It’s the job of our bridalwear experts to make your whole experience as unforgettable as the big day itself.
From the moment you’re welcomed into store, you’ll be our centre of attention. You’ll find everything conveniently under one roof – but with plenty of space to comfortably enjoy your visit, however long it takes to find ‘the one’. Make the most of our beautifully decorated, discreet and individual changing areas giving you the space you need to say ‘yes’.
All of this across three floors of outstanding choice to suit every style. Every taste. Every budget. And, as well as our large bridal showroom, you’ll also find your maids catered for with our stunning collection of bridesmaids dresses. Plus that special man in your life is not forgotten either, he’ll be taken care of by our menswear experts at Cheshire Menswear , conveniently located on the first floor.
On our top floor, we even offer a special Ready to Wear collection of bridal and eveningwear dresses ready to take away the same day, so you can find something simply perfect even if you’re working to a slightly tighter budget or timescale without ever compromising on style.
Every dress, every suit is carefully selected and beautifully presented. All the while with a dedicated member of the team on hand to guide you on your buying journey. They’re there every step of the way…whether you know exactly what you want in your mind’s eye, or you’re completely open to new ideas. Whatever the situation, there’s never any pressure – just a pleasure to help.
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MEET THE TEAM
Here are some of the friendly faces you’ll meet when you come and visit us in store.
Emma runs Maria Modes with an infectious enthusiasm and hands-on approach. She never stops trying to improve every aspect of what we do; researching new designers, new trends, and ways to make your experience in store even better. She always goes the extra mile for all our brides and grooms; she’s not one to admit defeat! She never switches off, she just wants Maria Modes to give brides the very best bridal buying experience possible from the moment you make contact with us to the day you get married.
As our longest-standing team member, Sandra’s wealth of knowledge and calming persona always puts brides at ease that they’re in safe hands with her. Nothing is ever too much trouble and if you’re having a crisis of confidence she’s the best at helping you through.
Hands down the biggest joker at Maria Modes, Steph’s bubbly and down-to-earth personality immediately has our brides relaxed and welcomed from the moment they arrive. Steph likes to think outside of the box and bring new ideas to life so will always go that extra mile for our customers.
As a part-time Bridal make up artist and with years of experience in the beauty industry Laura knows how to make you look your very best. She knows what’s bang on trend so is perfect for the modern bride looking for a fashion forward option. She’s also fab at picking out the perfect accessories to compliment your dress.
From Saturday girl to bridal stylist. Jade has worked at Maria Modes since the age of 16 so knows the place inside and out. Her youthful and positive attitude rubs off on everyone and you just can’t help but get along with her. She may be young but don’t let that fool you,she knows our dresses inside and out so can pull out that perfect wild card dress you would never have chosen yourself.
We know how daunting the world of wedding dresses can be. You’ll be in safe hands with our fantastic team of experts, and we are of course here to answer all your questions. But before we get to meet you, here are some of our most commonly asked questions. We can’t wait to welcome you!
24 – 30 PARK GREEN MACCLESFIELD, SK11 7NA
We do not have any private parking but there are lots of parking options nearby, most of which are pay and display.
A full list of our regular opening hours can be found at the bottom of this page. These do sometimes vary on Bank Holidays and for special occasions so please check our socials for any notices of unusual closures.
Once you have your wedding date, we recommend beginning your search 10-12 months before the big day. It is also a great idea to have your venue booked prior to shopping – it can be hard to pick a dress without being able to envision your wedding location and the overall look of your wedding. Our dresses typically take anywhere from 4-6 months to arrive in store, and you’ll want a couple months for alterations. As premium stockists of all our designers we are able to place rush orders on most gowns, if need be, but to avoid extra fees and stress, don’t delay if you don’t need to!
The short answer is yes, but we have a very easy to use online booking system or you can always just pick up the phone and call us! We are almost always fully booked on weekends and evening appointments and during the week is often busy too so we’d hate for you to make the journey and then be disappointed to find we can’t fit you in, but our door is always open if you just want to come down for a nosey first.
Our collection starts from £1,200 and goes up to £4,000, but the vast majority of our gowns are priced between £1,500-£2,500. For the price of a specific designer or dress, please just get in touch.
We may be biased, but dress shopping is certainly the most fun aspect of wedding planning. So it comes as no surprise you may be tempted to bring everyone along! In our experience, more is not always merrier! The more people you bring, the more opinions you’ll hear and the slower your appointment will run. You’ll want to bring guests who understand your true style, give supportive feedback, and will help you look your best. Hearing too many opinions can be overwhelming for even the most confident of brides. Having said that we don’t have a limit on guest numbers, as we know for some brides it wouldn’t be the same without those special guests. We just ask that you give us prior notice so that we can ensure we can accommodate you all, without compromising on our other brides experience in store.
While we are a family-friendly store, we host multiple appointments at a time, and although you’ll have your individual appointment space, children can be a distraction. In our experience, children also get bored quickly, seeing wedding dress after wedding dress. As such, we would encourage you to leave the kids at home and let yourself focus on your dress hunt. If you need to bring children to your appointment, we do ask they are given a separate form of entertainment and remain seated and quiet during the appointment.
Nothing but an open mind! We have everything you will need here already. We have shoes, accessories, hair clips, everything. We ask that you don’t wear too much fake tan as it can rub off on the dresses and its an idea to wear plain / nude underwear so it doesn’t show through on some of the dresses but that’s about it!
Like most bridal boutiques our dresses are priced without alterations included. This is because the amount of alteration each bride needs can vary greatly, so why pay for something you might not need! We typically tell our brides to budget about £300 for their alterations – although this can vary greatly depending upon your specific gown, how it fits, and whether you plan to customise it.
Maybe, maybe not but it doesn’t usually matter. We’ll help you envision how the dress will look on you, even if it’s not an exact fit. Unlike most stores, we stock a huge range of sample sizes, from a UK8 to UK26, and even stock two or three different sizes of the same dress! Some silhouettes, like ballgowns and A-line dresses, are easier to try on even if the size isn’t perfect but we’ll do everything we can to help you feel comfortable and confident during your appointment! We’re experts at using clips and panels to secure the gown for you to see how it will look.
Our stylists are dedicated to finding the dress that will make you look and feel your absolute best. If you have already have some ideas about your dream dress, please include them in your booking questionnaire. Or if you’re coming in blind and have no idea what you want yet, we can work with that, too, in fact, we love a blank canvas! Our experienced stylists will make the search as fun and easy as possible; we love finding you exactly what you’re looking for, even if you don’t know what that is yet. Be ready to leave with your dream dress!