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4051 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL

great find!

Reviewed on 1/23/2015 Bethany P

My mom and I went in expecting a whirlwind of several days of gown shopping. (we had very limited time) This ended up being our first and last stop. They accommodated our shopping style- we picked out a bunch of gown to try on back to back rather than one at a time. They were... Read More also very patient as I repeated several dresses before deciding on the perfect one. They have two sections, one with new styles and the other with discounted samples to buy off the rack. You also get an additional discount for buying a gown within 24 hours of your first visit...helpful to have the extra motivation to make a decision ;-)

Found a gorgeous wedding dress

Reviewed on 1/22/2015 Betsy R

I loved this place. My consultant Madi was the best. She was patient and knew quickly what I was looking for. I bought my dress here and am so excited! It's unlike any other dresses I tried on at other stores.

Wonderful little boutique!

Reviewed on 1/22/2015 Christine D

I went shopping for my wedding dress the day after Christmas while I was down in Sarasota. I originally had an appointment for another bridal shop in Tampa the next afternoon but my grandmother insisted that I try Sarasota Brides first, and I'm so happy I did! From the moment... Read More I walked in the door I felt so comfortable and at ease with the ladies working that morning. Victoria was my attendant for the day and allowed me plenty of time to browse and pick out several dresses to try on. She never pressured me or rushed me, but gave me honest opinions when I asked for them. With her and my mother's help we were able to pick out my dream wedding dress! Overall, my experience with Sarasota Brides was very pleasant and I'm so happy I made the last-minute decision to go dress shopping there.

Great Wedding

Reviewed on 11/26/2014 Luna S

I just want to thank Carol for all of her help and the rest of the staff have been very helpful to make my dress fit to how I felt most comfortable! A lot of people were in love with it as I was too! I love the tiara and veil that came with it! It all just came together!

Selection of Dresses were amazing

Reviewed on 10/15/2014 Alexandria Y

When I first went to Sarasota Bridal I had a great experience, but since it was one of the first places I started to look I decided not to buy from them right away. About a month later I went back because I could not stop thinking about one specific dress, and the service was... Read More not that great. The girls were rude and stuck up but out of all the places I went prior Sarasota had the best selection of dresses. After purchasing my dress I have had great service and I am even purchasing my girls dresses with them and my grooms suites. I highly recommend!

2014-10-29T12:07:35 Response from the vendor

Thank you for your review. Sorry to hear that your first experience with us was less than excellent, we really have enjoyed working with you and your party. We are glad to hear that you have had much better service since your first visit. We... Read Less Read More

Christine is great

Reviewed on 10/15/2014

I have Christine as my bridal consultant and she is wonderful! She is super helpful and made my appointment fun and relaxed. She encouraged me to try on different styles and she ended up picking my dress! On the rack I would have NEVER looked twice at that dress but once I had... Read More it on, I knew it was the one. Sarasota Brides is a great place to get formal wear!

2014-10-20T10:49:56 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!!! It was my pleasure to have worked with you. Please come back to see me for bridesmaids and tuxedos. We are here for anything you may need for your special day!!

bridal gown

Reviewed on 10/14/2014

Maddie was the person assigned to help me and she was fantastic. I am a plus size girl and I kept picking things that I thought should look good and it didn't. She pulled a dress out and made me try it and to my surprise was fantastic. It looked great and I felt beautiful. I... Read More owe her so much thanks and Sarasota Bridal for helping me find the perfect dress. I love them!!!!

2014-10-20T10:52:40 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your kind review! It was so nice working with you and I am glad you found the gown that you absolutely loved. You looked stunning and I cant wait to see pictures from the big day. Thanks again, Madison Gamso

Nicole's wedding prep

Reviewed on 10/14/2014 Nicole G

Maddie was great to work with and super helpful!

2014-10-20T10:53:56 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the sweet review. So glad I could be a part of your wedding planning and help in any way possible! Thanks again, Madison Gamso

Wonderful place to find your special dress!

Reviewed on 10/14/2014

what a great experience! I found my perfect dress and it was on a sale rack, which helped me tremendously. The staff was very attentive and helpful. I can't wait to go back for my fitting!

2014-10-29T12:09:37 Response from the vendor

Thanks for the review!!! So glad we were able to find you the perfect dress! Look forward to seeing you at your fitting.

Friendly staff & good selection

Reviewed on 9/16/2014 Anna B

I had a good experience at this bridal salon. It was my first time trying dresses on and my consultant was very nice and helpful. She was never pushy about purchasing a dress and seemed genuinely concerned about how I was feeling in each dress. The store had a great selection... Read More of dresses and had a lot of dresses on sale that were in my budget. I only had one complaint, that the bridesmaid dresses that my bridesmaids had picked out were much more expensive at the store than they would have been anywhere else. I wish I had told them to wait to purchase their dresses so I could have looked for a better price for them. They did receive a 10% discount since I bought my dress there, but it was still much more than I wanted them to pay for their dresses.

2014-10-29T12:23:20 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the wonderful review. We take great pride in our brides feelings and always try to get a true understanding of what she really wants in a gown. We appreciate your comment about our bridesmaids dresses and are always trying to look for... Read Less Read More

Great store!

Reviewed on 8/25/2014 Deborah S

I had a wonderful time picking out my dress at Sarasota Brides. Maddie was a great help in picking out my gown, and I got a great price for the type of dress I purchased! Overall, I was very happy with the experience and would highly recommend shopping at Sarasota Brides!

2014-10-20T10:55:52 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the kind review! It was great getting to work with you and be a part of your wedding planning. Let me know if there is anything else that I can do to help. Thanks again, Madison Gamso

One Stop Wedding Wear Shop

Reviewed on 6/11/2014 Sara L

I cannot recommend Sarasota Brides & Formalwear highly enough. You cannot go wrong if you choose them for your dress or tuxedo needs. Back in January I made an appointment with Sarasota Brides & Formalwear. I was nervous going into my appointment that I would be one of those... Read More brides who could not find a gown, but I soon found those fears to be unjustified. My consultant allowed me to peruse the large collection of gowns in every style I could want to see for as long as I felt I needed. I ended up trying on three gowns and I was never rushed through the process by anyone. I was even allowed to put the gown I ended up purchasing back on one last time for photos. The dresses were all reasonably priced and the quality was great. Last weekend I went back with my fiancé to look at tuxedo rentals and again the service was fabulous! We had plenty of time to look through the book of options and Christine, who worked with us, was so thorough! After taking my fiancé’s measurements she took the time to have him try on jackets in the store to ensure that the fit would be right. After my fiancé made his selection, I was allowed to try on the gown that I had purchased which had since arrived. As always, I was allowed all the time I wanted without anyone hurrying me along.

2014-10-29T12:36:24 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the wonderful response! It was our pleasure to have worked with you. Rae and I were the consultants that worked with you. Your wedding is fast approaching and I bet the excitement as well. Thank you again for the wonderful review. -... Read Less Read More

Wedding Gown Success

Reviewed on 5/09/2014 Allyson S

I purchased my wedding gown, veil, and a few accessories from Sarasota Brides and had a great experience! They have a great selection for any type of gown you would want, and for a reasonable price. The only reason my gown was the price it was, is because I needed it custom... Read More fit to my size. I chose/bought my dress the first day I walked in. They spend as much time with you as needed, have great discounts, and walk you through the alteration process. Overall great service and very nice ladies! Loved my experience!

2014-10-29T12:00:15 Response from the vendor

We are so glad you had a wonderful experience with us!!! Our consultants are all about spending the quality time every brides needs. Glad to hear that we were able to custom fit the gown for you and get you within the budget you needed.... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 3/27/2014 Randi K

This was the first place I looked and the place that I ended up going back to and purchased my dress. There are so many to choose from. I bought my veil and garter there too. The women were so helpful and supportive. Thanks Christine and Nana.

2014-10-29T12:38:12 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the beautiful words. It was our pleasure to be a small part of your big day. I will pass this on to Nena. Thank you again!!!

Great selection

Reviewed on 2/22/2014 Sarah K

I recently purchased my wedding dress at Sarasota B&F. My dress was absolutely gorgeous. The woman that does the alterations does a beautiful job. They have a very large selection of wedding dresses. I had read on other reviews that this place will not let you try on more than... Read More six dresses. This is TRUE. I had read the reviews before going in and when the woman said to me "we only like brides to select a max of six dresses because then confusion starts to set in" I looked at my friend and smiled. We both couldn't believe that the review was true. I can also tell you that when you step on the pedestal to see the dress on in the mirrors, you are not allowed to take photos. They have this rule taped to the mirror. To me that is ridiculous. I get that rule for girls that go in there to just goof off but I can't tell you how many people asked to see pictures of my dress and I didn't have any. Luckily I had picked my dress rather quickly and did not need more than six. I can tell you though that the staff is very nice and the women are very patient. I would purchase my dress from this store all over again. I say don't let the "six dress rule" deter you or the photos rule. You may just go in here and find "the one."

Dress of a lifetime

Reviewed on 2/21/2014 Brittany B

The ladies at Sarasota Brides and Formalwear were wonderful!!!! They help with every step of the ordering process. Once I picked my dress, I had no idea what I wanted for my veil. They helped me pick a veil that matched my dress and jewelry perfect. When it came to my... Read More bridesmaids, I went back and forth between colors and they helped me with picking the right color and of course that worked out perfectly as well. Appointments are timely and to your convenience. They always call with reminders of deadlines, appointments and of course when your orders arrive.

2014-10-29T13:22:38 Response from the vendor

Thank you for your pleasant review. We are so glad to hear that we were able to help you find the dress of your dreams along with your bridesmaids, veil and jewelry. We are here to make your special day as smooth as possible. Thank... Read Less Read More

Great Experience

Reviewed on 1/24/2014 Allie S

Sarasota Brides and Formalwear was a wonderful place to shop for my wedding dress. My consultant was very knowledgeable about the inventory and how different alterations could be made to the dresses I tried on. I knew I would want to have time to think about my final decision I... Read More did not feel pressured at all to decide right away. When I came back the following day they had my top two dress choices ready for me and let me try them on as much as I wanted before I made the final decision. I would recommend this shop for anyone looking for a beautiful wedding dress.

2014-10-29T11:55:16 Response from the vendor

Thank you for the lovely response. It was our pleasure to have worked with you. Taking the time and not making our brides feel pressured is how we want to work with our brides. Being a part of your special day is important to all... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 11/30/2013 Bonnie B

Sarasota Brides is THE BEST! They were WONDERFUL to work with! They always greeted me by name and gave EXCEPTIONAL service, each and every time I was in the store. Victoria, Jessica, and all the staff were extremly helpful ~ with an eye on every detail~ from my dress, to the... Read More veil, shoes, and accessories, everything was PERFECT! FYI~ Nana is the BEST in the area for alterations!! She made sure my dress was fitted to perfection! I HIGHLY recommend them for the best selection, service, and personal attetion that every bride seeks!

Wonderful place!

Reviewed on 10/18/2013 Jordan H

The perfect place to find your wedding dress. I definitely wasn't expecting to find mine at the first stop, but Sarasota Brides had a great selection and the staff helped me find my perfect whimsical dress. (And it was on the sale rack!) If you're in the area and don't know... Read More where to go, definitely look here!

The Diamond in the Sand

Reviewed on 10/08/2013 deborah h

A small budget and big dreams! I had been looking all week with disappointment and this day was no winner. My sister, mother and I where on our way back home when my sister pulled off the road and took out her smart phone and said we where not going home without a dress! Typing... Read More in wedding dresses, "Sarasota Brides" comes back and we were only a few blocks away so we gave it a try. Looking at the shop, it was elegant, I thought I could never afford a dress there but I went inside anyway. To my delight I found several dresses that I could afford, all equally beautiful. The staff was so friendly and kind you would have thought I was spending $10,000.00. It was my special day and they made sure I had the very best wedding dress experience possible. The service is exceptional and all your questions are answered. Well I found my dress and said YES to a sassy short knee length with a big skirt that twirls, it's perfect and just under $500.00. Thank you Victoria for all your care & kindness. You've made me feel like a princess from the very first time I entered the shop and every time I put my dress on. Brides To Be..... Sarasota Brides is definitely worth putting on your list. Best Wishes

Friendly and Professional

Reviewed on 10/07/2013 Dora R

Christine was wonderful and was super patient with my family. She was helpful and guided me to the perfect dress for my wedding. She was also great at pulling together the bridesmaids dresses as well. I highly recommend!

Great Service and Quality

Reviewed on 10/04/2013 wendy g

I bougth my wedding gown and my moher's dress in Sarasota Brides & Formalwear. Great Service, excellent quality. the best!

Great Service

Reviewed on 10/03/2013 Erica P

I walked in with no appointment to sneak a peak at my dream dress. I was able to be worked in their schedule & try on 4-5 dresses. I ended up buying the dress I originally came to see. Everyone was very helpful & sweet. They asked questions & gave their expertise! Their... Read More selection is awesome for everyone in your bridal party! And their accessories are absolutely gorgeous!!! So happy I came in!!

Best experience!!!

Reviewed on 8/25/2013 Aylee K

They are so nice here and I was not pressured to buy my dress that day. My consultant was so sweet and patient, it felt like I was dress shopping with a friend. I would recommend this dress shop to anyone who wants to be treated kindly and not pressured into a decision right... Read More away. When I told them of my small budget they did not treat me any different than if I had said I had an unlimited budget. It was so nice.


Reviewed on 8/23/2013 Ali S

I bought my wedding dress here on sale and off the rack due to limited time between engagement and wedding date. When I came back for my first alterations appointment, the dress fit even better than it did the day I bought it but still needed a little work and the bustle. I came... Read More back over two weeks later for second fitting and the dress was ruined. The seamstress let out seams on sides and did bustle. She did not put boning in or take it in around bust. The seams on the lining no longer matched up with the seams on the dress. She proceeded to tell me I had gained weight when I had in fact lost 12 inches total. I was promised it would be fixed by both her and manager. Came back six days later and it was worse and completely unwearable. After back and forth with the manager, they have refused to refund my money stating the dress is "wearable". I had no choice but to, 13 days before my wedding, go buy a brand new dress. I have never been treated so poorly before. I would never recommend this store.

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