Leiana August

I just want to say how absolutely fabulous Astra bridal in Hamilton was. Having been to many other bridal stores and having terrible experiences I felt defeated but thanks to Dee my amazing stylist I was able to create my dream dress. She made me feel so comfortable and helped me all the way through the process of ordering my gown. I can’t thank you enough Dee!!!! 10/10 recommend.

May 14, 2021


Rachael Koers

What incredible ladies that work at Astra Bridal Hamilton. Sarah was a gem in helping me find a dress that a) suited my body type and b) something I would feel beautiful in. She was patient enough to hurl me into 10-15 dresses in the style I was set on to then say "I've got something you'll hate, but trust me.". Thankfully for Sarah, I was so exhausted from trying on dresses I couldn't say no. Maybe that was her plan all along but thank goodness I tried on that dress. It was THE ONE. Sarah was so welcoming from the get go, not to mention patient, encouraging and hilarious, which made the process much less daunting! 10/10 would go back, if only I could get married every year…

May 12, 2021


Nicole Joe

We got engaged in September 2020, and I only started properly planning in late October. I didn't want to wait over a year for next summer, and with two of my three bridesmaids pregnant and due early autumn, February 2021 seemed like my only choice! My wonderful sister/wedding planning extraordinaire decided to give me the push I needed, and booked us into Astra Bridal Hamilton for 'just a look', as she had a great experience. I hadn't even locked in the venue at this point, but to my surprise she managed to book in with the lovely Sarah, who had sold her dress to her a couple of years prior!

I was a bundle of nerves the morning of the try but Sarah was so reassuring and helped make the experience seem super easy. I had basic ideas of what I wanted for my dress, and keeping in mind our budget my Mum, sister and I picked out some dresses to see what suited. The first one I tried on was chosen by Mum and I instantly felt super special. I put it down to it being the first wedding dress I had ever tried on, and assumed they would all make me feel like that. But nope, after trying several more on I kept going back to that first one. Meanwhile Sarah was a bloody champ pulling the dresses up, buttoning and unbuttoning, discreetly looking away at the right moments, and probably frowning at my non-nude coloured underwear haha. After several more try ons of my dream dress, Sarah ended up negotiating with us to ensure I could afford it. Being the indecisive person I am, I definitely didn't expect to leave that appointment having purchased one on the spot, but I'm so glad I did and that Sarah was a part of that journey.

Thank you, and you know I will be bringing my friends back (in fact I already have...)

April 30, 2021


Dalen Dinneen

Best experience ever. Went dress shopping with my future sister in law and bride to be, and the staff were amazing! They made us all feel so welcome, giving all of us the best experience, especially the future bride. Can't wait to make a visit for my dress one day!

April 23, 2021



Just wanted to say the biggest thank you for yesterday. It was everything I could have wished for and more! Your store is beautiful and you are amazing. We all walked out with the biggest smiles on our faces and couldn’t stop talking about what a perfect experience it was. Finding the dress was an added bonus.

April 21, 2021


Laura Halliwell

Knowledgeable staff, good range and upfront pricing made choosing a dress very smooth. Thanks team!

April 20, 2021


Nicole Parker

Would hugely recommend Sarah at Astra Bridal Hamilton!

I selected 3 dresses I wanted to try on. Sarah gave fantastic advice, listened to what I was after and picked out some extra dresses I hadn’t seen online. She ended up finding the perfect dress for me - that I would not have picked if I hadn’t of tried it on. I loved that the experience wasn’t rushed & it was a great time for my mother , two bridesmaids and I!

Sarah helped me feel so body positive and comfortable which in other bridal shops I did not have the same experience. They had so many clips and different tactics when trying on a dress that was too big or small.

The shop was stunning! So many options and the lighting was great! The wait time for dresses were about 3 months lesser than other shops with a guarantee it will be here in time.

Can’t wait for my dress to get here!

April 14, 2021


Wendy Zhu

I had a fantastic experience at Astra Bridal! I called up and they held the last of a gown aside for me, I walked in and 15 minutes later had locked it in. It was my dream dress! I was surprised at how beautiful the interior was. I think because it's not obvious on the street it may get overlooked. I highly recommend everyone check out the Astra Bridal store in Wellington!

April 13, 2021


Elle Hayes

Hi Dee, we had an amazing day and I had so many compliments about my dress! Thanks so much for all your help

April 07, 2021


Jane Leung

Once again, I would like to thank you for helping me find my dream dress. I'm finally a married woman now, and I had so many comments about how amazing the dress is. Just thought you might want to see a few photos :) Needless to say, you are great at what you do. Keep finding dresses their perfect owners!!

April 05, 2021