Last year, I received a tip off which alerted me to the brilliant idea of a store that I’m sharing with you today.

One wedding task that can prove to be really hard is choosing a bridesmaid’s dress. While recently more brides have been asking their bridesmaids to choose their own gowns, there are still plenty of brides who are dressing their bridesmaids in the same style.


Exclusively Bridesmaids, by brother and sister Gisella and Andrew, launched in mid 2009 in Sydney after over 35 years in the bridal and manufacturing industry.

Instead of focusing on the bride, Exclusively Bridesmaids is all about the maid. The store makes a point to stock a wide range of colours and styles in each size (so you’re not trying on gowns with safety pins and bulldog clips to check the fit).


The Exclusively Bridesmaids service starts with a questionnaire given to the bride. This helps the team understand the type of wedding, formality, theme and colours allowing them to preselect a number of suitable gowns. Henri Josef, Paco and Mori Lee are just three of the labels Gisella and Andrew stock in their store.

The one hour consultation takes place in the showroom where bridesmaids are made comfortable with private fitting rooms, a personal consultant and plenty of comfy seating!

Andrew and Giselle wanted to support a charity with their business, so as an added bonus $5 of every sale is donated to the McGrath Foundation– a charity which touches the hearts of many women, and supports breast cancer.

Exclusively Bridesmaids is located in the Sydney suburb of Miranda or you can visit their website for more information.