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Sara D. · Getting married on 02/06/2023
An Amazing Experience
Growing up in San Diego, we would always drive by The Bustle and I would admire the dresses in the window, or peek into the store while picking up food at Double Happiness, and I would think to myself, “one day.” Well, now I can officially say I am a “Bustle Bride.”
My mom, sister, and I came in on Saturday to find my dream dress and my consultant, Brooke, did just that and more. The Bustle shows its care for each client the moment you approach the store front and see a sign welcoming you as their “bride-to-be.” We were welcomed by Brooke and Paytin who offered us some bubbly and water (and the bubbly was very much appreciated).
Brooke sat down with me and asked me questions about my fiancé, where we are getting married, and my vision for a wedding dress including things I like and do not like in dresses. She patiently listened and took notes while I shared my thoughts and talked about other dresses I have tried on. Even though I had selected some dresses on their appointment portal before coming in, they also allowed my mom, sister, and I to look over the racks and see if anything stood out to us. Brooke directed us to the right area to look that was in our budget. The first dress I tried on was beautiful, but the second dress took my breath away (and ended up being my dress). Brooke recommended some other dresses to try on just so I could make sure I was set on my decision.
Besides finding my dress, Brooke was the standout moment from The Bustle. She got me in and out of dresses, and back into and out of dresses that I liked. She was supportive but not pushy and I really was able to feel that she was just there to help me feel happy and beautiful. She was always ready to grab a veil, headpiece, or belt if we asked and she is an EXPERT dress train fluffer. She also patiently endured all the staring at myself in the mirror that I did while I tried to imagine myself in each dress at my wedding. When it came down to two dresses, I never felt pushed into a decision; Brooke just asked me questions about how I felt, so it was very much my decision in the end. She patiently stood next to me holding the other dress I was considering while I looked in the mirror and made my decision. She was so, so kind.
Overall, it was such a warm, happy moment and I am so glad that I found my dress at The Bustle because it has been my dream since I was a little girl. The dress was also well under my budget! I plan on coming back with my sister to look for bridesmaid dresses, too. :)
Sent on 06/21/2020
Katy W. · Getting married on 10/10/2021
The ladies at The Bustle were extremely caring, sweet, and detail oriented with my dress try on. It was my first time looking at dresses, and they were so detail oriented and really got to know what style I wanted. It was such an amazing experience!Sent on 08/01/2019
Jasmine E. · Married on 10/10/2020
Finding theeeee Dress
LOOOOVVVVVEEEEDDDD my experience at The Bustle - I went for a dress appointment in June 2019 - after going sooooo many many different stores -thinking they would be out of my price range. BUT to my surprise not only was the place adorable and in my price range an old high school friend ended up being my lovely stylist during my appointment. Upon arrival, you are greeted with adorable details and your own personal room. The room you are put into is based on your price range so your possy can run wild without breaking the bank. Their amazing selection was unlike many of the other places I went and I ended up having my bridal moment and found THE ONE. After finding the one I got my dress exactly when expected in December 2019. Overall my experience was magical and I cannot recommend The Bustle enough if you want a special experience. One thing to note is that they do not do alterations in-house (but have a recommendation) and had a small veil collection.Sent on 11/13/2020
Kelly K. · Married on 04/04/2020
Personalized & Enjoyable Experience!
I truly enjoyed working with The Bustle! They have an online system that assists you with appointments and allows you to select specific dresses you want to try on during your visit. Your stylist will also pull additional styles during your visit.Sent on 08/26/2019
Upon arrival you will see a personalized sign and have your own private studio. Jordan was my stylist and I absolutely adored her! She had us laughing and smiling the entire visit and providing excellent service. She also let me know their seamstress works wonders and can essentially do anything you need (for an extra fee of course) which allows you to customize your dress if needed/wanted.
I ended up selecting a dress at a different boutique but when I called to let them know they offered sincere congratulations and excitement for me! I highly recommend The Bustle and Jordan! They are organized, professional, personable, responsive and a joy to work with! They also offer a discount if you purchase a dress during your first visit!
Lauren · Married on 10/04/2019
I felt so lucky to shop at The Bustle. It was my very first stop shopping for a wedding dress. My consultant, Mariah, made me feel wonderful. She was so kind and personable. I didn't know what I wanted in a dress, and although she put me in totally different styles, they were all gorgeous. She really understood my taste immediately. I wasn't ready to buy on this trip and I didn't feel pushed or pressured. I thought the prices were very reasonable. The salon was also immaculate and adorable.Sent on 08/20/2018
Elli · Married on 05/23/2019
All about you!
The Bustle was THE experience brides-to-be are looking for - personalized, one-on-one attention, champagne, little treats, beautiful dresses within your price point and no distractions. Setting up an appointment was super easy and when you arrive, they have a little customized welcome sign dedicated to you! Since you tell them your price point to begin with, your 'dressing room' (more like a whole small boutique to yourself) has about 4 racks of dresses that are within your budget. I really liked how I had the whole area to myself and those who came with me had a nice couch to perch on while I tried on dresses. I worked with Leilani - she was super sweet, never pushed her opinion, and never made me feel pressured to buy; rather, she listened to what I liked and ultimately helped me find my dress! I highly suggest The Bustle to new brides!Sent on 04/05/2019
Joanie B. · Married on 03/30/2019
I said yes to their dress!
The bustle was so much fun! From the ease of scheduling an appointment, to your name on a chalkboard, to the private fitting room that you and your entourage can relax in- I loved it! My consultant Mariah was so sweet, and really listened to what I wanted. I tried on a TON of dresses, and finally found the one. It arrived quickly (probably due to luck). I also got some accessories here, as well as my flower girl dress that everyone was OBSESSED with, and was a perfect color match to mine as well.Sent on 05/17/2019
Erica N. · Married on 03/23/2019
Bustle experience was amazing
I had the pleasure of working with Leilani throughout the whole process of selecting my dress. She was so helpful, sweet and made me feel very special. I loved coming to the venue and seeing my name on the chalkboard and having treats/champagne. She really listened to me and helped pick my dream dress and accessories. The Bustle made this such a great experience and were very timely with communication and receiving the dress. I am so grateful and would highly recommend this for wedding dress shopping.Sent on 06/14/2019
Amanda · Married on 12/30/2018
A Selection thats hard to beat!
The Bustle had to be on your list for wedding dress shopping! Their staff is awesome and so sweet! They do a great job of listening to your vision and bringing you options that fit that vision, as well as your price range. They have such a large selection and the variety is perfect for those brides that arent quite sure what they're looking for. Exceptional wedding dress shop that I would HIGHLY recommend!Sent on 01/25/2019
Meghan · Married on 10/07/2018
Favorite Bridal store in San Diego
My family and I had a great experience at the Bustle. The store is a cute Boutique on the main street in Del Mar. I worked with Tiffany to find my perfect gown, veil and earrings. They separate gowns into different rooms based on price so you did not have to worry about going over your budget. She started the appointment looking at pictures of gowns I liked and had tried on in other stores. Then she let my family and me pick out gowns to try on. We continued to try on the gowns and narrow them down into only the gowns I liked. I don’t make decisions easily and Tiffany was very patient and never pushy. After finding my gown (a Stella York), at my pick up appointment, Tiffany helped me select a matching veil and cute earrings. I would highly recommend getting your gown from the Bustle.Sent on 11/13/2018
Natasha · Married on 09/15/2018
I found the perfect dress at the bustle for my wedding. The staff was super helpful and answered all my questions. They were easy to communicate with, they had beautiful dresses in my budget, and had great accessories/veils to go with.Sent on 10/09/2018
Tiffany · Married on 08/18/2018
The BEST Bridal Experience ever; I said yes to the dress!! Okay, so I had been to 4 other bridal boutiques just to try on 'silhouettes'. I yelped this place and saw great reviews so I booked my appointment.Sent on 02/28/2018
From the moment you walk up and see your name, step into your own private bridal salon and start trying on dresses it is classy and elegant every step!!
I had my eye on designer, Enzoani and after trying on 4 gorgeous ones; it wasn't until the last dress that my amazing consultant Sara pulled for me did I find "the one"! It actually made me tear up and envision walking down the isle to my fiance. Even more, her 'suggestion' wound up being under my budget and showed me she was really listening to what I wanted, our wedding theme and value. I couldn't have been more pleased with the atmosphere and Sarah.
To sum up:
*Beautiful selections with reasonable to extravagant pricing options
*They do not "sell" you, they "serve" you
*You get that authentic personalized touch that every bride deserves
*You do not feel "rushed" or "pressured" to buy
*I brought both my cousin and mom and they were very kind to them as well; even with 2nd fitting appt., they STILL make you feel special and bridal :)
Britta · Married on 03/24/2018
I can't say enough wonderful things about my experience at The Bustle! The boutique is absolutely beautiful, and the shopping experience was so personal. My consultant Sara was absolutely phenomenal! She is truly a gem. Sara took the time to listen to my vision of how I wanted to look at my wedding, and she worked tirelessly to help find me the perfect dress and veil--all the while making the experience so fun and magical. I felt like the only bride in the world while at The Bustle, and the experience was truly one-of-a-kind. I would highly recommend The Bustle to family, friends, and coworkers because the selection and customer service were unlike anything I have experienced before. Thank you Sara and The Bustle for a wonderful experience and for helping me find my perfect dress and veil--I will be forever grateful!!Sent on 04/19/2017
Kaylyn · Married on 03/23/2018
I was SO intimidated going into my dress shopping experience especially since I had absolutely no idea where to even begin! But Lelani made it so easy, so fun and so memorable for me and my “entourage”. Not only did I find my perfect dress, but we have wonderful memories of the perfect dress shopping day! Not to mention - my dress also came in two months early, I found my veil here and that came in early too!! I love the personalized experience and the price point is perfect for all brides as well. Couldn’t recommend The Bustle enough!!Sent on 03/27/2018
Mariza · Married on 02/04/2018
I had a fairly short timeline to find a dress before it would be too late and spent a few days going to 5 different boutiques - trying on about 28 dresses. I narrowed it down to 2, but still felt slightly unsure with them after looking at my photos in them the next day.Sent on 05/16/2018
I finally went to my appointment at the Bustle and I am so glad I did! It was honestly the best bridal appointment that I had. Sara talked through the photos I showed her, asking questions about what I'd envisioned. The very first dress - was the one - my mom teared up as soon as she saw me in it. Still, I did try a few more dresses that Sara had selected and truly, all of them were beautiful making it difficult to choose. Sara's recommendations were completely on point as every dress she selected spoke to certain elements of what I had in mind; something I had not experienced at other boutiques. The whole experience was uncomplicated and fun for my mom and I, with champagne and cupcakes to top it off!
Emily · Married on 10/21/2017
I purchased my dress from the Bustle and it was PERFECT! Sara was by far the best consultant! She made me feel comfortable and made sure to help me find the dress just for me! I had so much fun working with her and shopping at the Bustle. This was the ONLY place I went to find my dress and never felt I needed to go anywhere else. I loved everything about it and had the best experience. They treat you right and make you feel so special for your big day! I went back and bought the hair pin from their shop as well! My wedding day was October 21 and it could not have been anymore perfect and I can't thank you guys enough! My dress was everything I could have hoped for and more! My husband was wow'd when he saw me in my dress! :)Sent on 11/02/2017
I will send pictures as soon as I get my photos from the photographer! Thank you!
If you're considering a place to shop, this should definitely be on your list!! They do not disappoint!
User6556457 · 2+ years ago
I originally heard about the Bustle online and met with one of their employees at the San Diego Bridal Show held at the convention center who was extremely nice and helpful. I had asked her if they carried any Stella York dresses and she informed me that they were actually having a trunk show for her line in March, so I called the next day and made my appointment! I came to the Bustle after already trying on a few other wedding dresses, per their suggestion. The day of my appointment I was working with Leilani who was an absolute sweetheart. I showed her all the pictures on my phone of dresses I was wanting to try and she was very patient and found some amazing options. She was able to find one dress that I have been eyeing since before I was engaged and a similar style dress that were both Stella York, they were the last two dresses I tried on and the dress I chose was actually the one Leilani had chosen and not the one I had been eyeing for so long! Her choice was too perfect and just me!Sent on 05/13/2016
Tara · Married on 09/02/2017
I found the perfect dress for me at The Bustle :) The staff was extremely helpful during the process and helped me find the right dress that was in my budget. They even recommended locations in San Francisco where I should get my dress altered since I wasn't living local. I highly recommend The Bustle for anyone who is looking for their wedding dress!Sent on 09/24/2017
Amber · Married on 05/06/2017
I didn't end up getting my dress here since nothing quite fit what I was looking for. However, I was blown away with how helpful they were. You get your own privacy by having a private room which you don't get at a lot of places. They had a great selection of dresses and were very transparent on what was in my budget which I appreciated. They even brought myself and my bridesmaids some champagne while we waited outside for the room to become available. I really appreciated all of their assistance and the stylist really did her best to nail down my style! I'd definitely recommend it to future brides!Sent on 03/27/2017
Lauren · Married on 05/06/2017
What a wonderful experience I had dress shopping for my big day! If you want to feel like the ultimate princess while sipping champagne and getting first class service, come to the Bustle! Expect nothing less then the very best from these ladies! :)Sent on 04/28/2016
User6496269 · 2+ years ago
Katie was fantastic. Since I'd been to a few appointments beforehand, I knew what looked good on me. She listened to me pulled the style I was looking for. She also knew the stock and designers very well, didn't try to go over my budget, and was very friendly but not fawning. It was well worth the 2 hour drive from Los Angeles!!Sent on 05/03/2016
Kelsey · Married on 03/25/2017
The Bustle is the perfect place for any bride to be to shop for their wedding dress. I have visited other boutiques as a bridesmaid, but decided to give this place a try as my first stop. Not only was this my first stop, it became my one & only! Not only was my boutique coordinator Leilani professional, helpful, & friendly; every little detail was catered to me & my guests. It started with a sign posted outside welcoming me with my name on it & a round of champagne while picking out dresses. Being that I am a petite bride w/a small budget, I was worried I felt out of place. I was surely proven wrong! Leilani helped me narrow down to the PERFECT dress. I honestly did not expect to say yes to the dress at my first stop. On top of that, I got a dress $600 under my budget! Could not be happier! Few other tips to expect: they do not do alterations, all sales are final, 15% off if you say yes at 1st appointmentSent on 04/22/2016
Miriam · Married on 03/25/2017
If every part of wedding planning was this enjoyable, there would be no Bridezilla's. Natalie made my experience so special and I felt like I was shopping with a friend. I would recommend every bride to visit The Bustle first... They won't want to go anywhere else.Sent on 05/10/2016
Christine · Married on 02/25/2017
While I did not find my dress here, I had a wonderful time shopping and had some favorites that I tried on a second time. They made the experience fun and exciting. Would definitely recommend for anyone shopping in the San Diego areaSent on 03/07/2017
User6328331 · 2+ years ago
Everything went amazing and smoothly at the Bustle! They were supportive, so helpful, and incredibly fun to be around. I didn't feel pressured to like or try on anything that was not appealing to me. And most importantly, I did not feel rushed whatsoever.Sent on 05/01/2016
Highly highly recommend The Bustle!