Reviews and Testimonials

Here you will find recommendations and comments straight from our happy customers. We always love to hear form you, our lovely customers. After all, 90% of our business is through your recommendation. We’d like to thank each and everyone one of you who has taken the time to send us cards, letters and photographs. Your kind words are greatly appreciated.

If you would like your testimonial included, you can click the button below and fill in the online form or alternatively you can write to us at: Testimonials, Unit 1A, By Storm, 1987 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 0BT

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  • Ann Parkinson

    Published April 14, 2019

    Wedding Date February 9, 2019

    "When our daughter Charlotte announced that she would be getting married with just 12 months to go , I immediately began my search for something beautiful and classical , but a little different to the norm. This was to prove a most frustrating task , trying outfits that were made en mass, Ill fitting and quite unflattering to say the least. This was until I came across Joyce Young. What an amazing lady with a fabulous team working with her. Together they created the most stunning , perfectly fitting outfit for me. From the moment I set foot in the showroom, I just knew I had found exactly what I was searching for . Several visits were arranged for me in the months leading up to the wedding to ensure that the perfect garment was created. Indeed it was ! Worth every penny and a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The wedding went without a hitch ( photographs imminent) and my outfit looked amazing , so many wonderful comments . I felt amazing and would recommend to anyone with discerning taste , looking for something very special . Thank you Joyce, Florence, Val and the wonderful team behind these truly wonderful masterpieces."

  • Marian Hall

    Published December 5, 2017

    Wedding Date August 19, 2017

    "I had done my research before I made my appointment with your London store. Not being a conventional shape the traditional Mother of the Bride shops, which I had visited, did not do a great deal for my self esteem as the assistants are very pushy for sales and tend to push their own choices on to you.

    Enter Mary @ Joyce Young in London. I cannot praise this young lady highly enough, she was friendly, bright and encouraging from the time we walked through the door. Her patience and willingness to work with me got us to my dream dress, “I’ve fallen in love” I said to her about my planned outfit.

    I am now very much looking forward to my fittings with confidence in how the finished product will look. Thank you Mary, you’re a star. Kind regards Marian Hall"

  • Fiona Kennedy

    Published July 20, 2017

    Wedding Date August 5, 2017

    "Joyce Young Designs was a great experience from start to finish. My main criteria was that the dress should be comfortable and after looking for ages , I first saw the possible dress for my son’s wedding on Joyce Young’s website. I made an appointment and met Joyce Young. Joyce showed me different styles of outfits and colours ( which are all beautifully made) but I still came back to my original choice. Once the decision was made Joyce took my measurements and 3 appointments were made. First fitting was with the dress in calico, a second fitting for final adjustments in the materials I chose and the final appointment where the dress was ready to take away.

    Joyce is delightful and all the staff I met namely Val and Flo are very friendly and helpful with no airs and graces. It is the first time I have had an outfit made to measure and the whole experience has been really enjoyable.

    The Joyce Young Studio is very easy to get to, and for two of the fittings I went to the Studio by train from Glasgow Queen Street station. It only takes 15 minutes and the station is next door to the studio. There is also plenty parking right outside the studio.

    I am delighted with my outfit. ( So is my husband ) I feel really good in it and it is very comfortable just as I wanted. I can’t wait to wear it at the wedding.

    Joyce is going to be well represented at our wedding as the mother of the bride has gone to the London branch of Joyce Young for her outfit!! It has also been useful we have gone to the same designer as we can be confident we have entirely different outfits.

    Thank you very much to all the team"

  • Linda Anderson

    Published July 23, 2017

    Wedding Date July 14, 2017

    "I am so glad I found Joyce and her wonderful team, they were very helpful from our very first visit . Florence is simply the best at picking out styles that are perfect for you, although it wasn’t what I expected!!! But ,it was perfect and I felt very confident and comfortable on my daughters wedding day.I cannot praise or thank them enough."

  • Alexandra Watkins

    Published April 25, 2017

    Wedding Date April 22, 2017

    "I had seen the dress I wanted in a magazine. I phoned and made an appointment in February 2016. On visiting the showroom I explained that I wanted to lose weight and as the wedding wasn’t until April 2017 I had given myself plenty of time. This was not a problem. I picked my dress and paid the deposit securing the material. They couldn’t have been nicer or friendlier. I phoned and made my appointment for January for my measurements to be taken by the wonderful Val. After another three appointment I had my fabulous outfit. I felt so comfortable and glamorous in it. I received numerous compliments on my outfit at the wedding. It was as fresh at the end of the wedding as it was at the start. No crushing. I can’t recommend Joyce Young by Storm enough. You will not be disappointed."

  • Pauline Hanshaw

    Published October 12, 2017

    Wedding Date October 3, 2017

    "Once my daughter decided to get married in the hills above Florence I started the hunt for a suitable dress. I searched the wedding magazines and finally found Joyce Young. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. I saw the dress as soon as I walked in as it was being displayed on a mannequin. However, I felt that I would suit a brighter colour and so Florence suggested some alternatives colours. I really enjoyed going to Glasgow for the 3 fittings and was a little sorry once the experience was over.

    After some hesitation I decided that a fascinator would really finish off the outfit. Joyce made me a wonderful fascinator dyed to match the dress and I really love it. I also bought the matching shoes and handbag as it was so easy to get everything under the one roof.

    The wedding last week was wonderful. A very happy day. I got many compliments about my outfit and I really enjoyed wearing it. All the staff at Joyce Young were so helpful and friendly. I certainly would recommend them to anyone."

  • Jean Burns

    Published December 5, 2017

    Wedding Date August 19, 2017

    "Thank you Joyce for your care and attention. You really listened to what I wanted and I felt part of the design process. I had been looking for an outfit for my son’s wedding for a while and couldn’t find what I was looking for. You took on board my thoughts and designed a stunning silk tartan dress with lace overdress in my family’s tartan, Ancient Campbell. I have never received so many compliments for an outfit before. I was especially pleased that once the overdress was detached, I had a stunning tartan dress suitable for Scottish country dancing balls. Thank you also for the minor alterations when the overdress was detached. Your staff were so helpful and went out of their way to get the dress just right at a time when they were extremely busy. This was appreciated as I live in the Highlands and had to make a 3 hour journey or try to fit appointments in when I was in or a bit nearer Glasgow, thanks to staff for their flexibility. As for value for money, it was worth every penny as I got exactly what I wanted, now have two stunning outfits, and the quality of work and attention to detail was outstanding. The whole process was a very enjoyable experience, and from a rare female who doesn’t like shopping, this is high praise indeed."

  • Frances Spargo

    Published October 14, 2016

    "The wonderful Joyce Young Team designed a beautiful celtic inspired evening dress for my 60th birthday celebration. Diana in the London salon was so helpful and professional and each fitting went beautifully. When I tried on the final gown I was completely delighted. I would recommend Joyce Young to anyone , not just a bride, who wants to feel special."

  • Janet Burrows

    Published May 25, 2016

    Wedding Date June 11, 2016

    "First of all I want to say that I have had a wonderful experience at Joyce Young Design Studio Glasgow.
From the first visit where I met Joyce who helped me to pick out an outfit for my son’s wedding. She made suggestions to ensure that my choice of dress and contrasting jacket were ideally suited to my requirements.
After my choice of outfit I had three planned fittings and met the wonderful Val. Her attention to detail was incredible and nothing was too much trouble. She advised on a number of changes which were perfect for my style of outfit. I cannot praise highly enough Val and her colleagues for the quality of workmanship.
I have had a wonderful buying experience from a wonderful and dedicated team.
Lots of love and grateful thanks

  • Elaine Cully

    Published May 13, 2016

    Wedding Date April 29, 2016

    Having just come from a well recommended shop I was tired, disillusioned and empty handed. 
My friends and I walked into By Storm .
It was like an oasis of calm compared to anywhere else I had tried. We were a bit early for my appointment but were offered coffee and a comfortable seat.
I was lucky enough to be attended to by Joyce which was a fantastic experience. After trying just a few outfits Joyce came up with a combination which suited me perfectly. I really valued her input and gentle manner.
The outfit was chosen, I was measured and after months of looking around, one visit to By Storm and I was sorted! 
I had 3 fittings with the lovely Val who couldn’t have been more helpful. She also advised me on which hat and bag to chose, making them to match my outfit. 
I received some wonderful comments about my outfit on the day, however, the best bit for me was not only how good I felt but how comfortable I was. That feeling lasted the whole day! 
I can’t thank Joyce, Val and the whole team enough.

  • Christine Emmett

    Published November 6, 2015

    "Made to feel “1,000,000 Dollars” throughout whole selection and fitting sequence. Val you are a STAR and a very very patient one too. Here`s to Saturday!! Thanks everyone."

  • Stephenie Nicholson

    Published November 6, 2015

    "I cant thank Joyce, Val & Florence enough when its came to their help designing my dress. For years Joyce has designed dress & outfits for my mum so there was no other option than going right to Joyce. I cant wait to see the finished piece x"

  • Helen Martin

    Published March 12, 2017

    Wedding Date March 17, 2017

    "My experience started about 7 years ago in a kilt makers in Edinburgh who, at that time. was displaying the most beautiful wedding dress I had ever seen, nothing like the usual ivory or cream. I knew that I had to have this when my other half finally popped the question. 7 years later the planning began. Returning to the kilt makers I found out that the dress was designed by Joyce Young. My quest was on. Having made an appointment to visit by Storm in Glasgow I arrived quite late in the day but was given a warm welcome. Explaining what I wanted I had the services of Florence and Joyce – what more could a woman want? The dress I had chosen all those years ago was from the Tartan wedding range, in particular the Heritage design. Being a woman of a certain age it wasn’t suitable to where all ivory or white so this was absolutely perfect with a few tweaks – not so much ivory – more tartan and learning that Joyce had designed the tartan herself made it even more perfect. My first fitting was awesome. Val was now looking after me, we had such a laugh. I kept changing size (like you do!!) but that was never a problem, by the time I got to the fitting where the dress was made out of the tartan I was nearly in tears (of joy), I couldn’t believe how it looked, little OLD me in something so spectacular. Val was very patient with me – living in Newark on Trent my fittings had to be made around visiting the frozen north which happened four times a year. By the time of my very last fitting in February 2017 I was now panicking about shoes. The first pair I had purchased didn’t go with the dress even though Val had given me a swatch to work with. I hadn’t managed to find any that suited since. Val sorted me out taking me back down to their most sumptuous and calming showroom a bride or even brides mother would ever want to be in. Six pairs of shoes later Val had found the right choice for me. My journey was complete. Joyce was there on my last visit as well what a fitting end. Val and the team even sorted cravats for the men matching the cravat colour to the colour of their kilts. I have only six days to go before I walk up the ‘aisle’, no-one expect my Maid of Honour knows what I am wearing, Thank you so much to Joyce, Florence, Val, Irene and all the staff for making my wedding so special for me."

  • Margaret Maxwell

    Published August 10, 2016

    Wedding Date July 16, 2016

    "From the first time I walked in to Joyce Young and met Florence, to picking up my outfit from Val, I was extremely happy with the service and courteous professionalism that was shown to me. Florence has a really good eye for what does and does not suit without being pushy-She made me feel very much at ease and I was very grateful she was there. After the outfit was picked, I was then passed onto the very experienced dressmaker, Val. What a pleasure to deal with someone so pleasant and talented. My outfit was stunning and I was so glad that someone recommended Joyce Young to me!"

  • Melissa Morris

    Published June 20, 2016

    Wedding Date September 8, 2017

    "I am getting married in September next year and have been so excited since we set the date….well about everything but my dress! I am a curvier woman (maybe considered ‘plus size’) and the thought of finding a dress in my size filled me with dread! My Mam arranged an appointment at Joyce Young Glasgow for us both and to be honest I wasn’t looking forward to it….that was until we arrived! A stylish and classy showroom was first followed by meeting Florence, also stylish and classy! I was instantly put at ease with Florence who asked about my special day and what style I was going for so she could incorporate that into my dress. I had a dress in mind that I thought would cover up all the wobbly bits…how wrong I was! Florence tried me in a variety of shapes, styles and fabrics and finally designed me the perfect wedding dress for me and it was the opposite to what I had originally thought would be best for me. I couldn’t of asked for a better day and I can sit back and relax knowing my dress is taken care of and that it will fit me perfectly when the day comes. I’m excited for my fittings to start now and so is my Mam who also got a fabulous Mother of the Bride outfit too! Florence also helped pick the perfect shoes, head piece and veil so all sorted in one lovely afternoon! I couldn’t recommend Joyce Young Glasgow enough for brides of any shape or size….they have everything and if they haven’t they make it for you. Worth every penny in my opinion to look and feel your best on your wedding day!"

  • Teena Gilmour

    Published April 18, 2016

    Wedding Date April 9, 2016

    "I first came across my outfit in a magazine, I made my appointment at Joyce Young Glasgow, where I was greeted by Florence for my private one and a half hour appointment and I was not disappointed. I decided on a dress and jacket, Val then came through and took measurements and from there I had three fittings from my first visit. Val and team were wonderful even when I changed material from part of my dress with a week to go to the wedding, they pulled out all the stops . I also bought my hat, bag and shoes there. I had the most wonderful comments from guests and members of the public as Dan and Vairi were married at St Giles Cathedral and then the reception at Prestonfield House. My outfit was collection K purple and teal dress and jacket.

    This was my first wedding as mother of the groom and I felt so special, I have two other children and when they marry there will be only one shop that I will buy my next outfit at.

    Many Thanks Team Joyce Young

    Teena Gilmour"

  • Sandra Elsom

    "Just collected my Mother of the Bride outfit from The Haverstock Hill store. The whole experience from the initial visit, through the fitting appointments, right through to collection today has been a real joy. I was made to feel special .... What every woman wants.

    Joyce and Diana are absolute delights and I can't thank them both enough for all their kind attention.

    Would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending anyone to go see these wonderful people if you want something special xxxx.
    Thank you ladies xxxx"

  • Caroline Robertson

    "I cannot praise Joyce and her team enough. This was a fantastic experience - for a very important occasion. From our first meeting right through all the design, make up and fittings of my beautiful 'one of a kind' dress everything went smoothly.

    Joyce made the experience all the more enjoyable with her professional and calming manner. Nothing was too much trouble and everything done with precision. The attention to detail was fantastic. I would definitely recommend Joyce and her team if you want something special and to be made to feel special.

    This was money and time well spent and the end result was stunning - thank you Joyce xx"

  • Morven Di Ciacca

    "I ordered my dress quite late, loved the first dress I tried on. When my dress arrived it was altered, perfectly I might add, within 5 days and I was able to take my dress, veil and shoes home at the same time. All 2 weeks before my wedding. Thank you for making my choice so easy and for making my whole experience so enjoyable and stress free. I promised a couple of photos of my dress on so will add them now. Thank you xx

  • Tara Annabel Reid

    "I ordered my dress quite late, loved the first dress I tried on. When my dress arrived it was altered, perfectly I might add, within 5 days and I was able to take my dress, veil and shoes home at the same time. All 2 weeks before my wedding. Thank you for making my choice so easy and for making my whole experience so enjoyable and stress free. I promised a couple of photos of my dress on so will add them now. Thank you xx

  • Lynds Bx

    "I was in with my mum trying on mother of the brides outfits over the weekend and the service I received was amazing. The staff went above and beyond to find the perfect outfit for her and she is over the moon. Thanks again will definitely be recommending you's xx"

  • Victoria Louise

    "Visited Joyce Young today to look for a wedding dress with my family. Thank you so much to Joyce and her team for creating such a friendly and welcoming atmosphere for us. In particular I would like to thank Katie who was extremely enthusiastic, helpful and listened to exactly what I wanted. As a result of her expertise and patience I found my dream dress! I couldn't recommend Joyce Young highly enough."

  • Jade Byrne

    "I visited Joyce Young Design Studios on Saturday and what a wonderful experience me and my family/friends had. I felt I had to write this review just to praise Katie who made me feel so at ease. She went out her way every minute of the day to make this experience one I wouldn't forget! She is an absolute asset to this company and great at her job! Can't wait to wear my JY dress on the big day!"

  • Lorraine Winchester

    "Hello, my daughter got married last September and Joyce and her team made an absolutely amazing job of my dress. Joyce especially made my time at the studios very special. Hopefully, I'll be back soon!"

  • Kirstin Watson

    "Thank you Katie, Joyce and the rest of the team for a fab shopping experience for Mum. Her mother of the bride outfit is just perfect and she loves it. The team were so kind, patient and helpful. Highly recommended."

  • Mhairi Connal

    "I had the best experience wedding dress shopping at Joyce Young in Glasgow. Katie is just the loveliest, most helpful person and she was so nice on every meeting and phone call I had with her as was everyone else! As every woman does, I have my body worries and Katie made me feel so comfortable, happy and beautiful in the dresses I tried on. I found my wedding dress and I couldn't be happier that it is a Joyce Young design. It is just absolutely perfect and I can't wait to wear it next year at my wedding! I would recommend everyone to go to Joyce Young!"

  • Danielle Brown

    "Felt like a princess the day I went to look for my wedding dress. Can't wait to go back for my next fitting."

  • Laura Green

    "Have just had my first fitting at Joyce Young for a sister-of-the-bride jacket and was so impressed. Warm, welcoming service from Joyce and Nisha and painstaking attention to detail from Joyce during the fitting. The mock up of the jacket looked fantastic, particularly after Joyce's inspired "tweaks"! I'm so excited to see the finished item and could not recommend Joyce Young highly enough.

  • Marion Ormond

    "I had a fabulous time getting my wedding dress and as I live in London but was getting married in Glasgow, I had appointments in both locations. All the staff were friendly and helpful and my dress is more beautiful than imagined it could ever be. I would recommend them to anyone."

  • Lorraine Buchanan Fellowes

    "Massive thank you to Katie at Joyce Young store in Glasgow today. This was my first ever visit to a bridal shop so I was a bit unsure what to expect but Katie put me (and Mum) at ease and couldn't have been more helpful. Fantastic service and I totally love my dress. Thank you x"

  • Janet Holmes

    "I called in to browse on Saturday and was really taken by the beautiful gowns and mother of the bride outfits. Joyce and her husband were so warm and friendly and spent time showing me around their shop which oozed a certain je ne sais quoi, an elegant ambience with the warmest of welcomes. I am smitten with the duck egg bow dress
    Good luck for the show!"

  • Libby Stewart

    "Was here today with my mum for her wedding dress the service we both recieved was amazing. Joyce was so nice and helpful my mum was over the moon with her dress and I even got my outfit for the wedding. Thank you joyce you made my mums day and she will look amazing on her wedding day xxx"

  • Lisa Cranwell

    "Hi all I thought I would send a note to you all as felt a million dollars in my dress on Saturday ,

    The Lisa dress and Beverly Hills veil.

    thanks to all the girls at Joyce young ... Thanks again Lisa xxx"

  • Andrea McGowan

    "Been today to finally make my choice of outfit. The help and advice given by Florence was exceptional, she made me feel relaxed and very comfortable.

    Can't wait now to go for my first fitting."

  • Shona Allan

    "Bought my Mother of the Bride outfit at Joyce Young by Storm in Glasgow. Service was first class, only had 6 wks to plan, measure, make and buy. Could not fault any part of my purchase. I felt fabulous in my outfit which complimented my daughters gown just perfect."

  • Mhairi McMillan

    "I got my wedding dress made here 6 years ago and people still comment on how different it was with tartan in it! amazing service and quality! my Mum also got her Mother of the Bride outfit for my wedding here and 2 years later got her own wedding dress here too."

  • Julia Sharapova

    "Joyce and the girls are just amazing! Fell in love with one of their dresses! will definitely come back! Thanks a lot, could not be happier xxx"

  • Linda Anderson

    "What an experience! My Daughter, sister and I had a lovely stress free afternoon while my youngest daughter tried on the most exquisite dresses, very hard to choose a favourite. Florence was wonderful very patient and extremely helpful.We now have a dress...Thank you"

  • Gail Anderson

    "Had a fab time trying on MOB outfits on Saturday. Would like to say a huge thank you to Florence who was extremely helpful."

  • Carrie Dickie

    "Amazing dresses and great ladies who do everything they can to make your experience perfect x"

  • Nick Garrett

    "Fab lady and immense eye for detail and uber cool styling. Loved working with her on her signage and interiors themes."

  • Cathy Blake

    "Absolutely love my outfit by storm the service perfect."

  • Jennifer Chapman

    "Thank You Joyce Young! Amazing dresses and service!"

  • Barbara

    "Dear Joyce, Thank you very much for my beautiful wedding dress. I was so comfortable in my dress all day but felt so special and like a princess in the most amazing dress. I am so pleased to have found your shop and the Sabrina design, it was made for me! Thanks again"

  • Maura

    "To Joyce, Val and the team, Thank you so much for creating a dream of an outfit. We had a superb day, with love from Maura x"

  • Olia

    "Dear Diana & Nisha, Many thanks for your exceptional service and amazing quality of the dresses for my daughter and me. Christina looked as a Queen and felt very happy and special in her Bridal dress. My dress was complimented as the best ever seen for the Mother of the Bride dress. We had a great time at the wedding thanks to you. With love, Olia."

  • Pam

    "Many Many Thanks for Making My Day So Special! I can't thank you enough. Diana you were a true professional. I just loved wearing my outfit, I felt a million dollars. Thank you. Pam xxx"

  • Kate

    "Dear Diana, Just a little note to thank you for all your time and skill re creating my wedding outfit which looked perfect on the day! We had a wonderful wedding and then a fantastic time in Sorrento and Venice. Thank you again, very best wishes, Kate x"

  • Josephine

    "Dear Diana, Thank you! The dress was much admired, marvellous, wonderful and simply special. You were so patient with me and “made the wedding dress” really a special experience. Love, Josephine"

  • Amy

    "Dear Diana & Nisha, Thank you so much for all your help in picking & fitting & agonising over my gorgeous wedding dress. I felt a million dollars & really enjoyed every minute of the day! Lots of love, Amy x"

  • Janis - Mother of the Bride

    "Please accept my thanks to you and the staff involved in the creation of my ‘mother of the bride’ outfit. I felt very comfortable and elegant throughout the day and the outfit has been described as ‘fantastic’, ‘gorgeous’ and ‘stunning’ by the photographer, guests and those who have seen the wedding photos.

    I was impressed with the personal and professional attention I received from the day I first selected the design and fabric until the last item, my hat was collected."

  • Fiona, Tuscany

    "Just wanted to say a very big ‘thank you’ to you all for all your help with my wedding dress – I felt a ‘million dollars’ on the day – I almost ran up the hill to the church to show everyone!!"

  • Karin, Bride

    "Thanks for all the hard work that went into all our outfits on Sunday 28th May. We ‘knocked them dead’. My new husband was certainly stunned – the effect I wanted!"

  • Amy, Bride

    "Thank you so much for making me the most beautiful wedding dress I could ever have imagined. It really was perfect. We had a fabulous wedding day and I loved dancing round the dance floor in my stunning dress. Thanks to everyone."

  • Emma, Bride

    "Thank you for the wonderful experience you gave me when I chose my wedding dress. You all made me feel like a princess."

  • Emma

    "To Joyce and all the team at By Storm, Just a wee note to say a huge thank you to you all for the service and friendliness we received when buying my wedding dress and my mum’s outfit for our wedding. From the moment we stepped into the studio in Bearsden to our fittings, we were really impressed by the knowledge, advice and kindness of all the staff. We cannot thank you enough, Thanks again, Emma"