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The Bridal Lounge

Austin Friars Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Reviews (28) 5/5
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Hello Brides to be, Welcome to The Bridal Lounge!

We host an array of exquisite gowns, delicately chosen from sought after International designers ensuring we bring you the best in style and quality! There is a dream gown for Brides of different styles, shapes, sizes and budgets, specializing in modern, whimsical and boho inspired bridal! Visit us in store to discover your individual Bridal style and let us bring your vision to life!

Located in Mullingar town centre, The Bridal Lounge boasts a relaxed yet informative experience in a private and luxe boutique setting. This little bridal hotspot is easily accessible from Dublin, Sligo and Galway, many future Brides visit us from all areas of the Country!

Your private Consultation lasts 1.5hrs which you can book direct through our live booking system where we discuss, browse and most excitingly, you get to try on dresses and finally bring your overall Bridal vision to life with that all important styling!

After having the opportunity to dress so many beautiful Brides for their special moments, Abi (Founder) was nominated and named Bridalwear Supplier of the Year 2019 at the Weddingsonline Awards. Later that Summer she was also named Winner of the Bridal Category 2019 Westmeath Style Awards and awarded the overall winner for the Overall Excellence in Style Category at the same awards event and finally reaching Finalist as Bridalwear Supplier of the Year 2020  at the Wedingsonline awards.

The Bridal Lounge believes that as a Bride, you should be made to feel special at every stage of your wedding story and more than anyone, want you to feel like the very best version of you on your Wedding day!, Choosing the perfect dress is a memorable experience and we are super proud to be apart of that moment. We really look forward to seeing you soon and being apart of your journey!


28 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Added 6th Jan 2022
Wedding 5th Aug 2022
I found my wedding dress with the help of Abi in The Bridal Lounge. Abi was amazing to deal with! Abi was extremely professional, took the time to explain every dress, how to style each one and put my mind at ease on any worries I had about my dress. I could not recommend The Bridal Lounge enough!
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Hi Liz, Thank You for taking the time to leave a review! Such lovely feedback! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year! Look forward to seeing you soon!
Added 16th Mar 2021
Wedding 6th Mar 2021
The Bridal Lounge was the first and last shop I visited back in September 2019 and finally got to wear my dress in March 2021. From the moment we walked into the shop Abi was nothing but friendly, professional and you could tell she knew her dresses and what would suit me. From the get go she recommended a dress and after trying on 3 other styles I finally tried on the dress Abi had recommended when I walked in and it was the dress. The dress was amazing and Abi made the purchase so enjoyable. When it came to delaying my wedding due to Covid Abi had absolutely no problem holding onto both the bridesmaid dress and wedding dress until I was ready to collect them. If you are looking for a dress currently I would highly recommended contacting Abi for her assistance.
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Hi Lisa, Thank You so much for taking the time to leave me a review! I really appreciate it! Huge Congratulations to you both on your recent Wedding! I'm so happy that you went ahead and didn't postpone again! I have no doubt it was a beautiful and intimate day for you as a Family! I can't wait to see your pics! I hope you got the card ????
Olivia Holton
Added 19th Nov 2020
Wedding 15th Oct 2020
The Bridal Lounge was my first and last dress shop I had an amazing experience trying on lots of fabulous dresses and Abi could not have been nicer I would highly recommend this shop as i found my dream dress and my shoes.
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Hi Olivia, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! You looked amazing!
Catherine Buckley
Added 5th Feb 2021
Wedding 1st Oct 2020
5 gold stars are not enough for the most AMAZING and memorable bridal experience I received from Abi when I steps through the doors of The Bridal Lounge. I purchased my stunning wedding dress and two gorgeous bridesmaids dresses from Abi. I was a 2020 covid bride, so I was floating around a while longer than most! From start to finish Abi was always so welcoming and friendly, incredibly professional, honest and fun! Thank you for absolutely everything Abi x
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Hi Catherine, it has made my day reading your review! Thank you so much for taking the time to do so! You may of had to wait a little longer than expected but your pictures proved that your special day was worth the wait! You looked amazing and it was a pleasure looking after you!
Carmel Cribbin
Added 4th Nov 2020
Wedding 15th Feb 2020
I cannot recommend Abi enough, from the very first appointment with her (she fitted me in last min at 5:30 on a Saturday) she was amazing! She had so much. Knowledge, and patience and made me and my bridesmaids feel very special. Nothing was too much for Abi, i personally wanted 3 different colours for my bridesmaids, and there was no issues at all going through her vast range of samples to pick the right colours! Thank you Abi for being amazing! .. I also want to give a huge shout out to Kay, the dress alterations lady affiliated to the shop! She is now known to me as ‘super K’! Absolutely remarkably talented! You both make a great team!
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Thank You Carmel for taking the time to leave a review. I was only delighted to look after you and your bridesmaids and I will definitely pass the message on to Kay!
Aoife Egan
Added 28th Dec 2019
Wedding 30th Nov 2019
It was so easy working with Abi on finding my dress. She understood what suited me and was on hand to give advice and her recommendations.
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Thanks Aoife for taking the time to leave a review. You made my job so easy, you had a vision, knew what you wanted and overall just a pleasure to deal with and not to mention an absolutely stunning Bride. Congrats again to you both!
Added 14th Feb 2020
Wedding 7th Nov 2019
On the day I went to the Bridal Lounge I didn't have any idea of what style or look would suit me. Abi was a wealth of knowledge and put me at ease straight away. There was no fussing or pushiness. She had lots of beautiful gowns to choose from I found a beautiful blush pink gown with Abi's help. You are in safe hands in the Bridal Lounge with Abi, she is fantastic.
Hannah Moran
Added 19th Dec 2019
Wedding 25th Oct 2019
I was very luck to win a competition with the Bridal Lounge and weddingsonline, for 2 bridesmaid dresses from the Bridal Lounge. Abi has a beautiful collection of dresses in store, which can be ordered in nearly any colour you can think of, so we were spoilt for choice. Abi was amazing at helping us to choose the gowns, and what impressed me the most was that they had a range of junior bridesmaid dresses so I was able to get a dress for my JB (aged 13) here too in the exact same colour and very similar style to my bridesmaids. I would recommend the Bridal Lounge to anyone looking for beautiful, affordable bridesmaid dresses. Thanks again Abi!
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Hannah, Thank You for your very kind words! You all looked amazing on your Special Day, I'm so glad I was able to help! Congratulations again to you both!
Emma Hynes
Added 5th Nov 2020
Wedding 12th Oct 2019
I randomly popped into the bridal lounge one afternoon and Abi had a free appointment so was able to see us there and then. I didn’t expect to find my dress, but four dresses later I was sold. Abi insisted I try different styles of dress so we could narrow down what I was looking for and what suited me. She has an amazing eye, is so honest and kind. After three dresses, she knew what I wanted and pulled a new dress that had just been delivered and that was my dress. Her prices are very reasonable and the seamstress she works with is amazing. I was 6 months pregnant by the time my wedding rolled around and when I let Abi know she immediately called the designer who sent extra fabric to ensure my dress could be altered. Overall abi and the bridal lounge should be the first port of call for brides, she’s absolutely amazing and has a huge array of dresses to suit every shape and size. Thanks so much abi!!
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Such a wonderful review Emma, Thank You so much!It was wonderful being apart of your journey, Thank You for coming to me!
Added 7th Nov 2019
Wedding 5th Oct 2019
From the moment I walked into the Bridal Lounge till the moment I walked out Abi made me feel so welcome, not to mention how comfortable I felt throughout the whole experience. Walking in there I was a bag of nerves, I had lost weight and I wasnt comfortable in my own skin or my new body shape, I had an idea in mind of what I liked but turns out I was even more unsure of myself than ever. Abi helped by taking me out of my comfort zone and trying on dresses I didn't even think would suit me being a curvy girl and I fell in love with my dream dress there and then from then on it was smooth sailing I kept in contact with abi up until the very day. All brides to be need to go in to have a consultation with Abi such a warm and friendly atmosphere not to mention feeling comfortable in the shop was a big one for me. She even made my now 3 year old welcome and gave him a colouring book and colours as it was hard to find a babysitter at the time. this for me was gold. I cannot thank her enough for everything she has done for me. I felt so confident on the day of my wedding and I was so happy to show off my new figure in my beautiful wedding dress. Thanks again too Abi at the Bridal Lounge. all the best in the future
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Katie, Thank You so much for your beautiful comments and for taking the time to leave me a review. It means so much when reading your story and knowing how you felt when you came in, that you were able to relax and enjoy your experience as you should as a Bride. Also to have faith in me to look after you and the most important dress you would ever wear. Your pictures were stunning … thanks again for sending on!
Sarah Dunne
Added 8th Nov 2019
Wedding 4th Oct 2019
Had the best dress shopping experience with Abi in the Bridal Lounge. Abi was so helpful, helped me pick the style that suited me. Purchased my dress there in the end. Abi knows her stuff. Will recommend her to my friends getting married .
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Hi Sarah, Thank You for taking the time to leave me a lovely review. You were a delight to work with and made my job so easy! Can't wait to see your pictures, hopefully chat soon!
Added 17th Oct 2019
Wedding 21st Sep 2019
Abi Howe was an amazing woman to deal with. We looked at a few dresses and found three I liked. I tried them on and loved one of them but there were parts that didn’t suit me. Abi was able to show me a way to make the dress perfect and personal to me. No one will ever have a dress exactly the same as mine and I love that. She was very patient as I am disabled and extremely helpful and even offered us tea and coffee and champagne when we had chosen the dress. We even posed for a picture saying yes to the dress. Overall It was a wonderful experience and I would definitely recommend her to anyone. Many many thanks to you Abi.
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Thank you Tracey for your review! It was an absolute pleasure being able to help you find and tweek your perfect dress. Your pictures are beautiful, thank you for sending on!
Sabrina Mc Namee
Added 10th Oct 2019
Wedding 12th Sep 2019
Abi is great to deal with, her knowledge is great as well as her selection of dresses in the shop. She will help put you at ease and let you find your dream dress, she is remarkable. I'm so happy I found my dream dress with her help, amazing xx
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Hi Sabrina, thank so much for taking the time to review my services. Thank you for allowing me to help you find your perfect dress! You looked amazing! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness together.
Michelle Moore
Added 2nd Jan 2020
Wedding 30th Aug 2019
The Bridal Lounge was more than fantastic and Abi the owner is most certainly gifted at what she does. Abi had made the moment of choosing my wedding dress very special and it will be a moment I will cherish forever saying #yestothedress. I had brought my mam along with me to help pick my dress (up to that point she was quite sick so it was important for me so that my mam could be there). Abi has a fantastic way of helping you to be at ease and feel completely comfortable. In regards to dresses she has a fantastic selection and sizes are perfect. You certainly get value here too and exceptional service to go along with it. The Bridal Lounge is an outstanding bridal shop I would highly recommend it for future brides.
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Michelle, Thank You so much for your very kind words and taking the time to review my services. I'm delighted to hear it was such a good experience for you both, it was lovely meeting you both and honoured that you entrusted me to deliver on the most important dress that you would ever wear. Thanks again Michelle!
Added 16th Mar 2019
Wedding 29th Aug 2019
I went to a couple of dress shops before booking an appointment with Abi, at which point I was starting to stress out but I needn't have worried. Abi is a true professional, lovely to deal with and makes you feel very comfortable, she really knows her stuff and will help you find the dress that's right for you. Would definitely recommend????
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Denise, thank you so much for your lovely review. Looking forward to seeing you very soon!
Michelle Axman
Added 23rd Sep 2019
Wedding 2nd Aug 2019
The bridal lounge was the first bridal shop I tried for my dream dress Abi was so helpful with helping me choose the perfect dress and also the perfect bridesmaid dresses..Could not recommend Abi enough absolutely brilliant at her job and helping you feel at ease..
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Hi Michelle, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. You were a pleasure to look after, you knew exactly what you wanted before you even tried it on ;) Congrats again … hopefully see you soon!
Eileen Keogan
Added 13th Nov 2018
Wedding 2nd Aug 2019
I had an amazing experience at The Bridal lounge. They have a great selection of dresses in a beautiful shop. Abi is very welcoming, knowledgeable and professional. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit and Abi found me my dream dress! I would highly recommend The Bridal Lounge.
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Hi Eileen, Thank You so much for taking the time to review my service. I'm glad it was such a good experience for you! I look forward to seeing you in 2019!!
toni biddle
Added 14th Nov 2018
Wedding 20th Jul 2019
The best shopping experience I've had, the lady was lovely, very helpful and patent would recommend 100%
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Hi Toni, thanks so much for your review! I'm delighted it was a great experience for you! Can't wait to see your Wedding pics!
Paula Eagney
Added 22nd Sep 2019
Wedding 6th Jul 2019
I cannot say enough AMAZING things about Abi in The Bridal Lounge. I visited a lot of dress shops before I found "the one" in the Bridal Lounge but no shop compared to Abi!! Her kindness, interest and enthusiasm is contagious. She made the whole experience magical, as it should be. She actually picked my dress for me, she knew me better than I knew myself!!! Words cannot express my fondness and love for the Bridal Lounge. Thank you so much Abi. I cannot recommend her enough.
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Ahh Paula … that is such a wonderful review, thank you so much! As I said to you before, my job is made so easy when I get to look after a bunch of Ladies like yourselves! You all looked absolutely AMAZING and you SPARKLED! Congratulations again x
Added 24th Jan 2019
Wedding 21st Jun 2019
Had such a lovely experience at The Bridal Lounge, Abi is excellent at what she does and made the whole experience so pleasant and relaxing. I purchased my wedding dress and my bridesmaids here and I couldn’t be happier with them!! Would highly recommend The Bridal lounge for any future brides out there!!
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Hi Sharon, thanks so much for your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your Bridal experience in store with myself. It was a pleasure looking after you and really looking forward to seeing your pictures!
Brianan Begley Cullen
Added 25th Sep 2019
Wedding 15th Jun 2019
I first entered Abi’s shop in August 2018 been 5&half months pregnant with a mind that thought oh well I won’t find a dress been this size in my pregnancy but the amazing woman Abi pulled out dresses from the rail and my goodness she made me feel like a princess in seconds she was so helpful so pleasent but amazing in all even down to getting my little flower girl dress off Abi she was so kind and patient in every way possible so thanks to this amazing woman I had an amazing outstanding fabulous sparkling princess dress and I felt fabulous. Thanks so much love Brianan
Response from The Bridal Lounge
It was a pleasure looking after you Brianan! Thank you for your review, much appreciated.
Added 25th Nov 2018
Wedding 13th Apr 2019
I cannot recommend the bridal lounge enough.The store is beautiful.I tried some beautiful dresses here and fell in love with one. Abi is so lovely and is amazing at what she does, making the experience so relaxing,fun and special.
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Thanks very much Denise for taking the time to review my shop. You look amazing in your dress, I'm really looking forward to seeing your pictures! Best of luck for the Big Day!
Added 26th Jun 2019
Wedding 29th Mar 2019
The Bridal Lounge & Abi....where do I start! This lady is amazing and will go over and above to ensure that you get the wedding dress of your dreams. She is an absolute angel and a breeze to deal with....'made for this job' in mams words!! She is so accomodating with her time and appointments. She respects your space and is never pushy or rushy! Her collection is exquisite. She has an eye for style, class, elegence and the finest does Kay who carries out any alterations if needed. The Bridal Lounge won best in bridal at the 2019 Westmeath Style Awards, I can not think of anyone else more deserving of this award. If this is your first stop when you start looking for your dream wedding dress & bridesmaid will definitely be your last stop! Thank you Abi and Kay - #dreamteam xx Aideen xx
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Oh my goodness Aideen, what a beautiful review! Thank you so much for your very kind words and taking the time to do that. You make the most stunning Bride xx
Sarah Graham
Added 4th Sep 2019
Wedding 9th Mar 2019
I first visited Abi in her private residence but I knew she would soon have a luxury 5 star premises as she was professional and determined. Abi's dresses were like something out of a story book..with myself being made feel like a princess for the day. There was an abundant amount of styles, sizes and catered for all budgets. I'd highly recommend The Bridal Lounge.
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Sarah, I can't get over that I'm only seeing your review there now! Thank you so much for taking the time to do that ;)
Added 3rd Jul 2019
Wedding 8th Mar 2019
Fantastic service, relaxed atmosphere, was the first place I looked at and found my dress! Abi was so friendly and helpful to deal with.
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Thank you Olivia for taking the time to leave a review! It was a true pleasure to look after you!
Added 27th Jan 2019
Wedding 19th Oct 2018
The Bridal Lounge was amazing they sorted my brides dress bridesmaids and flower girls in a fun and relaxed way I loved my visits to abi x
Response from The Bridal Lounge
It was a pleasure looking after you x
Olivia Walsh
Added 24th Nov 2018
Wedding 28th Sep 2018
such an experience at the bridal lounge. Abi without a doubt is a lady so understanding, kind,friendly,knowledgeable, patient and takes such pride in her job. My dress slight blush pink was amazing and I felt a million dollars as for my bridal party stunning navy and ivory lace on top. Abi was so kind to my niece my flowergirl and looked after her every need. The bridal party just complimented each other. I highly recommend the bridal lounge great selection and great prices u won't be disappointed. Thanks for everything Abi
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Thanks so much Olivia for your review. I'm delighted that you all looked and felt amazing on your special day! You were a stunning Bride! Best of luck to Orna with the baby!
Emma Doran
Added 24th Nov 2018
Wedding 22nd Sep 2018
Abi was absolutely fantastic when i shopped for my wedding dress. She was very patient when I was trying on dresses, I had my newborn son with me and she had no issues with settling him during our appointment. She managed to locate the exact style of veil I was looking for too. On my wedding day I had dress emergency and Abi called to my hotel and sorted out the issue without any delay. I don’t think there is a better wedding dresssupplier than Abi!
Response from The Bridal Lounge
Thanks so much Emma for taking the time to review my shop, especially the very busy Lady you are! It just worked out perfect that I was free that morning to be able to assist you. It was really lovely for me to experience the hustle and bustle of the wedding prep for one of my Brides! I'm waiting patiently to see your pics ????
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