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CASTLE FOR BRIDES

Laguna Hills , CA

LOCATION

24012 Avenida De La Carlota, Ste D
Laguna Hills, CA 92653 US

PHONE

949-859-6800

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Frank and Kim
Wedding:
5/25/2013
2.6/5.0
I found my dream wedding dress at Castle for Brides and was incredibly impressed with the great service that I received each time I went to the store. I was probably in there 5 times before making the final decision to buy the dress and the ladies were wonderful each time.
However... I was told my dress would come in at the end of December. When it did not arrive, they assured me it would be in by the end of January. When it still did not arrive by the beginning of February, I started getting very worried because my wedding was coming up in May. After calling the designer directly they assured me that my dress was ready and would be shipped within a few days. They could not tell me the reason for the delay because it could have been because the store was not paying their invoices, etc. Seeing as the store closed within 2 weeks of me receiving my dress, I'm pretty sure that is exactly what happened. It's a good thing I kept hounding them for my dress or else I fear I may have never gotten it.
So, if they re-open the store, you will get great service if you go there. But be careful ordering a dress and be sure to keep your receipt in a safe place so that you have proof of your order and down payment.
I found my dream wedding dress at Castle for Brides and was incredibly impressed with the great service that I received Read more...
I found my dream wedding dress at Castle for Brides and was incredibly impressed with the great service that I received each time I went to the store. I was probably in there 5 times before making the final decision to buy the dress and the ladies were wonderful each time.
However... I was told my dress would come in at the end of December. When it did not arrive, they assured me it would be in by the end of January. When it still did not arrive by the beginning of February, I started getting very worried because my wedding was coming up in May. After calling the designer directly they assured me that my dress was ready and would be shipped within a few days. They could not tell me the reason for the delay because it could have been because the store was not paying their invoices, etc. Seeing as the store closed within 2 weeks of me receiving my dress, I'm pretty sure that is exactly what happened. It's a good thing I kept hounding them for my dress or else I fear I may have never gotten it.
So, if they re-open the store, you will get great service if you go there. But be careful ordering a dress and be sure to keep your receipt in a safe place so that you have proof of your order and down payment. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
11/10/2012
3.4/5.0
Wendi with Castle for Brides was helpful and her selection was perfect. I found my dress after over a month of searching.

I picked it out in March for my November wedding. Called in August when I had not heard from the boutique. They couldn't find what happened to it, and why there was such a delay. Called back 4 days later to let me know it would be in by the end of September and they would make an appointment for alterations immediately.

When I picked up my gown, I found they had fired their alterations person, and recommended a place in South OC, they would be able to make alterations at the end of September. I went else where for the alterations.

I got so many compliments on my wedding day. The dress was perfect.
Wendi with Castle for Brides was helpful and her selection was perfect. I found my dress after over a month of searching. Read more...
Wendi with Castle for Brides was helpful and her selection was perfect. I found my dress after over a month of searching.

I picked it out in March for my November wedding. Called in August when I had not heard from the boutique. They couldn't find what happened to it, and why there was such a delay. Called back 4 days later to let me know it would be in by the end of September and they would make an appointment for alterations immediately.

When I picked up my gown, I found they had fired their alterations person, and recommended a place in South OC, they would be able to make alterations at the end of September. I went else where for the alterations.

I got so many compliments on my wedding day. The dress was perfect. Read less
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Sharlene
Wedding:
7/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Girls, this is where you want to go buy your wedding dress. I went to several places before I found Castle for Brides and NONE of them come close to this place. From the moment I came in there I felt welcomed. Wendy, the store manager, took me under her wing and helped me find the perfect wedding dress. These women definitely know what they're doing. I went in there thinking I wanted one dress I tried online, but Wendy took one look at me and told me to try a different dress. I figured it would hurt to try it on, and I'm so glad I did. It was perfect!! I wouldn't have even thought to look at it had it not been for Wendy's keen eye. The best part was she was honest. If I tried a dress on that didn't look good she would tell me. You need someone like that because you're family probably doesn't know what they are talking about. The prices are amazing here, they keep you updated, and they can even help you get your dress steamed. Oh! and there was a slight glitch on my dress and Wendy went out of her way to drop it off in San Diego right before my wedding. These people are all about customer service. Castle for brides is the best place to to buy your dress. You wont regret it.
Girls, this is where you want to go buy your wedding dress. I went to several places before I found Castle for Brides and Read more...
Girls, this is where you want to go buy your wedding dress. I went to several places before I found Castle for Brides and NONE of them come close to this place. From the moment I came in there I felt welcomed. Wendy, the store manager, took me under her wing and helped me find the perfect wedding dress. These women definitely know what they're doing. I went in there thinking I wanted one dress I tried online, but Wendy took one look at me and told me to try a different dress. I figured it would hurt to try it on, and I'm so glad I did. It was perfect!! I wouldn't have even thought to look at it had it not been for Wendy's keen eye. The best part was she was honest. If I tried a dress on that didn't look good she would tell me. You need someone like that because you're family probably doesn't know what they are talking about. The prices are amazing here, they keep you updated, and they can even help you get your dress steamed. Oh! and there was a slight glitch on my dress and Wendy went out of her way to drop it off in San Diego right before my wedding. These people are all about customer service. Castle for brides is the best place to to buy your dress. You wont regret it. Read less
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CASTLE FOR BRIDES responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the review... I cant wait to see pictures. Hope all went well.
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Jill
Wedding:
3/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I bought my wedding dress from Castle for Brides. Wendy was so helpful and sweet. Not pushy at all. It's a small store, but I went to several places, and the service here was the best. I loved my dress. It came in when she said it would, and their seamstress did a fabulous job. I was so happy with how the dress looked and fit.
I bought my wedding dress from Castle for Brides. Wendy was so helpful and sweet. Not pushy at all. It's a small store, Read more...
I bought my wedding dress from Castle for Brides. Wendy was so helpful and sweet. Not pushy at all. It's a small store, but I went to several places, and the service here was the best. I loved my dress. It came in when she said it would, and their seamstress did a fabulous job. I was so happy with how the dress looked and fit. Read less
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CASTLE FOR BRIDES responded with the following comments:

Thank you Jill for the awesome review. It was a pleasure working with you. I can't wait to see pictures. Congratulations!
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Faleesha
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.9/5.0
I would highly recommend this bridal shop. I went to a lot of shops before I found castle and they were by far the sweetest and I truly did feel special while I was there and every time I walked through the door. Check it out!!
I would highly recommend this bridal shop. I went to a lot of shops before I found castle and they were by far the Read more...
I would highly recommend this bridal shop. I went to a lot of shops before I found castle and they were by far the sweetest and I truly did feel special while I was there and every time I walked through the door. Check it out!! Read less
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CASTLE FOR BRIDES responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate the positive feedback. Congratulations, we would love to see pictures... =)
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katiemandalia
Wedding:
7/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Besides becoming the wife to my incredible best friend, the thing I looked most forward to about my wedding was the search for the perfect dress. I would watch shows like "Say Yes to the Dress" and David Tutera's "My Fair Wedding" and I would go crazy over the dresses I would see, but FEAR the price the bride would pay for it. The dress style's I would adore would range in price from $3,000 to even $7,500! There was no way I would ever be able to spend that kind of money on a dress (Nor did I want to!). I visited my very first Bridal Expo a month after I got engaged. The Ladies from Castle for Brides were there and I stopped to see what they had since my sister was very satisfied with her wedding gown that she bought from there 5 years prior. As I was looking through their catalogues I saw a dress that I had been dying to try on, but could not find a store that sold that brand. I asked the ladies about it and they said they were having a trunk show for that brand and would ensure that the specific dress I wanted would be a sample! They went out of their way to order that specific style for me! I went to Castle for Brides a few weeks later to see and try the gown on only. This would be the first time I would try on a wedding dress and I had almost 2 years to find my dream dress, so I had no intentions on purchasing a gown on this day. The ladies of Castle For Brides respected my choice and did not try to over sell any of their dresses to me. I tried on 10 dresses that day including the dress they had special ordered for me. I love, love, loved them all! However, the final dress I tried on was the dress. It was gorgeous! I knew it was the one! AND it was way under my dress budget! I could not believe it! It was the most amazing dress at an incredible price I just had to stop my dress hunt then and there, so I bough it. I had 18 months to go until my big day and not once did I second guess my dress choice. It was perfect! I also have to say that the ladies at Castle For Brides were so sweet! I would come by to try on the dress multiple times for family and friends and they would always greet me with a smile and be so helpful. I ended up purchasing my bridesmaids dresses, all of the bridal party shoes and my wedding jewelry from Castle For Brides as well. And I have to mention I got all of my alterations completed there and the lady did a fantastic job and did not charge very much at all. I am extremely satisfied for the quality of service I received at Castle For Brides. The ladies are super friendly and there is a large selection of quality dresses there with amazing prices. I would highly recommend Castle For Brides to every future bride.
Besides becoming the wife to my incredible best friend, the thing I looked most forward to about my wedding was the search Read more...
Besides becoming the wife to my incredible best friend, the thing I looked most forward to about my wedding was the search for the perfect dress. I would watch shows like "Say Yes to the Dress" and David Tutera's "My Fair Wedding" and I would go crazy over the dresses I would see, but FEAR the price the bride would pay for it. The dress style's I would adore would range in price from $3,000 to even $7,500! There was no way I would ever be able to spend that kind of money on a dress (Nor did I want to!). I visited my very first Bridal Expo a month after I got engaged. The Ladies from Castle for Brides were there and I stopped to see what they had since my sister was very satisfied with her wedding gown that she bought from there 5 years prior. As I was looking through their catalogues I saw a dress that I had been dying to try on, but could not find a store that sold that brand. I asked the ladies about it and they said they were having a trunk show for that brand and would ensure that the specific dress I wanted would be a sample! They went out of their way to order that specific style for me! I went to Castle for Brides a few weeks later to see and try the gown on only. This would be the first time I would try on a wedding dress and I had almost 2 years to find my dream dress, so I had no intentions on purchasing a gown on this day. The ladies of Castle For Brides respected my choice and did not try to over sell any of their dresses to me. I tried on 10 dresses that day including the dress they had special ordered for me. I love, love, loved them all! However, the final dress I tried on was the dress. It was gorgeous! I knew it was the one! AND it was way under my dress budget! I could not believe it! It was the most amazing dress at an incredible price I just had to stop my dress hunt then and there, so I bough it. I had 18 months to go until my big day and not once did I second guess my dress choice. It was perfect! I also have to say that the ladies at Castle For Brides were so sweet! I would come by to try on the dress multiple times for family and friends and they would always greet me with a smile and be so helpful. I ended up purchasing my bridesmaids dresses, all of the bridal party shoes and my wedding jewelry from Castle For Brides as well. And I have to mention I got all of my alterations completed there and the lady did a fantastic job and did not charge very much at all. I am extremely satisfied for the quality of service I received at Castle For Brides. The ladies are super friendly and there is a large selection of quality dresses there with amazing prices. I would highly recommend Castle For Brides to every future bride. Read less
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Misti and Maurice
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
They saved my life. I ordered a dress from another "reputable" company and it was the wrong dress. With my wedding 3 weeks away, I bought my perfect dress off the rack and they gave me a great deal. They were so kind and helpful I LOVE them.
They saved my life. I ordered a dress from another "reputable" company and it was the wrong dress. With my wedding 3 weeks Read more...
They saved my life. I ordered a dress from another "reputable" company and it was the wrong dress. With my wedding 3 weeks away, I bought my perfect dress off the rack and they gave me a great deal. They were so kind and helpful I LOVE them. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
4/17/2010
3.9/5.0
I bought an Essence of Australia dress from Castle Bride and LOVED IT. The dress was absolutely everything I wanted. When I originally bought the dress, the store was going out of busines so we recieved 20% off which was awesome. Then we found out that someone bought the store, and it stayed open which was another nice surprise! :) The one issue we had was with the alterations. We had to reschedule my final fitting about 3 times because of an unexpected emergency with the woman who does the alterations. This was inconvenient, however completely understandable. The dissapointing thing was on the day of the wedding we found out that one of things that was supposed to be done on my dress, and one thing on a bridesmaids dress were not done. The new owner seems very nice and professional. They just need to get the kinks out of the alteration process and I think she will do great things with the store! :)
I bought an Essence of Australia dress from Castle Bride and LOVED IT. The dress was absolutely everything I wanted. When Read more...
I bought an Essence of Australia dress from Castle Bride and LOVED IT. The dress was absolutely everything I wanted. When I originally bought the dress, the store was going out of busines so we recieved 20% off which was awesome. Then we found out that someone bought the store, and it stayed open which was another nice surprise! :) The one issue we had was with the alterations. We had to reschedule my final fitting about 3 times because of an unexpected emergency with the woman who does the alterations. This was inconvenient, however completely understandable. The dissapointing thing was on the day of the wedding we found out that one of things that was supposed to be done on my dress, and one thing on a bridesmaids dress were not done. The new owner seems very nice and professional. They just need to get the kinks out of the alteration process and I think she will do great things with the store! :) Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
10/9/2009
5.0/5.0
I had a GREAT experience at this location. No appointments needed which was a blessing!! Although they were nice enough to let me make one on a Sunday even though they aren't open then (something they are temporarily trying out). I worked with one of the owners (Wendi) via email before I went in to order a sample dress in of a dress I saw in a magazine. I tried it on, but thanks to the wonderful staff I also tried on a bunch of other dresses I wouldn't normally have picked. And low and behold the dress I didn't plan on at all was the one I selected!

Wendi was amazing and SO patient with me. I also noticed this salon had a GREAT range of sizes to try on. When other salons seemed to only have sizes 6 & 8's. Which I am neither. It was wonderful to not have to make an appointment, get the full experience with no timer, and not get a crazy sales pitch about how I have to buy *today* or the price goes up. They even ordered samples in of fabrics from the dress maker since I wanted it in satin instead of taffeta and wasn't sure which color satin would look best.

Really enjoyed my experience and am ordering my dress from this shop. Can't recommend enough, especially since other shops were so stuffy and impersonal. Prices were extremely reasonable. Be sure to ask for Wendi!
I had a GREAT experience at this location. No appointments needed which was a blessing!! Although they were nice enough to Read more...
I had a GREAT experience at this location. No appointments needed which was a blessing!! Although they were nice enough to let me make one on a Sunday even though they aren't open then (something they are temporarily trying out). I worked with one of the owners (Wendi) via email before I went in to order a sample dress in of a dress I saw in a magazine. I tried it on, but thanks to the wonderful staff I also tried on a bunch of other dresses I wouldn't normally have picked. And low and behold the dress I didn't plan on at all was the one I selected!

Wendi was amazing and SO patient with me. I also noticed this salon had a GREAT range of sizes to try on. When other salons seemed to only have sizes 6 & 8's. Which I am neither. It was wonderful to not have to make an appointment, get the full experience with no timer, and not get a crazy sales pitch about how I have to buy *today* or the price goes up. They even ordered samples in of fabrics from the dress maker since I wanted it in satin instead of taffeta and wasn't sure which color satin would look best.

Really enjoyed my experience and am ordering my dress from this shop. Can't recommend enough, especially since other shops were so stuffy and impersonal. Prices were extremely reasonable. Be sure to ask for Wendi! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about this store! The number one reason I love this place is the staff. It's a family owned store and the customer service is top notch. After I bought my dress, I came back to purchase my veil with them and they remembered who I was by name and also the dress I had picked out (and no, I did not have an appointment). The store is small, but there are there are lots of little perks; like each dressing room has a portable AC unit to cool you off in between trying on dresses. At first it seems like their selection is small, but when I started narrowing down the dress style I liked, they had several in that style to choose from. They also let me try on as many dresses as I liked and allowed my family and I to take all the pictures we wanted. I'm still waiting for my dress to come in, but I was called right away when my veil arrived (exactly when they estimated it would be in). If you're tired of the horror stories of triple booked pushy consultants, sweatshop-like environments and wrong orders, come here and be treated like family!
I cannot say enough good things about this store! The number one reason I love this place is the staff. It's a family Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about this store! The number one reason I love this place is the staff. It's a family owned store and the customer service is top notch. After I bought my dress, I came back to purchase my veil with them and they remembered who I was by name and also the dress I had picked out (and no, I did not have an appointment). The store is small, but there are there are lots of little perks; like each dressing room has a portable AC unit to cool you off in between trying on dresses. At first it seems like their selection is small, but when I started narrowing down the dress style I liked, they had several in that style to choose from. They also let me try on as many dresses as I liked and allowed my family and I to take all the pictures we wanted. I'm still waiting for my dress to come in, but I was called right away when my veil arrived (exactly when they estimated it would be in). If you're tired of the horror stories of triple booked pushy consultants, sweatshop-like environments and wrong orders, come here and be treated like family! Read less
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CASTLE FOR BRIDES responded with the following comments:

Thank you Allison for your wonderful review. I am so glad that we helped make your day perfect. Thank you for your business and any futur referrals.
We would love to see pictures when you have time.
Congratulations.
Sincerely,
Wendi King
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