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Gowns By Pamela

Orem , UT

LOCATION

Orem, UT US 84057

PHONE

801-224-4335

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Karen
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved renting my dress from Gowns by Pamela!

I know renting a dress is unusual and perhaps makes some hesitant. However, I knew that I would have no need of hanging onto my dress after my wedding, and it truly did save me so much money! Most importantly, despite my dress being a rental, I felt like it was only mine.

I loved how helpful the assistant was during the fitting. The nice thing about Gowns by Pamela is that they have different tops and bottoms. Because the assistant knew what she was doing, she quickly located a dress that suited my tastes and fit my figure very well. It was easy and not stressful at all.

The dress is sewn to fit you and tops and bottoms are also sewn together, so it is impossible for others to tell you rented it at all! All dresses are designed by the owner, Pamela, so I was very unique in my choice.

I have already recommended Gowns by Pamela to many and will continue to do so.
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Marcia
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
We expected to buy our daughter's wedding gown from a traditional gown shop, but we decided to visit Gowns by Pamela just to cover our bases since this was our first wedding experience. We were so glad we did! The staff were knowledgeable, skilled seamstresses who were able to create a custom look that suited our daughter to a tee. We were amazed that my daughter and the other bride at the shop when we were there had such totally different styles and body shapes, yet each was able to create a perfect gown for her tastes. We budgeted a couple thousand dollars for a gown for our daughter but only spent 1/4 of that. We were thrilled that a corset, underskirt, sash, headpiece, veil, jewelry and alterations were all included in the price. We paid a little extra to rent the gown a few weeks before the wedding so we could take bridals, and it was well worth it. Now we have fantastic photos and wonderful memories and no gown to have to sell or store. It's a really great business model, and we'll definitely use Gowns by Pamela for our next wedding!
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Heather
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I went to the Murray store, but it's the same company. Perfect dress, worked with my schedule, what more is there to say?
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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rlaulusa
Wedding:
6/5/2010
4.0/5.0
I loved my dress, however I wish I had paid better attention to the alterations. It ended up that they had left one of the shoulders of my dress bigger than the other.
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wally1021
Wedding:
4/17/2010
4.8/5.0
All growing up I had always said I would NEVER rent my wedding dress but after trying on dresses at Gowns by Pamela I immediately changed my mind. They tried on dress after dress with me until I found the perfect one!! I loved it right away!! They had so many different styles to choose from and helped me to create such an amazing, gorgeous dress! I truely felt like a beautiful princess on my bnig day!
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tiemw13
Wedding:
12/27/2008
4.1/5.0
I rented my dress from Gowns By Pamela and am pretty happy that I did. It did cost me more than I thought it was worth in the end - but it wasn't outrageous. The girl i worked with was very nice and not at all pushy.
My only complaint was that they didn't hem or fit the dress until the day I was picking it up to take it to my wedding and when they were finished the sleeves looked very different than they did before and I didnt like it. It was too late for me to find another dress and I had already paid them for it. They pretty much told me "oh its too bad you don't like it" and packed it up for me anyways. So there is a draw back to not being able to have a dress fit specifically for you before hand. It turned out fine though, other things were more important. They did have a LOT of different style to pick from which is good if you really aren't sure what you want. I would suggest at least trying on the different styles with them.
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Kayley
Wedding:
8/8/2008
5.0/5.0
They worked with me until I found what I loved... which took a long time. They were also very flexible about shipping the dress to Texas where I got married. The dress fit perfectly and at the reception everyone kept asking me if I had it made.
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WJ
Wedding:
4/11/2008
4.8/5.0
I loved this service! I wanted to rent my wedding dress but was not sure I would find a dress that was perfect for me. I did at Pamelas. They were great! And I absolutely loved my dress.
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Whitney
Wedding:
12/28/2007
2.3/5.0
Gowns by Pamela is a store that allows you to rent a wedding dress instead of buying one. You can buy their dresses, but they are "designer" dresses and so they are really expensive to purchase. This type of dress rental service is probably best for people that are getting married in Utah. It probably cost me as much to rent a dress as it would have to buy one because I needed it for a longer period of time. But, I couldn't find another dress I liked as much anywhere else. It's worth checking out, but shop around at a lot of different places to make sure you know what is out there.
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April JoAnne
Wedding:
9/19/2007
3.5/5.0
I loved this place because they had such a wide selection, nobody would ever be able to tell I had a two piece dress: and they custom made my sleeves so I would be able to move my arms more freely, they were gorgeous: Things I really liked about this place was: -you could buy or rent the dress (cost effective) -you could make your own dress -they did the final fitting the day you picked it up so you know it fits perfectly -the seamstress is there to fix anything right away and alterations are included in your package Negatives were: -they weren't up front about extra charges (I rented my dress and they charged me to take it out early and for a cleaning I didn't know wasn't included) -some of the people who worked there got on my nerves Over all though I think it was worth it to have my wedding dress the way I wanted it.
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brittany
Wedding:
7/7/2007
4.8/5.0
Pamela's was great to work with. And the best part was you could mix and match tons of dresses! It was also nice that they had the option to rent any of their dresses if you didn't want to purchase it.
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A.K.
Wedding:
12/6/2006
4.6/5.0
I loved my wedding dress! The employees at Gowns By Pamela helped me try on several different styles of skirts, sleeves, and bodices to help me find which style I liked the most. They were very nice and very knowledgable. They listened to exactly what I wanted and helped me build a gown to fit my style. I also loved that they had some larger sizes of dresses available. My dress turned out beautifully and I loved wearing it. I almost wish that I had been able to buy it, but renting was a more affordable and wiser option for me. I highly recommend Gowns By Pamela.
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blissy
Wedding:
10/12/2005
1.7/5.0
They are a bit pushy in getting you to sign an agreement to make sure that your dress is on hold for you. I did that and then decided that I wanted to own my dress and not just rent...they wouldn't let me use my $100 deposit toward the rental of a corset or toward anything else in the store. Money lost. Make sure that you don't sign anything even though they scare you into thinking that you won't find any other dress that fits you as 'perfectly'. They also made it sound like there was only a few of each size, and the one I had initially tried on hadn't been rented much yet and was in great condition. When I had a followup fitting, the dress they pulled out for me wasn't nearly as nice as the one I initially tried on. I recommend going there to try on the dresses if you aren't sure of what you want yet or what would look good on you - they have a good selection of different styles of tops and skirts so you can see what really works for you.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I loved my dress! I got so many complements on it, but what is better is that I loved the price! Renting your dress is the way to go!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
I loved renting my dress! I felt like I was on 'Say Yes to the Dress' I got to pick exactly what I wanted and price wasn't molding my decision. And their were so many to choose from. I'd choose them again if I had to redo this!
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brandiannjohnson
Wedding:
4/30/2004
5.0/5.0
This was the funnest part of preparing for the wedding. I got to go in my own room and try on as many dresses as I wanted. Once I had deposited money on "the dress, they let me take pictures. They sized it, and resized the dress. They were flexible with my timing, and they made me feel like a princess. There were so many options, and I absolutely loved it!
Thanks!
Services Used: Dress & Attire, Jewelry
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