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from past brides
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0 from 50 reviews
jazz procter from Kendal
I can’t recommend Carol’s enough! A super friendly team with plenty of beautiful dresses to suit any budget. Megan was my bridal stylist and she was so lovely. I was a bit anxious but she made me feel really relaxed. I’m looking forward to going back again when my dress arrives!
Anna Glover from Carlisle
Megan was amazing!! I was overwhelmed by the choice of beautiful amazing dresses as soon as we walked in. The upstairs space is lovely and Megan was the best. She took time to listen and was amazing at picking up on which bits of a dress I loved and then suggesting more to try on. My problem now is there’s 4 that I love and they’re all so beautiful it’s going to be tough to choose.
Rachael Fisher from Carlisle
I had a fantastic time! I experienced such a lovely welcome, the consultant listened to what I thought I wanted, and then helped me find something so much better!! She helped me become so much more self confident and beautiful. I had a real ‘Yes to the dress’ moment and everyone involved in my fitting helped me celebrate that moment and make it so special. I left the shop feeling so elated and excited, and can’t wait for the next fitting appointment!
Dee Clements from Workington
I had the most amazing experience in purchasing my dress. Sarah helped so much, listening to what I wanted and knew exactly what dresses would suit my figure and make me feel incredible. She was so understanding and able to have a laugh with us as well (and all the other staff made us feel so welcome and gave the nicest compliments). I couldn't recommend Carols Bridal enough to anyone wanting a magical experience xx
Sarah Allen from Penrith
I felt very comfortable at Carol's Bridal Boutique. They were responsive to any feedback about dresses, made me laugh and accepted my quirks as an ADHD bride! I loved my experience and found the most beautiful wedding dress.
Steph from Carlisle
Sarah was so attentive and helpful to find the perfect dress and gave me multiple options and suggestions to try! The staff were all smiley and welcoming!
An absolutely amazing experience, we felt so looked after from the moment we walked in the door. A big shout out to Sarah, she was so so helpful and found me the perfect dress and Lauren for making the day so special.
Katherine from Carlisle
Very helpful and friendly, went above and beyond to make sure I got the perfect dress.
Nadine Paterson from Dumfries
What a fabulous experience I had. Sarah made me feel at ease and made the appointment so much fun and enjoyable. Sarah really made it a personal experience and picked up on how I felt about dresses so would go away and find ones that she thought I would like. She found the dress I fell in love with and said yes to and I can’t thank her enough. I’ll certainly recommend Carol’s Bridal Boutique to all my engaged friends wanting to find their perfect dress.
Deborah Cook from Langholm
I had the most wonderful visit I enjoyed every minute. It was like being on say yes to the dress. Gale made me feel very special and nothing was too much trouble. She was so lovely and can’t praise her enough. She just seemed to know what i was after and brought me beautiful dresses. I didn’t get my dress although there was a lot i loved and might yet be back. I can’t praise this wonderful shop enough, my visit way above my expectations and that’s saying something. I will definitely be recommending anyone getting married to visit your wonderful shop. Thank you so much for my wonderful dream like visit.
Rebecca Hodgson from Maryport
Absolutely brilliant experience provided by Carol. She was immensely helpful and made the day very special.
Emily from Carlisle
Brilliant service and very helpful and approachable. Couldn’t have done more to help.
Michelle Mullen from Carlisle
Gail was amazing. I honestly didn't expect to find a dress to suit my big size. Gail pulled a few dresses for me and the 1st one I tried I absolutely love. I will be back with my mother in law as she couldn't make it yesterday. I'm so happy I can relax now I've found my perfect dress. Thanks so much Gail.
Kerry Brown from Carlisle
Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Megan, as a bit of a more mature bride I was worried I would feel too old ,but she made me feel so at ease and beautiful, and helped me choose the most beautiful dress. Can't wait to wear it !!!Thankyou from one very happy super blushing bride to be xx
Lauren from Carlisle
I was so nervous to try dresses on, Carol made me feel so at ease and went above and beyond to find my perfect dress. It was one of my most favourite days and carol made it feel so special!
Katie Burgess from Carlisle
Sarah made me feel welcome from the first hello! I was really nervous and anxious coming in but left feeling happy and confident with more of an understanding of the style of dress I might go for. She arranged another appointment for me to come back and try the dress on again. Sadly she won't be able to be there but assured me her colleague will be a great help!
Carol Nelson from Castle Douglas
Lovely staff, fantastic service and beautiful dresses. Would highly recommend Carol’s Boutique.
Mackenzie Mackay from Carol's Bridal Carlisle
Gorgeous boutique with stunning dresses! My consultant Sarah was lovely and extremely helpful and efficient. I'm not very confident when it comes to dress shopping but she made me fee very comfortable and at ease. Thank you Sarah
Fiona Ferguson from Castle-Douglas
Excellent service from Carol and the girls, couldn’t have asked for a better experience when choosing my wedding dress.
Fiona Ferguson from Castle-Douglas
Excellent service from Carol and the girls, couldn’t have asked for a better experience when choosing my wedding dress.
Samantha Hogg from Canonbie
Fantastic service at the boutique. We were made feel very welcome and at ease as soon as we arrived with Carol taking the time to explain the process with us and offered helpful advice as well as being very knowledgeable on all stock and styles. Thank you for making it and enjoyable experience and helping me get the perfect dress! I will certainly be recommending you anyone else looking for a dress.
Alison McAlpine from Carlisle
I was very nervous but as soon as I walked in nerves disappeared, staff very friendly and helpful, nothing too much trouble, listened to what sort of dress I wanted until I found it.
Jodie from Carlisle
Sarah was absolutely brilliant, she listened to what I was looking for, took the details away to choose a selection of different styles as well as what I had in mind. The first dress she brought me was perfect. She was personable, helpful and had some great ideas. Thank you Sarah, it was a lovely experience xxx
What a lovely day. The staff were so nice and helpful. I feel like I was listened to, and it didn't take long for me to find my perfect dress. Thank you so much for a wonderful day.
Julia macnab from Lockerbie
The whole experience of carols bridal boutique was actually amazing! Beautiful shop and the dresses were something else! So happy I found the one with the help and guidance of Carol herself. We really did have a great time thanks again for such a lovely experience.
Courtney from Dumfries
Carols bridal boutique was the first wedding dress shop I had been in and I was greeted by and attended to Carol who was very welcoming and made me feel so comfortable. I didn’t have really any idea of what kind of wedding dress I was looking for style or anything and Carol was brilliant she went over and beyond all expectations to find me the perfect wedding dress!! I would 100% Recommend carols bridal boutique to anyone who is getting married so professional and friendly and just doing everything to make your experience special!
Ashlea Pearson from carlisle
Can i just say how amazing you all are. All the staff are so friendly and very knowledgeable about dresses and nothing is too much trouble. I had the best experience there and would 100% recommended any bride to be to shop here. Thank you so much, I can not wait to wear my dress.
Abi from Near Caldbeck Cumbria
Hiya Lovely Ladies of Team CBB :D :D It was an absolutely off the scale FABULOUS experience to come and try on the wonderful Zander Lane dress yesterday. Everyone was extremely helpful, enthusiastic, energetic and very professional whilst also being completely approachable and putting me at ease when squiggling into the new dress! Huge thanks to Lauren for arranging to aquire the sample dress, and to Sarah who took me through the fitting....and to Gail and the new young lady (sorry I cant recall her name) for coming to check me out in the dress and give me their reaction. You all absolutely ROCK!!!! I felt like a queen in the Zander Lane design, in the same way the Zander did for my wedding....but the Zander Lane is another dimension of slinky, which looked unexpectedly incredible on me.....As always, your time and care taken with me in the whole process of finding the dress through to eventually receiving the completed bespoke order is greatly appreciated ???????????? I cant wait to wear my own Zander Lane dress.....woooooohooooo! You are all an incredible team who go that extra mile to acheive bride to be dreams and desires. Not to mention the phenomenal after care once the big day has happened and the dress needs professional cleaning, steaming, packing......I could go on and on how amazing you have all been.....particularly Lauren. Bless you! Thank you for making my wedding day in 2021, my first anniversary in 2022 and further anniversaries to come such unforgettable experiences. Love to Lauren, Sarah, Gail and the rest of the superb CBB team of awesomeness! :D :D
Maryna from Carlisle
Thanks to Geil (I am not sure about spelling), that was my first and the very best experience!
Vicky from Dumfries
Excellent service throughout . I would 100 percent recommend this bridal shop to any upcoming brides.
Jess from Carol's Bridal Carlisle
I really enjoyed my time spent at Carol's bridal. I tried a great number of dresses and felt my feedback was taken into consideration when new dresses were picked. I appreciated that I never felt pushed towards a dress or as of there priority was sales
Susan Hughes from Carlisle
Absolutely amazing service, ideas, thoughts, knowledge made me feel a million dollars Thank you
Emma from Penrith
I really enjoyed my time once I relaxed after trying a couple of the dresses on, initially it was a lot to take in. Gail was fantastic, she looked after me so well and is great at what she does- thank you x
Emma Barnes from Carlisle
I was so nervous about coming to try dressed because I don't get married until September next year and have a long journey on my weight plans but Sarah made me feel so comfortable and I even ended up crying when I found 'the dress. Sarah is a credit to your business and I would recommend your boutique to everyone.
Kirsten from Carlisle
Lauren made my first experience of trying on wedding dresses so relaxed and easy. She made me feel at ease and the fact I could have all my bridesmaids and mum in with me, was so lovely. I was able to try on lots of different styles and go back to ones I was trying to decide on. I loved that I wasn't rushed into making a decision and could go away for the afternoon to have a think about it. Of course I returned and said yes to the dress! Would highly recommend the experience at carols bridal boutique for anyone looking for their perfect dress!
Hazel Turner from wigton
Absolutely amazing from start to finish. Sarah was brilliant in helping me choose the perfect dress for me, she was friendly and made me feel comfortable.
Emma from Carlisle
I had a amazing day picking my dress with the help of my mam and the amazing Gail who was brilliant I couldn't believe I found my dress on the first visit
Aimee Duff from Ulverston, Cumbria
Gail was fantastic, from start to finish the whole experience was more than I expected, I was made to feel so comfortable and would not hesitate to come back ??
Amazing store and staff were so helpful, didn’t feel rushed at all!
Julie from Dumfries
Gail was so lovely. She helped me into every dress and made sure I was comfortable before showing my bridesmaids. She had originally picked 4 dresses but when I showed her a picture of what I was looking for, she changed the dresses she had picked to ones that were like ‘my vision’ without hesitation. I gave her my budget and she picked dresses within or on budget. I found my beautiful dress without feeling pressured. I felt like I was in really good hands with Gail. She really was lovely!
Sarah Nicholson from Carlisle
Megan was lovely and was really helpful during my dress shopping experience! She made me feel comfortable and really helped to narrow down the options. She listened to what I wanted and guided me through the process. I would recommend Carols Bridal Boutique!
Keira Alexander from Dumfries and Galloway
Absolutely brilliant! Sarah was truly amazing from start to finish, would highly recommend!
Stephanie Warbeck from Dumfries
Yesterday I said YES to the perfect dress along with the help of the lovely Gail. The help & attention Gail gave to me was amazing. I couldn’t fault her. I’m coming back in September with my bridesmaids to pick their dresses & I really hope I get Gail again. She is a credit to your store. I’m over the moon with my beautiful dress and happy to be a part of the CBB family. Thank you again for yesterday.
Thank you so much for making my day so magical and perfect. Having dreamed of this since I was a little girl, trying dresses on at your boutique certainly lived up to expectations. The ladies were so friendly and put myself and my family at ease straight away, there was absolutely no pressure to find ‘the one’ and I didn’t feel like I was being rushed during the appointment at all. I was really able to enjoy the experience and even better that I found my dream dress. Thank you so much to Gail for helping me find my dream dress and being so welcoming. I cannot wait to see my dress again- roll on April!
Rebecca Underwood from Carlisle Cumbria
My dress consultation went amazing the lady who looked after me really listened to me on what I wanted showed me a beautiful range of dresses and was honest of the dresses and how they fit ect I found a dress that was to be honest everything I wouldn’t of wanted but I trusted my consultant and her Opinion and tried the dress on and I ended up taking the dress home! It was everything I wanted on more! Thankyou for making me feel amazing and helping me find such an amazing dress!
Maria from Carlsile
I enjoyed my experience trying on dresses for the first time. I felt like I was listened to and didn’t feel under pressure. I got to try on so many dresses and have arranged a second visit. The care and attention you get is excellent.
Laura from Carlisle
Sarah was amazing! She put us at ease as soon as we entered the shop. It was a lovely atmosphere and we felt so comfortable and relaxed. As someone who had no idea what I wanted and hadn't tried any dresses on previously Sarah couldnt have been more helpful and we ended up finding "the dress".
Anna Johnston from Carlisle
Amazing service, I felt very understood and comfortable when finding my dress and felt happy and confidence my dress fitter (sorry can’t remember her name with all the emotions ). Thankyou very much
Rebecca Fisher from Caton, Lancashire
Absolutely amazing shop. I was really nervous about dress shopping since I am plus size but was immediately put at ease by Gail ( I think , sorry ) and tried on lots of dresses. Ended up purchasing my absolute dream dress and veil . Cannot wait to see it all together on our wedding day. Thankyou so much
Lisa Matthews from Dumfries
I can’t thank Lauren enough for yesterday and helping me choose the dress of my dreams. I felt so comfortable with her and she was the loveliest person with a real talent for what she does. I couldn’t believe I only tried on 5 dresses and what I was coming to look for ,was not what I left with , I explained 1 other style I liked to Lauren and she just came back with it! My family all said how lovely she was and how talented to just know the one !!. I didn’t even intend on leaving with a dress yesterday so Lauren totally blew my mind … took a few bottles of fizz to calm down after ???? 100% will recommend Carols Bridal Boutique ?? Thank you so much