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 stock award winning wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, evening and occasional dresses from David Tutera for Mon Cheri, Sophia Tolli, Allure, Benjamin Roberts, Tia, Dessy, Lela Rose & Jenny Yoo.

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 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 larger 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 which helps with large bridesmaid appointments, 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?

We are in the centre of Mirfield, 7 mins from Huddersfield, 5 mins from Junction 25 of the M62 and 10 minutes from Junction 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 free all day along Huddersfield Rd next to the dentist opposite.

If you would like to make an appointment please call: 01924 493037 anytime, anyday, send us a text or email

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Clare x


  • 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

  • Kelsey Kerr – 15th August 2014 – reviewed To Have & To Hold Bridalwear – Mirfield

    Thankyou so much Clare for your never ending patience and support with us! You made the whole bridesmaid dress shopping wholly enjoyable! Xx

  • Victoria Broadhead – 3rd June – reviewed To Have & To Hold Bridalwear – Mirfield

    Clare was a tremendous help when choosing my dress. Her shop is wonderful and what’s even better is everything is done on a personal level without pushing for a sale. Thanks Clare