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Tour of Elegance

San Diego , CA
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11315 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 130
San Diego, CA 92127 US (map)

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858-613-3663

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Dress & Attire

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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

REVIEWS

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Holli
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Saundra was such a join to work with. The other reviews are true, she is extremely straight forward and tells you how it is, but I loved that! All the alterations turned out beautifully and all her dresses are under $2000, so great for the gal on a budget!
Saundra was such a join to work with. The other reviews are true, she is extremely straight forward and tells you how it Read more...
Saundra was such a join to work with. The other reviews are true, she is extremely straight forward and tells you how it is, but I loved that! All the alterations turned out beautifully and all her dresses are under $2000, so great for the gal on a budget! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/16/2014
4.7/5.0
Really helpful in working with our out of town planning needs. And easy to work with!!
Really helpful in working with our out of town planning needs. And easy to work with!!
Really helpful in working with our out of town planning needs. And easy to work with!! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
4/5/2014
4.3/5.0
I heard about this little boutique shop from a friend whose sister bought her dress here, and it was about 2 minutes from where I was living at the time. I'm glad I went here because I LOVED my dress - and Tour of Elegance is the only place in San Diego who carries it (Essence of Australia), but the shop's owner, Saundra, left a little to be desired. Let me start out by saying that she IS very good at what she does - she knows what will look good on a bride and helps brides choose very flattering dresses. However, she can be quite rude and harsh, and that is just the way she is. She ignored my mom every time we went in (funny as she was paying for the dress), is always short and acts rushed, was extremely judgmental when I forgot that the charge for the alterations was cash only, and made cracks about me gaining weight during my final fitting (although it ended up fitting perfectly - no weight gain or issues at all). I recommend her services, but if having a connection with the person you buy your dress from is important to you, I'd go somewhere else.
I heard about this little boutique shop from a friend whose sister bought her dress here, and it was about 2 minutes from Read more...
I heard about this little boutique shop from a friend whose sister bought her dress here, and it was about 2 minutes from where I was living at the time. I'm glad I went here because I LOVED my dress - and Tour of Elegance is the only place in San Diego who carries it (Essence of Australia), but the shop's owner, Saundra, left a little to be desired. Let me start out by saying that she IS very good at what she does - she knows what will look good on a bride and helps brides choose very flattering dresses. However, she can be quite rude and harsh, and that is just the way she is. She ignored my mom every time we went in (funny as she was paying for the dress), is always short and acts rushed, was extremely judgmental when I forgot that the charge for the alterations was cash only, and made cracks about me gaining weight during my final fitting (although it ended up fitting perfectly - no weight gain or issues at all). I recommend her services, but if having a connection with the person you buy your dress from is important to you, I'd go somewhere else. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
1/11/2014
3.7/5.0
I bought my gorgeous wedding gown from Tour of Elegance. I am an LDS woman and I needed a wedding dress that had sleeves among other modesty standards. My budget was also not very high so when I saw a clearance dress on their website I jumped at the chance to go try it on in the store. Saundra was helpful via email in booking an appointment. I showed up with my best friend and we tried it on. We felt rushed but since I really did love the first dress I tried on, I bought it. My friend also bought me a matching veil as a wedding gift. Saundra seemed like she was in a rush, asking if we wanted to purchase bridesmaid dresses (all while trying to take down my credit card info, etc.) Anyway, I ended up going with someone else for the alterations because I didn't get a good vibe that she would do a good job. It was a size 8 dress and I am a size 0 so I didn't want to take any chances if she didn't deliver what I wanted. I'm glad they had the dress i wanted and it was only $300 but customer service could have been improved. Wedding dress shopping should not be stressful and you shouldn't feel rushed.
I bought my gorgeous wedding gown from Tour of Elegance. I am an LDS woman and I needed a wedding dress that had sleeves Read more...
I bought my gorgeous wedding gown from Tour of Elegance. I am an LDS woman and I needed a wedding dress that had sleeves among other modesty standards. My budget was also not very high so when I saw a clearance dress on their website I jumped at the chance to go try it on in the store. Saundra was helpful via email in booking an appointment. I showed up with my best friend and we tried it on. We felt rushed but since I really did love the first dress I tried on, I bought it. My friend also bought me a matching veil as a wedding gift. Saundra seemed like she was in a rush, asking if we wanted to purchase bridesmaid dresses (all while trying to take down my credit card info, etc.) Anyway, I ended up going with someone else for the alterations because I didn't get a good vibe that she would do a good job. It was a size 8 dress and I am a size 0 so I didn't want to take any chances if she didn't deliver what I wanted. I'm glad they had the dress i wanted and it was only $300 but customer service could have been improved. Wedding dress shopping should not be stressful and you shouldn't feel rushed. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
10/26/2013
4.0/5.0
I bought a lace wedding dress at tour of elegance and I really liked it considering the price. It was below $500. Sandra was really nice on helping me look for the perfect dress. The only thing I didn't like was the cost of the alterations (which I had it done somewhere else to be less expensive) but yes, I would still recommend this place.
I bought a lace wedding dress at tour of elegance and I really liked it considering the price. It was below $500. Sandra Read more...
I bought a lace wedding dress at tour of elegance and I really liked it considering the price. It was below $500. Sandra was really nice on helping me look for the perfect dress. The only thing I didn't like was the cost of the alterations (which I had it done somewhere else to be less expensive) but yes, I would still recommend this place. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/20/2013
4.1/5.0
I enjoyed my experience at Tour of Elegance. The owner is helpful with her vast knowledge of dresses and alternation abilities but a little pushy and quick. I would recommend this shop but to have someone with you to help slow down the appointment.
I enjoyed my experience at Tour of Elegance. The owner is helpful with her vast knowledge of dresses and alternation Read more...
I enjoyed my experience at Tour of Elegance. The owner is helpful with her vast knowledge of dresses and alternation abilities but a little pushy and quick. I would recommend this shop but to have someone with you to help slow down the appointment. Read less
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Jaclyn
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
My visit to tour of elegance was awesome! THere was a great selection of dresses and Saundra helped pick out the perfect dress for me. I also plan on getting my bridesmaid dresses from this store. I highly recommend tour of elegance!
My visit to tour of elegance was awesome! THere was a great selection of dresses and Saundra helped pick out the perfect Read more...
My visit to tour of elegance was awesome! THere was a great selection of dresses and Saundra helped pick out the perfect dress for me. I also plan on getting my bridesmaid dresses from this store. I highly recommend tour of elegance! Read less
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Dacia
Wedding:
2/6/2013
4.9/5.0
I loved tour of elegance but I love love loved my wedding dress! I wish I could wear it again!
I loved tour of elegance but I love love loved my wedding dress! I wish I could wear it again!
I loved tour of elegance but I love love loved my wedding dress! I wish I could wear it again! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I had spent quite a bit of time reading dress shop reviews and I made appointments at about four different places. Tour of Elegance was my first stop. I was really nervous about trying on dresses and when I was initially setting up the appointment with Saundra (the dress shop owner) via email, she was very reassuring. She told me there was nothing to be nervous about and that she would do everything in her power to make this a wonderful experience for me, and to help me find the perfect gown. And she definitely lived up to her word! I found the PERFECT gown at Saundra's shop and it was actually the only shop I ended up going to! I truly had the best experience and such a fun time. Saundra is very direct and she will be honest about what she believes looks good and/or won't look good. But one thing that I really appreciated was that she said that it was her goal to make me look as fabulous as I possibly could on my wedding day. And really, what more could you ask? I hoped to have the "aha" moment I'd heard so much about and maybe even shed a tear or two when I found "the one". The first few dresses I tried on were really beautiful, but I didn't have any of the above reactions. However, the fourth dress was "it". I almost didn't even try it on because I wasn't sure it was going to look good. But Saundra encouraged me to try it and I'm so glad I did. Once I stood in front of the mirrors and took a look at myself, I was like, I love it! And I even got teary! So I guess it really does happen! If you are looking for someone to truly help you find the BEST dress for you and your body type, and you are interested in one-on-one attention, look no further! This is the place for you! And if you are able to walk in with a bit of an open mind, it will make your experience all the better!
I had spent quite a bit of time reading dress shop reviews and I made appointments at about four different places. Tour of Read more...
I had spent quite a bit of time reading dress shop reviews and I made appointments at about four different places. Tour of Elegance was my first stop. I was really nervous about trying on dresses and when I was initially setting up the appointment with Saundra (the dress shop owner) via email, she was very reassuring. She told me there was nothing to be nervous about and that she would do everything in her power to make this a wonderful experience for me, and to help me find the perfect gown. And she definitely lived up to her word! I found the PERFECT gown at Saundra's shop and it was actually the only shop I ended up going to! I truly had the best experience and such a fun time. Saundra is very direct and she will be honest about what she believes looks good and/or won't look good. But one thing that I really appreciated was that she said that it was her goal to make me look as fabulous as I possibly could on my wedding day. And really, what more could you ask? I hoped to have the "aha" moment I'd heard so much about and maybe even shed a tear or two when I found "the one". The first few dresses I tried on were really beautiful, but I didn't have any of the above reactions. However, the fourth dress was "it". I almost didn't even try it on because I wasn't sure it was going to look good. But Saundra encouraged me to try it and I'm so glad I did. Once I stood in front of the mirrors and took a look at myself, I was like, I love it! And I even got teary! So I guess it really does happen! If you are looking for someone to truly help you find the BEST dress for you and your body type, and you are interested in one-on-one attention, look no further! This is the place for you! And if you are able to walk in with a bit of an open mind, it will make your experience all the better! Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
6/16/2012
3.9/5.0
We first met Saundra at Tour of Elegance on a rainy November day that happened to be last of a trunk show. We were the last appointment and we looked at the selection of trunk show dresses while the last appointment was finishing up. At this point, I was ready to give up on the wedding dress search. I wanted a simple dress that I could add a sash to with a corset back. I saw a glimmer of hope in a sweetheart strapless satin dress. Saundra was around to try on a few sashes on top of the dress and to give some styling suggestions to it.

My mother said she felt that Saundra "wasn't nice" or "wasn't super friendly." This may also be the sentiment that others in previous reviews have talked about. I can say that personally she was direct and called it what it was; you either love the dress or you don't. I felt that Saundra's approach is meant for you to make the right decision, not the "well the saleslady gushed all over my family and I in this dress, so this dress must be it" approach. I was happy with her approach instead of another "you look amazing" in every dress when they just want to make a sale. The price was right, she was upfront with alteration costs and delivery times, so I was sold. When my dress came in, she was honest about the fit and suggested I not lose anymore weight to save the money on last minute alterations. I always felt like she had options for me and I appreciated that.

I brought my sash that she sewed on to the dress, as well as bustled, steamed and pressed my dress for the big day. She even had the dress done a day earlier upon my request when I wouldn't make it for the original appointment. The only thing I would say about her work is that the bustle was just colored tie ribbons. It was easy but I've seen fasteners or buttons on other dresses from weddings I've been in and I thought those held better. She did tell me to tie the ties in a knot, but the actual ties themselves fell off the dress by the end of the night. In her work's defense
We first met Saundra at Tour of Elegance on a rainy November day that happened to be last of a trunk show. We were the Read more...
We first met Saundra at Tour of Elegance on a rainy November day that happened to be last of a trunk show. We were the last appointment and we looked at the selection of trunk show dresses while the last appointment was finishing up. At this point, I was ready to give up on the wedding dress search. I wanted a simple dress that I could add a sash to with a corset back. I saw a glimmer of hope in a sweetheart strapless satin dress. Saundra was around to try on a few sashes on top of the dress and to give some styling suggestions to it.

My mother said she felt that Saundra "wasn't nice" or "wasn't super friendly." This may also be the sentiment that others in previous reviews have talked about. I can say that personally she was direct and called it what it was; you either love the dress or you don't. I felt that Saundra's approach is meant for you to make the right decision, not the "well the saleslady gushed all over my family and I in this dress, so this dress must be it" approach. I was happy with her approach instead of another "you look amazing" in every dress when they just want to make a sale. The price was right, she was upfront with alteration costs and delivery times, so I was sold. When my dress came in, she was honest about the fit and suggested I not lose anymore weight to save the money on last minute alterations. I always felt like she had options for me and I appreciated that.

I brought my sash that she sewed on to the dress, as well as bustled, steamed and pressed my dress for the big day. She even had the dress done a day earlier upon my request when I wouldn't make it for the original appointment. The only thing I would say about her work is that the bustle was just colored tie ribbons. It was easy but I've seen fasteners or buttons on other dresses from weddings I've been in and I thought those held better. She did tell me to tie the ties in a knot, but the actual ties themselves fell off the dress by the end of the night. In her work's defense Read less
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