Our customers come from all over Virginia to browse our beautiful selection of bridal gowns and formal wear. Read what they have to say about their shopping experience with Caryn’s Bridals. We would love to hear your story too. Please take a moment to leave us a rating and review to help spread the word about our salon!


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My name is Meredith Ward and I had an appointment with Emily on Saturday, at which I bought my wedding dress. Your salon was the only one that I looked at for wedding dresses and I was very impressed by my entire experience. From the look and setup of your salon to the service, it was perfect. I wanted to let you know how great of a job Emily did on Saturday. Once I tried a couple dresses on, Emily knew what I was looking for and helped me to select my wedding dress (I really had no idea what I wanted to begin with!). She was extremely knowledgeable and attentive, and she is such a sweet person. You can tell she genuinely cares for each of her clients and wants the experience to be the best possible.

I am very excited to work with Emily and the rest of your team to make my dress perfect for my wedding day.

Thank you so much!

Meredith Ward

I had the most wonderful time at Caryn’s picking out my bridal gown. My consultant was helpful and knew just what I was looking for. I really appreciate all the help in making that day special!

Joanna Whitney

Emily was great to work with. My girls and my mother tried on a lot of dresses, some more than once and we never felt rushed or as if we were being a burden. I went in just looking for bridesmaids dresses and when Emily found out I hadn’t even started looking for a dress for myself, she encouraged me to take the time to think about myself and try on a few dresses. I was hesitant but had her pull some dresses just to look at. Emily made me feel so comfortable that I ended up trying on a dress. I fell in love and purchased the one and only dress that I had ever tried on. My mother was also impressed by Emily’s professionalism and commitment to customer service that she purchased her dress there as well.

I had a great experience and would recommend this shop a million times over.


Emily, thank you so much for your guidance in selecting my gown. I am truly excited and can’t wait for it to arrive. My experience at Caryn’s Bridals was truly enjoyable. I’m so glad a friend suggested I make an appointment. Thanks again for everything!


Shopping for my wedding dress at Caryn’s was incredible. After visiting a few stores, I had an idea of what kind of dress i wanted and my budget. The staff helped me narrow down the dressed and we ended up finding my dress! I had nowhere to store my dress, so they held it for me right up until my wedding day. Fittings and alterations were a breeze and we even ended up getting my Mom’s dress there too! The staff was helpful, knowledgable and so friendly!


My gown, my Bridesmaid’s dresses and some jewelry came from Caryn’s. We made an appointment and had a room all to ourselves with a personal attendant to cater to every need. When I needed dress deions, they provided them within an hour of the request. They also fitted, steamed and had everything ready with no hassle or worry! All of the ladies here are top notch and work to make you feel elegant and beautiful with no question in your mind that your attire is and will be perfect on your special day!


Tori, Thank you so much for making my first experience in trying on bridal gowns wonderful. I couldn’t be more excited to purchase a gown from a private salon full of great people!! Ill be back soon with my bridesmaids! Thank you Tori for everything you did to make my dream day the BEST!!!


Emily, thank you so much for helping me find such a beautiful wedding dress this past weekend! I have constantly been looking at the pictures and get so excited each time. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to help me pick the dress of my dreams! Caryn’s, you are so lucky to have this girl! Can’t wait to be in touch for fittings.


Thank you so much for all your help in preparing for Brian and Virginia’s wedding. Everyone commented on not only how beautiful Virginia was but on the exquisite dress as well! And my dress was a huge hit! I think you will have a surge of customers! I have already started encouraging people to take advantage of your wonderful inventory. Once again, thank you for all you did to make this special day even more so.

Jakie Rothwell

Emily and Caryn’s Bridals, I just wanted to say thank you for helping me with this special time. My dress is incredible! Thanks to Emily and all her hard work! Also, the seamstress for getting my dress just right in such little time! I really appreciate you ALL!

Billi Jo

Emily, I cannot thank you enough for all of your help looking for the perfect dress this past Tuesday! I love my dress and you made the whole experieence completely stress free! Look forward to seeing you all for my alteration in February!


Thank you so much for helping me find my dream dress for my June beach wedding! The dress was absolutely perfect and I thank you for being so friendly and helpful through the dress selecting process! I couldn’t have asked for a better bridal shop to find my beautiful dress! Thanks again!

Jacquelyn Mawyer

Emily, Please know how much I appreciated your assistance finding the most gorgeous wedding gown a few weeks ago! I was so intmidated by the process, but with your help and expertise (and awesome taste in dresses), you made it a very enjoyable and memorable experience- one I will cherish! Thanks again for your professionalism and exprtise. It was a joy getting to work with you leading up to our special day.


Virginia’s Fashion And Furniture Capital

Editor, The Herald: The Farmville Herald

I’m just going to throw this out there, but it seems to me that Downtown Farmville would really benefit from re-defining and marketing itself as “Virginia’s Fashion & Furniture Capital.” Though we undoubtedly need a great deal of help in the fashion department, in my opinion, I was encouraged by a former William & Mary classmate of mine-a young lady from Richmond-who told me she traveled all the way to Caryn’s Bridal to purchase her prom gown.

Small towns are “in” right now, and a fashion-furniture “arts district” supported by great restaurants and recreational and cultural attractions like the Moton Museum, High Bridge and Sailor’s Creek would really help make Farmville more attractive to tourists, as well as students and young professionals-two key demographics for thriving communities.

Places like j.f. fergeson gallery give me hope. Farmville could possibly one day perhaps possess-dare I say it-swag.

Justin “J.G.” Reid

Thank you for helping us select THE PERFECT homecoming dress. I have never seen my daughter smile as widely or have her eyes twinkle as much as they did in that gorgeous Terani dress. It was EVERYTHING she listed in a dream dress and then you added “and more” with the perfect accessories. We’ll be back for holiday, Valentine’s, Prom and all her other special needs.

S. Family

Cindy, You are awazing! You gave us the most incredible experience wedding dress shopping and picked out the most BEAUTIFUL dress ever!! Thank you so much!!

Brenna McHenry

Cindy, I just want to thank you again for helping me find my dress! Thank you for being pateint with me!! Thanks for being mindful of my budget as well, your voice was so calming throughout the process, and you made it very fun!! God bless you and your family!

Bethany Warren

Cindy, Thank you for your time and attention last saturday during my daughter Brenna’s bridal appointment. Your insight into Brenna’s likes and dislikes really helped find the perfect dress!

Cindy Wicks

Dear Emily and Caryn, Please know how much I appreciate your patience and understanding. Thank you so much for being so graciously accommodating and thank you Caryn for taking the personal time to work with me. I look forward to my fittings in August!


Caryn and Emily, I want to thank you and the rest of the Caryn’s Staff for your help with my search for the perfect gown. It was such a pleasure working with all of you and I appreciate you making the process so easy and special!

Melissa G Zehner

I could not wait to wear the absolutely GORGEOUS wedding gown Emily picked out, and loved every minute getting to wear it on Sat!! (I hated to take it off!!) My hope is that every bride loves their dress as much as I do!!!

Ellen Masters

Dearest Emily, I just want to say ‘Thank You’ again for your sweet patience with us Saturday. With your help Brandi found her perfect dress and her experience was all she hoped it would be. You answered all our questions with a gracious attitude and I appreciate that so much.

Mary Jane (Gram)

I found my dream wedding gown at Caryn’s Bridals, Formals & Tuxedos. It was the first day of my hunt for this gown as well as the first store I looked. I called that morning for an appointment and by 2pm I was in the bridal room trying on dress after dress after dress. Cindy, my consultant, was so very helpful and so much fun to work with. She was patient and made you feel like one of the family. I ordered my dress that very day and am working on scheduling with my attendants on when we can make the appointment to go back and choose bridesmaids dresses as well. I would recommend anyone to start here first.

Amy Chase

They were wonderful to work with. They would store the dress for free and had a maximum price for alterations (175.00) which for this area is not bad.


I drove to Farmville to find my wedding dress at Caryn’s even though I live in Charlottesville because I had heard such great things. I was not disappointed! The staff was extremely professional and courteous, and only brought me dresses in my price range (unlike other stores I tried.) They were extremely patient as I tried on almost every dress in the store, but I eventually found my dream dress. They were so helpful that I also bought my veil and shoes there and ordered the bridesmaid dresses. They made everything extremely easy, and I highly recommend them.


I was on a mad hunt for my dress. I had called so many stores and no one carried the dress I was looking for… until I called Caryn’s. I was looking for a red dress, but would have settled to trying it on in white just to see the style. To my surprise they had a similar style to what I was looking for and I asked if I could come that weekend to try it on. I was told they were booked, but if I didn’t mind not being in the bridal portion and not getting a lot of help, then I was more than welcome. When I came first thing in the morning, I was put into the bridal portion and received help— not to mention the best surprise, they had it in red! I dealt with Cindy and she was so helpful and so enthusiastic about my dress choice. After alterations, there was a little piece of the boning popping up but they fixed that while I waited. I also bought my shoes (flats) and had them dyed at the store. They did an excellent job matching the gold in my lace to the shoe. They have a flat alterations rate if you buy the dress there, as well as they give you a certificate towards your gown preservation. It is a very busy store–so make your appointment. Cindy even made me promise to send her a picture of my dress— which I will just as soon as I get them. :-)


What can I say except shop close to where you are getting married. I live and work in the Richmond area but was getting married about an hour away. My mom and I went to almost all of the bridal shops in Richmond and when I had not found THE DRESS I went to Caryn’s with my bridal party and my mom. I could not have asked for better service, I pulled dresses, my mom pulled dresses and my girlfriend’s pulled dresses and I ended up falling in love with the last dress I tried on. I knew as soon as I put it on that it was the dress. Not only were they not pushy but they also didn’t mind that two of my girlfriends had kids with them that were running around and touching everything. I ended up also getting my attendants dresses from them. The girls called in the measurements and the dresses were shipped to them since all of them live out of town. No problem was always the answer I received along with whatever you want, you are the bride. Thank you Caryn’s for making my wedding the fairy tale I had always dreamed of.


Thank you so much for the FANTASTIC wedding dress shopping experience! I absolutely LOVE my dress! I had so much fun trying on dresses with Emily! She was professional, caring, very helpful and made the day stress free! I can’t wait for the dress to come in so I can try it on! Thanks for a great day!

Jamie Furr

I am an event planner who just moved back to Southside Virginia, and Caryn’s blew me away! It has transformed since the last time I’ve been in 8 or so years ago! I was amazed with the selection and variety! My client was delighted with the service, the selection, and the staff! We purchased her wedding gown, jewelery, shoes and she was pinned for alterations within an hour of walking in the door! It was an amazing experience and I look forward to doing more business together in the future! Send brides our way for the event planning + floral design and I’ll do the same for my ladies looking for gowns!

Kim Moody

I have purchased two dresses from Caryn’s and I love both of them! The staff is very friendly and helpful thanks to all of you :)


Emily & Caryn’s Staff, Thank you for all your help selecting the perfect dress for my wedding. It fit perfectly and looked amazing. I enjoyed working with you and felt taken care of every time I entered the store.

Erinn Green

It was a fantastic wedding and the marriage is equally as perfect, so far :) Thank you again for all your help and enthusiasm. You made the experience so pleasurable and easy.

Lisa (Schwalm) Liberati

All your dresses are beautiful! Many thanks!

Sara Temple Richardson

I had a wonderful experience at Caryn’s and would highly recommend this salon for any wedding attire. Tori was my consultant and so great! She really helped to make my experience special. I told her my size, price range, and the style/type of dress I wanted and she quickly found several dresses that fit those criteria. Out of these dresses, I found THE ONE! Tori also had me try on a veil and shoes so I could have more of a visual of the complete wedding look. She was so efficient and helpful; I was in and out of the salon with my dream dress (at a great price) within an hour!


My experience at Caryn’s Bridal was awesome! Lelia knew exactly what I liked when I didn’t even know and suggested a veil and a headpiece that I ended up getting along with my dress. She was such a big help! Thank you Lelia. :)


Emily was a prefect wedding dress consultant. She selected beautiful dresses, all in my price range, and gave fabulous advice. She made what had been a day I dreaded one that was light, fun, and ultimately productive. Thank you to Emily and to Caryn’s!


For four years, we have come to Caryn’s in search of the perfect homecoming and prom dress.  We leave each year with a dress more lovely than the last.

ONE and DONE!  Each year for the past three years, we have made one trip and BOUGHT THE FIRST DRESS we tried one! (Although for fun, we did try a number of other dresses after that one… just to be sure!)  Each year we wonder, “How can we possibly top this dress next year?”  Every year Caryn’s answers with an AMAZING assortment of dresses.  With so much success in prom and homecoming, there’s no doubt where we will come for college special events and eventually bridal!  Residing in Midlothian, we could easily head to Cary Street to Shop, but the SUPER FRIENDLY customer service and the great selection keeps us heading to Farmville year after year!

Thank you for such a wonderful experience!  I had searched for a MOG dress in quit a few stores and your staff was the best!  Sarah greeted me as soon as I arrived & was wonderful about finding out what I was looking for and bringing dresses to me.  When I found the dress I wanted, she helped with accessories to give me the full affect.  Caryn helped regarding correct size to order due to alterations needed and Cindy helped with ordering my dress.  They were fantastic & made my experience wonderful!!
Thanks so much,
June 6, 2015

Emily was wonderful!!!! She has a thorough knowledge and made wedding dress shopping a very pleasant experience. I highly recommend Emily!!!!!


Lelia was an amazing help and everyone at Caryn’s made the whole process very easy and memorable. I have recommended you to many friends already and I was only there 3 days ago!


This bridal shop was wonderful! I did not have an appointment but they still helped me try on wedding dresses! I was offered different veils to try on and different accessories and they answered all my questions! They also have large bridal dressing rooms that were well lit and comfortable to be in. I ended up choosing my wedding dress from there and I have been looking for over a year! Great place with wonderful people!


I had a wonderful experience trying on wedding dresses at Caryn’s! My consultant Lelia was amazing and she helped me find the perfect dress!


The lady who helped me, Leila, did a wonderful job ! She was actually the one who picked out the beautiful dress that I bought for my wedding !


Emily Payne was amazing to work with and made the day very special for us all.


I went to Caryn’s Bridal in search of a certain dress for my wedding, and sure enough, they had it! Not only did they help me find the perfect dress, but they were patient enough to allow my sister and niece try on bridesmaid and flower girl dresses as well. They were so helpful and easy to work with!


I was in the store for all of 5 minutes, picked my dress and was out of store in 40 minutes!! Exceptional customer service and a wonderful selection of gowns to choose from ….with VERY affordable prices!!!


I had a wonderful experience at Caryn’s Bridal! Everyone was very professional and polite. They took the time to listen to what I was looking for, and even went above and beyond to help me find the dress of my dreams!
Emily was a great consultant!! I would highly recommend both Emily and Caryn’s Bridal to anyone looking for the all around perfect experience!


I can’t say enough great things about Caryn’s Bridal! In all, I went to three other bridal shops in search to find my wedding gown. None of those places could compare to Caryn’s. I had at least 2 consultants at all times and sometimes more. I never once felt rushed. I actually felt it was okay if I stayed all day if that’s what it took for me to pick between the two dresses I loved. They were honest when I asked questions about fabrics and what was a better choice. They never made me feel that I HAD to buy a dress from them. They genuinely wanted me to find the dress of my dreams whether it was with them or not. I didn’t notice if other brides were there because you get you own section of the shop. There are no other customers looking at you or you having to share a pedestal. I emailed my consultant a few times a week asking her if she had this dress or that dress and she had no problem pulling them and had them ready for my appointment. Each dress they made it so I could see exactly how it would be on my wedding day, even if that meant buttoning every button or lacing me up fully in a corset! Can’t say enough! They were perfect!! :)


They were very helpful in finding the dress of my dreams. I went in thinking I wanted one type of dress and ended up buying one completely different. And I am so in love with it!


This was a wonderful experience! We had already been to one bridal store with the promise of personal service and was very disappointed when the consultant didn’t really have time for us. At Caryn’s we were pleasantly surprised to have personal service. The consultant picked a dress that wasn’t really what we had described but it was THE dress. How did she know???


Everyone was very nice and accommodating. I did find it difficult to look through the dresses on the wall that were hanging. I found it easier when she would say, “How about this one?” That was the only struggle of the whole day. The ladies were very helpful! I feel great about the dress I chose!


Absolutely Love this place… 5 STARS!!! I traveled almost 200 miles (one-way) to find the perfect dress and received so much more!!! I am a full-figured woman (size14/16) and I struggled with finding my wedding dress. Thanks to google.com, I fount Caryn and her team!!! My mother-in-law found her dress, we got jewelry and underclothing all in one stop. You name it, they have it/can get it/will make it!!! We made about 4 trips total and everything single trip was beautiful and memorable! From the owner to her fabulous staff, THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY DAY (10/11/2014) EXTRA SPECIAL!!! Talethia Owens-WAND


Caryn’s was WONDERFUL. The staff was so helpful and truly took the time to helped me find a dress that I loved. Prices were also great! I would recommend this shop to anyone! If you’re not from the Farmville area, it’s definitely worth the trip.

If you’re not from the Farmville area, it’s definitely worth the trip.

Wow! What an amazing experience finding my wedding dress at Caryn’s! I was having the most difficult time finding a wedding boutique that had the dress of my dreams. Other shops did not have a huge selection of styles to choose from. Everything I tried on was strapless and that was the last kind of dress I wanted for my wedding. The staff would tell me oh you can just add straps with alterations. True, but it was still the strapless look. I was so disappointed and then I called Caryn’s and everything changed! Cindy, the patient woman on the other end of the phone, was able to tell me that they had multiple dresses in the styles and sizes I wanted! Upon arriving at Caryn’s, Heather was very helpful and inviting. I probably tried on 10 dresses, none of which were strapless(there were lots available though), and loved every single dress! Thank you Heather for being so patient! After narrowing it down to two dresses I was able to pick the dress of my dreams! I am so grateful to Caryn and her staff for helping me make the decision! You all are so kind. Your shop is beautiful and your dress selection is unbelievable!!! Thank you for helping me find the dress of my dreams!!


My experience at Caryn’s was absolutely amazing. I felt that I had 100% of my consultants attention throughout my appointment and was extremely mindful of my budget. She paid attention to detail and I felt like the only bride in the store. It was a wonderful experience- one I would definitely recommend to a friend :)


I LOVED my experience at Caryn’s Bridal so much. They helped me find the perfect wedding dress all while making me feel comfortable and beautiful!


My apt at Caryn’s was quick and easy. My consultant was extremely helpful and knew exactly what dresses to pull. I loved how they have separated the dressing rooms for dress fittings from the rest of the store so that away you have your on stage & mirror.


The experience with Caryn’s Bridal was above anything I ever imagined! My consultant was very attentive, listened, and responded to every need I had. If I wasn’t thrilled with a dress she still allowed me to show my friends and family and would go look for something better. When I did find THE DRESS OF MY DREAMS she was more than supportive and let me dance around until I was ready to take it off! I will bring my daughter back when it’s her turn!


Emily was great and willing to help in anyway she could. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a dress.


Lillia was great. She even picked out my wedding dress


Caryn’s is absolutely amazing! They have a great selection of dresses for reasonable pricing. My associate was helpful, but also stood back and allowed me to make my own decision. I would recommend them to anyone!


I absolutely loved the girl that helped my sister and I both find our wedding dresses! You all had by far the best selection of dresses. I have many friends getting married and I have been telling them they must go to Caryn’s. I just want to thank my consultant for truly making my “yes to the dress” moment special for me!


I absolutely LOVE Caryn’s! I had an amazing experience getting my wedding dress here, it couldn’t have been a more perfect day if I tried. The entire staff is extremely kind and helpful and they know what they are doing! I had my own personal “dresser” through my whole process and she picked out dress that were exactly what I was looking for! It was almost to hard to pick a dress as I loved so many of them but of course I knew which one was the “one” and I couldn’t be happier!