1. I can’t stop smiling! Since having my bridal experience with Nicole I can’t stop smiling! I went with my mum and sister to Nicole Mae’s for my second dress shopping experience after an underwhelming experience at a different bridal store in Reading. Nicole was so lovely and welcoming from the moment we walked in, offering us refreshments as it was a warm day. The whole studio is beautiful, so clean and gorgeously decorated with lots of room to walk around and natural lighting. Nicole took the time to understand what I was looking for and picked my first dress for me to try from her collection. I had an open mind, and wasn’t expecting to feel amazing after my previous experience elsewhere. As soon as I walked out and looked in the mirror I felt completely elated and even a bit teary! Nicole was so accommodating and completely understood my ideas and thoughts and picked 4 incredible dresses that made me feel truly beautiful (which rarely happens!). I ended up being stuck between two dresses, but eventually after taking some time to reflect I have found my dream dress, all thanks to Nicole. I couldn’t recommend a visit enough for any brides to be. Even if you don’t find your dream dress here, I can guaranteed to leave smiling and feeling wonderful.

2. I had my first experience trying on wedding dresses at Nicole Maes Bridal and I am so happy I chose this beautiful place. Nicole and her team were amazing and so attentive! They really know what they are talking about and have set such a high standard in my eyes. I highly recommend booking an appointment here to have that magical feeling and experience. Thank you so much x

3. I have visited Nicole over the past few weekends and I was very apprehensive prior to my booking and Nicole could not have done more to make me feel welcome and at ease. I went to the first appointment with no idea of what style of dress would suit me, as I am a larger lady. Nicole has an amazing eye for picking the dresses that suit your body shape. After my first visit I really thought the first dress that I tried on would be the one. But Nicole wanted me to try other styles on. Nicole went out of her way to reach out to her designers to request additional samples for me. On my second visit we found another couple of dresses that even surpassed the first dress I tried on. Nicole was very patient as I kept changing between the two dresses so both myself and my bridal party could make that final decision. Nicole’s boutique is also big enough that you can really walk around and get an idea on how you move in the dress. At no point during my appointment did I feel rushed. Nicole ensured that it was all about me and finding the dress. I cannot recommend Nicole enough she turned the entire experience into a positive for me and I am now looking forward to being a bride.

4. Nicole’s was the first boutique I went to when looking for my perfect dress, she made me feel at ease and took on board all the details I mentioned I was looking for. As most, what I thought I wanted wasn’t giving us the wow factor, Nicole stepped in and asked if she could make a suggestion and I am so grateful for her guidance as the dress she suggested is now THE dress and I couldn’t be happier. Nicole was so kind and polite and was so flexible and happy to help when I wanted to come back with some extended family to show them before purchasing. Thank you so much for a great experience and incredible dress!!

5. Nicole was absolutely amazing! She helped to select the style of dress that really suited me and made me feel most confident. Nicole’s knowledge of the fashion and the wedding industry is really clear to see. She gave excellent tips, did not pressurise purchase and made me and my mum feel very welcome! Nicole made me feel like a real bride and our experience truly made me feel so excited to get married.

6. Amazing experience from start to end! Nicole’s Mae Bridal is a stunning boutique in a lovely location. Nicole listened and went above and beyond nothing was too much trouble. Nicole is so passionate and knowledgeable about the bridal industry and I couldn’t recommend her more. The selection of dresses are so gorgeous and elegant and I am so happy and honoured that I have chosen my dress from here. Thank you so much Nicole for my personal experience I will treasure it.

7. Firstly, I want to say thank you Nicole!! I left your boutique feeling on cloud 9 from the whole experience & I felt like you really listened & knew your stuff! I have the most beautiful dress that we found together. Thank you for your patience, kind words and expertise. Your boutique is beautiful, so luxurious & spacey. I have been gushing about my dress and your boutique to anyone who listens. X

Guides for Brides Awards

The Guides for Brides Customer Service Awards 2023 is a national recognition for wedding venues and suppliers that go above and beyond for their couples. The awards highlight the businesses that deliver exceptional customer care. They are nominated, shortlisted, and judged by their reviews on Guides for Brides. On March 29th, 2023, we were awarded winners revealed in a glamorous event at Oxford Town Hall