex-sample wedding dresses are those brides try for size and style when shopping in bridal boutiques. When boutiques rotate their stock, they look to shift these wedding dresses, which often results in lots of waste.

Inside Chilham Bridal, one of the best wedding dress shops in Maidstone

This is where we come in! We waste-haters scour the country for the most immaculate designer ex-sample and pre-loved gowns, stock them in our relaxing boutique and provide the most personal, luxury shopping experience for our brides.

Sustainably Sourced Wedding Dresses

Buying second-hand and used garments is the most sustainable way to shop. For bridal, this means ex-sample and pre-loved gowns are the eco-friendliest options.

Join our eco-brides who are saying “yes” to sustainable fashion and book an appointment at one of the best wedding dress shops in Maidstone!

Sustainable wedding dresses at Chilham Bridal boutique in Maidstone

Heavily Discounted Wedding Dresses

While we don’t compromise on quality, we do compromise on price.

All of our wedding dresses have up to 70% off their original price and range from £600 to £1500. And we all know that ‘affordable wedding dresses’ directly translates to ‘more money for shoes and accessories’ (which, yep – you guessed it – we stock too)!

Ex sample wedding dresses by Modeca Bridal

Off the Rail Wedding Dresses

Need your dress now? Unlike most wedding dress shops in Maidstone, Chilham Bridal’s wedding dresses are off the rail, so if you purchase your dress here, you’ll go home with it that very same day!

Got Chilham Bridal questions? Get in touch with us, we’d love to hear from you! Or, head over to our Facebook reviews to find out what brides have to say.

Chilham bridal sustainable affordable wedding dresses

Location: Bagham Barn, Canterbury Rd, Canterbury CT4 8DU (34-minute drive from Maidstone town centre)

Other Maidstone Wedding Dress Shops We Love

Christina K

Best for: A stress-free shop

Serving brides from her Tudor-style building for over 12 years, Krystyna from Christina K knows how to provide her brides with a luxury and relaxing shopping experience. Browse the rails for collection of cool and contemporary gowns, and, once you’ve found your dress, have the in-house seamstress fix you up with any alterations.

Maidstone bridal boutique

Then, kick back, relax and say “cheers” to stress-free wedding dress shopping.

Designers stocked: Ronald Joyce, Rebecca Ingram, Pronovias and more

Location: 20 High Street, Maidstone, ME14 1HT

Story of My Dress

Best for: Cosy and intimate shopping experience

We caught up with Sammy from Story of my Dress wedding dress shop in Maidstone, to find out more about their boutique:

“We offer bridal separates and non-traditional wedding dresses for the one of a kind, stylish bride”, Sammy explained, “and for the truly unique bride, we have a small selection of original vintage gowns.

“We like to give our brides the best and most relaxing experience we can, our shop is very intimate and cosy.” Sammy concluded.

Story of my dress wedding dress shop in maidstone

Designers stocked: Rolling in Roses, Kindling Bridal, & for love, Jackson and Grace, Amy Mair, Katya Katya, Rewritten (bridesmaid dresses).

Location: Unit 26D, Swan Street, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6LP (14-minute drive from Maidstone town centre)

Perfection Bridal and Menswear

Best for: Transforming brides’ visions into a reality

While Perfection Bridal and Menswear’s collection of dresses is an utter delight, the staff are the real stars of the show. Led by Manager and Head Seamstress Elaine, who has an ability to put her brides at ease and transform their visions into a reality, the team has been widely praised for their helpful and patient services.

Looking for excellent guidance and alterations? Perfection Bridal and Menswear is one of the best wedding dress shops in Maidstone for you!

Maid of Honour's first look at the bride
Bride’s wedding dress and veil from Chilham Bridal

Designers stocked: Justin Alexander Signature, Justin Alexander, Sincerity, Sweetheart and more

Location: 3 Gabriel’s Hill, Maidstone ME15 6HN

The Wild Heart Bridal

Best for: A personal and friendly shopping experience

Wild Heart Bridal shop near Maidstone stocks bohemian luxe, contemporary sleek and classic silhouettes; the rails are aesthetically pleasing and the range of gowns diverse.

With careers in fashion business management and fashion styling, owners Nicole and Alex know exactly how to cater to their brides.

“Every bride who comes to Wild Heart is treated like a friend, we chat, drink coffees and talk weddings,” the Wild Heart Bridal team told us. “What makes Wild Heart different is that we invest our personal time and give it our all to ensure every person who walks through our door leaves feeling like they have had the best experience… regardless of whether they’ve found a dress.”

The Wild Heart Bridal team are, without a doubt, one of the friendliest of all of the wedding dress shops in Maidstone.

Bride from Chilham Bridal wedding dress shop in Maidstone
Bride’s wedding dress from Chilham Bridal

Designers stocked: Rue De Seine, Lovers Society, Savannah Miller, Karen Willis Holmes, Modeca

Location: 112 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1JT (18-minute drive from Maidstone town centre)

Alta Costura

Best for: A large selection of wedding dresses

This award-winning wedding dress shop in Maidstone is based in the heart of the town, not that you’ll need to step foot outside the shop, as they seem to have everything a bride and her bridesmaids could need!

Think wedding dresses from leading names in bridal, bridesmaid dresses to suit any colour scheme and accessories that compliment any wedding theme.  

Looking for a bargain? Alta Costura is one of the best wedding dress shops in Maidstone for affordable wedding dresses. Alongside their general stock, Alta Costura has a heavily discounted Gowns-To-Go collection that sell for around 75% of their recommended retail price. Snap these up, or, for a larger collection of affordable designer gowns, head over to Chilham Bridal!

Justin Alexander wedding dress hanging up on bride's wedding day
Wedding dress from Chilham Bridal

Designers stocked: Morilee, Julietta, Beautiful by Enzoani, Kenneth Winston and Phoenix

Location: 29 High Street, Maidstone ME14 1JF

Bridal Gowns at Jodi

Best for: Brides who want a one-stop-shop for their entire bridal party

From sleek and sophisticated silhouettes to full, sparkle-covered princess gowns, bridal gowns at Jodi have a broad spectrum of wedding dresses to cater to brides of most style preferences and sizes.

Wedding dress with feature back from Chilham Bridal bride Amy
Bride’s wedding dress from Chilham Bridal

Looking for outfits for your entire bridal party? Bridal Gowns at Jodi is one of the best wedding dress shops in Maidstone for you! Browse the men’s suits, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl outfits, and pageboy suits as well as the wedding dresses all at one!

Talk about efficiency!

Location: 38-40, Gabriel’s Hill, Maidstone, ME15 6JJ

Looking for a wedding dress in the wider Kent area? Check out the best wedding dress shops in Kent here!

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