Read Our Reviews
from past brides
Overall Rating: 4.9/5.0 from 50 reviews
Caroline Maycock from Swindon
on 24/04/2022
Excellent service from initial contact, through to fitting and great communication.
Emma Wheeler from Purton
on 22/04/2022
I took my daughter’s wedding dress to be taken in to Fairytale Occasions and from the first booking experience through two dress fitting sessions, we found the service and workmanship to be excellent. Each step was thoroughly explained and stage payments made at each fitting. Thank you so much for a wonderful job - we can’t wait to show the dress off at the wedding in June ??
Deborah Foy from Cirencester
on 03/04/2022
Fantastic experience and a gorgeous selection of dresses, thank you.
Highworth Bridal Shop from Swindon
on 19/03/2022
A lovely peaceful relaxing experience and a very personal one for my daughter and I today. She did try tried several dresses on and was not rushed and we were able to discuss alterations, styles and accessories to enhance the look. We picked one very special dress out and my daughter was so pleased with it. She looked beautiful and was so happy with it.
on 12/02/2022
Excellent service and very attentive. Highly recommend
Harriet from Highworth
on 02/02/2022
Highly recommend Fairytale Occasions and the owner Nikki, who went above and beyond, to give me the best experience! The dresses were all absolutely beautiful! Nikki was so helpful and lovely, she really made me feel at ease. I have already recommended her to all my family and friends.
Hayley Davis from Swindon
on 27/10/2021
Nikki did the alterations to my wedding dress. She listened to my worries about the dress and suggested the suitable alterations! I was much happier with the overall shape of the dress once several layers of netting were removed and the neckline was slightly altered. I would recommend to any brides-to-be!
Amanda Pollitt from Highworth
on 10/10/2021
Both myself and my partner used Fairytale Occasions our wedding dress alterations - Nicky was so helpful in providing expert advice with regards to alterations and created my vision perfectly, it fitted beautifully, I would not hesitate to recommend her.
Buket Stallard from Wiltshire
on 01/10/2021
Start to finish very professional work. My daughter is so thrilled with her custom made prom dress.Thank you
Amie Wretham from Fairytale Occasions
on 26/09/2021
I had the mist amazing experience picking wedding dress at Fairytale Occasions! I was able to and encouraged to try on all sorts off dresses, this did create an entertainment factor for the family. Dispite being on covid restriction my mum was able to accompany me and the rest of the family joined over zoom. Am I absolutely thankful the Nikki was able to alter the dress to exactly how I wanted it and was able to work around my work for my fittings!
Aga from Faringdon
on 23/08/2021
Absolutely amazing and professional service from Nikki. From no idea what I wanted to the final absolutely stunning effect within just 2 months! I cannot recommend Nikki enough for her open mind, flexibility, ideas and friendly service. My dress has been complimented by so many people; it was just perfect. Thank you so much Nikki, also for finding the fabric for ties and square pockets to match my dress! Aga xx
Sarah Locke from Swindon
on 08/08/2021
Nicola was very helpful when we went to purchase my daughters prom dress. We were allowed plenty of time and tried on multiple dresses. There was no pressure to purchase one. The alterations were all done in house extremely quickly. Dress was lovely, though the school prom was cancelled. I would definitely recommend Fairytale Occasions.
on 16/07/2021
Brilliant service all in time for the Prom!
Sarah howarth from Swindon
on 12/06/2021
Oh Nicky I cannot thank you enough. In these awful times you made the experience lovely.
Susan from Fairford
on 29/05/2021
A very pleasant and relaxed appointment. Plenty of choices, and time to find the dress that my daughter loved. It was a prom dress fitting, I was really impressed with how they respectively dealt with a teenager, allowing her space to try the dress and assistance when needed.
Hayley Webb from Swindon
on 09/05/2021
Had a great morning with my daughter trying on prom dresses the owner was very Patient and helpful 100% best first time experience will definitely be back with my other daughter when it’s her turn for prom ??
Sarah Locke from Swindon
on 18/04/2021
Took my daughter for a prom dress appointment. Lovely place. We were well looked after by Nikki. She went through all the dresses and my daughter picked 10 to try on. Nikki was very patient throughout the process. Dress organised and one very happy daughter!
Beccy R from Swindon
on 17/04/2021
I was a bit nervous before attending my bridal appointment, but Nikki was absolutely lovely and very welcoming. Her suggestions and opinions were really helpful and she was generally very reassuring. There was a great range of gowns and I felt I was able to try different styles. She is also able to offer alterations in store, which is a bonus! I would highly recommend to any brides to be!
Sarah Newland from Swindon
on 15/04/2021
A wonderful personal service with a lovely choice of prom dresses. My daughter felt comfortable and relaxed and found the dress of her dreams! Very happy to recommend Fairytale Occasions.
Lisa Hazell from Swindon
on 13/11/2020
Friendly reliable service given. Had a round neck changed to a v neck and it turned out brilliantly. Very happy with the finished alterations. Nikki is so helpful and easy to chat to, listens to what you want and does everything she can to help. Will definitely use her again for any alteration needs.
Mrs Vernon from Swindon
on 15/02/2020
Fairytale Occasions is a stylish and cosy boutique. Nikki’s service during our prom dress appointment was outstanding. She was so friendly and endlessly patient, while knowing her stock details inside out and being very knowledgable about alterations and details. Would highly recommend.
Lucy from Highworth
on 26/01/2020
My daughter loved it, great experience. She’s so happy with her dress. Would definitely recommend
Karen & Lottie from Highworth
on 25/01/2020
We thoroughly appreciated your advice & time trying on the dresses.
on 20/01/2020
Lovely visit, thank you .Warm reception and beautiful gowns. Would recommend.
Natasha Louise from Gloucestershire
on 14/12/2019
I had such a wonderful experience trying on wedding dresses in Fairytale occasions, Nikki was so lovely & helpful when trying on all of the different styles. It was the first wedding dress shop I had been into & I found my dress here, the dresses are so gorgeous & there were so many to pick from. It was the most amazing experience & I can’t thank Nikki enough! ?? x
Zoe Boor from Wiltshire
on 14/11/2019
I am so happy with the service from Fairytale Occasions. Having already bought my dress before relocating to Wiltshire, Nikki carried out my alterations so the dress fitted perfectly! 5****
Emily from Swindon
on 23/10/2019
Beautiful dresses, Lots of different styles to choose from and colours. Welcoming atmosphere and was given lots of advice. Not pushy to sell dress just put you at complete ease.
Louise Grasso from Swindon
on 30/09/2019
Five stars, definitely! I couldn’t have been happier with Fairytale Occaisions and Nikki (the owner). From the first appointment through to collecting my dress, everything was perfect. I first visited Fairytale Occaisions with three friends and was encouraged to try on as many dresses as I liked. This gave me an idea of which style I liked and what felt right for me. I chose the beautiful Suzanne by Wendy. Job done! But then I started thinking about ball gowns again and how bridal I felt in them, especially for our traditional Church service. When I chatted to Nikki about this we came up with a solution, a detachable tulle skirt. Perfect, two dresses in one. Nikki created the pattern herself and made it with layers of beautiful honey tulle and an ivory satin belt. I was over the moon with the result and had a truly unique and bespoke wedding dress which fitted me like a glove. I had my ball gown for the traditional part of our wedding and a slinkier dress for the evening to party in. I felt probably the best I’d ever felt due to the confidence it gave me. I should say the fittings are reasonable compared to other boutiques and everything is done in-house, so your dress never leaves the boutique until you collect it. Nikki does the adjustments herself and nothing is too much trouble. On my final fitting and 10 days before my wedding, I realised that I’d forgotten to get a veil. Nikki kept me calm and we ordered one, this came into the boutique within the week, problem solved. The service I received was extremely high and my dress and skirt were steamed and pressed to perfection on collection. I highly recommend this boutique especially if you are looking to put bespoke touches to your dress. Nikki is wonderfully creative and her expertise shows in her beautiful work. You are in safe hands. I can’t thank you enough Nikki xxx
Louisa Kent from Swindon
on 18/09/2019
Great shop with really lovely personal service.
Sian Ellis from Kent
on 02/09/2019
Nikki has been fantastic from the beginning. She squeezed me in for an appointment at short notice and was so welcoming. I was able to take my time trying and retrying a variety of dresses and Nikki was really open and honest which helped. I found the perfect dress and Nikki helped me to make sure I had it in time and it was fitted beautifully. I think the most important thing was that I trusted Nikki from the start and even when dates were getting close, I trusted her completely. I couldn't be happier with my dress and the service I received. Thank you for your contribution to what was the most perfect day!
Zoe baker from Swindon
on 31/08/2019
I had the best experience with fairy tale occasions. Not only did she help me pick my dream dress but she helped me with all my alterations on my dress. Nothing I wanted was too much for her to do. Amazing bridal shop and would definitely recommend anyone looking for a wedding dress to visit here.
Sarah Quibell from Faringdon
on 11/07/2019
Great service. I have just bought a beautiful prom dress for my daughter and Nikki was friendly, professional and stress-free throughout the whole experience. She answered all questions promptly, arranged appointments at convenient times and everything was ready just when it should be. I would recommend and use again.
Louise Godfrey from Bampton
on 26/06/2019
Sorry it's taken so long to give you some feedback, but I wanted to take the time to really thank you for all your help during my first ever appointment to try on wedding dresses. You were to patient and chilled out with us and it really helped me relax and enjoy the day, you let me try on sooooooo many dresses of all different shapes and styles to truly understand what suited me best and nothing was too much trouble from finding matching accessories to shoes etc. Needless to say finding my dream dress with you was an absolute breeze and so much fun, I only wish I could do it all again! I would happily highly recommend your boutique to anyone looking for their dream dress as your selection was just beautiful, I loved them all but none as much as "my" dress ??
katharine from swindon
on 21/06/2019
After unsuccessfully looking on the high street for a prom dress, we decided to go to a 'proper' shop and this one was the only one that answered with an appointment time. Easy to get to from Swindon by car (or bus) and plenty of parking, the appointment system meant we had the place to ourselves. Despite the prom now being quite close, the owner did not throw her hands up in horror but explained that we would probably not have time to wait for dresses to get shipped in but there was still plenty to choose from. My daughter chose several dresses to try and based on her likes, the owner picked out lots more, one of which my daughter fell in love with. The atmosphere was relaxed, we weren't rushed or pressured to buy and have the added bonus that the few adjustments needed could be done 'in house'. My daughter came out of the shop buzzing with excitement and looking forward to wearing her new dress at the prom. Should I ever ditch my present husband and get married again, I shall probably come here for my dress!
Esme Pitassi from Swindon
on 04/06/2019
When I walked into the little shop in Highworth I wasn't expecting to find ‘the dress’. At this point I’d been to all the big dress suppliers with racks and racks of dresses and I thought this little boutique was unlikely to beat the choice. I admit that I was REALLY wrong! The stock you have it perfect, simple, stylish and unique. I fell in love with more than one dress and haven’t stopped grinning since. This shop not only saved the day....but the owner was attentive, helpful and most of all, normal! You can visit 100 stuffy shops where assistants stare at you, tell you utter nonsense and try to flog you a dress. There’s only a few that will let you take your time and enjoy the experience. I would gladly and wholeheartedly recommend Fairytale Occasions to any bride who is looking for a great experience with someone who cares.
Megan Evans from Highworth
on 28/05/2019
Such a wonderful experience. Helpful and friendly, completely put me at ease.
Lorna bennett from Swindon
on 28/04/2019
Amazing personal friendly service , nothing was too much trouble and Nikki really took the time to ensure the dresses were meeting the needs and allowed time to try on and make decisions .
Zoe from Marlborough
on 06/01/2019
A friendly welcome & lovely dresses - different from the ones we'd seen before, very flattering & flowed beautifully.
Helen Cox from Highworth
on 28/10/2018
Not being a girly girl I panicked at the thought of picking a wedding dress. My fiance also proposed to me whilst my Mum was dying of cancer so not an easy time. When I actually saw Nikki for my first dress appointment I had only lost my Mum the week before. I couldn't of been in safer hands as Nikki made the whole experience easy as possible. I managed to find a dress on that day which turned out to be perfect. She also designed and made my nieces bridemaid dress which again was perfect. I'd highly recommend Nikki.
Kerry-anne Law from Highworth
on 19/10/2018
Lovely staff and done an amazing job on my dress
Jo from Swindon
on 02/10/2018
I’m delighted with my wedding dress alterations. I had the length taken up both at the waistband and at the hem to avoid losing the beading at the bottom. The alterations are beautifully hand sewn, the dress multi layered with a slip and beaded couture sheath. The alterations have been done in such a way that they may be easily undone for resale. Very attentive and knowledgeable service, professional and efficient, I was never made to feel rushed, it seemed important to Fairytale to ensure I was happy. Good job, I trusted Fairytale on recommendation from another store whom were too busy at the time. Pleased I found them and will definitely use them again should I have another special occasion.
Richard Beck from Highworth
on 01/10/2018
I recently had a pair of trousers shortened , the service I received was excellent and the standard of work was very very good indeed and have no problem in recommending this company I will definitely use them again should the need arise.
Louise from Swindon
on 16/09/2018
Excellent service and end result. My daughter had a size eight dress bought for her which was huge because she's a slender 9 year old. It was altered brilliantly and she fitted in perfectly with the other bridesmaids. Couldn't have asked for better. Thanks so much.
Paula Richardson from Swindon
on 23/08/2018
Excellent service and a beautiful dress
Kate Perkins-Brown from Watchfield
on 20/08/2018
I have used Fairytale Occasions Tailoring Services a number of times this year. I have appreciated the flexible appointment options and I have always been very pleased with the quality of tailoring. I have given 4 stars because, compared to other tailors I have used before, the prices are higher, but I have always been happy to pay the higher prices as the finish quality has been high.
Kate Perkins-Brown from Watchfield
on 20/08/2018
I have used Fairytale Occasions Tailoring Services a number of times this year. I have appreciated the flexible appointment options and I have always been very pleased with the quality of tailoring. I have given 4 stars because, compared to other tailors I have used before, the prices are higher, but I have always been happy to pay the higher prices as the finish quality has been high.
Nong from Swindon
on 11/07/2018
Great service and was able to sort an appointment quickly as well as completing alterations ready for collection the next day! Would highly recommend again
Joan Hampson from Swindon
on 05/07/2018
Many thanks for the alteration to my red fringed dress it was an excellent job .
Louise Ward from Swindon
on 01/07/2018
I really enjoyed my experience at Fairytale Occasions. I loved the friendliness and welcoming feel. The boutique had a lovely vintage vibe. From the antique settee to the vintage tea cups. My friends were looked after well with teas and coffee's plus chocolates and fudge to enjoy. I particularly liked the relaxed feeling I got of not being rushed. Being able to try on a lots of dresses was lovely as in a previous experience else where I was limited to 5 dresses. The fact that we were able to enjoy a glass of Prosecco and take pics of the different dresses, made all the difference to me. We were there for over 2 hours and I thoroughly enjoyed every second. Nikki and Libby were fantastic and best of all I found my dress. Thank you both for a wonderful day xx
Emma Blake from Highworth
on 19/06/2018
Couldn't of asked for a better service, you made my daughter feel special. I can't fault the service we received. Will definitely recommend to anyone looking for a dress for a special occasion. Thank you again for making my daughter feel and look like a princess on her prom day x