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Introducing the Oxfam Wedding Departments

Visiting a Bridal Department

All prospective brides will be given a warm welcome at an Oxfam Bridal Department. Read about the experiences of some people who have visited a department.

Fully trained Oxfam volunteers will be available to show you the dresses. (Please ring first)

All our stock is donated and most of it comes from designers and retailers and is new so there is always a wide range of styles and designs. Stock changes frequently so the pictures you see here are indication of the type of dress we have in the Departments.

As well as wedding dresses we can help with accessories, shoes, bridesmaids dresses and, in some departments, outfits for the mother of the bride

Before you make a journey, we advise ringing first and discussing what you want with the Bridal Department manager. In all bridal departments, customers are met and looked after by a volunteer. There is no hard sell because we want you to have a happy experience whether you buy or not. For most shops, it is essential to make an appointment; to see how to do this and how to get to the shop, see the entry specific to the shop using the navigation strip on the right.

What prospective Brides think of their visit to an Oxfam Bridal Department

"I visited the Bradford shop and was bowled over by the lovely surroundings where I had the undivided attention of Molly and plenty of space to change and look at myself in the large mirrors. Trying several very different dresses, I changed my mind and went for a simple off-the shoulder design with a high bust. Thank you Oxfam"

An Oxfam Unwrapped wedding list

This is truly for the couple who have sufficient material goods but whose friends still wish to celebrate the wedding with a gift

Oxfam have made it possible to draw up a wedding list where the gifts are sent to provide sustainable livlihoods to communities around the world. Visit the Oxfam Unwrapped pages