• Lindsay McConville

The Bridal Mill

Updated: May 5


I chose The Bridal Mill to be included in this event, as I've photographed a few of their Brides and their dresses were absolutely stunning. They have so many dresses to choose from, you'll no doubt find THE dress. Plus, you can see their entire collection their website, so you can still get excited looking at dresses and deciding which you'd like to see in person, after the lockdown!


When you can finally book an appointment with this Mother-Daughter Team, you'll have a peaceful space and ample time to try their range of different styles, until you fall in love all over again!



The wonderful Charlotte of The Bridal Mill has written the following piece, showing you just why you should say 'YES!' to one of their dresses - Thank you Charlotte! xo



If you'd like to talk to Charlotte, I've included The Bridal Mill's contact details at the end of this post, or you can leave a comment at the bottom of this page and I'll pass her your email address! 🤍





The Bridal Mill, Botley - Established 2012


Our beautiful boutique is based in a 16th century flour mill, in the picturesque village of Botley, Hampshire. Opened by a mother and daughter due to the success of their sister company Dress To Go, which specialises in Prom/Eveningwear.

We offer a large range of bridal gowns from 8 unique designers, who bring a different style and design to our boutique. We have over 100 samples to order from with samples in sizes 8-28. Our full range of dresses can be viewed on our website under each designer.

We also pride ourselves on being a specialist in plus-size wedding dresses, carrying two specific ranges which cater for the curvier figure. Both collections offer dresses with flattering styles and lines created by the inner body corsets fitted inside each dress, to show off the figure. We have over 30 styles to offer which can be ordered in sizes 20-30+.

Our price range is £600-£2,350, catering to everyone’s budget and offering sample dresses at reduced prices, due to discontinuations of certain styles.



We require a 50% deposit to order any dress and the other 50% is due when your dress arrives in with us. Our delivery time frame is 4-5 months, however we can request rush deliveries of around 8 weeks if needed.



We also have our own personal in-house bridal seamstress, to ensure that perfect fit on your special day. To add those finishing touches, we have a large range of bridal accessories which includes veils, tiaras, headpieces, bridal belts and jewellery.

To keep up to date with our latest dress arrivals and bridal news, you can follow us on our social media pages, on Facebook and Instagram.



We also like to share with everyone photos from our beautiful brides on their wedding days. We've included some beautiful photos by Lindsay McConville Photography, of our Brides. Above is Ellie wearing our Jenny dress by Phoenix Gowns, and below is Kirsty wearing Perseus by Sophia Tolli.


We offer one to one appointments with your own bridal consultant, who can advise on styles to suit you and within your budget. We are open Tuesday-Saturday and offer late night evening appointments on Tuesday and Thursdays. All appointments are 90 minutes long, giving you enough time to try on a varied range of styles.

To book your bridal appointment with us please text, email or direct message us on our social media pages. At this time, we are taking people's contact details, enabling us to be able to let you know when we can reopen and book you in. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our collection or service. We look forward to hearing from you….

Q&As



What is your favourite part of what you do?


Getting married is one of the biggest days of any bride’s life. To be a part of this special day is a privilege which we don’t take for granted.


What's your Favourite Dress Style?


It’s not really about what our favourite dress style is, it’s more about what suits the bride we are serving.



What makes The Bridal Mill different to other Dress Shops?

At The Bridal Mill we serve our brides with passion and a genuine interest in giving the best service possible. The journey doesn’t stop after the appointment, the aftercare we offer covers alterations, steaming and answering questions/calming the brides nerves.



Who are you in lockdown with and how are you staying sane/passing the time?


We are fortunate enough that none of us are alone during lockdown. We have passed the time exercising, spending quality time with the family, cooking, baking, reading and meditating.

With things the way they are at the moment, what's your postponement/cancellation policy?


None of our brides have had to cancel their weddings. All their dates have been postponed and we have moved alteration fittings accordingly.


Do you only sell Dresses, or other items too?


We sell veils, hair accessories, belts and hoops.


Do you sell Bridesmaid/Flower Girl Dresses, or do you specialise in Brides specifically?


We only sell wedding dresses and pride ourselves in having styles to suit all body shapes and sizes.


This Wedding Fayre is raising money for Mind, the Mental Health Charity - Why do you personally feel like this is a great cause?


Mental health has always been a big issue globally, but with the current situation, we feel there may be a massive increase in people suffering with mental health problems. It is important that we all do what we can to reach out to those who are suffering.


Thank you to Charlotte at The Bridal Mill, for getting involved in this Event! xo


I've included The Bridal Mill's contact details and important links below. Please take a look and get in touch, but don't forget to leave Charlotte some love, whilst you're here!


Take care and stay safe everyone 🤍



Lindsay xo


Phone: 07741 021649 Email: info@thebridalmill.co.uk

Website: www.thebridalmill.co.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebridalmill Instagram: www.instagram.com/thebridalmill_botley (@thebridalmill_botley) #sayyestothedress #weddingdresses #hampshirewedding

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