Choosing an appropriate name for a bridal shop has its challenges. The name should reflect your image and brand. Brides will either choose to come to your shop because they love your name, or possibly not schedule an appointment if they feel your shop is not the place where they will find their dream gown. While researching bridal shops in the United Kingdom, I found overall their bridal boutique's names were incredibly creative. Names such as Hoops-A-Daisy and Tantrums and Tiaras really stood out. Overall, shop owners did not stick to the classics and they were willing to take risks with unconventional names; and for that I applaud them.
During my research, I emailed each shop for comment. Keep in mind we are only rating these shops by our favorite names and they are not in any particular order.
|Tantrums and Tiaras|
|"The House that Moved"|
4. Sugared Almonds Bridal Couture- Again, this name just took me by surprise! I adore almonds and what girl doesn't have an obsession for sugar...I had to learn more. Although I did not learn the origins of their unique name, I did learn they are a family run business and therefore always provide excellent service and honest advice.
5. Vanilla Beaus Bridal Boutique- I love this name! Luxury bespeaks it and after reading through their website I find it correctly matches their brand. Vanilla is rich and fragrant and beaus reminds one of beauty. Carrying higher end lines, owners Natalie Garrard and Jodie Willaims saw a need for a shop of this nature and opened shop quite recently in 2012. What also makes them unique, other than their name, is they sell engagement rings as well.
|Just a Day|
7. Frilly Frocks- I quickly realized frocks must have a different connotation in the UK from the US when researching shops in England. Frocks on Frilly Frock's website is directly speaking about wedding gowns when they say 'This year we are thrilled to introduce some new and exclusive Designers to our ever growing eclectic collection of frocks.' I have a whole new take on the word frock and look forward to using it more and more :)
|Tantrums and Tiaras|
9. The Tailors Cat- Do not let this name fool you. When I came across this name I think I read it more like this: 'The Tailor's Cat...?' Wondering where this name came from, I went to their website and learned they have a beautiful shop with high end designers and a team willing to make your experience the best. Boasting over 100 gowns they reach across all lines and offer vintage, traditional, contemporary and destination style gowns.
10. Ebenezer's Bridal- Instantly upon reading this shop name I imagined the Ebenezer's Scrooge character from Charles Dickens's novel, a Christmas Carol. However, upon more research I learned the name has nothing to do with this character. Situated in Shropshire, owner Helen Broadway actual opened the shop as a florist and then branched out to include bridal.
All in all, I found it was wrong to judge a book by its cover. All these bridal shops had unique names and the ones which boasted the highest end designers were not necessarily ones I would have assumed based off their names. I absolutely loved researching these gorgeous shops. Again, I have to tip my hat to the shop owners for being bold and choosing such unconventional names!
Lots of love to the United Kingdom!