Written on: 25/03/2013 by becci654 (1 review written)
Not only are the staff extremely professional and friendly they go out of their way to help you, after a personal tragedy they went above and beyond to make things better for me and I left the shop feeling happier then I had in days. They have a wonderful collection and honestly I was spoilt for choice, ending up with a stunning Ronald Joyce gown. I could not be happier with the service I received and would recommend to everyone :) My mum is going there to get her mother of the bride outfit... (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2013 by Missycooke
We have brought all of our weddings bits from here dress, grooms party bridesmaid dress & shoes and are 100% satisfied with the quality of products and services. All of the staff are friendly and helpful and have made our wedding experience fantastic & stress less!!!! I love the fact they have different levels or the different wedding outfits i.e grooms wear, bridal and mother of the bride the fitting area is really big and spacious and I've enjoyed each and every fitting. Every other bridal... (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2013 by Enise (1 review written)
All the following I would describe as perfect - welcome into the shop, help & advice, selection of dresses, comfortable surroundings, professional & genuine customer service. Highly recommend to others, especially staff member Harriet. (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2013 by alice_leach (1 review written)
The night before I started dress shopping I was so nervous and didn't sleep well. We are planning our wedding in 9 months so I didn't have lots of time to mull over things, having said that I wasn't sure I felt ready to shop. The Wedding Shop completely changed that for me. From the moment we arrived I felt relaxed and completely at ease. The shop is beautifully laid out, with plenty of space for trying on the dresses (unlike some other local shops). [name removed] helped me try on and... (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2013
I made enquiries about a particular dress to buy, then asked if it was in stock for me to look at on the following Sunday. I was told that the shop had the model, size and colour I wanted, so I made an appointment. I live a long way from Colchester (in London), and I asked my mother, who had to come from France, and my sister, from Wiltshire, to come along. When we got there, the staff knew the time of the appointment but not the item I'd been asked to see. After a lot of searching they... (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2013 by FELICITY81 (1 review written)
I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff, and in particular [name removed] for making my wedding dress shopping experience a wonderful one. When I was there for my first consultation [name removed] listened to my ideas of what my dream dress would be like and suggested I try a couple of different ones on that had just arrived in store that very day. I was so pleased she advised me, as one of those dresses was 'the one'. I didn't feel that I was being pressured into deciding on a... (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2013
I cannot praise the staff and in particular Lesley for the time and patience she gave me when I recently twice visited The Wedding Shop to choose an outfit for my daughters wedding. Time was given freely (a lot of time!) and there was never a feeling of being hurried or pushed into making a decision. All the girls working there were so friendly as they passed by whilst dealing with other customers. The Wedding Shop is a lovely space to shop in and I would highly recommend it to anybody. I am... (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2012 by Newzealandbride (1 review written)
Lovely environment, was made to feel comfortable straight away, lots if choice to try on and a range of sizes so I didn't have to squeeze into anything too small! Helpful from start to finish, I bought the first dress I tried on which was fabulous! And with traveling overseas with my dress the shop have been super helpful. By far the best bridal wear shop in the area! (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2012 by Catd82
I had an appointment with on Saturday 13th October and was looked after by Harriet. She was lovely and made the whole experience so enjoyable. I was very pleased to find my dress and I am so happy I found it there so that I have a nice place to come back to for fittings. I don't have a lot of experience of wedding shops but this one was amazing. (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2012 by JoanneThomas
The Wedding Shop was the first and last bridal shop I visited, the day in one word was AMAZING, I can't even describe how special the staff made me feel. Being a first time bride I had no idea what to expect and was extremely nervous. The wonderful Alice greated me, I instantly felt so comfortable and at ease :) The bridal gowns stocked within the store are breath taking - I wanted every single one. A wonderful choice of all styles for every bride. Alice helped me get into the gorgeous... (read more)
Written on: 17/06/2012 by C.Rowe
I didn't even need to got to any other shops! My first outing to try and find the perfect dress started and ended at The Wedding Shop! The whole experience was wonderful and being a slightly curvier bride I knew I might struggle with some styles but I was guided towards the right sized samples so the experience was a very positive one! After trying about 15 dresses on Nicola appeared with one that had just arrived in my size! It wouldn't have been one I would have probably picked but... (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2012 by Maturemum (1 review written)
Having spent endless hours trawling through London's West End department stores looking in vain for a mother of the bride outfit 'The Wedding Shop' was a relief to anxious weeks of being the older mother. Choice for older mothers seeking an elegant outfit is fantastic with colours and styles available and expert assistance on tap from Sophie and Allison which made the task an enjoyable experience. The range of accessories covering bags and shoes etc together with an excellent dye service to... (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2012 by hellenshean
I had the most wonderful experience at the wedding shop. Nicola was fabulous! She found me the most perfect dress and made the whole experience so special. Everyone was so friendly and really enthusiastic, it felt like having my real bridesmaids there! I never understood why women talk about their wedding dresses the way they do until I visited the wedding shop. I felt like a real life princess and I'm so thankful to Nicola for creating a very special moment that my mum and I will be able to... (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2012 by Sarah.mulcahy (1 review written)
I cannot praise the staff at The Wedding Shop highly enough, especially Amanda who has made my experience of being a bride to be so wonderful, I request her everytime as she really makes me feel understood, she is just so kind and helpful and funny! Nicola the owner is so welcoming and lovely, she couldnt have been more accomodating to me and my family and friends. I am so empressed with how the staff treat their customers, it's doesn't happen in all bridal boutiques, The Wedding Shop is... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2012 by shanicejbrown
I visited the new location on Tuesday to browse the dresses. I was taken upstairs and shown the dresses, however, the first dress I laid eyes on, I knew I had to have. I ended up purchasing the dress, and cannot wait to wear it in December. The new shop is so spacious, I thoroughly enjoyed my visit! (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2012
From the moment I walked into the new Wedding Shop on Colchester High Street the staff were very friendly, happy and professional. Then new shop is lovely and very spacious with a whole floor for wedding dresses! I had previously taken my scrapbook in with me with pictures of the styles of wedding dress I liked. I showed Christine and she picked out some dresses for me to try on. The service was excellent and atlhough I hadn't made an appointment she really took her time and nothing was too... (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2011 by lynneanthony (1 review written)
What more can i say apart from freindly, helpful and passionate about what they do. Not only were we able to find a fantastic dress at a very reasonable price, but was also able to accessorise with a beautiful necklace set. I fell in love with the dress, but lacked confidence due to it being strapless. This however, did not prove to be a problem to super Allison, who offered exeptional advice on how to solve this problem by providing material to convert dress to a halter neck. The 1st class... (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2011
I found the Wedding Shop (Colchester) web site while looking for a 'special' outfit for my friend's wedding and I was very impressed by the dresses that I saw - the wide choice of designers, the colours and the fabrics were all excellent. Having discussed my choice on the phone with Alison - who could not have been kinder or more helpful - I ordered my outfit at 2.30 pm and was pleasantly surprised to receive it by 8 am the following morning - you can't get better service than that! My... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2011 by JosieStevens1 (1 review written)
These guys at The Wedding Shop are fantastic, and delivery everything that is promised. This was the only shop i looked in for my wedding dress and found it in the third one i tried on. The lady that was helping totally understood the look and style i was going for and so only pulled out a selection that was relevant. I can't recommend the The Wedding Shop highly enough, my Mum also bought her MoB outfit after we attended one of their fashion shows. (read more)
Written on: 17/08/2011 by Kizzy
I live in Belgium but decided to get married in the UK in July. I visited the wedding shop last Christmas and tried on a great selection of different bridal gowns and found the perfect one very quickly. I did my research beforehand as I did not have the time to wander around numerous bridal stores The Wedding Shop had the best and classiest selection! All the ladies in the shop are extremely kind and personable which made the whole experience a real pleasure. These ladies know their... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2011
Newly engaged with no wedding date booked , my mum and i went shopping to get an idea of what style i would suit. When i first visited The wedding shop we were assisted by Hannah. She was very friendly and helpful and very patient. I tried on several dresses but ended up going for the first dress i tried. The dress i had picked had a high neck but i wanted it to be strapless. This seemed like no problem at all. So i paid a deposit and they said they would hold the dress until i had... (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2011
Decided to get married with just four months notice and most wedding dresses have to be purchased at least six months in advance. However, the staff at the Wedding Shop picked out all the new samples that I liked and could purchase there and then (obviously still with alterations if needed) and also those dresses that could be ordered in time. Never felt pressurized once to buy a dress or any accessories.
The assistant who helped me picked out a dress that I would never have picked for... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2011
Hired mens suits for my sons wedding, service second to none. Thankyou so much, they all looked so smart. They took time out to make sure they fitted us in over the busy christmas period, and a later date for the Best Man who could not make the same time as the rest. If you need to hire suits, this is the place to go. (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2011
I can not fault the service that I received from The Wedding Shop, no matter who I spoke to or saw for fittings, I was always put at ease and everybody was so friendly and so excited for me!! I had some lovely custom made lace straps made for me by The Wedding Shop and it really topped off the dress - there was so much good advice all the way through and I would thoroughly recommend The Wedding Shop to any bride to be!! You really felt at total ease with The Wedding Shop and all of their... (read more)
Written on: 21/12/2010 by suffolkprincess (1 review written)
I would recommend The Wedding Shop, Colchester to anybody. From start to finish, my experience there was fantastic. The staff were all very helpful, polite, knowledgeable and patient. I visited with my mum and two bridesmaids - we were made to feel very welcome and at home. The dress selection is great and very well kept. The shop is light and clean, with large changing rooms for privacy.
When choosing dresses to try on, I was free to browse and select anything I liked. The staff made... (read more)
Written on: 30/10/2010 by Kerry Robarts (1 review written)
I had a brilliant experience at The Wedding Shop, Colchester and would urge any bride to go there.
My sister-in-law recommended it to me after having a similarly good experience 2 years before.
It was the one and only shop I went to, to choose my dress. I had no idea what I wanted, but the assistant was very friendly and knowledgeable and after picking just 6, I found my perfect dress.
All my subsequent fittings were a real joy - ALL the staff are very friendly and professional and offer... (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2010
The staff at the Wedding Shop are Excellent!
All the staff were so lovely and my consultant Bryony was just so patient and so customer focussed. I took my bridesmaids and my mum and we all felt really included in the dress process it was so nice to have someone we could all chat to and laugh with. It was the first and only wedding dress shop I went to, and after trying on about 7 dresses I went back to the first one. I'd say go there and just browse the dresses when you get your first... (read more)
Written on: 23/08/2010
There is a great choice of dresses for any body shape, budget and taste. My body shape is not in proportion (top half is a size/size 1/2 bigger than my bottom half). I therefore was concerned about getting a dress that fitted well. The staff understood my concerns and we found and fitted the perfect dress. The dress suited my body shape and taste perfectly. The Wedding Shop team were extremely knowledgable, gave a lot of time and paid particular attention to my thoughts and feelings. I don't... (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2010 by nataliefraser83 (1 review written)
The Wedding Shop, Colchester and its sister store "Jitters" (located just next door) are truly fantastic. The staff cannot do enough to help you and they make you feel as if you're the first bride they have ever dressed - their enthusiasm is second to none. Their attention to detail is absolutely superb and both myself and my four bridesmaids felt entirely at ease each and every time we visited. Every single staff member we came into contact with was warm, helpful and extremely knowledgeable... (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2010
This is the first place I went to to try on dresses as I had 5 dresses they stocked that I liked from the pictures. When I got there, none of these were in stock but nonetheless, I tried on others. The staff member I saw was lovely, she did everything she could to help. Can't recommend the staff any more than that, they were all lovely and no pressure to buy. (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2010
I am a journalist on a weddings magazine and I bought my wedding dress at The Wedding Shop on recommendation from my sister. I cannot praise the shop and staff enough - its a lovely, light, airy shop in the centre of Colchester and the girls who work there are just so lovely. They couldn't do enough to help and gave me all the time in the world to look through the gowns and make my decision. It has been an absolute pleasure to deal with them and I wholeheartedly recommend them to any bride.... (read more)
Written on: 19/03/2010
Looking for a Wedding Dress at the Wedding Shop in Colchester was a very rewarding experiance.They were very friendly and extreamly helpful in makeing sure we made the right choices.There was a fantastic selection of Wedding Dresses and bridesmaid dresses of superb quality and i would highly recomend them to anyone.There was also a good range of prices to suit everyone (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2010 by bamboomajorj (2 reviews written)
I cannot praise this wonderful shop enough for helping me with my beautiful dress. I originally ordered it through Eva Lazio in Surrey in June 09 and to cut a long story short, after chasing the shop owner since then she said she has cancelled the order 3 months before my wedding! In complete distress and bawling like a baby, I found The Wedding Shop online and called them begging for their help, they were so sympathetic and lovely and they were the only shop that could get my dress for me... (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2009
Absolutely fantastic shop! So friendly and helpful. I found the perfect dress only thanks to the hard work of the poeple there, they spent time trying new ideas and came up with combinations I could never have thought of on my own.
Nicola who helped me on my first visit, even came in especially to see me when she was ill so she could get all the items together for me! Really wonderful.
I couldn't recommend this place more and I went to a few!
Outstanding service. (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2009
I cannot thank The Wedding Shop in Colchester enough for helping me to look and feel amazing in my dress on my wedding day!
The staff are very friendly and helpful. They put a lot of time in to finding your perfect dress. They did try to sell me accessories that I wasn't too sure about (which I expected them to do), but once I had expressed my opinion this was respected and they did everything to please. The women who deal with the fittings are particularly fantastic. So much effort goes... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2009
I've recently picked up my dress from The Wedding Shop in Colchester and just wanted to wite a review as I wanted to praise good service! The team have been so friendly and helpful, willing to share their advice on styles and options. Each time I had a query, staff were always so friendly and helpful, and were so efficient.
Don't be afraid to ask for their suggestions on styles that might suit you - they have experience of dressing women of all shapes and sizes and might recommend a... (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2009
We first met the staff from the wedding shop at the National wedding show in London. They were lovely. My daughter tried on a dress, it was the first dress she had ever tried on. It looked amazing. She tried on several others but that dress just called out to her. We had to buy it. The staff from the wedding shop offered to look after it but my daughter wouldn't part with it. We carried it on the underground and by train all the way home. We were advised to go to the shop in Colchester a few... (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2009
I was really excited to be going to the Wedding shop, it was such a let down. The salesperson who served me and my mum was all simpering and did not have a clue, then was to embaressed to come into my changing room to help me get the dresses on. It was a real struggle and to top it off they had no air con working. Also we saw one poor lady trying on the most hideous dress, she looked unsure but they were trying to sell it to her anyway....we left promtly! (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2009 by jeffporter (2 reviews written)
I/We had hunted around looking for suits for our wedding. We'd tried the usual places, Moss Bro, Debenhams, youngs etc. To be honest I found the quality of the suits to be either poor or service to be pretty poor.
I did like the look of the Cameron Ross suits (no not the Highland Wear).
One of the best points of the renting the Cameron Ross suits is that since our wedding party were located Colchester, Warwick and Chester (+1 in New Zealand) was that we could get fitted in our local... (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2009
Very disappointed by cramped second floor room at The Wedding Shop where my daughter was expected to experience the joy of trying on her first wedding dress. This was despite having explained when making our appointment that my disabled mother would be with us and being told we would be on the first floor with a lovely large trying on area. Instead someone else was having a fitting in our promised room. We did offer to wait but were still ushered upstairs. They obviously did not like me... (read more)
Written on: 22/06/2009
Excellent product and service! I really do have everyone at The Wedding Shop, Colchester to thank for helping me choose my absolutely beautiful wedding dress.
1. The range of dresses - obviously I loved my dress, that is why I chose it! But the shop had so many I loved and could easily have worn on my wedding day. The thing that struck me most was the range they had, they stocked all the big names and designers. Most of what you'd see in the wedding magazines, Jenny Peckham, Essence,... (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2009
I had a fantastic experience with The Wedding Shop in Colchester. I had been to one other shop and The Wedding Shop outshone it completely. I felt really special, was allowed to try on what I wanted and a member of staff was really lovely - she gave great advice, it didn't feel at all salesy but was helpful and practical. My mum and dad came with me the first time and they both loved the whole experience and they came again for the first fitting along with both my sisters - and they didn't... (read more)
Written on: 28/04/2009
These people obviously care about their business and client and it shows!
The Wedding Shop in Colchester was the first wedding shop I went to and absolutely nothing was too much trouble.
Despite having, no doubt, hundreds of potential brides come through their doors they always remember you and go out of their way to make you feel the most special person they have seen that day.
Not having visited any other shop I cannot say wether this is normal service but I very much doubt it. This... (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2008 by katerbasti (1 review written)
I was looking for something very special, a red dress with sleeves. I never even once heard the words 'not possible', everyone tried to find a solution for all my ideas. In the end my dress was exactly what I had had in mind, the colour of the shoes and bag matched the dress and the shop even made a matching cravatte and hanky for my husband to be!
They sometimes open on Sundays just for dress fittings - very helpful when you work and live a bit further away. I went for the fittings with my... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2008
A great personal service from The Wedding Shop, they remembered my name every time (even if I turned up without an appointment). They were more than helpful and I have no hesitation in recommending them. I had a beautiful unique dress, and they made up my daughters dress from her own drawings. Thanks to everyone at The Wedding Shop. (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2008 by samanthafricker (1 review written)
I had the most wonderful wedding day in August 2004 and the centrepiece of that day was definitely my wedding dress! The staff put me at ease the minute I walked through the door and showed me a selection of the loveliest dresses I had ever seen. My search had taken me up to London several times and I wished I had gone to the Wedding Shop first as it would have saved a vast amount of time and money.
My Mum also found her outfit at Jitters and the assistant matched the look with the most... (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2008 by CHallam (1 review written)
Having visited every bridal shop in Colchester (and Ipswich), I'd have to say that The Wedding Shop was easily the best. I got on really well with the ladies there and nothing was too much trouble for them. Thoroughly recommended! (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2008 by shoppingsall
Shopping at The Wedding Shop in Colchester was fabulous, I was made to feel like a real princess and the experience is up there with my best moments alongside getting engaged!
I had looked through lots of glossy magazines before hand and had a rough idea of what I wanted, and one of the ladies chatted about this with me before I tried anything on. I was then encouraged to try on a wide range of styles and shapes, and given great support and advice about what suited me. They were so patient... (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2008 by AUK (13 reviews written)
Although I have not got my dress from here I would recommend them, they are so friendly, and they do have a good selection of dresses too. Really nice place, they make you feel relaxed, very refreshing. (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2008 by lisylou (1 review written)
What a lovely experience at The Wedding Shop, Colchester! They altered my dress slightly, as I was panicking I couldn't breathe properly in it!! They gave me advice on how to have my hair! Best of all, they didn't push me into going for a particular dress..I felt they put my needs first - rather than the commission they may get on a dress!
I will be recommending this shop to all my engaged friends!!
I'm quite sad I won't get to see the ladies anymore! Maybe I should see if they want a... (read more)
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