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Marina Morrison Bridal Salon

San Francisco , CA

LOCATION

30 Maiden Lane, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108 US

PHONE

415-984-9360

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The team at Marina Morrison is amazing! They made everything so simple and they made me feel like i was so important and they were excited and genuine about my dress and they always knew who i was when i showed up for fittings. The selection here is great! And they have great relationships with their designers. My designer could not have made a more perfect dress for me and I am so pleased with the designers that Marina Morrison represents and the service they provided!
The team at Marina Morrison is amazing! They made everything so simple and they made me feel like i was so important and Read more...
The team at Marina Morrison is amazing! They made everything so simple and they made me feel like i was so important and they were excited and genuine about my dress and they always knew who i was when i showed up for fittings. The selection here is great! And they have great relationships with their designers. My designer could not have made a more perfect dress for me and I am so pleased with the designers that Marina Morrison represents and the service they provided! Read less
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jessica
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.6/5.0
I had tried on dresses at a few other places in the city and my mom wanted to check out Marina Morrison based on a friend's recommendation. I was a bit concerned because it was higher than my original budget (and I'll be honest, I blew that budget when I found THE dress), but I obliged. From our very first appointment until purchase, I really enjoyed the experience. We were paired up with Savinie who never once scoffed at my budget, not so tiny frame, or my very specific likes about certain gowns. She ultimately had me try on THE dress and I was in love.

When I first went in to try on my gown, it was literally two sizes too big. It was really difficult to imagine what it would ultimately look like & it was WAY different than the sample on me. Of course I started freaking out, but was assured by Maribel & my seamstress Nora that all would be well for my wedding. I had several fittings over the next couple of months...

Cut to fitting #4, the week before the wedding and things weren't quite perfect just yet. The dress needed a few minor tweaks and I was assured it would be perfect for the wedding day. Honestly at this point, it was practically a custom dress & looked great, albeit different from the sample. My MOH picked up the dress for me and when we opened it up the day of the wedding, it was perfect. I LOVED it and looked absolutely amazing in it. It was so wonderful to see the final result after all of the fittings and fretting over what it would look like. The service was incredible and I would recommend this bridal salon to anyone getting married.

A few words of advice - don't freak out at the first fitting, it will all be ok. bring a couple different people with you to give their opinions or at least your most honest girlfriend - she will figure out how to articulate what you have been trying to say for weeks, in about 5 mins. trust your seamstress!

Thank you, thank you to Savinie, Maribel, & Nora for making my wedding dress absolutely perfect!!
I had tried on dresses at a few other places in the city and my mom wanted to check out Marina Morrison based on a Read more...
I had tried on dresses at a few other places in the city and my mom wanted to check out Marina Morrison based on a friend's recommendation. I was a bit concerned because it was higher than my original budget (and I'll be honest, I blew that budget when I found THE dress), but I obliged. From our very first appointment until purchase, I really enjoyed the experience. We were paired up with Savinie who never once scoffed at my budget, not so tiny frame, or my very specific likes about certain gowns. She ultimately had me try on THE dress and I was in love.

When I first went in to try on my gown, it was literally two sizes too big. It was really difficult to imagine what it would ultimately look like & it was WAY different than the sample on me. Of course I started freaking out, but was assured by Maribel & my seamstress Nora that all would be well for my wedding. I had several fittings over the next couple of months...

Cut to fitting #4, the week before the wedding and things weren't quite perfect just yet. The dress needed a few minor tweaks and I was assured it would be perfect for the wedding day. Honestly at this point, it was practically a custom dress & looked great, albeit different from the sample. My MOH picked up the dress for me and when we opened it up the day of the wedding, it was perfect. I LOVED it and looked absolutely amazing in it. It was so wonderful to see the final result after all of the fittings and fretting over what it would look like. The service was incredible and I would recommend this bridal salon to anyone getting married.

A few words of advice - don't freak out at the first fitting, it will all be ok. bring a couple different people with you to give their opinions or at least your most honest girlfriend - she will figure out how to articulate what you have been trying to say for weeks, in about 5 mins. trust your seamstress!

Thank you, thank you to Savinie, Maribel, & Nora for making my wedding dress absolutely perfect!! Read less
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Raeanne
Wedding:
5/25/2014
3.7/5.0
My experience trying on dresses and finally selecting my dream Oscar De La Renta was superb, but my experience with the alterations was less than ideal. The fitting experience and service can't be beat. My person was patient and attentive, not pushy. When I had a big group come with me, we got one of the front dressing rooms with the giant mirror which was so fun. Also, meeting the other brides with their dresses and families was one of the funnest parts. My second time, I spotted the brand new, spring season Oscar 'Adele' dress, which wasn't available when I came just a couple weeks before. Since it was the latest season, Oscar also sent me shoes, which was thrilling!

However, when the dress they ordered finally came and I went in for my first fitting, the whole thing was enormous on me. It didn't fit like I expected at all. Even though I know I was trying on sample sizes, I wasn't expecting my dress to require so many alterations. I'm a size 8 women's and they ordered me an Oscar size 16 (I'm not sure if that's typical). They assured me that it was normal and the alterations person would make it fit like a glove. But the next two fittings didn't go much better. My dress was silk crepe and seemed to pull, tug, and bubble in all the wrong places. In my third fitting, one side lay flat while the other puckered up like it had gone through the wash. The other issue was coming up with a bustle for the train. They told me the kind of bustle I wanted was not possible because it would show the buttons on the outside (over bustle). But the bustle they suggested (and kind of insisted was the only one possible) was a double french bustle, which made me feel like I was coming out of a pumpkin.

My advice would be to discuss the bustle ahead of time, before purchasing the dress, and make sure you feel comfortable with the alterationist. You'll be working with them a lot more than your sales person.
My experience trying on dresses and finally selecting my dream Oscar De La Renta was superb, but my experience with the Read more...
My experience trying on dresses and finally selecting my dream Oscar De La Renta was superb, but my experience with the alterations was less than ideal. The fitting experience and service can't be beat. My person was patient and attentive, not pushy. When I had a big group come with me, we got one of the front dressing rooms with the giant mirror which was so fun. Also, meeting the other brides with their dresses and families was one of the funnest parts. My second time, I spotted the brand new, spring season Oscar 'Adele' dress, which wasn't available when I came just a couple weeks before. Since it was the latest season, Oscar also sent me shoes, which was thrilling!

However, when the dress they ordered finally came and I went in for my first fitting, the whole thing was enormous on me. It didn't fit like I expected at all. Even though I know I was trying on sample sizes, I wasn't expecting my dress to require so many alterations. I'm a size 8 women's and they ordered me an Oscar size 16 (I'm not sure if that's typical). They assured me that it was normal and the alterations person would make it fit like a glove. But the next two fittings didn't go much better. My dress was silk crepe and seemed to pull, tug, and bubble in all the wrong places. In my third fitting, one side lay flat while the other puckered up like it had gone through the wash. The other issue was coming up with a bustle for the train. They told me the kind of bustle I wanted was not possible because it would show the buttons on the outside (over bustle). But the bustle they suggested (and kind of insisted was the only one possible) was a double french bustle, which made me feel like I was coming out of a pumpkin.

My advice would be to discuss the bustle ahead of time, before purchasing the dress, and make sure you feel comfortable with the alterationist. You'll be working with them a lot more than your sales person. Read less
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Christie
Wedding:
12/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about my experience at Marina Morrison. I had bought a dress that I decided wasn't the right fit for my venue and came to them on a business trip to San Francisco - made the appointment that morning and only 2 months out from my wedding date! Jana was amazing, didn't make me feel pressured or stressed and helped me find the most beautiful Jenny Lee gown, even calling the designer to ensure the dress would be able to be rushed and arrive in time. The selection they have is absolutely phenomenal - I have even recommended my east coast friends fly out to gown shop on the west coast just to go to this salon! :) 5 stars!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about my experience at Marina Morrison. I had bought a dress that I decided wasn't Read more...
I cannot say enough wonderful things about my experience at Marina Morrison. I had bought a dress that I decided wasn't the right fit for my venue and came to them on a business trip to San Francisco - made the appointment that morning and only 2 months out from my wedding date! Jana was amazing, didn't make me feel pressured or stressed and helped me find the most beautiful Jenny Lee gown, even calling the designer to ensure the dress would be able to be rushed and arrive in time. The selection they have is absolutely phenomenal - I have even recommended my east coast friends fly out to gown shop on the west coast just to go to this salon! :) 5 stars! Read less
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katelivbeck
Wedding:
10/10/2010
4.7/5.0
I purchased my Jenny Packham wedding gown here in March 2009 for my October 2010 wedding. I fell in love with the dress when I saw it in a magazine but, as a Seattle local, couldn't find a bridal salon in my area that carried the designer. I shopped around to 4 salons locally before deciding to take the plunge and visit SF (where my inlaws live) to check out the dress. Marina is a very upscale boutique admist top quality, beautiful shopping in downtown SF (it's above Gumps). I went for a Jenny Packham trunk show and tried on other dresses before deciding on the one I'd fallen in love with. Even though I was nervous, I bought the dress then (for the trunk show discount) and never regretted the choice. I went back 2 times for fittings and it was easy to coordinate a fitting when I was coming back in town (usually for a family event, so not chosen on weekends when they specifically had appointments available). I also purchased coordinating earrings there which complimented my gown perfectly and weren't too expensive (around $150, if I remember correctly). The fittings went well and it fit like a dream. I forgot to ask for the spare beading on my dress, which I would have liked to have just in case (but didn't need to use, thankfully). The dress was shipped to my house a month before the wedding (a little tight for my taste) and I did have to steam it myself the day before because shipping/storage wrinkled the silk chiffon. One recommendation -- I'm an active dancer and never jumped around during my fittings. At my wedding, the very top of my dress (eyehooks) did come apart and had to be quickly refastened by my husband during the reception. No harm, but if I had noticed before, I bet Marina could have figured out a solution for me to keep it together.

Overall, I recommend Marina if you're looking for top quality service and a brand that's not carried elsewhere. They're great.
I purchased my Jenny Packham wedding gown here in March 2009 for my October 2010 wedding. I fell in love with the dress Read more...
I purchased my Jenny Packham wedding gown here in March 2009 for my October 2010 wedding. I fell in love with the dress when I saw it in a magazine but, as a Seattle local, couldn't find a bridal salon in my area that carried the designer. I shopped around to 4 salons locally before deciding to take the plunge and visit SF (where my inlaws live) to check out the dress. Marina is a very upscale boutique admist top quality, beautiful shopping in downtown SF (it's above Gumps). I went for a Jenny Packham trunk show and tried on other dresses before deciding on the one I'd fallen in love with. Even though I was nervous, I bought the dress then (for the trunk show discount) and never regretted the choice. I went back 2 times for fittings and it was easy to coordinate a fitting when I was coming back in town (usually for a family event, so not chosen on weekends when they specifically had appointments available). I also purchased coordinating earrings there which complimented my gown perfectly and weren't too expensive (around $150, if I remember correctly). The fittings went well and it fit like a dream. I forgot to ask for the spare beading on my dress, which I would have liked to have just in case (but didn't need to use, thankfully). The dress was shipped to my house a month before the wedding (a little tight for my taste) and I did have to steam it myself the day before because shipping/storage wrinkled the silk chiffon. One recommendation -- I'm an active dancer and never jumped around during my fittings. At my wedding, the very top of my dress (eyehooks) did come apart and had to be quickly refastened by my husband during the reception. No harm, but if I had noticed before, I bet Marina could have figured out a solution for me to keep it together.

Overall, I recommend Marina if you're looking for top quality service and a brand that's not carried elsewhere. They're great. Read less
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Janelle
Wedding:
9/5/2009
4.7/5.0
They have a huge selection of dresses, but are pretty pricy. The store is located just above gumps in SF. It took about 8 months to get my dress ordered and fitted...but it was well worth it!!!
They have a huge selection of dresses, but are pretty pricy. The store is located just above gumps in SF. It took about 8 Read more...
They have a huge selection of dresses, but are pretty pricy. The store is located just above gumps in SF. It took about 8 months to get my dress ordered and fitted...but it was well worth it!!! Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
4/19/2009
3.8/5.0
I went to every place in the city to get a gown. You would think that given all the white dresses on the carpet I could find something ready made. This place is the one of two place that actually carried ready to wear gowns in a 12/14 in silk (sorry David's Bridal I just can't wear polyester to my wedding). Considering that the average woman wears a 14 and bridal gowns run small I can't believe more places don't stock larger gowns to try on.

Their selection was totally beautiful they gave me an appointment right away. The service was professional and awesome especially since by this point I was less than one week before the wedding. (I had purchased two gowns previously only for them to arrive wrong by no fault of mine (wrong color and fit) and they had to be returned.) So birde to be melt downs they handle very well. The only reason I don't give them 5 stars is because the cost for alterations was huge and they insisted on making an alteration , adding boning, that ended up being uncomfortable, prjected my breasts out too much and was and unsightly because boning always bends. One of the repairs they made to the dress was done so hastily that it broke again after having the dress on for 10 minutes. I love their dresses but I am not sold on their alterations person, who incidentally is an employee of the shop but rather a separate business. It seems as if the alterations should have been included in a $3700 dress by someone accountable by the shop.

However they saved my butt at the last minute and I looked gorgeous in an original looking dress in the most beautiful silk gauze imaginable. It wasn't your typical bride's dress. Think Wilhelmina Slater on Ugly Betty or a Greek Goddess.
I went to every place in the city to get a gown. You would think that given all the white dresses on the carpet I could Read more...
I went to every place in the city to get a gown. You would think that given all the white dresses on the carpet I could find something ready made. This place is the one of two place that actually carried ready to wear gowns in a 12/14 in silk (sorry David's Bridal I just can't wear polyester to my wedding). Considering that the average woman wears a 14 and bridal gowns run small I can't believe more places don't stock larger gowns to try on.

Their selection was totally beautiful they gave me an appointment right away. The service was professional and awesome especially since by this point I was less than one week before the wedding. (I had purchased two gowns previously only for them to arrive wrong by no fault of mine (wrong color and fit) and they had to be returned.) So birde to be melt downs they handle very well. The only reason I don't give them 5 stars is because the cost for alterations was huge and they insisted on making an alteration , adding boning, that ended up being uncomfortable, prjected my breasts out too much and was and unsightly because boning always bends. One of the repairs they made to the dress was done so hastily that it broke again after having the dress on for 10 minutes. I love their dresses but I am not sold on their alterations person, who incidentally is an employee of the shop but rather a separate business. It seems as if the alterations should have been included in a $3700 dress by someone accountable by the shop.

However they saved my butt at the last minute and I looked gorgeous in an original looking dress in the most beautiful silk gauze imaginable. It wasn't your typical bride's dress. Think Wilhelmina Slater on Ugly Betty or a Greek Goddess. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/1/2008
3.9/5.0
This is the nicest bridal boutique in SF with the highest-end dress selection. I was lucky enough to have found my dream dress made by Jenny Packham at Marina Morrison's sample sale, so i scored a couture piece at a fraction of the price (but even this was quite a bit above my original budget!). Since I went to the sample sale, the service was just ok, as they kind of leave you to your own devices to find a gown and they restricted use of the main mirrors. The shop is so beautiful though, and it was the best dress shopping experience out of all the 5 places I went to, so I would still recommend it.
This is the nicest bridal boutique in SF with the highest-end dress selection. I was lucky enough to have found my dream Read more...
This is the nicest bridal boutique in SF with the highest-end dress selection. I was lucky enough to have found my dream dress made by Jenny Packham at Marina Morrison's sample sale, so i scored a couture piece at a fraction of the price (but even this was quite a bit above my original budget!). Since I went to the sample sale, the service was just ok, as they kind of leave you to your own devices to find a gown and they restricted use of the main mirrors. The shop is so beautiful though, and it was the best dress shopping experience out of all the 5 places I went to, so I would still recommend it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
The best bridal salon in SF with extensive designer collections! Great service by team of staff. Not the best value but for once in a life time event, this is a must visit salon for your wedding gown.
The best bridal salon in SF with extensive designer collections! Great service by team of staff. Not the best value but Read more...
The best bridal salon in SF with extensive designer collections! Great service by team of staff. Not the best value but for once in a life time event, this is a must visit salon for your wedding gown. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
Marina Morrison was great to work with. I think I tried on 50+ dresses at many bridal salons before I found the one. MM was one of the first places I went. I tried on some beautiful gowns, but just didn't fall in love with any right away. After visiting just about every bridal gown salon in San Francisco, I started circling back and returned to Marina Morrison. The consultant (Chloe) was wonderful and patient. This time around, I felt like a had a better idea of what I was looking for and this time I found the dress! They got the dress in in a timely fashion, and did a great job with the alterations. If I could, I would give .5 stars less for value is due to the fact that the dresses are on the pricier end, and alterations really added up. Fortunately, they have a $650 cap on alterations which was good. Overall, I had a great experience at MM.
Marina Morrison was great to work with. I think I tried on 50+ dresses at many bridal salons before I found the one. MM Read more...
Marina Morrison was great to work with. I think I tried on 50+ dresses at many bridal salons before I found the one. MM was one of the first places I went. I tried on some beautiful gowns, but just didn't fall in love with any right away. After visiting just about every bridal gown salon in San Francisco, I started circling back and returned to Marina Morrison. The consultant (Chloe) was wonderful and patient. This time around, I felt like a had a better idea of what I was looking for and this time I found the dress! They got the dress in in a timely fashion, and did a great job with the alterations. If I could, I would give .5 stars less for value is due to the fact that the dresses are on the pricier end, and alterations really added up. Fortunately, they have a $650 cap on alterations which was good. Overall, I had a great experience at MM. Read less
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