About Us

Proposals is a bridal shop that specialises in designer bridal wear. Based in Witney, Oxfordshire, we are a family run business that prides itself on listening to the desires of each bride in order to give a personal service and an unforgettably exquisite experience.

Proposals of Witney

Our reputation is built on our success; since we opened in 2004 we have been finalists in the Bridal Buyer Awards in 2008, 2009 and 2011. We pride ourselves on developing positive relationships and giving a personal service by listening to and understanding the desires of each bride and her party.

Proposals, is where it starts. We are dedicated to ensuring that every bride's dreams come true. From the moment you enter the emporium full of expectation and anticipation to the moment you emerge from our changing rooms and realise you've found 'the one'. We get to know all our brides so we can fully understand their sense of style, their likes and dislikes and share the wonderful experience with them and their friends and families.

We supply designer wedding dresses from designers such as Justin Alexander, White Rose, Maggie Sottero, Sincerity and Essence. We can also help to complete your big day as we stock bridesmaids dresses including those from designers Dessy and Ebony Rose and accessories while also providing a groom hire service

The items shown on the website are only a fraction of what we hold in store so please come in to see us or contact us to arrange an appointment! There is plenty of space in the shop for you to move comfortably with no limit as to how many gowns you try. A warm welcome awaits with professional honest advice as your day is as important to us as it is to you.

Testimonials

Proposals made me feel welcome straight away. All the staff were so friendly and very helpfull. I felt very comfortable and relaxed in their shop right from the very beginning. They are very organised. i was so stressed with organising our wedding, but i knew that my dress was one thing i didnt have to worry about.they had it all under control. I work shifts so i was never able to ring the shop if i needed to. so i always emailed and they always got back to me straight away. it was always a joy to go into proposals - i loved to try on my dress!! and when it came to picking up my dress proposals gave me a bottle of bubbly. i thought this was such a lovely touch. couldnt of asked for better service

Posted by Ali

Professional, friendly staff who all couldn't do enough to help. Fantastic choice of dresses & men's wear, would highly recommend to any bride to be as from the start of our wedding plans through to the wedding they gave us lot's of support & brilliant advice

Posted by Amy

Claire from Proposals managed to find me the perfect wedding dress just 3 days before my wedding (due to unforeseen circumstances). They have an excellent choice of gowns and Clare was extremely helpful and went out of her way to save the day! Very professional, personal, caring and excellent service. Highly recommended. If you are looking for a wedding dress, you must visit Proposals!

Posted by Becs

I would give proposals a* for everything. After being to another 2 bridal shops, where i felt very rushed and very unwelcome to think it should have been a very exciting time for me, I came across Proposals and felt at ease straight away! There customer service is fantastic and they have such a wide range of dresses. I found my perfect wedding dress and from the moment i stepped inside right upto the day itself i felt like a princess!! Thank you so very much for all the help and kind words you gave to me, you helped to take alot of time and stress away from the preparations. Thank you so much x

Posted by Cara

My first visit to proposals was back in October 2013 where i tried on several beautiful wedding dresses, all were lovely but i hadn't yet found the one until Clare suggested I try on a dress that I hadn't noticed, it was everything I wanted in one dress, it was perfect and that was it, that was the dress!i visited proposals 3 more times after this and with every visit I fell in love with the dress more, everyone at proposals were brilliant, making me feel at ease and helping to make sure my dress fitted perfectly!i can't thank them enough!i also found dresses for my 6 bridesmaids, the dresses suited my bridesmaids beautifully and all were fitted to suit each of them. I'm very happy with the service I received at proposals and would recommend them to all brides to be :-) xx

Posted by Carly

A bridal shop in a league of its own! Having travelled the breadth of Oxfordshire and Berkshire in search of the perfect gown I returned to Proposals to order my gown and I am so glad I did! Katy and the team are extremely friendly, helpful and attentive, not to mention patient, even during their busiest times. I never felt rushed or pressured and the large, bright shop made the whole experience very relaxing. The gown I eventually chose was not stocked by Proposals but they ordered it in from the designer especially for me and I was able to try it on within a couple of weeks. I would recommend Proposals to anyone, you won't be disappointed!

Posted by Claire

If you are looking for your bridal gown or bridesmaid dresses, please look no further. Proposals provided me with first class service, expertise and an experience I will always treasure.

Posted by Clare

We had a fantastic experience with Proposals. We brought my dress , 6 bridesmaid dresses and also rented 7 suits with proposals. Clare, Katy and the team are so lovely, warm and welcoming the minute you step through the door.

Posted by Danielle & George

I was so nervous when it came to buying my wedding dress. Being a curvy bride I was well aware of the prejudice that I might possibly experience because I didn’t fit the perfect mould. Then a friend recommended Proposals and from the moment I stepped into their shop Katy, Claire, Ann and the team made me feel completely at ease and very special. These wonderful people are very professional, extremely friendly and have all the time in the world for you.

Posted by Ellie

Found my dream dress from Maggie Sottero in Proposals and all the ladies were so helpful and accommodating to me and my three bridesmaids. I couldn't have been happier with my beautiful dress and veil and my stunning bridesmaids dresses from Dessy. Thank you ladies!

Posted by Emma

I wish I could give Clare & Katie 10 stars because they are amazing!! They gave me & my family the very best service which was so personal but also professional. I was made to feel truly special & they really cared about making everything perfect for us. We ended up getting the mens suits as well as the bridesmaids outfits & even my mum who was struggling to find an outfit on the high street found a dress which they adjusted for her & made a jacket to match. On the wedding day Katie came to our house to help get me ready which was a lifesaver - she took the stress out of quite a stressful situation & kept everyone calm. They really go above & beyond what you would expect & I would recommend Proposals to anyone & everyone!

Posted by Emma

Proposals were amazing from start to finish. I went in with no idea what I was looking for and they helped me find my dream dress in the space of an hour. I not only found my wedding dress there, I also went back with my bridesmaids and we hired suits there too. The service was fantastic and by the end the staff felt like friends. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

Posted by Emma W

I can't thank proposals enough for everything they did for us for our wedding. Especially for me with my dress. They were amazing. Nothing was too much trouble! Once I had been to proposals I knew there was no where else I would rather get my dress from! They made my day perfect! Thank you!!!

Posted by Hannah

Thank you so much to the ladies at proposals for helping me to find the perfect wedding dress. I cannot recommend them enough. They were so friendly and went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for our wedding.

Posted by Helen

We visited a number of men's suit hire shops and were not very impressed. When we asked proposals they said they could organise the suits as for us, we had bought the bridesmaids dresses from here and had not realised they offered the suit service as well.

Posted by Higgs

Proposals were fantastic from the word go. They had a great selection of dresses, made me and my family feel really welcome and lots of room to browse and try on. I found my perfect Essence dress there and also in a shop near Cardiff where I live but decided to get it from Proposals. Their service and all the staff there were worth all the travelling. I couldn't recommend them enough.

Posted by Imogen

I heartily recommend proposals of witney! They made me feel so special when I was trying to find the dress and gave such a warm and welcoming atmosphere that I hadn't received in other shops. All the girls there are lovely and always have a smile for you when you come in, my dress was altered by them also and fits like a dream. Their knowledge and advice was well appreciated. Thanks to everyone there for making the process as easy and stress free as possible!

Posted by Jennifer

I recently started my hunt for the perfect wedding dress for my wedding in a years time. Proposals was the first shop that I visited. I can only say that the staff we're amazing, the dresses beautiful and the shop pristine. As this was my first go with trying dresses, my knowledge was very limited. The staff were so patient with me and happy to talk me through everything as well as try on almost everything! My experience of this shop was amazing and I wish I could do it again! I'm so happy I found my perfect dress at this shop and would recommend any bride to go amd have a look. They are amazing and lovely!!

Posted by JT

Fantastic !!!!! They were so so helpful and made the day that extra special. Wish I could do it all over again, they were so professional yet also made it really fun, it was brillant every time i went in. I also have to say that i got my dress in their sale and i still had fantastic service, it didn't matter to them that i didn't spend alot of money. They were so friendly i feel like popping in to say hi every time i go past their shop. If you are thinking about going here, you must pop in and have a look. Thanks Ladies everyone loved my dress and it fitted perfect

Posted by Kelly

I would like to thank Proposals for the very friendly and professional service they have given us over the last 7 months when looking for my daughters dress and dresses for her 4 bridesmaids. Their expertise, warmth and friendliness made us feel very special from the moment we walked in. The shop is spacious with a fantastic selection of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and accessories. We wanted our 11 year old bridesmaid to have the same dress as the older girls and this was the only bridal shop to offer this to us. I would like to thank Katy, Clare and everyone at Proposals for making this experience so memorable for my daughter and her bvridesmaids who all looked amazing on the day. A special thank you to the 2 ladies who came and helped dress them all on the day. Proposals has been a wonderful experience from start to finish and as mother of the bride one I will always treasure.

Posted by Linda

Such a fabulous shop with the most amazing staff. I couldn't off asked for a better experience with finding my dress and my fittings. My 2 little bridesmaids also loved there visits to the bridal shop too. All the ladies we're fabulous with the children too. I would highly recommend this bridal Shop. Thank you x

Posted by Liucy

I have never reviewed anything online before but the staff at Proposals were so fantastic I just had to share my experience. The shop is huge with a great range of bridal dresses, and it’s great to have the space to walk around and to get a proper look at all the dresses you try on!

Posted by Lorraine

The girls at Proposals are absolutely superb, I would highly recommend them. The quality of the service they provide is brilliant as well as the large selection of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and accessories.

Posted by Narelle

Proposals in Witney were absolutely superb, I really couldn't fault them

Posted by Natasha

Any brides looking for a stunning dress, with truly amazing staff you need to go to Proposals!!! It knocks spots of any bridal shop I visited in the massive hunt for my perfect wedding dress.

Posted by Rachel

Me and my wife were so happy and grateful with the service we got ,witch helped to make our day even more amazing then I could imagine...the lovely lady called Clare had to put up with me and my ushers/best man we had fun and she helped me make some good choices, but above all my wife looked stunning in her beautiful dress witch brought a tear to my eye...I would highly recommend this place great fun great service...cheers ladies x

Posted by Rob & Naomi

I am writing this review as Mother of the Bride. After having been to a number of Bridal shops we decided to visit Proposals and I am SO glad that we did. Clare, Katy and their girls could not have done more to have made each and every visit to the shop (and there were LOTS!) special. We only had 16 weeks and the attitude from most of the other shops was 'no way' - yet Proposals not only managed to get us the dress my daughter wanted but got it substantially 'changed' too! So that we felt we actually had our own bespoke dress. We got our 3 bridesmaid dresses from them too and again they could not have been more accommodating, espcially with our little 18 month old. Finally, when I mentioned how difficult I was finding it to get a MOB outfit, they game up trumps for me too and we found a bridesmaid outfit which they supplied and altered to make it suitable for a mother of the bride, not to mention designing and making me a jacket to match! I have read through some of the previous reviews and find it hard to believe that the person above is talking about the same shop. We visited the shop many times in 13 weeks and never felt as though we were a nuisance and we never, ever felt pressured into spending more money. As for her comment about sizing - surely a 10 in one shop can easily be a 12 or even a 14 in another? I have always understood that its not the size but the measurements that matter and as far as we are concerned they were spot on (with minor tweaking) with 5 of us! Thank you Proposals, you made our daughter so happy for her special day!

Posted by Sally C

I went to Proposals in Witney after having a bad experience at another bridal shop. The staff at proposals are excellent! They helped and advised me, but didn't put any pressure on me.

Posted by Sarah

A massive thank you to Clare and all the team at Proposals. Carly & the 6 bridesmaids looked amazing! on the day of the wedding. Special thanks to Clare as every time we met you your advice and professionalism shone through making everyone feel at ease. I remember when we first met, Carly picked a number of dresses to try on but told Clare what she really wanted, with that Clare picked out another dress from the rail and said "just try this one" Carly did & she came out of fitting room smiling saying "this is it!"( Leaving mum very emotional!) A truly wonderful experience & will be back in two years when we shall be doing this all again for our other daughter.

Posted by Sonia

We received a very warm welcome at Proposals. The ladies were very friendly, well informed and able to provide a range of options and very useful advice. Most important of all they were very patient with us and their products are of good quality and value for money. The shop itself is spacious and inviting. Plenty of room to wonder around without feeling like you're invading others' space. We were very pleased... definitely recommend it!!

Posted by Victoria

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