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Ladies and Gents Bridal and Tuxedo

Bakersfield , CA

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124 Oak Street
Bakersfield, CA US 93304 (map)
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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
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils

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sarah
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.8/5.0
They were very professional and were more then willing to help. As soon as I walked in (with out a appointment) they pointed me in the right direction.
They were very professional and were more then willing to help. As soon as I walked in (with out a appointment) they Read more...
They were very professional and were more then willing to help. As soon as I walked in (with out a appointment) they pointed me in the right direction. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.4/5.0
I was looking for a dress with sleeves for my wedding, which is impossibly hard to find. After visiting a few bridal gown stores, I figured that I wouldn't be able to find what I wanted. I ended up at Ladies and Gents, and though I still only found strapless dresses, they made me feel confident that sleeves could be added to any of their dresses by their seamstresses (who were also great). The consultant was so sweet and made me feel really special. I would suggest that all Bakersfield brides pay Ladies and Gents a visit!
I was looking for a dress with sleeves for my wedding, which is impossibly hard to find. After visiting a few bridal gown Read more...
I was looking for a dress with sleeves for my wedding, which is impossibly hard to find. After visiting a few bridal gown stores, I figured that I wouldn't be able to find what I wanted. I ended up at Ladies and Gents, and though I still only found strapless dresses, they made me feel confident that sleeves could be added to any of their dresses by their seamstresses (who were also great). The consultant was so sweet and made me feel really special. I would suggest that all Bakersfield brides pay Ladies and Gents a visit! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I am future bride from another corner of the world. I was looking my dream dress from different online shops all over the world, but mainly from US. As I had loads of hesitations when it comes buying wedding dress online, I was just looking for design ideas to present it to my dressmaker. Then I found IT! I contacted to seller right away and received very quick response. It was Ladies and Gents Bridal and Laura Wageman was the person whom I had very smooth communication and it just felt so right and safe to make a deal with her. I just cant describe in words how professional, helpful and flexible she was with me and we made a deal! I was lucky to have my dress in stock and it took only 3 weeks from our first contact to receive a dress to Estonia. Maybe I am just a lucky one that my measurements meets exactly size chart, but this dress fits perfectly and do`nt need even tiny alteration:) I cant be luckier!!!
I would encourage all abroad brides to cooperate with Ladies and Gents Bridal. Of course it is brides responsibility to be careful picking right size and ask all necessary questions before purchase.
THANK YOU Laura so much for making this experience so nice, safe, easy and smooth for me! Wish you lots of happy brides in 2013!
I am future bride from another corner of the world. I was looking my dream dress from different online shops all over the Read more...
I am future bride from another corner of the world. I was looking my dream dress from different online shops all over the world, but mainly from US. As I had loads of hesitations when it comes buying wedding dress online, I was just looking for design ideas to present it to my dressmaker. Then I found IT! I contacted to seller right away and received very quick response. It was Ladies and Gents Bridal and Laura Wageman was the person whom I had very smooth communication and it just felt so right and safe to make a deal with her. I just cant describe in words how professional, helpful and flexible she was with me and we made a deal! I was lucky to have my dress in stock and it took only 3 weeks from our first contact to receive a dress to Estonia. Maybe I am just a lucky one that my measurements meets exactly size chart, but this dress fits perfectly and do`nt need even tiny alteration:) I cant be luckier!!!
I would encourage all abroad brides to cooperate with Ladies and Gents Bridal. Of course it is brides responsibility to be careful picking right size and ask all necessary questions before purchase.
THANK YOU Laura so much for making this experience so nice, safe, easy and smooth for me! Wish you lots of happy brides in 2013! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Great Dresses I personally Found my maid of honors dress here and it was fabulous
Great Dresses I personally Found my maid of honors dress here and it was fabulous
Great Dresses I personally Found my maid of honors dress here and it was fabulous Read less
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STACI
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing staff! Went out if their way to get a dress I found online that they didn't carry in the store! I'm the third person in my family to buy my wedding dress from their store :)
Amazing staff! Went out if their way to get a dress I found online that they didn't carry in the store! I'm the third Read more...
Amazing staff! Went out if their way to get a dress I found online that they didn't carry in the store! I'm the third person in my family to buy my wedding dress from their store :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
They did a great job with all of my alterations! A little on the expensive side though.
They did a great job with all of my alterations! A little on the expensive side though.
They did a great job with all of my alterations! A little on the expensive side though. Read less
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Liz
Wedding:
10/6/2012
3.4/5.0
I used to think Ladies & Gents was THE place to go in Bakersfield for a gown. My dress ordering went well but there was nothing difficult about it really. I do think its crappy I paid $1300 for a dress and they made me pay for pressing it. Service was inconsistent... I had great service from Katy, the sales girl who got credit for my order, but the other girls didnt care most of the time. My main issue is that I ordered 6 bridesmaid dresses and we added appliqué's. The girls were suppose to be charged for both at the same time. I had some girls that were charged half the dress for deposit, some that were charged half the dress and half appliqué for deposit, one girl wanted to pif and they only charged her for the dress so she ended up owin when she Thot it was taken care of because the shop was not uniform. Probably associated w the deposit was the issue that the original appliqué I picked out was discontinued by the time the dresses came in. (I had asked in the beginning if it could be set aside and was assured that availability wouldn't be an issue). After being told my quotes price included have the appliqués put on dresses was included I was told the girls would have to pay $10 for this service, which I was able to resolve but again it's an issue of not being organized. A sales girl did tell me I should ask for pressing to be free when I picked my dress up but when I did I found out that needs to be negotiated at purchasing time. So a word of advice that you should ask before signing. I was also told in the beginning I'd get 15% discount on alterations and when I went for alterations told I didn't qualify because I didn't get my tuxes w them. I was a little tired of arguing and had too much else going on so didnt push the issue. I guess bridal shops aren't expecting much repeat business anyway but I wouldn't really recommend a friend to this place. Organizing 6 bridesmaids is not easy, the shop should at least be organized!!!!!
I used to think Ladies & Gents was THE place to go in Bakersfield for a gown. My dress ordering went well but there was Read more...
I used to think Ladies & Gents was THE place to go in Bakersfield for a gown. My dress ordering went well but there was nothing difficult about it really. I do think its crappy I paid $1300 for a dress and they made me pay for pressing it. Service was inconsistent... I had great service from Katy, the sales girl who got credit for my order, but the other girls didnt care most of the time. My main issue is that I ordered 6 bridesmaid dresses and we added appliqué's. The girls were suppose to be charged for both at the same time. I had some girls that were charged half the dress for deposit, some that were charged half the dress and half appliqué for deposit, one girl wanted to pif and they only charged her for the dress so she ended up owin when she Thot it was taken care of because the shop was not uniform. Probably associated w the deposit was the issue that the original appliqué I picked out was discontinued by the time the dresses came in. (I had asked in the beginning if it could be set aside and was assured that availability wouldn't be an issue). After being told my quotes price included have the appliqués put on dresses was included I was told the girls would have to pay $10 for this service, which I was able to resolve but again it's an issue of not being organized. A sales girl did tell me I should ask for pressing to be free when I picked my dress up but when I did I found out that needs to be negotiated at purchasing time. So a word of advice that you should ask before signing. I was also told in the beginning I'd get 15% discount on alterations and when I went for alterations told I didn't qualify because I didn't get my tuxes w them. I was a little tired of arguing and had too much else going on so didnt push the issue. I guess bridal shops aren't expecting much repeat business anyway but I wouldn't really recommend a friend to this place. Organizing 6 bridesmaids is not easy, the shop should at least be organized!!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.0/5.0
Overall, I would have to say that I do not recommend Ladies and Gents bridal shop for your wedding gown. I purchased mine there, along with my bridesmaid dresses. I was extremely happy with my dress, but not so much with the service. First, many of the consultants are simply not knowledgeable. One of them ordered my bridesmaid dresses in metallic pink (no, not kidding) instead of purple. I caught it on the receipt when I went home that night. Had I not, my girls would have pink dresses! The shop was very nice about fixing the error and allowed me to pick a dress in the correct color at a slightly discounted price, but that did not really make me feel better about such a ridiculous error. In terms of the bridesmaid dresses we ended up with, they took forever to ship. Meanwhile, I was trying to match the color and had NO swatch from the dress, because Ladies and Gents didn't have the swatches for this particular designer and year. They ordered a swatch and it was the wrong one (go figure). My alterations were through the roof, price wise. The price went up and up every appointment, and my bustle, that I was charged up the wazoo for, didn't even work on my wedding day (it didn't stay up for longer than 5 seconds). So, I had to change out of my dress for half the reception to dance. Another thing, the seamstress put a fish hook (?) on the back of my dress, which broke AT my fitting, and they charged me to replace it. The staff at Ladies and Gents do have good intentions, but they just execute them poorly. Pick another shop, avoid the headache, brides!!!
Overall, I would have to say that I do not recommend Ladies and Gents bridal shop for your wedding gown. I purchased mine Read more...
Overall, I would have to say that I do not recommend Ladies and Gents bridal shop for your wedding gown. I purchased mine there, along with my bridesmaid dresses. I was extremely happy with my dress, but not so much with the service. First, many of the consultants are simply not knowledgeable. One of them ordered my bridesmaid dresses in metallic pink (no, not kidding) instead of purple. I caught it on the receipt when I went home that night. Had I not, my girls would have pink dresses! The shop was very nice about fixing the error and allowed me to pick a dress in the correct color at a slightly discounted price, but that did not really make me feel better about such a ridiculous error. In terms of the bridesmaid dresses we ended up with, they took forever to ship. Meanwhile, I was trying to match the color and had NO swatch from the dress, because Ladies and Gents didn't have the swatches for this particular designer and year. They ordered a swatch and it was the wrong one (go figure). My alterations were through the roof, price wise. The price went up and up every appointment, and my bustle, that I was charged up the wazoo for, didn't even work on my wedding day (it didn't stay up for longer than 5 seconds). So, I had to change out of my dress for half the reception to dance. Another thing, the seamstress put a fish hook (?) on the back of my dress, which broke AT my fitting, and they charged me to replace it. The staff at Ladies and Gents do have good intentions, but they just execute them poorly. Pick another shop, avoid the headache, brides!!! Read less
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Jeffrey
Wedding:
4/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I selected a dress by Casablanca but I wanted the neckline modified to suit my taste so Laura, the owner of Ladies and Gents, drew up the modification to send to the dressmaker. When the dress came in the neckline was all wrong so Laura sent it back. When the second dress came in the neckline was still wrong so Laura decided to have it fixed by her in house seamstress, Theresa. Thanks to their attention to detail and expertise, 6 fittings later I had a beautiful, custom designed dress that looked fabulous on my wedding day. And I have to say the price was very reasonable. I highly recommend Ladies and Gents Bridal for your wedding apparel needs.
I selected a dress by Casablanca but I wanted the neckline modified to suit my taste so Laura, the owner of Ladies and Read more...
I selected a dress by Casablanca but I wanted the neckline modified to suit my taste so Laura, the owner of Ladies and Gents, drew up the modification to send to the dressmaker. When the dress came in the neckline was all wrong so Laura sent it back. When the second dress came in the neckline was still wrong so Laura decided to have it fixed by her in house seamstress, Theresa. Thanks to their attention to detail and expertise, 6 fittings later I had a beautiful, custom designed dress that looked fabulous on my wedding day. And I have to say the price was very reasonable. I highly recommend Ladies and Gents Bridal for your wedding apparel needs. Read less
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Ladies and Gents Bridal and Tuxedo responded with the following comments:

Sharon thank you so much for your kind words!!! So appreciated and you look wonderful in your gown!!! We want more photos!!!!! Send some to ladiesandgentsbridal@yahoo.com
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stephanie
Wedding:
2/5/2011
4.6/5.0
The dresses i found there were a lot more stylish then other places i looked at, i loved my dress and veil, wouldn't trade it for the world! the women there were rude, not professional at all!
The dresses i found there were a lot more stylish then other places i looked at, i loved my dress and veil, wouldn't trade Read more...
The dresses i found there were a lot more stylish then other places i looked at, i loved my dress and veil, wouldn't trade it for the world! the women there were rude, not professional at all! Read less
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_MrsC_
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I found my dream dress at Ladies and Gents Bridal! The staff is awesome. They made me feel comfortable while selecting a dress. The atmosphere is great-very intimate. I didn't feel rushed or overwhelmed at all. I even walked in once without an appointment and was able to try my dress on so my bridesmaids could see it. I highly recommend this location for any bride looking for not only a perfect dress, but the right ladies to help you with it from beginning to end!
I found my dream dress at Ladies and Gents Bridal! The staff is awesome. They made me feel comfortable while selecting a Read more...
I found my dream dress at Ladies and Gents Bridal! The staff is awesome. They made me feel comfortable while selecting a dress. The atmosphere is great-very intimate. I didn't feel rushed or overwhelmed at all. I even walked in once without an appointment and was able to try my dress on so my bridesmaids could see it. I highly recommend this location for any bride looking for not only a perfect dress, but the right ladies to help you with it from beginning to end! Read less
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modemgirl
Wedding:
9/18/2010
4.8/5.0
The girls at Ladies and Gents were so sweet and helpful! I got my dress during a store wide sale too! I always had a fun time when I went in there for fittings. When I picked up my dress for the last time, it was kind of sad! All the alterations on my dress were perfect, and they only needed to be done once. My only complaint is that they don't have a very large selection of bigger sizes to try on. The dress I wanted was only available to try on in a size 6, so I had to order it without knowing how it would look on me. But, everything worked out in the end! I also bought my veil from them. I found the one I wanted, after multiple failures from online vendors, and they sold me the one that was in the store. I got it for cheaper, and it was in perfect condition.
The girls at Ladies and Gents were so sweet and helpful! I got my dress during a store wide sale too! I always had a fun Read more...
The girls at Ladies and Gents were so sweet and helpful! I got my dress during a store wide sale too! I always had a fun time when I went in there for fittings. When I picked up my dress for the last time, it was kind of sad! All the alterations on my dress were perfect, and they only needed to be done once. My only complaint is that they don't have a very large selection of bigger sizes to try on. The dress I wanted was only available to try on in a size 6, so I had to order it without knowing how it would look on me. But, everything worked out in the end! I also bought my veil from them. I found the one I wanted, after multiple failures from online vendors, and they sold me the one that was in the store. I got it for cheaper, and it was in perfect condition. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I just noticed from the minute I walked into the store, how comfortable and not rushed the atmosphere was. I was allowed to look through the gowns with ease and was able to try on as many as I wanted without the salespeople being annoyed, and actually I just had fun, and Maggie (my consultant) just put me at ease. Being plus size makes it hard to shop, and most pluse size dressses are just not fashionable, BUT this store has the same fashion in the plus size, and they can change things on your dress that you dont like or want to ad. They special ordered my gown into a halter and my sample I tried on was a strapless. They also ordered it with a little less beading and with a corset in the back which made me look WAY smaller. These girls know there stuff....they know that if you look GREAT, brides will buy and their selection and designers are GREAT. I felt like amazing in my gown (Casablanca) Some advice is that sometimes they get really busy and even so service is good, but if you dont like that, then its best to make an appointement or call ahead to see if its really busy. I think though they have 3-4 sales girls to help but it can be very busy at times.
I just noticed from the minute I walked into the store, how comfortable and not rushed the atmosphere was. I was allowed Read more...
I just noticed from the minute I walked into the store, how comfortable and not rushed the atmosphere was. I was allowed to look through the gowns with ease and was able to try on as many as I wanted without the salespeople being annoyed, and actually I just had fun, and Maggie (my consultant) just put me at ease. Being plus size makes it hard to shop, and most pluse size dressses are just not fashionable, BUT this store has the same fashion in the plus size, and they can change things on your dress that you dont like or want to ad. They special ordered my gown into a halter and my sample I tried on was a strapless. They also ordered it with a little less beading and with a corset in the back which made me look WAY smaller. These girls know there stuff....they know that if you look GREAT, brides will buy and their selection and designers are GREAT. I felt like amazing in my gown (Casablanca) Some advice is that sometimes they get really busy and even so service is good, but if you dont like that, then its best to make an appointement or call ahead to see if its really busy. I think though they have 3-4 sales girls to help but it can be very busy at times. Read less
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Raquel
Wedding:
8/15/2009
4.8/5.0
Ladies and Gents had a great selection of dresses that were definitely of high quality. The selection is not cheap looking and also not outrageously expensive. For the quality of dress the prices match. The only complaint I had was that there was not a great selection of mother of the bride dresses. Also, most of the dresses that I was reviewing for my bridal party - they didnt have a sample dress in the store - and in order to see the dress in person - I would have to buy the entire dress just to look at it in person. That made me nervous to order dresses that I picked out in a catalog and had not seen in person. However, the dresses for the bridal party turned out beautiful! Also, they made picking out the perfect wedding dress easier. Definitely a good choice to use this vendor.
Ladies and Gents had a great selection of dresses that were definitely of high quality. The selection is not cheap looking Read more...
Ladies and Gents had a great selection of dresses that were definitely of high quality. The selection is not cheap looking and also not outrageously expensive. For the quality of dress the prices match. The only complaint I had was that there was not a great selection of mother of the bride dresses. Also, most of the dresses that I was reviewing for my bridal party - they didnt have a sample dress in the store - and in order to see the dress in person - I would have to buy the entire dress just to look at it in person. That made me nervous to order dresses that I picked out in a catalog and had not seen in person. However, the dresses for the bridal party turned out beautiful! Also, they made picking out the perfect wedding dress easier. Definitely a good choice to use this vendor. Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
8/30/2008
4.9/5.0
The quality of everything at this bridal shop is GREAT! You are treated like a person from the second you walk in, and the dresses are more than a couple panels of material sewen together. I only wanted to try on 3 or 4 dresses, but they encouraged me to try on more. I ended up buying a dress (amazingly gorgeous) I would have never thought of even looking at if they had not told me to. Everyone who works there knows what they are talking about and knows their stock. They even price match other shops but you probably will not find better deals with this quality.
The quality of everything at this bridal shop is GREAT! You are treated like a person from the second you walk in, and the Read more...
The quality of everything at this bridal shop is GREAT! You are treated like a person from the second you walk in, and the dresses are more than a couple panels of material sewen together. I only wanted to try on 3 or 4 dresses, but they encouraged me to try on more. I ended up buying a dress (amazingly gorgeous) I would have never thought of even looking at if they had not told me to. Everyone who works there knows what they are talking about and knows their stock. They even price match other shops but you probably will not find better deals with this quality. Read less
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