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01284 700675
7 Risbygate Street • Bury St. Edmunds • Suffolk • IP33 3AA
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We have had many wonderful brides at Karen Elizabeth Bridal.

Here are just some of the many wonderful comments we have received:

  • I felt so relaxed and would definitely recommend this store to anyone!
    February 2020
    Michele helped me find the perfect bridesmaid dress for my friends wedding this year. She is so friendly and honest with her opinions and really gives great advice and helps find what you like and suits you as well. I felt so relaxed and would definitely recommend this store to anyone!
    Sian Ketchell
  • Michele was so lovely, nothing was to much trouble.
    February 2020
    Michele was so lovely, nothing was to much trouble. She gave such a great service and made me feel really at ease. A lovely experience. I would definitely recommended trying on dresses here 😊
    Vicki Boxall
  • Such an amazing experience at Karen Elizabeth
    February 2020
    Such an amazing experience at Karen Elizabeth today, Michelle made me feel so comfortable from the beginning, thank you so much x
    Leanne Roper
  • Highly recommend!
    February 2020
    Highly recommend! Both Karen & Michelle put you at ease, are very patient and knowledgeable. The dresses are beautiful and they have a lovely range to choose from. It’s such a big thing to choose your wedding dress, but nothing was too much trouble for them. I can’t wait to wear my wedding dress. One very happy bride to be! Thank you xx
    Laura Burke
  • I would highly recommend.
    January 2020
    I would highly recommend.
    Warmly welcomed and provided with such great customer care.
    Michelle was amazing and made me feel so comfortable 😍
    Laura Wells
  • Wow, what a lady!!
    December 2019
    Wow, what a lady!! Completely made to feel at ease, I went in with a dress in mind and came out ordering a completely different style, Karen asked me to trust her and try on a dress she felt would suit me and completely blew me away... She found me the one!!!
    Plenty of cuddles and the friendliest welcome I have had in a shop- would recommend this lovely lady and her shop if your looking to ‘say yes to the dress’
    Kristy Louise
  • Wow....Karen is amazing
    November 2019
    Wow....Karen is amazing , she made all my bridesmaids feel so special , A***** professional service,so kind, so funny ,special lady who only cares about you!!!
    Thank you so much for even sorting me a gorgeous wedding dress which wasn't planned...I can't thank you enough
    Sharon Groome
  • Michele was absolutely brilliant.
    October 2019
    Michele was absolutely brilliant.. I only went to have a browse and come out with my dress.. made me feel so good and comfortable about myself.. can not thank you enough.. thanku ❤❤
    Steph Davis
  • They were all so warm, welcoming and friendly.
    September 2019
    Met Hannah initially at a wedding fair in the Apex. She was so kind and reserved a dress for me, which was in the sale and an absolute bargain.
    Visited today, one week later, to try it on. They were all so warm, welcoming and friendly.
    Today I said "yes" to the first dress I tried on!
    Thank you x
    N Brophy
  • First and only shop I visited- didn’t need to go anywhere else.
    September 2019
    First and only shop I visited- didn’t need to go anywhere else. Choice was fantastic and Karen really listened to what I wanted, so much so the first dress I tried on was the one!! Thanks so much for all your help Karen, I can’t wait to wear it in a few weeks
    Stacey Moorman
  • Love love love, would highly recommend!!!!
    September 2019
    Love love love, would highly recommend!!!!

    💜 warm welcome
    💜 bubbly and chatty
    💜 comfortable environment
    💜 very helpful
    💜 very accommodating

    I didn't expect to find a dress so soon!!

    BUT

    I said yes to the dress, yay !!!!!!

    thank you so much Michele x
    Nicole Houghton
  • Karen is an absolute star! I
    August 2019
    Karen is an absolute star! I knew what style I wanted and she waited for the right type of dresses to come in and sent me photos and was just so helpful! When it came to trying dresses on, she just filled me with confidence. Karen is such a mum and makes you feel so comfortable and happy. If you’re looking for something plus size (or any size), I really wouldn’t suggest you go anywhere else! I only went to this shop and didn’t even consider going to another one, Karen is the only option for your wedding dress shopping experience.

    Thank you so much Karen! I can’t wait to wear my beautiful dress next year- 9 months and counting! xoxo
    Florence Murphy
  • Karen was so helpful, patient and full of advice and I cannot recommend her enough.
    August 2019
    Spent the afternoon with Karen and I said yes to the dress!!!! Karen was so helpful, patient and full of advice and I cannot recommend her enough. The whole experience was incredible for me, my mum and my daughter. Cannot wait to try my dress on again with the alterations. Reasonable prices, great service and I felt at ease with Karen and the lady that helps her immediately. Fabulous range of dresses and Karen really listens to what you want and the dress of your dreams appears!!! Before you go anywhere else ladies, please try Karen first 💕
    Sarah Louise Drury
  • "I am not ready to buy the dress" she said, then said yes to the dress on the day!
    August 2019
    What an amazing experience when you have such a lovely person to guide you. No pressure at all, big choice, very useful advises! I have been served like I am the only bride to be in the world, if you go there you can feel this is a special moment! Very grateful for your help. When I made an appointment I have mentioned I am only looking for a dress, I am not ready to buy it and an hour later I ended up with my dress. Looking forward to wear it on my wedding day! Thank you Xxx
    Weronika
  • Thank you for your help today. I said yes to the dress!!
    August 2019
    Michele helped me today, I didn't have a clue what dress I wanted or what style nothing, she helped me with different dresses until I found the one I wanted and loved. She was amazing and very knowledgeable. Thank you for your help today.

    I said yes to the dress 💃😋😍🙌
    Rochine Pye
  • If I could give Karen 10/10 I would! She is amazing!!!!
    August 2019
    If I could give Karen 10/10 I would! She is amazing!!!! She genuinely cares for you individually as a bride.... she doesn’t treat you like just another sale. She didn’t push me into buying a dress I didn’t 100% love! Karen is just like an Aunty and makes you feel so comfortable. She was there for any of my worries right up until the big day. All of her dresses are gorgeous! Whenever I hear of someone getting married I will be recommending Karen Elizabeth Bridal.... 💖💖
    Debbie Summons
  • Thank you for all your help from start to finish!
    August 2019
    Thank you for all your help from start to finish. I had so many wonderful comments about my dress. If anyone is wondering where to go to find their dress then Karen is who you need. (And yes, mine did have pockets!)
    Stacey Pearson
  • Super happy with the dress I “said yes to today”
    July 2019
    Super happy with the dress I “said yes to today” lovely service and lovely people. Very honest which is always what a bride wants when looking for a dress. Thank you ❤️
    Sara Daly
  • Karen was so helpful, patient and full of advice and I cannot recommend her enough.
    July 2019
    Spent the afternoon with Karen and I said yes to the dress!!!! Karen was so helpful, patient and full of advice and I cannot recommend her enough. The whole experience was incredible for me, my mum and my daughter. Cannot wait to try my dress on again with the alterations. Reasonable prices, great service and I felt at ease with Karen and the lady that helps her immediately. Fabulous range of dresses and Karen really listens to what you want and the dress of your dreams appears!!! Before you go anywhere else ladies, please try Karen first 💕
    Sarah Louise Drury
  • Karen’s shop is a little gem tucked away down St. John’s street full of beautiful dresses and lovely people.
    June 2019
    Karen’s shop is a little gem tucked away down St. John’s street full of beautiful dresses and lovely people.
    Karen has this way of making you feel like you are the only bride, she is professional and caring and genuinely shares in all your excitement leading up to the big day! 🥰

    Thank you Karen for making me feel so beautiful in this dress which I nearly overlooked! I’m so glad now that we tried it on 😘
    Sophie Riley
  • Karen was warm, friendly and makes you feel special - I didn’t just leave with my wedding dress but I feel that I’ve left with a new friend too. Thank you.
    June 2019
    Karen helped me find my perfect dress - even if it was a dress I didn’t want to try on. I trusted her judgement and so thankful I did. On Saturday I proudly wore my dress and felt amazing, just how every bride should feel. Everyone complimented the style, and said that the dress was made for me (so the alterations were spot on..!).
    From the first meeting to the last, Karen was warm, friendly and makes you feel special - I didn’t just leave with my wedding dress but I feel that I’ve left with a new friend too. Thank you.
    Kala Gardener
  • cannot recommend them enough to anyone
    May 2019
    Thank you Karen Elizabeth bridal for making me feel a million dollars- cannot recommend them enough to anyone x
    Lorraine Westley
  • Honestly one of the best services I have ever received in retail
    May 2019
    Karen is an amazing lady!!! She helped my daughter find her prom dress, nothing was too much for Karen.
    Honestly one of the best services I have ever received in retail 💯 The most important think is that Karen always has a smile on her face, listen to what you want and does everything to meet your needs! Thank you for everything, you are simply fantastic!!!
    Jamie Blackburn Alex
  • Karen's service was excellent
    May 2019
    Karen's service was excellent. She was very warm, friendly and professional. It was a lovely experience, me and mum welled up a bit once Karen found the right dress and pinned in the right places. I fully recommend this shop.
    Sadie Taylor
  • From the first time I met Karen I knew I wanted to try on her dresses
    April 2019
    From the first time I met Karen I knew I wanted to try on her dresses. Karen was so lovely friendly and made me feel so relaxed and I found my dress after the 2nd try on. I would defo recommend. thank you Karen x
    Sophie Gould
  • Would highly recommend to everyone
    April 2019
    Karen went out of her way to be incredibly helpful, patient, kind and caring in helping me get the best dress for my special day. Would highly recommend to everyone. Thank you Karen!
    Fiona Cunningham
  • hank you for all your help I would never have had such a wonderful dress with out you.
    April 2019
    I was very apprehensive about bridal shops as the ones I had been in I found to over powering. We found this shop by accident and it was just perfect a very professional relax atmosphere. The staff were so caring and kind you knew you were safe hands and could put compete trust in them. Thank you for all your help I would never have had such a wonderful dress with out you.
    Alison Conner
  • Love the shop, love Karen, love my dress!
    March 2019
    I met Karen at Hockwold Wedding Fair and she was just amazing, she spoke to us without putting the hard sell on and could even recommend people for my OH to buy his wedding suit from. I went to try on dresses and I was put totally at ease! I went with half a non existent idea of what I wanted and Karen was so patient with my faffing indecisiveness and let me try on loads of dresses. I am thrilled to say that I said yes to the dress and I can't wait to go back with my bridesmaids to get their dresses and try my dress on again! Love the shop, love Karen, love my dress!
    Victoria Southward
  • I came away feeling fantastic as I found my perfect wedding dress.
    February 2019
    I had no idea what suited me or what style to go for, but Karen helped me find a style that suited me. It was a very relaxing atmosphere & I came away feeling fantastic as I found my perfect wedding dress. Thanks again for all you help. 🙂
    Cheryl Closs
  • I would just like to thank Karen and her assistant for going above and beyond to help my daughter.
    February 2019
    I would just like to thank Karen and her assistant for going above and beyond to help my daughter.
    Your kindness and compassion second to none!
    The dress is absolutely beautiful .
    Thank you once again for all your help in making a sad situation turn into be absolutely beautiful one, and will highly recommend you to everyone
    thank you
    Jude
    Jude Armstrong
  • Would definitely recommend *****
    February 2019
    Fantastic shop, she was so patient and allowed me to bring a dress I had already purchased to try on again....the service was second to none....would definitely recommend *****
    Cat Windridge
  • Absolutely amazing service and lovely lady
    February 2019
    Absolutely amazing service and lovely lady, so welcoming and helpful. Thank you for helping me find my perfect dress xx
    Carley Lisa Morgan
  • Amazing service
    January 2019
    Amazing service, no pressure sales just genuine help and advice. A lovely, lovely lady. Recommend to anyone who's even thinking of getting married.
    Lee Jones
  • I received excellent service
    January 2019
    I received excellent service when I went to Karen Elizabeth Bridal on Friday. From having no idea what kind of dress would suit me I tried on several styles and found the perfect one. Karen's patience, kindness and knowledge of style made the whole experience great. Thank you
    Natalie Blande
  • This lady is good! She knows and loves her dresses!
    January 2019
    This lady is good! She knows and loves her dresses! She knows what works and what doesn't! She knew what suited me and she read me well, knowing my thoughts before I had even expressed them. This lead to me find a wedding dress I wouldn't even have tried on in the first place. It's a beautiful gown and I cannot wait to wear it at my wedding. Thank you so much and if you are reading this to decide on whether you should visit her then go! You'll be pleased you did. ❤️
    Kymberley Marriott
  • Brilliant service
    January 2019
    Brilliant service. She will gladly spend all the time you need to try on dresses, I should know.....I must have tried on about 12 dresses! A fantastic range of dresses with a wide price range. Some stunning dresses in store, some of which are absolute bargains!
    Rachel Bullock
  • Thank you to a lovely lady!
    January 2019
    Thank you ever so much Karen, we had a lovely morning and I love my dress, it's amazing. Your passion and enthusiasm made the experience wonderful. I felt instantly relaxed with you and felt confident you would help me find my dress and I wasn't wrong. The bonus was you also helped me find my bridesmaid a stunning dress which was unexpected but very much appreciated. Can't wait to come back for fittings. Thank you to a lovely lady x x
    Paula Armstrong
  • I cannot recommend Karen Elizabeth Bridal highly enough
    November 2018
    I cannot recommend Karen Elizabeth Bridal highly enough. From start to finish, Karen made the whole experience very easy, putting me at ease immediately with her warmth and friendliness.
    Nothing was too much trouble and there was no pressure at all, just lots of great advice and support.
    I went in to get an idea of what I’d eventually like but came away with my dream dress.
    Thank you so much Karen - a lovely experience from a lovely lady ❤️
    Rhonda Verrall
  • I would definitely recommend this lovely shop - Karen was fantastic, kind, helpful and made me feel very special!
    September 2018
    I would definitely recommend this lovely shop - Karen was fantastic, kind, helpful and made me feel very special! Karen listened to what I wanted (or what I thought I wanted) and helped to guide me towards a number of beautiful dresses (one very beautiful one in particular)! I was given plenty of time at my appointment to try on lots of dresses, I didn’t feel rushed at all, or pressurised into decisions. A wonderful first wedding dress shopping experience, definitely worth a visit - Thank you Karen
    Lana Watts
  • Highly recommend Karen Elizabeth Bridal
    September 2018
    Highly recommend Karen Elizabeth Bridal. Karen is such a lovely genuine person who really had me at ease with trying dresses on, I felt so comfortable trying on all styles till I found my dream dress and I couldn't have done it without Karen. Thank you Karen x
    Sophie Chaplin
  • Can not recommend Karen highly enough
    September 2018
    Can not recommend Karen highly enough. From meeting at a wedding fayre as a runaway from white dresses bride, to collecting my dress, this lady has been the nicest, kindest and most patient lady to me. Her enthusiasm and energy is amazing, her passion for her brides is unending. If you want something other than white, (sorry Karen, Ivory) she will endeavour to have your ideas created to customise your dress. Love you Karen Elizabeth! Xx
    Karena Lynn Noble
  • Simply Amazing!
    August 2018
    My husband and I got engaged in February 2016, I had some idea of the dress that I wanted but having a beach wedding made my decision a little harder.
    I first met Karen at the Bedford Lodge wedding fayre where she simply offered to help me find a style that would suit - knowing where we were getting married. I took her up on her offer and never looked back! Her shop was the first shop I had been to, to try dresses on and it was everything that I had dreamed of. She helped me so much and the dress I eventually said yes to was actually picked by Karen herself - it was the last one of the day and she said "can I just try this one on you?" -it was a match made in heaven!!
    After I said yes to the dress, Karen was incredibly helpful in arranging fittings, alterations etc. She has some new and beautiful items in her shop which are simply amazing. I did not want a veil or hairpiece, but I could not resist the beautiful items she showed me and ended up having both.
    If you are a bride to be, I highly recommend you visit Karen as she is simply amazing!! Thank you so much Karen xxx
    Hayley Dawson
  • Karen helped me to find my dream dress!
    August 2018
    When I first started looking for my dream wedding dress after I got engaged, I found the process overwhelming! I didn't quite know what I wanted and how much I was willing to spend. I went to several bridal stores where the staff was always professional, but I left feeling overwhelmed and undecided each time.
    I met Karen at a wedding fair and liked the look of her portfolio. Within minutes, she set up a session for me that very afternoon, knowing that as I lived overseas and was only in the UK for hols, I did not have time and opportunity on my side. That afternoon, her amiable personality put me completely at ease and she helped me pick out a few dresses in the style I had in mind and that all fit me wonderfully. So then the only difficult decision left was to pick the right one! She patiently helped me try and retry the dresses until I was completely satisfied with my choice! When I came back for my first fitting, again, she was really accommodating to my travel schedule and her experience shone through while she helped me fit the dress. I can't wait to try on the dress again once it's been altered to my fit! And I have no doubt that Karen will be just wonderful again! I am absolutely thrilled to have stumbled across Karen, she was definitely instrumental in helping me get my dream wedding dress!
    Alicia Lloyd
  • Beautiful shop and Amazing service
    July 2018
    Karen Elizabeth provided an amazing service, friendly and welcoming right from the outset.
    A very relaxed dress shopping experience given there was only 6 weeks to the wedding date.
    Dress was amazing and alterations were done quickly.
    Thank you Karen and your seamstress working behind the scene, I felt amazing on my wedding day.
    Could not recommend this beautiful shop more highly!!!
    K Thompson
  • You have been amazing!!!
    July 2018
    Hi Karen,

    My veil arrived today!! Thank you so so much it is perfect!!!

    You have been amazing!!!

    Laura xxx
    L Bucknell
  • Karen helped me find my perfect dress!
    June 2018
    Karen helped me find my perfect dress - even if it was a dress I didn’t want to try on. I trusted her judgement and so thankful I did. On Saturday I proudly wore my dress and felt amazing, just how every bride should feel. Everyone complimented the style, and said that the dress was made for me (so the alterations were spot on..!).
    From the first meeting to the last, Karen was warm, friendly and makes you feel special - I didn’t just leave with my wedding dress but I feel that I’ve left with a new friend too. Thank you.
    Kala Gardener
  • Perfect Dress
    May 2018
    I found my perfect wedding dress at Karen’s shop last year.
    The service I received from Karen was first class. She is highly professional, helpful, friendly, supportive whilst making me feel relaxed. My dress was the first one I tried on and it was just perfect, stylish and flattering. I had so many compliments at the wedding!
    Karen kept me up to date about subsequent fittings and helped me find complementary accessories.
    I would certainly recommend her shop for any future bride.
    Thank you Karen
    Caroline
  • From the moment we stepped in the shop we knew it would be Karen that found me the dress!
    March 2018
    I wasn't looking forward to shopping for my wedding dress, however Karen changed all that from the moment I stepped in to the shop. I went to several different bridal shops however from the moment we stepped in the shop we knew it would be Karen that found me the dress! She is so lovely and goes out of her way to help you and makes you feel at ease! All of the bridal party that came with me said the same xx
    F Cassidy
  • Perfect dress Thankyou!
    January 2018
    Karen was fantastic! As soon as we walked in it was like we had known her forever! Such a friendly lady who really cared and listened! Not pushy at all!! So pleased I walked into her shop.
    Abby
  • You were so lovely and helpful to me when I came in
    January 2018
    Karen... you probably won't remember me you, you helped me find my perfect wedding dress last year for my wedding in Cyprus. I'm so pleased to see you have your own shop now and I wish you all the luck. You were so lovely and helpful to me when I came in and especially when I panicking I couldn't get in my dress my dress. But you calmed me and all got sorted. I Highly recommend Karen 🙂
    J Gibson
  • What a fantastic wedding shop in Bury st Edmunds!!
    December 2017
    What a fantastic wedding shop in Bury st Edmunds!! As soon as I walked through the door Karen made me feel welcome. She wanted to find out exactly what kind of dress I was looking for so I could say ‘yes to the dress’

    Karen said she has only just taken over the shop recently after working in it for a number of years... and she has some grand plans for the new year. I would recommend this shop for any brides to be.
    M Czucha
  • Really Helpful
    December 2017
    Really helpful and thank you for helping me find my dress.
    A Millie
  • Perfect Dress
    December 2017
    Karen helped my best friend find her perfect dress. It wasn’t anything we would have considered for her but she told her to try something different and from the moment she stepped out from behind the curtain, the tears said this was the dress! Karen is warm, friendly and incredibly helpful and gave us all the perfect dress shopping experience. Could not recommend more highly.
    R Stephens
  • Could not recommend more highly
    December 2017
    Karen helped my best friend find her perfect dress. It wasn’t anything we would have considered for her but she told her to try something different and from the moment she stepped out from behind the curtain, the tears said this was the dress! Karen is warm, friendly and incredibly helpful and gave us all the perfect dress shopping experience. Could not recommend more highly.
    R Delacruz
  • I fell in love with my wedding dress
    November 2017
    I fell in love with my wedding dress the moment Karen picked it out for me. She listened to what I thought I wanted and we tried on a few of these. They were all stunning but then Karen challenged me to try a slightly different style. The moment I saw my dress I loved it but nothing could prepare me for how it looked on. I felt a million dollars and it was all thanks to Karen and her talent for knowing exactly how to highlight my best features. She made me look radiant. All my alterations (only the length the rest was already perfect) was meticulously carried out under Karen's eye & she made sure everything was perfect, even making sure the bow on my wedding shoes didn't skim too much across the fabric of the hem of the dress. I fell in love with my wedding dress the moment Karen picked it out for me.
    A Tatum