About us

Hi, Im Clare and I opened To Have and to Hold Bridalwear in my hometown village of Mirfield, West Yorkshire in 2002 after I struggled to find the perfect dress for my wedding.

The business has grown considerably since then, we are stockists of  award winning wedding dresses by Mon Cheri, Sophia Tolli, Martin Thornburg, Mia Mia Bridal, Allure, Benjamin Roberts and Tia.

We have wedding dresses to suit all tastes and budgets from simple lightweight chiffons and laces for that destination wedding to the fuller tulle princess dresses for the traditional wedding day.

We also have the largest collection of bridesmaid dresses in the area with over 220 available to try on in almost every colour! We stock the majority of the Dessy Collection, Lela Rose, Jenny Yoo and Studio Design,

We also offer bespoke outfits designed by Jenny Dixon, perfect for mother of the bride, races days and special occasions.

We know that you’ll look great on the day, whatever your spend

As one of the West Yorkshire’s largest wedding dress boutiques we have the space and stock to make sure your appointment is an exciting, fun and enjoyable experience. We have two big fitting rooms perfect for large bridesmaid groups, with comfortable seating areas for your family and friends to relax as you’re trying on.

What makes us different?

We have an excellent reputation for a start! We are obsessed with wedding dresses, we are on-trend with the latest styles and cuts and our stock is fresh, up to date and flawless.

We listen to you, there is no hard sell. We are knowledgeable and care, we’ve been established since 2002. We know what we are doing, and a lot of our business comes from recomendations from previous brides. We are passionate, everything goes smoothly, on time with no last minute panic, ringing you at every stage of the process, we pin dresses and alter them in-house with a dedicated team working on alterations.

We have a great collection

We have a great choice of wedding and bridesmaid dresses, not too much so it becomes overwhelming and confusing but enough for you to narrow it down to maybe 4 or 5 favourites!! Browse through the Brides and Bridesmaids sections which gives you a good idea of our dress collections available in your size with plenty of colour options.

Where are we?

Mirfield, 7 mins from Huddersfield, 5 mins from Jct 25 of the M62 and 10 mins from Jct 40 of the M1.

In July 2014 we moved into new premises which allows for a more comfortable and relaxing ambiance with plenty of space! Free car parking is available at the side of shop for an hour or along Huddersfield Rd next to the dentist opposite.

Book an Appointment

You can book an online appointment or call the shop on 01924 493037 email:

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Clare x


  • Becki Hinchliffe – 1st November 2014 – reviewed To Have & To Hold Bridalwear – Mirfield

    I bought my beautiful wedding dress and bridesmaid dress from Claire at To Have and to Hold and I cannot recommend her highly enough. Claire was the first dress shop owner to acknowledge that it is a bit odd taking your clothes off in front of a complete stranger and so put me completely at ease! Over the year of contact we had Claire was a great source of support, always happy to see me, my friends and mum and always welcoming. If you are looking for an amazing wedding dress and top class customer service then look no further!!!.

  • Allie Jagger – 4th September 2014 – reviewed To Have & To Hold Bridalwear – Mirfield

    For a girl who is not comfortable in a dress or believe I look good in one I am amazed I actually found and bought a wedding dress. This is all thanks to Claire’s expertise and honesty. She was understanding about my concerns and I can, without boasting, say I feel beautiful in my wedding dress. Thank you Claire you are a true professional and I would and will recommend you to future brides to be. Xx

  • Sally Jo McGivern – 27th Nov – reviewed To Have & To Hold Bridalwear – Mirfield

    After getting engaged in March 2013 and setting for the date for November 2013 my attention quickly turned to finding my dream dress. A few years ago I set up home in West Midlands with my now husband and after initially looking at dresses nearer to home I decided I wanted to go back to my roots and involve my Mum. We filled our day appointments to go to a number of local bridal shops and Claire was the first after my sister had told me about her stunning displays. Off we trotted and by the second dress in I was done. Still Claire made me continue trying on dresses just so I knew I was making the right decision. Other shops I am sure would take your money and run. From start to finish Claire was patient, helpful, always on the end of the phone and made the experience one I will never forget. Her attention to detail is second to none. After watching the BBC Watchdog programmes about rip off bridal shops and ill fitting gowns I have to admit I was a little worried as I am a lot smaller on top than bottom but I was worrying about nothing. My gown fitted perfectly, was secure and that’s all thanks to Claire and her team. I can not recommend To Have & To Hold enough. They cater for a wide range of budgets, have lots of beautiful dresses and accessories to die for (I also got my headpiece from Claire). I am only sad that I can’t buy a wedding dress every year.