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Panache Bridal of Pasadena


Panache Bridals: a full service bridal salons provide the largest collection of bridal gowns on the West coast. With our three locations, we... Read more
Panache Bridal of Pasadena


Panache Bridals: a full service bridal salons provide the largest collection of bridal gowns on the West coast. With our three locations, we showcase more than 30 exquisite designers. Our friendly and experienced consultants are ready to help you find all of your wedding day needs with integrity. We also offer Trunk Shows, where you can experience our designers' newest collections. The designers are often present during our Annual Spring Trunk Shows. Our warm and inviting atmosphere will help ease the pressure of finding all the essentials, including bridesmaids, mother's dresses, and accessories.



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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, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils

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bonnie
Wedding:
12/29/2012
3.4/5.0
Beautiful gowns. Be prepared to be nickled and dimed for every little service. They will try to sell you incredibly overpriced accessories. That being said, I got an amazing dress and they tailored it to fit like a dream.
Beautiful gowns. Be prepared to be nickled and dimed for every little service. They will try to sell you incredibly Read more...
Beautiful gowns. Be prepared to be nickled and dimed for every little service. They will try to sell you incredibly overpriced accessories. That being said, I got an amazing dress and they tailored it to fit like a dream. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/10/2012
2.2/5.0
I wish my wedding dress experience went smoothly, but not everything goes according to plan. I should of read the reviews to this place before I went in and purchased my dress from this business. There were some positives like the fact that you had to make an appointment with this company. It was nice to have someone personally help me find the perfect dress. The employees are really nice but my opinion changed the day of my dress fitting. I purchased an expensive dress that I fell head over heels for. I was having second thoughts till the manager said that she would throw in free alterations, all to my liking, and free press and clean for the dress. I thought it was a great deal and decided to purchase the dress. (Note: Make sure that if they offer a really good deal for you, that it ends up on your receipt before you walk out that door!) Well, I came in five months later for my fitting to find out that I could only have some alterations done to my dress. I really wanted to make it a sweethearts dress and fix the bust but it was way too expensive. I told the lady who was helping me that I was promised free alterations of any kind and her response was, "It's not on your receipt. You can only have the hem and waist done." I was so upset, but what could I do? I've read some similar bridal stories like this and didn't think it would happen to me, but it did. Then I came in for my final fitting and thought my dress would be pressed and clean, but I was wrong. I was offered to get my dress cleaned but not pressed. Again, it was not on my receipt. I still love my dress, but the stress and the deception of this company was not worth it! Some brides have had a good experience with this company, but unfortunately I wasn't one of them.
I wish my wedding dress experience went smoothly, but not everything goes according to plan. I should of read the reviews Read more...
I wish my wedding dress experience went smoothly, but not everything goes according to plan. I should of read the reviews to this place before I went in and purchased my dress from this business. There were some positives like the fact that you had to make an appointment with this company. It was nice to have someone personally help me find the perfect dress. The employees are really nice but my opinion changed the day of my dress fitting. I purchased an expensive dress that I fell head over heels for. I was having second thoughts till the manager said that she would throw in free alterations, all to my liking, and free press and clean for the dress. I thought it was a great deal and decided to purchase the dress. (Note: Make sure that if they offer a really good deal for you, that it ends up on your receipt before you walk out that door!) Well, I came in five months later for my fitting to find out that I could only have some alterations done to my dress. I really wanted to make it a sweethearts dress and fix the bust but it was way too expensive. I told the lady who was helping me that I was promised free alterations of any kind and her response was, "It's not on your receipt. You can only have the hem and waist done." I was so upset, but what could I do? I've read some similar bridal stories like this and didn't think it would happen to me, but it did. Then I came in for my final fitting and thought my dress would be pressed and clean, but I was wrong. I was offered to get my dress cleaned but not pressed. Again, it was not on my receipt. I still love my dress, but the stress and the deception of this company was not worth it! Some brides have had a good experience with this company, but unfortunately I wasn't one of them. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/22/2012
4.8/5.0
I don't really write many reviews, but this place was great! I am mainly writing this review, however, for my consultant - Liz.... I really thought she was awesome.

I had been to two dress shops before this in December last year, and didn't decide to get anything at either place. They weren't bad experiences, but they weren't anything special, either. I didn't really know what I wanted at the time, either... so I think maybe it was just me.

So firstly, this place is beautiful. The floors, chandeliers... so pretty! I was a bit overwhelmed, but in a good way. It's also in a great location, if you want to go here and then get a bite to eat with your girls afterwards.

I went into this place (Sat 2/4/12) totally not expecting to find anything in my budget, but I did! They were with me right away, even though it was a Saturday (and I had an appt but I figured I'd have to wait with such a popular place). Liz asked me immediately what I liked, and what my price point was, and didn't pull anything even a little over my budget. My girls and I got to walk around and pick things, too. They had all of the new dresses that I know other stores don't have. The first dress I tried on was AMAZING, and Liz knew just how to make it look that much more special. She knew all the right accessories that should go with it, and was honest with me about her opinion of the dress and what we could and could not do with it, should we change anything. I tried on two others, and didn't bother with the ones I knew I wouldn't like after the initial dress.

I would definitely recommend this play to other girls - the only reason I'm rating it a 4-star on Flexibility is because appts on Saturdays can only be an hour long, so there's not too much wiggle room for staring at the amazing dress you're wearing :)

Overall, though, Liz was great! She was so kind, and patient, and friendly, and most of all - honest with me. I didn't feel uncomfortable around her at all (as I sort of did with the others) and she was just so sweet! If you go here, request Liz - she'll help you find exactly what you're looking for!
I don't really write many reviews, but this place was great! I am mainly writing this review, however, for my consultant - Read more...
I don't really write many reviews, but this place was great! I am mainly writing this review, however, for my consultant - Liz.... I really thought she was awesome.

I had been to two dress shops before this in December last year, and didn't decide to get anything at either place. They weren't bad experiences, but they weren't anything special, either. I didn't really know what I wanted at the time, either... so I think maybe it was just me.

So firstly, this place is beautiful. The floors, chandeliers... so pretty! I was a bit overwhelmed, but in a good way. It's also in a great location, if you want to go here and then get a bite to eat with your girls afterwards.

I went into this place (Sat 2/4/12) totally not expecting to find anything in my budget, but I did! They were with me right away, even though it was a Saturday (and I had an appt but I figured I'd have to wait with such a popular place). Liz asked me immediately what I liked, and what my price point was, and didn't pull anything even a little over my budget. My girls and I got to walk around and pick things, too. They had all of the new dresses that I know other stores don't have. The first dress I tried on was AMAZING, and Liz knew just how to make it look that much more special. She knew all the right accessories that should go with it, and was honest with me about her opinion of the dress and what we could and could not do with it, should we change anything. I tried on two others, and didn't bother with the ones I knew I wouldn't like after the initial dress.

I would definitely recommend this play to other girls - the only reason I'm rating it a 4-star on Flexibility is because appts on Saturdays can only be an hour long, so there's not too much wiggle room for staring at the amazing dress you're wearing :)

Overall, though, Liz was great! She was so kind, and patient, and friendly, and most of all - honest with me. I didn't feel uncomfortable around her at all (as I sort of did with the others) and she was just so sweet! If you go here, request Liz - she'll help you find exactly what you're looking for! Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
The team at MaryLinn's was like family by the time my wedding day had come. The ladies there are awesome and very helpful. I selected a Pronovias gown that was the hit of my wedding. I was so happy with the selection of dresses there, the customer service and attention to detail at MaryLinn's.
The team at MaryLinn's was like family by the time my wedding day had come. The ladies there are awesome and very helpful. Read more...
The team at MaryLinn's was like family by the time my wedding day had come. The ladies there are awesome and very helpful. I selected a Pronovias gown that was the hit of my wedding. I was so happy with the selection of dresses there, the customer service and attention to detail at MaryLinn's. Read less
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pamela
Wedding:
8/31/2012
2.2/5.0
I will start off by saying that my dress was as beautiful as it could have gotten (to me). I LOVED my dress, and I got many compliments on it, and many people asked me where I got it, etc. Marylinn's has beautiful dresses, but their attitude stinks.

The staff/ sales associates are extremely nice to you if you are shopping for a dress. But once you have purchased your dress, it is a whole different story. The staff was rude and unprofessional- let me break it down:

1. I purchased my dress in December, I did not get the dress until June!!!! 6 months for the dress to come in. Ridiculous.
2.The sales associate ordered my dress 2 sizes too big, I asked her why and she said that the dresses usually run "small". Not so, my alterations lady could have practially made a second dress with the amount of material she had to take off. (They order the dress bigger so that you have to spend money on alterations).
3. The front desk made a mistake and took a payment from my card without my permission. I refused to pay off the dress until I had it in my hands, so when I called to get a refund back I was told by a manager that she would call me back within 3 days for the approval. Not to my surprise, it was a week later and no phone call. For the following month I called repeatedly and still no answer. Additionally I was told I would received the dress early May. I did not get a refund back until a month later, and my dress arrived a month after the staff told me it would arrive.

I am a customer that appreciates honesty and accuracy, especially when planning my wedding. I loved my dress, but I wish it would have came with better service. Needless to say that I went elsewhere for my alterations.

P.S. I have another review on yelp. as you can see this boutique has low ratings, there is a legitimate reason why this is so.
I will start off by saying that my dress was as beautiful as it could have gotten (to me). I LOVED my dress, and I got Read more...
I will start off by saying that my dress was as beautiful as it could have gotten (to me). I LOVED my dress, and I got many compliments on it, and many people asked me where I got it, etc. Marylinn's has beautiful dresses, but their attitude stinks.

The staff/ sales associates are extremely nice to you if you are shopping for a dress. But once you have purchased your dress, it is a whole different story. The staff was rude and unprofessional- let me break it down:

1. I purchased my dress in December, I did not get the dress until June!!!! 6 months for the dress to come in. Ridiculous.
2.The sales associate ordered my dress 2 sizes too big, I asked her why and she said that the dresses usually run "small". Not so, my alterations lady could have practially made a second dress with the amount of material she had to take off. (They order the dress bigger so that you have to spend money on alterations).
3. The front desk made a mistake and took a payment from my card without my permission. I refused to pay off the dress until I had it in my hands, so when I called to get a refund back I was told by a manager that she would call me back within 3 days for the approval. Not to my surprise, it was a week later and no phone call. For the following month I called repeatedly and still no answer. Additionally I was told I would received the dress early May. I did not get a refund back until a month later, and my dress arrived a month after the staff told me it would arrive.

I am a customer that appreciates honesty and accuracy, especially when planning my wedding. I loved my dress, but I wish it would have came with better service. Needless to say that I went elsewhere for my alterations.

P.S. I have another review on yelp. as you can see this boutique has low ratings, there is a legitimate reason why this is so. Read less
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Lupe
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Absolutely wonderful... I found the most beautiful Rosa Clara gown for my wedding at Marylinn's. Their staff was wonderful. Dawn was a sweetheart and made our appointment go smoothly.
Absolutely wonderful... I found the most beautiful Rosa Clara gown for my wedding at Marylinn's. Their staff was Read more...
Absolutely wonderful... I found the most beautiful Rosa Clara gown for my wedding at Marylinn's. Their staff was wonderful. Dawn was a sweetheart and made our appointment go smoothly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I bought my dress during a sale - buy the sample and get free alterations + a veil. It ended up being a great great dress and deal! I LOVED the dress and it was the alterations that made the difference. There were a couple layers to the dress and it took many revisions to get it just right. In the end it looked perfect and I'm happy that she was able to get such a great fit on the dress. I spent a bit more than I expected, and definitely bought one of the least expensive dresses, but glad I went. Even if you think you might not find something reasonable, just try them out and go during a sale!
I bought my dress during a sale - buy the sample and get free alterations + a veil. It ended up being a great great dress Read more...
I bought my dress during a sale - buy the sample and get free alterations + a veil. It ended up being a great great dress and deal! I LOVED the dress and it was the alterations that made the difference. There were a couple layers to the dress and it took many revisions to get it just right. In the end it looked perfect and I'm happy that she was able to get such a great fit on the dress. I spent a bit more than I expected, and definitely bought one of the least expensive dresses, but glad I went. Even if you think you might not find something reasonable, just try them out and go during a sale! Read less
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PixiedustBride
Wedding:
8/31/2010
3.0/5.0
I first contacted Marylinn's in 2009 through e-mail inquiring about a designer I wanted to look into. They were very nice and told me what they had and encouraged me to book an appointment so I did. Unfortunately whoever replied back to confirm with me got the date and time mixed up, but I sorted it out and there weren't any problems after that. I decided to visit them mid-day mid-week to avoid crowds and it was perfect! I had the whole store to myself. I even wondered why I even had to book an appointment if they were completely empty. When I first got there, I didn't get an initial "hello" until I went all the way up to the counter to announce that I had arrived and had an appointment. The lady pointed me in the direction of the designers I was interested in and I was allowed to browse the racks on my own and pull whatever I wanted. A few minutes later, my consultant came to greet me and asked me what type of gowns I was looking for. I told her some key words like "flowy", "whimsical" and she pulled 4 beautiful gowns for me and had 1 already ready for me in a room. The Maggie, Demetrios and Mon Cheri racks were disappointing. I was hoping to find more of their original designs there but all they seemed to carry were either bland taffeta numbers or super gawdy blingtastic pick-ups. I'm sure they're catering to the clientele since those are popular designs but I couldn't help feeling disappointed that I went all the way out there to see the same boring ones I had already dismissed elsewhere. I ended up looking at the more high end designers and aside from 2 that I pulled, there weren't that many that caught my eye. Some were just too outrageously couture and not befitting of me or my venue and some were just too plain looking (despite the ginormous price tags). I have no idea if there is a dress-limit because I was never told but even if there was one I didn't need it since I could barely find anything to try on. The consultant led me to a spacious room and helped me into and out of the dresses. I thought it was nice but I hated being constantly watched. I didn't have a minute to contemplate by myself since she was in there with me and when I was outside I had my mom and other consultants throwing in their two cents. I ended up liking 2 dresses there but they were way over budget. When I got home I did a little homework and found that one of the dresses retailed for $1K cheaper than Marylinn's . I had read other reviews saying that they overprice things but being overpriced by a thousand dollars is WAY too much. It was then that I realized that I would never be back to Marylinn's. A week after my appointment I got a nice postcard from my consultant telling me what a pleasure it was to help me and wishing me luck in the wedding planning. I thought it was a sweet gesture. Not once did they pressure me into buying now, nor did they make me feel bad that I wasn't buying now. I didn't like that they didn't let you take pictures. They said it was because the designers get mad but I've been to other places that carry the same designers that were totally okay with picture-taking so I don't know what's up with Marylinn's. They do have a pretty organized store with racks devoted to particular designers and an entire back room full of bridesmaid/mother of the bride dresses organized by color. I suppose if you're in the area and want a "fancy" bridal shop experience this is the place for you.
I first contacted Marylinn's in 2009 through e-mail inquiring about a designer I wanted to look into. They were very nice Read more...
I first contacted Marylinn's in 2009 through e-mail inquiring about a designer I wanted to look into. They were very nice and told me what they had and encouraged me to book an appointment so I did. Unfortunately whoever replied back to confirm with me got the date and time mixed up, but I sorted it out and there weren't any problems after that. I decided to visit them mid-day mid-week to avoid crowds and it was perfect! I had the whole store to myself. I even wondered why I even had to book an appointment if they were completely empty. When I first got there, I didn't get an initial "hello" until I went all the way up to the counter to announce that I had arrived and had an appointment. The lady pointed me in the direction of the designers I was interested in and I was allowed to browse the racks on my own and pull whatever I wanted. A few minutes later, my consultant came to greet me and asked me what type of gowns I was looking for. I told her some key words like "flowy", "whimsical" and she pulled 4 beautiful gowns for me and had 1 already ready for me in a room. The Maggie, Demetrios and Mon Cheri racks were disappointing. I was hoping to find more of their original designs there but all they seemed to carry were either bland taffeta numbers or super gawdy blingtastic pick-ups. I'm sure they're catering to the clientele since those are popular designs but I couldn't help feeling disappointed that I went all the way out there to see the same boring ones I had already dismissed elsewhere. I ended up looking at the more high end designers and aside from 2 that I pulled, there weren't that many that caught my eye. Some were just too outrageously couture and not befitting of me or my venue and some were just too plain looking (despite the ginormous price tags). I have no idea if there is a dress-limit because I was never told but even if there was one I didn't need it since I could barely find anything to try on. The consultant led me to a spacious room and helped me into and out of the dresses. I thought it was nice but I hated being constantly watched. I didn't have a minute to contemplate by myself since she was in there with me and when I was outside I had my mom and other consultants throwing in their two cents. I ended up liking 2 dresses there but they were way over budget. When I got home I did a little homework and found that one of the dresses retailed for $1K cheaper than Marylinn's . I had read other reviews saying that they overprice things but being overpriced by a thousand dollars is WAY too much. It was then that I realized that I would never be back to Marylinn's. A week after my appointment I got a nice postcard from my consultant telling me what a pleasure it was to help me and wishing me luck in the wedding planning. I thought it was a sweet gesture. Not once did they pressure me into buying now, nor did they make me feel bad that I wasn't buying now. I didn't like that they didn't let you take pictures. They said it was because the designers get mad but I've been to other places that carry the same designers that were totally okay with picture-taking so I don't know what's up with Marylinn's. They do have a pretty organized store with racks devoted to particular designers and an entire back room full of bridesmaid/mother of the bride dresses organized by color. I suppose if you're in the area and want a "fancy" bridal shop experience this is the place for you. Read less
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msbl
Wedding:
11/1/2009
1.0/5.0
I paid for hollow to hem for my dress and it was 5 inches too long. Afterwards they wanted to butcher my dress so I just took it. Don't go here
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I paid for hollow to hem for my dress and it was 5 inches too long. Afterwards they wanted to butcher my dress so I just took it. Don't go here Read less
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bostongirl
Wedding:
5/23/2009
2.0/5.0
I had to wait about a week for an appointment. The positive thing about the store is that they had a lot of dresses to choose from. The sales woman helping me did not help me look through the dresses for what I wanted. I felt like the sales person was not listening to me, for example, I knew exactly what I was looking for- an ivory lace strapless dress with no fullness on the bottom. She tried to talk me into a very revealing halter top pink dress that I felt so uncomfortable in and looked more like a prom dress. I did not want a veil but she insisted that I had one on every time I tried on a dress. Meanwhile, I walked around looking at other dresses and they had a man cleaning the carpet. So it was all wet and I had to walk over a hose and cords. Not fun.
I had to wait about a week for an appointment. The positive thing about the store is that they had a lot of dresses to Read more...
I had to wait about a week for an appointment. The positive thing about the store is that they had a lot of dresses to choose from. The sales woman helping me did not help me look through the dresses for what I wanted. I felt like the sales person was not listening to me, for example, I knew exactly what I was looking for- an ivory lace strapless dress with no fullness on the bottom. She tried to talk me into a very revealing halter top pink dress that I felt so uncomfortable in and looked more like a prom dress. I did not want a veil but she insisted that I had one on every time I tried on a dress. Meanwhile, I walked around looking at other dresses and they had a man cleaning the carpet. So it was all wet and I had to walk over a hose and cords. Not fun. Read less
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JustAnothrBridezilla
Wedding:
9/13/2008
1.0/5.0
I went to the Beverly Hills location and it was the worst service I've ever received and I over paid! I went to Mary Linn's with my grandma and I found the it dress. But there was something off about the way it sat on my hips since I'm petite. The sales lady told me it would sit better on me once it came in my size. I have had a bad feeling since I felt. First they measured me wrong and tried to order the dress in the same size as in the store size 13. I'm 5'1 and 110 pounds. Then after arguing with me how they are the professionals and they know what they are doing they ordered it in a size 10. I came back the next day with my maid of honor and tried on the dress to show her and the girl said oh I guess you are swimming in it I'll order the size 8. What is this a guessing game? I am still in Beverly Hills right? Where was the seamstress in all this? Then a few weeks later while shopping for bridesmaids dresses I found the same dress for 1000 dollars less in another store. It was a size 8 and I tried it on. till too big! The lady said we'll need to special order it in a short version so the hips are in the right place this will elongate you she moved up the waiste and this dress sat beautifully on me. It wade such a difference. She said that a seamstress should measure me with my shoes and petticoat if I choose to wear one so that they will get it correct. Why wasn't I told all this at Mary Lynn's? When I called to ask them about the mess up and the price they got defensive, hung up on me and where completely unwilling to work with me. They told me its impossible. And they won't return my money. My advice don't go to Mary Linn's go to a place called Love Boat in Temple City. Ask for Irene. She is nice, she will give you the service you want with half the price its where I am getting my whole party's dresses including my own. Don't walk away from that place RUN!
I went to the Beverly Hills location and it was the worst service I've ever received and I over paid! I went to Mary Read more...
I went to the Beverly Hills location and it was the worst service I've ever received and I over paid! I went to Mary Linn's with my grandma and I found the it dress. But there was something off about the way it sat on my hips since I'm petite. The sales lady told me it would sit better on me once it came in my size. I have had a bad feeling since I felt. First they measured me wrong and tried to order the dress in the same size as in the store size 13. I'm 5'1 and 110 pounds. Then after arguing with me how they are the professionals and they know what they are doing they ordered it in a size 10. I came back the next day with my maid of honor and tried on the dress to show her and the girl said oh I guess you are swimming in it I'll order the size 8. What is this a guessing game? I am still in Beverly Hills right? Where was the seamstress in all this? Then a few weeks later while shopping for bridesmaids dresses I found the same dress for 1000 dollars less in another store. It was a size 8 and I tried it on. till too big! The lady said we'll need to special order it in a short version so the hips are in the right place this will elongate you she moved up the waiste and this dress sat beautifully on me. It wade such a difference. She said that a seamstress should measure me with my shoes and petticoat if I choose to wear one so that they will get it correct. Why wasn't I told all this at Mary Lynn's? When I called to ask them about the mess up and the price they got defensive, hung up on me and where completely unwilling to work with me. They told me its impossible. And they won't return my money. My advice don't go to Mary Linn's go to a place called Love Boat in Temple City. Ask for Irene. She is nice, she will give you the service you want with half the price its where I am getting my whole party's dresses including my own. Don't walk away from that place RUN! Read less
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Niccky524
Wedding:
8/20/2008
1.0/5.0
This has to be the worst bridal store. I am not that into dresses but had seen this location in Pasadena while visitng a doctor office so checked it out because it looked really nice from the inside/outside. The girl who helped me was actually quite nice, and I found the dress I loved. That is when the problems started. They measured me, told me what size I should get,I picked my veil. Everything was fine. When my dress came in it was 2 sizes to small, the veil was wrong. The manager was so rude, she couldn't care less, told me it was my fault. I took my dress and left, had to spend $600 on alterations and since there wasn't enough time for a new veil, I actually took the one off the floor since it was the perfect veil. They didn't give me a discount, nothing. Save yourself and do not go here!
This has to be the worst bridal store. I am not that into dresses but had seen this location in Pasadena while visitng a Read more...
This has to be the worst bridal store. I am not that into dresses but had seen this location in Pasadena while visitng a doctor office so checked it out because it looked really nice from the inside/outside. The girl who helped me was actually quite nice, and I found the dress I loved. That is when the problems started. They measured me, told me what size I should get,I picked my veil. Everything was fine. When my dress came in it was 2 sizes to small, the veil was wrong. The manager was so rude, she couldn't care less, told me it was my fault. I took my dress and left, had to spend $600 on alterations and since there wasn't enough time for a new veil, I actually took the one off the floor since it was the perfect veil. They didn't give me a discount, nothing. Save yourself and do not go here! Read less
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uclanita
Wedding:
6/28/2008
4.0/5.0
I don't question the other people's experiences, but I had a very good experience overall. I went for a trunk show of a designer I was interested in and was not steered toward the more expensive end. I bought my dress and veil there and also did my alterations there. After reading some bad reviews, I was worried they had not sized me properly. I did some research online, and it seemed like they had it right. Luckily they did, but I did need a few minor alterations. Initially I was worried about the price they quoted me, but they definitely negotiated with me. I was still scared, so I talked to some brides with similar dresses, etc. and did some other research and decided that what they had quoted me was reasonable enough. After alterations, the dress fit like a glove. My one major complaint, however, is the degree of time I spent waiting. I spent an awful long time waiting on almost every occasion.
I don't question the other people's experiences, but I had a very good experience overall. I went for a trunk show of a Read more...
I don't question the other people's experiences, but I had a very good experience overall. I went for a trunk show of a designer I was interested in and was not steered toward the more expensive end. I bought my dress and veil there and also did my alterations there. After reading some bad reviews, I was worried they had not sized me properly. I did some research online, and it seemed like they had it right. Luckily they did, but I did need a few minor alterations. Initially I was worried about the price they quoted me, but they definitely negotiated with me. I was still scared, so I talked to some brides with similar dresses, etc. and did some other research and decided that what they had quoted me was reasonable enough. After alterations, the dress fit like a glove. My one major complaint, however, is the degree of time I spent waiting. I spent an awful long time waiting on almost every occasion. Read less
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kellymorr
Wedding:
8/18/2007
2.0/5.0
I bought my dress in CT but I took it to Mary Linn's for alterations. Although the alterations were significant (I dropped about 2 1/2 sizes between ordering my dress and getting it altered), and they were done well (the dress looked gorgeous), it was SOOO expensive and they kept tacking on hidden costs (like an additional $125 charge for getting the dress pressed after the alterations, which no one mentioned until my third fitting). I was also quite annoyed when I went to pick up my dress the day before my wedding and the women couldn't seem to find it. Then it turned out that, although the dress had been pressed the day before, someone had put it back into the bag, and I had to wait 30 minutes while they pressed it again. As if I didn't have anything better to do the night before my wedding...
I bought my dress in CT but I took it to Mary Linn's for alterations. Although the alterations were significant (I dropped Read more...
I bought my dress in CT but I took it to Mary Linn's for alterations. Although the alterations were significant (I dropped about 2 1/2 sizes between ordering my dress and getting it altered), and they were done well (the dress looked gorgeous), it was SOOO expensive and they kept tacking on hidden costs (like an additional $125 charge for getting the dress pressed after the alterations, which no one mentioned until my third fitting). I was also quite annoyed when I went to pick up my dress the day before my wedding and the women couldn't seem to find it. Then it turned out that, although the dress had been pressed the day before, someone had put it back into the bag, and I had to wait 30 minutes while they pressed it again. As if I didn't have anything better to do the night before my wedding... Read less
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Levans
Wedding:
7/28/2007
1.0/5.0
Avoid this place! As my friends MOH I went wedding dress shopping with her to almost every bridal boutique from Los Angeles to San Diego. This was by far one of the worst ones. She found a few dresses that she liked but their prices were significantly higher than most of the other bridal stores we went to. When she tried on a $1500 Tara Keely gown, I saw the sales lady pin it badly on purpose so it would look terrible on her. She then exclaimed, "This is all wrong." She then went and grabbed a few dresses for her to try on, all over $3000. I tried on some bridesmaids dresses and asked them to measure me so I'd know what size to order. I wear a street size 4 and they gave me my measurements as 38-30-39. Um...my measurements are 36-28-35. I told the sales lady I was not going to have the dress altered so I needed to order something that would fit me very well. She told me that was impossible, and that all the gowns would need to be altered regardless. She then went on to tell me what a good deal she would give us on alterations if we all bought from her. It was all a basket full of lies! Do not go here.
Avoid this place! As my friends MOH I went wedding dress shopping with her to almost every bridal boutique from Los Read more...
Avoid this place! As my friends MOH I went wedding dress shopping with her to almost every bridal boutique from Los Angeles to San Diego. This was by far one of the worst ones. She found a few dresses that she liked but their prices were significantly higher than most of the other bridal stores we went to. When she tried on a $1500 Tara Keely gown, I saw the sales lady pin it badly on purpose so it would look terrible on her. She then exclaimed, "This is all wrong." She then went and grabbed a few dresses for her to try on, all over $3000. I tried on some bridesmaids dresses and asked them to measure me so I'd know what size to order. I wear a street size 4 and they gave me my measurements as 38-30-39. Um...my measurements are 36-28-35. I told the sales lady I was not going to have the dress altered so I needed to order something that would fit me very well. She told me that was impossible, and that all the gowns would need to be altered regardless. She then went on to tell me what a good deal she would give us on alterations if we all bought from her. It was all a basket full of lies! Do not go here. Read less
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spunky
Wedding:
6/27/2007
2.0/5.0
I had the worst experience with this store. I made an appointment for my 4 bridesmaids to go try on dresses 2 weeks in advance. When we showed up, no one helped us. No one greeted us when we walked in. No one gave us any directions after we said we were there for an appointment. When I asked someone who my sales person was, I never got an answer. We were in the store for about an hour looking around and no one acknowledged we were there. I felt like the workers there thought we were just window shopping. After all of my BMs tried on the dresses, no one even asked how it worked out, if we were interested in see swatches, ordering a dress, etc. No attempt was made to talk to us. WE WERE COMPLETELY IGNORED!!! We found a dress we all agreed on, but will take our business elsewhere.
I had the worst experience with this store. I made an appointment for my 4 bridesmaids to go try on dresses 2 weeks in Read more...
I had the worst experience with this store. I made an appointment for my 4 bridesmaids to go try on dresses 2 weeks in advance. When we showed up, no one helped us. No one greeted us when we walked in. No one gave us any directions after we said we were there for an appointment. When I asked someone who my sales person was, I never got an answer. We were in the store for about an hour looking around and no one acknowledged we were there. I felt like the workers there thought we were just window shopping. After all of my BMs tried on the dresses, no one even asked how it worked out, if we were interested in see swatches, ordering a dress, etc. No attempt was made to talk to us. WE WERE COMPLETELY IGNORED!!! We found a dress we all agreed on, but will take our business elsewhere. Read less
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nicebride
Wedding:
6/27/2007
1.0/5.0
This was the worst bridal shop. I bought my Eve of Milady $4000 dress from there. The dress arrived and it was time for alterations. I figured that I might as well get them altered there. They tried to initially charge me $150 more than the price they had originally quoted me. Then, they told me that my dress was not going to be done by the wedding date so they could try to get more money out of me. I finally got the dress only to notice that a lot of the beadwork was not on the dress. Somehow it went missing, and it was very obvious. Then, finally, the afternoon before my wedding, they gave me my dress and there was still beadwork loose and missing, including a big piece of crystal that was supposed to be on the front sleeve of the dress. I thought I was the only victim, when I saw another bride close to tears. She asked me what happened to me, and I explained. The other bride, who was also getting married the next day and still did not have her own Eve of Milady dress had blood and blue ink that was bled onto the dress. I am not kidding. The ink mark was the numbers 6 & 8 that bled on the waist of the white dress, and the blood was so obvious. To top things off, my husband and his groomsmen had rented Givency Italian tuxedos from there because we thought they had high-end things. The tuxedos that came were not Givency, they were an unknown brand made in Mexico (instead of Italy), even though we paid so much money to rent them. When we complained, they told us too bad. We had no choice for the groomsmen because we picked up the tuxedos 2 days before the wedding so we stuck with them, but my husband went to another rental shop and paid $200 to rent a tuxedo last minute. It was the worst bridal shop. Do yourself a favor and don't go there.
This was the worst bridal shop. I bought my Eve of Milady $4000 dress from there. The dress arrived and it was time for Read more...
This was the worst bridal shop. I bought my Eve of Milady $4000 dress from there. The dress arrived and it was time for alterations. I figured that I might as well get them altered there. They tried to initially charge me $150 more than the price they had originally quoted me. Then, they told me that my dress was not going to be done by the wedding date so they could try to get more money out of me. I finally got the dress only to notice that a lot of the beadwork was not on the dress. Somehow it went missing, and it was very obvious. Then, finally, the afternoon before my wedding, they gave me my dress and there was still beadwork loose and missing, including a big piece of crystal that was supposed to be on the front sleeve of the dress. I thought I was the only victim, when I saw another bride close to tears. She asked me what happened to me, and I explained. The other bride, who was also getting married the next day and still did not have her own Eve of Milady dress had blood and blue ink that was bled onto the dress. I am not kidding. The ink mark was the numbers 6 & 8 that bled on the waist of the white dress, and the blood was so obvious. To top things off, my husband and his groomsmen had rented Givency Italian tuxedos from there because we thought they had high-end things. The tuxedos that came were not Givency, they were an unknown brand made in Mexico (instead of Italy), even though we paid so much money to rent them. When we complained, they told us too bad. We had no choice for the groomsmen because we picked up the tuxedos 2 days before the wedding so we stuck with them, but my husband went to another rental shop and paid $200 to rent a tuxedo last minute. It was the worst bridal shop. Do yourself a favor and don't go there. Read less
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Nanuti
Wedding:
6/23/2007
4.0/5.0
Wow, there are some awful reviews for this salon! I had a good experience there. I waivered between ordering a full-priced wedding dress or a formal bridesmaid dress in white. Unlike the first salon I went to (totally snotty!), Violet at Mary Linn's was very attentive and never pressured me to buy the $1800 dress over the $250 dress. I ended up ordering the bridesmaid dress. It came in early and I was very pleased with my service.
Wow, there are some awful reviews for this salon! I had a good experience there. I waivered between ordering a full-priced Read more...
Wow, there are some awful reviews for this salon! I had a good experience there. I waivered between ordering a full-priced wedding dress or a formal bridesmaid dress in white. Unlike the first salon I went to (totally snotty!), Violet at Mary Linn's was very attentive and never pressured me to buy the $1800 dress over the $250 dress. I ended up ordering the bridesmaid dress. It came in early and I was very pleased with my service. Read less
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lesliereneesmith
Wedding:
6/21/2007
2.0/5.0
I bought my dress here. They have tons of dresses to try on, but they are very over-priced. And the women who work there (with the one exception of the blond) are extremely rude. I would not recommend that anyone buy a dress from them (even though I got mine there). They were rude to us until we decided to buy something, and then they suddenly became friendly. You should treat customers well regardless of whether they hand over cash to you - very unprofessional.
I bought my dress here. They have tons of dresses to try on, but they are very over-priced. And the women who work there Read more...
I bought my dress here. They have tons of dresses to try on, but they are very over-priced. And the women who work there (with the one exception of the blond) are extremely rude. I would not recommend that anyone buy a dress from them (even though I got mine there). They were rude to us until we decided to buy something, and then they suddenly became friendly. You should treat customers well regardless of whether they hand over cash to you - very unprofessional. Read less
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buggsrule
Wedding:
6/21/2007
4.0/5.0
I enjoyed my experience trying on dresses at Mary Linn's. It is a nice but traditional salon. If you live in San Gabriel Valley, I recommend starting there. THey've got a large selection of nice dresses. I worked with an associate named Meg. Super nice. I was about two sizes bigger than their sample size, but Meg squeezed me in and helped me sort threw tons of dresses.
I enjoyed my experience trying on dresses at Mary Linn's. It is a nice but traditional salon. If you live in San Gabriel Read more...
I enjoyed my experience trying on dresses at Mary Linn's. It is a nice but traditional salon. If you live in San Gabriel Valley, I recommend starting there. THey've got a large selection of nice dresses. I worked with an associate named Meg. Super nice. I was about two sizes bigger than their sample size, but Meg squeezed me in and helped me sort threw tons of dresses. Read less
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pudgeefeet
Wedding:
10/7/2006
2.0/5.0
i did not have a good experience here. I went in and choose couple dresses that I liked. After trying them on, I fell in love with a Paloma Blanca dress, but she kept telling me that "it's not working for you." so she brings me these other dresses that are completely different than what i asked for (i wanted lace and she brought me these satin dresses). she insisted that i try them on before passing judgement, so i did. i wasn't too crazy about it, but she kept saying how GREAT it looks on me and that my original choice doesn't look good. when she stepped out to get something, i took a peak at the dresses to see why she kept trying to pressure me to go with these other 2 choices of hers rather than mine and i find out that my dress was only $1700 while her two were $3900. i told her i'll think about it and asked her to just size me first for each dres and i'll come back with my mom to make a decision. she sizes me in the Paloma Blanca dress as a size 8. i ordered an 8 from Pearls Place and it turns out that it's 2 sizes too large. I took it to Susana (from paulette's ambiance) and she said that she used to work at Mary Linn's and they size you large on purpose so that you have to pay for alterations. She said i really should've gotten a 4 or 6.
i did not have a good experience here. I went in and choose couple dresses that I liked. After trying them on, I fell in Read more...
i did not have a good experience here. I went in and choose couple dresses that I liked. After trying them on, I fell in love with a Paloma Blanca dress, but she kept telling me that "it's not working for you." so she brings me these other dresses that are completely different than what i asked for (i wanted lace and she brought me these satin dresses). she insisted that i try them on before passing judgement, so i did. i wasn't too crazy about it, but she kept saying how GREAT it looks on me and that my original choice doesn't look good. when she stepped out to get something, i took a peak at the dresses to see why she kept trying to pressure me to go with these other 2 choices of hers rather than mine and i find out that my dress was only $1700 while her two were $3900. i told her i'll think about it and asked her to just size me first for each dres and i'll come back with my mom to make a decision. she sizes me in the Paloma Blanca dress as a size 8. i ordered an 8 from Pearls Place and it turns out that it's 2 sizes too large. I took it to Susana (from paulette's ambiance) and she said that she used to work at Mary Linn's and they size you large on purpose so that you have to pay for alterations. She said i really should've gotten a 4 or 6. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.1/5.0
Loved my dress and I wouldnt have found it if it weren't for my consultant, Dawn. She listened to what I wanted and was able to find it for me, even though they didnt have it in the store. It was exactly what I wanted and I dont know how far I wouldnt have had to search if she hadnt fount it for me. 2.5 for flexibility bc the store hours are not too flexible. They're open late a few days a week, but no fittings on weekends...that was the only problem. Otherwise, their prices are fair.
Loved my dress and I wouldnt have found it if it weren't for my consultant, Dawn. She listened to what I wanted and was Read more...
Loved my dress and I wouldnt have found it if it weren't for my consultant, Dawn. She listened to what I wanted and was able to find it for me, even though they didnt have it in the store. It was exactly what I wanted and I dont know how far I wouldnt have had to search if she hadnt fount it for me. 2.5 for flexibility bc the store hours are not too flexible. They're open late a few days a week, but no fittings on weekends...that was the only problem. Otherwise, their prices are fair. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.5/5.0
I did not buy by dress at Marylinn's, but I had it altered there (at the Pasadena location). Everyone that works there is extremely friendly and nice. The first few times I came in I had to wait a very long time, but I realized it's because they only have one seamstress and she's extremely overworked. I also realized why she is so overworked...it's because she's wonderful! She really is good at what she does and she made all of the changes and alterations that I asked for (even scheduling more appointments than originally planned, so she could make sure it was perfect!). I highly recommend going to Marylinn's for your alterations, but don't wait until the last minute to schedule your appointments and please be patient with the seamstress...she has an incredibly touch job dealing with pushy brides ;) Oh yeah...There was one issue when I rescheduled my appointment over the phone, and when I showed up they didn't have me on their schedule. It was just a mix-up, but I would double-check to make sure they have your appointments properly scheduled because they do it all by hand (not on a computer system) and errors happen easily. Oh, and double check the bustle on your dress before you take it. I did a choreographed dance, and when I was practicing before the wedding, the buttons kept popping off and had to be re-sewn. It wasn't the end of the world, but just make sure it's strong enough to hold all night (I had a heavy dress with a large train). Otherwise, Marylinn's was great!
I did not buy by dress at Marylinn's, but I had it altered there (at the Pasadena location). Everyone that works there is Read more...
I did not buy by dress at Marylinn's, but I had it altered there (at the Pasadena location). Everyone that works there is extremely friendly and nice. The first few times I came in I had to wait a very long time, but I realized it's because they only have one seamstress and she's extremely overworked. I also realized why she is so overworked...it's because she's wonderful! She really is good at what she does and she made all of the changes and alterations that I asked for (even scheduling more appointments than originally planned, so she could make sure it was perfect!). I highly recommend going to Marylinn's for your alterations, but don't wait until the last minute to schedule your appointments and please be patient with the seamstress...she has an incredibly touch job dealing with pushy brides ;) Oh yeah...There was one issue when I rescheduled my appointment over the phone, and when I showed up they didn't have me on their schedule. It was just a mix-up, but I would double-check to make sure they have your appointments properly scheduled because they do it all by hand (not on a computer system) and errors happen easily. Oh, and double check the bustle on your dress before you take it. I did a choreographed dance, and when I was practicing before the wedding, the buttons kept popping off and had to be re-sewn. It wasn't the end of the world, but just make sure it's strong enough to hold all night (I had a heavy dress with a large train). Otherwise, Marylinn's was great! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.3/5.0
I had an absolutely wonderfull experience here. It was the first and only place I looked for a dress. My first visit was when I bought it, the second was for alterations, and the third will be to pick up the dress the day before the wedding.
I had an absolutely wonderfull experience here. It was the first and only place I looked for a dress. My first visit was Read more...
I had an absolutely wonderfull experience here. It was the first and only place I looked for a dress. My first visit was when I bought it, the second was for alterations, and the third will be to pick up the dress the day before the wedding. Read less
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