“Really exceptional customer service. Friendly staff, Great range of dresses. Massive changing room! lots of accessories to try. All in all great bridal boutique.” (Meera, Dec 2015)
“A outstanding bridal boutique with stunning dresses and staff who are incredibly helpful and supportive. I felt completely at ease with each member of staff who gave me valuable advice and in fact, I would not have found my beautiful dress without them, I saw it on the hanger and hated it, but they insisted I tried it on, and as soon as I did, I was in love. I will never be able to thank them enough. Such a beautiful shop with such unqiue and classic bridal styles. Wonderful staff too!” (Katherine, Dec 2015)
“As a plus size bride I was very nervous about trying on dresses, however the team in the shop made me feel so comfortable and at ease! They really listened to my ideas of my dream dress and gave really good advice to find the perfect dress for me! And it was the second dress I had ever tried one that was my first dress I'd seen! After I'd picked my dress the girls were very good at contacting me with appointments and support with veils etc! Couldn't recommend them more!” (Krystal, Nov 2015)
“I could not sing higher praises for MiliMili Bridal!I knew I would be provided with a great, personal service. The staff were so friendly. I rarely wear dresses, so I was quite apprehensive about the whole experience. However, I needn’t have been as they welcomed me into the shop and everything from there was fantastic!The boutique is stylish and intimate. Everything about the shop is exquisite. I was able to realise my dream look with the help of the team. The whole experience was delightful.” (Lucy, Nov 2015)
“I cannot thank MiliMili bridal enough for what they have done for me . Lauren was amazing and I felt so comfortable with her and I kept in contact a lot witch I felt was lovely. My dress was stunning I felt amazing in and so so many people commented on it. Thanks you so much I cannot thank them enough for making my day so special. Will recommend to all .” (Sophie, Nov 2015)
“Everything was amazing. Nothing too much trouble. Great communication. Not pushy. Makes you very comfortable. So helpful and patient. Can tell Lauren loves her job products and her customers. Amazing customer service. Highly recommend.” (Jessika, Nov 2015
“Lauren was perfection. I work in New York but live in Colchester. I walked into MiliMili with 6 weeks to my wedding. ALL other shops in Colchester turned up their nose at my time frame, and pointed me to the sale rail. Lauren treated me like a bride from the second I walked in. She did everything she could from working with Ian Stuart and a local dressmaker to make sure I had the dress I wanted. I had my Church wedding. Without her I fear I would have been in a suit. She goes the extra mile” (Amanda, Nov 2015)
“I visited several bridal stores and found lots of them to be unfriendly and insincere. I went into MiliMili without an appointment and instead of being turned away was made very welcome. Lauren couldn't have been more patient and helpful. Her expertise is second to none. Her selection of dresses are fabulous and her expertise second to none. Couldn't recommended MiliMili more highly” (Karen, Nov 2015)
“What can I say MiliMili is first class. The shop is a breath of fresh to other wedding shops and truly has something special. The customer service, range of dresses and feel to the shop is outstanding, I was delighted to stumble across MiliMIli and found the perfect dress in a fun, relaxing and professional environment.” (Nichola, Oct 2015)
“I loved going to MiliMili, Lauren and Ashleigh made me and my friends feel completely at ease during our appointment and nothing was too much trouble. I was the only bride in the shop and I really appreciated the advice they gave me when trying on dresses and they were not pushy at all. The dresses they stock are amazing and so different from all the other shops. I ended up buying everything from there, I was completely in MiliMili. You can tell that they really love their jobs and the dresses.” (Sophie, Oct,2015)
“Absolutely infectious sense of excitement and happiness from Lauren at MiliMili. She made the whole process so easy and enjoyable when it would be easy to cry with stress! The shop is a little haven of wedding bliss that has an amazing array of dresses for all types of bride! As a curvier bride I was terrified for shopping for my wedding dress, absolutely dreading it, but felt completely at the ease here. So thankful for her expertise.” (Rosie Oct, 2015)
“Well all I can say, is that out of all the shops I went to Milimili was the best by far! As soon as I walked in I was given a friendly greeting. they asked for what I wanted but also offered advise and were sooo polite. Instantly I just knew I wanted to get my dress from here. It was such a nice atmosphere. I don't think words can truly describe how great they were throughout the whole experience. They just helped take that stress away and helped you enjoy the whole experience” (Rebecca, Oct 2015)
“The staff were amazing, I was very conscious of being an older bride and they put my mind at ease, they made me feel like a bride should, regardless of her age. They helped me to choose the right accessories for my dress and communicated to the seamstress the alterations I wanted to make to the dress. I was so pleased with the whole experience. When I had a wobble about whether I had made the right choice, Lauren made an appointment for me to come into the shop to try the whole outfit on again.” (Catherine, Oct 2015)
“MiliMili was amazing from start to finish. I visited with my mum and as soon as we walked in we were greeted by the lovely, friendly, helpful and most non-salesy unpushy shop owner ever! I tried on 10 dresses during my appointment, Lauren supplied us with tea and sweets and we never felt rushed or pushed in to any decision. I knew the one as soon as I put it on and didn’t want to take it off! Lauren also helped me source a rare headpiece to go with my dress and nothing was too much trouble" (Emily, Oct 2015)
“Milimili bridal is an amazing shop! As soon as we walked in we were greeted with a warm welcome and the staff couldn't have been more helpful. They have such a wide range of dresses. I was looking for something funky but also classic and they had exactly what I wanted infact we had to decide between two. Something that really strikes me about Milimili was that unlike other wedding dress shops they were not at all pushy.We could've bought everything or nothing and would have been treated the same.” (Abby, Oct 2015)
“Lauren was extremely helpful. I had my heart set on a particular dress and she worked her magic to get the sample and then the actual dress for me within a relatively short space of time. She gave me her honest opinion and was the only bridal boutique that did not push to sell related items - she listened to me and my budget. Calming influence too which was a bonus! Thank you, Lauren!”
Massive Thanks to MiliMili Bridal for making me the happiest bride in the world today!!! So glad I have finally found THE dress its stunning! The staff have been so helpful as always! I would highly recommend this shop to any bride looking to find their perfect dress! (Rachael, Nov 2015)
I hadn't planned to look for a dress on the day I found my perfect dress. I had been walking past the shop and noticed there was a sale on. It was about 15 minutes before closing time and my friend dragged me in. Almost immediately she pulled out this amazing dress. I tried it on but didn't instantly fall in love with it, I liked it but it didn't give me a wow feeling. I tried on another gown and then realised that the first one actually was the one, it just needed some straps adding. Lauren was amazing she knew exactly what i wanted and arranged with a seamstress to make the beautiful straps from a bolero which came with the dress.
I was very conscious of being an older bride and a few months before the wedding I began to doubt my choice (probably after watching far too many episodes of say yes to the dress) Lauren was very supportive and reassured me that that dress was meant for me. She made an appointment for me to go into the shop and try the whole thing on including veil and tiara. I finally had that wow feeling and fell totally in love with my dress.
I would recommend MiliMili to anyone, the staff there are so professional and attentive they really take the stress of buying a dress away from you.
Thank you so much Lauren and girls for helping to make my Wedding Day so perfect. (Cathy Oct 2015)
The best bridal shop in Colchester. Lauren was so fantastic in offering such a personal service and giving me my dream dress. She has been fantastic from start to finish.. even packaging up my dress to bring to Greece. I enjoyed every part of picking out my dress. Amazing. Thank you so much Lauren xxx (Kimberley Sept 2015)
Wonderful staff and beautiful dresses! Have found the one!! (Jade Oct 2015)
Excellent, personalised and attentive service. Had such a wonderful few hours in the shop.
Walked away with my DREAM wedding dress. Could not recommend MiliMili Bridal any higher (Nicola Sept 2015)
“I can’t thank you and your staff enough for all you help, patience and advice in helping me get the dress and accessories of my dreams.
I always had an idea in my head of the dress I would love to wear on my wedding day and the one I chose from your shop could not have been better! I just love it!
You and your staff are so lovely and made myself and my family feel so welcome when we were on the hunt for THE dress.
I haven’t stopped raving about your amazing to shop to all my friend and family! -
Thanks again! xx”
Amazing experience, we were the only people in the shop and had Lauren's full attention and opinions which was lovely. This was the only shop that made me feel really bridal, and I loved the rose lemonade we got given when we arrived! Would recommend highly! X (Cara, Aug 2015)
I went to MiliMili Bridal when I already had a dress in mind from somewhere else. I was up front with Lauren about this but she still showed me around her beautiful boutique with patience and professionalism. She helped me in and out of the dresses making suggestions for accessories here and there which was excellent. The whole experience was such fun with my Mum and sister sipping on cute pink lemonade throughout and although I didn't buy my dress from there I will be coming back with my maids next year for accessories/ shoes!! Thank you Lauren!! (Kelly, Aug 2015)
I want to thank you and the MiliMili ladies again. You were brilliant from start to finish! From that first afternoon when Jen and I came in on the off-chance of trying something on, to putting up with me popping in all the time to look at the dress, to arranging the fittings and helping me get her in the car the week of the wedding. You were brilliant and I would definitely recommend you to future brides. (Meera June 2015)
My best friend and I walked past Mili Mili on the way to another bridal shop in Colchester and saw a stunning dress in the window. We popped in and met the owner Lauren and we arranged to go in after our other appointment. We returned later that afternoon and were blown away by the relaxed experience, at no time did I felt 'sold' too or rushed, it was a very personal, professional, fun and relaxing experience.
It was very different from what I had experienced myself prior to Mili Mili and when I have shopped with friends in the past. I am not a girly girl and actually not a massive fan of shopping, but Lauren could see I was overwhelmed by the choice and was extremely patient with me and took the time to explain the different styles to me in detail and understand what type of wedding I was having whilst we enjoyed delicious coffee and cakes. I felt in very safe hands from the moment our appointment started.
The designers that MiliMili stock are first class from the variety of styles through to the quality of the materials. I selected 3 beautiful dresses but had 'the one' in mind. I took my Sister, Auntie and a couple of friends back on another day (Lauren was extremely warm to my friends and family and accommodating to us going back) and they also selected 'the one' without knowing it was 'my one'.
Lauren's advice throughout was fantastic, she immediately understood my style and was able to help me try on dresses that suited my body shape and personality. The whole process from buying the dress, choosing my accessories, to the after-care (cleaned and beautiful packaged) was second to none.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend MiliMili to anyone, the very best bridal shopping experience I could have wished for. I love my 'Etta' dress designed by Charlotte Balbier and had so many compliments on the day and felt simply amazing. Our wedding was the most magical and amazing day of our lives and I would like to thank Lauren and MiliMili for being such an important part of making our day so very special. Thank you :-) xxx
(Nichola Cain, June 2015)
I bought my dress from MiliMili bridal , they were so helpful and professional and provided a fantastic service . I would recommend them to everyone . Thank you for making our special day perfect . (Nicole Pinch, April 2015)
Cannot thank MiliMili enough for their service. Lauren was absolutely amazing. The shop and the dresses are absolutely stunning and over the moon I found my dream dress. I'm in love! I will make sure I recommend to all of my friends to pay MiliMili a visit to find their dream dress. Thank you again so much! x (Jen March 2015)
I couldn't recommend this bridal boutique enough, Lauren and Ashleigh were lovely and really good at helping me pick out dresses in the style I was after. My dream dress was only the 2nd one I tried on and I loved it that much I ordered it that day! Looking forward to coming back for my fittings and can't wait to wear it in October now xx (Sophie Sloman March 2015)
"Hello Lauren! I want to take the time to thank you so very much for all of your support, advice and helping me cho...ose my beautiful ‘Etta’ wedding dress! After searching far and wide in many wedding dress shops and online, I fell in love with your Charlotte Balbier collection of dresses. As soon as I tried on ‘Etta’ I was in love! Such a simple, classic and elegant dress, so timeless! It was stunning, and I was able to wear it in so many different ways! Firstly with the beautiful lace bolero, then a beautiful belt and fur bolero. It truly made the day so perfect, and I received so many lovely comments on how beautiful the dress was.
I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for me, I will never forget it! You offer a first class service and nothing was ever an issue! You're stars!!!"(Katherine, January 2015)
Lovely boutique, friendly service, beautiful dresses and a cute little bag of treats once the dress was ordered. Thank you for today x (Emalee, November 2014)
Best wedding dress shop I've been to. Lauren is amazing and so so helpful. MiliMili was the second shop I went into and after half hour of being in this gorgeous shop I cancelled all my other appointments. It was so lovely walking in and feeling right at home straight away. Everything went so smoothly and I didn't worry once - made for a very stress free wedding lead up. And the bonus was I got my absolute dream dress! Thank you Lauren and MiliMili x (Leah, November 2014)
I am SO happy and excited to have finally found the dress that I've ...spent months dreaming of and searching for thank you so much for being so lovely,I'm very glad I found you and your beautiful shop <3 xxx (Angela Nov 2014)
Hi Lauren, just wanted to say thank you so much for helping me find ...my dress- on the lead up to the day you were so helpful and always found time for me if I needed to pop in! We had an amazing day and I was so sad when I had to take the dress off! MiliMili is by far the best bridal boutique in Colchester! Emily x (October 2014)
I just wanted to say a huge (and belated!) Thank you to Lauren at MiliMili Bridal. We had such a fantastic experience and I felt so comfortable in your shop! I was on crutches and was feeling pretty worried about the experience, however, nothing was too much trouble!! I am still on the search for my dress, but I a sure I will be back soon. Thanks again. Gemma x (July 2014)
Thank you Lauren, dream dress in the bag! Beautiful shop, friendly service and choccys :) loved every minute Cant wait to come back for my fitting. - Emily (August 2014)
"I would just like to thank you both for making my day so special, never did I think I would find the " one!" And I couldn't think of anywhere else I would want to buy my dress from. Your professionalism and expertise were second to none and you both made me and my bridesmaids so comfortable. You are a cut above the rest
I will be recommending you to anyone who will listen!!! Love and hugs. A VERY happy bride - Lorna xx (August 2014)
"Ordered my dress from MiliMili yesterday. The girls there are lovely, friendly and honest. They had remembered me from 6 weeks ago when I had just popped in on the off chance of trying on a dress, and made me feel so special. Glad I found "the one" at MiliMili as now I get to go visit the girls again when she comes in!" - (June 2014)
"Hi, would like to say thank you so much I came in over a year ago to try on dresses in your sample sale and unexpectedly left the shop with the very beautiful Emily dress by Charlotte Balbier, I have now got married on the 27th May and had a wonderful day the first words that my now husband said to me was "you look amazing" and I felt it too with the help of MiliMili bridal thank you once again." - Amy (June 2014)
"Thank you for helping me find my dream dress! Mum and aunty kept on saying how impressed they were with your shop and all the special little touches! And I love my dress I'm so happy!! " - Abbie (May 2014)
"Thank you for making finding my wedding dress the experience I wanted it to be! There was no rushing, no pushy sales and a lot of genuine assistance and helpful ideas. The attention to detail is excellent and it is, without question, the best shopping experience I have had. Lots of little touches and extra thoughtfulness made it perfect- thank you!" - Cate
"I just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you very much for helping me in my wedding dress search last Saturday. I really enjoyed my visit to MiliMili the service was excellent, friendly, welcoming and fun! I felt no pressure to buy which was different to all the other shops I visited...thank you so much for all your help and for making the experience so fun. I will definitely be recommending you to anyone shopping for a dress in the future." Lisa
"I recently came in to try on some dresses and felt the need to write a quick thank you. Although I didn't find my dream dress at your store, I found it to be the best customer service experience I had (and I went to every shop in Colchester!) The lady who helped me was by far the friendliest person I've met during my bridal dress shop experience. Not just friendly but also very relaxing and made me feel comfortable straight away. Some shops were quite snooty, others felt like I could be at Primak but this store was a lovely one on one appointment with a great balance of 'special' without making me feel uncomfortable. Great customer service thank you" - Nikki
"Thank you so much for the service you provided me when I came shopping for my wedding dress. The service provided made the experience so special. Plus I loved the butterfly wallpaper. Oh and the goody bag. I'm so glad I bought my wedding dress through you & so pleased you stocked Charlotte Balbier." - Catherine
"Just want to say a huge thank you for the experience I have had over the past week, from finding the most perfect dress, trying it on ( with tea and cake!) seriously debating the dress, then trying it on again and again and finally buying it. This is by far the place to buy a dress from, the atmosphere is perfect and the patience of Kelly and Lauren can't be matched! No preasure no problem, I would recommend Mili Mili to anybody looking for the whole package." - Rebecca
"Just wanted to say the Amanda Wyatt hair accessory I bought from you was absolutely perfect for my wedding dress and what lovely people and gorgeous shop!!! Thank you xx" - Liz Cass
"I was a little overwhelmed by all the dresses as i have never been able to look at 'off the rail' clothes before. But you talked me through the dresses and pointed out the most stunning dress i have ever seen! I bought a dress before .... and it was the perfect dress for me. I intended to have the dress taken in...until i saw myself in your dress. I looked amazing! That dress gave me such a beautiful shape..i couldnt stop looking at myself! That dress is every girls dream! My perfect dress!!" - Marina
"Thank you so much MiliMili - Your dresses, beautiful shop and wonderful assistance are the best in town! I am so glad I found you and that amazing dress xxx" - Hannah
MiliMili Bridal Ltd, 19 Sir Isaacs Walk, Colchester, Essex CO1 1JJ - 01206 616368