Number Eighteen was born out of a desire to create a bridal experience which we felt was currently unavailable in Kent. The boutique provides exclusive one-to-one appointments and hand-picked dresses that you won’t find anywhere else locally. Our luxury dresses are perfect for brides who want to sparkle on their special day.

Alta and the team

Founder Alta’s vision for the store was to create an unforgettable wedding experience. In 2008 Alta launched her established store, Alta Costura, which has continued to grow in popularity. Her vision for Number Eighteen is all about the experience, trying fashion-forward dresses in an exquisite setting.

With over 26 years of experience in bridal herself, and a friendly team on-hand with advice and bubbly, Number Eighteen offers every dazzling bride a first-class service.


Our dresses

We offer a unique collection of bridal gowns. All our dresses are chosen with careful consideration. After months of shortlisting and travelling to meet designers, we finally decided that our collection would include wedding dresses by exclusive designers Watters, Willowby, Kenneth Winston, and ‘Say yes to the dress’ presenter Randy Fenoli.

We’ll take care of you every step of the way from guiding you through your fitting appointments right through to the day you pick up your chosen dress.

From the excitement of booking your appointment, to deciding on your perfect dress, and then finally stepping in to it on your special day, our team believe that the bride should feel relaxed and beautiful.


I was honoured to be asked to accompany one of my closest friends, wedding dress shopping in Maidstone today, our very first appointment was at “Number Eighteen”, with Lucy. On arrival, Rachael, the bride-to-be, who was relatively nervous, was immediately put at ease by the very warm, relaxed attitude of Lucy and the other young lady we were met by.

This lovely boutique was warm and welcoming, with a beautiful selection of really stunning dresses on display, the Ambiance was perfect.

Lucy listened to the things that Rachael specified, she certainly got a great idea of what Rachael wanted and suggested dresses that met the criteria perfectly, so perfect in fact that Rachael fell in love with the wedding dress today! So happy!  Thanks Number Eighteen.

Stacey Morgan Maidstone
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