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‘21 Certificate of Excellence, 2021

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We create bespoke wedding gowns and special occasion wear. Every piece is handcrafted in our Manchester studio, so you can have any style of design for your big day!

Your gown will fit perfectly and will be like no other.

Please get in touch to book your no pressure design consultation.

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4 July 2022

Erica is simply amazing. I had been really unlucky trying to find a dress off the shelf as there always seemed to be just one aspect of each dress I didn't like. I met with Erica with my mum and brothers (bridesmaids) and she explained everything really clearly, and essentially said she would be able to create the dress of my dreams for me.

Throughout the process she was excitable, kind, warm and the communication was excellent. She has amazing ideas and came up with things I hadn't even thought of that I loved. The dress was absolutely stunning and my husband was blown away. I am still getting comments from people over a month later about how stunning I looked in my dress. The train, veil and cape she made me were all beautiful too.

She was always so flexible with fittings as I often work late but she stayed late for me on more than one occasion. She is extremely talented and I absolutely loved every minute of being in my dress from the moment I put it on. If you're not sure what kind of dress you want or want something more bespoke (but still really reasonably priced) I cannot recommend Erica enough. Thank you, Erica!
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22 June 2022

Erica recently made my daughter a communion dress out of my wedding dress; we are absolutely thrilled with the result. She was really helpful throughout the whole process and the dress is absolutely stunning. Thanks Erica

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3 February 2022

t’s taken me a while to be able to write this due to the upset caused but unfortunately I didn’t have a good experience.
Pros - Erica was a super friendly woman
Cons - unfortunately I only saw the first draft of my dress 4 weeks before my wedding which caused a lot of stress and sleepless nights. I was told that this was not normal.
Due to the time management, I didn’t get a full mock up of the dress and instead had a mock up of the top but the bottom was made straight away. I feel that this contributed to the fitting issues with my final dress.
Due to the time management I felt that my dress was really poorly fitted - it was far too big but as I was lead to believe there wasn’t enough time to sort it (through no fault of my own) I took the dress home. I appreciate that it was felt that I had lost weight in the 5 months since I was first measured but that’s what alterations are for and this dress was supposed to be bespoke and made to fit me.

Despite the poor fit, I was going to wear the dress as the time constraints meant I had few other options. However, when doing a dress rehearsal of my outfit, the zip on the dress broke (this was two days before the wedding). Erica did offer to fix it but it would have meant hours of travelling for myself the day before the wedding and on the morning of the wedding.

I really feel that I didn’t have the proper bridal experience. Not only did I have to wear something else for my wedding (and the stress of sorting that out) but I had weeks of stress leading up to and the day of my wedding. I even cried on the morning of because I didn’t have a dress I was happy with.
Because of all the stress and the last minute nature of it all, I felt overwhelmed during my appointments (which as they were offered or arranged the day before, meant I couldn’t invite anyone along with me for any of them) and was so relieved when I finally had a dress, I didn’t feel like I had time to take it all in and spot the problems with the dress but as professionals, I would have expected the fitting issues to be identified by them.
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We are absolutely devastated that Kayleigh was so unhappy with her experience at Erica Stacey Bridalwear. Kayleigh’s outfit consisted of two skirts, a separate bodice and self fabric covered belt. Skirts of this style would never be toiled because they are altered to fit throughout the process of having them made and need to be made in the final fabric to check the drape of the fabric is correct. The bodice was toiled twice. The first toile was made to the original body measurements and the second was altered to fit Kayleigh at the time of her appointment. Her waist circumference had reduced by 8cm from her original measurements and so the skirts were then altered to fit. The belt required 3 extra eyelets to reduce to fit the new waist circumference. At every stage Kayleigh was asked if she was happy and at no point did she tell us that she wanted to bring a friend or family member to her fittings. We would have happily arranged appointments out of standard business hours if she had asked us. We have photos of a very happy bride to be at Kayleigh’s final fitting which was nine days before her wedding. As with all of our brides, she was given full length appointments and asked repeatedly if there was anything she was unhappy about. The only changes she asked us to make were to reduce the sleeve puff volume, lower and reshape the front neckline and shorten the circular skirt to above her knee. It is not normal to have a first fitting four weeks prior to a wedding, but unfortunately the pandemic has affected time scales within our business. When staff have returned from self isolation, they have all worked extra hours, longer days and weekends to compensate for their absence. As soon as we read the terribly sad email from Kayleigh’s mother informing us of the broken zip, we immediately asked her to bring the skirt back into the studio. We were then informed that she was in Leamington Spa. Erica offered to drive to collect the skirt, fix it on Sunday and personally deliver it back Kayleigh in Derbyshire ready for her wedding the following day. Our offer to help was refused. We have been creating beautiful bespoke bridal wear since 2010 and have a wealth of knowledge between our talented team. We ask repeatedly at every fitting if a bride is satisfied. Unfortunately if a bride signs to say she is happy when in fact they are not, we have no way of knowing if that is not the case.

25 March 2020

If you are looking for your wedding dress I highly recommend Erica Stacey. Erica is so talented and just so lovely to work with. She took the time to get to know me, understand my ideas and designed the perfect dress. My wedding was due to take place on Saturday but has sadly been postponed. I look forward to sharing the photos with you when I do finally get to wear my fabulous dress. Thanks again Erica xx More...

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1 March 2020

Having Erica to design and make my wedding dress was a breath of fresh air! From the wedding dress shopping I had briefly done, I had a bad experience because of the samples in shops not catering for the fuller figure. Erica was recommended to me by a friend of my mum’s and her ideas, creativity and professionalism was outstanding. I was so happy with the final result; Erica really did make me feel like a million dollars on a very special day, I can’t thank her enough xxx More...

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30 January 2020

I can’t recommend enough! My dress was perfection! The whole process was great fun too, I loved going for fittings! I had quite a set idea in my mind and Erica brought it all to life and suggested some amazing additions to create the dress of dreams ????

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28 November 2019

If you are looking for your unique bespoke wedding dress and need some help visualising it give Erica a call you won't be disappointed. Before I met Erica I spent ages flicking through bridal magazines and walking aimlessly around bridal shops liking some bits of a lot of different dresses. Erica helped me shape my wish list and transformed my basic ideas into an amazing dress!!! Erica has natural flair, an eye for detail and is a great listener (and very patient), nothing was too much trouble for her. Thanks once again Erica xx More...

28 November 2019

Erica designed and created a bespoke outfit for me to wear at my son's wedding. She took time to understand what I was seeking and designed a fabulous dress and jacket with great attention to detail. It was beautiful with some extra special embellishments and intricate details. Erica has a customer centric approach which put me at ease as I felt outside of my own wedding this was the next important outfit. I would recommend Erica highly if you are looking for that special outfit. Thank you Erica and team. More...

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14 November 2019

A very, very belated thank you for my beautiful winter wedding dress - it was everything I imagined and more. Attention to detail was fantastic! Your patience, professionalism, communication and customer service was outstanding - I felt so at ease throughout and loved the whole experience from start to finish. I am so grateful for all your hard work and efforts - a fantastic team who I will undoubtedly be recommending to family and friends! More...

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9 November 2019

Erica's professionalism, patience and customer service was outstanding - I felt at ease throughout and loved the whole experience from start to finish. My dress was everything I had ever imagined and more, attention to detail was fantastic and I am so grateful for all the hard work and effort put into it- a fantastic team that I will definitely be recommending to family and friends! More...

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1 November 2019

I felt like an absolute princess all day! I couldn't have asked for a better quality made and perfect design for my big day especially in my favourite colour that was so difficult to find on the high street ???????? xx

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31 October 2019

Erica is nothing short of a genius. Several months before my wedding she had made an exquisite sapphire blue mermaid evening gown with long lace sleeves and crystal buttons for my mum. From there I saw the incredible workmanship that goes into creating her bespoke dresses and I knew it had to be Erica who made my wedding dress. I gathered some inspiration from various Instagram/ Pinterest posts and other sources and took them along to our first appointment. I don’t know how she does it (like I said - she is a genius) - but Erica managed to take all the elements from each idea that I liked and combine them into one dream design, which she sketched out there and then. The following steps were easy- I left to all in the hands of her and her wonderful team and over the following months they made the dream dress come to life. Erica is incredibly talented, and her passion for dress- making is so evident, as soon as I met her I could see how much love and dedication goes into every one of her creations. She has been an absolute delight to work with, and I’m really really grateful and honoured to have been an Erica Stacey bride. More...

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22 October 2019

From a few emails, two phone calls and two visits Erica NAILED my wedding dress. Patient, skilled and knowledgable she totally put my mind to rest and made my gown just how I imagined it. Even delivering on a last minute veil decision! If you’re looking for a custom, bespoke dress and are worried about taking the plunge: do it. You won’t regret it. ???? More...

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29 October 2018

a wonderful experience from initial concept design to finished masterpiece ... I would recommend Erica and her Team 100% ???????? my dress was amazing !

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23 October 2018

I was looking for a short cape to go over my satin strapless wedding dress, and a google search led me to Erica Stacey! Erica was by far the most reasonable quote I received and also the most friendly and helpful response. I met with Erica and showed her one Pinterest picture and explained what I wanted, she sketched it up, pulled out some sample fabrics and I was sold! The finished cape was everything I wanted and more, and I love that I have a part of my wedding dress that I can wear again! Thank you all so much xxx More...

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29 August 2018

I came to Erica having found the style of dress which I knew I wanted but being unable to find a “perfect” dress without buying an imperfect dress and making expensive alterations to the design. Erica immediately understood my vision, especially when I was able to show her images of these dresses which I’d tried and explained the issues I’d had with them. She sketched out what we discussed and showed me the fabrics which she thought would work.The finished result in the end, along with the matching veil, was not only beautiful and perfect but also undeniably a better fit and quality than I could have got from a bridal boutique. I have a tall, slim build so having a dress made to measure meant the waist and hem weren’t sitting too high or too short. Erica also put extra layers into the dress which meant that the flow of the material was a lot more natural and the dress skimmed over my curves rather than hanging onto them. My guests all commented how stunning and unique my dress was and I felt very proud to have had a hand in its design. I would highly recommend taking this route over buying a wedding dress from a shop, and I found it was not more expensive than ordering a dress and paying extra for alterations. Thanks Erica! More...

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31 July 2018

I came to Erica having found the style of dress which I knew I wanted but being unable to find a “perfect” dress without buying an imperfect dress and making expensive alterations to the design. Erica immediately understood my vision, especially when I was able to show her images of these dresses which I’d tried and explained the issues I’d had with them. She sketched out what we discussed and showed me the fabrics which she thought would work. The finished result in the end, along with the matching veil, was not only beautiful and perfect but also undeniably a better fit and quality than I could have got from a bridal boutique. I have a tall, slim build so having a dress made to measure meant the waist and hem weren’t sitting too high or too short. Erica also put extra layers into the dress which meant that the flow of the material was a lot more natural and the dress skimmed over my curves rather than hanging onto them. My guests all commented how stunning and unique my dress was and I felt very proud to have had a hand in its design. I would highly recommend taking this route over buying a wedding dress from a shop, and I found it was not more expensive than ordering a dress and paying extra for alterations. Thanks Erica! More...

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30 July 2018

Would like to Thank Erica and Christine for all there hard work on my beautiful wedding dress.. everybody loved my dress, I had so many compliments it was just absolutely beautiful and I couldn’t recommend h them both more! Thank you! Xx

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23 July 2018

Gorgeous dresses!!

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23 July 2018

Janet Sainthouse-Percival looked amazing her dress was so beautiful.

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23 July 2018

Beautiful dresses and very friendly, always a joy to work with

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23 July 2018

Lovely to finally meet you today at The Indie Wedding Fair! Your dresses are just gorgeous! See you again soon! Ali @ Diddibox Flowers

Reviewed on Facebook

23 July 2018

Erica Stacey is the most friendliest, loveliest, professional bespoke dress maker. I always felt at ease and nothing was too much trouble. I went with my ideas and Erica drew exactly what i described. Every Single person commented on the dress on the day.
Highly recommended, thank you again!! I even managed to bring a tear to my husbands eye when he saw me in the dress (which i didnt think was possible!).
Thank you xx
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23 July 2018

I would recommend Erica to anyone, she is a fabulous designer and a wonderful human being who created a stunning dress for my big day. The whole process was really enjoyable and finding a dress had been something that I was dreading. Thank you Erica! Xx More...

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23 July 2018

Erica was simply amazing from start to finish ! with a traumatised daughter in need of a prom dress ! , Very petite and could not find a dress to fit ! Erica came to the rescue , and created a dress that was stunning and officially red carpet. Awesome ! Thank you so much ! X happy daughter ! More...

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23 July 2018

I am so lucky to have discovered Erica. She is absolutely delightful, professional and talented and nothing was ever too much trouble for her! I shared my dream wedding dress ideas with Erica and she designed exactly what I wanted. I would definitely recommend her to any of my female friends who are getting married soon... Erica, I can't wait to show you all the official pictures, thank you xxxxxx More...

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23 July 2018

Ordered 4 made to measure bridesmaid dresses from Erica. She was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Dresses were stunning and I would highly recommend checking her out if you are after something different but reasonably priced!

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23 July 2018

Erica made my wedding dress in October 2015! I had only 3 months from the day I went to her till the day I got married, I was told by places I wouldn't get a dress in time and Erica designed and made it with a week left to the day! My dress was amazing and I loved it! It was exactly like I imagined and the drawing she had done with me � More...

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23 July 2018

I was so incredibly happy with my dress Erica made me for my wedding! She 'got me' right from the start and designed a stunning dress that made me feel so special wearing it! The quality of the craftsmanship is amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole process! What a lovely and super talented lady! Xxx More...

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23 July 2018

Eric designed and made the dress for my daughter Chelsie, who was taking part in the Miss Teen GB Pageant.
The dress was truly stunning and received lots of praise and fantastic comments from other participants in the Pageant, including parents and sponsors.
I believe that the dress played a great part in the eventual outcome of the event.
I would thoroughly recommend Erica to anyone that requires a dress for that special occasion that will be unique and truly memorable.
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23 July 2018

I was sad to say goodbye to Erica when she delivered my beautiful wedding dress. Not only was she determined to make me happy, she got to know me as a person and concentrated on my needs. Being a wheelchair user, it wasn't the easiest to find something ideal for my practical needs, as well as ensuring I felt like a perfect bride. The extra sparkle was so me! Thank you Fairy Godmother Erica (and Christine!) xx More...

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23 July 2018

Erica is amazing. I fell in love with a dress but literally *NO* alterations ladies I visited could make it fit as it was awkward as hell (I have very small boobs, but hey, they're nifty) Anyway. .. Erica and her team redesigned it, chopped the top bit and put it back together and made it a million times better than I could have imagined. Within a week as well! She literally saved my ass from having to wear another dress. I am forever grateful. She is also a totally bonzer lady who could not be lovelier. I would not hesitate to recommend! More...

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23 July 2018

So so so pleased to have found Erica and her team!!!

After a disappointing few months looking in bridal stores and finding nothing that I liked I was quickly becoming disheartened with the whole process!

That was until I met Erica who transformed my vision in to reality by designing the most perfect dress for the big day!

It was such a wonderful experience and can’t thank Erica and Christine enough for all their hard work!

Xx
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23 July 2018

From the word go Erica knew exactly what my idea was. She understood completely what I wanted and made it happen! The studio is so cute inside with vintage gowns and surrounded by retro vogue designs. I absolutely loved my whole experience.

Thank you!!
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23 July 2018

I found erica on a google search while trying to find someone to make my wedding veil. I sent her an enquiry and within days I had an appointment to go to her studio to meet and design my veil. Erica is professional and I felt confident from our first appointment she could make me dream veil. She didn't disappoint! My veil was all I hoped and more, exactly how I pictured it in my head and the attention to detail was outstanding. She went the extra mile when I went for my veil fitting and fixed an issue on my wedding dress too while I was there!! I can't recommend erica enough, she is totally fab xxx More...

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23 July 2018

I got engaged in August 2016 whilst pregnant and then married in May 2017. I was feeling a little anxious about trying a dress on because I wanted to lose some baby weight, This meant that Erica was amazing and transformed my mum’s 40 year old vintage dress into a beautiful dress of my dreams all in 4 months whilst my shape was continuously changing! !! Her vision is incredible and her relaxed style makes you at ease at every fitting. I absolutely loved my dress and I got to wear part of it again on my honeymoon!

Erica - I am so sorry it’s taken so long to write a review
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26 May 2018

Very friendly, welcoming and happy to help. Can tell she enjoys what she does.

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26 May 2018

I am so thankful to Erica, after being let down with 8 weeks to go to my wedding Erica kindly managed to fit me in!I loved designing my dress with her from start to finish. She listened to my ideas and made fabulous suggestions too. Erica made me feel at ease throughout the process and she literally created my dream dress. More...

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26 May 2018

I am so glad I discovered Erica. She and her team are professional, friendly & driven! I was a fussy bride who knew exactly how I wanted things for my dress- an anti wedding wedding dress! Erica and I sat and designed exactly what I wanted which was a bodysuit to match a skirt I had purchased in blush pink, plus they made the tie and handkerchief for my groom. I would recommend her over and over again & cant thank her enough for her hard work & beautiful result for our big day ! x More...

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26 May 2018

Erica made me the wedding dress of my dreams. It was better than the picture, and also also I became pregnant! So many adjustments had to be made, and she was so understanding, kind and patient. The whole process from first meeting her, in her cosy studio, to alterations and contact in between was great, I felt I like was always catching up with a friend.She also made a traditional Nigerian dress for me which was just perfect! She sourced the correct material, and did her magic.She's a true artist and If I could score higher than five starts I would.Thank you so much for everything Erica and co! More...

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26 May 2018

I met Erica at a vintage wedding fair and right from that initial conversation she saw my vision and understood exactly what I wanted. I had wanted wear my mums 40year old wedding dress but make changes so it felt like my own. Erica listens to everything intently and than makes an incredible design that comes true to life all in a really relaxed manner. Nothing about the wedding dress process was stressful. I think the most impressive bit is that she first met me 11 months pregnant and completed the dress during the following 6 months, during which my shape and size was continuing to change at each fitting! Amazing, I can’t recommend enough. More...

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16 April 2018

So so so pleased to have found Erica and her team!!! After a disappointing few months looking in bridal stores and finding nothing that I liked I was quickly becoming disheartened with the whole process! That was until I met Erica who transformed my vision in to reality by designing the most perfect dress for the big day! It was such a wonderful experience and can’t thank Erica and Christine enough for all their hard work! Xx More...

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3 April 2018

I am so glad I discovered Erica. She and her team are professional, friendly & driven! I was a fussy bride who knew exactly how I wanted things for my dress- an anti wedding wedding dress! Erica and I sat and designed exactly what I wanted which was a bodysuit to match a skirt I had purchased in blush pink, plus they made the tie and handkerchief for my groom. I would recommend her over and over again & cant thank her enough for her hard work & beautiful result for our big day ! x More...

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28 March 2018

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