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How to celebrate your wedding date in lockdown if you've postponed your special day Here, Jack Jahan from Ramsdens Jewellery gives you some inspiration for celebrating your wedding date if the coronavirus lockdown has forced you to postpone your nuptials. While the UK's lockdown has been put...

Here's a date for the diary! We are re-opening on Tuesday 16th June 2020!   Following the governments announcement that retail businesses can re-open on the 15th, we have taken the decision to re-open on Tuesday, 16th June. We can not wait to be back, helping our wonderful...

#kentbridestobe and other tips for wedding planning! It is Spring 2020 and the entire world has been introduced to a ‘new normal’. But how can a bride-to-be meant plan a wedding during this time? Is it even possible to arrange a ‘mass gathering’ of your loved...

Bridal Alterations- The Lowdown!  So many brides enjoy their wedding dress shopping so much that they forget about what comes after! The bridal alterations process is an unknown entity until you go through it yourself. So we sat down with our seamstress, Jane, for the insider...

It is with a heavy heart that we have been forced to temporarily close the boutique while the nation battles the health crisis, COVID-19. The safety of our customers and staff will always remain the priority of the business. And in any appointment based outlet, it's...

Wedding Dress Shopping Myths- THE TRUTH! Are you about to start your wedding dress shopping and feeling nervous? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed by all the information given to you at wedding fairs or in magazines? Well, this blog is perfect for giving you the truth about...

Eddy K - The reasons why we love them! Eddy K is a Milan based, family run bridal design house, where Eddy, has been designing the gowns for decades. With a total of 6 different collections, they are worthy competition of any bridal designer globally. We...

Royal Star Arcade Wedding Show! On the 8th March 2020, the Royal Star Arcade is transforming in to a wedding hub full of local suppliers ready to assist engaged couples in planning their wedding! With jewellers, make up stylists, venues, skin care and of course bridal already...

Destination Wedding Dresses Our research from our 2019 appointments suggest that approximately one third of our brides are having destination weddings…therefore please allow us to inspire you with some brilliant destination wedding dresses! Typically, when we have a bride looking for destination wedding dresses, they request that...

Eliza and Ethan Trunk Show- 2020 collection! Now we are official stockists of Eliza and Ethan, we are hosting a trunk show of their 2020 collection! Eliza and Ethan are an L.A. based label who have a fashion forward approach when designing their bridal gowns. The create...

Kent Wedding Fair- 23rd February! We are proud to be exhibiting at The Wedding Experience's fair at the Hop Farm in February! #TeamVEB  adore exhibiting at the Hop Farm, it's such a lovely venue and we always meet such lovely brides! We will be amongst some of...

Wedding Dress Shop 2019- our first full year! Hi Everyone! It’s Victoria here, owner of Victoria Elaine Bridal, the best wedding dress shop in Maidstone (so our brides tell us!). As we are very near the end of 2019, it’s only natural to reflect on the past...

Bridal Sample Sale- January 2020 With all of our 2020 collection arriving soon, it is time to make some space on our rails. We will be selling selected samples in our JANUARY BRIDAL SAMPLE SALE starting 2nd January 2020 at 12:30pm! With gowns included by Hayley Paige,...

Celebrity Wedding- the best of #FamousWeddingFriday 2019 A celebrity wedding can often inspire your own choice of bridal gowns when planning your wedding. It was during a discussion with a member of #TeamVEB that inspired us to begin our #FamousWeddingFriday weekly post. We discovered that not...

2020 Wedding fairs- January- where you need to be each Sunday! Did you know that 40% of engagements happen between 20th December and the 14th February? This means we are about to meet a lot of newly engaged couples and we are so excited to be...

Bridal Hair Accessories- Arianna Tiaras in Maidstone! Victoria Elaine Bridal is the only stockist of Arianna Tiaras in the heart of Kent. Read on to find out why you will love this bridal hair accessory maker. Bridal hair accessories have really modernised in style over the...

  Our 2019 Christmas Opening Hours at Victoria Elaine Bridal! Please see above for our Christmas Opening Hours this year! We will be trading as per the usual hours until Thursday, 19th December and they are as follows; Monday- CLOSED Tuesday 9:30-5:30pm Wednesday- 9:30-5:30pm Thursday 11:30-7:30pm Friday 9:30-5:30pm Saturday 9:30-5:30pm Sunday CLOSED On Friday 20th December,...

Wedding Shoes Available at Victoria Elaine Bridal Once you have found your dress, you need to start the hunt for your wedding shoes! But there are so many styles out there, which will suit your bridal style the best? Here at Victoria Elaine Bridal, we stock shoes...

New Designer Alert! We are very pleased and proud to announce that in the New Year, we will be stockists of Eliza and Ethan! This is a new bridal designer coming to Kent and we are thrilled! We have followed this L.A. based design house for some...

Victoria Elaine Bridal- Our birthday Album Hi guys, Victoria here! Just thought I would add a few snaps taken on our first birthday at Victoria Elaine Bridal! It was such a lovely occasion with lots of brides enjoying our services and some even becoming #vebrides! A couple of...

Bridal Boutique in Maidstone turns one! Read all about our first year as Victoria Elaine Bridal. As I sit here at my desk pondering over the past year, it’s both astonishing that it’s our first birthday already and surprising as it feels like we have been...

Hayley Paige- what’s not to love? If you follow Victoria Elaine Bridal closely, then you will know we have a lot of love for Hayley Paige and her designs. But ahead of our second Hayley Paige trunk show of 2019, lets delve in deeper about what...

We have new wedding dresses in stock by Ellis Bridals. Our selection of the 2020 collection is now here! Without a doubt, Ellis Bridals is a hit with brides in our boutique because of the Belgravia collection and we are thrilled that the 2020 collection is...

Bridal Shop Maidstone- Why you should book Victoria Elaine Bridal! [caption id="attachment_16476" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Victoria Elaine Bridal in the Royal Star Arcade, Maidstone[/caption] Did you know that in a survey completed by Confetti.com, bride to be’s in 2019 visited an average of three bridal shops and tried...

The Wedding Experience, Detling Showgrouund, 20th October 2019. If there is one wedding event to attend this Autumn, then it is this wedding fair! Organised by the Wedding Experience, and held at the Detling Showground, this wedding fair is not to be missed! With over 100 suppliers...

2020 Bridal trends Our job comes with many perks. Helping lovely brides find their dream bridal gown is right at the top of the list but buying trips that take us around the world is definitely in the top 3! This gives us as stylists the...

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Bridal Boutique in Maidstone turns 1 this October! That's right ladies and gents, our first birthday is fast approaching! Can you believe we have been open a year already? [caption id="attachment_16001" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The boutique on it's first day of opening![/caption] Last...

Hayley Paige Trunk Show! We are hosting another Hayley Paige Trunk Show following our first one back in February! Are you a bride to be and you know your Marsden from your Effie? Then this is the bridal event for you! [caption id="attachment_16391" align="aligncenter" width="243"] Marsden by...

Bridal Boutique Director: a day in the life. A few months ago, I volunteered to write a piece for an industry magazine, Bridal Buyer. They requested I write what a day in my life was like. It was published alongside articles by designers, sales representatives and...

Wedding Planning Checklist- what to do when! Did you know that on average, couples getting married in 2019 only gave themselves between 7 to 12 months to plan their wedding? This may sound like a lot of time. However, when you take in to account that...

What is a Bridal Trunk Show? With 58% of brides to be scouring the likes of Pinterest and Insta for bridal gown inspiration (confetti.com), you may have come across a designer or two that you favour. Perhaps you have started shopping for your gown and found...

Which bridal gown would suit my body shape? Considering we spend most of our working days in the changing room with several bride's to be, we can vouch for the fact that every one of you is a different body shape and size. As well as...

Autumn wedding fair- The Hop Farm On Sunday, 29th September, we will be back at the Hop Farm for an autumn wedding fair. This has been organised by The Wedding Experience! With the very best local suppliers all coming together for this wedding fair, you should pre-register...

Fancy visiting a wedding fair in Maidstone on Sunday 22nd September? Then you need to come to the Marriott Tudor Park Wedding Fair run by our friends at County Wedding Events! https://www.countyweddingevents.com/registration.cfm?Event_ID=74 Pre-register and view more information on the above link! To check out the Tudor Marriott, click...

Are you one of those brides who wants to fully understand a bridal gown but are unsure of what a sweetheart or Bardot is? Then keep reading and by the end you should understand all the necklines we are currently seeing in the bridal market! V-neck Everyone...

We are pleased to announce that we will be at the best wedding fair in Maidstone at the Mecure Great Danes on Sunday, 15th September, organised by our friends, A Kentish Wedding. The fair will run between 10-2:30pm and brides will receive a free good...

We are having a trunk show! On Friday 16th and Saturday 17th August, we will be launching our new partnership with Eddy K by having their best sellers from the Couture and Sky 2019 collections in store! We predict this will be a very busy event,...

So way back in March, we visited London Bridal Fashion Week and were wowed by the Phil Collins Bridal SS19 collection! It had everything that we felt we were missing so we have been waiting ever since for our chosen gowns to arrive in store....

BIG NEWS EVERYONE! We have been announced as a brand new stockist of two collections by the Italian Designer, Eddy K! From this Autumn, we will be stocking bridal gowns from both the Couture and Sky collections and we couldn't be more excited! Eddy K...

Have you left a bridal store with the stylist showing you A-lines, Trumpets and Sheath silhouettes and you leave feeling more confused than when you entered the boutique? Then this is the blog for you! This blog series takes you on a tour of different...

Why we love Ellis Bridals! Who are they? Ellis Bridals began in the early 20th Century when Ada Ellis designed and created specially made dresses for London’s aristocracy. Ever since then, it has grown and developed to become a pioneer of luxury bridal design and is the...

If you thought bridal wear was all about lace and silver beading, then fortunately you are incorrect…it is becoming much more contemporary and taking on lots of different bridal trend! After our recent trip to London Bridal Fashion Week and the constant research we do to...

Bridal trends- High Necks! After our recent trip to London Bridal Fashion Week and the constant research we do to understand the wonderful world of bridal, we have selected some of the trends we are noticing to potentially include in your bridal style for 2020 or...

New trends entering the bridal market- Floral The bridal trend of 2018 was undoubtedly the stripped back, elegant and plain crepe dresses inspired by the gowns the Duchess of Sussex wore on her wedding day to Harry, the Duke of Sussex. However, a year on we are...

Newly engaged and wondering if wedding fairs are worth using your valuable Sunday’s for? Then read on… Having been engaged and now a wedding supplier, I have seen the benefit of wedding fairs from both sides. Many of you will undoubtedly be searching through Pinterest and...

Bridal Gown Sale! We will be launching our Summer Sale Week at the Wedding Experience at the Hilton Hotel on Sunday, 9th June 2019. Open from 10:30-3:00pm, you will be able to try and but from our sale rails. Dresses by Ellis Bridals and Phil Collins...

Medway Park Wedding Fair We will be attending Medway's biggest wedding fair on Sunday, 2nd June 2019 from 10:00-2:30pm at Medway Park. With over 60 wedding suppliers, it is not one to be missed! So come see us to book your appointment and see what we...

Join us on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June for a designer weekend of L.A. based label, Eliza and Ethan!  Established in 2007, Eliza and Ethan are fast becoming the fashion forward brand of the US. Favouring lots of detachable trains, capes and sleeves, their...

What to expect from a bridal appointment. Feeling nervous about attending a bridal appointment? Never stepped foot in a bridal shop? Wondering how you will ever be able to choose your gown? Then this is the blog for you….. Getting started: It is never too soon to start...

Bridal designer, Ellis Bridals will be sending us their very best gowns for a designer event! We are hosting Ellis Bridals trunk show in the boutique between the 24-27th April! Love Ellis? Then book now as appointments are going fast! We will have our selection from...

Come visit us and over 100 other wedding suppliers the biggest and best wedding fair in Kent! Open between 10:30-4:00pm where we will showcase some of our very gowns for you and get you booked in to visit our luxury boutique in Maidstone! Fashion shows,...

We are delighted to announce that we be at the Wedding Experience's wedding fair on Sunday 24th February 2019. This event will be held at the Hop Farm in Paddock Wood, Kent and will be full of local wedding suppliers ready to make your big...

We are excited to announce that we will be at the Wedding Experience wedding fair at the Kent Event Centre in Detling! This fair is taking place on Sunday 27th January, 10:30-3:00pm. Make sure you come and see us with a selection of our gowns...

Join us on the weekend of Saturday 16th February and Sunday 17th February 2019 for the opportunity of a bride's lifetime! We will be hosting our first Hayley Paige Designer Weekend where we will have a large selection of her gowns in store! Everything from...