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Dori Anne Veils

Castro Valley , CA
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4270 Seven Hills Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546 US (map)

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510-690-0100

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ABOUT US

Full Service Bridal Salon in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dori Anne Veils was created with a passion for bridal veils and wedding gowns. Our commitment to our brides is to provide a... Read more
Full Service Bridal Salon in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dori Anne Veils was created with a passion for bridal veils and wedding gowns. Our commitment to our brides is to provide a one-of-kind-experience with a personalized service to help you with your wedding experience and meet "your needs" during this wonderful time in life. Please contact Dori Anne Veils and schedule your "FREE" consultation and let us help you turn your dreams into a reality!

Debra LaSpina Goldwater
Founder / Owner, Dori Anne Veils / Your Bridal Stylist


Dori Anne Veils
4270 Seven Hills Road
Castro Valley, California 94546
PHONE: (510) 690-0100
FAX: (510) 723-0307

HOURS: Tue-Fri 11-5, Saturdays 10-4
Mondays & Evenings by Appointment.
Closed on Sundays
E-mail us: info@DoriAnneVeils.com


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Dress & Attire

INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Undergarments, Veils

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vanessa
Wedding:
5/24/2015
4.9/5.0
I went to a couple other stores before coming to Dori Anne Veils. Of course David's Bridal, but I felt as though they were constantly trying to sell me everything, from shoes to veil, to mother of the bride dresses. Then I went to a local asian-owned dress store and they wouldn't even let me take photos in the dress and had a limited selection. I found Dori Anne Veils on yelp and made an appointment that day as I didn't have much luck with the other two places.

My first impression was that it's a small shop and there probably wouldn't be that much selection. I initially wanted a short dress and they didn't have many of those. I tried on a few dresses that were "ok", but she directed me to the dress I bought, which wasn't a style I was looking at initially. I liked how even though they are known for their veils, she didn't push me to buy one once I said I didn't want to wear one. She gave me the sample dress at a discount, as the one I tried on fit me. I also bought a belt she brought out that went well with the dress. She let me pay for the dress in installments too.
I went to a couple other stores before coming to Dori Anne Veils. Of course David's Bridal, but I felt as though they were Read more...
I went to a couple other stores before coming to Dori Anne Veils. Of course David's Bridal, but I felt as though they were constantly trying to sell me everything, from shoes to veil, to mother of the bride dresses. Then I went to a local asian-owned dress store and they wouldn't even let me take photos in the dress and had a limited selection. I found Dori Anne Veils on yelp and made an appointment that day as I didn't have much luck with the other two places.

My first impression was that it's a small shop and there probably wouldn't be that much selection. I initially wanted a short dress and they didn't have many of those. I tried on a few dresses that were "ok", but she directed me to the dress I bought, which wasn't a style I was looking at initially. I liked how even though they are known for their veils, she didn't push me to buy one once I said I didn't want to wear one. She gave me the sample dress at a discount, as the one I tried on fit me. I also bought a belt she brought out that went well with the dress. She let me pay for the dress in installments too. Read less
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Dori Anne Veils responded with the following comments:

Thanks Vanessa, it was our pleasure to help you.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
She was wonderful for both my dress and my bridesmaid dresses
She was wonderful for both my dress and my bridesmaid dresses
She was wonderful for both my dress and my bridesmaid dresses Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
She was very helpful and kind. My dress arrived on time and I received a free veil. Can't wait for April!
She was very helpful and kind. My dress arrived on time and I received a free veil. Can't wait for April!
She was very helpful and kind. My dress arrived on time and I received a free veil. Can't wait for April! Read less
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Dori Anne Veils responded with the following comments:

We appreciate the kind words
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Nathanya
Wedding:
4/18/2015
5.0/5.0
The ladies at Dori Anne are a godsend! I was originally supposed to be married in December of last year. I walked in without an appointment just to see what they had to offer. I had been to another boutique and left feeling awful, so I didn't expect much, to be honest. Wow was I wrong! The boutique is beautiful. I was shown a gorgeous gown, from the clearance rack no less! Within ten minutes I was standing on the platform with my hair up, earrings and veil on. I was astounded. These ladies are less interested in making a profit than they are in making the bride's dreams come true. I am so grateful to the incredible ladies at Dori Anne Veils. I'll be calling them soon to schedule alterations-can't wait! To my fellow future brides, skip the expensive chains get on over to this wonderful boutique. You will not regret it!
The ladies at Dori Anne are a godsend! I was originally supposed to be married in December of last year. I walked in Read more...
The ladies at Dori Anne are a godsend! I was originally supposed to be married in December of last year. I walked in without an appointment just to see what they had to offer. I had been to another boutique and left feeling awful, so I didn't expect much, to be honest. Wow was I wrong! The boutique is beautiful. I was shown a gorgeous gown, from the clearance rack no less! Within ten minutes I was standing on the platform with my hair up, earrings and veil on. I was astounded. These ladies are less interested in making a profit than they are in making the bride's dreams come true. I am so grateful to the incredible ladies at Dori Anne Veils. I'll be calling them soon to schedule alterations-can't wait! To my fellow future brides, skip the expensive chains get on over to this wonderful boutique. You will not regret it! Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
My mom and I walked into Dori Anne Veils without an appointment and despite being busy with another bride Debra greeted us right away. While we were browsing and waiting for her to become free she still attend to us by asking if we wanted to see anything in particular as she noticed us looking at the hair pieces. When the time came, Debra listened to what I needed (which was a birds cage), asked relevant questions, and made great suggestions. She allowed me to try on beautiful pieces. When she didn't have what I wanted she ordered it and had it shipped to my house to save m another trip. In the end I purchased and received a beautiful and high quality head piece and birds cage for a great deal! It was gorgeous and added the elegant, rustic, and vintage feel I was hoping for.
My mom and I walked into Dori Anne Veils without an appointment and despite being busy with another bride Debra greeted us Read more...
My mom and I walked into Dori Anne Veils without an appointment and despite being busy with another bride Debra greeted us right away. While we were browsing and waiting for her to become free she still attend to us by asking if we wanted to see anything in particular as she noticed us looking at the hair pieces. When the time came, Debra listened to what I needed (which was a birds cage), asked relevant questions, and made great suggestions. She allowed me to try on beautiful pieces. When she didn't have what I wanted she ordered it and had it shipped to my house to save m another trip. In the end I purchased and received a beautiful and high quality head piece and birds cage for a great deal! It was gorgeous and added the elegant, rustic, and vintage feel I was hoping for. Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
6/22/2014
3.4/5.0
If you're going to here to just pick up a dress, then they do a fine job. If you're going here to also have your fitting down, I do not recommend it. The seamstress they have is not able to properly do wedding dresses. She ended up messing up my very expensive dress by making the bottom hem lop sided, the bust area too big, and the sleeves she made did not fit me nor match the dress as she didn't use the correct fabric. Even with tape and so forth, I had to wear a shrug over the top of the dress during my reception to properly cover myself which hid the nice design of the dress. You would think a good salon would hire someone who knows how to amend wedding dresses, especially since the dresses there are quite expensive, but apparently not.

It's because of this and their attitude in not wanting to fix the issue, that I am not giving them a favorable review. I also reviewed them on yelp and received an unpleasant phone call from the store owner. I rather people be honest about services, so I will not be taking this review down nor the yelp review. I sincerely do not recommend them for anything more than picking up your dress and going straight home to find a decent seamstress somewhere else.
If you're going to here to just pick up a dress, then they do a fine job. If you're going here to also have your fitting Read more...
If you're going to here to just pick up a dress, then they do a fine job. If you're going here to also have your fitting down, I do not recommend it. The seamstress they have is not able to properly do wedding dresses. She ended up messing up my very expensive dress by making the bottom hem lop sided, the bust area too big, and the sleeves she made did not fit me nor match the dress as she didn't use the correct fabric. Even with tape and so forth, I had to wear a shrug over the top of the dress during my reception to properly cover myself which hid the nice design of the dress. You would think a good salon would hire someone who knows how to amend wedding dresses, especially since the dresses there are quite expensive, but apparently not.

It's because of this and their attitude in not wanting to fix the issue, that I am not giving them a favorable review. I also reviewed them on yelp and received an unpleasant phone call from the store owner. I rather people be honest about services, so I will not be taking this review down nor the yelp review. I sincerely do not recommend them for anything more than picking up your dress and going straight home to find a decent seamstress somewhere else. Read less
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Dori Anne Veils responded with the following comments:

We are so sorry you were unhappy Victoria. My seamstress tried several times to call you, your mailbox was full, it was never her intention to not make it right, in fact she did tell your aunt that she would be here, if you wanted to bring it back in. And she said that she would have you come in to have it fixed, so we are sorry if there was any miscommunication.
But again we are sorry this happened to you, and I did try to call you myself, but have not gotten through either, so if you would like to call me, please do.

Also Victoria, I did not leave an unpleasant message, I just wanted to speak to you, I thought we had a good rapport, so I am sorry you felt this way, I am sorry if I came across this way, it was definitely not my intention.
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Megan
Wedding:
4/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Debra at Dori Anne Veils is amazing. She really knows what she is doing and this is the BEST place to come if you are feeling just a little bit uncomfy about trying on dresses. Debra made me feel at home, comfortable and beautiful. If you bring her a picture of your dream dress, she can find it for you or something similar.

Do NOT overlook this place. It is comfortable and welcoming.
Debra at Dori Anne Veils is amazing. She really knows what she is doing and this is the BEST place to come if you are Read more...
Debra at Dori Anne Veils is amazing. She really knows what she is doing and this is the BEST place to come if you are feeling just a little bit uncomfy about trying on dresses. Debra made me feel at home, comfortable and beautiful. If you bring her a picture of your dream dress, she can find it for you or something similar.

Do NOT overlook this place. It is comfortable and welcoming. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Even though they ordered the dress a size bigger than what I had requested the seamstress was able
To tailor it to
My size
Even though they ordered the dress a size bigger than what I had requested the seamstress was able
To tailor it Read more...
Even though they ordered the dress a size bigger than what I had requested the seamstress was able
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adie0404
Wedding:
4/4/2009
5.0/5.0
I purchased both my dress and veil at Dori Anne Veils for a great deal! We also ordered the BM dresses here and my step-mom purchased her dress for the wedding here. The BM dresses arrived on time and were beautiful! Debra, the owner of the shop, operates a small operation from her home in Castro Valley. Her shop is small, but cute and she has a good variety of sample dresses, veils, and bridal accessories. She is able to give brides great deals because her operating overhead is low. Debra is very prompt to return phone calls and emails. Her shop operates on an appointment only basis, but I never had trouble getting the time that I desired. Purchasing my gown and BM dresses at Dori Anne Veils was a stress-free, no hassle process and we saved money going through Debra versus a fancy pants salon. I would highly recommend Dori Anne Veils for its great deals on beautiful dresses, promptness, and overall great service from Debra!
I purchased both my dress and veil at Dori Anne Veils for a great deal! We also ordered the BM dresses here and my Read more...
I purchased both my dress and veil at Dori Anne Veils for a great deal! We also ordered the BM dresses here and my step-mom purchased her dress for the wedding here. The BM dresses arrived on time and were beautiful! Debra, the owner of the shop, operates a small operation from her home in Castro Valley. Her shop is small, but cute and she has a good variety of sample dresses, veils, and bridal accessories. She is able to give brides great deals because her operating overhead is low. Debra is very prompt to return phone calls and emails. Her shop operates on an appointment only basis, but I never had trouble getting the time that I desired. Purchasing my gown and BM dresses at Dori Anne Veils was a stress-free, no hassle process and we saved money going through Debra versus a fancy pants salon. I would highly recommend Dori Anne Veils for its great deals on beautiful dresses, promptness, and overall great service from Debra! Read less
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briannie
Wedding:
3/7/2009
5.0/5.0
I had tried on some dresses in my area (some salons in OC) and found the perfect dress-- unfortunately, it cost more than I wanted to spend (of course)! I called around a few local salons, NetBride, Pearl's Place, and finally called Dori Anne Veils. All of the local salons carried the dress for around the same price (~$800) and NB + PP didn't carry the gown at all. Debra told me that she could order the dress for me at a fraction of the cost. She even helped me by having the dress shipped to my bridesmaid in Vegas so I wouldn't have to pay sales tax. With the flat shipping fee and discount on the gown, I saved close to $200 on my dress. I ordered it in late July and was told it'd arrive in early January. To my surprise, Debra emailed me in mid-November to let me know the dress was at her salon. The next day, she shipped the dress and it arrived, neatly packed in a garment bag and shipping box in 3 days. Included in the package were also some bridal beauty tips and a certificate of authenticity from Maggie Soterro. I would definitely recommend Dori Anne Veils to any bride!
I had tried on some dresses in my area (some salons in OC) and found the perfect dress-- unfortunately, it cost more than Read more...
I had tried on some dresses in my area (some salons in OC) and found the perfect dress-- unfortunately, it cost more than I wanted to spend (of course)! I called around a few local salons, NetBride, Pearl's Place, and finally called Dori Anne Veils. All of the local salons carried the dress for around the same price (~$800) and NB + PP didn't carry the gown at all. Debra told me that she could order the dress for me at a fraction of the cost. She even helped me by having the dress shipped to my bridesmaid in Vegas so I wouldn't have to pay sales tax. With the flat shipping fee and discount on the gown, I saved close to $200 on my dress. I ordered it in late July and was told it'd arrive in early January. To my surprise, Debra emailed me in mid-November to let me know the dress was at her salon. The next day, she shipped the dress and it arrived, neatly packed in a garment bag and shipping box in 3 days. Included in the package were also some bridal beauty tips and a certificate of authenticity from Maggie Soterro. I would definitely recommend Dori Anne Veils to any bride! Read less
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heim
Wedding:
8/17/2008
5.0/5.0
LOVED!!!! that I was the only one in he shop during my appointment! If you want personal attention, peace and quiet, and honesty....then Dori Anne Veils is the place for you! I have to disagree with the previous 2 reviews as I had a more than pleasant experience with Debra. Maybe she was on overlaod as she does run the business entirely by herself except for an assistant that comes in 1-2 times a month. Anyway....I saved over 30% on my gown and everything else was discounted between 20-30%, depending on what I got. I refer her all of the time...I have even handed out her business card in line at the grocery store! Hopefully I don't get married again, but if I do....I'd definitely go to Dori Anne Veils!
LOVED!!!! that I was the only one in he shop during my appointment! If you want personal attention, peace and quiet, and Read more...
LOVED!!!! that I was the only one in he shop during my appointment! If you want personal attention, peace and quiet, and honesty....then Dori Anne Veils is the place for you! I have to disagree with the previous 2 reviews as I had a more than pleasant experience with Debra. Maybe she was on overlaod as she does run the business entirely by herself except for an assistant that comes in 1-2 times a month. Anyway....I saved over 30% on my gown and everything else was discounted between 20-30%, depending on what I got. I refer her all of the time...I have even handed out her business card in line at the grocery store! Hopefully I don't get married again, but if I do....I'd definitely go to Dori Anne Veils! Read less
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jljenlui
Wedding:
5/4/2008
5.0/5.0
I went to Debra after finding my perfect dress at a store and finding out how much it would cost. Debra was able to order it for a cheaper price, and I ordered my bridesmaids dresses through her as well. She provided a lot of good tips/insights when I was making the order. The dresses took about 3 months to arrive, which is a lot earlier than expected.
I went to Debra after finding my perfect dress at a store and finding out how much it would cost. Debra was able to order Read more...
I went to Debra after finding my perfect dress at a store and finding out how much it would cost. Debra was able to order it for a cheaper price, and I ordered my bridesmaids dresses through her as well. She provided a lot of good tips/insights when I was making the order. The dresses took about 3 months to arrive, which is a lot earlier than expected. Read less
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watrrgirl
Wedding:
10/6/2007
5.0/5.0
Deborah was great to work with, I purchased my veil and flowergirl dress from her. She was helpful, accommadating and I felt very fair with her pricing. I recommend her.
Deborah was great to work with, I purchased my veil and flowergirl dress from her. She was helpful, accommadating and I Read more...
Deborah was great to work with, I purchased my veil and flowergirl dress from her. She was helpful, accommadating and I felt very fair with her pricing. I recommend her. Read less
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luckygurl
Wedding:
5/29/2007
4.0/5.0
I ended up at Debra's because I was working in the East Bay and had not even started looking at veils. I thought a place in Castro Valley with "veil" in the name may be a good start. She had a good selection of veils, and encouraged me to try on a wedding dress she had with a similar neckline to see if it might be good with my dress. I agree with a previous reviewer that, at first, she seemed cold, but she was warm and nice and soo helpful once she "warmed up" to us a bit. She wasn't impatient at all about me trying and retrying things, and even gave me a few mini catalogues to help me with my PITA bridesmaid dress search. I bought a gorgeous veil at Debra's and walked out with it that day!
I ended up at Debra's because I was working in the East Bay and had not even started looking at veils. I thought a place Read more...
I ended up at Debra's because I was working in the East Bay and had not even started looking at veils. I thought a place in Castro Valley with "veil" in the name may be a good start. She had a good selection of veils, and encouraged me to try on a wedding dress she had with a similar neckline to see if it might be good with my dress. I agree with a previous reviewer that, at first, she seemed cold, but she was warm and nice and soo helpful once she "warmed up" to us a bit. She wasn't impatient at all about me trying and retrying things, and even gave me a few mini catalogues to help me with my PITA bridesmaid dress search. I bought a gorgeous veil at Debra's and walked out with it that day! Read less
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HappyBride
Wedding:
3/21/2007
5.0/5.0
Debra is great. I purchased my bridesmaid's dresses through her at a significantly reduced price (in comparison to the salons). The price savings per gown roughly equated to $80 each. Debra initially stated that it would take 3 months to get the dresses but I actually received them within 2 months - another plus. Additionally Debra did all of my calligraphy at a very reasonable price. I found her accessible, but when I wasn't able to get over to Castro Valley, she mailed me my orders in an expedited fashion. In short she is efficient and offers brides a great value for the money.
Debra is great. I purchased my bridesmaid's dresses through her at a significantly reduced price (in comparison to the Read more...
Debra is great. I purchased my bridesmaid's dresses through her at a significantly reduced price (in comparison to the salons). The price savings per gown roughly equated to $80 each. Debra initially stated that it would take 3 months to get the dresses but I actually received them within 2 months - another plus. Additionally Debra did all of my calligraphy at a very reasonable price. I found her accessible, but when I wasn't able to get over to Castro Valley, she mailed me my orders in an expedited fashion. In short she is efficient and offers brides a great value for the money. Read less
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Chrysallys
Wedding:
3/20/2007
5.0/5.0
I purchased both my dress and veil through Debra who was amazingly sweet and helpful. She gave me a great deal on both items, saving me over $300.00 on my dress. I would recommend her to anyone.
I purchased both my dress and veil through Debra who was amazingly sweet and helpful. She gave me a great deal on both Read more...
I purchased both my dress and veil through Debra who was amazingly sweet and helpful. She gave me a great deal on both items, saving me over $300.00 on my dress. I would recommend her to anyone. Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
1/7/2007
3.0/5.0
I purchased a veil from Debra. It came in about two weeks, and she had it delivered directly to my house, which was very convenient. The only downside was that I thought Debra was not very friendly, and she doesn't have a set discount that she will give, so some people might receive more of a discount than others. On my first visit, she quoted me a price of $120 for a veil, and at the second visit (just 1 week later), she offered the same veil for $125. I know it's only $5, but there's still a difference, right?
I purchased a veil from Debra. It came in about two weeks, and she had it delivered directly to my house, which was very Read more...
I purchased a veil from Debra. It came in about two weeks, and she had it delivered directly to my house, which was very convenient. The only downside was that I thought Debra was not very friendly, and she doesn't have a set discount that she will give, so some people might receive more of a discount than others. On my first visit, she quoted me a price of $120 for a veil, and at the second visit (just 1 week later), she offered the same veil for $125. I know it's only $5, but there's still a difference, right? Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Great find. A friend recommended this place and I was not disappointed.
Great find. A friend recommended this place and I was not disappointed.
Great find. A friend recommended this place and I was not disappointed. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
this was the 3rd bridal shop i visited and to be completely honest i was not going here with the intentions of buying my dress right away. when i arrived with my parents debra the owner was super nice and welcoming, she asked questions about the wedding and the theme which is black and white. she right away had good ideas for what to show me, she ended up picking the perfect dress for me it is an a-line dress with pick-ups and a black sash with this nice bow which has a bit of jewels which is just perfectly enough for me. then she suggested this gorgeous long veil with black rhinestones i fell in love with it i started tearing up i then knew that, that was my dress.
this was the 3rd bridal shop i visited and to be completely honest i was not going here with the intentions of buying my Read more...
this was the 3rd bridal shop i visited and to be completely honest i was not going here with the intentions of buying my dress right away. when i arrived with my parents debra the owner was super nice and welcoming, she asked questions about the wedding and the theme which is black and white. she right away had good ideas for what to show me, she ended up picking the perfect dress for me it is an a-line dress with pick-ups and a black sash with this nice bow which has a bit of jewels which is just perfectly enough for me. then she suggested this gorgeous long veil with black rhinestones i fell in love with it i started tearing up i then knew that, that was my dress. Read less
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Dori Anne Veils responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind words, it was all my pleasure, and you are going to be a beautiful bride!

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