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I went to Love Boat because my friend bought her wedding dress there. I checked out other places in Korea town but to no avail (a sales girl at Bella Bridal in K-town said to me as she was helping me into a gown... "Wow, you look a lot smaller with your clothes on"... Yeah. I'm 5'7 and was a size 6/8 at the time). Anyway, Irene and Karen at Love Boat were great! This is not a place with fancy couches or free champagne. However, you will find similar dresses and designers as those fancy-pants store but at a much more reasonable price. I ended up purchasing a Mori Lee By Madeline Gardner Style 2608 for $1,000 (includes all alterations + bustle). I had the option to rent for cheaper but decided to buy instead. Note that I did buy the dress that was in-store instead of ordering a new one which would have been a little bit more. Irene, Karen and their seamstress worked with me to figure out the perfect alterations so that the dress hugged my body but was not restricting. They even removed the appliqué at my request and sewed on a crystal belt for me instead (I bought the crystal trim in DTLA for $30. Love Boat charged me $60 for the sewing). They also have a good selection of gowns in the store - perfect for bridesmaids, mothers, wedding guests or...if you're like me, a costume change. I bought a gown there for $250 which also included all the alterations. I definitely recommend putting them on your shopping list at the very least. Note that you should make an appointment beforehand. And... no pictures in store (they let me take a pic after I made the purchase though).

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Cheryl, Wedding Date: 08/22/2015

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We have been part of the Los Angeles bridal industry for 20 years! With our years of experience, we are here to help you pick the right gown for your wedding day!

We also offer dresses for Bridesmaids , Mother of the Bride/Groom, Parties, Special Occasions, and Flower Girls. Along with our extensive dress collections we offer Bridal Accessories, Wedding Gown Preservation services, and an in-house alteration specialist.

We look forward to helping you find your perfect dress!

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Dress & Attire - Frequently Asked Questions
Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Flower Girls, Groom, Groomsmen, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
Which of the following items do you offer?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils
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What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Corporate Events, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Proms, Quinceaneras, Sweet 16s

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Alice, Wedding Date: 09/30/2017
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

I ordered my wedding dress from Irene and couldn't be happier with her service! What I liked is that she is not pushy at all. She will let you try on the dresses, and will pull styles based off what you tell her. She will give you her honest opinion when asked and will offer suggestions as well! I appreciated that she let us take pictures because she agrees that the dress can look different in photos. Their prices are reasonable considering it includes alterations and a veil. She will work with your budget and doesn't try to up sell you. She is super sweet and I can't wait for my dress to come in a couple months! She's so great that I already recommended her to my friend to check out their selection of bridesmaid dresses for her wedding in July. (She also decided to order them from Irene!)

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5.0/5.0
User7520660, Wedding Date: Recently Married
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

excellent service!!!!! and very creative!!

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4.8/5.0
Sarah, Wedding Date: 04/02/2016
Quality of Service: 4.5 Responsiveness: 4.5 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

I loved working with Love Boat on my wedding dress. After finding my dress at a "fancy" boutique, I was able to get a much better deal on my dress at Love Boat. They were friendly and accommodating. Most importantly, they did an amazing job on the alterations for my wedding dress. They were even able to create a stunning, custom veil that was so unique and exact to my needs. I would definitely recommend Love Boat to anyone who wants to save money, while still ensuring quality alterations work. I am so happy with my decision to not give in to those fancy boutiques that would charge way more for the same quality of service. Thanks, Love Boat!

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5.0/5.0
Lana, Wedding Date: 09/29/2015
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

got two of my wedding dresses here. Irene was very helpful

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