2225 Camino Del Rio S Ste A, San Diego, CA | Directions 9210832.768446 -117.141145
Neighborhoods: Western, University Heights, Eastern San Diego
I literally looked everywhere for my wedding dress. I finally found Here Comes the Bride, which was a breath of fresh air. The assistants were so great to work with, and helped me find the perfect dress for my wedding. They have a wonderful selection of dresses, and are all fairly reasonably priced.
Went here as my first real dress shopping experience. My BMs and family are all out of town so when my Mom came into town for Thanksgiving I took advantage of the opportunity to do some dress shopping with her.
I was not planning on buying anything, only looking to get an idea of what style I wanted to save up for and eventually buy. But I did end up buying a dress. Upon walking in, I was first impressed with how nice the interior is. Especially the dressing rooms While it was just me and my Mom, there is room for the girls that travel with entourages, too. We had an incredibly friendly and helpful salesgirl (I wish I remembered her name). Although my budget is low to non-existent, she didn't bat an eye when I wanted to try on a couple more pricey frocks and she also directed us to a sale rack, with no pressure whatsoever to buy at any point.
I ended up falling in love with a gown on the sale rack. A sample gown, that was set to go on sale on Black Friday (two days later) for the obscene price of $250 (for a $2300 gown). Our sales girl (or her manager, either way) allowed me to buy at the sale price that day rather than have to come back in on black friday and fight the crowds. The whole thing was smooth, painless, and actually really fun- thanks to the wonderful, professional staff at Here Comes the Bride :)
After being traumatized at David's Bridal, my mother dragged me all over town in search for a dress that was "me". It seemed impossible for way too many reasons and why is every sales woman so awkward around me when I'm running around the fitting room in a strapless bra and leggings? I'm 90 pounds of woman, my hip bones stick out and I don't have boobs to put in the bra you made me put on.. deal with it..
My appointment at HCtB was very comfortable, plesant even. Kayla was a frustrated brides dream come true. She didn't care that I was half naked, she was honest, and she made the experience fun. She threw dress after dress over my head until we found that Paloma Blanca was perfection.
I can't wait to get my dress and go back five more times for alterations.
I once nicknamed wedding dress hunting as, "Say Hell No to the Dress".
I am not one of those giddy I LOVE TO PLAN MY WEDDING types. The reality is that we're having a destination wedding, on the beach and I didn't care at all about the frock. In fact, I planned to buy it a couple of months before the big day, online. Wow, listen to all those gasps!
Well, one of my organized bridesmaids dragged me here to start the adventure. I was NOT pleased. When greeted by the poor saleslady that (un)luckily was paired with me, I said "No beads, no bling, no lace, no frills and no high price". Take that!
Lo and behold it was sample sale time! I scored the BEST DRESS EVER - a Manual Mota (the truth: never heard of the dude until that day) Spring 2010 frothy ivory gown. $1000 off the original price. It was the first dress I tried on. Done and done.
Oh, and props to Nancy, the most delightful sales lady who genuinely understood my off-kilter requests and sense of humor. Gorgeous, spacious private dressing rooms too.
Yes, I give HCtB 5 stars because I found a beautiful gown at a great price, the sales lady REALLY listened to me, and I was in and out in less than 40 minutes without so much one fleeting thought that the experience sucked it.
And did I mention that the dress makes me look 10 pounds lighter and 10 inches taller? Boo-yah!
I purchased my dress 9 months ago and finally picked it up today. I must say that I would recommend this place to everyone. From the beginning the experience was wonderful. Rebecca my consultant helped me find the perfect dress, which by the way I would have never tried on, but she picked it out and ask me to try it on for her. It was something completley different than what I was looking for but it made my shape look like it has never looked before. The place is great, it is very clean with huge rooms that are private, they allowed me to take all the pictures I wanted and never once was I rushed. My dress came in two weeks before my estimated time and I started my alterations two months before. Martha my seamstress was wonderful. She is very understanding and never once did she get upset or rush me when I went over my appointment time. Their alterations are a flat fee which is nice because you know up front from the begining what you are going to pay and despite the fact that I came in 5 times because I kept dropping weight, never once did they charge me again. The nicest thing about everything is that I was always greeted with a smile and although I had already purchased my dress when I came in like a bridezilla to try on the sample while my own dress came in they always were happy, knew my name, and never rushed me to leave the store. I would give this place 10 stars if possible. If you are getting married, this is the place to go.
Great Service – I loved this place! I heard mixed reviews about Here Comes the Bride but decided to go and take a look for myself .
Maybe I just got lucky but everything ran smoothly and everyone was so helpful & informative.
My consultant was Rebecca, and I have no idea how she did it but she helped me find the gown of my dreams when only 40 minutes before I had no specific idea on what kind of dress I was looking for. I purchased my dress that same week ( I was told the longer I waited the closer it would come to my wedding date), and my Dream Dress came in 7 months later with 3 months till the wedding date.
I was overall very happy with the service from Here Comes the Bride and I would deffinalty recommend it to any bride :)
I visited HCTB after being to a handful of bridal shops in Boston, San Diego, and around Connecticut, and immediately felt at ease. My consultant, Megan, felt more like a friend than a salesperson as she assisted me with dresses. The calm, open feel of the store and the large dressing rooms put me at ease - unlike those teeny stores with dresses lining every wall, still packaged in plastic.
I found a dress that I liked elsewhere that HCTB didn't have in store, but they graciously ordered what I wanted and were helpful along the way.
Fittings were a breeze, and the seamstress was a sweetheart!
Would definitely recommend to the bride who wants a relaxed experience. I might suggest visiting a larger boutique if you're trying dresses for the first time, since selection is limited. Once you have a style and/or dress in mind, HCTB is the place to be!!
A friend at work recommended this place to me and I am so glad. I just bought my dress here last week. It was the first bridal shop I visited and I went to two other places afterwards to make certain the dress I liked at Here Comes the Bride was the one. The other shops were totally gross....dirty, tacky dresses. The dresses here are well taken care of and the shop is beautiful and clean. Big dressing rooms so you do not have to stand in the middle of the store like David's Bridal. Plus, I was able to purchase the dress off the rack at a discount and it is beautiful!
I just bought 2012 Rina di montella dress here yesterday and had the most wonderful experience in choosing my dress. I worked with Rebecca and thought she was amazing and did a wonderful job in helping choose my dress!! How she knew my style and what would look beautiful on me just amazes me! She kept my budget in mind and help me get the dress that I wanted without having to worry about going over.
The boutique is also beautiful. The private rooms made my experience with my friends and family one to remember. I would recommend this store to anyone based on the great experience I've had so far.I am uber excited to see the dress!
Run Away From this Place!! – My wife and daughter went in to this place to view dresses. They were wowed by the moment and decided upon a $4500 piece. They gave a 50% deposit. The next day buyer's remorse set in and the contacted the store to inform them that they did not want the dress. They refused to accept the cancellation.
We took them to small claims court and the judge ruledmin our favor. The judge couldn't believe the shop did not want to refund the deposit minus the restocking fee. They didn't return the money. They appealed. We went to Superior Court and again the judge, in a matter of minutes, ruled that they must return the money. Four months later we are still waiting for the $1400. We'll have to take them to court for a 3rd time.
Do not patronize this establishment unless you want to get robbed.
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