About this Vendor
We believe in romance.
We provide the best in bridal attire for today's woman. We have a stunning collection of over 600 bridal gowns from our favorite designers. We also have a full range of alterations and embroidery services as well as custom gowns. Our expert bridal consultants will assist you in selecting the perfect gown to make your dreams come true.
Wedding Dresses, Dresses, Alterations, Bridal Stylists, Custom Designs, Plus Size Available, Private Appointments Available, Fashion
I went to three shops before landing on Janene’s. I live in SF city and first visited a shop in the city that had great reviews and I knew was popular. Despite the reviews, the staff was unfriendly and cold. Myself and my friends we're not impressed but made the most of it. In the end, I actually found a dress I really loved. My next appointment was at Janene's and I knew they had the same designer of that dress in stock, so I headed over to Alameda. We got to Janene’s and it was like night and day! The staff was SO unbelievably friendly, fun, and made me feel comfortable and confident in trusting them with such a huge aspect of my wedding. They had the dress, on top of the great experience! Jackie was wonderful to work with and even though I knew I would have to drive to Alameda for fittings, It was such an easy decision! Janene’s offers fittings/alterations and it was very easy to work with them. Their alteration pricing is very much average for the area. I knew I could trust them with such an important task and they nailed it. My dress looked amazing on and I was so happy with how everything turned out. I ended up getting my belt and veil from them as well. They gave great advice for how to get dressed the day of and how to best tie the belt. They also helped me make a video for the bustle to show my MOH how to tie everything since I did not have anyone local to attend the fitting. Thank you, Janene’s!
Janene's was the last dress shop I visited (out of 3 for the day) and I ended up finding the dress here! I wish I remember the name of the person who helped me (blonde, with glasses, worked on a Saturday right before closing). We could tell she was tired from all of the appointments of the day but she didn't let that affect her performance with me and my crew. She had each of us choose one or two dresses that they all would like to see me in and helped me put on each on with patience. She then listened to everything I had to say as well as my family and ended up pulling something that ended up being the dress I went with! AH I really wish I remembered her name!!! After that, I dealt mostly with Jennifer from alterations. She was very straight-forward with the process and made me feel incredibly comfortable to come to her about any concerns I had. She was so much fun to work with and made all the fittings something to look forward to. The dress ended up fitting perfectly! All in all - all of the ladies working here are so nice and helpful! Would highly recommend to anyone in the area!
Janene's came through for me!Reviewed on 8/28/2012 Kelly S
This bridal boutique has been the shining star in (sometimes) stressful wedding planning. I am a plus size bride, so I know it's difficult to find the perfect dress. Before I even got engaged, I knew what dress I wanted, but I knew I had to try on others just to see what was out there. Before I had gone to Janene's, I tried the big stores, the one with all the commercials on tv. They treated me like crap, didn't help me put on the gowns and acted like they just didn't care. So I make an appointment at Janene's and I explained that I am a plus size bride and made sure they had some in or near my size to try on. When I went in, I was greeted with a smile. We picked a few dresses to try on and oh yes, they had my dream dress. I like the fact that we "shopped" together. I think that is better than sitting in the room, waiting for them to bring you dresses. Anyway, I tried on a few and wanted to try on my dream gown. Unfortunately it wasn't my size and I couldn't put it on. I did hold it up to me and I just knew it was the one. Stephani said she could order it in my size so I could see how it would look on me. A couple months later, I get a call that the dress arrived! I was so excited! So I made an appointment with my MOH and came in. The dress is breathtaking! I finally got to put it on and was so happy with how it looked. I had such a great time with Stephani and Janene, they really listened to me with my questions and more questions. I really felt they cared about me and my needs and I really think their kindness is genuine. I've been in for one fitting so far, I probably have about 2-3 to go. They are putting in a corset back, a regular bustle and shortening it a little bit. I will definitely post updates! I highly recommend this place, they are very accommodating. On my way to my first fitting, my girls and I found out that the Alameda Art and Wine festival was going on and it took us over a half hour to find parking which made us late. Stephani was very understanding and took us in even though we were late. I can't say enough good things about this place!
Janene's has a great selection of wedding dresses! I would highly recommend coming here when you are looking for your dress. I had a great wedding dress shopping experience at Janene's and loved the dress that I purchased here! When it is time for alterations, I recommend that you give yourself time to shop around. I ordered my dress about 4 months before my wedding. It arrived a few weeks prior to my wedding, so I did not have the time to get alteration quotes from other places. I ended up getting my alterations at Janene's, and they did a great job. However, I did get the sense that the costs of my alterations may have been inflated, although I cannot know for sure, as I didn't have the time to get additional quotes from other alterations places. If I had to do it over, I would have built in some additional time to get quotes from other places before selecting Janene's for alterations, even though I was happy with the alterations that were made by Janene's.
This review is way overdue, but I could't let it go without writing one. I came to Janene's Bridal in December of 2016 for my third and final appointment with my mom, two aunts, and my little cousin with me. The woman who was assigned to our group was so good - I believe her name was Tammy. She let us look around and pick out some dresses that I would like to try on, and she even pulled some herself. While in the dressing room she would give me pep talks and kept telling me that my opinion is really the only one that matters and to not get overwhelmed. She made me feel like everything was going to be okay. I tried on a few dresses and none of them were it and everyone agreed. Then Tammy went back and pulled another dress that looked nothing like what I had ever envisioned and convinced me to try it on. I walked out and stood on the podium, looking in the mirror and tears came to my eyes. I had never felt more beautiful or bridal. I still had some dresses to try on, so I went back to the dressing room and finished the ones still in line. But in the end, I needed to put that one dress back on. And then we added a veil just for kicks - I'm telling you ladies, a veil is a magical thing. It will make you feel like a bride, it will make you cry, it will make you never want to take that outfit off. I could feel the tears welling up in my eyes - this was my dress. I didn't want to take it off. I probably stood there for a good ten minutes just looking at it and feeling so pretty. So we bought it that day (on no tax day - lucky us!) All of the dress fittings that followed were so nice, the ladies that helped me were wonderful - throughout the months of getting the dress fitted, teaching me how to walk in it, teaching my cousins how to bustle the back for the reception - it was all such a pleasant and exciting experience. I cannot recommend Janene's Bridal Boutique enough. If you're in the area and looking for your dress for your big day, I suggest making an appointment with them and checking it out for yourself. You can read in more detail here: https://asimplyinspiredlife.com/2018/02/22/saying-yes-to-the-dress/
This was the first and only shop that I went to. I didn't expect to find a dress on the first shopping trip, but Maya (a stylist there) managed to find THE PERFECT DRESS (only 3rd one I tried on), even after I gave her only vague information on what kind of dresses I liked in the first place. And on top of it, she managed to find a dress that was $1,000 UNDER my budget! I got the best personalized assistance and Maya was amazing to work with. I definitely recommend Janene's Bridal Boutique!
I was in a rush in getting a wedding dress, and the Ladies worked fast in getting me in and booking an appointment . There is a variety of dresses and they work with your budget. I chose to do my alterations there and they were very attentive to detail. On the last day they gave me tips on how to hold my bouquet, how to walk on heels with the gown and how to sit. I was very pleased In the end results and me and my husband loved the dress.
I had a good experience finding my dress. I had searched around and finally found the one here. I love my dress! When I went to get sized they took my measurements and recommended a size. When it came months later it was massive! They claimed I lost weight but I am pretty sure they just bought the wrong size... all my clothes at home still fit the same. Anyway after that I get a quote for 1000 dollars to fit the dress that they in my opinion ordered to the wrong size. I took it to another boutique and got a quote for 400 soooo obviously I didn't go back to janenes. This boutique has a lovely ambiance but be cautious when getting your size and alterations. I would take measurements yourself too before accepting what they say here. Also get a second quote as they seem to be more expensive than market rate.
I had an amazing time at Janene's Bridal Boutique, where I ended up buying my dress! I went in with my mom thinking that I most likely wouldn't end up making a decision on the spot (my wedding isn't until November 2018, and at the time I thought wouldn't be until March 2019!), but Brittany (I think that's who helped me!) was so great and really took the time to pull dresses that she thought that I would like based on my feedback. And I ended up buying one! The environment at Janene's is a perfect mix of laid-back and professional. I could not recommend it enough!
I had to wait a little past my appointment time when I first got there. However, they were very apologetic and the amazing level of customer service more then made up for it. There is a wide variety of dresses for every style. Also, the dressing rooms are private and comfortable. I was able to try on a lot of dresses and show them to my friend in a short amount of time. My consultant, Brittany, listened to what I liked and pulled exactly what I was looking for. She made me feel comfortable and shared a lot of laughs with my friend and I. Overall, I recommend this bridal salon because of the variety of beautiful dresses, excellent customer service, and relaxing setting. If I could give it more then 5 stars I would.
Janene's was such a wonderful experience! They pride themselves on the wide selection of dresses and customization capabilities, and they live up to it! I ended up getting two dresses from them, ultimately customizing both and they both came out exactly how I envisioned it. I never felt rushed at my appointments, they always offered me to come and try on the dress once it was altered. The staff is extremely kind, accommodating, and excited for your big day! I highly recommend starting at Janene's when going dress shopping because their selection, friendliness, and customization options will definitely make you want to be one of their brides!
I knew a lot of good things about Janene's so this was the first appointment I booked (and ended up being the only boutique I went to) when looking for a wedding dress. They had the dress that I thought would fit the bill (Watters: Penelope) but it wasn't quite perfect... I really wanted a blush colored dress. Well, Heather, Stephani and ultimately the magician, Janene, made that happen! They suggested taking out the bronze/neutral lining and replacing it with a blush lining, basically reconstructing the dress and within a six month time frame! Janene even added additional layers of blush netting to the skirt and created a new blush belt. It was my dream dress... so beautiful, so ME! I received a multitude of complements on my wedding day, even still do today, a year later (I know, such a late review). I've never felt more beautiful than I did wearing that dress and am so thankful to Janene, Stephani and Heather for everything they did for me!
Great selection, great prices, great staff. I had a wonderful overall experience and I would recommend This salon to any bride. Thank you.
I gave this place once star because they have a wide range of affordable dresses to choose from which is awesome! My dress arrived about a month later than I was told, which was fine since I purchased the dress early enough. But BEWARE if you decide to do alterations with them. It was truly the worst experience ever! They hemmed my dress 2 inches too short! You could fully see my toes and part of my foot. And when I brought it to their attention, they try to convince me that that is how you are suppose to hem a wedding dress. To be honest, I was SHOCKED! Do I look dumb? Never have I ever seen a wedding dress hemmed 2-3inches above the ground in photos. That's ridiculous. To make matter worst, the girl who was helping me with my appt decided she was the seamstress for the day and decided what should be done to the dress to make the situation better (instead of calling a professional seamstress downstairs to take a look and try to fix the damage that was made). Thus on my next appt, my dress was worst that it was before. I sobbed and the girl had the nerve to roll her eyes at me and say "you must be stressed with the wedding". Are you kidding me! I'm stressed because you basically ruined my dress 3wks before my wedding. So then the girl helping me with my appt goes to say, how about i have the seamstress come talk to you to let you know that this is how a hem should be. How RUDE! I truly do not care how YOU think my dress should be. This is my wedding day, if I would like my dress to not show my toes and half of my foot during the wedding, that should be considered! It was truly a nightmare. They not once apologized for it or gave me back my money for messing up my hem. Please please do not get your dressed hemmed here. You don't need the added stress on your special day.
Ladies, if you are looking for your perfect bridal gown, please do yourself a favor and head to Janene's!! I live in Los Angeles, and my wedding is in my hometown of Sacramento. Why go to a bridal salon all the way in Alameda? First, they have an absolutely amazing selection of bridal gowns. Second, unlike salons where you have your consultant bring you dresses to try, they actually let you walk through the store and pick out your own dresses (which I happened to prefer). Third, all their consultants are super fun and make the experience amazing. Fourth, Janene herself does your alterations in house. Lastly, the prices are super affordable and reasonable!! I spent far less than I thought I would! I would suggest going to a fancy bridal salon first and getting the experience of having a consultant bring you dresses (figure out the style and silhouettes that look best on you). Then come to Janene's and have some real fun! The also have an absolutely amazing jewelry designer, Inna, who makes beautiful custom jewelry (and at a super duper reasonable price - seriously my jaw dropped when she told me how much the earrings and bracelet she was going to make for me would cost). If she is in the store when you are, ask to meet with her. You won't be disappointed. Totally worth the flights and long drives to get my dress from Janene's! I wouldn't have done it any other way!
Loved them. The store is so cute and Jennifer definitely helped a ton to calm my bridal nerves and make my dress what I always hoped for. Janene herself still works there and helped to shorten up my dress last minute. They met with me as many times as I needed they emailed and chatted with me on the phone. Definitely worth the drive from the peninsula. Couldn't say enough good things about this store.
Great serviceReviewed on 1/23/2016 Sonah L
Amazing customer service. I went there on a friend's recommendation, and Heather was super friendly and so comfortable to work with. I've been to a few other places who tried to make me panic about the fact that I had a very short engagement, but Janene's was a completely different experience. Heather promised to do everything they could do to work around my schedule and promised that it was entirely possible and hey, life doesn't always happen so you have a nice 6-9 months to order a gown during a year long engagement. I don't think I found my gown there, but am seriously considering going there to get my gown altered there. Huge double thumbs up!
My dream wedding gown!Reviewed on 11/22/2015 Michelle
Thank you to Janene and her staff for my dream wedding gown. I had a great experience at Janene's from start to finish - I was able to find an affordable dress in my preferred style and the team did a great job on my alterations including creating detachable straps/back for my gown. I definitely recommend Janene's Bridal!
Great Shopping ExperienceReviewed on 11/17/2015 Emily W
I hadn't planned to actually purchase a new wedding dress, I had planned to go vintage, but on a whim, my best friend and I decided to go dress shopping to say that we'd done it. I tried on a number of pretty dresses and a handful of terrifying ones (like one does). Surprisingly, I found a gorgeous simple dress, that was very similar to many of the vintage dresses I had been looking at, so I decided to go for it. Heather, my bridal consultant, was sweet as can be and so helpful, but I will be honest and say that I just wasn't super impressed by other members of the retail staff that I interacted with. No one was rude outright, but they definitely did not provide the stellar customer service that Heather did. Bottom line: if you find a dress you love, you won't be sorry, but their hot and cold customer service is kind of a bummer.
Just the perfect placeReviewed on 9/10/2015 Ashlee E
When looking for my dress, I originally wanted a beautiful rose embellished dress that would flow all over the dance flow...well when I found out how much that dream dress costed, I was on a hunt for something else! I came across this beautiful JLM Couture dress, it was just stunning. After finding out that it was within my budget, I was on a hunt to find where I could track it down and schedule a dress shopping appt. I was happy to find out that the dress was not too far from home, just across the bay. I had my first dress shopping appt with Heather, she was just so awesome! So helpful and kind. I was blessed to have her being there to help me on my search. Needless to say I said yes to the dress that day and to the JLM dress! It was just stunning and everything I was looking for! in March once my dress arrive I booked my first alterations appt, then another and another, I think i had 5 total... Most of the appt were with Stephanie, she was just as amazing! I just loved these ladies so much! They made my dress into the most beautiful dress I have ever wore and for that I am forever grateful!
Until it's perfectReviewed on 8/09/2015 Erin B
I found my dream dress at Janene's. I had narrowed it down to two - one very traditional, and one with tons of ruffle layers - and was having such a difficult time deciding. That's when Sheryl, my stylist, said she had a different dress that had elements of the two I was struggling with. When she brought it in, I instantly loved it, and trying it on confirmed that I had found it! It had all of the elegance of the traditional, but with soft layers of organza for a fun, whimsical touch. The stylists at Janene's are very kind and attentive, and they make dreams come true. The alterations process was a little rocky at the very end, which is not really what you want to have happen for a bride. There were some issues getting a perfect fit with my undergarments. I had brought them with me for several previous fittings, but it still wasn't right when I came in for the final fitting two days before my wedding. My stylist helped me to stay calm, however, and change after change was made until the top finally fit me the way it was supposed to. The sewers at Janene's do incredible work, and they will do as many changes as necessary until you are comfortable, satisfied, and happy. Until it's perfect.
Perfect!Reviewed on 8/04/2015 Alicia A
I had alot of requests and they made all changes on time. Even adding straps the week before the wedding!
Unique DressesReviewed on 7/07/2015 Shawna K
After going to over 10 bridal salons all over the country to try on dresses, I stumbled upon Janene's via a flyer they sent me in the mail. One of my bridesmaids lives a few blocks away from the salon so I thought we'd just check it out since it was right there. We found my dress on the first try! It was very unique and very me. We ordered the dress and it took almost 7 months to arrive which made me nervous as it only gave me a month for alterations. I wish I would have read all the Yelp reviews on Janene's BEFORE I went in for my alterations because the sticker shock almost ruined my day. It was going to cost over $750! Janene took my initial alterations and she is not a very pleasant person which was odd to me because her staff were all bubble and excited. She was a Debby Downer. Overall, I loved my dress but if I could go back, I would take my dress to get altered somewhere else.
The One and OnlyReviewed on 6/08/2015 Sarah J
- Great selection - Good value options - Open Late for working gals I purchased my dress and also worked with them for alterations and my veil. Alterations were amazing and my dress fit like a glove. I spent $1300 on the dress and $1000 on alterations. My veil had hand beading on it and was $300. I wouldn't have changed a thing. I felt like the most amazing woman on my wedding day and I know that my dress and its alterations were part of that. The service at Janene's is terrific. They take special pride in their brides and want to make you happy. It was a flawless process. Thank you, janene's!
Janene's Bridal BoutiqueReviewed on 12/14/2014 Angela Marie N
This was the 1st and only bridal salon I went to and boy did I get lucky. Heather was the bridal consultant who helped me. She did a great job of helping me hone in on what kind of style of dress I wanted. She actually ended up pulling my wedding gown from the back! without her help I would not have found the gown. She figured out the style I wanted so well. I can't thank her enough. There was some trouble with sizing of this particular designer and then Janene's was having some trouble with their computers, so Heather was nice enough to give me a little discount for the inconvenience. The dress came in just in time, and Lara was the one to help me in and out of the dress at each fitting. Alterations were done by Janene, the owner, and her team of seamstresses. The dress ended up fitting perfectly and everyone I came in contact with was so nice and helpful. The alterations did cost almost as much as the gown itself but I believe it was worth the price. Just a heads up for other brides, you may want to account for alterations while deciding your dress budget.