Dress Timeline

So you've just said yes! Congratulations on your engagement! Now it's time to dive into wedding planning. Shopping for a gown is one of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding. The entire process of gown shopping is about 8 months, so it's never too early to begin the search for the perfect dress. :) We've broken down the timeline so you're prepared to find THE ONE!

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Almost all gowns are made to order, so it takes 4-6 months for the dress to come in. If your wedding date falls within that 4-6 month time frame, don't worry! We'll walk you through all your options to see if any rush fees apply. There are different rush fees that will help speed up the production on your dress. The Bustle offers various rush options depending on the designer and the gown you fall in love with.

Remember, alterations are always needed to achieve the perfect fit. Gown sizing is determined by your current measurements. We always recommended to go with the largest measurement because wedding gowns are made to be taken in, or let out if needed. Alterations will begin 6-8 weeks before your wedding.

Let The Bustle help you find your dream dress! Our team of bridal consultants will be there to guide you through the entire process up to the day you say "I do!" Call 858-523-9254 or visit us online at www.thebustledelmar.com to schedule your private appointment. We can't wait to meet you xo

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Our Bride, Heather!

Our stunning bride, Heather was sweet enough to send us a few pictures from her big day and we could not be more happy for her! Heather wore an organza ruched ivory gown by Stella York and a sparkly belt to top it off!  The photos definitely show how happy she was to be a bride and who can say no to an adorable first look photo where the groom is totally in awe of the woman before him?! Congratulations to the happy couple and may you have many many sweet years together in wedded bliss! Vendors Photographer: The Cali Life | Florist: Francos Flowers | Hair: Beauty Everafter | Makeup: Brides by Ashley | Alterations: Kim's Alterations in Encinitas | Gown: The Bustle Bridal Boutique 13416812_10102089280806557_1467009086910448306_o 13416991_10102089280996177_8313821211639050625_o 13340290_10102088776831527_8397240837729989202_o 13403771_10102088776327537_3663861556182635410_o 13411938_10102088777570047_3440619462845025765_o

National Bridal Sample Sale Day!

The Bustle will be holding our Sample Sale next month on July 16, 2016 and we could not be more excited to show our brides the amazing gowns that will be available off the rack!  We have a few tips on how to find the perfect sample gown and a little insight as to how the sale works!
  • Gowns priced at $399, $599, and $799 + up | Discounted styles 30%-70% off retail value
  • No appointment necessary | First come, first served
  • Choose any 5 gowns to try on at a time!
  • Cash or Credit only
  • Open from 10-6 for walk-ins!
IMG_0912 Our One-Day Sample Sale will be a little bit different than our regular appointments, and that's the beauty of the sale.  This sale will not require you to make a bridal appointment as usual, but will work on a first-come, first-served basis in our upstairs boutique. The sample bridal gowns will be exceptionally discounted, so you have the chance to find something that's within (or below) your budget so that you can pocket the extra cash! Many of the sample gowns available are high-end designer gowns that are heavily marked down and are the last existing gown of that style so you know you won't find your friend wearing the same dress. FullSizeRender (3) We have a variety of sizes and styles available for you so that you can find your perfect fit and take the gown home with you that day! If the size isn't quite right- don't worry, we can always work some magic in alterations.  If you're a bride with a tight timeline or budget, this is the perfect opportunity to say yes to the dress of your dreams and not have to wait a single moment to take it home! We can't wait to meet all of our new Bustle Brides on July 16th and we hope you're as excited as we are! Photos: Ranch and Coast Magazine - Jody Lynn Photo | Creative Direction & Hair: Deena Savvy | Makeup: Mirror Mirror On The Wall Makeup | Venue: Helix Brewing Co.

Our Bride, Katie!

Katie and Chris's wedding was featured on San Diego Style Weddings at the Sheraton San Diego Harbor Island.  The pair looked stunning and the bride wore a Stella York sparkly lace sheath that was perfect for their laid back waterfront venue. Photographer: Bob Hoffman Photography | Coordinator: Ann's Plans Event Planner | Cake: Edelweiss European Bakery | Entertainment: G Sharp Entertainment DJ | Florist: TessFresh Flowers Floral Designer | Venue: Sheraton San Diego Harbor Island Hotel & MarinaLong_Gordon_Bob_Hoffman_Photography__Video_275KatieChrisHoffmanPhotoVideo Long_Gordon_Bob_Hoffman_Photography__Video_372KatieChrisHoffmanPhotoVideo Long_Gordon_Bob_Hoffman_Photography__Video_374KatieChrisHoffmanPhotoVideo Long_Gordon_Bob_Hoffman_Photography__Video_628KatieChrisHoffmanPhotoVideo

Our Bride, Katrina!

Katrina stunned in a ruched tulle and lace mermaid gown with customized removable straps by Stella York.  Her dramatic lace-trimmed cathedral length veil made quite the impact and we are just in love with the photos by True Photography.  The happy couple had a blast at their Westin Hotel reception in San Francisco and we hope the rest of their lives together are just as magical! Photos: True Photography | Reception Venue: The Westin San Francisco | Jeweler: Robbins Brothers 0029Katrina_Christopher_pf 0037Katrina_Christopher_pf 0008Katrina_Christopher_pf 0011Katrina_Christopher_pf 0089Katrina_Christopher_pf                                

Our Bride, Kim!

Kim is just melting us with her lovely gown portraits! We totally love the lace scalloped details on her flowy tulle gown- so ethereal! Kim also accessorized with a lightly beaded trim fingertip length veil and a sparkly bracelet! Congratulations to a beautiful stylish bride! View More: http://firstandorange.pass.us/kimjon View More: http://firstandorange.pass.us/kimjon View More: http://firstandorange.pass.us/kimjon

Anne Barge Trunk Show May 13-15th!

Our Anne Barge Trunk Show is almost here! For one weekend only we will have the hottest new Anne Barge bridal styles fresh off the runway for our Bustle Brides to try! We have featured a few of our favorite new gowns including: Chandler, Langham, and Lanesborough. No matter what your bridal style is, there will be something for you to fall in love with next weekend! The Bustle Bridal Boutique is located in the heart of Del Mar and has beautiful ocean views- the perfect place to find your dream gown!  If you haven't made your trunk show appointment yet, call us ASAP at 858-523-9254 or click on "Make an Appointment" now.

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BRIDAL FASHION WEEK APRIL 2016

Above: Chandler

NEW YORK BRIDAL FASHION WEEK

Above: Langham

ANNE BARGE BRIDAL

Above: Lanesborough

Fine Magazine Weddings Issue May 2016 Feature!

We are thrilled to be featured in the May 2016 Wedding Issue of FINE magazine! Our gowns look absolutely stunning in the issue and we can't wait for you to see. Thank you to all of our wonderful collaborators for helping us perfect this shoot!
Collaborators: Print: Fine Magazine- Wedding Edition May 2016 | Hair: Deena Savvy | Makeup: Mirror Mirror On The Wall | Photography: Susie Talman Photography | Florals: Kim Pines | Model: Elena Uvarova

Our Bride, Michelle!

Michelle was an absolute dream to work with on her customized Bustle gown with removable sleeved bolero! She looked simply stunning on her wedding day and we are so happy that she shared photos! Michelle also had this to say about her Bustle Bride experience: "Loved my gown purchased there! Made some customizations to the Taylor dress for the perfect look after about 9 bridal appointments at other salons." We were so thrilled that she was as over the moon about her gown as we are and we want to say Congratulations to the happy couple! Michelle Taylor

Our Bride, Dayna!

A big congratulations goes out today to our amazing bride, Dayna on her gorgeous wedding! Dayna wore not one but TWO amazing Stella York gowns and we think that both looks were absolute perfection! Her first look was an allover lace trumpet gown with an illusion neckline that complimented her long cathedral lace-trimmed veil beautifully. The reception look was a little more playful with a sparkly belt and gorgeous romatic flowy skirt and lace top! We love that Dayna did two looks on her wedding day and we think that she picked the perfect ones! Congrats to the happy couple! 12809889_10205600145272902_1890859143_o 939329_10205600147312953_462961370_o 12837708_10205600149673012_257134377_o 12837145_10205600153833116_159401103_o