31 featured reviews
Member Since: 6/28/2011
Two years ago I ventured into Mariposa Boutique as a bridesmaid, and fell in love with the Karina Royale by Maggie Sottero dress that I saw a bride trying on. I knew that if I ever got married, I would be returning to Mariposa. Fast-forward two years later to December of last year, it was my turn to buy my wedding dress.
I set up and appointment with Sandra, and she was FANTASTIC!!! She listened to what I was looking for and my budget, and brought out all the dresses that I wanted to see. I like the dresses, but didn't love the ones I chose, so she decided to show me a dress that would fit my body shape. It was the Sottero and Midgley "Tracey". My mom knew that I didn't like the mermaid fit, and the way it looked on the hanger didn't impress me. However, Sandra reassured me that the dress looks different on, and proceeded to put me in the gown. OMG, I feel in love with the dress as soon as she started to tie the corset. It was the one! It was perfect! As soon as I walked out to show my mom, the look on her face made me realize that it was the one.
I quickly ordered my dress to ensure that it would be ready by my August wedding. Sandra kept me informed through the months leading up to the wedding, as well as assisted my bridesmaids in picking and ordering their dresses.
I can't recommend Mariposa Boutique enough!!!
Member Since: 2/2/2012
Got my WEdding dress at a Bridal Show! it was beautiful! Got a Awesome Deal. Mariposa recommending me to a alteration place.
Friendly and easy to work with
Member Since: 3/21/2010
Mariposa Bridal boutique is an awesome place to search for and buy your wedding dress. The boutique is cute and has a great ambience to search for the dress amongst so many choices. I always had positive experiences at Mariposa thanks to the attendants that helped out. They were very effective at listening to the styles you were looking for and made sure to bring out dresses that matched that style and your budget. They were also able to give their opinion and share their knowledge to help you make your decision. Even though I did make my dress purchase here, I did not feel that they would’ve pressured me if I hadn’t. They were very unbiased and was just effective at tending to your dress shopping needs. The prices of the dresses are also reasonable. They were sure to communicate updates about the status of your dress. There was one mistake they communicated to me about the process of hemming my dress but they made up for it by taking care of the cost of part of my alterations. I appreciated that they were upfront about that and provided a fitting resolution. Unfortunately, they don’t have in-house alterations and will refer you to the seamstress across the street (you can search for my separate review on Harmony Alterations). Overall, Mariposa provided me with an amazing wedding dress shopping experience and ultimately my dream wedding dress.
Member Since: 4/11/2011
I found my dress at a bridal show where this boutique was at. The staff there were very professinal and helpful. I did not have the experience of going into the shop but they did a great job making me feel amazing at the bridal show.
Member Since: 6/8/2003
I have nothing but compliments for Mariposa! Fantastic selection of samples to try, wonderful staff, very inviting atmosphere and changing rooms and mirrors, delivery as expected and good pricing. Highly recommended. Excellent staff and customer service too.
Member Since: 11/28/2010
I went into Mariposa twice to try on dresses. The first time, I was helped by Lindsey who picked out some dresses based on my input of what I was looking for. She was super nice and knew what she was doing. I found a dress I really liked there, but I wasn't too sure.
About a month later (and after going to another shop to try on some more dresses), I ended up back at Mariposa. This time I was helped by Stephanie, who was also very nice. I just wanted to try on two dresses, the one I liked from before and one I had found at a different store. I wanted a side by side comparison (luckily they had the other dress from the other shop). Stephanie was very patient while I wandered around in both dresses to get a feel for both of them. In the end, I got the original dress and I have to say I LOVED it, which says a lot because I generally don't like dresses... :)
Member Since: 3/29/2011
I stumbled across this boutique and was so happy I did! I live in San Diego and my mom lives in LA, so we wanted a halfway point to meet at to look at Maggie Sottero dresses. Every dress in this store was gorgeous! No joke! And I am really picky! The staff was so sweet and nice and made you feel comfortable and helped pick out flattering styles for your body type. They were respectful of your budget as well and only pulled what you could afford. I ended up buying the original Maggie Sottero dress I went in to try on after seeing it online, but tried on about 20 dresses. The dress came in when they said it would as well. When I went back in June to pick up my dress for my July wedding they had remodeled and had a lot nicer, larger rooms in the back like you would see on "Say yes to the Dress" and served us champagne. It's not the largest store, but they have a great selection of dresses to choose from, fun stage to model your dresses on, and be in a chic cute boutique setting,everything that you would want your experience to be. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but would highly reccommend!
Member Since: 2/18/2011
I came into Mariposa thinking I knew what I wanted. However, I had an open mind to other things. and thank goodness I did. our specialist (Naheema) was so patient with me! She let me try on the dresses I wanted, and then listened to my feedback and brought out other dresses that matched what I had liked/did like about previous dresses. The last dress she brought out was one I said 'no' to. I didn't even want to try it on. She told me I should anyways...and what do you know, that was the one i said 'yes' to in the end! The store is professional and the atmosphere is comfortable. there is no pressure to make a decision. They are so easy to work with and everyone that we spoke with was extremely nice. Definitely give this place a call - even if you aren't in Orange County. It was worth the drive from LA for me!
Member Since: 5/19/2011
This was the first dress shop I visited, and it was the shop that I found, purchased, and walked out with my dress. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I was told to order my dress 8-10 months in advance before the wedding, and it came in 4 months. Super fast service and all around wonderful. I would highly recommend this salon to all brides.
Member Since: 3/22/2011
My dress was amazing! This boutique was so easy to work with. The girls there are super nice and not pressuring at all. The dress I found there looked like a million bucks but cost nowhere near it! They had great prices and a great selection. Everything came on time, but I did order early. So I am a happy customer and would definitely recommend them.
Member Since: 4/30/2011
I bought my dress here and it was a hassle free and enjoyable experience. The customer service provided was outstanding. I only wish I had ordered my bridesmaids dresses here too!
Member Since: 2/2/2011
After several recommendations from friends, I too found my perfect dress at Mariposa. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. My bridesmaids purchased their dresses there too!
Member Since: 5/11/2010
I said YES to the dress here!! Sandra was wonderful at helping me try on dresses and everything.
Reasons why you should buy your dress here:
-You can take ALL the pictures you want here - THIS IS A BIG PLUS BRIDES!! Not many places let you do that.
-Everyone is super friendly
-beautiful interior decor
-there different mirrors for brides to try on dresses that are spread apart so you don't feel crowded next to other brides.
-Lots of bridesmaid dresses
-They don't rush you at all when you try on dresses
-Sandra is great! request for her if you can!!
Sandra - if you are reading this, thank you so much for helping me with everything! You are wonderful and I can tell you love what you do and you are a great listener! Keep doing what you do!
After trying on a bunch of dresses, I found one I really love but it was out of my budget. She gave me a quote in writing of the dress and model number and everything. Not many places would give you ANY information on the dress!
After leaving this place, I sent an email to Sandra and asked her if she can get Maggie Sottero. She replied back very quickly and said yes. So I emailed her back asking for a quote for the wedding dress I tried on at the Wedding Day and she gave me a price quote of $60 less then what The Wedding Day quoted me without knowing how much I got quoted before.
After that I decided that I wanted to buy my dress from Mariposa. I booked an appointment that weekend and got my measurements done yesterday and made my deposit. While I was here to get my measurements and deposit, I actually accidentally came 1 hour earlier then my appointment time but Jessica was very kind and helpful. I had to wait only a little bit and she was able to help me with my measurements and deposit.
Jessica - if you are reading this, Thank you for all your help too! you are great!
While I was waiting, they were REALLY busy that day. I saw a girl try on over 10 dresses. She wasn't a bride buy maybe for Prom or bridesmaid dress? Anyways, her consultant was very patient and did not rush her at all. I was soo amazed that she could try on soo many dresses. But the time I was done making my deposit and measurements, she was still trying on dresses! Anyways, the reason why I brought this up was that, even if you can get Sandra to help you, it looks like all the other workers were just as pleasant!
I can't wait till my dress comes in! I am soo excited. Honestly girls, go ahead and try out dresses at other places if you don't find your dress here but come back and see if they can special order the dress with Mariposa. I love them and I am glad that I found Sandra to help me. I couldn't be happier!
Note: Parking is on the street but the sign of this place is blocked by a tree. Mariposa - if you can, I would recommend you to cut down the tree in front of your store. I had to make two u-turns trying to find this place the first time because I couldn't see the sign. My GPS says, "You have arrived." But I didn't know where the store was! LOL.
Member Since: 8/9/2011
I had an awful experience at David Bridal's so I decided to do some research and was impressed with the review of Mariposa. Living in Ladera Ranch, it was a trek to get to Anahiem but it was worth it. It's a small, very cute, shop with an awesome selection of dresses and accessories. There are a few dressing rooms and a platform-like stage with a gigantic mirror in the center. It was a little nerve-wrecking to parade in front of strangers but after the first dress, you got over it. They dont book multiple appointments at once so I was one of 3 brides there. I got an amazing consultant who chose the dress I ended buying. It was the third dress I tried one!! The team is very friendly! I had no issues whatsoever. They called me when the dress was in, they recommended a fantastic alteration place for my bustle, did my wedding day gown prep, and made the whole experience effortless! Great place!!
Member Since: 11/2/2011
I had such a positive experience here. This was about the 6th bridal shop I had been to and was amazed at the wonderful service I received. Lindsay was extremely helpful, genuine and honest (when i asked for her opinion). I would definitely recommend this shop as well as asking for lindsey to be your consultant.
Member Since: 10/18/2009
I really liked the girls working there. I found my dress at another location, but ordered it from this store because the customer service was good. I also purchased my veil and earrings here. Would definitely recommend to others. Way better than other shops I went to in OC.
Member Since: 8/30/2010
The ladies here were so helpful! I had wanted an enzoni gown that I had tried on in a different state. We'll when I went in they didn't have that one, but the girls pulled 4 other enzoni dresses all in the same style and I found one that was even better. Also great prices on everything!!
Member Since: 6/23/2009
This bridal salon was amazing! I went to quite a few and by fat this on e was the best. They had so many dresses to choose from I fell in love with all of them!
Member Since: 5/14/2011
I found the most beautiful, elegant dress with the help of the consultant and my friends and family who were welcome here. Everyone thought my dress was MUCH more expensive than it really was. I also bought my jewelry (Justine M. Couture) and everyone was in awe!
Member Since: 10/16/2009
Mariposa is an unassuming bridal boutique, but once you step inside it's like a bridal fashion show! The store has racks and racks of amazing gowns for you to look through, and on the other side there are dressing rooms which are up on a "runway" with tables and chairs below it for your friends and family to watch you try on dresses! If you aren't impressed by the store itself, then wait until you meet their amazing staff. Every person I worked with at Mariposa was beyond upbeat and helpful. It was here that I actually found my favorite gown designer (Watters & Watters) thanks to the staff's expertise in matching me with what I liked, but because it was only the second salon I went to, I felt I had to keep shopping. I had some awful experiences other places, and then ended up finding "THE" dress (by same designer) at a very snooty and expensive salon. I didn't love the service I got at that salon, and knew I'd be paying a premium on my dress just to help pay their expensive rent. I called around and found another salon that was having a Watters trunk show so they were giving discounts. Still thinking about the incredible service I got at Mariposa, I decided to call and see if they'd match the trunk show price - and they did!! I was thrilled because I wanted to give my hard money to people who had really earned it. Not to mention, they didn't even carry the sample of my dress but they ordered it for me anyway, and actually ordered the sample for their salon as well!
I really do love the girls at Mariposa, and can't praise them highly enough. They don't do alterations in house but recommended a great place nearby that did an amazing job for a decent price. The only reason I took a star off for value is because the alterations place they referred me to doesn't do pressings but Mariposa does, however their prices for that seemed to be rather high. If I hadn't been in such a time crunch I may have shopped around for that a little more, but they did a great job pressing it nonetheless!
Gown Collections Available
This salon carries the following collections featured on TheKnot.com. Please note that this salon may also carry others not listed here.
|Blue by Enzoani||Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner|
|Paloma Blanca||Sottero and Midgley|
|Wtoo Brides||Watters Brides|
|Maggie Sottero||Pallas Athena|
A stylish bridal boutique for the modern bride
Come experience our collection of distinctive wedding gowns and accessories in an elegant yet relaxed setting. We also carry a variety of contemporary bridesmaids, mother-of-the-bride, and flower girl apparel. Our bridal stylists are committed to the personal service and attention to detail every br
- Type: Bridesmaids, Mothers Fashions, Flower Girls, Other Attire & Accessories, Wedding Gowns, Alterations, Shoes
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011