Designer wedding dresses in Colchester
Your Fairytale starts here
Here are some of the lovely reviews we receive from our real brides.
“The best experience a girl could ask for! As a plus size bride I was very worried about trying on dresses. On walking in my fears was quickly dissolved, both ladies greeted us like we was friends. I was shown dresses that was in similar size to me. Therefore no embarrassment of trying on a dress in size 6 when I’m nowhere near the size. My group and I was the only ones in the store! We was given time to discuss options with each dress and when we found the one everyone celebrated. The dress arrived within good timescales and was perfect! I loved my dress & it made my wedding day was perfect. If you want a friendly, small, personal experience to find the dress then please book an appointment with Fairytale bride!!”
“My experience with Fairytale Bride was so special…. you can just appreciate how much work has gone into the place. It’s clear to see that they love what they do as it shines through! They are such warm, lovely girls here. I also really appreciated how well they kept in touch- they are great at updating you by social media, email, text, everything. Thank you again to a wonderful bridal boutique who helped me find my dream dress!”
“Fairytale Bride is the most happy, welcoming and exciting place to experience buying your wedding dress. Ladies I could not recommend enough! Buying a dress over the pandemic I was worried some of the magic might have been lost. However Alison and Charlotte were fantastic and attentive from the off and made sure I had the full experience despite the restrictions. Alison and Charlotte listened to exactly what I was looking for and with their expertise helped me find the perfect gown. Also to mention – the new store is modern and gorgeous! The ladies did a fantastic job with the renovation and it all adds to the experience. Essex ladies, THIS is the shop to get your wedding dress!”
“From our initial conversation over the phone when I told you I was having a wedding in less than 5 months, you were only reassuring Alison and positive that I would have a dress in time! Thank you! I am just so pleased with my dress and cannot wait for my big day!”
“I had a taster appointment last week and straight away I was made to feel comfortable. The ladies are so lovely and quite clearly extremely passionate about the work they do and every dress within their store. As a new mum I was very worried about my size and body shape having no clue what would suit me and feeling like I’d look rubbish in everything. They instantly made me feel great and put me in dresses that complimented my figure perfectly. I haven’t purchased my dress yet but I am certain that I will be going back for another appointment. Amazing service and truly lovely ladies!”
“Fairytale Bride gave me the best experience when it come to choosing my dream dress. Alison and Charlotte are the perfect duo to help any bride who is searching for their dress, they made me and my family feel very welcome. We all felt that they had lots of time for us and nothing was too much for them. I wouldn’t have found my dress if it wasn’t for these lovely people. I would highly recommend Fairytale Bride to anyone who is looking to feel comfortable and welcomed when picking their dress. Thank you so much Alison & Charlotte!”
“Cannot recommend this beautiful boutique enough!! I found my dream dress at Fairytale Bride recently and from the moment I contacted them to book in, I knew I’d found the perfect place! My appointment was like a dream and they made it so personal which meant alot to me and my mum. Alison & Charlotte were incredible with helping me find the perfect dress and they weren’t pushy at all, which I had experienced at other wedding shops in Colchester. They were both so supportive and helpful and their collection of dresses are so beautiful!! I am a UK size 16 and in other shops this made me feel like I was much bigger due to the fact that they seemed to only have size 10s and 12s to try on. But not at Fairytale Bride as they have a huge range of sizes which made trying on, so much better and it made me feel so much more confident. I honestly couldn’t of asked for a better experience and one I will never ever forget”
“This place is EVERYTHING! They have the most beautiful selection of dresses. I walked in & explained what I wanted & they pulled off the rail – my perfect dress. Alison & Charlotte couldn’t have been more helpful & patient. They made the whole experience so personal too, a little welcome sign & some flapjacks. We felt so at ease & had such a fun time. I will never forget the experience & I thank them for making it so perfect. Even their communication was amazing the whole time. My dress arrived during lockdown and they hand delivered it to my parents house. Please visit this shop if you are looking for your wedding dress – you won’t regret it! Thank you again Alison & Charlotte!”
“Fairytale Bride was the first place I visited to look for the perfect wedding dress and it did not disappoint. Alison and Char was so welcoming from the moment I turned up with my entourage at the front door right to the end when I said YES to the dress! Alison and Char made me feel so comfortable and gave me the time to try on different dresses and to discuss which one was the one! I would highly recommend anyone to the beautiful Fairytale Bride in a heartbeat! Thankyou so much Alison and Char and looking forward to seeing you both again when my actual dress arrives in 6 months time!”
“Such fantastic service from start to finish . Highly recommend this bridal shop and one to one service!”
“I recently bought my wedding dress, veil and bridesmaids dresses from Fairytale Bride & the whole experience from start to finish was incredible! I was extremely nervous to start wedding dress shopping as I previously had a really bad experience at another shop which had put me off shopping completely. But as soon as I found Fairytale Bride, it was the complete opposite! Alison & Charlotte run this beautiful boutique and they are the loveliest people you’ll ever meet. They are so patient, understanding, and made me feel so comfortable. I didn’t really have a clue as to what style of dress I wanted but I didn’t need to worry as they had an amazing collection of dresses with lots of different styles for me to try on! Their service is so personal and I love that you get the whole boutique to yourself with their full care and attention. It was just magical! Thank you so much, I will never forget how amazing my bridal appointment was and you have made me the happiest bride ever. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!”
Aawww what an amazing beautiful experience today! A lovely boutique with awesome dresses.
Everything was so perfect, you, the place, the dresses that…I found 2 wedding dresses instead of one!!! Is that not magic???
Such a lovely range of dresses and really helpful with colour schemes for the big day! Definitely recommend!
“We had been to a few other shops but there was something really warm and not pushy about these lovely ladies that put them head and shoulders above the rest. I thoroughly recommend this place.”
“Had such a lovely experience at Fairytale Bride, such beautiful dresses it was hard to choose but finally I said yes to the dress! Thank you so much Alison and Charlotte”
“Alison & Charlotte made me and my bridesmaids feel so welcome in their shop. We had music and drinks and a really lovely chilled what seemed like all day trying on dresses. I remember walking towards their huge mirror and just crying as I found the dress for me… just a lovely genuine bridal boutique.”
“We are very impressed with Alison at Fairytale Bride. She ensured that my niece found her dream dress. I recommend Fairytale Bride to anybody who wants a professional and personal service. Perfection”
“A huge thank you to Alison and Charlotte… I visited this beautiful shop yesterday and had the most amazing appointment. I’m quite an anxious person and was really nervous to try on wedding dresses as i wasn’t sure what would look good on me but as soon as i entered the shop, all my worries went and I didn’t need to worry about it at all as the two lovely ladies were soo amazing and made me and my mum feel relaxed straight away. They have such a beautiful range of dresses and even though I thought that maybe a ball gown or a floaty dress was the only style that would suit me, they showed me lots of different styles like fishtail and fitted ones that i hadn’t even considered and I got to try them on and ended up saying YES TO THE DRESS to a fishtail! I never thought I would be able to carry off that style but they made me feel so beautiful and I’m Soo in love with it. I haven’t stopped thinking about my dress and keep looking at the photos. Anyone who is looking for a wedding dress and wants the most amazing experience and to feel relaxed and at ease, then I highly recommend coming to Fairytale bride as they literally made my dreams come true. I had been to other bridal shops but this place tops them all! Thank you so much Alison and Charlotte, I’ll never forgot my appointment and thank you for my goody bag too!”
The most amazing and beautiful collection of wedding dresses.
“A gorgeous selection of dresses. I found my dream dress in this lovely boutique. Thank you so much for all your help”
“I visited Fairytale Bride last July. I hadn’t been enjoying the whole wedding dress shopping process but Alison and Charlotte really put me at ease. They listened to what I wanted and pulled out some beautiful dresses for me, they continued to do so until they found my perfect dress. When I worried about my dress later on in the year I was able to call them and be reassured which helped so much. Thank you so much for a brilliant service and my dream wedding dress.”
“The ladies are so lovely – nothing is too much trouble and they make you feel so at ease when you’re trying things on. The shop is full of beautiful dresses, wedding, prom and otherwise! I’d really recommend them – a hidden gem in Colchester”
“Thank you so much for helping me find my dream wedding dress today!!!D I love your shop and what made it more special was that it was just me, my mum and you without anyone else there.xxx”
“The ladies were knowledgeable, and excellent at finding something for my sister’s figure. Of the five dresses she tried, four were absolutely gorgeous and any one of them would have been good, but she got THE dress!! We picked it up today and still LOVE it.”
“A huge thank you to Alison & Charlotte for helping me find my dream dress on Saturday. I had the most wonderful appointment and enjoyed every second of it. You made me, my mum and auntie feel so special and it was the perfect day! You were so patient with me as I am such a indecisive person but your advice was amazing and I finally said YES! Thank you sooooo much. I love my dress!!”
“Fairytale bride is the bridal shop to go to, I booked my appointment to try on wedding dresses not knowing the style I wanted only having very little idea of what I liked and what I thought would look good on me, Alison and charlotte where amazing, having a private consultation and being able to have free reign on the dresses to try on and not feeling pressured to find my dress with them or how many dresses I tried on. I must have put on about 20 dresses all where beautiful but hadn’t given me the wow factor yet and then Alison suggested to try on a few dresses that wasn’t what I thought I wanted and wow I then had 2 dresses I loved and had to choose just 1, I wanted something abit different so I chose one that had a silver lining which made me feel like a queen, Alison and charlotte where amazing at making me feel comfortable throughout and very professional. I cancelled any other appointments I had with other shops and I am glad I did, Fairytale bride top everyone’s customer service and Alison and charlotte really care about each and every bride going that extra mile for you and really make you feel special. if your looking for a wedding dress then you need to go and check out there collection, I bet you will find what you are looking for and will feel like a princess and you wont regret being a Fairytale bride. I have added a picture of my beautiful dress 5* all-round”
“I could not be more thrilled with the service provided by Alison & Charlotte. Me and three family members felt so relaxed throughout the process, it was an amazing experience that I will never forget. Finding my dress was just how I hoped it would be, stress free… Service with a smile doesn’t do this mother daughter duo justice, they truly celebrate your moment with you as if it was there first time helping a bride find her dress, 5* service at it’s best!”
“…Charlotte and Alison couldn’t have been more helpful…I would never have found my dream dress without them. They picked out something I turned my nose up at first, until I got it on and realised it was the one. They even nicknamed the dress “The Megan” after we changed the skirt to be slightly different than the original styling on the dress.
They were so helpful and have kept in contact throughout, even since my wedding day finished and it’s nice to feel as though they genuinely care about you and your day, rather than just pushing for a sale! Would definitely recommend”
𝘍𝘰𝘳 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘴 𝘞𝘩𝘰 𝘞𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘰𝘸
♡ Est. 2015
♡ Luxe Bridal Experience
♡ Best of British Designers
♡ Sizes 6-36 | £1k - £3k
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Find us opposite IKAS Kitchen Design Centre and in between Nicholas Anthony Kitchens
and 1 Stop Healthcare.
41 London Road
Closed Sunday and Monday