Whilst we can’t help with the wedding dress itself, we can help with those all-important alterations; Alterations Boutique in the Arcade can be trusted to make any alterations required to the highest standard. Renowned for their superior craftmanship, Alterations Boutique, who provide a complimentary consultation, are specialists in working with delicate fabrics; including wedding dresses!


When it comes to wedding flowers we can provide you with the best, whether it’s bridal flowers and button holes for an intimate boutique wedding, or complete floral décor for a large lavish event. Visit our newly opened Royal Exchange Flowers and have a chat with the experienced florists in store to discuss your needs.


High up on the list of priorities for weddings is the mother of the bride or groom outfit; it’s a proud moment for many mothers and they want to get it just right for their offspring’s special day. Sean Rayment boutique on Old Bank Street is home to an ensemble of designer brands with the latest must-have styles for the MOB or MOG, along with some amazing hatinators and fascinators to match. Book an appointment with Sean and he will ease the stress and help you find that perfect outfit just for you.


Assuming you already have your engagement ring if you’re getting married this year, we have a wonderful array of jewellers for anyone looking for wedding bands or gifts for the bridal party. Each store has a stunning selection to meet a range of tastes and budgets (and if you haven’t found the perfect engagement ring yet, you’ll surely find one amongst these!):

  • Jenny Jones Jewellery – the home of beautiful vintage and one-off bespoke pieces.
  • Arthur Kay Jewellers – for over 125 years people have enjoyed coming here for quality jewellery and watches from esteemed brands.
  • Swiss Watch Shop – for an incredible range of high-end watches as well as jewellery.
  • Diamond Heaven – their name gives it away: for specialists in diamond rings.
  • Mays Jewellers – for beautiful pre-loved and brand-new engagement rings.

And if you’re looking for the groom and groomsmen outfits and accessories you’ll find a whole choice at Moss Bros, whether you want to buy or rent, you’ll find all you need here.


Now what about your pre-wedding party plans?


If you want somewhere to have a good time with your mates then Fridays has just launched its Cocktail master classes; 90 minutes of sheer fun as you and your group of friends get to test your mixing skills and make your favourite cocktail – or better still, create your own unique cocktail – with the help of one of Fridays expert bartenders. Available for parties of 6 or more.


Annies tearoom is another great choice, especially if you’re looking for somewhere to celebrate with mum and the future mother-in-law. How about treating yourselves to Annies delicious Afternoon Tea, suitably washed down with tea, wine or fizz.


And finally, we all want to look good for our special day; Razors Edge hair & beauty in the Arcade has specialists available in the shop to create the perfect up-do, while the team at The Butchers Chop Shop specialise in grooming for short hair.

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