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At Astra Bridal we seek out the best quality and most exciting gowns and accessories for your wedding day. If you are looking for a wedding dress in Hamilton then look no further than our Bryce Street store. This Astra Store opened in 2000 in Garden Place but then moved to our current location in 2018.
The salon is a gorgeous loft space with lots of natural light. Because it's on the second floor it is also a really private and intimate environment.
Being a tall & plus size woman I thought it would be hard to find a beautiful gown. In my mind I wanted an all over lace bodice gown with long sleeves. A friend recommended I try Astra Bridal as she had great success there. Dee is very talented and her team were absolutely amazing. She listened to my wants and patiently helped me try on dresses. Third try- on was the one!! They have an amazing range in their shop. Thank you Dee.
I just want to say a massive Thankyou to Dee. You were so patient with me and my family and helped me find my perfect dress. You took away my anxieties and made me feel beautiful. Thank you again
I just want to say how absolutely fabulous Astra bridal in Hamilton was. Having been to many other bridal stores and having terrible experiences I felt defeated but thanks to Dee my amazing stylist I was able to create my dream dress. She made me feel so comfortable and helped me all the way through the process of ordering my gown. I can’t thank you enough Dee!!!! 10/10 recommend.
What incredible ladies that work at Astra Bridal Hamilton. Sarah was a gem in helping me find a dress that a) suited my body type and b) something I would feel beautiful in. She was patient enough to hurl me into 10-15 dresses in the style I was set on to then say "I've got something you'll hate, but trust me.". Thankfully for Sarah, I was so exhausted from trying on dresses I couldn't say no. Maybe that was her plan all along but thank goodness I tried on that dress. It was THE ONE. Sarah was so welcoming from the get go, not to mention patient, encouraging and hilarious, which made the process much less daunting! 10/10 would go back, if only I could get married every year…
We got engaged in September 2020, and I only started properly planning in late October. I didn't want to wait over a year for next summer, and with two of my three bridesmaids pregnant and due early autumn, February 2021 seemed like my only choice! My wonderful sister/wedding planning extraordinaire decided to give me the push I needed, and booked us into Astra Bridal Hamilton for 'just a look', as she had a great experience. I hadn't even locked in the venue at this point, but to my surprise she managed to book in with the lovely Sarah, who had sold her dress to her a couple of years prior! I was a bundle of nerves the morning of the try but Sarah was so reassuring and helped make the experience seem super easy. I had basic ideas of what I wanted for my dress, and keeping in mind our budget my Mum, sister and I picked out some dresses to see what suited. The first one I tried on was chosen by Mum and I instantly felt super special. I put it down to it being the first wedding dress I had ever tried on, and assumed they would all make me feel like that. But nope, after trying several more on I kept going back to that first one. Meanwhile Sarah was a bloody champ pulling the dresses up, buttoning and unbuttoning, discreetly looking away at the right moments, and probably frowning at my non-nude coloured underwear haha. After several more try ons of my dream dress, Sarah ended up negotiating with us to ensure I could afford it. Being the indecisive person I am, I definitely didn't expect to leave that appointment having purchased one on the spot, but I'm so glad I did and that Sarah was a part of that journey.Thank you, and you know I will be bringing my friends back (in fact I already have...)
We don't have one look as we have the fortune to have the space to cover a wide range of tastes. No matter your wedding style: (be it boho, rustic, modern, princess, elegant) or your wedding look: (be it backless, strapless, ballgown, slim gown, tea length) we have something in store that will surely make your heart sing.
We also cater for all size ranges with our samples varying
from a size 6 to a size 26. We do our best to ensure every bride gets
to have a special bridal experience at Astra Bridal Hamilton.
Our staff are trained to give advice on gown fit, colour, fabric, design to suit your body shape and the style of wedding. They are also the most passionate bridal team you will find in Hamilton. They are well known for their welcoming atmosphere and for not judging any bride on budget and shape. Speaking of budget, they also have a fantastic sister store The Bridal Outlet right next door. So kill two bridal stores with one visit!