Los Angeles, CA 90015
I found this store during one of my many rediscover-downtown-LA trips. This store is yet another reason why I'm liking downtown more and more. I can't believe how much wedding hairpieces go for, well, anything that has the label "wedding" attached to it really, but I digress. This store has quinceaneras and bridal items (which you find in many other stores in the near vicinity), but what stood out for me was the nice selection of comb pieces, especially the small ones. They are made of rhinestones, pearls, feathers, flowers, etc., and though the selection (of combs) is not huge, the stuff they have is pretty, delicate, not tacky, just nice enough that it'll definitely stand out when wearing it without stealing the whole show. I looked in bridal stores and ebay prior to finding this store so I was able to compare a little. Prices: fraction of the prices at bridal stores, comparable to similar items on ebay. Quality: comparable to what bridal stores carry, better than similar items on ebay. Staff and owners are very friendly and the store is very clean.
Plaza 1 #28
Los Angeles, CA 90014
We bought our wedding bands at this store after browsing through almost all of the jewelers in downtown LA. As a rule of thumb, I'd advise to stay away from most jewelers on the first floor in all of the buildings as they are a bit questionable, but Esther at Solomon (which also happens to be on the first floor) was very honest and helpful. They had the rings that we were looking for at a very good price. They also have a store in Cerritos, and we picked up the rings there since it was more convenient for us. The rings arrived in exactly the three weeks they promised and they were sized perfectly. Got to admit that initially we had our reservations about buying from one of these little shops, but it was a great experience overall.
San Jose, CA 95123
The staff seems friendly, but they play tricks like saying their giving you a discount when they're not (I was purchasing a shirt and vest). For example, they'll tell you they're having a wedding special for 30% off and give you the total "with" the discount included, only to find out that the "discounted" prices (if you ask them for itemized prices) come out to exactly $49.99, $79.99, $29.99... you get the gist of it. Why 3 stars? I ended up getting a decent deal when I asked for my deposit back, which they promised it was refundable. They have nice things, but their tacky tactics are a big minus.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
We ended up here by chance, after being turned away from Icing on the Ring because they were too crowded (but were still very polite and professional). When we walked in, Bridal Rings Co. was also very busy, but right away we were greeted by Paula and Jay, the owners. Paula was very helpful as I picked between tons of rings, and then Ned helped us pick the diamond. They have a large selection of rings and diamonds, as well as very good prices. They also offer unlimited warranty and free cleaning as part of their service. We ended up with a very nice ring, the rock within our specs, and a price that was lower than we expected. :D
Update: we had to go back a few times as we had some problems with the ring (small diamond on the side falling off). It fell off three times and three times they fixed them as promised and with no complains. But I did take a star away for durability.
Anaheim, CA 92805
I called twice to ask questions before making an appointment and the staff was very polite and friendly. I finally made the appointment and was very impressed with their service. The owner, Kacey, was very professional. I noticed right away that all of the dresses had all of their tags attached (most other bridal stores ripped them off, even though they're not supposed to). I picked some dresses and had her suggest some others. She did not have a problem letting me know which designers I was trying on and what sizes. She also allowed pictures to be taken and at the end printed color pictures of the dresses I liked! Overall, the best bridal shop I've visited so far. :D