Testimonials


Words of thanks


I emailed Carolyn Verdi and she called me within a few hours. She was able to fit me in the next day on New Years Eve. She was so sweet and accommodating. She asked to see pictures of dresses I was interested, and immediately pulled out two which fit the style I wanted. I absolutely loved the second dress and did not want to take it off. I’m so happy to say I bought the dress, it was a wonderful experience and she couldn’t have been more helpful. Both dresses I tried on were very reasonably priced. She even recommended someone for alterations. I feel really lucky that I stumbled upon her and would absolutely recommend her shop to anyone looking for a dress.
5 ★★★★★

Paige Oliver

Jan 12, 2016

Thank you so much Carolyn! This was exactly the kind of dress experience I was after. I found my wedding dress (first one I tried on) and it is perfect! The prices are phenomenal, the selection is great, and Carolyn took so much time to get to know my style and preferences. I highly recommend it!
5 ★★★★★

Jeannie Bruno

Jan 30, 2016

I visited Carolyn’s shop more than a year before I tied the knot. I wasn’t ready to try on dresses yet…worried about my size, latest styles, you name it. But my mom urged me to just go and check out some dresses. I tried on 3. The first was what I had described as what I thought I wanted (but was just ehh). The second was something that would be figure flattering (but wasn’t my taste). The third made me feel like Cleopatra, Beyonce, some badass powerful woman. It was classic, classy, a soft champagne color, covered buttons down the train. Carolyn did not apply pressure but she knew this was my dress. I was hesitant to make the decision that quickly and she had know hard feelings when I called to make an appointment that afternoon at a more traditional bridal salon to try on more styles. The dress at Carolyn’s was in my head, though, and we went back the next day. I spent $600 on a wedding dress that looks like it costs 3x that amount. On top of that, Carolyn recommended my seamstress and florist, who both did extraordinary and affordable work. She’s a gem!
5 ★★★★★

Daniella

Nov 25, 2016

Carolyn’s Boutique is absolutely Fabulous! I can’t imagine a better and more unique shop to carry my custom jewelry designs.
5 ★★★★★

Tracey Beale

Aug 16, 2014

Carolyn made my dress shopping such a happy experience. The combination of her knowledge regarding alterations, body styling, and fabulous wedding accessories made the entire event a one stop shop. I even managed to secure an appointment for my invitations and her world class calligraphy. Great shop!
5 ★★★★★

Camille Maglio

Mar 15, 2017

Exquisite gowns, fantastic prices & excellent customer service!
5 ★★★★★

Denise Alkoby

Jan 23, 2014

Carolyn was able to get me a pretty last minute appointment, and was very thorough asking questions so she was ready for the appointment. I was afraid since it was a store with discontinued sample dresses, that I wouldn’t have a lot to choose from (especially being a size 8-10 in normal dresses), but she did an amazing job choosing dresses for my skin tone and body shape, and I ended up going home with the first dress she picked out. She didn’t rush me at all though, she took her time and put no pressure on me to buy anything and still encouraged me to try a couple other dresses on before making a decision. I got my dress for $1,200, although it was normally priced at $2,500, and it is a gorgeous champagne satin dress with a lace top and covered buttons down the back. The vintage earrings and brooch set were only $115. She also helped me pick out some beautiful vintage jewelry and gave me tips and ideas on how to customize my entire look to fit my venue. Carolyn was great to work with and made my mom and I feel very comfortable, and I definitely recommend her!
5 ★★★★★

Kelley

Jan 2, 2016

5 ★★★★★

Alicia Cocca

Nov 4, 2016

5 ★★★★★

Jasmine Shannon

Aug 3, 2015

Working with Carolyn was absolutely great. She recommended that my appointment at her shop not be my first dress appointment so that I come in with an idea of what I like. She was right- I described what I had been liking on myself so far and she presented more than just a few selections that were each hundreds off dollars less expensive than the gowns I had been trying on. She knows her inventory extremely well and has an excellent eye for what will look flattering. I found an absolutely gorgeous Justin Alexander gown at Carolyn Verdi that I couldn’t stop thinking about for the rest of the day after we left the shop. I still couldn’t stop thinking about it the next morning so Carolyn opened the store for my mom and I (on a Sunday!) so that we could try it again. I knew I had to have the gown, and after purchasing it Carolyn offered us wine and chatted excitedly with us about wedding planning. Carolyn is a true wedding professional who I would highly recommend to any bride-to-be!
5 ★★★★★

Sarah

Apr 11, 2015

Carolyn was amazing! I briefly explained what I liked over a telephone conversation. When I went to my appointment, I was shocked! She pulled out the dress of my dreams…I couldn’t believe it! She has a knack for matching the perfect dress for you…it is unbelievable! Her prices are extremely reasonable, too! I highly recommend Carolyn Verdi Boutique!
Thank you Carolyn!
5 ★★★★★

Sherri

Dec 19, 2014

Carolyn helped me find a dress that both me and my parents absolutely love! (Which isn’t easy cause we have completely different taste) She was so honest and very outgoing. I highly recommend everyone going to the Carolyn Verdi Boutique for their wedding dress, trust me you won’t regret it!!!
5 ★★★★★

Janine

Oct 19, 2014

I came to the store just because the display window was so nice and found the dress that I would say I do in! I loved the boutique and was happy with how helpful she was she even got a neighboring business owner to come over to see how I looked in it! I would recommend this place to all of my girls looking for that perfect dress!
5 ★★★★★

Amira

Sep 26, 2014

Carolyn Verdi has the talent and the artistry and, therefore, the BEST Women’s Accessories.
5 ★★★★★

Eddie Davis

Aug 3, 2014

Carolyn always has the finest wedding gowns at the most reasonable cost. Carolyn has great taste!
5 ★★★★★

Eddie Davis

Aug 3, 2014

Carolyn Verdi was a pleasure to work with on my wedding. I picked out a spectacular wedding gown at a fantastic price, about a thousand dollars less than if I would have bought it else where. Her calligraphy is incredible, so the invitations were hand written and beautiful. Carolyn was also extremely helpful the day of my wedding making me feel very comfortable by knowing everything going on in terms of the time line for the evening. Carolyn was indispensable to me!
5 ★★★★★

Jessie Miller

May 10, 2014

Carolyn has the best dresses at the most reasonable prices!!
5 ★★★★★

Marisa C.

Aug 1, 2014

Great selection of dresses and Carolyn made the entire experience a memorable one.
5 ★★★★★

Linda L.

Jul 24, 2014

Fantastic selection of accessories at great prices!
5 ★★★★★

Theresa G.

Jul 14, 2014

Everything is fabulous!
5 ★★★★★

Michael N.

Aug 30, 2012

Top of line shop..nothing comes close. Cindy Margolis says “Carolyn’s boutique can compete with anything we have in Beverly Hills”
5 ★★★★★

Neil C.

Jul 26, 2012

Very knowledgeable, detail oriented, and consistent. She definitely contributed to making my wedding event a memorable one.
5 ★★★★★

C D.

Aug 1, 2011

Carolyn is creative, conscientious and reliable–A joy to work with.
5 ★★★★★

Jacqueline G.

Jul 25, 2011

Always a pleasure Carolyn.
5 ★★★★★

Carolyn Diamond

Jul 19, 2011

I got engaged in April, and my fiance surprised me by having my family fly in for the weekend to celebrate. My mom had booked an appointment at a couple of dress shops as an added surprise. I had no intention of buying a dress so quickly. We went to a boutique on the mainline first, and we had an okay experience. We went to Carolyn’s shop in the afternoon, and I had a fantastic experience, but I wasn’t finding what I wanted exactly. I described what I thought was missing, and Carolyn pulled out the exact dress that I was describing but couldn’t envision. It was the perfect size, price, and style. I wasn’t ready to commit since I had only been engaged for 4 days, so she encouraged me to sleep on it. The next day I called her and asked if I could try the dress on again. She made sure to fit me into her Sunday, and I bought my dress! It was meant to be!
She also recommended a seamstress for future alterations. I highly recommend that you at least check out Carolyn’s store. She also does calligraphy and can give you tips on wedding venues/planning, but I did not use these services. She was very friendly and suggested a couple of venues to research since I was very much in the beginning stages of planning.
5 ★★★★★

Recently Married

Apr 11, 2016

Carolyn is amazing ! She listened to my needs , what I was looking for & even helped me out by looking for a reception spot , florist etc. She is one of a kind & without her I wouldn’t of found “the one” … it was the 2nd dress I tried on and I didn’t want to take it off ..❤️ I highly recommend going to her for any special occasion!
5 ★★★★★

Morgan Taylor

Apr 3, 2016

Thank you Carolyn! I found my wedding dress (first one I tried on) and it is perfect! Great prices, great selection, and great personal service (opened up the shop on a Sunday just for us!) And I love supporting local Passyunk businesses!
5 ★★★★★

Paulette Keo Carpenter

Aug 15, 2014

Carolyn ordered me the most perfect bridal accessories, this store is a gem!
5 ★★★★★

Zoe Fox

Mar 13, 2016

Loved the experience and personal touch! Thanks Carolyn…. Pics coming soon #gloverwedding2014
5 ★★★★★

Mir Boss Edwin

Mar 19, 2014

Beautiful dresses and gorgeous acccessories…and some loveley bouquets of course.
5 ★★★★★

Anna Coy

Aug 31, 2013

The best of the best!
5 ★★★★★

Jennifer P.

Sep 1, 2014

I love the wedding dress style she has in her boutique
5 ★★★★★

Chiara S.

Aug 27, 2014

1st Class!! Tony G’s Pub thinks your the Best. Please Go Vote For Us!! Thanks
5 ★★★★★

Keith G.

Aug 30, 2014

Carolyn Verdi’s was our last stop on a long day of dress hunting. We finished our prior appointment and became stuck in traffic. I called her to tell her we were running late. She said she would wait- we arrived exactly an hour late for our appointment- ugh. Carolyn was so kind to wait and was patient and helpful while we tried on dress after dress. I ended up finding a beautiful gown that was completely different than what I intended on buying, but it was just perfect. Carolyn is a true professional and has vision and creative suggestions to complete the entire look. Her dresses are very affordable and you will get top notch service.
5 ★★★★★

Katie

Nov 13, 2015

5 ★★★★★

Donna Messano Metz

Mar 10, 2015

Stunning …..
5 ★★★★★

Maria Buck

Aug 19, 2014

5 ★★★★★

Susan J. Melnik

Aug 15, 2013

5 ★★★★★

JoAnn DiClaudio

Aug 14, 2013

Carolyn is the GO to gal for all things a girl needs to get married. She has great expertise and advice. Love the dresses and the boutique.
5 ★★★★★

Alice Z.

Aug 14, 2014

Carolyn is a great professional!
5 ★★★★★

Alice F.

Aug 11, 2014

I love Carolyn, she has the best selection and prices in town!
Love, Vic
5 ★★★★★

Victoria

Aug 3, 2014

As a bride you really appreciate when other people treat your wedding like it’s their own special day. Carolyn Verdi does just that. From the time you walk into the boutique she makes you feel like finding your perfect dress is her only priority. She schedules only one fitting at a time so you have her complete attention and choice of all of beautiful gowns. Her prices are extremely budget friendly and when you find your perfect gown(and you will find it there) be ready for a celebration.
5 ★★★★★

Recently Married

Feb 12, 2014

Beautiful wedding dress!
5 ★★★★★

Maria D.

Aug 3, 2014

Carolyn Verdi Boutique certainly get’s my vote. 🙂
5 ★★★★★

Tracey B.

Aug 3, 2014

Absolutely the most elegant gowns and accessories ! I am an event planner and I know what’s beautiful !
5 ★★★★★

Cynthia R.

Aug 3, 2014

Carolyn Verdi is a wonderful shop! I bought my dress here today and I couldn’t be happier. The dress is gorgeous, and I paid less than half its original price. Carolyn is great — in addition to being nice and friendly, she’s authentically helpful. When I was trying on dresses, she really listened to what I was looking for, and once when I tried on something that didn’t look good, she said “no” before I even said anything. She doesn’t just want to sell you whatever, she wants you to look beautiful. And you will! She’s having a 10% off sale in January, so go now!
5 ★★★★★

Recently Married

Sep 3, 2013

Carolyn Verdi is the epitome of style, elegance, and grace.
5 ★★★★★

Pete013

Sep 4, 2012

Best Boutique in town with the best prices.
5 ★★★★★

Victoria

Aug 20, 2012

Amazing accessories from local designers.
5 ★★★★★

Patrick M.

Jul 25, 2012

Carolyn gave me excellent ideas to help with my theme of leaves/Autumn season. My invitations complimented my wedding favors and many other elements
5 ★★★★★

Heather

Nov 22, 2008

Best Boutique on Pine St. She features talented local designers.
5 ★★★★★

Patrick M.

Jul 22, 2011

“Dreams are always free, and everyone dreams of doing everything with style and class.”

About

Carolyn Verdi began her early years in the fashion world, modeling and working in women’s retail. After some time and taking a departure from retail, Carolyn ventured into another area. Her love of calligraphy and her talent led to working with brides. The next obvious step was offering invitations. An avid networker, Carolyn’s familiarity grew with others in the wedding industry. Her clients, respecting her creativity and impressed with her knowledge of wedding resources, began asking her to help plan their weddings. Hence, her wedding planning business developed.

Philosophy

Carolyn feels truly blessed being able to apply her wide range of talents professionally. She believes in personal service, is attentive to the client’s needs and vision to help make their event day enjoyable. She welcomes everyone to feel free and stop by her boutique and browse her selection of products. Also, while in the store, strike up a conversation with Carolyn and you will soon learn why she has been doing this for so many years.

Business

Carolyn’s keen eye and attention to detail led her to expand on her wedding planning business in 2000 and open a distinctive boutique showcasing fashion accessories, a line of fashion apparel, jewelry, hand written calligraphy, invitations and wedding consulting services. Keeping with the times Carolyn reinvented her business services to also include elegant collections of designer sample wedding gowns. Her fashion expertise enables her to help brides from all over the country select a gown suited to them.

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