The Ultimate Guide to
La Jolla Weddings: Gowns, Tuxedos, and Suits

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Bridal Salons in La Jolla: Where to Find the Wedding Dress & Bridal Accessories

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Get ready to say yes to the dress. La Jolla is home to bridal salons that offer a wide variety of styles for every type of wedding and bridal taste. Here are a few of our favorites:

Mermaid style lace designer dress from M Bride in La Jolla

M Bride

Get the royal treatment at M Bride, where there are ample styles of breathtaking designer wedding dresses in La Jolla to choose from. From Ines Di Santo and Elizabeth Fillmore to Mikaella and Modern Trousseau, find the unique wedding gown that you will feel like your very best self in on your most special day.

Strapless wedding dress from Poppy & Rose in La Jolla

Poppy & Rose Bridal of San Diego

This dress boutique offers exquisite designer resale wedding gowns at 25% to 70% off original retail value. Find brands such as Allure, Essence of Australia and Justin Alexander that fit your budget. Poppy and Rose Bridal also offers affordable special order wedding gowns from designers Justin Alexander, Sincerity Bridal, and Sweetheart Bridal along with resale gowns. (By appointment only.)

Designer wedding dress from Here Comes the Bride in La Jolla

Here Comes the Bride

This San Diego wedding dress store offers beautiful couture wedding gowns. In addition, because of their connections with fashion industry partners, they offer an impressive array of adorning veils and wedding accessories.

Check out the step by step process of what to expect when you schedule an appointment at Here Comes the Bride.

Location: They are located a bit Southeast of La Jolla, near the Mission Valley area of San Diego. Find the store here.

Modern wedding dresses from Mia Bella in La Jolla

Mia Bella Couture in Del Mar

For affordable couture wedding dresses, check out Mia Bella Couture in Del Mar. Open each day of the week, it’s a good location to browse wedding dresses in San Diego. In addition, they have a wide array of online options that you can order.

Recommendation: Book your bridal appointment as early as possible, even months in advance. Because dresses can be a good deal here, they tend to go fast – especially in winter when people are preparing for summer weddings.

Alterations for Both Dresses & Suits

Seamstress altering wedding dress

It’s all about the fit, is it not? You can make sure the dress fits as if it was made for you with the work of a great seamstress. Truly, the alterations are worth it. Here are a few of La Jolla’s best alteration shops.

Owners of Rosalind's Bridal & Alterations

Rosalind’s Bridal and Alterations

Rosalind is known for her attention to detail, even if a dress is far too big and the turnaround time needs to be fast!

Entrance to Arturo's Tailor Shop in La Jolla

Arturo’s Tailor Shop

This family-owned tailor business in La Jolla are known for professional and affordable services. With much experience working on both wedding dresses and suits, Arturo is ideal for bringing in either or both that need attention. (He tends to be busy, so even though fast turnaround times may be possible, the sooner the better.)

Kiki from Kiki's alterations hemming clothing

Kiki’s Alterations

This La Jolla alterations shop is known for custom tailoring & design. They have a great deal of experience in working on wedding dresses. For example, they can add a bustle to a wedding dress without one.

Where to Buy and Rent Tuxes & Suits

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Colors picked. Wedding style confirmed. The groom and his groomsmen will be looking sharp with the right outfit. Get the best options for La Jolla tux and suit rental and purchase at:

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A Better Deal Tuxedos and Suits

This La Jolla tuxedo shop is a family owned business that offers great service and high-end yet affordable options. (Major perk: On site alterations are complimentary.)

For groomsmen, they are welcome to come in or, if are out of town, you can simply bring in measurements.

Navy blue tuxedo from Nordstrom's

Nordstrom La Jolla

Find tuxedos and formal wear, for both groom and groomsmen, at Nordstrom La Jolla. This Nordstrom is also known for its fantastic alterations department, which help ensure you get the perfect fit.

White dress shirt with pleats from Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers La Jolla

Since 1818, the Brooks Brothers brand has been a high end emporium for style. They have a special niche in fashion forward men’s clothing. Find tuxedos and suits that are classic style with a modern twist at their La Jolla location. Explore more at their online tuxedo shop.

Where to Shop Bridesmaids Dresses in La Jolla

Bridesmaids in pink dresses

You’ve chosen the bridesmaids, check. Now, the next step is finding the dresses that will make them – and the bride, of course – shine. Find bridesmaid dresses that work for all body types, weddings and styles at a local La Jolla bridesmaids shop.

Owners of Bella Bridesmaids in La Jolla
Interior of Bella Bridesmaids in La Jolla

Bella Bridesmaids

Head to a Bella Showroom and explore large selection of bridesmaid dress designers. (They encourage brides to bring along some members of the bridal party to try on dresses and get their feedback.)

Perk: Bridesmaids dresses ordered through Bella Bridesmaids get complimentary fittings.

Good to Know: Bella recommends ordering dresses 4 – 7 months before your wedding to ensure plenty of time for ordering and alterations. If you need something quick? They have special designer options that can be quickly ordered and delivered within 1 – 2 weeks.

Start shopping Bella’s bridesmaid dresses in La Jolla here.

Perk: Shop by theme. If you already know you’ll be having a beach wedding, modern event or vintage-inspired wedding, pick the bridesmaid dresses to match easily. Choose from categories such as Black Tie, Country, Romantic and more.

Beige colored bridesmaids dress from M Bride

M Bride

Find designer bridesmaid dresses in La Jolla for the ultimate, fashion forward wedding. They have breathtaking gowns that will help reinforce the stylish tone of your chic, glamorous wedding. Plus, if you’re already getting your wedding gown here, it’s easy to peruse for bridesmaid dresses at the same time.

Purple colored bridesmaid stress from Nordstroms

Nordstrom La Jolla

Find a wide array of gowns and dresses for your bridesmaids at Nordstrom. Not only are there a lot of options, Nordstrom La Jolla has a wonderful, fast turnaround alterations team on site. Start exploring bridesmaid dresses here.

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