Testimonials

Being a plus size women can be very quite hard when searching for a gown . . . not here, they are so helpful and even helped me custom make my dress for under $450 I can't be happier.  Carol was extremely nice and very helpful assisting the bride find exactly what she wants with NO PRESSURE.  The manager, owner of the store even the seamstress all assisted me with everything and all of them were beyond helpful.  Thank you so much Sarasota Brides - you are the best

Marcie B.

My daughter and I had a lovely experience at Sarasota Bridal today. Carol helped my daughter with very helpful suggestions and the manager also helped with a new line of "informal dresses" which she ended up purchasing. They are customizing it for her and the whole experience was a wonderful and positive one! Thanks so much Carol and the manager!!

Vicki M.

I can not thank the entire staff enough for all of your help with my wedding dress. Everyone was extremely understanding and helpful through the entire process. I had to get my dress rush ordered because of it being a military wedding and Kristy and Dana were both extremely quick to respond to my request. I absolutely loved my dress, as did my guests. THANK YOU! I will definitely be recommending your bridal store to future brides!

Monica S

I wanted to come on here and write a review for Dana. I came into the bridal store today without an appointment and met my mom, sister and niece here. I gave my budget and what I was looking for to Dana and advised her that I had tried on dresses at 2 different locations. WOW, was I impressed! Not only did Dana stay within my budget but she went out of the way to make sure I was 100% comfortable with my selections. She was quick and did not pressure me to decide. She took the time on every dress to add a veil or a belt or whatever I needed to complete the package. After I decided on my dress she also  was great at showing my possible suit selections and bridesmaid dresses. I browsed and then held up 3 or 4 different bridesmaid dresses up to the dress I wanted. I wasn't rushed, pressured or persuaded in any way! I 100% recommend Sarasota Brides and specifically Dana to anyone who is unsure and overwhelmed. That was me today and now I have a beautiful dress without any stress! Thank you Dana!

Breanne O.
I can't thank you enough for the excellent customer service you have shown my future daughter-in-law and me. You have so gone the extra mile in helping her get her alterations done out of state, and also in taking the extra time to call me & fill me in. This type of service is rare and I applaud you for your generosity and consideration. She is very happy and I certainly am recomminding your store as the leading Bridal Shop in the area.
Jamie V.
I just wanted to thank you all for being so amazing! You have such a great team and you all made me feel like family and like a true bride! I can't wait to pick up my dress on the 15th!
Cameron L.
Thank you for helping me select such a gorgeous Mother of the Groom dress in teal satin faced-chiffon.  Your consultant and alterations were so professional.  They suggested changing fabric when other stores said it couldn't be done.   My son's comment said it all "All Mothers of the Groom should look like that! No more wearing beige."
Marti J.
Hi! I purchased my dress from ya'll last December and got married on March 12, 2011. I absolutely loved my dress! I had such a great experience planning my wedding. Thank you for being a part of that process with me! :)
Christina B.
I had a wonderful experience! My consultant was very attentive, positive, and knowledgeable! Definitely made me feel like a Bride, helped me find the perfect dress for me and made it everything a brides dress shopping experience should be! Thanks for bringing the tears to my eyes that I was hoping for!!
Kayla
Amazing! Honestly! Unlike my first visit my 1st Dress Fitting for my wedding in January went so perfect! They were so helpful and the dress I bought there was amazing along with my veil which I also bought there. They really made me feel like a Princess and were more than willing to get anything I asked for. The Quality of the dresses really tops everything off.
Merry E.
My mom and I went shopping just for fun because I was visiting her in FL where my destination wedding would be held. We went to 3 shops and found nothing. We arrived at Sarasota Brides and my dress was being put on the window display. My mom instantly said "that's the one". I tried on 4 dresses and saved the best for last. It was THE ONE. I loved it. It was beautiful, elegant, and excellent quality. I was the first to try it on but because it was a window display they gave us a discount. My consultant was wonderful to work with and she helped with jewelry, the veil, shoes, etc. She made sure my appointments were setup correctly and worked for me. They also have their own seamstress who is amazing. She knew exactly what to do and I just stood there. The dress looked even better after altered. Everyone was friendly and helpful. Since I was out of state I had to do a lot via the phone, they were always available and knowledgable.
babalexandra (the knot)
I just wanted to thank the staff at your store, and especially my consultant for such a wonderful experience dress shopping.  Although I didn't end up buying my dress there, (I found a lighter weight "desination" style gown at another store that fit my venue perfectly) I plan to come back to look for bridesmaid dresses and have already recommended your store to 2 friends getting married next yr.  The quality of your gowns is excellent and the service was wonderful. 
 
Working with my consultant made me excited about trying on gowns after a not so good experience at another store in Tampa.  She was professional and helpful, and seemed to understand exactly what gowns to pull.  I found two gowns I really liked, and had I not been looking for a light weight gown for an outdoor ceremony, I would have been thrilled with either one.  I think all too often you may have brides come into your store and because they don't find "THE" dress, the consultant may not even realinze how much their expertise and overall positive attitude can impact someone, especially a stressed out bride!! 
 
I absolutely plan to return to your store for my bridal party and have no problem reccomending you guys to any other friend or family member.  Keep up the good work :)
Chelsea J.
I purchased both my dress and veil from you guys. The staff were phenomenal and helped me find my dream dress.
Shayla H.
I purchased both my dress and veil from you guys. Kristy and the staff were phenomenal and helped me find my dream dress.
Shayla H.
Perfect dress, perfect fit, perfect hair flower/jewel, perfect place to get your dress and what you need for your perfect day!
Jennifer T.
I just want to say what a pleasure it was working with Sarasota Brides for my wedding dress. It was a calming, fun, stress-free environment and I really did have the best experience shopping for my gown. Alterations was so great to work with and my dress was exactly how I wanted and fit me perfectly! Pick up was so simple and my cathedral veil and dress were pressed perfect to be ready for the big day! I recommended Sarasota Brides to any bride to be looking for the perfect dress and perfect experience!
Kimberly P.
Thank you so much for all of your help with my wedding dress, accessories and jewelry. Everything came out absolutely perfect!
Ashley B.
Thanks for such an easy, wonderful experience shopping for a wedding dress!
Kimberly T.
It was an absolute pleasure working with the ladies at Sarasota Brides.  My consultant was very helpful and made my experience one to always remember.  I was very pleased with the alteration team and their willingness and dedication to get my dress fitted in a short amount of time.  My dress fit like a glove and was perfect!  I would definitely recommend Sarasota Brides to future brides!
Andrea R.
I went to Sarasota Brides today after receiving a dress that I purchased online from an unnamed website. Luckily, I went to Sarasota Brides and found the perfect dress along with the perfect person to help me. Thank you Sarasota Brides for saving my wedding day!
Michelle

Any bride that is seeking customer service with a personal touch should visit Sarasota Brides.  I found a Maggie Sottero gown in Light Gold that exceeded my expectations but not my budget.  My consultant was such a pleasure to work with and she made the gown selection process stress free.  Thank you Sarasota Brides for helping me look beautiful on my special day!

La Shawn F.

I love your business and your help was so invaluable!!! I highly recommend you to anyone-my consultant chose the perfect wedding gown for my precious only daughter on the very first try! I can't wait to come in with my mom for our Mother and Grandmother of the Bride dresses! xoxoxoxoxo

Linda R.

Thank you so much for all your help in choosing (and altering) my wedding dress! The wedding was picture-perfect and completely memorable. I'm also going to be in Brides Magazine (the Florida edition) where there will be a mention of Sarasota Brides!

Chelsey C.

I was just in today to order my mother-of-the-bride dress.  Your staff were so very helpful.  They took the time to treat me well.  Thank you.

C. Best

The dress and fit were wonderful. Your staff was very attentive and accommodating. I loved the dress so much. I received many, many compliments.

Jessica G.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for everything to get me ready and beautiful in time for my special day. I felt absolutely beautiful in my gown and totally loved my shoes. I received sooo many compliments! Everyone was so helpful... especially because my mother lived out of town. Thank you for making me feel so special, you all did a terrific job... and he cried! Thank you for being part of a day I will never forget!

Sara & Doug W.

Sarasota Brides was perfect! I went in without expecting to find a thing at the store's closing time. The staff were extremely nice and let me try on dresses even though they were closing. I found my dress! It's beautiful and I couldn't be happier. I suggest you stop by if you are near the Sarasota area. Definitely worth it.

Keli M.

Sarasota Brides was the first dress shop I went to and I was merely expecting to narrow down the type of style of dress I had in mind.  I entered with no preconceptions as to a particular style, design, or any sample photos of dresses I liked.  Upon entering the shop, my consultant was most attentive and helpful.  After trying on a few dresses I picked out, she could decipher I was not pleased with any of those styles for me, simply by asking a few questions and listening to my response, she selected the perfect dress.  I tried it on and knew instantly that I did not need to look elsewhere as this was the one for me!  It brought tears to my Mom's eyes and made me truly feel like a 'bride'.
 
Everybody at the shop is incredibly attentive and the customer service is exceptional. I would recommend this shop to any bride in search of her perfect dress.

Erin-Rose Z.

The service here surpasses all of the other bridal boutiques I have been to. Each employee is very helpful, but my consultant was outstanding! She became personally invested in finding the best gown for you and is so warm and caring....even to the point where she would hide a more expensive gown from me every time I would go to her shop since she knew I loved it, but it was out of my budget! Quality selection and excellent service!

Sarah S.

I walked into Sarasota Brides yesterday on the verge of a panic attack. I was overwhelmed and didn't even know where to begin. Within minutes I could take a deep breath and I felt like I could say anything and be understood.

The staff was so warm and welcoming, kind and understanding with my personal insecurities, and they had me feeling like a normal bride in no time. I had my grandmother and my mother with me and all of us ladies were laughing and talking freely while I was trying on dresses I never would have thought to choose. I found the most beautiful dress in the world on the 8th try.

I am so thrilled to wear my dress again and I would recommend Sarasota Brides to everyone! The women there are perfect for the bridal industry. I am so lucky to have gone to them on my first stop!

Danielle L.