Testimonials



Thank you to all our lovely Brides that have taken the time to review us. I love that so many of you keep in touch. And the shop would be nothing without you all x

Thank you for a wonderful first time dress shopping today Barbara ? made too feel very welcome even though my budget was not very big! You picked some beautiful dresses for me to try and they all fit!! You do not know how amazing that is :D

I found my perfect dress and veil ????

Thank you Thank you Thank you

 
Claire Mcwilliams reviewed About a Bride Plus Size Milton Keynes5 star

I cannot recommend Barbara enough after going to a couple of different shops and having bad experiences.
Barbara was friendly, no pressure, let's you try as many dresses on as you like.
I have found the perfect dress for my wedding in October.
The best part is you are the only bride in the shop at one given time and you have undivided attention.

 
Courtney Probets reviewed About a Bride Plus Size Milton Keynes5 star

I loved the whole experience. I was dreading it but Barbara made me feel so much at ease and I didn't need to worry at all. Found the most amazing dress as had the best day ever and my dress paid a massive part in that and I will be forever greatful for Barbara and her teams help ? Thanks you a million times over xx

 

 

I was dubious about ever finding a dress due to all my local shops stocking the "regular" size dresses with very little to try as a plus size lady! I found About A Bride on Facebook and booked for a look around with my mum.

Never in a million years did I expect to be able to try so many styles of dress. In my head I wanted one thing but so glad I tried it on as it wasn't for me! Luckily with Barbara's help (and some face pulling by mum on the wrong choices) I found the most beautiful dress, amazing price and fantastic service!

 

 
Abbie JemmaJosie Mason reviewed About a Bride Plus Size Milton Keynes5 star

I cannot wait to continue my wedding dress journey with you at about a bride! I had my first look around at the beginning of August and I have never worn a dress willingly however the lady we were greeted by gave me so many options and nothing was too much to ask from her. I choose some beautiful dresses however came to realise I was just not comfortable and ended up reverting to the dresses my mum and auntie picked out which I hated at the beginning! A great service so far and can't wait to come back to have measurements etc! THANK YOU ABOUT A BRIDE!!!

 
Amanda Stevens reviewed About a Bride Plus Size Milton Keynes5 star

Love love love Barbara , what a fabulous lady. Was soo nervous to buy a bridal gown. Barbara was fantastic and made the whole experience magical. I loved my dress and had the most fantastic wedding day and felt lovely....thank you Lovely Lady, to all us curvy girls you are like an angel... ?xxx

 

what a lovely shop and a lovely lady xx nothing is too much trouble and she makes u feel so at ease and comfortable. defo recommend this lovely shop xx well done Barbara and alison. xxx I absolutely love my dress thank you xxx

Tracey Lawrence reviewed About a Bride Plus Size Milton Keynes5 star

I went to barbara just a couple of weeks after she unfortunately suffered a heart attack yet she was very helpful & reassured me that there was a dress for me as i was convinced i be better wearing a suit for our vow renewal in november. The first dress I spotted was infact their window display but they were more than happy to let me try it on. The quality of every dress was outstanding & when i found my dress there was tears all round. I knew then that we was also buying bridesmaids dresses from this gem of a shop & have also recently reccomended about a bride to a friend who also found her dress. Theres just not enough stars on this review for barbara & her team. 100% happy & so excited for our big day xx

Amazing little shop. I'd recommend to any bride to be, plus size or even a few sizes smaller as I found my dream dress here and even though its a little big at the mo, with a few alterations by the shops recommended seemstress it is going to be perfect! Barbara was so friendly and honest, exactly what you need. The range and quality of the dresses are beautiful and the sale on at the mo is fab, an added bonus! Thank you Barbara. I can't wait to wear it now! 

Fantastic shop the ladies are so lovely and welcoming I have found my perfect wedding dress and veil highly recommended thank you so much for all your help

My beautiful sister has found her perfect dress here. Such a lush service, no uncomfortable situations and made to feel just beautiful. 100% would recommend a plus size bride to come here and feel fabulous ? xxx

I started looking at plus size shops when it became apparent that ordinary wedding dress shops just dont stock dresses in anything really over a size 12. Feeling a little down after a couple of bad experiences it was so nice to be able to try on every dress i wanted clamped at the back to get an idea of what i liked and what suited me. I finally felt like the princess i wanted to, so many beautiful dresses.
Barbara was very flexible, the payment plan made it so easy to afford the dress of my dreams. I also purchased 3 bridesmaid dresses too all of different shapes and sizes. So much colour choice with the bridesmaid dresses and flexibility with sizes made it so much easier.
I got pregnant and had a baby during my journey with Barbara so had a few measurements but never felt concerned once that there would be dress drama.
Once the day neared Barbara steamed al the dresses the day before so they were perfect.
The seamstress and alterations ladies at Bubbles laundromat were also first class and went above and beyond with the alterations process. Cant fault them.
Thanks everyone involved x


 
 
Lucy Moore reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star

I can't recommend enough. Fantastic selection of beautiful dresses and the ladies make the whole experience wonderful.

Abbie JemmaJosie Mason reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star

I cannot wait to continue my wedding dress journey with you at about a bride! I had my first look around at the beginning of August and I have never worn a dress willingly however the lady we were greeted by gave me so many options and nothing was too much to ask from her. I choose some beautiful dresses however came to realise I was just not comfortable and ended up reverting to the dresses my mum and auntie picked out which I hated at the beginning! A great service so far and can't wait to come back to have measurements etc! THANK YOU ABOUT A BRIDE!!!

Samantha Tompkins reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
August 13 · 
 

what a lovely shop and a lovely lady xx nothing is too much trouble and she makes u feel so at ease and comfortable. defo recommend this lovely shop xx well done Barbara and alison. xxx I absolutely love my dress thank you xxx

Amanda Stevens reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
August 8 · 
 

Love love love Barbara , what a fabulous lady. Was soo nervous to buy a bridal gown. Barbara was fantastic and made the whole experience magical. I loved my dress and had the most fantastic wedding day and felt lovely....thank you Lovely Lady, to all us curvy girls you are like an angel... ?xxx

Anna Derrig reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
July 31 · 

 

Amazing little shop. I'd recommend to any bride to be, plus size or even a few sizes smaller as I found my dream dress here and even though its a little big at the mo, with a few alterations by the shops recommended seemstress it is going to be perfect! Barbara was so friendly and honest, exactly what you need. The range and quality of the dresses are beautiful and the sale on at the mo is fab, an added bonus! Thank you Barbara. I can't wait to wear it now! X

Tracey Lawrence reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star

July 11 · 
 

I went to barbara just a couple of weeks after she unfortunately suffered a heart attack yet she was very helpful & reassured me that there was a dress for me as i was convinced i be better wearing a suit for our vow renewal in november. The first dress I spotted was infact their window display but they were more than happy to let me try it on. The quality of every dress was outstanding & when i found my dress there was tears all round. I knew then that we was also buying bridesmaids dresses from this gem of a shop & have also recently reccomended about a bride to a friend who also found her dress. Theres just not enough stars on this review for barbara & her team. 100% happy & so excited for our big day xx

Sarah West reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
June 7 · 
 

Fantastic shop.. loads to choose from. Such a lovely lady made me feel so comfortable and welcome. Very highly recommend.. can't wait to pick my dress up when it's ready.. x

Sammy Taylor reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
June 4 · 
 

I loved going here to get my wedding dress I was make to feel welcome all the time n Barbara is a lovely lady

Sarah Shandy Walters reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
May 2 · 
 

I was dubious about ever finding a dress due to all my local shops stocking the "regular" size dresses with very little to try as a plus size lady! I found About A Bride on Facebook and booked for a look around with my mum.

Never in a million years did I expect to be able to try so many styles of dress. In my head I wanted one thing but so glad I tried it on as it wasn't for me! Luckily with Barbara's help (and some face pulling by mum on the wrong choices) I found the most beautiful dress, amazing price and fantastic service!

Courtney Probets reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
April 30 · 
 

I loved the whole experience. I was dreading it but Barbara made me feel so much at ease and I didn't need to worry at all. Found the most amazing dress as had the best day ever and my dress paid a massive part in that and I will be forever greatful for Barbara and her teams help ? Thanks you a million times over xx

Lucy Harris reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
April 2 · 
 

This shop is amazing!! Barbara is such a lovely lady who is calm, patient and makes you feel fabulous. I went into her shop 7 weeks before getting married, being a larger lady i was concerned she wouldnt have any dresses suitable, how wrong could i be! She had numerous suitable dresses, an hour later I walked out with the perfect dress! Thank you so much xxxxxx

Steph Gjabri reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
April 24 · 
 

This women has the eye for it! Lovely and friendly, and the dress I ended up picking was the first dress this lovely lady picked out first! Highly recommended!!

Amanda Ann Warman reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
March 25 · 
 

Thank you for a wonderful first time dress shopping today Barbara ? made too feel very welcome even though my budget was not very big! You picked some beautiful dresses for me to try and they all fit!! You do not know how amazing that is :D

I found my perfect dress and veil ????

Thank you Thank you Thank you

Nicky Fall reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
March 20 · 
 

Lovely shop amazing staff they made us feel so welcome my bridesmaids had a lovely time there to even my son was involved in the process as he is giving me away .. Very emotional day loved every minute of it thank you so much xxxx

Emma Afolabi reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
May 20, 2016 · 
 

As a plus size bride to be I was very worried about finding a dress I liked and felt wonderful in. after finding About a Bride I was able to book an appointment very easily and soon entered the shop. I was blown away by the amount of dresses I was able to try on. Barbara made my whole experience wonderful and I was soon put at ease. I found my dress in my first visit and never looked back. Barbara was available for any questions and was so helpful, kind and understanding. Barbra is what makes this bridal shop brilliant. There is no good having wonderful dresses in store if the staff are horrible.
My dress is beautiful and had so many compliments on the day. I can not thank about a bride enough.

Helen Forster reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
May 9 · 
 

I went to choose my dress on Saturday and it had been extremely busy but I was still given excellent customer service. Barbara was friendly and thoughtful and really helped me choose the perfect dress. I can't recommend About a bride enough!! Brilliant service, loads of choice and very reasonable prices. Thank you x

Claire Burns reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
February 20 · 
 

I cannot recommend Barbara enough after going to a couple of different shops and having bad experiences.
Barbara was friendly, no pressure, let's you try as many dresses on as you like.
I have found the perfect dress for my wedding in October.
The best part is you are the only bride in the shop at one given time and you have undivided attention.

Marilyn Gallagher reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
February 22 · 
 

Barbara was lovely . She had to cope with a very clingy 15 month old little girl . She didn't like her mummy trying on dresses. Barbara was patient and so helpful choosing dresses to suit and we came away with a beautiful dress..well one ordered.

Una Burke reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
February 16 · 
 

I am so glad I found about a bride. After having a horrible experience at wed to be and Made to feel uncomfortable I can honestly say about a bride made me feel so comfortable. They where excellent in every way. And I found the dress of my dreams. Thank you so much ladies xxx

Laura Anne Extall reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
February 13 · 
 

Went here to get my mums wedding dress after a bad experience at Wed 2 be. We had a great experience here and was made to feel really comfortable! My mum said yes to the dress ????????

Zoe Marie Munday reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
February 19 · 
 

Thankyou so much Barbara you have been amazing and patient with me im so happy you helped me find my dream wedding dress i felt a million dollars in it very highly reccomended xx

Debbie Pike reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
January 30 · 
 

Been to see Barbara today and she was so friendly and certainly knows her stuff. She made us feel really relaxed and comfortable and it was well worth the journey plus we got the perfect dress for my daughter Laura. Thank you Barbara. X

Thank you so much for today Barbara, i was so nervous comming in and you are so lovely and really did do everything you could to help me find "the dress"... youve made me realise that my arms do actually look okay and i love the fact that you are honest and really cared about how i felt. you are a really special person :) if anyone is looking for a dress please go and see Barbara, she is amazing i went in scared and thought id never look nice but came out feeling like a completely different person x

Louise Merry reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
August 29, 2016 · 
 

A friend recommended About a Bride Plus size and I went along with the intention of only looking and picking something at a later date; that soon changed! I was blown away by the amount of dresses I could try on and how warm Barbara was. She certainly knows her stuff and is completely honest about what suits you, I don't think she'd let a bride walk out the door with the wrong dress. I found my dress quickly but continued to try others on just to reinforce it was 'the' dress. Barbara had unlimited patience and wasn't pushy in any way. To any bride who is worried about going shopping because of her size, don't hesitate to pay About a Bride a visit, you will feel like a princess and be so pleased with the selection. Fantastic shop which I cannot praise enough *****

Laura Thresher reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
June 28, 2014 · 
 

Amazing shop! Such lovely ladies that made me feel so comfortable, so glad I didn't have a terrible experience before going here... Went straight to the best :-)well worth the hours travelling. Thank you so much xxx

Aimée Louise Mistri reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star

Barbara was amazing, very professional, passionate & made my sister feel like a Princess! And considering she didn't want to do it my sister ended up with a huge smile & a perfect dress! Plus was fab with my 2 little ones. I will only be going to one place for my dress! About the bride!!

Karen Newton reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
May 31, 2014 · 
 

Focused on the bride (my daughter)encouraging, listening and hearing , totally wonderfull individual attention , time and genuine , felt it was all about HER day and very diffrent experience from a few other places we hsd been to. Thankyou So very much ladies . Cant recommend you highly or frequently enough. And we had a good giggle too. Xxcc

 

The girls are amazing and make you feel so comfortable and relaxed, certainly made mý shopping experìence great! They also put up with me constantly going back to try my dress on! I found my dress on my first visit, there was no pressure or hard sale the dresses sell themselves.

Louise Marie Lowe reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star

I went in to look at wedding dresses yesterday (27/1/15) Barbra was amazing she made me feel a million dollars and made my family very welcome (i ordered my dress there and then) I would highly recommend them to anyone who is plus size. 5 star customer service..... Well done About a Bride.

 
 
Kimberley Heap reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star

Never felt so comfortable in my own skin!, fantastic customer service that halped me find THE dress. Thank you barbara. Continue doing what you do. ?? xx

Emma Louise Swingler reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
July 5, 2015 · 
 

Absultley fantastic xxxx I was let down after putting a deposit down at another shop who disappeared. Barbara was wonderful with me especially as I was seven months pregnant at the time and in a panic xxxx can not recommend enough

Neenie Goodfellow reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
May 23, 2015 · 
 

We came all the way from manchester twice ,once to pick my dress and the woman at this shop where amazing and very helpful and honest which Is what I needed as never been in a bridal shop before and not knowing what I would suit , and today I picked it up and am over the moon pictures will follow in 5 weeks time .Thanks ladies

 

Shelley Povey reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
May 19, 2014 · 
 

2 years ago they treated me like a size 10 princess when I was actually a size 24 over the hill bride to be. I had some awful bridal shop experiences before finding this wonderful place. I cant put into words how the 'About a bride' team made my wedding day complete. I would recommend them to any plus size bride, make the journey ladies its worth it. I travelled down from Leicester and don't regret a single mile!

Louise Wood reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star

Amazing beautiful shop was made to feel like a princess and I must say very discreet with size ect. I now have the most beautiful dress that makes me feel amazing xxxx

Zoë Evans reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star

Brilliant shop, lovely ladies working in there that make you feel very special, just how it should be! The choice is amazing aswel! Thank you for everything xx

Andrea Pointon reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star

I went in thinking I wasn't getting a dress today but trying in styles, well they knew me better than I did, I got the most perfect dress and the service from day one was amazing

Cath Finlayson reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
January 13 · 
 

Fantastic experience- both ladies are so friendly and immediately put you at ease . Nothing is too much trouble for them either - thank you both so much xx

Rhi Gillam reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star

Have been here today and found the perfect dress! The staff we're absolutely amazing! Not at all pushy, made me feel very welcome! Had the best experience!

 

Gina Dart reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
April 18 · 
 

Such a lovely shop...such a big range of dresses to try on. Didn't feel rushed. Thank you

Georgina Young reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
February 26 · 
 

I cannot thank you enough. I went in with a open mind and ended up getting a dress I would never of expected. It was beautiful. Barbara couldn't do enough, bringing in more dresses and zipping me up. I'm just so excited to put it on again! !! Thank you x

Polly Hewer reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star

Amazing shop bought the first dress I tried on Barbara is such a lovely lady and helped every time I got a bit worried got so many compliments about the dress

 

Amee Holland reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
March 14 · 
 

After feeling extremely nervous I booked an appointment and didn't know what to expect. I was greeted by two lovely ladies who made me and my friends feel extremely welcome. After a while my nerves went and I started to enjoy the experience in a beautiful little dress shop. The door was closed so no one else could bother us and I enjoyed every moment. I found my dress and I couldn't stop smiling, looking forward to going back to the lovely environment again very happy thankyou!

Rebecca Bohannon Snow reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
April 5 · 
 

What a lovely experience ! I was really struggling to find the perfect prom dress in my size but with the wonderful help from Barbra I was able to try on so many beautiful dresses,that I was spoilt for choice .This is the first dress shop of this type that I've been to that had made me feel special and like a normal human which made my prom dress buying experience so nice.

 

Kylie Davies reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
February 25 · 
 

Had a great time trying on dresses today.so happy i finally found my dress.i was really nervous about trying them on but was made to feel comfortable as soon as we walked into the shop.lovely shop and the dresses are amazing x

Nyomi Harris reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
February 14 · 
 

Can't recommend this shop enough for any plus size bride they are amazing. I completely felt at home after being an anxious bride to be! Thank you so much for helping me find my dream dress can't wait to wear it again and then show all my family and friends! Thank u again.

Jo Cross reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
February 8 · 
 

I, like so many other who have used this shop was I wouldn't find the one. I couldn't be more wrong. Barbara was simply amazing. Made me feel so comfortable, welcome and confident. The selection of dresses available was outstanding. My experience couldn't be more perfect. I have so much admiration for the work they do. Thank you doesn't seem enough x

Fiona Cameron-Hinchliff reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
February 6 · 
 

This is a shop where dreams are made. I was so worried about buying my wedding dress as I am not a sample size. Barbara and Alison made me feel like a princess. They have a great range of styles and sizes to suit all budgets. I cannot recommend this shop highly enough. Barbara really was my fairy godmother.

 

Nicky Fall reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
March 20 · 
 

Lovely shop amazing staff they made us feel so welcome my bridesmaids had a lovely time there to even my son was involved in the process as he is giving me away .. Very emotional day loved every minute of it thank you so much xxxx

Helen Forster reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
May 9 · 
 

I went to choose my dress on Saturday and it had been extremely busy but I was still given excellent customer service. Barbara was friendly and thoughtful and really helped me choose the perfect dress. I can't recommend About a bride enough!! Brilliant service, loads of choice and very reasonable prices. Thank you x

 
Julie Mansfield reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
May 15 · 
 

This shop is amazing , I was travelling 80 miles to get there with 3 weeks left to my wedding. I was 45 minutes late getting there and they waited for me. 
So helpful and makes you so at ease when trying on dresses and you even get a giggle . I believe at one stage I was even told Thats not the dress for you as you look like a sausage in it. Very funny and honest ladies that know what type of dress will suit you nothing is too much trouble. 
I came out with my wedding dress and now I can look forward to my wedding with a beautiful dress. 
Thank you so much pictures to follow xx

Emma Afolabi reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star
May 20 · 
 

As a plus size bride to be I was very worried about finding a dress I liked and felt wonderful in. after finding About a Bride I was able to book an appointment very easily and soon entered the shop. I was blown away by the amount of dresses I was able to try on. Barbara made my whole experience wonderful and I was soon put at ease. I found my dress in my first visit and never looked back. Barbara was available for any questions and was so helpful, kind and understanding. Barbra is what makes this bridal shop brilliant. There is no good having wonderful dresses in store if the staff are horrible.
My dress is beautiful and had so many compliments on the day. I can not thank about a bride enough.

 
Jess Robinson reviewed About a Bride Plus Size — 5 star

Had a amazing experience on Saturday picking my dream dress ready to marry my dream man! So glad I finally had my bridal moment, Barbara is so lovely And helpful and I'm so glad I came to you and found my dress! Cannot wait for it to come!

Dear Toni & Barbara,

Sorry this has taken so long - I blame the baby! Firstly, a great big thank you for helping to make me feel so lovely on my wedding day. I visited a few dress shops before finding the BEST one right on my doorstep - About a Bride! You ladies were SO friendly and helpful at every step and made the somewhat stressful experience of finding a wedding dress relaxed, comfortable and we had quite a few laughs too! Every visit felt like being amongst friends and as a larger size and being able to fit in any dress in the shop was such a relief after seeing so many 'thin' dresses! I really couldn't recommend your shop enough :).

Our wedding day was just lovely and we even had a small amount of snow left (yay)! I was told how gorgeous I looked and the dress was a much admired, amongst guests, but especially my husband. We had such a lovely day, if we had one complaint it was that it passed by in a flash. Baby Willow managed not to barf on the dress, which was a relief ;). Attached is some photo spam... the close up of the baby dribble is just for you Toni!

If you ever need a testimonial etc, I'd be more than happy, as seriously, you guys rock ;), if I ever needed a career change I'd love to work in your shop lol!

Thanks again,

Tracy Owen (nee Weaver)


My Testimonial:

When you decide to get married and you are a size 26, your wedding day is something that inspires in you both excitement and dread! All those people with their cameras trained on you, all day, with no dark coloured, baggy T-shirt to hide all your lumps and bumps behind! None of the local shops kept any dresses of my size in stock so thought the best I could hope for was ordering a custom made one off the internet, which I proceeded to do. The dress arrived in plenty of time and with a bit of wiggling and giggling, it was on. I looked in the mirror and thought 'well, it will do. at least it fits'. Three months later however it was not the same story. I had been unwell and had been put on steroids in the interim, putting more weight on as a result, and although we could just about get the dress on me, it felt incredibly uncomfortable and had taken my mother and best friend a lot time and effort to get me in it. As upsetting and embarrassing as that was, it was too late to order a new one so I thought I would just have to put up with it for the sake of one day.

My mother, however, was mortified at the thought of me not being able to enjoy what should be the best day of my life, all because of a dress. Unbeknown's to me she spent the evening trawling the internet for anywhere that might have wedding dresses in larger sizes and found 'About a Bride'. She called them in the morning and they managed to find a slot for me the very next afternoon. My best friend cancelled all her meetings, dropped all of her plans and volunteered to drive us the 140 mile round trip.

Mom had explained my predicament over the phone to the ladies at the shop so they knew their taylor made range would not be ready in time but they seemed confident that they would have something 'off the peg' which would fit the bill. As we walked in and they showed us the huge range of dresses they had available in my size I began to understand their confidence. One of the ladies popped the kettle on as the three of us began looking through the rails. I could not get over the choice. I pulled a couple out but before the kettle had even had chance to boil my friend started jumping up and down exclaiming 'This one! This one!'

It was white with a blue trim that would go perfectly with the colour scheme we had chosen for the wedding. I didn't want to get my hopes up in case it didn't fit but agreed to try it on along with the others I had picked out.

As it slipped over my head, I was unable to stifle the the excitement growing within me and a huge grin began to spread across my face. The ladies laced me up at the back and as I turned to ask the opinion of my mom and friend that result was clear as they sat their completely overwhelmed with their eyes full of tears. They managed to muster 'It's perfect' through all the emotion, and I had to agree. I felt like a million dollars and comfortable with it! I could barely believe my eyes. I didn't bother trying the other dresses on - this was the one.

I looked forward to my wedding day with a brand new excitement. I was finally able to hold my head up high and enjoy my day without a care. I cannot recommend 'About a Bride' highly enough. They made me feel like the princess I never thought a size 26 could hope to be. Thank you so much.

Lisa Warren, Bromsgrove.


Dear Toni

Sorry for the delay in sending you some pictures we have only just got them back . I hope you like them .
We had a wonderful day and being in the perfect dress helped to make the day. Everybody loved the dress and i had so many wonderful comments on the dress and the shawl . My husband in particular thought i looked amazing and i felt like a princess . I know everyone must say that but its true . I also wanted to say a huge thank you for being so kind every time i visited the shop. Even when i came to collect my dress you made me feel special and i'll never forget that .You are a credit to the shop and i would recommend anyone with womanly curves to visit About a Bride before going anywhere else .

Love and best wishes

Emma - now Stoneman !

xxxx


Hi Barbara

As requested, a couple of the best dress photos.

Thanks so much for helping me to find the perfect dress (which as you know I was fairly certain I wouldn't find!). The whole day was perfect and I know would not have been the case without feeling so amazing to start with.

best wishes

Ali


Dear Barbara

As promised here is a picture of our wedding.

Thank you so much for my gorgeous dress, I loved it so much and didn't want to take it off. I had so many comments on my lovely dress.

One very happy bride.

Nicky Starley 



I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help and time in getting the dress just right as I didn’t have much time and lived in Tamworth. It truly did make our day special.

I got married to my husband Mark at Moxhull Hall at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday 21st April 2012, hope you like the photos.

Kind Regards

Melissa Udale


Hello Ladies

I want to say a huge thank you for helping me make my day the best that it could be.

We had a brilliant day and I have attached a few photo's

I now need to find a reason to wear my dress again as I love it so much and have never had an outfit that made me feel so special.

Lots of love and best wishes

Mrs Lisa Barratt

Jersey


Hi Barbara, Tony and gang

I would just like to say I hope you are all well and thank you so much for helping making it so fun to find my perfect wedding dress. I had been to so many shops and been disappointed as they had very few if any dresses that a larger lady could try on. Also a big thank you for sorting all of my bridesmaids and flowergirl dresses as well.

All you ladies were wonderful and I would recommend you to everyone every time.

We had a wonderful day and the sun came out for us which was amazing as it had been raining the whole week leading up to our wedding. I had so many complemants on my dress and I truely felt like a princess on my big day (also my husband couldn't take his eyes off me all day :) happy)

I have attached a picture of my husband and myself on our big day so please feel free to use it on your website if you so wish.

So thank you again for everything,

Gemma Barrett (formally Curtis)


Well.... I did it ... I got to keep the dress on all day without being told I can't keep it on as it needs to be saved! Michael and I had a fantastic day, everything was wonderful and I couldn't have asked for it to be better in any way. I picked up a disc of the photos today and there were so may I have really struggled to narrow it down to a few to send you! I have sent over quite a few so you can chose for yourself which ones show the dress off best to put up on the website.

I hope you like them!

I can not thank you enough for the fantastic help and support you all gave in about a bride. You were amazing and have such a fantastic range of dresses, it was so nice to feel like a beautiful bride and not be limited to a few samples in larger sizes. I will recommend you to any normal sized brides to be that I come across!!

Thank you so much for contributing to the happiest day of my life.

 

Thank you

so much for helping me find the perfect dress to celebrate my silver wedding anniversary this weekend. Paul and I renewed our wedding vows with family and friends in Norfolk and had the most wonderful day. The weather was gorgeous and I felt like a princess in my dress. Everyone commented on how beautiful it was and I am so grateful to you for making me feel like a beautiful bride. Every time I visited your shop you joined in my excitement and I never once felt like a fat girl desperate to find a dress. I felt beautiful and confident.

Thank you! 
 
Mrs Kay Clay


Hi,

I just wanted to thank you all for your help with my dress. You have been fantastic!!


Everything went perfect on the day and everyone commented on the dress. I have attached some pictures.

Thank you again and kind regards,
 
Nadine


Hi,

thank you so much for my dress, I never dreamt can could wear a dress.

You ladies really are special and you made me feel special.

THANK YOU

Trish


Hello Ladies…

Well here we are, it’s the after the wedding, pictures are coming through, we are still smiling…and had the best day of our lives.

The sun shone, and it rained a little, but it didn’t dampen our spirits.  Our guests all look lovely and colourful with big smiles, the little girls were in their fairy outfits, with the groom, best men and ushers happy in their shorts….and then the bride arrived.

I LOVED the dress, it fitted perfectly, I could move in it, the bling sparkled, the train looked lovely in the photos, EVERYONE said how stunning the dress was and liked all the bits of detail.

I attach some pics for you but will get one of the official ones over when I get them, the shape of the dress was very flattering so I am very happy with the pics…and just keep looking at them and smile.

And its all thanks to you ladies, having a shop that caters for the fuller figure…….thank you..xxx The New Mrs Townsend xxx

Ps…on asking and my new husband how much he thought I had spent he quoted £2,500.



Hi Barbara
Sorry for the delay please find attached some wedding pics. I cant finf the one with all 4 of us but will look for that one later.
Thank You very much for such a wonderful job, and huge thanks to Toni for all her hard work to
Rach xxx


Morning,
 
I have attached some pictures from our wedding on the 7th May.
 
Thank you for everything you did for me, the dress was amazing and everyone loved it, the dress made many people cry even before the wedding.
 
Thank you for making special day even more special.
 
Vicky Bland


Hi
 
Just wanted to say a huge thank you and send some pics of the day.
The dress was absolutely perfect and I just can't believe I managed to find some so unique!
Never would have been able to find anything like it anywhere else.
Thank you very much
 
Lindsey Phipps


Thanks for all your help, I felt really fabulous on the day!

Xxx


Hi,

 

Just wanted to Thank you so much for all your help in finding my Wedding Dress, it was just perfect.

I have attached a couple of photo’s for you.

Kind Regards

Paula Duffy


Dear All


I just wonted to say thanks for making my wedding dress search so each and majical. I am married now and thanks to your
wise dress suggestion I felt like a princess and i really mean that.

I have attached some pics for you to enjoy

lots of love Mrs Jennifer Pickup


Dear Barbara & Toni
 
Apologies for the delay sending you a couple of photos from our wedding on 26 April 2011, we have be trying to sort out images with our photographer for our photobooks.
 
The day is still a bit of a blur.  An hour before the ceremony, my parents and I were still setting up the reception hall.  I managed to get dressed, have my mother do my hair and be back at the church only 20 minutes late for the ceremony.  My groom was in a state as my brother had told him when I was five minutes late, that "five minutes was nothing, if I was 20 minutes late the ceremony was off!". 
 
The rest of the day was like a whirlwind being thrown out of it at odd moments, then swept up again and before we knew it we were packing up the hall and driving off to our hotel. 
 
The dress, especially the coat was well admired and photographed well.  Thank you both for helping me choose it and the shoes.  Also thank you for  your patience, assistance and calming influence, when everything else seemed to be going pear-shaped.
  
Thanks again,
Elisabeth (& Gregory)


Dear Barbara and Toni,

We had an absolutely fabulous day on Saturday. Thanks for all your help. Alison looked beautiful and danced all night in her dress!

Have had a few photos sent by friends, and thught you would like to see these, but will find some even better ones when the professional ones arrive, and Alison is back home.

Thanks again,

Jane (Price) 


Hey guys,
I am so sorry, I thought I had sent this to you at the end of last 
year, anyway here is a pic of me, my husband Aaron and our Dog Wellsy!
Thanks again for all your help and advice with choosing my dress.
Love Helen Wells (Pritchard)


Hi Toni and Barbara
 
Please find attached photos of my wedding dress for your gallery as promised.  I have also attached one of me with my stepdaughters as their bridesmaids dresses came from your shop too.
 
We had an absolutely wonderful day.  The sun shone and everybody had a good time.  I felt fabulous and everyone commented on how lovely my dress looked.  I even heard one little girl who was an onlooker say: "Look Mummy, a princess."  What a result.
 
Thank you for making the experience of finding my wedding dress such an enjoyable one, it could have been all so horribly different had I gone elsewhere.
 
Kind regards
 
Vannessa Young (I'm keeping my name)



 

Dear About A Bride, 


 

Thank You so much for the beautiful dress!! My prom was a huge success and I felt amazing in my dress; I felt like a princess for the evening.  Many people commented on how I looked in my dress. You all gave support through the process from choosing the dress to the fittings and I am really pleased with the result. 

Once again thank you so much for the dress!!

Here are some photos of me in my prom dress. Sorry about the photos being delayed :) 

Thank You Again, 

Bethany Shields. 


Hi

Thanks for your call today. The dress was amazing everyone loved it!! Who wouldn’t. Thank you guys so much for helping out the ultimately panicking bride!

Kind Regards

Jeni


I have attached a couple of pictures for you to have a look at. The day was amazing. As we didn't get married until 7pm I spent the day of the wedding relaxing and pampering myself with all the ladies at the spa whilst the chaps enjoyed a game of golf. The weather was glorious and I am glad we waited until it had cooled down to say I do. I was picked up at the hotel by the most amazing car that totally complemented our black and ivory theme. Back to reality in good old England but we did have a reception here too which was the perfect opportunity for me to wear the dress again. I am so disappointed that I must now package it away, I'm sure i will take it out on a regular basis just to remember my fantastic day.
 
Thank you again ladies you made me feel like the princess i always wanted to be
 
Steph Sullivan (was Bailey)
 
xxxxx 


Dear Barbara and Toni,

I wanted to write and thank you for helping me to find "my" dress. I had been totally apprehensive that I would ever find the right dress for me on my big day, but I needn't have worried. From the moment I stepped inside your shop and was confronted by rails of stunning wedding dresses, I knew I was going to be in safe hands. I found my perfect dress (within minutes - possibly the shortest shopping expedition EVER!) and was able to walk down the aisle looking and feeling like a princess. Never before have I had complete strangers coming up to me telling me how stunning I looked!!!!! Wearing such a beautiful dress gave me the confidence to be myself, put all my anxieties to one side and just really enjoy the day - consequently, we had a fantastic wedding day. Lots of people asked me where I bought my dress, and I was only too happy to tell them I got it from you!

Thank you also for providing such a wonderful, friendly and personal service - if ever you are thinking of opening a sister shop in Peterborough or the surrounding area, please give me a call, as I would love to be able to give other brides the same opportunity!

As promised, attached are some photos from our big day on 9th July.

Yours,

Ruth


HI About A Bride

 just a quick note to say firstly  sorry that i haven't sent this pictures sooner.I have been so busy since i became Mrs. Hollevoet . I want to say thank you so much for helping me choose my dress. I had been to several shops before yours and felt very uncomfortable and the staff made me feel fat and huge. I was apprehensive going to try dress on at your shop beforehand, but i didn't need to be. I was welcomed in like i was a friend and felt comfortable from the moment i stepped into to your wonderful shop. the moment i tried my dress on i knew it was the one as they say. the whole process went with ease and at every step you were there to help and support me.

everybody at the wedding , fell in love with my dress and said it was the best dress they had seen so far at weddings. i felt like a beautiful sexy woman on my wedding day and i didn't feel fat or frumpy at all. that's all down to your wonderful shop and how you made me feel when we talked about the dress.

Thank you seems so little in expressing my thoughts to you and your staff. myself and my husband had a wonderful day .

thank you so very much

i would promote your shop anytime and i have

xxxxxxx

michelle holleveot


Thank-you so much for helping to make our day so amazing!

Lucy Byrne


Hello About a Bride,

I meant to send these ages ago, and a card is in the post, but I thought you may want to see some wedding photos. I think you’ll agree that the dress looks great!

Thanks again so much for all your help in sorting out the dress. I have to admit, I wasn’t looking forward to the dress shopping, but I had a great time in the end!

All the best,

Laura Phillips


Hello

I had to email to let you know how totally impressed I was with the amazing, personal, friendly service that I received from you.

Till the moment I walked through your doors, I had hated the whole wedding dress shopping experience and was becoming worried that I wouldn't look nice on my big day, particularly having had a baby this year and being very aware I wasn't exactly in the best shape of my life! I relaxed the moment I walked into your store.... you both put me at total ease and I had an array of stunning dresses to choose from. I left there knowing I had found THE dress, and what's more I enjoyed finding it!

Most bridal shops are snooty, unfriendly, and frankly a bit scary! Yours is the total opposite and I wont hesitate to recommend it.

I don't have the photos in print yet but I will send you one I promise. Here is the link to view our album online though so do have a look... I am so so pleased with how the dress looked on the day and I got so many comments about how beautiful it was.

There aren't enough words to thank you for taking the stress out of one of the biggest decisions I had to make. You're both just lovely and so good at what you do.

With love and thanks and wishing you both a very merry Christmas and a brilliant 2011.

Victoria


Hi Barbara,

As promised I enclose a few pictures of our recent wedding, thankfully the snow
held off for the day so nearly everyone made it but unfortunately we were some
of the unlucky few who were in Gatwick when the airport closed therefore
cancelling our honeymoon!! The good news I am able to sort out all my thank yous
and photos sooner!!

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and Toni for the care and time
you took when helping me choose a dress. Without a shop like yours there would
be a lot of very disappointed brides out there who dare to be above a 16!! But
thankfully i found you and the dress found me, I had so many complements about
the dress and apparently there was a sweepstake on how much it cost!! If only
they knew!!

Many thanks
Lisa


Toni/Barbara

As promised, please find attached photos from our wedding today.

I would just like to say thank you so much for everything, I really appreciate it.

Thanks

The new Mrs Alex Varley xx


Dear Barbara

Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day so special - John and I enjoyed every moment of it - I felt fantastic in the dress - and received lots of lovely compliments - particularly about the colour detail, bodice, and bolero!!  We were blessed to be surrounded by family and friends and the day was filled with love and laughter.

Thank you for all your patience, attention to detail, time and good humour - it was great to meet you and your entire team - and I do hope all is well with you and your family.

With kindest thoughts and many thanks

Marion Hingley-Hickson (nee Taylor!)


Hi,
 
A little late but better than never!!
 
I would just like to say thank you so much for everything that you guys did.  
 
I have just received our photos from the photographer.  I have attached some to show you how beautiful the dress was and of course how beautiful I was he he. 
 
I hope business is going well, I have already recommended you to some friends.
 
Once again thank you both so much
 
Kind Regards
Sara Harper (Allen)


Dear Toni and barbara

just wanted to drop you a email to say thank u so much for making me look and feel a million dollars on my wedding day...

we got marrided on saturday 28th august 2010 and the weather was lovely we had amazing day..

still cant beleive im now mrs hudson lol.....

the best thing i ever did was come to milton keynes and find your amazing shop the service i was given was first class ive never been a skinny person but it was magical to look and feel so special in one of your amazing dresses..

thank u again...

best wishes

Tracy and mark hudson x


Dear Barbara,

Just wanted to email and say thanks so much for your help in finding me a lovely wedding dress, I was so happy with it and the fit was great.

I have attached a couple of pictures showing me in the dress for you to look at and use if you want to.

Best of luck for the future
Natalie Mitchell (Atkins)


Thank u so much for all ur help and everythink u done for me and my bridesmaid
are day was so great more than i thought it was going to be
 
thanks again from fiona and the rest xx


Dear All at About a Bride

Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you to say thankyou for making me feel beautiful on my wedding day. It was lovely to be able to try on lots of different dresses that actually fitted. It is also lovely how you make each bride feel special by only allowing one bride in the shop at a time so it doesn’t feel like a production line as in some shops I went to.

We had the most fantastic day and had a wonderful honeymoon in South Africa.

Take care

Lots of love

Carolyn



Thanks Ladies for all your help. I felt really taken care of and in great hands.

Would and have reccommended you to my friends

Love

Emma Lewis ( Grayston )


Hi here are a few of my favorite photos!

Once again many thanks for all you help.. The dress was perfect and mae me feel amazing!

My husband was so amazed, He even shed a tear.

Thanks Sam


Hi Toni and Barbara,

Sorry for delay in getting a wedding picture to you.  We had an amazing day on 16th October - couldn't have asked for anything better, and I felt so gorgeous and special in my lovely dress.  Everyone was amazed how well it hid my bump !

I have also included a few pictures of the 'bump' too - Charlotte Jane Appleyard was born on 30/11/09, so you can see we have had a bit of a busy time of it !

I hope you are well, and thank you again for all your help with my amazing dress.

Abbie Appleyard  (was Poole)


Hi All

As promised here are some photos of the wedding.  We had such a lovely day and wish we could do it all again.  I have been meaning to write, but it is just to say thank you so much for everything that you did with the wedding dress, you made me feel so comfortable and made me feel very specail.  The dress was amazing and was more than I could ever wish for, it so comfortable all day and I did not want to take it off.  It was hung up in my room for at least a month afterwards and I would sneek a peak every day!!

Thank you for everything again...you made a brides day!

Sue Burke (nee Moss)


Hi ladies

It's a happy bride here!  Just wanted to say thank you sooo much for helping with my gorgeous wedding dress & my girls bridesmaids dresses.  My husband was very pleased as I walked down the aisle, he says you done me proud with the dress and how lovely it was, everyone said the dress was stunning and it's thanks to you. 

As soon as photos are back I will e-mail you with them so you can see if you want to add them to your website.

Ladies you deserve a medal, I would have said my wedding day was fabulous but it was the whole families day and we all had a blast, many many thanks.


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