Main Membership Advantages

What's in it for the retailer?

The facility to offer your customers free dress deposit insurance under the RBA Brides' Protection Scheme, an insurance policy which guarantees the return of the bride's deposit in the event of a member shop's failure. The RBA scheme represents a world first pledge in the bridal trade by offering the public similar assurances in the event of catastrophe to those of the well-known scheme of last resort operated by the travel industry - You will get your money back!

Networking with fellow owners on shared problems and opportunities.

RBA Newsletter designed to keep members up-to-date with legislation and industry matters.

Dedicated website to promote your business as a quality retail destination.

Members area for legal advice and other information.

Facebook Group where RBA members can privately discuss the day to day issues associated with running a bridal store.

Collective strength in negotiations, saving you money by providing benefits like advantageous PDQ rates, and insurance policies designed especially for members.

A powerful voice in the Bridal Industry, with direct communication links to suppliers in the British Bridal Suppliers Association (BBSA), as well as BBEH, the organizer of the Harrogate Trade Fairs, the Wedding Media and the Government.

We run campaigns in national bridal magazines and on the Internet including Facebook and Twitter promoting RBA members' shops.

Automatic free entry to Harrogate trade fairs and use of the RBA lounge Membership of the UK's most prestigious bridal retail organisation offers security to potential suppliers.

Legal advice and support at the end of a phone or email.

Membership to the UK's most prestigious bridal retail organisation offers its own trade reference to potential suppliers and customers.

A helping hand and a friendly face - The Executive Committee are a team of bridal retailers aspiring to improve the quality of bridal shops in the UK with a combined experience of over 100 years. So if you need a hand with social networking or want to know how to do something differently, just email us.