Short Wedding Dresses

You’re a unique bride, so why should you have to settle for a generic dress? Jana Ana Couture offers custom short wedding dresses in the San Diego area and beyond so you don’t have to compromise. If you’re a bold bride that is opting for a shorter dress, you might find that your options are much more limited when compared to shopping for a long gown. Thankfully, at Jana Ana Couture, you are at the center of the design process so we can create the dress you’ve been dreaming of.


Short wedding dresses are a non-traditional yet fearless choice for the modern bride. Let’s admit it, long wedding dresses are not practical. Once you try stepping into a car or, god forbid, use the restroom, you will know the true pain of wearing a long wedding dress. For the more adventurous bride, a short wedding dress may be the perfect choice to ensure that you truly enjoy your special day!


If you are an independent bride that wants to freely roam to and from the wedding venue, use the restroom, and dance the night away all on your own, a short wedding dress is the answer you didn’t know you were looking for. Not only will you stand out from crowd, you can also show off your legs and your wedding footwear.

Short wedding dresses can be casual, edgy, and everything in between. It’s a smart choice to take on a destination wedding and for the resourceful bride who can find a way to fashion the dress to fit other occasions. Follow in the footsteps of fashion icons like Cindy Crawford, Audrey Hepburn, and Natalie Portman who all wore short wedding dresses.


Perfect for the San Diego heat or perhaps a beach in Maui, short wedding dresses are here to stay.

What You Want to Know
To Make Your Experience at Jana Ann Bridal Go Seamless

Your 60 to 90 minute shopping experience at Jana Ann will be hosted by a bridal stylist that will be dedicated solely to you and your bridal party. Your time with your stylist will include an initial consultation, chilled waters for everyone, and a designated try-on platform for you to show off your dress options to your bridal party. Your stylist will even pull veils and accessories to help you complete your look!

Scheduling an appointment at Jana Ann Couture is easily achieved in several different ways. We can be reached by phone at (619) 649‑2439. If a stylist is unable to answer the phone, then please feel free to leave a message and someone will return your call within 24 to 48 hours. We can be reached by email at or you can schedule an appointment directly on our website,


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Though there are several things that brides can do to prepare themselves for a bridal appointment, which could be anything from wearing nude underwear to having any shapewear with them that they may intend to wear on the wedding day, to having their wedding shoes or having their hair and makeup similar to their wedding day look, none of these are absolutely necessary. The best thing any bride can do to prepare for their bridal appointment is to arrive about 5 to 10 minutes before their appointment time. This will allow the bride the ability to find parking and calmly locate the showroom. A rushed bride is a stressed bride, and that can make it hard to enjoy the experience.

Our dresses in our showroom can range from $800 to $3,500.

Typically, here at Jana Ann Couture, we sell our dresses as ready-to-purchase, meaning that they are available directly off-the-rack. However, the option to special order a gown in a standard size or to order a custom gown is available as well. Your bridal stylist can discuss with you which option is best based off of your budget and timeline.

As previously mentioned, the bulk of our dresses are available to purchase directly off-the-rack. This means that when you find the one, and say yes, your dress goes home with you that same day! If you are on a payment plan, going with custom sizing, or going fully custom, someone from the team will contact you when it is time to schedule pickup for your dress.

The alterations process can be an involved process, usually ranging from 2 to 4 fittings. So, for our in-town brides, we offer in-house alterations, which are always a separate cost from the dress. We like to be able to offer this to alleviate some of the stress of looking for a reliable and reputable seamstress, but our brides are always welcome to take their dress to whomever they feel most comfortable working with.

Though we do not offer gown cleaning and preservation, we can always help point you in the direction of a few places that do!