The most important thing for us is a happy bride on her special day — that's why we put in all the hard work, so we absolutely love to hear from the bride after the wedding (and of course receive some lovely photos of the day).
We're only in our third year but we've already got a long list of happy brides, who've been kind enough to share their thoughts and photos with us for our website.
To see more of our brides and their reviews click on the button below!
What Our Brides Say
"Laura May was the first bridal shop I visited. I tried on many dresses across South Wales, and even as far as Liverpool, but none of them compared to the quality of the dresses at Laura May.
I arranged for a private evening appointment with May and was blown away by the whole experience, so many beautiful dresses, tea in vintage tea cups and beautifully decorated surroundings.
May was very helpful and patient, she even offered advice on dresses that she thought would suit me best which resulted in her suggesting I try on 'the one'.
I was so impressed with the service I received from Laura May that I recommended my best friend visit the shop, she too found her perfect dress."
Mrs Ffion White
Thank you so much for all your help and advice, I'm not used to wearing a dress let alone a wedding dress so all your guidance was very much appreciated! We had an amazing day down in Cornwall , as you can see the weather was fabulous and a good time was had by all. So many people commented on how beautiful the dress was, and I can honestly say that it was unbelievably comfortable, light and perfect for a beach style venue. I really felt a million dollars.
Lastly, I just wanted to say a special thanks to Laura as i mainly dealt with yourself when at the shop. As you will appreciate it was quite personal thing for me to do to discuss our civil partnership with a complete stranger... You didn't bat an eyelid when I said my partner was also wearing a dress which made me feel totally at ease and allowed me to enjoy the experience whilst at the shop. I wish more businesses would adopt such a professional and welcoming approach when providing a service to cliental like myself :-)
All the best for your future business into 2014 and beyond. Take care.
Hayley & Gez xx
"Laura May is quite simply the best bridal shop in Cardiff. The dresses are stunning, stylish and very reasonably priced. The whole experience was wonderful, I felt at ease and special on every visit. My dress was actually purchased only 10 days before my wedding in their sale and the girls could not have been more lovely or helpful, taking all the stress away. I loved my dress and would recommend Laura May to all brides! Many thanks again"
Mrs Sophie Legge
"To all at Laura May Bridal I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the service we received when choosing and buying my wedding dress with you. You were all amazing:) We literally had the best day of our lives and everyone simply loved my dress! As promised here are some photos for you. Many thanks again"
"I'm so glad I bought my dress from Laura May. The range of dresses were beautiful and the girls were so helpful and patient. No matter what my neurotic panics were about, they always remembererd me and were always re-assuring. My dress was everything I wanted."
Mrs Ruth Richmond
Lucy and Nick
"I visited over 15 wedding dress shops hunting for the perfect dress and each time there was something about the dress i didnt like. Then i found Laura May they were so welcoming and friendly and it was the most relaxing experience looking for a dress I had had. They helped pick a dress that would compliment my shape and style of wedding and I found the dress I had been looking for it was everything I wanted and more. Wearing it on my wedding day I felt so confident and like a princess. Thank you Laura May for making my experience so special when I was beginning to lose hope!"
Mrs Laura Pearce-Jones
Just wanted to say a huge Thankyou for helping me find my perfect wedding dress and bridesmaids dress ... I loved them all and so did everybody else.! Ive attached a picture for you ...thanks again
"Dear Laura May, Thank you for making my experience at your store, so comforting and welcoming. You have fabulous staff who listened to what I wanted and what I looking for. I couldn't wait for everyone to see my dress and you couldn't have helped me find anymore of a perfect dress. As I walking down the aisle, I saw my hubby-to-be with tears in his eyes, the moment he saw me! It was honestly the perfect moment! P.S. I can't praise how good you all are at what you do! Keep up with your fabulous work!!! Thank you again!!!"
Laura and May were so fantastic from the very first time I walked into their shop, not knowing what I was looking for, right up until I had my final fitting. They were incredibly helpful and offered so much advice and support. the shop is beautiful and they are so welcoming! I had so many compliments on the dress and that is all thanks to Laura and May.
I had the best day of my life and only wish I could live it all over again, not least so I that I can wear my dress again!
Mrs Kerys Manning
"My experience with Laura May was fantastic! Both Laura and May were amazing, really helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Apart from the great service you receive the quality and range of dresses is wonderful. Thank you to both ladies for making my wedding day extra special."
Mrs Louise Ahmed
As promised, here are some pics of the big day and my amazing dress!
Thank you so much for helping me choose it. I absolutely loved wearing it and I felt like a million dollars on the day! I'm just so sad that I won't get to wear it again :(
All the staff at Laura May were superb - professional, friendly and knowledgable. I would definitely recommend you to anyone looking for their wedding dress. It's been an absolute pleasure from start to finish.
Much love and thanks again,
Mrs Brace xx
"Hi girls just wanted to say thanks for all your help and wanted to send a few photos your way from our wonderful day. My bridesmaids loved their dresses and I loved wearing the ivory version as my evening dress. Made dancing very easy : ) "
Mrs Mikaella Strange
"To all the lovely ladies in Laura May Bridal, This was the first and only bridal shop I visited, and With the help from Tracey I found my perfect dress on day one!! My only wish is that I could wear the dress again, as I absolutely loved it! Thank you all again for your help, you made the whole dress shopping experience very special and stress free for both myself and my Mum,"
"Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help in choosing my dress and for making me feel so comfortable in your beautiful shop- here are some photos of our amazing day on the 29th may 2015!"
"I would reccomend that every bride to be visits Laura May, the shop is beautiful and is everything a bridal shop should be. I was very impressed with the service recieved and the staff are welcoming, friendly and most of all knowledgable. Nothing is too much for them and they will make the occaision of buying your wedding dress memorable and special. Big thanks to Laura and May for such a personal service that I will always remember. I loved my dress and did feel every inch the princess!"
Mrs Victoria Watts-Jones
Mr and Mrs Allen
"Hi to all the lovely team at Laura May! Just a quick message to thank you for supplying me with my dream wedding dress! Dress shopping was an ordeal for me but at Laura May Bridal I had a wonderful experience and you were all brilliant in helping me find the perfect dress for me! Hopefully this wedding highlights clip from our videographers will help show the dress off to its full potential! Love from Jade xxx"
"Just wanted to drop a line to say a big THANK YOU for helping me sort the perfect wedding gown. We had a great day and I felt like a princess all day and I will recommend your shop to any of my friends getting married."
"What an amazing day. Everything was perfect. Thank you so much for allowing me to put two of my favourite dresses together.... I love Martina Liana! The comments on my dress were overwhelming. I decided to get the top sewn in rather than being detachable. Hope you like it! Thank you again. You have the best customer service and beautiful dresses"
"We had the most wonderful day thank you and I think it was the dress that made it! I really did feel a million dollar and my husband couldn't keep his eyes off the dress! Laura May provided a boutique bridal experience like no where else in Cardiff! From the presentation of the shop, to the beautiful exquisite dresses and the friendly advice and excellent service-no where else I visited in Cardiff came close. Thank you both!"
Mrs Sophie Barber
Hi Laura, May and the girls,
Well two months has passed since I got to wear my fabulous dress, the wedding blues have passed and my dress is still hung in the wardrobe in its bag but married life is so much fun!
I cannot thank you enough for your help in finding "the dress". Right from squeezing us in when my mum was coming from Warwickshire to it coming in, you were professional and friendly.
We ordered the dress in a different colour to the sample you had in the shop but it was definitely the right choice especially when we added the cathedral length veil with a sparkle running through, people are sill commenting on it!
Our day was perfect and I'll never forget how I felt walking down the aisle to an amazing man and wearing a beautiful dress.
Mrs Katy Applin
"Just a quick note to say thank you very much for helping me to choose my dream wedding dress. We got married on Saturday 30th May and had an amazing day. Katie was superb in helping me to define what it was I wanted and everyone on the day commented on how beautiful the dress was - thank you once again for making what could have been a very stressful experience so enjoyable and memorable."
With best wishes
"One day last year I was driving down Crwys Road, when I passed a Bridal shop called Laura May Bridal, I had seen the shop advertised in the local South Wales wedding magazine and was intrigued to see more. I was overwhelmed by Laura and May's friendliness and they really made me feel welcome despite not having an appointment. I had a browse through the dresses all of which were beautiful and an Essence of Australia dress really caught my eye. I tried it on and knew it was THE DRESS.
The service which Laura and May provided was outstanding and I really felt like a million dollars in my dress. The shop itself is decorated to perfection with a vintage/ shabby chic feel to it.
I would highly recommend Laura May bridal to any bride and thank you again to Laura and May!"
Mrs Nikki Maycock
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you to both of you, i was so nervous when i first started trying on dresses and i can honestly say you made me feel comfortable and at ease the whole time. You helped me find my perfect dress!"
Mrs Ceri - Anne Fish
"I honestly cannot thank you enough. There are no words that can explain how I felt wearing the most perfect dress - I was simply blown away. You were all so professional, so kind and so honest. You made us all feel so relaxed and nothing was too much for you. Your shop is beautiful, your dresses are beautiful and I would recommend you to every bride to be. Laura May was the only bridal shop I visited - I didn't feel the need to go anywhere else. The whole experience was first class. That feeling I had when I walked towards my husband wearing the most beautiful dress will stay with me forever. Thankyou all so very much."
"Big thanks again to the staff at the gorgeous Laura May Bridal. Great service, gorgeous dresses and the girls cant do enough for you. We got married June 13th and though it rained all day it couldnt spoil the perfect day. For someone very conscious I felt amaaazing on my wedding day in my dress From Laura May. Thank goodness i found you you ladies. My dress was fabulous and everyone loved it. Thank you, thank you.
"Hi Girls, I thought I would send you a few photos to show you how amazing the dresses looked, both mine and the bridesmaids, When we first came looking I had such a strong idea of what I wanted and it certainly was not what I ended up with. You really do have a perfect eye for what suits someone. Once I tried this dress on, unwillingly may I add, I did not want to take it off. Thank you so much for all your help, and when I phoned 2 weeks before the wedding in a blind panic because I had damaged my veil, you pulled out all the stops to order me a new one and for it to get here on time. Amazing. Thank you so much."
Mr & Mrs Rees. 31.5.14
"Both Laura and May are lovely women and were so welcoming every time I visted their store. They made the process of choosing a wedding dress an occasion and such an enjoyable experience. The customer service I received was second to none and the quality of dresses they stock is of a very high standard! I was so pleased with my beautiful dress and accessories. I would highly recommend Laura May Bridal to anyone and everyone! Thank you both once again! Mrs Bethan Donnison xx"
"Just wanted to share a couple of pictures from our Wedding Day in the beautiful Santorini.
Having visited what felt like every bridal shop in South Wales and a Wedding 9 months away, I was starting to worry.... That was until I visited your gorgeous boutique and found the perfect dress! Thank you for helping me find my dress!!!"
Thank you again,
The new Mrs Jones x
"I searched high and low for my wedding dress and after months of searching I was extremely happy to find my perfect dress at Lauramay bridal shop! The experience was made even more incredible by the very friendly, helpful and professional service that I received from both Laura and May and I felt amazing in my dress on our wedding day. I would highly recommend this bridal shop!"
Mrs Beth Davenport
"I absolutely loved my dress it was such an amazing feeling to wear such a gorgeous gown. The moment I came in the shop in May 2011 I knew that I would find a lovely dress as your selection far outways anything I have seen anywhere else. Not only did i find a lovely dress I found THE dress and it is so special to me. I just wish I could wear it again! The service you provided was outstanding. It was very personal and you both made me feel like I was the only bride in the world! The care and attention was fantastic!"
Mrs Laura Hindley
"I went on quite a journey to find my dream dress, I searched high and low. Time was ticking away and before I knew it I didn't have six months to play with... I had four months in which to find the one...my dream dress. When I walked into Laura May bridal it was like stepping into a boutique hotel. A highly professional service and their selection of dresses were an absolute joy to browse through. At last I found my dream dress and it only took them 3-4 months to order it for me. Now I am happily married and the journey can really begin. Thank you Laura and May for making the bridal dress journey such an exquisite experience."
Best Wishes - Sandra
"Thank you so much for all of your help in finding "the dress." I was completely at ease in your shop and I was touched by the personal treatment I received."
Mrs Victoria Honey
"My experience with Laura May Bridal was of the highest standard from the start, as soon as I entered the shop both Laura and May were attentative and helpful (an experience other shops had sometimes failed to provide!). In addition to finding my dream dress (one I couldn't find anywhere else in South Wales) they provided me with a range of veil and petticoat options to suit my needs. I recommend them to all my newly engaged friends for their professional service, outstanding dresses and attention to detail. Thank you!"
Mrs Hayley Eustice
"I felt a million dollars in my wedding dress and all credit has to go to Laura and May. Being a typical bride, I was determined to drop a dress size, and I did it. But it did help that Laura and May were happy for me to drop by the shop every few weeks to try the dress on and track my progress. Nothing was too much for them. Accommodating, helpful and full of insight full advice for the wedding day.Thank you once again!"
Mrs Elaine Beatty
"As soon as I walked into Laura May I knew I would find my perfect dress. Their selection of dresses is by far the best I saw in my search in Cardiff! You have their undivided attention and you know their aim is to get you looking and feeling the best you possibly can in the most important dress you'll ever wear. I can't thank them enough as on my wedding day everyone said how amazing my dress was, how it suited me perfectly and they hadn't seen another dress like it before; which was exactly the reaction I wanted! So thank Laura & May!"
Mrs Jessica Blunt
"Hi Laura and May I just wanted to thank you for all your help in finding me my perfect dress. We had a fab day and the dress looked amazing! Thanks!"
"Laura May is an exceptional bridal shop and I would recommend them to any bride to be.The dresses they stock are absolutely beautiful,in design, detail and fabric and could not be rivalled elsewhere. I found the service to be exceptional, they were so friendly, helpful, welcoming to my mother and the whole experience was great fun. Laura was great, she listened exactly to what I had in mind, and after just one appointment, I ordered "The dress". But when presented with such a beautiful choice of gowns, quite frankly, I really could have picked 3 or 4 of them! I enjoyed all my appointments here. I only wish I could do it all again....but unfortunately my husband won't let me! ;-) "
Mrs Jennie Wright
"Thank you so much for all your help and I just adored everything I bought from you, it worked fabulously, everyone was asking about all the pieces especially the dress which I just adored. I will be sending you a card soon so look out for it in the post. Thanks again"
Mrs Aoife James
"Thank you Laura and May for our fabulous bridesmaids dresses, from the moment we got in touch with Laura may bridal we were made to feel like we were the only clients. We receive excellent personal service and the dresses were absolutely fabulous! Everyone commented on how beautiful they looked and that's thanks to Laura and May. I was a bridesmaid last year with help from Laura and May and I have returned this year for my wedding dress and my bridesmaids dresses! I wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else! So thank you Laura and May for your personal touch and I am so glad I have you both for my wedding! I couldn't recommend them enough!' Just visit their bridal boutique! It is fabulous!'"
Thank you Rhianna & Rachel
"Laura and May were both an absolute pleasure to deal with. Your appointment is completely exclusive – the door is locked and you are made to feel that you can spend as much time as you want making one of life’s very important decisions!
The choice of dresses are stunning. On my quest for “the dress” I visited many local shops that had the odd nice dress but here, Laura and May put all their efforts into sourcing only the best.
The whole experience is enjoyable. Even the décor is to die for! "
Mrs Laura Aherne
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for helping me choose my dream wedding dress. Until I walked into your shop I'd actually found wedding dress shoppin quite stressful, as i had little idea of what i wanted! Walking into Laura May Bridal and having a warm welcome and such a beautiful range of dresses to try on was everything I'd imagined dress shopping to be.
My wedding dress was perfect, the bridesmaid dresses were beautiful and thank you for always making us feel so welcome, we couldn't have asked for better service!
We had a perfect wedding day and most importantly - James loved my dress! Thank you so much for everything!
Mrs Lynsey Davis
"From the moment I was welcomed through the door at Laura May, I knew I would be buying my dress from them! They made the experience really special, I didn't feel rushed and Laura and May were always ready to offer advice if needed! I have since recommended Laura May to my friends who are getting married and they too have shared the same experience and purchased their own wedding dresses from them! A beautiful shop with beautiful dresses...I am only sad that I won't get to try them all on again! "
Mrs Katie Louise
"Brilliant dresses and great customer service at Laura May Bridal! Both Laura and May made me feel at ease as soon as I walked into their boutique. Their dresses are beautiful and I would highly recommend them to all brides to be. Thank you both for making my wedding shopping experience so wonderful and for my beautiful dress and bridesmaid dresses! I wish I could do it all again!"
Mrs Kate Miles
"Laura and May were just brilliant in helping me choose my dream dress! They were so patient with me allowing me plenty of time to 'um and arr' over each dress I tried on- several times through! They made me feel like nothing was too much trouble. They made the whole experience magical."
"All I can say is everyone at Laura May was amazing and I highly recommend their service, friendly and professional with nothing being too much trouble for them. Thank you all for making my dress shopping experience amazing! I really loved wearing my dress on the day…"
"Hi Laura & May Just a little message to say thank you so much for you help during our wedding preparations, I had no idea on what kind of dress I wanted but May you made it so easy and relaxed. The bridesmaids dresses were gorgeous and everybody complimented on the colour it rained on the day but didn't put a downer on anything, everything was just perfect, thanks again for everything, I'll be recommending you to all my 'engaged' friends!! "
"To everyone at Laura May, Thank you for helping me find my beautiful dress. Matthew said it was exactly what he imagined me in so thank you!"
"We bought my wedding dress and five bridesmaid dresses from Laura May for our wedding in July 2013. I went to all bridal shops across South Wales to find the pefect wedding gown but dresses at Laura May Bridal stood out from the rest. Both Laura and May were lovely and made my mum and I feel very relaxed. The customer service was second to none - I went back numerous times to try the dress on and felt welcome on each occasion. Plus the shop is beautiful! Thank you Laura and May. I would highly recommend to any bride!"
Mrs Lucy Bevington
Mr and Mrs Warburton
"Having been a bridesmade in the January and looked around the bridal shops in town I was disgusted by the flippant attitude of a lot of the shops. Being a plus size bride I did a lot of Internet research and thought a few trips to London would be required until I discovered Laura may bridal. I firstly sent a few e mails regarding the plus size collection to which the welcoming positive response made me book an appointment. My size was not an issue at all in the shop and was able to try on many beautiful gowns I had my heart set on my dress from the Internet photo and even more so when I saw it in the shop. The staff were absolutely brilliant in Laura may I never felt rushed or pressured and the choice was totally mine. The dress made sure for a perfect wedding was delivered way in time and even got steamed the day before would highly recommend Laura may bridal to anyone but especially the plus size bride. Thank you once again xxx"
Mrs Claire Kendrick
"Dear Laura, May & staff… Thank you so much for all the advice & help you gave me in finding the perfect wedding dress! Your shop is a beautiful boutique & certainly provides a service that loads of other bridal shops in Cardiff don't. You made me feel really special & gave me your complete attention. It's a really personal service, which makes searching for the all important dress much easier & a lot less stressful. I will definitely recommend you to future brides. We had an amazing wedding day & I felt wonderful in my dress. Thank you so much for all the advice & help you gave me."
With love, Jo Oats x
Mr and Mrs Williams - Married 7th of December 2014
"Thank you so much for helping me choose my wedding dress and Bridesmaid dress. Both my bridesmaid Debbie and I had a fabulous time in your Boutique. You had such an amazing selection of dresses and accessories that the only hard part was deciding which ones to go for. You were very patient and helpful to us and your expert eye proved invaluable when making a decision, which we knew was the right choice. I could not have been happier with the dresses! The whole experience of choosing the dresses from start to finish was a truly wonderful one!
Thank you so much x"
"Buying my wedding dress at Laura May was a lovely and exciting experience! The shop is just beautiful and had all the elements that I envisaged of the perfect bridal store! I found my perfect dress and my mum and my sister enjoyed tea in a vintage cup and saucer as they waited to see me in it. The dress was beautiful so I ordered it straight away. It came quicker than I was expecting and arrived a perfect fit! I would highly recommend Laura May to any future bride, it was exactly what a Wedding dress buying experience should be – perfect!"
Mrs Sali Thomas
"Hi Laura & May,
I hope you are both well. Congratulations on your new arrival and the wedding. Apologies for the delay in messaging you with photos and to say thank you. My bridesmaids and I are so grateful for all you have both done. You welcomed us into your fabulous shop and provided nothing less than perfection. You enabled me to have the dress I had dreamed of, with the personal vintage touch I was looking for. The bridesmaids dresses were just fabulous and our beautiful flower girl felt like a princess all day. I would recommend you to everyone due to the fabulous selection but most importantly the warm welcome and service.
Best Wishes to you both,
Thank you so much.
Rhianna (Mrs Pridham ;-)) "
"After visiting a few Bridal shops in South Wales to look for both my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses, entering Laura May was like a breath of fresh air! First of all the shop was so beautiful and everything i imagined wedding dress shopping to be like. Both Laura and May were so helpful and made my mum, sister and I feel very special, something we had not experienced in the previous shops, the comfy chairs and lovely tea/coffee was definitely a bonus too! Throughout the whole process I felt taste and ideas were at the heart of them helping me to find my perfect dress! The range of dresses and options were so beautiful I felt spoilt for choice! The compliments I received on all the dresses have been overwhelming! I would not hesitate in recommending Laura May to any bride to be, they were simply fantastic!"
Mrs Kate James
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for making the experience of choosing my wedding dress so wonderful. I was extremely happy with the service you both provided on separate occasions and the amazing range of modern dresses that you had to choose from. We haven't had all of our photos through yet but when we do I'll be sure to send some other shots over but for now I have the ones attached.
This was, for definite, the perfect dress for me and I felt a million dollars in it on the day.