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Bridal Galleria

San Francisco , CA
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3 EMBARCADERO CTR, LOBBY LEVEL
San Francisco, CA 94111 US (map)

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415-362-2277

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ABOUT US

Bridal Galleria, since 1985, is widely considered by the industry as the West Coasts leading couture bridal salon. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, Bridal... Read more
Bridal Galleria, since 1985, is widely considered by the industry as the West Coast’s leading couture bridal salon. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, Bridal Galleria features Northern California’s most extensive collection of exclusive designers. Bridal Galleria is the only store in California that represents all 3 collections of Vera Wang (Opening Price Point, Collection, and Luxe), both collections of Monique Lhuillier (Bridal and Platinum), as well as Monique Lhuillier for Bridal Galleria exclusive styles, Lazaro, Romona Keveza, Rivini, and many more.

Adjacent to the bridal salon is Black Tie Tuxedos and Formalwear, home of San Francisco’s best selection of luxury menswear labels featuring Valentino, Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Joseph Abboud, and many more. Black Tie specializes in tuxedo rentals and retail sales for weddings and formal events. Our formalwear stylists are here to help you create the perfect elegant look for the groom.

We invite you to visit us at San Francisco’s largest and most comprehensive salon for the discerning bride and groom. Read less
Dress & Attire

INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Groom, Groomsmen
What accessories do you provide?
Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Veils

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Shonna was amazing to work with! I had a wonderful experience working with her!
Shonna was amazing to work with! I had a wonderful experience working with her!
Shonna was amazing to work with! I had a wonderful experience working with her! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
I found my wedding dress here at a trunk show - everyone was very professional, nice, and courteous without being pushy, and very responsive to my questions. My dress arrived about a week or 2 early, which was nice because it was already on a tight schedule. I would just advise to ask for the price of the fitting costs when you go in for the first fitting in the beginning of your session, as that was higher than I expected. The store was small but beautiful dresses and you receive a very personal experience. Overall, I really liked them!
I found my wedding dress here at a trunk show - everyone was very professional, nice, and courteous without being pushy, Read more...
I found my wedding dress here at a trunk show - everyone was very professional, nice, and courteous without being pushy, and very responsive to my questions. My dress arrived about a week or 2 early, which was nice because it was already on a tight schedule. I would just advise to ask for the price of the fitting costs when you go in for the first fitting in the beginning of your session, as that was higher than I expected. The store was small but beautiful dresses and you receive a very personal experience. Overall, I really liked them! Read less
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Private User B
Wedding:
4/4/2015
5.0/5.0
I Loved my experience here. The staff was awesome, friendly, honest, and had such a great attitude. The salon is so peaceful and designed beautifully! I Loved working with Grace, Jean, and Kim they helped me so much in this amazing exciting time of my life!! I appreciate there hard work and exceeding my expectation!! Any changes I wanted didn't seem to be a problem but rather accommodated and I honestly LOVED that because at the end of the day I would hate to work with harsh and strong personalities rather than with people who are genuine, kind, great hearted and honest ! I also added to the dress with my personal touch and it enhanced the my look that was important and they made it happen! My Berta dress was STUNNING !!!!!

Thank you !!
I Loved my experience here. The staff was awesome, friendly, honest, and had such a great attitude. The salon is so Read more...
I Loved my experience here. The staff was awesome, friendly, honest, and had such a great attitude. The salon is so peaceful and designed beautifully! I Loved working with Grace, Jean, and Kim they helped me so much in this amazing exciting time of my life!! I appreciate there hard work and exceeding my expectation!! Any changes I wanted didn't seem to be a problem but rather accommodated and I honestly LOVED that because at the end of the day I would hate to work with harsh and strong personalities rather than with people who are genuine, kind, great hearted and honest ! I also added to the dress with my personal touch and it enhanced the my look that was important and they made it happen! My Berta dress was STUNNING !!!!!

Thank you !! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Bridal Galleria is the best bridal store by far! All of the people that work there are so friendly and helpful. Last week I walked in without an appointment and was able to try on my dress and sample tons of jewelry and sashes. They are always honest about what looks best without just trying to make money. They would rather tell me something doesn't look good then make commission on sales. The women are so sweet and I can talk to them about anything. Every experience at the store is positive and fun. Also the quality of their dresses and accessories are the best! I would highly recommend this store to anyone! :)
Bridal Galleria is the best bridal store by far! All of the people that work there are so friendly and helpful. Last week Read more...
Bridal Galleria is the best bridal store by far! All of the people that work there are so friendly and helpful. Last week I walked in without an appointment and was able to try on my dress and sample tons of jewelry and sashes. They are always honest about what looks best without just trying to make money. They would rather tell me something doesn't look good then make commission on sales. The women are so sweet and I can talk to them about anything. Every experience at the store is positive and fun. Also the quality of their dresses and accessories are the best! I would highly recommend this store to anyone! :) Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
6/7/2014
3.7/5.0
Overall, I'm glad I went here. I found the perfect dress for me and my consultant was great.

Pros: Lots of choices! Consultants were all very friendly and helpful; they were happy to pull additional dresses and they were OK when I saw something and didn't even want to try it on. They had evening appointment times, which made it easy to get fittings after work rather than taking time off to do that.

Cons: Choices are all in the back for employees only, so you never get to see all your options, just what your consultant pulls (maybe that's a pro for some). I also had a different consultant every time I went there (4 times), which was frustrating since no one was there for conversations I'd had on my previous visit. Alterations were also a little frustrating - they kept trying to talk me out of what I wanted (I bought a ballgown but wanted to make it MUCH less poofy; if my consultant had been there when I went back for alterations, perhaps that would have helped). They altered my dress differently than we had discussed and tried to tell me I was wrong when I tried it on and wasn't happy. I cried a little, then they fixed it.
Overall, I'm glad I went here. I found the perfect dress for me and my consultant was great.

Pros: Lots of Read more...
Overall, I'm glad I went here. I found the perfect dress for me and my consultant was great.

Pros: Lots of choices! Consultants were all very friendly and helpful; they were happy to pull additional dresses and they were OK when I saw something and didn't even want to try it on. They had evening appointment times, which made it easy to get fittings after work rather than taking time off to do that.

Cons: Choices are all in the back for employees only, so you never get to see all your options, just what your consultant pulls (maybe that's a pro for some). I also had a different consultant every time I went there (4 times), which was frustrating since no one was there for conversations I'd had on my previous visit. Alterations were also a little frustrating - they kept trying to talk me out of what I wanted (I bought a ballgown but wanted to make it MUCH less poofy; if my consultant had been there when I went back for alterations, perhaps that would have helped). They altered my dress differently than we had discussed and tried to tell me I was wrong when I tried it on and wasn't happy. I cried a little, then they fixed it. Read less
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Anne
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
THE place to go for your gown because of their huge selection of unique and timeless gowns, friendly and knowledgeable consultants and flexible scheduling. I loved my experience... And so appreciative of their patient approach when I held off on buying after my first visit. Can't wait for my fittings.
THE place to go for your gown because of their huge selection of unique and timeless gowns, friendly and knowledgeable Read more...
THE place to go for your gown because of their huge selection of unique and timeless gowns, friendly and knowledgeable consultants and flexible scheduling. I loved my experience... And so appreciative of their patient approach when I held off on buying after my first visit. Can't wait for my fittings. Read less
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Mariya
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I purchased a sample sale gown from Bridal Galleria. I had an absolutely amazing experience. I came into the store looking to try on dresses, some of which were for the next day's sample sale, some weren't. The woman who assisted me helped me try on a million dresses, but I kept coming back to one Monique Lhullier (which was not part of the sample sale). I was very close to buying a Vera Wang gown that was on sale, but she could tell that I did not love it as much as the Monique. She called the owner and they sold me the sample dress for half off. The dress was amazing and the service was incredible!
I purchased a sample sale gown from Bridal Galleria. I had an absolutely amazing experience. I came into the store looking Read more...
I purchased a sample sale gown from Bridal Galleria. I had an absolutely amazing experience. I came into the store looking to try on dresses, some of which were for the next day's sample sale, some weren't. The woman who assisted me helped me try on a million dresses, but I kept coming back to one Monique Lhullier (which was not part of the sample sale). I was very close to buying a Vera Wang gown that was on sale, but she could tell that I did not love it as much as the Monique. She called the owner and they sold me the sample dress for half off. The dress was amazing and the service was incredible! Read less
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Roseanna
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I came in on a busy Saturday with two girlfriends and had Anne Marie as my consultant. Despite my lack of info or opinions going into the process, Anne Marie was patient, funny, and knowledgeable about the dresses in the store. She let my friends and me be part of the process with picking a few dresses from the floor to try on, which then gave her an idea of what to look for in the back stock room.

After showing her a photo of the one dress that had caught my eye, Anne Marie found a dress (within my budget) with a similar look that was even better than the one I had seen in the magazine. Even though I ended up trying on other dresses at the store (as well as at a few other stores), I kept coming back to that one dress until I finally admitted that was the right gown. The purchasing process was straightforward and easy.

The alterations process was also great. I'm short with a petite frame, so there was quite a bit that had to get taken off the dress in order to fit correctly. The alterations department was so detail-oriented -- they literally would lay on the floor to watch me walk in order to confirm that the hem was indeed straight and at the correct length. They also came up with the idea of adding velcro to the inside of the dress and my bustier in order to keep the dress up and smooth through out the night - fantastic idea since it kept me from having to hike up the dress during the night. The seamstresses seem talented and creative.
I came in on a busy Saturday with two girlfriends and had Anne Marie as my consultant. Despite my lack of info or opinions Read more...
I came in on a busy Saturday with two girlfriends and had Anne Marie as my consultant. Despite my lack of info or opinions going into the process, Anne Marie was patient, funny, and knowledgeable about the dresses in the store. She let my friends and me be part of the process with picking a few dresses from the floor to try on, which then gave her an idea of what to look for in the back stock room.

After showing her a photo of the one dress that had caught my eye, Anne Marie found a dress (within my budget) with a similar look that was even better than the one I had seen in the magazine. Even though I ended up trying on other dresses at the store (as well as at a few other stores), I kept coming back to that one dress until I finally admitted that was the right gown. The purchasing process was straightforward and easy.

The alterations process was also great. I'm short with a petite frame, so there was quite a bit that had to get taken off the dress in order to fit correctly. The alterations department was so detail-oriented -- they literally would lay on the floor to watch me walk in order to confirm that the hem was indeed straight and at the correct length. They also came up with the idea of adding velcro to the inside of the dress and my bustier in order to keep the dress up and smooth through out the night - fantastic idea since it kept me from having to hike up the dress during the night. The seamstresses seem talented and creative. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
I had a fantastic experience purchasing my wedding gown from Bridal Galleria. I was paired with Kate as my bridal consultant, who was warm, fun and a total joy to work with. I looked forward to each fitting to see Kate as well as my gown! Had it not been for Kate, I wouldn't have tried on/seen the gown I ultimately went with, because it was in the back room (they only have a selection of gowns on display). After choosing some gowns that I liked and giving her a budget, she came back with the perfect gown for me. They also did the alterations in house, which turned out great and made the process really easy.
I had a fantastic experience purchasing my wedding gown from Bridal Galleria. I was paired with Kate as my bridal Read more...
I had a fantastic experience purchasing my wedding gown from Bridal Galleria. I was paired with Kate as my bridal consultant, who was warm, fun and a total joy to work with. I looked forward to each fitting to see Kate as well as my gown! Had it not been for Kate, I wouldn't have tried on/seen the gown I ultimately went with, because it was in the back room (they only have a selection of gowns on display). After choosing some gowns that I liked and giving her a budget, she came back with the perfect gown for me. They also did the alterations in house, which turned out great and made the process really easy. Read less
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joe
Wedding:
12/11/2010
4.0/5.0
I came with my FI here to see some of the dresses and offer my "opinions" which I'm sure were *carefully* taken into consideration by her. It was a preliminary trip (one of many she would take) so we figured it would be ok if I saw her in the dresses since she probably wouldn't pick them anyway. A lady named Jean helped her try on dresses. I thought she was really nice and gave good advice (but what do I know?). My only complaint is that the rooms are kind of cramped.
I came with my FI here to see some of the dresses and offer my "opinions" which I'm sure were *carefully* taken into Read more...
I came with my FI here to see some of the dresses and offer my "opinions" which I'm sure were *carefully* taken into consideration by her. It was a preliminary trip (one of many she would take) so we figured it would be ok if I saw her in the dresses since she probably wouldn't pick them anyway. A lady named Jean helped her try on dresses. I thought she was really nice and gave good advice (but what do I know?). My only complaint is that the rooms are kind of cramped. Read less
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kathy
Wedding:
9/22/2010
4.0/5.0
I only went here once, and it was for a Monique trunk show. I thought everyone was nice and honest. I don't know if their normal dresses are worth checking out if you have higher end taste.
I only went here once, and it was for a Monique trunk show. I thought everyone was nice and honest. I don't know if their Read more...
I only went here once, and it was for a Monique trunk show. I thought everyone was nice and honest. I don't know if their normal dresses are worth checking out if you have higher end taste. Read less
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ckqp
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
I just got my dress today and I have to say that my whole experience with Bridal Galleria has been great! 100% is due to Hailey who is the sweetest, most helpful consultant ever. I loved that it felt like I just had another, very experienced, friend there helping me out to find my wedding dress. That was Hailey. I even went in a second time (surprise drop in) because I thought I had made a mistake picking out my dress a month later and she was really helpful and took care of me and yes, I did end up with my original dress which I love now. The dresses that the Bridal Galleria carry are all in excellent taste - which reflects in some of the prices too. But they do have a good range in prices because I tried on some that were half the cost of my current dress and some that were over twice as much as my dress. They also just renovated the front room and it's beautiful. Now you can browse through all the dresses they carry and the place is so well lighted, it looks like all the dresses are glowing. They are located in the Embarcadero Center and parking can be tough but just park in the garage and the store will validate your ticket, so free parking.
I just got my dress today and I have to say that my whole experience with Bridal Galleria has been great! 100% is due to Read more...
I just got my dress today and I have to say that my whole experience with Bridal Galleria has been great! 100% is due to Hailey who is the sweetest, most helpful consultant ever. I loved that it felt like I just had another, very experienced, friend there helping me out to find my wedding dress. That was Hailey. I even went in a second time (surprise drop in) because I thought I had made a mistake picking out my dress a month later and she was really helpful and took care of me and yes, I did end up with my original dress which I love now. The dresses that the Bridal Galleria carry are all in excellent taste - which reflects in some of the prices too. But they do have a good range in prices because I tried on some that were half the cost of my current dress and some that were over twice as much as my dress. They also just renovated the front room and it's beautiful. Now you can browse through all the dresses they carry and the place is so well lighted, it looks like all the dresses are glowing. They are located in the Embarcadero Center and parking can be tough but just park in the garage and the store will validate your ticket, so free parking. Read less
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ange.n.steve
Wedding:
9/19/2009
4.0/5.0
Kim S is awesome - honest, professional and responsive to my needs. It was unfortunate that the dress that I tried on, a Lazaro number with a heap of beading enough to sink a ship, didn't quite work out. Nonetheless, she continued to be patient with me, upfront in explaining all the costs that would've been otherwise 'hidden' (watch out for this cost called 'hollow to hem' - I never knew the term existed until yesterday), and, that word again, professional. Overall, a pleasing experience. I would definitely recommend Kim - she's a rare find!
Kim S is awesome - honest, professional and responsive to my needs. It was unfortunate that the dress that I tried on, a Read more...
Kim S is awesome - honest, professional and responsive to my needs. It was unfortunate that the dress that I tried on, a Lazaro number with a heap of beading enough to sink a ship, didn't quite work out. Nonetheless, she continued to be patient with me, upfront in explaining all the costs that would've been otherwise 'hidden' (watch out for this cost called 'hollow to hem' - I never knew the term existed until yesterday), and, that word again, professional. Overall, a pleasing experience. I would definitely recommend Kim - she's a rare find! Read less
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Mrs.Natalie.Sudia
Wedding:
7/31/2009
5.0/5.0
I did not purchase my gown from Bridal Galleria in the end (I just couldn't make it fit my budget, sadly), but I had a wonderful experience while I was there- including my first "I'm a Bride!" moment! My bridal consultant was Lana, and she was incredibly helpful. I explained the style I was looking for, and she brought me a variety of incredibly beautiful gowns, and indeed had I had the budget, the Vera Wang that could have been "the one." Trying on that gown really made me realize that I was about to be a BRIDE! Lana helped me figure out different veil styles I liked, and she even e-mailed me some helpful images to go along with the look I wanted, even once I regretfully informed her that I could not afford my dream gown. I am eternally grateful for all of the help I received at Bridal Galleria.
I did not purchase my gown from Bridal Galleria in the end (I just couldn't make it fit my budget, sadly), but I had a Read more...
I did not purchase my gown from Bridal Galleria in the end (I just couldn't make it fit my budget, sadly), but I had a wonderful experience while I was there- including my first "I'm a Bride!" moment! My bridal consultant was Lana, and she was incredibly helpful. I explained the style I was looking for, and she brought me a variety of incredibly beautiful gowns, and indeed had I had the budget, the Vera Wang that could have been "the one." Trying on that gown really made me realize that I was about to be a BRIDE! Lana helped me figure out different veil styles I liked, and she even e-mailed me some helpful images to go along with the look I wanted, even once I regretfully informed her that I could not afford my dream gown. I am eternally grateful for all of the help I received at Bridal Galleria. Read less
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Justwantmycake
Wedding:
7/4/2009
4.0/5.0
3 stars for the place but 5 stars for Shoanna (if I spelled correctly). This is one of the places that the dresses are in the back (other than what they are promoting which is just two small racks). The consultant will bring in the dresses for you. Shoanna was very helpful, knowledgeble and patient with me. She really know what works for my body type and made very good recommendations. Unfortunately, there were just too much time wasted on waiting for her to go out to get the dresses. They bring in one or two dresses at a time. Trying on dresses was tiring for me already.. with the waiting time, it just wore me out.
3 stars for the place but 5 stars for Shoanna (if I spelled correctly). This is one of the places that the dresses are in Read more...
3 stars for the place but 5 stars for Shoanna (if I spelled correctly). This is one of the places that the dresses are in the back (other than what they are promoting which is just two small racks). The consultant will bring in the dresses for you. Shoanna was very helpful, knowledgeble and patient with me. She really know what works for my body type and made very good recommendations. Unfortunately, there were just too much time wasted on waiting for her to go out to get the dresses. They bring in one or two dresses at a time. Trying on dresses was tiring for me already.. with the waiting time, it just wore me out. Read less
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gmcksbride
Wedding:
9/13/2008
5.0/5.0
I bought my dress and veil from Bridal Galleria, and they are doing my alterations as well. I originally went during a Monique Lhuillier trunk show by mistake. Jean worked with us and was so nice. We saw lots of other dresses, not just the Monique Lhuillier dresses. She worked within our budget (which trust me, is on the lower end of some of the gowns there), and I never felt pressured. I didn't end up buying a dress that day. I went back to Bridal Galleria three times after that, each time Pascale helped me. She is fantastic as well -- super patient, and really nice. I went to all the regular places in SF to try on dresses, and had the best service and found the best selection at Bridal Galleria. I ended up getting my dress here. Going for the 2nd fitting in a couple of weeks! Hayley helped me at my 1st fitting and also helped with my veil purchase. She's fantastic as well!!
I bought my dress and veil from Bridal Galleria, and they are doing my alterations as well. I originally went during a Read more...
I bought my dress and veil from Bridal Galleria, and they are doing my alterations as well. I originally went during a Monique Lhuillier trunk show by mistake. Jean worked with us and was so nice. We saw lots of other dresses, not just the Monique Lhuillier dresses. She worked within our budget (which trust me, is on the lower end of some of the gowns there), and I never felt pressured. I didn't end up buying a dress that day. I went back to Bridal Galleria three times after that, each time Pascale helped me. She is fantastic as well -- super patient, and really nice. I went to all the regular places in SF to try on dresses, and had the best service and found the best selection at Bridal Galleria. I ended up getting my dress here. Going for the 2nd fitting in a couple of weeks! Hayley helped me at my 1st fitting and also helped with my veil purchase. She's fantastic as well!! Read less
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jana
Wedding:
8/11/2008
5.0/5.0
I came here for a Monique Lhuillier trunk show several months ago and was able to try on many beautiful gowns by ML and Vera Wang as well. Hailey was incredibly friendly, honest, and helpful. I couldn't have asked for a better consultant to work with. I was initially reluctant to come to this bridal store after reading some of the reviews on Yelp but my experience turned out to be very positive.
I came here for a Monique Lhuillier trunk show several months ago and was able to try on many beautiful gowns by ML and Read more...
I came here for a Monique Lhuillier trunk show several months ago and was able to try on many beautiful gowns by ML and Vera Wang as well. Hailey was incredibly friendly, honest, and helpful. I couldn't have asked for a better consultant to work with. I was initially reluctant to come to this bridal store after reading some of the reviews on Yelp but my experience turned out to be very positive. Read less
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smilkova
Wedding:
5/31/2008
1.0/5.0
I went to Bridal Galleria in the middle of September, more than eight months before my wedding. I was helped by Haily, who, as soon as she found out my budget (around $3000), expressed surprise that I was considering ordering my gown with them. Haily continued to treat me in a condescending way, as if my gown budget placed me immediately in a position below hers. I was interested in a particular dress by Alvina Valenta, which miraculously fit exactly within my budget, but Haily kept insisting I try on dresses that cost double my budget. I must admit though, she listened well to what I described to her as my style and brought dresses that I really liked. However, my overall experience was unpleasant - I was made to feel unworthy of the Bridal Galleria's lofty and wealthy clientele. Haily tried to convince me that I am running really late in ordering my gown. This was one of the first places I had visited, so I asked how ordering and alterations work, and all she said was, "ordering a gown is like buying a car, or a house - you sign a contract." In short, I was very disappointed by the service and attitude. Although the Alvina Valenta dress was the one I wanted to get, I refused to order it through the Bridal Galleria. I ordered it at the Unique Bride in Burlingame, where Mary's service made all the difference!
I went to Bridal Galleria in the middle of September, more than eight months before my wedding. I was helped by Haily, Read more...
I went to Bridal Galleria in the middle of September, more than eight months before my wedding. I was helped by Haily, who, as soon as she found out my budget (around $3000), expressed surprise that I was considering ordering my gown with them. Haily continued to treat me in a condescending way, as if my gown budget placed me immediately in a position below hers. I was interested in a particular dress by Alvina Valenta, which miraculously fit exactly within my budget, but Haily kept insisting I try on dresses that cost double my budget. I must admit though, she listened well to what I described to her as my style and brought dresses that I really liked. However, my overall experience was unpleasant - I was made to feel unworthy of the Bridal Galleria's lofty and wealthy clientele. Haily tried to convince me that I am running really late in ordering my gown. This was one of the first places I had visited, so I asked how ordering and alterations work, and all she said was, "ordering a gown is like buying a car, or a house - you sign a contract." In short, I was very disappointed by the service and attitude. Although the Alvina Valenta dress was the one I wanted to get, I refused to order it through the Bridal Galleria. I ordered it at the Unique Bride in Burlingame, where Mary's service made all the difference! Read less
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*Wil*
Wedding:
3/25/2008
5.0/5.0
Wedding Dress Review: I was very hesitant about going here initially based on some bad reviews. This was the 4th bridal salon I visited and have loved every minute of my experience/experiences. Kim is my rock star. I would not have found my dress had she not recommended that I try it on. She also isn't fake and gives you constructive advice on the dresses. I really hate when bridal associates blow a bunch of smoke up your butt instead of being helpful. I went here for the Lazaro trunk show. I went alone, which made it very hard. They are open on Sundays when they have trunk shows so luckily I brought my mom back the next day and we purchased the dress. They were very patient with me as my mom made me try on the dress 4 or 5 times. They even took pictures and emailed them to me since I didn't have a camera. I had a mixed experience once my dress came in. Kim was again awesome, but another girl who helped me almost let me leave with my custom hem dress being too long. Thankfully, I went back and Kim corrected the situation. My dress was sent back to Lazaro and was completely remade. I did all my alterations through Bridal Galleria as well. I must say Carmen is amazing. We tweaked the dress 4 times to get it just right. She even adjusted the length on the sides of my dress, which involved moving up the trim and adjusting all of the embroidery. I agree the service can be hit or miss, but if you work with Kim you are guaranteed a great experience. Other notes: They carry most of the top designers and are consistently having trunk shows. I highly recommend frequenting their website for upcoming shows. They also validate which is always a God sent! Bridesmaids Dress Review: They really don't have the biggest selection. They do carry several designers, but I don't feel this is your strong point.
Wedding Dress Review: I was very hesitant about going here initially based on some bad reviews. This was the 4th bridal Read more...
Wedding Dress Review: I was very hesitant about going here initially based on some bad reviews. This was the 4th bridal salon I visited and have loved every minute of my experience/experiences. Kim is my rock star. I would not have found my dress had she not recommended that I try it on. She also isn't fake and gives you constructive advice on the dresses. I really hate when bridal associates blow a bunch of smoke up your butt instead of being helpful. I went here for the Lazaro trunk show. I went alone, which made it very hard. They are open on Sundays when they have trunk shows so luckily I brought my mom back the next day and we purchased the dress. They were very patient with me as my mom made me try on the dress 4 or 5 times. They even took pictures and emailed them to me since I didn't have a camera. I had a mixed experience once my dress came in. Kim was again awesome, but another girl who helped me almost let me leave with my custom hem dress being too long. Thankfully, I went back and Kim corrected the situation. My dress was sent back to Lazaro and was completely remade. I did all my alterations through Bridal Galleria as well. I must say Carmen is amazing. We tweaked the dress 4 times to get it just right. She even adjusted the length on the sides of my dress, which involved moving up the trim and adjusting all of the embroidery. I agree the service can be hit or miss, but if you work with Kim you are guaranteed a great experience. Other notes: They carry most of the top designers and are consistently having trunk shows. I highly recommend frequenting their website for upcoming shows. They also validate which is always a God sent! Bridesmaids Dress Review: They really don't have the biggest selection. They do carry several designers, but I don't feel this is your strong point. Read less
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margaret
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
I worked mainly with Jean who was super sweet and very helpful when picking out dresses. I went here three times, once for the normal dresses, and a second and third time for a Monique Lhuillier trunk show. If you buy your wedding dress on your first visit, you get a free tuxedo! The normal try-on with Jean was not the most pleasant dress shopping experience. She was very sweet, though there was a lot of time spent inbetween dresses and I was waiting around. I didn't like how I wasn't able to see what dresses they had to offer. The Monique Lhuillier trunk show was a much nicer experience. All the dresses were laid out and I was able to browse and select the ones I wanted to try on. Jean and the Monique representative were very helpful in figuring out what I like and what looks good. I have heard that the service is hit or miss, but I had a wonderful experience with Jean and everything in my dress order went smoothly. 5 stars for Jean 5 stars for Monique trunk show 5 stars for the overall experience
I worked mainly with Jean who was super sweet and very helpful when picking out dresses. I went here three times, once for Read more...
I worked mainly with Jean who was super sweet and very helpful when picking out dresses. I went here three times, once for the normal dresses, and a second and third time for a Monique Lhuillier trunk show. If you buy your wedding dress on your first visit, you get a free tuxedo! The normal try-on with Jean was not the most pleasant dress shopping experience. She was very sweet, though there was a lot of time spent inbetween dresses and I was waiting around. I didn't like how I wasn't able to see what dresses they had to offer. The Monique Lhuillier trunk show was a much nicer experience. All the dresses were laid out and I was able to browse and select the ones I wanted to try on. Jean and the Monique representative were very helpful in figuring out what I like and what looks good. I have heard that the service is hit or miss, but I had a wonderful experience with Jean and everything in my dress order went smoothly. 5 stars for Jean 5 stars for Monique trunk show 5 stars for the overall experience Read less
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mimi20
Wedding:
6/28/2007
2.0/5.0
i bought my dress from bridal galleria and have mixed feelings about my experience. i absolutely LOVE my dress and think the store has the best variety of dresses out of all the stores that i went to (and i went to many many salons in SF). my dress arrived early, they were very good about getting me in for alterations and completing them quickly. that being said, i have to admit that my overall experience with the staff was a negative one. each time i went there, i felt i was being rushed. the woman that helped me was nice to me, but very rude to my FMIL, and the other women that worked there were extremely rude and condescending. i think that choosing your dress and the whole wedding gown experience should be an exciting and happy one, and the people that work at the store definitely don't make it so. if i hadn't fallen in love with my dress, or i could have found it elsewhere, i would have preferred to have bought it somewhere else. but they get the job done, and if you have tried all other salons and can't find your dress, then this salon may be worth your time to check out. i would leave it last on your list... the service is much much better elsewhere.
i bought my dress from bridal galleria and have mixed feelings about my experience. i absolutely LOVE my dress and think Read more...
i bought my dress from bridal galleria and have mixed feelings about my experience. i absolutely LOVE my dress and think the store has the best variety of dresses out of all the stores that i went to (and i went to many many salons in SF). my dress arrived early, they were very good about getting me in for alterations and completing them quickly. that being said, i have to admit that my overall experience with the staff was a negative one. each time i went there, i felt i was being rushed. the woman that helped me was nice to me, but very rude to my FMIL, and the other women that worked there were extremely rude and condescending. i think that choosing your dress and the whole wedding gown experience should be an exciting and happy one, and the people that work at the store definitely don't make it so. if i hadn't fallen in love with my dress, or i could have found it elsewhere, i would have preferred to have bought it somewhere else. but they get the job done, and if you have tried all other salons and can't find your dress, then this salon may be worth your time to check out. i would leave it last on your list... the service is much much better elsewhere. Read less
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JudyMonterrubio
Wedding:
5/25/2007
5.0/5.0
I went to Bridal Galleria and I had a very wonderful experience with them, especially with Hailey who was very helpful throughout this once in a lifetime wonderful moment. I was very nervous since you always hear about these horror stories about vendors and most importantly problems with your dress. Very early on in my wedding planning I had researched online to find the perfect dress and vendor/boutique for me. And I had come across my dream dress which is an Alvina Valenta which was just off the runway and not even for sale yet, but I was on a budget so I had to keep that in mind as well because we all know how expensive weddings can be. So I continued researching and found that Bridal Galleria was having a trunk show for "Alvina Valenta" so I made an appoinment and as soon as I walked into the boutique I knew this was the place where I was going to purchase my dream wedding dress. And let me just say Hailey was extremely helpful and friendly that both me and my mom instantly loved her! I tried on many dresses but once I tried on the dress I had initially went for I knew it was "The Dress" which was only expressed with tears of joy. I felt right at home with everyone there, I couldnt believe what a wonderful experience I had everything went smoothly and everyone there was so friendly. It was the perfect enviroment for such a perfect moment because all of us know how important that is too. You should not have to go through any drama when purchasing your dress (it should be a beautiful moment), everything should be perfect and that is truly what I experienced at Bridal Galleria. And I could have not asked for a better attendant Hailey was a gem, she truly made the experience one that I will cherish forever. I got the dress of my dreams with only very fond memories to go along with it. Thank you Hailey! And I would strongly recommend Bridal Galleria!!!
I went to Bridal Galleria and I had a very wonderful experience with them, especially with Hailey who was very helpful Read more...
I went to Bridal Galleria and I had a very wonderful experience with them, especially with Hailey who was very helpful throughout this once in a lifetime wonderful moment. I was very nervous since you always hear about these horror stories about vendors and most importantly problems with your dress. Very early on in my wedding planning I had researched online to find the perfect dress and vendor/boutique for me. And I had come across my dream dress which is an Alvina Valenta which was just off the runway and not even for sale yet, but I was on a budget so I had to keep that in mind as well because we all know how expensive weddings can be. So I continued researching and found that Bridal Galleria was having a trunk show for "Alvina Valenta" so I made an appoinment and as soon as I walked into the boutique I knew this was the place where I was going to purchase my dream wedding dress. And let me just say Hailey was extremely helpful and friendly that both me and my mom instantly loved her! I tried on many dresses but once I tried on the dress I had initially went for I knew it was "The Dress" which was only expressed with tears of joy. I felt right at home with everyone there, I couldnt believe what a wonderful experience I had everything went smoothly and everyone there was so friendly. It was the perfect enviroment for such a perfect moment because all of us know how important that is too. You should not have to go through any drama when purchasing your dress (it should be a beautiful moment), everything should be perfect and that is truly what I experienced at Bridal Galleria. And I could have not asked for a better attendant Hailey was a gem, she truly made the experience one that I will cherish forever. I got the dress of my dreams with only very fond memories to go along with it. Thank you Hailey! And I would strongly recommend Bridal Galleria!!! Read less
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kareniscreepy
Wedding:
3/11/2007
4.0/5.0
I didn't think she was snooty. She was very helpful. Jean was very attentive as well and very pleasant. All the employees here are very kind and helpful. I came for the Monique Lhuillier trunk show and they were absolutely gorgeous.
I didn't think she was snooty. She was very helpful. Jean was very attentive as well and very pleasant. All the employees Read more...
I didn't think she was snooty. She was very helpful. Jean was very attentive as well and very pleasant. All the employees here are very kind and helpful. I came for the Monique Lhuillier trunk show and they were absolutely gorgeous. Read less
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Gina71
Wedding:
5/27/2006
5.0/5.0
After visiting about 4 bridal shops, I thought I would never find my dream dress. It just so happens, that the day I made the appointment, Lazaro had a trunk show. My mom and I were quite impressed with Lazaro's work. We met the designer himself and he was so professional and so sweet. After trying on about 9 gowns, I thought it was going to be another bust, but the last dress I tried on was the one for me. My mom almost cried because she knew if my grandmother were still alive, she would have loved the gown with all the hand beading from every Swarovski crystal and pearls sewn on. What sold us was the matching cathedral veil and the staff was so helpful.
After visiting about 4 bridal shops, I thought I would never find my dream dress. It just so happens, that the day I made Read more...
After visiting about 4 bridal shops, I thought I would never find my dream dress. It just so happens, that the day I made the appointment, Lazaro had a trunk show. My mom and I were quite impressed with Lazaro's work. We met the designer himself and he was so professional and so sweet. After trying on about 9 gowns, I thought it was going to be another bust, but the last dress I tried on was the one for me. My mom almost cried because she knew if my grandmother were still alive, she would have loved the gown with all the hand beading from every Swarovski crystal and pearls sewn on. What sold us was the matching cathedral veil and the staff was so helpful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.2/5.0
Was not pushy when I came in knowing what dress I wanted and didn't want to try on other dresses
Was not pushy when I came in knowing what dress I wanted and didn't want to try on other dresses
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