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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“I had visited another bridal shop prior to my visit at Caryn’s. Needless to say, I left that first bridal shop very discouraged and disappointed. When it came time for my appointment at Caryn’s I was nervous that I would not find “the dress” again. As soon as I walked in the door and was greeted by such welcoming and encouraging women, my nerves started to disappear! I then met Olivia and Madison who helped me with the special and exciting experience These…girls…are…amazing!! I told them which styles I liked as well as my budget. They picked out wonderful pieces (which made it SO hard to choose which one I liked best!) and only showed me dresses that were in my budget. They were so encouraging and answered every single question that my family and I asked with grace and a smile! I am SO excited to say that I am officially a Caryn’s bride! I have already recommended them to many of my friends!”

-Meredith S.

“Had only been engaged for a couple weeks and mom suggested just browsing for a dress! I thought we were being silly because I hadn’t even signed our venue yet haha. I randomly called Caryn’s because of their reviews and heard really good things!! I got lucky and they had an appointment that upcoming Saturday so we took that spot! We got into town early and went to eat at a grill on the river (forgot the name) but everyone there was so kind and raved about Caryn’s!! Right when I got to Caryn’s I felt right at home. I got paired with Madison (the cutest) and she made me feel so comfortable! She helped me by letting me try on everything then narrowing it down. I had the best time with her and mom and it was perfect! Then when I finally found my dress we all ended up tearing up. I felt like this whole thing was meant to be and I loved going there! I can’t wait til my dress comes in and I get to see everyone again! They make you feel like you look and feel like a princess I swear! And the take home bag with the something borrowed and cup! It was so sweet! You can’t go wrong at this place it’s absolutely perfect!” 

-Haley P.

“I was referred here by a friend and would 100% recommend anyone to this bridal store! I went here first then two other stores and ended up coming back to buy! Definitely made a great first impression and other stores don’t even compare to the customer service and experience that Caryn’s Bridals has. Olivia was so helpful during the whole appointment, very knowledgeable about the styles and colors everything came in and made my first experience at a bridal store so fun! I traveled over 3 hours and can say it is well worth the drive!”

Anna R.

I worked with Olivia from Caryn’s Bridal to find my perfect dress and had the most wonderful experience with her and everyone that helped her and I find my dress. Caryn’s was the 7th store I had been to and I was feeling discouraged but the second I stepped in to Caryn’s I just knew that the atmosphere was different. The people were nice and the dresses were beautiful (and beautifully priced). Olivia worked extremely hard to pull dresses and asked me a bunch of questions to make sure she was pulling things that I would like. I would recommend this store to anyone looking for the perfect dress for their perfect day and will definitely be coming back to look for my bridesmaids dresses here!

Madison M

I cannot even begin to say enough good things about Caryn’s, and my sweet consultant Olivia! When I arrived, the welcome sign had my name on it, which made me feel so special! I didn’t really think I would find THE dress today, but the stars aligned and it happened! They were so sweet, they listened to my wishes, and were not pushy by any means! I think I was the only bride at that time (and if I wasn’t I surely couldn’t tell), and I felt like they devoted their full attention to me! I also know one of the seamstresses very well, and they had her come down to see me in my gown *cue the tears*… Not to mention, the adorable goodie bag I got! Can’t wait to go back for my fittings!
Paige R

I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Thank you for listening to what I wanted instead of trying to just sell me something. I found my perfect dress, I don’t think I could have found a better one! You guys are the best, thank you!

“I said YES to the dress this past weekend at Caryn’s! I made a last minute appointment on Thursday and they were able to get me in that Saturday. I went with my mom simply to look at dresses, being my first time trying on and so confused as to what I really wanted. Latrice was absolutely amazing! I brought pictures in showing her various styles and she immediately said we will try those. She listened to everything I wanted and guiding me through what I didn’t want, pulling really all different options so I could explore. I finally found THE dress… however unfortunately my size was bought off the rack that week. Latrice went out of the way to find someone within the salon that fit the sample size so I could see what it really looked like on a human rather than in pictures before fully committing. She went above and beyond for me. Highly recommend going to Caryn’s Bridal! Also, everyone was so welcoming and the experience was the best.”

– Taylor H.

Wonderful Experience! I would highly recommend Caryn’s to any bride!!! The day before my appointment there was a snow storm. They called me the night before to establish a plan in case of inclement weather. Luckily the next morning, we were able to still make it down and had a wonderful experience. I appreciate their willingness to still open and/or work out a plan with me to ensure that the weather didn’t put a damper on my plans! My consultant was excellent. She listened to what I liked and didn’t like and helped me narrow down my search and find the dress of my dreams! I am beyond excited for my fiancé to see me in my stunning gown this upcoming October!

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

Caryns is a dream! General Manager Cindy George went out of her way to open the store for us on a Monday, which is a day that the store would typically be closed. I was in Richmond for Christmas, visiting from Chicago, but had heard great things about the boutique and wanted to make the trip check it out. Over the course of two hours, I tried on about 15 dresses, and then re-tried on my top several options back to back. Cindy had dresses waiting for us that I had spotted online and then took note of what I seemed to like and pulled additional dresses throughout the fitting. Thr boutique itself is gorgeous and spacious and has a ton of options. They also have bridesmaid dresses / shoes / accessories. I ended up finding THE dress at Caryns, and at a reasonable price point. Not only that, but alterations for Caryns brides are only $250 and we received $50 off the veil for purchasing same-day. Definitely recommend Caryns–even if you are from out of town!!

I decided to make a girls trip out of dress shopping. We drove over two hours from Yorktown, VA to Farmville, VA. We enjoyed the day at the winery down the road and walked the town. When we saw Caryn’s Bridal it looked perfect! I also thought it was thoughtful that the bride’s name was written on a board with the time of appointment. When I walked in I was greeted with smiling faces. I had never been dress shopping before this day. I had Kaitlin help me slip into the perfect dress for my day. Let me just tell you, she was AMAZING! She knew exactly what I liked and helped me through until I found the dress. She made me feel comfortable and we enjoyed having her as part of our special day. She listened to what I liked and did not like. I never felt pushed to buy anything. Kaitlin showed professionalism and knowledge on the products sold. I felt comfortable and so pleased with everything she did to help me find my dress. When I finally found the dress I loved, she helped envision exactly what I was wanting. Everything came together so perfectly and a lot of it had to do with how great the service was that Kaitlin showed us. I can never thank her enough. I also received a card in the mail written from her. I love cards and I thought that was thoughtful. Overall, I would recommend Caryn’s Bridal. I still have months ahead of me and fittings to do at Caryn’s, but I am positive that I will continue to have a good experience.

Yorktown Bride

Caryn’s Bridal was my first (and only) stop on my search for the perfect dress! My group and I were welcomed at the door with smiles and warm hellos! My consultant, Olivia, was so patient and lovely to work with. I was nervous about so much and she made my visit 10x more comfortable! She did not stop pulling dresses and offering assistance wherever needed for myself and my group until we were all completely satisfied. I’m excited to say I found the perfect gown and will definitely be a returning customer for the rest of the bridal parties’ attire!! I’ll absolutely recommend Caryn’s Bridal to anyone and everyone!!

Kait S

I will recommend Caryn’s to anyone I know! I came here thanks to a recommendation from my future mother-in-law, and I left with my perfect dress! They were responsive when scheduling the visit and asked questions to make sure everything was ready for the day. My consultant, Olivia, was absolutely amazing and made sure I was comfortable throughout the entire visit. I am so proud to say I am a Caryn’s bride! I can’t wait to come back for my fittings!

“What an amazing experience finding my perfect wedding dress at Caryn’s! They accommodated my big group of six people that came with me and made sure we were all comfortable. Olivia was absolutely amazing and helpful. I came in not really sure what style dress would look good on me, so Olivia let me try on so many different styles and helped me narrow my selection down to finding my perfect dress at the end. I absolutely fell in love with my dress and can’t wait to show it off on our big day! I could not have had a more perfect experience finding my wedding dress! Highly recommend!!”

– Emily H.

I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Olivia, wow! Hands down, because of you – you helped me find my dream dress and made me feel like Megan Markle. She was relaxed, easy going, and very knowledgeable. She even took the extra step to pull bridesmaids dresses to see which colors would look beautiful beside my dress. Then at the end, Cindy sealed the deal with a hug. Very touching and personal. To be a bride who lost my mom at a young age, I knew this would be a hard to not have my mom their to say yes to the dress with me but, Olivia and Cindy made this day so memorable and easy for me. THANK YOU!!!!

We had shopped at Caryn’s previously. We knew the quality of their gowns and service. We did shop a few local stores before making the one hour trip to Caryn’s. However, we knew we would find “the dress” at Caryn’s. We always question why we wasted time elsewhere. First visit “said yes to the dress”. We also purchased a MOB dress there also. We had a slight hiccup on dress size and Caryn was absolutely awesome at making everything right. That is the kind of business she runs. Not something you find just any place. Highly recommend visiting Caryn’s.

I cannot say enough good things about my experience at Caryn’s. Cindy was the definition of professional while still making me feel like we were old friends! She was also in the process of training Parker, who was a delight, but it never felt like this training took away from my experience. From the very first dress (which I ended up buying), Cindy NAILED my style and personality to the point where I would have been happy to walk down the aisle in any of the 8 or so dresses I tried on. I would recommend Caryn’s to anyone who is looking for a beautiful, affordable dress with a side of superior service. Thank you, thank you, thank you for making this experience so wonderful!

Kaitlin helped me find the perfect dress! She made thoughtful suggestions and she wasn’t pushy at all. She made my dress shopping experience so great, that I didn’t even look at any other shops!

Hunter B.