The Exclusive Studio


The way we shop has changed, but some experiences are just too unique to compromise on. We know the needs and wants of a ‘bride to be’ will always remain the same, to find a wedding dress that is the embodiment of all their love, hopes and dreams. This can’t be done by clicking ‘buy now’ or standing in a bridal warehouse.

You’re special, you’re loved and you’re getting married. It is a big deal and your wedding dress is super important. The key to Dolly Blue Bridals continuing success’s is that we understand this is a major decision, every bride is an individual and we love what we do.


🖤We strongly recommend booking any appointments only if the time is right to buy your dress.  Our collections constantly change because we buy new dresses all year round, not seasonally. We hate having to tell a bride the dress is no longer available once she is ready to commit.  🖤Prices start from £800 🖤NB The Exclusive Studio is on the 1st floor, unfortunately there is no disability access.  🖤Strict maximum of 4 guests.  🖤No photographs allowed, please let your guests know our policy, a covert pic on a mobile in an ill fitting sample doesn’t do anyone any favours! We also do not give out designer names/codes, we make a note of any dresses you like and if you need a reminder all our dresses are on Instagram. 🖤Remember, there are no hard and fast rules on how you should feel when you find ‘the dress’.  Sometimes it’s joy, sometimes it’s relief but don’t worry if nobody bursts into tears. It’s your dress, it’s your day, it’s your decision. It’s a feeling only you will have, stop looking, and trust us to do the rest.


🖤Please don’t be nervous, we know it’s daunting. We’re not hard sell, we love bridal and want you to find your dream dress. 🖤Don’t go to too many shops especially in one day, you will become Ivory blind, confused and stressed. Your guests will start off enthusiastic but by the end of appointment 3 they will be checking their phones and chatting amongst themselves. 🖤Make sure everyone is on board with your bridal vision and why you want to try our dresses. If mum wants you in a ball gown and you want a minimalist sheath dress, there will be tears!  🖤A bridal consultant is with you in the changing room to help you in and out, our dresses are delicate and must be handled with care.  🖤Sample sizes are 8 to 18 only, we do not carry Plus or Petite size samples.  Be prepared to have a good imagination, sample dresses will not fit perfectly, it will be pinned on you to give an idea of how the dress would look in your size.  🖤Please make alternative childcare arrangements, our studios have not been child proofed. Choosing a bridal gown requires everyone’s full concentration, without the worry or distraction of little people. 🖤Don’t wear false tan or heavy makeup and we recommend plain nude or white underwear for trying our gowns on. 🖤Once you choose a dress we take your measurements and order as close to these as possible. Don’t worry about the size, bridal is different to high street.  🖤We require a 50% initial payment on the day of purchase.  There’s a 5 day cooling off period in place, if for any reason you change your mind, we will refund your payment without question, full Ts & Cs on request.  🖤12 months before your DOW is an ideal time to buy. The dress will take a minimum of 6 to 9 months to arrive in store then a further 2 for alterations. 🖤Your dress is stored free of charge, we contact you approximately 2 months before your DOW to arrange your first fit and payment of your balance. The first fit is also is a great time to choose a veil or accessories. NB you are under no obligation to use our in house alteration service, and once the balance is paid for in full, you can collect your dress and make alternative alteration arrangements if this is a more suitable option.

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