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Smart Brides

5/6 Conniberry Junction, Fr. Browne Avenue, Portlaoise, Co Laois
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Reviews for Smart Brides

4.8/5
25 reviews
Quality of service4.7/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness4.8/5
Flexibility4.7/5
Professionalism4.7/5
Review by stephanie killeen
9th Aug 2019
Smart brides could not have done more for me or made me feel any more special when shopping for my dress, it was my very 1st shop and I bought it and it was amazing
Response from Smart Brides
Thanks so much for your kind words. You were an absolute pleasure to look after. xx
Review by Evie j
9th Jul 2016
I would definitely recommend smart brides, I found the girls really nice, very helpful and knowledgeable about what styles suit different body shapes. I found my perfect dress in September and just collected it last week, can't wait to wear it!!!!!
Response from Smart Brides
Hi Evie, thanks so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that you are happy with your gorgeous dress and hope that everything goes perfectly in the run up to your big day - if there's anything else we can do to help just let us know xx
Review by Sadie
4th Jun 2016
From the minute I stepped in the door of this beautiful store I just knew this was where I was going to find "The Dress"!!! I brought my Mum and two bridesmaids with me and they were equally as blown away with the five star service we received. The bridal lounges are super luxurious and the range of dresses to choose from was just amazing. After trying on six dresses the consultant had chosen for me I fell madly in love with my dress and knew it was the one. The consultant helped me finish the whole look with veil and accessories and I could imagine what I was going to look like on the day.Smart Brides could not have been more helpful I would highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a stress free experience with the added feel of luxury.
Response from Smart Brides
Hi Sadie! Thanks so much for your kind words. You were an absolute pleasure to look after. xx
Review by Carole Mc Laughlin
14th Nov 2015
Could not recommend Smart Brides enough, they were so professional, helpful and generally nice people to deal with. Nothing was a problem, I had a great experience with them.
Response from Smart Brides
Our huge thanks for your kind words! :)
Review by Aisling
14th Nov 2015
Was delighted at first when I found my dress as Lynne was amazing... Pity the same can't be said for the rest of the staff members. Had nothing but issues with staff and trying to make an appointment once I had picked the dress and they got a big chunk of the cost. Upon collecting the dress I was with another member of staff and she was useless!! It was the opening weekend of the move to their new premises and they were offering additional discounts for goods purchased, I wanted to get my bridesmaid jewellery but they only had 3 of the sets I wanted (I only wanted 3 anyway) but if I purchased them they had none left for display, they were awaiting more to come in so I did them a favour by not taking the items from stock then and cleaning them out of display and I was advised that they would contact me when more came in. They did not contact me, Ii had to chase them and then they refused to give me the additional discount. I am still waiting on the receipt from my dress as the printer was also down the day I collected it. Its such a pity that bad staff and bad decisions made the lasting impression for me as they do have a good selection of dresses but if I had my time back I would not have purchased as I felt like it was all about me until they got my deposit and then they didn't care less. Not impressed!!!
Review by Colette
1st Sep 2015
Had the most amazing experience here looking for my wedding dress. I do not like clothes shopping and was dreading the event but I had the best time here ?lovely, bright space, ?stunning dresses in every style you can imagine and I am happy to say that I found my own dress here the girls were brilliant, so patient and helpful. Thank you so much for helping me find my perfect dress!
Response from Smart Brides
Thanks so much for your lovely review Colette!
Review by CC
13th Jun 2015
Went to Smart Brides to try on some dresses with my mum and bridesmaids and I cant speak more highly of the place. It was my first place to try on dresses bu I have since tried a few more places and there were no where near as good service as the wonderful ladies in Smart Brides. I was never rushed once, helped throughout the entire time with dress ideas, getting in and out of the dresses and having styles picked out for me based on what I did and didn't like. I also think i found the dress so I will definitely be back down. I would recommend to anyone and already have!
Response from Smart Brides
Hello! Thank you so much for your kind words. It was my pleasure!!!
Review by Juanita
29th May 2015
Fantastic service, friendly and professional consultants, and a huge array of dresses at fantastic prices. Really couldn't fault smart brides in any way. Never imagined that I would walk into my first bridal appointment and walk out with my dream dress but I did.
Review by CB
18th Apr 2015
Beautiful shop, beautiful dresses and beautiful staff. It ended up being a total stress free experience despite me expecting the total opposite, I absolutely fell in love with my dress the minute I tried it on! Highly recommend Smart Brides!
Review by Sarah Conway-Smyth
11th Apr 2015
Highly recommend Smart brides! The girls are fantastic, so professional and informed, they make your experience picking a dress fun calm and exciting with zero stress! The dresses are beautiful! Lots to chose from and reasonably priced. I had a fantastic experience at Smart brides and found my dream dress!
Review by Clare
16th Mar 2015
Kelly and Adele were so helpful. They were so nice and friendly, I really enjoyed the whole experience from start to finish as soon as we walked in the door. They weren't pushy and helped me to pick the dress that I was happy in. And I LOVED the dress I chose - for a fraction of the price of other bridal boutiques. Everyone commented on how fab the dress was and some of my friends have already gone to Smart Brides to get their dresses for their own big days.
Review by Clare Ní Cholmáin
17th May 2014
The two ladies in Smart Brides were so welcoming, friendly and helpful. There is a great range of dresses at good value prices and a nice, comfortable changing area. It is great that they give longer appointments than other stores as you really need the extra time when choosing a wedding dress. I have happily recommended this shop to others after buying my own dress there.
Review by Bróna Byrne
15th May 2014
Went to Smart Brides in Portlaoise and was very apprehensive about going wedding dress shopping to begin with but the manager, Lynn, put me at ease from the moment I walked through the door. The store is beautiful and all the dresses I tried were amazing, any number of them I would have happily bought. I am so looking forward to wearing my dress on the day. The time and attention to detail that I received was second to none, and I was so happy with this experience. I would highly recommend this store to any bride!!!
Review by Rebecca
Smart brides offer an amazing service. On my first trip there I had no idea what I wanted so I tried on loads. I didn't find my dress that day but kept an eye on their website. I saw some dresses by a designer I liked on their Facebook page so called in again and found my amazing dress. The girls there are so professional and helpful. Not only did I get my dream dress but my bridesmaids dresses as well. The service is second to none, they have a huge selection of dresses and their prices are super too. Worth a visit.
Review by Grace K
A Big Thank you to Smart Brides, Not only did I find my amazing Wedding dress but the whole experience from beginning to end was a delight. On My first trip to Smart Brides I didn’t find the dress but really enjoyed the whole experience. Lydia was so helpful and I left the shop feeling hopeful. For the next 3 months I went to numerous Wedding shops – I couldn’t get over the difference in service. Smart Brides kept popping back into my head so I decided to return with my Mum. Adele was so patient with me. With her advice and help – I found my dream dress. The shop is Beautiful, Prices are great and staff are excellent. What more could you want. ?
Review by Sandra
This was my first dress shopping experience and I went there with a vague idea of the styles and shapes that I liked. I walked out an hour later with the perfect dress at an amazing price. Their showroom was beautifuly laid out with a huge selection to choose from and they were so helpful and welcoming. The whole experience was lovely and they gave great advice on how I could alter my dress to add the splash of purple that I would love to have in it. This shop is well worth a visit and I honestly could not recommend Smart Brides highly enough.
Review by Mary
I would highly recommend Smart Brides. The dresses are fantastic. I tried alot of bridal shops for dresses and Smart Brides were by far the best for the selection of dresses that they have on offer and the girls working in the shop are so helpful. I also got my veil in smart brides which was perfect. The new smart Brides shop is also super.
Review by Helen
I cannot speak highly enough of smart brides. Found a gem of a dress at a fab price with the help of kelly. The shop is gorgeous and well laid out. I was able to shop for my dress in a relaxed, laid back environment with no pressure to buy. This shop is definitely worth a stop on any brides list!
Review by Brenda
I really enjoyed my experience with "Smart Brides". The two girls could not be more helpful. The studio is amazing, i loved the lay out and how spacious it is. I was finding the wedding dress shopping daunting but as soon as i went to "Smart Brides" they made me feel totally at ease. I decided on my dress there & am so excited to wear it for my wedding in December.
Review by Karen
Fabulous boutique, Amazing dresses and absolutely lovely staff, they made it all so easy for me, i would highly recommend Smart Brides :)
Review by kelley
Ive had to write this to encourage any bride to be to visit smartbrides.Adele was AMAZING and so helpful.as soon as she got an idea of what i liked she had so many options for me.I found my perfect dream dress and to say I felt like a princess is an understatement.The shop is stunning and the dresses are immaculate.I could not be happier and thats all down to Adele at Smartbrides.Thank you soooooooooo much.
Review by Laura
My sister and I were in your shop on Saturday at 2. We ended up leaving the store having bought an absolutely stunning gown from you. (Kelly) I loved the atmosphere and the idea of the shop and thought I should 1.Say the store is amazing and 2. I will definitely come back when I get married and recommend you to everyone. My sister is over the moon with her dress and I thought your service was amazing and very helpful. Keep up the great work.
Review by Elaina
I was blown away with Adele and Smart Brides - the shop is beautiful, the dresses are in immaculate condition and there's a great selection of them, and Adele herself is so enthusiastic and knowledgeable - I felt so well looked after. Adele talked to me about what I liked and what I wanted, and after trying on 5 dresses, I found mine. Adele's ideas for alterations and customising the dress to suit my tastes were perfect and she is so accommodating and reassuring when there's such a huge selection in front of you! A shop full of gorgeous, pristine gowns, and unbelievably good value too. Couldn't recommend it more highly.
Review by Janice
Thanks very much for showing me all your beautiful dresses. Your selection is great which I haven't managed to find anywhere else and all very reasonably priced. Your friendly and professional service is second to none. I'm delighted that I came across your site and found the gorgeous one of a kind Hilary Morgan vintage dress. It's just perfect and I'd probably still be looking if it wasn't for you. I would highly recommend Smart Brides to any brides out there. Your missing out if you don't pay Adele a visit. Wishing you every success in your business and thanks again for helping me find "THE DRESS".
Review by Kim
where do i start with this testimonial....?? words cant describe the personal care and attention to detail that adele gave me from the evening i stepped into the room and tried on the first dress til the night i left with the dress of my dreams. I had two meetings with adele and she was so supportive and really cared abt wat i needed i tried on at least 10 dresses in the two sessions but there was only one for me and adele went to great depths to help me find it . Ive made a lovely friend whos truely deserving of the fantastic success her business will have in no time . thankyou so so much adele your the best in the world.......... :o)
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