The Wedding Centre

57-59 Waterhouse Street, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 1EA
Tel : 01442915905

Here is what our Brides say about us

Loved my experience
second time round for me
but just knew that I couldn't walk away from the dress of my dreams jo made things very easy and also made me very comfortable xx cheers jo xx


I met up with Jo and immediately felt relaxed- she helped ‘seatbelt’ me into quite a few dresses after encouraging me to try on as many as I wanted to. The service was fantastic, second dress in there were tears from my mum and I and my dress was decided...this was also the dress Jo would have recommended to me! Brilliant service and excited about my wedding dress now. Thanks Jo


I have had such an amazing experience at the wedding centre! I said yes to the dress with the help of the amazing Lucinda. She made me feel at ease and was very accommodating to my needs.
I can’t thank her enough!
Also the amazing seamstress Anita for making my dress that bit more special xxx excited for my final fitting in may � thanks Lucinda

                                                                                       ~ Gemma

A week ago we travelled an hour and half to visit this lovely shop, I had a fantastic appointment with Jo and she really helped me find my dream dress! Thank you x


Fab service! Ordered a beautiful wedding dress, Jo was brilliant. No hard sell or pressure to buy, just really friendly and helpful and the dresses are beautiful.


My friend had just bought a wedding dress and highly recommended the wedding centre, so I thought i would go in and have a look, a lovely lady called Lucy looked after me and I found my perfect dress, Lucy was great and very friendly.


Lovely visit today made to feel relaxed and comfortable by Jo. Came away with a absolutely amazing dress thank you.


Excellent service from Jo! Made me feel really comfortable from the outset. Thanks x


3 years ago I went dress shopping yo Ann bridal( review is very late)....worst experience ever I wasn't allowed to pick anything theu chose all the dresses and made me feel crap. Was worried about going again so waited....csme here wow i got to chose what ever I wanted off the racks it was fab and Katie is so lovely makes you feel really relaxed and i chose my dream dress x and tiara really good prices also have recommended to a number of people xx


Highly recommended. I visited on the off chance without an appointment and they very kindly fitted me in. They were very welcoming and knowledgeable. So glad I found my dress here cant wait to go back for fittings!! x



'Katie and her team were wonderful! My daughter chose a beautiful dress from The Wedding Centre and from the moment we walked in they were delightful, helpful and professional. We weren't rushed, she could try on as many dresses as possible to be sure, they went out of their way to make sure she was happy. All the way through nothing was too much trouble. And when it came to fittings, Erenita was outstanding! She altered a lovely little jacket to go over the dress for the ceremony and the dress fitted like a glove. My daughter looked beautiful and amazing, she was thrilled with the dress, as we all were. Thank you Katie, Jo and Erenita! I would wholeheartedly recommend The Wedding Centre Hemel' 

                                                                                                                            ~ Lynne Shear

'Thankful so much for making me relax and enjoy picking out a dress x as a second time bride (larger and shorter than most!) I had some confidence issues shall we say.... but jo and her team made me feel so relaxed and special. When our dad passed away on the day I was ment to be having my final fitting, your ladies were so accomedading, so caring. I would most definitely recommend you to all my friends and loved ones x Thank you all so much x I need to pop in with pictures when I get organised! Xx '

                                                                                                       ~Amy Evans

"From the moment I made contact with Katie, the whole experience was like a magical dream. I had experienced a nightmare in a well known wedding shop in Ongar and had lost faith in finding a dress for a big girl! 

Katie and her team of angels changed all that. There was no rush or pressure and everything was explained in detail.

She allowed you time to try on, wear it, walk around in it, sit in the dress, you were taken care of the whole time.
When you make a decision, you then make appointments that are centred around when you can get in and they even kindly changed one for me. They held on to the dress after the final fitting for me until I could pick it up just before the day. They took every detail into account to ensure the dress was right and the right height/length. Anita the seamstress was quiet, patient and sincere and took her time to ask and listen. She also explained why she was pinning etc.
I loved my dress and the whole experience with the wedding dress angels at 'The Wedding Centre'.
They allow plenty of time for every appointment, explain each part and answer your questions, they are honest if something is not right or cannot be done or changed. Their honesty and passion shines through everything they do.
They even made a silk corsage for my disabled mum as I was struggling to get one one in the right colours in time and as a gift to her, it made her feel special too.
I highly recommend any lady looking for a dress and a wonderful memorable caring experience to go to these ladies as they will do all they can to ensure it is. Thank you 'The Wedding Centre"

~ Kirstie Simmonds

Lucinda is amazing ! So so lovely made me so welcome, coffees flowing chats and had a right giggle with her ! Loved her motto she said to me which really stuck in my head “if your not having fun, then what are you doing !” Which is so true .. it’s supposed to be the happiest time of your life right ? Would recommend her to anyone x thanks again Lucinda ! You are great at what you do!


Exceptional service - Katie opened up the shop an hour early to fit us in and the first dress she chose for me was the dress of my dreams. Katie is amazing can’t recommend this highly enough ..


"I ordered my wedding dress from The Wedding Centre in 2014 for a 2016 Wedding. I saw their stall at a bridal show and loved the dresses and so made an appointment. I live in Hemel and had been past the shop many times but for some reason had not thought of looking for a dress there. 

When I attended my appointment the staff were great. As well as letting my try on the dresses that I liked, they also made suggestions based on my budget and venue and I fell in love with a dress I wouldn't have thought to try on myself seeing it on the hanger but was everything I wanted. 

I then had a long wait until nearer the wedding before I returned to try my dress on and arrange my fittings. The staff were incredibly helpful at every appointment. Completely unflappable even when I had put on weight and the dress wouldn't do up! I went to appointments with my mum and the staff always looked after her. 
The alterations lady was also fab. Taking up my hem and letting out the back of my dress. 

I also got my flowers from Katie Picco next door. Again service was amazing. Lucinda understood perfectly what I wanted and we had so many compliments on the day. 

I cannot recommend them highly enough".

~ Kait Smith

I knew exactly what dress I wanted and was on a mad search for it at an affordable price. Katie and her team were fabulous. Called me back within half an hour to say they had the exact dress in their sample sale just when I’d given up being able to find it! The alterations were perfect and I have recommended them to everyone!


Katie and Lucinda were absolutely amazing, helpful and patient when choosing my wedding dress. I hadn't ever been inside a bridal store in my life and I literally tried on the entire shop which they encouraged and i didn't feel rushed or that anything was too much bother. Very calming and most enjoyable. After that I started actively looking for a florist to do wedding flowers. However I had a lot of time wasters so despite the distance I returned back to Katie Picco flowers next door to the Bridal shop. Within 5 days I was invited back to see a real made up Bridal Boquet and a Martini centrepiece. I was absolutely blown away. Work of art!! So if your looking for reliable incredible people you can Trust and won't let you down look no further! Definitely worth the commute! L.xx


"Just had an appointment at the wedding centre and it was fantastic! Katie and her daughter were so lovely, chatty and helpful! I found a dress I absolutely love and want it in white - only an hour or so after my appointment Katie sent me a message to confirm that the dress came in white!
Brilliant service! Will be back and will recommend to all my engaged friends!"

~ Kelly Hall

"My first visit was yesterday, and what a success I FOUND MY WEDDING DRESS! 
The lady was so helpful you can tell she has been in the business for years and knows exactly what she is talking about. Even after visiting 2 other bridal stores she allowed me to come back and try on my desired dress a 2nd time, which I was very grateful for considering she had other customers to attend too. 
Such a wonderful lady and extremely helpful. Thank you"

~ Michelle Neil