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News & Events

19th July 2021 – Important update regarding Covid-19

Today is a special day for everyone but especially for those couples who have re-arranged their weddings from 2020 not once but sometimes 2 and 3 times, we are utterly delighted that your weddings can now take place in the way that you always planned and dreamed of and we could not be happier for you x

We are also mindful that whilst this news to some will be joyful and welcomed, we know that for others it will be a time of great anxiety. We have a continued responsibility to you and our team and with this in mind, we remain committed to safety and well-being for all.

💍👰🏻 BRIDAL SALES APPOINTMENTS –  we will continue to wear face masks and we ask you to do so too when moving around our store and when we are in close contact with you, such as in the changing rooms.

🧵 FITTINGS – you will be required to wear a face mask for your bridal fitting with the seamstress, we also ask you to come alone to your 1st fitting where close contact with our seamstress is essential throughout the appointment whilst she pins, you may bring 1 adult to your 2nd fitting, as less contact is required in this appointment.

Neither you or us want our amazing team of seamstresses to become ill!! With the sheer volume of dresses in our sewing rooms at the moment, we need to make sure they are all fit and well to alter all of your dresses ready for your big days.

🧍🏻‍♀️🧍‍♀️🧍🏼‍♀️🧍🏾‍♀️ GUEST NUMBERS – our guest numbers (for sales appointments) will remain the same, with Bride plus up to 2 adult guests in our Platinum Suite and Outlet and Bride plus up to 4 adult guests in our Luxe Space. As a fully licensed premises, we can celebrate your wedding dress journey with cocktails and Prosecco, but not with under 18’s present.

📅 APPOINTMENT ONLY – we will remain operating by appointment. Bridal appointments can be booked online, all other appointments can be booked by calling us on 0115 9505253

🦠 We will, of course, continue to clean contact points between appointments, maintain ventilation wherever possible, our hand sanitising stations will remain throughout the building along with the Track and Trace scheme.

Any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

With much love,  Team BB xx

7th June 2021 – Online booking for appointments

We’re thrilled to let you know that you can now book your appointment online, it’s simple and shows availability across both stores. We’re always happy to hear from you so if you can’t find the date and time of your choice please call us at the shop 0115 9505253.

Weekend and selected weekday appointments require a booking fee to secure your slot, however you will be thrilled to hear that cocktails are included, head to the book an appointment page for more info.

17th May 2021 – Our Cocktail Bar is OPEN!

We have waited for this moment for soooo long! We want to celebrate every moment of your wedding dress journey with you …… so to enable us share these exciting life moments with you we now have a fully licensed, fully loaded cocktail bar! How fantastic is that! You can choose from a fantastic selection of cocktails, or if you’re feeling adventurous, you can mix your own from a selection of premium spirits and mixers! Or you can relax with a cuppa if you prefer.

We can not wait to see you and we can not wait to celebrate with you x

17th May 2021 – Update on easing of restrictions.

Just like you, we are so happy to see that some normality is returning with the easing of restrictions.

We’re delighted to let you know that the Luxe Space within our main showroom is now the perfect space to welcome the bride to be accompanied by up to 4 adult guests.

Our Platinum Suite is a more private, intimate space and we now look forward to welcoming the bride, plus up to 2 adult guests. Our large screen is fixed firmly to the wall and is perfect for others to join via Zoom, WhatsApp or Facetime video. The screen is large enough that you will truly feel as if your virtual guests are in the room with you, fully enjoying and sharing your bridal shopping experience.

Our Outlet offers a private intimate space, where the bride can be joined by 2 adult guests.

We are still subject to government guidelines and therefore our numbers in store are based on available space with your utmost safety and that of our team at the forefront of everything that we do.

Additionally, we are now fully licensed premises, enabling you to celebrate your wedding dress moments with cocktails and bubbles, however, in order to comply with the conditions of our licence your guests should be over 18 or unfortunately only soft beverages can be served.

As a close contact service, in line with government regulations, we regret that we are unable to ease restrictions for guest numbers for dress pin fittings. For more information, please contact us.

We are now so excited to let you know that we have reopened…

……. and there are so many new things to share with you and we can not wait to see you in our beautiful store!

During lockdown it was a great opportunity for us to take a step back, and take a good long look at everything and to make changes to make your experience with us even better, so we have changed quite a few things.

So what’s new I hear you asking? Well we are delighted to let you know that we are now fully licensed to serve you cocktails and Prosecco, we want to celebrate your wedding dress journey with you every step of the way! Due to current Covid restrictions, we are unable to serve you alcohol until indoor hospitality opens up on 17th May (fingers crossed).

We’ve had a make-over with beautiful new furnishings, with the addition of our cocktail bar and a lovely chill out zone. We also divided our beautiful store to give you not one, but two stores under one roof!

We have our Beautiful Brides boutique which remains our made-to-order store from our fabulous designers Justin Alexander, Pronovias, Maggie Sottero and Willowby by Watters. We have also added our very own collection of dresses, curated by us, just for you, we’re affectionately calling this BB Collection, we’re keeping these a secret so you won’t find them on our website although you may get the occasional sneaky peak on our Instagram stories. Our main boutique, made-to-order gowns, varies from £1100 to £2500.

The addition of another store is our Beautiful Brides Outlet, as the name suggests this is our end-of-line store where you can grab a bargain from all of the same designers as in our boutique. These dresses will all have a reduction of at least 50% off it’s original price. How fabulous is that? Our BB Outlet has dresses up to around £100, although most are under £1000. We only have one of each dress so if you fund one that captures your heart, be sure to take it home with you on the day.

We are re-opening on 12th April 2021

We are so excited to let you know that we can now reopen from 12th April, we cannot wait to open our doors again and welcome you to our beautiful store.

Our diary is open and we are now taking appointments, please visit the Contact Us page or call us on 07376 365754.

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes making a few changes to further improve your wedding dress shopping experience.

We are now 2 stores under 1 roof!

Beautiful Brides remains to be our Made-to-Order boutique, offering the most up to date bridal collections and trends. Price guide: £1100 to £2500.

BB Outlet offers the same leading bridal brands, discontinued lines, all with savings of at least 50% off. Price guide: £299 to £1100

Please state which store you wish to visit when booking your appointment.

15th February 2021

To all of our brides-to-be of 2021, you are constantly in our thoughts and we are only ever on the end of the telephone if any of you want to check in with us anytime. We completely understand that this is an uncertain time and sometimes frustrating, we’re all hanging on for Boris’ next announcement on 22nd February when we hope to all hear some positive news, however we remain here for you. You should have all received text messages some weeks ago from us, here’s a reminder of our temporary number whilst we are closed: 07376 365754, we’re taking calls during what would be our usual opening hours. It is our pledge to you to support you every step of the way through these times and we can only truly do that if we are kept up to date with any changes to your wedding plans, please contact us ASAP with all and any updates regarding your wedding plans.

To those brides who are  excitedly waiting for us to open to find their perfect wedding dress, we are keeping you all on our waiting list, and as soon as we are given the green light to reopen we will be contacting you all to book your appointments. Priority will be given to all brides on our waiting list and for obvious reasons, we will be contacting you in wedding date order. Please be patient, we will be in touch and we promise you with all our hearts that it will be worth the wait.

Now a little update from us, it is always our aim to remain completely focused on you, our bride, and we constantly strive to improve your experience with us, we truly want to create some fabulous wedding dress journey memories to last a lifetime. There’s is lots happening behind the scenes a5t Beautiful Brides and in the coming weeks we hope to be able to make some exciting announcements to you all xx

COVID UPDATE – 4th December 2020

We’re back …… and we’re absolutely thrilled and can’t wait to see you. As always we’re working to appointment to ensure your comfort and safety whilst making memories to last a life time! We continue to create a secure covid free environment so you can visit us with complete peace of mind. And the really good news is that we are putting a little bit extra in your pocket throughout December! To book your appointment please either contact us through the email link on our Contact Us page, DM us via social media or call us on 0115 9505253.

COVID UPDATE – 5th November 2020

It is with great sadness that we have temporarily closed our doors due to the current Covid-19 lockdown, we will be back as soon as we are advised that we are able to reopen and we’ll keep you updated here. In the meantime, we’re available on the telephone for all customers, please call us on 07376 365754. We’re keeping a waiting list of all customers wanting appointments, to be added to the waiting list please email us  at enquiries@beautifulbridesmidlands.co.uk with your name and wedding date.

Take care everyone, keep safe and well.
With love from all at Team BB x

COVID UPDATE – 16th October 2020

It feels like our news feed is dominated by Covid updates, in this ever changing situation, we have continually remained flexible to offer the best emotional connected bridal gown shopping experience whilst continuing to remain socially distanced thus creating a Covid secure environment. Your safety and well-being and that of our team is our absolute number 1 priority.

Your loved ones and nearest and dearest shouldn’t miss out! We have added large screens to each of our fitting areas to enable them and you to share the experience together. The screens are so large you can truly see their reaction to each dress you try and it really does feel as if they are in the room with you. So far we’ve had family and friends join styling appointments from Australia, America and China ….. so this facility really does enhance your wedding dress shopping experience with others able to join you who wouldn’t usually be able to.

Our bridal lounge layout remains the same so you are still able to bring one or two people with you (depending on which room is available for your appointment) whilst being spoiled for choice with around 200 dresses to choose from!

COVID UPDATE – 1st September 2020

We’ve reassessed our space and had a move around and a mini make over! This has created more space and allowed us to create a bridal lounge to safely accommodate the bride to be accompanied by 2 guests, we’re really thrilled to share this with you. We still have our bridal lounge where we can safely accommodate the bride plus one guest, and many others can join virtually via zoom on our large screen installed in the lounge. Each area is available on a first come, first served basis and is to be agreed at the time of booking your appointment.

17/07/20 More New Season Gowns have Arrived!

We’re so excited to share with you our latest additions to our collection from Justin Alexander, the first two are now gracing our rails ….. the modern bride looking for a classical, timeless look with that all important pleating to cinch in the waist and flatter your beautiful figure, you cannot fail to be blow away by these beauties. As always, please call ahead and book your personal styling appointment on 0115 9505253.

11/07/2020 New Season Collections Arriving Now!

We thrilled to announce the arrival of the new season collection from Pronovias, this season echoes Hollywood glamour and etheral vibes for the boho bride. Sexy whilst oozing sophistication with today’s modern bride at the heart of it all. Call today to book your personal appointment, 0115 9505253.

02/07/20 WOW What a few weeks it’s been!

Since  reopening on 16th June, our feet quite literally have not touched the ground! We have seen so many brides and welcomed so many of you to the Beautiful Brides family, we want to thank you all so much for supporting us, coming to see us, for so many of you saying ‘yes to the dress’ and for being so wonderful in embracing all the new measures that we have put in place, truly from the bottom of our hearts THANK YOU xx

06/06/20 Latest Covid-19 Update – Reopening 16th June 2020

We’re delighted to let you know that, in line with government guidance, we will be reopening on Tuesday 16th June. We cannot wait to welcome you to our store and share with you around 200 different styles to choose from.

The health and well-being of customers and our team is our absolute No1 priority, with this in mind we are putting appropriate measures in place to ensure safety and peace of mind for all.

Until further notice, we will be by appointment only, please call 0115 9505253 to book yours.

We will be asking brides to bring their No.1 star guest for their appointment, others may join virtually via zoom on large screens installed for your convenience.

We will be wearing face coverings throughout the appointment and asking you to wear one too.

We will be carrying out essential sanitising of our showroom, fitting rooms and dresses in between appointments, we therefore respectfully ask that you arrive on time for your appointment and to avoid arriving early please.

18/05/2020 Latest Covid-19 further update for all customers.

Hello everyone, this is Tracy here with a message to all of our brides  and customers.

Firstly, to all of our brides and grooms who have postponed their weddings, and those who feel in limbo waiting to hear news from their venue, registrar or the government, our hearts go out to you right now, we understand that this will be a stressful and difficult time for you. We want you to know that, we’re here for you, every step of the way on your wedding dress journey x

Lots of customers have been asking when we will be reopening. All that the government have stated at this time is that there will be a phased reopening of retail from 1st June. Quite where bridal wear stores will fit into the phasing  we’re not sure and await further guidance from the government. There are lots of brides on our waiting list, patiently waiting to hear from us and we thank you for your patience, we will be in touch as soon as we know more. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please complete the form on our Contact page or message us via Facebook or Instagram.

Behind the scenes, we’re preparing for our reopening. Your health and well-being as well as that of our team and all of our families and loved ones is our absolute number 1 priority. Things may be a little different in store as we adjust to our new normal, however, we also want you know that your once in a lifetime wedding dress shopping experience will be a fun, luxurious and memorable one ….. we cannot wait to share your wedding dress journey with you x

Stay tuned for further updates 🙂

24.03.2020 Covid-19 update for all customers

With all due consideration to the health and well being of all our customers and staff we took the difficult decision on Sunday to temporarily hit the pause button, we felt it impossible to fulfil appointments (both dress fittings and styling consultations) and remain a reasonable safe distance as we have all been advised to do. This decision was reinforced by the government last night.

Normal trading activity will resume as soon as we are safely advised to do so, in the meantime, please be assured that we are continuing to operate in the background. We have made arrangements for sewing dresses to continue within a home environment, every bride whose wedding is in the coming weeks and months will have their dress. We are absolutely committed to you, please be in no doubt about that. We have made arrangements for deliveries to be taken care of. Our store manager, Tracy, is working from home and you are welcome to contact her during regular store hours on 07376 365754, or by email or via social media at any time. Please stay in touch, continue to plan your weddings and we will be here for you when the grey skies become blue again.

Our hearts go out to all of those brides and grooms who are having to postpone their weddings, we completely understand just how much planning has gone into your big day and how heartbroken you will be feeling right now, however, love will always prevail, love will conquer all …. you will all have your big day and what a party it will be. We will be there for all of our brides when your wedding day comes around to do final fittings and steaming of dresses etc, please don’t worry about a thing.

We wish you all continued good health, stay safe and stay in touch …. you are all welcome to call us …. it’s good to keep talking.

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16/03/20 Beautiful Brides – COVID 19 and what we’re doing.

Understandably, there is a lot of uncertainty at the moment and the situation is changing quickly, no one knows how long or how serious this outbreak will last, however, we want to reassure you that we are doing all that we can to ensure that we fulfill our promises to our customers (especially those with weddings in the coming months) and as best as we possibly can to remain open and trading normally, assuming of course that the government continue to allow us to do so. In order to achieve this, we have to take appropriate measures for the health and well-being of all customers and staff.

  1. There’s a lot of hugging in those joyful moments in the world of wedding dresses, for the time being, we’ll be blowing you kisses and giving you jazz hands. We need to minimize personal contact and the risk of transferring infection, we’re already washing our hands until they’re dropping off so please don’t be offended when we ask you stop by the bathroom on your arrival and ask you to wash yours too.
  1. In between appointments, we are sanitising public areas by wiping down all contact points, this is in addition to our routine cleaning regime.
  1. Until further notice, we ask you please to limit your bridal party to a maximum of 2 guests when attending appointments at our store.
  1. We ask you please to rearrange your appointment, if you are displaying any symptoms, have been in contact with anyone with symptoms, have recently travelled from affected areas or been in contact with anyone who has travelled from an affected area. It will be our pleasure to welcome you to our store once you’re well again.
  1. Please be aware, that anyone who is displaying symptoms will be asked to leave the store.
  1. Just as you have vulnerable/elderly friends and family, so do we. When we’re not in store taking care of our customers, we are also doing our bit to take care of our loved ones at this difficult time.
  1. The health and wellbeing of our staff are of paramount importance and we have a duty to care for and protect them. If any member of staff shows any symptoms, they will be asked to go home immediately and follow appropriate health guidelines.
  1. Once we have advised you that your gown has arrived, we urge you to book your fitting as soon as possible because we have to accept that the government might restrict our operations in the coming weeks, and/or our staff may become sick and we want to get as far ahead with our work as possible.
  1. If your wedding is postponed, please inform us, we will be on hand to help and advise you, and we will be there for you to take care your gown when your new date is approaching.

Finally, we want to reassure brides, that at the time of writing, all gowns are arriving on time and we are in constant communication with our suppliers.

We thank you for your understanding and co-operation during these difficult weeks ahead, we want to reassure you that we are here for you and will do all we can to support you.

Stay safe peeps.

Much love, Team BB

01 March 2020 – Don’t forget to ask about interest free our payment plans *conditions apply, ask in store.

18 February 2020 – We’ve just added another 40 dresses to our “off the peg rail” we only ever have 1 of each dress and as these can no longer be made-to-order, they’re all available to take home with a whopping 50% off! So if your wedding is soon and you need a gown quickly or you’re simply just up for a designer gown bargain, give us a call and book your appointment on  0115 9505253.

01 October 2019 – With new dresses now in store, inevitably some other styles will now discontinue. This means that there are some wedding dress designer gown bargains to be found with savings of 20% – 70% off the original price! We only ever have one dress of each design and size varies from 8 – 20 …… so brides-to-be if you are looking for a bargain and see a gorgeous gown that captures your heart do be ready to take it home on the day as another bride may snap it up! Appointment are essential, call now to book yours on 0115 9505253.

10 September 2019 – Our new season collections are now in store – 50 new dresses have been added to our extensive selection of gowns, now with around 200 stunning designer gowns to choose from by Pronovias, Justin Alexander, Maggie Sottero & Willowby by Watters. We have a great selection of wedding dresses which can be taken home today as well as gowns made-to-order, just for you. Appointments are essential to ensure that personal service that every bride-to-be deserves. Call us now on 0115 9505253 to book your own personal appointment x

31 August 2019 – This spring and summer fitting season has been another head spinning few months, we now have light in the tunnel and are all looking forward to a well earned cocktail. We’ve waved off many brides happily to take their journey up the aisle. This is seriously the happiest part of our job as we see your dreams come together and our brides marry their one true love ….. the next exciting moment for us is seeing all the lovely pictures arrive through our mail box as we catch a glimpse of our newly wed brides. This. Is. The. Best. Job. In. The. World x

02 July 2019  –  The wedding season for 2020 is well underway with around 50 news styles arriving in store, many are already here. To book your own personal private session with one of our experienced stylists, please call us on 0115 9505253. Images of new dresses are posted daily to our Facebook and Instagram pages – find us at Beautiful Brides Nottingham on both platforms.

02 March 2019 – Been to the National Wedding Show at The NEC, Birmingham? 

Found your dream dress but would like the convenience of purchasing locally? We are honouring the show discount until Saturday 16th March ….. please just book an appointment, mention ‘NEC Promo’ when booking and bring along proof of attendance to the show (entrance ticket, show guide etc).

January 2019 – NEW MAGGIE SOTTERO COLLECTION NOW IN STORE

Let’s kick off the new year with the stunning new collection from Maggie Sottero – book your appointment now to view this beautiful collection , call us now on 0115 9505253

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR HOLIDAY 2018-19

We’re closing for our annual holiday over Christmas and New Year from Saturday 15th December and re-open on Thursday 3rd January. We would like to wish all of our customers, past, present and future a wonderful Christmas and  all your dreams come true for 2019 xx

We can be reached over the holidays on  0115 9505253, via our Contact Us page on the website or via Messenger on Facebook, find us at Beautiful Brides-Nottingham>

JANUARY SALE EVENT SATURDAY 5TH JANUARY 2019

Don’t miss our January Flash Sale – 1 DAY EVENT – everything off the peg HALF PRICE OR LESS! Grab yourselves a designer bridal gown bargain by Pronovias, Maggie Sottero, Justin Alexander, Eliza Jane Howell and Willowby by Watters. Call now to book your appointment – 0115 9505253

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ATTENDING THE NATIONAL WEDDING SHOW IN BIRMINGHAM 28-30 SEPT 2018?

We will honour show offers on all new, made to order gowns, for a period of 2 weeks following the event. Proof of attendance at the show (eg.program or entrance ticket) and proof of the show offer (eg. photo of price tag) and a 50% deposit is required to secure the offer. Please quote “National Wedding Show” when booking your appointment. The offer will expire on Saturday 13th October 2018. T&C apply, please ask when booking your appointment for further information.

SORELLA VITA – 15TH MAY 2018

We have a stunning new collection of Bridesmaid dresses by Sorella Vita in store!
Designed to bring the hottest runway styles and the latest red carpet trends to the aisles of the most fashion-forward weddings, Sorella Vita bridesmaid dresses are the bridesmaid gowns your bridal party will love! Featuring gorgeous modern colour palettes, eye-catching, matte-sequin styles, and timeless silhouettes!

FLASH SALE – 31ST MARCH 2018

Don’t miss our Easter Flash Sale – everything off the peg HALF PRICE OR LESS! Grab yourselves a designer bridal gown bargain by Pronovias, Maggie Sottero, Justin Alexander or Rebecca Ingram. Call now to book your appointment – 0115 9505253

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Competition winner – WIN YOUR WEDDING DRESS

Throughout November and December we ran a competition in store to win your wedding dress. We are delighted to announce our lucky winner as Miss Nicole Holford. Congratulations Nicole, we are so looking forward to seeing you soon to present you with your beautiful dress. Watch this space for more competitions and remember ladies ….. you’ve got to be in it to win it!

Calling 2018 Brides to be

Brand new fabulous gowns have arrived with us in store from the latest season collections for award winning and internationally acclaimed designers Pronovias, Justin Alexander and Maggie Sottero. Our show room has a huge selection of current season gowns with around 150 beauties to choose from! Brides-to-be really are spoilt for choice! Call now to book your personal appointment and consultation on 0115 9505253

Beautiful Brides Celebrates 13 years in 2018

We are delighted to announce our 13th Birthday this year. As one of the longest established bridal boutiques in Nottingham we are delighted to share with you  our special year. We think it’s a remarkable achievement to reach 12 years and we have been privileged to have shared the joy with literally 1000’s of brides and we look forward to the next 12 years.

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We are thrilled to have over 3300 fans….follow us to keep updated on all the latest bridal trends, events and offers!
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FEBRUARY 2012 – WE HAVE MOVED!!

We are thrilled to announce that we now have fabulous new premises in the heart of Nottingham’s fashion district.

Our new showroom is based at 2 Token House Yard, off Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham. Token House Yard can be found in between Jack Wills and Cafe Nero, opposite Ted Baker and the nearest parking is on Fletcher Gate.

We’re sad to leave Radcliffe on Trent as it’s been our home for almost 7 years,
we are however extremely excited about the next chapter for Beautiful Brides
and we look forward to extending a warm welcome to all brides-to-be.

***STOP PRESS*** BUYER BEWARE

For your piece of mind, we strongly recommend that you buy your bridal gown from an approved authorised stockist as listed on the web site of your chosen Designer. We receive many calls from heartbroken brides-to-be who, with just a few weeks to their wedding, find that their “designer inspired gown” which they have either ordered from the internet or have had made by a designer offering to copy a dress from photographs, is a poor resemblance of the Original Designer Gown, and often of inadequate quality and workmanship. All of our designers have carefully vetted us before appointing us as a trusted and authorised stockist and listing us on their website endorses our appointment thus ensuring that you will receive only the genuine article complete with the designers own label and tag.