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Jess · Getting married on 10/26/2019
I was extremely overwhelmed when I began looking for a wedding dress and Tamzen’s was recommended to me by a friend. From the moment we walked in, Tammy was kind and very helpful! She picked out dresses I never would have imagined myself in but she also listened to my vision. She was very patient and didn’t push me into purchasing. This was my first visit but it will definitely not be my last! If you are looking for a great bridal shop in Central PA, I cannot recommend enough! Thank you, Tammy!
Lindsey · Getting married on 07/13/2019
I wish there was a way to give more than 5 stars because I would give 10 stars for the excellent service and care I received at Tamzen’s Bridal at Butler Manor. I have been to multiple bridal stores between shopping for my sister’s wedding dress and mine and NOTHING compares to the care we received with Tammy. First, they shut down the entire store for your wedding appointment, so you never have to deal with other brides walking by your mirror or big wedding parties crowding your space. It creates the feel of having a little bridal show for your family and bridal party, starring you – who wouldn’t want that?! I would hate it when I went to other bridal salons and they said the same thing as everyone else, “oh, honey you look great in everything,” which we all know is false. Tammy tells you exactly what dresses flatter you and which dress will look perfect for your wedding theme. She never tries to push you into anything or make you second guess your decision. We all have this image in our mind of how we want to look on our wedding day, I had selected a few wedding dresses that I thought matched my image. After trying on 2 dresses, Tammy pulls out this wedding dress that is the EXACT color, style, and image I had imagined for my wedding dress. My family could not get over how this was the best “wedding dress experience” they ever had. If I could describe Tammy, she would be the long-lost Aunt I never had. Tammy makes you feel like family and I don’t think anything is better than that.
Kelly · Getting married on 07/13/2019
A wonderful experience!
All I can say about my experience at Tamzen's is WOW! Tamzen is so knowledgeable and caring. She did a wonderful job of making my family and I feel right at home in the shop. She made wonderful recommendations about which dresses to try on. The dress I ended up choosing was actually one of her 'wild card' choices for me! Tamzen also makes great recommendations for the way your dress should be ordered in to make the alteration process easier. She will also recommend various different seamstresses in the area that she knows and trusts, which I really appreciated! I would recommend anyone looking for a wedding gown to make an appointment at Tamzen's!!
Alyssa Young · Getting married on 06/21/2019
Thumbs up to Tamzen's Bridal!!!
Tamzen's Bridal is amazing! I would highly recommend them to any bride. I just had a baby so I was very self conscious about how I looked. When I made the appointment I was super nervous because I knew I wasn't where I wanted to be size wise. When I got there Tamzen was immediately welcoming me and my bridesmaids. I didn't know what to expect walking in. At places like David's Bridal you seem any people around watching, but at Tamzen's Bridal you have the store to yourself, which made me so much more comfortable. Once I picked out a few dresses, Tamzen helped me try them on. Again, she was very professional and also very helpful in helping me find the perfect dress! That was the first and only place I went to. My bridesmaids also got their dresses there as well. They too had an amazing experience.
Kate Parsons · Getting married on 05/25/2019
Bought a sample dress - unseen and it was AMAZING!
Buying a wedding dress can be a tough process. Buying a wedding dress online can be even more difficult. Buying a sample dress, for a great price was a huge gamble... I was biting my nails waiting for it to come! BUT, it arrived, packaged perfectly and in AMAZING quality. The fit was amazing and I still pinch myself that I was so fortunate to have found such a great buy. PLus, Tamzen treated me just like any of her brides that walk into her store and followed up to be sure I was happy with my purchase. It made me feel great that she was so pleased the sample dress worked for me, and I never felt like she was just trying to clear out old stock. Highly recommend her!
Sarah Fuhrman · Getting married on 05/11/2019
I don't have enough positive things to say. I was concerned about finding the right dress after I tried other stores, and Tammy not only found it :)!!!, but she made me extremely comfortable during the entire process. My dress is BEAUTIFUL, but the sincerity and warmth at Tamzen's was the icing on the cake! I strongly recommend visiting Tammy & team!
Bethany · Getting married on 05/04/2019
I had the most memorable experience with Tamzen's bridal! I live out of town and my mom is a school teacher, which made getting to Carlisle at a decent hour of the day difficult to manage. Tamzen understood my situation when I was attempting to make an appointment and she offered to keep the salon open late so we could get all our schedules lined up, talk about customer service! It was also wonderful having the salon to ourselves. She was patient and understanding with me (this was my first time shopping for a dress). She listened to what I liked and found me the PERFECT dress. I would recommend over and over again!
Devon Cook · Married on 10/20/2018
Find your perfect dress too!
Tammy helped me find the PERFECT wedding dress. I am not the type who enjoys being the center of attention, but they made me feel right at home. She encouraged me to try on dresses that I never would have looked twice at, and her instinct was completely on point. I suggest them to EVERYONE!!
Rachel · Married on 10/07/2018
I don't even know where to begin! Tammy and Doc were absolutely wonderful. They were so kind and worked with me and each of my bridesmaids in the most professional manner. I went in looking for a fitted gown with sparkles and lace, but none of those seemed to be "it." Tammy pulled a simple A-line gown and showed me that less really can be more. My dress even had pockets! She dressed it up with a cathedral-length veil and a sparkly headband. Her expertise is out of this world. We're so thankful for such a great experience
Taylor · Married on 09/29/2018
Going to Tamzen’s was the best part of my wedding planning experience. I traveled over three hours to their bridal shop at the recommendation of a friend and I am so glad I did. When I booked my appointment online, the website had an error and gave me the same appointment time as someone else. I was called immediately and the owner, Doc, felt so bad that they offered to open the shop early for my family and I. The day that we went, we walked in and discovered that we weren’t walking into your run of the mill bridal shop. It was closed except for my family and I with a big sign personalized with my name on it. Doc and Tamzen were beyond welcoming and gracious. I truly felt like I knew them my entire life. I never felt rushed or obligated to buy anything. In the end, Tamzen actually ended up picking out the winning dress. My dress came on time, along with my accessories, exactly as ordered. I can’t recommend them enough and have already sent two friends their way (both found their gowns there, too!).
Jessica Yaukey · Married on 08/19/2018
Maid of Honor Dress
Tamzeb provides the best service in the area, hands down. My sister decided to get married with 3 months notice and Tamzen was more than accommodating when it came to getting me in to find the perfect Maid of Honor dress!!! My dress was affordable, comfortable, beautiful, and everything I hoped it to be!
Tamzen is warm, professional and makes you feel at home the second you walk in the shop doors. I will definitely be returning here for all of my future needs!
Linda · Married on 08/11/2018
Fabulous small town vendor with amazing selection and service
Who knew that in the heart of a small central PA town, one could find a perfect bridal boutique with a crazy couture selection and helpful, HONEST, down to earth service. Tam's help in selecting a dress was perfect. She lifted me up while still be honest about how a dress fit my body type. A second time around bride, I walked in with a thought in my head that didn't complement my body at all. Still, I was able to find a dress that was everything I never knew I wanted. I felt beautiful, and (best!) it was in a price range that I could afford. Though the shop is almost 90 minutes from my home, it was worth every second to drive there, and I recommend her every chance I get. Tamzen's Bridal is amazing.
Vanessa · Married on 06/30/2018
Tamzen's Bridal made my wedding gown dreams come true. I had such a special experience choosing my wedding gown with my family. I could not have asked for a better day or consultant Tammy. The kind and genuine service provided truly made the experience unforgettable. I highly recommend Tamzen's to any bride to be. ♥ Plus there is a beautiful selection with affordable prices.
Alaina · Married on 06/23/2018
My fiancé and I had a wonderful experience at Tamzen's Bridal. Tamzen and her husband are the kindest, most genuine people you could ever meet. Tamzen was amazing at picking out dresses that suited my fiancé's taste. She was very helpful when trying to narrow down dress choices and it was very apparent that her main concern was making sure the bride-to-be was happy and satisfied, rather than just trying to make a sale. My fiancé said YES TO THE DRESS at Tamzen's bridal and we are so excited to go back when her dress comes in.
Tamzen's Bridal is a beautiful store with a great selection, and they try their best to accommodate all budgets. They also have men's suits/tuxes, bridesmaid dresses, and flower girl dresses.
If you are on the hunt for the perfect wedding dress, set up an appointment at Tamzen's Bridal. You will not be disappointed!
Nicole · Married on 05/19/2018
After visiting several stores and trying on literally hundreds of dresses, I made an appointment at Tamzen's because I liked the designers she carries. She was SO accommodating and supportive! I was over dress shopping at that point, I mustve tried on every dress she had and was just not finding anything I really loved. She pulled a dress for me (a bit outside my budget and definitely not what I was looking for) and it was PERFECT! She let us put the dress on lay away and also gave us some money off since it was off the rack. Fast forward several months, and I had an issue with the seamstress I chose for my first fitting. I called and left a message at the store on Sunday requesting any seamstress recommendation and by monday morning she was texting them to me (I had mentioned my phone wasn't working in the message). She has truly been a lifesaver! Hopefully we will go back with my mom to pick out a dress for her to wear!
Deidre Chandler · Married on 03/31/2018
Un sure bride
Im not in to dresses, and the team here helped me beyond just getting a dress. Not only did they give me complete honesty in helping me chose a dress, and what looked good on me, they helped me with my daughter's dress and everything was soooooooo easy!!!! I would go back for any dress needs!!!
Trish · Married on 03/17/2018
Tamzen and Doc really took care of us right from the beginning. My daughter and I went in one day to just make an appointment but there wasn't another appointment in progress so Tamzen was gracious and let us start our dress shopping right then and there (and found the look I was wanting right then and there!) I went to two other places to look for a dress but didn't find the selection and, equally as important, the service to be what Tamzen had right here in my hometown of Carlisle. Her gowns are elegant and classic and she made each of the appointments for me/us special. We also rented the suits from Doc and they were perfect! He has a great selection of high quality tuxes and suits and we found exactly what we needed. I think the dress you wear at your wedding is an important decision and finding it at a place where the owners truely care about their customers was the only way to go. Thank you both for making it all of it so easy!!
Shannon · Married on 02/24/2018
Fabulous to work with. Very understanding and accommodating. Best bridal store i have visited.
Taylor · Married on 02/24/2018
The owner Tamzen is awesome and her husband is also just as nice! They work with you and your schedule and budget. If you have a vision, tell her, she'll get the dress of your dreams! We got all of our groom and groomsman attire here along with my mom's dress!
Vanessa · Married on 09/02/2017
Must check out the salon. Amazing experience from start to finish. I felt the love the moment I walked in. I've been to several salons and this was by leaps and bounds the best. Tammy, Joyce and Doc were a dream to work with.
samantha · Married on 07/30/2017
I flew in from out of the country and came right in to Tamzens to check a dress my mom had seen at their shop. Tamzen gave me her undivided attention and the service was perfect. I ended up getting exactly what I needed!
Kristen Bailey · Married on 07/15/2017
Think twice before you commit. If you purchase / purchased a gown at Tamzen’s Bridal at Butler Manor in Carlisle, PA, take notice that the invoice (that you most likely signed or may sign) states “I will not hold this store liable for any alteration inaccuracies or errors”. Well, the receipt could not be more accurate. In other words, the measurements that the shop takes are not guaranteed. It’s not their issue if the gown doesn’t fit. Even If your gown comes in too short, long, small or large. Tamzen’s Bridal at Butler Manor does NOT take responsibility. I am out $2000.00, not to mention the time & stress created in addition to the whole wedding / reception process. This has become my BIG problem. Yes, the bride’s BIG problem for the bride’s BIG day because of the Bridal Shop that I chose.
Tamzen took all the measurements for my gown (not being a seamstress). So either Tamzen’s measurements were inaccurate or Kitty Chen (designer) designed it wrong. The gown measures 3” shorter than I am.
The ONLY suggested advice from Tamzen was to “find a seamstress to see if they can add a similar lace to the gown”. I beg your pardon Tamzen! Customer service at it’s NOT SO finest! That was it, no other suggestions. Didn’t even offer for me to come in with the gown to look at & discuss.
I had to purchase another dress under stress, a time restraint and worst of all knowing that ultimately, I will not be wearing the dress of my dreams chosen to be worn on my wedding day.
I made the decision to purchase my wedding gown at Tamzen’s Bridal at Butler Manor because at the initial appointment, Tamzen appeared to be such a very nice, down to earth, soft spoken person which made it feel more personal than other bridal shops / boutiques. I even committed to make the drive from Lancaster for necessary fittings / appointments. Then my wedding gown came in too short. And then Tamzen wasn’t nice anymore.
I lost the case in small claims court because I wasn’t “slick” enough with emails, etc and because Tamzen & Rob lied a lot while under oath in a gentle, laid back manner.
My suggestion to the brides out there:
For new bride’s considering signing on the dotted line at Tamzen’s Bridal at Butler Manor:
- Think about it & realize that you can get the same gown at another shop without signing such a document. Or…
- Request that they omit that section of the contract.
- Request that a professional seamstress measure you.
For bride’s that are currently under contract with this shop I would highly recommend either:
- Question “what if my gown doesn’t fit?” Maybe Mr. & Mrs. Wonderful will sign something that makes them the responsible party if it in fact it doesn’t.
- Contacting an attorney for advice
Don’t let it become your BIG problem.
I rated 5 stars ONLY so that the review would be read. If rated 0 stars it would have gone all the way at the end of the reviews where no one would have viewed it.
User3773285 · 1+ year ago
Tamzen's is a one of a kind bridal boutique! Doc and Tamzen are so amazing. They welcome you like family and make you feel so comfortable. The beautiful bridal floor is all yours during your appointment, which is longer at Tamzen's than anywhere else. They truly want to make it your perfect day. They have a beautiful and large selection of dresses. Not once were they pushy and even gave my advice to take to appointments at other places. Though I did not need any other place. I got my dress, veil, jewelry and more there all in one appointment. They encourage you to make your own decision based on what YOU want while giving you just the right amount of guidance. They attended to all of my guests, which was 8 other people, with such ease and made it a truly unforgettable day for me and my group. They went above and beyond in meeting my bridal needs. I absolutely LOVE them! I can't recommend them enough! Best place I've found between PA, NY, and MD by far!
Amanda · Married on 06/10/2017
Tamzen and Doc were wonderful with helping me choose the perfect dress for my wedding last year! They had a great selection and made it an extremely unique and easy experience for my family and me! Couldn’t be happier with my dress!
Sara · Married on 06/08/2017
I had an amazing experience at Tamzen's Bridal! From the moment I called and scheduled my appointment, I was treated with kindness and respect. I came in with five women in tow, and Tamzen (Tammy) kept them all in line with ease. We were the only customers in the store and I received undivided attention. I had a very specific vision, and Tammy pulled dresses that perfectly matched what I had in mind. She read my reactions to each dress and perfectly expressed how I felt when I couldn't find the words. We took our time trying on quite a few options, but I never felt rushed or pushed to make a decision or a purchase. I ended up choosing a gorgeous Stella York dress, and Tammy was very careful to order the correct size - measuring me and going over the specifics of how a 6 would fit compared to an 8, how alterations would work, etc. She was detailed and kind and fun, the shop was well organized, and I would recommend Tamzen to anyone!