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Sarasota Brides & Formalwear

Sarasota , FL

LOCATION

4051 Clark Rd.
Sarasota, FL US 34233 (map)

PHONE

941-927-4969

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Sarasota Brides & Formalwear has over 350 unique gowns in stock to select from and thousands that can be special ordered, so look no further to find the gown of your dreams. We have a... Read more
Sarasota Brides & Formalwear has over 350 unique gowns in stock to select from and thousands that can be special ordered, so look no further to find the gown of your dreams. We have a large selection of pink ticket special wedding gowns that are 50% off - one of a kind gowns that you purchase right out of stock....great for the bride who needs her gown quickly, as well as the bride on a budget, or anyone who loves a deal ...that would be all of us, right?

We exemplify our motto of "Exquisite Style ~ Exceptional Service" and are honored to have brides throughout Florida and beyond make Sarasota Brides & Formalwear their salon of choice. Our bridal consultants are experienced, enthusiastic and passionate about what they do and it shows! So often "our girls" come in as prospective customers and leave as friends and part of our extended family.

We are pleased to carry traditional gowns and innovative designs by various designers, including our own line where we can help you customize your dress to achieve a completely unique look. We have a generous number of destination wedding gowns, making it easy to find just the right one for your beach, outdoor or informal wedding. Our "second-time-arounders" are perfectly at home in our salon as well given the choices they have to make their ceremony memorable. We also specialize in plus-size gowns, with many in stock to try on and purchase from our hanging inventory!

We are also well equipped to outfit the entire bridal party with our extensive line of bridesmaids dresses, mothers dresses and tuxedos. Additionally, we have accessories for everyone! Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Flower Girls, Groom, Groomsmen, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Ring Bearers
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils
Does a client need to schedule an appointment? How do the client appointments work?
We like brides to have an appointment so we can set aside an hour or so to help you find your perfect gown, but we do handle walk-ins without an appointment also!
What specialty dress and attire items, such as a Kimono or Sari, do you provide?
We have a large selection of dresses to fit curvy figured brides!
What is the typical turn-around time for a dress?
We have 350+ gowns in stock to choose from; if you prefer to order a gown, it typically takes 4-6 months to receive depending on time of year and manufacturer. Most manufacturers offer a rush delivery for an additional charge. Once gown is received in salon, allow for additional time for fitting/alterations, if necessary.
Do you carry new or once worn gowns?
All our gowns are new, but we do have some great prices on manufacturers discontinued samples too!
How often do you receive new dresses?
We are always receiving new dresses - bridal gowns, formalwear, mother of the bride/groom, and cocktail dresses for parties!
Do you have a seamstress onsite?
We have very talented onsite seamstresses.
In addition to wedding dresses, what other products do you sell?
We offer formalwear for the entire wedding party, including tuxedo rentals. We also have great dresses for the rehearsal dinner, debutante ball, sweet sixteen party, Bat Mitzvah, as well as Black Tie events!

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Had a wonderful experience. My consultant was so kind, experienced and patient. I found the dress I've dreamed about! We also took care of bridesmaids and my mother's gown on the same visit. I will be going back for tuxes as well. I highly recommend Sarasota Brides to anyone looking for the dress of their dreams and the experience to go with it!
Had a wonderful experience. My consultant was so kind, experienced and patient. I found the dress I've dreamed about! We Read more...
Had a wonderful experience. My consultant was so kind, experienced and patient. I found the dress I've dreamed about! We also took care of bridesmaids and my mother's gown on the same visit. I will be going back for tuxes as well. I highly recommend Sarasota Brides to anyone looking for the dress of their dreams and the experience to go with it! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Carol Caligiuri was extremely helpful and very sweet. She took any dresses I liked back for me to try on, and also picked a head piece and vail that go great with the dress I purchased. She was also honest and helpful with what style was the best for my body type. I loved my experience at Sarasota Brides and Formalwear.
Carol Caligiuri was extremely helpful and very sweet. She took any dresses I liked back for me to try on, and also picked Read more...
Carol Caligiuri was extremely helpful and very sweet. She took any dresses I liked back for me to try on, and also picked a head piece and vail that go great with the dress I purchased. She was also honest and helpful with what style was the best for my body type. I loved my experience at Sarasota Brides and Formalwear. Read less
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Sarasota Brides & Formalwear responded with the following comments:

Nicole,
It was our pleasure to have met and worked with you to help you find the dress of your dreams. Thank you for a wonderful review of our bridal shop and our consultant Carol. We look forward to seeing you in the future to help you with the rest of your bridal needs.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
Christine was very helpful and excellent to work with and I felt very comfortable trying on wedding dresses. I'm so happy with my experience and the dress that I found!
Christine was very helpful and excellent to work with and I felt very comfortable trying on wedding dresses. I'm so happy Read more...
Christine was very helpful and excellent to work with and I felt very comfortable trying on wedding dresses. I'm so happy with my experience and the dress that I found! Read less
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Sarasota Brides & Formalwear responded with the following comments:

Stephanie, Thank you for your kind words. It was totally my pleasure to have worked with you. Please come back to see me for anything else I can help you with. Sincerely, Christine
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Sarasota Brides provides amazing service and dedicates as much time as you need to find the perfect dress. I walked in and bought my wedding gown on the first day; we narrowed down dresses until we found exactly what I was looking for. They also are open to making slight changes in the dress to fit your liking, and walk you through the alterations process. Great prices for great value, would recommend to anyone!
Sarasota Brides provides amazing service and dedicates as much time as you need to find the perfect dress. I walked in and Read more...
Sarasota Brides provides amazing service and dedicates as much time as you need to find the perfect dress. I walked in and bought my wedding gown on the first day; we narrowed down dresses until we found exactly what I was looking for. They also are open to making slight changes in the dress to fit your liking, and walk you through the alterations process. Great prices for great value, would recommend to anyone! Read less
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Melanie
Wedding:
3/21/2015
5.0/5.0
I already had my dress picked that I wanted they just had it in the color I wanted after I found my dress and veil. We sat down and talked about my colors and the tuxes for my groom to be and my groomsmen and Kristy was flawless she made everything perfect!
I already had my dress picked that I wanted they just had it in the color I wanted after I found my dress and veil. We sat Read more...
I already had my dress picked that I wanted they just had it in the color I wanted after I found my dress and veil. We sat down and talked about my colors and the tuxes for my groom to be and my groomsmen and Kristy was flawless she made everything perfect! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Very helpful and friendly staff. I will definitely be going back to purchase my bridesmaids dresses!
Very helpful and friendly staff. I will definitely be going back to purchase my bridesmaids dresses!
Very helpful and friendly staff. I will definitely be going back to purchase my bridesmaids dresses! Read less
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Morgan
Wedding:
3/7/2015
5.0/5.0
I believe Christine was the woman that helped me. She was so helpful, very nice, and professional. I went to another local bridal salon and was not helped in the same way. Christine sat me down when I got there and asked me what the goal, look, and budget was for my wedding dress. I did not get this same treatment at the other store. I would recommend this bridal salon to anyone. Very friendly staff and prices for any budget!
I believe Christine was the woman that helped me. She was so helpful, very nice, and professional. I went to another local Read more...
I believe Christine was the woman that helped me. She was so helpful, very nice, and professional. I went to another local bridal salon and was not helped in the same way. Christine sat me down when I got there and asked me what the goal, look, and budget was for my wedding dress. I did not get this same treatment at the other store. I would recommend this bridal salon to anyone. Very friendly staff and prices for any budget! Read less
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Sarasota Brides & Formalwear responded with the following comments:

Morgan,
It was my pleasure to have worked with you. I appreciate your kind words in your review. I'm so happy that I could play a small part in your big day. You will make a truely beautiful bride. Please let me know if there's anything else I can do for you to make your special day even more special. We are here for you.
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Kristen
Wedding:
3/7/2015
5.0/5.0
The staff was very helpful and friendly! I said yes to my dress! :)
The staff was very helpful and friendly! I said yes to my dress! :)
The staff was very helpful and friendly! I said yes to my dress! :) Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
12/21/2014
5.0/5.0
The ladies at Sarasota Brides were absolutely fantastic and helped me pick out my dream wedding gown. I can't wait to go back to find my bridesmaid dresses. I would recommend everyone looking for an experience while shopping for their dress to go here!
The ladies at Sarasota Brides were absolutely fantastic and helped me pick out my dream wedding gown. I can't wait to go Read more...
The ladies at Sarasota Brides were absolutely fantastic and helped me pick out my dream wedding gown. I can't wait to go back to find my bridesmaid dresses. I would recommend everyone looking for an experience while shopping for their dress to go here! Read less
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Sarasota Brides & Formalwear responded with the following comments:

Ashley,
Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a wonderful experience. We look forward to helping you with the rest of your bridal needs.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Christine was extremely helpful and a delight to work with. She worked with my sister for her wedding, and when planning my own, I knew I wouldn't go anywhere else. The dress Christine personally selected is actually the one I bought that day!! I couldn't be more pleased with all the assistance she provided, a big thank you to her!
Christine was extremely helpful and a delight to work with. She worked with my sister for her wedding, and when planning Read more...
Christine was extremely helpful and a delight to work with. She worked with my sister for her wedding, and when planning my own, I knew I wouldn't go anywhere else. The dress Christine personally selected is actually the one I bought that day!! I couldn't be more pleased with all the assistance she provided, a big thank you to her! Read less
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Sarasota Brides & Formalwear responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your wonderful review....I know who you are..LOL...It was my pleasure to work with you!!! We do appreciate the repeat business. I would love to help you with any future purchases..bridesmaids, tuxes, mothers gowns. I'm here to help you in any way that I can. Hope to see you and your sister very soon. Take Care.
Christine
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Kelly
Wedding:
11/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Great selection of dresses and the consultants were not pushy! They have e their honest opinion and valued the brides.
Great selection of dresses and the consultants were not pushy! They have e their honest opinion and valued the brides.
Great selection of dresses and the consultants were not pushy! They have e their honest opinion and valued the brides. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Great experience and great options for everyone!
Great experience and great options for everyone!
Great experience and great options for everyone! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
11/1/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone at Sarasota Brides was very kind and accommodating to our needs while I was in trying on wedding dresses. In addition, when I called to order the bridesmaids dresses Diane was very helpful when deciding what sizes to order for all the ladies. All in all I am very satisfied with the personal service I've received thus far from Sarasota Brides. I'm looking forward to my wedding dress coming in so that I can try it on and feel like a princess again!
Everyone at Sarasota Brides was very kind and accommodating to our needs while I was in trying on wedding dresses. In Read more...
Everyone at Sarasota Brides was very kind and accommodating to our needs while I was in trying on wedding dresses. In addition, when I called to order the bridesmaids dresses Diane was very helpful when deciding what sizes to order for all the ladies. All in all I am very satisfied with the personal service I've received thus far from Sarasota Brides. I'm looking forward to my wedding dress coming in so that I can try it on and feel like a princess again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
They are so nice and relaxed. I was worried about going dress shopping because I have heard stories about brides getting pressured into buying that same day they look and being pushed over their budget, but that is not the case with Sarasota Brides. My consultant was very sweet and patient with me and she did not pressure me when I found a dress I like. I would recommend this place to any bride who is looking for a great dress shopping experience.
They are so nice and relaxed. I was worried about going dress shopping because I have heard stories about brides getting Read more...
They are so nice and relaxed. I was worried about going dress shopping because I have heard stories about brides getting pressured into buying that same day they look and being pushed over their budget, but that is not the case with Sarasota Brides. My consultant was very sweet and patient with me and she did not pressure me when I found a dress I like. I would recommend this place to any bride who is looking for a great dress shopping experience. Read less
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Sarasota Brides & Formalwear responded with the following comments:

Sadie,
Thank you for your wonderful review..we greatly appreciate it. I'm so pleased that you had a pressure free experience with us. This is what we strive for. We want every bride to feel welcomed and special. We are glad we could give that to you. Please come back to see us for any of your bridal needs. We are here for you.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Sarasota Brides is a great place to buy a wedding dress! Their dresses are beautiful and reasonably priced. Their customer service is excellent. Victoria did such a wonderful job helping me find the perfect dress!
Sarasota Brides is a great place to buy a wedding dress! Their dresses are beautiful and reasonably priced. Their customer Read more...
Sarasota Brides is a great place to buy a wedding dress! Their dresses are beautiful and reasonably priced. Their customer service is excellent. Victoria did such a wonderful job helping me find the perfect dress! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
They were wonderful! They took their time helping me find my perfect dress. I love far away from my family so the person helping me took pictures of the dresses I liked so I was able to send them to my family. They had the best customer service skills!
They were wonderful! They took their time helping me find my perfect dress. I love far away from my family so the person Read more...
They were wonderful! They took their time helping me find my perfect dress. I love far away from my family so the person helping me took pictures of the dresses I liked so I was able to send them to my family. They had the best customer service skills! Read less
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Sarasota Brides & Formalwear responded with the following comments:

Megan,
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so happy we coulld find the right dress for you. Please come back and let us help you find bridesmaids, mothers and tuxes. All the best!!
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Rebecca
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
LOVE Sarasota brides and formal wear! The staff went ABOVE and beyond to help me pick out the perfect dress for my wedding! Each time visiting, the wonderful ladies of Sarasota brides treated me not only with exceptional customer service, but as if they were truly helping piece together my big day!
LOVE Sarasota brides and formal wear! The staff went ABOVE and beyond to help me pick out the perfect dress for my Read more...
LOVE Sarasota brides and formal wear! The staff went ABOVE and beyond to help me pick out the perfect dress for my wedding! Each time visiting, the wonderful ladies of Sarasota brides treated me not only with exceptional customer service, but as if they were truly helping piece together my big day! Read less
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Krista
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I went into the store in September looking for the perfect dress for my wedding. After showing the consultant my Pinterest ideas she showed me they had one of the dresses I had been looking for! I'm a very small size so it was a challenge to try on the dresses I had in mind but they were a huge help and personable throughout my appointment. I thought my dress would take about 6 months to be ready but it was shipped to me within 2 and I can't wait to wear it once it's altered of course. :)
I went into the store in September looking for the perfect dress for my wedding. After showing the consultant my Pinterest Read more...
I went into the store in September looking for the perfect dress for my wedding. After showing the consultant my Pinterest ideas she showed me they had one of the dresses I had been looking for! I'm a very small size so it was a challenge to try on the dresses I had in mind but they were a huge help and personable throughout my appointment. I thought my dress would take about 6 months to be ready but it was shipped to me within 2 and I can't wait to wear it once it's altered of course. :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
I went to Sarasota Brides and Formalwear to find my dress! Everyone was very sweet and very helpful!! They didn't try selling anything to me, they just wanted me happy and in awe when I put that perfect dress on! I recommend any bride that wants "the dress of their dreams" to go to Sarasota Brides!
I went to Sarasota Brides and Formalwear to find my dress! Everyone was very sweet and very helpful!! They didn't try Read more...
I went to Sarasota Brides and Formalwear to find my dress! Everyone was very sweet and very helpful!! They didn't try selling anything to me, they just wanted me happy and in awe when I put that perfect dress on! I recommend any bride that wants "the dress of their dreams" to go to Sarasota Brides! Read less
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Sarasota Brides & Formalwear responded with the following comments:

Thnak you for your wonderful review. It was our pleasure to help you find the dress of your dreams. Please come back in to see us for anything you made need for your special day.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Wonderful experience with wonderful staff!!!
Wonderful experience with wonderful staff!!!
Wonderful experience with wonderful staff!!! Read less
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Sarasota Brides & Formalwear responded with the following comments:

Jennifer,
Thank you for the review..please come in and let us assist you in finding bridesmaids, mothers, tuxes and anything else you might need. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your special day!
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Kyra
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
I got my wedding dress here and actually found it in the clearance section! It was a great value and everyone was very professional and not pushy when I was trying on dresses. I scheduled my fittings with them and their amazing seamstress did a fabulous job. Before the wedding they made sure it wasn't wrinkly and had it fully prepped for me. Overall I'm very happy and would recommend them.
I got my wedding dress here and actually found it in the clearance section! It was a great value and everyone was very Read more...
I got my wedding dress here and actually found it in the clearance section! It was a great value and everyone was very professional and not pushy when I was trying on dresses. I scheduled my fittings with them and their amazing seamstress did a fabulous job. Before the wedding they made sure it wasn't wrinkly and had it fully prepped for me. Overall I'm very happy and would recommend them. Read less
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ERIKA
Wedding:
5/29/2014
5.0/5.0
I have no words to explain the happiness I feel every time I look at my dress.

My sister and I had an amazing experience at Sarasota brides. Victoria is a wonderful Godly woman who went waaaay above and beyond to make my day very speacial. I got a designer gown for less than i could anywhere else in Manatee or Sarasota county.
My wedding dress is a dream come true to me!
Thank you to Vicky and all the ladies there they are amazing!
I have no words to explain the happiness I feel every time I look at my dress.

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I have no words to explain the happiness I feel every time I look at my dress.

My sister and I had an amazing experience at Sarasota brides. Victoria is a wonderful Godly woman who went waaaay above and beyond to make my day very speacial. I got a designer gown for less than i could anywhere else in Manatee or Sarasota county.
My wedding dress is a dream come true to me!
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Geornell
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Everyone was great there. So friendly and helpful. I was very nervous and Kristy especially made me feel very comfortable as well was willing and able to work with our budget. We bought the dress on the first visit. I never thought I could find a dress that would fit my body because I have a total of 7 curves in my spine because of scoliosis. Kristy was able to find me a beautiful gown that fit me in a way that no one can tell I even have a problem it really made me feel great!! Thank You so very much Kristy and everyone else who was so great during my visit.
Everyone was great there. So friendly and helpful. I was very nervous and Kristy especially made me feel very comfortable Read more...
Everyone was great there. So friendly and helpful. I was very nervous and Kristy especially made me feel very comfortable as well was willing and able to work with our budget. We bought the dress on the first visit. I never thought I could find a dress that would fit my body because I have a total of 7 curves in my spine because of scoliosis. Kristy was able to find me a beautiful gown that fit me in a way that no one can tell I even have a problem it really made me feel great!! Thank You so very much Kristy and everyone else who was so great during my visit. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
These ladies were very helpful and have a great variety of dresses. I will never forget my experience finding my dress there because of them thank you:)
These ladies were very helpful and have a great variety of dresses. I will never forget my experience finding my dress Read more...
These ladies were very helpful and have a great variety of dresses. I will never forget my experience finding my dress there because of them thank you:) Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Great experience! We found the perfect dress on our first visit. The sales people were wonderful and helpful. All of my girls had a blast!
Great experience! We found the perfect dress on our first visit. The sales people were wonderful and helpful. All of my Read more...
Great experience! We found the perfect dress on our first visit. The sales people were wonderful and helpful. All of my girls had a blast! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
If you're looking for a place to rent tuxes for a wedding make sure to check out this company. Our main contact was Victoria and she was great (as were the rest of the staff that helped us). They obviously love what they do and it shows.
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If you're looking for a place to rent tuxes for a wedding make sure to check out this company. Our main contact was Victoria and she was great (as were the rest of the staff that helped us). They obviously love what they do and it shows. Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Sarasota Brides was the first and only bridal shop I went to. Christine and the entire staff were a pleasure to work with and made sure everything was perfect. I highly recommend.
Sarasota Brides was the first and only bridal shop I went to. Christine and the entire staff were a pleasure to work with Read more...
Sarasota Brides was the first and only bridal shop I went to. Christine and the entire staff were a pleasure to work with and made sure everything was perfect. I highly recommend. Read less
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Jane
Wedding:
3/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I felt very comfortable and truly pampered. Picking out my gown was a joy.
I felt very comfortable and truly pampered. Picking out my gown was a joy.
I felt very comfortable and truly pampered. Picking out my gown was a joy. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I found my wedding dress here and highly recommend this place to any future bride! From the first day I went looking for my dress to the final day when I went to pick it up the day before the wedding I have been so happy I bought my dress here. Christine is wonderful there! I tried on many dresses before I found the one, and I was never rushed or pressured to make a decision, I even waited a few days before I made my decision. I also bought my veil and hair piece here, they have such a wonderful selection! Alterations were done on site. You must check this place out, five stars definitely. Thank you ladies for all your help!
I found my wedding dress here and highly recommend this place to any future bride! From the first day I went looking for Read more...
I found my wedding dress here and highly recommend this place to any future bride! From the first day I went looking for my dress to the final day when I went to pick it up the day before the wedding I have been so happy I bought my dress here. Christine is wonderful there! I tried on many dresses before I found the one, and I was never rushed or pressured to make a decision, I even waited a few days before I made my decision. I also bought my veil and hair piece here, they have such a wonderful selection! Alterations were done on site. You must check this place out, five stars definitely. Thank you ladies for all your help! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
I ended up purchasing my dress here after my sister's excellent experience! I researched and shopped the tampa bay, orlando, and miami areas. Sarasota Brides was still number one, they price matched my dream dress to an unbelievealbe price. I first saw this designer dress in a brial magagzine and loved it! I have to say they have a top of the line seamstress!! This woman is amazing she made my dress looks unbelievable when she was done. I didn't even image a dress could look this good. We they were done with everything I was so thankful and happy that I choose this boutique!
I ended up purchasing my dress here after my sister's excellent experience! I researched and shopped the tampa bay, Read more...
I ended up purchasing my dress here after my sister's excellent experience! I researched and shopped the tampa bay, orlando, and miami areas. Sarasota Brides was still number one, they price matched my dream dress to an unbelievealbe price. I first saw this designer dress in a brial magagzine and loved it! I have to say they have a top of the line seamstress!! This woman is amazing she made my dress looks unbelievable when she was done. I didn't even image a dress could look this good. We they were done with everything I was so thankful and happy that I choose this boutique! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Loved them! Didn't plan on getting my wedding dress at the first stop, but they had a beautiful selection & I got the perfect whimsical chiffon dress there. AND it was on the sale rack. The staff was wonderful!
Loved them! Didn't plan on getting my wedding dress at the first stop, but they had a beautiful selection & I got the Read more...
Loved them! Didn't plan on getting my wedding dress at the first stop, but they had a beautiful selection & I got the perfect whimsical chiffon dress there. AND it was on the sale rack. The staff was wonderful! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
12/29/2013
5.0/5.0
They had great service and did everything they could to help find me a dress. All the dresses they had were great quality and had a great variety of dresses. Would recommend them to anyone
They had great service and did everything they could to help find me a dress. All the dresses they had were great quality Read more...
They had great service and did everything they could to help find me a dress. All the dresses they had were great quality and had a great variety of dresses. Would recommend them to anyone Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved getting my wedding dress here! The shop was not crowded at Sarasota Brides and Formal wear and my consultant was focused on me and only me. After explaining what I was looking for she did a great job pulling dresses that fit my description and suggested I try on a few dresses that were completely different just to see how I felt about them on. I ended up trying on about 6 dresses and ended up buying the third dress I tried on. I would send all my friends to Sarasota Brides to find their wedding dresses!
I loved getting my wedding dress here! The shop was not crowded at Sarasota Brides and Formal wear and my consultant was Read more...
I loved getting my wedding dress here! The shop was not crowded at Sarasota Brides and Formal wear and my consultant was focused on me and only me. After explaining what I was looking for she did a great job pulling dresses that fit my description and suggested I try on a few dresses that were completely different just to see how I felt about them on. I ended up trying on about 6 dresses and ended up buying the third dress I tried on. I would send all my friends to Sarasota Brides to find their wedding dresses! Read less
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Chloe
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I liked how relaxed I felt while i was there picking out and trying on dresses. I was not stressed out or pressured to find the right dress. The employees that helped me were great, not pushy at all and i liked that
I liked how relaxed I felt while i was there picking out and trying on dresses. I was not stressed out or pressured to Read more...
I liked how relaxed I felt while i was there picking out and trying on dresses. I was not stressed out or pressured to find the right dress. The employees that helped me were great, not pushy at all and i liked that Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I had an amazing experience with Sarasota brides and formal wear. My husband was deployed To Qatar and Afghanistan as he was part of the Air Force for several years. because of his sacrifice we were qualified to take part in the brides across America event that this boutique participates in. this is a terrific event that allows military brides to go into the store and pick out a dress From a selection of beautiful dresses at what I thought was going to be a discounted price. Imagine my surprise when I found the dress of my dreams and virtually walked out of the store without paying a dime.the dress was given to me.even though I have yet to pay a single penny to the store I was treated with such courtesy and attention to detail.everyone who works there made me feel special and it was a memorable occasion.it was such a pleasure shopping at this store that I decided to return for accessories Including my bridal shoes and my gorgeous veiL and we purchased our groomsmen suits there as well.I was fortunate enough to work with Christine who was amazing in every aspect of the job. She knew everything there was to know and was so patient with me as I made up my mind. I would recommend Sarasota Brides and formal wear to any bride who wanted to have a perfect wedding gown experience!!
I had an amazing experience with Sarasota brides and formal wear. My husband was deployed To Qatar and Afghanistan as he Read more...
I had an amazing experience with Sarasota brides and formal wear. My husband was deployed To Qatar and Afghanistan as he was part of the Air Force for several years. because of his sacrifice we were qualified to take part in the brides across America event that this boutique participates in. this is a terrific event that allows military brides to go into the store and pick out a dress From a selection of beautiful dresses at what I thought was going to be a discounted price. Imagine my surprise when I found the dress of my dreams and virtually walked out of the store without paying a dime.the dress was given to me.even though I have yet to pay a single penny to the store I was treated with such courtesy and attention to detail.everyone who works there made me feel special and it was a memorable occasion.it was such a pleasure shopping at this store that I decided to return for accessories Including my bridal shoes and my gorgeous veiL and we purchased our groomsmen suits there as well.I was fortunate enough to work with Christine who was amazing in every aspect of the job. She knew everything there was to know and was so patient with me as I made up my mind. I would recommend Sarasota Brides and formal wear to any bride who wanted to have a perfect wedding gown experience!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great experience at Sarasota Brides & Formal Wear. Found a beautiful dress for a great price. The staff were so helpful and supportive (but not pushy) in helping me find the perfect dress for my wedding day.
Great experience at Sarasota Brides & Formal Wear. Found a beautiful dress for a great price. The staff were so helpful Read more...
Great experience at Sarasota Brides & Formal Wear. Found a beautiful dress for a great price. The staff were so helpful and supportive (but not pushy) in helping me find the perfect dress for my wedding day. Read less
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Christie
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
I didn't want to buy a dress from the first store I went to- but I did! Sarasota Brides had a fantastic selection and they worked well within my budget. And they didn't treat me differently because I didn't want to spend a fortune on a dress.
In Sarasota everyone thinks you have to go to Tampa to get a good selection but you really don't.
I didn't want to buy a dress from the first store I went to- but I did! Sarasota Brides had a fantastic selection and they Read more...
I didn't want to buy a dress from the first store I went to- but I did! Sarasota Brides had a fantastic selection and they worked well within my budget. And they didn't treat me differently because I didn't want to spend a fortune on a dress.
In Sarasota everyone thinks you have to go to Tampa to get a good selection but you really don't. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience finding my dream wedding gown. The staff were all helpful and pleasant in helping me narrow my search. My price point did not limit my possibilities in finding the gown of my choice. I highly recommend the team at Sarasota Brides and Formalwear to anyone I speak to!
I had a wonderful experience finding my dream wedding gown. The staff were all helpful and pleasant in helping me narrow Read more...
I had a wonderful experience finding my dream wedding gown. The staff were all helpful and pleasant in helping me narrow my search. My price point did not limit my possibilities in finding the gown of my choice. I highly recommend the team at Sarasota Brides and Formalwear to anyone I speak to! Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I was visiting my sister is Sarasota over Christmas and she desperately wanted to go dress shopping with me, so I set up an appointment at Sarasota Brides and Formalwear. When we walked in, nothing immediately grabbed my eye but my sister was so excited that I thought she was going to shoot through the roof. The woman helping us was beyond nice, listened to what I had to say about what kind of dress I wanted, and went around a picked out a few for me to try. I tried on the first one, somewhat reluctantly, but as soon as I saw it on, I became excited and knew it was the one for me. I received such a positive review from everyone in the store that even when I was trying on other dresses, they kept telling me to get the first one! Since I was visiting from DC, they made sure that they had all of my information so that they could ship me the dress. They even called a few days before they shipped everything up to me to confirm that their information was correct, which I really appreciated. I received the dress and the veil a month before they had originally told me, which was a nice surprise. So thank you to everyone at Sarasota Brides and Formalwear!!
I was visiting my sister is Sarasota over Christmas and she desperately wanted to go dress shopping with me, so I set up Read more...
I was visiting my sister is Sarasota over Christmas and she desperately wanted to go dress shopping with me, so I set up an appointment at Sarasota Brides and Formalwear. When we walked in, nothing immediately grabbed my eye but my sister was so excited that I thought she was going to shoot through the roof. The woman helping us was beyond nice, listened to what I had to say about what kind of dress I wanted, and went around a picked out a few for me to try. I tried on the first one, somewhat reluctantly, but as soon as I saw it on, I became excited and knew it was the one for me. I received such a positive review from everyone in the store that even when I was trying on other dresses, they kept telling me to get the first one! Since I was visiting from DC, they made sure that they had all of my information so that they could ship me the dress. They even called a few days before they shipped everything up to me to confirm that their information was correct, which I really appreciated. I received the dress and the veil a month before they had originally told me, which was a nice surprise. So thank you to everyone at Sarasota Brides and Formalwear!! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
8/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Wonderful staff!!! Very helpful and lovely people!
Wonderful staff!!! Very helpful and lovely people!
Wonderful staff!!! Very helpful and lovely people! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Had a great experience at the shop! Purchased my wedding dress here and absolutely LOVE it! Would recommend.
Had a great experience at the shop! Purchased my wedding dress here and absolutely LOVE it! Would recommend.
Had a great experience at the shop! Purchased my wedding dress here and absolutely LOVE it! Would recommend. Read less
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Janet
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Great service! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. I tried on a bunch of different dresses and everyone was so patient and helpful. I would definitely recommend this store for anyone looking for a wedding dress. They have a HUGE selection!
Great service! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. I tried on a bunch of different dresses and everyone was so patient Read more...
Great service! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. I tried on a bunch of different dresses and everyone was so patient and helpful. I would definitely recommend this store for anyone looking for a wedding dress. They have a HUGE selection! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Sarasota Brides is an absolute lifesaver! They were my knight in shining armor. After ordering a dress from another bridal salon in town and being completely devastated and upset Sarasota Brides saved the day. I contacted Sarasota Brides a little over three weeks before my wedding and spoke with Kristy. I explained to her the nightmare of a situation that I was in. I was at a total loss thinking that I would be stuck with this horrible wedding dress for the most important day of my life. Kristy quickly sprang into action and calmed my fears. She told me that they had a very large selection of dresses in my size on the rack and that they could sell my any of them as long as they weren't damaged. I immediately made an appointment for the next day. When I went into my appointment Kristy was there and she also paired me with Jessica as my consultant. They talked with me about the dress I had already purchased, viewed the pictures I had of it and tried to assure me that they would help me find someone even better.
I then started trying on dresses. Nothing seemed to compare to what I had in my heart set on with the original dress. They were so incredibly kind and patient with me; even consoling me through the tears. I finally come across a dress that made me start to forget the original one. However this dress was just a bit too small. Again, I was at a loss. However, they brought their seamstress out and she assured me that she could make it work.
Finally I made the decision on the new dress a few days later. It was incredible! I looked amazing in it and they were able to have everything done and altered for my wedding in less than three weeks!
Thank you to everyone one at Sarasota Brides. I am so thankful for you all! You saved my wedding day and made me look amazing! Don't waste your time with any other shop in town. Go straight to Sarasota Brides, they are the real deal. They won't sell you pipe dreams, but they will sell you the perfect wedding dress!
Sarasota Brides is an absolute lifesaver! They were my knight in shining armor. After ordering a dress from another bridal Read more...
Sarasota Brides is an absolute lifesaver! They were my knight in shining armor. After ordering a dress from another bridal salon in town and being completely devastated and upset Sarasota Brides saved the day. I contacted Sarasota Brides a little over three weeks before my wedding and spoke with Kristy. I explained to her the nightmare of a situation that I was in. I was at a total loss thinking that I would be stuck with this horrible wedding dress for the most important day of my life. Kristy quickly sprang into action and calmed my fears. She told me that they had a very large selection of dresses in my size on the rack and that they could sell my any of them as long as they weren't damaged. I immediately made an appointment for the next day. When I went into my appointment Kristy was there and she also paired me with Jessica as my consultant. They talked with me about the dress I had already purchased, viewed the pictures I had of it and tried to assure me that they would help me find someone even better.
I then started trying on dresses. Nothing seemed to compare to what I had in my heart set on with the original dress. They were so incredibly kind and patient with me; even consoling me through the tears. I finally come across a dress that made me start to forget the original one. However this dress was just a bit too small. Again, I was at a loss. However, they brought their seamstress out and she assured me that she could make it work.
Finally I made the decision on the new dress a few days later. It was incredible! I looked amazing in it and they were able to have everything done and altered for my wedding in less than three weeks!
Thank you to everyone one at Sarasota Brides. I am so thankful for you all! You saved my wedding day and made me look amazing! Don't waste your time with any other shop in town. Go straight to Sarasota Brides, they are the real deal. They won't sell you pipe dreams, but they will sell you the perfect wedding dress! Read less
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Thank you for the kind words. It was an honor to be part of your special day. We were so glad we could help you find the gown that made you feel as beautiful as you really are!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I had such a great time when I was there they were so helpful.
I had such a great time when I was there they were so helpful.
I had such a great time when I was there they were so helpful. Read less
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kayla
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Very good. Didn't push me into any dress I didn't want and gave their honesty oppion
Very good. Didn't push me into any dress I didn't want and gave their honesty oppion
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Cathi
Wedding:
4/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Victoria was so wonderful and made it an easy and fun experience
Victoria was so wonderful and made it an easy and fun experience
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Adrienne
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
This is experience was more then I could have ever imagined!!! The help I received from all the staff made me feel so special getting ready for my big day. I would recommend this place time and time again. The ladies communicated with me so well and made sure that I was getting everything that I truly desired. I cannot say thank you enough.
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This is experience was more then I could have ever imagined!!! The help I received from all the staff made me feel so special getting ready for my big day. I would recommend this place time and time again. The ladies communicated with me so well and made sure that I was getting everything that I truly desired. I cannot say thank you enough. Read less
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Thank you so much for your sweet review! We are so happy that you had such a wonderful experience with us! We love what we get to do and hope we could help make your day perfect!
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Andrea
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Fell in love with my dress the moment I saw it! Staff were so welcoming and never made you feel rushed! I completely felt like I was a celebrity!! Always pleasant on the phone and all the girls were so willing to help out!
Fell in love with my dress the moment I saw it! Staff were so welcoming and never made you feel rushed! I completely felt Read more...
Fell in love with my dress the moment I saw it! Staff were so welcoming and never made you feel rushed! I completely felt like I was a celebrity!! Always pleasant on the phone and all the girls were so willing to help out! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
3/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Kristy was absolutely wonderful! The appointment went so smoothly and she helped me find the dress of my dreams(and it fit in my budget!)
Kristy was absolutely wonderful! The appointment went so smoothly and she helped me find the dress of my dreams(and it fit Read more...
Kristy was absolutely wonderful! The appointment went so smoothly and she helped me find the dress of my dreams(and it fit in my budget!) Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
1/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Very nice people & very attentive! The wedding gowns are beautiful!
Very nice people & very attentive! The wedding gowns are beautiful!
Very nice people & very attentive! The wedding gowns are beautiful! Read less
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Alyson
Wedding:
11/17/2012
5.0/5.0
They took the time with me to help me decide on a dress and were very kind and helpful.
They took the time with me to help me decide on a dress and were very kind and helpful.
They took the time with me to help me decide on a dress and were very kind and helpful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rachel was a pleasure to work with! She was personable and friendly and I felt like I had made a friend! The team there bent over backwards for me. I had ordered the dress in white and when it came in, I didn't like it at all! So they were able to get the Ivory in for me right away! Their seamstress is also very talented and knew how to make the dress reach it's full potential! I'm very thankful for the team there and would highly recommend them.
And while you're there, check out the Italian restaurant next door to them! (Great tidbit from Rachel) Delish!
Rachel was a pleasure to work with! She was personable and friendly and I felt like I had made a friend! The team there Read more...
Rachel was a pleasure to work with! She was personable and friendly and I felt like I had made a friend! The team there bent over backwards for me. I had ordered the dress in white and when it came in, I didn't like it at all! So they were able to get the Ivory in for me right away! Their seamstress is also very talented and knew how to make the dress reach it's full potential! I'm very thankful for the team there and would highly recommend them.
And while you're there, check out the Italian restaurant next door to them! (Great tidbit from Rachel) Delish! Read less
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michelle
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Best dress shop we visited by far! Great service and selection! Jessica was great! Very patient and honest. Can't wait to see my dress soon!
Best dress shop we visited by far! Great service and selection! Jessica was great! Very patient and honest. Can't wait to Read more...
Best dress shop we visited by far! Great service and selection! Jessica was great! Very patient and honest. Can't wait to see my dress soon! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely WONDERFUL Service and made this experience great for me! Very patient while I tried two dresses on 3 times each trying to make a decision. Beautiful selection of dresses I would recommend any bride to Sarasota Brides & Formalwear!
Absolutely WONDERFUL Service and made this experience great for me! Very patient while I tried two dresses on 3 times each Read more...
Absolutely WONDERFUL Service and made this experience great for me! Very patient while I tried two dresses on 3 times each trying to make a decision. Beautiful selection of dresses I would recommend any bride to Sarasota Brides & Formalwear! Read less
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Jenna
Wedding:
10/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Sarasota Brides had the best selection of gowns and were extremely helpful! I drove from Tampa to try on dresses I had seen in Brides magazine and found my dress! They have a huge selection, you will not be disappointed!
Sarasota Brides had the best selection of gowns and were extremely helpful! I drove from Tampa to try on dresses I had Read more...
Sarasota Brides had the best selection of gowns and were extremely helpful! I drove from Tampa to try on dresses I had seen in Brides magazine and found my dress! They have a huge selection, you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
The service was amazing - everyone is very sweet and offers helpful advice!
The service was amazing - everyone is very sweet and offers helpful advice!
The service was amazing - everyone is very sweet and offers helpful advice! Read less
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Ann
Wedding:
6/8/2012
5.0/5.0
My dress was beautiful! My consultant was great and everyone there was so friendly. It was a great experience!
My dress was beautiful! My consultant was great and everyone there was so friendly. It was a great experience!
My dress was beautiful! My consultant was great and everyone there was so friendly. It was a great experience! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
I LOVED my dress shopping experience. ALl staff members were helpful and fun to work with. They made me feel special from the beginning of the experience, through the fittings, and even the dress pick up day. They had a wide variety of dresses. I even ordered my dress for the rehearsal dinner here and ordered my groomsmen suits here too. The prices were every appropriate as well.
I LOVED my dress shopping experience. ALl staff members were helpful and fun to work with. They made me feel special from Read more...
I LOVED my dress shopping experience. ALl staff members were helpful and fun to work with. They made me feel special from the beginning of the experience, through the fittings, and even the dress pick up day. They had a wide variety of dresses. I even ordered my dress for the rehearsal dinner here and ordered my groomsmen suits here too. The prices were every appropriate as well. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
3/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Loved the people, had the best selection of dresses of anywhere I looked. Good prices, and great servicem
Loved the people, had the best selection of dresses of anywhere I looked. Good prices, and great servicem
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Abi
Wedding:
1/21/2012
5.0/5.0
What an amazing experience! The only dress shop I went to that actually listened to my budget and what I wanted in a dress! Everyone there was sweet and very helpful!
What an amazing experience! The only dress shop I went to that actually listened to my budget and what I wanted in a Read more...
What an amazing experience! The only dress shop I went to that actually listened to my budget and what I wanted in a dress! Everyone there was sweet and very helpful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
They were amazing!! There customer service was phenominal, they had variety, and most importantly they were completely honest. I've had many othere places give me advice according to prices and pointing me to the higher prices but Sarasota bridals focus was my happiness and finding the perfect dress!
They were amazing!! There customer service was phenominal, they had variety, and most importantly they were completely Read more...
They were amazing!! There customer service was phenominal, they had variety, and most importantly they were completely honest. I've had many othere places give me advice according to prices and pointing me to the higher prices but Sarasota bridals focus was my happiness and finding the perfect dress! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
My dress was perfect. The tailor was amazing. She always helped me with the entire look. Earrings, shoes, all purchased there and I was sooo happy with the results. Highly recommend!!!
My dress was perfect. The tailor was amazing. She always helped me with the entire look. Earrings, shoes, all purchased Read more...
My dress was perfect. The tailor was amazing. She always helped me with the entire look. Earrings, shoes, all purchased there and I was sooo happy with the results. Highly recommend!!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Sarasota Brides & Formal Wear worked with me to find the perfect gown that was affordable. I found a clearance designer dress from last year for $530! It was perfect for me as it did not require much altering at all.
Sarasota Brides & Formal Wear worked with me to find the perfect gown that was affordable. I found a clearance designer Read more...
Sarasota Brides & Formal Wear worked with me to find the perfect gown that was affordable. I found a clearance designer dress from last year for $530! It was perfect for me as it did not require much altering at all. Read less
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aureliebutler
Wedding:
3/31/2011
5.0/5.0
Perfect service, price and kindness. The ladies there helped me to find the perfect dress for me, and at an amazing price without being pushy. Thank you so much Rae!
Perfect service, price and kindness. The ladies there helped me to find the perfect dress for me, and at an amazing price Read more...
Perfect service, price and kindness. The ladies there helped me to find the perfect dress for me, and at an amazing price without being pushy. Thank you so much Rae! Read less
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M&M
Wedding:
7/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I don't need to comment about how hectic it is to find "The Dress," they even have T.V. shows about it! When I walked into Sarasota Brides, I had already travelled out of town and purchased my dress. I wasn't looking for a dress, but family members' comments about the dress I had purchased really had me "down in the dumps." I walked in and everyone was very attentive. Victoria offerred to help me and I explained my plight, she was very empathetic and considerate. She took one look at me and asked me a few questions. She pulled out some dresses that I chose but also she chose a dress she thought would look good on me-one that I would have never thought to choose. I tried on my choices, she gave me helpful guidance and direction. I put on the dress she recommended and I was amazed! The dress not only fit me well but it actually "hid" my 40 + year old problem areas! Her insght and advice led to me to make the perfect choice. She was helpful, kind and never pressured me. The store staff were also very helpful and efficient. I feel foolish that I travelled so far to buy something that was literally a few blocks from where I lived. Their prices are reasonable and I received a certificate towards cleaning the dress after the wedding. I recommend that you visit their store first and save your self time and effort, they are great people.
I don't need to comment about how hectic it is to find "The Dress," they even have T.V. shows about it! When I walked into Read more...
I don't need to comment about how hectic it is to find "The Dress," they even have T.V. shows about it! When I walked into Sarasota Brides, I had already travelled out of town and purchased my dress. I wasn't looking for a dress, but family members' comments about the dress I had purchased really had me "down in the dumps." I walked in and everyone was very attentive. Victoria offerred to help me and I explained my plight, she was very empathetic and considerate. She took one look at me and asked me a few questions. She pulled out some dresses that I chose but also she chose a dress she thought would look good on me-one that I would have never thought to choose. I tried on my choices, she gave me helpful guidance and direction. I put on the dress she recommended and I was amazed! The dress not only fit me well but it actually "hid" my 40 + year old problem areas! Her insght and advice led to me to make the perfect choice. She was helpful, kind and never pressured me. The store staff were also very helpful and efficient. I feel foolish that I travelled so far to buy something that was literally a few blocks from where I lived. Their prices are reasonable and I received a certificate towards cleaning the dress after the wedding. I recommend that you visit their store first and save your self time and effort, they are great people. Read less
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neriksen
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Sarasota Brides allowed me to find a beautiful dress well within my budget. Kristi was fantastic, and made sure that no detail was overlooked!
Sarasota Brides allowed me to find a beautiful dress well within my budget. Kristi was fantastic, and made sure that no Read more...
Sarasota Brides allowed me to find a beautiful dress well within my budget. Kristi was fantastic, and made sure that no detail was overlooked! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
1/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Came into this bridal shop after failing at SO many others- it was my last trip of the day and I was ready to quit. I had a specific dress in mind, one that I had seen on Pinterest. I intended to find one similar; however, defeated from all the other bridal shops, and only still coming to Sarasota bridal because I don't cancel appointments, I reluctantly went in. Well I am SO happy I did!! I only regret that I wasted time ANYwhere else. I was greeted by multiple consultants and helped by Rita. With only three months til my wedding, all bridal shops made me feel like an idiot. Well, Rita - being the professional that she is, cringed a little- but happily said "let's see what we can find!" She brought me over to the racks and we started searching for dresses I might like, and to my surprise, we found the exact gown I was searching for off of Pinterest! Long story short, I tried that gown on first and fell in love all over again. I knew I found the one and it looked amazing and made me feel amazing. Rita informed me I was able to purchase it off the floor and so I had my gown!! I purchased my vail and a delicate little belt from them as well and had scheduled fittings over the next three months. Each time I was there, no matter who was working, all the women there were extremely kind and always made sure you were taken care of. The seamstress, Nena (not sure I'm spelling that correctly?) was fantastic as well of course. First class here all around. I've got friends who've recently gotten engaged and I recommend you ladies 100%!! No one should waste their time anywhere else, just go straight to Sarasota Brides!
Came into this bridal shop after failing at SO many others- it was my last trip of the day and I was ready to quit. I had Read more...
Came into this bridal shop after failing at SO many others- it was my last trip of the day and I was ready to quit. I had a specific dress in mind, one that I had seen on Pinterest. I intended to find one similar; however, defeated from all the other bridal shops, and only still coming to Sarasota bridal because I don't cancel appointments, I reluctantly went in. Well I am SO happy I did!! I only regret that I wasted time ANYwhere else. I was greeted by multiple consultants and helped by Rita. With only three months til my wedding, all bridal shops made me feel like an idiot. Well, Rita - being the professional that she is, cringed a little- but happily said "let's see what we can find!" She brought me over to the racks and we started searching for dresses I might like, and to my surprise, we found the exact gown I was searching for off of Pinterest! Long story short, I tried that gown on first and fell in love all over again. I knew I found the one and it looked amazing and made me feel amazing. Rita informed me I was able to purchase it off the floor and so I had my gown!! I purchased my vail and a delicate little belt from them as well and had scheduled fittings over the next three months. Each time I was there, no matter who was working, all the women there were extremely kind and always made sure you were taken care of. The seamstress, Nena (not sure I'm spelling that correctly?) was fantastic as well of course. First class here all around. I've got friends who've recently gotten engaged and I recommend you ladies 100%!! No one should waste their time anywhere else, just go straight to Sarasota Brides! Read less
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Deborah
Wedding:
6/20/2015
4.9/5.0
I had a wonderful experience at Sarasota Brides! I found my dress there. Maddie was a wonderful help, and so sweet! She made the whole appointment fun for my mom, sister, and myself. I would recommend this store to anyone!
I had a wonderful experience at Sarasota Brides! I found my dress there. Maddie was a wonderful help, and so sweet! She Read more...
I had a wonderful experience at Sarasota Brides! I found my dress there. Maddie was a wonderful help, and so sweet! She made the whole appointment fun for my mom, sister, and myself. I would recommend this store to anyone! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
11/30/2013
4.9/5.0
Great customer service, friendly and easy to work with.
Great customer service, friendly and easy to work with.
Great customer service, friendly and easy to work with. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.9/5.0
Highly recommend they were great and the dress was gorgeous.
Highly recommend they were great and the dress was gorgeous.
Highly recommend they were great and the dress was gorgeous. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
1/5/2013
4.9/5.0
Everyone is always so helpful and sweet. They really wanted to make sure I was happy, and look fantastic for my upcoming wedding!!
Everyone is always so helpful and sweet. They really wanted to make sure I was happy, and look fantastic for my upcoming Read more...
Everyone is always so helpful and sweet. They really wanted to make sure I was happy, and look fantastic for my upcoming wedding!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Wonderful experience! Dream dress! A little tough with the hours of operation but everything else is exactly what I hoped for! Thank you!
Wonderful experience! Dream dress! A little tough with the hours of operation but everything else is exactly what I hoped Read more...
Wonderful experience! Dream dress! A little tough with the hours of operation but everything else is exactly what I hoped for! Thank you! Read less
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JsJMemories
Wedding:
7/4/2010
4.9/5.0
"Sarasota Brides was the only place i needed to visit... Carol greeted me as soon as i walked in the door and helped me choose a dress that would fit my style, my dream and my price range. I had a harder time finding my bridesmaid dresses, since we were going with a 20's theme ,but Carol wouldn't give up searching until I was beyond pleased and fell in love with a dress for my girls. They have so many beautiful gowns and even a huge sale rack if your working on a tight budget. The staff is very friendly and fun :) I left feeling apart of the family!
Joyia & Jared
Sarasota, FL
"Sarasota Brides was the only place i needed to visit... Carol greeted me as soon as i walked in the door and helped me Read more...
"Sarasota Brides was the only place i needed to visit... Carol greeted me as soon as i walked in the door and helped me choose a dress that would fit my style, my dream and my price range. I had a harder time finding my bridesmaid dresses, since we were going with a 20's theme ,but Carol wouldn't give up searching until I was beyond pleased and fell in love with a dress for my girls. They have so many beautiful gowns and even a huge sale rack if your working on a tight budget. The staff is very friendly and fun :) I left feeling apart of the family!
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Erin
Wedding:
5/29/2010
4.9/5.0
-Wedding Dress, veil, headpiece, alterations, Bridesmaids dresses, and flower girl dress-
I started looking for my wedding dress well over a year before my wedding day! From my first appointment with Kristy, I loved it there! Kristy was so great with me and my family even though my wedding was far away at the time. I found a dress on the first appointment! It was actually one that Kristy pulled. I ended up going with an Allure Bridal gown well within my price range! Since I bought my dress on my first visit I received a discount!

I absolutely love the ambiance of Sarasota Brides. There dresses are to die for! I spent lots of time there since my engagement and they were welcoming every time! Alterations were fabulous!!! I went for three fittings. Nena was my alterations lady and she was so fun. She ended up having to take in my dress and actually re-sew on all the beading. My gown fit perfectly.

I also chose my bridesmaids dresses at Sarasota Brides. The staff even helped me with color ideas. I really wanted all pink dresses, but they insisted that I should add my secondary color (champagne) to the dress to complete the look. I am so happy I did that! I think the dresses turned out wonderful. I chose Bill Levkoff dresses. My maid of honor had a different style and had hers altered to a sweetheart. Some of the girls had their dresses shipped and others picked them up in the store. There were a few phone call confusions, but as soon as Kristy or another staff member who knew my wedding party got on the phone, everything was worked out.

The flower girl dress was from US Angels and a simple order for Sarasota Brides! Again Kristy helped me with colors and it matched perfectly. Sarasota Brides was so great throughout the whole process I would totally recommend them to anyone. They genuinely cared about my wedding and every detail! I will miss stopping by there!
-Wedding Dress, veil, headpiece, alterations, Bridesmaids dresses, and flower girl dress-
I started looking for my Read more...
-Wedding Dress, veil, headpiece, alterations, Bridesmaids dresses, and flower girl dress-
I started looking for my wedding dress well over a year before my wedding day! From my first appointment with Kristy, I loved it there! Kristy was so great with me and my family even though my wedding was far away at the time. I found a dress on the first appointment! It was actually one that Kristy pulled. I ended up going with an Allure Bridal gown well within my price range! Since I bought my dress on my first visit I received a discount!

I absolutely love the ambiance of Sarasota Brides. There dresses are to die for! I spent lots of time there since my engagement and they were welcoming every time! Alterations were fabulous!!! I went for three fittings. Nena was my alterations lady and she was so fun. She ended up having to take in my dress and actually re-sew on all the beading. My gown fit perfectly.

I also chose my bridesmaids dresses at Sarasota Brides. The staff even helped me with color ideas. I really wanted all pink dresses, but they insisted that I should add my secondary color (champagne) to the dress to complete the look. I am so happy I did that! I think the dresses turned out wonderful. I chose Bill Levkoff dresses. My maid of honor had a different style and had hers altered to a sweetheart. Some of the girls had their dresses shipped and others picked them up in the store. There were a few phone call confusions, but as soon as Kristy or another staff member who knew my wedding party got on the phone, everything was worked out.

The flower girl dress was from US Angels and a simple order for Sarasota Brides! Again Kristy helped me with colors and it matched perfectly. Sarasota Brides was so great throughout the whole process I would totally recommend them to anyone. They genuinely cared about my wedding and every detail! I will miss stopping by there! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.8/5.0
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Kerrie
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.8/5.0
Sarasota Brides made the daunting process of finding a wedding gown easy, worry-free, and totally fun. I found a dress within an hour - Kristy was intuitive and knew just what to bring me from the pictures I showed her. I'm thrilled with my purchase, and got the call yesterday that my dress has arrived! They're holding it for me until I'm ready for them to ship it to where I live in NY. Can't recommend them enough!
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Sarasota Brides made the daunting process of finding a wedding gown easy, worry-free, and totally fun. I found a dress within an hour - Kristy was intuitive and knew just what to bring me from the pictures I showed her. I'm thrilled with my purchase, and got the call yesterday that my dress has arrived! They're holding it for me until I'm ready for them to ship it to where I live in NY. Can't recommend them enough! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
I found my perfect dress on my first day of shopping! It was actually the first dress I tried!! The ladies at Sarasota Brides and Formalwear were extremely helpful. They were willing to give opinions when wanted and stand back when not. Scheduling fittings was simple and stress free. The alterations were done to perfection and right on time. I also got my headpiece here after trying on almost everything they had!! They were very willing to help me find the right look.
I found my perfect dress on my first day of shopping! It was actually the first dress I tried!! The ladies at Sarasota Read more...
I found my perfect dress on my first day of shopping! It was actually the first dress I tried!! The ladies at Sarasota Brides and Formalwear were extremely helpful. They were willing to give opinions when wanted and stand back when not. Scheduling fittings was simple and stress free. The alterations were done to perfection and right on time. I also got my headpiece here after trying on almost everything they had!! They were very willing to help me find the right look. Read less
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Allie
Wedding:
1/20/2014
4.8/5.0
This was such an enjoyable dress shopping experience. I felt no pressure to purchase which allowed me to go home and sleep on it. Madi was very helpful with her knowledge of the inventory, alterations process and add-ons, belts. etc. I also appreciated having one of the seamstresses come out and talk about what alterations could be done to the dress I was trying on. All of this helped me made the decision to purchase my dress from Madi.
This was such an enjoyable dress shopping experience. I felt no pressure to purchase which allowed me to go home and sleep Read more...
This was such an enjoyable dress shopping experience. I felt no pressure to purchase which allowed me to go home and sleep on it. Madi was very helpful with her knowledge of the inventory, alterations process and add-ons, belts. etc. I also appreciated having one of the seamstresses come out and talk about what alterations could be done to the dress I was trying on. All of this helped me made the decision to purchase my dress from Madi. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
They did a wonderful job fitting me in to try on dresses and were very easy to work with.
They did a wonderful job fitting me in to try on dresses and were very easy to work with.
They did a wonderful job fitting me in to try on dresses and were very easy to work with. Read less
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Angie
Wedding:
10/16/2010
4.8/5.0
I had such a great experience at sarasota brides! Victoria helped me out so much! All the women in the shop made me feel very welcomed! I got everything from my wedding dress to the groomsmens tuxes and bridesmaids dresses there! Everything was great! Thanks again ladies!
I had such a great experience at sarasota brides! Victoria helped me out so much! All the women in the shop made me feel Read more...
I had such a great experience at sarasota brides! Victoria helped me out so much! All the women in the shop made me feel very welcomed! I got everything from my wedding dress to the groomsmens tuxes and bridesmaids dresses there! Everything was great! Thanks again ladies! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
I thought this was a great shop. By appointment -which is good to know but they have a really nice selection of wedding dresses with a large amount of bridesmaids dresses on hand to look at as well. I found my dress right away. I felt the store was very comfortable and friendly and I felt at ease the entire time. When it came time for my last fitting the store was closed that day but let me in the back for a special appointment. My two complaints, the ring pillow we bought was very expensive and they don't seem to use email, which is alittle frustrating when you are trying to plan a wedding from work and don't have time to be on the phone giving measurements and checking on fitting dates. Otherwise a perect experience.
I thought this was a great shop. By appointment -which is good to know but they have a really nice selection of wedding Read more...
I thought this was a great shop. By appointment -which is good to know but they have a really nice selection of wedding dresses with a large amount of bridesmaids dresses on hand to look at as well. I found my dress right away. I felt the store was very comfortable and friendly and I felt at ease the entire time. When it came time for my last fitting the store was closed that day but let me in the back for a special appointment. My two complaints, the ring pillow we bought was very expensive and they don't seem to use email, which is alittle frustrating when you are trying to plan a wedding from work and don't have time to be on the phone giving measurements and checking on fitting dates. Otherwise a perect experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.7/5.0
Sarasota Brides was the first place I went to try on wedding gowns, and I had the opportunity to have the kind assistance of Madison. Madison was a big help with getting me in and out of the wedding gowns and was very attentive to my needs as a bride. I bought my wedding gown at Sarasota Brides and ended up picking a discontinued dress that was a "display dress". The gown was affordable and it fit my body frame perfectly. It was a great experience especially knowing it was the first time I ever walked into a bridal boutique and first time ever trying on a wedding gown, which now I can happily say I walked out of Sarasota Brides with my very own bridal gown. Thank you Sarasota Brides!!
Sarasota Brides was the first place I went to try on wedding gowns, and I had the opportunity to have the kind assistance Read more...
Sarasota Brides was the first place I went to try on wedding gowns, and I had the opportunity to have the kind assistance of Madison. Madison was a big help with getting me in and out of the wedding gowns and was very attentive to my needs as a bride. I bought my wedding gown at Sarasota Brides and ended up picking a discontinued dress that was a "display dress". The gown was affordable and it fit my body frame perfectly. It was a great experience especially knowing it was the first time I ever walked into a bridal boutique and first time ever trying on a wedding gown, which now I can happily say I walked out of Sarasota Brides with my very own bridal gown. Thank you Sarasota Brides!! Read less
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Felicia
Wedding:
10/12/2014
4.7/5.0
Great service, honest and very helpful. Will recommend to anyone who asks
Great service, honest and very helpful. Will recommend to anyone who asks
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/11/2013
4.7/5.0
Some of the older ladies at Sarasota Brides are rude and stuck up. Don't let this detour you from going to Sarasota Brides to look at wedding dresses. I found the absolute perfect dress and couldn't be happier.
Some of the older ladies at Sarasota Brides are rude and stuck up. Don't let this detour you from going to Sarasota Brides Read more...
Some of the older ladies at Sarasota Brides are rude and stuck up. Don't let this detour you from going to Sarasota Brides to look at wedding dresses. I found the absolute perfect dress and couldn't be happier. Read less
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laura
Wedding:
4/14/2013
4.7/5.0
Purchased my dress here on my 1st trip out looking. Very good deals on discontinued dresses. Their seamstress is fabulous! She took a size 8 dress down to a 0 and it was perfect!
Purchased my dress here on my 1st trip out looking. Very good deals on discontinued dresses. Their seamstress is fabulous! Read more...
Purchased my dress here on my 1st trip out looking. Very good deals on discontinued dresses. Their seamstress is fabulous! She took a size 8 dress down to a 0 and it was perfect! Read less
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Suzanne
Wedding:
11/3/2012
4.7/5.0
The entire staff has been wonderful!!!
The entire staff has been wonderful!!!
The entire staff has been wonderful!!! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
3/28/2009
4.7/5.0
They have beautiful dresses. I thought they would be VERY expensive but most of the dresses I tried on were under $1,000. They sent me a thank you note for stopping in which was nice. I got the most beautiful dress and the alterations were perfect.
They have beautiful dresses. I thought they would be VERY expensive but most of the dresses I tried on were under $1,000. Read more...
They have beautiful dresses. I thought they would be VERY expensive but most of the dresses I tried on were under $1,000. They sent me a thank you note for stopping in which was nice. I got the most beautiful dress and the alterations were perfect. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
I bought my wedding dress from Sarasota Brides in May 2013 and they really made the experience easy and as perfect as I always dreamed. I got one on one service and they paid attention to my vision and budget. And I found the dress of my dreams! I couldn't have asked for more!
I bought my wedding dress from Sarasota Brides in May 2013 and they really made the experience easy and as perfect as I Read more...
I bought my wedding dress from Sarasota Brides in May 2013 and they really made the experience easy and as perfect as I always dreamed. I got one on one service and they paid attention to my vision and budget. And I found the dress of my dreams! I couldn't have asked for more! Read less
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babalexandra
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.6/5.0
I love my dress! It was elegant and classy and beautiful. They had a wide selection and their staff is very helpful. They have many ideas for you and will try different things if you do not like what you choose. I live in Colorado so I was a bit skeptical about leaving my dress in FL (where the ceremony/reception was) however, they were wonderful and took perfect care of my dress. They do not charge extra to store the dress and it saved me a lot of hassle trying to transport. They handled the alterations and everything else as well. They also provided a 10% discount for everything purchased from their store. The employees were helpful and friendly. Thanks!
I love my dress! It was elegant and classy and beautiful. They had a wide selection and their staff is very helpful. They Read more...
I love my dress! It was elegant and classy and beautiful. They had a wide selection and their staff is very helpful. They have many ideas for you and will try different things if you do not like what you choose. I live in Colorado so I was a bit skeptical about leaving my dress in FL (where the ceremony/reception was) however, they were wonderful and took perfect care of my dress. They do not charge extra to store the dress and it saved me a lot of hassle trying to transport. They handled the alterations and everything else as well. They also provided a 10% discount for everything purchased from their store. The employees were helpful and friendly. Thanks! Read less
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amandacox
Wedding:
5/22/2010
4.6/5.0
By the time I visited Sarasota Brides, I had already gotten my gown and scheduled my alterations, but we did get the men's tuxes from there. I was so impressed by the wide variety of dresses, both wedding gowns, and bridesmaid's dresses. Probably the largest variety I have seen at any of the stores. I wish that I would have gone there for both my gown and my bridesmaid dresses. The people who handled the tuxes were also amazing. The girl who helped us pick them out knew exactly what she was doing and presented the options so matter of factly that we were able to pick out the tux within 15 minutes. When we picked the tuxes up, they all fit perfectly and the lady who helped us this time was also very friendly.
By the time I visited Sarasota Brides, I had already gotten my gown and scheduled my alterations, but we did get the men's Read more...
By the time I visited Sarasota Brides, I had already gotten my gown and scheduled my alterations, but we did get the men's tuxes from there. I was so impressed by the wide variety of dresses, both wedding gowns, and bridesmaid's dresses. Probably the largest variety I have seen at any of the stores. I wish that I would have gone there for both my gown and my bridesmaid dresses. The people who handled the tuxes were also amazing. The girl who helped us pick them out knew exactly what she was doing and presented the options so matter of factly that we were able to pick out the tux within 15 minutes. When we picked the tuxes up, they all fit perfectly and the lady who helped us this time was also very friendly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Lovely to work with the ladies at Sarasota Brides.
Lovely to work with the ladies at Sarasota Brides.
Lovely to work with the ladies at Sarasota Brides. Read less
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Shellie
Wedding:
4/25/2013
4.5/5.0
It was very easy working with the staff to find a perfect dress. They were very knowledgable and helpful!
It was very easy working with the staff to find a perfect dress. They were very knowledgable and helpful!
It was very easy working with the staff to find a perfect dress. They were very knowledgable and helpful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
My dress was amazing! It was the perfect dress for the perfect day. Thanks!!
My dress was amazing! It was the perfect dress for the perfect day. Thanks!!
My dress was amazing! It was the perfect dress for the perfect day. Thanks!! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/7/2011
4.5/5.0
When I was gettin married, this was the 2nd place I went to for finding a dress...It was on clearance and got it at an awesome price! The manager helped me out a great deal and the alternation ladies were just as awesome! I would highly recommend this place and me living in Port Charlotte, it was worth the drive for my fittings and such! Good luck on your upcoming day on whoever may be reading this (future brides)
When I was gettin married, this was the 2nd place I went to for finding a dress...It was on clearance and got it at an Read more...
When I was gettin married, this was the 2nd place I went to for finding a dress...It was on clearance and got it at an awesome price! The manager helped me out a great deal and the alternation ladies were just as awesome! I would highly recommend this place and me living in Port Charlotte, it was worth the drive for my fittings and such! Good luck on your upcoming day on whoever may be reading this (future brides) Read less
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KelseyLyn2004
Wedding:
6/21/2009
4.5/5.0
Karis is the owner and operator of Sarasota Brides and she makes herself known and available to all the brides who pass through her doors. I was impressed with their quality and courteousness of service; even when they were busy helping other brides before me, they made sure that my presence was acknowledge and I would be helped soon. The prices are a bit higher than I had budgeted, but my dress was purchased at their annual sample sale, and thus I received an incredible discount. Overall, Sarasota Brides reigns supreme as a bridal store in Sarasota.
Karis is the owner and operator of Sarasota Brides and she makes herself known and available to all the brides who pass Read more...
Karis is the owner and operator of Sarasota Brides and she makes herself known and available to all the brides who pass through her doors. I was impressed with their quality and courteousness of service; even when they were busy helping other brides before me, they made sure that my presence was acknowledge and I would be helped soon. The prices are a bit higher than I had budgeted, but my dress was purchased at their annual sample sale, and thus I received an incredible discount. Overall, Sarasota Brides reigns supreme as a bridal store in Sarasota. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.4/5.0
I already had a style in mind and they were able to pull dresses that fit my ideas.
I already had a style in mind and they were able to pull dresses that fit my ideas.
I already had a style in mind and they were able to pull dresses that fit my ideas. Read less
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Nichole
Wedding:
11/22/2014
4.4/5.0
I had went to a big name wedding store and hated it! Coming to Sarasota Brides was so easy!
I had went to a big name wedding store and hated it! Coming to Sarasota Brides was so easy!
I had went to a big name wedding store and hated it! Coming to Sarasota Brides was so easy! Read less
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Staci
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.4/5.0
Very helpful staff that are knowledgeable about lace and fabrics and willing to explain why one product is better than the other. I love that the shop offered a large discount/clearance selection. Gave my mom and I lots of time to decide without pressure or pushiness. Very glad we decided to stop into the shop!

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Staci
Very helpful staff that are knowledgeable about lace and fabrics and willing to explain why one product is better than the Read more...
Very helpful staff that are knowledgeable about lace and fabrics and willing to explain why one product is better than the other. I love that the shop offered a large discount/clearance selection. Gave my mom and I lots of time to decide without pressure or pushiness. Very glad we decided to stop into the shop!

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Teisha
Wedding:
3/21/2014
4.4/5.0
Victoria was very friendly and helpful. She paid special attention to my budget and did not pressure me into anything out of my range. She gave her professional opinion in a way that was very helpful. I found my perfect dress on my very first visit. Thankyou!
Victoria was very friendly and helpful. She paid special attention to my budget and did not pressure me into anything out Read more...
Victoria was very friendly and helpful. She paid special attention to my budget and did not pressure me into anything out of my range. She gave her professional opinion in a way that was very helpful. I found my perfect dress on my very first visit. Thankyou! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
They had a wonderful selection of dresses and even able to help me find a beautiful dress in my budget. Went beyond my expectations to help me find the perfect dress for my special day.
They had a wonderful selection of dresses and even able to help me find a beautiful dress in my budget. Went beyond my Read more...
They had a wonderful selection of dresses and even able to help me find a beautiful dress in my budget. Went beyond my expectations to help me find the perfect dress for my special day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.3/5.0
They were friendly and inviting. I enjoyed conversing with them. Their selection isn't huge, but they definitely had what I was looking for!
They were friendly and inviting. I enjoyed conversing with them. Their selection isn't huge, but they definitely had what Read more...
They were friendly and inviting. I enjoyed conversing with them. Their selection isn't huge, but they definitely had what I was looking for! Read less
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ashleykdr
Wedding:
2/23/2008
4.3/5.0
The ladies is Sarasota Brides were very friendly and helpful. I don't look old enough to get married, but they took me seriously as soon as I walked in the door. Also, the employees didn't try to push dresses out of my price range on me. The woman who did the alterations was AMAZING; she really knew what she was doing. She cut my dress from a size 8 to a 2, and it fit like a glove afterwards.
The ladies is Sarasota Brides were very friendly and helpful. I don't look old enough to get married, but they took me Read more...
The ladies is Sarasota Brides were very friendly and helpful. I don't look old enough to get married, but they took me seriously as soon as I walked in the door. Also, the employees didn't try to push dresses out of my price range on me. The woman who did the alterations was AMAZING; she really knew what she was doing. She cut my dress from a size 8 to a 2, and it fit like a glove afterwards. Read less
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liz0319
Wedding:
3/19/2011
4.1/5.0
I love my dress & veil I chose from Sarasota Brides. The veil & jewelry & shoes I purchased were all a little over priced, but I just wanted to buy everything at that point because I found what worked. I did have to pay $100 extra for some Chinese NewYear thing, to get my dress 2 weeks earlier. Once the dress was paid for, I don't think the personal service was as great. My biggest complaint would be that by the end of the night, my bustle had broke; it made it hard to dance & was frustrating. All in all, I liked my dress, it wasn't a deal, and for the most part, the people were helpful.
I love my dress & veil I chose from Sarasota Brides. The veil & jewelry & shoes I purchased were all a little over priced, Read more...
I love my dress & veil I chose from Sarasota Brides. The veil & jewelry & shoes I purchased were all a little over priced, but I just wanted to buy everything at that point because I found what worked. I did have to pay $100 extra for some Chinese NewYear thing, to get my dress 2 weeks earlier. Once the dress was paid for, I don't think the personal service was as great. My biggest complaint would be that by the end of the night, my bustle had broke; it made it hard to dance & was frustrating. All in all, I liked my dress, it wasn't a deal, and for the most part, the people were helpful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
3.9/5.0
I had a great experience here. It's my first time wedding dress shopping and I had the help of carol. She was very helpful and was eager to help me.
I had a great experience here. It's my first time wedding dress shopping and I had the help of carol. She was very helpful Read more...
I had a great experience here. It's my first time wedding dress shopping and I had the help of carol. She was very helpful and was eager to help me. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
11/27/2005
3.9/5.0
Was happy with my dress. The tailor who works with the store is wonderful!
Was happy with my dress. The tailor who works with the store is wonderful!
Was happy with my dress. The tailor who works with the store is wonderful! Read less
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Jovielyn
Wedding:
8/12/2011
3.7/5.0
The moment I tried my dress on, I knew that it was perfect for my big day and I do not regret buying it, but I have to say that the way business is handled at this bridal shop needs a little work. When i went in to make payments prior to my fittings, every single time there was no one at the front to greet customers. Do not get me wrong the girls that work there are very nice and they are professional when they are face to face with you, but don't you think it is a good idea to have someone at the front of the store at all times?? I am just happy they were able to provide me with the right dress and veil!! I will give them another try though when I need some formal attire for another event in the near future!!
The moment I tried my dress on, I knew that it was perfect for my big day and I do not regret buying it, but I have to say Read more...
The moment I tried my dress on, I knew that it was perfect for my big day and I do not regret buying it, but I have to say that the way business is handled at this bridal shop needs a little work. When i went in to make payments prior to my fittings, every single time there was no one at the front to greet customers. Do not get me wrong the girls that work there are very nice and they are professional when they are face to face with you, but don't you think it is a good idea to have someone at the front of the store at all times?? I am just happy they were able to provide me with the right dress and veil!! I will give them another try though when I need some formal attire for another event in the near future!! Read less
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vickirandenburg
Wedding:
5/4/2008
3.5/5.0
I have to start off my saying, I did purchase the most AMAZING wedding dress here.
I had ordered my bridesmaid dresses well over 9 months before my wedding because that is just the kind of person I am. 3 months before my wedding I find out that the maker has discontinued the dress!!!!! Not the bridal shops fault, but the way they handled the situation was unacceptable. They had just had new ownership that week and the new owner called me to tell me that I was going to have to "Start all over." Is she an idiot?!?! You can't tell that to a soon to be bride. She totally did not know how to handled the situation. We almost did not get out deposit back from the original dresses! AHHHHH
Long story short, we ended up get beautiful dresses from another store. I would only reccomend Sarasota Brides becasue of the selection they have for wedding gowns. I can not say that if you go there you will get quality service, and I hate to say that. But I would never wish that upon anyone how my situation was handled.
I have to start off my saying, I did purchase the most AMAZING wedding dress here.
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I have to start off my saying, I did purchase the most AMAZING wedding dress here.
I had ordered my bridesmaid dresses well over 9 months before my wedding because that is just the kind of person I am. 3 months before my wedding I find out that the maker has discontinued the dress!!!!! Not the bridal shops fault, but the way they handled the situation was unacceptable. They had just had new ownership that week and the new owner called me to tell me that I was going to have to "Start all over." Is she an idiot?!?! You can't tell that to a soon to be bride. She totally did not know how to handled the situation. We almost did not get out deposit back from the original dresses! AHHHHH
Long story short, we ended up get beautiful dresses from another store. I would only reccomend Sarasota Brides becasue of the selection they have for wedding gowns. I can not say that if you go there you will get quality service, and I hate to say that. But I would never wish that upon anyone how my situation was handled. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.9/5.0
Once they learned I was getting my alterations, head piece and jewelry elsewhere they basically ignored me!
Once they learned I was getting my alterations, head piece and jewelry elsewhere they basically ignored me!
Once they learned I was getting my alterations, head piece and jewelry elsewhere they basically ignored me! Read less
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Dorina
Wedding:
3/19/2011
2.9/5.0
I bought an amazing wedding dress at Sarasota brides. So I guess at the end of the day, that's all that matters. But that was about it. The first day I went in to look for dresses, they were very helpful and attuned to my needs. But after I bought my dress, and went back in to look for a veil, 2 other times, they didn't even know I was there. But that's not even the bad part. They sent me a 10% off coupon in my email, said they applied it and there would be a note on my account for later use. I ended up buying everything else for the wedding elsewhere, so I was going to use that money towards my alterations. Much to my surprise, they wouldn't accept it because they had no record of it, AND the seamstress wasn't even apart of Sarasota Brides! Which is funny because I called them to schedule all my fittings! Still not done...when I went to get my dress, they hit me with a $300 alterations charge! They never shared their fee list with me, or even mentioned to my mother and I what they were charging for until AFTER the work was already done. It was a few days before my wedding, and I was crying hysterically with this bomb they hit me with. The Manager Kristy was sweet, but the overall experience was not good at all. No matter what they say about this post, it wasn't right.
I bought an amazing wedding dress at Sarasota brides. So I guess at the end of the day, that's all that matters. But that Read more...
I bought an amazing wedding dress at Sarasota brides. So I guess at the end of the day, that's all that matters. But that was about it. The first day I went in to look for dresses, they were very helpful and attuned to my needs. But after I bought my dress, and went back in to look for a veil, 2 other times, they didn't even know I was there. But that's not even the bad part. They sent me a 10% off coupon in my email, said they applied it and there would be a note on my account for later use. I ended up buying everything else for the wedding elsewhere, so I was going to use that money towards my alterations. Much to my surprise, they wouldn't accept it because they had no record of it, AND the seamstress wasn't even apart of Sarasota Brides! Which is funny because I called them to schedule all my fittings! Still not done...when I went to get my dress, they hit me with a $300 alterations charge! They never shared their fee list with me, or even mentioned to my mother and I what they were charging for until AFTER the work was already done. It was a few days before my wedding, and I was crying hysterically with this bomb they hit me with. The Manager Kristy was sweet, but the overall experience was not good at all. No matter what they say about this post, it wasn't right. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/20/2012
2.6/5.0
My experience was great when buying my wedding dress. They were very helpful and didn't give up until we found my perfect dress!
My experience was great when buying my wedding dress. They were very helpful and didn't give up until we found my perfect Read more...
My experience was great when buying my wedding dress. They were very helpful and didn't give up until we found my perfect dress! Read less
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AMANDA
Wedding:
3/2/2012
2.6/5.0
Sarasota Brides was the first and last place I went to try on dresses. They have a very large selection of dresses and my sales consultant really took her time with me and was very helpful. I think I tried on like 20 dresses! I finally found my dress and left a happy bride to be. Then when I had my fitting almost a year later I was really disapointed in the service I recieved. I had gained a few pounds and the dress that fit like a glove was now to tight. And if that doesn't suck on its own the consultant that went to zip up my dress said "Yikes!" when she realized it was too small. Then they suggested that the do a lace back on the dress I was excited because thats what I originally wanted in a dress. Then they decided they didn't know if they had enough time for that and they would just let it out and hopefully it will fit. They told me to lose weight (and not very nicely) and if it doesnt fit I can buy a new dress the week before my wedding. No thanks I took my gown to a private alterations plaace and got the gown and the customer service the bridal shop should have provided.
Sarasota Brides was the first and last place I went to try on dresses. They have a very large selection of dresses and my Read more...
Sarasota Brides was the first and last place I went to try on dresses. They have a very large selection of dresses and my sales consultant really took her time with me and was very helpful. I think I tried on like 20 dresses! I finally found my dress and left a happy bride to be. Then when I had my fitting almost a year later I was really disapointed in the service I recieved. I had gained a few pounds and the dress that fit like a glove was now to tight. And if that doesn't suck on its own the consultant that went to zip up my dress said "Yikes!" when she realized it was too small. Then they suggested that the do a lace back on the dress I was excited because thats what I originally wanted in a dress. Then they decided they didn't know if they had enough time for that and they would just let it out and hopefully it will fit. They told me to lose weight (and not very nicely) and if it doesnt fit I can buy a new dress the week before my wedding. No thanks I took my gown to a private alterations plaace and got the gown and the customer service the bridal shop should have provided. Read less
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accola529
Wedding:
5/29/2011
2.4/5.0
My overall experience was "ehhh". Lets see my first experience was good. I had an older lady helping me actually try on the dresses. She was very helpful. When I returned to actually buy the dress I was assisted by a young girl who basically threw my mom and I in a dressing room to figure it out ourselves. I spent well over $1500 that day, when I should've taken it somewhere else.
I got married on a Sunday. So my mom sent a relative to go pick up the dress the day before. IT WASNT READY!!!! I would hate to think of what would have happened if we didn't swing by early. And to top it all off the owner told my mom this wasnt cause to freak out. Seriously??? The sad part is my dress had the date clearly marked on the hanger. If I could do it all over again I would've went somewhere else. They don't really want your business anyway!
My overall experience was "ehhh". Lets see my first experience was good. I had an older lady helping me actually try on Read more...
My overall experience was "ehhh". Lets see my first experience was good. I had an older lady helping me actually try on the dresses. She was very helpful. When I returned to actually buy the dress I was assisted by a young girl who basically threw my mom and I in a dressing room to figure it out ourselves. I spent well over $1500 that day, when I should've taken it somewhere else.
I got married on a Sunday. So my mom sent a relative to go pick up the dress the day before. IT WASNT READY!!!! I would hate to think of what would have happened if we didn't swing by early. And to top it all off the owner told my mom this wasnt cause to freak out. Seriously??? The sad part is my dress had the date clearly marked on the hanger. If I could do it all over again I would've went somewhere else. They don't really want your business anyway! Read less
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Sasha
Wedding:
4/22/2011
2.3/5.0
I found a gorgeous sample dress on sale. It was perfect, unique, and I loved it. Because it was a sample, it was a much larger size than I wear but Nena altered it down and it fit perfectly. The service was seriously lacking, however. When I was trying on dresses, the consultant had shifted her attention to a more important customer (ie. they were spending more money). At each fitting, I never felt special at the store, and sometimes wondered around looking for someone, anyone, to close the back of my dress. Wedding dress fittings are once in a lifetime, and you should feel special as you prepare for your special day. I also had to argue multiple times to get some of the alterations I wanted because they said "No one has ever worn it that way. It can't be done." Ultimately, Nena made it how I wanted it despite what the consultants said. The prices are good, the selection was good, but they need nicer people working there who actually want to make a bride feel special.
I found a gorgeous sample dress on sale. It was perfect, unique, and I loved it. Because it was a sample, it was a much Read more...
I found a gorgeous sample dress on sale. It was perfect, unique, and I loved it. Because it was a sample, it was a much larger size than I wear but Nena altered it down and it fit perfectly. The service was seriously lacking, however. When I was trying on dresses, the consultant had shifted her attention to a more important customer (ie. they were spending more money). At each fitting, I never felt special at the store, and sometimes wondered around looking for someone, anyone, to close the back of my dress. Wedding dress fittings are once in a lifetime, and you should feel special as you prepare for your special day. I also had to argue multiple times to get some of the alterations I wanted because they said "No one has ever worn it that way. It can't be done." Ultimately, Nena made it how I wanted it despite what the consultants said. The prices are good, the selection was good, but they need nicer people working there who actually want to make a bride feel special. Read less
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Adriana
Wedding:
10/1/2011
2.2/5.0
Good experience with the sales lady, but after I left the store with my dress the customer service dropped. It took forever to get a phone call back, no answers on something pretty simple ans they couldn't make me a chiffon scarf in 5 weeks because they were too busy. (they suggested the scarf) I'm dissapointed with the after care customer service and prices.
Good experience with the sales lady, but after I left the store with my dress the customer service dropped. It took Read more...
Good experience with the sales lady, but after I left the store with my dress the customer service dropped. It took forever to get a phone call back, no answers on something pretty simple ans they couldn't make me a chiffon scarf in 5 weeks because they were too busy. (they suggested the scarf) I'm dissapointed with the after care customer service and prices. Read less
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brenda
Wedding:
8/6/2011
2.2/5.0
Was completely ignored by staff on arrival to their store. Sales person continually said "I will be right with you." Waited over 20 minutes then walked out of the store.
Was completely ignored by staff on arrival to their store. Sales person continually said "I will be right with you." Read more...
Was completely ignored by staff on arrival to their store. Sales person continually said "I will be right with you." Waited over 20 minutes then walked out of the store. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
1.0/5.0
Intrusive staff made me uncomfortable despite repeated requests for privacy. Comments too personal- attitude seemed to be that customer service was not a priority.
Intrusive staff made me uncomfortable despite repeated requests for privacy. Comments too personal- attitude seemed to be Read more...
Intrusive staff made me uncomfortable despite repeated requests for privacy. Comments too personal- attitude seemed to be that customer service was not a priority. Read less
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Sarasota Brides & Formalwear responded with the following comments:

As the managing partner of Sarasota Brides & Formalwear, I sincerely apologize that you were unhappy with your experience at our store. It is never our intention to cause our brides stress or frustration, or to make them feel uncomfortable while shopping for their dream gown. We generally pride ourselves on the exceptional service that we provide our brides and their families, and I am very concerned that not only did we fail to achieve this goal with you, but it is still causing you unhappiness even years later. If you would like to discuss this with me, please feel free to send a personal email to info@sarasotabrides.com to my attention and I will reach out to you. Sincerely, Diane Warmbier
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HappilyMarried525
Wedding:
5/25/2008
1.0/5.0
The worst part of my wedding experience. I found a magnificent gown there. I was told that because it was more than $1,000.00 the alterations would be free. Then the business was sold and a new owner took over. I traveled close to 100 miles each time I had to go to the store. When I got there for one fitting, I was told that they tried to call me that morning to cancel.... so sorry for your trouble. Then after one of their sales staff spent 2 hours trying to find the perfect jewelry for the dress and found it.... the owner chimed in that the earrings were part of a set (unbenownst to me or the sales person) and that it could not be broken up. Then I was told I had to pay for the Bustle of my train (about $150) because the bustle is not considered alterations. The marvelous tailor that is mentioned in the other reviews, quit because of this new owner, although she came in to finish with all of the brides she had been working with. They do have a beautiful selection of dressing, wedding and other evening gowns, their staff is very helpful but the owner/manager does not know how to run a business.
The worst part of my wedding experience. I found a magnificent gown there. I was told that because it was more than Read more...
The worst part of my wedding experience. I found a magnificent gown there. I was told that because it was more than $1,000.00 the alterations would be free. Then the business was sold and a new owner took over. I traveled close to 100 miles each time I had to go to the store. When I got there for one fitting, I was told that they tried to call me that morning to cancel.... so sorry for your trouble. Then after one of their sales staff spent 2 hours trying to find the perfect jewelry for the dress and found it.... the owner chimed in that the earrings were part of a set (unbenownst to me or the sales person) and that it could not be broken up. Then I was told I had to pay for the Bustle of my train (about $150) because the bustle is not considered alterations. The marvelous tailor that is mentioned in the other reviews, quit because of this new owner, although she came in to finish with all of the brides she had been working with. They do have a beautiful selection of dressing, wedding and other evening gowns, their staff is very helpful but the owner/manager does not know how to run a business. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
2/26/2011
0.1/5.0
Awful experience, if I went into everything it would be a novel! Run to Something Blue, my dress was $100 cheaper (unfortunately I found out after the fact) there and they are sooo much nicer to work with. I'm surprised Sarasota Brides is still in business.
Awful experience, if I went into everything it would be a novel! Run to Something Blue, my dress was $100 cheaper Read more...
Awful experience, if I went into everything it would be a novel! Run to Something Blue, my dress was $100 cheaper (unfortunately I found out after the fact) there and they are sooo much nicer to work with. I'm surprised Sarasota Brides is still in business. Read less
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Sarasota Brides & Formalwear responded with the following comments:

It is truly disheartening to hear that you were dissatisfied with your recent experience at Sarasota Brides & Formalwear ~ we pride ourselves on our exceptional service, and it sounds like somehow you “slipped through the cracks”, and I sincerely apologize. Also, since bridal manufacturers will not sell to shops who sell below MSRP, which is how price our gowns, I wonder if Something Blue had discontinued the dress you purchased, or maybe you were lucky enough to purchase it during a trunk show, which are the only situations where they allow us to discount from MSRP.... again, I apologize for being unable to satisfy your needs. Congratulations on your marriage....I hope you consider giving us another try when you need a formalwear gown, or maybe a cocktail dress!
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I purchased my wedding gown in March for my August wedding and due to time crunch, had no choice but to buy a sale gown off of the rack. When I came in six weeks before my wedding to start alterations I was so excited as I had lost 12 inches around my body after hard work! When I came back for my second fitting the dress was RUINED!!! I was told not to worry and the seamstress would fix all of the problems that she herself had created. I came back five days later and my worst nightmare came true. The dress I had visualized walking down the aisle in, showing off to family and my future children in pictures, was completely ruined and unwearable. After going back and forth with the seamstress and manager I was told there was nothing they could do for me. So 13 days before my wedding I had to buy a new wedding dress, from another store of course. I would NOT recommend this store to anyone. The seamstress blamed me for the problems telling me I gained weight between my first and second fitting. The manager suggested it was warm inside or that I was retaining water. I had none of these problems prior to my first fitting. No person of bride deserves to ever be treated this way.
I purchased my wedding gown in March for my August wedding and due to time crunch, had no choice but to buy a sale gown Read more...
I purchased my wedding gown in March for my August wedding and due to time crunch, had no choice but to buy a sale gown off of the rack. When I came in six weeks before my wedding to start alterations I was so excited as I had lost 12 inches around my body after hard work! When I came back for my second fitting the dress was RUINED!!! I was told not to worry and the seamstress would fix all of the problems that she herself had created. I came back five days later and my worst nightmare came true. The dress I had visualized walking down the aisle in, showing off to family and my future children in pictures, was completely ruined and unwearable. After going back and forth with the seamstress and manager I was told there was nothing they could do for me. So 13 days before my wedding I had to buy a new wedding dress, from another store of course. I would NOT recommend this store to anyone. The seamstress blamed me for the problems telling me I gained weight between my first and second fitting. The manager suggested it was warm inside or that I was retaining water. I had none of these problems prior to my first fitting. No person of bride deserves to ever be treated this way. Read less
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