Welcome to Mrs B's Bonnets

Bursting with over 400 colourful exciting hats, fascinators and headpieces, my established boutique is located in Newton Abbot, Devon. You will find a wonderful choice suitable for Weddings, the Mother of the Bride and Groom, for wearing to Royal Ascot, Royal Investitures, Garden Parties and many more special occasions.

Devon's foremost ladies hat hire boutique is now also offering some hats for sale, although sustainability is valued.  A commission fascinator service is also available.

My fabulous selection of hats, hatinators and fascinators to hire can be viewed below.

Etiquette

How it works and what next?

Hire prices range from £45 - £90 depending on the hat. This price covers an agreed rental period (normally Tuesday 10am - 3:30pm the following Tuesday).  I aim to be as flexible as possible for hats that are hired for weddings abroad (please check out taking hats on flights with your airline).

Hats and hatinators can be chosen and booked weeks or months in advance and will then be prepared and ready for collection on your agreed hire date.

Please be aware that the hat or hatinator is your responsibility whilst in your possession. Please refer to my Terms and Conditions when hiring for comprehensive information.

Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot delivers world class horse racing over five days, high end fashion and exceptional millinery. It is the social event of the summer season and a perfect opportunity to dress up. Why not visit Mrs B's Bonnets as part of your Royal Ascot experience.  If you are unsure of the dress code I have all you need to know below.

Ladies - official dress code.

Weddings

Etiquette states that the groom's mum should wear a smaller hat that the mother of the bride.  However, if both the bride and groom are hosting the wedding then both mums can wear equally large hats or hatinators.

Wedding guests usually wear a smaller hatinator or fascinator.

All guests are expected to keep their headpiece on until the mother of the bride removes hers.

Think about photographs, whether you are a mother of the bride, the groom or a wedding guest, try to avoid hats or headpieces that fall over your eyes or face. 

By Royal Appointment

Congratulations if you have been chosen to receive an invitation from The King to attend an Investiture or Garden Party, the official dress code states that a hat is preferable and that the occasion calls for classic formal headwear. 

Investitures usually take place at Buckingham Palace or Windsor Castle. Garden parties are generally at Buckingham Palace and on grass. It is appropriate to wear a day dress or suit with a hat or fascinator. National dress and uniform are also often worn. 

TOP TIP: You may wish to wear wedges  to avoid thin heels sinking into the grass. Perhaps slip a pair of comfy flats into your bag, along with an umbrella…just in case!

 

 

 

 

Winner of South West England Prestige Award - Best Hat Shop

Opening Times (winter)

I will be closed on Tuesday 11th March to Thursday 14th March and Friday 22nd March - sorry for any inconvenience

 (Appointents Recommended Please - I can open outside these hours if required 

Monday - closed

Tuesday - 10am - 3pm

Wednesday - 10am - 3pm

Thursday - 10am - 3pm

Friday - 10am - 3pm

Saturday - 10am - 3pm

Sunday - closed