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The Bridal Outlet is the perfect place for the bride on a budget. We have designer gowns which range from brand new gowns to samples used in the Astra Bridal stores. We have over 220 gowns in stock (in each store) of which a selection are featured on the web. Many more are available in store to be viewed and tried on. Also to be found in store is a range of accessories all discounted to allow you to grab a bargain and take the pressure off that wedding budget.

* No Try on Fees for the initial 5 gowns! ($5 per gown after that.)

* No Appointment Necessary during the week but Saturdays we do offer some times - as well as being ready for you to walk in.

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    Sarah McMillan

    Amazing experience today with Liz and "body double" Maddy via a virtual consult. The process is super easy and both ladies made it feel so relaxing and comfortable - just like I was there. Maddy was my "body double" who tried on the dresses that Liz and myself chose. Can't wait for the next step - the unboxing and trying on of the dresses at home!! Thanks ladies

    May 02, 2020

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    I went to the Bridal Outlet on the weekend, and was amazed to see what a large variety of gowns they have. Kayla served me and was incredibly patient, making a few suggestions before helping me try dresses on. Her feedback was very honest (much appreciated as I was alone!), she was able to answer all questions I had, and she had great enthusiasm during the whole process, which gave me the confidence to buy the first gown I tried on. Thank you so much, Kayla, for helping me find the dream dress when I thought it wouldn't exist - at half the original price too! Fantastic service with a wide range of prices and dresses to suit all brides and budgets, so I would highly recommend this store to anyone!

    March 15, 2020

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    Kelli-Anne Te Hira

    I am so grateful for all your help that you gave me for my special day. Love and light to you and to your whanau, take care of each other. Arohanui

    February 26, 2020

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    Anne De Guzman

    Thank you so much again for accommodating us during our visit! My first time trying on dresses was such a lovely experience because of you, and it'll always be a treasured memory.

    February 20, 2020

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    Heather Forrest

    I just wanted to say thank you for being so kind when I was so stressed, planning a wedding in 5 weeks was a task and a half especially with the dress being such a crucial element! You really helped me relax and get out of my comfort zone and away from the image I had fixed in my head! The dress was just perfect!

    February 15, 2020

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    Monz Turner

    Liz is absolutely fantastic, super helpful and knowledgeable. She's got a great sense of humour and made choosing a dress so much easier than anticipated. I strongly dislike dresses, but liz made me feel relaxed, and made the experience fun. Thank you so much! Liz also helped my wife to be with some options

    February 10, 2020

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    Marie Littleton

    Thank you for all your amazing help finding the perfect dress we don’t have many of our photos back but everyone loved the dress

    February 10, 2020

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    Amy McIlroy

    Thoroughly enjoyed my experience today. Liz was fantastic to deal with; nice and calm, listened to what I liked and disliked and was not pushy at all. I tried multiple dresses on, and some multiple times, and nothing was too much for her. First experience, would definitely recommend

    December 20, 2019

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    Sarah-Mae Glover

    Kayla! You are amazing and went above and beyond to get me feeling and looking ready for our special day. Thank you!

    December 07, 2019

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    Kaylie Ashworth

    I just wanted to say thanks again for helping me find my dress last Saturday. You guys were so so helpful and I loved that there was no pressure at all. I will recommend you to everyone!
    Thanks for being so friendly

    November 21, 2019

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    Thank you so much for making the wedding dress experience so much less painful than I thought it would be! For someone who hates shopping, I actually enjoyed trying on some different dresses and finding 'the one!' and shoes to match! you were amazing and so friendly, I really appreciated your honest opinions and knack at working out what I wanted. Thank you again so much for all your help, would definitely recommend The Bridal Outlet!

    October 29, 2019

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    Lana Elford

    I just want to show u how pretty my wedding dress looked thank you

    October 23, 2019

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    Heather Watts

    The staff are so friendly and helpful, I would highly recommend this shop to you if are looking for dream dress and accessories. Would like to thank Cassandra so much for all her help she was amazing

    September 27, 2019

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    Sian Scott

    Great selection of dresses. Many Bridal shops only seem to stock size 10 and up so it was great for me to try petite sizes! Awesome range of prices to suit any budget. Liz was nothing short of wonderful. She makes it fun and is honest about what works well with your shape, size, etc. She also gave really useful information about the dress if you need to change it - ease of alteration, changes that could be made such as adding straps etc.
    Thank you, again, Liz!!

    September 26, 2019

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    Amanda Shaw

    Just want to say what awesome service you gave! I was very impressed, the best service I've had in a long time!

    August 22, 2019

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    Michelle Stratton

    Wonderful helpful consultant. Happy to spend the time helping with fitting and allowing for trying on of different styles.

    June 21, 2019

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    Kayla Bird

    Absolutely loved my dress hunting experience, would love to do it over and over! Fantastic service, thank you Hayley!

    June 15, 2019

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    Oliva Lambarth

    Was in there yesterday and all I can say is WOW! Cassandra was my bridal consultant and she was amazing! She found the exact dress I was after and was so funny and helpful! Would recommend the shop to anyone and the service top notch! No doubt I’ll be back for extras! Proud to say I said yes to my dress with these ladies!

    June 02, 2019

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    Claire & Mathew Spencer

    The Bridal Outlet Hamilton made my experience very enjoyable as I tried on wedding dresses. Kayla went above and beyond to help me get the perfect look, from accessories, to possible modifications to the dress, and where a reputable place for wedding dress alterations was located. The Bridal Outlet Hamilton is absolutely amazing and I recommend anyone looking for their wedding dress to pop in and see them :)

    May 23, 2019

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    Alice Browne

    I highly recommend The Bridal Outlet! I found my perfect dress at the Albany store. I was super impressed with the selection and the friendly and easy-going atmosphere. Thanks heaps to Cassandra, she was great!

    May 15, 2019

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    Denise Hayes

    The Bridal Outlet was an excellent venue for finding the perfect dress. The staff were courteous and helpful without being too invasive in anyway. They made me feel as if I was their most important customer and took care to ensure every question was answered and all details in perfect order. Thanks to a great team for helping make our wedding day special!

    May 13, 2019

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    Denise Hayes

    The Bridal Outlet was an excellent venue for finding the perfect dress. The staff were courteous and helpful without being too invasive in anyway. They made me feel as if I was their most important customer and took care to ensure every question was answered and all details in perfect order. Thanks to a great team for helping make our wedding day special.

    May 13, 2019

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    Christine Banfield

    I loved my wedding dress!

    May 08, 2019

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    Georgia McQuilkin

    Big thank you to Kayla who helped me find "the dress".couldn't of asked for a better consultant.

    May 08, 2019

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    Rebecca Hayward

    Big thanks to Liz, Cassandra and the other consultants last weekend! You made an already stressful task so much easier and enjoyable. So nice, patient and cheerful to the nervously babbling mess of a person who was feeling a bit overwhelmed by the experience

    Thanks again ladies!!

    May 06, 2019

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    Becca Hayward

    Big thanks to Cassandra and the other consultants for all their help last weekend! Managed to find my dress with absolutely minimal stress, they were so helpful and nice! :) Would highly recommend The Bridal Outlet to any bride-to-be looking for her dress on the big day!

    May 02, 2019

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    Marie Littlejohn

    Absolutely amazing Dee fitted us in at the last minute and helped me find and adjust a dress to be exactly everything I pictured it was amazing highly recommend I can’t wait to come back after the alterations hands down an amazing experience and fantastic consultants I’d highly recommend

    April 23, 2019

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    Karra Evans

    Liz is such a beautiful lady to work with, she made the whole process so simple and stress free. Thank you so much appreciate you help with finding my perfect wedding dress. Highly recommend Bridal Outlet

    April 01, 2019

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    Sarah Brogan

    These guys are absolutely wonderful! I had Cass helping me out with the dresses and she's an absolute gem! Super friendly, patient, and helpful. Highly recommend her and the team. Great selection of dresses available too. Thanks again.

    March 31, 2019

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    Valerie Brand

    Liz and Cass were nothing short of amazing! So patient and kind and totally made me feel at ease. I can’t fault them. . They were so knowledgeable and just knew what would look good and what wouldn’t. Thank you so much Liz and Cass for making this a memorable stress free experience for me and helping me find my dream dress in record time!

    February 24, 2019

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    Kaylie Ashworth

    Super friendly and helpful. No pressure to purchase anything and gave amazing advice.

    February 17, 2019

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    Courtney Suffield

    Amazing staff who made me feel so comfortable despite being nervous about trying on dresses. Were super accommodating of all the people I brought along and were really reassuring, honest, and helped me talk through my decision making. Made something I was really scared about feel really special. Thank you guys!! Especially Cassandra

    February 16, 2019

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    Rhiannon Ferguson

    Went into the bridal outlet to have a look! Straight away I felt at ease when Liz welcomed me. She really listened to what I wanted. That was a huge deal for me. We ended up trying a dress I wouldn’t have picked (as it had no lace on it and that’s what I wanted) but she went out of her way with her skills and literally the vision in my head was what I was staring at in the mirror.

    February 12, 2019

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    Alyce Kay

    Loved this boutique and would recommend this to anyone who is wanting options for their big day! the dresses are Amazing and Liz is super helpful, fun and knowledgeable! If only one could justify more than one dress!

    January 20, 2019

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    Robyn Hansen

    We got married last Saturday (12/01/19), my dress was from you guys I got so many compliments on how gorgeous it was, thank you both to liz and dee who both helped out at both the Albany and Hamilton stores

    January 19, 2019

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    Willow McPike

    I couldn't recommend Bridal Outlet enough to anyone! Leti was absolutely fantastic and listened to everything I was after and I walked off with the perfect dress that nicely fit my budget. Thank you so much ladies - you helped me so much and saved me a world of stress!

    January 17, 2019

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    Jennifer Loveridge

    Great and friendly service. I was really nervous to try on dresses but these lovely ladies made me feel very welcome and comfortable.

    January 12, 2019

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    Shannon Elrick

    I would like to tell the FB world that Liz and the team @ The Bridal Outlet store in Albany are the only place to get your wedding dress from. Liz & her team have great advice & experience to show you & get you to try on the perfect dresses for you! Thank you so much ladies for making me find my perfect dress! Totally recommend them to anyone, you will walk away knowing you will look perfect ( as you should ) on your day.

    January 10, 2019

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    I highly recommend the Bridal Outlet in Hamilton; Hayley was very patient with me and did all she could to make looking for the right dress a great experience! Thanks Hayley for your help and support!

    December 12, 2018

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    Jana Maissin

    Hi Liz and Cas,

    Just wanted to drop you both an email to say thanks so much for your help and expertise on Saturday morning! I absolutely adore my dress and I’m stoked to have found it so quickly and at such an amazing price.

    My mum, sister and I wouldn’t have looked at the dress you chose were it not for your insistence to keep an open mind and to try it on first and I’m so pleased I listened!!

    You were both wonderful to work with- keep up the great work!

    November 20, 2018

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    Anna Kiely

    Mum and I spent 3 hours in the Albany branch this morning and I found the gown! My dress is so beautiful and I saved $2100 on the sale price as they are an Outlet store. Liz the manager was just incredible and we had lots of laughs today. Both her and Cas are very knowledge and super helpful. I also brought me some bridal shoes for $20! I could not be happier with my purchase and thanks to you both for the fantastic service that we received this morning. Thank you!

    November 03, 2018

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    Robyn Fraser

    Both Dee at the Hamilton store and Liz at the Albany store are absolutely amazing! Being a plus size bride on a budget I was really worried about my dress and was hoping I would not end up with a really ugly dress. The dress I ended up buying is sooo gorgeous and makes me look amazing!

    November 01, 2018

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    Liesl du Toit

    Great experience! Went in feeling doubtful that I'd find my ideal dress, but I did! Special thanks to the wonderful Liz who was extremely helpful, patient and kind throughout the dress shopping experience.

    October 23, 2018

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    Ashleigh Smith

    The ladies in The Bridal Outlet Albany store were amazing. I went in, a wedding dress newbie, and had no idea what I was after. They were kind, patient and extremely helpful. They made the experience stress free and a day to remember for me and my girls x x

    October 20, 2018

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    Maxyna Cottam

    Thank you for all your help Kayla, not that I will be back again but when a friend gets married or my sister I will tell them how great your service is!

    Thank you again.

    Maxyna xx

    September 09, 2018

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    Anna Sharman

    Really helpful team here at The Bridal Outlet North Shore!

    September 08, 2018

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    Natalie Rich

    I had an amazing experience at The Bridal Outlet, North Shore with Liz. Thank you so much for helping me find THE dress. Liz was so helpful and made me feel so comfortable. It was great to be able to try on dresses and have such a range of sizes to choose from, then be able to walk away with my dress straight away. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    September 08, 2018

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    Tania Simpson

    Kayla, you and Dee are so amazing, thank you so so so much for your awhi and care, you are a true diamond darling! Big lufs, Arohanui!

    From us both,

    Tania xx

    August 25, 2018

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    Sarah Gunn

    Amazing service at The Bridal Outlet in Hamilton. Melissa was fantastic and it was such a stress free experience. I was made to feel very welcome and very special and I found my dream dress! Highly recommend this to all brides!

    Sarah xx

    August 25, 2018

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    Natalia McIntyre

    The ladies at The Bridal Outlet Hamilton are superstars! They are so welcoming and helpful. After trying on a handful of pretty dresses and nearly giving up, I FINALLY found THE dress!

    A big thank you to Kayla for all her help!

    Natalia xx

    August 18, 2018

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    Rebecca Futcher

    Thank you so much Liz for your wonderful service, knowledge and advice. The dresses are stunning and the shoes are gorgeous and comfortable and all at such a phenomenal price! I highly recommend the Bridal Outlet on the North Shore - they’re just fabulous!!

    August 07, 2018

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    Bexie Ellen

    The service from Liz was exceptional, helpful, and fun! The dresses and shoes were gorgeous!! Thank you so much Liz and the Bridal Outlet - you ladies are fabulous!!

    August 04, 2018

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    Tracey Brownlee

    Hi Kayla

    A huge THANK YOU to you. The dress that you couriered to me is absolutely beautiful! It is a very good fit too - only a few small alterations will need to be made! Thank you for making it all so very easy!

    Kind Regards

    Tracey xx

    August 03, 2018

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    CJ Reader

    Really enjoyed my experience at Bridal Outlet in Hamilton - Kayla was amazing and super helpful. I found my dream wedding dress and could not be happier!

    August 02, 2018

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    Jess Whiting

    The Bridal Outlet Hamilton was the first place we looked and didn't need to look anywhere else. The girls there are so helpful and patient, I tried about 6 different dresses on before I found my perfect dress which I was 100% happy with. Highly reccomend The Bridal Outlet

    August 01, 2018

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    Sarah Colenso

    Liz looked after us when we came in to buy my wedding gown and she was AMAZING. She has sooo much time for us and had honest and constructive feedback on the dress, she was so helpful. Please give her a raise!!! :)

    Sarah xx

    July 28, 2018

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    Karlee Josse

    To Dee,

    Thank you so much for everything you did fos me and my girls. You made everything perfect.

    Lots of love,

    Karlee xx

    July 26, 2018

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    Jessie Tucker

    Hi Liz,

    Your service and attention to detail was amazing. I will recommend anyone to your shop; The Bridal Outlet, Albany.

    Thanks again for all your help.

    Jess xx

    July 15, 2018

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    Anna Brandl

    Went to the Bridal Outlet today and what an amazing experience. Melissa is worth her weight on gold! Found my dream dress today with her help, nothing was a hassle for her, even trying the same dress on 3 times (lots of lacing and re-lacing of the corset back!) Would definitely recommend Bridal Outlet Hamilton to any brides looking for dresses. They even offer to store the dresses until the big day which is so cool.

    Thank you Melissa for making the process fun and easy.

    July 07, 2018

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    Kelly-anne Hunsche

    Awesome awesome awesome! I was having a panic attack as this was my first

    time trying on any dresses and wasn't sure if any would fit me that were also

    in my price range. The staff at The Bridal Outlet Albany made me feel at home

    and it was great, easy and stress free. Went shopping with my parents and aunty

    and the staff were lovely to all of us. Love the staff at the Albany shop.

    Would recommend all to go there!

    July 06, 2018