CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS


Hi Gill, Thought you might like to see that I wore my fabulous Aideen Bodkin outfit to both my daughter's wedding here in October and my step-son's in California in November. It was a great hit at both events and I was much-complimented! Thank you for your excellent guidance - I would never have picked this myself! Jan. Feb 2017
Dear Karen and the team at Anne Furbank. Thank you so much for all your help in choosing an outfit for me for my son's wedding last May. You were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Many of the guests commented on how lovely I looked which made me feel a million dollars! I can't thank you enough for your patience and expertise. My son Andrew told me I looked lovely, a priceless moment. Thank you. Patricia. June 2017
To you all, Just to say thank you for your support in buying my gorgeous mother of the bride dress. How often can you walk into a shop to be greeted by - Sonia in this case- to be told that a dress had come in which was just perfect for the wedding and had my name on it!  You girls knew what I would like and were so right.  I have never had so many compliments and they keep on coming. I don't have a photo which really shows off the whole outfit but just sending you this to give you an idea. Kathy. June 2017
Many thanks for your wishes of good luck ahead of the wedding. Although I had reservations about my outfit, I got a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes which were a perfect colour match even having crystals which picked out the silver thread on the dress & a simple grey bag . Thoroughly pleased with the outfit & wonder why I had been so unsure originally. Couple of snaps below. Looking forward to the official ones now. Hope to come back to Anne Furbank. Many thanks for your help, LT. September 17
Dear Gill,  Many thanks for all your guidance and patience in helping me to choose the outfit for our son's wedding. Also, for the card wishing us a happy day.  On the day I felt very comfortable and happy with my choice, and enclose a picture as requested.  So I wanted to say a big thank you for helping to make the day special. Regards Monica. November 2016
First visit ever to Anne Furbank, so happy I found it! Big thanks to Gill for making it a fantastic shopping experience :) Found my MOB outfit then popped next door for a wonderful lunch - looking forward to going back soon. Thanks again, Gill x Maria. June 2016

Thank you so much for the prompt delivery of the Joseph Ribkoff dress. I received the dress today and am absolutely delighted with it.  I will definitely be shopping with you again.  Regards. Irene. May 16

Dear Staff of Anne Furbank, Firstly thank you to the staff who helped me choose an outfit for my daughter’s wedding which was on Monday 26 October. The staff were extremely helpful and I was extremely pleased with my dress, jacket and hat. Secondly what a fantastic treat to receive your card for the wedding a few days before the event. A really nice and thoughtful touch. Thirdly the comments I got for my outfit and hat were stratospheric so as you can imagine my smile was reinforced. I made sure to mention where I got it! When the photos come through I will try to send you one. Please pass on my thanks to your staff. A level of service I have seldom seen! Many thanks hardly seems an adequate comment.  Best wishes, Jo. October 15
Dear Sonia & Team,  Sorry it's taken a while to get in touch, been busy getting a life back & relaxing!! Danielle's wedding was perfect and I absolutely loved my dress, thank you so much for all your help. Julie. August 15
Please will you pass my thanks to Sonia for all the help she gave me on 5th June when I visited the store to get my outfit for my son's wedding. I think it was the best shopping experience I have ever had and her advice and suggestions were excellent. I will be pleased to recommend your shop to any friends who may be in the same situation. Thank you. Sally. June 15
We had the most amazing day totally aided by Anne Furbank making me feel so special. Karen helped me tremendously picking out outfits which I might not have considered and I found the perfect one. I would, and have, recommended your shop to all mother of the brides and grooms. You are a very special place Thank you so much  Angela. Oct 15
I hope the enclosed photo is suitable for your album/web page.  We had a fabulous day and everyone wanted to know where I got my outfit from!  Thank you all for your help when choosing.  Pat May 14
Many thanks for looking after me, and for your advice.  The dress was much admired!  Mo June 14
Our son's wedding was perfect and again my suit was lovely & felt so comfortable.  All three of our children are now married so no more wedding outfits.  The suit I had for our second daughter was also amazing which I purchased from your lovely shop.  I do recommend you to any mother of the Bride or Groom.  You make the day that much more magical.  Thank you all again.  Glenda  June 14
Thank you so much, especially Sonia, for sorting me out yet again!  I felt super in my Mireia outfit and it matched the men's cravats perfectly.  Another successful wedding - the last, ending in fireworks!    Linda 6 September 14
Just to say that the wedding in Australia was a great success and I was very happy with my outfit, it was just right for the occasion. Thank you.    Ann. 13 Nov 14
Thank you for all your assistance in helping me to choose my outfit, which I really enjoyed wearing and had lots of complimentary comments.  Ruth. 31 October 14
Thank you for my wonderful outfit which was greatly admired at my daughter’s wedding in August.  Stefanie. 27 October 14
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Bobby for her help selecting my outfit, I had no idea what I was looking for and she made my whole experience a wonderful one, the prosecco with lunch next door at the George was pretty awesome too!  Michelle. 12 October 14
I promised you a photograph and so here it is. I loved my outfit - I am normally such a scruff and my own mother didn’t recognise me at first!   And the hat didn’t fall off! P.S. I’ll be back if either of my other youngsters decide to tie the knot. Karen 29 September 14
I chose this outfit whilst having chemotherapy in February. Last weekend at my son's wedding I felt my old self again. Wearing this lovely outfit lifted my self esteem and I had so many lovely compliments despite having only a little hair growth. I shall always remember what a fun day it was selecting my outfit and I would like to thank your staff for all their help.  Louise. 20 September 14
Thank you for helping me choose a lovely outfit for my daughter's wedding.  Ann. 7 September 14
Dear Anne and team,  Thank you all very much for the help you gave me and my mother when we were shopping for our mother and grandmother of the bride outfits for my daughter’s wedding. We had a very happy day, with fantastic summer weather, a beautiful church service and a wonderful reception in a marquee at our home. You asked for some photos so I thought I would send you some – one with groom, parents and a very elegant grandmother, one of bride and grandma and another of me with my daughter. Thank you all again and we will be back – although not for more special wedding outfits as Emma is our only daughter!  Sue. 4 September 14
Thanks for your kind card regarding my daughters wedding on the 26th July.  We had a wonderful day and my outfit was much admired.  I have to say that I felt very good in it.  Thanks very much to you Gill for coming up with the brainwave.  Trisha. 31 August 14
Thank you for your assistance in finding a ‘Mother of the Bride’ outfit for my daughter’s wedding in July.  We had many problems leading up to the big day from long established companies. However finding your shop literally on our doorstep with such friendly and professional help was a godsend. I just wish I had found you before.  However now found I will be back when renewing my wardrobe. You will be pleased to hear both Mother and Bride received many compliments on our dresses.  Lynn. 16 August 14
Please find attached photos from the wedding of my son.  I felt amazing in my outfit and had no end of comments throughout the day saying how fabulous I looked!! My daughter helped me choose the outfit, she was maid of honour! II will probably be back for my next outfit when it is her turn!!  Jackie. 14 August 14
Hi Carolyn, Just wanted to say thank you not only for the thoughtful card you sent but also for making my whole mother of the bride shopping experience so easy. I had a lovely day (with lunch!!) trying things on and was spoilt for choice. I had a lot of compliments about my outfit and will definitely be visiting you again. We had a wonderful day in Shropshire and I thought you may want to see the photo enclosed. Helen. 13 August 14
Thank you so much for all your patience whilst helping me choose my outfit for my son's wedding day and what a day it was. Everyone was so happy and I received endless compliments on my outfit.  Zena.  14 August 14
I would like to thankyou for the lovely card I received just before our son's wedding. My wedding outfit was a huge success and I cannot thank you enough for helping me choose it way back in the Spring. Also the shoes I bought were so comfortable. I wore them all day and evening and my feet didn't hurt at all - quite amazing for new shoes. I have recommended you to a number of friends who have weddings to dress for as I couldn't find a better place to find the perfect outfit. Thankyou again for such professional and personal service and such fab outfits.  Debbie. 3 August 14
Attached are a couple of photographs from my youngest daughter's wedding on Saturday as requested. The outfit looked amazing, and I had lots of comments regarding the lovely colours.  Hazel. 11 July 14
Dear Anne and Team, I wanted to say a big thank you for your help in enabling me to cheer my mother up. I was delighted when i heard that my mother had been complimented on her consistent smart dress sense, always looking so coordinated and colourful. My mother was really lifted by such a kind remark. Over the past few years Mum has had a rough time with her health so to be acknowledged about her appearance was special. Many thanks again, particularly to Jacky who has given me such good advice on styling and dressing, I couldn't be without her (neither could Mum!). Julie. 7 July 14
A big thank you to Karen for sorting me out when we came over,  I had a lovely morning in choosing my outfit, and hopefully I shall come over again.  Alison Wright.  2 July 14
Thank you for our wedding card it was lovely of you all, but thank you for being so lovely when I came to purchase my dress.  Debbie. 27 July 14
Thank you Anne Furbank. I would like to thank Sonia in particular for helping me choose my outfit for our son’s wedding. It was perfect and was very much admired. I felt very elegant indeed. I am sending you a photo of the happy couple and me.  Christine 13 June 14
Today was my first shop at Anne furbanks. I just wanted to tell you that the lady who helped me with finding the right outfit for my granddaughters christening next Sunday was exceptional and I will be returning to the shop. Lisa. 14 June 14
fao of Sonia...we did return late Sat pm and we did purchase the dress you suggested... Thank you so much Sonia for attention to detail, and excellent service. Aston Villa  27 April 14
Thank you so much to the lovely lady who helped me pick my mother of the bride outfit on Saturday. I keep going to the wardrobe for a quick peek at it. Bride loved it -" wow factor' -and so did the hardest critic of all- my mother. Thank you so very much x  Judith. 21 April 14
I am sorry it has taken me so long to send this photo taken at my daughter's wedding.  It was a very special day & I was very happy wearing my Paul Ka dress & my wonderful Yvette Jelfs hat.  Thank you to your lovely staff for their help with my choices & their excellent advice.  Liz. 23 March 14
Just to say that the wedding in Australia was a big success and I was very happy with my outfit.  It was just right for the occasion.  Thank you.  Ann. November 2014
My daughter's big day is over and we are now back to normal routine. Thank you again, I had a wonderful day feeling a 'million dollars' in the outfit which you helped me select."  Siew. January 2014
"Thank you so much for your kind help locating the navy dress and shoes. They have arrived and are lovely.  I am really happy to have got my outfit and want to thank you for your kind help. could you mention to Sonia that I have bought the outfit as she spent a lot of time helping me when I visited your shop.  I should have immediately taken her advice!"  Marjorie.  July 2014.
"Many thanks for your card. We had a wonderful wedding in Italy and my outfit looked amazing. It was perfect for Italy and complemented my daughter, who looked beautiful.  I will forward some photos once they have arrived. I think you will be very pleased with the result. Many thanks to Gill who helped with putting the ensemble together."  Sue. July 2014
"Thank you so much for putting my super outfit together.  And getting my fascinator right! We had such a fantastic day." Philippa.  April 2014
"Thank you all so much for your help and advice in making my choice on what to wear as a MOTG.  The wedding went perfectly  - and a special thank you to Gill for her brilliant guidance and patience!  (and my outfit was a great success - thanks to you!)" Irene.  December 2013
"Many thanks Anne, Karen and all, for your help and guidance while I was choosing my outfit for my daughter's wedding - it was a definite hit and I felt great in it!  Enclosed are a couple of photos, including one of me, my mum and two sisters ALL in outfits from Anne Furbank!"  Tessa. April 2014
"Thank you all so much for helping me to choose such a lovely outfit for our son's wedding last September. We had a superb day.  I felt wonderful (and was told I looked pretty good too!)  You played no small part in this and I send my thanks to you all - especially to Sonia who took so much trouble to get everything right and ensured that I felt confident and comfortable."  Shirley.  December 2013
" I had so many compliments about my outfit and I felt special (and comfortable!) in it all day.  The colour (although not one I would normally choose) was perfect especially as a large number of guests wore neutral colours.  Thank you so much for all the help and advice given to me on my visit. " Maureen.  February 2014
"  At last a photo of me in my lovely outfit.  It was greatly admired by young and old.  A real hit.  Thank you!  It will appear next at a wedding in July and I look forward to wearing it again.  Shoes and bag also perfect! "  Yvonne.  April 2014
"After visiting your shop this morning, I felt I would have to write and tell you of the great customer service I received.  I work in retail myself and was so impressed with your sales lady, Julie.  She gave my friend and I a lovely cheery welcome and after I made my purchase told me about your Charity Day on Friday.  I think it is a fantastic idea for fund raising.  I have now returned home to Essex, but would like to wish you every success for Friday."  Julie.  13 Nov 2013
"A belated sincere thank you for all your help when I visited your shop to find an outfit for our daughter's wedding.  I thoroughly enjoyed trying on all the beautiful dresses.  I was so happy with the outfit I chose and felt 'stunning' in it on the day.  I had many compliments." Angela.  Autumn 2013
"Many thanks for your help selecting my outfit - especially Karen.  It all came together really well.  Everyone loved the colour.  I look forward to coming to Buckden in the near future to your delightful shop and to have lunch next door"  Mary.  August 2013
"Thank you SO much for helping me choose the perfect outfit for my daughter Helen's wedding.  I had so many compliments so you and your team had some excellent verbal advertising!....which I was very pleased to do.  The bride is a red carpet fashion designer and lecturer, known as Samata Angel.  She designed her gown - the beading was all hand stitched and was amazing."  Jan.  5 Oct 2013
"Please find enclosed a photo of myself mother of the bride and also the mother of the groom.  We both had lovely comments made about our outfits.  Thank you for all your help, helping us choose our outfits.".  Sallyann 30th September 2013
"I enclose a photograph of the dress I bought from you earlier in the year.  I was very pleased with it and managed to feel quite elegant - not a patch on the bride though!" Oct 2013
"My outfit was all I had hoped it would be and I received many compliments and enquiries as to where it had come from!  We had a wonderfully happy day, and are now looking forward to my second son's wedding in November.  That outfit also came from you, and thank you for all the help and advice you gave me when I came, with a friend, back in March."  Alison. 8 July 2013
"Dear Sonia, Thank you so much for all your help and advice in making my decision on what I should wear as a 'MOTB'.  I am very grateful for your patience on my various visits to the shop and especially for your help regarding the shoes." Liz. 15 July 2013
"To everyone at Anne Furbank, Thank you for your help, especially Carolyn, for helping me choose my hat, dress and shoes for my daughter's wedding.  Everybody said how amazing it looked."  Donna. 25 May 13
"At last I have got round to sending a photo taken at our son's wedding.  I felt so comfortable in the dress all day long, and I can't tell you how many compliments I had.  Please thank Sonia for finding me just the right outfit to make me feel so special on this unforgettable day."  Diana. 19 July 2013
"Dear Anne Furbank, Enclosed are some photos.  We had a fantastic day and my dress was voted 'best dress of the day'!  How about that??  Many thanks to you and your staff for all your help and advice."  Rebecca.  August 2013
"My outfit was a complete hit, admired by all.  Please do say thank you to Gill who guided me towards my choice of outfit - it was not an easy task!"  Jane.  May 2013.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you.  I felt amazing and confident in my outfit and I wore it with pride!  I have never had so many compliments in my entire life about how beautiful my outfit was, how unique it was and how well it toned together with the bride and bridesmaids.  I really felt so good the whole day.  Please pass on my sincere thanks to Gill for all her expert advice, guidance and patience the day I purchased my outfit.  My younger daughter will probably be getting married in a couple of year's time, and it will be Anne Furbank's I will be returning to - it was definitely worth the airfare!  Again, very many thanks, Hilary. 18 August 2013
Everyone commented on my dress, I felt very comfortable and really dressed right for the day.  Pat.  27 July 2013
"Thank you so much for the assistance you gave me when I bought my beautiful Mother of the Bride outfit for my daughter's wedding on 13th July.  I hope you can cope with all my friends that will be converging on you!  I was overwhelmed with compliments.  THANK YOU"  Sue 20 July 2013

"Many, many thanks for your excellent service.  I walked into your shop on a cold wet day in January and found my perfect mother of the bride outfit.  It was everything that I had set out not to buy...and yet it was exactly right - all thanks to the perspicacity of your assistants.  The Presen dress, jacket and hat received much praise at our daughter's wedding on 1st June in Stoke Newington; even the registrar said how great an outfit it was, and she must have seen hundreds of proud mothers of the the bride.  Now I just need someone to take me to Ladies' Day at Ascot so that my lovely dress and hat can have a second outing!"  Melanie.  8th July 2013

"Hello, I would just like to say a very big thank you for the wonderful time and service I received today when my husband and I came to you today and the suggestion of a friend.  After a souless day yesterday wandering aimlessly in Milton Keynes, it was an absolute delight to be so well looked after. Many thanks," Carmel.  12th June 2013
"Thank you to all at Anne Furbank on your great service and brilliant choice of clothes".  Michelle.  29th May 2013
"My son's wedding day which was all I could have hoped for, was sunny and everything was perfect!  It was made all the more enjoyable because I felt so good and comfortable in the Presen outfit you and your staff helped me choose.  I was flattered by the many compliments I received.  I will always be pleased that I decided to visit you and be guided by your excellent staff."  Diana.  3 June 2013
"On Tuesday this week my friend and I came to your shop to look for outfits for weddings we are going to.  We were wonderfully helped by Sonia, and we cannot speak highly enough of her - friendly, knowledgeable, with extremely good taste and an ability to listen to what we wanted and not at all pushy.  The result was that we came away with an outfit or three that we are delighted with!"   Margaret.  12 April 2013
"Please find attached photographs of myself at my son's wedding.  I was so pleased with the overall look and I felt great.  Thank you to all your staff as always they were extremely helpful.  Karen.  27 September 2012
All, Thank you so much for your help in choosing my outfit for my daughter's wedding which took place on 28th December.  I would never have chosen the colour pink - indeed I have nothing in my wardrobe that colour, as I never thought it suited me.  The lady who helped me in your shop in Buckden encouraged me to try the outfit on that I ultimately bought (along with the shoes and bag) and I felt fabulous on the big day.  Once again, many thanks!"  Janet.  4 January 2013
"My daughter Rebecca was married in August.  I felt really good in my outfit.  Thanks to Sonia for all her help.  I think this photo shows how really comfortable and happy I felt.  No more mother-of-the-bride, or of-the-groom outfits needed but lots more visits to Anne Furbank for any excuse!"  Eileen.  28 November 2012
"Thank you for the prompt receipt of the trousers you altered for me over Christmas."  Sally. 14 January 2013
“Just to say that I saw Jill today and once again she nailed it for me, and I bought the most fabulous Condici outfit with the most amazing hat.  I love your shop - who wouldn't??  Many thanks once again - only two more mummy of weddings to go!  Keep up the excellent designers."   Marilyn.  5 January 2013
I would just like to thank Karen very much indeed for all her help and advice when my husband and I came in last Friday.  Also for sending the fabric swatch which I received in the post today.  I had a truly wonderful experience in your shop and can't wait to come and collect my dress and see you again!"  Thank you.  Jan.  24 January 2012
"I visited your shop on December 3rd looking for an outfit to wear for a special birthday celebration.  After fantastic help and advice from several members of your staff, especially Bobbie, I found a lovely Joseph Ribkoff two piece in black and white.  I was expecting to wear this to a family meal the next weekend but was amazed to discover that our children had organised a surprise party for us.  We had a great time and I was delighted to have found the right outfit as I saw people there whom I had not seen for many years, and was pleased to be looking my best.  Sincere thanks to you all for helping me to choose such a lovely outfit and for such a lovely shopping experience - the bubbly was gorgeous!"  Aileen.  18 December 2011
"I came to your Buckden shop full of apprehension to buy a mother of the bride outfit.  I left over the moon.  Karen your assistant was amazing, as were all the staff.  They put me at my ease and made me feel very special.  Thank you so much."  Maggie.  6 March 2012
"Many thanks to Carolyn for all her help - a lovely lady.  I am sorry we were not successful.  My first visit to your shop was most enjoyable. Perhaps next time!"  Pauline.  22 March 2012
“You made me feel so special on my daughter’s wedding day. I had so many compliments I felt like a million dollars. Thank you to Gill and Sonia – it’s a shame I don’t have another daughter!"  Pam
“I would just like to say a big thank you for helping me choose my outfit for my daughter's wedding.  Your customer service is outstanding and I felt very welcomed...will certainly pass on your details...thank you once again for all the help and support."  Carol.  21 March 2012
“My two mother of the bride and groom outfits are brilliant and admired by all at the first wedding, the next is soon. The support and help I had in getting my outfits was brilliant. We hope to see you soon. I’ll come with my friends from Lincoln – thanks again."  PB
“I would just like to say a big thank you for a wonderful day yesterday. I hope you felt it was a success.  I am thrilled with the many outfits I purchased which will keep me going for some considerable time.  We have many functions throughout the year and I can't wait to show off my outfits"  Jane 17 November 2012
“I would like to thank you so much for the beautiful card you sent with regards to our daughter's wedding.   It was a magical wonderful day and I enclose a photo of my husband and myself wearing my fabulous outfit."  Diane.  16 July 2012
“Just to say thank you for sending my cardigan so quickly - it arrived on Saturday.  It is perfect and you were very helpful."  Tess. 15 July 2012
“Thank you so much for the thoughtful card sent to me prior to my son’s wedding. It was a truly fabulous day and I felt incredibly elegant in my outfit. I loved the whole outfit and hope to be able to utilise both pieces again. Please thank everyone involved in helping me choose the outfit and carrying out the alterations. What a lovely experience it was."  Linda
“I received many, many compliments about my outfit at my daughter’s wedding, and felt very happy in it, thank you. It was a wonderful day!"  L Burrows
“Many thanks for your advice - you stopped me from going into my 'comfort zone' - it was absolutely the right decision"  Sara
“Many thanks for making choosing a mother of the bride outfit so enjoyable. I loved wearing it and everyone kept asking where I got it from!"  Mrs Rogers
“Always perfect.  Love everything!"   Janet.  2 July 2012
“Sonia - thank you so much for your patience and enthusiasm yesterday when I came with a good friend to look, but not buy, my MOB ensemble. I was under strict instruction from my London based daughter not to buy before she saw and approved. I’m happy to say that I ignored her diktat and bought a beautiful John Charles dress and jacket, plus shoes, bag and fascinator! Both daughters saw it today and loved it!! I shall certainly be back for more!! Thanks again."  AS
“I bought a dress at your shop on Tuesday and would like to say what a wonderful shopping experience it was.  Gill who served me was excellent.  Thank you.  Chris.  3 May 2012
“Just a note to thank you for my shopping experience in Buckden today. Your staff were so helpful and made me feel very special. I shall definitely tell my friends about your store and be over to see you again soon. The 50 minute journey was well worth it. Thanks again." K Humphrey