Member Since: 2/28/2010
I live in California but my mom is in the Midwest. She wanted to go dress shopping with me, but kept delaying her trip out. I started to panick that I needed to order it so I got it in time for the wedding. I went with my sister to start looking. I fell in love with a dress that day and decided to purchase it. I told the lady helping me that I had to bring my mom here and if she could pretend I didn't purchase it yet, so as not to hurt my moms feelings. She did an oscar worthy performance. My mom felt like she was there picking out my dress and got teary eyed. The sales lady thru in I couldn't buy anything until my mom showed up. Luckily my mom liked the dress I had already purchased. It was a very pleansant experience and they were very accommodating. I also got my Bridesmaid dresses there. The girls loved their dresses and the process was seamless.
Member Since: 12/27/2012
Came here after a nightmare fitting somewhere else and was amazed at the level of service. I had 8 people with me so they put us in the bridesmaid lounge with really cute couches and mirrors. My personal stylist actually picked out my dress and stayed within my budget. It was everything I was looking for and more. My whole party started crying and nodding their head yes! Once we found it they popped some champagne. It was the perfect experience. Once I received my dress it fit so well all I needed to alter was the length.
Member Since: 9/21/2012
I found my dream dress that had been in the back of my mind for years at the White Dress with my dear sorority sister who was in town. Since my mom wasn't coming into town until a month after, the staff let me wait to do my signing ceremony until she came in town! So it was like we got to have the fun experience of finding the dress twice. They seemed to have a large selection although I went there with a particular dress in mind. Leah was my consultant (so sweet and has a great eye) and Carrie was the person who I remained in contact with to pick it up, get the buttons made, etc. The whole store was so detail and customer service oriented. I loved working with them and would recommend them to any future bride or bridesmaid :)
Member Since: 10/15/2012
I was very thankful for the patience of the sales consultant allowing me to try on the dress numerous times before I picked it out. I will say that they strongly encouraged if not insisted that me and my bridesmaids err on the side of much bigger on the size of our dresses. I understand having room but my dress was at least 2 sizes too big. The problem is causes was a disproportionate torso length in the dress which had to be completely taken apart by my expert tailor. Also I was told I had to "rush" order the dress for $250 or the dress would arrive 3 months later, within 2 weeks of my wedding. So of course I rushed it…however the dress arrived 2 weeks later which made me feel like I really didn't need to rush it.
Member Since: 6/28/2012
I was not sure what kind of dress I wanted to wear on the day and the woman who helped me narrowed it down in the first 3 dresses. I actually ended up choosing the 3rd dress I tried on! They have a great selection of very nice dresses. Nothing felt cheap like a lot of other places we visited. Only downside is that they do not offer in house tailoring.
Member Since: 4/21/2003
They were great. I was intimidated to go in there. I thought everything would be out of my price range but I found an unbelievable dress in my price range!
Member Since: 8/25/2011
I loved my dress. Can't say it enough. Beautiful elegant selections that I felt were not seen elsewhere.
My only other thoughts was that I wish there had been some more communication between shop and us about progress of dress. For instance, we had to call and inquire about status of dress, only to find out it was behind schedule. Though everything was fine, and the store stayed open later for us to pick it up, more communication is always a great thing.
Member Since: 8/7/2013
I got my wedding dress here and they were so helpful to calm my nerves and serve each necessity that I had. I was so nervous considering I had went a few other places and had terrible experiences. I was so happy with the service I received and my dress was everything I ever wanted. Thank you so much!
Member Since: 8/2/2012
I had originally gone to David's Bridal and was not impressed. The people were nice but were with two brides each and the dresses gave me no shape (and I'm naturally curvy). When I got to The White Dress it was a completely different experience. My mom and I worked with Nancy Armijo who was so sweet and listened to everything I wanted in my dress. She pulled plenty of dresses in and around our budget. Every dress I put on looked amazing and the ones I wasn't really feeling, she took me out of immediately. I felt so comfortable there and ended up finding my dress for just slightly over my budget (totally worth it). It was the experience that every bride wants when trying to find her perfect gown!
Member Since: 7/31/2010
Like a lot of women, I was very nervous about trying on wedding dresses. I even put it off for a whole year. But I had an amazing experience at this salon. I was so surprised to find that I had actual OPTIONS. My consultant was Renee and she was amazing. She's also an accessories designer and designed the belt I work with my dress and she switched out the chain for my necklace. Everything turned out great and I have encouraged all of my girlfriends to go here when their special day comes.
Member Since: 7/31/2012
This store is a small little boutique with not a huge selection but you only need to like one right? The people at the store were very nice and helped fit my budget. My only complaint is that they made it sound like the alterations were going to be simple and it ended up taking an incredible amount of work to do all of the alterations that I was not expecting. The dress arrived even earlier than expected and the whole experience was a joy.
Member Since: 1/3/2012
I wasn't sure what to expect wedding dress shopping but from the minute I called and stepped into The White Dress all the girls were so nice and helpful! They made me feel so special and really understood what I was looking for. They only showed me dresses within my budget which was great. I loved everything there so much I got all my accessories and bridesmaids dresses there too!
Member Since: 3/9/2011
I had to find a dress right away because I only had six weeks until my destination wedding. I called and was able to make a same day appointment. When I arrived, they took my size, asked me about the color and style I wanted and pulled some dresses for me to try. The first dress was MY DRESS! They gave me an awesome discount for buying the sample. The ladies at The White Dress are awesome and the designer, Renee, added some embellishments to the gown to make it amazing!!!!
Member Since: 9/4/2011
I came into the White Dress with my family and looked through dresses and tried them on and ultimately got my perfect wedding dress from here. They couldnt have been more accommodating! I lived 2 hours away so they let me know when my dress would be in so I could make arrangements to go get it. Nancy was so sweet and helped me so much, she was a real sweetheart! Great place to look for and find a wedding dress!
Member Since: 11/19/2010
This place is wonderful! It was a beautiful, clean, elegant store. I had looked at a couple other boutiques and they didn't have their dresses bagged in plastic--just so tacky. The dresses were all hung on satin hangers. The little details were nice. My dress consultant knew what I wanted with the explanation I gave her, I tried on a total of 3 before I found the dress! (That never happens! or so I thought). It fit so well when I finally got it ordered, all I needed was a bustle and hem! So that saved me on alterations.
Member Since: 1/11/2010
Loved my gown. They are the best boutique around with tip top service. My sister also found her gown here.
Member Since: 11/25/2009
I was very excited to go to the white dress and actually ended up buying my dress here. The sales lady was somewhat attentive while I was trying on the dress but often distracted too because they have a lot of people inside the shop. The reason why I ended up going with my dress was because the designed rep was there to help me (Amsale). I loved my dress but when it arrived and I went to try it on, the sales person was not helpful and disappointing. It was supposed to be a special moment when you try on your dress for the first time and I thought her distractions took away from this moment. I would say good dresses, but not so good service. I felt like once I bought the dress, I was no longer worth the effort and time. This took away from the "wedding" excitement.
Member Since: 3/24/2011
I had a wonderful experience here at the White Dress! It was the very first place I went to try on wedding dresses as a bride-to-be, but I have been to many other bridal salons being a member of the wedding party. My consultant was Leah and she was absolutely wonderful! She took a look at some of the pictures I had brought in and we talked about my budget and then she had me pick out some dresses as well as some dresses she thought would look good on me. Lo and behold I fell madly in love with the 2nd dress I tried on. I still wanted to try on the rest of the dresses just to be sure and I had probably 12 of them! Leah was so patient with me and was just the sweetest lady to work with. She made me feel so comfortable and unrushed so I could truly enjoy the moment. And luckily, the dress that I had fallen for was a sample that was for sale! My only minor complaint is that they told me there were very few problems with the sample, and once I took it to a seamstress to get it altered she found a lot of structural issues in the dress that were never mentioned. But in retrospect it turned out ok because everything was fixable, I just wish I had been given more of a heads up. Overall though I had a great experience with this store and would recommend any bride to stop by and check it out.
Member Since: 4/27/2012
I loved this store, it was the first and only store that I visited! The selection was amazing, and the staff helpful. I've sent so many of my friends there, it was honestly a great experience.
Member Since: 8/22/2011
I ADORED this place! Nancy assisted me from start to finish. She was funny and sweet and made a sometimes-frustrating process easy and enjoyable. I found my perfect dress here and the entire process was simple and easy. When you say "yes" to your dress, they toast you with champagne and then have you write your wedding date on the cork. Then they ask you to make a wish on the cork and drop it into one of the various vases in the store. I loved the idea of my happy wishes joining the happy wishes of other brides. What a lovely way to celebrate the choosing of THE dress! I strongly recommend these folks! Thanks, Nancy!
Gown Collections Available
This salon carries the following collections featured on TheKnot.com. Please note that this salon may also carry others not listed here.
|Anne Barge||Nicole Miller|
|Wtoo Brides||Watters Brides|
|Kenneth Pool||VWIDON by Carla & Kenneth|
|Two by Rosa Clará||Amsale|
Luxury Bridal in a Chic, Boutique Setting
Indulge in gowns from over 20 designers, including Amsale, Lazaro, Jim Hjelm, Jorge Manuel and Rosa Clara. Visit our Bridesmaid Lounge, with Southern California's largest selection of chic party dresses. Enjoy exceptional service and our unique, relaxed atmosphere while searching for 'the one.'
- Type: Bridesmaids, Mothers Fashions, Flower Girls, Other Attire & Accessories, Wedding Gowns
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012