Directory Wedding & Bridesmaid Dresses in Hutt Valley
Flowergirls and Brides - Your Online Bridal Boutique Beautiful, Contemporary and Classical Gowns at affordable prices. Every Style for Every body shape for Every Season, We have a fine selection of gorgeous bridal gowns to find your perfect dress no matter what your personal style, size and body shape.
Flowergirls & Brides also have a wide selection of lovely Bridesmaids dresses, Ball and Formal gowns and adorable Flower girl dresses, including stunning bridal accessories to compliment each gown.
We look forward to working with you to find your perfect dress and ensure you feel beautiful on your Special Day.
Flowergirls & Brides – “Elegant and Affordable”
I’m writing this review in the hopes that Flower Girls and Brides can improve an aspect of their service for future clients.
I’ve been organising our wedding for this coming January, and have ordered 4 bridesmaid dresses from Patricia. Overall, the service is good, with a few minor things that do affect your overall experience.
One thing that’s not so great about Patricia is the sense of anxiety she then imbues in her email, when she hasn’t received an email from you after a day or a couple of days. Just an example – yesterday morning, I indicated to her that I’ll be transferring my payment as soon as I was able – which is what it is - AS SOON AS I WAS ABLE. I then spent the day in meetings at my job, went home exhausted, and planned to go online and send the payment that next morning – which is when you should be engaging in business transactions anyway—during office hours. I receive an email at 10pm that same day with her asking me where my payment was.
This sense of pressure from a supplier is not the best thing, when you’re already an overextended bride yourself. I haven’t experienced this pressure to reply to an email immediately from any other supplier for our wedding – and I’ve been dealing with our caterer, event hire company, florist, decor hire company, my bridal gown supplier and cake supplier. When things have already been agreed in good faith, no supplier should pressure you to reply on the same day or panics after 3 days because they need to understand you are busy. Especially when you’ve already indicated that you’re still waiting for a bridesmaid to send her measurements, or you’re still thinking about something she’s asked. I already expressed to Patricia that I work two jobs on top of organising a wedding. Again, I’ve been dealing with suppliers all year, and organise events myself and I understand the ins and outs of correspondence – and I have NEVER been pressured like this by any other supplier, whether it’s for our wedding, or at my job to reply.
Now on to the dresses. The saving grace were the dresses. They were beautifully done. The delivery was prompt (ahead of the timeline she gave). Which is a shame because I’ve been planning to sing her praises until I received that email last night.
I’m writing this not to be mean spirited, but to let her know how this little aspect in the service can be improved, because it would mean the world to future brides if there’s a little empathy on Patricia’s part that sometimes, people are too busy, but it’s okay because even though that person hasn’t replied that same day, they have been planning to, and they wouldn’t keep you hanging any longer than less than a week anyway. Most suppliers I deal with I don’t hear from them till 3, 5, 10 days later, but I don’t pressure them to reply (unless I don’t hear from them after 10 days) because I understand they’re busy. And especially if they already sent a reassuring email beforehand (as I tried to do).
The early stages of the order had been really great though (and that’s the shameful part, it could have been stellar all the way). So if you’re looking for good value for money, great dresses and helpful with questions, Patricia is great. If she can refine this aspect of her service, it would mean everything to a bride, who is already under all sorts of pressure to begin with.
Wedding Date: January 14, 2017
We ordered our flower girl dress (sequined bodice with double tulle skirt infant flower girl dress) from Patricia at Flowergirls and Brides and it couldn’t have been more beautiful!! After struggling to find dresses in infant sizes in NZ I found them advertised in a Bride and Groom magazine. I flicked Patricia an email about availability and she was extremely responsive and helpful.
The dress itself was just stunning, it was so well made with top quality materials and stitching, nothing like a cheap import from China, which was my hesitation about ordering from an overseas website. The dress sat well and was true to fit. It helped that the dress had a ribbon around the middle of it which meant it had a good fit to it as you could tighten it or loosen it to your needs. And the price point was extremely reasonable - I looked around in a lot of bridal boutiques in Auckland and they were a lot pricier for something that was no where near as nice.
It was a pity that at the time I was looking around for a bridesmaid dress that they were in between ranges and didn’t have anything on offer at that time, but I’m sure all of their dresses would be just as beautiful and high quality.
Thanks Patricia and team!!
Wedding Date: April 6, 2016
I highly recommend Flowergirls and Brides. Their dresses are beautiful and really well-made - I was so pleased with mine! Patricia’s service was outstanding - I had a short engagement which meant I needed my dress in a hurry, but nothing was a problem and she really went the extra mile to make sure it arrived on time. I also needed some embelishments removed and the train shortened (none of the overseas mail order companies will do that for you!) and Patricia was able to give me some valuable advice to make sure I got the length just right.
I had spent hours trawling round overseas sites until I found their site and in the end I bought everything I needed from there, as it was far more suited to our kiwi tastes, and far better sevice. Definately go over to flowergirlsandbrides.co.nz and check out their selection of beautiful dresses and accessories!
Wedding Date: November 29, 2014
I cannot rate Flowergirls and Brides highly enough. The dresses were the prettiest I could find on any of the online stores and the price was much better than both of most of the online and definitely the stores. I had a few questions about the colours before I purchased the dresses for my Flowergirls so I emailed the contact, not expecting a reply for a while an heard back almost straight away with a detailed description of the colour choices and pictures explaining which colour was which. Patricia has been an absolute pleasure to deal with, responds to emails well outside of normal business hours (which is when I tend to get a chance to do wedding related things), has followed up on all communications and even followed up to check if the flower girls had had a chance to try the dresses on.
Stunning service, Patricia is an absolute dream to deal with. I had a minor query after my dresses had arrived and she sorted it our straight away. Patricia definitely goes above and beyond. The dresses arrived really quickly from the states (I ordered on Christmas Eve) and all of my expectations have been well exceeded. And the dresses look more beautiful in real life. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending to anyone and I intend to the next time someone gets married.
Wedding Date: March 28, 2015
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