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Songi Bridal
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Address:
Pasadena, CA US 91103
Phone:
626-795-8448
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Jennie
Wedding:
3/10/2011
 
5.0 out of 5.0
From beginning to end, my experience at Songi bridal studio was smooth, enjoyable, beautiful ...and quite natural.

Going into it, I knew that I didn't want to mess around, waste time, get worn out, bouncing from bridal salon zoo to salon zoo. I watched too many TLC' "Say Yes to the Dress" shows to know better ... hahaha. So, I turned to Yelp to narrow down solid gown spots. I liked reading how Songi offered flattering gowns at relatively reasonable prices.

I went in with my Mom (not an entourage), tried on 6 dresses, really liked all of them. Loved 2 of them and swiftly decided on THE dress. No fuss, no muss. Beautifully designed, lovely fabrics, patient consultant. I thought it was great how all of the dresses are made custom to fit the bride's measurements, ON-SITE ... there's no waiting to order, having it arrive, and then do slice and dice altering. Oh, another thing, we were shooting for a wedding in 6-months, so another plus for having design and production all right there.

If that wasn't enough, to my humble surprise, I had the absolute honor and pleasure to have Songi himself fit me. What a wonderful, sweet, sweet, talented man he is. I appreciated hear are, attention to detail, and advice on my veil, earrings, and more.

The end result was FABULOUS. I felt beautiful in my gown - it was also very comfortable. I received many compliments from guests ... and even from passers by. When we were departing our dinner reception , the bartender yelled out "everyone loved your dress!" =) Wow!
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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Lori
Wedding:
2/19/2010
 
5.0 out of 5.0
OUTSTANDING DESIGNS........This place gets 5 stars because Songi bridal studio, had me with bra, shoes, last minute appointment and OUTSTANDING customer service. This was the first wedding shopping experience, I had ever been to and I had an amazing experience. I came in with three of my girlfriends and we were greeted by Songi on time and with no eye rolls (we all look very happy ). I must have tried on AT LEAST 11 dresses. Songi showed no signs of getting rid of us and after hearing a little bit of my background and lifestyle he even picked a dress I might have liked and I loved it! I also love that, Songi actually make all their alterations upstairs where they actually make all of the dresses!…
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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mc920
Wedding:
4/11/2009
 
5.0 out of 5.0
Love this bridal salon, located off of Old Town Pasadena. I liked that I was able to work directly with the owner, Songi, who also designs his own dresses. He was fair to give you the price upfront, including alterations, while other salons won't tell you how much it is for alterations until after you buy your dress. The dress was perfect and I was very pleased.
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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distraught2008
Wedding:
10/14/2008
 
1.0 out of 5.0
I'd like to talk with the below bride to see how HER dress came out...so, my story: I was so excited when I found Songi Bridal while looking online for a designer who could make my dream wedding dress from scratch. My main reason for wanting a custom gown is because Im top heavy. I thought it would be best to go to a designer and have a gown fit my body like a glove, instead of buying a dress and having it altered. I met Songi on 5/31/08 and immediately felt he could design and create my dream wedding dress. I gave him $1,500 up front (a little less than half the cost of the dress when complete) so he could get started. He told me the dress would be ready by mid Oct. for my Nov. 1st wedding. Well, in the last several months, Songi has rescheduled my fittings and has been extremely unprofessional. He has talked about his personal problems and said the reason why he couldnt meet with me on our scheduled fittings is because he was so busy with other weddings and he was so tired. My first fitting was probably almost 2 months after our initial meeting. I was a little concerned as to why I was having to wait so long, but didnt give it too much thought because my work was keeping me so busy, working at least 50 hours a week. When I showed up for my first fitting, all Songi had me try on was a strapless topmy dress is v-neckIm still not sure why I had to try it on. The following fittings were with muslinI guess designers use this to cut the pattern of the actual material of what theyll use. Up until Oct. 4th, I remained above and beyond understanding and didnt pressure him. Until, he tried to reschedule another fitting, stating, his seamstress took off for Vegas for the weekend and he couldnt get the dress. I left a message stating this was unprofessional and that we were 4 weeks from my wedding, that I was freaking out, and hadnt seen any part of my dressAND that he would need to bring the dress to me for fittings since I was so busy with work. (I had already missed some work before because of a rescheduled fitting) He called me back the next day and saw me a few hours after our scheduled fitting on Oct. 5th. This is when I first saw the actual material for the dress. Instead of having the dress in pieces to try on and pinned to contour to my body, (just found out THATS how youre supposed to have fittings) he had the actual dress sewed up (minus the scallop lace). So, needless to say, he was unable to alter my dress to fit my body correctly. He also put this horrendous horizontal seam in the middle of the organza silk / Chantilly lace dress, cutting my 52 body in half! I know, I know nothing about fashion design, but this did not look right. I showed Songi pictures from the very beginning, he drew a sketch on our first meeting and then I sent Songi more pictures, and in all those examples, there wasnt a single dress that had a horizontal seam in the middle. He offered to patch the dress with lace to cover the seam, which didnt really work, or to put a sash. I didnt want a sash, or the patch work lace. But, I was trying to stay open minded and asked him to create some examples of sashes to pin on and make some other alterations. He didnt follow through. Instead, he insisted that he could cover it up with lace, or make the dress strapless. I personally believe he was being lazy and waited too long to start working on my dressand Im sure his personal life has played a role as well. Long story short, I saw him on Sun. 10/12, and the dress didnt look any different, he only added boning. This made the dress look even worse on me. So, we scheduled to meet tonight, 10/14, and he called to reschedule! Now, its 2 weeks from my wedding and I dont have my dress. I have asked for my money back and he refuses. So, now, I have contacted my attorney and will try to get it through the legal system. My huge mistake was not asking other brides about their experience with Songi. Ive learned so much for this experience. But, please, BEWARE if you are going to work with Songi. Perhaps, I should have been a bridezilla and screamed and criedbut, thats just not me. Instead, Im internally an emotional wreck, my work is suffering, and Im having really bad headaches and have had nightmares.
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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pikoQtie
Wedding:
3/22/2008
 
5.0 out of 5.0
My dress was exactly what I wanted. You definitely have to be pro-active and let him know what you want, but everything was wonderful - my dress fit like and dream and everyone loved it.
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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jazzybride
Wedding:
9/15/2007
 
3.0 out of 5.0
Saw my dream dress in the window of Songi's boutique. The service I received was satisfactory. Although they were extremely personable, I felt that the finished product was not up to par with the months of work they did on customizing my gown. The bodice did not fit the best and the dress was not ready until the DAY BEFORE my wedding! I was extremely displeased with the seamstress who worked on my dress - it was not Songi himself, but rather an independent dress maker who really could not get the dang bodice right! I would have to say that Songi was pleasant to work with, although a little passive when it came to my complaints about the dress maker (I was told that she no longer works there although I have not confirmed this). On the plus side, the price was good and they did throw in some nice extras like personalizing the inside of the dress.
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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