Member Since: 7/23/2013
I did not want the big-group-big-production style wedding dress shopping experience, so I really valued my time at White Flower. They only do appointments and the space is not overcrowded with dresses and people. There was no pressure to buy and no rush to make a decision. I took a day to think it over and called back to buy my dress. The whole process was quite easy
Member Since: 7/31/2012
Most incredible bridal boutique in San Diego! Courtney, the owner, is so friendly and does not put any pressure on you. She actually listens to what you are looking for and gets you into the perfect dress immediately. The store itself is also beautiful and the collection of dresses are remarkable and unique. I highly recommend going to White Flower - it's simply the best!
Member Since: 2/10/2013
I went to the White Flower Boutique during their sample sale at the end of February. What a cute little place!!! I had an appointment toward the end of the day so I know the sales consultants had to be tired but they didn't show it! I knew exactly what I wanted to try and Jesse was awesome in not wasting any time in getting me into them. Her personality and sense of humor was so fun and she was swift in getting me in and out of my choices but gave me all the time I wanted to oogle myself in the mirror. I found my awesome dress here, at 40% off the regular price. I've looked online and it's still full price everywhere else. I couldn't take it off! Jesse let me dance around in it for awhile while she poured my mom, maid of honor, and I a glass of champagne. She even borrowed Courtney's necklace right off of her and put it on me to see how it would look with a bit of jazzing up. We were allowed to take photos which was really great because my sister (maid of honor as well) and cousin (bridesmaid) both live on the east coast and couldn't make the appointment. It was like they were there with us. The entire process was such a treat from start to finish. The decor inside the store was adorable. Parasols hanging from the ceiling - which I plan to have my bridesmaids carry down the aisle (it's meant to be!) :) I'm definitely a happy camper, err bride!
Update: my alterations went very well with Fay. She was very careful to create the exact look I wanted. The day I picked up my dress I got to see all the White Flower girls I had worked with (except Courtney!) and they were all so happy to see me off with my dress in hand!
Member Since: 1/16/2014
I absolutely LOVED working with White Flower! Stacey was my right-hand woman throughout the entire process from finding my gown all the way to picking up my dress after the final alterations were done. Her sense of style and attention to detail is so on-point, and there were several times where her reassurance about everything getting done in time (from ordering the dress in my tight timeline to alterations) kept me from panicking. Looking back, I realize how essential it is having someone who knows the industry and process well to guide you through it all. The staff at White Flower will become your advocate if needed and will do anything to protect their clients. They're the best!
Member Since: 9/27/2013
Courtney and her team are fantastic, and I highly recommend them for professional, personalized, and warm service. I purchased my Justine M Couture wedding jewelry (necklace, earrings, bracelet, and hair comb) from White Flower. I highly recommend attending a Justine M Couture trunk show at the White Flower to find beautiful accessories for your wedding that will become family heirlooms.
Justine, the owner and designer for Justine M Couture, was at the trunk show. The array of lovely jewelry could have been overwhelming, but Justine, Courtney, and their colleagues made the process of selecting accessories fun and easy. They have a great sense of style, and they helped me select pieces that I love and that worked wonderfully for my wedding. Their helpfulness, combined with the great space of the store, made the trunk show very enjoyable.
I ordered some pieces at the trunk show and some pieces later on. The ladies at White Flower were always responsive, helpful, and delightful!
Member Since: 10/5/2009
Holy smokes, Courtney and her team are beyond outstanding!!! Courtney gave me an experience I was definitely not anticipating and I will be forever thankful for! She let me have a lot of fun while trying on dresses (safely of course) which made me feel so comfortable. Her shop is a beautiful space and very comfy for for the family I brought with me. I don't live in San DIego so Courtney really went out of her way to help me make decisions remotely...AWESOME experience!!!
Member Since: 12/19/2011
Every Bride has to visit a dress shop like the White Flower. They really make you feel special and I'm so glad I purchased my dress from here. They have VERY pretty dresses in this store. Not a huge selection but quality items. When you make an appt they book the entire shop for you only so it's really a great experience. I attended one of their Accessory trunk shows and I was able to try on my dress while I was shopping for accessories which was great to be able to see how it would all look together. They also have a bridemaid's boutique where my bridesmaids purchased their dresses. This place was a one stop shop for me! (well, except the shoes)
Member Since: 12/16/2011
I loved this boutique style dress shop. Some of the larger shops were overwhelming with hundreds of dresses. White Flower had a beautiful selection of dresses without being overwhelming. The experience alone made me want to buy a dress here. We had the entire boutique to ourselves, were able to drink champagne, and had a consultant dedicated to only us. I was able to try on as many dresses as I wanted. The purchasing and alterations process went flawlessly and I had a great experience overall.
Member Since: 9/1/2002
After trying on over 100 dresses all over San Diego, Orange County, and Los Angeles, I bought my dress at The White Flower. My experience there was wonderful.
I had 2 appointments there before I finally decided on a dress. And I came back to "visit my dress" and also for 3 fittings. Each time I dealt with a different salesperson and Courtney was there most of the time. They were always very helpful and pleasant to work with. They never pressured me to buy anything and even told me that if I waited a few weeks for the trunk show, I would get a discount, which is what I ended up doing.
I felt that they were honest with me when they gave me their opinions because when it came down to a choice between wearing an accessory from their store or an accessory from somewhere else, they would often tell me they preferred the accessory I got elsewhere.
The boutique itself is small but beautiful. The selection of dresses tends to be on the more mainstream side, which is typical of small boutiques. That being said, I didn't want a typical dress and I still found my perfect dress there.
Their dresses are mostly in the $2,000-$5,000 range. They have parking in the Chase Bank garage or park in the metered spots outside. They are appointment only but most quality bridal salons require appointments.
Fittings are only scheduled on weekdays. No weekend or evening appointments for fittings unless you want to drive to the seamstress' house. This would have been annoying if not for the fact that I work nearby and was able to squeeze in fittings in the middle of the afternoon. Alteration fees were paid directly to the seamstress and she charged a flat rate, which I liked because I didn't feel like I was being charged for each little thing she did. And the seamstress was very willing to make the changes I wanted. And you don't have to use their seamstress if you don't want to.
The bottom line is they have a small but good selection of dresses. They were very helpful before AND AFTER I made my purchase. My dress arrived on time, the fittings were done on time and not at a rushed pace, and my dress looked amazing.
Member Since: 5/18/2012
The White Flower Bridal Boutique was the first stop on my search for the perfect dress. We had our appointment with Courtney and she was amazing. She asked some specific questions about me, my fiance and what look I was going for. She picked a few dresses but knew which dress would fit me the best. I tried on a Martina Liana dress and it fit me like a glove. we spent the hour trying on other dresses but I ultimately decided on the first dress. I was pretty nervous about the wedding dress shopping but it turned out to be the easiest decision I made.
I purchased the sample dress. The White Flower is by appointment only so their dresses are in excellent condition.
Member Since: 12/21/2010
It does not get any better than this boutique. The dresses are amazing and the service is like no other boutique in San Diego. The shop closes down for your appointment so it is just you, the consultant and your friends or family. Friends and family are not local? That is ok...you can skype!! I had a hard time (to say the least) deciding on a dress and Courtney was soooo patient with me. Let me come in and try on the dress without any pressure. Once I bought the dress, the service did not stop. She helped me find accessories, set up alterations appointments, and even helped me get a rush bridesmaid dress even though it was not originally ordered through her store! Hands down, this was one of my favorite parts of my wedding process.
Member Since: 5/25/2011
I would not waste your time trying to schedule an appointment for this store. I tried on dresses here, and the girl that was helping us was completely disinterested. She kept sitting down, yawning, and kept picking out dresses that were nothing like what I wanted. There was an extremely limited selection, and everything was completely overpriced. You can find something far more beautiful at a much more reasonable price than this place. Don't waste your time!
Member Since: 5/12/2012
Dresses are fantastic, but pricy.
The owner and staffs great!!!! That's why I love this shop!
Member Since: 2/18/2011
Loved my experience at the White Flower. Absolutely my favorite place in San Diego to shope for and buy my dress. Courtney is so sweet and knowledgable. I went to other stores where I could tell the sales girl did not really know what she was talking about and coming from retail, you must know your product if you want to sell it. Especially a wedding dress. THe boutique is cute, the dresses are beautiful and the customer service is top notch! Thank you Courtney :)
Member Since: 11/15/2010
Very personal experience. Courtney and girls gave me their full attention at my appointments. I would recommend them to everyone. Found a dress in my price range that I loved!
Member Since: 12/29/2011
After reading so many reviews for this wonderful store, I can't help but agree, and it'll probably sound redundant, but it's true!! Courtney is seriously the best in her business, and the White Flower is just incredible!! All of her gowns are gorgeous! And she is seriously just amazing and warm, and makes you feel so comfortable, and after a few minutes you really feel like your just shopping with one of your girlfriends! After going through a tad bit of a nightmare at Here Comes the Bride, Im so glad I ended up buying my gorgeous gown here! Best purchase Ive EVER made. I would highly recomend this place to any bride shopping for their dress, you won't regret it!
Member Since: 2/2/2009
In searching for my wedding gown, I went to many, many stores and none of them were as accommodating, professional and warming as The White Flower. I highly recommend going to them for your wedding dress too!
Member Since: 3/5/2008
Although I didn't get my dress at the White Flower, I really wish I would have now!
Courtney was so sweet and really helpful in helping me try on dresses and determine which style I liked. She also was great about making suggestions for accessories (sashes, flowers, etc) to give the dresses the look I was going after. I didn't find 'the dress' that I loved there, but her kindness and customer service went above and beyond. I even got a hand written note in the mail wishing me well and thanking me for coming in to the shop a few weeks after my appointment.
I ended up getting my Alisa Benay dress at The Bustle and it was a nightmare! The dress was all wrong (the proportions were off, the sewing was awful, etc.) and the designer, nor the store took any responsibility for this.
I know if this would have taken place at the White Flower, Courtney would have made sure the dress was fixed perfectly.
Member Since: 9/4/2010
I cant say enough about Courtney and her services. I was worried about buying a dress - I have heard so many nightmares about buying dresses and the alterations. HOWEVER - there was NO worries when I met Courtney. She has excellent customer service - she let me come and "visit" my dress whenever I wanted and try it on! :) She was always there for me to talk about my worries about the day and loosing weight! I LOVE Mary - she is just the most amazing seamstress! She works magic!!
I will recommend the White Flower to every girlfriend getting married!
Member Since: 1/5/2011
Ahhhhh, Courtney. What a breath of fresh air. She makes your dress trying and buying experience SO memorable! The boutique is GORGEOUS, I never thought I would be able to afford a dress here, but you would be shocked the variety of prices she has available. And the quality is nothing less than superb. I have had 2 of my girlfriends go there to try on dresses, and (no surprise to me), they bought their dresses there!!! Love this place, love the experience, and LOVE Courtney!
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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.
|Augusta Jones||Lea-Ann Belter Bridal|
|Essense of Australia||Martina Liana|
|EVE OF MILADY||ST. PATRICK|
|Hayley Paige||Wtoo Brides|
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Exclusive designer gowns & suite style rooms. Augusta Jones, Alvina Valenta, Lea Ann Belter, Eve of Milady, Pronovias, Essense of Australia, Wtoo, Ellis of London, Lazaro & Martina Liana.
- Type: Wedding Gowns
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- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011