Voters' Comments 2016
Just a few of the comments we received from our brides who voted for us in the North of England Wedding Awards 2016, which helped us win!
Thank you all so much!
Katherine James / Luke Luke
'These ladies are not only business owners but they become friends through the process! I couldn't recommend them enough! They were
fully committed and provided not good but outstanding service, from start to finish.
The day I met the ladies at Chester le St Emirated Ground wedding fair (no dress idea at this point) I knew I wanted to buy my dress from them and was not disappointed. They would be a very very worth winner!!!'
Mary Crossling / Waleed ElKininy
from Julie and Alison, fab selection of dresses and accessories, personalised care, reasonable prices-overall outstanding service
Sarah Thirkeld / Steffan Adersen-Gordon
' First class service
from the wonderful Julie and Alison in helping me find my most perfect wedding dress.'
Clare Lowther / Carol Johnson
'They have absolutely fantastic customer service
and nothing is a bother for them. I always make sure to recommend them when I hear someone is getting married.'
Fiona Gibson / Aidan Johnson
'They offer a very friendly as well as professional service.
Alison and Julie were extremely helpful and full of excellent advice
when I was picking my gown and the bridesmaids outfits. I couldn't be happier with the service I received and have recommended them to friends and colleagues
who are also planning weddings.'
Laura Ward / Byron West
'Service is outstanding. Very friendly staff Made me feel like a princess '
Sarah Oxley / Mark Oxley
'Alison and Julie from AJ Bridalwear are by far the nicest women I came across when looking for my dress. From the moment my mam and I walked in we were both treat as friends. Nothing was too much for these ladies from start to finish.
Even after I'd chosen my gown, they were constantly keeping me updated and on the day of picking up my dress, they were just as excited as me. I wouldn't have wanted anyone else involved in the process of picking my dress and think that they more than deserve this award once more!'
Andrea Gates / Gary Inglis
'I can't even describe how well looked after
or happy these people make you feel. The selection of gowns is huge and you can take all the time you need trying on as many as you like. The changing rooms are lovely loads of mirrors and roomy
. Personally I have suffered a burn to an area that was visible in my dress- the ladies took me to a seamstress and had a sleeve added so the dress still looks perfect. throughout the whole thing I felt like I wasn't hassling them and they would do what ever was needed to sort my problem, they gave me the option of a different dress with sleeves exploring every option to make me a happy bride again. I would happily recommend as to any bride to be.'
Katherine Noble / Athanasios Lambros
'They are very welcoming and friendly
. They are very knowledgeable and give great advice and always want to please you and will do anything they can to make everything exactly what you want no matter how difficult that can be for them. You never feel rushed or forced to make a decision no matter how many times you come and go from the shop
and try the same dresses on and there is no limit to the amount you can try on.'
Kerry Stokoe / Matty Dunn
'They are so lovely and make you feel special
and they went out there way to help me in every way.'
Fiona Noble / Ian Noble
'The ladies running this business are amazing, supportive and the best in the north east. Their gowns are beautiful
and unique without being beyond the budget. The service makes you feel truly welcomed and special. I would say every bride should visit AJ bridal for the best bridal experience.
Danielle Mason / Richard Conner
' Fantastic customer service, no pressure to buy, made you feel comfortable and helped you to choose styles to suit your shape.
Good fun and an overall great trying on experience'
Chanel Junghans / Tony Stephenson
'I had such a great experience at this store. Both Julie and Alison are friendly and helpful
and helped me decide on a perfect dress. I still have not seen my dress anywhere else so it was nice to find something a bit more unusual. They also steamed and packaged my veil for me even though it wasn't bought from there (it was my something borrowed). Both ladies
seemed genuinely excited for my wedding and we're chuffed when I managed to fit into a smaller size.
All in all it was fab and I would recommend A J Bridalwear
Amber Westgate / Alex Thornton
'I had been to a lot of shops looking for the perfect dress and I never come across 2 nicer ladies than these 2
at AJ. They helped me pick the one and they are so so lovely. Nothing is ever a problem for them and they always go that extra mile to help'
Joanna Murray / Keith Murray
'AJ Bridalwear deserve to win, because Alison and Julie's service was exceptional.
I ordered a dress from them and then decided to bring forward my wedding by 6 months, they tried tirelessly to get my gown to me on time, when all options were exhausted, they worked with me to find me another dress, which they did and it turned out to be 'the one', so was over the moon! They helped me find my dream dress, supported me all the way through, nothing was too much of an ask.
Just two fantastic ladies, and feel like they are now more like friends! I would 100% recommend AJ Bridalwear to anyone!'
Claire Hall /Nikki Sims
'AJ bridal were absolutely amazing extremely helpful and kind and actually cared about my big day
and being able to make me feel and look beautiful. The knew what was going to be best for me but didn't stop me from trying what I thought I wanted. And of course the dresses they picked for me were absolutely stunning and perfect for my figure and I would have never known with out there help. I have recommended my friends to all go there and an two so far have purchased there dresses from this store and have been extremely happy with there purchase and the help and advice they have received. I can't stress enough how amazing these ladies are and how wonderful they made me feel.
They truly are gifted in the work they do and put so much time and thought into all of there soon to be brides. thank you so much AJs and good luck!!!'
Lawrence Mcpartlin / Caroline Stephenson
' The two ladies who run this shop are outstanding in many areas
, they are welcoming, put there customers and family's at ease, nothing is too much trouble
, you don't feel rushed or pushed into anything. Their bubbly personalities put you at ease and make you feel welcome from the moment you enter the shop
, you feel like you have known them for years not moments. The have a great selection of gowns as well. I have recommended this shop to anyone who will listen. Exceptional customer service like every bride deserves. A* shop and staff '
Samantha Graham / Andrew Keers
'Amazing service. Fantastic range of dresses.
Made to feel comfortable straight away. The ladies here are so knowledgeable and great at what they do!'
Julie Roeves / Neil Herbert
'Fantastic friendly service from Julie and Alison. M ade me feel so comfortable during my appointment
gave lots of time and advice, encouraging me to try lots of different styles ensuring I made the right choice. So happy I went here and found my beautiful dress can't thank these ladies enough'
Nicola Cuthbertson / Andrew Hewitson
' The ladies provided an experience I will never forget
they were an absolute delight to work with. The care and attention shown to both my mum and myself was without a doubt the best, we were made to feel on top of the world and when we found "the dress" the ladies simply stood back and watched as they knew we had found my dress before we did!! Even the after care has been faultless, always
greated with a huge smile and warmest of hugs! I dont think I have left the salon yet without goosebumps.
Jamie Topping / Ross Topping
' Fantastic costumer service.
We're keen to help in every way and I was extremely happy with my choice of dress on my wedding day with the help of Julie and Alison.'
Louise Forrester Gray / James Forrester Gray
'They made me feel completely at ease throughout the whole process.
Absolutely lovely ladies.'
Natalie Frame / Scott Timmins
'Julie and Alison really put me at ease
finding my perfect wedding dress. They bent over backwards
for everything I needed, taking me dress to where it needed to be for alterations. Fantastic company, definitely recommend '
Karin Stone / Jason Stone
'I planned my wedding in 4 days, with a tight timescale, high standards and a limited budget I knew I needed a special company to find my perfect wedding dress
. I didn't just find a company, I found two spectacular woman who made me feel like the most important person in the world
. Words can't describe what they did for me.'
Ruth Jackson / Robert Oatway
'Julie and Alison delivered excellent customer service
throughout the whole process of choosing my dress and dresses for my bridesmaids. Their relaxed attitude and sense of humour
put me at ease, their knowledge of how different dresses suit different people and thoughtful advice was always valuable, and they made the whole experience very personal. They always recognised me and my bridesmaids by name straight away and made us all feel special. T hey transformed three not-very-girly girls into proper princesses
and made the whole process one of the most enjoyable parts of my wedding planning.'
Michelle Thompson / David-Lee Wright
'Both Julie and Alison are fantastic, full of fun and warmth. I am a larger bride and was nervous about getting a dress and they made the whole experience wonderful, I can't recommend them enough, I already know 3 of my friends who have gone to them on my recommendation and have also had a similar experience. They made me feel very important and special
and worked with my budget and their range of dresses are gorgeous. I felt so comfortable with them and supported. Their aftercare was also excellent, they cant do enough for you.
I really hope they win and they deserve it. '
Chloe Greenshields / Steven Greenshields
'This company are amazing!
They helped me sort my wedding dress within a short time when my dad was diagnosed terminal and was able to help me get it altered quickly. Thank you so so much!'
Danielle John / Purvis Harrison
' AJ bridalwear have been so lovely and helpful from the start.
An important factor in choosing and buying my wedding gown was that the customer service was friendly and welcoming
-many bridal shops I found to be off-putting due to their seemingly pretentious approach! I had heard good recommendations for AJ and it was the first and only shop I visited. They offered professional, constructive advice and were genuinely excited to help me find the 'dream' dress!
Brilliant service all-round I can't thank them enough! '
Liza Payge / Jon Heslop
'From my first inquiry to finding my dream dress they have been amazing,
and supportive. They offer a fantastic quality I'm their dresses and in service. I have had a amazing experience and I will recommend them to anyone who is looking for a wedding dress. '
Claire Rowley /Paul Walton
'Friendly and outstanding customer service