One Night Affair Gown Rentals
TERRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE!! We went in to look for a wedding dress for my daughter. It was like pulling teeth to get anyone to help us even though we had an "appointment". Then the few times someone helped us, they kept bringing dresses out of our budget. In fact, they never brought out 1 in our budget. The place was also DIRTY!
However, my very young daughter was bound and determined to find a dress there and the people had her convinced this was the way to go. She finally found a dress she liked (NOT BY ANY HELP OF THE STAFF). It was all tattered and dirty but they convinced my daughter they would custom fit it and fix everything. I RELUCTANTLY put a $410 deposit down. I went home and read all the bad reviews including one that brought to my attention if the dress is too big, they simply FOLD THE MATERIAL BACK INTO THE DRESS ADDING INCHES TO THE BODICE. Out of concern for my daughter who is a size 0, I called them the next day and asked if that was true. They admitted the dress she was renting was a size 8 and that they won't cut the fabric. This was unacceptable to me and I had a bad feeling about renting from them. I cancelled within 24 hours and put it in writing that same day both by e-mail and certified mail. To this day, they have REFUSED TO REFUND MY MONEY!! They said the deposit is non-refundable and didn't care I had cancelled within 24 hours. THEY WOULD RATHER STICK TO THE "CONTRACT" THAN HAVE GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE. When I told the manager Jeff I was very surprised they would risk someone writing bad reviews over $410, his reply was..."I DON'T CARE".
STAY AWAY FROM THIS ESTABLISHMENT! IT'S A RIP OFF!
I had to have my dress altered 4 times. You have to use their seamstress, and she didn't speak much english. The dress fit me well in most places. We had to ask for the beading to be fixed 4 times. They offered me an early pick up, but my dress was not wedding ready.
Jeff did offer me free jewelry rental because of the mediocre communication skills of his employees.
I think this place is fantastic! My wife didn’t have to spend a ton of money on a wedding gown, and instead we could move those expenses towards other necessities. Everyone in the wedding party was happy because we all saved money.
I have not read the reviews for this Vendor on Wedding Wire but I was surprised how terrible the reviews are on Yelp. I'm glad to see their average rating here is so high because my experience was inpeccable. I am a very tall and not petite person and was easily able to find a dress that I loved. I recommend this vendor highly with the caveat that you should not expect a Kleinfeld's showroom. The staff were all very kind and helpful and I'm glad to see the store that I rented both my jr. and snr. prom dresses 10+ years ago was around to help me on my wedding day.
Found a wonderful gown here and they were able to alter it beautifully to fit me just right. Enjoyed the interactions I had with the staff and they were receptive to our questions and requests. Parking was a challenge though and we were kept waiting almost an hour when we came for the final fitting/dress pick-up. Also, their schedule required that we be flexible for scheduling fittings, pick-up, and return. It was still a pretty penny to rent a used gown that was from a few seasons ago, but I felt gorgeous in it and didn't have to worry about cleaning or storage. Overall, a positivie experience and the right choice for me!
Went to the CMA awards, and got so many compliments on my gown that I got from One Night Affair. I had previously shopped at many, many, MANY stores and came up with nothing. I couldn't be happier with what the girls found for me, not to mention the accessories... BLING BLING BLING!!! LOVED it!
I had the greatest experience at One Night Affair. Everyone was wonderful, they made my wedding day absolutely amazing! I would recommend them to EVERYONE. My dress was a 10,000 dollar St. Pucchi gown that I rented for 995$. I could have never imagined wearing this caliber of a wedding gown because I could have NEVER afforded it. They made my dreams com true and I will never forget what they did for me!
One night affair had the perfect dress that I wanted to rent. Unfortunately, they were not very responsive or flexible with fittings. A lot of their approach was "we will have it ready for you," but there was no advance notice to make last minute adjustments. The value was amazing though as I had a designer dress for a fraction of the cost. I just wish they were a little more caring when it came to my wedding.
I can't repeat it enough... I had the greatest experience at "One Night Affair" when I went in to rent my wedding gown in May. I received the most unbelievable service and attention, and it was such a fun experience all around. First and most importantly, I ended up with my dream gown...A $5500.00 Melissa Sweet Wedding gown. It was the same gown that I had originally fell in love with in another bridal salon but was having a hard time with spending that kind of money, I just wanted it so bad that I was trying to rearrange my budget in other areas to justify spending that much on my own gown. Luckily before I made that decision I heard about "One Night Affair" from another bride, I thought it was worth an appointment just to see what they had, never dreaming what it would be like. I was shocked at the gowns that they had to offer and they were not only amazing shape, but they were the same gowns that I had seen in mon amie bridal Salon and Renee Straus in Beverly Hills. I found a Vera Wang gown that I really loved, but I explained that I was in love with this other gown. Kristen (the Salesgirl) told me to come back the following week because they were getting in a shipment of Melissa Sweet Gowns and I should check them out, there was a possibility that the one I originally fell in love with could be in there. To my greatest joy, it was one of the 10 Melissa Sweet Gowns that I had come in !!! Needless to say, I rented it for my wedding. I paid $895 to rent it (instead of purchasing for $5500.00). It was altered to my body like it was made for me, and on my wedding day I looked and felt amazing and beautiful, the way I always felt I would on the most wonderful day of my life, and nobody ever thought I rented my gorgeous gown. So my all around experience has been such a positive and wonderful time in my life !!
Ok, so I needed a dress for the Emmys...and i had to I impress, i mean come on, it's the EMMYS! and everyone will be wearing a designer gown, but what I was worried about the most was, what if I go buy something from Neiman Marcus, or a hot boutique and someone else is wearing the same dress on the same night!, that will be sooo embarrassing, that's happened before . So I went to One night Affair, and i was so surprised !.... they had one of a kind Versace's and Badgley Mischka's , they also had vintage dresses which for sure no one would have from top couture collections. This place is like my little secret, so i got a Versace gown which retails at 6,000 for $595, such a deal!!!!!!!!!! but most importantly, no one will be wearing the same outfit =)
I rented my wedding gown from One Night Affair, and I was REALLY happy with my decision. They had a ton of high quality dresses to choose from along with accessories. I picked an Augusta Jones dress that I really loved and an awesome head piece. I know that I would not have worn anywhere near as nice of a dress had I purchased it. The seamstress at ONA is AMAZING! Two days before our wedding the dress was too big and falling off of me…by the time I picked it up the next day it fit like a glove and you could not see any stitching where she took it in. None of us could believe that she didn’t have to cut the dress to make it fit so great! Renting was also so great because I didn’t have to be super nervous all day to get the dress dirty. By the end of the night the bottom of the dress was brown with dirt, but it didn’t matter. Now I don’t have to store a big dress in my apartment either. I would highly recommend considering this alternative to purchasing a dress. It was so awesome to have a dress of my dreams without having to spend a fortune.
The staff at the store is also very nice and helpful. I enjoyed going into the store, and I appreciate all of their help.
I've been to Ines Di Santo, Lazaro and Vera Wang to look for a wedding gown. I've gone my research on styles and prices. Every dress I really liked retaile ove $9500. I decided to check out One night affair and guess what they carried those dresses for $995, so I rather pay $995, obviously !
I rented my prom dress from them back in 1998 and had an absolutely wonderful experience! Nobody else had a dress that could even come close to competing with mine, it was so amazing and I still remember feeling like a movie star walking into a movie premiere. Having never forgotten that feeling, needless to say, when I got engaged last December, I immediately thought of them and was hoping that they were still around. I had moved to Seattle 9 years ago, so I'm not up on everything that's going on around Los Angeles. I was really excited when I found out that not only are they still around but they had so many more options to offer to make it convenient for someone like me who is out of town. They told me if I didn't want to fly into Los Angeles that I could do the entire rental (or purchase if I wanted to...which I didn't want) by internet. I actually preferred to fly down so I could physically see everything that they had to offer....I like to see the fabrics and lace and try things on, and not to mention, have someone help me with that whole process. Considering that I've never been married before, I really needed some direction with the whole thing because I was completely stressed out and overwhelmed with this whole wedding idea! A prom dress was one thing, but a wedding dress...this was a whole new ballgame. I flew in the end of January, had an appointment on a Friday evening, I found an overwhelming amount of gowns that were absolutely gorgeous and the staff was unbelievably helpful, friendly and nice (I don't know what some of you other people were talking about), they walked me through everything and gave me some extremely creative ideas (which I ended up in the end using), but even so, I couldn't make up my mind, so I left and ended up coming back the next day, having slept on things, I was ready to go back and make my decision. Nervous as I was, that was the best decision I have ever made. The gown was unbelievably beautiful by the designer Eve of Milady, I got all the extra "STUFF" to go with it, jewelry, veil and headpiece, even the understuff. I ended up flying in one more time a couple weeks ago, just before my wedding to have it altered and fit to me, which again worked out splendid, not a single glitch, and I took it home with me. My wedding was as magical as anyone could ever imagine, I couldn't have hoped for anything more...I looked and felt like a princess bride, and everyone was completely blown away when I told them that I had rented it from the same place that I had rented my prom dress 12 years ago in Los Angeles. I have nothing but fantastic things to say about One Night Affair and I will make sure that I tell everyone that I know and anyone who I don't know who will listen, that I highly highly recommend them, they are one of my favorite memories of my entire wedding day Show less
I got my second wedding dress here after I decided that I wanted a different gown. I was very happy with the dress they recommended for me based on my description. It was something I would've never chosen on my own but I loved how it looked and fit me. My only complaint was alterations...When I came to pick my dress up, it was too tight. It took two more fixes before she could get it right. Other than that, they did take the time to fix it while I waited. It was a beautiful dress for a decent price.
I was having a such bad experience with my wedding gown, I had ordered my dream dress and it came to me in the wrong size and color. My only hope was One Night Affair, they got me in so quick and helped me find a $10,000 VERA WANG Gown for my big day !
Renting my dress was the best idea ever! I was able to rent a dress I would've never been able to afford. They altered it to fit me exactly and even changed the zip up back into a corset tie for me. Can't say enough amazing things about their alteress. Shes amazing!
I'm always going to get my dresses from One Night Affair, I felt so comfortable with the staff and everyone was so honest with me, Their prices are so low, you can rent a 6,000 gown for 995! Who does that?? I really want you guys to go see for yourself !
This renting idea is perfect, especially for a bride like me, I rather pay less for a designer gown, and save my money for a nicer diamond or a longer honeymoon. So I got a $8000 Lazaro couture gown for $895, I don't think anyone can beat that ! Visit ONA !
I was able to wear a designer dress for hunderds of dollors versus Thousands...
I loved the dress I selected and it was ready on time. My first fitting or appt to select a dress was a bit chaotic and the assistant that was supposed to be helping me was all over the store assisting others. Thankfully my sister and best friend were there with me to pull dresses and help me try them on. When I picked up the dress for the final fitting everything was great except putting the dress in cheep flimsy dry cleaning type bags that tore very easily. They should invest in proper dress bags to protect the dress. The value was great and the alteration costs were reasonable.
Renting a designer dress was one of the best decisions I made. I shopped around for a long time trying to find a great dress I could afford. Sadly, everything I even remotely liked was way over my budget. When I found out about this place I was super pleased! I was able to get a gorgeous designer dress for only a few hundred dollars instead of thousands. The ladies there are super friendly. I was able to find my perfect dress on my first visit. They have a great selection. They were also very flexible and willing to work with my schedule. They normally rent out dresses for Saturday events, but my wedding was on a Tuesday. They were able to work things out to where I could return my dress a couple of days late and not get charged a penalty fee. One thing to watch out for, they may hike up their rental price by saying that they are letting you rent a 10,000 dress when its only really worth 4,000. I recommend bargaining with them, talk them down a couple of hundred dollars. Oh, and the dress fit like a glove, they even fixed a few things I noticed during my final fitting.
For all brides who do not want to feel stuck with a wedding dress and don't have room to keep it, renting a wedding dress is the way to go. One Night Affair had the right idea - without them I would never be able to wear a Vera gown at my wedding. Best of all, they modified it to reflect my shape and style - yes, even a slight change to Vera's gown made it more my special "custom" dress.
-Carolina is amazing! She knows her dresses and smoothly transitions you into the
perfect designer gown!
- Wonderful selection of various styles.
- Rental provides you with a gorgeous gown that wil not hold dust in your closet or
require an expensive cleaning. It is a practical choice for someone who has
expensive taste, but would rather spend their budget on something else.
- The primary seamstress is very thorough. She knows what she is doing.
- I received many compliments on the dress and the fit was phenomenal.
- They were flexible and allowed me to have an early pick-up, since I was very
anxious aboout the final condidtion of the dress.
- Once you sign commit, you essentially never see a salesgirl (e.g., Carolina)
again. Those who can put you at ease when there is a problem are few.
- Booking far in advance allows for more rental prior to your use. This left my dress
in a horrible altered condition. Fortunately, I had taken pictures of the original,
but even then, it took three fittings to return the dress to a reasonable state. I
was more frustrated about this because I had originally feared this problem.
However, they had reassured me that they order the pieces from the designer to
return to its original condition. This was not the case. They store the removed or
altered pieces in the back room.
- Other seamstress, aside from the primary, was not knowledgeable and was
unable to communicate effectively. I did not get the primary until later.
Overall, I do not regret my decision to rent my gown with One Night Affair. However, the experience did cause me stress in the couple of weeks prior to my wedding.
One Night Affair made it possible for me to wear a beautiful designer gown for a fraction of the cost. They have a great selection and an in house seamstress for alterations. They are a no muss no fuss kind of place, so if you need to be pampered this might not be the place for you - but it was perfect for me - I had so many other things to do I didn't need to spend hours at a dress shop drinking champagne!
I received so many compliments on the gown!
After a bit of searching, we found the right dress for the right price.I also appreciated that the store was so well kept and orderly. Sometimes bridal stores can feel a little cramped! Also, all the display dresses were in great shape.Everyone felt and looked really beautiful and the pictures came out really nice with all the different hairstyles she came up with. Highly recommend using One Night Affair Gown Rentals !
I found One Night Affair when my son CJ was up for best supporting actor, for the movie "Ray", at the NAACP awards. I have to say I looked FANTASTIC! I had people stopping me the entire night. The gown was absolutely stunning and I have to say the service I received was first class. The girls in the store were so much fun and I had such an amazing selection to choose from. I don't care if the parking lot is small, yes they were busy but that didn't take away from the attention they were giving to me, and it goes without saying (even though it is posted in the store as well as on the receipt you fill out) that if you need alterations it will be extra (mine was $15.00...big deal). I think they are the hottest thing going.....They've become my new closet!!!
First of all, do not let the outside of the building or the lack of free parking stop you from going in. Just feed your meter and watch your time, keeping in mind that you will be overwhelmed by the selection inside the shop and it will take some time. I worked with Kristin, who is enthusiastic and really knows her gowns. She will talk with you a bit about what you're looking for and your budget and will steer you to the section of the store where you'll want to start. 10 dress try-ons later, I found the perfect dress! I must admit that I never even began the hunt for a dress to buy, knowing for sure that I'd never wear it again. How many people do you know who wear their dress again for an anniversary or pass it down to their daughter? I know no one...and I took quite an extensive poll before I decided to rent. That decision made, I went in knowing that I had to find my dress there. I hear that the one I chose retails for about $8,000. Can't confirm that for sure, but I did check out this Italian designer's website and saw their current designs. Exquisite, is all I can say. And those were the sorts of compliments I was receiving all night during the wedding. I chose a champagne colored gown with an a-line design. The beadwork was so beautiful. The only downside was that you have to follow their strict guidelines to pick up the dress, drop it off, and you won't have the gown with you to match your colors...purse, shoes, other accessories. I found myself going by the store many times with swatches and shoes before the wedding. But, if you live nearby, it's not too inconvenient to make an appointment to stop by. We rented our bridesmaids dresses and even my mother's "mother of the bride" gown there too. Dollar for dollar spent, I'd say that it was worth every penny to rent the wedding gown. But, if you can find a bridesmaid dress for a reasonable cost, buy it instead. The alterations for my bridesmaids became a coordination process and you could tell they'd been altered many times before. But in the end, it worked out. There aren't as many choices for those dresses either, but we lucked out and found a good design in the color we wanted. As for the wedding gown they really put their efforts most into those, so I can't say enough good things about my gown rental. I will remember my special day in that gown for the rest of my life. Great job, One Night Affair!
I am so thrilled to have worn a dress so beautiful for such a great price. I HIGHLY recommend that all rent their dresses. My wedding photos look like I spent thousands instead of hundreds. Highly recommended!
Although I have gushed about my other vendors, this is one that I am not too pleased with. I dont know how they have such high reviews when Yelp.com shows otherwise. My experience is more parallel to Yelp reviews.
My first appnt went very smoothly; Carolina assisted me and was of great help. I literally found my dress within 3 try-ons! Their selection is great!
However, once I signed the paperwork and they got my business, I no longer felt valued or appreciated. Dresses are rented out once per season, and that is the risk you take when renting it out for the wedding day. My dress was in pristine condition when I first tried it on. It went out on a photoshoot and when it was returned it wasnt the same. It wasnt irreparable damage; however, One Night Affair did not help to bring it back to a somewhat comparable condition.
My final fitting kept being pushed back because "the dress was still at the cleaners being pressed." However, when I finally came in for the final fitting, it was all lies. The dress had not even been cleaned since the photoshoot. The breast-line hem was still raggedy and buttons were missing, a stain on the train... it was a mess! So my final fitting wasnt a true final fitting because the dress wasnt ready. I gave them my notes on what NEEDED to be fixed before I came to pick it up. You won't believe, when I came to pick it up TWO DAYS before the wedding, it STILL wasnt ready. All the requests I had made had not been followed through! Buttons were STILL MISSING!!! and the stain wasnt taken out!!!! So I was asked to come back in 4 hours. When i returned, the buttons were mismatched and discolored; the breast-line hem was still raggedy. (I wish I could show you the pictures on this review!) I am not that picky of a bride either. Those were some major flaws. I would have to say thinking about the dress still pains me. Because they knew they had my business and my wedding was only 2 days away, there was an indifferent attitude that remains to be a bitter taste in my mouth.
Bottom Line: Great selection and value. Horrible customer service and business practice. Your call.
I was so happy that I had an experience with One Night Affair Gown Rentals .The boutique was specious and carry all kinds of gorgeous pieces. And I loved atmosphere in it - very relaxing and stuff is very helpful.
This is the way to go. I did not want to spend much money on a dress and rented a designer dress and felt GREAT IN IT. Did not care at all that I did not keep it. They are a little restrictive when you can pick the dress up and might want to charge you $25 for an "early pick up" even if it's just a day. My wedding was on a Friday so I was caught off guard. I also had to double check after the fitting, there was not a hook and eye on it or a place to bussle. They fixed it right away but inspect the dress and also inspect it while picking it out. Some have some beadng missing but overall, a lot of gems!!!!
Awesome idea! Why pay full price when you can rent a designer gown for less. Great service!
I rented my dress from One Night Affair Gown Rentals in L.A. I have mixed things to say. My gown was absolutely beautiful. It was a $4000.00 dress and I rented it for $795.00. That included my petticoat,alterations, tiara and veil. Unfortunately, they did not have a veil I wanted so I ended up buying my own. Also the customer service could use some work. They told me they go over each dress with a fine tooth comb and fix all the little snags and beading that was out of place. But they didn't and I didn't have time to wait when I picked it up. They were also suppose to add some hooks in the back to close up the zipper and they didn't. Also, the dress pretty much has to already fit you. There is only so much altering they can do. Fortunately mine fit me just right but they added some padding in the bust area.
I loved my dress and I am very happy I rented but you really can't be a picky bride if you are going to rent because it's not going to be perfect.
My dress was beautiful
All I have to say is Kristen..Kristen..Kristen. This lady was absolutely amazing!
In a nutshell ...I had 6 days (yes 6 days) to plan my wedding..and with her help everything thing worked out perfectly without a hitch... well.. I had a hard time deciding between the Reem Acra and the Vera Wang gown but in the end it was Reem Acra and it was beautiful. My wedding was perfect thanks in part to the patient, understanding and VERY quick on their feet staff at One Night Affair. I highly recommend them to EVERYONE that I hear is getting married. Why pay full price for a dress that you are only going to ware once. RENT a designer gown.. look fabulous on your special day and use that extra money that you saved on your dress towards your honeymoon
I feel that One Night Affair is the best around. I went shopping to so many places and everything looked the same, all the sales people were so pushy, I guess with the way the economy is these days that everyones desperate.
But it was my wedding day and I decided that I wasn't going to just settle.
I came to your store not imagining I would find anything. I was completely amazed with what I found and the service I received and I felt that I had to write a review, which is something I've never done before. I'm so glad I didn't listen to people telling me I needed to keep my wedding gown so I could give it to my daughter, if I had I would have never gone in....what a mistake it would have been and I would have never found the perfect dress (by the way I've never known anyone that has worn their mothers wedding gown). The store has a very cozy feel to it even though it is very large and could be very intimidating. The girls were extremely helpful, especially Kristen (the tall Blonde) She knows her stuff, she's very much to the point and knows what she's talking about. She never came off all complimentary and told me I looked great in everything, she explained what would flatter my figure in the style that I liked and she was right. I found a fabulous gown by the designer "Allure" it's beautiful, and I could have never afforded to actually go out and buy this gown, it's only for one (very special) day and I'll have beautiful pictures to look back at.
I'm thrilled with everyone at One Night Affair and would recommend them to everyone.
Finally we have a company like One Night Affair that saw a need to rent high end couture gowns and filled it exceptionally!! Most women (like myself) feel it's more financially feasible to pay a fraction of the cost for a gown we'll only wear once to a wedding or special event and return once we're done. If we take great pictures, our ultimate goal is accomplished. I have so many friends & family members who said they have their wedding gown (worth thousands) preserved and boxed (never to be seen) or tossed in their garage somewhere. Where's the sentimental value in that? And what child ever wears the gown their mother wore? I think One Night Affair's concept of addressing the modern needs of brides and women today are ingenious!!!! There is such a huge void in that area, I just wish they had more locations, which I know it won't be long before they do. The entire staff was extremely professional, helpful and comforting. I was thoroughly satisfied with the service I received and most importantly, my dresses (I rented 2). The entire process went off without a hitch and the stress factor was non existent. Will I use them again?.....ALWAYS for any formal event. Will I tell anyone about them?? Since my wedding on August 15, 2008, I've already referred two newly engaged brides-to-be!!!!! Keep up the great work guys and THANK YOU Sharon, Geoff, Dora, Kristen, Carolina, Arev and Rufina for making my day the best one I've experienced yet!!!!!!! ~ Camille Hardy
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A Bridal Designer Gown Rental Store-One Night Affair Receives 2008 Los Angeles Award
U.S. Local Business Associations Award Plaque Honors the Achievement
WASHINGTON D.C., November 21, 2008 -- A Bridal Designer Gown Rental Store-One Night Affair has been selected for the 2008 Los Angeles Award in the Bridal Shops category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).
The USLBA "Best of Local Business" Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2008 USLBA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USLBA and data provided by third parties.
About U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA)
U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA) is a Washington D.C. based organization funded by local businesses operating in towns, large and small, across America. The purpose of USLBA is to promote local business through public relations, marketing and advertising.
The USLBA was established to recognize the best of local businesses in their community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations, chambers of commerce and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to be an advocate for small and medium size businesses and business entrepreneurs across America.
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I can't describe how grateful and appreciative we are to One Night Affair. They provided my wife with a wedding gown that was completely beyond her imagination. She didn't think she was ever going to find her perfect dress that would suit her style and budget. She had gone to many different stores and was getting very discouraged. Her friends brought her to One Night Affair and to her surprise, she found the gown of her dreams. She was absolutely radiant on the day of our wedding. We both cannot say enough about this store. A big Thank-you to everyone that works there, you are all truly amazing!!!
Going to One Night Affair was the best choice I could have made for a wedding dress. They had a huge selection and were willing to alter the dress to any custom specifications I wanted. They worked with everything I needed from adding sleeves to a french bustle, and their price was less than half of what the bridal stores quoted me. Their pricing altogether was better than any other bridal shop and they had a much better selection. There service was wonderful and they made the whole process a breeze. I would highly recommend this shop for any occasion!
I just want to say that I sooo appreciate everything that One Night Affair did for me. I went to all the wedding chain stores and thought that I would never find a dress in time. I got so frustrated because all the dresses looked the same and I felt like they were overpriced for what I would be getting. I planned my wedding in less than 3 months and figured i could just wear a white skirt and tank top and be done with it.. BUT my friend lived near One Night Affair and took me there to ease my worries. We found the perfect dress there and everyone was so helpful. I must say the seamstress is AMAZING and made the dress fit just right!! I recommend One Night Affair to anyone and everyone! I'm a professional make-up artist so details are extra important to me. So glad I was able to rent it and not worry about trying to preserve it after the wedding.
Any woman who knows about this shop and doesn't tell a friend should be ashamed. This is one of the greatest ideas ever!!! With the cost of weddings as they are, why would any rational woman want to spend full price on a gown she can rent for less than the tax to purchase it? They carried amazing, gorgeous top designer gowns and they alter them for you. The experience was like going into a store to play dress up with your friends. But these girls know their stuff. Go in with your ideas and pictures, but be open to their knowledge and experience to try on other things too. You won't be disappointed. The prices for dresses, accessories and alterations blow away every store out there.
My gown was very beautiful. I normally wear a size 0 or 2 but was wearing a size 8 gown. That worried me but the gown I loved was in that size so I had it fitted. In some pics, the gown does look too big. So my recommendation is to first get the right size because if it is ill fitting, it will show in the pics.
Everyone loved my dress though!
I have to tell you that my wife and I were not only thrilled with One Night Affair, but they saved us from an absolutely disastrous situation. We put a $1600.00 deposit on a wedding gown at Panache Bridal Salon 6 months before our wedding, we kept calling and calling two months before the wedding to see if the gown had come in yet. My wife was starting to panic when it still wasn’t here 3 weeks before and she went in to find out why. They just kept telling her not to worry it should be in any day. Well it didn’t come in until 6 days before our wedding and it was 4 sizes to big and the wrong color! They said they could do the alterations, it wasn’t a problem, so we went ahead out of desperation, then they ended up botching up the dress, it looked like an absolute joke and they wanted to charge us $600.00 for alterations on top of our balance that we had due of $1800.00. Needless to say, my wife was in tears, extremely nervous and upset and just wanted to leave.
Her mom had rented her gown for the wedding at One Night Affair and suggested that we just go in and look. It was the best move we made, she found a gown that was even nicer than the original one she ordered, she was a little nervous because this one was also big on her and would need alterations, but we gave it a shot, what could we loose at this point, we went back 2 hours later and she put on the gown, they made a few adjustments and it fit her perfectly. She was so happy, The stress level changed drastically, and I have to say, she looked absolutely amazing!!!
Not to mention that we paid $725.00 total for everything which I was very happy about.
I tried for months to get my original Deposit from Panache Bridal which they refused and now they’ve gone out of business...
I would absolutely recommend One night Affair to every bride out there!
While the value is great, they were terrible to me in the end. Pushy and going back on promises at the last minute when they knew I had few other options and was likely to bend because of the rest of the pressures I was under. I would not recommend them. Also annoying, the staff are a bit tacky, calling everyone honey and sweetie, and that whatever dress they have on is made for them.
While this is a great idea, it could be much better executed by a more customer focused owner.
Before spending your money anywhere else, check this place out ...it's amazing! they have an incredible selection of the most beautiful designer gowns, all for unbelievable prices...but do your homework first so you actually know what different designers cost, then add on all the extras like tax, alterations etc...etc...
I was totally surprised not only by the money that I saved but by the entire experience. I found out about One Night Affair from a friend of a friend, so I didn't take it seriously in the beginning, but later on after I saw what the stores were charging for bridal gowns, I decided to check it out and was absolutely floored, my gown was incredible, I saved $1200.00 and most importantly...I looked gorgeous!!!
Trust me it's worth an hour out of your day to check this place out before dishing out all that cash to buy a gown that you'll never wear again.......Alysa
I CAN’T REPEAT IT ENOUGH.......I HAD THE GREATEST EXPERIENCE AT “ONE NIGHT AFFAIR” WHEN I WENT IN TO RENT MY WEDDING GOWN IN MAY OF 2007.
I RECEIVED THE MOST UNBELIEVABLE SERVICE AND ATTENTION, AND IT WAS SUCH A FUN EXPERIENCE ALL AROUND.
FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, I ENDED UP WITH MY DREAM GOWN.... A $5500.00 MELISSA SWEET WEDDING GOWN. IT WAS THE SAME GOWN THAT I HAD ORIGINALLY FELL IN LOVE WITH IN ANOTHER BRIDAL SALON BUT WAS HAVING A HARD TIME WITH SPENDING THAT KIND OF MONEY, I JUST WANTED IT SO BAD THAT I WAS TRYING TO REARRANGE MY BUDGET IN OTHER AREAS TO JUSTIFY SPENDING THAT MUCH ON MY OWN GOWN.
LUCKILY BEFORE I MADE THAT DECISION I HEARD ABOUT “ONE NIGHT AFFAIR” FROM ANOTHER BRIDE (ASHLEE) IN ANOTHER SALON, I THOUGHT IT WAS WORTH AN APPOINTMENT JUST TO SEE WHAT THEY HAD, NEVER DREAMING WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE. I WAS SHOCKED AT THE GOWNS THAT THEY HAD TO OFFER AND THEY WERE NOT ONLY IN AMAZING SHAPE, BUT THEY WERE THE SAME GOWNS THAT I HAD SEEN IN MON AMIE BRIDAL SALON AND RENEE STRAUS IN BEVERLY HILLS.
I FOUND A VERA WANG GOWN THAT I REALLY LOVED, BUT I EXPLAINED THAT I WAS IN LOVE WITH THIS OTHER GOWN. KRISTEN (THE SALESGIRL) TOLD ME TO COME BACK THE FOLLOWING WEEK BECAUSE THEY WERE GETTING IN A SHIPMENT OF MELISSA SWEET GOWNS AND I SHOULD CHECK THEM OUT, THERE WAS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE ONE I ORIGINALLY FELL IN LOVE WITH COULD BE IN THERE.
TO MY GREATEST JOY, IT WAS ONE OF THE 10 MELISSA SWEET GOWNS THAT HAD COME IN!!! NEEDLESS TO SAY, I RENTED IT FOR MY FEBRUARY 15TH, 2008 WEDDING. I PAID $895.00 TO RENT IT (INSTEAD OF PURCHASING FOR $5500.00).
IT WAS ALTERED TO MY BODY LIKE IT WAS MADE FOR ME, AND ON MY WEDDING DAY I LOOKED AND FELT AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL, THE WAY I ALWAYS FELT I WOULD ON THE MOST WONDERFUL DAY OF MY LIFE, AND NOBODY EVER THOUGHT I RENTED MY GORGEOUS GOWN.
ANOTHER ADDED BONUS IS THAT ASHLEE (THE BRIDE WHO TOLD ME ABOUT ONE NIGHT AFFAIR) AND I HAD KEPT IN TOUCH, SHE ALSO RENTED HER GOWN FROM ONE NIGHT AFFAIR, AND WE HAVE BECOME VERY CLOSE FRIENDS.
SO MY ALL AROUND EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN SUCH A POSITIVE AND WONDERFUL TIME IN MY LIFE!!!
I cant repeat it enough....I had the greatest experience at One Night Affair when I went in to rent a wedding gown in May of 2007.
First and most importantly, I ended up with my dream gown...a $5500.00 Melissa Sweet wedding gown. It was the same gown that I had originally fell iin love with in another bridal salon but was having a hard time with spending that kind of money, I just wanted it so bad that I was trying to rearrange my budget in other areas to justify spending that much on my gown.
I was shocked at the gowns One Night Affair had to offer. They were not only in amazing shape, but they were the same gowns that I had seen in Mon Amie Bridal Salon and Renee Straus in Beverly Hills.
I rented the Melissa Sweet gown for my February 15, 2008 wedding and i paid $895.00 (instead of purchasing it for $5500.00).
I received the most unbelievable service and attention, and it was such a fun experience all around. It was altered to my body like it was made for me, and on my wedding day, I looked and felt amazing and beautiful!!!
One Night Affair is fantastic......Yes the parking lot is small, but anyone familiar with the Westside knows that parking is horrible, even if you have to park down the street it's worth the walk. One Night Affair had an incredible selection of beautiful gowns that I was able to choose from. I'm a size 16 and it was almost impossible to find a Bridal gown store that had any dresses that I could try on, all of the gowns were sample sizes which were basically size 8, I was so frustrated, how could I possibly choose a gown if I can't try them on, This was suppose to be a once in a lifetime experience, and I was in tears. When I went into One Night Affair I was able to try on many many gowns. The staff was very patient and caring and helped me choose my dream dress. Because of a thyroid problem I have, I gained a little weight before the wedding, and the seamstress was able to change and alter the dress with a french tie-up across the back, it actually made me look smaller, guests at my wedding kept asking if I had lost weight. I can't say enough about how happy I was with my gown, the service and attention that I received from One Night Affair. I would recommend them to everyone before going out and spending all that money buying a gown.
Rent a Wedding Gown...ABSOLUTELY!!!
I have had several wonderful experiences with One Night Affair, starting with my wedding gown which I rented for my wedding last year. I rented a beautiful designer wedding gown and saved thousands of dollars. My overall experience was excellent starting with the great customer service to the wonderful fit of the gown. My mother and I had so much fun with the girls at One Night Affair who gave us great one on one attention and with their help and expertise I found the wedding gown of my dreams! I would suggest to every bride to go rent your gown wedding gown from One Night Affair because you will save so much money, get great service, and a great fit. The seamstress who altered my gown did an amazing job. I just returned once again to One Night Affair to get another gown, this time for a Christmas party... And once again, my experience was wonderful. I got a beautiful gown which I absolutely love and would have paid a fortune for if I bought it at a department store. I highly recommend One Night Affair to everyone, no matter what your occasion!!
I just want you all to know that my overall experience at One Night Affair was better than I could have ever imagined. From the first time I walked into the store to the day I returned my gown I was treated wonderful. The girls couldn't have been more friendly and helpful, they made me feel very special and made the whole wedding gown shopping experience really delightful.
But all of that aside, the most important, was the fact that I rented an amazing one of a kind Edgardo Bonilla designer wedding gown...Yes the tag was in it....I am very familiar with this designer and not many wedding stores carry his designs, so I was pretty amazed that I not only found the gown of my dreams, but I was actually able to rent it.
I only paid $695 to rent it and I know the original price was $3800.00 because I found it at Saks Fifth Ave in Beverly Hills, but couldn’t get myself to spend that kind of money for a gown that I would only wear one time
So needless to say, I was unbelievably thrilled with the deal I got and yes I was treated like a princess which was exactly how I felt the day I got married!
I'll continue to tell everyone to absolutely check it out before you go out and buy a wedding gown.
One Night Affair has been a great service for me. I first went there for a “mother of the bride” evening gown. I was so pleased with the selection, prices, and personal service that I have since used them for my reunions and other formal affairs. Their gowns are in excellent condition and custom tailored to my personal taste. They also make it convenient with many extra accessories.
One Night Affair also offers excellent linen rentals, which I have used for two of my children’s’ weddings. They have a wide variety of chair covers and table linens to match any style and taste. For any future formal occasion I will definitely use One Night Affair!
Rented a dress from this vendor and placed deposit in November. 3 weeks before the wedding in June, they lost my dress. I think they had rented it out to someone else by accident and when confronted about it, instead of coming clean, they continued to lie to my face and say that the dress was the the dry cleaners. How gullible am I that I would believe that the dry cleaners would have a dress for over 2 weeks. Be careful with this vendor as they do not have good business practices.
My Dress: One Night Affair - C
the dress was a gorgeous designer gown (rental) but the alterations were HORRIBLE! they mickey-moused the bustle so that it was perfect and symmetric when bustled, but when the dress was let down for the ceremony, it had a permanent bustle on the right-side! My aunt noticed it right before walking down the aisle and had to bite it in order to cut the thread!!! where was my photographer?! all in all, the asymmetry was beautiful in pictures and no one seemed to notice (then again, who is going to come up to the bride and ask "what the hell is wrong with your dress"?). I paid a fraction of the price to wear a designer gown and didn't have to worry about cleaning and storage!
I am so thrilled to have worn a dress so beautiful for such a great price. I HIGHLY recommend that ALL BRIDES rent their dresses. Why spend so much for a dress you'll never wear again? A One Night Affair was a great company; I'll definitely use them again the next time I have a big event to dress for. I even used their beautiful jewelry and they were so sweet that they helped me pick everything out and oohed and aahed over me like they would in a fancy dress shop. My wedding photos look like I spent thousands instead of hundreds. Highly recommended!
The best kept secret in the industry is that you can rent your wedding dress! In Europe, girls hardly ever buy their dress they rent it. One Night Affair is the only location I have found in LA that does this but it is a great idea. At first I was nervous about it working out, being that you don't get it until a few days before the wedding but I picked it up, tried it on, and everything was great. Do just look at the dress on line. You need to book a time to go in and try things on. Part of my dress had a ruffle on the top that I did not like and they took it off for me. I was a wonderful idea, cause I am never going to wear the dress again, so why spend $10,000 on a gown I can rent for $700!
I love my dress. I have beautiful pictures of it and don't have to worry about it every again. No storage or preserving it. The staff was very helpful the first time I went in. The additional visits were not so wonderful. I felt as if I got the strong sale and attention until I gave them my money. Don't get me wrong, I don't regret getting my dress there but I saw the difference in attitude. I think I was played too. There are no prices on the dresses and no labels. The sales woman said it was an eight thousand dollar dress. I got it for the deal of eight hundred plus plus plus a bunch of add ons.
I recommend them but I don't necessarily trust what they say. The sales woman is smoooooooth. It is what it is. The dress was beautiful and everything worked out fine.
For those who are very practical....if you reason that you will never wear this dress again....this is the spot. Tons of selection and you can rent a dress that you otherwise would never be able to afford. Amazing stuff! You can use the money you saved renting to add to something else in the wedding or honeymoon. The dress really stays on for a small amount of time!
Great service for renting designer wedding gowns.
One Night Affair has been an industry leader for many years. I highly recommend them.
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