2905 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA | Directions 9040434.035781 -118.471232
Mon - Fri, 10am - 6pm; Sat, 10am - 5pm
Neighborhoods: West LA, Mid-City
Diamond in the rough! – Dina's Bridal is no frills and not fancy shmancy but they really know their stuff. It is an amazing find, so don't worry about any negative reviews you read - they aren't true. Gina (the daughter) is awesome, we got to know each other very well since i felt like i was in there 100 times with all 3 of my sisters throughout the whole process - she really knows what she is doing and gives you her total honest opinion, so trust her!! I made 3 appts for my sister who got married this weekend. Dina's was our first stop and after trying on 3 dresses, i called the other places to cancel - look no further!! My sister didn't really know what she wanted but had an idea. She told Gina what she did and did not like, and Gina pulled a few dresses from the racks for her. All looked great but the 3rd dress she tried on was definitely "the one", it was absolutely gorgeous, fit her body like a glove and EXTREMELY reasonably priced (i'm talking less than $500). Gina also gave her the perfect bustier type bra to wear under her gown and we got her veil there too (FYI - Dina's also carries bustiers, shoes, hair accessories like tiaras, veils and bridal jewelry). Gina and Dina do all of the alterations and the dress came out beautiful.
My 3 sisters and I were all bridesmaids and we all got our dresses from Dina's. They were gorgeous - all 4 of us (including the bride) ordered Watters/WTOO dresses - Dina's had a pretty good selection of samples in the store but can order any style you want that you see on the designer's website (they also carry a lot of popular bridal/bridesmaid lines like Bill Levkoff). We each ordered a different style but in the same color and Gina did all of the alterations for us as well. Another bridesmaid who lives in Japan also ordered her dress from Dina's and they shipped it to her and it was perfect. Mine was style #264 and i loved it. My sisters got #762 and #367 which were very pretty too. They all happened to be in duchess satin and were each around $165 not including alterations (mine were about $65 but i am sure they vary depending on what needs to be done). We all got so many compliments on our dresses!
Their customer service is great and they make you feel like family here. i would highly recommend Dina's as the first and only stop for any bride-to-be!!
Dina's is SIMPLY THE BEST! – We had been searching for the right wedding dress for months. Having already gone to David's Bridal, Wilshire Bridal, all the major retailers, and several other shops of varying price ranges, both online and local, we were almost ready to give up.
But once we met Dina and Gina, we knew we were in the right place. They are extremely knowledgeable about trends and styles, and are amazing seamstresses.
This boutique has a surprisingly diverse assortment of gowns in its inventory, considering its size. And they have gowns for every budget.
Their flexibility and commitment to doing the right thing (versus selling you what's most expensive) is quite refreshing.
But what impressed me most was Gina's intuitiveness. She truly listens to her clients and even 'reads between the lines' to help the bride bring her vision to life.
We ended up buying our flower girl's dress here as well.
We cannot possibly recommend this business highly enough. Our only regret is that we wasted precious time by not coming to Dina's first!
The NICEST people EVER – Good thing that I didn't read some of the negative reviews on this site before I went there with my best friend because Gina (the daughter) has been so amazing from the moment we stepped into her tiny store all the way to the end. She's not someone to b.s you and kiss your butt just because she wants to sell you something. Maybe that's why some people thought initially that she was rude(?) but that's so not true. She's honest, very professional, punctual and she will tell you that a dress is ugly on you if it is. We really appreciated her. She was prompt with all our appointments and her workmanship was far superior than any fancy store. It really was a great experience and will refer everyone I know to her.
They nailed it! – I just got married and about 2 months before my wedding i, of course, decided that i didn't like the wedding dress that i already had and went into a panic. I knew about Dina's from being a bridesmaid several years. ago. Dina is the owner and the seamstress. Gina is her daughter and she is the one who mostly takes care of the customers. It's been a family business for many years and they really know what they are doing. When i walked in and told Gina my situation she had compassion and really cared. I told her we were having a beach wedding. She pulled several dresses for me to try and the very first one i tried on was the one that i ended buying. Gina nailed it straight away! To humor myself i checked out many other boutiques and didn't find one i liked better and all the others were much higher priced. Since i was on a budget and time constraint, Gina offered to sell me the sample at a really good price. Dina did all the tailoring on it and it fit perfect and looked brand new. They are a great team and they both give their honest opinions. I highly recommend this bridal boutique. It's very small, but they have all kinds of dresses. The prices are reasonable. Dina got all the tailoring done in a timely manner. Gina even helped me figure out the best way to get my dress to my destination wedding. There are only two negatives that i can think of. One is that it gets really hot in the boutique and two, it's not the prettiest shop that i went to. Does that really matter? Not for me. Finding the best dress and getting great service are the most important and that's what you get at Dina's Bridal. Just an fyi, there's only metered parking.
The most Honest Bridal gown service I've ever had – I'm not really into the whole review system so many are passionate about until I saw some of the reviews written for Gina. I had the misfortune (for Bridal businesses) to be getting married 5 months after getting engaged - my choice and every bridal shop I walked into greeted me with "it can't be done, go somewhere else" all except for 2 places - Davids Bridal and Dina's Bridal. If any of you have stepped in a David's bridal store, you know already what I'm talking about when I say how pushy, demanding and focused they are on you buying THAT dress (the first one you tried on) because you LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL and that's before slugging me with an extra fee to make it in a longer length and a rush fee.
I walk into Dina's...not the most chi chi boutique you've been into but Gina (Dina's daughter) knows every single dress in that shop, how it fits, what the price is, what color's it comes in, if you can order it in pink & purple polka dot or whatever you want. Dina (for the person who experienced her and her lack of English) is a very warm and friendly person and a super talented seamstress who is not stressed by anything. That woman is a magician. Gina shocked me at first with her brutal honesty (she said I looked like a meringue in one dress I was focusing on) gave me a dress to try on when I walked in and said "this is the one", I said "sure" as though I was shot back to David's Bridal, and she was right, it was perfect. Every bit of contact with her right up to my wedding (5 months) was professional, courteous and without any stress - this team is the best and I would recommend every person to go in and see them to arrange their dress ? do make an appointment though, especially on the weekends, they get busy.
A Hidden Gem! The most elegant wedding dresses – Dina's Bridal shop is a MUST See for every bride who is looking for a dress that will make her feel confident and look gorgeous. Gina makes you feel at ease and listens to you. Her mother, Dina, creates the most skillful alterations. I decided to add straps, crystal broderies on the straps, and cut my train, and the dress was so exquisite and perfectly fitted to my body. I was able to find my veil, tiara, and the most beautiful jewelry. All the girls at my wedding wanted to know where I got it! I highly recommend Dina's Bridal, Dina and Gina are the nicest and most professional bridal shop owners (zero sale pressure). THANK YOU you made me the most beautiful bride!!! There is a wide range of price so you should be able to find what you are looking for. My dress was from a canadian designer close to $2,000.
Best Priced Dress in LA! – My experience at Dina's Bridal was fantastic. I had been all over looking for the perfect Fiji wedding dress. Everywhere else I went, the prices were $3,000 for a decent dress. Or $1,000 for a shabby dress. Not including alterations. Nothing in between. I ended up finding an amazing designer dress for $1,600. As every bride should know, the accessories can really add up so you want to be in your budget. My dress is an amazing, chantilly beautiful lace with very intricate detail and layers of flowy satin underneath. The work Gina and her mother had to do on my dress was some serious labor. Everytime I went in for my fitting and got to try on my dress, I felt like a beautiful princess. And to watch the transformation into a size 4 to a dress that fits your body perfectly was truely amazing seamstress work. I feel like in the long run, you want your dream dress and for it to fit PERFECTLY and that's what I got from Dina's Bridal. Forget all the other stuff. That's what every bride should want in the end.
Do not waste your time! So bad, the good reviews are all fake – This place is so bad! I was lured in by someones review mentioning that is was better then the boutique on Montana(Montclair) and in Costa Mesa(Mon Amie) and let me just say, that Dina's bridal and the other two are not even in the same league. If the 99 cent only store had a bridal department, that is what Dina's is. I had an appointment and an elderly hispanic lady( who barely spoke english- working on a dress) was the only one at the store. It was like a scene out of a movie. An eager, anxious bride goes dress shopping, only to be greeted by a barefooted, barely english speaking seamstress.When I asked about designer dresses, she laughed at me. Told me to go to Montana store or Neimans. It was such a waste of time. Seriously, if your budget for a dress is 200-400.00, then you can find something here. It's like a David's bridal but way way cheesier and no service what so ever, you are scrapping at the botton here. Why would anyone want to spend money here? I ended up buying my dress at MOn Amie, I got pampered in a huge dressing room, with a consultant all to myself. She brought in all the dresses I picked out in the showroom and from bridal magazines. I got treated like a princess. And you know what, they did that at each of my visits regardless if I was buying. The dressing room at Mon Amie was the size of the showroom at Dina's. I think it important to buy from small business owners, but Dina's made it impossible for me to even look. There are no name here. Everything is basically a cheap knock off. And No! it is not coutoure! It's not custom! it's cheap labor and shotty work. It's so ugly! And when I asked ithey could order a dress I found in a magazine, they said no because they do can not sell that label. So even certain manufacturers will not work with them. The rave reviews are a fake. Those people only gave one review and it was Dina's. Both mentioned "Montana" and Costa Mesa. If you are looking for a dress, DO NOT VENTURE IN.
The best selection ,quality , service and prices in ALL of L.A. – I've had my debutant gown , wedding dress and my made of honors dress all bought or made for me at Dina's Bridal . After going to the bridal shop on Montana , then the one on wilshire in bev.hills I was both relived and surprised at how they cost remarkably less for the same dreses but also actually listened to me and waited on me hand and foot. They were helpful and kind as well as truely gifted seamstress' . I would literally discribe Dina as an artist . My mother because of her illnesses has one shoulder that is higher than the other and they did such an amazing job her shoulders looked perfectly even. There selection of veils and head pieces were great as well as there assortment of shoes. Even when my flower girl threw an all out tantrum they were polite , gentle and kind . I honestly could not recomend them enough.
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