San Diego area bees! Where are good dress shops?

posted 3 years ago in San Diego
Post # 4
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I was going to suggest Here Comes the Bride during their trunk and sample sales. You may find a great deal on a dress that was previously above your price point. Just go elsewhere for alterations. They did a great job but you can find cheaper alterations. The store comped mine due to a minor error that wasn’t even thier fault. Otherwise, I wasn’t going to pay $450 for a hem, bustle, and bringing in the darts and side seams. 

I had such a positive experience with HCTB and my budget ($3,000) was on their lower end but they still gave me fantastic service start to finish. 

Post # 6
2895 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i believe there’s a shop called mia bella couture down there. i didn’t get my wedding dress from them, but i got my bridesmaids dresses there (at their  store in fresno, where i’m from). i live in oceanside now and don’t get down to sd very often, so i don’t remember exactly where it’s located. i just happened to see it when we were passing through town. i don’t know what their selection/pricing of wedding gowns is like, but the bridesmaids dresses were pretty reasonable, so maybe their wedding gowns will be too. here’s their website so you can check it out:

hope that helps! good luck!

Post # 7
20 posts
  • Wedding: December 2014

@taylorkirby:  Did you end up attending that show yesterday? I stopped in just to look and I ended up finding 2 designers that I really like.

Maybe going to LA/orange count might help finding within your price point? 

Post # 8
1981 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@taylorkirby:  Have you tried Bridal & Tuxedo Galleria of San Diego??  They have TONS of dresses under 1,000 and although the YELP reviews are a mixed bag, I had a wonderful appt.  I went on a week day so I had a bridal consultant all to myself for 2.5 hours!! And that’s because I cut them off so I could eat lunch!  I think most complaints are because weekends are really busy/packed.  Good luck!

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