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Minguita's Bridal

Los Angeles , CA

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Brandi
Wedding:
7/1/2011
1.6/5.0
I HATE this bridal shop for making my wedding gown purchase the worst it could have possibly been!!! This shop is now known as Emilitas (They changed their name to try and avoid their past reviews, but they are still business as usual)!

Well at the start obviously they were pleasant to work with (aside from the fact I had to wait for the one employee that spoke english... umm ok). Their significantly lower price is what had me pretty excited (But it's not worth the heartache and stress). I did have to insist that they put an approx. ship date on my receipt because I just wanted an out in case anything went wrong, she was reluctant but went ahead and put one on there. This did work out in my favor because I ended up having to threaten to cxl. the deposit with my credit card company if they didn't keep their word (because by now I saw the reviews from other brides who never got their dress).

Well the "great" deal they offered me included a headpiece...I was excited about that because my Maggie was one of the few that could be ordered with the matching headpiece. I tried making that clear, but again everytime they told a LIE they tried to blame it on the language barrier... umm no way, and why is there not always someone here that speaks perfect english? When I went to pick up my headpiece they attempted to give me a generic tiara type headpiece, I was furious, again the lady that was there just passed the buck telling me I had to come back when someone that spoke english was there (several trips to this location 20 miles away in the worst Los Angeles traffic... no bueno). She told me to take the tiara and come back to excahnge it with the other lady. I called back the next day and spoke with the owner, Fausto who tried to claim that the Maggie Sottero original headpiece was not in the offer and that it would cost $50 through Maggie (I checked an online retailer that was selling it for only $20 but couldn't get it in time). I was done fighting with them I just wanted it to be right, so I agreed to the extra $50. A week later he called and said the headband was in. When I got there another lady told me I owed $50 plus I had to return the tiara... (It wasn't a huge deal because I didn't plan on wearing the tiara, but now it was like I wasn't getting my "free" headpiece that was offered.

Now I would like to talk about my fittings. All brides know how difficult it is to put on a wedding dress by yourself... well, that's exactly what they left me to do. I litterally had to leave the dressing room with my whole butt out to find someone to lace me up. Also the things I wanted them to fix on the dress they told me couldn't be fixed...!? Huh, I thought alterations were included and asking them to fix the boning that was poking out didn't seem like too much to ask. Oh and to repeat a complaint from another bride my bustle was HIDEOUS!!!

Finally for all Maggie brides, that look forward to getting their Certificate of Authenticity to frame it or whatever I decide... but after rushing out of there and pulling my dress out of the garment bag, there was no certificate. I am still trying to get someone to respond to me about that...

Bottom line stay away from Emilitas/Minguitas bridal downtown L.A.!!!
I HATE this bridal shop for making my wedding gown purchase the worst it could have possibly been!!! This shop is now Read more...
I HATE this bridal shop for making my wedding gown purchase the worst it could have possibly been!!! This shop is now known as Emilitas (They changed their name to try and avoid their past reviews, but they are still business as usual)!

Well at the start obviously they were pleasant to work with (aside from the fact I had to wait for the one employee that spoke english... umm ok). Their significantly lower price is what had me pretty excited (But it's not worth the heartache and stress). I did have to insist that they put an approx. ship date on my receipt because I just wanted an out in case anything went wrong, she was reluctant but went ahead and put one on there. This did work out in my favor because I ended up having to threaten to cxl. the deposit with my credit card company if they didn't keep their word (because by now I saw the reviews from other brides who never got their dress).

Well the "great" deal they offered me included a headpiece...I was excited about that because my Maggie was one of the few that could be ordered with the matching headpiece. I tried making that clear, but again everytime they told a LIE they tried to blame it on the language barrier... umm no way, and why is there not always someone here that speaks perfect english? When I went to pick up my headpiece they attempted to give me a generic tiara type headpiece, I was furious, again the lady that was there just passed the buck telling me I had to come back when someone that spoke english was there (several trips to this location 20 miles away in the worst Los Angeles traffic... no bueno). She told me to take the tiara and come back to excahnge it with the other lady. I called back the next day and spoke with the owner, Fausto who tried to claim that the Maggie Sottero original headpiece was not in the offer and that it would cost $50 through Maggie (I checked an online retailer that was selling it for only $20 but couldn't get it in time). I was done fighting with them I just wanted it to be right, so I agreed to the extra $50. A week later he called and said the headband was in. When I got there another lady told me I owed $50 plus I had to return the tiara... (It wasn't a huge deal because I didn't plan on wearing the tiara, but now it was like I wasn't getting my "free" headpiece that was offered.

Now I would like to talk about my fittings. All brides know how difficult it is to put on a wedding dress by yourself... well, that's exactly what they left me to do. I litterally had to leave the dressing room with my whole butt out to find someone to lace me up. Also the things I wanted them to fix on the dress they told me couldn't be fixed...!? Huh, I thought alterations were included and asking them to fix the boning that was poking out didn't seem like too much to ask. Oh and to repeat a complaint from another bride my bustle was HIDEOUS!!!

Finally for all Maggie brides, that look forward to getting their Certificate of Authenticity to frame it or whatever I decide... but after rushing out of there and pulling my dress out of the garment bag, there was no certificate. I am still trying to get someone to respond to me about that...

Bottom line stay away from Emilitas/Minguitas bridal downtown L.A.!!! Read less
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Cristina
Wedding:
11/20/2010
1.0/5.0
Go to yelp.com.. read ALL of the reviews (even the filtered reviews!) Reading the filtered reviews gives you a better idea, and I mention this because my review got filtered. Mine and others that did shouldn't have because it gives brides a better idea of what this shop is all about.

All I can say is DO YOUR RESEARCH before you decide to go to Minguita's. You will soon find out that there are waaay more bad reviews than good, and most of the good ones that they do have are very cliche!

They lied to me, when I ordered my dress, they were extremely nice and told me it will get there in 3 months. Well after many calls, and them telling me it will be here next week, next week... I finally went to pick up my dress 3 weeks before my November wedding..!! My dress was to arrive early August!! They do not care, or order your dress when they say they will.. and their alterations are really bad. They added two strings to tie together for a bustle. It was the most horrific thing ever, not even how a bustle is suppose to look. Go to my bio and look at the awful bustle this shop did for me ;-/

I would NEVER recommend Minguita's to anyone, unless I hated them. But nah, now that I think about it, I wouldn't even recommend Minguita's to my worst enemy. Ha! What does that tell you?
Go to yelp.com.. read ALL of the reviews (even the filtered reviews!) Reading the filtered reviews gives you a better Read more...
Go to yelp.com.. read ALL of the reviews (even the filtered reviews!) Reading the filtered reviews gives you a better idea, and I mention this because my review got filtered. Mine and others that did shouldn't have because it gives brides a better idea of what this shop is all about.

All I can say is DO YOUR RESEARCH before you decide to go to Minguita's. You will soon find out that there are waaay more bad reviews than good, and most of the good ones that they do have are very cliche!

They lied to me, when I ordered my dress, they were extremely nice and told me it will get there in 3 months. Well after many calls, and them telling me it will be here next week, next week... I finally went to pick up my dress 3 weeks before my November wedding..!! My dress was to arrive early August!! They do not care, or order your dress when they say they will.. and their alterations are really bad. They added two strings to tie together for a bustle. It was the most horrific thing ever, not even how a bustle is suppose to look. Go to my bio and look at the awful bustle this shop did for me ;-/

I would NEVER recommend Minguita's to anyone, unless I hated them. But nah, now that I think about it, I wouldn't even recommend Minguita's to my worst enemy. Ha! What does that tell you? Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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robbi0418
Wedding:
4/18/2009
2.0/5.0
I don't recommend Minguita's.

They were cheaper than other stores but I wouldve done better to order my dress online as they did a horrible job with the bustle. My dress was still dragging at least 2 feet even though it was tied as tight as I could get it.

The dress came in 4 months later than promised and everytime I called they made me feel like I was bothering them!
I don't recommend Minguita's.

They were cheaper than other stores but I wouldve done better to order my dress Read more...
I don't recommend Minguita's.

They were cheaper than other stores but I wouldve done better to order my dress online as they did a horrible job with the bustle. My dress was still dragging at least 2 feet even though it was tied as tight as I could get it.

The dress came in 4 months later than promised and everytime I called they made me feel like I was bothering them! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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