I went to Bella wedding knowing which dress I wanted, since they are one of very few bridal's that carry Watters gowns, I really just wanted to get a better deal.
After meeting with Chi, she confirmed that she could get me the dress I wanted with no additional costs for alterations and a custom train for less than what the Encino bridal boutique was selling me just the dress for.
I was glad to chose Bella Wedding, through my fittings I got to know Chi and the other kind ladies that work at their shop. They are professional and sweet. Shopping for a wedding dress as a plus size girl can be tough, many bridals don't carry the right size sample or make you feel uncomfortable in general and I never felt that way at Bella Wedding and I got a killer deal. I'd recommend them any day!
Pronovias dress - hollow to hem at a great value. My biggest grips is that despite my dress being custom measured and taken in, I was tripping on the front of it throughout the ceremony (walking down the aisle) and dancing. However, to make up for it, the overall appearance of the dress was stunning. I had asked them to incorporate a black satin ribbon at the empire waistline to add some drama and "pop" to the dress, and they suggested I go with tulle. So I shopped around for some tulle, and brought it back to the shop. They replaced the existing white waistline detail with the black tulle and it was stunning! The only gripe here is that there were a couple visible white threads that stuck out in the back (when you looked at it closely), which I noticed after I saw the close up on the dress. Not a huge deal, just a detail I wish I had picked up on before taking close-up pictures in it.
i am totally one of those insane brides that kept changing her mind and rethinking every gown. i had put a deposit down at another boutique for another dress, but then fell in love with a manuel mota gown. i went into bella wedding during my last minute crisis, and they were able to custom order it for me from the designer with only 4 months to spare. the price was reasonable and included the cost of alterations, veil, and accessories rental.
the other thing i appreciated was the fact that they gave me the option to buy or rent and let me decide later on. a lot of koreatown boutiques will require that you order the sample size if you decide to rent so they can let it out for the next girl. but bella ordered the gown in my size and custom height and let me decide after the gown arrived.
i think bella’s selection is great, and they tend to carry higher end gowns and have established relationships with more designers than most of the koreatown boutiques. and even if they don’t carry it on the floor, you can shop around at american boutiques, find a design you like, and then call bella for a quote. they can special order gowns and they have competitive prices. highly recommended!
Bella Wedding Bridal shop carries La Sposa, Blue by Anzoani, Pronovias and other popular brands. Ms. Yang who opened the shop in Fall of 2007 has extensive knowledge and experiences in wedding dresses. She is super friendly and helpful..!!!