The Rayment's

Nigel Rayment has been a milliner for more than 35 years and, as a brand, we have built up over 700 stockists worldwide. We specialise in fabulous hats and fascinators for mothers of the bride, mothers of the groom and special occasion goers.

A family business

As a family business, we have always focused on what we know best – weddings. Around five years ago, we opened our first boutique in London’s Marble Arch as a one-stop-shop for mother of the bride and mother of the groom outfits. The success of the London boutique, managed by Nigel’s wife Caroline, led to the opening of a central Manchester boutique, which is managed by son Sean.

Nigel says: “As a family, Caroline Sean and I are completely focused on providing exceptional service to the mother of the bride and mother of the groom – providing a friendly and welcoming environment with the best occasion-wear designers under one roof. We are also lucky enough to have a wonderful team of stylists in our stores, who love working with you to find your dream outfit”.

Specialist service and advice

Nigel Rayment have extensive specialist knowledge of what works and really do understand the need to find ‘the one’. We offer a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and many clients spend two or three hours browsing and trying on styles, until they find that one special piece. Our London and Manchester boutiques are open seven days a week and we do not operate an appointments system – believing that places pressure on customers – preferring to encourage you to visit at your convenience and take your time.

If you bring along a few ideas of the look you are after, we can do all the hard work for you and suggest stunning outfits, hats and accessories. We help many ladies looking for a particular style of outfit, so if you supply your contact details we’ll let you know when your dream dress has arrived. And, of course, you are free to contact us for advice by phone or email at any time.

When you do find your dream outfit, we offer a deposit scheme (with no hidden costs or credit checks) and you can even spread the cost by paying in instalments.

Unrivalled choice of designs and sizes

Our boutiques stock ten designer collections in sizes 6-26, – with a piece in every size – meaning approximately 700 outfits at any given time. Our fantastic designer names include Ian Stuart Bride, Condici and John Charles. You’ll also find exciting names from Europe, including Teresa Ripoli. Luis Civit and our latest exciting Parisian label Paule Vasseur. We  have a range of styles and prices, all carefully chosen for quality fabrics exceptional finish and beautiful cut.

These stunning outfits are complemented by an unrivalled selection of Nigel Rayment exclusive hats and fascinators, perfectly designed to match the mother of the bride outfit of your choice. Our great selection of shoes, and bags help you to complete a ‘top-to-toe’ ensemble for guaranteed glamour.

Here to help you

We are committed to making all our customers feel special and work constantly to improve the services we offer. For all of us, the biggest pleasure is in reading the positive feedback from happy mothers of the bride and groom who look and feel fabulous in their outfit.

Nigel says: “For all of us, it’s such a great feeling to know that we are delivering a service that really makes a difference to our customers’ enjoyment of this very special occasions in their lives”.

 

What mums said about us …

I visited your London shop for the first time yesterday 25th March with my daughter who is getting married this summer. Having enjoyed your website for many an evening I was very excited at the prospect of choosing an outfit for this wonderful occasion. From the moment we walked in I knew it was going to be a great experience. The shop was busy but we were greeted by Catroline who explained all the designer ranges & left us to browse and pick out outfits we liked. At no time were we pressured or hastled. I began trying on & Caroline kept looking & bringing more things in for me to try. There was no fuss or pressure it was a fun , happy experience. The range of outfits and collection of hats has to be seen to be believed!! It is excellent and worth travelling to from the South West. I luckily didn't need alterations, but even that is done on the spot as Cathy was on hand offering advice as to how things could be changed if needed.
All in all we had such a happy time , and walked out of the shop with a stunning red hat box & a beautiful box containing the dress, displaying proudly the Nigel Rayment logo.
I can't recommend it highly enough , thank you so much, I can't wait to wear it !
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