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Aria Bridal, Formal and Tuxedo

Escondido , CA

LOCATION

Escondido, CA 92025 US

PHONE

760-839-2742

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ABOUT US

Ok Yon So was a young upcoming fashion designer in Korea in the mid 70's, when she met and married an American and moved to the U.S. She spent years learning English and raising a... Read more
Ok Yon So was a young upcoming fashion designer in Korea in the mid 70's, when she met and married an American and moved to the U.S. She spent years learning English and raising a family. In the early 90's a call came from an old colleague to come to Texas and build a small chain of stores there. To make a long story short she broke out on her own and created Aria Bridal. Her family caught her vision and there are now over 11 Aria Bridals nationwide.

Our store is located in the North San Diego area near Rancho Santa Fe. We have been in this location for over 9 years.

Aria Bridal is run with a unique blend of servant leadership principles and guided by Oky's incredible sense of style. You won't see us spend millions of dollars to advertise a $99.00 wedding dress. Our satisfied customers are our best source of growth.

Whether you are going to a White House ball, the Emmies, prom, or your own wedding, Aria Bridal makes your shopping experience a comfortable fit. We never pressure or “hard sell” anyone. Our clients range from movie stars and the extremely wealthy to the young girl getting her first formal. People drive from different states knowing we have the best ecclectic selection to fit every shoppers taste. Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
6/20/2015
5.0/5.0
I am beyond happy that I got my dress here. After going from bridal shop to bridal shop, Aria was the only place that gave me 100% of their attention in my search of purchasing my dress. Highly recommend this place.
I am beyond happy that I got my dress here. After going from bridal shop to bridal shop, Aria was the only place that gave Read more...
I am beyond happy that I got my dress here. After going from bridal shop to bridal shop, Aria was the only place that gave me 100% of their attention in my search of purchasing my dress. Highly recommend this place. Read less
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Lona
Wedding:
9/1/2014
3.7/5.0
Picking out my dress was an awesome experience. I didn't know what I wanted, so Abby asked me some questions and brought me a variety of dresses to try on. She was very patient and so helpful. She helped me make the right decision without being pushy. Going back for fittings wasn't as good of an experience. The girl who was helping me didn't seem to know how to tie a corset and she was a little rude when we were asking questions. If you are going to buy a veil from them... DON'T. $250 for a piece of tool? They didn't even look that great and can take 2 months to be made.
Picking out my dress was an awesome experience. I didn't know what I wanted, so Abby asked me some questions and brought Read more...
Picking out my dress was an awesome experience. I didn't know what I wanted, so Abby asked me some questions and brought me a variety of dresses to try on. She was very patient and so helpful. She helped me make the right decision without being pushy. Going back for fittings wasn't as good of an experience. The girl who was helping me didn't seem to know how to tie a corset and she was a little rude when we were asking questions. If you are going to buy a veil from them... DON'T. $250 for a piece of tool? They didn't even look that great and can take 2 months to be made. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Had a wonderful time trying on wedding dress. The team was great picking out exactly what type of dress I was looking for. Remembered me every time I came in. Did a wonderful job on alterations. Everyone was so nice and was excited for me.
Had a wonderful time trying on wedding dress. The team was great picking out exactly what type of dress I was looking for. Read more...
Had a wonderful time trying on wedding dress. The team was great picking out exactly what type of dress I was looking for. Remembered me every time I came in. Did a wonderful job on alterations. Everyone was so nice and was excited for me. Read less
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Cassie
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
One of my good friends (one of my bridesmaids) had recommended that I look for a Maggie Sottero dress; she had gotten a Maggie Sottero dress a few years prior for her wedding (I was one of her bridesmaids, too!) ... she got her dress from Aria Bridal. A few days after she recommended the designer to me, my best friend (and Maid of Honor) also recommended Maggie Sottero. I scheduled an appointment at Aria Bridal, and tried on six different designs by Maggie Sottero, and knew I had found "the one!" I came back a couple weeks later (by myself), tried it on again to be sure I wasn't just giving in to peer pressure, and I knew it was perfect! After that, I returned several times between alterations and finding dresses for my mother, mother-in-law, and flower girl - they all got their dresses here, too! The staff here treated me like family, and were so happy to see me every time! I absolutely loved working with them. They did an excellent job on my alterations, too! The prices are great, the dresses are amazing, the staff is super friendly, and the alterations were perfect! I have recommended Aria to every other bride I know, and I will continue to do so!
One of my good friends (one of my bridesmaids) had recommended that I look for a Maggie Sottero dress; she had gotten a Read more...
One of my good friends (one of my bridesmaids) had recommended that I look for a Maggie Sottero dress; she had gotten a Maggie Sottero dress a few years prior for her wedding (I was one of her bridesmaids, too!) ... she got her dress from Aria Bridal. A few days after she recommended the designer to me, my best friend (and Maid of Honor) also recommended Maggie Sottero. I scheduled an appointment at Aria Bridal, and tried on six different designs by Maggie Sottero, and knew I had found "the one!" I came back a couple weeks later (by myself), tried it on again to be sure I wasn't just giving in to peer pressure, and I knew it was perfect! After that, I returned several times between alterations and finding dresses for my mother, mother-in-law, and flower girl - they all got their dresses here, too! The staff here treated me like family, and were so happy to see me every time! I absolutely loved working with them. They did an excellent job on my alterations, too! The prices are great, the dresses are amazing, the staff is super friendly, and the alterations were perfect! I have recommended Aria to every other bride I know, and I will continue to do so! Read less
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Kaitlyn
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I found my dress on accident at Aria Bridal, and by the time I was ready to order it, the designer had discontinued it. When I called the store, they told me they would try to find me an extra one that hadn't been sold yet. They found my dress in the exact size and color I wanted and the alterations were perfect! Everyone was so easy going and it made the experience that much better.
I found my dress on accident at Aria Bridal, and by the time I was ready to order it, the designer had discontinued it. Read more...
I found my dress on accident at Aria Bridal, and by the time I was ready to order it, the designer had discontinued it. When I called the store, they told me they would try to find me an extra one that hadn't been sold yet. They found my dress in the exact size and color I wanted and the alterations were perfect! Everyone was so easy going and it made the experience that much better. Read less
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Jacqui
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.4/5.0
I looked at many different places for a dress and kept coming back to a dress I found here. Abby is the gal who helped me out. She was very sweet, knew her stuff and incredibly helpful. I had them alter my dress once it came in. The dress was estimated to take 5 months to come in, but I got it in 2.
I looked at many different places for a dress and kept coming back to a dress I found here. Abby is the gal who helped me Read more...
I looked at many different places for a dress and kept coming back to a dress I found here. Abby is the gal who helped me out. She was very sweet, knew her stuff and incredibly helpful. I had them alter my dress once it came in. The dress was estimated to take 5 months to come in, but I got it in 2. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
12/1/2012
4.6/5.0
I went to a few other bridal salons before shopping at Aria Bridal and my bridal party and I would agree that we had the best experience here by far. The manager of the store helped me find great dress options and made me feel beautiful in every one of them. She did not rush me into making a decision and was very friendly. It made me think that she actually enjoyed helping brides find the perfect gown. I do recommend making an appointment in advance, preferably on a weeknight when it is less busy. You will get more personal attention then if you go on a Saturday afternoon. The salon also altered the lace wedding dress I chose and did a nice job.

The only thing I noticed is that some of the employees are less knowledgeable, so your experience might vary based on who is assisting you. I felt much more comfortable when the manager was helping me. Luckily she is almost always working and readily available to answer questions if you do happen to be working with someone who does not have all the answers.

Their prices are similar to the other salons in Escondido I visited. One thing to note is, unlike some other stores, this store will not allow up to take photos in the dresses.
I went to a few other bridal salons before shopping at Aria Bridal and my bridal party and I would agree that we had the Read more...
I went to a few other bridal salons before shopping at Aria Bridal and my bridal party and I would agree that we had the best experience here by far. The manager of the store helped me find great dress options and made me feel beautiful in every one of them. She did not rush me into making a decision and was very friendly. It made me think that she actually enjoyed helping brides find the perfect gown. I do recommend making an appointment in advance, preferably on a weeknight when it is less busy. You will get more personal attention then if you go on a Saturday afternoon. The salon also altered the lace wedding dress I chose and did a nice job.

The only thing I noticed is that some of the employees are less knowledgeable, so your experience might vary based on who is assisting you. I felt much more comfortable when the manager was helping me. Luckily she is almost always working and readily available to answer questions if you do happen to be working with someone who does not have all the answers.

Their prices are similar to the other salons in Escondido I visited. One thing to note is, unlike some other stores, this store will not allow up to take photos in the dresses. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/2/2012
5.0/5.0
I LOVE Abby!!!! I went to this shop originally because they were having a trunk show for my favorite designer, Maggie Sottero. I had such a fun time picking out dresses with Abby. I went in with an idea of what I thought I wanted and was surprised to find that there was a much better dress waiting for me. Just as our appointment was winding down, I asked Abby to pick out a dress for me that she would have picked had I not come in with any ideas. And that was it... she brought me my Geneva gown! It was sooooo me! Lacey and elegant, but with details that fit my personality perfectly! After that wonderful experience I went to Aria Bridal to find my bridesmaid dress for my cousins wedding, and again, they did not disappoint! All of my fittings and appointments at this shop have been very good experiences. I would definitely recommend this shop and Abby to anyone!
I LOVE Abby!!!! I went to this shop originally because they were having a trunk show for my favorite designer, Maggie Read more...
I LOVE Abby!!!! I went to this shop originally because they were having a trunk show for my favorite designer, Maggie Sottero. I had such a fun time picking out dresses with Abby. I went in with an idea of what I thought I wanted and was surprised to find that there was a much better dress waiting for me. Just as our appointment was winding down, I asked Abby to pick out a dress for me that she would have picked had I not come in with any ideas. And that was it... she brought me my Geneva gown! It was sooooo me! Lacey and elegant, but with details that fit my personality perfectly! After that wonderful experience I went to Aria Bridal to find my bridesmaid dress for my cousins wedding, and again, they did not disappoint! All of my fittings and appointments at this shop have been very good experiences. I would definitely recommend this shop and Abby to anyone! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience with Aria Bridal. My wedding dress is gorgeous and I got so many compliments on our wedding day. The selection is good - it does not feel cookie-cutter like David's Bridal does and many of the fabrics feel nicer. The service was great here from the day I first came in to browse until the final fitting. I always received personal service - the staff remembered me when I came in and treated me as an individual rather than an appointment they wished was over already (how I felt at David's).

Abby is so much fun to work with - she did an excellent job on my alterations. She even helped with suggestions for my jewelry and hairstyle, which I gladly accepted because she has great style. My family and I loved working with Abby.

My bridesmaids got their dresses from David's because they were located all over the country, but I wish they could have gotten them with Aria. My sister had her David's dress altered by Abby at Aria and her alterations looked fabulous. Abby honestly transformed a mediocre dress from David's into a dazzling fit for my sister. My bridesmaids who got their alterations done at David's were not as pleased and said that the alterations specialists at David's made no suggestions for how to make the dress fit their individual shapes. Abby knows fashion and alterations and it shows through her work. Thank you, Abby and everyone else at Aria Bridal!
I had a great experience with Aria Bridal. My wedding dress is gorgeous and I got so many compliments on our wedding day. Read more...
I had a great experience with Aria Bridal. My wedding dress is gorgeous and I got so many compliments on our wedding day. The selection is good - it does not feel cookie-cutter like David's Bridal does and many of the fabrics feel nicer. The service was great here from the day I first came in to browse until the final fitting. I always received personal service - the staff remembered me when I came in and treated me as an individual rather than an appointment they wished was over already (how I felt at David's).

Abby is so much fun to work with - she did an excellent job on my alterations. She even helped with suggestions for my jewelry and hairstyle, which I gladly accepted because she has great style. My family and I loved working with Abby.

My bridesmaids got their dresses from David's because they were located all over the country, but I wish they could have gotten them with Aria. My sister had her David's dress altered by Abby at Aria and her alterations looked fabulous. Abby honestly transformed a mediocre dress from David's into a dazzling fit for my sister. My bridesmaids who got their alterations done at David's were not as pleased and said that the alterations specialists at David's made no suggestions for how to make the dress fit their individual shapes. Abby knows fashion and alterations and it shows through her work. Thank you, Abby and everyone else at Aria Bridal! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
5/20/2012
5.0/5.0
WOW! Aria Bridal was an absolutely fantastic experience!! I had gone to Aria all through high school for my prom dresses and loved it, so I decided to re-visit for my wedding gown. I went on a Friday night with 2 girlfriends and was cheerfully greeted by Brittany, the best dress-picker-outer-helper ever!!! Brittany was soooo great and helpful! She let me try on a bazillion dresses and the few I had narrowed it down to a bazillion times...and I think I went in to try on my dress on 3 different days...a girl has gotta be sure! :) She was always so sweet and helpful. She actually suggested a gorgeous diamond belt to use instead of the flower one it came with, that I ended up using and it absolutely made the dress. I think the most compliments I got on anything was my dress...and it could not have been more perfect. I also used Aria for my alterations. They turned out fantastic! I turned a straight-edge topped Maggie Soterro into a sweetheart neckline so it would be my perfect dress. Abby did a stunning job. It looked so perfect and like it was made that way. Abby was also so sweet and genuinely excited for me, I loved her! The owner is amazing as well. Aria has a huge selection of dresses and great prices (my dress was much more expensive at the other store I saw it in). Definitely make Aria a stop on your wedding dress journey- they are fantastic!
WOW! Aria Bridal was an absolutely fantastic experience!! I had gone to Aria all through high school for my prom dresses Read more...
WOW! Aria Bridal was an absolutely fantastic experience!! I had gone to Aria all through high school for my prom dresses and loved it, so I decided to re-visit for my wedding gown. I went on a Friday night with 2 girlfriends and was cheerfully greeted by Brittany, the best dress-picker-outer-helper ever!!! Brittany was soooo great and helpful! She let me try on a bazillion dresses and the few I had narrowed it down to a bazillion times...and I think I went in to try on my dress on 3 different days...a girl has gotta be sure! :) She was always so sweet and helpful. She actually suggested a gorgeous diamond belt to use instead of the flower one it came with, that I ended up using and it absolutely made the dress. I think the most compliments I got on anything was my dress...and it could not have been more perfect. I also used Aria for my alterations. They turned out fantastic! I turned a straight-edge topped Maggie Soterro into a sweetheart neckline so it would be my perfect dress. Abby did a stunning job. It looked so perfect and like it was made that way. Abby was also so sweet and genuinely excited for me, I loved her! The owner is amazing as well. Aria has a huge selection of dresses and great prices (my dress was much more expensive at the other store I saw it in). Definitely make Aria a stop on your wedding dress journey- they are fantastic! Read less
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