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Kathy De Stafford Bridal

Dublin 2/Howth/Nenagh, Dublin
Reviews (19) 5/5
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Kathy de Stafford is one of Irelands leading bridal designers. Kathy, who is an award-winning designer, has been established for many years and is based at her salon in Exchequer Street, Dublin 2. The success of Kathy's business led to her opening another bridal boutique in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary in 1999, where Kathy also visits regularly to meet with brides. Both salons have a relaxed contemporary environment, perfect for choosing your dream gown. In October 2006 Kathy opened another salon "de Stafford Couture" in Howth, Co. Dublin which carries stunning creations by the world's most famous designers including "Valentino", "Manuel Mota", "Badgley Mischka" and "Ellie Saab". 

At these boutiques you can choose from a wide range of beautiful designs, both from Kathy's own designed to order collection and also from the best of the top international designers. She also caters for Bridesmaids, and carries a large range of accessories such as tiaras, veils, shoes etc.
Kathy and her friendly staff provide a very personal professional service guaranteed to take away any stress you may have organizing the greatest day of your life.

   
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21 Exchequer Street | Dublin 2

TEL/FAX .: +353 1 679 8817

[email protected]

48 Kenyon Street | Nenagh, Co.Tipperary

TEL/FAX .: +353 67 41099

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de Stafford Couture | Boyd House, Howth, Co. Dublin

TEL .: +353 1 839 7099

[email protected]destaffordbridal.ie

Reviews

5.0/5
19 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
Maurese Gargan
Added 21st Jan 2020
Wedding 26th Oct 2019
The De Stafford bridal experience is nothing short of PERFECTION! Everything was so enjoyable, from the moment I met Angela in the boutique to try dresses on, to the moment I left the shop with my dress bag two days before my wedding. I had heard horror stories of how stressful finding a dress can be and how pushy bridal boutiques can be, but I can gladly say DeStafford's are the exact opposite. During the initial two appointments to try dresses on and to get measurements taken, I dealt with Angela who was the most amazing dress consultant I could have hoped for. She is kind, and (crucially!) honest, and I found the whole experience of picking a dress with her to be what it should be - fun! When it came to fittings, I had 4 in total with Kathy DeStafford herself and the fittings team. Having the dress made from scratch and watching it come together was just magic - having a calico mock done up, and then the fabric fit, fitting the beading and details, and then the final final fit two days before the wedding. Knowing that Kathy was not going to let me leave the shop without the dress fitting like a glove was so reassuring, and it really did just that. My final appointment consisted of many minor adjustments being done until it was absolutely perfect. The dress was stunning; exactly what I dreamed of and it was made to fit me exactly. I also loved how I didn't have to worry about storing the dress or getting it altered myself - the custom service meant that the perfect fit was part of the process and pick up was literally two days before. I cannot thank Kathy, Angela, and the whole DeStafford's team enough for making my absolute dream dress. I would 100% recommend them to any bride looking for her perfect gown. I just wish I could do it all again with them!!
Response from Kathy De Stafford Bridal
Thank you so much Maurese for your lovely review, it was our pleasure looking after you xx
Sorcha
Added 15th Aug 2019
Wedding 23rd Aug 2019
I was extremely nervous about wedding dress shopping and put it off for many months. Finally, I visited DeStafford in Howth and Kathy put me at ease straight away. Her eye for detail is impeccable and she listened to all my concerns. After trying on three different dresses, Kathy suggested I get a bespoke dress made to allow me to incorporate everything I wanted. She took a few minutes to draw an amazing design and immediately I was in love. From then on I had my fittings in Wicklow street. The whole team were amazing, particularly Linda. Everyone listened to what I wanted and I was able to change anything I wanted to throughout the process. I collected my dress today and it was such an amazing experience. I would advise anyone who is nervous about shopping to go to DeStafford and for any bride who wants something a little different or a something they “can’t find” to let Kathy create their dream dress!
Response from Kathy De Stafford Bridal
Thank you Sorcha from everyone at de Stafford xx
Laura
Added 19th Oct 2019
Wedding 22nd Feb 2019
I highly recommend Kathy De Stafford. Kathy designed and made my wedding dress and was just fantastic to work with from beginning to end. I absolutely loved the end result. Could not have been happier with it. Highly recommend.
Lisa
Added 9th Nov 2018
Wedding 5th Oct 2018
Thank you so much Angela! I bought my incredible Pronovia Orville dress in Kathy De Stafford! A beautiful boutique with fantastic range of dresses and designers! Angela recognised exactly what I was looking for within trying on two dresses and her honest opinion and excellent customer service made the experience relaxed and stress free! Thank you to all including the ladies in alterations where nothing was too much!
Myriam
Added 13th Feb 2018
Wedding 26th Jul 2018
I had such a magical experience at De Stafford Bridal (Dublin) and left there feeling ecstatic! Kathy is so amazing at what she does, and truly made me feel like a queen for the day. From the service to the beautiful selection of high quality dresses to the overall look of the boutique, I cannot recommend De Stafford highly enough. I had seen 2 other boutiques and they made my sisters and I feel worthless. One of these boutiques had torn and dirty dresses, and the other boutique (which portrays itself as high end and I'm not sure why as they sell flimsy dresses) gave their sole attention to the other bridal group that had a higher budget than mine. One of the sales women even walked right by us with glasses of Prosecco to offer the other party. They even had music playing and we didn't. If you're looking for a magical experience, beautiful dresses, top notch service and a memorable day, I highly recommend De Stafford Bridal in Dublin!
Aoife
Added 7th Jun 2018
Wedding 21st Apr 2017
I would highly recommend De Stafford Bridal. I had such a positive experience from start to finish and I absolutely loved my dress.
Georgina
Added 23rd Nov 2018
Wedding 25th Aug 2016
I had an amazing time from the first day to trying my dress in Nenagh to all my fittings with Kathy. My dress was stunning. highly recommend De Safford.
Zanne
Added 3rd Feb 2016
Wedding 10th Jun 2016
I had visited as many as 55 bridal boutiques from the top to bottom of Ireland. From my experience I can only but highly recommend that you visit Angela in the exchequer street store first to save some time, she has the patience of a saint and was a pleasure to deal with. Her customer service was second to none and possibly the reason I returned 4 times before finally purchasing a gown way over my budget!!!. They stock a wide range of gowns from Kathy's own designs to Pronovias, Gemy Maalouf, Raimon Bundo to name but a few. The Boutique is of a contemporary design with great lighting, lots of space and beautiful dressing rooms. If looking for a Bridal Gown in Dublin make sure Kathy De Stafford is top of your list.
Ciara Hegarty
Added 27th Jan 2016
Wedding 12th Sep 2015
I cannot say enough good things about De Stafford Bridal. All the girls are incredibly knowledgeable, kind and a pleasure to deal with. True professionals from start to finish. Would recommend them to every bride.
Michelle
Added 20th Oct 2014
Travelled to nenagh from donegal and couldn't be happier that I did! Had such a lovely morning, de stafford bridal is a must, had trouble narrowing dress choice down to one. Staff were so friendly and helpful, louise had been in contact via email and was just amazing. Thank you!!!
Happy bride!
Added 11th Oct 2012
I was in this store recently and had the pleasure of dealing with Carlie. She was so polite, friendly, professional and really knew her stuff. She was able to recommend the most gorgeous dresses for me and wasn't pushy at all! I feel in love with 3 of the dresses she picked out for me, now I just have to decide! I can't recommend this shop enough the selection is amazing and the staff are just as great! Thank you to Carlie and I will be sending all my friends in to her too!
Will
Added 21st Sep 2012
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK SHARON, A TRULY WONDERFUL AND GENUINE LADY. MY WIFE VISITED MANY BRIDAL SALONS AND FOUND MOST STAFF VERY RUDE,AND "STUCK UP". SHARON CHOOSE A STUNNING GOWN FOR MY WIFE AND COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE HELPFUL.I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY MY WIFE WAS REALLY A PRINCESS ON OUR DAY. THE ONLY DOWN SIDE WAS I BARELY GOT ANY ATTENTION AS THE GOWN STOLE THE SHOW LOL. YOURS SINCERELY.
Orla
Added 23rd Feb 2012
I had visited a few shops in the quest to find my perfect dress but although others were good, none were as helpful and wonderful to work with as Lisa and the girls in DeStaffords. I had an idea in mind of what I was looking for but Lisa presented me with the most beautiful dress (that i probably wouldn't have picked out myself) and I instantly fell in love with it - she just knew what would suit me and I absolutely love it!!! They make dress shopping the fun and enjoyable experience it should be!!
Frances
Added 26th Jan 2012
I booked a day full of appointments for bridal stores and De Stafford's was our last one on the list for the day. To my absolute delight by far the best. Last was certainly not least. The store its self is just how I imagined a bridal store would be. On my first appointment I was booked in with Sharon whom I found so fab, you could see she loved her work and had a great eye to what would suit your shape colour and height just from a glance, and I loved all the choices she out forward to me. The next appointment was with Rachel, who made me feel so comfortable and was so down to earth and not afraid to say what she thought of the styles which I found to a breath of fresh air, and of course Kathy herself, beautiful lady who helped me make my final choice which of course was my first one. I'm in love with my dress. A huge thank you to the girls and can't wait to get in again for my fitting. I HIGHLY recommend Kathy De Stafford, they tick all the boxes.
Josephine
Added 19th Feb 2011
Ordered my dress in Kathy de Stafford's a month ago. I found the staff lovely, Kathy and Rachael were so helpful, and so honest.Some of the shops I had gone into were so snotty!! This shop was so welcoming, and had by far the nicest selection of dresses! I would recommend them to anyone.x
Louise
Added 15th Jan 2011
I was in De Staffords today and dealt with Sharon, she was fantastic! Made suggestions and picked out dresses I never thought that would suit me and they did. She has been by far the best person I have dealt with. All the staff in the shop were fantastic and gave their opinions on the dresses I was trying on. GREAT SERVICE
Ciara
Added 14th Jan 2011
My wedding dress was perfect! I couldn't have dreamed of a better dress. It was just perfect.I had picked it out about 8 months previous and i rememeber when going in for my first fitting wondering whether i would still like it but I loved it and all the staff in de staffords were so friendly and helpful especially in the last 2 fittings ( 23rd & 22nd Dec) when the turned it into the most beautiful dress in the world.It was a lusun mundongus lace soft mermaid dressand we had cap sleeves added to it. I looked just as I had imagined ( although I am biased) I couldn't recommend Kathy & her staff higher
Karen (now Mulligan) married 28th May 2009.
Added 2nd Jun 2009
I bought my wedding dress (Ian Stuart) from de stafford couture in Howth, what a fab experience. I dealt with Kara who was just such a lovely lady and who made the whole experience a delight. Went to the shop on Exchequer Street for my fitting and again it was a total pleasure, the ladies who work for Kathy really know their stuff! This is how shopping for a wedding dress should be and dont be put off by other stores who dont know the meaning of customer service. If you want the best in advise, customer service and after care then visit Kathy de stafford and her staff.
Bronagh
Added 10th Oct 2008
I have just visited de Stafford yesterday and I can honestly say it's the nicest bridal shop I have ever been to, the staff are so lovely, especially Magaret! They have a fantastic selection of dresses, you can try the dresses on in privacy without anyone in with you, although they do come in to help to zip you up when you want! It's fabulous, I am recommending this to all my nearest and dearest. I left the shop with a deposit paid on the dress I loved and I can't wait to wear it!!! Thanks De Stafford!!!!
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