Exclusively Bridesmaids

by | Bride, Bridesmaids


Last year, I received a tip off which alerted me to the brilliant idea of a store that I’m sharing with you today.

One wedding task that can prove to be really hard is choosing a bridesmaid’s dress. While recently more brides have been asking their bridesmaids to choose their own gowns, there are still plenty of brides who are dressing their bridesmaids in the same style.


Exclusively Bridesmaids, by brother and sister Gisella and Andrew, launched in mid 2009 in Sydney after over 35 years in the bridal and manufacturing industry.

Instead of focusing on the bride, Exclusively Bridesmaids is all about the maid. The store makes a point to stock a wide range of colours and styles in each size (so you’re not trying on gowns with safety pins and bulldog clips to check the fit).


The Exclusively Bridesmaids service starts with a questionnaire given to the bride. This helps the team understand the type of wedding, formality, theme and colours allowing them to preselect a number of suitable gowns. Henri Josef, Paco and Mori Lee are just three of the labels Gisella and Andrew stock in their store.

The one hour consultation takes place in the showroom where bridesmaids are made comfortable with private fitting rooms, a personal consultant and plenty of comfy seating!

Andrew and Giselle wanted to support a charity with their business, so as an added bonus $5 of every sale is donated to the McGrath Foundation– a charity which touches the hearts of many women, and supports breast cancer.

Exclusively Bridesmaids is located in the Sydney suburb of Miranda or you can visit their website for more information.


  • Olivia says:
    January 13, 2010 at 4:15 am

    Very cool! They should expand to the states next!

    • Polkadot Bride says:
      January 18, 2010 at 5:29 pm

      I love the concept Olivia- it definitely translates to other countries!

      Does Twirl Boutique do a similar concept?

  • henry roth says:
    January 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Dear All,
    I have done a desogner day at Exclusively Bridesmaids and i love their concept, rane of sizing per style is something that i do not think any one else offers. warm , freindly, they rock and YOU Ms Polka dot rock for lisiting this store on your salubrious ( sp?!) blog, Henry Roth x

  • Keri says:
    January 22, 2010 at 7:01 am

    Yes, Twirl is same concept. Brides love it becasue they get to come in an relax while their bridesmaids play dress up. Great to have in Sydney – we’ve actually had a bride from there. Congrats to Andrew and Giselle!

  • Bree says:
    January 28, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    I was actually a little disappointed with the store when I went in. Although their website says it shows a small selection of the dresses available in store, when I went in the dresses on the web were the only dresses they stock; even the colours are the same. If you only have a few weeks till your wedding and like what the website has, I’d go in, because they have lots of sizes in stock to buy off the rack. However if you’re expecting more variety than what’s online, you’ll be let down.

  • Gisella says:
    February 12, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    In response to Bree’s comment. I am not sure if Bree came in for an appointment, as we do run by appointment so that we can consult our bridesmaids correctly on the way our store runs. We never sell any of our dresses off the rack as our concept is to have a vast size range for all bridesmaids to try on.
    We definitely do have many more styles in store than we display on our website with at least 6 sizes (if not more) of each style.
    We have a small selection of dresses displayed in the same colour as on our website, however we do not have all the same colours as on our website, we choose colours that brides request so that they can view the colour made up in a gown.
    All of our gowns are available in up to 60 different colours.
    Bree I would be more than happy to personally assist you and your bridal party if you wish to book in for a consultation.



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