About Bridal Re-Dress, Colchester Essex Bridal

Established in 2005 to raise money for registered charities

Near Colchester Essex Bridal Re-Dress is a spacious Wedding Dress store where you can compare 140 different styles of Wedding Dresses in a relaxed environment. Whatever your budget, we can offer an affordable wedding dress. We sell the most desirable designer wedding dresses and the gowns are all in pristine condition. The majority of the wedding dresses have never been worn and are ready to take away.

We stock bridal wear for all ages of brides, including 2nd marriages and destination weddings.
Somewhere amongst the fabulous collection of wedding gowns, in our outstanding Bridal Re-Dress bridal salon , you can find Your Dream Wedding Dress!

Bridal Re-Dress has raised over £14,000 for registered charities.
We have helped hundreds of brides find an affordable wedding dress.
We have effectively recycled hundreds of wedding dresses.
We pride ourselves on offering an outstanding service.
Brides come to us from nearby Colchester, Halstead, Chelmsford, Witham, Kelvedon, Ipswich, Braintree, Sudbury and all over Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and London. Brides even travel from as far away as Hampshire, Herts, Bristol, Devon, Northumberland, Wales, Spain, France and Canada!

So visit Bridal Re-Dress and come away with a stunning wedding dress a little bit different to what you will find elsewhere. You will also have some change in your pocket as there are over 70 dresses at £300 or less. Bridal wear sample sale every day.

We can also order brand new stunning wedding dresses from either London based designer Sanyukta Shrestha, or Essex based designer Philipa Grace  who has a very reasonably priced range.

How to pay at Bridal Re-Dress: Cash, Cheque or Bank Transfer. Please note that if you are paying by bank transfer you need to leave a 10% deposit on the day.

Delighted Customers!

  • Helena & Kevin*Dear Ruth, The dress was gorgeous! People said it was unusual, stunning, gorgeous.... I love it and want to live in it! It was so lovely, I simply didn't want to take it off! I made Kevin film me 'swishing' in it!! 🙂 Thank you so so much! I am so pleased that we met at that fair! Lots of love, Helena xxx
    Helena & Kevin
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Helena
  • Our Jamaican, October 2017 wedding. When I walked into your lovely place you made me feel so at ease. Then, when I  first looked at the dress you chose for me, I thought 'no that isn’t for me but I will try it on'. You just knew! It fitted like a dream and I felt amazing, it was like I walked in that day without planning it and the dress was meant to be! It’s amazing how a dress I didn’t have in my head to wear was THE ONE! You are brilliant at what you do so thank you! Mrs Dennaford     .                          
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Keeley
  • Good morning Ruth, What a wonderful surprise it was to receive a cheque in respect of my Maggie Sottero dress – I’m delighted the new bride was happy with it and wish her all the very best for a wedding day as perfect as mine. A really nice feeling knowing that such a beautiful dress will see daylight again (and that I’ve recovered some of the cost!). Keep up all of your undoubtedly hard work for such great causes. Best regards,  Vicki
    782 Maggie Sottero, Size:10, Ht:5’5″, £650
    Thank you
  • Bridal Re-Dress Bride Jilly    "My beautiful bridal Gown!"

    Many thanks,

    Jilly x

    " Bridal Re-Dress is located in a super quiet location with plenty of free parking!  The vast array of gorgeous gowns are displayed in a comfortable, light and airy environment.

    There is lots of room for trying on wedding dresses and space to walk around and view one's reflection!

    My whole experience at Bridal Re-Dress was relaxing, with the undivided attention of Ruth who understood the style I had in mind immediately!

    My dress is exquisite, well made and represents excellent value for money. Our wedding guests exclaimed that my dress was 'stunning' thank you Ruth!"

    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Jilly
    Bridal Re-Dress bride Jilly
  • Lisa (2) LisaLisa"my daughter looked beautiful for her special day. thanks"
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Lisa
  • Lauren%20&%20BridesmaidsI just wanted to say a quick thank you for finding me a beautiful wedding dress, Kind Regards, Lauren x
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Lauren
  • 654 David Tutera     thank you so much for selling my wedding dress for me. I was so pleased when I received your letter and the cheque and I'm so glad the dress made another bride happy. I just couldn't believe it sold that quickly! Thanks again and I will definitely recommend you to anyone I speak to for both buying and selling their wedding dresses. Kind Regards, Natalie Evans
    Bridal Re-Dress Donor Natalie
  • kate's-dressHi Ruth, Thank you so much for your help in finding my wedding dress - I love the dress. I will definitely be recommending you and Bridal Re-Dress to anyone I know that is getting married in the future and also to those that are already married and have a pretty dress they no longer need!!Thank you,  Kate.
    Bridal Re-Dress Donor and Bride Kate
  • Lisa .'We had a lovely wedding on Saturday 1st Feb and had blue skies all day.
    Kind regards & thanks again, Lisa.'
    Lisa .
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Lisa
  • chest heart and strokeRuth, Thank you so much for the cheque I received for the sale of my wedding dress. It really made my day and I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with your service. My baby is six months old now believe it or not and doing great. The money will go towards home heating, so much appreciated. Many thanks again, Graisse Cassidy. (2005)
    chest heart and stroke
    Bridal Donor Graisse
  • Hannah%20H"Here as promised if a little late a picture of our big day and more importantly the dress. Thank you Ruth everyone said how beautiful it was"
    654 David Tutera £400 Ht: 5’3″
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Hannah
  • Caroline         Caroline enlarged
    Just to say thank you for my perfect dress and with the help of the amazing Vie  made our day very special.
     Thank you
     Caroline and Steve
    Caroline & Steve
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Caroline
  • Prior to moving to Canada I had 4 months until our wedding in Ireland. It was so wonderful to have someone so understanding about the need for a dress in such a short time as the dress shops I had tried in Colchester were very snooty about the timeframe. Also they did not have the variety of styles that you offered. It was great to have the place to ourselves and to have the freedom of so much time with your expertise. I knew when I put my dress on that it was mine and was so happy with the decision and the price and the fact that it was an ethical dress especially with the money going back to charity! I never could have afforded such an amazing dress anywhere else. Again, thank you so much for your help. I have and will recommend you to everyone that I still know that lives in Colchester and London. Best wishes, Sara Kavanagh (McGealy). Sara
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Sara
  •   I was very surprised and delighted that you sold the bridal gown so quickly. Thank you so much for the cheque. It is excellent that the WWF will benefit from the sale too! If I hear of anyone who wants to buy or sell a wedding dress I shall certainly give them your address. Once again, many thanks. Yours sincerely, P.P.Butcher
    Bridal Re-Dress Donor
  • cancer research Dear Ruth It was a pleasant surprise to receive my cheque last week!  I am delighted that my dress will get another opportunity to sparkle in the sun and hopefully help make someone else's special day a little more complete. I am delighted also that in selling the dress we were able to donate to a great cause. Many thanks for your efforts in selling my dress and for getting such a good result so quickly. All the best Helen
    cancer research
    Bridal Re-Dress Donor Helen
  • cancer researchMy dress was perfect! A bargain at £100 and my husband was gobsmacked at it! loved it! This website and company is fantastic and really helps people that can't afford the high street bridal stores.  Julie.
    cancer research
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Julie
  • Dear Ruth vsolkin2_20498[1] Thank you so much for your letter enclosing my cheque following the sale of my Maggie gown. This was well timed I must say and much appreciated just before Christmas! The bride-to-be looks stunning and the dress looks so much better on her than it did me! I hope she has a great day and wish her well. Best wishes Linsey
    Bridal Re-Dress Donor Linsey
  • Sarah-and-Amy Hoooooooooraaaay!!!! Well Done! For everything! Received your letter with the enclosed cheque. Thanks for not giving up on the dress!! I’m very glad, after 2 years, we got a sale for the blue dress... Wishing you more and more success with Bridal Re-Dress. Thank you, Chat De Silva xxx
    Bridal Re-Dress Donor Chat De Silva
  • Hilary%201                                                          

    Ruth was so helpful. I really liked the one to one service I received and the relaxed surroundings helped me find the right dress at an amazing price. Dressmaker Vie made a wonderful job with the alterations too. I would certainly recommend a visit to Bridal Re-Dress.

    776 GINNIS FASHION, Size:16/18, Ht:5′ 5″, £290
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Hilary
  • Ruth, Thank you for playing an important part in our wedding day. My dress looked beautiful and everyone commented on it and asked where I had bought it. You helped me choose well and you were very patient with me trying different styles and your after care has been great too. You do know how to look after your brides. Once again thank you so much Ruth, I will be highly recommending you to anyone who is looking for that perfect dress. Mrs Tracey Cummings Tracey
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Tracey
  • alisonHi, I found my beautiful wedding dress in your amazing collection. I have just recommended you to two of my friends and thought you might like a pic of me in 'The Dress', Alison.
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Alison
  • Natalie
    Hello Ruth,
    We had a wonderful day and I had many nice comments about the dress. Thank you for all your help!
    Kind Regards,
    774 Ronald Joyce, Size 8/10, Ht:5’6″,£400
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Natalie
  • kate Hi Ruth, Thank you so much for your letter about my original wedding dress - that's fantastic news about it selling and mostly about the donation to Cancer Research! Also, thank you so much for your help in finding my wedding dress - I love the dress and can't wait to wear it in August. I will definitely be recommending you and Bridal Redress to anyone I know that is getting married in the future and also to those that are already married and have a pretty dress they no longer need!! Thank you, Kate.
    Bridal Re-Dress Donor & Bride Kate
  • Gemma[1] Hello Ruth Thank you for your assistance with buying Gem's dress. I think we were the first customers after the move to Jordans Farm! The wedding was a very happy, informal affair and the dress looked great! So, thank you very much for your wonderful help and advice! Hope it's all going well, wishing you all the very best. Warmest regards, Anne & Paul.
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Gemma
  • The dress looked stunning. We had a wonderful day, and I think you will agree, the dress looked stunning. Thank you for all your help and patience with the fitting. Best Wishes, Susan Wynn.
    Susan’s Dress back
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Alison
  • Michelle%20LewisThank you fairy god mother (Ruth) you fixed me up with my dream dress a week before my wedding. Your wonderful seamstress altered it in two days. I felt beautiful on our special day. Thank you so much. Michelle x
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Michelle
  • Donna
    Thank you for all your help. The day was magical and the dress looked wonderful.
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Donna
  • Amanda%20in%20Las%20Vegas"Very many thanks for your help in finding my perfect wedding dress, providing help and advice on which type of dress suited me and removing the stress of finding the one.  Everyone has commented on how beautiful it looked.  Will be recommending you to my friends!" Amanda.
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Amanda
  • Emma Picture as promised thanks for the beautiful dress. Emma x (message sent on her wedding day!) 
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Emma
  • LeilaThank you so much for your letter and cheque for selling the other dress. We had such a fantastic time and I was so happy with my new dress which definitely made the day perfect. Thank you again for your wonderful advice. Best wishes Leila Burge
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride and Donor Leila
  • Congratulations to Emma Moriaty for winning the Essex Chronicle Bride of the Month. Emma "We had a lovely day and everyone commented on my dress and how unusual it was to see a printed fabric. Also, I will bring the dress to you for cleaning and two minor repairs. Thank you again for all your help Emma"
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Emma
  • Jules
    We had a fantastic wedding day along with all our friends and family in Skiathos Greece.  The dress was by Lola Gray with a lace bolero attached.  Thank you so much. Hope all is well Kind regards Jules xx
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Jules
  • ObiHi Ruth, Thank you for helping me to buy my beautiful wedding dress... Everyone was asking me about the dress and i passed on your details to a few... My wedding was on 21st Dec 2012 at the Hilton in Colombo, Srilanka. I thought of sending you some pics for your gallery!! Enjoy!!   Best regards, Obashini De Silva (Obi)
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Obi
  • Sarah-and-AmyHi Ruth, the wedding went well, usual hiccups. Sarah looked amazing in her dress & Amy looked lovely in hers and had lots of admirers. Regards  Diana
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Sarah & bridesmaid Amy
  • Nicky Hi Ruth I would like to say a big thank you for all your patience and assistance in helping me choose my beautiful wedding dress.    You have such a wonderful choice of gowns it was hard to choose but after trying so many on I found “the one”!  I had an amazing wedding day and so many compliments on my gorgeous dress! With very best wishes to you and Bridal Re-Dress, Nicky.
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Nicky
  • Kate,%20St%20Lucia
    Wedding in St Lucia.  Everyone commented on how beautiful Kate's dress looked and she was thrilled with it.  She looked stunning and it was exactly what was required for the location.
    Regards, Linda and Kate x
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Kate
  • Sophan
    Just to let you know, that the wedding of my son to Sophan was a lovely day and that the dress looked great. Thank you for all your help with the dress and shoes. Thanks again for your support
    Best regards
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Sophan
  • Joanne Thanks for all your help - it was the right dress! Joanne Walsh
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Joanne
  • I found my dream dress on my first visit to Bridal Re-dress. On the Wedding day and for many days after people said “how spectacular and unique my dress was!” I also feel I have made an ethical buy with money going to Charities. Ruth’s Salon is set up in the beautiful countryside of Colchester and I had the whole place to myself which made me feel special. Ruth and her Assistants took care of any details with perfect timing and professionalism. Teresa. Theresa
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Teresa
  • Liz Hi Ruth We had a wonderful day, the ceremony was lovely, the sun shone & even the local church bells rang!  The day went too fast but everyone had a great time so we have lovely memories of a near-perfect Day. Many thanks, once again, for all your help with my dress fittings (& to Viv too for her expertise with alterations & making the skirt & wrap). I wish you continued success with the business. Kind regards, Liz Rider (nee Walters)
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Liz
  • Ally Thank you so much for your help with my dress, we had a great day at Gretna Green in September! I have attached a couple of photographs, am also wondering if it would be possible to sell the dress through you? Thank you again Ally x
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Ally
  • jenny
    Hi Ruth
    I got married in Sorrento Italy.
    Thank you so much for your help!
    You really helped me out and what you do is fantastic! I have been spreading the word!!!
    Many thanks again
    love jen xx
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Jenny
  • carolynAs promised Ruth, a picture of me in my beautiful gown, may I just take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for all your help, I have already recommended you to so many people as I think your dresses are amazing!! Kind regards Carolyn
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Carolyn
  • Dear Ruth, I am delighted to learn that you have sold my dress and veil so quickly and someone else can enjoy their special day in such a special dress. It is really nice of you to let me know that MacMillan have benefitted from these proceeds and I didn't expect you to re-imburse me for cleaning costs, which is also really appreciated. I hope you continue to keep up all your good work, you are an angel. Best Wishes, Claire
    Donor Claire, Cotswolds
  • claire cardyI was amazed and delighted by the quality, variety and volume of dresses available in Bridal Re-Dress. Ruth has created a very comfortable outlet in fabulous surroundings. Her studio is very spacious and Ruth is very welcoming and helpful. I tried on so many dreses I was spoilt for choice and she helped me find the perfect dress (which turned out to be brand new), veil and tiara at an amazing price. What I also admire is that Ruth runs her service with any proceeds she makes going to charity. I cannot recommend Ruth enough. If you're looking for a Wedding dress, your first appointment must be with Bridal Re-dress. Claire Barley, Chelmsford  
    claire cardy
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Claire