Highly recommend this shop - the ladies at BBS are kind and thoughtful and really want to make sure you have the best experience. I bought my dress with them in late 2019 and they were so accommodating with us moving our date. Sadie also did my alterations and I looked forward to going in every time. I cannot recommend them enough, and I absolutely loved my dress!
Camilla Longdon 14.08.21
With an ever-changing Covid wedding these lovely ladies were so accommodating and fast workers! Patiently let me try on loads of dresses until I found the right one and lovely Sadie made it fit like a glove even when I lost my baby weight during lockdown after the 4th date change, and it had to go in then two sizes! 10/10 would definitely recommend!!
Emily May 25.06.21
Brides by Solo providing an outstanding service and are miracle workers. When I came to them with my stained wedding dress 2 years after the big day, I wasn’t sure it could be saved. But with a lot of hard work and a touch of what must be magic they managed to make it look as good as bee despite the difficulties of beading and lace. I would definitely recommend them to anyone needing their dress cleaned.
I found the dress I loved in a shop where I didn't feel particularly comfortable or confident with the service, so I went home, searched the dress online, found it at Brides by Solo and never looked back! From the moment I walked in with my mum it felt like such a special day. The team were all so welcoming and professional and Sadie is so so talented! Because of postponements, I didn't get married until 2 years after I had chosen the dress, so doubts did creep in every now and then as to whether I had made the right choice, but as soon as I got back to the shop and put it back on that all went away! I had a bespoke veil made to match the dress and it all came together so beautifully. Thank you to all at Brides by Solo, I cannot wait to share the professional photos with you when I get them!
Rachael B. 30.07.21
Absolutely fantastic...made my daughter feel very comfortable and had a beautiful selection of dresses. Highly recommended
Samantha Beldam 11.07.21
Georgina Wellstead 12.2021
Sadie and the team at Brides by Solo are exceptional. They go above and beyond to make sure that you are completely happy and comfortable with your dress. Nothing is too much effort, and their alterations are perfect! I also had embroidered names on my veil, which everyone at my wedding loved. Highly recommend if you want to ensure that you are cared for every step of the way.
Sarah Dellow 19.06.21
Wonderful experience. Excellent customer service very helpful polite and listened to what I wanted in my dress highly recommend.
I would highly recommend Brides by Solo! It was the 2nd wedding dress shop that I went, and they made the whole process so effortless. I couldn’t thank them enough for helping me to find my dream wedding dress. Odette, Grace and Sadie always made me feel so welcome at the shop for my dress fittings. I would also recommend their wedding dress cleaning service; it is so quick and it comes with a lovely keepsake box. The dress came out like new! Thank you so much!
Sophie Rutter 10.2020
I had a lovely experience back in August buying my wedding dress at Brides by Solo with my mum. Odette was fantastic and helped me try on a beautiful selection of dresses and veils before I landed on the right one. My wedding ended up being on 2nd November (brought forward 12 days to get in before lockdown) and I have had so many compliments about my dress. I'm so happy with the service I received.
Laura Burrell 02.11.20
I went to Brides by Solo February 2019; it was the second place I went when dress shopping. As a bigger bride to be, I was sceptical, I didn’t think I’d find a dress anywhere. So, I was extremely surprised when Grace said they had many choices for me. I tried a few on but wasn’t too sure. Then I found one, on a mannequin in the window and it was just breath-taking! But two sizes smaller than I was. Grace was amazing, told me we would get it on me. From the second I seen it I knew I wanted it and I wasn’t disappointed when I tried it on. I left that appointment buzzing! The wonderful ladies kept in touch with me for a year until it was time to go back in to try it on again before it was ordered and I was still very much in love with the dress! I went back a few times to put it back on and then for the alterations as I had lost a lot of weight. Sadie was great and done an amazing job with them! On the day of the wedding, Sadie and grace came to put me in my dress and also helped me get in my shoes too. I felt like such a princess. I plan to go back next year when I go dress shopping for our Scottish blessing. The whole experience with the ladies at brides by solo was a dream from start to end! They also found my glasses that I had lost many months before my wedding! Thank you to Odette, Sadie and Grace!
Kelly Jeffrey 07.10.2020
Absolutely incredible service. From the amazing choice of dresses, to the honest advice and patience when choosing my dress, to absolutely outstanding job that was performed cleaning my dress. Couldn’t recommend them any higher. Professional and helpful at every turn. Plus I must mention that my dress was I think one of the muddiest dress they have ever seen, and the results are amazing, all completely hand washed and the dress looks almost like new again. Thank you so much to all the team.
Caitlyn Saffery-Wooster 15.09.2020
I Just wanted to say thank you so much to you all for your help with my dress! We had such a fun and special day and I’m so excited to wear the dress again next year for our bigger celebration! You have all been fab, especially with fittings during lockdown, and I’m so glad I chose Brides by Solo.
Beth Rattley 29.08.2020
When I got engaged in 2018 the first shop I looked for a dress was Brides by Solo as I live in Newmarket and used to drive by the shop and thought if I ever got married that's the shop I would get my dress from so in November that year me and my maid of honour had a appointment I tried on ten dresses loved the first one but it was the one my maid of honour chose, it was the train at the back that made me go wow so that was my dress it was also extra special my maid of honour my best friend that helped me choose my dress the experience was amazing and when lockdown eased they were amazing. All alterations were done at the shop about 2 months before the wedding I cant thank them enough I felt so beautiful and special all down to the team at brides by solo I would recommend them to any bride to be. A big thank you once again amazing will never forget my time at your shop, magical
Caroline Airey 22.08.20
Brides by solo was my first wedding dress shop and they made the experience nothing short of incredible even during these weird times!! Odette was friendly and reassuring and took the time to explain the process to me. Even when I didn’t have a clue what I wanted she was so patient! In the end I found my dream dress and I cannot wait to wear it!!! Thank you so much ladies for such an amazing day.
Jenny Barrett 07.08.20
I just used their lockdown cleaning service! It was so easy! Odette came to collect the dress (at a safe distance) cleaned it, steamed it and boxed it before bringing it back (again at a safe distance). Took just over a week and results are great! The dirt from underneath the dress has gone and it smells absolutely gorgeous! I now have a lovely box to keep it in which will keep it safe and looking great for ages!
Rachel Louise 27.05.20
Today I visited Brides by Solo having seen a couple of dresses on the website I liked. Odette assisted me throughout the whole process, from booking my appointment to trying on dresses and recommending dresses. Nothing was too much for her. She made me feel incredibly comfortable, and was very knowledgeable about every single dress and sizing. I chose my beautiful dress and am happy I’m in very safe hands when it comes to delivery and alterations. Can’t recommend Odette and her team enough.
Chelsea Moore 08.02.20
The team are so friendly here and I love the way they let me choose my dress. They gave myself, my mum and my bridesmaid the opportunity to walk around for 20 minutes and tag the dresses we like. We were able to try the dresses on in a quiet, intimate space and we had the shops full attention the whole time. They had a beautiful selection of boho dresses. We found the dress on the day and they have been really helpful ever since! Would definitely recommend.
Ola Anderson 18.01.20
Finding my wedding dress with Brides by Solo was a dream, everyone was so kind and helpful and made me feel so special, everything you could want when finding your wedding dress. Thank you to all of the team, and cleaning up my dress spotless as well!
Laura Beeson 03.01.20
The day was beyond perfect, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect time. My experience with brides by solo was amazing! They really care for their clients. It’s nice to find a bridal dress shop that gets just as excited as you when you find your perfect dress, and doesn’t just think about the money. They also recommend places to go for dress alterations etc which is always good! Thank you again for the most perfect and important experience I had.
Katie Finn 30.10.19
I cannot express in words how good these guys are and how supported I felt through the whole dress experience. I knew before getting engaged that I wanted to get my dress from Brides by Solo after visiting with my now sister-in-law 2 years previously to buy her wedding dress. Sadie was amazing with us then and I knew I would be back. Odette helped me choose my dress and I knew it was the one as soon as I tried it on. Sadie did a fabulous job of the "seemingly simple but really not" alterations and it was a dream to wear and fit like it was made specially for me. I cannot thank the team enough and especially Sadie for doing such a fab job of the alterations. I just want to wear it every day still. I felt like the best version of myself on my wedding day. Thank you so much!
Rosie Dickings Morden 30.10.19
The lovely ladies helped me find my beautiful dress even though I hadn’t booked an appointed (I was so new to the game I didn’t know I needed to!) but they were so welcoming and helpful as they had a free slot and confirmed I’d found my perfect dress. Not only that but as I was so undecided on a veil, I had an appointment two weeks before the wedding and decided I wanted one, that they made sure it was in on time for my big day. Thank you, ladies, for all your help and putting me in touch with the best alteration lady ever too!
Frances Mortlock 30.10.19
Odette, you were fantastic and so helpful from the moment I first opened the door to your store. I had struggled with wedding dress shopping as I had a very fixed mindset of what I wanted; you opened my eyes to the most beautiful piece of clothing I have ever worn and encouraged me to try something a little different. I’m so glad you did. I felt amazing on my wedding day and received so many compliments on my dress. The way it fit, the detailing, everything was perfect. Thank you for taking your time with me and ensuring my dress was exactly what I wanted; I made a few adjustments to the dress to really make it ‘my own’ and your suggestions were brilliant - you clearly know what you’re doing! It is clear that you and your team love what you do and I will definitely be recommending you to others. Thanks again.
Danielle Sandeman 09.10.19
My experience of brides by solo was amazing, I had no idea on what style of dress I wanted, the choice was endless. Sadie helped trying on dresses on a very hot day a bit easier with cooling fans in front of me the hole time and refreshments. Life saving. I lost count of the amount of dresses I tried on. Sadie helped narrow it down by asking questions on what I liked about each dress and didn’t like which helped her find the next dress to try on. I would highly recommend Brides by solo to anyone looking for a wedding dress.
Lucy Howes 4.10.19
Odette and all the beautiful ladies at Brides By Solo have been absolutely amazing from start to finish in assisting me in finding my dress. I’m a larger lady and getting close to 50 and thought the choice would be limited but it really wasn’t and they helped all the way with forwarding me to a seamstress to make it more personal for me. I can’t thank you enough and would highly recommend.
Karen Bingham 02.10.19
After my mum getting her wedding dress from here over 25 years ago we visited again in the hope to find my dress and we did!!! All the staff here were fantastic from start to finish, I must have tried on about 10 dresses before finding the one that my sister actually picked out for me! I also got my 2 bridesmaid dresses from here too, which again were perfect. Communication was simple and always happy to answer any questions! If you are looking for the perfect dress then definitely give brides by solo a visit you are sure to find something! We had the most perfect day on Saturday! Thank you to all the staff here!
Becca & Sean
Becca Hebb 31.08.19
I had an absolutely amazing experience at Brides by Solo. Odette spent almost 3 hours with us helping me to choose my perfect dress. I had looked around online, and this was the only store that I felt had the selection of dresses that I would have wanted. A nice, family run business, who spent the entire time I was there focused on me. I only needed to visit one shop, once, before I found my dress. I tried on A LOT, and was advised what would suit my shape, and what I should try and avoid (based on a few strict criteria I had), with Odette bringing our 'wild cards' with one actually making it down to my final 3 dresses. I went in with an idea of what I wanted, and came out with something completely different. That is the benefit of having so many dresses available. Couldn't have asked for better service. I placed my order then and there, and cannot wait to see the dress when it has been made. Very happy customer, and would recommend to anyone.
Nicole Cox 12.08.19
I have just collected my wedding dress after it was cleaned by Brides by solo. I’m so pleased with the results; it looks brand new. Now it’s all nicely packed into a beautiful storage box with acid free tissue paper. Lovely ladies, very helpful and knowledgeable.
Christine Ellesley 10.01.19
I just wanted to send you a quick message to thank you all so much for all your help in finding me the perfect wedding dress!! I remember walking in for my first appointment and describing my dream dress, and Odette found just that and was so lovely to deal with from the off!
We had the most perfect day and couldn't have asked for more. We were also incredibly lucky with the weather! Sadie - thank you so much for your perfect alterations. You were so patient, helpful and lovely every time I came in. I have to confess that I didn't use the hook, I was too in love with the train and miraculously managed not to tear my dress at all! Thank you for giving me a proper bust for my wedding day too. My favourite quote from my 7-year-old nephew as I put my dress on was "your boobs are way bigger than they were yesterday"! My hips didn’t look too bad on the day either?? Grace - thank you so much for all your help too. You were very friendly and helpful every time we can in and I'm sure you have a very promising career ahead of you.
Claire Withey April 2018
I came across brides by solo when I first started wedding dress shopping. It was my first-time dress shopping & it was my first dress I tried on that I fell in love with. Odette was absolutely fantastic and made everything so easy for us. Would definitely recommend, good service, beautiful dresses & a lovely welcome from the ladies whom work there. I got married last week & it was the best day of my entire life, & I felt absolutely beautiful.
Amy Battiste 10.10.2018
A fantastic first wedding dress shop experience. I can’t recommend Odette as Solo enough! She made me feel welcome & comfortable from the moment I entered the shop. She had a great variety of dresses available at excellent prices!
Got my wedding dress from here.... from the very first appointment odette and her team made me feel welcome, comfortable and they really listened to what I wanted. Highly recommended Brides By Solo, not only for the beautiful range of dresses they offer but also for the professional and lovely women who work there.
What a wonderful, helpful friendly service these lovely ladies supply. Dresses are amazing and nothing is too much trouble for them. Sasha helped me and was fantastic. I highly recommend going here. Thank you for your wonderful help
Naz Ekin Yilmaz
I hope you are well! Our wedding was an absolute dream come true! We got married at the Valley of Fire State park (about 90 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip) and it was breath-taking! Everything went perfect as well!! I have attached a few pictures for you to choose from! Thank you so much for everything! You were an absolute pleasure to work with!
Sadie helped my daughter Aimee with her dress last year and was amazing so when it was my turn I went back. I couldn’t find the exact dress I wanted & was about to leave to have a serious think when Odette said she had one “winking” at her. (a Maggie Sottero). It wasn’t at all what I had in mind but boy when I put it on it was the most stunning dress ever & as an older bride, I felt amazing too. I can’t thank Brides by Solo enough for making both our days the best. Thank you everyone x
Sadie and the team have been unbelievably helpful with my beautiful dream wedding dress. I had seen what I thought was ‘the one’ when shopping online and when I was asked if I’d seen anything I liked, my dress was waiting for me and in my size. It was just meant to be. After trying on so many other dresses, I came back the next day and ordered it straight away. Every visit and every fitting, Sadie couldn’t have made me felt more at ease. I have loved every minute and couldn’t be more grateful. Thank you so much xxx
Wedding was wonderful and veil was perfect, sadly didn't last that long in the wind. Thanks so much for your help and creativity! It really was magical to wear, and thank you so so much for helping me with it all!
I used brides by solo for the cleaning and boxing of my wedding dress. Although I didn’t buy my dress from them, they were so helpful and were able to get those stubborn marks off the hem of the dress.
Thank you very much for restoring my beautiful dress back to its original state. I highly recommend their services. (They also had some beautiful dresses in the shop too!)
Can’t thank brides by solo enough for helping me find my dream wedding dress last year.
After having a bad experience elsewhere they put my mind at ease and made me feel so welcome. All the girls are so friendly. There was no pressure and wasn’t made to feel rushed at all. Gorgeous selection of dresses. Thank you for making it such a wonderful experience!!
I don't even know where to begin with thank you all for everything. It's hard to believe a year ago I was in your shop and said "yes to the dress". Every step of the way you were all nothing but welcoming to me and my family. You all became part of my wedding journey with me. To think our journey together started with me entering a simple Facebook competition. I started my wedding dress hunt with not a single idea of what I wanted and we sure did have fun trying on every style of dress I think possible. However, I came out with a clear idea of exactly what I wanted. From this day forward I had set my heart on one dress, one dress which was not in store, though in time it did come in. When I received the phone call to say the dress had arrived, I was so eager to try it on. I knew as soon as I put it on it was the dress. Once the dress was ordered and my dress arrived in store, the alterations were brilliant. My daughter loved coming to these sessions as she really did feel comfortable to be herself around you all. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for helping me find my perfect dress. I loved it then, when I wore it and even looking at it hanging in the bag!
I visited brides by solo to find my perfect wedding dress!
After choosing 9 or so dresses to try on I had my heart set on one dress. Before trying them on I was told to let them know what I did and didn't like about each one and to be specific, after trying them all on they went and found me 3 dresses I hadn't chosen to try on based on the feedback I had given about each dress. The dress I chose ended up being the very last one I tried on, one they had chosen for me based on what I said and one that seeing it hung up I would never have picked it out myself, they really listened to me and were amazing at what they do! My mum also found her dress here 26 years ago! Thank you so much!
Brides by Solo made my dress buying experience so special and catered for my slightly niche requirement for a 50s style silhouette. Their service was outstanding and all alterations made were done seamlessly and on time. Highly recommend Brides by Solo!
I went in with my sister and my daughter just before we went into lockdown #2. Booking the appointment via the website and email was a stress-free experience and I was able to quickly organise a date and time to come in. I had an idea of the dress that I wanted and sent this through on email before my appointment.
On arrival we were greeted by Odette - she is very warm and welcoming and immediately put me at ease. She told us the process and that due to Covid we couldn’t touch the dresses in the showroom but she would show them to me as we browsed the store. As I looked round, I was overwhelmed with all the choice but Odette was very good at suggesting styles based on what I had told her. The fitting room and try on process was expertly guided and I tried on about 6 dresses before I found the one! Odette was very helpful in telling me about options that I could have to add straps, adjustments, lace, etc. really was helpful as I didn’t have a clue!
If you’re looking for a lovely business who have years of experience in matching brides to be to their perfect dress, then I cannot recommend highly enough Odette and her team at Brides by Solo in Newmarket. A wonderful experience and I can’t wait to share my photos of my big day next year in my beautiful dress!
Thank you to all Brides by solo Newmarket Odette and Sadie took the best care of me whilst finding and fitting my wedding dress. As soon as I put it on, I knew it was the one (which was amazing considering I'd spotted it online via Mark Lesley bridalwear and most people say you don't ended liking what you think you will once you have the dress on - but I did ).
As I'm quite short Sadie had her work cut out for her doing my alterations, but she did it perfectly (and some might say I gave her something to keep her busy doing this quitter than usual time for the wedding industry).
Thank you both so much, you made me feel like I was visiting friends every time I came in and was always such an exciting time with you even though it wasn't 100% definite that our wedding would go ahead as planned because of covid.
I was quite nervous about trying to find a dress as I left it last minute to pick one only a few months before I was due to get married! Odette was so kind and helpful when helping me, all my nervousness went away and I had a really fun and happy day finding my dress. highly recommend! my mum also got her wedding dress from this shop many years ago and It was really special to go to the same shop and have a great experience together all the staff were super friendly and helpful.
Totally recommend! It was a difficult journey to choose from many designers on the market but also to find the style appropriate for me & my wedding in NYC.
I found my perfect dress finally in BBS, I attended originally as they stock Mark Lesley gowns. During the initial enquiry the particular dress I wanted to see didn’t appear to be stocked BUT it transpired after the first appointment, the dress I had provisionally chosen was the actual dress but in a blush! I later visited with mum & shortly after committed to the dress in Ivory & the rest is history. All the ladies are lovely but Sadie was my lady from the offset. She was extremely patient, supportive & even when, after my first fitting, I changed from heels to converse, Sadie was reassuring when re-pinning the dress again. Big thank you to a very lovely knowledgeable lady who will be fondly remembered.
I had my dress cleaned by Odette, post the wedding, ready for the reception in the UK. Sadie kindly repaired my dress hem which had unfortunately been damaged and good as new!
After this I was really sad not to have those visits to look forward to. However, I have fantastic memories which I will never forget and will also revisit should I renew my vows in the future to purchase a dress.
Thank you to Odette & Grace too who were also very lovely at different stages via telephone, email & FB messenger during my journey ... it truly is the little touches which also provide reassurance to a bride that only a bride will understand! I have, and will again in the future recommend this special little shop.
I had a wonderful experience finding my wedding dress at Brides by Solo, everyone was so friendly, kind and I was made to feel very comfortable. I can’t wait to have my dress alterations done there too. A really lovely bunch and very professional.
Loved my experience at brides by solo, found my perfect dress in just one visit! The girls are so lovely and friendly, and they really know their stuff!
Friendly service, wonderful attention to detail. Very knowledgeable about the dresses and what would suit my daughter. Nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend this shop.
I happened to stumble across brides by solo by pinning one of the dresses on Pinterest, when I realised it was an actual UK shop and in Suffolk, I was instantly on the phone to book my appointment. Odette was so patient with me, although I knew I wanted a tea length dress, they were all so beautiful I think I tried on 11 before Odette chose one out for me, it was a dress I would have never chosen but as soon as I put it on I knew it would be the one - I'm glad I was picky otherwise I would have never had that dress! I wasn't made to feel uncomfortable not once, even as a slightly bigger bride, Odette, really put me at ease. As we were getting married in Scotland, on February I also purchased a beautiful shawl to go with my dress, which still gets used now for special occasions. Thank you so much everyone at brides by solo.