Here at Dare and Dazzle, we are driven by a dual mission:
To celebrate bold, strong women like you while also aiming to reduce the wedding industry’s carbon footprint, without compromising your bridal experience.
We’re a boutique for bold brides who care to look fabulous and hold fast to their values; a thoughtful fitting experience that prioritizes your style and smile: no detail overlooked as we dress up your Big Day.
With dresses named after independent, brilliant women like yourself, we are proud to be the premier boutique in the Bay Area offering jaw-dropping wedding dresses to rent or buy.
Stress less, get more with the dress you’ve been looking for here at Dare and Dazzle.
The Dare and Dazzle Difference
My dream dress became reality today. The dress [Audrey] was everything I ever wanted. THIS is the Bridal Shop I hands down recommended to every Bride!
... Such a great experience working with @dareanddazzle, not to mention the store is super cute!
Meet Our Co-Founders
Hien attended University of California, Davis where she graduated with a degree in Psychology and Economics.
With a background in market research / consumer behavior and sales and operations for Bay Area startups, Hien brings a passion for customer-first service to Dare and Dazzle.
Mandy attended Brown University and New York University School of Law. With over 20 years of corporate legal experience with public and private companies, venture funds, and entrepreneurs in her own practice and at Gunderson Dettmer and Shearman & Sterling, it is Mandy’s rigor for better business practices for the customer that elevates Dare and Dazzle.
Our Founders’ Story
Wedding planning can be overwhelming — especially when looking for a dress that brings out your best without breaking the bank.
As past brides ourselves, we (unfortunately) remember the planning process all too well: having to nip, tuck, and cut the things we really wanted just to appease everyone else involved.
For me (Hien) that meant spending extra, unexpectedly, on a second dress for a traditional Vietnamese wedding my parents wanted FOR me. With my budget and the burden of storing a second dress in mind, I looked everywhere hoping to rent.
To my dismay, no rental options were available at the time.
This is why we founded Dare and Dazzle: to enable one-of-a-kind brides like you to plan the day you deserve, without compromise.
Because as tradition fades and makes way for unapologetic brides like YOU to shine (well, and your partner 😉), you deserve a wedding dress, AND fitting process, that puts your needs, dreams, and values first.
So whether you’re planning a big bash or an intimate elopement, our team is here to make sure you look fabulous AND feel great before and on your wedding day.
Reserve your appointment and come experience the Dare and Dazzle Difference for yourself. We look forward to serving you soon!