About Bridal Re-Dress, Colchester Essex Bridal

Established in 2005 to raise money for registered charities

Near Colchester, Essex. 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.
You can find your Dream wedding dress somewhere amongst the fabulous collection of wedding gowns!

What do we do for the community?

Bridal Re-Dress has raised over £15,757 for registered charities and helped hundreds of brides find an affordable wedding dress.
We have recycled hundreds of wedding dresses and most importantly we pride ourselves in having offered an outstanding service.

So where do are brides come from?

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, Canada and Australia!

Why visit Bridal Re-Dress?

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. Bridal wear sample sale every day.

What else can we do for you?

We can also order brand new stunning wedding dresses from London based designer Sanyukta Shrestha,

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!

  • Congratulations to Catherine and Neil. Didn't her mum make a good job of adding the capped sleeves! Ruth, I was so pleased to find your shop. You have an amazing range of dresses, which is great if like me you're looking for something a little bit different to what's in other shops. Thanks for your help with trying them on. I found just what I wanted. Catherine Bridal Re-Dress Bride Catherine
    Catherine and Neil
    Bridal Re-Dress bride Catherine
  • Hi Ruth Bridal Re-Dress bride Cate Hart 2I just wanted to say thank you so much for my wedding dress! The alteration by Vie was beautiful and I'm glad that it had to be done as it was so much prettier than just a zip. Thanks again for your wonderful service and shop.    Cate Hart   Bridal Re-Dress bride Cate Hart 3  
    Cate Hart 2
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Cate
  • Hi Ruth, Thought you would like to see a couple of photos of my wedding day in the dress purchased from your shop. Everyone absolutely loved the dress!  Thanks so much. Sam & Alan Hill x
    Sam close up
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Sam
  •  Hello Ruth As promised I've attached a picture of me in my wedding dress. We had the most amazing day. Thank you for helping me find my perfect dress! Denise xx (Denise's wedding is soon to be featured in 'Essex Bride')
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Denise.
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Denise
  • Congratulations to Michelle on her recent Christmas wedding!  Hi Ruth, We finally got married on the 12 Dec.
    Pics attached, Kind regards Michelle xx
    Bridal Re-Dress bride Michelle
  • Tania & ChristineTania_edited                 Dearest Ruth, we had the most magical wedding on Saturday. Thank you so very much for making me feel so fabulous in your gorgeous dress. Everyone said how stunning I looked especially my husband! I also wore the Daddi earrings and felt so special. I've told everyone how wonderful you are and your amazing shop. I'll be in touch again after our honeymoon but just wanted to say a huge thank you, you are a star. Huge hugs and lots of love Tania xx  
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Tania
  • Bridal Re-Dress bride Vittoria           Vittoria says she had a wonderful wedding and loads of compliments about her dress. She loves it so much she has vowed to wear it every month for a day. However, our dry cleaner says, " No more assault courses Vittoria ! "
    Bridal Re-Dress bride Vittoria
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Vittoria
  • hi Ruth, hope you are well. James and I got married on 12th of this month. it was a great day and the dress was amazing to wear and look at. I got complimented all day and really didn't want to take it off at the end of the day. I miss wearing it. Thank you so much for what you do, you were great when I visited you and I wouldn't of had a 'proper' wedding dress if your business didn't exist. thank you. Sam Brushwood (formerly Jackson) Sam
    Bridal Re-Dress bride Sam
    Bridal Re-dress Bride Sam
  • maria's wedding 2Perfect from day one. All went to plan with the help of Ruth and Bridal Re-Dress and her beautiful dresses.  Couldn't be happier with my dress and my bridesmaids' dresses.marias wedding 3 marias wedding 4   All look perfection, fitting perfectly with my theme of a castle wedding. Thank you so much RuthMarias wedding
    marias wedding 3
    Bridal Re-Dress bride Maria
  • Zoe Vandervord Just want to say a huge Thank You for finding me the most perfect dress! I didn't want to take it off! Will be bringing my mum to you for her dress, Zoe.
    Zoe Vandervord
    Bridal Re-Dress bride Zoe
  •     744 SOPHIA TOLLI We planned our wedding in four months and Bridal Redress was exactly what I needed. I tried on three dresses in the barn; me, mum and nan had the place to ourselves and this one stood out as it was a satin white diamond colour and would fit perfectly for our Colchester Castle wedding. It was also new and had been reduced from over a thousand pounds to £470. It only needed slight alterations in the length which Ruth organised and it fitted well as it has a pretty corset at the back. Thank you Bridal Redress! This place is definitely worth a look! Ruth has much experience and can also advise you as to what dress works best.      
    Bridal Re-Dress bride Catherine
  • Emily Webb Hi Ruth,   It is our 2nd anniversary on Tuesday and I just wanted to drop you a quick line to say thank you for everything! Emily
    Emily Webb
    Bridal Re-Dress bride Emily
  • Thank You
    Thank you    

    Dear Ruth,

    Thank you for helping me pick out the most perfect dress for my wedding day. The dress was absolutely beautiful and made me feel very bridal. Thank you, Grace x        
    Dresses at £100 may be purchased online.
    Bridal Re-Dress bride Grace
  • Hi Ruth I just wanted to send a big thank you for helping find my perfect dress. The first one you pulled out for me and it was absolutely beautiful! I received so many compliments on my wedding day and truly felt like a princess. Wishing you all the best, Charlotte xCharlotte Bridal Re-Dress bride Charlotte
    Bridal Re-Dress bride Charlotte
  • Bridal Re-Dress bride NicolaDear Ruth, Thank you so much for making finding my wedding dress so easy and enjoyable. I'm so glad I found Bridal Re-Dress as you offer so much choice and an opportunity to find something unique on a budget. I couldn't recommend you enough. Thank You. Nicola (nee Downs) Sat 2nd May '15.
    Bridal Re-Dress bride Nicola
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Nicola
  •                    Hi Ruth I hope you're well? Just wanted to say thank you once again for everything and here are a few pics. Kindest regards Lisa Clarke (Byrne 🙂 )
    Lisa (2)
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Lisa
    Hello Ruth!
    I hope you are well, your wonderful seamstress did the most marvelous job.
    Thank you again because the dress made the day! Of course!
    Thank you so very very much
    Kindest Regards
    The new Mrs Faye Heard
    Bridal Re-Dress bride Faye
    Bridal Re-Dress bride Faye
  • Fiona Hi Ruth, Belated greetings! Fiona had an emergency appendectomy five days before the wedding but she made it down the aisle and we had a lovely day! Thank you for your help in sorting her lovely dress and veil. Sharon
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Fiona
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Fiona
  • "Everyone, including my groom,  loved my dress and said it had a real Wow factor. Thank you, Caron."   768 DIANE HARBRIDGE Caron, rear view Caron, bustled 1
    768 DIANE HARBRIDGE, Size 18, Ht:5’10”, £795
    Bridal Re-Dress bride Caron
  • A very big thank-you for helping me to find such a perfect wedding dress. I received so many compliments on the day and, more importantly, I felt a really great combination of a million dollars, but also super comfy and confident. I was just able to relax and enjoy the day, without fretting about how my dress looked. The corsagette in particular was a great hit and the perfect way to complete my outfit.
    I've told everyone about Bridal Re-dress - both about what a lovely experience it was coming and finding a dress, and also just what a great model you've created to benefit a whole host of good causes. When planning a wedding you're very conscious about the sheer amount of stuff needed for just one day. So it's nice that at least the dress wasn't adding to that mound of single-use stuff!    Katy
    Katy & Chris’ wedding
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Catriona
  • Hi Ruth, a little message to say thank you very much in helping me find my gorgeous dress, so many people commented on how lovely it was. We've had our big day and it was amazing, I've attached a few photos.
    Thanks again. Have a lovely Christmas.
    Casey xx
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Casey
  •  Dear Ruth, Thank you so much for my lovely dress, Vie altered it perfectly and I couldn't have been happier! Love from Belinda x
    Bridal Re-Dress Bride Belinda
  • I hope you are well, thank you for all you did i loved my dress and had the most perfect day! Thanks again x ? Dear Lizzie, you look beautiful. Congrats on your baby too! Glad the dress was a success. Ruth x
    Thank you, it was absolutely perfect, had so many compliments!  X
    Bridal Re-Dress bride Lizzie
    Bridal Re-Dress bride Lizzie
  • 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″, £200
    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, Ht:5’6″,£300
    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