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    Nice Day for a White Wedding Dress

    By The Team at Janene’s Bridal Boutique–

    Janene’s Bridal Boutique was in the works even before it opened! Janene started sewing when she was 8 years old. By age 14, she was creating gowns for weddings, and has now been in the wedding industry for over 40 years, having worked at some of San Francisco’s finest bridal boutiques.

    To make her dream of opening her own bridal boutique a reality, her daughter Stephani quit her full-time job and helped her mother open the boutique of her dreams! After 8 years, this mother-daughter duo continues to help countless brides find their dream wedding gowns.

    We believe that finding your wedding gown shouldn’t be a ‘task’ and instead should be a memorable time. With so much experience in the wedding industry, we’ve gathered our top 5 tips for finding your dream dress and making the most out of your dress shopping:

    1. Have an open mind. However, bring pictures of dresses you like.
    2. Bring the right group. There is nothing worse than too many opinions.
    3. Know your budget and stick to it. Keep alterations in mind.
    4. Start dress shopping at least 8 months beforehand, although there are options for shorter time periods.
    5. Bring the right undergarments: a pair of nude undies and a strapless bra.

    By keeping these tips in mind while shopping for your wedding gown, you are sure to make the most out of this memorable experience. So, get out there and say, “Yes to the Dress” with ease!

    At Janene’s Bridal Boutique we are dedicated to helping you make your dream wedding a beautiful and memorable reality. We have a stunning collection of bridal gowns and also offer a full range of alterations, which are performed in house by Janene and our alterations team! You can contact us at 510-217-8076 or


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