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We genuinely strive to provide a high level of customer service and a unique bridal and menswear shopping experience. A huge thank you to everyone for their kind cards, letters, award nominations and customer recommendations. It’s a wonderful business to work in and an absolute honour styling brides for the biggest day of their lives.

We are totally thrilled and exceptionally proud to have won 24 awards including regional and national titles in The Wedding Industry Awards 2016 and 2015 including ‘Best Bridal Retailer’ and ‘Best Menswear Retailer’. Below you can read a handful of the hundreds of comments that were made by our customers during the online voting process. We simply cannot explain in words how much it means to us to read these - it is very moving to know that we have made such an impression on so many. THANK YOU to everyone who voted for us and continues to do so in competitions for which we are nominated.

You can also read more customer feedback and reviews on our Facebook page.



Very friendly and helpful

Very friendly and helpful

Very pleased with service and nothing was too much trouble

Very pleased with service and nothing was too much trouble

Very smart shop (unlike some others in Colchester), nice atmosphere, pleasant and helpful staff.

Very smart shop (unlike some others in Colchester), nice atmosphere, pleasant and helpful staff.

We can’t thank you enough for all of your help, care and attention for our special day. It truly was the best service we could have wished for, from everything from my beautiful dress, to the Menswear which was great & the fantastic bridesmaids dresses, we loved them all, thank you so much, with lots of love.

We can’t thank you enough for all of your help, care and attention for our special day. It truly was the best service we could have wished for, from everything from my beautiful dress, to the Menswear which was great & the fantastic bridesmaids dresses, we loved them all, thank you so much, with lots of love.

Kelly, Witham

We experienced the most fantastic service at Abigail’s Collection. The staff are all extremely professional, helpful and made us feel so special in the lead up to our big day. My mum particularly enjoyed a glass of vino during the difficult decisions about which accessories to choose and my sister thrived on the chocolates!! I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect dress and this was down to the help from the girls and Kirsty at Abigail’s Collection!

We experienced the most fantastic service at Abigail’s Collection. The staff are all extremely professional, helpful and made us feel so special in the lead up to our big day. My mum particularly enjoyed a glass of vino during the difficult decisions about which accessories to choose and my sister thrived on the chocolates!! I couldn’t have wished for a more perfect dress and this was down to the help from the girls and Kirsty at Abigail’s Collection!

We had such a fantastic experience here, Rachel looks amazing and like a Princess! You make everyone feel as though they are the only one getting married and that is so important.

We had such a fantastic experience here, Rachel looks amazing and like a Princess! You make everyone feel as though they are the only one getting married and that is so important.

Cassie, Colchester

We initially intended on hiring our suits from Moss Bros but after a passing look at The Grooms Room following a bridal consultation we made an appointment. Rob was very welcoming and thorough in detailing the service they offered. We expressed a particular interest in a suit they didn’t hold in store but Rob ensured it was available in Pauls size at our appointment. We ended up hiring 4 suits in total. We were made to feel welcome & comfortable and nothing was too much trouble….even when we wanted to view all 400+ cufflinks we weren’t hurried. All the suits we hired were clean as were the shoes that came with them.

We initially intended on hiring our suits from Moss Bros but after a passing look at The Grooms Room following a bridal consultation we made an appointment. Rob was very welcoming and thorough in detailing the service they offered. We expressed a particular interest in a suit they didn’t hold in store but Rob ensured it was available in Pauls size at our appointment. We ended up hiring 4 suits in total. We were made to feel welcome & comfortable and nothing was too much trouble….even when we wanted to view all 400+ cufflinks we weren’t hurried. All the suits we hired were clean as were the shoes that came with them.

We initially intended on hiring our suits from Moss Bros but after a passing look at The Grooms Room following a bridal consultation we made an appointment. Rob was very welcoming and thorough in detailing the service they offered. We expressed a particular interest in a suit they didn’t hold in store but Rob ensured it was available in Pauls size at our appointment. We ended up hiring 4 suits in total. We were made to feel welcome & comfortable and nothing was too much trouble….even when we wanted to view all 400+ cufflinks we weren’t hurried. All the suits we hired were clean as were the shoes that came with them.

We initially intended on hiring our suits from Moss Bros but after a passing look at The Grooms Room following a bridal consultation we made an appointment. Rob was very welcoming and thorough in detailing the service they offered. We expressed a particular interest in a suit they didn’t hold in store but Rob ensured it was available in Pauls size at our appointment. We ended up hiring 4 suits in total. We were made to feel welcome & comfortable and nothing was too much trouble….even when we wanted to view all 400+ cufflinks we weren’t hurried. All the suits we hired were clean as were the shoes that came with them.

We just wanted to thank you for the beautiful bridesmaids dresses and the whole ‘Abigail’s Collection’ experience. The service you provide is second to none; the appointment service ensures the atmosphere is very relaxed, you provided follow up calls – all of which made the experience really pleasurable. The bridesmaids looked fabulous we had so many compliments.

We just wanted to thank you for the beautiful bridesmaids dresses and the whole ‘Abigail’s Collection’ experience. The service you provide is second to none; the appointment service ensures the atmosphere is very relaxed, you provided follow up calls – all of which made the experience really pleasurable. The bridesmaids looked fabulous we had so many compliments.

Katie & Lloyd, Essex

We visited a number of suit hire places in Colchester before I was told about The Groom’s Room at Abigail’s. We didn’t have an appointment but were immediately accommodated and made welcome. As soon as we met Rob my father-in-law and I knew that this was a step above the rest. Rob and the team knew were incredibly well turned out and knew so much about the suits and other items they had available, every piece was spot on, great quality and no more expensive that the other places we’d visited. We even hired the shoes and Rob organised some engraved cufflinks for me to give as thank-you gifts to my best man & ushers, all very well priced and ready to collect with the suits & shoes. It was a really pleasant atmosphere and made it so much easier being able to meet up in the evening. ….We’ve been to 7 weddings in the last 2 years! And I have experienced absolutely appalling service from the like of other Menswear shops with ill-fitting suits, dirty establishments, the wrong items and colours how these places survive I’ll never know. I wish that all businesses realised the importance of a 1st class customer experience, The Groom’s Room at Abigail’s certainly do and I’m sure they’ll continue to prosper as a result of it.

We visited a number of suit hire places in Colchester before I was told about The Groom’s Room at Abigail’s. We didn’t have an appointment but were immediately accommodated and made welcome. As soon as we met Rob my father-in-law and I knew that this was a step above the rest. Rob and the team knew were incredibly well turned out and knew so much about the suits and other items they had available, every piece was spot on, great quality and no more expensive that the other places we’d visited. We even hired the shoes and Rob organised some engraved cufflinks for me to give as thank-you gifts to my best man & ushers, all very well priced and ready to collect with the suits & shoes. It was a really pleasant atmosphere and made it so much easier being able to meet up in the evening. ….We’ve been to 7 weddings in the last 2 years! And I have experienced absolutely appalling service from the like of other Menswear shops with ill-fitting suits, dirty establishments, the wrong items and colours how these places survive I’ll never know. I wish that all businesses realised the importance of a 1st class customer experience, The Groom’s Room at Abigail’s certainly do and I’m sure they’ll continue to prosper as a result of it.

We visited a number of suit hire places in Colchester before I was told about The Groom’s Room at Abigail’s. We didn’t have an appointment but were immediately accommodated and made welcome. As soon as we met Rob my father-in-law and I knew that this was a step above the rest. Rob and the team knew were incredibly well turned out and knew so much about the suits and other items they had available, every piece was spot on, great quality and no more expensive that the other places we’d visited. We even hired the shoes and Rob organised some engraved cufflinks for me to give as thank-you gifts to my best man & ushers, all very well priced and ready to collect with the suits & shoes. It was a really pleasant atmosphere and made it so much easier being able to meet up in the evening. ….We’ve been to 7 weddings in the last 2 years! And I have experienced absolutely appalling service from the like of other Menswear shops with ill-fitting suits, dirty establishments, the wrong items and colours how these places survive I’ll never know. I wish that all businesses realised the importance of a 1st class customer experience, The Groom’s Room at Abigail’s certainly do and I’m sure they’ll continue to prosper as a result of it.

We visited a number of suit hire places in Colchester before I was told about The Groom’s Room at Abigail’s. We didn’t have an appointment but were immediately accommodated and made welcome. As soon as we met Rob my father-in-law and I knew that this was a step above the rest. Rob and the team knew were incredibly well turned out and knew so much about the suits and other items they had available, every piece was spot on, great quality and no more expensive that the other places we’d visited. We even hired the shoes and Rob organised some engraved cufflinks for me to give as thank-you gifts to my best man & ushers, all very well priced and ready to collect with the suits & shoes. It was a really pleasant atmosphere and made it so much easier being able to meet up in the evening. ….We’ve been to 7 weddings in the last 2 years! And I have experienced absolutely appalling service from the like of other Menswear shops with ill-fitting suits, dirty establishments, the wrong items and colours how these places survive I’ll never know. I wish that all businesses realised the importance of a 1st class customer experience, The Groom’s Room at Abigail’s certainly do and I’m sure they’ll continue to prosper as a result of it.

We wanted to write and thank you for the amazing service you gave both before and after our wedding. My dress and jewellery were fantastic too! So thank you x x

We wanted to write and thank you for the amazing service you gave both before and after our wedding. My dress and jewellery were fantastic too! So thank you x x

Mr & Mrs Thompson

We were so impressed with Abigail’s Collection’s attention to detail …. They were so professional throughout and always there to answer questions amid any minute panics! The shop was so welcoming and felt so much more special than other shops I went into. The dress-buying experience was how every bride dreams it to be, compared to other shops that were much more focused a selling “the product”. The accessories room is so full of lovely gems, and it was so nice to have a separate appointment just focusing on accessories to make sure that everything looked perfect together for the Big Day. I cannot recommend them strongly enough.

We were so impressed with Abigail’s Collection’s attention to detail …. They were so professional throughout and always there to answer questions amid any minute panics! The shop was so welcoming and felt so much more special than other shops I went into. The dress-buying experience was how every bride dreams it to be, compared to other shops that were much more focused a selling “the product”. The accessories room is so full of lovely gems, and it was so nice to have a separate appointment just focusing on accessories to make sure that everything looked perfect together for the Big Day. I cannot recommend them strongly enough.

We would both like to say a quick thank you for now as the dresses looked great on our girls & they all had a fabulous time wearing them. We had a great memorable experience & so much fun. Everybody we’ve spoken to has complemented us on the choice of dresses, styles, colours which were beautiful. You delivered the highest quality standard for us & the service you have provided was exceptional. Everybody loved the dresses & the entire day. All our dreams & wishes came true for us on our wedding day & a part of that is because of you.

We would both like to say a quick thank you for now as the dresses looked great on our girls & they all had a fabulous time wearing them. We had a great memorable experience & so much fun. Everybody we’ve spoken to has complemented us on the choice of dresses, styles, colours which were beautiful. You delivered the highest quality standard for us & the service you have provided was exceptional. Everybody loved the dresses & the entire day. All our dreams & wishes came true for us on our wedding day & a part of that is because of you.

Elizabeth

We would both like to thank you all for your help with my wedding dress and suit hire. The level of service you give your customers goes way beyond the call of duty. And your phone call the night before the wedding was an unbelievable touch….. I absolutely loved my dress & the Guys looked fabulous but my handsome Groom looked the best! We had the best day of our lives!

We would both like to thank you all for your help with my wedding dress and suit hire. The level of service you give your customers goes way beyond the call of duty. And your phone call the night before the wedding was an unbelievable touch….. I absolutely loved my dress & the Guys looked fabulous but my handsome Groom looked the best! We had the best day of our lives!

Mr & Mrs Walker, Colchester

We would just like to say a huge thank you. There was no question that we would go to Abigail’s Collection – the service you give is 100% and you make us feel so unique and special that I would recommend you to everyone. Our wedding day was perfect in every way and the men and bridesmaids all looked wonderful.

We would just like to say a huge thank you. There was no question that we would go to Abigail’s Collection – the service you give is 100% and you make us feel so unique and special that I would recommend you to everyone. Our wedding day was perfect in every way and the men and bridesmaids all looked wonderful.

Caroline & Steven

Went to a few other bridal shops, and didn’t want to go anywhere else after my first appointment with them! They were just brilliant

Went to a few other bridal shops, and didn’t want to go anywhere else after my first appointment with them! They were just brilliant

When I had a wobble about my dress, I was allowed another fitting and was reassured that Abigails would not leave me unhappy and help me whether it meant finding a new dress or just remembering how lovely and the reason I picked mine! I felt I could call up anytime!

When I had a wobble about my dress, I was allowed another fitting and was reassured that Abigails would not leave me unhappy and help me whether it meant finding a new dress or just remembering how lovely and the reason I picked mine! I felt I could call up anytime!

When I visited Abigail’s Collection Abi made me feel really relaxed and made it a really enjoyable evening. She was truly fantastic in every way, from giving great advice to making the mums feel included. They didn’t shut up all the way home saying how wonderful they thought it all was! The personal touch at this shop seriously makes ALL the difference.

When I visited Abigail’s Collection Abi made me feel really relaxed and made it a really enjoyable evening. She was truly fantastic in every way, from giving great advice to making the mums feel included. They didn’t shut up all the way home saying how wonderful they thought it all was! The personal touch at this shop seriously makes ALL the difference.

When we first went to The Groom’s Room at Abigails in Colchester for a meeting we were made to feel at home and then spent almost 3 hours with Rob going through what we wanted and how we wanted it. We weren’t disappointed because the suits were amazing and we all looked great thanks to Abigail's and our wedding wouldn’t have been as great as it was without them. There was 11 of us for our suit fitting and Rob and his staff made it feel like we had been friends with them for years. On a more personal note being a large man Rob was careful not to divulge people’s sizes and how big the suit would be and I was grateful of that as it can get a bit embarrassing when you’re big.

When we first went to The Groom’s Room at Abigails in Colchester for a meeting we were made to feel at home and then spent almost 3 hours with Rob going through what we wanted and how we wanted it. We weren’t disappointed because the suits were amazing and we all looked great thanks to Abigail's and our wedding wouldn’t have been as great as it was without them. There was 11 of us for our suit fitting and Rob and his staff made it feel like we had been friends with them for years. On a more personal note being a large man Rob was careful not to divulge people’s sizes and how big the suit would be and I was grateful of that as it can get a bit embarrassing when you’re big.

When we first went to The Groom’s Room at Abigails in Colchester for a meeting we were made to feel at home and then spent almost 3 hours with Rob going through what we wanted and how we wanted it. We weren’t disappointed because the suits were amazing and we all looked great thanks to Abigail's and our wedding wouldn’t have been as great as it was without them. There was 11 of us for our suit fitting and Rob and his staff made it feel like we had been friends with them for years. On a more personal note being a large man Rob was careful not to divulge people’s sizes and how big the suit would be and I was grateful of that as it can get a bit embarrassing when you’re big.

When we first went to The Groom’s Room at Abigails in Colchester for a meeting we were made to feel at home and then spent almost 3 hours with Rob going through what we wanted and how we wanted it. We weren’t disappointed because the suits were amazing and we all looked great thanks to Abigail's and our wedding wouldn’t have been as great as it was without them. There was 11 of us for our suit fitting and Rob and his staff made it feel like we had been friends with them for years. On a more personal note being a large man Rob was careful not to divulge people’s sizes and how big the suit would be and I was grateful of that as it can get a bit embarrassing when you’re big.

Wonderful atmosphere and fabulous staff. Great dress selection for brides and bridesmaids. Each visit a lovely experience

Wonderful atmosphere and fabulous staff. Great dress selection for brides and bridesmaids. Each visit a lovely experience

Wonderful experience. Loved all the dresses you had. Thank you for your time and hospitality

Wonderful experience. Loved all the dresses you had. Thank you for your time and hospitality

Andrea, Halstead

Wonderful personal service. Felt very special thank you x

Wonderful personal service. Felt very special thank you x

Word of mouth and presence in town! Nice shop frontage too!

Word of mouth and presence in town! Nice shop frontage too!

Wow what a fantastic experience, thank you so much for all of your help you are so friendly and helpful. I felt at ease and confident that you gave me honest advice at all times. The service that you provide is truly unique and second to none. I shall recommend you to everyone I hear about getting married. You deserve to receive great success and I am sure that you will.

Wow what a fantastic experience, thank you so much for all of your help you are so friendly and helpful. I felt at ease and confident that you gave me honest advice at all times. The service that you provide is truly unique and second to none. I shall recommend you to everyone I hear about getting married. You deserve to receive great success and I am sure that you will.

Tracey, Chelmsford

Wow wow wow amazing, stunning, friendly shop! I couldn’t of felt more of a princess than like I did the first time I ever stepped foot in to Abigail's! You haven’t experienced a high standard of bridal shopping experience until you walk into Abigail's! The girls are truely amazing in everyway! So much help and support leading up to the big day and after the day is next to nothing! Such a warm and welcoming shop! Extremely worth winners in all aspects!!!

Wow wow wow amazing, stunning, friendly shop! I couldn’t of felt more of a princess than like I did the first time I ever stepped foot in to Abigail's! You haven’t experienced a high standard of bridal shopping experience until you walk into Abigail's! The girls are truely amazing in everyway! So much help and support leading up to the big day and after the day is next to nothing! Such a warm and welcoming shop! Extremely worth winners in all aspects!!!

You couldn’t ask for anything more from the girls. They are so passionate about their jobs and willing to help, give advice and listen. They are all kind and friendly. The service is spot on with one on one treatment, they make every girl feel special. The collection covers such a great range or styles for all the bridal party. It was such a pleasurable experience to not feel rushed or pressed in anyway when choosing your special dress. The whole team are such a credit. Well done to you all

You couldn’t ask for anything more from the girls. They are so passionate about their jobs and willing to help, give advice and listen. They are all kind and friendly. The service is spot on with one on one treatment, they make every girl feel special. The collection covers such a great range or styles for all the bridal party. It was such a pleasurable experience to not feel rushed or pressed in anyway when choosing your special dress. The whole team are such a credit. Well done to you all