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Best Bridal Salons in San Diego, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored San Diego Bridal Salons on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Del Mar, CA 92014

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Google
4.5 (51)

Why choose this provider?

The Bustle Bridal Boutique is located in Del Mar, California. They strive to provide a bridal gown shopping experience that is memorable, easy, and fun. They guarantee undivided attention, and showcase a variety of exclusive designers. They have a wide range of styles of dress available, and can accommodate any budget. The Bustle Bridal Boutique also carries bridal accessories, including headpieces, veils, lingerie, jewelry, shoes, as well as short dresses for the bridal shower and rehearsal dinner.

2121 5th Avenue, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92101

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Yelp
5.0 (443)

Why choose this provider?

The White Flower Bridal Boutique is located in San Diego, California. They are the area’s top rated bridal boutique, have been named one of the top 50 salons in America, and have been rated on Yelp as the top bridal boutique in Southern California. The atmosphere inside the intimate boutique is relaxing and enjoyable, and they deliver personalized service to each bride-to-be.

Escondido, CA 92026

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Yelp
4.5 (66)
Facebook
4.4 (24)
Google
4.7 (12)

Why choose this provider?

Bridals by Susanti has the largest collection of bridal gowns in the Escondido, California area. They also have a large selection of bridesmaid dresses and bridal accessories, and they offer in-house alteration services. Bridals by Susanti does encourage appointments but they do accept walk-ins. They can be reached by phone and email.

San Diego, CA 92120

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Yelp
4.0 (183)

Why choose this provider?

Diane D’Angelo, owner of D’Angelo Couture Bridal, has over 25 years of couture experience. She opened her bridal boutique in San Diego, California, which offers wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, headpieces, veils, and other accessories. D’Angelo Couture Bridal is open seven days per week, and not only showcases couture bridal gowns, but also has a collection of ready-to-wear gowns that can be altered and adjusted to the bride’s tastes. D’Angelo Couture Bridal was the Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Award winner in 2013, the Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award winner in 2014, as well as The Knot’s Best of Weddings winner in 2013.

San Diego, CA 92108

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Yelp
4.0 (617)
Facebook
4.2 (333)
Google
4.1 (131)

Why choose this provider?

Here Comes the Bride is a bridal boutique that is located in San Diego, California. They have over 30 years of experience in providing San Diego’s finest wedding gowns. They showcase over 400 affordable designer dresses, as well as veils and other accessories. They employ a team of custom fitters, beaders, sewers, and pressers to ensure each dress is as unique as the bride herself. Here Comes the Bride has been rated by Wedding Wire and The Knot.

Chula Vista, CA 91910

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Yelp
3.5 (20)

Why choose this provider?

Lili’s Creations, located in Chula Vista, California, aims to create unique styles for all special events, including weddings, proms, and quinciñearas. They also offer bridesmaid dresses, bridal accessories, express delivery options, alterations, layaway plans, pressing and steaming, and wedding gown preservation services. The stylists at Lili’s Creations will work with each customer to bring together a look that is in-style using the current trends, colors, and fabrics.

Escondido, CA 92025

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Unveiled, which is located in Escondido, California, is the area’s premiere plus size bridal salon. They offer wedding dress financing, and have introduced a Dapper Dames collection, which is a specialty line of women’s tuxedos. The staff at Unveiled are passionate about providing superior customer service and making each woman feel gorgeous on her special day. Unveiled has been reviewed by Wedding Wire and The Knot.

Carlsbad, CA 92008

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Yelp
5.0 (236)
Google
4.9 (43)
Facebook
5.0 (38)

Why choose this provider?

Archive Bridal Studio & Boutique, which is located in Carlsbad, California, is inspired by the latest fashion trends of today. Each gown is meticulously selected to meet the best look, quality, and fit. They have dresses that are available for purchase right off the sales floor, and can also work with the bride to create her own custom couture bridal gown. Archive Bridal uses only the finest fabrics to create their dresses, as well as other bridal accessories such as headpieces, veils, and jewelry. They offer preservation services, which they have aptly named Archiving, so that after the event, the dress can be stored in a way that continues to showcase its beauty long after the special day is over.

Compare our Top Bridal Salons

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
The Bustle Bridal Boutique
Del Mar, CA 92014
The White Flower Bridal Boutique
2121 5th Avenue, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92101
Bridals by Susanti
Escondido, CA 92026
D'Angelo Couture Bridal
San Diego, CA 92120
Here Comes the Bride
San Diego, CA 92108
Lili's Creations
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Unveiled
Escondido, CA 92025
Archive Bridal Studio & Boutique
Carlsbad, CA 92008

FAQs

  • Introduction

    The wedding dress is arguably one of the most important parts of the ceremony for the bride, so finding the right one can be a monumental task. Turning to the experts can be tremendously helpful, as bridal salons provide valuable services that help make the shopping experience a good one for brides and their all-things-bridal support group.

    Preparing to start shopping for that perfect wedding gown, but not sure where to start? Review some helpful information about bridal shops, wedding dress shopping, and what to expect with these bridal salon FAQs.
  • What is a bridal salon?

    Bridal salons are shops that cater to brides. They sell wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses, and other bridal accessories. Most offer stylist consultations and alteration services. They often operate on an appointment-only basis, giving the bride an exclusive experience. They also have seating areas for guests of the bride, such as select family and friends.

  • Are more dads going to bridal salons with their daughters?

    Traditionally, it was common to see moms with their daughters instead of dads at the bridal salon. However, that’s been changing over the past several years as more fathers get involved earlier in the wedding planning stages. It’s now common for both fathers and mothers to accompany the bride-to-be.

  • Do bridal salons purchase wedding dresses?

    Bridal salons generally don’t buy used wedding dresses outright, but some salons accept gently used, high-quality wedding gowns on consignment. They pay the owner an agreed-upon amount after the gown sells. Contact the salon first to ask about their policies and rules regarding pre-owned dresses.

  • Do you tip at a bridal salon?

    Gratuities for the salon consultant typically aren’t required or expected. However, tipping the seamstress may be appropriate when extensive alterations are required and the bride is incredibly happy with the outcome or the vendor went above and beyond, such as completing a rush order.

  • How do bridal salons get dresses?

    Bridal shops source inventory through various methods. They may order a selection of custom gowns for brides to try on and then special order a special custom-made gown for the bride. Some salons order direct from the manufacturer or wholesaler, and many shops supplement their inventory with pre-owned dresses.

  • How many bridal salons should you visit?

    Visiting three or four bridal salons is usually sufficient. Avoid trying on too many dresses, or the experience may become confusing and overwhelming. Discuss your preferences with the stylist first and work with them to choose between four and seven dresses to try on before making a final choice.