Buying my wedding dress from this amazing private bridal boutique! amazing service and great prices!

5 September 2018

Absolutely recommend Nicole and her services. She takes the utmost care with her dresses, and listen to the client. When I went for a look for my dress, I didn’t have high hopes, I just though I’d try on a few dresses in my price range. Nicole had all the dresses in my price range ready for me to step into, but allowed me to try on anything I wanted, with zero pressure to buy. She listened to what I liked, and ended up suggesting a dress style different than I ever imagined and pulled out the most beautiful gown for me to try on. She was patient, kind, and loves helping brides find the dress perfect for their style and budget. I walked away with a dress in hand and my experience couldn’t have been any better!


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17 August 2018

Hi Nicole,

Thank you so much for your perseverance in selling my dress! And for sharing the bride to be looked great in it… I’m really happy to hear that.


29 January 2018

Hi Nicole,

I already got the gown with the bag and hanger.  It’s so beautiful.

Thank you so much for the smooth transaction and all your help. By the way I love the belt that you included. :)

Thank you so much. :)


Melbourne, Victoria

26 September 2017

Hi Nicole,

I really appreciate the efforts you made to sell the dress. You did a great job. Thank you so much for making this happen and being such a genuine person in handling this case.


22 September 2017

Hi Nicole,

Thank you so much for the amazing experience and perfect dress!


4 September 2017

Thanks Nicole

I have to say your customer service is outstanding, thank you so much!


New Zealand

8 August 2017

Hi Nicole,

Thanks again for all your efforts.



1 August 2017


Please find attached some pics of the dress/day. I removed the small capped sleeves so it was spaghetti straps.



17 June 2017

Nina - Rue de Seine dress


Goodmorning Nicole,

Thank you so much for making my day last Sunday. I had a sneaky look at the dress over the weekend, it is just incredible.

Much appreciated,


10 April 2017

Hi Nicole,

Thank you again for all your help and patience.


25 September 2016

Thank you so much Nicole.


2 August 2016

I cannot recommend A Bride To Be highly enough. A great range of dresses is available in a variety of styles and sizes. Nicole knows the stock intimately and treats each of the dresses as if they were fragile babies! She is also able to provide great advice as to how the dresses may be amended to suit a woman’s particular body shape. Nicole and her husband are also highly professional and courteous and do not attempt to pressure you into buying a dress in any way. Buying my dress was an enjoyable and memorable experience for which I am grateful.

Catherine G

11 May 2016

Hi Nicole

Thanks so much for your hard work in selling my wedding dress.


25 April 2016

It was beautiful!

A few pics from a special day in a special dress.





29 January 2016

Hi Nicole,

Thank-you for such a lovely appointment on Saturday. Both Mum and I really appreciated your time and enthusiasm whilst dress shopping.

Thank-you again, and I will be sure to recommend you to any other brides I come across.

Kind regards,


20 October 2015

Hello Nicole

All is well I have received the dress this afternoon.
So so much!

Thank you for going out of your way for me and thank you for your quick communication.
I cried once I put the dress on
I truly am lost for words.

Thank you Nicole

Your a lifesaver xxx

Perth WA

19 September 2015

Thanks Nicole!

Great job and thanks for going to all your efforts including getting the tailor to measure and getting dry cleaning done.


17 September 2015

Dress sold in 11 weeks

Thank you so much Nicole and Graeme! The dress looked amazing.


Nancy and Brad


2 August 2015.




Dear Nicole,
Thank you so much for your care and kindness to me in being prepared to bend over backwards for me. I was so upset and your email is so compassionate. I would like to say thanks for going out of your way to accommodate me (when you haven’t even met me).

I appreciate your kindness more than I can say.

Warm Regards


30 May 2015

Cannot thank you enough for all your help in finding my perfect wedding dress!
I have not been able to spread the word enough about how fantastic you guys are!
We had the perfect day and Quyen did a perfect job on my dress.
14 May 2015
 Thank you from Kahley and John
Hi Nicole,
It was nice to see you again. My sisters enjoyed their time and seeing all of your wonderful range of dresses!
I’m very grateful for your help and experience!!
I love your passion :)
8 May 2015
Hi Nicole,
Thank you for all your help.
Kind Regards
7 May 2015
Hi Nicole,
I just wanted to thank you again for the time you spent with myself and Emma on Sunday. It really was a delightful day and just what I always hoped choosing a dress would be like.
With kind regards
18 April 2015
Hi Nicole,

Here are the pictures I promised from my wedding day, wearing the Connie Simonetti Tania dress.

Hope all is well,
13 April 2015
Kim Christou and Groom


Hi Nicole,

Thanks so much, I appreciate how smoothly this process has gone – testament
to your professionalism.

I really thank you for your efforts in marketing the gown and finding it a
deserving home.

Have a great week – I will certainly be recommending A Bride to Be to any
of my friends who are considering selling their gowns.

Kind regards,


21 March 2015

(Dress sold in 8 weeks)

Thanks so much Nicole. So happy with the dress:)


15 March 2015

Hey Nicole, best day of my life, best wedding ever, best dress. xoxoxo

Love Ashlyn.

24 November 2014



Hi Nicole,

I purchased the Connie Simonetti Marilyn gown from you about a month ago and I just want to say thank you for an amazing experience and for the most beautiful gown! My wedding was last week and it was a perfect day. I felt like a princess in my dress!

It was sad that my mum couldn’t be there on the day but you were so warm and enthusiastic that I enjoyed the experience of trying on dresses as though she was there. I really cannot thank you enough.

If my husband and I ever renew our vows I’ll definitely be back for another dress!


10 November 2014


Madison - side view of Connie Simonetti dress

Hi Nicole,

I bought my wedding dress from you back in February.
Our wedding was a couple of weeks ago and I remember that you asked for some photos so I have attached a couple.
Thanks so much for your help – I was so happy with my dress!
13 October 2014
Jess & Jason 3-resized


From the featured wedding of Kathleen and Jim from www.oneevent.com.au:

“My dress was a Connie Simonetti design that I actually bought through an independent seller, Nicole Nelson who owns a self run business ‘A Bride to Be’. Nicole has connections with lots of top designers and stocks some really unique dresses…”

21 August 2014

Hi Nicole,
I just wanted to thank you again for providing such a lovely service for me today! You both are the perfect couple for this type of business, you made it such a lovely experience. I felt a bit sad that my parents weren’t there seeing me trying on these beautiful dresses, but you both made me feel so welcome and special, and I really appreciate that, so thank you!
I have complete confidence that you would only send me away in something that was perfect for me!
R x
16 August 2014
Hi Nicole,
Thank you for your service, I’m in shock that it sold so quickly. It couldn’t of come at a more convenient time with having to finalise the bill for our wedding reception.
Again thank you so much!
4 August 2014
(Dress sold in 5 days)
Hi Nicole,
Thank you for such a wonderful day.
You and Graeme are so kind.
I am very happy with the dress and I love it very much.
Thanks again.
Adelaide SA
3 August 2014
Dear Nicole,
Thank you so so very much for all of your hard work and attention tonight trying to find me a dress… you were so thorough and so concerned with finding something that was perfect! You made me feel beautiful in everything I tried on.
Thank you again! I won’t hesitate to recommend you to any of my friends who are looking for dresses in the future.
Central Coast
31 July 2014

Hi Nicole,

We all (including the dress) got home safe and sound.

I’m very happy, thank you for everything yesterday, much appreciated.


Melbourne VIC

31 July 2014

Nicole, once again you have gone above and beyond to make this process so fantastic for me! Cannot thank you enough!
7 July 2014
Dear Nicole and lovely husband,
Just a little something to say thank you so much for taking the time to make Mum and my first wedding dress experience so warm and special. I will never forget how at home and comfortable you made us both feel and for that I am truly grateful.
I was so nervous and apprehensive to even begin trying dresses on, let alone choosing a style or knowing what I wanted – you both made it so easy and wonderful for Mum and I, so thank you so much, I really am so touched.
All the best with the business and for the years to come.
Love and thanks
Canberra ACT
6 June 2014
Hi Nicole
I’m not sure if you remember me – but I bought the Connie Simonetti blush mermaid dress from you last year… I had a beautiful wedding in April and just got back from my one-month honeymoon in Europe!
Anyway – I remember I promised you some photos of me in the dress on the day – so I have attached a few!
Everyone told me how much they loved the dress – it was perfect. So I just wanted to say thanks again for it!
Hope you’re well & all the best
4 June 2014
Bride in Connie Simonetti Beyonce side view
Thank you so much for your assistance on Friday. I will be recommending you to my friends for sure!
1 June 2014
Hi Nicole,
I wanted to send you & your husband a note to say thank you for your time today. Your setup is very friendly & professional & I really appreciated your help.
I will definitely recommend you to my friends.
Thank you so much for your time & help
Baulkham Hills
10 May 2014
Hi Nicole and Graeme
Just a quick email to say thank you so much for being so lovely last night. It was a very nice experience visiting your shop.
Thank you again.
9 May 2014

Hello Nicole!! Thank you again for making my wedding day a beautiful one!!!
I have given two women your business card upon request, and a few more your phone number as they want only to shop with you! And as they should!! You are the best in town!!

I have a Thank You card that has been sitting around that, and I must get it to you. Will you please send me your address again?

Liz (The American)

7 May 2014

Dear Nicole,
Thank you again for my beautiful dress, I can’t wait to wear it! I will email you some photos in August after our wedding.
Have a lovely weekend.
Kindest Regards
22 March 2014
Hi Nicole,
The wedding was beautiful, and without a doubt one of the happiest days of my life! Everyone loved the dress, and quite a few girls wanted to know where on earth I found such a perfect fit. As it turns out, L, the young lady that did my hair and makeup may be needing a dress in the very near future. Of course I told her she absolutely had to go see you, and gave her your info.

I will have wedding photos in the next couple of weeks, and of course I will send a bunch your way. The dress really was perfect. Thank you so much!!!!
- Liz
19 March 2014
Hi Nicole,
Great news about the dress! I’m so pleased it sold :)Thank you again for everything. I will definitely be recommending you to any people looking to sell or buy a wedding dress!
Kind regards,
14 March 2014
(Dress sold in a week)
Hi Nicole,T and I had a really good time last Saturday morning. We could really feel that you have joy in helping brides to find their dress, thank you for that!
10 March 2014
Dear Nicole and Graham,
Thank you so very much for your assistance and your hospitality today. Buying Em’s dress was a joyous experience and it meant so much to us. Rest assured you will be our first recommendation, should an opportunity arise.

22 February 2014
Hi Nicole,
Thank you so much for the information and my dream dress!!!!
17 February 2014
Hi Nicole,
Thank you all received. Thank you for looking after and selling the dress. I will ensure to recommend your services.
16 February 2014
(Dress sold in 26 weeks)
Hi Nicole,
I wanted to say a massive thanks for my appointment yesterday! You and your husband were utterly fabulous and gave me the bridal experience I have always dreamt of – it really was my own version of say yes to the dress :) I will be recommending you to anyone & everyone I know getting married as you guys are such a fabulous set up.
Thanks so much.
16 February 2014

Hi Nicole

Thank you for your email!!! That is wonderful news!!! Thank you sooooooooooo much.

Thank you so much for selling both dresses for me. And thank you for your excellent communication!

Cheers, Elisa
Canberra ACT
21 January 2014
(One dress sold in 14 weeks. One dress sold in 36 weeks)
Hi Nicole,Thanks for the great news!
23 December 2013
(Dress sold in 17 days)
Hello Nicole
I will try and put through a couple of photos of Evelyn. She got married two weeks ago, and everything went so well. We both absolutely loved the dress we bought off you.
Nicola Cheng
6 December 2013
Thanks so much Nicole!

Couldn’t be happier with it :) so excited.


22 October 2013

Thank you for your continuous efforts.



22 October 2013

(Dress sold in 8 weeks)


I tried on a few dresses at your shop a few weeks ago.

I was blown away with the service that was provided.



22 October 2013

Hi Nicole

Thank you very much

I am very happy to have that dress .

On top of that , I like your sales service very much.



17 October 2013
Dear Nicole,
Great news that my dress has sold! And even better news that it has a lovely home!

Thank you so much,

4 October 2013
(Dress sold in 24 weeks)
Hi Nicole,
I will definitely let any girl friends know about you when they get married. The quality is superb.
3 October 2013
Dear Nicole,
Thank you so much for selling my dress! Big weight off my shoulders – I really appreciate it!
Thanks again for all your help!
I will be sure to recommend you to anyone in the future.
Kind regards,
26 August 2013
(Dress sold in 8 weeks)

Hi Nicole,

Thanks again for selling my dress and I am so delighted that it was sold to somebody who will adore it as much as I did.

I will definitely refer anyone I know that wants to sell a gown to you.

All the best ,


24 July 2013

(Dress sold in 17 days)


Hi Nicole,

Thank you for your integrity.

We LOVE E’s dress and are so thankful we came by last weekend. Thank you for everything..You and your husband have really gone the extra mile.



St Ives

20 July 2013


Hi Nicole and Graeme

Well we have arrived home safely to our respective homes and the reality has set in for myself, in that our darling daughter now has her dream Vera Wang wedding dress.

I wish to thank you both for the lovely experience of today, V and I will fondly remember the day she decided on THE dress!

I just knew when I spoke with you yesterday Nicole, that there would be a positive outcome.

Thank you for your genuineness and your fab advice and support in accessing a tailor, we really would not have known where best to go.

I am sure V will send you some pics of her and J’s wedding day.

How wonderful of you both to have a celebratory drink with us.

Thank you so much!




Hunter Valley

1 June 2013