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House of Brides & Tuxedo

Torrance , CA
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1730 Sepulveda Blvd 4
Torrance, CA US 90501 (map)

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310-530-4008

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When you're planning your wedding, you want only the best. At our bridal shop, House Of Brides & Tuxedo, we have the best selection and the biggest selection to help you create the... Read more
When you're planning your wedding, you want only the best. At our bridal shop, House Of Brides & Tuxedo, we have the best selection and the biggest selection to help you create the wedding of your dreams!


House Of Brides & Tuxedo is a full service bridal shop that offers gorgeous selections for bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the-bride dresses, tuxedos, and formal wear. We have designer brands and we even do custom work and alterations. We have low prices to help you get everything you need, and we offer discounts on many select items. Our customer service is amazing, so you can enjoy planning your wedding, stress-free. With over 45 years of experience, we are sure to have that special item that you're looking for your big day!

Come to House Of Brides & Tuxedo in Torrance, CA, and start planning your perfect day today. Call 310-530-4008 to schedule your consultation at our bridal shop. Read less
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Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Flower Girls, Groom, Groomsmen, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Ring Bearers

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alma
Wedding:
12/21/2013
4.6/5.0
Very nice sales person and like the quality of my purchase.
This is my second time at this place and will come again if need too.
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Meghan
Wedding:
11/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Maggie listened to what I wanted in a wedding dress and presented several options for me to try on. I really liked one dress but didn't purchase it right away. Maggie was very patient every time I wanted to come back in and try it on again to make sure it was the right one. She gave me a fair price for the dress and the veil. I was very satisfied with my experience.
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Kamala
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Maggie was absolutely awesome! She actually picked my dress. I came in with only 3 requirements. I wanted my dress to be an all lace, off white and mermaid. She pulled my fabulous Billie by David Tutera ;) The dress arrived 3-weeks early, and end up being pure perfection!! House of Brides and Tuxedo and Maggie were the best!!
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JLauro79
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Maggie was very sweet and very helpful. She did a beautiful job with my alterations and made sure we got our flower girl dress in time since it was ordered late.
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Kelly
Wedding:
4/23/2011
4.4/5.0
Maggie was great. She definitely was able to identify the types of dresses I was interested in trying on and I acually found the "one" after trying on only 3 - 4 dresses. It was great!!

Her prices seem to be arbitrarily picked and depends on her mood or maybe it depends on how her week has been going. The prices seemed to have no trend. I feel like I ended up getting a really good price since I bought my dress off the rack and she gave me her "50% Off Deal" on alterations, but apparently that only included the alterations regarding the length of the dress. It cost me a random $35 to have a bustle put on the dress, which took her 2 minutes to do.

She is also a little scatter when it comes to remembering peoples names. She never got my name right or the other girls in the store trying dresses on, which I found funny, slash a little iritating after I corrected her 3 or 4 times.

Overall, I was super happy with the dress and I think I got a decent deal on a Maggie Sottero -- paid $850 + alterations for a dress that normally retails at $1600.
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larisa
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
Maggie was outstanding. my dress was a hit. my phone has been ringing none stop from everyone on facebook ramping and raving about how beautiful my dress was. i had no idea whether to go with bird cage or vail and maggie new exactley what the latest trends were. she was so helpful my mom is a burn victim and she's very self concious of her skin maggie had the perfect mother of the bride dress. my new step daughter was the flower girl she had the most beautiful dress that i had never seen before and it was our exact wedding colors. maggie and her team made sure my dress fit perfect i loss weight do to the wedding stress and alterations were no problem she's a fabulous seamstress. she knows her stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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futurewillet
Wedding:
10/2/2010
1.0/5.0
This place was TERRIBLE. I had an appointment, and was completely ignored by the two owners. The curtains hardly closed on the corner dressing room, and I had to put all of the dresses on myself - no help. They had RIPPED TAGS out of some of their dresses. This means that they are MOST LIKELY selling KNOCK OFFS. I found one that I liked and repeatedly asked what the designer or brand was. He kept saying "I find out for you." But then he wouldn't tell me. Finally he told my mom that he would only tell us the designer if we bought the dress! Who buys a dress without knowing the designer or brand!? The dress had NO tags in it at all. Not even a size tag. Finally she told me the brand and style number, I looked it up online when I got home and it is NOT the same dress! It's similar but clearly not the same This is how they are RIPPING PEOPLE OFF. They were SO rude and mean, it was a terrible terrible experience. Do NOT give these people your business!!!
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Brianne
Wedding:
6/5/2010
3.9/5.0
I had a great experience at House of Brides. I picked it because they had the designers I was interested in (Maggie Sottero, Casablanca, Allure) and they were fairly close to my house. Yes, the place is a little shabby looking, in a strip mall, and overly crowded. But the prices are great and they aren't picky about how many dresses you try on because they aren't going to really help you with them anyway.

But I got a great price on my dress, which made it all worth my while. (Watch out for a "delivery" charge.) I had to follow up a few times to find out if the dress had come in but it still arrived three months before my wedding day. My dress fit me perfectly, so I'm not sure why other people are complaining. Most wedding dresses need to be altered in some way and it's always an extra charge. Luckily, my dress only needs to fit right under the bust and we got the right size for that.

The alterations are actually really cheap compared to most places. My fancy double French bustle was only $45 and she was able to press the dress for just $35, tax included.

If you don't need extra pampering and you're looking for a good price, this is the place to go.
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mayann
Wedding:
12/12/2009
4.0/5.0
I went to a bridal salon and I found "the one". However, it was a more than I wanted to pay (on top of tax, rush shipping and alterations) so I decided to shop some more. I ended up calling around some salons that carried this designer and asked for a price quote. Maggie gave me the lowest quote for the exact same dress. I ended up buying my dress with rush shipping. (I told her I needed it earlier instead of giving her my actual wedding date). However, I made 2 follow-up calls to help ease my mind 1) to confirm the next day that she placed my order - which she did and 2) to call later about delivery status of my dress. I had called a few days before the delivery date and the dress had arrived early! Good because not only was it on time, it was early! Bad because she didn't notify me to say it was here. I went elsewhere for alterations, but it is the same dress (designer tags on dress) that I tried at the first bridal salon. The total cost of the dress plus tax, rush shipping and alterations were all under the price quote that I got at the first salon.
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MrsGarcia09
Wedding:
9/12/2009
1.0/5.0
If you are a worrier, I would not recommend this place at all. Even if youre not, this was the worst place I dealt with and gave me the most headaches and panic attacks. I ordered my flower girl dresses here. We chose it because it was the cheapest in price compared to other locations that carried that dress. We ordered the dresses in June. I wanted to do everything ahead of time so I would have less stress when it got closer to our September wedding. I dealt with Maggie and every time I went there was always a few people ahead of us and we would have to wait, even if we called ahead to say wed be there a certain time. She assured me she would call me the next day to tell me when the dresses would arrive. She never called so I had my wedding coordinator call her a week later. She tried for a few days before she finally got a hold of her and Maggie told her that the dresses would arrive August 4th. Mind you, I ordered these in June. I went later in July to order the shoes and double-checked the arrival date of the dresses and she said she would get them on August 4th. She also said that the shoes would arrive before the dresses so I could pick everything up. On August 4th, I called ahead to make sure the dresses were there before I drove an hour to the location to the pick them up. She said that she barely ordered them that day and that it would take a week for her to receive the dresses. I got very upset and told her that she told me 3 times that it would arrive on August 4th and she said no, she had to order them on August 4th and it would still take another week for them to arrive. I was panicking because it was a month before the wedding and I didnt want to be stressing about this with other wedding things going on. I had my coordinator call her a week later to make sure the dresses were there and they had arrived. I went to go pick up the dresses and she tells me that the shoes hadnt arrived because they were on back-ordered. I was so pissed off because she never bothered to call me to tell them that they had been back-ordered and now I was going to have to make another trip to pick up the shoes. I was sooo mad. Then she called me a week or two later saying that I had to come and pick up the shoes tonight because tomorrow she was going to be leaving out of town for a week or two and she would be back until early September. I was completely on the other side of town and wasnt going to be able to pick them up. I had to call around and find someone to go pick them up for me. All of this stress was created by her since I had wanted to avoid the stress by ordering my stuff 2-3 months in advance. I will never go to this store again for any formal dresses or special occasion attire. It caused me the biggest headache in my whole wedding-planning process. If I can give this place 0 stars, I would.
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Maribel
Wedding:
8/15/2009
4.0/5.0
Again at the beginning its all peachy perfect. Once you have payed you come in second. She was busy, had to wait, and she got wordy with me too! Sad!
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nacuna15
Wedding:
8/8/2009
1.0/5.0
I was very excited when I found the dress I wanted $200 cheaper at this store. However the place is a mess and the owners are very much disorganized. I placed the order in 4 1/2 months ago and I called several times to find out the status. Each time I called the owner was rude and said she was to busy to call back later. I finally called her a month latter and she said she had the dress for sometime and didnt even bother to call me to let me know it came in. I went to pick up my dress and she didnt help me with the fitting and on top of that she ordered the wrong size. The dress was too big and wanted to charge me $120 for alterations when she made the error. When I told that I should not be responsible for here error she made it clear she didnt want my business. I took the dress because I had no chose because my wedding was less then a month way. I would not recommend this bridal shop to any new brides. The prices are good but its not worth the stress!
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AlexandraS
Wedding:
5/31/2009
1.0/5.0
My initial experience with Maggie, the store's owner, was pleasant and I was excited to find my dress for an amount much lower than other stores were charging. I was torn between two dresses at the time but she only had one of them in stock and persuaded me to purchase that one. After placing the order, I felt the other dress was a better choice and she was accomodating with changing the order with the dress designer. She quoted me a very reasonable price for alterations and talked about her years of experience with dressmaking so I decided to do them with her. This was where I made my mistake. Each time I went for a fitting, even though I had an appointment, I waited over an hour while she worked with other brides. She is very disorganized and has no help in the shop. It is extremely cluttered and there is no comfortable place to sit and wait. During my first fitting, she had not taken in the dress enough and there were hems and seams hanging off all over the dress. During my second fitting, she still had not taken the dress in enough and she recommended I put a safety pin on the sash the day of the wedding instead of sewing something to make it the way I wanted. My friend and I looked at eachother in amazement. When I went in the third time, the dress was still too big and at this point, somehow during the alterations process she somehow created a large bubble in the bust of the dress and told me it came from the dress designer like that and it would be hours and hours of work to fix. I decided to take the dress as it was and take it to another seamstress to complete. It is now costing me an additional $450 to complete the dress. I have tried for 2 weeks to get in contact with Maggie to explain what happened and see if she would be willing to compensate me in any way but the phone rings and rings and there is no answer. I was finally able to speak with her today and I told her I'd like to be able to give her a good review even after this fiasco. I think the right thing to do would be for her to refund the amount she charged to take in the dress since I have to pay to have it taken in again and to have the bubble in the front fixed. She would not let me talk and continued to scream and after I told her I wouldn't be able to give her a good review, her exact words were "my work is perfect and the dress fit you perfectly when you left, there is a god and he will get you." I felt this was completely inappropriate behavior. She will give you a great price on the dress but I would highly recommend taking it elsewhere for the alterations.
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sellas12
Wedding:
2/26/2009
5.0/5.0
House of Brides and Tuxedo shop in Torrance has the most unique and elegant wedding dresses. Maggie (the owner) is very sweet, patient and very knowledgeable. She listens to your specific style need carefully and provides you with the dresses that best describes the style you are looking for. Even the it is a small family store she carries unique wedding gowns from a range of famous designers and her prices are very reasonable. I found the most beautiful and elegant dress. I saw it once and I had to buy it. I was getting compliments the whole day and still getting it from people who sees my wedding pictures.
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sellas
Wedding:
12/27/2008
4.9/5.0
House of Brides and Tuxedo shop in Torrance has the most unique and elegant wedding dresses. Maggie (the owner) is very sweet, patient and very knowledgeable.
She listens to your specific style need carefully and provides you with the dresses that best describes the style you are looking for. Even the it is a small family store she carries unique wedding gowns from a range of famous designers and her prices are very reasonable.
I found the most beautiful and elegant dress. I saw it once and I had to buy it. I was getting compliments the whole day and still getting it when from people who sees my wedding pictures.
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MsBella
Wedding:
11/21/2008
1.0/5.0
The owner is not very helpful, it is a very "self service" type of store, even if there is nobody else in the store. She will not assist with pulling dresses or helping you try them on, so be sure you bring someone with you. However, she carries some very pretty, reasonably priced dresses and I was able to negotiate a great price on my dress so I ordered from her. I received my dress one week early, but the extreme stress caused by ordering the dress from the owner is probably not worth the savings - the owner is disorganized, promises to do things even though I call her to remind her, but she never gets things done. Unless you have a lot of free time to deal with the owner and her disorganization, I would not recommend anyone to buy from here.
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seebree57
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
I found this shop while I was calling around for pricing on my bridesmaids' dresses. The owner Maggie was very helpful and gave me a great price. When I visited her store, I had a large group of about 10 people and they were so nice and accommodating even with our large crowd. I needed the dresses on short notice, and not only did Maggie promise me a due date before my wedding, the dresses even came earlier than expected! I would definitely recommend using this shop for great prices and fast service.
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sarakim01
Wedding:
9/27/2008
4.0/5.0
I bought my wedding dress here. The dress was originally out of the budget, but I had shopped around at various shops and this store gave me the best deal. I'm glad I got my dress here because Maggie the owner takes good care of you and also provides alterations. She used to make custom dresses so her alteration skills are pretty good. She also provided free steaming/pressing of my wedding dress a few days before my wedding so it looked ready to wear. The only reason I give her a 4 out of 5 stars is because she is the ONLY person working at this store so almost every time you go in, there is a wait because she is assisting other customers (even if you have an appointment). This is a smaller mom and pop shop and they aren't the most organized, but they do carry a great line of designer wedding dresses at better prices than you would probably find elsewhere.
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Sunshine1309
Wedding:
8/31/2008
5.0/5.0
I ordered my Jasmine Couture gown from House of Brides. The price she gave me was fantastic - Like MsBella said - it was below all the online quotes I had received plus there was no S&H! I saved about 40% off the highest quote I had received in other shops. The dress came in a couple of weeks earlier than she told me it would and I had no problems picking it up. Yes, it was very busy but she got my gown for me and put me in a "room" to try it on. I am not having my alterations done through her so I'm not sure of the service in that regard. But if you are looking for a great price on a gown this is the place to go!
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Nicole
Wedding:
7/7/2007
3.8/5.0
They had alot of beautiful dresses. I got a Maggie Soterro Mermaid style dress.
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luv2run
Wedding:
4/9/2005
5.0/5.0
I really enjoyed my experience with this bridal shop. I ordered ten dresses from them and I received them three weeks prior to the date she promised. She discounted so much because we needed ten.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
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4.6/5.0
Wide Variety of Bridesmaid dresses
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