When you walk into the Forget me Not Designs boutique, you will see an abundance of wedding dresses adorning our rails and mannequins, made from sumptuous silks, chiffons and exquisite laces. Drawing on years of experience and by listening to your ideas, we are experts in helping you choose a dress that best suits your style and personality.
Our dress collections include elegant 1950’s styles, classic A-line shapes, vintage 1920’s, Edwardian 30’s, figure hugging mermaid dresses and styles with a cutting edge Wow factor! Suitable for all types of weddings; traditional church ceremony to modern Festival-style party, Far away beaches to winter castles
We can even design you a “one off” bespoke wedding dress, so that all of our brides can wear a beautiful wedding gown, made to measure, to their taste, shape, style and budget.
If you are not a local, the island might sound a long way away, but our bridal shop is in the perfect location to make a real day-out of your wedding dress appointment.
From London, travel is an enjoyable day trip. It takes just 2 hours from Waterloo station by train, via the closest ferry port of Portsmouth, or you can drive to Southsea, park easily and fly over on a hovercraft in 10 mins. The Forget me Not Designs boutique is then a 5 minute stroll up the hill past unique shops and wine bars.*
Our bespoke service and very competitive rural prices bring brides to our doors from all parts of the UK for our award winning customer service.
We keep the current wedding dresses from all of the Forget me Not collections, in our store in Ryde. However, if a journey to the beautiful Isle of Wight is just too far to contemplate, you can find samples of our designs in a handpicked selection of first-class bridal stores around the country. Click on the stockists tab for details.
*Alternative routes to the island are via Southampton to the Historic Sailing town of Cowes or Lymington to Yarmouth if you are coming from the South West.
Made in England
We are proud to be a British wedding dress company. Every Forget me Not gown is handcrafted on the premises by our team of highly skilled dressmakers.
Established in 1989 we have been creating beautiful, bespoke wedding dresses for brides of all shapes and sizes for nearly 30 years. If you are tall or petite, young or old, round or pear shaped, flat-chested or well endowed - We have the corsetry skills to make the most of your figure, giving you the confidence to shine from within on your special day.
Because all gowns are made to your measurements over three fittings, there are no alterations required on the finished dress so you don't need to factor that expense into your dress budget.
Designer Geraldine Tulloch started the Forget me Not Label with a vision to create beautifully romantic gowns, using traditional sewing techniques for the modern bride who wants a gown that fits perfectly. Nearly 30 years later with a team of seamstresses behind her, she is proud to be still flying the British flag, designing and making all gowns in-house and offering brides a bespoke, couture service at an exceptional price.
Working with sister Katrina, their designs are romantic, chic and sassi, yet elegantly simple. Sourcing the finest silks and laces from around the world. "We love to create gowns that feel light and beautifully comfortable to wear. The corsetry hidden inside the bodice, enhances and supports the body, giving you a wonderfully feminine silhouette."
"Choosing a wedding dress should be a wonderful experience, what ever your size or budget and making a day trip to the Isle of Wight will give you memories to treasure of this special time."
If you would like to view any of our dresses or talk with our designers about a custom made gown, feel free to come and visit us in our boutique. You can even take a peek into the workrooms to see where and how the dresses are made. Appointments are always advised on Saturdays - Tel 01983 563885
After your visit you could stroll beside the sea with an ice cream, or sit and admire the view, whilst sipping a glass of Fizz and enjoying a fine lunch before heading home.
We look forward to meeting you and will make you most welcome.