My experience at One Night Affair was AMAZING from the first day I walked in the store!! I called to make an appointment to try on wedding dresses and they were very accommodating. I have a hectic work schedule and they worked with my schedule and made it possible for me to come in. When I arrived for my appointment, I was given a nice balance of attention and privacy. The girls looked through the bajillions of photos I brought in and picked out similar dresses for me to try on! I am very picky, and I wanted a dress that would be unique and stunning...but not cost much ;)Then, they allowed my friends, family, and I some privacy so that we could truly enjoy the experience. They didn't hover at all which I loved! There was no pressure from the staff which allowed me to really decide on my own if I had found the right dress. When I needed any help, all I had to do was ask..The girls were so friendly and enthusiastic about helping me fall in love with the right dress. I had already tried dresses at other stores, but of course only fell in love with super expensive gowns that I could not afford so I was praying I could find one similar to rent. I tried on several gorgeous lace gowns, which is what I thought I was looking for, but I still didn't find the wow factor I was searching for. On a hunch, Liana brought out the most stunning dress I have ever seen in my life!!!!! She found the perfect dress for me that I never even knew I wanted!!! This dress was a vintage, head to toe beaded and pearled stunner!!!!!!! I rented a $10,000 dress for $1,000!!! Everyone asked about the dress...where did I get it? Who did I find that was able to alter this detailed dress (btw the seamstress at ONA is a genius as well- don't worry about the alteration part of renting). Long story short, One Night Affair made my dream come true! They also helped me find a second lace dress to rent to dance in. Additionally, they altered a veil to work perfectly with the dress and even helped me match the perfect jewelry to my gown. They made all of this happen and worked with me financially so that I would stay within my budget. After falling in love with my dress, it was hard to give it back...so I expressed interest in purchasing the dress if they ever decide to sell it. Now, a year and a half after my wedding, Liana remembered that I wanted the dress and agreed to sell it to me for far less than its worth!!! Truly a dream come true!! One Night Affair wont let you down!
36. Brooks Brothers
545 S Figueroa StLos Angeles, CA 90071
From Business: Brooks Brothers in LOS ANGELES,CA is the original authority on American style, offering stylish modern clothing and fresh takes on heritage designs for men, women, …
I CAN’T REPEAT IT ENOUGH.......I HAD THE GREATEST EXPERIENCE AT “ONE NIGHT AFFAIR” WHEN I WENT IN TO RENT MY WEDDING GOWN IN MAY OF 2007. I RECEIVED THE MOST UNBELIEVABLE SERVICE AND ATTENTION, AND IT WAS SUCH A FUN EXPERIENCE ALL AROUND. FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, I ENDED UP WITH MY DREAM GOWN.... A $5500.00 MELISSA SWEET WEDDING GOWN. IT WAS THE SAME GOWN THAT I HAD ORIGINALLY FELL IN LOVE WITH IN ANOTHER BRIDAL SALON BUT WAS HAVING A HARD TIME WITH SPENDING THAT KIND OF MONEY, I JUST WANTED IT SO BAD THAT I WAS TRYING TO REARRANGE MY BUDGET IN OTHER AREAS TO JUSTIFY SPENDING THAT MUCH ON MY OWN GOWN. LUCKILY BEFORE I MADE THAT DECISION I HEARD ABOUT “ONE NIGHT AFFAIR” FROM ANOTHER BRIDE (ASHLEE) IN ANOTHER SALON, I THOUGHT IT WAS WORTH AN APPOINTMENT JUST TO SEE WHAT THEY HAD, NEVER DREAMING WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE. I WAS SHOCKED AT THE GOWNS THAT THEY HAD TO OFFER AND THEY WERE NOT ONLY IN AMAZING SHAPE, BUT THEY WERE THE SAME GOWNS THAT I HAD SEEN IN MON AMIE BRIDAL SALON AND RENEE STRAUS IN BEVERLY HILLS. I FOUND A VERA WANG GOWN THAT I REALLY LOVED, BUT I EXPLAINED THAT I WAS IN LOVE WITH THIS OTHER GOWN. KRISTEN (THE SALESGIRL) TOLD ME TO COME BACK THE FOLLOWING WEEK BECAUSE THEY WERE GETTING IN A SHIPMENT OF MELISSA SWEET GOWNS AND I SHOULD CHECK THEM OUT, THERE WAS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE ONE I ORIGINALLY FELL IN LOVE WITH COULD BE IN THERE. TO MY GREATEST JOY, IT WAS ONE OF THE 10 MELISSA SWEET GOWNS THAT HAD COME IN!!! NEEDLESS TO SAY, I RENTED IT FOR MY FEBRUARY 15TH, 2008 WEDDING. I PAID $895.00 TO RENT IT (INSTEAD OF PURCHASING FOR $5500.00). IT WAS ALTERED TO MY BODY LIKE IT WAS MADE FOR ME, AND ON MY WEDDING DAY I LOOKED AND FELT AMAZING AND BEAUTIFUL, THE WAY I ALWAYS FELT I WOULD ON THE MOST WONDERFUL DAY OF MY LIFE, AND NOBODY EVER THOUGHT I RENTED MY GORGEOUS GOWN. ANOTHER ADDED BONUS IS THAT ASHLEE (THE BRIDE WHO TOLD ME ABOUT ONE NIGHT AFFAIR) AND I HAD KEPT IN TOUCH, SHE ALSO RENTED HER GOWN FROM ONE NIGHT AFFAIR, AND WE HAVE BECOME VERY CLOSE FRIENDS. SO MY ALL AROUND EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN SUCH A POSITIVE AND WONDERFUL TIME IN MY LIFE!!!
I have to tell you that my wife and I were not only thrilled with One Night Affair, but they saved us from an absolutely disastrous situation. We put a $1600.00 deposit on a wedding gown at Panache Bridal Salon 6 months before our wedding, we kept calling and calling two months before the wedding to see if the gown had come in yet. My wife was starting to panic when it still wasn’t here 3 weeks before and she went in to find out why. They just kept telling her not to worry it should be in any day. Well it didn’t come in until 6 days before our wedding and it was 4 sizes to big and the wrong color! They said they could do the alterations, it wasn’t a problem, so we went ahead out of desperation, then they ended up botching up the dress, it looked like an absolute joke and they wanted to charge us $600.00 for alterations on top of our balance that we had due of $1800.00. Needless to say, my wife was in tears, extremely nervous and upset and just wanted to leave. Her mom had rented her gown for the wedding at One Night Affair and suggested that we just go in and look. It was the best move we made, she found a gown that was even nicer than the original one she ordered, she was a little nervous because this one was also big on her and would need alterations, but we gave it a shot, what could we loose at this point, we went back 2 hours later and she put on the gown, they made a few adjustments and it fit her perfectly. She was so happy, The stress level changed drastically, and I have to say, she looked absolutely amazing!!! Not to mention that we paid $725.00 total for everything which I was very happy about. I tried for months to get my original Deposit from Panache Bridal which they refused and now they’ve gone out of business... I would absolutely recommend One night Affair to every bride out there! Donald Fouremen