Mode Bridal is a luxury bridal boutique where style loving brides will find quality and impeccable service in everything we do. We have worked tirelessly to bring together amazing collections of designer wedding dresses that are beautiful, elegant, unique and set to capture your imagination. Whether you are looking for a stunning statement gown or something effortlessly beautiful, we are here to make you look and feel amazing on your wedding day.

MODE Bridal Experience

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Buying a wedding dress in Brighton & Hove

Mode Bridal is based in the beautiful seaside town of Brighton and Hove in East Sussex, where we have created an elegant bridal boutique with a touch of luxury and fairytale charm within our home.

You can expect a wonderful and stress free wedding dress shopping experience in a totally private setting with a selection of luxurious bridal gowns, expert advice and impeccable service designed for you to find your perfect wedding dress on your first visit to Mode Bridal.

We are open by appointment only and can also offer late evening and Sunday appointments for your convenience.

Your First Wedding Dress Appointment

We have carefully chosen our designers for their ability to create wedding dresses that look incredibly beautiful, fit perfectly and are made using the best fabrics and dressmaking artistry. Each bridal gown is selected for its unique style ensuring that we have the perfect dress for the bride whether she is looking for a timeless classic, a modern statement, something utterly charming or wants a bridal gown that is beautiful in its simplicity.

Our service is tailored for you to find your dream wedding dress on your first visit to us. So whether you are a seasoned wedding dress shopper or this is your first time shopping for a bridal gown, we recommend that you bring along those people whose opinion you value the most in making that all important decision on purchasing your dress.

Ordering Your Wedding Dress from our Brighton Shop

You have found the one... the perfect wedding dress... the wedding dress of your dreams... So what next?

We will take your measurements and agree any details that you want to be incorporated within the wedding dress.

If you wish to make any sizeable alterations to the original design or are looking for a rush order, we will get in touch with the designer and discuss and agree your ideas and options.

When you are ready to place an order, a 50% deposit is payable and we will send all the details to our designers who will start working on your dream wedding gown.

Timeline for Bridal Gown Orders

There is no rule as to when the bride should order her wedding dress. Most brides start wedding dress shopping one year ahead of their wedding and will order the dress once they have found the one that they love.

Our dresses take up to 14 weeks to be made from the point of order. Brides need to allow up to 8 weeks for the alterations in case those are needed. As such we recommend you order your wedding dress at least 6 months before your wedding day.

We can accommodate shorter timescales and are happy to discuss your individual needs.

For those brides who are looking to buy a dress without having to wait for it to be made, we have a fantastic selection of sample wedding dresses that are ready to be taken away on the day of purchase.

Wedding Dress Sizing and Alterations

The sizing of bridal dresses is often different to conventional sizing and can also vary between designers. We always take the bride's measurements and check those against sizing charts provided by designers. The wedding dress is then either ordered in the right size for you or made to your measurements, whichever is the most appropriate given your overall height, shape and choice of dress.

We do appreciate that your shape and size might change between the time of the order and the big day, so if there is a need to make any alterations, we work with independent expert seamstresses who can do this for you. You are of course also welcome to take the wedding gown to the seamstress of your choice.

Collecting Your Wedding Dress

The exciting bit- the appointment to try on your wedding dress!

Once the delivery date of your bridal gown is confirmed, we will invite you to a fitting appointment. This is when you can see your beautiful wedding dress in its full glory. We will check that everything fits perfectly and make arrangements for any alterations, if required. If you have not already chosen your bridal accessories, this is your perfect opportunity to do so with the help of our stylist.

Toile Wedding Dresses

If the wedding dress requires more complex alterations to the original design, the design team will create a toile (mock-up) of the wedding dress in a cheaper fabric. We will invite you to a toile fitting to ensure that the fit of the wedding dress is perfect before proceeding with making the actual bridal gown.

On Your Wedding Day

Our brides are at the heart of everything we do and if you would like peace of mind on the wedding day, we can be there to help you to put on the wedding dress and ensure that everything is just how you like it. We are very happy to discuss this option with you, so please ask for further information.