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, Elizabeth!

How dreamy would it be to get married in a castle?! Well that's exactly what our bride Elizabeth did for her wedding. She lived the ultimate fairy tale and had a destination wedding in Scotland! Here are a few pics from the lovely bride. She wore a fitted lace gown with a stunning train to make her grand entrance down the aisle! ELIZABETH castlepic2

Our Bride, Aly!

Cheers to Aly, another beautiful Bustle Bride who got married at Estancia La Jolla! We received photos from the wonderful Garrett Richardson Photography, and we're swooning over the details from Aly's outdoor wedding. Aly was such a sweet gal, and we're so happy for the newly weds! Congratulations again! aly2 aly   Gown: The Bustle Bridal Boutique | Venue:  Estancia La Jolla | Photographer: Garrett Richardson Photography | Event Designer: Ever After Events |    

The Wedding Planning Secrets No One Tells you

Brides-to-be!  Don't let the wedding planning blues get you down!  We know that planning the biggest, most important day of your life can be a little daunting (no pressure, right?) but here's how to get your perfect day without all the stress. 75_Bride-Prep The number one secret that nobody tells you about planning your wedding is that it doesn't have to be one hundred percent perfect.  It's a day to celebrate the love between you and the person you've chosen to spend the rest of your life with. With so much pressure put on a bride to have a picture-perfect fairytale wedding, it's easy to see why it can kind of bum you out.  Our best advice is to be flexible! If it rains on your big day or your veil tears before you put it on- just let it roll off your back because if at the end of the day, you end up married you have succeeded! Olivia1 Our next tidbit to save your sanity is that your wedding doesn't need to go according to everyone else's plan.  We know that Mom really wants you to wear her dress because it was so important to her and that your aunties will have a fit if they don't get the traditional dry white cake at the end of the night.  But the important thing to remember is that your day should reflect who you and your fiance are as a couple- so if you want to hire a taco truck in lieu of a standard sit down meal, or have your dog as your flower girl, go right ahead.  Your aunties will understand that it's your day, and they might even have (gasp) fun!  If you want to do a backwards wedding where you party first then have the ceremony at the end of the night, or wear a colored gown and walk down the aisle to rock 'n roll, then You. Go. Girl. b3 Ultimately, what we want all of our amazing brides-to-be to know is that your wedding is a celebration.  Don't let other's opinions of what they think your wedding should be keep you from having a day that is unique to you.  If you're feeling pressured to have an over-the-top wedding to impress people, take a step back and make sure that's what is really important to you.  Your guests will have gone to dozens of weddings that look all the same so why not infuse a little of your personalities into your big day to keep them on their toes and make it a day that will be special to you!  

Before and After You say “I Do”

"Love is more than that perfect wedding day, love is all that happens before the big day and the day after that glorious wedding day."

Our  Bustle bride Tracy did an interview on her married life, and it was such a great read!  It talks about the realities of love before and after marriage, and how to keep your spouse on their toes even after one says "I do." :) Her wedding was at Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens in San Clemente and her wedding photos are breathtaking thanks to D. Park Photography. Tracy wore a beautiful fitted lace gown with custom strap additions! The neutral color scheme with splashes of blue and blush complemented the romantic theme at her garden venue with views overlooking the ocean. tracey3 tracy2 tracy1 The article will make you appreciate the little things you and your loved one do for each other even more. We even picked up a few lessons ourselves that made us realize not everything in marriage will be perfect or easy. However, there's always something new you can experience together and grow as a married couple. Who says the honeymoon phase has to end?! We don't. :) tracey4 Click the link below to read what our bride Tracy had to say about the married life! Plus her wedding photos are amaaazing. http://thetypicalfemale.com/redefined/lovelife-tracy-dana-5-13?rq=dana   

Our Bride, Tanja!

It's such a special treat when we receive wedding photos from our brides! Here's Tanja, another sweet bride of ours that we had to show off. :) She got married at The Grand Del Mar and used one of our favorite florists, Jolie Fleur. Of course we can't forget how beautiful she looked in her Anne Barge gown from The Bustle! Congratulations again to the happy couple, we hope you had an unforgettable day! IMG_3875 IMG_3873 (1)

Our Bride Megan!

Here to bring even more sunshine to our day is our bride Megan! She sent us the cuuuutest photo from her wedding with a special guest! (; Swinging Friar, our very own Padres mascot made an appearance to the happy couple's wedding. So cute! More importantly, our bride Megan looked beautiful in her Stella York ballgown from The Bustle. The sparkly belt and color of her gown are everything, and match Megan's fun personality! Congratulations again to the happy couple, and thank you Megan for letting us be a part of your wedding! 12741973_10153942151631115_6406683143540378452_n (1)

Our Bride, Karla!

Cheers to another Bustle Bride on her wedding! Our bride Karla sent us the cutest pics from the special day. She wore a fitted gown with detail we're so in love with! These showstopper details include beading across the bodice and buttons extending to the end of her train. What a beautiful bride! Congratulations again Karla, we're so happy we were able to be a part of the big day and make you feel like a princess! <3 12232768_10156260737315541_2027456596528196712_o 12194584_10156260743685541_4192972026296079600_o karla email

Accessory Trunk Show

Trunk shows are a great way for our brides to find accesories to complete their wedding day look. Now through February 21st, The Bustle is having a Bel Aire trunk show with breathtaking pieces that every bride will fall in love with. Our boutique carries a wide variety of accessories from belts, veils, and hair pieces! Let us help you get aisle ready for the special day by scheduling your private appointment today! trunk show bel aire  

Our Bride, Danielle!

Here to brighten our Monday is our beautiful bride Danielle! She said yes to a romantic Stella York lace gown from The Bustle.  We're swooning over the delicate lace detailing on the straps! It was the first dress, and the favorite the moment she put it on. Congratulations again Danielle, we hope your wedding was everything you wanted and more! DMWedding_0173 (1) DMWedding_0096 DMWedding_0504 dmwedding