Written on: 22/07/2013 by SarahHall
I again should have listened to other reviews. I booked to come up, driving 30 miles and struggling in the horrid area to park. I rang to ask about parking...ha. No answer. I finally got in to the dark showroom. From outside it looked tacky and the dresses on display were a joke. I was ignored for at least 15 mins until my mum got fed up and made a bit of a fuss. My appointment was not in their book. Somehow that was my fault. They could not see me. There was nobody else in the shop. Go... (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2013
I wish I had read the reviews before making the journey to this 'Bridal' store. I had seen a particular dress that I wanted to try on and was informed that this was the only shop in the South East stocking the sample gown. I made an appointment and a 60 mile trip to get there. The woman who served me was pleasant enough after much enticement from me by way of politeness, the other member of staff clearly would rather not have had customers! It was dark and dirty, the dressing area tired... (read more)
Written on: 27/10/2012
I cannot believe this place has the nerve to open their doors and trade in this unprofessional way. After being glared at by the crone behind the counter she eventually let my party in. If I book in advance and it is pouring rain, I do not expect to be left outside while the staff stare at me through the window. After finally getting in I cheerfully smiled and tried to give my name. She gave me a withering look, spoke over me and informed me that I was only allowed two guests. As I had only... (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2012
Terrible place. I went and selected my dress and they called me later to say they couldn't do the fitting as the dress maker's husband had died. I was so sorry for the poor woman but they told me that there was nothing to do about it. They offered me (and made it clear that this was the only time) a different day and time when I was not available as I am a teacher and it was my class's sports day. So Ultimately, I was not going to have my dress in time for the big day. The woman who called... (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2012
We were buzzed into the store, which is now called Orange Blossom.. possibly to get away from the poor reviews on here and other sites. We are new to the area and there isn't a lot of choice and were faced with the unfriendly faces of two ladies. Neither said anything, so we assumed that even with an appointment we just take a seat on the grubby looking sofa and wait to be seen. It took a while before we were asked if they could help and were fairly politely told to hang tight and our... (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2012 by rooiwyn
I went to the wedding dress shop, still on a big high from getting engaged. My mother had to fly back to her home country where I only had 1 day to share this special experience with her. Thank you to a friendly team taking all their time with myself and my mother we had a very special experience. The lady who helped me has been for a long time in this industry. She took her knowledge and experience and showed me by trying on different styles of dresses - what will work for my body type and... (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2011
I purchased my wedding dress from their shop in Croydon which closed down & i was transferred to the Sydenham branch. My experience from Croydon was very pleasant unlike the Sydenham branch. I went there for my fitting and it was very disappointing. The woman who fitted my dress wasn't particularly friendly and I felt like i was bring rushed, the area upstairs for the fitting wasn't very nice, the seats were very dated and the whole area needed doing up. The changing room wasn't big enough... (read more)
Written on: 13/05/2011
The staff at the sydenham branch were very rude, I visited 3 other bridal shops before choosing my dress and had a great experience in all of them appart from ring o roses, the staff are rude,the shop is dirty and at one point I saw 2 girls sharring a changing room.
Buying your wedding dres should be one of the most exciting times in a girls life so do not go to Ring o Roses,
It is a low budget shop but you would still expect the staff to be helpful and polite. I have never known... (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2011
I have been to 6 shops, this is the worst service ever! I already had some ideas before going to the shop, but still wanted to try some other styles. The assistant only allowed me to choose 4 dresses to start with, and then she left me in the fitting area with dress one, and found me a few others, i didnt like none of her choice, but I still tried on , just being polite. Then she told one of her colleagues that I have tried on 9 already. BUT there is only FOUR of them are my own choice!... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2011
Do not buy from these people, customer service is appalling and when they get into financial difficulties, they dissolve the company and start up under a new name (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2011
I found Ring O' Roses on a google search after being frustrated that none of the previous two dress shops I had been to stock the Allure Bridal collection. From the moment I booked my appointment over the phone with Augusta, I knew that it would be a great experience. My mum and sister came with me to the shop and we were welcomed with a warm smile by one of the assistants and were then introduced to Augusta who would be looking after me. We immediately felt comfortable and were allowed to... (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2011
I visited the Sydenham branch of Ring O Roses on 29th Jan 2011 with the Bride and the other 3 Bridesmaids. I was disgusted at the service and treatment we received. On arrival at the shop for the fitting we were not greeted with "Hello" but instantly told you are only allowed to bring 2 people with you. However the Bride had already called ahead to say she was bringing 4 people with her and told this would be ok but only 2 people would be allowed in the fitting area at one time so we would... (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2010
I am very sorry that the person before me had bad service from this store, I myself being a big girl had altogether different out come. When I arrived at the store I tried 3 dresses not because of my size but because I'm fussy. They were very good in customer service and in fact helped more then my best friend who choose a plain dress that I didn't like, so my time with them was great I picked a the most beautiful lace dress and it had to be good as my brother and parents cried. My wedding... (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2010
I went to Ring O Roses with my friend the Bride to Be and the staff were so unhelpful and very rude on this occassion. My friend was looking through the dresses and was serious about finding one from this shop as we lived locally and always said when we get married we would go there for our dresses. The staff did not offer help and when my friend enquired about size 16 dresses. The woman was shocking and basically sneered and said that they probably wouldn't have anything that fits her -... (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2010
I can't speak highly enough of Ring o'Roses; they are extremely helpful and the service we received was fantastic. (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2010
My bridesmaids & I were delighted by the service we recieved in Sydenham.The staff were exemplary & I highly recommend Ring O' Roses . (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2010 by jon212121 (2 reviews written)
It is so emotive, purchasing a wedding gown, however the experiece at Sydenham that my Daughter and I received was pleasurable, to say the least. The staff were knowledgable and patient. My Daughter was delighted with her eventual purchase. Mr. and Mrs. Smythe - Wilmington. (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2010
I recently bought a dress in Sydenham, after trying numerous other shops. Frankly I was overwhelmed with the kindness and consideration shown to me and my mother and the shop is the top of my list.
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Written on: 01/03/2010
I was nervous about going shopping for my wedding dress - I guess I feared feeling overwhelmed by pushy staff. This was my first experience trying on dresses and the woman assisting me was so helpful, taking me through the process step-by-step and being patient with me. I appreciated feeling like the one in control and the assistant was there to support me.
There's such a large selection of dresses so I think you need to have some idea of what you like beforehand. However, I did try on a... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2009 by ezmarelder
went to ring of roses thought they had a fair choice of dresses the lady that helped us to try on was very nice .the bigest complaint is if you need to go to the loo wich is highly likely if you have travelled you cant use the loo .apparentley for health and safety reasons.maybe they thought i was going to do hand stands in there or something not sure .ring of roses in blackfen who are owned by same company were happy to let you use loo.you are told you have to go over to the cafe over the... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2008 by ajs2 (1 review written)
The first fitting at Ring O' Roses, Sydenham a few weeks later was a different experience. I did feel pressured to hurry up, and the staff who took my balance payment seemed unhelpful and rather rude to me. I had no feeling of 'you're the customer - who has just paid £1000 for a dress by the way - and we appreciate your custom'.
My conclusion (also watching the experience of other brides in the shop) is that I think your experience will depend entirely on the person who serves you. If... (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2008 by flower 1234 (7 reviews written)
Having read comments on here prior to visiting Ring o'Roses Sydenham, I was hesitant to return, but they do have a good selection of gowns.
Upon my second visit, I asked if I could use the toilet and was informed that customers were not allowed to use it, due to health and safety regulations.
Once handing over a deposit for my dress I was given ring o' roses terms and conditions and was informed to sign it. From here I thought the attitude of the staff seemed to change and I felt like a... (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2008 by tchimangag (1 review written)
I went to Ring O' Roses today (28/06/08) after calling last week to be able to try the sample dress of the one that I bought. When I got there the sample dress had been sold and I was informed I should have called first (which I did!!). They had no picture of my dress and I was not allowed to take a picture of myself in a similar one either. A Sales Advisor suggested I go to their Sidcup branch! (I live in Luton, Buckinghamshire and just spent 2hr in public transport getting to the Sydenham... (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2008
I had a wonderful experience this week at the Ring o Roses bridal shop. They were so pleasant and the girl really knew her stuff with regards to the dresses. I went in wanting a hippyish flowers in hair and no shoes kind of wedding dress and came out with a gorgeous and intricately beaded glamorous dress...and veil.....and tiara!!! All suggested by her and totally amazing on....she was an absolute delight and i trusted her completely....the shop itself is spacious and bright. lovely. (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2008
I had always imagined shopping for a wedding dress as a fun and exciting experience but I didn't find that here. If you are looking for a large selection of low-cost dresses then you should find something (most of the ones I saw appeared to be between £400 - £1,000
I called the shop to let them know I would be 15 mins late and was informed this would be deducted from my allocated slot. Apparently this is 1 hour, even though I had not been told this over the phone when making the appointment... (read more)
Written on: 18/11/2007 by B1ue52 (1 review written)
Nothing more to add really that I haven't already covered, great service, great choice, very friendly and i never once felt I was paying for it. (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2007 by redlipstick (1 review written)
My daughter's wedding was a wonderful experience and she looked truly beautiful. With all eyes on the bride, choosing the right dress has to be one of the most stressful things in the wedding preparations. I can honestly say that the Ring O'Roses staff helped us select the perfect dress for the occasion, and there wasn't a dry eye in the house when she walked down the aisle... :-) (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2007 by brobinson (1 review written)
My 'now' wife visited Ring O' Roses and purchased her bridal dress from there and I have to say they were absolutely marvellous with her. I find it astonishing to read that 'Some people' have had bad experiences with them as my wife could not praise them enough. The staff offered some invaluable advice, were extremely attentive.
Keep up the good work girls - it is appreciated. (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2007 by Slavikova (1 review written)
Cannot understand why anybody would want to criticize Ring O' Roses, Sydenham, London, I was very pleased with the service and with the wide range of dresses on offer. Many thanks. (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2007 by dthorn (1 review written)
Having been to several wedding dress shops over the last 7 months, looking for a wedding dress, I was astounded at the wonderful service I received at Ring O' Roses in Sydenahm.
They were consistent, attentive, and the most astounding of all is they actually had great knowledge in what they were selling, which is something I found lacking in previous shops.
They were immensely patient, welcoming, and above all, they made, what has previously been a very stressful situation, seem a... (read more)
Written on: 06/09/2007 by mick f p johnson (1 review written)
I recently ordered my wedding dress from Ring O'Roses in Sydenham for my wedding next year. The girls were most helpful, and nothing was too much trouble.
This was the sixth shop I had visited, including 3 in Knightsbridge, and the service I received at Ring O'Roses was exemplary. Indeed, I was so impressed that I have recommended the shop to 3 of my closest friends. (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2007 by fluffk (1 review written)
I guess they have a reasonable selection, and it is good to see what styles they have, but I would not recommend Ring O Roses.
On my second visit to the shop, the staff were very unfriendly - once I'd parted with some cash. When I turned up to try on some shoes, with the sample wedding dress, they raised their voices because this was my second appointment. They had allowed me to make this appointment, which apparently they shouldn't have done (only allowed one shoe fitting).
After having... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2007 by Desdemona
Go here to look at styles, but in my opinion do not buy from them. (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2007 by cynthiadyer (1 review written)
I still have to send the store pictures of my wedding day.
But I would just like to thank them for their assistance, advice, patience and understanding. They did a great job and other than a few hiccups, they were mavellous.
I have recommended them to friends and family, who have been happy with the service they have had.
I wish that they would bring back the first Sales Assistant I saw, as she was absolutely marvellous. (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2006 by TJohn
I also had the worst experience at that branch, the staff you have there are rude and the dresses are dirty and smelly. They wasted time then they started rushing me. I wanted to cry they forced dresses on me not listening to my view of what I want. I hate that branch I would never recommended anyone to go to that branch. They should change the staff there. (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2005 by Helga
I had the most horrible experience at Ring of Roses, Sydenham, London, wedding dress shop. To cut a very long story short I was forced to leave the shop with my wedding dress looking like I had huge bulges growing out of my side and rear, the whole dress looking absolutely terrible and nothing like the sample dress I ordered. I had noticed this big problem along with my bridesmaid and mother in law on both my dress fittings and had been reassured by the shop in-house fitter, that it would be... (read more)
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