Nothing but an amazing experience - from being welcomed on arrival to leaving the store having purchased the perfect wedding dress!! I can not thank the ladies at the store enough!! A day and feeling that will stay with me forever. Highly recommended Brides of Southampton to anyone looking for that perfect dress!!
Michelle was really helpful, she listened to what I wanted, including my budget and wasn't pushy. She was very approachable and made me feel comfortable and relaxed. Can't wait to wear my dress!
This is by far the best bridal shop I have visited for choice and most importantly customer service. Apart from having a glass of bubbly on arrival, the whole experience was exactly as I had hoped for.
Michelle & Edna were fantastic, very patient and plenty of ideas. The thing I found most impressive, was that they didn't just 'clip you up', they actually took the time to pin the dresses so you could see exactly what the dress would look like with alterations/taken in. They even did all of the buttons down the back of the dress, not half! I was given some bridal shoes to wear during the fitting and a head piece to make it more authentic. They were very welcoming and certainly no pressure to buy. Nice bright area to show your entourage your dresses. I visited a few shops and the service was no where near as personal as here. I would thoroughly recommend going.
I had such a special visit to Brides of Southampton on the 22nd April 2017. Bo looked after me and she was absolutely brilliant!! I went along with some ideas of dresses that I wanted to try on and Bo picked out a dress for me. As it turns out, I ended up falling in love with this dress and knew straight away that it was the one. Bo made me feel comfortable and at ease when trying on the different dresses. Myself and my guests had such a lovely experience, one that I will never forget! Thank you so much to Bo and all at Brides of a Southampton.
Libby was really great, she made me feel comfortable and even made extra time to help me make my final decision. She suggested dresses for me which suited my style and shape, but which I might not even have tried if left to my own devices, so as a result I've ended up with a more beautiful dress than I thought I would.
Just wanted to say thank you so much for everything... from the moment I tried on my dream dress to the time I collected it to take it home you were all so lovely. My dress was beyond my wildest dreams.... thanks for making my fairytale wedding complete
Brilliant boutique with stunning dresses and incredible staff! I was looked after by Bo who was fantastic in helping me try on dresses. I came with some dresses in mind that I wanted to try, Bo dressed me beautifully with all the finishing touches and I was really enjoying myself. Bo then Suggested I try a dress she had picked, which she picked whilst I was sat on your sofa with a refreshing glass of Prosecco. this dress turned out to be ' my dress'! Bo is a genius at her job! I wasn't expecting to find a dress during my appointment but once I had it on, I didn't want to take it off! I felt amazing and thanks to Bo, I have the perfect dress, belt and veil for my wedding! All of your staff are a credit to your boutique! A fantastic experience! Thank you so much!
Another happy Bride
Michelle was amazing. Made me feel so welcome and at ease. Choice of dresses were excellent too.
I had an appointment on the 11th February with my daughter looking for her dream wedding dress. We had been to other shops looking for her dream dress. The whole experience was amazing we had such a wonderful time, it was so relaxed and we never felt rushed at all. I could tell that my daughter was so happy and relaxed with Michelle. Michelle was so helpful and attentive to myself and the three bridesmaid and it made such a difference to our experience. My daughter said yes to her dream dress that day and I will never forget the day we bought her wedding dress. Thank you for being part of the wedding day planning. I was so happy with the whole experience and would recommend to everyone xxx
Lovely Mummy Review
HUGE thank you to everyone at Brides of Southampton for the extremely friendly service and making me feel so confident and comfortable! After having two appointments here I found the perfect show-stopping dress for a pageant that I will be competing in this April. I can't wait to get on stage and show it off! Even though Brides of Southampton are new to stocking prom, pageant and evening dresses, the collection in store was vast and wonderful (as is their bridal collection). I had an incredible experience here and would definitely recommend Brides of Southampton to anyone and everyone who is searching for the perfect gown for any occasion!
Thank you so much to everyone at brides of Southampton, especially Edna, for making my day so brilliant. Edna 'got' me straight away and managed to pick the most beautiful dresses for me and on a budget too. I couldn't be happier with the service and of course my dress!
I got my beautiful gown from here today and I'm absolutely thrilled with my dress the staff were amazing and very welcoming I had my crying 4 month old baby and they worked around me and my babies needs thank you all so much xx highly recommend
Fab Wedding Dress Shop...really friendly....soooo not snobby! Libby looked after me and totally got my style, she was amazing and of course I ended up with a completely different dress than I'd set my heart on....yep she just humoured me with my original choice! Super recommend!
Thank you Lexi for helping me find my dream dress! Lexi is so lovely and extremely patient and helpful. I look forward to coming back to Brides and seeing her again for my dress fitting. Very happy customer! Thank you!!!!
Very happy customer
1 word- Amazing. Really great, friendly service. Chuffed with my dress.
We had a great visit with Michelle who guided us through our visit was extremely helpful and so friendly and approachable. We were not rushed and were able to try on dresses more than once. Prosecco was a nice touch too. Thanks
A truly warm, helpful experience to making me find that 'wow' feeling. I can't fault anything, so sympathetic to my concerns on how I felt and accepting what was important to me. Thank you
Best bride shop ever. The people are very friendly and helpful and the dresses are just amazing. Bo looked after me such a lovely lady the same as the manager. Can't wait to go back in July.xxx
I came into your shop last Saturday 11th Feb. I had an appointment with Michelle and she was fantastic, made me feel so at ease, got on so well with all my guests. Seemed to know what would suit me and was great at suggesting extras to make the dress even more beautiful. It was an amazing experience that I was dreading to be honest but she made it such a lovely time, my mum and bridesmaids loved her as much as I did. It was a fab experience from start to end. I found my dream dress and ordered it that day. Michelle was so great! I'm so glad I went to brides of southampton for my wedding dress. Would recommend it to everyone! Xxx
11th Feb 17
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Brides of Southampton for sorting out my veil dilema!! I had ordered a veil but had decided that it was too long. Gemma and Michelle helped me and managed to swap my long veil for the same style but the shorter version. Thank you so much for the great service. I look forward to picking it up next week x
Michelle was fantastic, helpful, understanding and just pleasant to be around! Thank you so very much!
Another 2017 happy Bride - Solveig Henniksen
I just wanted to thank you both for all your help today. The stress of finding the "one" is finally over. I've not only found the most beautiful dress, it's everything I wanted. Thank you so much. I can't wait to see it in October.
Shelley Jones - Bride to be 2017!
To all at Brides of Southampton!
Thank you so much for your help from start to finish!
I found my perfect dress and veil and bridesmaids looked beautiful in their Navy!
Thank you again,
All our love,
Becci, Stuart, Lisa, Laura and Lucy
Now Mrs Prebble! :)
6 April 16 Becky and Stuart
Just a note from both of us to say thank you for all you did for our big day. It was so lovely to have you there, couldn't have done it without you...
Here's to 2016 and marriage,
To Shelley and the team.
Thank you for helping me to find my gorgeous wedding dress and for arranging for it to be boxed and cleaned. Thank you. It was lovely to see you on the day and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
Hopefully see you soon
16th January 2016
22 Jan 2016
Just to say a huge thank you for helping me find my dream dress and all your support during my fittings, adjusting and adapting the dress to fit perfectly!
Thanks again - the newly married Claire Hall. x
PS been asked to go on 'love my dress'
To Tara and the staff at Brides,
Thank you got all that you did for Lizzie.
Lizzie certainly looked so beautiful on the day thanks to all of your care and attention. Apologies that this comes so late but we were waiting for photos - Enclosed for your books.
Many Thanks again,
RE Thursday 26 November 2015
I am writing to belatedly express my gratitude to Tara, who looked after my daughter and me so well on the above date when we began our search for a wedding dress at the shop with a 10:30 shop appointment.
My daughter, Emily tried on a lot of dresses and with the kind assistance of Tara we were able to get a good idea of what she liked and didn't like within our budget before we made way for the young lady with an appointment following Emily's. We attended a further appointment in Portsmouth at 2pm where Emily found 'the dress' but I would add that it was above our budget and we were extremely fortunate that the sample dress was going in to the sale at the wedding at half price enabling my daughter to return and buy it on the Saturday. It will therefore have to be altered to fit Emily at an extra cost but still within our budget.
I traveled by train from Staffordshire to be able to buy the dress with Emily over 1 1/12 days and U was you to know that Tara could not have provided a better start to the experience for both of us. Indeed, so buoyed up were we on the day that Emily said, instead of feeling tired, she could have gone on trying on dresses and I sat on the train wishing we could do it again.
I noted the letters behind your couch whilst waiting to see Emily in the dresses and wanted to add my thanks to your other grateful customers because, even without the preferred result from your point of view of producing the dress subsequently purchased, the service given in your shop left a very lasting impression.
Mrs J D Vaughan
7th January 2016
To the team at Brides Of Southampton,
A big thank you for all your help- Everyone loved my dress and you were all so helpful!
Take care, Love Kate and Tristan xx
22nd August 2015
Kate and Tristan
Dear Brides Of Southampton,
Thank you so much for all your help!
Thank you for offering to order in the dress i wanted and then finding me the 'Vivienne' dress which was even better! I was thrilled with the dress, and then you also sorted me out with veil, shoes and accessories-Perfect!!
The whole service was really great at your shop, especially at the second fitting when you sorted things out very quickly when my dress was still too long!
We had a fantastic wedding, and i hope you like the pictures of the dress!
12th July 2015
Keith and Claire
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help with finding my dream dress. I had come all the way from Australia to go shopping with my mum with limited hope of finding ''The dress'' in the short time we had. However, you took us under your wing and listened to every comment i made and picked out my dress. You are brilliant at what you do and i really cant thank you enough.
Love Charlotte Jones (Blythe) xxx
30th January 2015
Just to say an extra thank you to you for exceptional service! And for being so kind in arranging my dress cleaning. My experience with Brides really has been fantastic and i'll pop great recommendations on your website and google reviews.
Many Thanks Again, Hazel Pullen xx
Dear Shelley and team, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help with finding and fitting my wedding dress- it was just gorgeous and i loved it even more on the day! Pete absolutely fell in love with in straight away, especially the band around the waist!!! Yes it was big, and yes it was a pain to dance around in, but it was everything i could have imagined it to be! It made me feel like such a princess! The day was incredibly magical especially with Pete in his uniform!
Oh and thank you for helping Pete with organising his wedding present for me! It took me by total surprise!
Thank you both once again for all your patience with the fittings!
Big Hugs and Love, Lizzie xx
12th November 2015
with sincere appreciation, we send our warm thanks to you for your very kind gift of my dress and your thoughtful wishes too. Thanks so much for all your help with my dress, it was perfect.
Mr and Mrs Henley x
7th October 2015
Mr and Mrs Henley
Dear Tara, A massive thank you for all your help selecting the perfect dress for our special day. Also, a big thank you for helping Helen survive the dress choosing 'ordeal' with both her mother and mother in law, what was she thinking... We were blessed with good weather and had a wonderful day full of love, laughter and fun... and the blue shoes were perfect on the bouncy castle.
Thank you again, Helen and Ash Smart
9th September 2015
Helen and Ash Smart
To Shelley and the team,
Thank you so much for making my dress shopping so wonderful. The dress was stunning and had lots of comments on the day
Thank you, Chrissy xx
14th November 2015
All at Brides Of Southampton,
Thank you so much for all your help and support choosing my wedding dress & Bridesmaids dresses. The service has been outstanding and i would certainly recommend you to friends. We had a wonderful day and lots of compliments on the dresses.
Many thanks again, Love Hazel and Mike Pullen x x x
19th November 2015
Hazel & Mike Pullen
Thank you for helping me find the perfect dress. You were so patient and helpful and made the experience really nice. I will not hesitate to recommend you to any future brides.
From Mrs Bartlett x
14th November 2015
Mrs Bartlett(Previously Jen McDermott-Roe)
Dear Tara and all at Brides Of Southampton,
Thankyou so much for all the effort you put in to helping me find the dress of my dreams. I felt like a princess and had so many compliments on the day. It meant even more to me that my dress came from the same shop my mum's dis, 28 years ago. I am now looking forward to hopefully coming in next week to help with finding my sisters dream dress with you all.
Lots Of Love, Sophie and Ryan Hillier-Smith xx
28th October 2015
Sophie and Ryan Hillier-Smith
To everyone who has helped us along the way,
Love Dave and Kat. xx
The dresses were all amazing and the quality of service from you all was excellent! Nothing was too much trouble, not even a pregnant bridesmaid!
Dave and Kat
To all the wonderful ladies at Brides of Southampton!
A very big thank-you to you all for helping me find my perfect dress! It fitted beautifully! We had a brilliant wedding day which we will cherish forever :)
Jenna Down (now Burden!)
30th May 2015
To everyone at Brides.
Thank you so much for all your help and assistance for my big day. You were all fabulous. The service you offer is second to none!
Love Bev xx
9th May 2015
To Michelle and all the team at Brides of Southampton.
Just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help and advice during my time choosing my wedding dress. You have all been very kind and patient.
With special thanks from Alison Dugdale xx
2nd July 2015
Thank you so much for all of your help in sorting out the dramas with my bridesmaid dresses. The service i've recieved from everyone at Brides has been second to none!
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to all of my friends!
Thank you so much for your pep-talks, your patience and your help with my dress.
I'm sorry ive been a bit of a nightmare!
13th July 2015
Thank you so much, you are such a lovely person. As a bride you made me feel calm and ensured I had a pleasant experience at Brides Of Southampton. The shop are lucky to have you.
31st July 2015
Thank you so much for making Deb and Chris' wedding day so beautiful. Deb looked a picture in the dress. I will put a recommendation on facebook as soon as Deb is back from her honeymoon.
Veronica Fulton (Mother)
5th August 2015
We had a lovely day and the dress was fab. I am going to email you some pictures.
27th May 2015
Just a note to say a huge, great big thank you for supporting me through my dress dramas, underware issues and brideszilla moments!
You've been so calm and helped to give an amazing pre-wedding bridal experience :)
Thank you, love Sharon x
8th August 2015
To the girls at Brides,
Thank you for helping me find my perfect dress for my wedding. I felt amazing and had so many lovely comments on the day. You were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble.
Thank you so much.
Love Becky Smith (was Marchant)
12 Feb 2015
To Brides of Southampton,
Thank you so much for helping me find the perfect wedding dress. Everyone commented on how beautiful I looked and I felt like a princess.
Lots of love
Hannah (&Patrick) xx
To Everyone at Brides,
Thank you so much for making my dress perfect! You made me feel at ease everytime I came in the shop and you really are the friendliest bunch! Thank you again!
Amy McLachlan x
Dear Tara, Michelle and all the fabulous ladies at Brides,
I want to thank you all for your consistent patience and support, you all made every aspect of dressing the bridal party so memorable and enjoyable. I love the atmosphere as soon as I get through the door, so personal and so professional. I really appreciate all the hard work you all put in, right up to the day before the wedding! Thank you all, so so much. Gareth and I had our perfect wedding, it truly was the happiest day of our lives.
Much love and big hugs,
from Mel xx
Mel and Gareth
Thank you to all the staff for helping us find the perfect dress for my daughter Karen's wedding. Everyone commented on how stunning Karen looked in her Latisha gown and the 3 bridesmaids in their claret Tahiti dresses. The seamstress made a super job of creating beautiful shoulder straps from the detachable caplet. With your help we had a wonderful day
My gorgeous dress from Brides!
Antoinette Le Peuple
Hi Girls thought you may like this the dresses were fab and they all looked amazing thank you again for all your help x
Hi Ladies, as promised a picture of my dress. Thank you for fitting me into the most beautiful dress I will ever wear. Special thank you to Libby
Thankyou so much for helping me find my wedding dress. You helped me find the perfect one for me! Xxx
Just wanted to say thank you for helping us find our dresses, we had an amazing day and didn't want it to end..... Michelle and laura Froggatt xx
Michelle & Laura
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for the amazing service and finding us our perfect dresses! It was a beautiful December wedding and our dresses were perfect Tash and jo Churchill-Moore
Tash and jo Churchill-Moore
My daughter and I have been to so many Bride Shops, Not one made us feel so important and special as Southampton Brides, nothing was too much trouble! Thank you Tara for the amazing experience !
Well it was our big day yesterday and the day was amazing and my dress - just perfect! Thank you guys so much and, as promised, here are a couple of snaps x
To the team at Brides Southampton
Thank you so much for helping me to choose my dress for our wedding, I'm generally quite an indecisive person, so I knew I wasn't going to be one of those people who tries a dress on and instantly knows its 'the one'. Your staff were so patient and really helped me to work out what I did and didn't want, especially Libby who helped me on my first visit.
When I put on my dress on the morning of the wedding I knew it was the perfect one for me and I really felt beautiful in it- so thank you all so much for your time, skill and help.
I also used the off cuts you gave me to make a dress for my home made mouse cake topper! Not quite as beautiful as my dress, but it was lovely that it matched mine!
Thanks again for all your help,
Love from Charlotte Emery (nee Smith)
Thank you - from Charlotte & Andy
Dear Brides of Southampton,
Thank you so much for providing my wedding dress and veil, you were all so lovely.
Special thanks to Libby, you found my perfect dress. Thank you so much, I felt like a princess!!!
Love Sarah xx
To Michelle and everyone at Brides,
I am 37 and gone past your shop a thousand times. I have always wanted to
have my dress from your shop,it's been a dream.
My dress was amazing and everyone has be so fab, especially Michelle, who
just got me. She was so supportive and wonderful.
Thank you so much
Jo Spicer xx
Thank you so much for your help and support in preparing for Madelaine and Darryn's wedding.
I enclose some photos which hopefully shows the beautiful dress as a way to show our appreciation.
Pat Gilhooley (Maddie's mum)
Thank you all for your help in finding my dream dress, I loved wearing it and our day was just amazing.
Thank you again
Love Sarah and David Hatherley
To all at Brides,
Thank you for making my wedding day so special and for you friendly and helpful service, it was most appreciated!!
My hubby loved my dress
To dear Brides,
Just a quick note to say thank you for all your help with our "Grooms"-maid dresses.
They looked stunning on the day and we could not have wished for more.
Thank you again.
Chris and Dan Clark-Swaine
Brides of Southampton staff,
Thank you for pulling out all the stops to get me my perfect dress with such short notice
Dear Brides of Southampton,
Although I bought my Pronovias Baronia dress from you in November 2012, I hadn't forgotten what amazing service you gave me.
Our wedding went without a hitch and couldn't have asked for a better day!!
Lesley (nee May) and Chris Jones
To all the staff at Brides,
Just wanted to say thanks so much for helping me choose my gorgeous dress and bridesmaid dresses. Everyone was so helpful and you made the whole experience extra special.
Will certainly recommend you.
I adored wearing my wedding dress - it felt wonderful and I felt great in it! It was the first I tried on and I couldn't have been happier with it, or with the service at Brides! You did such a good job for me and my sister as well, who also got her wedding dress from you 6 years ago! :)
Very helpful, great customer service. i would defiantly recommend this shop to all my friends who are looking for their perfect wedding dress! I went to a lot of different bridal shops, and this was by far the best one I went to, I Brought my dream wedding dress from them as well! The staff will go out of their way to help you find exactly what you are looking for, no matter how long it takes! :) With a brilliant selection of dreses, something for everyone! I want to thank all of the Staff at Brides of Southampton for making the whole experience of finding my dream wedding dress so personal and special! :)
Dear All at Brides of Southampton
We would like to say THANK YOU very much for your assistance. We feel lucky to have had your help in that special time for us!
Michelle we would also like to say THANK YOU so much for allowing us the opportunity being in your charge while choosing our dresses.
Thank You for your professionalism, patience, kindness and making us feel so comfortable and special.
Joanna ( French!) and Tina
Hi girls :) just wanted to thank Amy for letting me know about today and booking us a great slot,Annabelle our lovely dress fitter who made me feel really special and really talked me through each dress (and my mum and sis) I couldn’t be more thrilled with the beautiful dress and veil I got today at Brides and I just want to wear it now!!! Can’t wait for my fitting :) thank you ladies so much xxxx
Thank you so, so much for all your help in getting my wedding dress for my big day. My dress was perfect – I felt like a million dollars!
The service I received from your whole team was fantastic – a seamless, stress-free process from start to finish.
A special thanks to Libby who helped me to choose my dress – she was profressional and friendly and helpful and actually suggested the dress I eventually chose. I can’t praise her ( or your team) enough!
I cannot fault in any way. The staff were amazing, patient and helped me so much, so many dresses to choose from, reasonable prices, even after purchasing staff were still very supportive and helpful in every way. Thank you, you gave me my dream dress even altered it in a way that i could personalize it. My dress was stunning, I couldn’t thank you enough :-)