In anticipation of the Marine Corps ball, I went to several bridal shops with hopes that I could find an elegant gown for the event. Since the Elizabeth of California was situated right down the street from my home, I decided to venture in one day after work. They had a lovely selection of evening wear, prom dresses and especially bridal gowns...breathtaking wedding gowns that made me want to get married again (I am definitely renewing my vows now!). The staff was extremely helpful and patient and very knowledgeable in dress design. I was extremely surprised. Because I was hoping to find the best deal, I drove into Stockton to the couple of bridal salons that were available (and then even headed to Dillards to check out their evening wear). I was unimpressed with the lack of customer service and the "too many" gowns on the racks...they were a mess! I ended up going back to the Elizabeth the next week and once again, their salespeople were so nice. It made my day to know that there is still good customer service out there. To any brides to be, mothers of the bride, girls looking for prom dresses: If you're near Lodi, it's worth heading to the Elizabeth...they have very good prices, a wonderful selection of gowns, but the best thing is that you're treated like a princess!