Emma BennOct 16, 2017
Such lovely girls! So kind and helpful! They didn't have the dress I wanted to try on when I 1st went. By they had it brought over from their other store for the next weekend!
Picking my dress up in 5 months can't wait!
Michelle Ball-BarnesOct 13, 2017
Went to Astra Bridal in Wellington and absolutely loved it and had the BEST experience ever and, Thanks so very much to Olivia for finding me the dress of my dreams, she was very friendly and once I explained what I sort of wanted she picked out a few dresses and so did I, turns out the dress I fell in love with was the first dress Olivia took off the rack....she was absolutely great and the Wellington store was great at accommodating the large group of family I bought in with me. All and all I will definitely be recommending this place to all my family and friends and rate this place for sure a 10 out of 10!!!!! Thanks Olivia!!!
Emma NeilsonOct 03, 2017
The difference in customer service here with other, more expensive salons was night and day. This was the first place I went to try on gowns, and it was definitely the best!! Staff were patient and caring, letting indecisive brides (i.e me :P ) try on as many dresses as they like without complaint. They understand how important it is to find the right dress, and bring a lot of know-how to the table to make that happen!
Manager Suzie is a great example of this. She's an absolute sweetheart who brings all her skills from designing wedding gowns to help you out. Not sure how a dress would look after alterations? Unsure about what to look for in a dress? Suzie will look after you ;)
If you're getting married soon, I'd seriously recommend trying The Bridal Outlet first. They understand it's a special day and treat you like a special person, not a unit to squeeze as much money out of as possible (see previous comment about expensive bridal salons :P ).
Hayley RyanSep 23, 2017
Had the best experience here - came in late in the afternoon (only an hour until they closed), I was tired from a whole day of trying on dresses and grumpy from not finding anything.
From the moment I walked in, Liz treated me like I was the only one in the shop. She asked about me - wanted to know my likes/dislikes, where my venue was, etc. and she actually listened to me! Even if she didn't think I would suit a dress she helped me try it on anyway so that I could make up my mind. She was also great at taking away the 'overwhelmingness' of it all.
She kept things simple, while making sure I tried on everything I wanted to. She even helped me in and out of a dress 6 times as I compared it to other dresses!
Nothing was too much for her and she seemed to genuinely want to help me find the perfect dress.
There was a great range of styles, colours and fabrics and the staff are super helpful, friendly and caring.
I would highly recommend this place and Liz!
Katie GreenSep 22, 2017
I had the most amazing experience at Astra North Shore last month. I cannot thank Leti and the team enough for a job so well done. They were so friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating, I felt so relaxed and comfortable getting into and out of dresses. I am so grateful for such an enjoyable, confidence boosting experience! I had no idea what sort of dress I wanted so they helped me narrow down the styles that would suit me and was lucky enough to find my dream dress first visit!
Jacqueline WilliamsonSep 22, 2017
Lisa GSep 21, 2017
I had such a wonderful experience looking for my wedding dress with Astra. Leti, who helped me obviously knew the dresses and how they worked for different body types. Leti put me in a dress I never would have picked out myself but it turned out to be perfect!!! I fell in love with it the moment it was on me! When it arrived it was a bit bigger than I had anticipated but the women directed me to a seamstress who worked absolute wonders getting it fitting me like it was always meant to be!! My entire experience with Astra was so easy and relaxed and they did everything they could to make me feel comfortable on my wedding day! On the day I was feeling like a princess because the dress felt like it was made for me
From Wedding WiseSep 19, 2017
Dee at Astra Bridal in Hamilton is INCREDIBLE! I had been to another Bridal Salon the day before and was disheartened by my previous experience, to the point of wanting to give up looking. I walked into Astra bridal and felt completely welcome and looked after. Dee has gone out of her way to assist me, i couldn’t have asked for a better bridal consultant then Dee. I Can’t wait to wear my gorgeous dress the Dee picked out for me when i was completely lost on where to start again.
Hania (Auckland consultation)Sep 19, 2017
Hi Kendall-Leigh, I have to say my experience with Astra was really enjoyable & I would absolutely recommend you to others! Thank you for your time, expertise & patience.
Faith SmithSep 14, 2017
Thank you so much to Kendall-Leigh at Astra. Kendall-Leigh took the time to chat with me on the phone before my visit to really understand what I was looking for in a dress. She asked me lots of questions about the wedding and really thought about what style of dresses would work. Needless to say she had picked out THE dress which I was instantly drawn to. Astra have a fantastic selection of the most beautiful and exquisitely made dresses and I couldn't recommend them more.