The Boutique

Champagne & Charlotte Bridal is a stunning award-winning bridal boutique situated in the heart of the historic town of Bideford, North Devon. Close to nearby towns, Barnstaple, Bude and Torrington and within easy reach from Exeter and Plymouth. It provides a beautiful collection of the very best in bridal fashion and focuses on giving every bride a special and unforgettable wedding dress shopping experience.

With a light, stylish interior and personal appointment-only service, Champagne & Charlotte allows brides to find the perfect wedding dress in a modern, intimate and relaxed environment. Our dress prices start from £1000 and go up to £3500+, with a variety of styles to suit any bride. Whatever your budget or vision, we really care about providing you with the best experience possible and ensuring that you leave every appointment with a huge smile on your face and some wonderful memories of your time in Champagne & Charlotte.

Frequently Asked Questions

We thoroughly recommend having an idea of your wedding date and venue before shopping for your wedding dress as these can have a huge influence on the dress you choose.

12 months before your wedding is a great time to start looking, as this will be the same time of year as your big day. We recommend ordering your dress no later than 10 months before your wedding to allow for fittings, delivery and any necessary alterations.

If you have less than 6 months until your wedding, most of our designers offer a rush order option, with a small charge. There are also certain times of the year when we will have sample dresses available to buy from the boutique.

Our stunning collection of dresses range from £1000 – £3500.

We operate on an appointment only basis simply so that we are able to provide you with our undivided attention and allow you to have exclusive use of the boutique during your appointment!

Contact us today at or give us a call on 01237 237210.

Whilst we are in an appointment, we lock the door to the boutique to give each bride exclusive use. This means that you receive our undivided attention and are able to feel comfortable to try on dresses without worrying about someone walking in. If you have any questions, you are always free to contact us on Facebook, via email or give us a ring on 01237 237210. 

We offer evening appointments (after 4pm) by request on Thursdays. We understand that for some brides, this will still not be suitable for you. If this is the case, please give us a call or send us an email, and we will do whatever we can to accommodate you.

During the appointment, we are able to accommodate a maximum of 4 guests, including the bride. We completely understand that this is an experience you want to share with lots of people but too many opinions can make the whole experience very overwhelming for you. Wedding dress shopping also isn’t much fun for children, whilst we love little ones, consider your appointment as an exclusive, gown-up treat!

We want everyone to leave the boutique with amazing memories of their experience; with a few very important people accompanying you, your appointment will be so much more enjoyable and you will be confident that you have chosen a wedding dress that YOU love!

We understand how important this decision is and how overwhelming it can be. No bride should feel rushed into making a decision, which is why we allow a full 90 minutes for your appointment. We want you to feel relaxed and have fun, taking your time to find your dream wedding dress. Once at the boutique, you will be provided with drinks and nibbles whilst discussing your vision! Please feel free to bring any pictures or inspiration you have that will guide us in finding your perfect dress.

The real fun begins as we pick some dresses to try on! For many, this is enough time to find ‘the one’, which means it’s time to think about fittings and an accessories appointment!

However, if you are unable to find your dream dress in your first appointment, do no not worry! Shopping for your wedding dress can be really overwhelming; sometimes it is best to have a break from it to clear your head before coming back another day with a fresh perspective.

Wearing nude underwear to your appointment will give you the best idea of how beautiful the dresses look on you.

If you are planning to wear your hair up or pinned back, bringing along a hair clip or tie will allow you to see how the dress will look with the hairstyle you have in mind.

Although we have lots of gorgeous shoes in the boutique that you can try on with the dresses, if you have already picked out your wedding shoes or have a specific heel height in mind, please feel free to bring a pair along with you!

Please refrain from wearing heavy make up or fake tan to your dress appointments as the dresses are made from delicate fabric that doesn’t deserve to be stained!

Please also note that photography is not permitted in the boutique. Any photos taken will not be a true reflection of how lovely you will look on the day.

Our dresses range from size 10 to size 16. Please do not worry at all about finding samples to fit; we have lots of clever tricks to give you a great idea of how the dress would look on your big day!

We handpick only a select few of the dresses from each collection so if there is a dress you have seen from one of our designers please let us know! If we do not have that specific dress in the boutique, we can loan a dress from the designer at a small delivery charge, which will be refundable if you decide to buy the dress.

The fitting process begins roughly 8-12 weeks before the date of your wedding. This will ensure enough time for the seamstress to make any necessary alterations to your dress so that it fits perfectly on your big day.

We are very lucky to have a talented seamstress that can be used for these alterations and these can take place in the boutique.

Please note, the cost of alterations are not included in the price of the dress.

At Champagne & Charlotte we stock beautiful bridesmaid dresses by London based designers, Maids To Measure. In order to try these dresses, you will need to book a bridesmaid appointment as your wedding dress appointment should be all about finding your dream dress!

Bridesmaid’s appointments, the same as wedding dress appointments, give you exclusive use of the boutique with champagne and nibbles provided!

If you would like to book a bridesmaid appointment, please give us a ring on 01237 237210 or send us an email at

Please note, we operate on an appointment only basis and lock the door during appointments for privacy. We also do not answer the phone during appointments in order to give our bride our full attention. If there is no answer when you call, please leave your name and number and will get right back to you as soon as we have a spare moment.

Opening hours are:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10-4
Wednesday: 10-4
Thursday: 12-4 (4-9pm by request)
Friday: 10-4
Saturday: 10-4
Sunday: Closed