“The dress was a dream to wear, I felt like a million dollars!” St Ann’s Hospice’s Bridal Shop flaunts incredible dress selection

By Gemma Peers on March 28, 2023

Credit: @vivienneeegeweddings on Instagram.

Our Bridal and Vintage Store in Stockport boasts many wedding dresses donated to us by wedding boutiques and local people who want their wedding dress make someone else’s special day.

Alexandra Hodges got married on 18th February and wore a dress she’d bought from the shop last year.

Alexandra says: “I tried on lots of dresses in different boutiques across the country, but I hadn’t found the exact one I was looking for. I didn’t have a specific dress design in mind, I just wanted to see what dress was right for me.

I had a few dresses that I was considering when trying them on at the shop, but then at the last minute a beautiful Justin Alexander dress was pulled out, specifically for me to try, and I remember so vividly how I couldn't stop looking at myself in it! It was the one! Alexandra Hodges, Bride

We run our Stockport shop with a dedicated specialist bridal department on the second floor which has the latest styles on offer for great value for money.

All of our dresses at the shop are for sale, with hundreds of dresses available that have only been worn once or are brand new. Many are donated by bridal boutiques at the end of the season, so they are all great value for a fraction of the price you’d pay elsewhere.

My dress was in such brilliant condition; it had never been worn before and was only £300 - a tenth of the price I was looking at paying elsewhere. Alexandra Hodges, Bride

“I didn’t originally have a budget for my dress, but with so many styles I was completely spoilt for choice at the Stockport shop and made it even better that the dress I fell in love with was a bargain!”

Jules Lamb, Acting Manager at our Bridal and Vintage store, says: “We know people love to recycle and be more environmentally conscious, so we love to support this to make sure our brides get dresses that are in excellent condition and are second hand.

The money paid for each dress is so important in supporting St Ann's Hospice which helps many people in Greater Manchester with end-of-life care." Jules Lamb, Acting Manager at the Bridal & Vintage store

There are appointments for fittings all day from Tuesday to Saturday, with the shop also catering for mother of the bride and bridesmaids, accessories to match and a recommended seamstress just down the road.

Alexandra says: “I’m honestly so grateful and feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to wear such an amazing dress from this lovely shop. My experience was nothing short of brilliant!”

Credit: @vivienneeegeweddings on Instagram.

To see more updates about the dresses and accessories in store, please visit our Facebook page SAH Bridal Stockport.