(Closed) Calling out to fellow brides/ brides to be in San Francisco! HELPPP!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@miss toi:  I’m not aware of any “bridal district”, though I did see quite a lot of wedding shops around the Flower Mart area which is on Brannan St, between 5th and 6th ave., but that was a long time ago since I’ve been there.

The best bridal shop I found was not even in San Fran but in Concord, maybe 30 minute drive from San Fran, it is called Gesinee’s Bridal http://www.gesineesbridal.com/

They had the most dresses I’ve ever seen in a store, it was like one stop shopping from shoes, veil, dress accessories, MOB and BM dresses as well.

Good luck.

Post # 4
265 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I almost bought a dress at Glamour Closet. High-end dresses, low prices. It’s small and crowded, but worth a stop if you’re in the city. There are a couple of shops in the Marina, and some others in the Financial District.


Post # 5
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Unfortunately there isn’t really a bridal ‘street’ so to speak, but I can recommend the following within San Francisco city proper:

1. Bridal Galleria- lots of choices/designers
2. Novella Bridal- good choices too, lost of high end/uncommon designers
3. Glamour Closet- sells sample dresses at cheaper prices

I would call first and ask specifically if they have the styles/brands you have in mind to save time.

Post # 6
11177 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I did my shopping both in the city (SF) and in the surrounding area. I found prices to be slightly better depending on the designer outside of the city itself and ended up buying my dress in the North Bay.

Maggie Sottero supposedly price locks their dresses and every location SHOULD charge the same amount however during my search I found that this was not always the case. There were some locations that charged a few hundred dollars less for some reason.

If you do shop within the city the three recommended by @bellaingenue are great.

Post # 8
76 posts
Worker bee

@miss toi:  My daughter (a bride-to-be) and I went wedding dress shopping in San Francisco two weeks ago. Out of the 10 salons we’ve visited (so far), Janene’s Bridal in Alameda was the best experience and had the best selection. And they carry Maggie Sottero. Janene’s isn’t in SF, but it’s a pretty easy trip from there to Alameda by car or bus (I lived in Alameda and commuted daily to SF for many years).

Which Maggie Sottero are you interested in?

Post # 10
76 posts
Worker bee

@miss toi:  That’s a beautiful dress. Best of luck in your gown shopping!

P.S. I forgot to add earlier that both Novella Bridal in SF and Janene’s Bridal Boutique allowed us to take photos. We’ve found that very helpful in deciding what really looked good or not once we’ve gotten home.

Post # 13
76 posts
Worker bee

@miss toi:  That’s so wonderful! I’m glad to hear that you found a gown that you love. It sounds like it can be easily altered once you get it home. Please post photos of you wearing your gown when you can. We love photos!

And have a great time in San Francisco, it’s such a special place.

Post # 15
76 posts
Worker bee

@miss toi:  Oh how pretty! That’s a beautiful dress, I love the draping of the skirt and the light blush color. That’s the color that my daughter wants for her gown. And it doesn’t look like it’ll need much more work than taking in at the bodice seams. You’re going to look so amazing on your wedding day. Congratulations on finding such a great gown!

Post # 16
8 posts

We love photos!

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