It’s the job of our bridalwear experts to make your whole experience as unforgettable as the big day itself. A tight budget or timescale shouldn’t mean you have to compromise on experience. From the moment you arrive in store we aim to make everything as enjoyable, and easy as possible. We have a whole floor or elegantly presented designer wedding dresses so you and your nearest and dearest can find ‘the one’ in complete privacy. Our dresses are head-turning styles with eye-catching price tags so what’s not to love?!
What’s more, we have two further floors dedicated to the rest of your bridal party, with our stunning range of bridesmaids dresses on the ground floor, full of gorgeous styles for every shape and in over 40 colours. Plus that special man in your life is not forgotten either, he’ll be taken care of by our menswear experts in our dedicated menswear showroom, Cheshire Menswear, on the first floor.
Finally, you’ll find our main collection of bridal gowns on the ground floor, which are made to order especially for you. These stunning designer wedding dresses differ from our Ready to Wear collection as instead of being able to take your dress away the same day, they take between 4-6 months to be made to your exact specifications and range in price from £1,200-£4,000. Head over to our main website, Maria Modes, to view the full collection.
Ready to Wear is here to take the stress out of choosing your wedding dress. All our designer wedding dresses are in store available to try, buy and take away the same day. No waiting and no compromises on quality either. Perfect if you want a dress for less or time is tight.
So get Ready to Dazzle…
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MEET THE TEAM
Here are some of the friendly faces you’ll meet when you come and visit us in store.
Emma runs Maria Modes with an infectious enthusiasm and hands-on approach. She never stops trying to improve every aspect of what we do; researching new designers, new trends, and ways to make your experience in store even better. She always goes the extra mile for all our brides and grooms; she’s not one to admit defeat! She never switches off, she just wants Maria Modes to give brides the very best bridal buying experience possible from the moment you make contact with us to the day you get married.
As our longest-standing team member, Sandra’s wealth of knowledge and calming persona always puts brides at ease that they’re in safe hands with her. Nothing is ever too much trouble and if you’re having a crisis of confidence she’s the best at helping you through.
Hands down the biggest joker at Maria Modes, Steph’s bubbly and down-to-earth personality immediately has our brides relaxed and welcomed from the moment they arrive. Steph likes to think outside of the box and bring new ideas to life so will always go that extra mile for our customers.
Fresh faced Heather may look young with over 5 years experience in the bridal industry she has a fantastic knowledge of what styles best suit and flatter your figure whilst also staying mindful of the overall look you want to achieve on your big day. Always calm and collected she’s the girl for you if you want a relaxed laid back appointment.
As a part-time Bridal make up artist and with years of experience in the beauty industry Laura knows how to make you look your very best. She knows what’s bang on trend so is perfect for the modern bride looking for a fashion forward option. She’s also fab at picking out the perfect accessories to compliment your dress.
From Saturday girl to bridal stylist. Jade has worked at Maria Modes since the age of 16 so knows the place inside and out. Her youthful and positive attitude rubs off on everyone and you just can’t help but get along with her. She may be young but don’t let that fool you,she knows our dresses inside and out so can pull out that perfect wild card dress you would never have chosen yourself.
We know how daunting the world of wedding dresses can be. You’ll be in safe hands with our fantastic team of experts, and we are of course here to answer all your questions. But before we get to meet you, here are some of our most commonly asked questions. We can’t wait to welcome you!
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We do not have any private parking but there are lots of parking options nearby, most of which are pay and display.
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A sample dress is just one that has been tried on in the boutique but never worn or altered so its no different to buying clothes in a retail store that have been tried on by someone else. It is an ‘off the peg’ dress that we only have one of. Once it’s gone it’s gone.
The beauty of our ready to wear dresses are that they are here in store ready to take away the same day! So you could be getting married in as little as a week and that wouldn’t stop you from finding the dress of your dreams!
A small selection of our dresses can still be ordered new for full price as long as they haven’t been discontinued. Please get in touch with us before booking if you are not looking to buy a sample and we can advise you as you may prefer to have a bridal appointment on the ground floor with Maria Modes Bridal.
The short answer is yes, but we have a very easy to use online booking system or you can always just pick up the phone and call us! We are almost always fully booked on weekends and evening so we’d hate for you to make the journey and then be disappointed to find we can’t fit you in, but our door is always open if you just want to come down for a nosey first. If you’re looking for a last minute appointment then the best thing to do is call us and we’ll do our very best to fit you in.
Our ready to wear dresses are all ex-sample designer wedding dresses and are priced between £100 and £1,500 with anywhere from 50% to 90% off the usual RRP!
We currently stock samples ranging from a UK10 to 24. These can be altered by a seamstress and can usually go up/down by a size or two. As our sample collection constantly varies with dresses selling fast, the sizes that we stock will vary over time. Bridal sizes tend to be on the small side so don’t be put off if you have to go up a size or 2 compared to what you would normally wear.
We may be biased, but dress shopping is certainly the most fun aspect of wedding planning. So it comes as no surprise you may be tempted to bring everyone along! In our experience, more is not always merrier! The more people you bring, the more opinions you’ll hear and the slower your appointment will run. You’ll want to bring guests who understand your true style, give supportive feedback, and will help you look your best. Hearing too many opinions can be overwhelming for even the most confident of brides. Having said that we don’t have a limit on guest numbers, as we know for some brides it wouldn’t be the same without those special guests. We just ask that you give us prior notice so that we can ensure we can accommodate you all, without compromising on our other brides experience in store.
While we are a family-friendly store, we host multiple appointments at a time, and although you’ll have your individual appointment space, children can be a distraction. In our experience, children also get bored quickly, seeing wedding dress after wedding dress. As such, we would encourage you to leave the kids at home and let yourself focus on your dress hunt. If you need to bring children to your appointment, we do ask they are given a separate form of entertainment and remain seated and quiet during the appointment.
Nothing but an open mind! We have everything you will need here already. We have shoes, accessories, hair clips, everything. We ask that you don’t wear too much fake tan as it can rub off on the dresses and its an idea to wear plain / nude underwear so it doesn’t show through on some of the dresses but that’s about it!
Like most bridal boutiques our dresses are priced without alterations included. This is because the amount of alteration each bride needs can vary greatly, so why pay for something you might not need! We typically tell our brides to budget anywhere from £100 to £400 for their alterations – although this can vary greatly depending upon your specific gown, how it fits, and whether you plan to customise it.
Our stylists are dedicated to finding the dress that will make you look and feel your absolute best. If you have already have some ideas about your dream dress, please include them in your booking questionnaire and list any dresses which catch your eye. Or if you’re coming in blind and have no idea what you want yet, we can work with that, too, in fact, we love a blank canvas! Our experienced stylists will make the search as fun and easy as possible; we love finding you exactly what you’re looking for, even if you don’t know what that is yet. Be ready to leave with your dream dress!
Maria Modes Bridal is our main bridal boutique and we are the outlet to them. Their main collection of wedding dresses range from £1,200 to £4,500. We are the same amazing team of stylists so you get the same great service and all the same perks no matter which of us you visit. If you know you want a gown that is brand new and your budget exceeds £1,200 head to Maria Modes for the ultimate bridal experience. Or if budget or timescale is key for you and you aren’t wanting to spend over £1500 then Ready to Wear is the place for you where you can pick up your beautiful gown and take it home the same day!