Our Story


      Hi There!!

My name is Beverley and I started The Bridal Suite in 2003 after having a nightmare trying to find my wedding dress. I was so excited to be getting married but some how the experience I had in so many shops was really quite disappointing. I wasn't a size 10 and yet I was made to squeeze into dresses that were way too small. This inevitably left me feeling bad about myself and my figure. 

In 2016 I decided to take the bold decision to sell off any dresses that were below a size 18 and replace them with size 26, size 28 and size 30s. I realised that Curvy brides wanted and deserved to have the same wide selection that smaller brides could enjoy.

I have never looked back! Helping Curvy girls find the dress of their dreams gives me so much pleasure. I love the moment when a bride transforms from being nervous and insecure and emerges from the fitting room with a beaming smile and a fabulous supported  shapely figure. She is suddenly proud of her feminine curves and then tells me how much she has been dreading looking for a dress. What was suppose to be a nightmare is all of a sudden great fun and thats what its all about for me.

All our dresses are specifically cut to accommodate your curves whether it be a fuller bust, shapely hips or a broad back we will have the perfect dress. Our sample wedding gowns are all sized 18-30 and whatever your height or body shape there will be one to suit you. Our samples will fit!

The bad experiences I hear about all the time such as being told to go away and loose weight or being asked to hold dresses up in front of you will never happen at The Bridal Suite. Our belief is that all brides should expect the same choice and have the same wonderful fun experience choosing their wedding dress regardless of their size.

My curvy brides travel from far and wide to come to us because the whole shop is dedicated to plus size wedding dresses. Finding a wedding dress is not easy and it’s made even more challenging if you are a curvy bride to be so we welcome plus size brides from Surrey, Dorset, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, West Sussex and Berkshire to our Specialist Shop. Luckily we are conveniently located just off the M27 between Portsmouth and Southampton. I am always so pleased with the feed back that the journey was worthwhile to have such a good selection of samples that fit and that the gowns are all gorgeous! 

We try and keep a variety of styles all between size 18 and size 30 above this size gowns will be made to measure for you. Our dresses are no more expensive than the smaller standard sizes you will find everywhere else. I know from being a bride myself that budget is a factor in many cases, so the dresses I choose are all priced between £895 and £1500. The majority are an average price of £1200.

I love helping girls with a fuller figure choose a dress because I know that the right dress will enhance and flatter any body shape and most importantly make the bride feel Amazing.

I can't wait to help you find something amazing to wear so don't put it off any longer call or text to book an appointment. 

Beverley xx