Choosing your fairy-tale wedding dress

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The love of your life has just dropped down onto one knee and popped the ultimate question. Congratulations! Once you’ve flashed the ring and told all your friends the exciting news, the wedding planning starts. And what better place to begin than with the dress? After all, you want to look and feel amazing on the day in a dress that shows off your true nature and beauty.

All of us at Acacia HQ love weddings and being based near to beautiful Bath and the south west, we have a wealth of amazing suppliers right on our doorstop. One of which is Krystal Brides, an award winning wedding dress boutique based in Bath. They offer bespoke dress making and accessories and love to help their customers create their dream look.

We’ve asked them the all important questions which we hope will help you when you are setting out on your journey of dress selection.

When did you open your boutique?

“…Our boutique opened in the year of 2012 and we have gone on to win the “Bridal Boutique” category at the Bristol and Somerset Awards for the last three years in a row, voted for by our brides…”

Which designers do you stock?

“…We offer award winning bridal designers that can be found all under one roof and we stock some of the industry’s most sought-after collections. Our designers include gowns by Enzoani, Blue by Enzoani, Maggie Sottero, Ellis Bridals, Ronald Joyce and the Victoria Jane collection by Ronald Joyce…”

What happens in an appointment?

“…During your bridal appointment, you and your guests will have a private fitting room where a stylist will get to know more about you and your special day. We start by discussing what you might be looking for and the potential styles you would like to try and most importantly your dress budget so we can select the best gowns within your preferred range. From budget to high end, we have something for everyone!
Once you have made your selection of our beautiful gowns, we will help to focus on finding your dream dress. Nothing can compare to trying dresses on to see what really excites you and together we’ll find the one!…”

How long does it generally take to make a wedding dress?

“…The majority of our dresses are made to order and therefore we would allow up to six months for delivery however you can purchase sample gowns in the shop which you can take away on the same day if required…”

What advice would you offer a bride coming to you for the first time?

We would always encourage our brides to try different styles and silhouettes as you are often pleasantly surprised by something you may not have previously considered. We all know our dresses very well and are happy to make suggestions to ensure you haven’t overlooked something on the rail.

What is your favourite accessory?

“…Our favourite accessory is a veil and whilst they are not for everyone, we also have a huge variety of headdresses, hair vines, bridal combs and lots more to try on and get a feel for what suits you and your wedding day style….”

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Tell is more about Krystal Brides…

“…If you are starting your wedding dress journey, we’d love to be part of your plans!

Our boutique offers an extensive collection of the most desired labels in the bridal industry and we are located in the visitor friendly city of Bath. We are just around the corner from the train station and Bus station, and the Southgate shopping area is less than a minute walk. Just across the road we have the fabulous” Sweet Little Things” which is a popular vintage tea room and bakery offering breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, sweet treats, prosecco, gins and much more, also the Thermae Bath Spa is a great place to relax after a day of shopping!

Appointments are advised so we can ensure we have a fitting room available for you to try dresses on however walk-ins are always welcome and we will do our best to accommodate you.

To compliment your wedding dress, we also offer a range of accessories including shoes, headdresses, bridal jewellery and veils. For the best selection, please pop in and see the latest collections!

Why not visit our social media pages to experience team KB at work and keep up to date with the latest arrivals, in store events and real bride stories.

We look forward to being a part of your wedding plans,


Team KB


Krystal Brides Website

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