Aberdeenshire brides or those in the area are in luck. Aberdeen bridal outlets represent some of the best of Scottish style, design and labels. With so much choice, narrowing down your selections is complicated but we have decided to share 5 of the most prestigious that we know you will like. We visited each one to see what they have to offer, here is what we think ...
1. Perfect Bridal Rooms
265 Holburn Street
The hunt for that picture-perfect wedding gown is made so much easier in this luxurious and spacious boutique. With two floors and a third one just filled with exceptional bridemaid dresses it's easy to fall in love with every dress you lay your eyes on. The Perfect Bridal Rooms has a stunning array of spectacular dresses to enjoy including stylish sweetheart bodices and elegant long lace sleeves. Located in the heaving heart of Aberdeenshire, dresses are made to measure to suit any sized bride. For brides who wish to invent their own dress, there's more than off the rail options and the process is streamlined to be as frustration free as possible. With endless styles, colours and fabrics available, the friendly staff works hard to incorporate every idea, nuance and preference before the dress is constructed. A selection of opulent lush fabrics are available including silk, velvet and taffeta.
Opened in 1995, the boutique has grown from strength to strength with 2 more outlets to choose from - Perfect Outlet and Perfect Collections. The service has since catered to thousands of brides and reaches wives to be worldwide. It's advisable to make an appointment before hand to ensure that the stores expert team can provide you with a more intimate service.
We like this place the most from the 5 we visited and put it on our highly recommend list. The reason being - you feel like Cinderella from the moment you step inside. If you're overall theme is a fairy-tale wedding, we suggest you take a look at bridemagazine.co.uk, it contains a lot of useful information covering the entire princess wedding theme spectrum ranging from wedding dresses, hair, make-up to venues, entertainment and sparkly wedding rings.
2. The Bridal Boutique
267 North Deeside Road
The Bridal Boutique offers a high quality service that hopes to keep every bride happy. As each and every bride has a different dream dress in mind, the kindly team focus on fusing their knowledge with your preference with a plethora of dresses conveniently divided into a wealth of sections to help hone your search including Lillian West, Madeline Gardner, Callista, Modeca and Alfred Sung. There are also plenty of accessories to spruce up your gown including tiaras, veils and chair covers. The company makes a huge amount of business from recommendations alone which proves the power of word of mouth. When people are saying good things, it's clear that The The Bridal Boutique has a strong reputation.
3. Our Day
5 Millgrove Rd
Open between 10am and 4pm on Mondays and Fridays and between 10am and 6pm on Saturdays, Our Day services are available by appointment so it's ideal if you just want to pop in and see what's on offer. The online site boasts a host of glowing testimonials from pleased brides and the store itself is stylish and spacious having utilised a former bank to showcase its dresses. The stores natural lighting helps brides see themselves authentically without any manipulative lighting to detract from the reality of the dress. Dresses can be purchased immediately or ordered in; this process takes between 16 and 20 weeks so plan ahead. The The store covers a wide range of esteemed gown designers including Mori Lee, Opulence, Le Sposa, Roula Novias Rosa and Rainbow shoes to complete the ensemble.
We feel this boutique is an intimate place with more than enough variety to choose from. We suggest you book an appointment in advance and have some sort of idea about what you're looking for if you want to get the most out of your visit.
4. Berketex Bride
32 Saint Andrew Street
Located in the bustling pulse of Aberdeen, city of culture and history, Berketex Bride requires that an appointment be made prior to your session. Dresses here are exclusive designer affairs formulated from prolific fabrics and with painstaking attention to detail and design. Based on Frederick Street, the team offer individual consultations so that the focus is on what you want and how it can be pieced together. There's also a line dedicated to bridesmaids and those necessary accessories that complete the overall look of the dress. The boutique store has an intimate feel so brides who don't want to be feel overpowered or scrutinised will feel comfortable here. Designers include Aspire, Emily Fox and Sasha Perez and styles include the ever-flattering A-line, tea length, Empire and fishtail. We feel Berketex Bride is a great place to come if you want an A-list service with a low-key delivery. The actual shop doesn't look that appealing from the outside but it's a different story when you go in. Above all, we were impressed with the knowledge and expertise of the Advisors and liked how they made us feel special.
5. Brides Delight
68-70 Rosemount Viaduct
Brides Delight is all about elegance, and is just right for the bride who wants to embrace a sweetly sophisticated style that retains a classic, timeless feel. The boutique itself is stunning and reason enough to visit; all-white, it's a soft, feminine space that makes you feel swaddled. Even if you initially feel a little hesitant, the atmosphere of the room will make you feel at ease. The show room even contains a chaise longue to help transport you to more ethereal times. Founded in the late 90s, the store specialises in luxury dresses and has become a flagship shop. The store focuses on the 'art of dressing' with special attention paid to putting the whole dress together and teaming it with accessories. Labels include Maggie Sottero, Ronald Joyce, Romantica, Allure, Sottero and Midgley, Cabotine and private labels.
We particularly enjoyed looking at the tiaras at Brides Delight; they are so delicately displayed, caught our attention the moment we walked in and gave the boutique an extra sparkle.