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We are Ivory Bridal, one of the North Coast’s longest running, award-winning bridal boutiques. We’ve been in The Diamond in Portstewart for 13 years now (luckily we aren’t too superstitious!!), with a change of ownership in 2017.
We always ask our brides how they found us….9 times out of 10, the answer is: “I’ve passed your shop window so many times and always wanted to find my wedding dress there”.
Our main aim for brides who book in with us is to go above and beyond to live up to our reputation for impeccable customer service and to help you find the wedding dress of your dreams.
Questions About Wedding Dress Shopping
When should I start shopping for my wedding dress?
Before COVID (and Brexit), we would have advised to start shopping for your wedding dress roughly 9 months – 12 months before the big day. Nowadays, there is no such thing as being too prepared and we generally aim to have your wedding dress delivered to our boutique at least 4 months in advance of your wedding date to ensure there are no last minute panics due to shipping delays, fabric shortages, etc.
We now suggest starting your wedding dress shopping journey at least 12 -18 months in advance of your wedding date.
If you are planning on a shorter engagement though, there are still plenty of options for you. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to chat through what we can do for you.
Do I need to book an appointment?
Yes – we like to ensure a private and exclusive experience for brides-to-be when they are shopping for their wedding dress and/or bridesmaid dresses so we lock the shop for each appointment.
How do I book an appointment?
What sizes do you stock?
Our sample wedding dresses in store range from a UK size 8 up to a UK size 24, with the average sample size being a UK 14 – 16.
Although we do not specialize in plus size bridal gowns, we do aim to be a size-inclusive boutique as we recognize that brides come in all shapes and sizes.
Shopping for your wedding dress can involve using a bit of imagination at times if sample dresses are too big or too small but we have plenty of tricks up our sleeves to help pin you into each gown to ensure you get the best idea of what your chosen gown will look like once alterations are complete.
What price range are your wedding dresses?
Our “made-to-order” dresses range from just under £1000 up to £2500.
If you are a bride on a budget, we have a fantastic selection of ex-sample wedding dresses for under £1000 in our Luxury Outlet, Ivory Off-The-Peg. Check out the website for our sister (outlet) store at: