Your Experience

DressPlace is my longed for dream come true. For more than 25 years I planned to open my bridal boutique, and in 2009 I opened the doors to my tiny little shop in Southwell. Originally starting as a dress agency selling pre-loved gowns, we quickly grew attracting customers from across the UK. It is my passion in providing excellent customer service that is the secret to our success, and you can see from the testimonials on our website, that we certainly get it right.

My passion for excellent customer service came whilst accompanying my three daughters in their search for the wedding dress of their dreams. I discovered that the whole bridal experience could be very stressful, with very poor service from many boutiques and in some cases, downright rudeness. The dream of spending a lovely day with my daughters quickly turned into a tearful, frustrating experience, making us wish we had never started. I couldn’t believe that we then had a similar experience whilst searching for my Mother of the Bride outfit. I’ll just say that I am not a size 10 or 12, and in one shop I was told I was too fat to ever find an outfit for my daughter’s wedding.

Inside Our Shop

I vowed that my boutique would be a lovely, calm place, where everyone is treated with respect and leaves with a smile on their face.

A place where you can take the worry out of finding your dream dress. A place with real dresses, worn by real women, at affordable prices. A friendly place where you can feel special, where you can feel beautiful, whatever your age or dress size. A place where you will receive excellent, reliable service and value for money, where you will feel pampered and important.

Myself and my team of ladies, Jan, Wendy, Lucy, Vicky, Alice, Natasha, Lily and Emily, offer you a free personal stylist service. Lots of ladies visit us with no idea what they should wear, or what colours and styles would suit them best. As you can see from the testimonials we receive, we are known for our honesty and patience. Your image is important to us and we are proud to make it part of our daily routine.

I have searched for designers who offer exceptional quality and styles, at affordable prices. I am pleased to offer you the fabulous collections of bridal gowns by Mori Lee, Julietta for Curvy brides, Mark Lesley, Donna Salado, Ivory & Co, Veromia, D’Zage, Art Couture by Eternity Bridal and Italian designer Eddy K . Also gorgeous collections of bridesmaid dresses by Veromia, Mori Lee, Mark Lesley, Kelsey Rose and Jasmine Belsoie. Our fabulous collections of Mother of the Bride and Groom outfits are expanding every season. We are proud stockists of John Charles, Condici, Dress Code, Dressed Up, Cabotine, Zeila, Social Occasions by Mon Cherie, Ann Balon, Capri, Lewis Henry, Personal Choice, Libra and Linea Raffaelli.

During the last 5 years our reputation has quickly spread, so much so that we outgrew our Southwell shop. I am so happy to tell you that after 18 months of planning, and much sole searching with lots of sleepless nights, we have moved into fabulous new premises in the heart of the Lace Market in Nottingham City Centre. This huge shop, on three floors is a truly beautiful building. The new bridal gowns available to order are situated on the ground floor. The bridal changing area is very luxurious with four individual changing areas which are private for the bride and her friends and family. The 700 mothers' outfits and 2,000 hats and fascinators are on the mezzanine level. On the first floor in the Ballroom we have gorgeous evening dresses by Tony Bowls and prom dresses by Mori Lee (with a glitter ball too!).

I have also made the difficult decision to close the dress agency side of the business, so we are no longer taking in pre-loved wedding dresses and outfits to sell for owners. The pre-loved dresses are not as popular as they once were so we are concentrating on our very successful bridal, prom, evening and Mothers’ boutique. We still offer value for money as the Mothers’ outfits, and some of the evening and prom dresses are all new with tags from boutiques across the UK and I sell them at a reduced price, some at 50% of their original price.

Our achievements continue and in September 2014 we were chosen as one of the 100 small businesses across the UK, a huge honour, and one I couldn't achieve without the hard work of my husband Simon and all my loyal staff.

I hope to see you in my shop very soon.

Kind regards
Helen Dickson

Why choose Dressplace

2 Hour Appointment so you find the perfect dress

Accessories In Store all the finishing touches for your day

Full Designer Range all the dresses in one place

In-House Seamstress quality service & quick turnaround

Testimonials

From trying on that very first dress right to the final fitting, our bridal boutique team pride ourselves on delivering the very best wedding dress customer service to make the whole experience as enjoyable as it should be!

Hi to all the team at DressPlace!!

Firstly I would like to say how grateful I am for the service I received from yourself and your staff! The whole experience was perfect because of you all! From trying on my very first dress all the way through to the big day nothing was too much effort, you all kept me calm and collected through my fittings and made my dress fit perfectly! so thank you all again!

I will recommend your service to everyone and anyone that i can!

Thank You!

Much love, Lauren Brown

After originally starting out as a dress agency selling pre-loved gowns, our passion in providing excellent customer service is what has helped Dressplace grow and become the bridal boutique it is today… It’s always a great reminder of our roots and passion when a customer sends their praise on our services as Elizabeth did after visiting our designer wedding dress boutique…

Hi all!

I can't thank you enough for not only for the beautiful gown but for the wonderful personal service you gave from the moment I walked in through your doors to the moment I picked my dress up. I've attached a couple of pics from our day. I hope you like them

Thank you once again!

All the best, The new Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Parker

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