Well finding a dress is a daunting task as I’m sure you have already gathered before reading this. I found the David Tutera (DT) gown Flo online. It was everything I had wanted, it had the gorgeous lace, little bit of bling and buttons on the back with the sweetheart neck line. From others I had seen the quality of DT’s lace I felt was of the highest standard. I honestly don’t think you can fully appreciate the gown/ his gowns until you see them in person and feel their quality.

I had initially found a DT stockist closer to home to be honest however without boring you all they really let me down. I then found CBW!!!

My initial contact with CBW was via email (as by this point I wasn’t wanting to speak with another stockist due to my experience with the first shop which I won’t name as they are no longer in business-no surprise there)

Within a few hours I had a response from Dev at the shop and I was instantly put at ease.

From then on my experience with CWB got better and better.

Upon my first visit to the shop (which is easy to find and parking is available nearby) I really started getting those exciting butterflies again. Meeting Dev and Lindsay initially; and then the other ladies they made me and my family feel very welcome, almost like your going round to a friends house. We joked and laughed a lot!!

To some the shop might appear small however I think it’s just perfect. It’s set in a lovely courtyard with some shops nearby. CWB shop is on two levels so it accommodates for disabled visitors also so no one need miss your experience. The shop itself is immaculate with a wide variety of dresses to be seen but as above I had a particular dress in mind.

I was much heavier when I first visited the shop with the plan being to loose weight as most brides plan to. At no point did the girls make me feel overweight and they always gave their honest opinions. There was certainly no falseness/hard sell as i felt in other shops the CWB ladies genuinely want you to feel fantastic on the day and make you happy. Sounds cheesy but that’s really truly how I felt throughout.

Nothing was too much hassle. I had wanted a small change to the dress for the day/evening and Lindsay came up with a fantastic idea to put poppers on the sections of lace/where it attached to the dress. That way the lace sections were on in the day and I simply popped them off for the evening doo to give a different look.

I had a few meltdowns (worrying about my weight/not getting in the dress or looking ok) but again the girls stepped in supplying reassurance and advice.

Appointments are not rushed in anyway and  despite knowing how busy they are with wedding fairs and other brides they always took the time to help if needed.

Looking back I always left CBW with a massive smile on my face and they were always very responsive to calls/emails if i needed anything.

After purchasing my dress I bumped into Dev and Lindsay at one of the wedding shows. I thought to myself oh they are busy Ill leave them to it and plus secretly I thought oh they have the sale now they won’t care but I was very wrong!!! They politely excused themselves from the lady they were helping (to be honest she was talking to her mum about a veil anyway) to talk to me for a few moments, truly just lovely people and not business like at all, perfect personal touch.

On the day I picked the dress up they were fab again !! I was getting married abroad so they were really helpful and packed it in my case for me and I was on my way.

A few months after my wedding a friend of mine in Ireland had the wrong size dress ordered for her! Can u just imagine? I contacted CWB to see if they could help rectify this and again so quick to respond giving some suggestions as to how to help the bride etc they even followed up with me to see if she got sorted, customer service or what!!!

Not enough words to tell you how lovely these women are. Part of me is upset that I won’t be using their services again (well I would hope not haha) but then on the other hand pointing my friends/sisters in CWB direction when the time comes that they will need a dress I know they will have the most amazing experiences as I have so that makes me happy.

When the time comes for you to Say yes to that dress I hope your surrounded by the team at CWB


Testimonials

Dev and Linda and all the ladies at Cheshire Bridal made me feel like a true princess everytime I came to the shop. I knew I wanted a short wedding dress and had my eye on a Mooshki dress long before I was engaged. We found the perfect one which I had adjusted to include 3/4 sleeves. The process was 'seamless' and the ladies always so welcoming and lovely. My mum is actually gutted she won't be coming to the shop anymore now we are married ha ha. Thanks again ladies xxx

Sami

I've been three times now to find a dress, each time the ladies have been so lovely, honest and helpful. I've been on my own, then again with a friend, and finally with my Mum and Sister. Each time I could have been on my own and it wouldn't have mattered; they're all so kind. I will be ordering my dress soon, thank you to you all for your honest advice and I'm looking forward to finally placing an order xxx

Natasha

Hi ladies. Choosing you're wedding dress must be one of the hardest things a bride to be can do. Well this wasn't true for me...so my panic was over when I attended the wedding fair at event city last year. When I then came for my fitting I felt like I had friends. The best kind...who love to help you get the best dress for you. I felt amazing. I can't thank you enough. Thank you, thank you. Much love. Jo. X

Joanne

Thank you to the ladies at Cheshire Bridal today, especially Helen who helped me find my dream dress! The service was fantastic and the store itself is beautiful. Thank you all so much, I can't wait to come back for the fittings and so excited to wear it xx

Ganella

I can't thank Helen, Dev and the rest of the team enough for helping me to pick the most perfect dress for my wedding. They took such good care of me throughout ensuring I both felt and looked amazing on my special day and they are so lovely and friendly as well.

Lora

I have only good things to say about this lovely store! As a "more mature", second time bride, I had worried about what kind of dress to choose, but Helen, Dev and the rest of the team were so positive and constructive that I easily found a beautiful gown - and it certainly wasn't the most expensive one I tried on! Jackie made the necessary alterations without any fuss and the whole team worked to my timetable. I would recommend these ladies without reservation - they are truly wonderful!

Jane

This is the most fantastic place with unbelievable staff. After a rather stressful time with another shop ordering me the wrong size dress which arrived with only 3 months before the wedding. It was safe to say me and mum were panicking. Howecer, Dev and her team at cheshire bridal were so incredible with us, put our minds at rest the minute we walked in, and managed to work a miracle with my existing dress. Talk about going over and beyond!!! I don't think I could ever thank you ladies enough, for helping make our day beyond perfection. Thank you sooo much!!! Soph xxx

Sophie

I love my dress! I never expected to find one so soon but I did and the customer service I received from Helen was out of this world. Helen was so friendly, it felt like I had known her for years. She gave me advice and her honest opinion which is rare in any shop as it's all about sales. However, this was not the case with Helen, who encouraged me to look around and to be sure this dress was the one. She was very patient and spent a lot of time with me on a one to one basis, chatting and laughing away. She gave me time alone and got emotional with me when I knew this was the one. Absolutely brilliant service. Me and my family couldn't fault her. Helen is a credit to Cheshire Bridal and deserves to be recognized. Thank you for everything :-) xxxx

Kirsty

This is a fantastic bridal shop where nothing is too much trouble! I came here to buy a specific dress but ended up leaving with something totally different which I loved!Without the help of the lovely ladies here I probably wouldn't of even tried this dress on, and they gave me an honest impartial opinion which really helped me to choose my perfect dress. Highly recommended thank you so much! X

Laura

My Mum and I couldn't be happier with the service and extra special care all the ladies put in to your experience of buying your once in a life time dress. Linda in particular is amazing, so personable, understands instantly what you want and makes the whole time your in the shop just wonderful. Twice I cried and these were tears of joys because they got is so right and made me feel extra special.

The seamstress is also a credit and takes the time to ensure she understands what you want and absolutely delivers.

A great bridal boutique that I would recommend to all brides. Thanks for helping me find my perfect dress!

Lucy

I absolutely loved my experience here. All the staff seemed as excited as me about my dress. I always wanted a short dress from being younger when i watched guns and roses video 'november rain'. We go to Glastonbury every year so when we got engaged and we decided on having our wedding in the lakes, with a vintage teaparty, festival theme... In a tipi (our very own Glastonbury.. Lakestock) this confirmed a short dress was for me!! I screenshot my Sarah dress 2 years ago, and thought 'oh, that will never suit me, it's too beautiful'. I then searched for stockists of mooshki dresses in the UK and visited the house of mooshki trunk show at Cheshire bridal wear. I tried on so many gorgeous dresses, with the help of all the staff... I tried Sarah on and fell in love. I love that mooshki let you have bespoke alterations, so I basically combined Grace and Sarah and made my dream dress. I can't thank the staff enough for all of their help and excitement with me... And the quick turn around with alterations. We had the best day ever and my dress got complimented allllll day and still is now. Thank youuuuu xxx

Jane Prescott

I came to your gorgeous shop on Sunday just gone, and what can i say the staff here just made me and my family feel truly welcome! I picked 'The One' and i just cant be happier. Linda is the lady who helped me choose and her feedback on all the dresses i tried on were honest and very helpful and that's what made it easier for me to choose ..as i loved alllll the dresses i tried on. I cant wait for my dress to arrive, i'm just so happy and excited now! You all made my day choosing my dress ..just simply perfect!xx

Haley

I met the team at Cheshire Brides at a wedding fair last September.
I made an appointment for the Mooshki trunk show/promotion weekend, as I'd decided I wanted a Tea Length gown. However in the process of researching I realised this was a very fashionable look and I didn't want to look dated too quickly in my photographs. However I honoured the appointment and went along.
I tried on various tea length gowns and then the only floor length dress in the Mooshki collection. This was 'the one'
We added a small train.
Linda was amazing and very supportive of my ideas and vision. Very open and honest.
I accessorised the outfit in a variety of ways and made my head dress, veil, garter and shoe clips. I was a little nervous taking my box of tricks along to one of my fittings but Linda totally embraced it and made me feel really comfortable.
I would recommend visiting this bridal shop. Great selection of dresses, honest service. And most importantly fun!
Thanks Ladies

Kaye

Well after weeks of trying on several dresses and walking away frustrated, I walked into Cheshire bridal and found my dream dress! The lovely Linda made me feel a million dollars, she couldn't of done more for me. I literally cannot wait to put my dress back on. I can't thank you enough.
Future brides don't walk away feeling let down by other boutiques... just save your time and go to Cheshire Bridal

Stevie

Would just like to thank everyone at Cheshire bridal wear especially Helen for the lovely experience we had today. My little girl Laurie said yes to her dream dress. Everything she asked you was not a bit of trouble. Thank you once again.

Sandra

Absolutely loved this place!! I was so nervous going in but Linda put my mind at ease straight away and I felt so comfortable with her, she was so helpful in helping me chose the right dress and I can't thank her enough for making my first experience so memorable. Thanks again guys and can't wait to get my dress

Danielle

When choosing my wedding dress i went to about 6 different bridal shops. The ladies at Cheshire Bridal were by far the best! They were friendly and helpful but did not pressure me in any way. They had a great selection and I felt comfortable trying on as many dresses as i wanted and they were happy with us taking pictures which some shops arent. They were happy for me to come back and try my chosen dress as many times as i wanted and the fitting process was easy and stress free. Thank you for your great service!

Nicola

I had such a good experience here at the weekend. The ladies made me feel comfortable immediately and were so helpful when it came to picking out and trying on the dresses. Special thanks to Helen who helped me pick my dream dress. Really looking forward to going back next year for fittings and of course to wearing my beautiful dress on my wedding day!

Amanda

Where do i start! This place and these ladies are a cut above the rest. Nothing is too much trouble and they make you feel so comfortable. I met Helen at a wedding fair and when i first went into the shop i knew i was going to buy my dress from there. Its not just a dress shop its an experience and the ladies are so welcoming, honest and so reassuring. There was never any pressure, if it wasnt the right dress we just kept looking. And then fate should have it i finally found the one which wasnt even out on display. Helen has been more of a friend than a sales lady through the process and has really made me feel special which i cannot thank her enough for. I have never felt aukward or uncomfortable around her i just felt right. Honestly cant recommend this place enough they have all really made my experience special and i always look forward to my appointments there, thank you ladies xxx

Stacey-Lee Delve

Great selection of dresses and the staff are lovely, friendly and knowledgeable. They were really helpful and found me the perfect dress! I also got my bridemaid dresses from there too! would highly recommend a visit!

Katherine

Just wanted to say thank you for helping me choose my dream dress. Lindsey you were amazing. It's nothing like what I thought I wanted it. Which you knew from the start. Can't wait to come back in to wear it again. Xxx

Lucy

Thanks to Linda for a fab day. Davina and Kirsty had so much fun! I really appreciated your input and thanks for being so accommodating. Hope to see you again soon, very soon if Kirsty has her way. Haha.

Chrissy

Had a great experience in this shop today the ladies were lovely and nothing was to much trouble I tried a few gorgeous dresses on and then found the one, even after me phoning back and asking if I can try it on again when I had a wobble they were great and welcomed me back straight away, thank you so much ladies xxx

Katherine

I said yes to my dress today at this lovely shop and I felt an absolute dream in it! Nothing was too much trouble for Helen who did everything I asked ( unusual requests and all) we loved our trip to this lovely shop and I can't wait to go back for my fittings for my beautiful dress �� thanks so much I couldn't have had a more perfect "yes to the dress" day ! Thank you

Laurie

came into the shop today to try dresses on and Linda made the whole experience so magical, was my first time trying on dresses ... I tried 5 dresses on and went back to number 2 as I fell in love with it so much I knew it was the one straight away after putting it on a second time and trying with veil ect ... want to thank Linda so much for making my experience so magical ... I can't wait to go back in October with my bridesmaids to choose their dresses and have a cheeky try of my dress again

Kayleigh

I think the best way to start is by saying that I cannot imagine my wedding journey without the ladies at this store!!! From the first time I stepped in... until now... (and I'm still calling in a month after the wedding) it's been the best! And I've been in lots! I think I tried the dress on about 5 times (in about 4 months) before I committed to it!!! It was made for me and arrived just after Christmas... I was soooooo happy with it!! I tried in on several times before my fittings started - to show my mum, my try the bridesmaids dresses alongside it, to test my hair/jewellery etc!!! (If there was an excuse to try it on I found it)! But each time Dev made me feel welcome. Dress fittings - there were a few (tears as well) but we got there in the end! Dev steamed my dress and packed it in my hand luggage suitcase (wedding abroad). I also bought my veil here - which was perfect also.
After my (our) wedding my dress was filthy (that's what photos in caves & hay fields will do for you) and I have returned my dress to Dev and she is getting it cleaned for me! I don't think I'd trust anyone else with it!!!
All the ladies are wonderful and really did make my wedding adventure more pleasurable.
And an added bonus is Dev introduced us to her brother - a fabulous jewellers - and we got our dream wedding rings at an extremely competitive price.
I should add I probably visited over 30 wedding dress shops in and around Manchester and I can confirm this is the best!!!
Xxx

Nichola

Cheshire Bridal MADE my wedding day! The support, encouragement and advice was exceptional! All of my accessories and alterations, as well as my bridesmaid dresses, were all lovingly chosen here! Dev and the girls were always so complimentary (even when I had doubts) I'm so glad they gave me the confidence to strut down the aisle! I will be forever grateful for how beautiful they helped me feel <3 xxxx

Tuesday

I purchased my dress on the 16th August 2016. I remember making the phone call to see if cheshire bridal wear stocked the dress i had found on google images and i only knew the name of the designer and the name of the dress i was so desperate to try on the dress as it was the only one i had fell on love with and that was just of a picture. The lady who answered the phone heard the desperation in my voice for this particular dress so even though she had never heard of the dress she made a phone call to the designer and got the dress in for me to go try on. Well i put on the dress and fell in love and it fitted me perfectly. And its been at the shop ever since that day and i cant wait to go back in feb/march and try it on again i couldnt thank the girls in the bridal shop enough for making my dreams come true. Xx

Leanne

Recently got married in august, I purchased my amazing, faboulous dress from these guys.
From day one of choosing my dress these guys could not of helped enough, in fact I even once said they made me feel like pretty woman. These lady's are so lovely I'm actually gutted I do not need to pop in the shop again, I will still though even if we come to goose green for an afternoon such beautiful lady's inside and out and do very very helpful, even the seamstress. Thanks guys for everything I didn't want to take my dress off it was my dream dress!! Xxxxx

Zaner

I couldn't have imagined my whole wedding dress experience without the incredible ladies at Cheshire bridal. Helen is a friend of my mum's and was the obvious choice of who to go to for dress choices. I tried on around 10 dresses and had the most relaxed and fun experience. Helen and Dev made my experience so special every time we visited the store for fittings etc. I also purchased 2 stunning bridesmaid dresses from them and they were even more beautiful in real life.
I want to thank you so so much ladies for helping me with the dress of my dreams!
I felt incredible, like a fairy tale, like a princess for the day. It was all I could have dreamed of.
Magical!! I can never thank you enough x

Catherine

I had an appointment for the House of Mooshki Trunk Show at the weekend, which I was a little apprehensive about, as I knew the sample dresses wouldn’t fit me. My bridesmaids and I were greeted by Helen, who was like a ray of sunshine on a very cold Sunday morning.Thank you so much Helen and the rest of the fabulous team x

Katie

I bought my wedding dress from the team at CBW for my wedding this weekend. I cannot recommend the shop enough- they couldn’t do more for me and they felt like family by the time I left with my dress. Loving, warm and professional service. And as for my dress, it was the most incredible dress I’ve ever seen (I know I’m biased though!) and I felt like a total princess on my wedding day. Thank you so much xxxx

Zoe

I will miss my visits to Cheshire Bridal so much. They are all so lovely and I was made to feel welcome the minute I stepped into the shop.

A massive thank you to Lyndsey for helping me to find the dress of my dreams, and for the tissues when I cried after finding it! I couldnt understand the brides that cried on "say yes to the dress" now...I totallty get it!! Would highly recommend this shop to everyone! Thank you so much xxx

Louise