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Renee F. · Getting married on 07/03/2022
Skilled and personable shop!
A small and friendly shop! I love how I got to view photos of their available dresses in a binder, rather than sifting through racks of dresses. It made it so much easier, especially because I had no idea what I wanted in a dress! They even have their binders organized by price so you can make sure you stay within your budget. Sue and her family always welcomed me with open arms each visit, and made me feel comfortable. They share in the excitement of your big day! They’re knowledgeable about dresses and the wedding industry, and ensured my dress was altered exactly to my liking. Thank you Carolyn Allen’s for helping me find the most important dress I will ever purchase!Sent on 03/30/2021
Jennifer N. · Getting married on 06/04/2021
Saved the Day!
I had arranged for Carolyn Allen's to steam my dress the day before my Disney wedding - They were so great to work with! They were so accommodating and it was so convenient that they were able to come to our hotel to do the steaming services. Sue absolutely saved the day - Not only did she do the steaming, but upon arriving in Florida, we discovered that somehow during our travels there were a few spots on the gown that had become discolored. I was absolutely horrified, but Sue was able to get the spots out completely!! I was amazed!Sent on 06/02/2019
Jessica G. · Married on 10/04/2020
Perfect for Alterations and Tailoring for Wedding
Sue and Keith were so wonderful to work with on the alterations for my wedding dress and for my husband’s suit! They are so detail-oriented and have so many years of experience, we knew we could count on them to help make us look our best for our wedding day! It was so easy to communicate with them, and they made sure everything looked perfect for the happiest day of our lives. We 100% recommend you choose Carolyn Allen’s for all your alteration and tailoring needs!Sent on 10/12/2020
Shanna · Married on 10/25/2019
A delightful family business worth visiting!
I was referred to Carolyn Allen's Bridal by a random stranger on Facebook who absolutely RAVED about them. And I am not disappointed! Sue and her family are the kindest, sweetest people you will ever meet, and are committed to making you feel like a princess for your special day. She even customized the sleeves of my dress to make it a unique reflection of me. It's clear that she takes great care and pride in her work. I had visited another dress shop in downtown Orlando to look at the same dress, but chose to drive further to Carolyn Allen's because of the attentive service and professionalism that I found there. I very highly recommend!Sent on 11/06/2019
Brittany · Married on 06/29/2019
Our wedding was at Disney, and I needed my dress as well as my Mom's dress steamed. They did a fabulous job and were wonderful to work with throughout the whole process!Sent on 07/05/2019
Caroline · Married on 06/28/2019
Great Experience from Start to Finish
I had a fantastic experience working with Carolyn Allen Bridals for my wedding dress. Kathleen was very helpful when I went in to try on dresses. She provided a book to look through to pick which dresses I wanted to try on, and based on my style she provided some additional selections as well. She did not put any pressure on me during the shopping experience and allowed me to come back before I purchased to try on the dress once more. Many other stores that I visited had rules about how many dresses you could try or whether you could take pictures, but Carolyn Allen was extremely flexible and accommodating during shopping.
I ended up buying a Stella York sample dress on a huge sale that was well under my budget. I knew the dress would need a lot of alterations, but Sue was there when I was purchasing my dress to talk me through what work she could do to make the dress fit me. When it came time to do the alterations, Sue had to practically rebuild the dress, but she did an amazing job! She was so patient when I asked for every little detail to be perfect, and the extensive alterations were extremely affordable. By the end of the process, Kathleen and Sue made me feel like family! I’m so glad I ended up at Carolyn Allen – you will truly be taken care of and receive top-notch service!Sent on 09/02/2019
Gina K. · Married on 05/11/2019
Best of the Best!
Sue and her team are amazing at what they do! They came to our resort room to steam 6 gowns, 1 bridal gown, and press 7 suits! They were completely finished in less than 2 hours! They are so careful with each garment and are so sweet and easy to talk to! I would definitely recommend to anyone who is inquiring!Sent on 12/11/2019
Kimberly · Married on 04/27/2019
Wedding Dress and Bridesmaids Dress
I had researched the style of dress as soon as I got engaged. Stella York was the designer that I was drawn too. Carolyn Allen carried wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses (Sorella Vita). When I arrived I felt very comfortable. As I tried on many dresses the staff was very patient, accommodating and informative. The have been around and seen it all when it comes to weddings. I also had my bridesmaids buy their dresses there as well. The majority of my bridesmaids went back to get their dress altered there. Everyone of them mentioned to me how nice and accommodating the staff was. I will be going back to them to get my dress preserved, cleaned and would recommend alterations as well!! Great place that treats you like family!Sent on 08/07/2019
Arianna · Married on 03/23/2019
Sue and her husband who run the store are incredible! Such fun and caring people! They have a wide selection of dresses and were able to find me many dresses to try on in the style I was looking for. They are super easy to work with and have very reasonable pricing! Everyone loved my dress on my wedding day! Thank you!!Sent on 03/26/2019
Amanda · Married on 02/24/2019
Fast great service
Brought her my wedding dress 6 weeks before my wedding to be altered and she did a fantastic job!! She hemmed the bottom of my dress and shortened the straps, with enough time to do anything else I would need after my final fitting! She was so kind and professional and also altered my mother’s dress is 2 weeks to exactly what she wanted!!Sent on 03/02/2019
Lauren · Married on 12/04/2016
I can't say enough wonderful things about this shop. Sue and Keith became friends throughout the process. They were patient in the choosing process and offered their thoughts and suggestions, were helpful and flexible if I needed to reschedule a fitting, and really cared about making sure my dress was perfect for my special day. I would recommend this shop to anyone getting married, and I can guarantee you wouldn't be disappointed!Sent on 12/30/2016
Akshay · Married on 12/04/2016
I had a wonderful experience with this bridal shop. I had a multicultural wedding so there were two ceremonies. I bought my American wedding dress here and ordered the other outfit from India. Sue was kind enough to stitch my top for the Indian outfit and it turned out beautifully! I was in love with both of my outfits and so happy with the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff here. They knew who I was each time I came in for my fittings which made it seem like I was visiting a friend. I would highly recommend this establishment to any bride.Sent on 12/13/2016
Celeste · Married on 11/18/2016
I started looking for my bridal dress around 2 months before my wedding day, visited a few popular bridal shops in Orlando but didn't find a special dress for my wedding, special customer service or the guidance you need when shopping for your wedding dress. I found Carolyn's Allen's shop conveniently located by the Premium Outlets. I called and got an appointment set up for the same day, I asked if I could bring my 9 month old baby and they actually loved it. In less than an hour I found my perfect dress !! It was a pleasure dealing with this family run business. Everyone is extremely friendly, courteous and professional. They are keen on listening to your needs and finding the perfect dress within your budget. Sue did an amazing job altering my dress and designing straps for me. They were also very helpful in assisting my husband find the right tuxedo rental.Sent on 01/08/2017
Kasima · Married on 11/14/2016
We used Carolyn Allen's for multiple services: gown steaming, tuxedo rentals, gown cleaning/preservation. Kathleen and her parents were absolutely wonderful to work with. We were planning a destination wedding so there was a lot of anxiety and nerves around these particular services but we could not have been happier working with them- they were incredibly responsive to my many questions and their willingness to travel to our hotels for the rental fittings, steaming, drop-offs, and pick-ups, etc. was incredibly wonderful and appreciated.Sent on 02/09/2017
Since we were traveling I was actually able to carry my wedding dress with me, but I know many others that have used their services and shipped their dresses to them in advance, so that's a great option if you need it. Plus their willingness to accommodate our schedules in terms of picking up the rentals and my dress after the wedding was so nice and a huge relief. I also got my cleaned and preserved wedding dress back shipped back home to me in great time and condition. I could go on and on, but basically they're great and the best and I could not recommend them highly enough.
Julie · Married on 11/05/2016
Carolyn Allen Bridal is an exceptional place - it is a family owned and family operated business in Orlando. Sue and Keith, the owners, are very professional and attentive, not to mention fun to be with! :) Sue is able to guide you in the selection of a dress that is the best for each bride. They have a good selection of beautiful designer dresses, many of which are available on sale, as they are off-rack. Sue and Keith helped my daughter find the perfect dress that she felt beautiful in, and then Sue tailored it to fit her perfectly, hemming it and pulling it in at the waist and the chest, so that she felt comfortable and confident to walk the aisle and then dance the night away. Sue is a fantastic seamstress and very professional. She did all of the pinning, tucking, and sewing herself. Very, very happy!!Sent on 12/28/2016
Caroline · Married on 09/04/2016
Prompt, really friendly, and did a quick and fantastic job steaming my gown, my bridesmaids' dresses, and the MOB/MOG dresses! They had to come to my hotel room at 8 am to be finished before the hair/makeup started, but they were a pleasant start to our morning. Even better, the preservation service was so easy to use - I just left the gown and the form with bell services, and they texted me within 15 minutes that they had picked it up! So stress-free, the whole experience was great.Sent on 09/12/2016
Becky · Married on 08/28/2016
The couple who own Carolyn Allen's Bridal are by far the nicest couple I have ever met. The lady works with you the entire time, making sure that you are happy with your dress choice and she is very honest, which is awesome! The have a wide variety of dresses to choose from and they make you feel so comfortable when you are there! I would definitely recommend them!!Sent on 09/06/2016
Elizabeth · Married on 06/04/2016
If there was a way to rate them 10 out of 5, I would in a heartbeat!! The staff here is so amazing. We enjoyed going to visit them for fittings and are definitely going to stop in occasionally just to visit them even though the wedding is over :). I found them by looking for a designer that isn't carried in most stores, and was pleased with their selections. They keep up with current styles and new designs, my dress was not even out on the designers website before I got to try it on. And the alterations were done with dedication and an eye for detail. I never felt pushed, rushed, or ignored. Everything turned out perfect, and I love the way my dress looked in pictures! THANK YOU GUYS!Sent on 06/21/2016
ALSO, get your bridesmaids, groom, and groomsmen attire there as well! I didn't and I regret it so much!!
User5204585 · 2+ years ago
I don't even know where to begin with them. From beginning, dress shopping and finding my perfect dress with my friends and family, to end, my final fitting after several rounds of alterations, Carolyn Allen's was FANTASTIC. I can't recommend them enough. One of the best decisions I made throughout my planning process was buying my dream dress through them. Thank you all so much for everything!Sent on 04/28/2016
Renea · Married on 03/19/2016
I may be a little premature in this review since my process is not yet final... But to date the Bridal shop has been Amazing!!! From the very first call, trying on all the gowns to purchasing the One that brought me here in the first place! Love it! Gown came in much quicker than I anticipated, tried it on yesterday! My first fitting is in Dec when my mom comes to town, I can't wait for her to meet these Fabulous women! They sure gave taken alot of stress off my shoulders!Sent on 09/11/2015
Amy · Married on 01/30/2016
Beyond perfect!! Above and beyond my wildest expectations! The most sincere family owned business in the game. They heard exactly what I wanted, and pulled the dress of my dreams straight off the bat.Sent on 02/07/2016
I originally walked in because they are a Stella York distributer. Not one did they have my favorite gown designer but they had the dress I had been eying for years.
They do the alterations in house, give you the most personalized experience, and genuinely treat you like family. I actually cried walking out of my final fitting because I will miss seeing this family frequently! The best part of my wedding planning experience, hands down. They even delivered my dress on the wedding day! Just the best!!
Thank you so much!!
Laura · Married on 11/09/2015
I live in the Los Angeles area and decided on a destination wedding at Disney World. Our wedding coordinator recommended Carolyn Allen's for dress storage, delivery, and steaming services. Everything was so simple and efficient; we had great email communication and everything was made very clear regarding pricing. My dress shipped out about 2 weeks prior to the wedding and they called me as soon as it arrived in their shop. They delivered my dress directly to my hotel room, steamed my dress and veil, and also steamed my mother-in-law's dress and husband's suit. Everyone I interacted with was so nice, knew all about Disney weddings and our wedding venue, and even gave us some recommendations for things to do in the park!Sent on 11/16/2015
Mara · Married on 10/15/2015
This is such a wonderful bridal salon. I had been to three others on my hunt for the perfect dress. A coworker recommended Carolyn Allen's, because they had done amazing alterations on her dress. I am so fortunate that she recommended them. I was surprised to find that they had all the dresses I had been pinning on pinterest! I decided on a Stella York gown, and I was impressed by the reasonable prices. Even the extensive alterations were well below my budget.Sent on 10/15/2016
The entire team there makes you feel like part of a family. Their goal is to make sure you love how you look and that the dress fits perfectly. I am a petite, plus-size girl, and I never thought I would feel as beautiful as I did. I loved my dress but I was hoping for a more modest neckline. They recommended a custom alteration using beaded sleeves as an addition to the neckline. The end result was gorgeous! They were patient with me at each fitting and you could tell that they genuinely cared about the customers and the work they did. Their attention to detail and genuine care is more than I ever expected.
They have my highest recommendation, and I cannot thank them enough!
Christina · Married on 09/19/2015
Carolyn Allen's was the first place I walked into to try on dresses, and it turned out to be exactly where I needed to go. You truly feel welcome there from the moment you step in the door. The appointment times are booked well so you never feel rushed, and you get the attention and care that you need. I never felt any pressure at all. As a followup, I was emailed some new styles that came in, and immediately set an appointment for one of those dresses. It turned out to be my perfect dress. It was then altered just in a few places to make me feel just perfect for my big day. Each time I went in for a fitting (which was a good two hour drive), I can say I looked forward to seeing everyone. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I definitely recommend a visit there for your wedding needs.Sent on 10/05/2015
User4960474 · 2+ years ago
Seriously... do not go anywhere else. From the moment I walked in for my appointment I felt taken care of and in very competent hands. I got to select from pictures what I wanted to try on versus someone just pulling random dresses off the rack. They listened to my feedback about the dresses I was trying on and were able to make wonderful recommendations of dresses they were familiar with in the shop. We found something in a matter of hours, it was on sale, and they were able to make all the alterations on site. They were always prepared for me to visit for fittings and were so pleasant to be around. They got to know my family that was waiting, provided a personalized experienced and would remember things that I told them from visit to visit. They are true professionals and so good at what they do. I didn't worry about anything. They were so patient with me when I was indecisive and never made a face, look or even whispered a negative thought about trying out different dresses or during the alteration brainstorm. I wanted to add some sparkly material to the dress and they just got it, they totally got my vision. They were so helpful in assisting me with decisions and options. I really can't say enough about this place. Don't waste your time anywhere else.Sent on 09/22/2015