Santa Monica, CA 90404
OMG!!!! I LOVE Dina's Bridal!!! It was my 4th dress store and then....I found THE DRESS. My friend recommended this place and so we checked it out. Now, mind you, it is not like La Soie (Torrance, CA) which is a super elegant store. But, who cares about the store front as long as you get a beautiful dress with great service and great tailoring??!
My dress was only $500+ tax and then w/ the alterations, it all came out to about $900 which is a STEAL for a dress of this quality. Seriously, I was looking at dresses at David's Bridal for the same price and the quality over there sucks. All the dresses at David's Bridal looked really cheap, except for the bridesmaid dresses (sorry if you got yours at David's, but that was just my experience). Anyway, my dress was just the most exquisite thing ever! It was a designer dress too!!!
Gina is Dina's daughter and the two work together. They make a great team together and they are both excellent seamstresses! My bustle was beautiful too!!
Gina also goes ABOVE AND BEYOND to do the right thing for her customers! When I came to pick up my dress w/ my friend, Gina decided the dress might get wrinkled in my friend's car. She drove the dress herself!! To my hotel 10mins away! If that is not customer service I don't know what is!
Working w/ Gina and Dina was such a pleasure! You feel like you're almost a close friend of the family instead of just a "customer"!
Thank you GINA!!!! :)
Brook was AWESOME!!!!! I found her on Craigslist and let her know that I have a limited budget. She was willing to work with me on my tight budget. We only did the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets, the boutonnieres, and corsages. Oh, and the flower petals for the flower girl.
I met up with her at the LA Flower Mart so that we can look at flowers together so that she would have a better understanding of the "look" I was going for. She spent time explaining the different flowers and fillers that would work well. She is very personable and very dependable. The flowers on my wedding day were perfect! They were fresh and well arranged! Everyone commented on how beautiful and unique they were! YAY!!! :)
I wish I would have met her before I started planning the centerpieces because I'm sure she would have come up with something within my budget also! Thank you Brook!!!! Working with Brook was awesome!!!