About Once Gown Event 

Once Gown Event is an intimate bridal show where brides-to-be can shop for the dress of their dreams at great discounts, meet amazing local vendors, and score some great deals for their big day! We are passionate about helping brides-to-be make their dreams come true without breaking the bank. Currently serving the San Diego and Los Angeles areas. 

meet the Owner | Katie Mason

Thanks for stopping by! Before becoming the owner of Once Gown Event, I was what I like to call a serial bridesmaid, having stood by seven of my closest friends/family for their big day. Yes, seven weddings (eight including my own) all in the span of three years. Along with the joy and excitement of each wedding, I was also struck by how much pressure was involved: pressure to have the perfect food, perfect decor, perfect dress, perfect wedding - all coming with a high price tag. Did you know that the average wedding in the U.S. costs $32,000? There seems to be this narrative around weddings that we should spend all we can for our dream wedding - even if it means going into debt. I believe that every bride should feel her most beautiful, no matter what her budget. Once Gown Event was created to help brides find THE DRESS, all while saving money for the future. We even give a portion of dress and ticket sales to our non-profit partner; so when you shop with us you are giving back to a community in need. 

I currently reside in Los Angeles with my amazing & supportive husband Drew. I am an admitted coffee addict, aspiring DIY guru, lover of french bull dogs and follower of Jesus. Head over to the contact page if you are interested in collaborating or just to say Hi, I would love to hear from you!  


how to get involved: 

BUY: Brides-to-be will have an opportunity to find their perfect wedding gown at prices that won’t break the bank. Shop hundreds of designer sample gowns, vintage and more! We have also invited some of our favorite local vendors to be a part of this fabulous event for you to preview! 

BECOME A VENDOR: Vendors are invited to showcase their work at Once Gown Event and meet potential clients. We are committed to not having competing vendors in the same field at each event so your work will get a lot of love. It’s also a great opportunity to meet and network with other wedding professionals in your area. Contact us to get involved!