What Our Clients Say About our Amazing Customer Service

Heather Allen

I highly recommend this place to anyone! I had the pleasure of working with Caresse! initially I told her I had another appointment set for dress shopping and wasn't sure if I'd walk out of there with a dress that day. regardless of me telling her this she still spent 2 hours with me, helping me try on dresses and dealing with me being so nervous that I think I talked the whole time lol. She was awesome to get to know and has amazing customer service skills! I did end up getting my dress from her. along with my Vail, belt and shoes! I can't wait to get the grooms suit! absolutely amazing! A smiley emoji🙂 Thank you so much!!

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Serena Hernandez

The most amazing experience Ever with these ladies! They helped me feel beautiful and find the Perfect Wedding Dress! Ever need and desire was met and they were always so kind and accomodating. I truly felt like a princess on my special day thanks to these lovies!

Meghan B.

Caresse and Linda are the ABSOLUTE BEST!!! 26 hours until my wedding and they were able to get me in the PERFECT dress. They have the most gorgeous and high quality dresses, both wedding and special occasions, and accessories to choose from at affordable prices. Can’t say thank you enough!!! ❤️

Bev S.

Highly recommend Princess & Penguin. Caresse was very helpful in finding what the bride wants. ❤️ Thanks for helping my daughters feel beautiful on their special day. 2015 and 2020.

Ashley S.

Princess & Penguin was great to work with, both the ladies are super friendly and flexible! They went above and beyond to make sure that my dress was done it time for my wedding due to COVID and shut downs that happened. The dress turned out better than I could imagine!

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Isys Schmitt

Had the best experience finding my wedding dress this weekend! Legit the best bridal shop I have been to and the most heart warming experience! The owner and her staff are amazing! Thank you so much for helping me find my perfect dress! Can’t wait for my fittings! 💯/ 10! — with Darcy Jackson Schmitt.

A young bride and groom

Kelsi Unruh

I had the absolute best experience here! The owner is so fun to work with and really tunes into exactly what you want! She’s upbeat and has a great personality and is SO easy to work with!! I can not recommend this place enough!!!

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Brittany Willer

I had a wonderful experience shopping at Princess & Penguin for my wedding dress! Caresse did a fantastic job of helping me find my dream dress and customizing it to fit my personal style. She stuck to my budget, listened to my needs, and she was an absolute joy to work with ❤ My whole party had a fantastic experience. Thank you for your attention to detail and remarkable customer service! I will certainly recommend your bridal boutique in the future.

A bride and groom in an open field

Emily Hafner

I absolutely loved my experience at Princess and Penguin!! Super friendly staff and they make you feel so comfortable and were super helpful when I bought my wedding dress (which I absolutely love!!)

A middle-aged couple

Danielle Young

The absolute royal treatment here! I felt like the most beautiful bride trying all the dresses on. They connected with me 100% Which made it so effortless for me. Plus they helped me pull together a bridal emergency! I’ve never had that experience before at a bridal shop. Affordable, gorgeous dresses and they will go above and beyond for you. 💜💜💜

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Tara Heath

I have been to 2 other places and princess & penguins was the bwst experience ever. Caresse really helped me see a dress that was totally not me and its the one I said yes to! I would recommend her to everyone! Can't wait for my big day!

5 stars

Michaela Nixon

Had the best experience while picking out my wedding dress! The staff is very knowledgeable of their store and their stock of dresses. They made the process fun and stress FREE! Amazing selection to choose from. I am very thankful for this store!!

Rufus Diggz Sadler

Had me and my guys looking sharp for the wedding.

Tk Phillips

Amazing!! Within a few (less than 30 minutes) I had ordered my dress! Wonderful attitude & so nice & helpful!! I will always go here for my dresses!

Stacy Trevino

I absolutely love the place, and the service we experienced was exceptional.

Kelbi Stierwalt

I Loved every moment spent with the ladies at Princess and Penguin in Salina! I hated telling them goodbye! They made this such a personal experience for my whole wedding wedding party! I would recommend them to anyone!!! ❤️❤️ I will never forget this evening in large part to them!

Kellie Nicole Colton

I loved every moment I was in the store!! I found my dress the first time I was ever in the store! And Caresse was fantastic, very helpful and down to earth! I would recommend it to all my girls that will be getting married in the future!!

Trisha Brandhorst

I absolutely love Careese!! She's made my experience one in a million& made me feel beautiful. I highly recommend this store!!!

Marlene Koehn

I would recommend this store to any one who is getting married. I walked in not planning on buying anything and said YES to the dress. They were all super friendly and very helpful.

5 stars

Gloria Walz

Such a great place and run by such amazing people! Found everything I needed all in one place! Thank you!!

Joe Witt

Very easy to work with! Made tux selection a breeze and was very accommodating thru whole process for the entire wedding party!!

Kate Muir

I think Caresse was so polite, kind, n listens well. Her helpers was very kind as well. Im not the smallest bride but I felt there was no judgement. She listened to what I wanted n was not pushy to make a sale. I was blessed to find a dress on sale for $100.!!! A real beautiful wedding dress♡♡ I highly recommend this store!! Shop no where else for a wedding! This place is the best!!!

Carlie Mattison

I had a wonderful experience picking out my wedding dress.

5 stars

Marie Klee

I recommend this wonderful place to ALL! Wonderful owner, and helpers. Thank you for the experience and the dresses!!

5 stars

Michelle Brown

I can't imagine finding your "special-est" dress without Caresse's help. She cares about you, and your family, and I have never seen anyone who pours out her heart as much as Caresse does to make sure you look and feel beautiful on your special day. Not to mention the guy standing next to you, he's gonna look so handsome.

Hannah Hendrickson

Love Princess and Penguin! Careese and Becky worked with us over months and months to reconstruct my mom's wedding gown. It turned out absolutely perfect and made my dream dress a reality!

Hayley Blair

Let me just say Caresse and her staff are amazing. They made sure to put my mind at ease every visit (cause I lost a lot of weight so I freaked out since it was really big ) that my dress would fit me glove. Caresse knew what my dress needed to fit and to be perfect for me. On my wedding day when I put on my dress it was more than perfect! Thank you Caresse and your staff for everything you did. I'll be recommending Princess and Penguin to everybody.

Kayley Jo

Shopping for THE dress is crazy, but I finally found mine at Princess & Penguin, and I loved Caresse, her friendly staff, and most importantly MY DRESS!!! ���

Kali Santiago

Myexperience with Caresse has been absolutely WONDERFUL. she is so kind and sweet, as well is her staff in the Saina shop. I can' thank you guys enough for all that you've done so far and cant wait to work with you further.

Jessica Bledsoe

I went to the Salina store and was beyond impressed! The owner was absolutely wonderful and helped me in every way possible that I needed!

Lesli Stahl

Amazing ladies & amazing customer skills! Definitely a place I’d recommend!!

Saprina Acheson Burks

These ladies are all wonderful. They work so hard to make sure everything is perfect!

Kim Fairbanks

CARESSE, the owner, (and her daughter), well as Kelsey, are the most caring and helpful people and it definitely shows!

It all started when we were looking for our daughters wedding dress....we were made to feel like FAMILY from there!

She has an awesome selection of wedding dresses, flower girl dresses, wedding party dresses, prom dresses, tuxes, etc.

A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO YOU!!! LOVE AND HUGS — with Chelsea Crouse.

Jolene Rader-Bochy

Great service!

Brenna Colson

I initially fell in love Abeline Bridal when my friend went there to find her dress. We traveled from Hays and had a great experience. So, when it was time for me to look for a dress, I had 2 shops on my list. 1 was close to home, the other was Abeline. I loved a dress at the first place but felt I needed to go check out the store in Abeline, though it was quite a trip living close to Topeka.

I fell in love with my dress there, though I gave Lisa a run for her money trying to beat that other dress. She was nothing short of amazing. Then, I got the call that they made the decision to consolidate down to just the Salina store (Making it an even further journey for all of the fittings and alterations and what not.) Though I was a little sad, I knew it was worth it because Caresse was so amazing with my friend I knew I was going to have a great experience at Proncess and Penguin too.

I started my fittings and alterations at the Salina location just a couple weeks ago. My memory didn't fail me... Caresse was, and is, as amazing with me as she was with my friend. My mom came along on my 2nd fitting and was purely amazed at how detailed, sweet, caring, and kind Caresse and her girls are. She takes everything you say into consideration and is so good and knowledgeable about everything bridal. But not only is she amazing with everything bridal, but she is just a good, sweet lady that works her tail off to make sure her brides are happy. You can feel her sincerity from the first moment to talk to her.

As my wedding approaches and I have my last fitting coming up soon, before I pick up the dress for my wedding in August, I almost feel like I am going to be sad to not be making the hour and

45 minute trip (1 way) to only go to Princess and Penguin. The drive is 100% worth it every time. I highly encourage all soon to be brides to check them out. You wont be disappointed!!!

Ashton Crable

I had the best wedding dress experience at Princess and Penguin Formal Wear! I fell in love with the first dress I tried on! Caresse was so fun to work with, and was super friendly and caring the whole time I was there! The straps and veil she picked out for my dress was perfect!! I am so glad I chose them for my wedding dress! I can’t wait to wear my dress in September!

Hannah Holt

Dress shopping is so hard. Nobody loves the way they look, until they meet somebody like Caresse. She made me feel beautiful and confident, which is what every woman should get to experience trying on wedding or prom dresses. I’m so happy to have a place like this in our city, and I’m happy to have a woman like her involved in my wedding process!! Thank you for a GREAT experience, Princess and Penguin!!

Abby Rishel-Barnett

What a welcoming and kind environment! just finished Prom dress shopping with a friend and it was the simplest, quickest, and easiest experience I have ever had! thank you!

Kelly Vineski

So excited to have found my dress!! Princess & Penguin by Abilene Bridal made it so fun and easy to pick out my special dress!!! Thanks you again!!

Ashlyn Carney

Walking in today I had some ideas of what I wanted but wasn’t sure I would ever find anything I loved. With the help of the wonderful ladies here I quickly fell in love with my dress. I have never felt more comfortable trying on dresses than I did today! We also got lucky and found my bridesmaids dresses as well. I will be returning to her for any other needs. Nothing but positive things to say! ❤️

Nichole Nabors Carney

The ladies were super nice and made the experience fun.

Amanda Fletcher-Raccagno

This is an awesome shop! We had less than 2 months and they nailed the dress and alterations!!!! Beautiful!!

Anyah Polk-Darby

The ladies in this shop are amazing very professional and friendly. And they have some beautiful dresses

Heather Glaze

Caresse and her staff are amazing, found a dress I loved and Caresse made it happen. With date only a few months away I was worried I wouldnt find anything but with the help of her staff I found my dream dress and feel absolutely beautiful in it ❤❤❤

Stacy Trevino

They have really BEAUTIFUL, and reasonable price dresses.

Nikki Armbruster Deal

I had the best experience here! The visits to the shop were always fun and my dress fit perfectly! ❤️

Linda Albers Sleichter

Great formal dress selection, great price, and supportive but not intrusive customer service. Thanks for a great visit today!

Stephanie Tinay

Amazing customer service! Walked in not really knowing what I wanted, but I had an idea. Walked out with the dress I never would of tried and I fell in love! Best dress shop in Salina, hands down!

Gina Marie

They’re beyond amazing & the dresses are breathtaking and so reasonable! Best shop in Kansas !

Richelle Perez

The customer service was amazing, needless to say!! My bridal experience was TOP NOTCH!! I'm so incredibly happy that I found out about this store! I look forward to all of my future bridal appointments to finalize my dream dress!! — with Sydney Rugan Dolezal and Stacy Perez.

Amy Merry

absolutely great experience getting the wedding dress of my dreams! you definitely feel like a princess from the minute you walk in ❤️

Cindy Short

We shopped at Princess and Penguin for our Prom dance. After searching all the stores in the surrounding area - the Salina store has the best quality and selection at a great price !

Jenna Williams

I hate clothes shopping and was concerned I might not find a dress I loved.... I WAS WRONG... I had the best help and found my perfect dress! loved my experience and 100% recommend shopping at princess and penguins ❤❤❤

Haley Marie Grabast

I found my wedding dress! Such amazing costumer service! They are friendly and make it so comfortable. Totally worth the appointment!

Ester Limón

I had an amazing experience here! I can't thank my sweet stylist, Linda, enough! From the moment I walked in, the ladies made me feel very comfortable, were patient, and did their absolute best to help me find a dress that I loved. I would highly recommend giving Princess & Penguin the opportunity to help you find the perfect dress! Best customer service I've ever experienced. Thank you!

Laurie Ann

I was in town for a wedding and had a last minute dress crisis. In a panic I found Princess and Penguin Bridal Shop and the ladies there calmed me down, fixed my dress and saved the day 1 hour before I had to be at the wedding. Thank you for the superior service. 😊

Rose Bishop

Thank you so much to the staff at Princess and Penguin!!! They were so helpful and kind to me, and helped pick the perfect dress for my flute concerto with the Kansas Wesleyan University Wine Ensemble tonight!! I highly recommend!!! ❤️

Anna Wilson

very polite, helpful beautiful dresses there honest, if they don't think it fits you they give you suggestions

Melanie Benoit

What can I say? The most unique and beautiful gowns I've seen. And right here in Salina, KS. We are lucky to have them. Thank you for helping make my daughter's prom truly memorable.

Mandy Reidelberger La Rue

recommendations are high!!!!! They went above and beyond to make sure that my daughter's dress fit absolutely perfect. and I appreciate you so much!! both yrs for prom turned out amazing with beautiful dresses.

Karla Johnson-Alley

They have a great selection of tuxedos. They take the time to get your measurements for a sharp looking fit for the guys. They have supplied the prom tux for Patrick Giersch the last two years and he looked dapper.

Christy McBride Bale

These ladies have been wonderful with helping pick out my dress to my fittings love this place!!!

Lizette Amado-Bettinger

Outstanding selection, service & attention to detail by knowledgeable & courteous staff.

Krypto KD

People there were so nice and awesome, made our wedding experience that much more special. Karess was amazing and very helpful — with Danielle Hays.

Shereef Wahba

So I was graduating from college a few weeks back and I had an award ceremony that I needed to find a shirt for. However I wanted this shirt to have the cuff link holes because I had cuff links that I wanted to wear. Being the procrastinator that I am I waited until the day before the awards ceremony to attempt to look for a shirt. No other place had shirts with cuff link holes in the area. Not Kohl’s, not JC Penny’s, no one. So I called Princess and Penguin as a last ditch attempt to find a shirt with the expectation that once they found out the event was the next day they would tell me there was nothing they could do. Regardless I explained my situation and from the second I called I received arguably the best customer service that I have ever had. I believe I was speaking with Caresse and she told me that if I could come in and get my measurements taken then she could ask their supplier to do a rush order and have the shirt for me by tomorrow morning. I went in and Caresse was so nice and accommodating that I decided right on the spot that even if she wasn’t able to get the shirt for me I would give them the best review I could. They so empathetic with my situation and did everything they could to help me out. The rushed order ended up getting approved and I received the shirt I needed. Not only was it very reasonably priced but it was honestly one of the most comfortable dress shirts I’ve ever owned. Bottom line is, if you are going any other place for your dress clothes needs, you’re making a HUGE mistake. Give this place your business you will not regret it.

Kayla Metten

I fell in love with this shop after I saw their dresses during a Bridal Show in Manhattan, KS. I traveled to Salina a few days later and after trying on a few dresses, I found the one 🙂 The ladies here are all so kind and was very helpful & attentive. Thank you for helping make me feel beautiful on my big day 🙂 I had multiple people tell me i looked like a Disney princess lol

Amber Royse

These women are truly amazing!! so helpful from picking the dress to all the last details and alterations!! so much better then David's bridal! ❤

Rebecca Kathleen Skalinder

these ladies are absolutely amazing! ended up spending more than I i wanted to on my dress but i absolutely love it and i wouldn't have found it with out these ladies!!

Danne Reed

What a great shop! Huge selection, amazing customer service, super-friendly and accommodating staff! I was skeptical about finding a formal dress at the last minute - they not only helped me find the perfect dress, but were able to do alterations in a short timeframe. They made the whole experience fun and enjoyable!

Ema Reed-Goodman

The staff is all very attentive and invested in each individual person that walks through there door. Caresse has been over the top helpful and wonderful with not my big day but when my sisters went to prom. I will always recommend girls/women to come here to make sure their day/night is perfect.

Jenny Comstock

These girls were lifesavers for me today!! I went in needing a wedding dress for next month (yay last minute wedding 😅) and everyone jumped right on it and helped me try on dresses to find the perfect one! I cannot say enough good thing about my experience here! They took an extremely stressful situation and turned it into an extremely positive one. No one should ever go anywhere else!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Ashley Luna

I’m a person who hates shopping for myself. Princess and Penguin was the last stop before I settled for a dress I was not fully satisfied with. I AM SO GLAD I STOPPED! The first few dresses I tried on either did not fit or were to big but the staff continued to bring me dresses to try on until I found a dress that I felt beautiful in. I completely recommend this store to anyone and everyone looking for a dress!!

Kathleen Schultze

The staff was genuine and intentional on helping the bride find her style. The process took time but they were patient and encouraging the entire time. We were floored by the dress selection. It was a wonderful experience.

Erin Johnson

I had an amazing time today at Princess & Penguin --

Careese was a delight to work with as she helped me pick a belt, veil, and hair piece to compliment my bridal gown perfectly! I feel confident that I am in good hands with the staff and I look forward to working with P&P in the near future for alterations and tux rentals 💜

Katie Campbell

I had the BEST bridal experience at Princess & Penguin!! This is my second wedding and the first time I used David's Bridal...I will ONLY recommend Princess & Penguin from now on! They were super friendly and beyond helpful! Their dresses are affordable and not cookie cutter same ol same ol. They take the time to learn your likes and dislikes and help guide you when needed. I'm actually looking forward to my alterations appointment ♡

Connie Adam Warta

I didn’t know about this bridal shop until recently but the staff is wonderful & very helpful. Careasa & Linda will listen to you very well & try their best to get that perfect dress. Thank you very much for all your help!!!

Taylor McAdams

i found the dress of my dreams here! The owner was so sweet and helpful. she had great suggestions for accessories. I was there for 3 hours and never once did I feel rushed. Prices were very affordable. 10/10 would recommend!

Kaelyn Flores

I had a friend who got her wedding dress here, I got my maid of honor dress here, and now I am getting married and I found the dress of my dreams here. I love how helpful and sweet the staff is! They are very easy to work with and all their dresses are fitted perfectly! I highly recommend Princess and Penguin to any girl looking for that perfect dress for any occasion!

Yvonne Starlin

we had SUCH a wonderful experience today! my daughter found her dress on her very first shopping try due to the wonderful service, encouragement and creativity of the owner. very highly recommend!

Dawn Thummel Flax

Oh my gosh you guys! The staff here is amazing! The second we walked in the door we were meet with REAL smiles and greetings! We were made to feel welcome, but they weren't pushy or over the top. Genuine is the word I would use to describe them. My daughter found a prom dress she liked, but she felt like it needed a little something. They put a little blingy "belt" around the waist, and it was perfect. They are knowledgable, welcoming, and honest. It's like they want all of their clients to leave with a dress that makes them feel like a ... PRINCESS. 100% recommend.

Carly Walsh

Amazing staff! So helpful I drove by to look and see what time they opens only to find out it was by appointment only. I called to set one up and told her I was sitting outside. She said don’t drive away. Let me in and I found the most amazing dress!!! Thank you!!

Karlie Blochlinger

I am so pleased with the service! 10/10 recommend!

Kindra Dewitt

Bought my dressing dress here a couple weeks ago and it was an amazing experience! The owner is very friendly and made the experience great! We will be going back for brides maids dresses and the grooms mens tux’s!

Roxann Zachgo

Absolutely the best! At the moment they are open by appointment only, I called and got in the same day to look for a bridesmaid dress. All the girls were very friendly and helpful! Quickest and easiest appointment I’ve been to for a dress! No pressure and very helpful for someone that doesn’t buy dresses! Would highly recommend for your special occasion needs!