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 |    

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, 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, Lindsey!

Our bride Lindsey looked so romantic in lace! She walked down the aisle in a beautiful fitted gown from The Bustle's private collection! We're being swept off our feet by how romantic everything looked for her wedding day. Congratulations again to the new Mr. and Mrs! Photo Credit: Lisa Fitts Photography | Venue: Milagro Farm Windery image4 image2 image1  

Our Bride, Melanie!

Our lovely bride, Melanie is officially hitched!  She wore a gorgeous lace a-line gown by Stella York and a custom lace and illusion tulle sleeved top! We are so in love with how crazy-in-love she and her groom were on their big day and we wish them nothing but happiness!  Photo Credit: True Photography | Coordinator: Creative Affairs Inc. | Catering: El Tapatio Catering | Linens and Rentals: Event Party Rentals | Florist: Root 75 | Bakery: Twigs Bakery 0007Melanie_CraigPF 0009Melanie_CraigPF 0015Melanie_CraigPF

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

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Above: Langham

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Above: Lanesborough

Our Bride, Nicole!

Nicole looked absolutely stunning in her blush silk and hand-beaded ballgown on her big day! We could not be more obsessed with her elegant bridal look that tied in perfectly with her formal ceremony and reception! nicole5 nicole4 nicole3 nicole2 nicole1

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