The Bling Bling

The Proposal

Who doesn't love a little sparkle with their love?! There are so many different cuts and styles. Wedding bands are another great way to truly customize a wedding ring style of your own. 

As bridal shop consultants we get to see so many beautiful engagement rings. Some of the most beautiful rings are antiques that have been reset into a new and modern setting! 

For all wedding ring advice, personally use The Diamond Daughters in San Diego. We have been lucky enough to work with these three ladies over the past couple of years. Both daughters are Bustle Brides and we've be honored to see their company grow! 

Tame The Mane

Happy Thursday Lovlies! 

Lets talk wedding hair!

There are low buns, half up-half down, beach curls, and up-dos! 

Best advice I can give you is to wear your hair in a style that you prefer in pictures! If you love the way you photograph with your hair down, wear your hair down. 

Hair pins, halos and combs are a great way to finish off your wedding day hair style. 



We have a wide variety of hair accessories for all hairstyles! Just show your consultant what you have in mind for your hair and we'll give you a recommendation for the best type of hair accessory! 

Still need accessories? Book you accessory appointment and find the perfect veil, jewlery, and garter to match your bridal look.


Everything Sample Sale!

Hello Brides! 

This coming Saturday, July 28th The Bustle will be holding it's second Sample Sale of the year! 

We've been working hard to get this event ready for some amazing deals! 

Here's what you need to know about this Saturday: 

  • No appointment needed
  • Each bride will receive a number in line, it will be first come, first serve (we open at 10am)
  • Each bride may bring in 2 guests max
  • The gowns will be color coded with pricing
  • The price points: $99, $599, and Couture Rack (pricing will be specifically marked for the couture gowns) 
  • The bride will be allowed 3 gowns in the dressing room at a time
  • Each appointment will be 1 hour
  • We will be taking brides in until 5pm. 

There will be a large selection of sample gowns to choose from! Come find your dream dress for your dream price. :)

For more questions give us a call at 858-523-9254

Bustle Up!


The answer is yes! As long as your wedding gown has a train, big or small, you'll 100% want a bustle! A bustle is created by your tailor. Essentially the tailor adds clear buttons and loops into the back and train of your gown. These buttons and loops camouflage into your gown, allowing the bride to hook up the train giving you more mobility. 


You'll want your train down for the ceremony and pictures, therefore you have the bustle put up for your reception! Your gown will be bustled from your first dance all the way to the end of the night. Having a bustle will allow you to really enjoy your celebration and not drag your train around.


The interesting part of about bustles is the tailor designs them, not the gown designer. Your tailor creates them based off of the style and weight of our gown. Each button-to-loop is considered a bustle. Often brides have 3-5 point bustles! There are two types of bustles, the French and the English.

French bustle for a fitted gown.

French bustle for a fitted gown.

French bustle for a ballgown.

French bustle for a ballgown.

English bustle for a fitted gown.

English bustle for a fitted gown.

English bustle for a ballgown.

English bustle for a ballgown.

Now keep in mind that bustles are made by tailors, meaning that every bustles looks a little different! It comes down to the brides design preference! All bustles do the same job, so the look and placement of the bustle can be adjusted to the brides preference in her tailoring process! If there is a specific bustle design you've seen and really love be sure to save the picture and show your tailor! :) Now you finally know what those step-sisters from Cinderella are wearing on top of their rumps, believe it or not this look used to be all the rage!