Main Membership Advantages

The ability to reassure your customers that they can 'Buy with Confidence' from you as a retailer, using the RBA Brides' Assurance Scheme. This RBA scheme stipulates that in the unlikely event of your shop closing involuntarily before your customer can collect their dress, the RBA will endeavour to locate a replacement gown, or liaise with liquidators/administrators to ensure a timely release of your customers dress. Peace of mind that they will not be left without their dress in the run up to their special day.

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.

Social media presence for you to share and promote your RBA status.

Members area to re-watch training videos, download digital templates, access to our branding and other information.

Exclusive RBA VIP lounge at shows a place to rest your feet, meet with other members and get a nice glass of bubbles and bite to eat (all for free as an RBA member!)

Resource packs  full of HR / Health & Safety / Recruitment templates and guidance notes.

Exclusive training events held for RBA members only

Partnership with DYSB we have partnered up with the fabulous Wendy Rivera and her DYSB team to deliver you exclusive FREE quarterly webinars and an amazing discount for their monthly OneStream online training subscription.

Discounts with suppliers like Hoesh, Payroll services, alcohol licensing agent, printing

RBA Awards a special night to recognise our members who excel and the suppliers who support us

Facebook Group / WhatsApp Group  where RBA members can privately discuss the day to day issues associated with running a bridal store. This also gives you direct access to your committee members. This is reagrded as one of the best benefits, talking and getting advice from your peers is invaluable!

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.