2 Saltash Road Keyham
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I recently attended the Prudence Gowns designer event at the Duke of Cornwall hotel and literally had the time of my life! The event was amazing - there were 100's of dresses to choose from, some of which had been ordered in exclusively for the event. I didn't know where to start but I went in with a total open eye and Sonya really picked up on that which really helped me. Sonya is A-MA-ZING at knowing what suits your figure, skin tone etc and I ended up trying on about 12 dresses most of which Sonya had picked out. We found 'the dress' and I could not be happier. I know that the rest of Sonya's team are also fab, I've had friends who have been to Prudence in the past and received amazing service also...shout out to Trudie, Laura, Cody! So I would definatley recommend going to Prudence for any special occasion wear! I was completely put at eased and made to feel like I was a friend just passing by - nothing was too much trouble and there were no pressures against the time I was taking!! FAB-U-LOUS! XXX
By sophy87 at 11:17 on 24/01/13
Welcome to Prudence Gowns!
Preparing for your special day? Let us give you a helping hand!
Based in Plymouth, we have nearly 30 years' experience in the Bridal trade and specialise in designer bridal gowns, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, evening wear and prom, special occasion wear for mother of the bride/groom and men's formal hire wear.
Our bridal gowns designers include:
• Maggie Sottero
• Sottero and Midgley
• Hollywood Dreams
• Justin Alexander
• Blue by Enzoani
We also have a great selection of bridal accessories including tiaras, jewellery and handbags.
Our fully qualified staff provide a professional alteration service to all of our customers ensuring your dress or suit fits perfectly.
To see some of our dresses visit our website today or call us on 01752 421727 to book an appointment with a bridal consultant.
I was dreading going shopping for my wedding dress I'm not a size 8(far from it) and I resigned myself to the fact I would have have to settle for any dress that I could find that would fit me. Not exactly the princess dress I'd dreamed of as a little girl. Then I met Sonya and the team from Prudence at a wedding fair. In one conversation I was amazed to find out that there were so many designers whose dresses could be made for plus sized ladies - oh and delighted that Prudence had lots that I could try on in the shop.
I had three visits to the shop to find my perfect dress and on each visit Sonya and the team made me feel so special and not once have I ever felt uncomfortable about being a plus size They are incredibly friendly and patient (I've changed my mind 3 times about my dress!). Their knowledge about their wedding gowns, accessories, bridesmaid dresses and menswear is invaluable - I have trusted them with all of these things for my wedding!. Im looking forward to my fittings for my dress in the next few months.
As a member of the Military Wives Choir I have needed evening dresses, sometimes at incredibly short notice, and there was only place I would trust to find me the perfect dresses for the occasions ... they never once let me down!
I would recommend Prudence Gowns to anyone looking for their wedding their range is amazing and Sonya and her team are simply the best!!
I bought my wedding dress from Prudence from a recommendation from friends and they are amazing. I went to other shops but they don’t compare to how helpful and welcome they make you feel. You can visit as much as you like and try on your dress as many times as you like. I would fully recommend them everytime.
I first met Sonya at a wedding show in Plymouth, she was fabulous - warm and friendly and she had lots of really useful advice to give. So began my amazing journey of choosing the perfect wedding dress...
I went to a number of shops and tried on LOTS of dresses. However, I always returned to Prudence Gowns. Nothing was too much trouble and Paris especially, was really helpful and very patient - EVERY time I went in ;) I actually owe Paris a huge thank you as it is her who initially drew my attention to my dress and suggested I try it on - well done you!
The range of dresses was second to none and Sonya kept up a helpful dialogue letting me know what was happening, when new stock was in and about any upcoming events.
I 'eventually' made the big decision and purchased my amazing dress last weekend at Sonya's big event, at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel (which was a brilliant event, I might add!) After lots of hugs from Sonya and big smiles all round I now have the perfect dress, and it's all thanks to Sonya and the ladies at Prudence Gowns.
I would recommend Prudence Gowns to anyone and I now can't wait to head back to look for a tiara, veil, shoes, bridesmaid dress, suits for the men....... ;) See you soon ladies!! Thank you!
Prudence Gowns Wow! Sonya and her lovely ladies have made me feel as though I am a total princess, nothing has been too much trouble for them! I am not getting married until 2014 however Sonya totally put me at ease in coming down to try so many dresses on in 2012! I have loved every minute so far, tried on lots of dresses and changed my mind a few too! The most important thing is that they have all made me feel so very welcome even when I have changed my mind and I can which is good that is until I order the dress which is fab as I have seen so many wonderful, classy, elegant and excellent workmanship in the stock that Prudence Gowns hold in the shop. Let's just say that if I could direct anyone into just taking a look here I promise you will not go anywhere else, you too will feel as special as I do with every single visit !!!! I will be going along for what I deem as my "fix" soon and cannot wait, it helps to try the dresses on as it always gets me excited and gives me a boost to keep going and concentrate on my wedding! Thank goodness I have at least found the right shop and the most lovely people to help me with my choices and make me feel a million dollars :))))))
I first heard of prudence gowns on facebook through a friend, i added them straight away after seeing all the beautiful dresses they had. I then saw they were doing a fashion show but as my weddings not till next year i thought they might say i was looking too early but they were the complete opposite. They replied straight away with all the details for the show and for bookings afterwards which put me at such ease.
They were a great help with any enquries i had over facebook and the fashion show was brilliant!! I then had my booking to try on dresses 2 days later and it was amazing! They made me feel like i was the only one in the room and knew exactly what style dress i was looking for. They were the first and last place i went to and im so glad i did as i have now found my perfect dress and am looking forward to all the fittings, etc i have with them until my wedding :)
Prudence Gowns was the first and last place I looked for my wedding dress. I got married in Cyprus in September 2012 and had the perfect dress thanks to the girls in store.
I dont think you will meet a nicer lady then Sonya the shop owner, she made me feel like a real princess and was very honest! I would recommend any bride to be to visit Prudence Gowns and book in an appointment to try on their stunning dresses, theres such a variety and the staff are always happy to help.
We also hired all the gents and childrens suits from there and we were definitely impressed. They all enjoyed their experience thoroughly and the price to hire the suits for Cyprus for a week was definitely worth it!!!!!!
i first went to prudence gowns after seeing them on the internet after i had been let down by so many other dress shops... getting the feeling that im to big to have the dresses i liked, i admit i entered with the feeling that it would be like all the others but it wasnt, the people where fantastic, they made me feel like i was the only bride in the world, once i had made my mind up they where just fantastic in every way, even when i went to them and told them i had only a few weeks in which to get married due to ill health in the family,
Sonya the shop owner was like a best friend any problem i had she had a way to fix it i didnt have to worry because i knew my wedding dress was in safe hands,
i would recommend them to anyone getting married, they are are the best in the south west
I bought my wedding dress from Prudence Gowns after a glowing recommendation from a very good friend who had also bought her wedding dress from the shop. I found all the staff to be absolutely fantastic whenever I visited, which was more than half a dozen times for fittings, etc.
Nothing was ever too much trouble and I was made to feel like I was the only person in the world that was getting married! Sonya, the shop owner, even ordered in a tiara I had seen on the internet and fallen in love with, even though it was not from a range the shop normally stocked!
The service was so good, I went back to Prudence Gowns to buy my dress for my evening reception and received the same first class service. I therefore had no hesitation in taking my 16 year old son to Prudence Gowns for his prom suit and again he received absolutely wonderful service.
I cannot recommend Prudence Gowns highly enough - I am only sad that I don't have a reason to visit the lovely ladies any more!