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Reviewed On 8/24/2017 by Esther S
I am so happy with Shin Bu and the dress fit beautifully. If you want your dress to fit and value comfort and beauty, there is no way you will be disappointed!
If you are looking for a dress that is different than what you can find ...
at a regular bridal store, COME HERE FRIST, not last and save yourself the time and trouble. There are so many other decisions you need to make, this should be the easiest- just go to Shin Bu! I went to about six different places before visiting Shin Bu (Kara Wedding, Aria, Bride Boutique, can't remember the rest). Mistake! Should have gone to Shin Bu. They are so kind and sweet and will make sure that you look and feel beautiful!
You can choose two different dresses
1. Fully customized made from scratch- designed just for you (can rent or buy)
2. You can rent an already made dress and have it customized to fit your body and style
I chose to rent a dress that was already made because it was less expensive. The dress I rented is the one Shelley T. posted.
The things I was looking for in a dress- Shin Bu definitely delivered
1. sleeves - this was a must for me
2. comfortable fit - if I am wearing something for twelve hours, comfort is important
3. value- I wanted to spend about $1,500
Reviewed On 1/25/2014 by Lyndsey Y
Seo and Mikyong were the biggest part of my wedding preparations. I found the dress in February for a December wedding and had fittings all through out the year. I rented a already made dress but they altered it and worked with me on the desi...
gn. The material quality they use is amazing and the work and the craftsmanship that goes into the dress makes you feel very special. If I wanted to buy my dress at the end of the wedding, I had that option. I returned it though as I don't have the space. But that's another thing, you don't have to clean it before you return the dress, they do it all. You can even get bridal accessories and a veil with the rental or have them make you a dress from scratch.
Reviewed On 7/17/2013 by Deborah K
I truly felt beautiful in a hand made italian and french dress. I rented from Seo at his boutique and the service and quality of their dresses made me feel beautiful every single time. The decor of the boutique is unique and beautiful with a se...
nse of time and vintage-esque feel. Seo and his wife do everything possible to make sure you are prepared both physically and mentally for your big day. They are truly a big part of your wedding as they prepare your dress.
Reviewed On 9/01/2012 by Amber H
Seo and his wife were so wonderfully meticulous and finished a product beyond words. Everyone was raving about my dress! I simply brought him a picture and he created it from scratch, along with the veil and belt. I am beyond pleased. he was a...
lso very affordable in comparison to other bridal shops.
Reviewed On 6/20/2012 by Jane M
Shin Bu Bridal is a custom dress shop by designer Mr Seo. His sweet wife runs the shop, and will become your confidante. On my wedding, i wore a dress that had it's own wardrobe change!!
- pre-ceremony, wore it with a champagne silk sash ti...
ed into a huge bow in the back
- tradditional catholic ceremony, had a long sleeved lace top ala grace kelly (or kate middleton) with the train let out
- reception, custom made lace belt with the dress bustled up
i did shop around at 5 other Ktown bridal shops, & there was nothing like it.. no one offers dresses with silk of this quality, & no one dare uses french alecon lace on a rental. i loved my dress, i absolutely loved my laced veil, & my two hairpieces.. a beaded lace i wore under the veil for the ceremony, then a pair of fun silk flowers with feathers for the reception. i loved this shop so much, that i took my "getting ready" photos here. Mr & Mrs Seo were both so accomodating, and gracious.
For those who are unaware, all Ktown dress rental shops include the veil & accessory rental, alterations & cleaning. to be the first one to wear the particular dress, there will be a premium.. my friend paid an additional $350 for the shop to hold the dress until she wore it first. This boutique is a bit different from all the other Ktown dress rental shop
- everything is custom made by Mr Seo, even the samples you try on.
- you can build a dress from scratch, or even ask them to copy of a designer dress. my friend copied a top from here & bottom from there, and thought her dress was better than the original designer's
- you can choose to keep the dress, or return it. returning it= rental= save $$ & closet space, which i did & do not regret one bit!
- each dress can only be worn by 2 brides.. the silk is delicate & can not withstand another wear/ cleaning/ etc. after 2 weddings, these dresses become the sample you try on =)
- they have a lot more fittings (than other ktown shops) just to make sure the dress is perfect!!
- they have the poofiest petticoats, which are pretty comfy! hehe
- it's all quality & perfection. the material is top notch. they only use silk, tulle, & imported french lace
As for pricing, don't quote me on it since each dress is so different. However, here's my honest estimate.. $2000+ for a custom that you keep, & a little less if it's a rental (that you return). if you choose to rent a dress off the rack, it'll be $1200-1500. Also, if the dress has lace, add another $100-300 which depends on the amount of lace. again, the dress price will include the rental of your veil/ accessories/ jewel
Reviewed On 3/23/2012 by Diana M
Shin Bu is the place to go to get your wedding dress. You can either buy a new custom made dress from them or you could rent it. I had never heard of this until I had went to Hong Kong on business and found out everyone there does it because th...
ey do not have the room to store a wedding gown that you are never going to use after your wedding day. So when I got back to LA, I found a couple of places in Koreatown that rented wedding dresses. Shin Bu was the best. They used the best material (my dress was Italian silk organza) and would custom make your dress exactly to the way you wanted. It is a husband wife team. The husband is the dressmaker and the wife fits you. They are very accommodating and patient, listening to what you want and never seemed irritated at any change I suggested. I started off as a bride that wasn't exactly excited about any wedding dress in particular. They all seemed pretty enough. But when my dress was done, I was in love. I actually didn't want to give it back. Everyone at the wedding told me the dress was so pretty which is expected right? But one of the wait staff who is getting married actually came up to me and asked where I had gotten my dress and wanted to get my same dress. So I knew for sure the dress was as pretty as everyone else said. I would 100% recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding dress, especially if you want a custom made one for an affordable price and are cool with giving it back after. You will not be disappointed.
Reviewed On 5/05/2011 by Cindy K
AHHMAZING!!! I know so many brides that custom made their dream wedding dress from Shinbu. After my sister had her dress made at Shinbu, I knew there was no other place to go to! Just like wine gets finer with age, so does Shinbu's wedding dres...
s designer's skill. My custom made wedding dress was prettier than my sister's dress!
Wedding dress designer Ho Seok Seo works together with his wife and they are the cutest couple. They will work with you to find your perfect dress and will do everything possible to make sure the dress is just right! They even made more alterations the day before my wedding when I went to pick up my dress because I lost too much weight from my final fitting (three days prior). It's one of the perks of having your dress custom made!
Don't even bother wasting your time going to other places because once you go to Shinbu, you'll find your perfect dress! Shinbu has dresses for every budget. You can rent dresses off their rack or custom make a dress to rent or buy. Thank you Shinbu! I loved my dress!
Reviewed On 11/09/2010 by Cindy L
If you want your dream dress and its expensive like my monique lhuillier dream dress, retailing at $6,800 w/out alterations, Shin Bu is your solution. the designer, Mr. Keo, made my dress, veil and sash for $3,000 even. He also lends out his je...
welry so you don't have to waste your money buying them. He makes most dresses for around $2,000 but my dress had a full on lace top and 3/4 lace sleeves which he said was expensive and time consuming to make. Yes, custom-made dresses are very time consuming. Be ready for have a fitting every 3 weeks and then one month before the wedding, a fitting every week. IT'S SO WORTH IT!!!
If you're in the market to rent, they also rent out beautiful dresses but I don't know the price because I didn't ask and because they are all small dresses for tiny Korean girls :)
Reviewed On 5/10/2010 by Sheila A
I had my dress made, so the bridal salon was only where I had my bridesmaids purchase their dresses. My bridesmaids live all across the country, so it was convenient to have them go into the stores in the cities they live in. The prices are ver...
y reasonable for bridesmaids dresses & the styles change w/ the current styles.;Be specific about the color. For example, not all browns are created equal. If you have bridesmaids choose their own style dress as I did, just give your bridesmaids the restrictions. I.e. length of dress you prefer, or specific color (w/ an code or color name assigned by the store).
Reviewed On 6/09/2009 by new a
The owners were fun kind accomodating attentive helpful and very professional. They did everything they could to make sure we were completely satisfied. The service and merchandise was above and beyond expectation.