Brides of California

San Jose, California
Average rating: 4.5 360 reviews

Bridal Clothing Store

Local shop offering wedding & bridesmaid dresses plus an assortment of bridal accessories.

Service area

Within 30 miles of San Jose, CA


Reviews of Brides of California

Average rating: 4.5

4.5 average from 360 reviews

Rating: 3
Lynn C.
1 day ago
Brides of California was the second place we visited to find the wedding dress of my dreams. There's lots of parking here and the shop itself is pretty cute. It's like they took an empty warehouse and made it look warehouse chic. It's clean, and when you walk in, you can take in the variety of dresses they have (which is quite a sight!). We arrived on time for our appointment, and were able to walk around to peruse the collection. Unfortunately for us, we chose poorly, because there were a couple of consultants that were out due to sickness or emergency. Our consultant, who was kind (also, I crappily forgot her name * face palm *) was also running between being a receptionist and helping other consultants. She was able to pick some dresses for me, get me squeezed into all of them, but disappearing for the most part. That left me just kind of standing there in a dress for some time. I didn't want to make her day worse by being a bridezilla so I told her it was fine. And it was; I just didn't find my dress at Brides of California. Unsure how to remedy it as it was just circumstance that led them to being shorthanded. Pretty confident that I would've had a better experience if my consultant was able to spend more time with me. But don't let that deter you from coming here; its a great place with good selection, very chic, and from the looks of it, there are a lot of happy clients!
Rating: 5
Lisa G
7 days ago
I was shopping with my friend for her bridal gown. The attendant was super helpful and great, even though my friend didn't find her gown that day. The attendant was really understanding. I regret not getting her name to give her the credit for being so awesome. The shop itself is clean with a lot of beautiful gowns. The attendant also took notes of what my friend liked so in case something comes in or there's a trunk show, she'll let my friend know.
Brides of California replied:
We know that everyone has different wants and needs when it comes to their wedding dress, Lisa, and we hope that your friend finds the perfect gown for her big day! We're still keeping an eye on styles and designers that we think may fit your friend's needs better, and we'll keep you all posted if we find something that we think checks all of the boxes. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Kathrine C.
10 days ago
This place is so lovely! This place is just so darling, very inviting. Sheryl was amazing, helpful, and friendly! I found my dress with Sheryl's help. They have a good selection of dresses and there's always sample sales. She helped so much by pulling out dresses that have different style but all had different feel in every way. She had a sense of eye for every bride which helped so much. She is also easy to reach and easy to work with when it comes to fittings and alterations. Overall the experience here made it so memorable in finding my dress.
Rating: 5
Yvonne L.
27 days ago
I didn't get my dress at Brides of California as I've decided to custom create mine from scratch with a designer. However, this has been by far the best bridal appointment I've attended and my two bridesmaid says the gal who helped me (forgot her name since it's been awhile but the tall, skinny, Africa American girl) she was the BEST. I love her. I think if they had the exact dress I wanted (which I tried on from a custom designer in LA and was just hoping to find something similar) then I would have totally bought it from them. They didn't give me a limit on dresses to try on and in the end I tried on about 8-10 dresses. She got me in and out pretty quickly and made me feel so comfortable. She is an absolute STAR and if my custom dress ends up looking like a complete mess then I'll probably come back here and buy a dress. My other top 2 dresses were from here and the prices aren't too bad.
Rating: 5
Danielle Gardea
1 month ago
Paid the deposit on my dream gown and I am counting down the days until I get to pick it up and try it on again! I would like to thank Bell for being so patient and helpful with me to create my one of a kind Mexico bridal wedding gown! After trying a few bridal stores, Brides of California was my absolute favorite!
Brides of California replied:
You're so very welcome, Danielle! We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of your special day. You deserve the best and are going to be so beautiful in your gown! Please don't hesitate to get in touch if there's anything else we can do. All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 2
Laura Alba Nevado
1 month ago
This place looks very nice. The few dresses I saw were very beautiful. However, I was not happy with the staff. As I walked in they both looked at me confused, they were looking at their calendar trying to figure out if I had an appointment. I was very bothered, because they didn't even bother to ask if I needed help, or if I had any questions. I didnt receive any assistance of either staff, very disappointing. My guess is they only help brides-to-be who make appointments in advance? It would've been nice if they could've at least offer some help. I really did needed some assistance, but they were both very busy chit chatting about other customers that weren't even present. One of the staff ended up just sitting on her chair and playing on her phone. Very unprofessional overall.
Brides of California replied:
I'm sorry to hear this about your experience with us, Laura. We always want our guests to feel welcome and make sure we take care of them, and it's a shame to read that we missed the mark when you were in. I appreciate your feedback, and I'll be speaking with our team to make sure this won't happen again in the future. If there's ever anything we can do to assist you, I hope you'll give us another chance. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Daisy Rodriguez
1 month ago
Super helpful Sherri did a great job helping me find the dress I needed . They have such great hospitality here at brides of California. I had been so focused on my dress and getting some alterations done that I completely forgot about the Veil when I contacted them explaining how I completely forgot the Veil, I got a quick response and an appointment was booked right away . I have no complaints about this place they find you exactly what it is your looking for I had a great time finding my dream dress and had so much fun doing it . Thank You to all the team at brides of California .
Brides of California replied:
It's easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of finding a dress and figuring out alterations, Daisy, so when you reached out about your veil, we were more than happy to get set up with an appointment right away! We're glad everything worked out, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do for you. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Evan Marie
1 month ago
The staff at this shop was incredibly kind and helpful. They were able to hone in a style for my sister quickly, and even though it wasn’t what she originally thought she wanted, she looked absolutely stunning in the dress they found for her.
Brides of California replied:
Thank you for the kind words, Evan. We're glad to see you were impressed with our team's ability to pick out the perfect style for your sister. Please let us know if there's anything else we can do for your family. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Terra Battaglia
1 month ago
I would give Brides of California 10 stars if I could. When I first made the appointment over the phone they took the time to listen to my thoughts and even create a plan for the experience that I wanted! I told them how I had a big bridal party and how even though I wanted them to be apart of the experience, I was nervous about so many opinions. Together we created a plan to have 2 separate appointments. The first with just me, my mom, and my 2 MOH to try on silhouettes and figure out my style. The second with all my girls two weeks later to show them my favorites. That plan ended up working out flawlessly. I was nervous the first time, but the second time with all my girls I was confident and they got to see all my favorites. And on top of it I got to say yes to the dress with all my girls present! It was truly special! I loved how I had two weeks to think about all the dresses I tried on, and when I put my favorite back on the second time it confirmed everything. For the first appointment I had Cheri and I swear she is a dress mind reader and strategist. Every dress I tried on got closer and closer to my style which even I wasnt aware of yet. The very last dress I tried on was the one and I think Cheri saved it for last on purpose! For my second appointment I had Maya and she was so much fun with all the girls present. She not only was focused on me but entertained my girls as well and made the whole appointment so lively! Overall both Cheri and Maya were incredibly sweet, efficient, honest and knowledgeable. Last but not least the shop itself is amazing, it is spacious, open, yet intimate, and absolutely beautiful inside. I highly recommend this place for every Bride-to-be!!!
Brides of California replied:
Thank you for the kind words on two platforms! This is so sweet but seriously thank YOU, it was wonderful to meet you and you are so sweet and made the appointments fun for us too. I'm so happy you found the perfect gown with us, we are so happy to be apart of your big day! -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Terra B.
1 month ago
I would give Brides of California 10 stars if I could. When I first made the appointment over the phone they took the time to listen to my thoughts and even create a plan for the experience that I wanted! I told them how I had a big bridal party and how even though I wanted them to be apart of the experience, I was nervous about so many opinions. Together we created a plan to have 2 separate appointments. The first with just me, my mom, and my 2 MOH to try on silhouettes and figure out my style. The second with all my girls two weeks later to show them my favorites. That plan ended up working out flawlessly. I was nervous the first time, but the second time with all my girls I was confident and they got to see all my favorites. And on top of it I got to say yes to the dress with all my girls present! It was truly special! I loved how I had two weeks to think about all the dresses I tried on, and when I put my favorite back on the second time it confirmed everything. For the first appointment I had Cheri and I swear she is a dress mind reader and strategist. Every dress I  tried on got closer and closer to my style which even I wasnt aware of yet. The very last dress I tried on was the one and I think Cheri saved it for last on purpose! For my second appointment I had Maya and she was so much fun with all the girls present. She not only was focused on me but entertained my girls as well and made the whole appointment so lively! Overall both Cheri and Maya were incredibly sweet, efficient, honest and knowledgeable. Last but not least the shop itself is amazing, it is spacious, open, yet intimate, and absolutely beautiful inside. I highly recommend this place for every Bride-to-be!!!
Rating: 1
Suzy D.
1 month ago
So yelp deleted a question I asked regarding this business because apparently Brides of California didn't like the "tone" I used when I asked it. I simply asked if they ever answer their phone because I've called numerous times during the time they're open and NEVER get an answer. So maybe I'll ask here: Do you guys ever pick up? When is the best time to call because anytime from open to close, I get no answer. Someone told me not to even bother leaving a message cause you guys won't call back. ‍
Rating: 5
Ellen S.
1 month ago
Brides of California was the third boutique I visited, but by far my favorite!! The consultants were incredibly kind, knowledgeable, and fun!! I had a bit of a hiccup with my order, which would have been super stressful, but Bell already had a number of solutions to my problem before she even returned to my room. She was very organized throughout the ordering process and kept me updated every step of the way! Maya helped me when my dress came in and she was also very helpful in setting me up with alterations. The store is very proud of their work and service, as they should be because the customer service I received was incredible! Highly recommend!
Rating: 5
Sanya Engineer
1 month ago
Found a beautiful bridal dress for my sister. Very pleased with the service! We were helped by Bell and she took care of everything; from giving us the right options to finalizing customizations! Would definitely recommend.
Brides of California replied:
Sanya, we're so glad you found everything you were looking for, and it's wonderful to know you were impressed with our kind and knowledgeable service. Please let us know if there's anything else our team can help you with. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Caroline
1 month ago
Love the selection of modern dresses, cool space, and relaxed environment. As stylists go, Maya is awesome! Not only does she have great taste and attitude, but it's amazing witnessing her juggle 2-3 different brides at a time.
Brides of California replied:
Maya is a multi-tasking master, Caroline, and we're so glad she was a big help in giving you a truly wonderful bridal experience. Thank you for the kind words, and please let us know if there's anything we can help you with. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Kathy B.
2 months ago
Cheri helped us out for our visit. She really listened to what I like and the dresses that she brought out were all flattering to my figure. She made the experience so much better than the other place I had checked out.
Rating: 5
Meghan H.
2 months ago
This was the third place I went to look at wedding dresses.  I did not think they had a big selection, but I was pleasantly surprised.  The lady that I had was very nice and helpful (even though she was a little late).  When I found "the dress" they let me stay in it as long as I wanted.  My party that was with me looked at accessories that might go with the dress.  The prices were amazing and it came in exactly when they said it would.  I would recommend for any future friends getting married.
Rating: 5
Jaskinder A.
2 months ago
I wish I could give this store more than 5 stars. I have been to about six different bridal shops in Las Vegas before I came to Brides of California and the customer service here blew me out of the water. I had found my dress in a store in Vegas (which brides of California had), but wanted my mum to have the experience of shopping with me and she lives in California. I was so impressed with both Felicia & Maya during my appointment as well as how informative they both were on the different adjustments the designer could make to my dress to make it what I wanted at a reasonable price! I ended up buying my dress from them due to the knowledge and experience I had at this store! The customer service in redesigning my dress with designer after I got back to Vegas has also been seamless and Maya has been very responsive with me and making me feel comfortable in making this decision with their store while not being in California! I am also not a size 4 or 6 type of girl and I have definitely felt like I was fat shamed at other dress stores I have been to, both the girls assisting me never made me feel that way, got me into dresses that were not my size and never once said oh I can't put you in that dress because you won't fit. Also, the girls never said lets get out a plus size dress, they said a women's size, which just made me feel like a normal size. With bridal sizes being so much smaller than normal dress sizes it can really be a hard time for brides even though it is meant to be an exciting memorable moment. The girls who assisted me during my appointment really made this SUCH a memorable experience and I would recommend this store in a heartbeat!!! In addition to the great customer service, the space is clean and great lighting. The cookies at each dressing station was really awesome too and my group loved it as we were at the store much longer than we initially planned.
Rating: 2
n s.
2 months ago
Brides of California has a great selection of dresses but unfortunately is not able to get in the right sizes or hold their suppliers accountable. When I ordered my dress it came in too short and promised delivery date kept changing without communication to me except when I pushed. As it ended up, we scrambled to get the new one before the wedding which caused lots of undue stress. Took 9 months for the entire process which is honestly ridiculous. I have a friend who experienced a similar issue. The only reason I give them an extra star is that they did own the issue and work to make it right in the end.
Rating: 1
Donald Gonzales
2 months ago
Lo más ridiculo el vestido de mi hija era más chico de lo que se pidió lo pagamos y no pudimos resolver nada nos entregaron un vestido 3 tallas más chico. Quería que paragaramos 500 más del precio del vestido para que se arreglar.
Brides of California replied:
Donald, we advise our guests on what size dress they should order, but it's ultimately up to them on if they decide to order a few sizes smaller or larger. We're sorry the dress wasn't the right size for your daughter, and we hope that everything worked out. If you would like to further discuss what happened here, we'd be happy to talk you through how we place our orders. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Sara P.
2 months ago
I love this place. I came back 3 times when searching for my wedding dress. They have modern, beautiful wedding dresses and the staff is SO kind and helpful and makes you feel at ease. Ultimately bought my dress here and I couldn't have made a better choice on the vendor.
Rating: 5
Alisia M.
2 months ago
Came here with my bestie to find her dress and it was an awesome experience! Maya helped us and not only was she was super helpful, but she was extremely funny and sweet! She helped my bestie find the perfect dress and was a really great guide through the whole process. We had 2 appointments and she tried on dozens of dressed an Maya was right there ready to help with bussling, pictures and insight. We had so much fun and found the dress! The perfect experience and I honestly can't wait to come look for my dress when I get engaged!
Rating: 5
Michaela A.
2 months ago
I cannot say enough positive things about Brides of California. It was my first stop in trying on wedding dresses, and Cheri made me feel so comfortable and completely understood the style I was asking for. I ended up finding the perfect dress, but had to check out other shops just to be sure. My experiences elsewhere only confirmed that Brides of California was the way to go. I really appreciated how nobody pressured me to buy anything on the spot, and cared more about how I felt rather than making a sale. I am so happy with the dress I found and can't wait to wear it on my big day. Thank you so much!!
Rating: 5
Hayling R.
2 months ago
Thanks so much to Brides of California and specially to Maya for help me to find the right dress for my special day. Thank you and I do recommend this wonderful place for  future brides!
Rating: 5
Esmeralda G.
3 months ago
I highly recommend future brides to check this place out. They have a beautiful selection of wedding dresses; it was so hard to just pick one.   Huuuuuuge shout out to Cheri!! I can't thank you enough for all of your help. I love my dress!!   Thank you for the amazing experience!!
Rating: 5
ArynHowell ..
3 months ago
Maya was AMAZING! I had been to other bridal shops and did NOT get the experience she gave me. She was kind, knowledgeable, fun and extremely attentive! She made my experience SUCH a memorable one and I'm so glad I got to say YES to the dress at such a great boutique!
Rating: 5
J-nine I.
3 months ago
This was the first stop for the bridal gown for my best friend's wedding. The place had plenty of parking and it was nice and clean. My first impression was that it was clean and fancy looking compared to the places where I went to search for my own dress. We arrived a little late, but right on time for my best friend's fittings. They gave us a nice little area with a pedestal for her to stand on. We were assigned a personal assistant that helped pull the dresses off the racks and helped my bestie get into her dresses. Great customer service and great ambiance! We thought that we found IT, but since this was the first stop, decided to come back again after going to two more places. She was right, this was the place and the dress. The other two places were duds. See my other reviews if you can find them LOL
Rating: 5
Rachel A.
3 months ago
Ladies, this is your go-to place for wedding dresses. Honestly loved every dress I tried on here and of course, I got my wedding dress here. Cheri and her staff are all amazing and I seriously recommend getting your dress here because everything is gorgeous! Thank you Cheri and team!
Rating: 3
Nikkomae S.
3 months ago
I did find a dress I liked here but I wasn't wowed by it. Unfortunately, I did not like the service I got. I forgot the name of the girl that was helping me. Anyways, she wasn't really helpful. She wasn't really giving any suggestions whatsoever. All she was there for was to say yes or no. That's definitely not what I need for when I'm picking out a dress. I need someone giving input and is very communicative towards me. I've been to other boutiques and I definitely got A-plus treatment from those places. This place is clean and bright. I hope they can adjust their customer service. Wasn't very pleased about it.
Rating: 5
Rebecca Reed
3 months ago
Maya was very helpful and professional! I enjoyed my experience and said “yes to the dress” :)
Brides of California replied:
That's amazing to hear, Rebecca! I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do for you. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 4
Maggie L.
3 months ago
Even though I did not purchase my wedding gown here, I had a pleasant experience trying on dresses with the assistance of Bel. I didn't know this before, but apparently each boutique has its own theme-style. I would describe this place as young, more casual, and boho/bohemian. Tip for future brides - many boutiques host Truck Shows of specific brands, where dresses are discounted at 10% or more. If you find a style you like and still have time, research truck show for the specific brand may save you some money
Rating: 5
Blossom C.
3 months ago
Brides of California was the first and only store I went to for wedding dress shopping and it was such a great experience. Maya was wonderful! I showed her a few pictures of the style I wanted and picked out dresses based on that. She even let me and my bridesmaids pick some out. Maya paid really close attention to our reactions after each dress I tried on and set aside the top three that wowed us the most. In the end, there was one that made me smile so much after trying it on again and I knew it was the one. Overall, the store is very cute with the flower decor on the wall for "yes to the dress" pictures and quite spacious for parties of 6. If you haven't yet, go check out Brides of California! :)
Rating: 5
Tanya V.
3 months ago
Maya was my consultant and she was AMAZING!! She did not pressure me and made me so comfortable! She was so sweet and my friends loved her too! I found my dress and couldn't be happier!!
Rating: 5
Tyler Harada
3 months ago
Going to Brides of California was an amazing experience for me as my first stop for wedding dresses. The store was very welcoming and the staff was friendly and helpful. The store had a nice selection of dresses in different styles and in not too expensive of price ranges. They were very accommodating in letting me know what my options were in terms of how dresses could be changed while trying on the dresses so I could have a more informed opinion of what I was trying on. Luckily for me I was able to find my dress after my fourth try on! I also got a discount on my veil after checking in on Yelp, so it was definitely worth it. I would certainly recommend making an appointment at this bridal store to check out some of the dresses!
Brides of California replied:
We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and loved how straightforward everything was. We're delighted that the fourth dress ended up being the perfect one, and it's nice to hear the warm and inviting atmosphere was just what you were looking for. We're always here for you, so if there's anything else you need, don't hesitate to reach out to us. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Amanda Bedwell
3 months ago
Such a great place! I was helped by Bell. She was supportive and patient! I loved that they have sizes that actually fit someone my size. I’m a size 16, but in bridal size I vary anywhere between an 18 to a 22. It was nice to be able to zip these beautiful dresses up all the way and not feel inadequate for being in a totally normal and beautiful size. Also, these dresses were decently priced! Thank you Brides of California for making this day so special!
Brides of California replied:
We love carrying dresses of all styles and sizes in order to be able to serve as many wonderful brides as possible, Amanda! It's wonderful to see you enjoyed being able to try on a nice selection of dresses and picture how you would look on your big day. We're glad you had a great experience, and please let us know if there's anything else we can do for you. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Amanda B.
3 months ago
Such a great place! I was helped by Bell. She was supportive and patient! I loved that they have sizes that actually fit someone my size. I'm a size 16, but in bridal size I vary anywhere between an 18 to a 22. It was nice to be able to zip these beautiful dresses up all the way and not feel inadequate for being in a totally normal and beautiful size. Also, these dresses were decently priced! Thank you Brides of California for making this day so special!
Rating: 5
Sharica Perkins
4 months ago
BOC has been extremely helpful from the start to finish. I had to move my appointments around a few times due to either work or waiting for my mother to come into town. They were very understanding and worked with me to make sure I got the appointment times I needed. They were the second dress stop on my list to visit during my wedding dress shopping weekend. When I walked in I felt like I was going to have an intimate shopping experience without a lot of people. BOC did not disappoint. Because they are appointment only, it helps them spend one on one time with the bride and her entourage. My stylist name was Maya. What i appreciated most about my experience was her ability to listen, observe and bring gowns that were in line with my budget and look I was going for. Plus she was stylish which was important to me if you are helping some shop for the most important dress they will ever buy. After I decided on the dress, they answered every call or email I had regarding the price, color and due date. Even my measurement appointment was fabulous. Everyone I talked to or had to work with for my sizing appointment was down to earth, knowledgeable and generally very stylish themselves. I highly recommend them as a wedding dress shop because of their service first and just as important their dress selection.
Rating: 5
Sharica Perkins
4 months ago
BOC has been extremely helpful from the start to finish. I had to move my appointments around a few times due to either work or waiting for my mother to come into town. They were very understanding and worked with me to make sure I got the appointment times I needed. They were the second dress stop on my list to visit during my wedding dress shopping weekend. When I walked in I felt like I was going to have an intimate shopping experience without a lot of people. BOC did not disappoint. Because they are appointment only, it helps them spend one on one time with the bride and her entourage. My stylist name was Maya. What i appreciated most about my experience was her ability to listen, observe and bring gowns that were in line with my budget and look I was going for. Plus she was stylish which was important to me if you are helping some shop for the most important dress they will ever buy. After I decided on the dress, they answered every call or email I had regarding the price, color and due date. Even my measurement appointment was fabulous. Everyone I talked to or had to work with for my sizing appointment was down to earth, knowledgeable and generally very stylish themselves. I highly recommend them as a wedding dress shop because of their service first and just as important their dress selection.
Brides of California replied:
We're always happy to work with your schedule and try to book an appointment that will be best for you and your family, Sharica, so it was no trouble to reschedule. We're glad you had the intimate experience you were hoping for, and it's nice to see that Maya was a big help in bringing dresses that aligned with your style and budget. It's wonderful that every interaction with our team left you with a great impression of us, and we hope you'll continue to reach out if there's anything else we can do for you. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Carrie S.
4 months ago
Our sales woman was full of great & useful tips!  Pictured here.  Sorry I forgot her name.
Rating: 5
Hopya M.
4 months ago
They have the best service! Cheri is very helpful and she makes sure that the bride-to-be is taken care of. Thank you for helping pick the perfect dress!
Rating: 5
Cristina Ramos
4 months ago
Maya was more than awesome! She made me feel so comfortable. She also went above and beyond to find my dream dress and since my wedding is very soon she made the impossible to find out how I could get it shipped right away. Thank you Maya! <3
Brides of California replied:
We try to make the shopping experience fun and stress-free no matter what your budget, style, or time frame, Cristina! We're so glad to see that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed working with Maya. Let us know if there's anything else we can do for you. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Courtney Howder
4 months ago
The staff here is very helpful and patient! I found my dream dress with minimal stress and effort! Thanks - Cheri!
Brides of California replied:
I'm so happy I could help you find your dress, Courtney! It was a pleasure to be a part of your appointment, and you're going to make a beautiful bride on your big day. Please let me know if there's anything else I can do for you. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Kelly L
4 months ago
This was the second bridal store I went to for my wedding dress. The major difference between this store and the previous one is that Brides of California did not pressure me to buy on the spot. It was a very relaxed and fun atmosphere. Their styles are more modern and they matched what I was looking for. Cheri was wonderful to work with. She gave us the freedom to choose what my party wanted me to try on. She listened to what I liked and what I did not and picked out dresses based on my feedback. She also wrote down the information of the top two dresses I liked for me. I came back a second time to try on my top two dresses and told Cheri I liked the top of dress 1 and the bottom of dress 2. As I'm trying to make a decision between these two dresses, Cheri pulled out a dress that matched what I had just said...top of dress 1 and bottom of dress 2. The reason she hadn't shown me this dress was because it was little over budget. And guess what!? This dress ended up being the dress! I don't like to make hasty decisions. I wanted to look at the pictures taken and sleep on it before buying it. Cheri wrote down the information for the dress and sent me an order form by email where I could purchase it when I was ready. Once I placed my order, Cheri sent me an order confirmation and the estimated delivery date. Overall, I am very happy with Brides of California. Check out their insta @bridesofca
Brides of California replied:
Thanks for the reviews on two sites, thats so sweet! We really appreciate you taking the time to help share your experience with other brides! It was such a joy helping you find you perfect gown and I'm always here for you, so if you have any questions for me, don't hesitate to reach out. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Kay G.
4 months ago
What a great place! Great selection on beautiful gowns! My consultant picked such great gowns based on my requests, body and budget I was so pleased! Every gown I tried on I loved! This was the place I said yes to the dress and am happy I did!
Rating: 5
K L.
4 months ago
This was the second bridal store I went to for my wedding dress.  The major difference between this store and the previous one is that Brides of California did not pressure me to buy on the spot.  It was a very relaxed and fun atmosphere.  Their styles are more modern and they matched what I was looking for. Cheri was wonderful to work with.  She gave us the freedom to choose what my party wanted me to try on.  She listened to what I liked and what I did not and picked out dresses based on my feedback.  She also wrote down the information of the top two dresses I liked for me. I came back a second time to try on my top two dresses and told Cheri I liked the top of dress 1 and the bottom of dress 2.  As I'm trying to make a decision between these two dresses, Cheri pulled out a dress that matched what I had just said...top of dress 1 and bottom of dress 2.  The reason she hadn't shown me this dress was because it was little over budget.  And guess what!?  This dress ended up being the dress! I don't like to make hasty decisions.  I wanted to look at the pictures taken and sleep on it before buying it.  Cheri wrote down the information for the dress and sent me an order form by email where I could purchase it when I was ready.  Once I placed my order, Cheri sent me an order confirmation and the estimated delivery date. Overall, I am very happy with Brides of California. Check out their insta @bridesofca
Rating: 5
Caitlin Grandison
4 months ago
Wonderful, local bridal shop! Super helpful staff, great varied selection, include some more affordable dresses. Maya was really helpful and creative in helping me customize the dress through the designer and offered ideas to keep costs down. It’s a really nice space with natural light which is key for dress shopping!
Brides of California replied:
Caitlin, it was an absolute pleasure to help you find the dress you wanted. Thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to review us. If you ever need anything more, don't hesitate to stop in and see us. Wishing you the best for your future! -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Katie K.
4 months ago
Loved my experience at Brides of California!  I went to a lot of different shops and this is by far the best experience.  They know what they're doing and are so helpful.  Finding a dress can actually be a stress - free experience!  So grateful for Cheri and her team.  Thank you!!!
Rating: 5
Caitlin G.
4 months ago
This place is the best! I'm ordering my wedding dress from here. Maya is so helpful and thorough and totally has your back. Thanks guys!
Rating: 5
Kristen M.
5 months ago
Cheri helped me find the perfect dress for my wedding. The shop is beautiful has nice lighting and has a great selection considering it's size. I hadn't been dress shopping before so I really appreciated Cheri's expertise and friendliness. She helped me narrow down the style that looked best on me and was great at making suggestions and being super patient with me. I loved that she wasn't pushy at all. Since it was my first time trying on dresses I didn't buy my dress right away and I went a few other places. Ultimately, I came back here to buy my dress because of the incredible service I received!  I can't wait 'till my dress comes in a few months.
Rating: 5
Nina G.
5 months ago
I wish I could give them 10 stars!! I went to a couple of different dress stores in the Bay Area and this was by far my favorite. I loved all of the unique selection and high quality dresses. Our consultant Cherie was AMAZING, I actually ended up choosing a dress she picked for me (which I never would have ever thought to try on) The ambience in the store is peaceful, and I love the set up that they have with a curtain right in front of your group. I also really appreciated how Cherie clipped the dresses to fit me, I had gone to a store where the dresses were barley hanging on me as I walked out, so it was hard to get an actual vision of what it looked like, and I didn't have that problem here. I can't wait to get my dress I have now had my wedding and I can post my dress!! Thank you brides of California you are amazing!!
Rating: 5
cynthia l.
5 months ago
My experience with Cheri from Brides of California was impeccable. From my inital visit to final pick up was amazing. Cheri was my consultant and she really listened to what I like and didn't like, even i couldn't put it into words. I ended up finding my dress in a little less than two hours, and felt so confident in my choice. I would recommend this place to anyone who is searching for a wedding dress. They have a wide variety of wedding dresser and sizes, and most importantly, the service is very friendly.  Thank you for helping me find my Wedding dress. :)
Rating: 5
Emily L.
5 months ago
I went wedding dress shopping at Brides of California about a month ago. I did not end up finding the perfect dress there, but will say I had the best experience there working with Anna. It was my first stop in my search for "The One," so a lot of the appointment was spent trying to figure out what it was that I actually wanted, after I saw how styles looked on me. Anna was super patient, funny, and very catering to our every need. She helped me a ton in figuring out what I wanted. In addition, I feel that they were on the lower end for designer dresses. I definitely recommend Brides of California to any bride.
Rating: 5
Phyllis K.
5 months ago
Maya was wonderful! Even though I ultimately didn't find my dress here, the experience was great and I would recommend it to any bride. Maya made me feel like she understood me, my taste, my style, and body type. She made me feel comfortable and was very personable with my family.
Rating: 5
Tara K.
5 months ago
This was the second bridal shop that I visited, and Maya was AMAZING! I was a bit apprehensive when she just let us pick dresses, but as soon as I got in the room it was very clear that she had thoroughly read the pre-visit questionnaire I completed. Little did I know, she had already picked out my dress!  She got me in an out of dresses quickly and efficiently. She was warm, encouraging, and receptive to my comments. This shop was definitely plus size friendly and budget conscious which I greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend Brides of California (and Maya) to anyone.
Rating: 5
Amy Jennison
5 months ago
We received such personal attention and there was a lovely selection of dresses. The dressing rooms were large and could accommodate friends and family. It made it such a open and heart warming experience. Highly recommend.
Brides of California replied:
We're so happy you loved shopping with us and thought our selection of dresses was superb, Amy. We're thrilled to know that having your loved ones be able to sit in the dressing area and comment on the dresses made for a wonderful experience. If there's anything else we can do for you, please let us know! -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Joyce Cheung
5 months ago
All the staff was patient and kind. Anna (my consultant) was very helpful in helping choosing my perfect dress. The store is clean and comfortable to walk in, well maintained and cutely decorated. They have a very good selection of dress and many options to change almost every detail to make it exactly the way I wanted it. I would strongly recommend coming here for your perfect wedding dress!!
Brides of California replied:
Thank you for recommending us, Joyce. We're so happy you enjoyed the customizable options and felt the team went above and beyond to make sure you got the dress of your dreams. Let us know if there's anything else we can do for you! -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Nadia Le'i
5 months ago
Found my dress in one visit!! Everyone was extremely nice and patient (I had no idea what I was looking for when I went in). But after going over a few details about what dress features I liked, they helped me find the perfect dress.
Brides of California replied:
Once we learn what styles you like and what you think you could be looking for, Nadia, our team is happy to get to work and find you the perfect dress! We're so happy you found the dress of your dreams here, and we hope you'll reach out if there's anything else we can do for you. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Kathy Brigaerts
5 months ago
I took my daughter to Brides of California on December 9th. Cheri was our dress consultant and she was Amazing! After talking to my daughter, Cheri picked out several dresses to start her off. Each dress was lovely but they kept getting better each time. She listened to what my daughter liked about each dress as the dress trying went along. My daughter tried on 15 dresses with Cheri's swiftness and expertise. Then the amazing moment hit all of us when she tried on the beautiful lace gown with small pearls and sparkle. My daughter loved it but she liked the unique straps on the prior dress. Cheri went and grabbed straps that could be added and with that addition my daughter knew it was the dress. I was so choked up I couldn't even talk and the maid of honor and bridesmaids were crying. It was a magical moment but it couldn't have happened without Cheri's enthusiasm and expertise. Thank You Cheri! P.S. My daughter received a Free Veil that matched her dress because that was their promotion...wow!!
Brides of California replied:
It was my pleasure, Kathy! I'm so happy I could be a part of such a magical moment and make sure that your daughter received the dress that had everything she was hoping for. It was such a beautiful experience to be a part of, and taking care of such an amazing group of women was a treat for me. Your daughter is going to look stunning on her big day, and I'm delighted I could help make sure she found her dream dress. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Carolyn Arvizu
5 months ago
If you hate shopping in crowds and want to relax and peruse a beautiful store, go to Brides of California. Maya helped me through the store and process. She was so easy to talk to and didn't give any kind of pressure at all. I'm a shy, private person and to be able to immediately tell her what I want and for her to understand what I wanted was a dream. No need to pull up Pinterest to try to explain. It ended up being the very last dress I tried on, which she suggested, that I feel in love with. The dress hasn't come in yet but they have been so amazing this far.
Brides of California replied:
Maya is a dream to work with and she has a talent of being a mind-reader at times, Carolyn, so we're so happy she could work a little magic and find you the perfect dress! I'm so glad you had a wonderful experience and felt the laid-back atmosphere helped put you at ease while shopping with us. We can't wait for the dress to come in, so we can begin the fitting process. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
karina p.
5 months ago
Cheri was able to help me find the dress of my dreams! She was so patient, kind, and helpful in finding choices that were all suitable for me. She listened thoroughly and picked a good selection of dresses for me to choose from. I would definitely recommend this store to any future brides out there!
Rating: 5
cynthia villa
5 months ago
The lady that helped me was so nice and was a huge help considering I had no idea what I wanted I would definitely this place to get your wedding dress they take the time to help you find what you what
Brides of California replied:
We're so happy we could help, Cynthia, and we appreciate your kind words. If there's anything else you need, don't hesitate to give us a call. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Jessica Hipsley
5 months ago
Perfect place to find a wedding dress! The owner of the store is so sweet and patient. I didn't even realize I went over my appointment time because we were having a great time trying dresses and she never got impatient. I found the perfect dress here from my first appointment despite trying on many dresses at other bridal boutiques. Their selection is great, and they had plenty of dresses that I loved under $1,500.
Brides of California replied:
We had a blast helping you find the perfect dress, Jessica, and it's wonderful to see that you had a great time at your appointment! We're so happy you liked the variety of dresses we have to choose from, and we hope you'll reach out if there's anything else we can help you with. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Sami Chuenjit
5 months ago
Maya was so helpful and knowledgeable. She has the best customer service and reallly gave me the most awesome experience ever! Thanks so much Maya! Your expertise, kindness and patience are much appreciated.
Brides of California replied:
We're so happy you had a great experience and felt Maya went above and beyond to make sure you had a wonderful time, Sami! I'll be sure to pass along your kind words to her, and please don't hesitate to reach out if there's anything else we can do for you. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Yv Lew
5 months ago
I went to half a dozen bridal shops. I wasnt able to find my dress. Either that or the level of service was just not there. I went to Brides of California twice and found my dress. Took some time to think over. The girls at BOC were patient and professional. Cheri was absolutely awesome to work with. If you are picky and care alot about the service you receive, then you should come here. I highly recommend Brides of California.
Brides of California replied:
We're glad you felt that the service was top-notch and that our selection of dresses had something that was perfect for you. It was a pleasure to help you pick out styles that you liked and work with you to find your dream dress! Thank you for recommending us and please feel free to reach out if there's anything else we can do for you. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Kerrie G.
5 months ago
It was my first time trying on dresses so I was very nervous. Anna and Cheri were so awesome! Anna, my consultant, made me feel very comfortable and calmed my nerves. She was so helpful in finding the look I wanted for a dress. And after trying on about 12 dresses(sorry Anna!), I found THE ONE! I am so glad I picked this place! It is such a beautiful place - about 5 rooms (I think) and a bunch of space for your guests.Thank you so much Anna and Cheri! Will definitely mention you guys to other brides to be! See you soon for my fitting! :)
Rating: 5
Arija R.
6 months ago
Cannot stress enough how highly I recommend Brides of California to any bride shopping for her gown. I was helped by Anna and Maya, who were so positive and kind during my appointment (where I found not one but TWO strong contenders) that . When I came back for my follow-up, they patiently helped me go between the two dresses several times until I felt comfortable making a decision. For being such an intimate shop, they have a wide selection of silhouettes and fabrics. They helped me find a dress that surprised and delighted me, under budget. Can't wait for my groom to see me on our wedding day!
Rating: 5
Nikki C.
7 months ago
Cheri helped me find my dream Wedding dress! She was very pleasant and patient with me the entire process. I absolute love this place and will continue to refer all of my friends here. By far the best bridal gown shop in the Bay Area, trust me... I have went to all of them.
Rating: 5
Jessica Huntington
7 months ago
Nice selection of dresses and friendly staff.
Brides of California replied:
Really appreciate the review, Jessica! Hoping we'll see you again whenever you're around. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Dana G.
7 months ago
This was the third bridal store I went to, and by far the BEST experience. Maya was my consultant, and she was so fun, positive, sweet, and so skilled. She listened to me and didn't make me feel rushed, unlike the other shops. She picked out a dress I wouldn't have picked for myself, and I'm so glad she did because it's the one!! Thanks Maya!  #thecloud
Rating: 5
Dana Grenman
7 months ago
Maya was absolutely the sweetest and best consultant! Thanks for making this such a special and fun experience!! ♥️♥️😬
Rating: 4
Renee Sawyer
8 months ago
My bridesmaids got their dress from here.The store is really clean and they let us try on dresses even though we were running early so we appreciated that. Only reason I don't give this place 5 starts is because it was hard to get a hold of someone when my girls were calling to order their dresses. One of them KEPT calling back and left two voicemail's before someone finally answered. I did notice while we were there, if there was a bridal appointment, they gave that bride 100% of their attention which is great, but not answering the phones is not good either. The phones would just be ignored unless there was someone there to cover the front desk. The dresses finally were ordered I just hated they had to KEEP calling back. We love their dresses, they are by Jenny Yoo. They are absolutely beautiful and can not wait till they arrive! The girls dresses cost $320 after taxes and what not, so be prepared for premium prices
Brides of California replied:
We're so happy you and your bridal party love the bridesmaids dresses, Renee, but we're sorry to hear there was some difficulty getting in touch with us. We try to make ourselves readily available so that you can always place an order or have your questions answered, but it's unfortunate that wasn't your experience with us. We appreciate you calling it to our attention so we can remedy the time it takes us to get back to our clients, and we hope you'll reach out if there's anything else we can do for you. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Lauren B.
8 months ago
Cheri was fabulous! She was so perceptive and such a good listener. She brought out things exactly as I imagined. She completely understood what I did and didn't like and made me feel so comfortable! Highly recommend! Thank you for everything and helping me say YES to the DRESS
Rating: 4
Minerva L.
9 months ago
Cute boutique, service super nice. I didn't find anything I like, it's limited to what I was looking for. More lace designs, not as many dresses as other shops though.
Rating: 5
Bliss B.
9 months ago
Mariam was SO kind and thoughtful, helpful and sweet. Thank you so much for helping me find the perfect dress. I couldn't have asked for a better day.
Rating: 5
Micca B.
9 months ago
I couldn't have asked for a better experience with dress shopping! Cheri, the owner and my consultant, listened to every request I had and was so patient throughout my appointment. She made me feel beautiful and comfortable while trying on dresses. Surprisingly, the last dress she picked out for me (that looked nothing like the ones in my sample pics) ended up being THE ONE! Her store has amazing bridal gowns and her sample dress sizes are made to fit women of any size. It is clean, well organized, and they provide amazing service. Her team was very accommodating to let me come back on such a short notice (w/o an appointment) while my mom and MOH were in the area so that I can show them the dress in person. Let this bridal salon be your first stop for dresses. You won't regret it! Thank you again for all your help, Cheri!
Rating: 5
C. L.
9 months ago
Cheri was so patient and accommodating to my best friend who said yes to the dress here! Thank you so much for making her experience an amazing one!
Rating: 5
Mindy N.
9 months ago
First stop and I found my dress!!! Thank you Cheri! You make the experience so easy!! Cheri was so friendly and helpful. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Janine W.
9 months ago
CHERI IS AMAZING!!! The first time I came into this shop, poor Cheri was all by herself!  She let me know right away, and allowed me to browse around the shop while she got my room/area ready. I went to a couple different places in San Jose to try on dresses, but this place was by far THE best location. They didn't have a ton of dresses that fit the style I was looking for since most were covered in lace and I'm not really the lace-y type, but Cheri picked out a couple that she thought fit parts of what I was looking for, (even a couple ballgowns at the request of my Mom =]).   I found a Casablanca dress that I couldn't stop looking at and probably stayed in for the longest of all the dresses I had previously tried on. Something was missing, so throughout the various requests I made to Cheri, she was more than willing to help each time and just made everything feel so comfortable. There were plenty of emails back and forth between Cheri and I, and she even reached out to the Designer for me to get answers! The whole experience has been more than I could hope for, and I'm positive I have the PERFECT dress and went to the PERFECT place! Thanks again Cheri! See you soon!
Rating: 5
S T.
10 months ago
Cheri the owner is so sweet. She was very patient and picked out some of the best looking wedding dresses I have ever seen. I like how she would choose different styles just so I can try on and see if I like it instead of just picking out styles of the same kind. She is probably the best person I have ever encounter of all the places I have been to to try on dresses. I actually didn't want to go here since I didn't like going to downtown area but her place is probably the best of all the places I went to. I have tried dresses at Trudy, Elegant lace, Bolee, Selena Huan, and Bridal Gown Studio. One thing I love about this place is that they carry designers such as Sincerity and Lilian West which are not at any other bridal places in the Bay Area except one place in concord. I liked all of the dresses she brought out for me to try and she was just so patient and even let me retry on my top three choices again. If I can give her 10 stars I would! Thank you so much Cheri for your time and help!
Rating: 3
Shayanne Martin
10 months ago
I had an appointment this weekend and the store associate could not be less interested in me. She kept going back to her cell phone (maybe she had something going on, which would be understandable, but I have no way of knowing) and she seemed to care less whether I found a dress I liked. I tried my best to make short conversation and enjoy the experience but I left feeling like it was a total waste of time. I was by myself and asked her to take a photos in the dresses I really liked. There was one dress in particular that I had driven down from San Francisco to try on, and when I got home to review the photo, I realized the clips were coming off on side (so the dress was falling off me on one side) and the train was all bunched up so I can't make a complete judgement using the photos she took. And when I was browsing, whenever I started to look at dresses above my price range, the words she used to tell me they were out of my price range were very belittling. There is way to be nicer about that. I finally was able to try on a dress a few hundred dollars above my price range, and I loved it - but I'm taking my business elsewhere. -- I'm updating this to three stars after the owner reached out to me to try to rectify the situation. She was very nice and aside from inviting me back to her store, made some other helpful recommendations of other dresses I may like based on what I liked in her store.
Brides of California replied:
Hi there Shayanne, I'm so sorry to hear about your experience here in our store this past weekend. This is very unacceptable and I'm deeply saddened to hear this was your experience. I'll be talking to this consultant today and actions will be made as this is not our standard practice with our customers. I sincerely appreciate your honest feedback and I'll reach out to you directly to see if there is anything we can do to rectify this.
50 minutes ago
Rating: 2
Rae
10 months ago
Beautiful shop and I did get my dress here but they are super hard to get a hold of. Slow response time in returning calls. Gave me so much anxiety around when/if my dress is ready because they hardly pick up the phone and again take days sometimes to return calls since they are only open few days of the week.
Brides of California replied:
We apologize if you've had some trouble getting in contact with us, Rae. We are unfortunately short staffed and getting to the phone during appointments are difficult. We apologize for any inconvenience and if you have any questions please let us know via email or leave a voice message and we will call you back. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Shinny L.
10 months ago
This was a wonderful bridal boutique. Cheri and her team were professional, personable, and accommodating.  The dresses were a good range of styles and prices, and I ultimately found my dream dress here. This was the first and last bridal shop that I visited! My casablanca dress was really beautiful and Cheri and her team looked into whether or not a special order veil could be made for me (the answer was yes!) to complete my look. They were also very very helpful with suggestion to address concerns that I had with tailoring the dress to fit me on my wedding day. The only thing is you have to make an appointment anytime you want to come in, even for a 10 minute pick up and payment. However, it is very easy to book an appointment either online or through a quick phone call. Their hours are also pretty accommodating, as they are open on weekends as well as during the week.
Rating: 5
Kaitlin M.
11 months ago
This was not the first stop I made when dress shopping and yet it was by far the best experience I had. The moment I dropped in I was treated like royalty and Cheri was so cheery and bubbly. She was a rockstar and made sure I got every deal I could. She catered to my body and my personal style and found me the perfect dress. I am beyond happy! I will absolutely recommend this to any of my friends who plan to get married in the future.
Rating: 5
Corey W.
11 months ago
I had been looking for a wedding dress for a year and a half and was totally losing hope until I made an appointment at Brides of California. I was the last appointment of the day on a Sunday, and when I walked in Cheri greeted me with a big smile and a warm welcome. My hopes weren't high before walking in, but trying on dresses with Cheri was such a pleasure. She really listened to me when I told her what I was looking for in a dress, and her recommendations clearly reflected that. It also didn't hurt that they had a huge selection of dresses, many from my favorite designers (Pronovias, Allure, etc.). The icing on the cake was that the price was way less than I expected- and it was on sale! I can't recommend Brides of California enough (and definitely ask to work with Cheri for the best experience)!
Rating: 5
Annmarie Gutz
11 months ago
Beautiful boutique with knowledgeable staff. Awesome selection with plus sizes. By appointment only.
Brides of California replied:
Thank you for the support, Annmarie! See you next time. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 4
Olga S.
11 months ago
This was my third stop on the road to finding my perfect wedding dress. It's a cute little boutique,decorated very  femininely,  which I loved. I appreciated the private experience while trying on gowns. I was in the market for a massive elegant ball gown, the bigger the better. They didn't have a huge selection of what I was looking for. However, I tried on a Casa Blanca ball gown with a massive train and great puffiness, and the price was affordable! It was around $1500, which isn't too bad. Many of the dresses I tried on ranged under $2300, and those of you who know wedding gowns, that's affordable.  I think my experience could have been a bit better if the associate was a bit more helpful and enthusiastic. I appreciate when associates try to boost the look of the dress by adding a veil and accessories. I did not say yes to the dress here, but I do recommend this place for those looking for a beautiful mermaid style gown.
Rating: 4
LaQueta Shelton
11 months ago
Loved how bright and clean the shop was when I walked in! After taking a quick look at the sample dresses, I was somewhat disappointed that I didn't see many that I'd want to try on. Then comes Cheri to the rescue! She'd selected quite a few dresses for me to try on, of which 4 are now at the top of my list! She was also nice enough to take several pics for me to share with my bridal party (whom all out live of state). I'd recommend Brides of California for anyone looking for beautiful bridal gowns that won't put you in the poor house!
Brides of California replied:
I'm so happy I could help, LaQueta, and I hope your bridal party felt like they were at the appointment with you after seeing the photos! I'm glad you have four dresses you really loved, and if there's anything I can do for you, please let me know. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Amanda C.
1 year ago
This review is long overdue and I couldn't have been happier working with Stephanie.  She is an absolute sweetheart!! I came to Brides of California after having a mediocre experience with another boutique. Stephanie was everything I was looking for in a consultant. She took her time to understand what I was looking for and went the extra mile to research the designer to make sure I was able to get my dress in time for my upcoming wedding.  She was excellent in following up through email (i.e. updates from the designer and different shipping options for rushed delivery) I highly recommend all future brides to work with Stephanie.You won't be disappointed!
Rating: 4
Michelle R.
1 year ago
Super adorable, elegant, little bridal boutique on the Alameda! I never knew this place was here; it's kind of hiding since the front door is off to the side. Anyways, we came in early for our bridesmaids appointment but they took us in right away. It's a small store so theres only two makeshift dressing rooms for bridesmaids dresses, and two actual rooms for bridal gowns. They only have two small racks of bridesmaids dress options, but there were some that were actually really pretty and the styles were very flattering.  They were a little above our budget (most dresses were $250+), so we didn't end up buying anything. They carry mostly wedding gowns, and some of the gowns I saw were REALLY beautiful. Service was amazing- the girls were helpful and friendly and didn't hover over us while we were trying on dresses.
Rating: 5
Jini L.
1 year ago
It has been almost a year since I went to this bridal boutique, but I have been meaning to leave a review! I went on 2 occasions, once alone and other time with my bridal party. The dress selection is amazing. The boutique looks a bit smaller at first, but there is plenty of selection. Whether you're a simple bride or a more bling-y bride, they've got the stuff for you! The consultants were so so so friendly. They let me try on at least 4 different silhouettes and they made sure I didn't break the #1 Rule of trying on a dress outside of your budget. (They didn't shame me or strong-arm me, but they gave me a firm but friendly reminder.) They genuinely go out of their way to make you feel special, instead of treating you like one of many brides they see. One of my consultants was Bri. She was so great! She went out of her way to make my bridesmaids feel at home and whenever I asked to see a veil or wanted to add a blingy belt to a dress, she delivered. The other consultant was a student who was leaving sometime last fall (I think her name was Tara? or something?) and she was also very sweet. Anyways, they allow you to be a bride and just get all giddy over dresses and the whole process.  I really really wanted to purchase a gown from here, but ended up finding The One at another salon. However, I will never forget how special this boutique made me feel. Thank you, BoC!
Rating: 5
Jacquelyn R.
1 year ago
I had a great experience with my stylist, Belle. I have a modest budget for my wedding dress and she really ran with it. They have a great selection of off the rack dresses.  I loved the decor and the way the dresses are displayed. At the time I visited, they were also having a great sale on bridesmaids dresses that I wasn't expecting. Highly recommend.
Rating: 5
Tamara Paulson
1 year ago
My best friend is getting married we went there for her to try on the wedding dress. My friend found gorgeous dress. Boutique is very beautiful and clean and its very plesant environment and employees are friendly and helpful. Some dresses are very expensive but very beautiful. I would recommend this place.
Brides of California replied:
We're so happy your friend found the perfect dress, Tamara! Thank you guys for letting us be a part of this very special experience. We're delighted you loved the variety of dresses we have, and we hope you'll let us know if there's anything we can do for you. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Tricia L.
1 year ago
Absolutely loved my experience at Brides of California!!! The owner Cheri is so sweet and has a great eye for dresses. I went to many places all over the Bay Area to find my dress and Brides of California had the best selection by far (and I'm super picky). When I arrived she had multiple dresses lined up for me to try based on my preferences which was awesome. She clearly had taken the time to read my comments before the appointment to make sure I made the most of my time. A lot of other places just had one type of dress over and over but Brides of California had a huge variety. It's very clear that a lot of effort and love was put into this store, the service and the selection. She even had awesome music going in the background which was a nice touch! If you're looking for something elegant but also unique this is your place! You will not regret coming here!!!
Rating: 5
Brenda L.
1 year ago
Appointments only! You can make an appointment online. This was one of five bridal boutiques I went to. The selection here is smaller than Trudy's Bridal but is comparable to all other bridal shops. They had a special trunk show there when I came so there was a slightly larger selection. They also have bridesmaids dresses. The interior is super cute with private dressing room areas (where other guests wont be seeing you and your dresses). The lighting is really wonderful and conducive to making you glow. There is plenty of parking here in their private lot. My consultant was sweet, patient and understood exactly what I liked. They had lots of Lillian West dresses that I loved that were also fairly priced (under $1.5k). The interior is very pretty because of the vaulted ceilings and their photo wall with paper flowers. You can bring  your own champagne in. Designers include: Allure Bridals Allure Couture Allure Romance Amare Couture Casablanca Bridal Beloved by Casablanca Mikaella Pronovias Lillian West Sincerity Wtoo Willowby
Rating: 5
Danella A.
1 year ago
Great experience! Wonderful selection of dresses and had a great time with my consultant. I wish I remembered her name but she made me laugh through the whole appointment. Also she had great choices for me!
Rating: 5
Katie L.
1 year ago
Great selection, budget friendly ($1500-1700) and fantastic service. Loved Brides of California!!!!
Rating: 5
Mimi N.
1 year ago
Worked with Stephanie, and she's a sweetheart! I think they are appointments only, so call ahead (and maybe ask for Stephanie). My review might not be worth much because I wasn't your average Bride. I don't care much for weddings and wasn't high strung on finding that ~~perrrrfect~~~ dress. I just wanted something I like that was reasonably priced. I did achieve just that. Found a dress that I liked (actually, very much) for a fraction of the retail because I opted to buy off the rack. In general, though, I think BoC is a cute and lovely store. I'd recommend it to friends.
Rating: 5
Andrea M.
1 year ago
I was looking for a very specific dress and contacted every bridal shop in California that sold this designer who made lightweight, stretchy, comfortable gorgeous dresses.  It was a Sincerity Bridal dress.  3 separate shops told me it was not possible to get this dress by August for my wedding.  I was so disappointed and sad until Brides of California contacted the designer, found out they could get the dress from Europe and have it here by June for a $100 rush fee.  They did so much leg work for me, and I live all the way in San Diego.  I could never say enough good things about this wedding dress shop who made my dreams come true...they have integrity and really go the extra mile to make sure you have the dress you always wanted on your big day.  You must work with Brides of California....they are lifesavers during your stressful wedding planning time.
Rating: 5
Kory M.
1 year ago
I had such an amazing experience today thanks to Cheri. She was so attentive and helpful. Such a sweetheart. And my mom even found a dress too! This was the third place I've been to and it was by far the best experience for service and selection. I can't wait to wear my dress!
Rating: 5
Mady T.
1 year ago
This is my sister's account because I don't usually post reviews but I just had to after this experience. I came in for a weekend appointment expecting it to be very crowded. But the stylist that was working with me, Cheri, was so attentive and quickly got a sense of what style I wanted. I had made a few selections of what I wanted to try on, and based on those styles she was able to pick even more dresses well within my budget. One of Cheri's choices ended up being the dress for me! Appointments on the weekends are usually an hour, but mine was about 45 minutes because I knew what kind of style I wanted. So it helps to search online ahead of time. Some tips for you guys, wear a nude strapless bra and some kind of spanx if you plan on wearing that for your wedding. I would recommend this place if you want someone who's really attentive to your needs.
Rating: 5
Jackie P.
1 year ago
I have been on the hunt for the perfect dress for the past few months and found the my dress for my big day at Brides of California. The dress I found surpassed what I was looking for!!! Stephanie was exceptional with me, providing great feedback and holding my hand every step of the way! I would highly recommend coming here if you are looking for your dream wedding dress - be sure to request Stephanie she is amazing!!!
Rating: 5
Mikaela T.
1 year ago
Absolutely LOVE my experience here! I had three appointments before eventually deciding on the dress I wanted and each one was wonderful. The selection is great and the dresses aren't too expensive either but they do seem really high quality. I scheduled appointments and got the full attention of the helpful and patient staff member I was working with each time. I appreciated that both staff members I worked with never tried to pressure me one way or another and let me develop my own opinions on the dresses I tried on. They also allow you to look at the dresses with a veil which was really helpful- once i saw my dress with the veil i knew it was the right one. The location has a beautiful interior and environment and truly made for a rewarding wedding dress shopping experience. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a fun and pleasant experience with wedding dress shopping. Looking forward to going back to pick up my dress soon
Rating: 5
Tamara G.
1 year ago
I bought my dress today from Cheri the owner. We had an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.I went by myself most of my family is flying in for my wedding. I'm new to the area and Cheri help personalize this experience while I shopped by myself. she even held the phone while I FaceTimed my mom. I felt so good I looked better than the model in the dress ( she was to skinny ). Small place, beautiful dresses, try own something different. I always imagined I would wear a mermaid dress and ended up in a ball gown.
Rating: 5
Elisa C.
1 year ago
I had no idea that wedding dresses are custom made after you try them on, and take months to get. Brides of California was the third and last store I shopped at for my dress. Cheri was knowledgable, and knew what type of dress I was looking for. When I had narrowed my choices down to 3, she told me the exact lead time for each one, and my dress came on time. It actually came a little early - one less thing to stress about a month before the wedding!
Rating: 5
Angela B.
1 year ago
My overall experience here was the best. Cheri has a great aura, she is not overbearing or pushing to sell. I felt that what she is trying to do here is make brides feel comfortable, like themselves, and gives the opportunity for the bride to fall in love with a dress ( also make Mom smile, which was a daunting task lol ). Although I walked out of the store telling myself I need to search for more options ( I had other appointments ), I knew in my heart I had already found the one here at Brides of California. The next day, I came back to Cheri's and purchased my dress. Cheri you were an absolute dream to work with. I want to thank you for taking your time and allowing me have a great experience. Thanks to you, I successfully found my wedding gown here during the Sincerity trunk show. Your store is gorgeous, I love that there were high ceilings in there! I didn't feel claustrophobic at all and it made the space so open and bright so I could really imagine myself on my wedding day. Can't wait to pick up the dress! -Angela
Rating: 5
EatPrayLove U.
1 year ago
I said YES! This was the second shop I visited. I thought I already decided I wanted a dress at the first shop, but my girlfriend said I should at least do another shop. So, here we are, and I'm so happy I did!  Again, I got to work with the owner, and what a gem Cheri is!  They just recently moved into the Alameda location, and I totally love the layout, and selection! There's a lot to choose from, but not David's bridal crazy selection, which I much prefer a smaller selection, otherwise it's so overwhelming. Cheri really set the tone and put me at ease with every dress we tried on. I didn't feel rushed at all, and really spent a good amount of time to find THE ONE. And it was the last dress I tried On!!!  Yay!!!!  The material and fit was so comfy, and its romantic and flowy, perfect for my outdoor wedding!  As it turns out, the dress was the same designer I like from the first shop!  There was a reason why I like both!  (It's from Watters if anyone is interested in a beautfiful line of dresses). Back to Cheri and her wonderful shop,,,,You will have a wonderful experience here, and I'm so thankful we found each other!!
Rating: 2
Rose C.
1 year ago
This place is a small boutique off the Alameda. Very clean, bright, lots of natural light (good for figuring out the dress indoors and outdoors). There's a limited amount of seating in the viewing area. There were champagne glasses out when we arrived, but weren't offered anything. The bride had a helper, a very quiet woman who went to pick out dresses and helped my friend in and out of them. She didn't offer any of her opinions on any dress, simply helped the soon to be bride in and out of the dresses. She didn't offer any information about the dresses, the styles, prices, or anything. Just stood back and let us talk. I had mixed feelings about this since I felt like she was the expert and could've definitely had some input. We ended up liking one dress but decided this wasn't the place to get it. They have a very tiny selection of possible bridesmaids dresses, and all the ones we looked at weren't too great. Also because these dresses are out on display and they are samples, they were DIRTYYYYY! The entire bottom of some of the dresses was BLACK or brown with dirt!! I wonder if they bother to dry clean any of them like every week or two. Imagine how many women try on the dresses every weekend...oh boy! They do have pretty dresses, but service wise and "all around" feel of the place....would not recommend a visit here.
Rating: 1
Latrice R.
1 year ago
If there was zero i need that but i had to put one eww wouldn't dare recommended anyone I made an appointment online all that was available was 3:45pm I made the appointment. I waited for the store to open to call to see if I can possible be accommodated due to the fact my brides flew from LA and had to catch a flight the young lady who answered the phone I explained to her my situation she never once said hold on let me see what I can do all u got was a no your appointment is at 3:45pm I asked any way u can check with the manager any one to see if any time we can possibly be squeezed in she still never once tried and as a bride that was very hurtful they don't care to make customers happy I really recommended them getting some pointers from Davids Bridal in San Jose them girls know what customer service is and know what it is to make a bride happy loved them.
Rating: 5
Kristin L.
1 year ago
This place was quaint, sleek, modern, and sophisticated. I worked with Cheri- she was personable, warm, and listened to what I had to say. She made the appointment smooth, and when I started feeling overwhelmed, she knew exactly what to do. I flew down from Washington to join my family and bridal party in California, and this was by far the best choice I could have made all weekend. I found my dress on Saturday during my appointment- she let me leave without any kind of pressure to think about it since it was the first store I had tried any dresses on at- and I came back on Sunday because I knew they were the ones that I felt comfortable saying YES to!!! Ladies, I highly recommend this store if you're looking for quality, attention to detail, and that extra personal touch. My entire bridal party is also getting their dresses from BofC!!! Amazing experience, thank you so so much for making my dreams come true.
Rating: 4
Asmaa M.
1 year ago
This was the third shop I went into when looking for a wedding dress, I didn't have high expectations because I already liked two dresses from another store. I was impressed with the selection that was available seeing as it was a pretty small shop. I tried on about 4 dresses, and absolutely fell in love with the first one I tried on, it combined two styles that I had liked but couldn't decide between, I purchased it on the spot. Stephanie was a great help and was really patient with me. I had wanted to order extra fabric and possibly get more appliqués since I was adding sleeves to the dress, and Stephanie emailed me right away when the designer had restocked them. The reason for removing one star is really for communication. My dress was supposed to arrive in mid August. My wedding is in December but it's overseas and i'm leaving end of November and on top of that I need to make alterations, so I was getting a little antsy to start with the alterations. Mid August came, and I didn't receive any calls or updates. I ended up calling them a few days after, and found that the dress hadn't shipped from the designer yet. I was a little frustrated because they didn't call me to update me, I had to call them. It wasn't until after I called them that they started following up with me. I later found out that they changed owners and moved locations, which explained the pause in communication. It made me panic for a few days though because I had no idea what was going on especially since it's such an expensive purchase. I was expecting to receive updates as soon as they had them. I finally received the dress in September, and was really happy with my purchase. Overall, this shop is great, it's small but they have an amazing selection.
Rating: 5
Lisa Huang
1 year ago
Came here for a bridesmaid dress, and Stephanie was most helpful with my appointment! She had set aside some dresses in my size and the colors I need, and there were 3 separate racks to pick from! I needed something quick and was able to find great dresses right off the rack. Finally found a beautiful tube dress with floral prints, and was a steal at $50! Can't wait to see their new location come Sept 1, 2017!
Rating: 5
Kelley P.
1 year ago
This was my first real dress shopping experience. I couldn't have been more thankful to have made this my first appointment! Stephanie was so helpful, not at all pushy and had the answers to all my questions. She pulled dresses based on my email survey &amp; a picture I showed her &amp; by dress #2, it was the one. I tried on a few more &amp; even went to another shop later that day and probably tried on 10 dresses. I was so dreading dress shopping, Stephanie made it a memorable experience for me &amp; my bridesmaids. Well priced too!!
Rating: 5
dulce maria
1 year ago
Awesome service I totally recommend this store:)
Rating: 5
Macy G.
1 year ago
I cannot rave enough about Brides of California!! I came here with lower expectations (thinking it was going to be really expensive, smaller selection, etc.) and I left completely blown away! To start, the studio is gorgeous, chic, and has well over 100 dress options. They carried sizes to allow all women to try on dresses, and the store is very affordable! I came in with a $1,500 budget, and Stephanie was able to find me the dress of my dreams :) Not only did her customer service completely blow away my whole family, but she was able to give us the best prices, and was generous enough to give me a new veil at the sample veil price after learning the sample veil had a small tear. I bought my dress yesterday, after coming in to try it on twice, and Stephanie was always so welcoming, and emailed me back promptly. I am so happy to share this gem with my other engaged friends, and hope you have just as wonderful of an experience!
Rating: 5
Sarah D.
1 year ago
I had the best experience at "Brides of California". I only had 3.5 months to depart for my wedding and any store I went they told me I don't have enough time and that I should put rush order 20-40% of the price or buy off the rack with no discount. I was really stressed until my friend called the store and explained the situation. They scheduled an appointment the same day and told me I should not be worried! I did pick my dress the same day and put an order 2 days later after sending photos to mom and sister for final aproval. And dress was shipped in 2.5 months. I like the fact that they didn't push me to buy the dress, never told me that I have to decide before I step out the store (one store in San Mateo did) And they assured me I will have the dress on time. I loved my dress and kept receiving compliment :).
Rating: 5
Sarah-Adele A.
1 year ago
Brides of California is an EXCEPTIONAL bridal salon! I had a 10am appointment with Xandra on Saturday July 1st. I came in looking for a WTOO gown. Brides of California was the 5th bridal store I visited in my search for the perfect dress. I am plus sized and was having a relatively tough time looking for a gown. I was starting to lose hope! After a failed appointment at BHLDN in Palo Alto, I made an appointment at Brides of California. I was greeted warmly by Xandra when I walked in. I told her how I couldn't seem to find the right dress. She was genuine, friendly, warm and made me feel at ease. I told her about the designer and styles of dresses i had in mind and we started selecting dresses. We selected 5 gorgeous gowns to try on, one of those dresses I ended up purchasing! I selected and said yes to my dress 20 minutes into my appointment! I ended up purchasing my dress on Independence Day weekend so Brides of California waived the sales tax! DOUBLE AWESOME! I had a truly incredible experience at Brides of California. Xandra was AWESOME! She is very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. All of their gowns are reasonably priced and their customer service is phenomenal! I cannot wait to pick up my dress in October! Do yourself a favor, book your appointment with Brides of California. You'll be happy you did :)
Rating: 5
Claire N.
1 year ago
Brides of California is a beautiful store with lovely people working there. I went in for my bridesmaid's dress fitting and was helped by Cheri. I went in already knowing which dress I wanted, but Cheri let me try on their sample of it anyway just to make sure it was the one. She was so sweet and patient with me and then measured me for the dress. I received my dress and got a call to come pick it up and got to see Cheri again. Bri was also there when I went in to try on my dress and even though she wasn't my consultant, she stopped by and told me it looked great and was super sweet as well. The dress for absolutely perfectly and I won't need any alterations at all. Cheri was so helpful and measured me perfectly. If I ever need another dress, I will definitely go back to Brides of California!
Rating: 1
Teresa A.
1 year ago
So I would have given this place a great review for an amazing help and appt with Xandra. I found a few great options with her help. I actually found the one on the sample sale rack! It fit me perfectly, just needed some minor adjusts and fixes. So I called this past Saturday afternoon to double check that the dress was still available, I left a vmail and an email to make sure. Xandra called and emailed me to tell me it was put on hold and asked me to set up an appt online for me to come in and purchase the dress. So I thought I would set up an appt after work today and have my mom go pick up my dress for me, bc I live in LA. Well, at 5:52pm today Cheri sends me an email saying since I didn't call back she decided to sell the dress to another person! 0_0 This is where the one star comes in. I was told by Xandra that the dress was put on hold for me, so why would this dress even be out for someone else to look at? Also, why was I not given a courtesy call to give me the option to purchase over the phone? Was Cheri just looking for a quick sale and commission over my expense?! I'm very disappointed with their lack of customer service and their greed and rudeness. I guess it's too late now - and I have to go on another search for the perfect dress. But won't ever refer anyone to this salon... who knows what Cheri would do to another customer!
Rating: 5
Mary Danze
1 year ago
Excellent and professional experience from beginning to end❤️
Rating: 5
Liana Isaacson
1 year ago
I didn't end up buying a dress a Brides of California, but the experience of shopping there back in October was very pleasant. Stephanie did not pressure at all, gave good advice on dresses, and made us feel very welcomed while I shopped with my 2 friends. Highly recommended!
Rating: 5
Meagan S.
2 years ago
Best experience by far. I checked out a couple other Bridal boutiques and stores but came back here to purchase my bridal gown. Beautiful dresses and even better service from these girls! Highly recommended
Rating: 5
Serkan Ozel
2 years ago
Very courteous and helpful staff.
Rating: 5
Kat S
2 years ago
Friendly staff came in looking for ideas for a bridal project . I got a lot of useful information and the dresses are gorgeous.
Rating: 4
Kha-ai N.
2 years ago
I had an awesome experience at this bridal shop - I received the perfect amount of attention with help from one of the attendants, and no one tried to push me or sell me a dress. The selection was gorgeous, and there was a great range of prices! Thanks for your help, ladies.
Rating: 5
Melanie N.
2 years ago
The moment I walked into the store, the first thing that popped in my head was wow this store is gorgeous. Their front store layout was exceptional and it speaks to the kind of store they are. I've gone to about five store before going to brides of California. Of course by that time I knew exactly what I wanted. They have a great selection of dresses, Cheri was my consultant and she was just great. She asked if I had any pictures of the type of style I like and told me and my friend, we are welcome to browse around to see if there's any dresses I like to try on in addition to the ones I showed her. She picked out the dresses I described to her and I have to say this is the first store that have the 'drop waist a- line' I was looking for. The dresses I tried on were all beautiful. I was contemplating on one dress I tried on a second time, I was looking at it in the mirror thinking I think this is the dress but wasn't sure. Cheri gave me a pair of 3 inch heels to try on with the dress and took me out to the mirror in front of the store to see the dress in natural light, right then I knew this was the dress. Cheri was wonderful, she knew I like the neckline from another dress and told me they can change the neckline of the dress I choose with the other dress. I was so excited they were able to do that, she even told me we can order the dress in ivory than the champagne color I tried on and I was blown away with her information to make this my perfect dress. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone. Definitely a great experience!
Rating: 5
Pam A.
2 years ago
Prior to visiting this store, I had gone to a number of bridal salons in Vegas and SF. At most places I felt pressured to try on dresses that were both out of my budget and not my style. However, the service and atmosphere was superb at Brides of California. The staff is so nice, helpful and conscientious of your budget/likes/dislikes. I said yes to the dress-- big thank you to everyone there! :)
Rating: 4
Jackie D.
2 years ago
This was one of my favorite bridal studios! The store is nice and also had a few reasonably priced dresses with cute options. If I had gone with my second runner up dress, I would have bought it from here. They had a deal for $100 accessory (ie. Veil, belt) or jewelry if you bought the dress from them. I worked with Stephanie - if you want to go, you should definitely book an appointment with her! She even was emailing me when I had follow up questions after my appointment. They definitely do boutique service right! I knocked a star off because the shop was kind of dark to get the right idea of the dresses and the plaza entrance was a little tricky to get to. I missed the entrance the first time and had to go all the way down pass the train tracks running through the middle of the street.
Rating: 5
John D.
2 years ago
This is an exceptional place to pick out a wedding dress. The staff are all very attentive and the selection of dresses are beautiful. I was thoroughly impressed with the dressing areas and comfortable seating for guests. Went here to pick out a dress for my sister's wedding. It was the fifth place we went and the best. Personal service, patience and beautiful dresses. Cheri, the manager, helped us personally and she was extremely good at picking dresses to try in my sister's taste. My sister said Yes to the dress here. Highly recommended.
Rating: 5
S C.
2 years ago
Love my dress and had the best experience! I arrived at Brides of CA after a long and discouraging day of dress hunting. My bridal consultant, Cheri was SO patient and thoughtful! She saw and heard what I was looking for, found a dress online she knew I'd like, ordered it from the designer and even scheduled a fitting for me on a day the store was closed so my mom and sister could be with me! Customer service is amazing, they know their inventory, designers, are realistic about alterations and it didn't break the bank (even with my customization requests)!! I have nothing but positive things to say about B of CA!
Rating: 5
Johanna Kimura
2 years ago
My friend got her bridesmaid dress there and the staff was so helpful. She got a great deal for buying the dress off the rack.
Rating: 5
Laura Caywood
2 years ago
Wonderful experience from setting the appointment to leaving the store. I was helping a friend find her dress and she has made a follow up appointment. The staff member who helped us even found one of her top favorite dresses - which we never would have picked out on our own. Would highly recommend.
Rating: 2
Ivana Y.
2 years ago
If you're the type that likes to shop on your own with zero assistance, this is the perfect place for buying your wedding dress. I had an appointment to look at wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses. However, at the last minute,  I ended up canceling the day of because I found my wedding dress at BoLee's an hour before the appointment. I ended up going to the appointment late anyways, since 5 of my bridesmaids were in town, and we wanted to look at bridesmaid dresses. The SA was less than helpful and just showed us a room and pointed to where the bridesmaid dresses were. After trying on the different styles they had, I asked the SA if she had a dress I was interested in coral. She simply stated "it doesn't come in that color" and handed me a swatch of the colors they had for that particular style. Would've been helpful if she gave me the swatches BEFORE I had all 5 of my bridesmaids try on the dresses. I would have been more understanding if she acted this way because she was busy, but she was sitting at the front desk the entire time. Compared to all the boutiques I've been to, Brides of California was the least impressive, and had the smallest selection of wedding dresses. After the terrible experience, lack of service and professionalism, I'm glad I found my dress somewhere else. Don't waste your time. Brides beware!
Rating: 5
Sophia Rueda
2 years ago
One of the better experiences I had trying on dresses!
Rating: 5
Oxana B.
2 years ago
Thank you very much !!!!! Yesterday I got the dress that perfectly fits me off the rack and does not require any alteration. The stylist name was Cheri or Chelci, please forgive me my " senior moment " , I am very very thankful to you ! You made my experience amazing ! I will recommend the shop to all my friends. Al the dresses are absolutely gorgeous !
Rating: 5
Judit Klein
2 years ago
Brides of California was one of the first places I went to look at dresses as they stocked a specific collection I was after. I worked with Nikki at that and all subsequent appointments and she was absolutely lovely. As I was early on in the process and still not 100% sure what style I was looking for, she gave me great suggestions from both the collection I wanted and similar styles. I was allowed to take photos which not all places permit which is a huge plus for me, and there was no charge to try on dresses. I didn't go back until six months later after I'd made a decision and she still remembered me! Even though they no longer stocked that collection, they were still able to order in the dress I'd wanted. Every interaction was professional and efficient and every email was promptly answered. Once the dress arrived, she helped me choose a hoop skirt and veil and these too arrived promptly. Overall, I had a fantastic experience here - great selection of dresses, very reasonable prices, friendly, helpful service.
Rating: 5
Judit K.
2 years ago
Brides of California was one of the first places I went to look at dresses as they stocked a specific collection I was after. I worked with Nikki at that and all subsequent appointments and she was absolutely lovely. As I was early on in the process and still not 100% sure what style I was looking for, she gave me great suggestions from both the collection I wanted and similar styles. I was allowed to take photos which not all places permit which is a huge plus for me, and there was no charge to try on dresses. I didn't go back until six months later after I'd made a decision and she still remembered me! Even though they no longer stocked that collection, they were still able to order in the dress I'd wanted. Every interaction was professional and efficient and every email was promptly answered. Once the dress arrived, she helped me choose a hoop skirt and veil and these too arrived promptly. Overall, I had a fantastic experience here - great selection of dresses, very reasonable prices, friendly, helpful service.
Rating: 5
Tish S.
2 years ago
The customer service was great! Had a great experience looking for my dress and the ladies there were so excited which made me more excited. :) I bought my dress here and they let me bring my dress in so they could steam it a few days before my wedding. They really listened to my price point and preferred style choices. They also recommend a really great seamstress that was local.
Rating: 5
Christina T.
2 years ago
I SAID YES TO THE DRESS!!! This store was super adorable and so elegant! The receptionist was very kind upon checking in. I came in early but I was able to look around. Stephanie approach me and was very welcoming. She's very nice and was patient with me. =) She answered all of my questions and knew a lot about the dresses. I'm very happy that I found my dress here. THANK YOU STEPHANIE!
Rating: 3
Julie W.
2 years ago
This place were more focus on empire belt or shiny glitter bling bling style.  It wasn't my type of dresses and I tried few of them but none of my favorites.  This won't affect my score given.  Mostly I think staff was really tired and yawned all the times during the dress try on.  And I made appointment and I arrived 15 min early.  I turned to see the front desk girl 15 min later after my appointment. But they do have lots small size sample dresses and I noticed lots pink dresses too.  So, if you are small size and like pink or bling bling dress, you can come this one to check out.
Rating: 5
Teresa F.
2 years ago
I can't say enough good things about Bri at this cute wedding shop.  I will soon be the MOB and my daughter and I planned to go there during her lunch hour to look at bridesmaids' dresses.  I called to see if we needed an appointment and Bri answered the phone and said that they are closed on Wednesdays, but we could stop in and she would be happy to help us.  She had a wealth of information and experience to share with us, and it was so very helpful.  It is clear that she knows the products that are available and has a very good eye for color and what will look good.  We really appreciated her opening the shop for us and for sharing her expertise with us in such a kind and helpful way.    Thank you!
Rating: 4
Sharon H.
2 years ago
I bought my wedding dress here! They have a beautiful array of dresses, with a good selection of Allure and Casablanca dresses which I was seeking out. The space itself is so relaxing and fun to shop in since it is organized in a simple, boutique-y fashion. I thought the selection was perfect, without being completely overwhelming like some places can be. The fitting room areas are like out of a home decor magazine, with a good space for friends and family to sit and compliment you :) I thought the dresses here were a reasonable price, and they give a $100 credit to use on their jewelry which was nice. They have bridesmaid dresses as well. The attendants are super sweet and patient, and on-time for appointments. They measured me and custom ordered the fit. I did pay the rush fee since I was a slacker and did everything on the later side, and the dress ended up coming early.   One star off for: - the hem length they ordered and measured was incorrect. I had told them I was going to wear 1.5 inch heels (yes, I'm a heel wimp), and the final dress maybe was poofier than expected and arrived about floor length. I know this would make some brides with fancy heels planned ballistic, but luckily for me I didn't mind having to wear flats instead. - they do have a seamstress Thuy that comes on-site. there's an option to meet her there when the dress arrives. i'll say that she did an excellent job doing my final fitting and the dress came out perfect, but I was just annoyed the subsequent fittings had to be done in her office in Milpitas which I was unaware of, so just an FYI. also, she takes cash only. Definitely check this place out!!
Rating: 2
Kate N.
2 years ago
If you are below a size 12 in jeans this shop would be delightful.  I liked how the dresses were out and you could see them before trying them on, had a very nice, sweet girl take care of me. Lots of sample size 8, 10, and 12....or jeans size 4,6,8. However am a jeans size 16.  If you are jeans 14+ don't bother, aka bridal "plus size" and not being able to really try on any dresses.  The only dress that fit was very unflattering.  One was a corset that she half put on me that i thought would look nice, i really like it...but i only got to kind of see it. We put a couple others over my head and left them completely unzipped to get the feel. The woman helping me was very nice and good to chat with but I came to try on dresses and my only request was to look good.  Is it so hard to carry more than one sample size 16 or above for people to try on?  I asked and the response was that most clients complain that the sample is too big and they don't sell as well....I don't believe ordering a couple larger dresses for people to try on would really hurt your bottom line if it opened up a different client base to suit the majority of the population as the average woman is a jeans size 14.  I am not going to buy a dress based on it not at all zipped up with her holding it behind me...that's not really how its going to look and if i can't zip it at all and the clips keep coming off I'm not going to order it.  It was a very upsetting experience, made me feel like a whale, i came home and cried in the shower. I am beautiful and trying on wedding dresses should make me feel that way. Is it really so hard to carry maybe 5 dresses in a sample sizes 20-24 that are flattering on fuller figures so everyone could try on a dress?
Rating: 5
Christina S.
2 years ago
I SAID YES TO THE DRESS HERE!!! I love the small boutique feel to the shop. It's by appointment only with very little foot traffic, so it's quiet and peaceful. I also loved having the ability to sift through the racks with my own hands and tag the dresses that I wanted pulled by my awesome amazing attendant, Genevieve (Gen). A gem!
Rating: 5
Stephanie F.
2 years ago
two thumbs up for this place, especially Cheri who helped pick my dress. She is super nice and very easy to work with. She was very professional and gave me advises on each dress that i tried on. I did not feel pressured that I had to buy a dress there, but ended up getting it because they have pretty good selections. Kudos to Cheri and she is a the gem of the store.
Rating: 5
Chaucer H.
2 years ago
We went to literally dozens of bridal boutiques and none of them compare with the service, quality, and selection at Brides Of California! Cheri and Stephanie are so amazing! I almost want to invite them to the wedding now cause I feel like they treated us as they would their good friends. We finally today got the dress we were looking for and we could not be happier. Hallelujah! If you are in the market for a dress, certainly look no further!! And Cheri and Stephanie, thank you so much!!! The wine is on the way!! ;)
Rating: 5
Jenny L.
2 years ago
This shop is simply adorable.  I decided to book an appointment since the shop was down the street from work.  The shop looks like an elegant little boutique.  The beautiful jewelry is displayed in glass cases and the dresses are nicely hung against both sides of the wall.  Sandra was my consultant and she was very sweet.  She let me walk around and pick off dresses from the rack.  I chose a few and also a nice, simple one off of the mannequin.  The few I tried on wasn't the right fit.  The majority of the dresses were sizes 12-14.  Since I am usually a size 2, it required a lot of pinning and didn't look as good/realistic on me.  The Casablanca dress on the mannequin was the last one I tried on and I absolutely fell in love with it.  It was either a size 6 or size 8, so the pinning was minimal.  It had cap sleeves, minimal train, elegant beads and was lightweight.  The only issue was that it was outside my budget.  The dresses at this shop usually runs $1500.  I was hoping to find something under $1K .  However, it was a really good experience.  Sandra provided some good tips on looking up destination wedding dresses for a simpler look and also gave me some advice on alterations.  Since I fell in love with the Casablanca dress, I knew what style was the right fit for me and was able to find a similar dress that fit my budget elsewhere, although I was very tempted to buy this one initially.
Rating: 4
Julia H.
3 years ago
My experience at Brides of California was great and I definitely recommend future brides check out this cute boutique when dress shopping! I purchased my dress here end of last year and worked with Gen both times I went in. She was very sweet and helpful so I really enjoyed working with her to find myself the perfect dress. They have a wide selection of dresses (lots of lace!) with great pricing as well ($1k-$2k+ range). When it was time to purchase my dress, Gen even threw in the sequin belt for free! I really appreciated all the small gestures throughout the entire process. I did subtract one star from my review due to the disorganization both times I went in. I wasn't greeted at the door and stood there with no one asking if I needed help. It seems like they overbook appointments as well since I saw a lot of groups having to wait both times including myself.  Besides that, everything else went smoothly and I recommend checking this place out!
Rating: 5
Lila N.
3 years ago
My experience at Brides of California couldn't have better! During our appointment, they showed us the areas that we in our price range and didn't tempt us with anything outside of it. I've heard horror stories of brides to be that have a dress consultant suggest a dress way out of their price range, they fall in love, then they either have to go over their budget or feel like they picked a second class dress. Not the case here! I found my dress quickly. I even remember thinking, "I can't try this dress on first, because I can't buy the first dress I try on." Despite loving my dress right from the start, it still ended up being a hard decision at the end because they have SO many beautiful dresses!! I ended up with a beautiful Casablanca dress. One of the great things about Casablanca is that they make it to your measurements, and you have some ability to customize it. Nicola (Nikki) helped me to make some custom designs for sleeves and a lowered back to make me feel more comfortable dancing the night away and warmer for a winter wedding. She also advocated for me when the designers said that these changes had never been done on a dress like mine before. She made sure I got exactly what I wanted! She also let me experiment with the different petticoats. When the dress came, it was just perfect! I did end up bringing it into my local tailor to add some beading, a bustle, and a few minor adjustments, but I couldn't be more thrilled with the dress and how it turned out. From beginning to end, the whole experience couldn't be better! I would 110% recommend Brides of California for any brides-to-be!
Rating: 4
Sara T.
3 years ago
My overall experience was fine.  Nothing fabulous but nothing too terrible.  The sales associate who helped me with my dresses made a sarcastic comment at one point because the dress I was trying on wouldn't match a garden venue at all but I think she caught herself and kept repeating afterwards, "It's yourrrrr wedding. You can wear whateverrrrr you want." I just wanted to try it on for funsies cause I thought it looked very nice. Same sales associate explained that their store carries more traditional wedding dresses rather than modern ones which was why I probably didn't purchase a dress there.  Her dismissive comment from earlier probably didn't help either.  I'd still recommend the shop anyway as it's very nice and clean. The assistants who help you are on time and provide you their full attention.
Rating: 5
Annie B.
3 years ago
​Out of my whole experience of wedding dress shopping, Brides of California has been my absolute favorite. I set an appointment for an early Sunday morning​ and the whole day went by super smoothly. The girl at the front said that we could look and pick out a few dresses while the consultant, Gen, got the room ready for us. ​ It's a cute little shop with a good selection of dresses. They carry all the standard silhouettes​, so if you're not sure which style fits you best, Brides of California would be very accommodating for ​you to try on all the different styles. If you are looking for a particular style though, that might be a little more difficult. Like say, if you're looking for a mermaid silhouette dress, they may only have 15-20 dresses to pick from. Gen was wonderful to work with. She was enthusiastic and just a pleasure to be around. She really shared my excitement and gave me her full attention. When trying on the dresses, she made sure that it was tight and fit the way it would if the dress was altered to my body. The dressing room area was really spacious and nicely decorated with comfy furniture and everything. Three-panel, full-length mirror to top it off. Gen was also knowledgeable about each of the designers and told me about what customizations could be done with each dress to get to be exactly what I wanted. There was an a-line dress that I really like the bodice to, but wanted it to be a mermaid silhouette instead. Gen told me that the designer would be able to customize the dress to have that silhouette and clipped the dress appropriately to give me a good idea of what the dress would look like. In terms of pricing, I would say Brides of California are moderate compared to other dress shops. I wanted to have lace for my dress, so of course the dress was going to be a little pricier than the simpler ones. But Brides of California did have a number of dresses in style that liked in the $900-$1100 range. All in all, a great experience! Definitely recommended!
Rating: 1
H N.
3 years ago
Buyer beware! This place is a bride's nightmare! Ordered 4 bridesmaids dresses in December 2015 and was told they would arrive early March 2016. Called early March 2016 to get an update and was told they would arrive end of March 2016. Called again at the end of March to be told they would arrive end of April 2016. During my inquiry, the employee asked with extreme rudeness, "Ma'am, why do you need your bridesmaids dresses so early?!" I'm receiving the dresses 4 weeks before the wedding! Alterations need to be done and although 4 weeks should be enough, we have a scheduled photoshoot two weeks prior to the wedding, giving us only two weeks for alterations. Although that's beyond the point because they misled  me as to when I would receive the dresses. And what I choose to do with the dresses is my choice and that employee had no right to question me. The manager refused to give me her name, which reflects on their poor customer service.
Rating: 4
Mary L.
3 years ago
Stopped by here on a Saturday with my sister (the bride) for a dress fitting at around 9:30am. We had an appointment early despite their opening time at 10am, so be sure to contact them in advance if you are interested in early bookings! This was not the first dress shop my sister visited so we did not have high expectations, but upon arriving and browsing the dresses, we were pleasantly surprised at all of the numerous selections. It was also nice being the only ones there so early because we had the whole place to ourselves and did not feel rushed at all! Our helper, Kelly, was super friendly and somehow managed to pick out the EXACT dress based off of a photograph that we had brought in. SCORE! Overall, it was a smooth and relaxed process for us and we're happy we chose to give this place a try. If you are in the market to explore different dresses or have a particular dress in mind, give this place a shot! TIPS! -schedule an appointment early to avoid the crowd and the possibility of feeling rushed! -bring in a picture or rough idea of what you want in a dress. -be sure to ASK QUESTIONS regarding size measurements (ask them to measure you if necessary), discounts, or any other offerings they might have PROS- -friendly and helpful staff! -in addition to bridal dresses, they also sell BRIDESMAID dresses, veils (made to order), and other accessories as well CONS- -dress prices here fall more on the expensive side, so be sure to give your consultant your budget in advance -dress selection is moderate, less than David's Bridal but more than a small boutique
Rating: 5
Ashley D.
3 years ago
I can't give this store enough stars. I worked with Bri in picking out my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. She was so wonderful with what turned out to be a horrible dress ordering experience (not BOC fault). I did a custom order from Casablanca and after the designer sent it to us wrong (even the size was off) 3 times, I finally went in and picked out a new dress. Luckily the first dress I tried on I fell in love with, turns out it was from the new line and I hadn't seen it before! Bri worked with me closely, calling me all the time with updates, or emailing me with questions. She did everything in her power to keep the stress and responsibility off of me while working with the designer and when I decided to just forget about my custom dress she was amazing in helping me pick out a new one and doing the entire return process with Casablanca so that I didn't have to deal with anything. I had a rough experience with my bridesmaid dresses as well, picking out a dress from Dessy that the designer ended up refusing to make in a length long enough for my taller bridesmaids (they wouldn't make the dress for someone over 5'7"! Bizarre!) So after already placing that order we had to cancel it and I had to go in and pick out all new dresses. Again, Bri was absolutely wonderful. When I was trying to figure out color schemes they even went as far (without me even asking!) as to email me a photoshopped image of different bridesmaid dress color options with my dress in one photo so I could decide and narrow down my dress and color choice. Every step of the way they went above and beyond with what could have been a nightmare of an experience. I am so grateful. As many brides know, the wedding planning process is stressful enough, so that extra level of customer service made a HUGE difference. I DEFINITELY recommend this shop. It is small so I understand some people may want more dress options but you can't beat the customer service found at this shop.
Rating: 1
Melissa B.
3 years ago
I had an appointment here last weekend on Saturday at 3pm. I don't know if the girl was just tired because it was the end of the day or what, but she was not friendly at all and had no personality. I was early for the appointment with my bridesmaids so we browsed - we asked if we could pull a few dresses that I knew I wanted to try, and we were told that the consultant would pull the dresses. ok - I'll try to make mental note of the ones I like... The girl finally comes to us and takes me out to pull dresses. Never asked me a single question about my wedding, what type / style of dress I was looking for, budget, nothing. Just walked me out and said "ok, let me know which ones you'd like me to pull"... So, my sister-in-law came out to help me since we were all looking together and she got told "we like the bride to pull the dresses, then we can give our input after she's tried them on" - bad move. She was out there helping me since we were looking at them together! So, finally I get some dresses pulled, and we go back to try them on and she hardly did anything! she unzipped the dresses and handed them to me, zipped them and clipped them, and then unzipped and un-clipped after I showed the crowd. Now, I am just at the top of the sample size, and I'm trying on fit &amp; flare and mermaid style dresses - so they're very tight on me. I need help pulling them up and off! She did not help at all. (and considering I had just come from two other dress shops where I got amazing service - it just made me feel very discouraged and un-important). I was just counting down the minutes until the end of the appointment. I just wanted to get out of there. What's sad is that there were a couple of dresses that I really liked, but I will not go back here simply because of the service. The highlight of the day was coming out of the dressing room to find someone's little boy running around - turned the corner and looked at me and said "ohhh - it's princess Ana!" That made my heart melt a little. :-)
Rating: 1
Ellie A.
3 years ago
I had a really disappointing and experience at Brides of California and will NEVER go back. I started looking for wedding dresses in the last month or so. I was REALLY looked forward to coming to this place. I had booked an appointment a few weeks in advance, I received a prompt reply, with a confirmation. OK, good sign! I went on their website and did some research of what gowns I wanted to try and was super ready to tackle another day of wedding dress shopping. I made sure to send the consultant a few dresses to learn about my style, and as well was VERY specific about my budget. I show up to the store with my friend who is also one of my bridesmaid, We enter and to our surprise, it is a really, really small boutique. They have maybe 20-30 dresses if even. A woman greeted us and said that our consultant will be right with us. So my friend and I are browsing through the collection, seeing if there was anything that 1) fit the style I researched and 2) fit my budget. Basically there was maybe 1 in my style and budget but was not at all what I was looking for. Also, why did you not tell me that 1) you did not carry a lot of these dresses I sent her and 2) BARLEY A FEW were on my budget!!! Anyway, we wait for someone to help us - and waited...finally, we just picked out the dress ourselves and headed to check out the bridesmaid dress section (which had a MUCH better selection.) Finally, someone comes over and helps us out. I told her that I was really surprised about the selection, and I wanted to talk to the person that I was communicating through email. She did not seem fazed or interested in talking to us though. There was a very cold vibe. I asked to speak to the person who I was emailing with. She told me it was her - and my jaw nearly dropped! My friend had picked out a few bridesmaid dresses to try on and so we went in the dressing room for her to try them on. I did end up trying that ONE dress but took it off immediately after. What was the worst part of my experience was not the fact that I did not find a dress, but just the overall service. There was no "congratulations!!" or "tell me more about what you are looking for". Come to think of it, there was not any real sign of recognition that I was a customer in the shop. I do give her props for checking in at least once on us in the dressing room, which is way better than nothing but still, that should not be the standard for a good wedding dress shop. No thank you. Do not waste your time coming here. There are other bridal shops that will give you that star treatment you deserve as a bride-to-be.
Rating: 1
Andria Z.
3 years ago
I just had a worst experience ever in this bridal shop. I was planning to buy a bridal dress with a particular style in mind.  The sales rep, Kalsey, was supposed to help with finalization of the selection. Instead, she nonchalantly asked me to go to the brides's rack to select a few dresses. During the 30 minutes of appt, she only bothered to show up at the dressing room only 1-2 minutes at a time. What a customer service! Then, she has the audacity to come by and said "Ms. My 12:30 appt is coming and it is very important as this is a bride appt", I have to clear your dressing room and pull off the dresses away. You have to leave in five minutes". What a customer service! I told her that I was very disppointed with her service and that I wlll take my business else where. I asked her why she did not want to help with the business. She said that there are many orders in the back room. That is totally not a good way to do business. Do you agree? Needless to say, I will never go back to this place again when Kalsey is the customer service. I will have to order my bridal dress on-line.  Sheila, if you are the manager, please take note. If you are buying a bridal dress, please stay away from the sales rep name Kalsey.
Rating: 2
Lauren H.
3 years ago
I REALLY wanted to like this place. I scheduled an appointment for a Saturday afternoon and was really excited to go dress shopping.  The dresses they have are gorgeous and I was hoping that this would be the place I would find THE dress.  However, the salesgirl helping me wasn't really interested in selling me a dress.  I had asked her how she was doing, as is polite in starting most conversations and her response was "Well, I wasn't supposed to work today, but my co-worker called in sick, so I guess I have to be here." I wasn't really quite sure what to say, but acknowledged that it must be a bit of a bummer to have to go into work on your day off.  She didn't really ask me any questions at all -  about what I was looking for, what size/measurements I was, where I was getting married, etc. She seemed like she wanted to do anything but help me look for a dress. It started feeling really uncomfortable so I decided to leave after trying on a few dresses, as it became more and more clear that this was the last thing she wanted to do.  My sister and a friend had come with me, and after we had left the store they remarked how lackluster the entire experience was compared to the other shops we had visited and that it was almost painful to watch. I don't plan on returning to Brides of California nor will I be recommending it to other future brides.
Rating: 5
Kristina Z.
3 years ago
My sister and I were in the area last Friday night and on a whim called the shop to see if I could make a last minute appointment to try a dress I saw they carried. We were told that the final two appointments for the evening were taken, but that we were welcome to stop by and browse the selection. So, we opted to do so! Upon arrival one of the final appointments was on her way out and the stylist, Kelly mentioned that her other appointment cancelled. Kelly was incredibly friendly and inviting. She immediately expressed her excitement about getting me into some dresses! I was THRILLED! I had just begun the "hunt" and after an appointment  in another shop that just felt a bit stiff and structured, Kelly and this shop were a breath of fresh air and fun! Kelly let me pull dresses, and she pulled dresses based on what I liked and that were in my price range. I SO appreciate the thoughtfulness of her sticking to my budget, while still allowing me the freedom to see what else was available in other ranges. When I mentioned liking a dress on a mannequin in the front of the store, without hesitation, she undressed the mannequin to allow me to try the dress on. Kelly was helpful when I needed her but she also let my sister do our own thing and allowed us personal time and space as well. I felt like I was in my own personal store. I realize I lucked out with cancelled appointment and being the last customer of the night, in terms of privacy. But, I really felt like I would have had a similar experience on a Saturday afternoon. Kelly was just the best! Seriously, go see her. The shop is adorably decorated, has calming lighting and AMAZING private dressing rooms and seating/viewing areas for guests. I found the prices to be reasonable. I'm quite new to Wedding gown prices, but my top 3 dresses here ranged from $1999 - $2090, which felt just right. Additionally, this shop has a Pinterest account that shows designers and styles they carry. I feel like this is a super valuable tool for bridal stores and I was so happy to see Brides of California using it the way they do. Mostly, because it's how I found out they had dresses that I  knew I wanted to try on. So, good on them! Super helpful for brides like me hunting from a screen before making appointments.
Rating: 4
Ivy T.
3 years ago
I really like this place. I scheduled an appointment to try on wedding gowns so they reserved an area for me and my bridesmaids. The area was really cute (nice couch, coffee table for drinks, dressing room, round pedestal to stand on). I tried on like 15+ gowns with the help of Stephanie (BOC salesperson). At first, Stephanie let me pick out the gowns that I wanted to try on then she slowly suggested some gowns that she thought would look good on me. She has great taste! She was really patient so that made the ordeal that much more pleasant. They have a lot of designers to choose from. 80% of the dresses, I would say, were very gorgeous, modern and chic looking -- they were wearable. I found THE dress here, but unfortunately it did not come in the color that I wanted (ivory). That's the only downside -- in order for me to even see how the dress would look like in ivory, I would have to place an order. Yeah, too much of a risk for me. However, if I do see ivory somewhere else and it looks OK -- I will definitely come back here and place the order because they were so accommodating. Service is key, people.
Rating: 5
Linda T.
3 years ago
Yesterday, I said "Yes" to the dress! Yay!!! I came to Brides of California about two weeks ago and had already tried on over 20 dresses from all over the Bay Area prior to coming here. So I was definitely feeling a little hopeless and confused. Kelsey was the bridal consultant who helped me for both the initial and second visits. She is very knowledgeable and sweet. After the first visit, I couldn't stop thinking about one of the dresses I had selected. Felt like it was a good idea to really think about it before making a big commitment. After trying it on again a second time, I knew it was "The One". I'm so happy with my wedding dress and can't wait to wear it to Bali in December! My experience: Greeted promptly at door. Cute and clean bridal store. Kelsey let me select the styles I wanted to try on. You can also have her handpick styles for you upon request and show her pictures of what you like. A variety of dresses were within my budget. A lot of designer dresses Received $150 credit towards bridal accessories upon purchase of dress. They have a good selection of short and long bridesmaid dresses. Kelsey took my measurements very carefully and gave a lot of useful information for alterations and veil options. She let me try on numerous hairpieces and veils. Thank you Kelsey for helping me find my perfect dress!
Rating: 5
Natasha B.
3 years ago
Thank you thank you thank you thank you! I had an awesome experience! Kelsey was the lady who helped me try on dresses and she was perfect. She had a good attitude and was very relatable! I felt comfortable and not pushed one bit. I highly recommend this shop and more so Kelsey! Thank you for making me feel beautiful and having an awesome sense of humor.  And great reasonable prices!
Rating: 5
Matty K.
3 years ago
Stephanie helped me find and try on dresses that matched my preferences. They had a great private try on area, and accommodated my schedule, and a great lavender scent! I felt comfortable, unrushed, and Stephanie was a great sport about taking photos of me in my dresses. I really recommend this place for your wedding gown search.
Rating: 4
Chelle D.
3 years ago
I knew exactly what I wanted and called in to order it. They kind of gave me a hard time with setting appointments, so I just showed up. I got there and purchased it immediately. It would've been a five star for sure if they took me seriously about the appointment and purchasing right away. I tried on the dress and I knew it was THE ONE. I felt like a princess. It came with a beaded stone belt and a discounted veil. I would definitely recommend purchasing your dress from here.
Rating: 5
Nat N.
3 years ago
I first came here to look for my wedding dress around June. While I did not end up buying my wedding dress here, I had a positive experience and returned to buy my bridesmaid dresses here. What I appreciate about Brides of California most is their range for a budget-conscious bride. Having gone to most of the bridal boutiques in the area, I can say they carry both lower end dresses and higher end. The gals here make you very much at ease during your visit. I was allowed to look through the dresses and make a note of the ones I wanted to try on. Other boutiques would confirm my budget, style, etc and pull dresses for me, but here I was free to browse the available inventory. They even followed up with me two weeks later to see if I wanted a second appointment. Upon my return to look for bridesmaid dresses, I had a similar experience. My bridesmaids and I were able to freely browse and were able to try on as many dresses as we needed (within the allotted appointment time, of course). I was very indecisive about the dresses I wanted and returned three times before finally committing to a purchase (even returning once without an appointment, which I would not recommend as they generally do not have enough staff to accommodate walk-ins). Part of my apprehension was the sizing they had recommended. Both my bridesmaids had concerns about the recommended sizes because they were so much bigger than their normal street size. The sales rep showed me the chart and explained to me that they order based on the biggest size of the body. While I still had my doubts on the sizing, I ordered the recommended size with the expectation of needing to take in both dresses a little (better safe was a bigger size to alter in than a size that's too small to let out).  Once my dresses were ordered, I was provided with an estimated arrival date. I was surprised when the dresses arrived two weeks earlier than expected. I couldn't be more satisfied with the recommended sizes. Absolutely no alterations were necessary for either bridesmaid! Whether you end up finding your dress here or not, I highly suggest this as a stop on your search for a wedding dress.
Rating: 5
Marianne C.
3 years ago
I visited Brides of California in May 2015 to find a dress for my wedding in October 2015.  It was easy to make an appointment and the staff was friendly.  I wish I'd written down the name of the person who helped me, she really listened to what I was looking for and helped me pick out a few dresses to try.  I was looking for a simple dress for an outdoor wedding, and they had a "destination wedding" section that was perfect.  Unlike other bridal stores, they had plenty of simple dresses at affordable prices.  The dress I selected was available online (from Donna Morgan) in standard sizes and did not have to be custom ordered.  Brides of California really helped me to find a great dress at a great price on a short timeline.
Rating: 5
Miriam F.
3 years ago
Stephanie assisted me today. She was cool, collected, and very personable. I had a budget of 1,000 (approximately) and she totally respected that budget...she didn't look at me like I was a cheapass bride or anything. In fact, there were about seven excellent options. I absolutely loved the qualities and styles of the dresses they had. I found one that I absolutely loved, and Stephanie wrote down its information on a card and said, "I know you have some time, no pressure of course. If you are interested, let me know and I can help you order it." Overall, I had a wonderful experience. The shop itself was inviting, sweet, intimate; the assistant was friendly and professional; the overall experience, very inviting and made wedding dress shopping less intimidating. Thank you, Stephanie!
Rating: 5
Amanda B.
3 years ago
I ultimately did not end up getting my dress here, but Gen was so awesome I feel like she deserves 5 stars anyway. I went wedding dress shopping 3 times, and of each time Gen was by far the best consultant. She was super efficient, great at pulling dresses that either were super close to what I wanted or would help narrow down what I liked. She was friendly and funny, and the shop itself was cute and nice without being overly pretentious. I ended up picking something that was not carried here, but am pretty sure that if "my dress" was at this place Gen would have found it within 30 minutes.
Rating: 1
Christina Y.
3 years ago
I wanted to love this place but worst experience everrr, I never leave reviews but this was a must. I bought my dress cash in June paid $125 for custom length, bust, an so on. When my dress arrived It was too short and didnt zip I was tild it would be sent back and be fixed due to manufacture error. I waited a month and went back in Oct and although it zipped its still unbelievably short and I was told by Bri that it was how its soposed  to look... Its atleast 2inches off the ground, they suggested I wear flats!! I spent over $1500 and will now have to buy another dress. This place is such a dissapointment
Rating: 5
Kimberly S.
3 years ago
Cheri is SO sweet and patient! I'm so glad I went to this shop. I heard of them from a bridal expo that I attended. It's not super fancy and doesn't have a ton of dresses like David's Bridal, but that's ok with me since I tend to get overwhelmed with too many choices. I gave her my budget and the style I was looking for, and she started to pick a few dresses off the rack. My mom and sister were also with me, and we were all allowed to peruse the racks as well. My sis picked one out for me to try. In the end I had 5 to try on. I put the first one on and I immediately fell in love with it. I looked at the price tag and it was over my budget =( It ended up being the dress that my sister picked, and she didn't look at the tag. So I took it off and moved on to the other dresses. I guess my facial expressions showed how unimpressed I was with the other  dresses as I was with the first one. Cheri excused herself from the dressing area, and came back to tell me that she was able to get the price lowered for the first dress! I was thrilled. She said she could tell that I absolutely loved the first dress and she wanted to help. So I found my wedding dress here, and I got a veil for free! They also have accessories and shoes to look at. Come here for a personal and easygoing experience.
Rating: 5
Tiffanie A.
3 years ago
Love this place!  It's so cute and has a boutique feel to it.  Don't get thrown off by the samples when you get close and start looking through the dresses.  At first I was like wtf, because the samples had beads falling off and other damaged parts, but keep in mind that's because the samples are tried in by thousands of other women and are clamped over and over to give an idea of fitting.  Once they are on you and clamped to your size, they are beautiful.   I tried on about 10 dresses here and only here.   The first one I tried on was actually THE ONE and I knew it all along, but I went with trying the others on just for fun since my mom was there and my sis/maid of honor took off work for this appointment.  I ended up canceling my next appointment that I booked at another place for after this one because I bought THE ONE here!!  I'm so excited!   Stephanie was my consultant and Gen helped out with the custom fitting measurements. They both made me feel so comfortable and made my experience better than I expected (I've heard of some places having the worst customer service so I was nervous).  This place was beautiful, comfortable, has great service, and MY DRESS!   Shout out to my sister/maid of honor for pointing this place out to me on Yelp.  I highly recommend this place and I can't wait to see the finished results when my dress gets in in a few months!   And I can't wait for my fiancé to see it as I walk down the isle!!!
Rating: 5
Christina I.
3 years ago
My consultant name is Gen &amp; she was so sweet. I'm very insecure about my body and was terrified I wouldn't fit the dresses I want. She brought out all sorts of gowns for me to try on. My fiancé saw me in a ball gown on the wedding day. She pulled out a beautiful allure ball gown. Even though I loved it I knew ball gowns weren't for me but Gen wanted me to at least try one on so I can find that out on my own. I also wanted long sleeve lace so she added some sleeves so I can see how I liked it, nope it wasn't me. I felt like an older bride. In the end I went with what I absolutely loved before and that's a fitted lace sweet heart gown by allure. Gen saw that I was insecure about my body and didn't insist she be in the changing room with me. She asked me what I prefer. I love that. She was there to help me when I asked &amp; still allowed me space. She wasn't pushy. She thought about my budget. It's a small shop but I'm happy to give my money to a shop that has great costumer services. Update Nikki you are the best. You see that I'm lay back and treated me like a friend. I actually called in two days after in tears. I realized the dress I said yes to wasnt the one. I only said yes because that's what my family would like to see me in. Bri told me to come on in and make sure that it was the one. When I got there Nikki (Nicola) was there to reassure me I'm not crazy and it's okay if I wanted to try the dress on again. She even allowed me to try on other dresses and we slowly eliminated the dresses I don't like. In the end we tried on all the dresses I love and narrowed it down to two. Nikki told me to go home and sit on it. She even reassure me if none of them are THE ONE she will refund me my deposit. I did find the dress I love. I'm so excited. I love the costumer service there. I'll be telling all my bride to be to head over there.
Rating: 3
Noel G.
3 years ago
Brides of California was the very first bridal store I visited after getting engaged. Although I was primarily interested in a satin dress, I was open to trying on a range of designs and silhouettes. When calling to make my appointment, I was asked a lot of questions about what I liked, what I didn't like and my overall taste, which I appreciated. During my visit I was accompanied by 6 friends and family (admittedly a lot)--but again, this was my first time trying on dresses. While I don't remember the girl's name (something with a "N"--Nicola? Nicolette?), the person who helped us was very sweet, attentive and a pleasure to work with. She listened to what I wanted while also bringing a few suggestion dresses as well. My friends &amp; fam are an opinionated bunch, and she managed the entire appointment with ease. Although the shop has more "affordable" dresses, it has more of a boutique feel which I appreciated. The sample dresses were beautifully displayed and in great condition. This is a great shop for a bride that has champagne taste, but on a beer budget. You won't even realize that you're in a budget-friendly bridal shop. As far as critiques are concerned I have a few. First of all the shop was HOT like really HOT. I was sweating while trying on dresses, and my party were having to fan themselves. This made for a somewhat uncomfortable experience. Additionally, the very first dress I tried on was a ballgown with giant hoop built in. I'm petite, and so the hoop made me look like I was on a float. As such, the dress immediately got a thumbs down from my crew. The attendant never mentioned that the hoop could be removed. However, later at another boutique I saw the dress again and immediately gravitated to it. I was told that although the dress came with the hoop, it could easily be removed by a seamstress once the dress was ordered. As such, the dress is now a major contender (I've narrowed it down to 2). This is the kind of information I expect to be explained to a novice bride, and it never was by the BOC attendant. Ultimately although I didn't find my dress here, I would definitely recommend it to other brides.
Rating: 5
Kate J.
3 years ago
I couldn't be happier with my experience at Brides of California. Nikki was my consultant when I tried on dresses. She knew exactly what she was doing and answered all of our questions. I had picked out a couple dresses and she picked most of them. The first dress I tried on was one of her picks and it was the dress I ended up choosing! I came back a week later to do custom measurements and Catherine was great. She was knowledgable about every aspect of the measurements and I can't wait to see my gown in four months!
Rating: 5
Josie H.
3 years ago
My fourth store during my wedding dress hunting, and I finally found the ONE! The service here is awesome. They allotted 1.5 hour for you at each appointment. They are very concious of your budget, making sure you don't go over. My consultant was Nikki and she is awesome! She gives me some honest feedback or what I should or not add to my dress. Needless to say, I was sold and quickly made a second appointment to get my measurements and placed a deposit! Best part is it takes about 16 weeks delivery and if you purchase over 1000, you get a veil or accessory piece for up to 150 dollars! SCORE. I'm super excited for my wedding dress to come in.
Rating: 5
K N.
3 years ago
I said yes to the dress!!! After trying on over 30 dresses (not counting this place too) I was almost ready to give up. Finding the one is not as glamorous and fun as it seems on tv. I felt disappointed and wanted to give up after every appointment I went to. Some places were very nice, others were pretentious even if they didn't have a great selection. This whole dress thing was becoming a nightmare. As I was driving to whole foods I happen to see the store and tell hubby "f-it let's take a look inside real quick" Out comes Julie, bubbly and very inviting. Lucky for me, there was only one other bride that day so she squeezed me in for an appointment. They had beautiful dresses that were very affordable compared to the ones I was looking at before with brands like Berta bridal/galia lahav running up to 21k. I wanted a sexy dress, low back all these different things I had envisioned in my head. Julie was extremely patient with me, never getting irritated or giving up, she really listened to my wants as a client. Almost ready to give up, something struck out to her, a little detail of one of the dresses that I liked but didn't love. She comes back with a beautiful dress that hugged my body, and had a see through cleavage with a nice sweetheart neckline. It was the last dress I was willing to try on and it was THE ONE. She clipped it from the back &amp; the front so I could see how it would look like and to make sure I loved it. The other associates came by with compliments which made my day ever that much better. I appreciate you so much Julie !! Thanks for spending all that time with me, and the other girls who emailed me with etsy embellishments that I wanted to look at. Also for the organic whole foods candies to keep me sweet
Rating: 5
PeiJen C.
3 years ago
I said YES to the dress at Brides of California! This was my first time to try on bridal gowns and I had no idea. Gen was my consultant and she was super helpful. Overall, It was a super fun experience. I described the bridal gown  style I looked for and showed her the photo. She immediately knew what to look for and paid attention to what I wanted. She's so knowledgeable about all dresses. Gen knew what dresses they had and what I liked so she pulled the dresses for me which helped a lot. I came the store on Friday afternoon without appointment (I guess I am lucky). I had a private room and Gen was able to spend a lot of time with me. I never felt rushed or pressure. She was so patient and wrote down all the style numbers and prices. She never rushed me to purchase the gown right away. I could not believe that I found my dream bridal dress during my first visit. To be honest, I never went to different bridal stores and looked for other bridal dresses. The store has a great selection of dresses and accessories etc. I highly recommend "Brides of California", ask for Gen when you make an appointment.
Rating: 5
Becca B.
3 years ago
I cannot say enough positive things about Brides of California. I found this amazing shop when looking for Bill Levkoff vendors in the area. My mom &amp; I popped by for a review of the bridesmaid dresses so I could assign looks to my bridal party and were stunned by the store. They have so many special pieces at such a reasonable price. Each wedding dress is unique and their bridesmaid selection cannot be rivaled. It's clear this store has been put together with extreme thought &amp; care. When my mom and I went back for me to try on wedding dresses, it was such a special moment. We were allowed to try on anything and everything without feeling pressured if something was slightly higher priced than our budget. Plus, all the looks that were pulled were incredible. They clearly knew exactly what would work based on my personality &amp; body type. The decision was tough because I couldn't pick just one dress! After so much assistance picking out a wedding dress and the bridesmaid dresses (which the consultant made sure would work with my dress + differing body types), Nikki, my consultant, continued an email correspondence with me helping with a special order veil, selecting shoes &amp; accessories. This woman has singlehandedly been my wedding hero since the start of this whole "engagement thing." The amount of time she put in with us in the store and beyond has surpassed my expectations and I'm so touched by her kindness / effort. We had such a great time with Nikki and are grateful for everything she's done. We're an odd ball and slightly unorganized group but she handled us with such poise &amp; finesse. As my mom said, "Nikki's really good at her job." I absolutely loved our experience and recommend Brides of California to anyone looking for great dresses, a thoughtfully curated (and clean) store, and a truly special moment.
Rating: 5
X M.
3 years ago
I had a really nice experience at Brides of California! My wedding was in May and I came to the store in late Feb. I was specifically looking for a wedding gown from one of the designers. Bri helped me to try on all the samples they have for this designer, but unfortunately they didn't have the exact wedding gown I was looking for. She helped me to locate the nearest Nordstrom store that carries the sample and provided me all the contacts, directions, etc. So I tried it on Nordstrom and came back to BOC to place the order. I paid for a 2 month expedite order, and then they upgraded it to a 5 week expedite order after they found out there might be a delay from the designer's side. Two weeks later when I was surfing on the Internet I found that the Gown I ordered was marked down for 50% on the designer's website. I then called BOC and asked if I could get a price match since I had not received the gown yet. The ladies did their best to negotiate with the designer and got me the refund check (yay!). They were very responsive in answering my calls and replying emails (even on Wednesday when the store is closed). I received tons of compliments on my wedding the the gown. And thanks to the efforts from the team of BOC!
Rating: 5
Lidia P.
3 years ago
This is a long over due review but better late than never! Cheri was amazing! She helped me from beginning to end and helped me stay within my budget. She pulled all kind of dresses that interested me but none were doing it. She decided to go rogue and pulled a dress that i was not quite sure. Once i placed it on it was love at first sight! Leave it to the experts to know your body and know what looks good on you! Cheri you were amazing and thank you for all your help!
Rating: 4
A C.
3 years ago
This was my first stop in dress shopping and it was great! I made an appointment and one of their consultants was free to help me out. We sat down and she explained how our appointment would flow and then asked what I was looking for in a dress and also in my wedding day in general. From there, she let my mom and me roam the store and select dresses that we liked. She also turned out a few dresses that she though fit my vision. After we selected 8 or so dresses, we started trying them on. Dressing areas are private - meaning only my mom and the consultant would see me in the gown, not the entire store. The consultant, of course, helps you in/out of each dress and clips you in (and provides heels, veil, belts, etc). I had a great experience and was really able to learn what style of dress I wanted. I did not end up buying my dress here because my budget was less than $1000 and they simply did not have enough dresses in this range. When I bumped my budget to $1300 I saw a lot more possibilities, but in the end I still wanted to save more.
Rating: 5
Regina M.
4 years ago
I found my maids dresses here, Gen was very helpful and professional helping me and my maids when we went dress shopping. They had the Lela Rose dress I was looking for, the shade I like didn't look great in person, but Gen was able to bring out other shades in the pink family and to my surprise I was able to find the perfect shade! This place is super cute and fun. My maids loved their dresses and they looked amazing at my wedding!
Rating: 5
Andre N.
4 years ago
Like many of my fellow grooms out there, I've been dragged from one wedding shop and/or vendor to another and with all the little decisions and details (and they're soooo many) it was getting tiring... even for my fiancee!  Brides of California, however, was the BEST experience throughout my whole wedding shopping/planning experience thus far!   Jen was amazing and extremely helpful in giving me tips and advice as a newly engaged groom and gave me all the info I needed so my fiancee could come on her own time (with her ladies) on try on dresses.  I definitely recommend this place to all my friends!  Thanks again Jen for all the help!   =D
Rating: 5
Haley R.
4 years ago
I had my first wedding dress shopping experience yesterday at Brides of CA and Nikki was my consultant. Nikki is the best! She is friendly, very knowledgeable, helpful, and just made my shopping experience so positive and fun. Nikki helped me pick out gorgeous gowns that were in my budget, and I will definitely be back to purchase my dress here just because of her help. I also loved the collection of dresses in the boutique, and the dressing room area was lovely.
Rating: 5
Valeria S.
4 years ago
I LOVED my dress shopping experience here. Everyone was so friendly especially my consultant Gen. In fact she was so friendly I felt 100% comfortable with her helping me in and out of dresses, it felt more like she was a friend than an employee at a store I was shopping at. I also liked that the store looked and felt like a boutique but the prices for the dresses were very reasonable! Even the designer dresses were maybe like $2,000 which surprised me since I'm sure dresses can cost A LOT more than that. I felt totally taken care of, they gave me a card with prices and names of my top 3 dresses which was also very helpful. I HIGHLY recommend visiting this store if you're looking for a wedding dress! They had bridesmaid dresses too but we didn't have time for that this visit. Maybe next time! :)
Rating: 5
Rochelle B.
4 years ago
This was the third stop in my wedding gown search and by far the best!  The salon itself is smaller than other shops but that's what I liked most.  The decor was really cute and so were the dressing areas, which were more comfortable and private than other salons.  My consultant was Nikki and I have to say she was nothing less then AMAZING!  Not only did she listen to me (and my annoying mother), I never once felt pressured to buy anything.  The gowns she picked were all in my price range and some were even less!  Oh, and did I mentioned that I loved every single dress.  It kept getting better and better.  Best part of all is I fell in love with one of the gowns she picked and will be purchasing it soon! So glad I chose Brides of California!
Rating: 5
Andria B.
4 years ago
I'm getting married in Chicago and bought a dress a few months back. However I stopped into brides of California to pick up a bridesmaid dress for a friends wedding and just loved their selection, I knew I had to have a second look for myself! The dresses are stunning and the prices are extremely reasonable ($800-$1800 for the ones I tried on). Not only that, but Bri who was helping me knew I had already found a wedding dress - but I could not believe how thorough, patient and extremely helpful she was. I'm truly impressed with the cleanliness, selection and customer service here! Definitely recommended!
Rating: 5
Tina C.
4 years ago
I went to Brides of California with a friend who is shopping for a wedding dress. Our consultant was patient, helpful, welcoming, friendly, and willing to let my friend try on any dress she wanted. My friend tried on probably....ten dresses? and found some favorites. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is shopping for a wedding dress.
Rating: 5
Emily S.
4 years ago
Brides of California was the first boutique store I went to!  I went to places like David's Bridal previously and found nothing I liked.  When I came to BoC, Nikki was so awesome and helpful!  I was able to try on a bunch of dresses and focus down on the style that I liked.  Nikki was a perfect help, honest about whether or not it looked good, and really sweet and kind at the same time!  She was also really good with suggestions about how to wear a dress (accessories, headpieces), and what kind of dresses might work best with which type of venue.  Mine was outdoorsy, so I settled on the beautiful Allure 9205 in light gold.  I loved it so much!  Unfortunately they ended up not having it stock or able to get in in enough time for my wedding date, so I had to find the same dress elsewhere; this wasn't their fault, just a result of me looking for a dress on a shorter timeline.  Otherwise I definitely would have bought it from them!  When I found out it would only come to BoC within 2 weeks of my wedding date, I really appreciated their honesty that it would be cutting it close (rather than just telling me it would be okay but end up being really stressful towards the wedding).  But I wouldn't have settled on that lovely dress without Nikki's and BoC's help.  Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! :) - Emily
Rating: 2
Jennifer A.
4 years ago
I went here yesterday to look for a wedding gown.  Gen was my sales girl and she was very friendly. They had a broad selection, too, but I didn't find anything I was in love with. I came here based on a few recommendations. The reason why I give this place 2 star is because although Gen was cheerful and attentive, she did hurt me. She zipped up a dress on me and it caught my skin giving me a little laceration on my side. This was the first dress (or second) I tried on, too. Although she apologized and I understand this happens, her nails kept scratching me throughout the entire appointment. I looked at my body today and I have a few scratches on my calves, arms and sides. I did tell her at one point to be careful about that, but it kept happening and I was becoming very frustrated. So, that was my experience and why I qualify it as "Meh. I've experienced better." I can't speak about the bridesmaid dresses, but they seem to have a good selection and a nice color palette.
Rating: 5
Kacie N.
4 years ago
My friend found her dress here! This little place is a gem with the best service. Gen made us feel so welcomed and comfortable.
Rating: 4
Sara A.
4 years ago
Great service in a very laid back atmosphere; I didn't feel pushed to buy anything and the sales people were really helpful and kind.  Ended up buying my dress elsewhere but it was a great experience and I found two dresses I really liked.
Rating: 2
Michelle L.
4 years ago
I really wanted to give this place 5 stars.  Everything was handled perfectly up until it came time to pick up the bridesmaid dresses. I initially came into this store in October 2014 searching for a particular dress color for my fellow bridesmaids. This was the 3rd store that I had visited that day. The color we were looking for is rare and Claire was very helpful and patient with me looking at colors and dresses, especially since I didn't have an appointment.  She helped me put dresses up so I could take pictures to share with the other bridesmaids. After I mentioned we would be purchasing 6 dresses, she offered a quantity discount.  She mentioned an appointment is encouraged for the next visit in case we wanted to try on dresses. November 9, 2014 - I returned to the store with 4 other bridesmaids. We didn't have an appointment because we were just going in to look at the dresses and the colors.  As we were looking at the dresses, an associate asked if we wanted to try any on.  We were surprised since we didn't have an appointment, but they let us anyways.  This helped us to determine our sizes and place the order for the dress.  The staff was very helpful and friendly during this visit as well.  They said lead time for the order would be 3 months and we were told that we would be notified once the dresses were available for pickup. March 4, 2015 - I'm thinking, "hmm it's been almost 4 months, I wonder if the dresses are here yet." No one from Brides of California had contacted me at this point yet, so I call the store and associate says, "Oh yes, the dresses have been here." and apologizes profusely that they didn't call us.  I was leaving for Hawaii and then NC for business shortly after so I didn't have time to pick it up since I had to prepare for my trips. March 25, 2015 - I get a call from Brides of California saying that I need to pick up my dress soon or else they would charge me for holding my dress for an extended period of time.  HOLD UP!!!  I told the gal on the phone that they didn't even call me when the dresses were available for pickup. She replies with, "Well we emailed the bride when the dresses were delivered."  And I'm thinking, "Well maybe you should have followed up with a call to each of the bridesmaids too since we're paying for each of our own dresses??? and now you wanna charge me for an extended time when we didn't even know the dresses were delivered to begin with???"  I told her that I was on the east coast for business and that I wouldn't get to the store until 4 days later.  She said she understood and that she wouldn't charge me for the holding fee. I would have made time to come to the store to pick up my dress before my trips if I had known they were going to impose a fee.  That should have been communicated upfront.  The store should have also followed up with a phone call each dress owner instead of just an email to the bride.  My experiences in the store were 5 stars in 2014.  However I am disappointed on the communication piece. So there's your tip.  Keep track of when you placed your order and follow-up with the store once the estimated delivery time is up.  If you're a bridesmaid, they might just email the bride, which doesn't make sense since the bride isn't even buying a bridesmaid dress!
Rating: 5
Sara H.
4 years ago
I came here on my first day of dress shopping and was more than impressed with the help that I received from Gen. She was very flexible, let me try on many styles and helped me narrow down the dress style that I liked the best. I did not end up purchasing a dress, but I had such a great experience with her. If you can, schedule an appointment with Gen. You won't be disappointed!
Rating: 5
Mckenzie M.
4 years ago
What a great experience! This was the first bridal shop we Had an appointment at and it was the best experience of them all by far! Nikki was my consultant and she was Sooooo sweet! She was extremely respectful, helpful, informative, and fun to work with! I haven't bought my dress yet, but this place does the whole appointment thing right! I really like the fact that this shop offers options for budget friendly brides as well as those willing to spend a little more. They had something for everyone!  Again, Nikki made our experience a great one! Definitely come here!
Rating: 3
Mary R.
4 years ago
Do not recommend this store for any dress needed in less than 6 months. We found this store on Yelp. We arrived and had immediate good service in finding a dress.  It was easy as we chose the second of 3 dresses selected. We ordered it and paid the deposit.   Big problem. The dress came in late and the dress was not checked before we arrived to pick it up.  It was the wrong dress. The store ordered the short version of the dress. Correct size but wrong dress.. The day before the event! The store clerk owned up to her mistake after we questioned her. Biggest problem, the manager who was in the store, never came out to discuss the situation with us. This was despite questions we had for the manager regarding possible solutions and alterations to existing sample dresses. Furthermore, after taking a sample dress in a different style and size, no one called us to follow up regarding alterations or resolutions the next day. We called back to let them know that we were going to use a sample dress. Finally, the store gave us the phone number of the alteration seamstress. When we called the seamstress, she did not understand what we were saying or anything about the dress. We ended up finding a wonderful independent seamstress who was able to fix a sample dress by sewing all night and charging us very little. ***Amendment; the shop has since apologized and paid for the alterations for the dress. The event turned out fine albeit stressful with the new rebuilt dress.
Rating: 5
Mausterrr C.
4 years ago
I tried Davids Bridal San Jose (so hectic), Davids Bridal Milpitas (good if you go a weekday) and Brides of California.  Everything was professional, and I had a great experience.  All the workers were super friendly especially my consultant, Gen! I told her my budget, and she stuck to it.  I did some research online on dresses Brides of California offered and I wrote down the dress #'s I liked.  She found the ones I was looking for and found ones similar to what i liked but within my budget.  She really knows what she is doing.  She got what sense of style I was going for, and got dresses that compliment my body.  I never felt rushed, and she really took into consideration what I was looking for in a dress, and ways I can add straps or alter the dress into my liking. I ended up saying yes to the dress, and staying within my budget.  Oh and maybe I was just lucky but I got my dress within 2 weeks.  This was a great experience, great place, great service!
Rating: 5
philip t.
4 years ago
For my first visit: I came here on a Saturday morning. It was easy to schedule an appoinment. EVen fromt hat call I knew they had good costumer service. They asked many questions regarding what I want and when I arrived, Bri had all that infor in her head. That impressed me as most places start from zero when you arrive, but this place was already aware of what I wanted and were already thinking how to hep me. They gave us a very spacious and nice room to try on dresses, very private. I LOVED THAT! We had to bring my little nephew (1 yr old) along, and Bri went as fasr as providing some little noisy items she found around the store to keep him busy. It was such a great experience, Bri was so polite and helpful and she was really trying for me to have a great experience, Bri let my sister help me put on the dresses and although Bri ended up having to fix everything after each dress, she was not bothered or annoyed by it. She simply went along and smiled. She even showed off her Spanish for my mom and in-laws. It was so awesome, I think every bride should come to this store and try on all the beutiful dresses. (sizes are not as huge as in other stores, I was able to try on dresses and really see myself in them, as opposed to swimming inside them like I have at most stores. My second visit was today. I went in to try again my favorite dress, ended up buying it already!
Rating: 5
Missy B.
4 years ago
This was the first place I ever went to try on dresses because it was so close and because it carried a designer that I liked from online. I had such a great experience!  Nikki was my consultant, and she was absolutely fabulous. I brought most of the women in my family, and we can be a little loud and intense-- she was professional, she was laughing along with us, and she was so helpful and thoughtful. We ended up being late, but I thought Nikki handled it very well-- I didn't feel rushed, she showed us to a dressing room where we could try on our last few dresses, gave me her email to set up a follow-up, and she didn't keep her next appointment waiting. I thought that was extremely well done. We had a great time. Thank you!
Rating: 5
Ineed A.
4 years ago
I bought my wedding dress from here.  Any time I came, the staff was very friendly and attentive even without appointments.  Favorite girl working there is Jen! Super nice and patient.  My dress arrived earlier than they estimated.
Rating: 5
Cal C.
4 years ago
I came here last Friday, and this one was my best experience dress shopping by far!  When I arrived, my consultant Gen was still helping another client, but all the other girls in the store were so nice and accommodating.  Each time someone came up to me, I thought she was going to be my consultant!  Really really good service. Also great selection of dresses. The store isn't too big, but I like how all the dresses are organized by style. The price range is also very affordable, and that is important to me. Gen is the best consultant I've had so far! She's great at pulling out different dresses for me to try, she already knows what I will / will not like, she's great at sticking within my budget, even for going below my budget!! =) She's also very design-y and DIY-kind-of-girl, so she even helped me brainstorm some ideas for my wedding, completely not dress-related at all! I highly recommend all girls to come to Brides of CA to check out their dresses and superb service!!!!!
Rating: 5
Barbara M.
4 years ago
I managed to get an appointment at Brides of California last weekend after a cancellation.  It was the first bridal salon I had ever been to and I had no idea what to expect.  Claire was my consultant and she was amazing.  I was so nervous because this was my first experience of trying on wedding dresses, but Claire was so friendly and engaging and was genuinely excited for me.  She totally put me at ease.   I tried on about 10 dresses and she wrote down my favorite ones on a card with little notes so that I could remember why I liked the dress.  She even squeezed in some dress trying on for my bridesmaids.  I fell in love with one of the dresses, but I wasn't ready to commit to it.  My entourage (of 8) then headed to David's Bridal and spent nearly 3 hours trying on more dresses, but nothing compared to the one that I fell for earlier.  Before leaving town, I had to try on that dress again and when we showed up on Sunday, Claire's face lit up.  She said that she was almost done with her appointment and to not go anywhere because she wanted to help me.  She remembered exactly which dress I was talking about, she pulled it and I said yes right after she put it on me.  She then spent an hour with us between her appointments, I can only assume that she was supposed to be on lunch, because she never rushed or made us feel like she had somewhere else to be.  She then helped my bridesmaids pick their dresses and ordered them.  I ended up buying the floor sample at a an unexpected discount and I walked away with exactly what I wanted and great experience.  I can't wait until the bridesmaids dress come in so I can visit Claire again.
Rating: 1
Amy C.
4 years ago
The most unorganized bridal store I have ever been to! The red flag should have been when I was making an appointment. I left 4 messages and never received a call back. I finally called a fifth time and got the owner. She booked me an appointment. I stressed to her that I would be traveling 2 and 1/2 hours to go to this store and was interested in the Justin Alexander gowns. On the day of my appointment, I enter the CROWDED small store, not to be greeted. I stand for 15 minutes and not one person even says hello. I then decide to look through the dresses on my own, only to notice there are NO Justin Alexander dresses! I pull aside  an employee who tells me all the gowns are at a fashion show! She then tells me all the "GOOD DRESSES" are at the fashion show and wont be back into the store until 4PM. I couldn't believe I drove all that way for NOTHING. I was then told by the employee that she would call me once the gowns were returned back from the fashion. NO CALL. The store was so rude. They didn't care about my time being wasted. I was so upset I wanted to cry. I couldn't believe how ride the store was and how they just didn't care. I immediately went on my phone to look for other stores in the area. I found one called Bolee Bridal. Walked into to that store and was honestly treated like a queen. They offered me tea and water.  They were so organized. They even emailed be later that night all the information on the Gowns I tried on. Trust me... I would NEVER go to BRIDES OF CALIFORNIA EVER AGAIN! WORST EXPERIENCE. WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE. TOTALLY UNORGANIZED. A MESS!
Rating: 5
Jessica S.
4 years ago
This is an update to my previous review--I went back to Brides of CA this weekend to meet with Julie for the second time. After a not so great bridal appointment somewhere else, I knew Julie would be able to help me sort out my confusion on which dress I needed for my big day. Just like the first time I walked in the salon, I was treated with warmth and respect (even though there were many other people in the salon at that time). Julie listened to what I liked and didn't like in some of the dresses I tried. She brought me dresses she thought I would like and kept them all within my budget. She helped me in and out of all the dresses and more importantly, made me feel like a real bride. I found my dress with Julie's help and bought it that day. I am very grateful for Julie's help, patience and kindness towards me throughout the process. I recommend Brides of CA to everyone.
Rating: 5
Sarah C.
4 years ago
This was my second stop on my first trip dress shopping. It was amazing. Claire helped out my party and I cannot thank her enough. I brought 7 people with me and they made us feel so comfortable. It is not only a beautiful salon, but I got to try on dress after dress in a private little room with my friends and family. The selection was beautiful and with a little help from Claire I found the dress of my dreams. I cannot thank her enough. If you are going dress shopping I would definitely recommend Brides of California for a fun time with your girlfriends, a little bubbly, and that moment when you find the dress meant for you.
Rating: 3
Sarah Y.
4 years ago
I wasn't crazy about this place. Most of their dresses were big ballgowns or otherwise more traditional, big, poofy dresses. I was looking for something more simple/ sophisticated/ straight, and there was very limited selection.
Rating: 5
Thao L.
4 years ago
This was my first stop for my wedding dress search and it was a great experience. It's best to call and make an appointment before you come in. Brides of California is located in a plaza with Fresh &amp; Easy and Specialty's Cafe &amp; Bakery. My consultant was Gen and she was very patient, friendly, and very helpful. When I arrived, Gen asked me what my budget was and helped pick out dresses that were in budget. She selected some simple dresses and dressed them up with gorgeous belts. The belts that they have are beautiful and not too expensive compared to other places. I tried over 7+ dresses so I could figure out what style I liked. In the end, I had a few that I liked so Gen wrote down the designer style #, color, price, and notes about the dresses which most places usually don't do. I'll probably come back here when I look for dresses for my bridesmaids.
Rating: 5
Lindsay S.
4 years ago
I highly recommend Brides of California, especially Bri!  Not only do they have a fantastic selection, but their consultants work magic. This was my ninth (!!) dress appointment so I had given up on finding my ideal dress but Bri was patient and understanding. She put me in a strapless dress with a bolero that looked perfect together and lo and behold I had my dream dress. Definitely check out Brides of California if you can't find what you're looking for at other stores!
Rating: 5
Yun C.
4 years ago
I had a wonderful experience at this bridal house. I went here through a recommendation from Ellen L, she bought her dress here. It was my 2nd visit to a Bridal store, I had previously tried on 4 dresses in different silhouette but didn't know quite sure what I was looking for.. All I knew was that I loved lace dresses as they looked gorgeous! The salon was certainly nice..it was not as big as David's but certainly it was a lot neater and they had nicer looking dresses. The bridal consultant was Julie, she was a pretty young girl and she certainly knew what she was doing. She asked me and my friend to browsed through the dresses on the rack and showed her what we liked...She pulled a few dresses based on our selections and she pulled a few more on her own. I tried a total of 7 dresses within 1.5+ hours and I certainly learned a lot about what looked good on me.. well, actually all the dresses looked pretty good on me which made me felt that it was a very effective appointment (unlike my 1st appointment at a different salon). Julie certainly knew what would look good on me and what I would like! I have to say I was very impressed! I have not made a decision on whether I knew which dress is the one...but I would certainly go back to Brides of California to check on more dresses.
Rating: 4
Em L.
4 years ago
I bought my wedding dress here and I had a pretty good experience. They have a nice selection of dresses in a good range of prices (my budget was $1000 and they had plenty of dresses to show me!). They're not pushy at all--at times it even seems like they don't really care if they make the sale or not. Some consultants are more knowledgeable/friendlier than others, so your experience may depend on your consultant. I enjoyed working with mine, but she wasn't available when I came back to pick up the dress--the consultant who worked with me was pretty disinterested. Don't expect salon level service--they won't steam the dress for you before the wedding, bring champagne and cookies during your appt, but if you're not looking for that, it should be fine!
Rating: 5
Katie J.
4 years ago
Catherine and her team went above and beyond to help me find the perfect dress for my upcoming wedding. They truly listened to what I wanted and did not push or rush me to make a decision. I tried on numerous dresses until I found the perfect one. I highly recommend this store for not only their beautiful dresses, but also there amazing customer service. Thank you again Brides of California and Catherine for making this process easy and fun for me! Would highly recommend this store to any bride or bridesmaid.
Rating: 5
Vickie Y.
4 years ago
I love Brides of California! I bought my dress last year but just had my wedding in September, and wanted to wait until after my wedding to write a review. Cheri was my consultant and my mom and I really liked her!  She is so patient, kind, and a really good listener.  There was a dress that I was looking for by a deisgner the shop no longer carried, but somehow, Cheri was able to get me the dress for a great price, AND gave me $200 in veil credit. And everytime we went into the shop, to pick up the dress, pick out a veil, etc Cheri and her staff were really nice and helpful.  They were always really nice to  my mom, too, which I appreciated. I would recommend any bride looking for a dress to come here and check it out!  It's a really calming, peaceful store, which really helped me.  I had shopped at a few other big stores that were overly busy and overwhelming, and where I felt a bit pressured to make a decision.  But not here!   I will always look back at my wedding dress and the shop i bought it in with very fond memories.
Rating: 5
Em M.
4 years ago
The most wonderful people work here! As someone who had never done anything like buying a fancy dress before, I highly recommend Brides of California in Sunnyvale. Why? The store: 1. You/friends/family can look at the dresses yourselves and choose the ones you would like to try. 2. Store is clean with dresses well kept, and a good variety of styles and prices. 3. Dressing rooms are well designed for space and privacy. The people: 1. In general --everyone there is open to you doing what you need. They can tell you stories of people who come with their partners or with entourages, people who need to go outside to see their dresses in natural light, people who FaceTime their whole visit, people who are more last-minute than you.... They are open to all these needs, and they basically just normalize the process when you're wondering if you're doing it wrong, worried you have a weird request, etc. --if you set a price range, they don't bring you dresses significantly out of that --every time I was told about what dresses were available and when and for how much money, it was true information; the price and dates were absolutely competitive with those at other places. 2. Gen is a sweetheart and a gem. She dresses models in her "other life" and is the best at "clipping" (so you can tell how larger dresses will fit when fitted to you) of anyone I've come across. She is extremely tactful but also able to give a genuine opinion when asked. She is very patient and I felt at home with her quickly. She also helped me choose a real (nice!) variety of dresses to try (given that I did not know where to start), including ones she thought would push my "comfort zone" a little ... and I ended up liking one of those best! She is extremely good at what she does and good hearted, and I would not have found my wedding dress OR learned to enjoy the process right from the get-go without her. 3. Bri (store manager) goes above and beyond in problem solving and customer service. She went far beyond professional courtesy and made it a personal mission to be my advocate in finding a dress at a late date. 4. Mariah (sp?) is absolutely dear, and so sincere and helpful. It was like having another friend in the dressing room, who also knew her stuff : ) I cannot thank these folks enough. They gave a kind of high-class, personalized service I would expect to get if I were ill from a care team at a specialty medical center, not from a wedding dress business just to help me have a special day; I was so surprised and grateful. They truly go above and beyond, and they make me think how great the world could be if everyone did his/her job with that much care.
Rating: 5
Maria C.
4 years ago
I was so happy that I made my last Wedding dress shopping experience at Brides of California. I liked how my appointment was confirmed and while on the phone, they gaged my dress preference style and even asked if I had a pinterest board. The setting inside was so nice and relaxed, not busy or noisy. It was a very intimate experience that I got to share with my mom and my sister.  I thought I had found my dress at Trudy's, but I wanted to check out one last shop before I committed. I'm so glad I did. Cheri Amor was very pleasant to work with. Very helpful and cheery. I ended up trying on all Allure gowns and fell in love with one of them. They say when you know you know and I immediately knew after putting that dress on that it was the one. Overall great experience and I felt like they weren't just trying to sell me my dress and get me out of there like Trudy's or even worse David's Bridal. The other girls working were  also very cheery and pleasant. Thank you Brides of California and Cheri! Xo~
Rating: 5
Courtney K.
4 years ago
I scheduled an appointment for a Saturday and they were able to get me in no problem. My consultant was Claire and she was very sweet and helped me no problem. I ended up getting my bridal gown and 2 bridesmaids dresses that day! The store is very nice, the gowns are not in plastic bags so it makes it easier to look around which I preferred. I would recommend people to Brides of California for wedding gowns AND bridesmaid dresses. The customer service was great. They were very accommodating. Courtney
Rating: 1
Courtney L.
4 years ago
So my review hasn't changed, but they did right me back to say that every appointment I made I missed. Actually I never missed an appointment. If I couldn't make the appointment I would call that day to reschedule. Then they said that they didn't have my number till Sept. 25 and that's why they kept calling the bride. Actually they had my number the first day I went in to get the dress fitted. (Mind you that was a couple of months before the 25th) So they had my number the whole time. They probably miss placed that to. At least the lady that helped me get my dress fitted had great customer service.
Rating: 5
Emmy C.
4 years ago
I love every aspect of my experience at this store! It was incredible! Starting from the initial trying on dresses to final delivery of the dress, I received more-than-expected service and quality. I went to other bridal stores in the area and those dresses were poorly presented. Some bridal specialists didn't clamp and yank on the dresses well enough to show the fitted look. During my fitting session at Brides of California, the team (Catherine &amp; Mariah) helped me to fit into the dress and clipped all the excessive fabrics. They were so detail-oriented! I was able to see perfectly how I looked in the dress. Trying on dresses here makes you feel perfect and beautiful! I ended up getting my dream dress at an unexpectedly reasonable price tag! Communication was clear and smooth throughout the whole process. I definitely recommend Brides of California for the peace of mind that your dress will be perfect, flawless, spectacular, and exactly what you wanted!
Rating: 5
Michelle T.
4 years ago
5 stars for customer service and dress selection! I came in with my cousin (the bride) and the other bridesmaids on a Saturday. We had a 4:30 appt. but arrived at 4. They were so accommodating right when we got there! They didn't mind that we were early &amp; brought us over to our reserved area immediately. The other bridesmaids &amp; I were not easy customers! We probably pulled 70 different dresses from the show room but the workers didn't seem to mind &amp; were willing to help us, even 2 hours later! They were so fun &amp; helpful. Also, if all the bridesmaids in your party buy the dress there you get 20% off each dress &amp; you don't need to pay upfront. You can set up a payment plan that doesn't accrue any frees or interest. They made dress shopping a fun experience! I'll be back for future occasions!
Rating: 5
Kayla Lane
4 years ago
Everyone there was very friendly. They also are very informed about the dresses they have.
Rating: 5
Katherine L.
4 years ago
Brides of California was wonderful! Bright, organized, cozy, and nicely decorated! I love how their fitting rooms are separated and it definitely gave us more privacy which I prefer. My consultant Catherine was phenomenal! She suggested some dresses along with the styles I chose to try. We went into the fitting room together and she helped me to fit into the gowns (some can be difficult to put on by yourself). She was so patient and kind when she helped me with fittings. When we picked out my top 3 favorites, Catherine helped me to evaluate each style, and she also encouraged me to try them again to reassure the styles and fitting. This was NOT offered at all other stores I went to. I absolutely love the idea because after I tried on so many gowns, it was nice to revisit my favorites and reassure what fit me the best. Catherine was patient, attentive and courteous. I couldn't ask for more. I would recommend this shop to all brides-to-be! Make sure Brides of California is on your wedding dress shopping list!
Rating: 4
Kat B.
4 years ago
I came here two months ago to try on dresses. The shop is quaint with a good selection of dresses in various price ranges. The lady wasn't ready for me and I gowns I emailed about where not in the store. She did pull out some that were similar but they were all sheaths and mermaid dresses. I specified A because I'm curvy and no matter how much she tried to squeeze me into them it was just not going to work. She sensed my frustration and went to look for other dresses. Finally she found an A line that I fell in love with. I told her I would come back to order. she wrote all the information down. She was not pushy which was nice but she could have been more lively. She seemed on the younger side so maybe that was a factor. Month later i scheduled a second appt. She pulled out the two dresses I was deciding between. I selected one and she got on the phone immediately and was able to give me an estimated date of arrival. No questions were asked about accessories or shoes which was odd but I forgot to ask until I left the shop. Went to pick up my dress last weekend. I tried it on and it was a good fit. she recommended a seamstress and off I went. Overall a positive experience. I highly recommend some customer service training/sales skills, and work on being better prepared for appointments. :)
Rating: 5
Angela A.
4 years ago
I had a great experience at Brides of California and would definitely recommend this shop!  Catherine and Claire were both super helpful and very responsive. My friends and I had a blast trying on dresses and I returned to order my dress from here as well. They were even able to contact the designer I was interested in and order a style that they didn't have in store. I had a great time here and can't wait to return for my fitting.
Rating: 5
Claudia G.
4 years ago
My experience with Brides of California was positive &amp; a breath of fresh air! I called ahead to ask if they had sashes &amp; was informed they had just received a new shipment. I arrived 15 minutes before closing and was assisted immediately. I was taken to the back &amp; they even had me put on my dress to try on sashes with it. Catherine was so sweet, patient and caring. She did not make me feel rushed, even though now we were there at least 30 minutes after closing time. She made my shopping experience so pleasant &amp; positive! And the best part was that I found a gorgeous sash to go with my vintage dress! Thanks so much Catherine for your help!!!
Rating: 5
B. W.
4 years ago
We visited the store on a Saturday and it was busy but well organized. As soon as we walked into the store, a lady checked us in and guided us to a big viewing room that has comfortable sofa and chairs. The consultant was very patient and professional even though we tried on so many different styles and asked a zillion questions. She also helped to rank our favorites and showed us all color swatches. We were able finalize the style that match the wedding venue and the chosen bridal gown before we left the store. Though we could get our dresses somewhere else for probably cheaper prices, we decided to order from here because of professionalism and hospitality we received. We had a wonderful time here. Highly recommend to check this place out!
Rating: 5
Jessica Wong
4 years ago
I purchased my wedding gown from California Brides, and couldn't be happier with the experience! I visited Bo Lee Bridal and Trudy's in the Bay Area in addition to five bridal boutiques in Orange County. While this place is smaller than other bridal boutiques, it has a great selection of dresses for moderate prices. Other places like Bo Lee had cheaper dresses but the dresses there also looked cheaper. The dresses here, on the other hand, look very elegant and are reasonably priced. It seems like they are very selective with the dresses they carry so each one is bound to be beautiful (as opposed to other places that have huge selections but you end up not like 3/4 of it). Catherine was my sales consultant, and she was very warm and polite. She picked out a dress that I didn't think I would like but I ended up falling in love with it and saying yes to that dress! She really had a good eye for design and she didn't pressure me at all to buy anything. She was also willing to work with my budget when I decided to purchase the dress from her. I would definitely recommend this place to all future brides. Your dream dress could be waiting for you here!!
Rating: 5
Jessica W.
4 years ago
I purchased my wedding gown from California Brides, and couldn't be happier with the experience! I visited Bo Lee Bridal and Trudy's in the Bay Area in addition to five bridal boutiques in Orange County. While this place is smaller than other bridal boutiques, it has a great selection of dresses for moderate prices. Other places like Bo Lee had cheaper dresses but the dresses there also looked cheaper. The dresses here, on the other hand, look very elegant and are reasonably priced. It seems like they are very selective with the dresses they carry so each one is bound to be beautiful (as opposed to other places that have huge selections but you end up not like 3/4 of it). Catherine was my sales consultant, and she was very warm and polite. She picked out a dress that I didn't think I would like but I ended up falling in love with it and saying yes to that dress! She really had a good eye for design and she didn't pressure me at all to buy anything. She was also willing to work with my budget when I decided to purchase the dress from her. I would definitely recommend this place to all future brides. Your dream dress could be waiting for you here!!
Rating: 5
Eleanor A.
4 years ago
I came here with my friend and her sister who is getting married.  The other 2 bridesmaids came as well.  I came with them because i'm helping the bride with her wedding planning.   The store is beautiful.  The dresses are all so exquisite and you can tell each dress has been carefully chosen to be displayed and sold in-store.  Our consultant was Cheri and she was just an absolute joy to work with.  She was very helpful and she catered to all of our needs.  She even gave us brownies! YUM!  She listened to what the bride wanted and she showed her some really great dresses.  She was an expert at clipping the bride in the dress because our bride was very particular with how she wanted the dress to fit (super tight, like omg-I-can't-breathe-but-that's-ok-cause-i'll-look-great tight).  Cheri was also very good at keeping up with our party.  We were a talkative bunch and we threw out so many suggestions.  She let us browse the racks for dresses for our bride too.  Some salons don't really like to have the party roam around like that.  We also had a Christmas gala coming up in a few weeks and we mentioned it to Cheri.  She found some dresses for us too, all while assisting the bride in her dresses! Our shopping experience was a great success.  Our lovely bride ended up buying a dress from here!
Rating: 5
Jen R.
4 years ago
I wish I had come to Brides of California before I wasted my time at other stores (Nordstrom, Macy's, Trudy's, Bay Area Bridal). All I wanted was a short wedding dress but I wasn't able to find "the one" anywhere else. Geneive (Gen) at BOC helped me try on a few dresses and after discussing my preferences with her manager, they recommended a long dress that I love and I'm going to have shortened. I had a great experience here and if I had to do it over again I would have started my search at BOC.
Rating: 5
S. T.
4 years ago
Out of MANY shops, this has been my favorite place! I had Genieve &amp; she was so helpful/patient with my mom &amp; I. I loved that she has worked in fashion before. Since I am also in design &amp; very picky, I truly appreciated her insightful suggestions &amp; genuine feedback. She picked out dresses for me I wouldn't have initially picked myself, &amp; ended up loving her choices &amp; am close to buying one of them! There is also a dress I tried on in another shop that is the next contender but because B of C is offering me no tax on my dress since it's just over my budget (&amp; I don't feel pressured to buy unlike the other shop), I'm definitely going to order the dress from here- now I just have to decide between the two! I have an appointment tomorrow and will update with my buying &amp; order process!
Rating: 2
Vivian L.
4 years ago
It was a pretty disappointing experience shopping here. I was here about 6-7 months ago to shop for my wedding gown. The sales people don't really seem to care that much. My first visit was OK. My appointment was late by 30 minutes, but the lady who was helping me, Sophie, said it was because the previous appts went late. That happens. Sophie seemed nice and friendly. Since I wanted to look at more boutiques before deciding, i was told before I left that there will be a trunk show for the designer Justin Alexander soon and that i should come back and check out their discounts! Sophie gave me some gown model numbers to look up online, so that before i came in, they could pull out the gowns for me in advance to save time.  Initially i thought she was quite organized. I chose a few gowns for the trunk show, emailed Sophie, made an appointment to come in. When i came into the store for my second appointment, NO ONE was there. At the front, or around the back changing room areas. I dawdled around for 20 minutes...still no one came out to greet me. I seriously could have stolen gowns or accessories and shoes and no one would know. I went out to Peets for another 10 minutes to get something to drink and come back. Still no one in the store.  Finally a couple minutes later, someone walked up front to see who is there.  A tall lady came and asked how she could help. I said i came by earlier and no one was there and i made an appointment with Sophie for the Justin Alexander trunk show. She just nonchalantly said they were here but at the back; didn't even apologize!  If your store is open and all the staff is at the back, that does not count as being present and having customer service!  What were you guys doing...chatting and taking naps? I  was literally there for 20 minutes before going for a 10-min Peet's run! A total of 30 minutes! Also,...i made an appointment!! ...did no one check the calendar?  I already felt like my time was wasted, but hope the gown experience would compensate for the wait. So the tall lady grabbed Sophie. Sophie came out and said oh yeah, i'm here for the trunk show (duh! we communicated via email and i made an appt!)  She had no clue which gowns I chose, so she had to open the computer and check for my email. Then she copied down the gown numbers and started checking for the gowns. I have not been to a trunk show before, but i would imagine that you would have all the trunk show sales items pulled out before hand, esp since i made an appointment and i told her my gown selections ahead of time. That wasn't even the worst. The worst was: Sophie was not able to find ANY of the gowns for the trunk show. Apparently, those gowns never arrived or arrived late; frankly she had no clue, and she never made the effort to check BEFORE my appointment! What the hell. It was seriously a big waste of my time. Sophie just apologized casually (not even the feel-bad apology, just a routine-sounding apology), and said I could come back at another time, because they still have some open appointments that weekend. No thank you. You have wasted my time enough. I ended up finding a beautiful gown at Bolee's Bridal, just 10 minutes away from this bridal shop. It was overall just a really frustrating experience, and I would not recommend this place.
Rating: 2
Marie A.
4 years ago
This was the second bridal saloon I went to. It is quite a lovely shop, however I must agree with some reviews about the service here. My consultant was not really attentive. The process of getting in and out of a dress is pretty simple. You step into a dress, pull it up and wait for the consultant to put it on, then when you take it off it would be the reverse process. During my fitting, she would tell me it would be time to try on the new dress. I would go into the dressing room to get ready to take the clips off, but she left me there for awhile even if I called her name. Finally my Maid of Honor would just unclip the back for me since I couldn't get it off. She did say sorry the first time, but it happened twice more.  We weren't even sure where she went because she didn't even return with dresses at the time. We were supposed to try on bridesmaids dresses with my maid of honor but I think with my experience, we were both dry about even trying on dresses that we didn't even bother.
Rating: 5
L L.
4 years ago
The shop is beautiful and filled with lovely gowns. We were referred here by a friend to search for bridesmaids dresses. The staff was very attentive and patient with our multiple appointments to find the right dress. We were able to order the bridesmaids and flower girl dresses here. They weren't same designer, but with the staff's help we were able to find a complementary style and color for the flower girl. The dresses came in early and were exactly as we expected. Overall, a terrific experience!
Rating: 5
R L.
4 years ago
I had visited many other bridal shops in the Bay Area before stumbling upon Brides of California. After visiting a few other shops in the area, I had narrowed down what I was looking for: simple yet classy. I had a few negative experiences at the larger and more "popular" bridal shops in the area, where the women working with me were either too brusque because I was looking for something simple or they were pushing me to buy dresses after my first visit simply to make a quick sale. After visiting Brides of California, I knew I wanted to buy my dress from them. The shop is cozy and quiet, exuding a boutique feel without the pretentiousness. The woman working with me was amazing! She listened to what I wanted and then pulled out so many different dresses for me to try. I was surprised by the variety of dresses she pulled that really fit my style and personality. Bri, my bridal consultant, was more than happy to help me find the dress that looked the nicest on me versus looking for the dress that was most trendy and expensive. She encouraged me to visit the shop again to try on the dresses I had narrowed down, and following my visit she sent me an email with the dress names and photos, so that I could remember what I had tried on. I ended up going with an ivory colored Bill Levkoff bridesmaid dress, as the style and fit were exactly what I wanted for my outdoor wedding. I found the service at Brides of California to be exceptional. Each visit to the shop was met with professionalism and courtesy.
Rating: 5
Kathy L.
4 years ago
This place is great!  The shop is beautiful! The selection of gowns is great - not so many that you feel overwhelmed, but the ones they have are clearly carefully selected.   The best part was definitely the customer service by Claire and Sherry - the women that worked with me was the nicest people I've come across in dress shopping.  There was no rush whatsoever - in fact, as I was happily examining my favorite gown there in the mirror, I realized I was being slow and apologized, and Claire said, "No! Have your moment!" That was so nice!   Thanks Claire,Sherry and Brides of California  for the great experience. Great shop - definitely check it out!
Rating: 3
Kemi S.
4 years ago
I prefer shopping at boutiques because they tend to carry things that are more unique. On Saturday my bestie (MOTB), and I breezed through looking for a small bridal clutch bag for her to gift to her daughter. While there, on their rack of short social dresses I spotted a few that caught my interest. My intention was to stop back in today (Monday) to try them on. Because it was 12:30ish I called to confirm that they were open prior to me stopping by. I spoke to Claire and her response was "Ummm...ahhh...ohhh..." I responded that they were not gowns and again "Ummm...ahhh...". Feeling a bit irritated by her esoteric response I asked her "is an appointment REALLY necessary"? Long story short I agreed to a appointment only because I truly believe that the dress(es) are real possibilities. This is one time that I don't need a personal dresser, and would have preferred to DIY.
Rating: 1
Heather H.
4 years ago
This place is in serious need of new staff and dresses in all sizes. If your are looking to get that " wedding dress shopping" feeling this is not the place to go. We were basically thrown in a room to figure it out ourselves. When we found out they didn't carry anything in the needed size we were disgusted. Why ask customers for their sizes when booking if you don't carry them?? Talon about a COMPLETE waste of time!
Rating: 5
Roshanak S.
4 years ago
I went through lots of places for my wedding gown! But this place is way different, nice and clean. Helpful and smart ladies. They can also order dresses that they don't have there and I was very happy with everything. They also know a very skillful tailor.
Rating: 1
Marissa C.
4 years ago
I had an 11:00am appointment yesterday (7/19/14) because of my friends recommendation. She said the customer service was amazing but she just didn't find her dress there. So I went looking for that same customer service she spoke of and hoped I'd have better luck on the dress front. I was very disappointed. :( When I called to make the appointment, I was asked who would be coming with me, if I'd like to look at bridesmaid dresses, and what kind of wedding dress I was looking for. I gave all of the information and assumed they'd have an idea of something for me to try on for my appointment. (otherwise why ask?) My mom, sister and I got there a few minutes early. It is a very small store and we were not greeted for a few minutes. When I was asked why we were there, I told the woman I had an 11:00am appointment. She seemed like she wasn't expecting us and looked at the computer to make sure. She asked what I was looking for and I told her. She basically said she doesn't know of any dresses like that. My mom, sister and I picked out a few things to try on. There was very little to choose from and a lot of them had broken latches, buttons and zippers. The woman (I unfortunately never got her name, she didn't introduce herself or wear a name tag) left while we were looking to "get her lunch" I'm assuming from the shopping center this shop is located in. When she got back, she brought the dresses in and said she'd be back to clip it in the backs to show how they'd fit me. She came back once after I'd already tried a few dresses with my sister's help. The middle mirror was not mounted so I had to look in the side mirrors which isn't a huge deal but with three mirrors and you have to look at both sides and not see head on and from all views was extra frustrating with the poor service. I'm very sad about my experience here. I received no help besides her bringing the dresses in that we picked. She told us to knock on the back door when we were leaving. I was so upset, my sister and I left but my mom went and knocked as the lady asked. We did not see the point. The lady just said "okay bye."  This is the worst experience I've had dress shopping and it ruined the rest of my day. Maybe it was just this one day, since I've read many good reviews for Brides of California, but I had to share my experience because I don't want others to feel this way while looking for their dress.
Rating: 1
Diane B.
4 years ago
I had a 10am apt today and the person opening up the store was a few mins late. As she walked in, she didn't even say Hi or welcome me to the store. She was rude and walked straight to the back. No one was in the front helping me. This is the WORST experience I have ever had! The bridal consultant had no idea what she was doing and NOT helpful at all. My mother and sister had to help me into the dresses. The dress selection is minimal. They didn't have anything I liked or wanted. I wouldn't buy a dress here and if you want a great experience with fantastic customer service, I suggest you hit up Trudy's in Campbell.
Rating: 5
Cat V.
4 years ago
When I grow up and get married, this is where I'm going to get my dress. Or at least my wedding party's dresses. The employees, their personable and professional service, amenities, selection of dresses, accessories and everything else wedding is pretty top notch. My first visit went smooth. As a member of the bridal party we were fitted and measured after selecting a dress. Communication between the store representatives was also what you expect: you call them, leave a message if unavailable, they call back. Right away. You aren't waiting eons for a response. Picking up the dresses is just as easy. The store is located in a convenient shopping area. There's a Fresh and Easy across and a Wahoo's around the corner. So your Dude can grab a beer and chow if they happened to come along. Definitely put Brides of CA on your wedding wear list when your special day comes along.
Rating: 4
Fe L.
5 years ago
I came here with my MOH looking for bridesmaid's dresses. I was looking for some choices prior to scheduling an appointment where all of my bridesmaid's can come and try on the dresses. The staff provided excellent customer service. Jen assisted us by recommending a few styles for the different body types for my bridesmaids and showed us the different swatches available from each designer. Jen was very patient, helpful even when we came in as a walk in, and informative about the boutique's inventory. I booked an appointment with them to have my bridesmaids come in for a fitting. I'm looking forward to working with Jen again and the rest of the staff. The boutique offers great variety of bridal and bridesmaids dresses. Definitely a place to visit when it comes time to picking bridal/bridesmaids dresses.
Rating: 5
Jamie J.
5 years ago
I went to 2 other dress stores, and this was definitely my favorite. I ended up getting my casablanca dress here. The dresses in general are GORGEOUS. Just go in with a somewhat open budget if you'd like a nicer one. I loved Sam, who helped me both during both appointments. She's so friendly and genuine, and really takes an interest in what you like. I'd HIGHLY recommend this place if you're looking to dress to impress on our wedding day. :)
Rating: 5
Tammi K.
5 years ago
I just left from having the best experience at Brides of California. It is a small boutique wedding shop with bridal and bridesmaids dresses/accessories. The wonderful thing about the small size of this shop is that my sister-in-law and I could walk around and pick out the dresses that we wanted to try on. Claire helped us the whole time and she was fantastic. I couldn't have asked for a better place to find "the dress"
Rating: 4
C H.
5 years ago
I made an appointment here because one of my bridesmaids was coming into town. It was the first place I went to shop for dresses. When I called to make an appointment the woman on the phone was very nice. We had limited times that we were available to come in and she made a huge effort to squeeze us in even though they didn't really have space. When we first got there they were just about to open the store. They didn't really seem ready for us (even though it was a bit past our appointment time). One woman let us put our bags down in a dressing room and then showed us an area of dresses that might be appropriate for me. She told us to pick out a few and then she'd take them back to the dressing room for me. Having never been in a store with wedding dresses before, I was a bit overwhelmed at this point. It wasn't exactly a "say yes to the dress" experience. Everything looked the same. While I stood there like a deer in the headlights, my friend, picked out three or four dresses for me to start with. When the woman came back she helped carry them to the dressing room. After that, things improved a lot. The woman helping me stayed there to help put me in the dresses and listened to my critiques of the dresses we had originally pulled. Based on my thoughts she pulled more dresses for me to try and she gave her thoughts. She knew that this was my first time shopping and that I probably wouldn't buy anything but she was patient with me none the less. It was a really great experience and I felt like I learned a huge amount. I got to try on a wide range of dresses in a lot of different silhouettes. I decided that I think I want a style of dress that I hadn't ever envisioned myself wearing. At the end of the appointment she wrote down my favorite styles with their prices for me so that I remember what I tried on and liked. Over all it was a great experience!
Rating: 5
Kathy K.
5 years ago
Great experience due to Claire.  Brides of California has a large collection of the designer I chose (Sung of Dessy) so my bridesmaids and I went in and they had a great try-on session.  Claire set up a viewing area for us, showed us the collection and helped everyone in and out of their outfits.  They all made preliminary choices and we came back the next week for final choices and measurements.  Claire measured everyone, helped us confirm measurements with similar dresses/sizes and tracked down dresses in the colors/materials I was considering so I could look at how the colors looked on the bridesmaids.  In addition to her cheery helpfulness, she stayed late for both sessions so we could get everything accomplished.  I really appreciate her help in making this a fun and easy experience for all.
Rating: 5
Kimmai N.
5 years ago
Nicely decorated.  Great customer service.  A great selection of dresses.  Had Lela Rose bridesmaid dress I was looking for.
Rating: 4
Thuy H.
5 years ago
I really appreciate the owner reaching out to me immediately to follow up on my review.  She apologized for her employees on their behalf and have informed me they were all recently retrained in customer service.  Most venues do not take reviews seriously and try to not improve their customer service when it has been brought to their attention after a review is written.  However, I respect the owner of Brides of California for messaging me to let me know they are working to solve issues I have addressed. To me, I don't write reviews for the sake of writing reviews.  I write them to inform others of my personal experience.  This updated review is to give kudos to the nice and friendly professional owner who has made a commitment to improve her business and reaching out to lil ole me :)  I wish this company the best of luck and will definitely come back again a second time since I'm at an age of weddings galore!
Rating: 5
Vivian Z.
5 years ago
This shop gave us the best wedding dress shopping experience! Brides of California is not only a very nice bridal shop with plenty of beautiful bridal gowns, but the service is great. Cheri made us feel very comfortable and relaxed the whole time even though my best friend (the bride) was so stressed about finding the right dress. Cheri's smile and cheerful attitude made our experience trying on dresses a great one! We also pulled a lot of bridesmaid dresses to see the style and color along with the wedding dress after my friend decided on the style of her gown. Cheri was very patient and accommodating throughout the fitting process. I highly recommend this store to any bride who's searching for her wedding dress and wonderful bridal experience!
Rating: 4
Kelly F.
5 years ago
This was my first experience trying on wedding dresses. I loved the private rooms with couches and it was a very welcoming and comfortable experience. It is not like some of the other bridal shops where everyone can see what you are trying on. Sophie was great and she helped me figure out what style of dress fits me the best. Great experience overall, and I will be back.
Rating: 5
TnT Phototainer
5 years ago
Brides of California has the welcoming ambience and the employees are patient and helpful to clients. We were there for the trunk show and it was an excellent experience there. We provided the photo booth rental service and they provided the flawless set-up and all we needed. The location is also very good having major freeway access. Would recommend this cute and friendly shop for anyone.
Rating: 3
Lauren S.
5 years ago
This bridal gown shop has a good selection of dresses and even has a few shorter gowns to try on. They also had a large selection of bridesmaids dresses. Despite the selection I felt that the store was a bit cramped and didn't have enough room for the amount of people that were in there. I had to try the dresses on in the front of the store  in a very small cramped changing room. There was very little space to look in the mirror and the mirror that they did have was blocked by a stool, so I could not get a full view of the dress.  The consultant did provide one-on-one service, but was very timid and afraid to make suggestions to me about other dresses. Overall, this shop was ok, but not fantastic. The experience may be better with larger groups and seems good for bridesmaids dress shopping due to the larger dressing areas in the back.
Rating: 5
Lisa Chen
5 years ago
I love their collections!!! Jim Hjelm and Allure are my top two choices for my wedding dress! I went to their Allure trunk show the other weekend and had a wonderful time. I'm definitely coming back for 2nd fitting. Thank you Claire for all your help with my appointment!
Rating: 5
Kathryn L.
5 years ago
I can't believe I said "YES" to the dress! I'm ecstatic  that I found THE DRESS!!! Thank you Claire, you were so helpful! The store is spacious and cozy with huge selection of wedding dresses. My consultant Claire is very patient and helped me along the way. I had a very specific style in mind and Claire helped me to find what I was looking for. I had the best experience at this bridal boutique. My bridesmaids are definitely coming back to order their dresses in 2 months!
Rating: 5
Xiao F.
5 years ago
What a nice surprise! We dropped in this bridal shop just to check out their collections because I really wanted to make sure it's the styles I like. I'm pleasantly surprised by the store layout, decor and most of all their customer service. Their staff are very friendly and accommodating. I asked sooooo many questions and the lady who helped me was very approachable and patiently answered all my questions. I made an appointment to come back with my friends. I love the fact that they have a large bridal party room that can accommodate a big group that I plan to bring, and it's PRIVATE. I'm sure we'll have so much fun together. Can't wait to come back soon!
Rating: 1
Gabby B.
5 years ago
First of all their prices are more along the lines of $$$ to $$$$.  Be sure to compare the same designer dresses at other places (Trudy's in Campbell) because you will find the same dress for several hundred dollars less.  And much better service too. Awful service! I mean seriously I made an appointment, arrived on time and still had to wait 10minutes for the Sales girl.  And once she finally showed up I provided her with a list of dresses I was interested in from their website and this girl was basically lost.  She spent 20 to 30 minutes on the computer looking up which dresses were in stock, meanwhile not talking or checking in with me even once. I don't expect someone to know of all the dresses that are in stock, but when someone provides you with a list in order by designer you should at least be able to look at that designers section in your store and see what's there. Okay so once she figured out was up from down, she then brings over several dresses.  Mind you I'm a healthy size 12 - 14, do you know that every single dress this girl brings me is below a size 10! I mean come on now. Look I know they don't have every size in store but if someone is a 12 to 14 then their ass is not going to fit in to a 4, 6 or even 8!   Now after being showed my dressing room, she brings over the dresses (I &amp; my friends selected while being ignored) and says feel free to start trying them on and let me know if you need me to clip you in.  Really? Let me know... if you need help. What a joke! My point is if your going to spend several hundred dollars or more on one dress the least a sales person could do is help you try the dress on. Especially considering the dresses are huge and it's a real task to even get one held up long enough to get your leg in, and seriously how are you suppose to close it up? Overall I think this place was not a total waste of my time, it made me appreciate the good service I did receive at Trudy's and even if you can believe it at David's Bridal in Macarthy Ranch.
Rating: 5
Deni L.
5 years ago
This is what I call great customer service! I had appointments with other bridal shops before I came to Brides of California. I'm beyond happy about my decision to come to this bridal shop. The customer service is top notch comparing with other places I visited. At other stores, I didn't feel I was valued as a bride/customer because they were busy and they didn't really care if I found my gown or walked away. I was immediately greeted upon when my bridal party arrived. My bridal consultant Sophie introduced herself and then we talked about my price range, my preferences, and wedding venue. We were settled in a big comfortable fitting room and I was able to try all the gowns and viewed in several angled mirrors which is really nice to see the sides and back of each gown. Sophie was there with me the WHOLE time! She was nice, patient and knowledgeable, and I can't ask for more. She also showed me different ways of bustles and accessories that can go with the gown. My whole bridal party was offered water and snacks while I tried on the gowns. Our room is situated towards the back and it's very private. I felt relaxed because my bridal party was comfortable the whole time. All in all, I was impressed with everything this shop has offered. I end up buying the gown off rack due to my close wedding date, but I'm delirious about my gown because it's absolutely stunning with great price! Thank you Sophie, thank you Brides of California!
Rating: 5
Jingruo Y.
5 years ago
This is my first time writing a review. I have to write this one because I was so impressed by this bridal store. I went to other shops for my wedding gown and there was nothing stands out. When we visited Brides of California, I was impressed by their customer service and communication. Cheri is my consultant, not only she is patient and very nice, she's very knowledgeable in the gowns and accessories. What would look good on me and what belt goes well with the specific gown I fell in love. Aside from their wonderful customer service, the store itself is beautiful. The gowns were displayed beautifully and well-organized. My gown search stopped right here because I found my dress. I'm excited that I found the dress with Cheri. Thank you Cheri for all your help!
Rating: 5
K K.
5 years ago
i had a great experience at this shop! staff were efficient and knowledgeable yet very down-to-earth. i couldn't have asked for an easier experience ordering the bridesmaid dress i needed.
Rating: 5
Nicole Keating
5 years ago
Great experience Sherry was super helpful and made the whole experience more comfortable and fun! She was really good at finding dresses that looked great on me! Humble, kind not pushy made the experience wonderful! I left with a very descriptive card of information about my two dresses and a follow up email later that same day!
Rating: 5
Lauren F.
5 years ago
Don't go anywhere else looking for a dress. Quality | No Stress &amp; Pressure | Good Selection $-$$ I drove twice from Santa Rosa to come here. I loved this place. The people that work there are so helpful, professional, polite, and friendly. Anissa was the girl helping me and she was a fantastic assistant! It was also such a plus that she is an artist so getting her advice on colors was great. Every worker that passed by asked me and my party if we were doing okay and if we needed any help. We were offered water and snacks at the beginning too. Anissa asked me what color(s) I was interested in, my price range, and style I was interested in. Oh yeah, I was in looking for bridesmaid dresses. ~~TIP: If you come in to a wedding service/venue with some organization (ie. a binder or photos of your inspiration and other wedding info), it will be a lot easier and faster. It's one thing to explain it and another to show examples for others to really get an idea. I brought in my color swatch of my wedding, and according to Pantone, the color gray I was going for was called Larkspur, which has a little hint of blue in it. I understand any person working in the wedding industry that if you have a specific color or style, you are not supposed to deviate from your desired choice, but luckily I'm a very easy going person and my girls and I started looking at other brands that looked good :) We haven't ordered our dresses yet, but we will be doing it soon. That's another thing: no rush, no pressure to get dresses that same day. They do occasional follow-ups, but that's what every business does. Every assistant there, especially Anissa, was very friendly, helpful and patient. HIGHLY recommend them. I wish I got my wedding dress there. It's not as crazy in there like David's Bridal. If anything, walk in there and check that place out before going to other places for your dress :)
Rating: 5
Dayna R.
5 years ago
Went to Brides of California to shop for my Bridesmaids dresses! We had an appointment and the appointment before us was running a tad bit behind. We were greeted, told to hold tight and browse  and pull any dresses! My bridesmaids tried off a TON of dresses while I snapped pictures from a cozy couch with complimentary brownies &amp; water! Claire was very helpful and helped pin dresses that were too large or zip up the backs! Overall a great experience! Did not feel pressured to buy there dresses, Claire wrote down style #s and colors and ordered me a swatch to look at!
Rating: 1
Allison M.
5 years ago
Awful, awful experience. As my fiance summed it up, "These people just didn't want to sell you anything!" My bridesmaid made an appointment here a week earlier for Sunday at noon, and they said they'd call to confirm. They never did-- but we didn't really think about it, didn't notice. Clearly we should have... When we arrived, the TWO girls working at the desk said that there was no record of an appointment in our name. No apology, no shouldering of the blame, just "No, you don't have an appointment. Are you sure it was for here? Today?" We were sure. And all we wanted was to try on a single dress they had in stock, get measurements, and order it. Easy sale! They stuck us alone in some dressing room in the front while they searched far and wide for the dress. An eternity and a half later, they gave us the dress and walked away. My bridesmaid tried it on, and we had to physically walk into the back to ask for someone's help with clamping it. A girl finally came, clamped, and walked away.  We had to go back AGAIN to ask for someone to do the measurements. The girl doing the measurements was incompetent, to say the least. She kept asking my bridesmaid which measurement SHE thought was right. Isn't that your job? And this never led to a conversation about what size to order. This was the ENTIRE point of coming to the store. Most women fall between sizes, and it's your job as the expert salesperson to recommend which size to order, since you know how the dress/company runs, and what part of the body will be most difficult or important to fit. Best of all, the hot mess-urement girl didn't even remember the numbers! She asked my friend what the measurements were when she went to write them down. This unforgettably terrible experience cost my friend $16, since measurements alone cost this much (they reimburse you when you order the dress there). The measurement experience was awful enough that she spent $16 just to get out of there as fast as humanly possible. I sincerely hope the manager recognizes that $16 spent as $200 lost-- but the quality of service we received here doesn't leave me too hopeful for that kind of business acumen.
Rating: 5
Grace Y.
5 years ago
I am getting married in 6 months and freaked out when I learned that it takes 6 months to order a wedding gown. This was the 4th bridal shop that I visited so I knew what I wanted. Things that I loved about this place: - My dress coordinator Cheri was sweet and helpful. She listened to what I was looking for and quickly pulled dresses so we could get started. She wasn't pushy what so ever and was very conscious of my price range - Dress selection: My budget was $1,500 and under and there were a ton of dresses here in my price range - Atmosphere: There was a big comfy couch with water &amp; snacks for my entourage I ended up buying my dress from here + veil + sash and Cheri gave me the trunk show discount even though I came a few days after the show.
Rating: 5
Lisa K.
5 years ago
This shop was wonderful and so was the customer service!  Cheri helped me and put me in a really nice dressing room complete with a comfortable sitting area for my mom, aunt, and one of my bridesmaids.  Cheri was great at pulling gowns that fit the look that I was going for.  There weren't an overwhelming number of gowns in the shop, instead it seemed that they focused on choosing gowns that the would appeal to a number of brides and that look very high quality.  The prices for the gowns and alterations were very reasonable for the beautiful quality of the dresses.  I would definitely recommend any bride stop by this shop when looking for a dress.
Rating: 5
Franchesca G.
5 years ago
Better than the places you see on TV, and you don't have to travel across the country. Like every bride, I went to as many consultations to different stores as often as I possibly could. This was the only place that I received such personalized service. I know it's not just me, but after trying on so many dresses I wanted to mix and match. For example, "I wish I could take the top of this dress and the bottom of that dress and it would be the one..." Another store (Trudy's) told me that was not possible, that I had to choose one and just settle. WOW! Luckily that store (Trudy's) doesn't sell husbands, they'd probably tell me to just settle, ha. Cheri (my consultant and unofficial therapist) advised me otherwise. She told me that some designers allow for customization, for a price. So I literally took the top of one dress and the bottom of another and made my dress. No settling. Granted I'm paying more for it, but it's still within my budget. It's the small details like that which made my decision to buy a dress so much easier and less stressful. Bottom line, don't let other bridal boutiques make you make one of the biggest decisions of your wedding by putting on the pressure to just settle!
Rating: 5
Nicest K.
5 years ago
This store was my first stop to my journey on finding my wedding dress.  From the time my sister (MOH) made an appointment they showed courtesy, professionalism, and great interest in our desire to find the perfect dress.  My dress coordinator was Sam.  She is amazing!  I haven't met someone so sincere and interested in my wedding plans or my fiancé!  I would assume it was a tedious process for those working in the business because they get tons of brides in the store.  However, this was different because Sam asked me a ton of questions about the wedding and my fiancé and we even found some common ground between them.  I loved the questions because it helped build quick rapport and plus I love to talk about my fiancé =). Sam allowed my parents, sister, and I to pick out dresses and after searching through the inventory, we selected a good 10 dresses I believe.  My parents got a little dress happy and started selecting many different styles (of course I tried them on to please them) and thankfully Sam was more than happy to let them choose so many.  Sam helped me in every single dress and she clipped all the excess dress so that they were all form fitting to get a more accurate idea as to how the dresses would look on me.  She even suggested accenting items such as a sash, bling-belt, and chose great veils to help me visualize different outfit options.  She paid attention to every detail and showed me options on how I could transform my dress to personalize it to my style.   Sam helped me during my revisit and again, she paid attention to every detail.  What I loved the most is when I came back to retry the dress, she remembered what we previously talked about regarding my fiancé.  This shows she has a genuine interest in her clients.  Although I didn't get my dress from this store, I was very close to doing so.  I was debating between two dresses (two different designers) and ultimately went with the other one.  If I had to choose based on customer service and experience, it would be Sam at Brides of California all the way!  She also professionally responds to emails which is great for a busy bride! Thank you for such a great shopping experience!
Rating: 5
Kaelyn O.
5 years ago
Five stars for amazing service that started before I even set foot in the store! I made an appointment yesterday morning for a few hours later just in case is was busy- but when I ended up running about half an hour behind, they were able to push my appointment down to 12:30 with no issue, and we're incredibly nice about it. The consultant who answered the phone (didn't catch a name) asked me if I had any idea what kind of dresses I wanted to look at, and when I gave her the numbers of a few off the Alfred Angelo website, she said she'd have those ready when I got there- they ended up having nearly all of them! When we got to the shop, Cheri greeted us warmly, and had the dresses set up and waiting for me- it's a beautiful little shop that's much bigger on the inside, and so cutely decorated! She was endlessly patient with me while I tried on different dresses, and she has amazing taste- since they didn't have all of the ones I requested, she grabbed some very similar ones for me, and one of the ones she picked ended up being one of my favorites! I was lucky and fit in most of the sample sizes she brought out, and she made the whole process of trying on dresses so much fun. The best thing was, she asked me about my budget on the phone, and stuck to it- all of the dresses she showed me were perfectly in my price range, and some even lower but no less beautiful. She never tried to upsell me or ignore the budget I had given (unlike some other places, couch cough Trudy's). I ended up being torn between two dresses; she never pressured me into buying, but helpfully let me know about a timeline of when to buy so I'll have it in time for my wedding. I still need to look at the pictures I took and make my decision, but when I do, I'm definitely coming back here to buy from Cheri!
Rating: 3
KK Lovin Life C.
5 years ago
This was the first place I went to try on wedding gowns after I got engaged.  The store was empty so it was really nice for my mother and sister in law. We definitely received one on one treatment although the consultant looked a bit doutty and actually tightened all the dresses way too tight making me super uncomfortable. I think she was trying to show me how small my waist could be, but I ended up getting one of those back butts where the skin is pushed to close together and the consultant actually eluded to me having back fat, hello! Losen the dress.
Rating: 4
Michelle Ross
5 years ago
My friend got her wedding dress here,staff were very helpful. Its very nice shop with good range of dresses.
Rating: 5
Lia W.
5 years ago
I said YES to the dress today!  Bri was my consultant and she was absolutely wonderful!  I brought in pictures of dresses I was interested in from their website and she made sure to pull me those dresses.  She also made sure to only let me pull dresses that were in my price range.  She was extremely knowledgeable of the stock they carried, and was very attentive to me and my mom, but also gave us our space at all the right times.  She was also incredibly respectful and patient with me when everyone knew I had probably just put on "the one" but still wanted to put on the last few dresses we had pulled to confirm.  Ultimately, I walked out with an AMAZING gown that was WAY under my budget, and the only one that has ever made me cry when I put it on!  The store itself is great too!  Clean, appealing, and very comfortable for customers.  I HIGHLY recommend going here for your bridal gown, and definitely make your appointment with Bri as your consultant, she's as good as it gets! :)  Can't wait to have my first fitting in April!
Rating: 5
Al S.
5 years ago
My bride-to-be friend and I visited this bridal shop just to browse around and see what they have, and we felt in love with this place!...This place has the most distinguished selection of bridal gowns at a surprisingly reasonable price...I have to say that their customer service is fantastic! The consultant was very knowledgeable, friendly and nice.  We were also impressed by the store itself! This place is very quaint, neat and is very well organized, the bridal party room is spacious and private.  I don't think other bridal stores have this kind of private layout dedicated for bridal parties.  We made our appointment after our first visit and my friend said YES to the dress!  We also got our bridesmaid dresses from this place. The whole experience was just smooth, pleasant and easy. We had a great time and my friend just can't be happy enough of her decision. Highly recommend this bridal shop!
Rating: 5
Hannah K.
5 years ago
I had the best experience at this bridal shop. I came in with a budget of $500, and was treated like I was worth finding the perfect dress in that budget. I was helped by Bri, and she had so many ideas of how to save money. I found my wedding dress here and it was only $178!!! I would definitely recommend this bridal store to anyone, whatever your budget :)
Rating: 5
Betsy H.
5 years ago
I love the service, the gowns, and the layout of Bride of California ! This is our second time visiting this store and our bridal party had a WONDERFUL time. Softie helped us and she's just so welcoming and nice. She even prepared snacks and drinks for us! We were arranged in a big but cozy room with sofa and very nice decor . We came in with exact styles the bride wants, but she ended up picking the style Sophie picked for her. Sophie had a great sense of style and she gave us her honest advice. As a maid of honor, I'm just SO HAPPY we are set for the gown and we'll be back with bridesmaid dresses. We are glad that we visited the store coz their whole bridal party had such a great experience , the wonderful bridal experience . I highly recommend Brides of California to all brides-to-be.
Rating: 5
Angelica G.
5 years ago
This was actually my first stop of 3 places I went to to try on wedding gowns. I went in with my mother on a Saturday (make an appointment). Brianne (Bri) was my consultant. I went in looking for one particular gown and liked it, but felt like it wasn't my dress. However I really liked the shape of the gown and Bri took me around the store to pick out dresses, very conscious of my budget, and made sure not to pick out a dress out of my range. The 3rd gown I tried on I knew was special and my dress! She even brought out some accessories to help bring the whole ensemble together and I fell in love! My mom only speaks Spanish and Bri was super helpful and kind to her and I really appreciated that as it was my bonding experience with my mom! Considering it was my first time trying on gowns, I was very much hesitant to "say yes" to the dress. I never felt pressured at all by Bri to buy the dress or the need to make a decision right away. She kindly wrote down all the information for me (designer, style, color, size, accessories, pricing, etc.). After going to two other places (at one of which I had a not so great experience), I ended up returning in a week and said "yes" to my dress!  I made sure to book my appointment with Bri again and she was extremely patient as I walked around in the dress for almost an hour! I can't wait till my dress arrives! This is a smaller shop, intimate, and it felt like I was in my living room! I highly recommend you make an appointment at this shop if you are starting your search! It does have a smaller selection of gowns, but you never know!
Rating: 5
Yuanzi R.
5 years ago
I went to this bridal salon with my friend who's looking for her wedding dress and I have to say we had a wonderful experience. We came here with no idea of what style or designer. Bri was our consultant and she was so patient and she guided us along the way. The store itself is just beautifully organized. Our party was arranged in a big private party room with a changing room attached. We love the setting because it made us feel private and we are the only party in the store. All other stores we visited don't have this type of settings. I definitely recommend Brides of California. Beautiful store, a great variety of designers and unmatched customer service.
Rating: 4
Sarah K.
5 years ago
As a bridesmaid, I loved this shop! AMBIANCE &amp; SERVICE What you'd expect a bridal parlor to be. Chic, cozy, a great place to get a group of girlfriends to look through the racks. They even have cookies and drinks at the front for guests! The consultant wasn't too pushy, and let us go through the racks ourselves to try on dresses.  She listened to our needs and tried to pull as many dresses she could with a smile! Customer service at its finest. DRESSING ROOMS Large rooms! You can fit 3 girls trying on bridesmaids gowns, or one huge cake-topper bridal dress :P The dressing rooms do not have doors, but large heavy curtains. Plus the dressing area lounge &amp; decor makes me want to update my own living room! STYLE OF DRESSES Whoever their buyer is has good taste in bridesmaid dresses! From short, tea length, to long gowns, I honestly thought I could try on every single one! Plus, each dress seemed in good condition compared to other shops (read: not dirty, no deodorant stains, no makeup stains, etc.) The only reason why we didn't order our gowns from here is due to the bride's choice of a style that we agreed on (to be purchased at a different store).  If we found that same exact style here and tried it on, we would definitely have ordered it at this location! OVERALL Might be a bit pricey, but I would still recommend any bride to check it out. Make an appointment now - it's worth checking out and trying!
Rating: 5
Miss G.
5 years ago
My daughter searched quite a bit for an affordable, but not cheap, dress shop in the Bay Area.  Her first stop in San Carlos was high pressure "you must order this today or it will not be here in time for your wedding" (four months away)  Of course she was ready to shell out 2500 for a dress out of sheer panic.  I found this shop and we went in on a Saturday, tried nearly every dress on in the store with the help of very helpful and non-pushy staff and ended up finding the perfect dress . Yes, there are some brands you have to order well in advance and we would have been cutting it close if it needed alterations - but the dress she picked came in 6 weeks and she found a local shop to do minor alterations here and there.  We are happy and she looks beautiful.
Rating: 5
Melanie M.
5 years ago
This was my second and final stop bridal dress shopping. I adore this shop! I love how all of the dresses are out on wooden hangers. It makes it so much easier to shift through all of the gowns. The dressing room is spacious and the private viewing area gives a "home-y" feel. A friend recommended that I request Sam as my consultant and I am so glad I heeded her advice. Sam was very patient, professional, courteous and easy-going. I felt no pressure to get a gown that day. She remembered what dress I wanted to try and pulled it for me. Needless to say, my dream dress was THE one and we ordered it that very same day. After I purchased my dress, I went on Yelp and saw that they offer a free veil. I emailed Sam inquiring if this offer is still valid. She quickly responded stating that it is still available. :) I'll be back soon to browse through veils and bridesmaid dresses! Thank you Sam for everything!!!!
Rating: 5
Rachael M.
5 years ago
This was my first wedding dress shop that I visited and probably my favorite.  I worked with Sam, who was awesome - helpful, friendly, not pushy at all.  I came in really not knowing what I wanted and somehow amazingly I liked nearly everything she put me in.  She did a great job of figuring out what I liked and what would work for me.  You can tell she put a lot of thought into what to put on me and really knew her inventory.   She also did a fantastic job of making dresses that didn't fit fit.  Wedding dress shopping is hard because you're put in dresses that don't fit and expected to decide if it's a perfect fit.  Sam made every dress look like it fit and she totally left me out of it.  I felt like at other stores I was constantly being told "this is too big" or "this is too small" - I honestly have no idea if dresses fit or not when Sam put me in it because she instead really allowed me to focus on the dress as if it fit! This place also had my favorite set up of all the bridal shops we visited.  My group was given our own private area, so it was like my friends and mom were in a private living room with my dressing room attached.  It's nice to feel like you're the only bride in the store!   We stuck around a bit after to look at bridesmaid dresses as well to get a sense of different styles and colors.  Sam did not have to keep helping us, but she pulled out numerous color swatches and talked through differences of various designers with me in detail.  So incredibly helpful! I didn't end up purchasing my dress here mostly because it was my first shop and I wasn't yet ready to commit.  I wish I had bought my dress here though because I'm seeing on Yelp that they match other shops prices with 10% off offers and a free veil with purchase.  I wish someone had mentioned that!
Rating: 5
Lindsay Richardson
5 years ago
After working in a bridal salon in the bay I wasn't aware that it was possible to experience such a great bridal dress experience here. Brides of California's staff is supportive of each other. A great team a great salon with an awesome selection of wonderful dresses. We had an amazing time here and will tell everyone to come here! Sam was awesome, thank you Sam and thank you Brides of California it was a wonderful day and the whole entourage had a great time.
Rating: 5
Lindsay R.
5 years ago
I promised after I finally shopped here I would remember to write another review!!! I Love this place even more than I did before. Sam went above and beyond in my opinion before I even stepped foot in the door she was amazing and was a true consultant, emailing with me to get a feel for what I was looking for before I even came in. Then when my bridal entourage kept growing she was so welcoming and really the 6 of us had an amazing time. We brought the champaign from our venue to toast to while I tried on the gowns. Sam had the gowns we had discussed and then had pulled some others along the lines of what I was talking about in our emails we'd been communicating in before. She and the other associate worked together well which was awesome to see. She was not pushy at all and I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a great dress shopping experience.
Rating: 5
S C.
6 years ago
Wonderful customer service.  No other store in the bay area was so upfront about pricing and willing to disclose designer's names and styles.  They had absolutely nothing to hide, no ulterior motive, and I appreciate that in salespeople.  I visited this store about 3 times, trying to make up my mind, and I never once felt pressured to try on anything I didn't like or that was out of my price range, nor to purchase anything at any time.  If they had "the dress" I would have purchased from them in a heartbeat.  While I really liked a few of the dresses I tried on here, something always kept me from pulling the trigger, and I suppose that's a sign that it's just not the perfect dress for me.  I would recommend Brides of California to anyone who is dress shopping because they do carry beautiful gowns and terrific prices, and their customer service can't be beat!
Rating: 1
Danielle R.
6 years ago
After seeing such positive Yelp reviews, I had high hopes for this place... Unfortunately, I was disappointed.  Walking into the shop I was excited to try on bridesmaid dresses because they had a lot, and I also peeked around at the bridal gowns because I am getting married soon as well.  The bridal options seemed extremely limited, and the styles all looked similar (think princess-y and shiny, and, I wasn't going to go there, but they looked cheap.)  After trying on tons of bridesmaid dresses, my friends and I went to fill out the order forms.  The girls who helped us seemed sort of confused and disorganized.  So, I shouldn't have been surprised when I received a phone call a month later telling me that they accidentally overcharged me for taxes on the dress.  This was nice of them, and I would have added another star. They lost that star though, when I called back to confirm my information to get my refund and they told me they couldn't find a record of my order!! WTF?!  So, I waited for another phone call back once they got their sh-t together. So, we ordered these dresses around the beginning of April and I just received my dress now (June 28th).  I haven't been in a wedding in a few years, but I'm pretty sure that this is abnormally long to wait for a bridesmaid dress (wedding dress, okay, different story) AND they had initially told me I'd have it by the beginning of June.  But that's not all... The main issue I have is that my dress is not the size that I ordered.  When filling out my order, the saleswoman tried to pressure me to order a size 10, while I had been trying on 6's and 8's that fit..  I told her, "No thank you, I want the 8, it fit perfectly fine," knowing that I would probably lose more weight in preparation for my own wedding. Well, 3 months later what shows up at my door? A size 10.  It doesn't fit AT ALL.  There is no paperwork whatsoever in the dress box to show what I had filled out on the form, and unfortunately 3 months and a cross-country move later, I can't find my copy either.  Rather than deal with the hassle of hoping for their cooperation and then shipping the dress back and forth from CA to TX, I'm going to have to spend more money to get this dress altered everywhere.  Let's just hope that after this hassle, the one month I have left is enough time to reconstruct an entire dress.  My advice? Take your dress hunt somewhere else to avoid the hassle.
Rating: 5
Emily L.
6 years ago
I just got my custom wedding dress and I love it !!!! It came out perfect and exactly how my future MIL and I envisioned it. Even the girls that work there were impressed ! I have never had any clothing custom-made for me, so this was a treat and I love it ! I'm very blessed to have this store around to help me find my ideal wedding dress !
Rating: 5
Shelley H.
6 years ago
I enjoyed my time here! This was my first pit spot for wedding dresses. I made an appointment over the phone and came in a week later. I was pleasantly greeted by Bri and she asked me what I was looking for. I gave her a general idea of what I wanted and she pulled out some dresses for me. She even told me that I could look around and pull out some that I wanted to try. In the end, I didn't get a dress but it was a wonderful experience. Bri was very attentive and didn't push me to buy anything. I plan to return to buy the shoes that she let me try on.
Rating: 5
Miranda L.
6 years ago
I originally came here only to try on some accessories and find a sash. I came in around 6pm on a Wednesday, and was greeted promptly, pointed in the direction of what I was looking for, and told to ask if I needed any help. I decided to look around at the BM dresses as well which there were plenty of! The lady that helped me, I believe was Catherine. Eventually we got to talking and she found out that I had not yet bought my own dress but had my eye on one. Although I didn't have a reservation and also wasn't planning on trying on any dresses, she suggested that I try some others on if I had some time that day. I ended up trying on 3 dresses, and I did find another dress that I really liked, although after thinking through it later that evening, I still decided to go with the first dress because it fit more with the "theme" of my wedding. But the other dress I tried on was the first one I really felt like a "princess" in, which is a type dress I never thought I'd want for myself. It was really sweet &amp; nice of Catherine to suggest that I try on different styles, whereas other places just asked me what I wanted, and had me try only those types of dresses on. Even though I'm not going to be buying my dress here, I just wanted to write this review because I haven't had the best experience looking for and buying my dress. I was getting a bit jaded going to all these dress places and being told that I needed to rush and decide on my dress and buy it ASAP because I didn't have enough time.. I just felt like people wanted my $, and they really didn't want to help me find the dress that I really wanted. What I thought was supposed to be a fun &amp; exciting time of finding that "perfect" dress wasn't my personal bridal experience so far. I wish I came here first, because Catherine &amp; Brides of California was definitely  my most pleasant experience thus far :) Definitely super A+ for customer service, not being pushy AT ALL, providing me with the dress information without me even asking for it in case I wanted to look it up at home, and being extremely knowledgeable about all of their dresses :) Thank you so much!
Rating: 5
Parastou B.
6 years ago
Purchased my wedding dress here in early October '12. Made an appointment to come on a Sunday --- highly recommended! The store is closed on Sunday with appointments only. I pretty much had the store to myself. My family brought in champagne &amp; treats &amp; the boutique was didn't mind at all. Sam was helping me..she was super sweet! I ended up buying the first dress I tried on (out of about 8). They gave me a free accessory &amp; I chose a beautiful belt then purchased my veil. I received my dress early January, plenty of time before my April wedding. My measurements were perfectly aligned to the dress &amp; I didn' t need any alterations. Overall, had an easy &amp; enjoyable experience!
Rating: 5
Krystal S.
6 years ago
This place is great!  My boyfriend proposed to me in late October 2012 and we decided to hold the wedding in May.  I didn't want to start any planning until after baseball season since watching the Giants was stressful enough.  After they won their 2nd World Series title in 3 years, I finally made appointments to go dress shopping.  My first and second appointment was at David's Bridal in San Jose.  I didn't like the dresses there, felt rushed, it was hella crowded, and David's Bridal sold my info to hella vendors, so I was getting phone calls and emails constantly! One of my bridesmaids found Brides of California and made an appt for the weekend.  My appointment was with Jess at the old location. Although it was smaller than David's Bridal, the dressing room was big and you're not trying on your dress in front of a hundred people.  Jess was wonderful and very attentive but unfortunately is not there anymore.  However, everyone that works there is so nice and so helpful so no matter who you get, you'll be treated great... promise. I tried on several dresses, fell in love with one by Anjolique and decided to sleep on it and make a 2nd appt, where I fell in love with the dress again and got it with a 10% discount!   My bridesmaids also got their dresses here too (Dessy After Six), also with a discount and at the new and bigger location on Tasman.  All our dresses came in at the same time and my experience couldn't have been better.  My emails were responded to quickly, they accommodated to my morning appt requests, and everyone is so nice. Although it is not fair to compare David's Bridal to Brides of CA (which are the only 2 stores I looked at and I consider the David's the walmart of wedding apparel)), Brides of CA blows David's Bridal out of the water.   If you're looking for a wedding dress or bridesmaids dress, go here... you won't be disappointed!
Rating: 5
Kim L.
6 years ago
This place was my fourth stop of the day of my dress shopping. It was just one of my bridesmaids, niece and I, we called at 4:30pm to see if they had any appointments but no one answered. So we decided to just show up and they said they would be able to accommodate, they were able to give us an appointment at 5:15. The consultant who helped me was very nice and patient, she helped me try on about 8 dresses. I loved how they had the Disney wedding dresses here...I tired 3 of them on. One thing I can't forget it how nice and friendly the staff was. The store itself was nice and very modern, they had a good selection of dresses. I loved how they weren't very persistent either. I may come back and get the dress from here even though another place has the same dress. The customer service sold me here.
Rating: 5
Lindsay I.
6 years ago
Excellent service! All of their staff is extremely nice, friendly and patient. Huge selection of bridesmaid dress, I think I tried on 20 my first time there and all of them look elegant. Even tho I had already bought my wedding gown overseas but I needed further alterations and the staff recommended me their seamstress who actually came to the store for fitting. They were gracious enough to let me use their space and took an interest in the alterations process and asked how I feel about the alterations consultation. I'm impressed with their superb service:)
Rating: 5
Jenny L.
6 years ago
I visited this bridal shop last Saturday. It is close to San Jose (where I live) and I'm really happy with my decision to visit the store and check on their gown collections. I was helped by Bri and she's delightful to work with. She was patient and guided me throughout the way to find my dream wedding dress! My bridal party had a great time at the store because we had a big private comfortable party room. I was also impressed by their wedding dress and bridesmaid dress collections. For sure we will come back for bridesmaids' dresses! Out of the 3 bridal shops we've visited, this is the one with most friendly customer service and best ambiance. You may need to make your appointment early or on weekdays because they are packed on weekends.
Rating: 4
L V.
6 years ago
love this boutique.  had 3 wonderful try-on experiences here.  My consultant was Cheri and she was so helpful and sweet.  I tried on several dresses and narrowed it down to 3 and then came back another two times to re-try on those same 3 dresses.  They have a good variety of la sposa, casablanca, allure, etc and dessy group bridesmaids dresses.  unfortunately I didn't find my perfect dream wedding dress here, but I did find many beautiful dresses that I liked but did not love, so I did not purchase any.  Price range was anywhere up to $3000 which is very reasonable.  They also let you take photos (most ALL places in SAN FRANCISCO do not allow photos until AFTER you PURCHASE the dress).  I love being able to take photos because then you can go back and look at the dress in your photos and really think about if you want that dress, examine how it looks on you in pictures, etc. I will be back in search for bridesmaids dresses here. The fitting rooms are huge enough for a large party with comfy, chic, modern furniture.  They let you bring champagne! (which I did, we made our own mimosas at 9am and finished an entire bottle) Specialities and fresh and easy is in the same plaza!
Rating: 4
Sandy C.
6 years ago
Brides of California was a great boutique. They were very nice and helpful, if I hadn't bought my dress, I would've bought it here. They assisted me in looking for a bridesmaid dresses and they have a decent selection of dresses. They even helped with the colors, and swatches.
Rating: 5
Emcee K.
6 years ago
I had such an amazing experience here.  My husband and I decided to elope, giving me about a week to find the most important dress of my life.  After some really dejecting experiences at other bridal stores, shopping here made me really excited to be a bride.  Cheri was so helpful, so kind, and made me feel completely comfortable.  Shopping for my dress was a breeze.  The dresses are all gorgeous and reasonable priced, at that!!  If you don't mind taking the floor samples, the off-the-rack dresses are a great option for a budget wedding gown.  I'll be doing a vow renewal in 2014 with all my friends and family present, and I'll definitely be back for my gown and the bridesmaids dresses when the time comes.
Rating: 3
Cathy W.
6 years ago
Because this place was so close to home, I decided to check this place out for my wedding gown back in December when my mom &amp; sister came up to visit from SoCal. Jessica was extremely friendly and nice and helped me find many beautiful dresses in the store; however, I think my heart just didn't settle on any one of them because I ended up getting my dress elsewhere. It was nice that Jessica helped me in and out of all the dresses but I felt VERY rushed during the entire time I was there...and she kept running out of the fitting room to "grab more dresses" but I got the impression that she had to take care of other clients outside rather than being solely focused on me. I also wasn't impressed with the fact that she kept picking out dresses in the upper range of my budget vs. the lower range...I understand that quality usually goes higher when the cost increases, but I would have appreciated it if she had let me decide that on my own. I again went back to check out their bridesmaid's dresses with one of my bridesmaid last month and also came out empty-handed...at this visit, there wasn't much service as they just told us to browse the racks on our own. I felt that they could have done more to help us even though we weren't there for wedding gowns.
Rating: 4
Monica T.
6 years ago
This place has a great selection of bridesmaid dresses but their bridal gowns are limited. I worked with Vanessa twice and she is so helpful, patient and nice. My bridesmaids are kinda on the loud side and really fun and playful and Vanessa never once told us to be quiet or gave us a funny look, she's great.. If u come here u should ask to work with her. She had our dresses out and ready to try which shows that they do keep good records of their customers likes/dislikes. The place is pretty small but very clean. The dresses are in no particular order so you do have to look at each dress individually... I suggest even after making an appointment, get there a little early so u can look at their selection and still have time to try the dresses on... Also ask them how long you have and make sure to tell the girls you go with are on time because you may run out of time depending how busy they are. Overall great place and they even have a large group discount!
Rating: 5
M. C.
6 years ago
Although I did not purchase a dress here, due only to a tight deadline and budget, I can say that their customer service is great! In particularly the consultant who assisted me, Sam. I came in on a whim during the week during my lunch hour from work. Sam was attentive and helpful. She pulled many dresses, provided great advice, and best of all she offered to take a picture of me in the dresses before I could even ask! I never got that kind of service at other bridal boutiques! Thank you Sam! Also, their selection of dresses is great for bridesmaids. Much more elegant and modern design options than those at David's Bridal.
Rating: 5
Dana Y.
6 years ago
I recently took five bridesmaids, mother and mother-in-law with me for my first day out shopping for my dress. As a larger gal, I was dreading it all. Brides of California was our third and final destination for the day. Cheri totally accommodation us when we showed up early, picked a bunch of dresses that fit and let us peruse the store and pick anything else I wanted to try on. There was lots of room for us and the service was amazing. There was no pressure and so much support to find the right dress. In fact, Cheri recommended I hold off buying until I had thought it over. Here's the greatest part for me. Although most of the group loved this one dress, I left thinking about another I really wanted to try on again. When I called the store the next day to arrange a follow-up appointment to try in my top two favorite dresses, Cheri knew exactly what the other dress was going to be even though I never saw her write down notes on that one. It was waiting in the dressing room when I arrived. I walked around the store, did a little dance in the strapless gown and said yes. The staff was great and I can't wait until my dress arrives in a few months.
Rating: 5
Katherine R.
6 years ago
This is the best place to find a bridal gown. The girls are really patient and helpful and give great advice to help you think things through. They also have a great sitting area for everyone. I found my perfect dress for a great price and will be suggesting this place to everyone I know.
Rating: 5
Trang T.
6 years ago
My best friend is getting married and for the past few weeks i've been along with her on her adventure to find THE dress. This was the 3rd place we visited and lucky for us, it was our LAST stop! They actually moved to a new location around the corner so they aren't at the 'middle of nowhere' location as mentioned in the other comments. We actually came a day or two after the move so it was supposedly 'chaotic' but honestly I couldn't even tell! They had a good amount of gown selections hanging along the wall so we can easily touch and browse through, unlike Bay Area Bridal where we had to pick from a book. Price range was pretty fair, the most expensive dress they had was $2500 i believe? From what I saw, they had a good amount of bridesmaid dress selections as well but wasn't able to get a close look. Customer service was AWESOME! Brie was our consultant was SO patient and accommodating! My friend was hesitant to bring her mom, aunt and uncle along because she knew how opinionated and difficult they might be. My friend had an idea of what kind of style she wanted and so Brie basically pulled out all the styles that she thought was fitful for what she was looking for and we just picked about 8 dresses for her to try on. She was nice enough to run all over the store to grab things (belts, veils, headbands, shoes) to make the dress we picked the perfect one!  They had a deal going on where it was 10% off your dress or $200 credit towards accessories, i'm not sure if its ongoing or just that weekend but it doesn't hurt to ask. Thank you soo much for the wonderful experience! We can't wait for the dress to come in and see her in it, again!
Rating: 5
Judy N.
6 years ago
Dress for bestie's wedding. Great price points. Helpful staff. Large selection. they can order any dress you like! And free veil with check in, and gown purchase. Her gown was gorgeous and the veil was amazing. :)
Rating: 5
Nikki G.
6 years ago
So we just called on a whim to make an appointment at this location the day before not only did they keep the store open just for my appointment but definitely made me feel like I could take all the time I wanted. Cheri was my consultant and she did a wonderful job! She even was the first consultant ever (not Elegant Lace or Trudy's) to call the designer to see if one specific dress she could get a sample size closer to my size to try on! Great customer service, I didn't feel rushed and she even provided insight to wedding dresses to help compliment my figure to the max! If you are looking for a wedding dress, I would recommend Cheri as your first consultant and Brides of California as one of your first stops :)
Rating: 5
Rachael C.
6 years ago
I bought my wedding dress from Brides of California months before my wedding. I was amazed at how professional, friendly and calm the staff is. When looking for a wedding dress I went to many stores and felt pushed and pressured to buy a dress but at Brides of California I just didn't get that. Why buy your dress from B of C - well they will match any other bridal store's price and beat it by 10%, they offer a free veil or headpiece with your dress purchase. I bought my dress during a black Friday sale with no sales tax, the consultants took there time to make sure I was happy with everything about the dress. When my dress came in, since I couldn't house my dress at my house they were more than happy to hold my dress for a few months no questions asked. They even steamed my dress for me before my wedding day. Absolutely can not rave enough about this store. Remember if they don't have your dress in the store they can order it - which is what I did. I had such an amazing experience I even bought all my bridesmaids dresses from them. Brides a must visit.
Rating: 5
C C.
6 years ago
This shop is awesome! so many choices and their sales are very kind and helpful. We end up buying the bride's gown and all maids' dresses there at bargain price but of NY Bloomingdale quality! I can't say that I will come back again since I don't plan to get married again but I will definitely recommend it to my friends and family!
Rating: 5
Mariko B.
6 years ago
The bride made an appointment for 4pm for last Saturday, it was our last stop after going to 3 other places for both a reception wedding dress and bridesmaids dresses. We definitely managed to save the best for last! It was in an empty strip mall surrounded by tech &amp; manufacturing businesses which all close on weekends. We fought the crowds at the other dress shops earlier, it was nice to finally go to a place where all the attention was on us. Parking was definitely not an issue and neither was crowd control. We were the only people in the store and it felt so initiate, almost as if we were stopping by someone's home instead of an actual store. We pretty much took over the shop and started pulling designs we wanted to try, our consultant was very professional and kept walking back and forth to stock our fitting room with our choices. The consultant was sooooo so nice, probably the most genuine and friendliest consultant we met that day. Not only did they have a large selection with popular names, they were all very affordable. I think the most intricate detailed wedding dress was $1200, compared to a lot of the other dresses places (Bay Area Bridal &amp; Trudy's, Brides of CA is way better). They even had my bff's favorite dress from last year for a VERY reasonable sale price! All the other stores had the most updated version of it or something that was similar but wasn't as personality filled as the original. I recommend this bridal shop for every bride or bridesmaid!! I'm pretty confident that our bride will be purchasing her dress from this shop. P.S. I made her try on the Twillight dress! :-) I love that they had less traditional dresses as well, some of the shorter ones were adorable!
Rating: 5
Janine J.
7 years ago
I had a brilliant experience here. Cheri welcomed me and knew i wanted to be left to look so she waited for me to come to her with the dresses i liked and she carried them to the dressing room. I didn't have an appointment but they had a spare room they made up so i could try them. Cheri helped me into the dresses and i knew i wanted ti but it was a little plain so she tried numerous different belts with it from jewelled to coloured and found a matching headpiece. She really knew her stuff and i walked away with the dress 'off the rack' Great experience and i would highly recommend.
Rating: 5
Roselina R.
7 years ago
This is definitely the season for events for me!  I was just in another wedding yesterday, and with such hectic goings on during this season (e.g., graduations, weddings, company events, shortened work days due to events) it's an absolute life saver when important to-do-items work out as planned.  Case in point; a properly fitted bridesmaid dress! As I mentioned in my previous review, I was in between two sizes, and the gal that helped me advised I could easily fit into the smaller size, because the cut of the top of the dress was more roomy.  I tried on my dress, and woot woot!  It fits absolutely perfectly!  Even the gal who helped me when I came to pick it up commented on how nicely it fit.  All I need to do is hem.   I'm in love with this shop.  The gal that assisted me this last time was so helpful.  She even took the time to properly bag up my dress again, after I tried it on.  Small courtesies like this provides great insight into the customer service of a business. Hooray for this shop, and hooray for me for being able to check this off my list and move onto other things.  :)
Rating: 5
Sandy J.
7 years ago
I normally don't have time to write reviews...however I just HAD to write a review for "Brides of California!" Not only did this shop have the most amazing and biggest selection I have found (and trust me, I had looked!) But the service was GRRREAT!!! I'm assuming everyone there is awesome, but I had the pleasure of working with Vanessa...I can't say enough great things about her!!!! She made me feel comfortable and was more than willing to show me new styles, I had not even thought of :) This is my second Wedding, so I wanted something simple, yet elegant-plus it will be a Beach Wedding, and to top it off I'm a "plus size" woman, so not all styles looked great....so Vanessa definitely had her work cut out...not only was she extremely helpful, but after trying on MANY styles, I realized my 3 top choices, had all been her picks!!! That said "a lot!!!" She was patient, caring and def. made me feel like a "beautiful Bride to be!!!" Thank-you SO much Vanessa !!!! Sandy J.
Rating: 5
Cherry V.
7 years ago
Just came back from buying my bridesmaid dress here.  Sam was my consultant and she was super friendly and helpful.  She made the whole experience easy and fun and gave me great advice about each dress I tried on.  And after visiting some other, cheaper boutiques, I really appreciated how big and clean the fitting area was.
Rating: 2
Sarah F.
7 years ago
So disappointed with the service here.  My daughter was measured for a dress.  When we went to pick it up the dress she was asked if she wanted to try it on.  I thought great if there are any problems they will have a solution.  Wrong!  The dress was too big.  I questioned why and the girl said she would remeasure my daughter...again I thought this was so they could remedy the problem.  Nope!  She said the measurements were off by an inch all over.  So.... now what?  Nothing!!  She said that we could have it altered..... Really??  So what else could we do but leave the store with a dress that does not fit and a sour taste in our mouth.... won't go there again.
Rating: 4
Tram N.
7 years ago
We made an appointment to come here for bridesmaids dresses and Sam was our consultant. She was very nice  and accommodating when we told her we had no specific style or color in mind. She let us try on as many dresses as we wanted and when we found a style that we particularly liked, she started pulling dresses for us. I never felt pressured in purchasing anything. I thought she was very professional and enjoyed my experience here. The only thing is that, although they had a bigger selection of bridesmaids dresses than other stores, I wish they carried more designers.
Rating: 4
Gina A.
7 years ago
Came here with my BF to look for her wedding dress. After looking at a few stores (including Trudy's, which we felt had poor customer service), we were happy to find an amazing dress for her. The girl who helped us, was very accommodating and also waited for us to try on BM dresses after hours. We also ended up purchasing our BM dresses from here. The bride got a good rec for a seamstress, which I will likely use for my alterations. I would definitely recommend this place for bridal gowns, BM dresses and other special occasion attire.
Rating: 4
Natalie L.
7 years ago
I had spent a really enjoyable afternoon in Brides of California with my childhood friend, as we attempted to pick out a maid of honor dress for me to wear in her wedding this November. Our visit came one week after stopping at David's Bridal with three of the other women who will be in the wedding. By a really huge comparison, I felt that the better experience surely lies with this sweet little shop in Sunnyvale. We brought her 5 year old son with us and they didn't seem to care. They smiled and laughed with him and were still able to attend to bride's questions. I felt the woman who helped us (I forgot her name, so sorry...) was very professional and offered many ideas for solutions. I'm a pretty petite woman, so nearly every dress was large, of course. I felt comfortable working with her as she pinned and clipped me to  see the best fit. It was really nice to get personal, individualized attention at this store. I really appreciated the way they attended to us and helped us with different ideas. A smaller boutique is surely the way to go to get the attention you deserve for your big day- or, in my case, my friend;s big day. ;) Thanks again, Brides of California!
Rating: 4
vivian y.
7 years ago
went here w/o an appointment to check out bm dresses.  sam helped me and she was a delight to work with.  i had a very specific bari jay dress in mind and she helped try to figure out the color of the dress based on some pictures i showed her.  she also recommended a dress that i never would have picked but it was very flattering on.  will definitely be coming back...thank you!
Rating: 5
Ellen L.
7 years ago
i purchased my wedding gown from this bridal salon and couldn't be happier with my gown.  note that this is a little salon in a shopping center located in a mostly business area of sunnyvale.  parking is plentiful in this shopping center, esp on the weekends when this area is pretty deserted.  also the selection of designers is smaller than most salons. i worked almost exclusively with cheri, the manager of this store.  as a picky bride who demands perfection, i had a really tough time choosing a wedding gown. unfortunately, the more dresses i tried on, the harder it became to choose just 1.  once i had narrowed it down to 2-3 dresses, i took photos of these dresses and compared them side-by-side  before i was able to choose "the one."  unfortunately, by the time i made the decision to commit to a dress (about 5 months before my wedding date), i was told that it would be delivered about 2 weeks before my wedding, which was simply not enough time for dress alterations to be done.  cheri called the manufacturer and checked to see if it was possible to expedite/rush deliver the dress, but unfortunately, they were unable to accommodate the request for this specific designer &amp; dress.  i was kicking myself for not making a decision and the commitment sooner, as i would have been able to get the dress of my dreams sooner, with ample time for alterations. i did check with other bay area salons to see if any of them could order the dress i wanted (and have it delivered well in advance of the wedding), but unfortunately, was given the same delivery date from all of them....about 2 weeks before my wedding date. i even checked with seamstresses and tailors to see if i could have the dress made from scratch (as a copy), i even checked with recommendations from friends &amp; family from out of town.  during this time, i actually needed to submit my dress measurements, and asked cheri if she could assist me with this, and she gladly obliged.  extra points for this, since she was helping me get measured for a custom dress that would be made elsewhere.  i don't know if another store would have helped me with something that wasn't contributing to their own business.  unfortunately, i was unsuccessful in having a custom dress made. with only a few months left before the wedding, i called cheri, and asked if she had anything on sample sale that i could buy off the rack, or any other non-sample gowns that she'd let me have.  i was in luck, as this was the week of thanksgiving, and she was just starting to discount her dresses for black friday.  she also received a new shipment of dresses not long ago.  from this new shipment, i actually found a new dress that i loved, and i think this really became the dress of my dreams b/c i felt glowing and fabulous in it....i almost cried when she clamped me in and put the veil on.  on top of finding the 2nd "one," cheri called the manufacturer and it turned out that they had this dress in my size, and could send it to the store in 1-2 weeks, which would still give me plenty of time to have alterations made.  i was ecstatic that i found a dress i loved, could have it brand new in my size, and got it on a discount (i saved almost $100 thanks to the black friday discount). true to her word, cheri called me about 10 days later to say that my dress had arrived.  when i went to the store to try it on, it was almost perfect...a few alterations would do the trick, and i was confident that i had plenty of time to have it fixed up.  since they don't do alterations in house, cheri recommended a local seamstress whom she sent all of her brides to, and even gave me a rough estimate of how much i'd be paying for the alterations. BONUS: if you buy a dress here, you get a veil for free, which is great since veils can cost upward of $300, depending on how intricate the design.  since i already had a veil, cheri gave me a choice of an accessory, so i was able to have a matching necklace &amp; earrings set to go with my dress.  after the alterations were complete, cheri even steamed my dress for me, again this is something that costs $$ depending on where you go. i thoroughly enjoyed working with cheri, and she became my friend and confidante during my dress shopping experience.  she was kind, patient, and really knew her gowns.  since they don't work on commission here, cheri and her staff never pushed me to make a purchase so i felt free to say yes or no without being coerced one way or another.  i highly recommend this salon to all future brides. ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES:  once you find the one (or two you like), stop shopping and trying on dresses, and make a decision esp since it takes 4-6 months to order and have your dress shipped (sometimes longer).  trying on too many pretty dresses will just confuse you and make life difficult!
Rating: 5
Rhona J.
7 years ago
Small bridal shop located in the middle of business centers.  Catherine and staff were very helpful.  As soon as I walked in the door, I was greeted and assisted right away.  Very friendly, great customer service, and price is decent.  I would not have known about this hidden gem if it wasn't for Yelp.  Definitely check them out!
Rating: 5
suzie a.
7 years ago
First off i would like to say thank you to Sherri and Cristina.  Since the first time i dropped in they were extremely helpful, professional, and friendly. I have been a very indecisive bride and these ladies went out of thier way to show me everything they carried.  Thier prices are EXTREMELY competitive!!!  They include a free headpiece or viel with a purchase of a bridal gown.  They would even keep me posted when new dresses came in that they thought i would like.  I almost purchased my gown here, but had already fell in love with another gown that they did not carry. When i returned to look at bridesmaid dresses they were extremely helpful as well and let me come back a few times with different girls to try it on.   If you have not yet purchased your bridal attire I highly recommend coming here.  These girls will take care of you and do it in the nicest most professional way!!!
Rating: 4
Frances B.
7 years ago
I am very happy that I found this place in time for my bestfriend's wedding (too bad I didn't know of this hidden gem in time for my own wedding)!  The girls here were very accommodating and patient with all of my best friend's needs. THE LOW DOWN: This place is significantly cheaper than similar bridal gown stores for the same dress, and they match prices or beat them. Best of all, they offered us a free veil with a bridal dress purchase. If you're a bride, you know veils range in the $200+, and wow, a free veil? You can't beat that!  They have everything here, from dresses, to veils, to shoes and bridesmaids dresses. Excellent service + Excellent items = One happy Yelper and a Happy Bride! Thanks ladies of Brides of California!
Rating: 4
S. P.
7 years ago
I absolutely loved the service at Brides of California.  They were so sweet and accommodating.  I had a large viewing group and they were able to squeeze us all in.  Their changing room was the biggest I've ever seen.  We must've had like 11 dresses in there and there was still plenty of room to change and move around.  The staff was very helpful when it came to the selection of a dress and trying it on. They had a good selection of larger sizes which was great because I'm a little on the thick side. I didn't quite make a decision on a dress, but my bridesmaids found their ideal dress there. I will be back to try on some more dresses.
Rating: 5
Lynn H.
7 years ago
I originally went in to order my bridesmaid dresses, but ended up getting my actual bridal gown there too! I went during the Black Friday weekend--and got my dress with no tax and a free accessory (you can choose a free veil as well). Cheri was SUPER nice and patient! She stayed late to open the store so my girls and I could make it. She reserved her opinion so she wouldn't be pushy or give any pressure until after I had made my own decision. The bridesmaid dresses even came in a few months earlier than expected. I loved ordering from this place! I haven't received my dress yet, but I've been pleased with the service so far!
Rating: 3
Kat G.
7 years ago
This was my fifth appointment and I really just made it to re-try a dress on that I was pretty sure I wanted to order. The place is in random little shopping area near Yahoo and other tech companies. The shop itself is spacious, clean and they seemed to have a good selection of dresses and a lot of bridesmaid dresses as well. They were very nice upon arrival and changing area was nice and big. They didn't really fit me into the dress - I was used to other salons really clipping and pulling the dress so that it flatters your body. They just clipped it so it closes so you don't get the best visual of how the dress is. They definitely aren't salesy and answered all of the questions. The price on the dress (Casablanca) was lower than a shop in SF but they don't tailor in house and refer you to a tailor they use. They didn't mention the tailor so that made me a little hesitant. One thing they did say was that if I bought a dress, they'd give me a veil for free which was tempting given veils are expensive! I left with information in hand about the cost on ordering a custom gown which was helpful. Overall, this is a good place to go on and try dresses. I ended up ordering elsewhere but the shop seems nice and they seemed very polite.
Rating: 5
Rovie A.
7 years ago
I found Brides of California because they are the only store in the area that carries the Wtoo line of bridesmaids dresses. The salesperson who assisted me the first time I came in (I really wish I remembered her name) was very attentive and extremely helpful. During my first visit here, she was able to get all of the necessary information on the bridesmaid dress into their system and even made it a point to call me when she found out that the dress color was different from what she had told me earlier in the store. And when I was able to come back in with all of my bridesmaids, we were in and out in less than 30 minutes because they already had the dress information on file. My bridesmaids and I had a great overall experience here and I would highly recommend stopping by if you are looking for bridal gowns or bridesmaid dresses.
Rating: 5
Stephanie M.
7 years ago
I highly recommend Brides of California! Manager Cheri Amor did a great job of helping me find my bridesmaid dresses. I went in looking for a specific dress from Alfred Sung and found out that I didn't have enough time before the wedding date to order them and didn't want to pay for 6 dresses to be expedited. Instead, she suggested I look at a different style from the designer in the same color that they just happened to have enough of off the rack! It was amazing, the sizes were just what we needed and the style was even better than the dress I originally wanted. The staff was polite, friendly and helpful. Never pushy, they made us feel like they really cared about making my wedding party look perfect.  Great selection in store and prompt in responding to emails and phone calls.
Rating: 5
Liv H.
7 years ago
This was the first place I stepped in for dress shopping, and I was really impressed with the service!  The place was a little bit hard to find.  It's located in a small plaza off 237, N Mathilda Ave.   They've got a great selection of gorgeous dresses that span a large price range, and most are very affordable, by wedding gown and bridesmaid dress standards. The store has a large dressing room so that you can comfortably change in and out of dresses. The staff was very sweet, courteous, and attentive. She gave me advice on what style was the most flattering for me. I tried on 4 or 5 dresses including the one she picked out for me. It fit very nicely but I said I wanted to think about it and she was not at all pushy, just gave me a card. Since this was my 1st stop, so I didn't order just yet.  But I recommend this place if you are in search for a dress.
Rating: 5
Ann Marie G.
7 years ago
Dear ranting spoiled Bride to be....that has forgot her manners. Let me explain the difference between a Boutique, such as Brides of California vs. a shop/store like David Bridal. They are there to sell you anything they can to keep making money even put up with customer's who are late and unapologitec for it... demanding service.   Now A Boutique definition is a: a small fashionable shop and b:  a small company that offers highly specialized services or products. A boutique like Brides of California who unfortuntely rely on scheduling then a retail walk in store. I have been to Brides of California for two different occasions and they have great quality ...the most knowledgeable staff as well as friendly service. Don't listen to this lady ..judge for yourself
Rating: 1
Rowena C.
8 years ago
I planned a day to go with all my bridesmaids to look at dresses. After finding Brides of California online, I called to inquire. I was told that the prices were reasonable and that they carried plus sizes. I explained to the person who scheduled me, that I wanted to be sure they had plus sizes so that all of my girls could try on dresses and no one would feel left out. I was assured that they carried plus sizes in their store. I scheduled two appointment time frames at the suggestion of the person I spoke to, so we were penciled in for 10am-1pm, which worked great, because we had a luncheon planned at 2pm. As we arrived, the parking lot was empty..that should have been a sign, as most bridal places are fairly busy on a Saturday. Nonethless, we walked in and a woman named Cheri assisted us. I was surprised that no dresses were pulled out, as I had told the staff that we were looking for black satin dresses specifically. Cheri said to look through the racks, and then she sat at the desk. No assistance whatsoever. As my girls began to browse the racks, we noticed that all the dresses were small sizes, such as 4,6,8. I asked Cheri where the plus sizes were, and she said they could order them from a catalog, but had none to try on...WTF?? I told her I had asked that specific question when I made the appointment. She had no answer really, as she wasn't sure who I had spoke to she said. A few of my bridesmids who were smaller sizes decided to try to make the best of it, and began trying on dresses. That's when they noticed that the dresses were pricey. $250 for a bridesmaids dress?? I think not. Some of my bridesmaids felt uncomfortable and embarressed that they did not carry any dresses their size. The mood went from excited to annoyed. Even if they did not have the sizes in stock, had we had a sales person with some personality who could explain how it works and show us a few options, maybe we could have made it work, but Cheri was quiet, timid, and although she was nice, she seem to have no clue. We were there 30 min out of our 3 hour appointment, and we decided to leave and go elsewhere. We headed to David's Bridal in Milpitas and they were AMAZING! We explained how awful Brides of California was and they were so attentive and helpful, and all my girls ordered their dresses, shoes, and hair clips that day. Brides of California had no customers and I now see why. They lie, they staff is incompetant, and they are overpriced. Go eleswhere and don't waste your time!!
Rating: 5
Meredith Butler
1 month ago
Brides of California replied:
Thanks for your excellent review, Meredith! If there's anything else you need help with, please don't hesitate to reach out. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Jessica Garcia
1 month ago
Brides of California replied:
Jessica, we're glad you visited us and congratulations on finding your gown! We hope you'll let us know if there's anything else we can do for you. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Emily Fu
2 months ago
Brides of California replied:
We're so happy you joined us, Emily! Congratulations on finding your dress! Take care, and please let us know if there's anything we can help you with. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
JiaJun Chia
2 months ago
Brides of California replied:
Happy you had a great experience! Please let us know if there's anything else we can do for you. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
kristin debruyn
2 months ago
Brides of California replied:
Kristin, we're really happy you had a good visit! Please reach out if there's anything we can take care of for you. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Nathan Cohen
4 months ago
Brides of California replied:
Nathan, thank you for taking the time to review us! Let us know if you need anything. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
maureen danaher
4 months ago
Brides of California replied:
We're so glad you could join us, Maureen! We hope we'll see you the next time you're around. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 4
Nicole Jarvis Babaoglu
4 months ago
Brides of California replied:
Nicole, we appreciate the excellent review! If there's anything else we can do for you, please let us know. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Dana Peters
4 months ago
Brides of California replied:
Dana, we're so glad we could help! If there's anything else we can do for you, please let us know. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Sherri Kilkenny
5 months ago
Brides of California replied:
Thank you for your great review, Sherri! Happy Holidays!-All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Alice Bui
5 months ago
Brides of California replied:
We're so happy you visited us, Alice! Looking forward to seeing you again when the gown arrives! -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Nancy On
5 months ago
Brides of California replied:
Congrats for Saying Yes to the Dress Nancy! Thank you for taking the time to visit our store! -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Corey Walter
5 months ago
Brides of California replied:
Really appreciate all the support, Corey! Thank you for choosing us to be apart of your special day! -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Jen Nguyen
5 months ago
Brides of California replied:
We're really happy you took the time to give us five stars! We appreciate your thoughtfulness! -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Rebecca Gutierrez
10 months ago
Brides of California replied:
Rebecca, we appreciate the review! Please let us know if there's anything we can help you with. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Maria Marcelo
10 months ago
Brides of California replied:
Thanks for visiting, Maria! We appreciate the support. We're here for you anytime. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Natalie Edelman
1 year ago
Brides of California replied:
Thank you for the high marks, Natalie. We're glad you had a wonderful experience. Give us a call if you need help with anything! -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Tandis Nowrouzi
1 year ago
Brides of California replied:
We're so happy to see reviews like this, Tandis. Please let us know if there's anything we can do for you. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Joanna A
1 year ago
Brides of California replied:
Thank you so much, Joanna! We're wishing you well and hope you'll reach out if there's anything else we can do for you. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 5
Carla Fresquez
1 year ago
Brides of California replied:
You're the best, Carla! We're wishing you well. Please let us know if you need anything. -All the best, Cheri
50 minutes ago
Rating: 4
Yolly Liu
1 year ago
Rating: 5
Marisela Alvarenga
2 years ago
Rating: 5
Anna Hipsley
2 years ago
Rating: 4
Frances Fon Wu
2 years ago
Rating: 5
Katherine Anderson
2 years ago
Rating: 5
BiMor ilham baloglanov
3 years ago
Rating: 5
Cheri Amor-Monreal
5 years ago
Rating: 4
Lore Ramos
5 years ago
Rating: 5
Sechita Starr
5 years ago
Rating: 5
Lisette Mora
5 years ago
Rating: 5
Amir Mp
5 years ago
Rating: 5
Beth Vasquez
5 years ago
Rating: 1
Rachel Valenzuela
5 years ago
Rating: 5
Yaritza Herlinda Ayala Ortiz
5 years ago
Rating: 5
Jeannette Acosta
5 years ago
Rating: 3
Andrew Thomas Pinski
6 years ago