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Miss Pamela's Bridal Salon

Rochester , IN

LOCATION

723 Main Street
Rochester, IN US 46975 (map)

PHONE

574-224-4696

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Why Miss Pamela’s?

Let’s be honest. In our society big girls don’t get the same respect and good treatment as our smaller sisters. Everyone from our health-care specialists,... Read more
Why Miss Pamela’s?

Let’s be honest. In our society big girls don’t get the same respect and good treatment as our smaller sisters. Everyone from our health-care specialists, to the government, to our parents and friends want us to lose weight. We’re not going to argue the point. IBut on one very special day in her life a bride wants to feel stunningly beautiful in front of her family and friends just the way she is.

We can do that for you, and we’ll have a wonderful time doing it, filled with laughter and joy as we journey to your perfect wedding gown.



Miss Pamela Had a Great Idea (which failed)

In 2008 Miss Pamela opened a small re-sale bridal salon with several hundred sample and discontinued dresses in stock, typically size 8-14. Given the economy, it seemed like a good year to have a store which sold discount-price designer wedding dresses. After a year, the “Great Idea” wasn’t working.



Miss Pamela Had a Much Better Great Idea

The reason the “Great Idea” didn’t work was because 65% of Miss Pamela’s bridal customers were plus-size! So… she gave the dresses to charity and opened as Miss Pamela’s - a Plus-Size Bridal Salon, featuring brand-new wedding gown samples specially chosen to fit and flatter the bride with killer curves.



Miss Pamela Continues Having Great Ideas

Next, Miss Pamela surrounded herself with like-minded consultants: sales professionals who know their stuff, listen to you and respect your needs and wishes, and specialize in knowing what styles and dresses will work for your unique body type. Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
What accessories do you provide?
Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils

REVIEWS

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Lori
Wedding:
11/5/2015
5.0/5.0
As a plus size bride (size 26) I was so nervous to try on that first wedding gown because I thought I was going to look like I was stuffed into it and it just wasn't going to be flattering. I was also afraid that I would have to settle.
I am from Wisconsin and was in Indiana for something else, and decided to stop in for an appointment since I was there.
Miss Pamela's surpassed all expectations that I had. I went in having a few ideas and I tried on dressed that FIT me! I was also given dresses that the consultant thought that I would like, not the other way around. I was comfortable the entire time and had a lot of fun.
I found my dress after trying on 4, did I mention that I loved every single one? It got a little hard but we narrowed it down, tried the same dress on twice and narrowed it down. Miss Pamela was there and was so nice and personable too.
If you are plus size and you want a positive and FUN experience with trying on gowns, go to Miss Pamelas. You won't be disappointed. They have a ton of dress choices, the women there are so nice and professional and don't make you feel bad for having the extra curves.
Did I mention the dresses are affordable too? Added perk!
As a plus size bride (size 26) I was so nervous to try on that first wedding gown because I thought I was going to look Read more...
As a plus size bride (size 26) I was so nervous to try on that first wedding gown because I thought I was going to look like I was stuffed into it and it just wasn't going to be flattering. I was also afraid that I would have to settle.
I am from Wisconsin and was in Indiana for something else, and decided to stop in for an appointment since I was there.
Miss Pamela's surpassed all expectations that I had. I went in having a few ideas and I tried on dressed that FIT me! I was also given dresses that the consultant thought that I would like, not the other way around. I was comfortable the entire time and had a lot of fun.
I found my dress after trying on 4, did I mention that I loved every single one? It got a little hard but we narrowed it down, tried the same dress on twice and narrowed it down. Miss Pamela was there and was so nice and personable too.
If you are plus size and you want a positive and FUN experience with trying on gowns, go to Miss Pamelas. You won't be disappointed. They have a ton of dress choices, the women there are so nice and professional and don't make you feel bad for having the extra curves.
Did I mention the dresses are affordable too? Added perk! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
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5.0/5.0
If your a plus size girl don't put yourself through going anywhere else but here! You will find a dress and the experience will be amazing! Miss Pamela's Bridal Salon is a blessing!
If your a plus size girl don't put yourself through going anywhere else but here! You will find a dress and the experience Read more...
If your a plus size girl don't put yourself through going anywhere else but here! You will find a dress and the experience will be amazing! Miss Pamela's Bridal Salon is a blessing! Read less
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Brit
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
When I started to look around online for dresses, I became terrified due to the lack of plus size dress selections. My future mother-in-law told me about Miss Pamela's and so we decided to take a trip from Indianapolis to see what it was that they had to offer. I mainly wanted to go to try on different silhouettes. I told Miss Pamela what it was that I wanted and then we started to try on some dresses. What I loved about my experience there was the fact that she knew exactly what I didn't know that I would want. I ended up actually finding the dress of my dreams and it was NOTHING like what I thought that I would want. I felt like a gorgeous and voluptuous bride-to-be. I wouldn't change anything about my experience and I would recommend going to the salon to anyone! Thank you Miss Pamela for giving me hope as a girl with curves that has to live in this stick thin world.
When I started to look around online for dresses, I became terrified due to the lack of plus size dress selections. My Read more...
When I started to look around online for dresses, I became terrified due to the lack of plus size dress selections. My future mother-in-law told me about Miss Pamela's and so we decided to take a trip from Indianapolis to see what it was that they had to offer. I mainly wanted to go to try on different silhouettes. I told Miss Pamela what it was that I wanted and then we started to try on some dresses. What I loved about my experience there was the fact that she knew exactly what I didn't know that I would want. I ended up actually finding the dress of my dreams and it was NOTHING like what I thought that I would want. I felt like a gorgeous and voluptuous bride-to-be. I wouldn't change anything about my experience and I would recommend going to the salon to anyone! Thank you Miss Pamela for giving me hope as a girl with curves that has to live in this stick thin world. Read less
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Gayle
Wedding:
9/19/2015
5.0/5.0
Miss Pamela's provided the perfect wedding dress shopping experience for my beloved future daughter-in-law and me. We found her dream dress, veil, headpiece, bracelet, and belt, all for a fraction of what I expected to pay for the dress alone--but the style, quality and detail equal that of much more expensive items. More important, the service was spectacular. Pamela has 20+ years of experience, and a wealth of knowledge, particularly about the styles and fabrics that flatter plus size brides. My future daughter-in-law tried on 5 dresses that Pamela selected for her, all of which looked amazing. Pamela and her staff listened to us, spent all the time with us we needed, and celebrated with us when we found the perfect dress. Most important, they proved to my wonderful future daughter-in-law that she can look every bit as beautiful (if not more beautiful) than all the skinny brides she's seen in wedding magazines. I can't find enough superlatives to praise this wonderful salon
Miss Pamela's provided the perfect wedding dress shopping experience for my beloved future daughter-in-law and me. We Read more...
Miss Pamela's provided the perfect wedding dress shopping experience for my beloved future daughter-in-law and me. We found her dream dress, veil, headpiece, bracelet, and belt, all for a fraction of what I expected to pay for the dress alone--but the style, quality and detail equal that of much more expensive items. More important, the service was spectacular. Pamela has 20+ years of experience, and a wealth of knowledge, particularly about the styles and fabrics that flatter plus size brides. My future daughter-in-law tried on 5 dresses that Pamela selected for her, all of which looked amazing. Pamela and her staff listened to us, spent all the time with us we needed, and celebrated with us when we found the perfect dress. Most important, they proved to my wonderful future daughter-in-law that she can look every bit as beautiful (if not more beautiful) than all the skinny brides she's seen in wedding magazines. I can't find enough superlatives to praise this wonderful salon Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
I traveled three hours to come to Miss Pamela's and I was not disappointed!! I called Tuesday for an appointment on Saturday and it was painless! Upon arrival, Pamela, herself, welcomed us. She is so easy to talk to and made me and my entourage feel comfortable. Being a plus size girl, wedding dress shopping can be frustrating and sometimes discouraging. This was the complete opposite with my visit at Miss Pamela's. Pamela listened to what I wanted and took into consideration what my mother wanted to see and at the end of the visit, I found the perfect gown!! I am so thrilled and feel blessed we choose to take the trip!
I traveled three hours to come to Miss Pamela's and I was not disappointed!! I called Tuesday for an appointment on Read more...
I traveled three hours to come to Miss Pamela's and I was not disappointed!! I called Tuesday for an appointment on Saturday and it was painless! Upon arrival, Pamela, herself, welcomed us. She is so easy to talk to and made me and my entourage feel comfortable. Being a plus size girl, wedding dress shopping can be frustrating and sometimes discouraging. This was the complete opposite with my visit at Miss Pamela's. Pamela listened to what I wanted and took into consideration what my mother wanted to see and at the end of the visit, I found the perfect gown!! I am so thrilled and feel blessed we choose to take the trip! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
I was in for an appointment the 2nd weekend of July that my mother and I drove over 9hrs for. When we walked in we were promptly greeted and told Sarah would be with us shortly. We were told there ended up being an unforseen surgery on that Thursday so they were understaffed and instead of canceling mine or the other appointment that was booked Sarah worked double time with the aid of an assistant to get both brides taken care of.

I had been to 5 shops here at home on multiple occasions and tried on at least 30 gowns and just never quite found exactly what I was looking for because the selection of dresses in my size was just too small. We had even put money down on a gown but almost instantly there was buyers remorse. I liked the gown but I didn't feel like like a bride. I found plenty of gorgeous gowns but they were all under a size 10 so to come to a store and not have to squeeze into something or hold it against me was a great feeling.

I am indecisive by nature and the girls were very patient with me. I tried on at least 10 gowns and was given time the next day to make my decision. I tried on 3 from the previous day and while I thought I had made my decision my mom asked if I could go look in the back room to see if there was anything else I might want to try because she was getting that same feeling she had when we put money on the dress I settled on before and she didn't want that to happen again. Sarah said I could pick 2 dresses, they were really busy and unaware of time I took up a lot more than I thought, and picked one dress that was out of the box I built and it ended up being the dress we drove home with. I felt feminine, pretty, and like a bride. I am so grateful and appreciate all the time and effort these girls put in to helping me. This really is a one of a kind store and more bridal salons should take note.
I was in for an appointment the 2nd weekend of July that my mother and I drove over 9hrs for. When we walked in we were Read more...
I was in for an appointment the 2nd weekend of July that my mother and I drove over 9hrs for. When we walked in we were promptly greeted and told Sarah would be with us shortly. We were told there ended up being an unforseen surgery on that Thursday so they were understaffed and instead of canceling mine or the other appointment that was booked Sarah worked double time with the aid of an assistant to get both brides taken care of.

I had been to 5 shops here at home on multiple occasions and tried on at least 30 gowns and just never quite found exactly what I was looking for because the selection of dresses in my size was just too small. We had even put money down on a gown but almost instantly there was buyers remorse. I liked the gown but I didn't feel like like a bride. I found plenty of gorgeous gowns but they were all under a size 10 so to come to a store and not have to squeeze into something or hold it against me was a great feeling.

I am indecisive by nature and the girls were very patient with me. I tried on at least 10 gowns and was given time the next day to make my decision. I tried on 3 from the previous day and while I thought I had made my decision my mom asked if I could go look in the back room to see if there was anything else I might want to try because she was getting that same feeling she had when we put money on the dress I settled on before and she didn't want that to happen again. Sarah said I could pick 2 dresses, they were really busy and unaware of time I took up a lot more than I thought, and picked one dress that was out of the box I built and it ended up being the dress we drove home with. I felt feminine, pretty, and like a bride. I am so grateful and appreciate all the time and effort these girls put in to helping me. This really is a one of a kind store and more bridal salons should take note. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Being a plus size bride, I was a little nervous about wedding dress shopping, but Miss Pamela's made the whole experience comfortable, and fun!!! Miss Pamela helped me find a dress that flattered my figure, and made me feel like the princess I always thought was inside me, all for way under my budget. I'm so glad that I took a risk to drive the 5 hour trip, because it was so worth it! I love Miss Pamela and I would recommend her to anyone!!
Being a plus size bride, I was a little nervous about wedding dress shopping, but Miss Pamela's made the whole experience Read more...
Being a plus size bride, I was a little nervous about wedding dress shopping, but Miss Pamela's made the whole experience comfortable, and fun!!! Miss Pamela helped me find a dress that flattered my figure, and made me feel like the princess I always thought was inside me, all for way under my budget. I'm so glad that I took a risk to drive the 5 hour trip, because it was so worth it! I love Miss Pamela and I would recommend her to anyone!! Read less
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Christy
Wedding:
5/3/2015
5.0/5.0
It was totally worth the 3 hour drive. The staff is friendly and made me feel very comfortable. It was amazing to try dresses on in my size! I will be bringing some family and friends back to help me pick my final dress!
It was totally worth the 3 hour drive. The staff is friendly and made me feel very comfortable. It was amazing to try Read more...
It was totally worth the 3 hour drive. The staff is friendly and made me feel very comfortable. It was amazing to try dresses on in my size! I will be bringing some family and friends back to help me pick my final dress! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
2/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Most bridal shops are not exactly overflowing with plus size dresses. Miss Pamela's was just the opposite. The staff there is most excellent in the service they provide. I worked with Miss Pamela herself and she was very willing to hear about the dresses I previous found that I was very fond of. She also took the time to look at photos of dresses. That helped her get an idea of what the perfect dress for me would look like. The most important thing to me, was my budget. I'm working on a limited budget and I was very impressed that she did not push me by showing me dresses that I would fall head over heals for, just to learn they were out of my budget. She was very respectful in the dressing room as well. Lastly, I very much appreciated the care she showed for my sister as she was not feeling well. I'm happy to say, I did find THE dress and UNDER budget and would recommend Miss Pamela's to any bride!
Most bridal shops are not exactly overflowing with plus size dresses. Miss Pamela's was just the opposite. The staff there Read more...
Most bridal shops are not exactly overflowing with plus size dresses. Miss Pamela's was just the opposite. The staff there is most excellent in the service they provide. I worked with Miss Pamela herself and she was very willing to hear about the dresses I previous found that I was very fond of. She also took the time to look at photos of dresses. That helped her get an idea of what the perfect dress for me would look like. The most important thing to me, was my budget. I'm working on a limited budget and I was very impressed that she did not push me by showing me dresses that I would fall head over heals for, just to learn they were out of my budget. She was very respectful in the dressing room as well. Lastly, I very much appreciated the care she showed for my sister as she was not feeling well. I'm happy to say, I did find THE dress and UNDER budget and would recommend Miss Pamela's to any bride! Read less
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Jadira
Wedding:
1/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Miss Pamela was so helpful and found me exactly what I wanted. I came in with a vague idea of what I wanted and she found me the perfect dress along with everything else I needed...veil, belt, headband...and everything was priced fairly. The shop is clean and inviting and I felt like family.
Miss Pamela was so helpful and found me exactly what I wanted. I came in with a vague idea of what I wanted and she found Read more...
Miss Pamela was so helpful and found me exactly what I wanted. I came in with a vague idea of what I wanted and she found me the perfect dress along with everything else I needed...veil, belt, headband...and everything was priced fairly. The shop is clean and inviting and I felt like family. Read less
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Bridgette
Wedding:
12/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I was at Miss Pamela's this past Friday and I do not have enough wonderful things to say about them. Sarah was my consultant and she was the most amazing person to work with. Very helpful and professional. I have never felt more comfortable shopping in my life. I was able to find the perfect dress for my most special day. Thank you again for a wonderful day. I am recommending you to everyone I know that is getting married and even if they are not getting married I am telling everyone to shop there. It was well worth the trip from Michigan. Thank you again Sarah and the staff of Miss Pamela's.
I was at Miss Pamela's this past Friday and I do not have enough wonderful things to say about them. Sarah was my Read more...
I was at Miss Pamela's this past Friday and I do not have enough wonderful things to say about them. Sarah was my consultant and she was the most amazing person to work with. Very helpful and professional. I have never felt more comfortable shopping in my life. I was able to find the perfect dress for my most special day. Thank you again for a wonderful day. I am recommending you to everyone I know that is getting married and even if they are not getting married I am telling everyone to shop there. It was well worth the trip from Michigan. Thank you again Sarah and the staff of Miss Pamela's. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
12/19/2014
5.0/5.0
If I could give Miss Pamela's more than 5 Stars I would because they have been AMAZING!!!!!! From my 1st email to get information about appointments to when I was over 45min late to my appointment to try on wedding dresses (Oops my apologizes again ladies) to where they stayed over an hour after closing to make sure that this dress was THE ONE for me before my drive back to Chicago.
You would think living next to a major city would get you endless opportunities to find a dress, not the case. I was just about to settle on a dress at one of the major bridal chain stores that are in the Chicagoland area, but I did one last Google search & found Miss Pamela's. I thought, "Are you kidding there cannot be a WHOLE store full of plus size dress that will fit me. . .but if there is I'm only getting married once & so I have to go check it out or I'll be kicking myself wondering of the unknown." Boy am I glad I listened to me, not only was I greeted at the door by Miss Pamela herself, BUT she put me in my first dress to kick off my appointment. It was no easy task finding a wedding dress for my Rugby player frame. For a second I thought I has stumped Miss Pamela & staff, we were running out of options. Miss Pamela said that had never happened before. I tried on over 20 dresses that fit me, I never had to hold the dress up in front of me or squeeze into something that didn't give you a good idea of what to expect or told well imagine when we order it in your size for the most important day of your life, I didn't have to do any of that because every dress zipped right up or I was clipped into it because it was too big. I told Miss Pamela after only knowing her for 10min that I trusted her & I knew we would find my dress today & Sarah, (my wonderful consultant & the same person I had been emailing back & forth from the shop) did it, they found me my wedding dress & I couldn't be more thrilled. THANK YOU LADIES!
If I could give Miss Pamela's more than 5 Stars I would because they have been AMAZING!!!!!! From my 1st email to get Read more...
If I could give Miss Pamela's more than 5 Stars I would because they have been AMAZING!!!!!! From my 1st email to get information about appointments to when I was over 45min late to my appointment to try on wedding dresses (Oops my apologizes again ladies) to where they stayed over an hour after closing to make sure that this dress was THE ONE for me before my drive back to Chicago.
You would think living next to a major city would get you endless opportunities to find a dress, not the case. I was just about to settle on a dress at one of the major bridal chain stores that are in the Chicagoland area, but I did one last Google search & found Miss Pamela's. I thought, "Are you kidding there cannot be a WHOLE store full of plus size dress that will fit me. . .but if there is I'm only getting married once & so I have to go check it out or I'll be kicking myself wondering of the unknown." Boy am I glad I listened to me, not only was I greeted at the door by Miss Pamela herself, BUT she put me in my first dress to kick off my appointment. It was no easy task finding a wedding dress for my Rugby player frame. For a second I thought I has stumped Miss Pamela & staff, we were running out of options. Miss Pamela said that had never happened before. I tried on over 20 dresses that fit me, I never had to hold the dress up in front of me or squeeze into something that didn't give you a good idea of what to expect or told well imagine when we order it in your size for the most important day of your life, I didn't have to do any of that because every dress zipped right up or I was clipped into it because it was too big. I told Miss Pamela after only knowing her for 10min that I trusted her & I knew we would find my dress today & Sarah, (my wonderful consultant & the same person I had been emailing back & forth from the shop) did it, they found me my wedding dress & I couldn't be more thrilled. THANK YOU LADIES! Read less
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stephanie
Wedding:
11/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I just pucked up my beautiful wedding dress and am so happy. I loriginally sent to Miss Pamela's looking for a MOB dress for my mother with no expectations of finding a wedding dress. To be honest, I had given up on wedding dresses and was going another direction (this is my second wedding) completely. I saw a stunning Maggie Sottoro and Miss Pamela inquired if I wanted to try it on. What the heck. It was the perfect dress - elegant without being to bridal with just enough going. I did not want a long train and Miss Pamelea assured me that we could shorten the train. She was right! Now I have the dress of my dreams. I am a size 16 -still a larger girl - and actually the dress I tired on was too big! From the moment we came into the salon I was treated as a beautiful woman and after being treated very poorly at other salons, the experience at Miss Pamela's was fantastic. Love her new digs with large dressing rooms, lovely decor and wonderful staff. I have never felt more supported especially when dealing with the stress of a wedding. Well worth the long drive and I would do it a hundred times. Thanks to everyone at the salon for helping make my wedding so special!
I just pucked up my beautiful wedding dress and am so happy. I loriginally sent to Miss Pamela's looking for a MOB dress Read more...
I just pucked up my beautiful wedding dress and am so happy. I loriginally sent to Miss Pamela's looking for a MOB dress for my mother with no expectations of finding a wedding dress. To be honest, I had given up on wedding dresses and was going another direction (this is my second wedding) completely. I saw a stunning Maggie Sottoro and Miss Pamela inquired if I wanted to try it on. What the heck. It was the perfect dress - elegant without being to bridal with just enough going. I did not want a long train and Miss Pamelea assured me that we could shorten the train. She was right! Now I have the dress of my dreams. I am a size 16 -still a larger girl - and actually the dress I tired on was too big! From the moment we came into the salon I was treated as a beautiful woman and after being treated very poorly at other salons, the experience at Miss Pamela's was fantastic. Love her new digs with large dressing rooms, lovely decor and wonderful staff. I have never felt more supported especially when dealing with the stress of a wedding. Well worth the long drive and I would do it a hundred times. Thanks to everyone at the salon for helping make my wedding so special! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
I visited this store today. It is the very first time i have ever tried on wedding dresses as i just got engaged two weeks ago. One year ago my sister was here with another bride and told me they recieved great service. We had great service today as well. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. They made me feel very comfortable and gave me their honest opinions when i asked for them. They seem to have a great selection of dresses (my price range was 1,500 and below). I just had such a good time and was able to try on every dress eventhough I am not a skinny girl! I will be back to this store in a month or two to bring my mother with me to show her my final selections and i cant wait.
I visited this store today. It is the very first time i have ever tried on wedding dresses as i just got engaged two weeks Read more...
I visited this store today. It is the very first time i have ever tried on wedding dresses as i just got engaged two weeks ago. One year ago my sister was here with another bride and told me they recieved great service. We had great service today as well. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. They made me feel very comfortable and gave me their honest opinions when i asked for them. They seem to have a great selection of dresses (my price range was 1,500 and below). I just had such a good time and was able to try on every dress eventhough I am not a skinny girl! I will be back to this store in a month or two to bring my mother with me to show her my final selections and i cant wait. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm a size 22. When I started shopping for a gown, I was shocked and upset at the few and sad options for women of my size at "normal" bridal salons -- snooty receptionists assured me I could see a picture of a gown and order it for full price in "my size," always said with dripping contempt. I'd been told that gown shopping was supposed to be fun, but I was feeling ashamed, sick to my stomach, and convinced that I'd have to select the least-bad out of all the bad options for plus size wedding dresses I'd seen.

My sister found Miss Pamela via this site, and convinced me to read the reviews. I'm a skeptical person, and I read each one to make sure that this wasn't some sort of scam or lie. They all had two things in common: how wonderful the service was, and how astonishingly diverse the dress selection was. I thought I'd give it a shot -- after all, I could always just hire a seamstress and buy material if the experience was bad.

I am TREMENDOUSLY glad I flew to Chicago from D.C. and drove 300 miles round trip this past Saturday, because I ended up with a gorgeous designer wedding dress I would never, ever have thought to pick on my own. Miss Pamela and her staff were knowledgeable, reassuring, funny, gracious, and kind -- my mother, sister, and I not only got a great dress, but we had an absolute blast while I tried a million dresses on.

I can't recommend the store or its staff more highly. They're delightful experts in their field. The drive is long, but what's at the end is so, so worth every mile and moment. Get your wedding dress here. You won't regret it.
I'm a size 22. When I started shopping for a gown, I was shocked and upset at the few and sad options for women of my size Read more...
I'm a size 22. When I started shopping for a gown, I was shocked and upset at the few and sad options for women of my size at "normal" bridal salons -- snooty receptionists assured me I could see a picture of a gown and order it for full price in "my size," always said with dripping contempt. I'd been told that gown shopping was supposed to be fun, but I was feeling ashamed, sick to my stomach, and convinced that I'd have to select the least-bad out of all the bad options for plus size wedding dresses I'd seen.

My sister found Miss Pamela via this site, and convinced me to read the reviews. I'm a skeptical person, and I read each one to make sure that this wasn't some sort of scam or lie. They all had two things in common: how wonderful the service was, and how astonishingly diverse the dress selection was. I thought I'd give it a shot -- after all, I could always just hire a seamstress and buy material if the experience was bad.

I am TREMENDOUSLY glad I flew to Chicago from D.C. and drove 300 miles round trip this past Saturday, because I ended up with a gorgeous designer wedding dress I would never, ever have thought to pick on my own. Miss Pamela and her staff were knowledgeable, reassuring, funny, gracious, and kind -- my mother, sister, and I not only got a great dress, but we had an absolute blast while I tried a million dresses on.

I can't recommend the store or its staff more highly. They're delightful experts in their field. The drive is long, but what's at the end is so, so worth every mile and moment. Get your wedding dress here. You won't regret it. Read less
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Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Cannot say enough about how great Miss Pamela's is, all staff are friendly and made this plus size bride feel and look great!
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I live in New York City, but my wedding will be in Ohio and I have family in the South Bend area. I was really nervous about trying on dresses because dress shopping (and shopping in general) has never been fun for me. I am a tall, plus-size gal so things that fit in certain spots don’t fit in others or they are too short or they look frumpy or they just don’t have my size. My sister and Matron of Honor found Miss Pamela’s and suggested we go there.
The second I came into Miss Pamela’s, I knew I was in the right place. They immediately greeted me and were excited about how tall I was. We sat and talked about what I wanted and the issues I have with clothes. They were very informative and excited to put me in a dress.
The first couple I tried on were too tight, but they explained that they usually do that to get an idea of size. Then they brought more in. The first was exactly what I (thought I) wanted. I tried on a few more dresses and ended up falling in love with the 3rd or 4th dress I tried on. It was actually the opposite of what I thought I wanted or would even look good in. It’s actually funny because that was the dress they thought would be perfect for me.
I love the fact that they brought out different styles and really tried to show me what would look best on me. They know their stuff. There was never a moment where I felt self-conscious about myself. Miss Pamela was so patient with me and I never felt rushed. She even complimented my body type several times. Never have I been told that I had a great waist or that I should accentuate it. I’m sad that I don’t remember the other gal’s name who was in there with me, but she was wonderful too!
They are so personal and give you lots of attention to make you feel special and beautiful. They also gave a lot of attention to my mom, sister, and niece who were there to help me. And they even gave us a lunch recommendation.
I live in New York City, but my wedding will be in Ohio and I have family in the South Bend area. I was really nervous Read more...
I live in New York City, but my wedding will be in Ohio and I have family in the South Bend area. I was really nervous about trying on dresses because dress shopping (and shopping in general) has never been fun for me. I am a tall, plus-size gal so things that fit in certain spots don’t fit in others or they are too short or they look frumpy or they just don’t have my size. My sister and Matron of Honor found Miss Pamela’s and suggested we go there.
The second I came into Miss Pamela’s, I knew I was in the right place. They immediately greeted me and were excited about how tall I was. We sat and talked about what I wanted and the issues I have with clothes. They were very informative and excited to put me in a dress.
The first couple I tried on were too tight, but they explained that they usually do that to get an idea of size. Then they brought more in. The first was exactly what I (thought I) wanted. I tried on a few more dresses and ended up falling in love with the 3rd or 4th dress I tried on. It was actually the opposite of what I thought I wanted or would even look good in. It’s actually funny because that was the dress they thought would be perfect for me.
I love the fact that they brought out different styles and really tried to show me what would look best on me. They know their stuff. There was never a moment where I felt self-conscious about myself. Miss Pamela was so patient with me and I never felt rushed. She even complimented my body type several times. Never have I been told that I had a great waist or that I should accentuate it. I’m sad that I don’t remember the other gal’s name who was in there with me, but she was wonderful too!
They are so personal and give you lots of attention to make you feel special and beautiful. They also gave a lot of attention to my mom, sister, and niece who were there to help me. And they even gave us a lunch recommendation. Read less
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kat
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Let me start by saying i'm what I like to call, super sexy, I'm a 25yr old mother of 1, a size 24-26, I'm 5'9", and my bra size is 44H. So to say nothing ever fits right is under said. I have never had a dress long enough nor have I ever had a dress that came even close to covering my boobs.... That all changed when I walked into Miss Pamela's... every dress I tried on I had to hold up when I walked because it was to long, but more impressive to me, every dress had extra room in the breast area. They were folding them down and talking them in with every dress. To top it off, ever dress, gave me the most amazing hour glass figure... being a size 24 I NEVER thought I'd be an hour glass. They were amazing beyond words and just a truly magical experience....
For a plus size girl, and the wedding dress try ons, the day can be ruined very fast, but at Miss Pamela's there was nothing but smiles laughter and love. You walk in and are instantly family. They are truly about making your dream day and dream dress yours, whatever the cost. And are not just there to make a sale, its so refreshing and they make the day what it's suppose to be.
Truly an AMAZING place, experience and people!
Let me start by saying i'm what I like to call, super sexy, I'm a 25yr old mother of 1, a size 24-26, I'm 5'9", and my bra Read more...
Let me start by saying i'm what I like to call, super sexy, I'm a 25yr old mother of 1, a size 24-26, I'm 5'9", and my bra size is 44H. So to say nothing ever fits right is under said. I have never had a dress long enough nor have I ever had a dress that came even close to covering my boobs.... That all changed when I walked into Miss Pamela's... every dress I tried on I had to hold up when I walked because it was to long, but more impressive to me, every dress had extra room in the breast area. They were folding them down and talking them in with every dress. To top it off, ever dress, gave me the most amazing hour glass figure... being a size 24 I NEVER thought I'd be an hour glass. They were amazing beyond words and just a truly magical experience....
For a plus size girl, and the wedding dress try ons, the day can be ruined very fast, but at Miss Pamela's there was nothing but smiles laughter and love. You walk in and are instantly family. They are truly about making your dream day and dream dress yours, whatever the cost. And are not just there to make a sale, its so refreshing and they make the day what it's suppose to be.
Truly an AMAZING place, experience and people! Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Being a plus size bride I always had the fear of not finding a dress. Miss Pamela's tuned that tear right around. They put me in dresses that FIT and some that were actually to big. They took the time and helped me with all the dresses, and worked with me until I found MY dress. Miss Pamela and her staff of ladies are WONDERFUL, they were so helpful and sweet. While trying on dresses they got to know me and what kind of dress I was looking for. I bought my dress in November and picked it up in April. They remembered me and my bridesmaids that I brought along both times. Miss Pamela's is a wonderful wonderful place. I recommend it to any plus size bride!
If might be a drive for some, but don't let that stop you from trying out this place!!
Being a plus size bride I always had the fear of not finding a dress. Miss Pamela's tuned that tear right around. They put Read more...
Being a plus size bride I always had the fear of not finding a dress. Miss Pamela's tuned that tear right around. They put me in dresses that FIT and some that were actually to big. They took the time and helped me with all the dresses, and worked with me until I found MY dress. Miss Pamela and her staff of ladies are WONDERFUL, they were so helpful and sweet. While trying on dresses they got to know me and what kind of dress I was looking for. I bought my dress in November and picked it up in April. They remembered me and my bridesmaids that I brought along both times. Miss Pamela's is a wonderful wonderful place. I recommend it to any plus size bride!
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Miss Pamela's is amazing. Being plus size makes it hard to find a dress you like, looks good on you, and in your size. This store makes it all so simple. The ladies that work there are all so helpful. My sales girl was Sarah and she did a great job finding what I would like and she even picked out something I didn't think I would and paired it with a jacket. That is now what Im wearing to my wedding :) Miss Pamela herself is usually there and likes to see the final dress. Their new location is beautiful and spacious. Your fitting room feels like a suite. I would highly recommend this place to anyone!
Miss Pamela's is amazing. Being plus size makes it hard to find a dress you like, looks good on you, and in your size. Read more...
Miss Pamela's is amazing. Being plus size makes it hard to find a dress you like, looks good on you, and in your size. This store makes it all so simple. The ladies that work there are all so helpful. My sales girl was Sarah and she did a great job finding what I would like and she even picked out something I didn't think I would and paired it with a jacket. That is now what Im wearing to my wedding :) Miss Pamela herself is usually there and likes to see the final dress. Their new location is beautiful and spacious. Your fitting room feels like a suite. I would highly recommend this place to anyone! Read less
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Mari
Wedding:
7/25/2014
5.0/5.0
I had an incredible experience at Miss Pamela's. I went into my first appointment after a pretty awful experience at David's Bridal where my consultant basically said "you'd love this dress, but I can't get you in it." It was a huge relief and confidence boost that every dress I tried on at Miss Pamela's was a perfect fit or too big. They had a full range of styles and prices as well. My consultant Lisa paid close attention to what I wanted and offered choices that looked wonderful on me. I left after my first visit without a dress but with plans to return once the new selection came in. On my second visit I was equally wowed. Lisa didn't mind that I wanted to try on a few from last time and had them all ready for me. She never once rushed me or encouraged me to pick something out of my budget. I am so happy that I found my dress there and was able to support this business. I felt so pampered the whole time. I would recommend any plus size bride to try this salon.
I had an incredible experience at Miss Pamela's. I went into my first appointment after a pretty awful experience at Read more...
I had an incredible experience at Miss Pamela's. I went into my first appointment after a pretty awful experience at David's Bridal where my consultant basically said "you'd love this dress, but I can't get you in it." It was a huge relief and confidence boost that every dress I tried on at Miss Pamela's was a perfect fit or too big. They had a full range of styles and prices as well. My consultant Lisa paid close attention to what I wanted and offered choices that looked wonderful on me. I left after my first visit without a dress but with plans to return once the new selection came in. On my second visit I was equally wowed. Lisa didn't mind that I wanted to try on a few from last time and had them all ready for me. She never once rushed me or encouraged me to pick something out of my budget. I am so happy that I found my dress there and was able to support this business. I felt so pampered the whole time. I would recommend any plus size bride to try this salon. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm a plus sized bride, and I just want to give my 5 stars to Miss Pamela's. I'm from Fort Wayne, In and I at first was dreading to go to Miss Pamela's because, I had been previously been to David's Bridal and they were very pushy and they didn't respect me as a bride. We were greeted by none other than THE Miss Pamela herself!!!!!!!!! She was so wonderful to us, as well as Sarah who handled my appointment!!!!!!!! They respected me, my mother, and my mother-in-law!!! These nice ladies know what they are doing and I appreciate there thoughtfulness, kindness, warm welcome, and helping me find my "Say yes to the Dress"!!!! Sarah was such a kind and affectionate person!! She always stopped and said to me, " What do you like and don't like about this dress?" She never asked me or pressured me into a dress like they did at David's Bridal. Thank you so much ladies for EVERYTHING!!! Words can't not express how GRATEFUL I AM TO YOU!!!!! THANKS SO MUCH FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!!!!!!
I'm a plus sized bride, and I just want to give my 5 stars to Miss Pamela's. I'm from Fort Wayne, In and I at first was Read more...
I'm a plus sized bride, and I just want to give my 5 stars to Miss Pamela's. I'm from Fort Wayne, In and I at first was dreading to go to Miss Pamela's because, I had been previously been to David's Bridal and they were very pushy and they didn't respect me as a bride. We were greeted by none other than THE Miss Pamela herself!!!!!!!!! She was so wonderful to us, as well as Sarah who handled my appointment!!!!!!!! They respected me, my mother, and my mother-in-law!!! These nice ladies know what they are doing and I appreciate there thoughtfulness, kindness, warm welcome, and helping me find my "Say yes to the Dress"!!!! Sarah was such a kind and affectionate person!! She always stopped and said to me, " What do you like and don't like about this dress?" She never asked me or pressured me into a dress like they did at David's Bridal. Thank you so much ladies for EVERYTHING!!! Words can't not express how GRATEFUL I AM TO YOU!!!!! THANKS SO MUCH FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!!!!!! Read less
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Taylor
Wedding:
7/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I could not be more happy about the service I was provided at Pamela's!!!! I first purchased my gown at davids bridal after it finally came in the dress was far too small and looked very bad on my body. After my dad saw a billboard for Miss Pamela's my mom and I decided to make the trip from Carmel. Overall it was about a 2 hour drive. 100% worth all of our effort and time! I honestly wish I had just started with this bridal salon to begin with. With my wedding being only months away I was in freak out mode. I was worried I wouldn't find a dress and the consultants were extremely helpful and reassuring. With my budget being so low because I spent so much on my first dress and my wedding being so close I thought it was going to impossible to find a dress! I ultimately ended up choosing the first dress I tried on!!!! Not only was this dress white, figure flattering, organza (my fabric of choice), under $1,000 and take home ready it was absolutely stunning!!!!!!!! I have never felt more beautiful in my entire life. I was so worried about what was going to happen and how things were going to turn out but I am proud to say that on my wedding day I will be wearing an incredible gown from Miss Pamela's!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are a bride who is at all hesitant about your first wedding dress buying experience PLEASE choose Pamela's! You will not regret it!
I could not be more happy about the service I was provided at Pamela's!!!! I first purchased my gown at davids bridal Read more...
I could not be more happy about the service I was provided at Pamela's!!!! I first purchased my gown at davids bridal after it finally came in the dress was far too small and looked very bad on my body. After my dad saw a billboard for Miss Pamela's my mom and I decided to make the trip from Carmel. Overall it was about a 2 hour drive. 100% worth all of our effort and time! I honestly wish I had just started with this bridal salon to begin with. With my wedding being only months away I was in freak out mode. I was worried I wouldn't find a dress and the consultants were extremely helpful and reassuring. With my budget being so low because I spent so much on my first dress and my wedding being so close I thought it was going to impossible to find a dress! I ultimately ended up choosing the first dress I tried on!!!! Not only was this dress white, figure flattering, organza (my fabric of choice), under $1,000 and take home ready it was absolutely stunning!!!!!!!! I have never felt more beautiful in my entire life. I was so worried about what was going to happen and how things were going to turn out but I am proud to say that on my wedding day I will be wearing an incredible gown from Miss Pamela's!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are a bride who is at all hesitant about your first wedding dress buying experience PLEASE choose Pamela's! You will not regret it! Read less
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Africa
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I traveled from Alaska to find the perfect dress for my special day, Miss Pamela was very attentive until I found the dress that was for me. I felt radiant. She indulged my preconceived vision of what I thought was me and then showed me what a dream dress really was! I love my dress!!!! The experience was wonderful and will always be a great memory.
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I traveled from Alaska to find the perfect dress for my special day, Miss Pamela was very attentive until I found the dress that was for me. I felt radiant. She indulged my preconceived vision of what I thought was me and then showed me what a dream dress really was! I love my dress!!!! The experience was wonderful and will always be a great memory. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Loved them and how they made me feel!! I would totally recommend them!!
Loved them and how they made me feel!! I would totally recommend them!!
Loved them and how they made me feel!! I would totally recommend them!! Read less
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Jennie
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
It was my first time wedding dress shopping. Sarah, my consultant, was wonderful. She followed my budget and made sure I had a great experience. I also found the perfect veil there. She also worked wonderfully with my friends and family that came along. I highly recommend them.
It was my first time wedding dress shopping. Sarah, my consultant, was wonderful. She followed my budget and made sure I Read more...
It was my first time wedding dress shopping. Sarah, my consultant, was wonderful. She followed my budget and made sure I had a great experience. I also found the perfect veil there. She also worked wonderfully with my friends and family that came along. I highly recommend them. Read less
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Becca
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Miss Pamela's!

After doing lots of research online on places to shop for a wedding dress, Miss Pamela's was my first and only stop! I had been very concerned about going to shops and not being able to try on or fit into any of the dresses. After reading such wonderful reviews, I made the 2.5 hour trip, along with my bridal party and mother, to Rochester in hopes of finding a dress! It may seem like a long trip, but it was definitely worth it!

My appointment was with Miss Pamela and Sarah! They both were so kind and seemed to understand the style of dress I was looking for right away. I could not have been more happy when the first dress was put onto me and it was actually too big! After trying on about 8-10 dresses, I found the one! A beautiful Allure dress well under my budget! I was so pleased that they were respectful of my budget and did not pull anything that I would not be able to afford.

I would highly highly recommend this shop to any women who is plus sized and is concerned about dress shopping. They truly made me feel so at ease and so beautiful in my own skin!
I highly recommend Miss Pamela's!

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I highly recommend Miss Pamela's!

After doing lots of research online on places to shop for a wedding dress, Miss Pamela's was my first and only stop! I had been very concerned about going to shops and not being able to try on or fit into any of the dresses. After reading such wonderful reviews, I made the 2.5 hour trip, along with my bridal party and mother, to Rochester in hopes of finding a dress! It may seem like a long trip, but it was definitely worth it!

My appointment was with Miss Pamela and Sarah! They both were so kind and seemed to understand the style of dress I was looking for right away. I could not have been more happy when the first dress was put onto me and it was actually too big! After trying on about 8-10 dresses, I found the one! A beautiful Allure dress well under my budget! I was so pleased that they were respectful of my budget and did not pull anything that I would not be able to afford.

I would highly highly recommend this shop to any women who is plus sized and is concerned about dress shopping. They truly made me feel so at ease and so beautiful in my own skin! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
I am a plus size girl and I dreaded looking for a wedding dress. I had heard horrid stories from women my size going to vendors in Chicago. Everything from no samples in plus sizes to snarky rood comments. I found Miss Pamela's on line and was amazed at its discription and reviews. We went down on a Friday and it was everything I was hoping for and more. The owner was so nice . She looked at my at my pictures and looked at my figure and got all exited about the dresses she wanted to pull for me try on. I looked good in every dress she and Sara (one of the nice women who works there ). This has never happened to me before. My crew that came with me were treated very well and also loved tge unique dresses i tried on. I adore my final choice and Sara pulled the perfect veil to go with it. I cannot recommend this place enough!
I am a plus size girl and I dreaded looking for a wedding dress. I had heard horrid stories from women my size going to Read more...
I am a plus size girl and I dreaded looking for a wedding dress. I had heard horrid stories from women my size going to vendors in Chicago. Everything from no samples in plus sizes to snarky rood comments. I found Miss Pamela's on line and was amazed at its discription and reviews. We went down on a Friday and it was everything I was hoping for and more. The owner was so nice . She looked at my at my pictures and looked at my figure and got all exited about the dresses she wanted to pull for me try on. I looked good in every dress she and Sara (one of the nice women who works there ). This has never happened to me before. My crew that came with me were treated very well and also loved tge unique dresses i tried on. I adore my final choice and Sara pulled the perfect veil to go with it. I cannot recommend this place enough! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Miss Pamela personally met with me the moment I walked through the door and pulled dresses for me to try. After only two dresses she zeroed in on exactly what I wanted and what works for my body. I loved the third dress!!! I tried on others to make sure, but I wound up purchasing the third dress I tried on! Being a Plus Size Bride I was worried about having enough dresses to try on. I want to feel beautiful on my wedding day and not uncomfortable. I had the best experience possible with Miss Pamela and her staff. Everyone made me feel welcome and beautiful through the entire process.
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Miss Pamela personally met with me the moment I walked through the door and pulled dresses for me to try. After only two dresses she zeroed in on exactly what I wanted and what works for my body. I loved the third dress!!! I tried on others to make sure, but I wound up purchasing the third dress I tried on! Being a Plus Size Bride I was worried about having enough dresses to try on. I want to feel beautiful on my wedding day and not uncomfortable. I had the best experience possible with Miss Pamela and her staff. Everyone made me feel welcome and beautiful through the entire process. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough great things about my experience at Miss Pamela's Bridal Salon!!
I had been dreadinggggg dress shopping for months because I didn't think I'd ever find anything, but I was so wrong. I had a Friday afternoon appointment and brought my mom, aunt, & sister along (it was a 3 hour round trip drive for us).. We had the place to ourselves, but even if we would have had to share it wouldn't change how amazing our experience was!!
We were greeted by Sarah & Miss Pamela as soon as we entered the salon, instantly we knew we were at the right place. Sarah asked me a few questions about dress styles I liked, reviewed my size and budget before pulling dresses. I honestly had no idea what kind of style I wanted, but Sarah pulled a beautiful variety for me to try on!
Before we started trying on dresses she was sure to clue me in on how sizing differed depending on the designer (you may be a 24 in one dress and a 30 in another)-I felt soooo much better knowing this!! I never thought I'd be comfortable in spanx and a strapless bra in front of a stranger, but Sarah was seriously so professional and friendly that I didn't even think about it. I tried about 8 dresses even though I found "the one" at dress #6. Sarah and Miss Pamela were just as excited about the dress I chose as my family, it was a moment that I will cherish forever!
If you have any hesitations about making the drive, I promise it is worth the trip! The staff is wonderful, they truly care about their clients, and of course their dress collections are amazing!!!
I can not say enough great things about my experience at Miss Pamela's Bridal Salon!!
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I can not say enough great things about my experience at Miss Pamela's Bridal Salon!!
I had been dreadinggggg dress shopping for months because I didn't think I'd ever find anything, but I was so wrong. I had a Friday afternoon appointment and brought my mom, aunt, & sister along (it was a 3 hour round trip drive for us).. We had the place to ourselves, but even if we would have had to share it wouldn't change how amazing our experience was!!
We were greeted by Sarah & Miss Pamela as soon as we entered the salon, instantly we knew we were at the right place. Sarah asked me a few questions about dress styles I liked, reviewed my size and budget before pulling dresses. I honestly had no idea what kind of style I wanted, but Sarah pulled a beautiful variety for me to try on!
Before we started trying on dresses she was sure to clue me in on how sizing differed depending on the designer (you may be a 24 in one dress and a 30 in another)-I felt soooo much better knowing this!! I never thought I'd be comfortable in spanx and a strapless bra in front of a stranger, but Sarah was seriously so professional and friendly that I didn't even think about it. I tried about 8 dresses even though I found "the one" at dress #6. Sarah and Miss Pamela were just as excited about the dress I chose as my family, it was a moment that I will cherish forever!
If you have any hesitations about making the drive, I promise it is worth the trip! The staff is wonderful, they truly care about their clients, and of course their dress collections are amazing!!! Read less
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KT
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
I went in not knowing what to expect because this was my first time trying on dresses and I am SO glad I went here. Erica and Sarah were so attentive to my needs and I felt very comfortable trying on dresses in front of them. They all (including Miss Pamela) offered their personal opinions, and not just an opinion to get me to buy the dress. I loved the way they stayed within my budget and didn't try to pressure me to buy anything. They even knew what veils would just make my dress "pop". They were all available to pin and clip and hold my dress so I could see what it would really look like. They had answers for all of my questions and were so nice. Thanks so much, Miss Pamela's!
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I went in not knowing what to expect because this was my first time trying on dresses and I am SO glad I went here. Erica and Sarah were so attentive to my needs and I felt very comfortable trying on dresses in front of them. They all (including Miss Pamela) offered their personal opinions, and not just an opinion to get me to buy the dress. I loved the way they stayed within my budget and didn't try to pressure me to buy anything. They even knew what veils would just make my dress "pop". They were all available to pin and clip and hold my dress so I could see what it would really look like. They had answers for all of my questions and were so nice. Thanks so much, Miss Pamela's! Read less
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Cortne
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
So it is Sat. I made an appointment about 3 weeks ago to go to Miss Pamela's. I heard wonderful things about this salon. Well everything is true and more...... I start by grabbing two friends and making the 2.5 hour drive from Chicago. Well if we did not miss the exit it would have been only a 2 hour drive, because we were lucky no traffic.
We arrived in Rochester, IN. It is a small town, with a great diner Jarrets (i think) where we grabbed lunch, very good. So back to Miss Pamela's. Ok so, who thought in the small town would be the answer to my dreams?

We walked in I was greeted by Jenn, my consultant. She was great. Took all of my ideas and made me feel right at home. So the process started. We tried on dresses. I am about a 22 street size. She explained to be sizes and how each line would fit. Honestly when I first started looking into dress, I was afraid I nothing would fit. But every dress but one I could try on. Heck one was actually way too big. Most of them zipped up and the ones with corsets I just loved. Many of them made me feel very beautiful. So I tried on about 20 dresses (they have at least 170). Jenn and Miss Pamela, as well as the other consultants all helped with feedback and trying to help me decide what I liked and did not like about the dresses (as well as feedback from my friends). They have an amazing selection of dresses. We tried lace, we tried rouching, we tried even a ball gown. Finally, I put on my dress it was the last one and I just knew. My friends knew. Jenn, Miss Pamela and everyone were so patient. I even found a wonderful veil that just fit perfect. They offered to stay late and even open on a Sun for me to come back if I could not make it on a Sat, when my dress came in. It was a perfect experience. Every bride should go here, it is worth the drive. You will not regret it and I hope they find you the "one" like they did for me.
So it is Sat. I made an appointment about 3 weeks ago to go to Miss Pamela's. I heard wonderful things about this salon. Read more...
So it is Sat. I made an appointment about 3 weeks ago to go to Miss Pamela's. I heard wonderful things about this salon. Well everything is true and more...... I start by grabbing two friends and making the 2.5 hour drive from Chicago. Well if we did not miss the exit it would have been only a 2 hour drive, because we were lucky no traffic.
We arrived in Rochester, IN. It is a small town, with a great diner Jarrets (i think) where we grabbed lunch, very good. So back to Miss Pamela's. Ok so, who thought in the small town would be the answer to my dreams?

We walked in I was greeted by Jenn, my consultant. She was great. Took all of my ideas and made me feel right at home. So the process started. We tried on dresses. I am about a 22 street size. She explained to be sizes and how each line would fit. Honestly when I first started looking into dress, I was afraid I nothing would fit. But every dress but one I could try on. Heck one was actually way too big. Most of them zipped up and the ones with corsets I just loved. Many of them made me feel very beautiful. So I tried on about 20 dresses (they have at least 170). Jenn and Miss Pamela, as well as the other consultants all helped with feedback and trying to help me decide what I liked and did not like about the dresses (as well as feedback from my friends). They have an amazing selection of dresses. We tried lace, we tried rouching, we tried even a ball gown. Finally, I put on my dress it was the last one and I just knew. My friends knew. Jenn, Miss Pamela and everyone were so patient. I even found a wonderful veil that just fit perfect. They offered to stay late and even open on a Sun for me to come back if I could not make it on a Sat, when my dress came in. It was a perfect experience. Every bride should go here, it is worth the drive. You will not regret it and I hope they find you the "one" like they did for me. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
II went in with no idea what I wanted and the staff was wonderful at making me feel comfortable. I didn't feel rushed and dress after dress they listened to my likes and dislikes until I found the one. There was no sales pressure. I also purchased my bridesmaid dresses, belt, veil, and shoes. They recently changed locations and I haven't been to their new location but building aside their products and staff are wonderful.
II went in with no idea what I wanted and the staff was wonderful at making me feel comfortable. I didn't feel rushed and Read more...
II went in with no idea what I wanted and the staff was wonderful at making me feel comfortable. I didn't feel rushed and dress after dress they listened to my likes and dislikes until I found the one. There was no sales pressure. I also purchased my bridesmaid dresses, belt, veil, and shoes. They recently changed locations and I haven't been to their new location but building aside their products and staff are wonderful. Read less
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Annie
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
After looking at other bridal stores in the Chicago area and becoming very frustrated I found a review for Miss Pamela's. I made the 2 hour drive and couldn't be happier! I was immediately greeted by Miss Pamela and her staff and was made to feel beautiful from the moment I walked in. I had so many options to choose from! Every dress I tried on fit me (I am a street size 20) and it was great to be able to see what the dresses actually look on! Pamela suggested a dress with a dropped waist and I was hesitant but I am glad I tried it on. I LOVED IT! The prices are very reasonable too!
After looking at other bridal stores in the Chicago area and becoming very frustrated I found a review for Miss Pamela's. Read more...
After looking at other bridal stores in the Chicago area and becoming very frustrated I found a review for Miss Pamela's. I made the 2 hour drive and couldn't be happier! I was immediately greeted by Miss Pamela and her staff and was made to feel beautiful from the moment I walked in. I had so many options to choose from! Every dress I tried on fit me (I am a street size 20) and it was great to be able to see what the dresses actually look on! Pamela suggested a dress with a dropped waist and I was hesitant but I am glad I tried it on. I LOVED IT! The prices are very reasonable too! Read less
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Lesley
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
This is my second marriage, and I was dreading finding a dress. The memories of the horror of finding a plus size wedding dress 15 years ago were pretty strong. So, when I found Miss Pamela's, I thought I'd give it a try.

I am so glad I did! I took my mom with me, and she was able to find her mother of the bride dress as well as her mother of the groom dress for my brother's wedding later this year. They carried sizes so large that we had to pull them in to see how they would fit. It was amazing.

This experience was so worth the 3 hour drive! I have recommended Miss Pamela's to all of my plus size friends. We were treated with respect, and they knew what would look good on me, even when I was unsure. I was able to actually try on and find my dream dress here! It was the most amazing experience and was exactly what I wanted!
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This is my second marriage, and I was dreading finding a dress. The memories of the horror of finding a plus size wedding dress 15 years ago were pretty strong. So, when I found Miss Pamela's, I thought I'd give it a try.

I am so glad I did! I took my mom with me, and she was able to find her mother of the bride dress as well as her mother of the groom dress for my brother's wedding later this year. They carried sizes so large that we had to pull them in to see how they would fit. It was amazing.

This experience was so worth the 3 hour drive! I have recommended Miss Pamela's to all of my plus size friends. We were treated with respect, and they knew what would look good on me, even when I was unsure. I was able to actually try on and find my dream dress here! It was the most amazing experience and was exactly what I wanted! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
3/1/2014
5.0/5.0
While planning my wedding, the one part that always made me uncomfortable was thinking about shopping for my wedding dress. I am very plus size (28/30), and I was dreading trying on dresses (especially after hearing some horror stories of how plus size customers were treated at other well-known chain stores). By sheer chance, a friend of mine saw a billboard for Miss Pamela's and I knew I had to check it out. It was a bit of a hike because I live in the Chicago suburbs, but it was worth every minute of the drive there/back to choose the dress and again to go pick it up. When I went to try on the dress, they were in their temporary location, but they made the best of it and were always in high spirits and very professional. I had a little bit of a breakdown (as I expected I would) when trying on dresses from being upset over not fitting in certain styles, etc., but the whole staff was so kind and comforting, it made a world of difference. And I could truly feel how excited they all were for me when we finally found "the one"! When I came back to pick up the dress, they had moved into their new permanent location and it is beautiful! Everything about the experience went perfectly. I highly recommend Miss Pamela's to all plus size girls out there looking for a beautiful wedding dress!
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While planning my wedding, the one part that always made me uncomfortable was thinking about shopping for my wedding dress. I am very plus size (28/30), and I was dreading trying on dresses (especially after hearing some horror stories of how plus size customers were treated at other well-known chain stores). By sheer chance, a friend of mine saw a billboard for Miss Pamela's and I knew I had to check it out. It was a bit of a hike because I live in the Chicago suburbs, but it was worth every minute of the drive there/back to choose the dress and again to go pick it up. When I went to try on the dress, they were in their temporary location, but they made the best of it and were always in high spirits and very professional. I had a little bit of a breakdown (as I expected I would) when trying on dresses from being upset over not fitting in certain styles, etc., but the whole staff was so kind and comforting, it made a world of difference. And I could truly feel how excited they all were for me when we finally found "the one"! When I came back to pick up the dress, they had moved into their new permanent location and it is beautiful! Everything about the experience went perfectly. I highly recommend Miss Pamela's to all plus size girls out there looking for a beautiful wedding dress! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This review is overdue, but I had such a wonderful experience that I felt compelled to write about it! Being plus sized all my life, dress shopping has never really been easy or enjoyable. My trip to Pamela’s was my first time trying on wedding dresses, so I went with few expectations. Hands down, this was the best shopping experience I have ever had!! I loved every minute of my time at Pamela's from the moment my mother, friend, and I walked through the door. Jennifer greeted us and we talked over what I was looking for and what I would like to spend. We looked through all of their styles and she encouraged me to try on as many as I wanted. She steered me away from dresses that were out of my budget, but pointed me toward others that were similar at a price I could afford. The best part was not only do they carry a wide variety of beautiful dresses, but all of the samples were larger sizes. I wasn’t forced to “imagine” what the dress would look like on my body! I can’t say enough good things about Jennifer though. She was patient and helpful as I tried on dress after dress, but never made me feel pressured to buy one. We laughed and talked the whole time and by the end we all had to hug her because it felt like we had made a new friend. I was absolutely blown away by my experience from start to finish and I found my dream dress too!! Do yourself a favor and make the trip to Pamela’s! You won’t regret it!
This review is overdue, but I had such a wonderful experience that I felt compelled to write about it! Being plus sized Read more...
This review is overdue, but I had such a wonderful experience that I felt compelled to write about it! Being plus sized all my life, dress shopping has never really been easy or enjoyable. My trip to Pamela’s was my first time trying on wedding dresses, so I went with few expectations. Hands down, this was the best shopping experience I have ever had!! I loved every minute of my time at Pamela's from the moment my mother, friend, and I walked through the door. Jennifer greeted us and we talked over what I was looking for and what I would like to spend. We looked through all of their styles and she encouraged me to try on as many as I wanted. She steered me away from dresses that were out of my budget, but pointed me toward others that were similar at a price I could afford. The best part was not only do they carry a wide variety of beautiful dresses, but all of the samples were larger sizes. I wasn’t forced to “imagine” what the dress would look like on my body! I can’t say enough good things about Jennifer though. She was patient and helpful as I tried on dress after dress, but never made me feel pressured to buy one. We laughed and talked the whole time and by the end we all had to hug her because it felt like we had made a new friend. I was absolutely blown away by my experience from start to finish and I found my dream dress too!! Do yourself a favor and make the trip to Pamela’s! You won’t regret it! Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Finding a dress was the thing I was most dreading. My sister-in-law had saw their billboards on one of her trips up north and suggested we try them. Turns out they told me on the 4th of July that they wanted to do the shopping with me on Saturday!! I frantically called them and they were so kind and flexible. They fit me right in. Once we arrived Saturday morning, they made me feel so comfortable and welcome and beautiful! It was the best experience I've had with planning anything thus far! I was thrilled with the dress inventory and how they pinpointed the perfect gown for an indecisive bride. I wish I could tell them how much I truly appreciated all their help!
Finding a dress was the thing I was most dreading. My sister-in-law had saw their billboards on one of her trips up north Read more...
Finding a dress was the thing I was most dreading. My sister-in-law had saw their billboards on one of her trips up north and suggested we try them. Turns out they told me on the 4th of July that they wanted to do the shopping with me on Saturday!! I frantically called them and they were so kind and flexible. They fit me right in. Once we arrived Saturday morning, they made me feel so comfortable and welcome and beautiful! It was the best experience I've had with planning anything thus far! I was thrilled with the dress inventory and how they pinpointed the perfect gown for an indecisive bride. I wish I could tell them how much I truly appreciated all their help! Read less
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Willandra
Wedding:
11/30/2013
5.0/5.0
As a Plus-Size Bride to Be, I dreaded going to the retail bridal store. I KNEW that they wouldn't have anything to fit my size on the rack. I saw the billboard to Miss Pamela's and INSTANTLY researched the website. At my appointment, I was greeted by a friendly staff. My appointment made me realize that I was GOING TO BE A BRIDE! Emotions ran through me as the plethora of gowns was brought into my PRIVATE dressing room. Sarah and Katie were AWESOME and ATTENTIVE to my desires and wishes. I had gone into the boutique with a certain style of dress and ended with a dress that was the total opposite of what I had envisioned.
So many Women of Size feel as though there are no options in wedding dresses. I am here to say that Miss Pamela's is THE PLACE TO GO! Dresses were too big and that's not something I say often. This boutique proves that a beautiful bride can come in ANY size! God Bless you all for making my day so special!
As a Plus-Size Bride to Be, I dreaded going to the retail bridal store. I KNEW that they wouldn't have anything to fit my Read more...
As a Plus-Size Bride to Be, I dreaded going to the retail bridal store. I KNEW that they wouldn't have anything to fit my size on the rack. I saw the billboard to Miss Pamela's and INSTANTLY researched the website. At my appointment, I was greeted by a friendly staff. My appointment made me realize that I was GOING TO BE A BRIDE! Emotions ran through me as the plethora of gowns was brought into my PRIVATE dressing room. Sarah and Katie were AWESOME and ATTENTIVE to my desires and wishes. I had gone into the boutique with a certain style of dress and ended with a dress that was the total opposite of what I had envisioned.
So many Women of Size feel as though there are no options in wedding dresses. I am here to say that Miss Pamela's is THE PLACE TO GO! Dresses were too big and that's not something I say often. This boutique proves that a beautiful bride can come in ANY size! God Bless you all for making my day so special! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
It is truly no wonder Miss Pamela's has received the amazing feedback it has gotten. She makes you feel beautiful, special and right at home. Skip the other "big box" nightmare bridal salons and please just go to Pamela's. She will pull amazing dresses that flatter your body and you will walk out with a smile on your face. Well worth the trip whether you live 15 minutes or 150 miles away!
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It is truly no wonder Miss Pamela's has received the amazing feedback it has gotten. She makes you feel beautiful, special and right at home. Skip the other "big box" nightmare bridal salons and please just go to Pamela's. She will pull amazing dresses that flatter your body and you will walk out with a smile on your face. Well worth the trip whether you live 15 minutes or 150 miles away! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
I was in this past weekend, 02/23 was my appointment I was with Lisa and another gal and both were so helpful and so friendly. We drove 3 hours and it was beyond worth it! I felt like a true bride and important, not just another number! I was able to tell the two ladies what I wanted and they pulled exactly what I had in mind and was able to stay in my price range! I would recommend Miss Pamela's to everyone :)
I was in this past weekend, 02/23 was my appointment I was with Lisa and another gal and both were so helpful and so Read more...
I was in this past weekend, 02/23 was my appointment I was with Lisa and another gal and both were so helpful and so friendly. We drove 3 hours and it was beyond worth it! I felt like a true bride and important, not just another number! I was able to tell the two ladies what I wanted and they pulled exactly what I had in mind and was able to stay in my price range! I would recommend Miss Pamela's to everyone :) Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
11/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I have lived up north here for about the last 20 years, but my roots are in the south, and very seldom do you find a yankee who can rival good ol' southenr hospitality! In a society hell bent and obsessed with their weight and being thin, a thick girl can often feel like she don't have a right to feel beautiful just caus she has hips! This ain't right, and it ain't fair, but it is what it is. However, Miss Pemala's is the exception to the rule! This is not my first marriage, I am not a young blushing bride, and I am far from traditional. My future hubby calls me his redneck biker queen. Trying find a dress that felt like me would be a challenge for any size, but up the ante with the dess size, well the thought made me neasous! But then, I happened upon a link for Miss Pamela's. I decided to go check it out on a whim really. Judging from the web site, I figured even if I found something, I would have to take a second mortgage and sell my first born to afford it. Well was I about to be set right! I walked in to the salon and immediately was greated by Miss Pamela herself. I noticed right away the pleasant botique setting. We sat down at a table with several dress books, but when I told her my vision, we didn't need to look through them. I told her I wanted a dress with an edge. Her face lit up and she said "We can do that!" I liked her enthusiaism, but I was still hessitant. Let me tell y'all not only did she find me a dress, she found me a drop dead georgeous, snap your head arond for a double take, hot damn! kind of dress!!! Y'all I walked out of there with a champaign taste coture kinda dress, and on a beer budget! I never could have dreamed of how wonderful my experience was. By the time I left that shop, me and Miss Pamela was family.I floated out of that salon felling like the red neck biker queen my baby says I am! Thank you Miss Pamela, thank you from the bottom of this southern girls heart!
I have lived up north here for about the last 20 years, but my roots are in the south, and very seldom do you find a Read more...
I have lived up north here for about the last 20 years, but my roots are in the south, and very seldom do you find a yankee who can rival good ol' southenr hospitality! In a society hell bent and obsessed with their weight and being thin, a thick girl can often feel like she don't have a right to feel beautiful just caus she has hips! This ain't right, and it ain't fair, but it is what it is. However, Miss Pemala's is the exception to the rule! This is not my first marriage, I am not a young blushing bride, and I am far from traditional. My future hubby calls me his redneck biker queen. Trying find a dress that felt like me would be a challenge for any size, but up the ante with the dess size, well the thought made me neasous! But then, I happened upon a link for Miss Pamela's. I decided to go check it out on a whim really. Judging from the web site, I figured even if I found something, I would have to take a second mortgage and sell my first born to afford it. Well was I about to be set right! I walked in to the salon and immediately was greated by Miss Pamela herself. I noticed right away the pleasant botique setting. We sat down at a table with several dress books, but when I told her my vision, we didn't need to look through them. I told her I wanted a dress with an edge. Her face lit up and she said "We can do that!" I liked her enthusiaism, but I was still hessitant. Let me tell y'all not only did she find me a dress, she found me a drop dead georgeous, snap your head arond for a double take, hot damn! kind of dress!!! Y'all I walked out of there with a champaign taste coture kinda dress, and on a beer budget! I never could have dreamed of how wonderful my experience was. By the time I left that shop, me and Miss Pamela was family.I floated out of that salon felling like the red neck biker queen my baby says I am! Thank you Miss Pamela, thank you from the bottom of this southern girls heart! Read less
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Mara
Wedding:
11/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Oh Miss Pamela, what would I have done without you and your fabulous team?! I was the winner of a wonderful wedding package that included area vendors who donated their time and services! What an amazing gift, and frankly, has been delightful working with each and every one of them with only one exception, Touma's Bridal in Fort Wayne. I won't horrify anyone with the raw emotion of that very unfortunate situation, I will only say this...After I was treated like an obese (I'm a size 14) second-hand citizen and waste of space by them, Miss Pamela came to my rescue! She made it possible for me to never set foot in Touma's ever again, and even matched and exceeded the original contest prize. From the moment I met Miss Pamela herself, all of the negativity of the past experience was thrown out the window. With her warm hug and kind eyes of an understanding professional, she and her amazing staff guided me to the Maggie Soterro gown of my dreams. Without her help, knowledge, and amazing saving grace in her last-minute epic rescue, there would be no way I would ever have such a lovely experience or choice of gown. I had no problem at all choosing and paying for one that was past the contest price point, not only because I LOVE the gown, but felt so compelled to make sure her salon made a little money on the contest gift they were so generously providing. I can't say enough to compel anyone over a size 12 to come to this salon FIRST. They are absolutely the best gown salon out there. Don't waste your time on other salons with sample sizes you can't try on, and consultants who don't care at other salons. I have never been more comfortable shopping anywhere before. I am telling everyone I know to make the drive to Rochester. Meet Miss Pamela and her staff, they will dote on you just as if you are a princess, or like your own Momma would. Let's not forget to mention their huge selection of gowns and custom veils and jewelry. Their sole focus is you! <3<3
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Oh Miss Pamela, what would I have done without you and your fabulous team?! I was the winner of a wonderful wedding package that included area vendors who donated their time and services! What an amazing gift, and frankly, has been delightful working with each and every one of them with only one exception, Touma's Bridal in Fort Wayne. I won't horrify anyone with the raw emotion of that very unfortunate situation, I will only say this...After I was treated like an obese (I'm a size 14) second-hand citizen and waste of space by them, Miss Pamela came to my rescue! She made it possible for me to never set foot in Touma's ever again, and even matched and exceeded the original contest prize. From the moment I met Miss Pamela herself, all of the negativity of the past experience was thrown out the window. With her warm hug and kind eyes of an understanding professional, she and her amazing staff guided me to the Maggie Soterro gown of my dreams. Without her help, knowledge, and amazing saving grace in her last-minute epic rescue, there would be no way I would ever have such a lovely experience or choice of gown. I had no problem at all choosing and paying for one that was past the contest price point, not only because I LOVE the gown, but felt so compelled to make sure her salon made a little money on the contest gift they were so generously providing. I can't say enough to compel anyone over a size 12 to come to this salon FIRST. They are absolutely the best gown salon out there. Don't waste your time on other salons with sample sizes you can't try on, and consultants who don't care at other salons. I have never been more comfortable shopping anywhere before. I am telling everyone I know to make the drive to Rochester. Meet Miss Pamela and her staff, they will dote on you just as if you are a princess, or like your own Momma would. Let's not forget to mention their huge selection of gowns and custom veils and jewelry. Their sole focus is you! <3<3 Read less
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Mickala
Wedding:
11/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I LOVE this place. I went here twice, the first time to force myself into trying on a dress because i was terrified; but i felt much better by the end of the appointment. The second time I went was completely last minute. I went to another bridal shop after my first appt @ Miss Pamela's because they told me they had a sample for a Mori Lee dress (Miss Pamela doesn't carry Mori Lee) that i was obsessing over. I went there and ... they didn't have the dress!! They were also very rude, and kept sticking size 10 (so really 6-8) in my dressing room as if i was going to get them on my body. I left after 10 minutes, then went to David's where the staff was very pleasant but the dresses were not. The next morning i called Miss Pamela and she squeezed me in that day! on a Saturday! I found a dress that was gorgeous and well under my budget... as a matter of fact I got my dress and a veil with tax under my original budget. Miss Pamela and her staff are nice, welcoming, and professional. It is small and in the middle of nowhere, but there is no comparison to this place. If you are bigger than a sample size, this place is a savior!
I LOVE this place. I went here twice, the first time to force myself into trying on a dress because i was terrified; but i Read more...
I LOVE this place. I went here twice, the first time to force myself into trying on a dress because i was terrified; but i felt much better by the end of the appointment. The second time I went was completely last minute. I went to another bridal shop after my first appt @ Miss Pamela's because they told me they had a sample for a Mori Lee dress (Miss Pamela doesn't carry Mori Lee) that i was obsessing over. I went there and ... they didn't have the dress!! They were also very rude, and kept sticking size 10 (so really 6-8) in my dressing room as if i was going to get them on my body. I left after 10 minutes, then went to David's where the staff was very pleasant but the dresses were not. The next morning i called Miss Pamela and she squeezed me in that day! on a Saturday! I found a dress that was gorgeous and well under my budget... as a matter of fact I got my dress and a veil with tax under my original budget. Miss Pamela and her staff are nice, welcoming, and professional. It is small and in the middle of nowhere, but there is no comparison to this place. If you are bigger than a sample size, this place is a savior! Read less
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Teshaun
Wedding:
10/31/2013
5.0/5.0
This place is wonderful! My consultant was THE Miss. Pamela and she was amazing, as well as all of her employes. The sweetest most thoughtful people. I came in with a relatively low budget and a huge challenge to work with, Miss. P treated me like royalty - I believe - and she helped me find the dress I've been looking for. I wasn't ashamed of being a 'plus size bride' and she made be feel gorgeous.
This place is wonderful! My consultant was THE Miss. Pamela and she was amazing, as well as all of her employes. The Read more...
This place is wonderful! My consultant was THE Miss. Pamela and she was amazing, as well as all of her employes. The sweetest most thoughtful people. I came in with a relatively low budget and a huge challenge to work with, Miss. P treated me like royalty - I believe - and she helped me find the dress I've been looking for. I wasn't ashamed of being a 'plus size bride' and she made be feel gorgeous. Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
10/31/2013
5.0/5.0
My Daughter and I were in there today!! We had gone to a bridal shop in Ft Wayne and was Not treated very well, Just because you are a Plus size bride doesn't mean you are not human! Miss Pamela's was an Awesome experience!!!!!!!!!! Sara was an Awesome consultant!! Thank You Miss Pamela's for Making us feel so special!!! You Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My Daughter and I were in there today!! We had gone to a bridal shop in Ft Wayne and was Not treated very well, Just Read more...
My Daughter and I were in there today!! We had gone to a bridal shop in Ft Wayne and was Not treated very well, Just because you are a Plus size bride doesn't mean you are not human! Miss Pamela's was an Awesome experience!!!!!!!!!! Sara was an Awesome consultant!! Thank You Miss Pamela's for Making us feel so special!!! You Rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Miss Pamela's was wonderful from the second I walked through the door! My mom, maid of honor, and I were greeted by Pamela and Sarah. They asked me a few questions and made sure they had a clear idea of my budget. They didn't try to oversell me or pressure me to buy a more expensive dress. They were both wonderful and really listened to my dress wants. Pamela went above and beyond to find the dress of my dreams and I walked away with an amazing that I would never have thought to pick for myself. Now I can't imagine wearing any other dress. Pamela knows how to pull the perfect dress for the right girl! When I found my dress, even though they have seen many more before me find the right dress, everyone was so excited for me and hugged and teared up a little.

While I was there, another bride attempted to come up on the "stage" with me. Pamela politely asked her to wait so that I could have my moment and then I would step down and let her have her turn. I really appreciated having that moment. So...thank you for a wonderful experience and helping me find the dress of my dreams!
Miss Pamela's was wonderful from the second I walked through the door! My mom, maid of honor, and I were greeted by Pamela Read more...
Miss Pamela's was wonderful from the second I walked through the door! My mom, maid of honor, and I were greeted by Pamela and Sarah. They asked me a few questions and made sure they had a clear idea of my budget. They didn't try to oversell me or pressure me to buy a more expensive dress. They were both wonderful and really listened to my dress wants. Pamela went above and beyond to find the dress of my dreams and I walked away with an amazing that I would never have thought to pick for myself. Now I can't imagine wearing any other dress. Pamela knows how to pull the perfect dress for the right girl! When I found my dress, even though they have seen many more before me find the right dress, everyone was so excited for me and hugged and teared up a little.

While I was there, another bride attempted to come up on the "stage" with me. Pamela politely asked her to wait so that I could have my moment and then I would step down and let her have her turn. I really appreciated having that moment. So...thank you for a wonderful experience and helping me find the dress of my dreams! Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Being 5'2" and on the heavy side, dress shopping and shopping in general is not an easy or fun task for me. I've been going around to different dress shops to find my dream wedding dress, and unfortunately, those places did not have it. Either they did have it and I couldn't try it on because they didn't have my size, or they just didn't have my size at all. Luckily, my mom's cousin lives in Kokomo and she found Miss Pamela's plus-size bridal. I was a little hesitant going because I have just about had it with trying on dresses or looking because nothing fit. I was impressed from the start when they squeezed me in on short notice. We got to the place and we were looking around while they had another appointment going, we went outside to take some pictures (my mom's cousin loves pictures) and Miss Pamela, bless her heart, came outside and asked where we were going (she thought we were leaving). Needless to say, I was very pleased by Miss Pamela's, they had gorgeous dresses and they had my PERFECT dress and were just awesome. Would recommend to any girl on the bigger side. We deserve to look just as beautiful on our wedding day, if not more beautiful than the skinny girls! =)
Being 5'2" and on the heavy side, dress shopping and shopping in general is not an easy or fun task for me. I've been Read more...
Being 5'2" and on the heavy side, dress shopping and shopping in general is not an easy or fun task for me. I've been going around to different dress shops to find my dream wedding dress, and unfortunately, those places did not have it. Either they did have it and I couldn't try it on because they didn't have my size, or they just didn't have my size at all. Luckily, my mom's cousin lives in Kokomo and she found Miss Pamela's plus-size bridal. I was a little hesitant going because I have just about had it with trying on dresses or looking because nothing fit. I was impressed from the start when they squeezed me in on short notice. We got to the place and we were looking around while they had another appointment going, we went outside to take some pictures (my mom's cousin loves pictures) and Miss Pamela, bless her heart, came outside and asked where we were going (she thought we were leaving). Needless to say, I was very pleased by Miss Pamela's, they had gorgeous dresses and they had my PERFECT dress and were just awesome. Would recommend to any girl on the bigger side. We deserve to look just as beautiful on our wedding day, if not more beautiful than the skinny girls! =) Read less
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Brandee
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
My visit to Miss Pamela's was beyond my expecations. The ladies who work there are so nice. They really listen to you when you describe what you are looking for and try to to help you stick to your budget. I was able to actually try on dresses that fit me and even some that were to big, it was a great feeling and a boost to the self esteem. They have so many options so it is very likely that you will find the dress you are looking for while visiting. I can't wait to go back to pick up my dress just to visit with the friendly staff. I would recommend traveling to visit this bridal shop if you are a plus size lady looking for your dress. They will make you feel like you are the most beautiful lady while trying on dresses. It was just such a great place, I can't say enough about my experience.
My visit to Miss Pamela's was beyond my expecations. The ladies who work there are so nice. They really listen to you when Read more...
My visit to Miss Pamela's was beyond my expecations. The ladies who work there are so nice. They really listen to you when you describe what you are looking for and try to to help you stick to your budget. I was able to actually try on dresses that fit me and even some that were to big, it was a great feeling and a boost to the self esteem. They have so many options so it is very likely that you will find the dress you are looking for while visiting. I can't wait to go back to pick up my dress just to visit with the friendly staff. I would recommend traveling to visit this bridal shop if you are a plus size lady looking for your dress. They will make you feel like you are the most beautiful lady while trying on dresses. It was just such a great place, I can't say enough about my experience. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
BEAUTIFUL selection of dresses!! Very helpful and professional! Made my dress shopping experience amazing!!
BEAUTIFUL selection of dresses!! Very helpful and professional! Made my dress shopping experience amazing!!
BEAUTIFUL selection of dresses!! Very helpful and professional! Made my dress shopping experience amazing!! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Wonderful service and extremely nice people. I will recommend them.
Wonderful service and extremely nice people. I will recommend them.
Wonderful service and extremely nice people. I will recommend them. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I purchased my wedding dress from Miss Pamela's and had an absolutely wonderful experience! Being a plus sized woman, I was apprehensive of dress shopping. I wanted to have a fun experience, not one where all the dresses were too small to even try on. Miss Pamela's had dresses of all sizes and BEAUTIFUL DRESSES! I love that they carry not just the typical "plus sized dresses" but also other collections, just in bigger sizes. I would highly recommend this bridal salon to anyone. And I drove 3 hours to get there...well worth the trip!
I purchased my wedding dress from Miss Pamela's and had an absolutely wonderful experience! Being a plus sized woman, I Read more...
I purchased my wedding dress from Miss Pamela's and had an absolutely wonderful experience! Being a plus sized woman, I was apprehensive of dress shopping. I wanted to have a fun experience, not one where all the dresses were too small to even try on. Miss Pamela's had dresses of all sizes and BEAUTIFUL DRESSES! I love that they carry not just the typical "plus sized dresses" but also other collections, just in bigger sizes. I would highly recommend this bridal salon to anyone. And I drove 3 hours to get there...well worth the trip! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Miss Pamela's helped me tremendously. I had been having anxiety about trying on wedding dresses because I wear a larger size. Going to Miss Pamela's was an awesome experience, I felt valued (even on a small budget), and I was able to get the dress buying experience that everyone deserves. I need to also add that I came to her extremely late in my wedding planning process and she was still able to find me my dream dress.
Miss Pamela's helped me tremendously. I had been having anxiety about trying on wedding dresses because I wear a larger Read more...
Miss Pamela's helped me tremendously. I had been having anxiety about trying on wedding dresses because I wear a larger size. Going to Miss Pamela's was an awesome experience, I felt valued (even on a small budget), and I was able to get the dress buying experience that everyone deserves. I need to also add that I came to her extremely late in my wedding planning process and she was still able to find me my dream dress. Read less
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maggie
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
This was by far the best bridal dress shopping experience. I had called in earlier in the week to ask if the store would be open on the day I was available to come in. They said no, but they would try and find someone who could. They opened their shop just for me! I felt so honored & special. And when I got there those feelings continued. My consultant made me feel so comfortable & special.I honestly felt like I gained a new friend. I found my dress! & its beautiful!! I wouldn't of found it if it wasn't for Miss Pamelas Bridal Store. I recommend every bride gives them a look! It will be worth the drive and money.
This was by far the best bridal dress shopping experience. I had called in earlier in the week to ask if the store would Read more...
This was by far the best bridal dress shopping experience. I had called in earlier in the week to ask if the store would be open on the day I was available to come in. They said no, but they would try and find someone who could. They opened their shop just for me! I felt so honored & special. And when I got there those feelings continued. My consultant made me feel so comfortable & special.I honestly felt like I gained a new friend. I found my dress! & its beautiful!! I wouldn't of found it if it wasn't for Miss Pamelas Bridal Store. I recommend every bride gives them a look! It will be worth the drive and money. Read less
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elese
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Miss pamela's was wonderful. The employees were very nice and helpful. No pressure. There was a great selection of dresses, I was able to find the perfect gown. I'm so glad I went here, fantastic experience.
Miss pamela's was wonderful. The employees were very nice and helpful. No pressure. There was a great selection of Read more...
Miss pamela's was wonderful. The employees were very nice and helpful. No pressure. There was a great selection of dresses, I was able to find the perfect gown. I'm so glad I went here, fantastic experience. Read less
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Cindy
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
On a five star scale, Miss Pamela's deserves a ten! No bride should have to settle on her dress, regardless of her size, but after an appointment with a popular big chain bridal store, I was convinced that merely finding a satisfactory dress would have to do, and finding a gown I loved was simply not a possibility.

From the moment I stepped into Miss Pamela's, I wasn't treated as a challenge or imposition because of my size. I was treated like a real bride-to-be, who had a real budget and real concerns about bridal wear fitting and flattering my “real” body.

My entire appointment couldn't have been more perfect – I was treated with respect, dignity, and true kindness. There was lots of laughter – yes, I really did have fun trying on dresses – and when I left, I had truly found a gown I LOVED . . .a gown I am thrilled to walk down the aisle wearing, a gown that makes me feel like an elegant bride – not like a plus-sized girl squeezed into an unflattering gown or someone who looks like a frumpy mess. No, like a bride – not someone defined by my weight or size.

I can't thank Miss Pamela enough for making dress shopping such a pleasant experience. There are not enough complimentary things I could say about this bridal shop. Save yourself the time and tears of shopping elsewhere and make an appointment with Miss Pamela. It's no coincidence that brides have been singing her praises in their reviews! God bless her and her fantastic employees!
On a five star scale, Miss Pamela's deserves a ten! No bride should have to settle on her dress, regardless of her size, Read more...
On a five star scale, Miss Pamela's deserves a ten! No bride should have to settle on her dress, regardless of her size, but after an appointment with a popular big chain bridal store, I was convinced that merely finding a satisfactory dress would have to do, and finding a gown I loved was simply not a possibility.

From the moment I stepped into Miss Pamela's, I wasn't treated as a challenge or imposition because of my size. I was treated like a real bride-to-be, who had a real budget and real concerns about bridal wear fitting and flattering my “real” body.

My entire appointment couldn't have been more perfect – I was treated with respect, dignity, and true kindness. There was lots of laughter – yes, I really did have fun trying on dresses – and when I left, I had truly found a gown I LOVED . . .a gown I am thrilled to walk down the aisle wearing, a gown that makes me feel like an elegant bride – not like a plus-sized girl squeezed into an unflattering gown or someone who looks like a frumpy mess. No, like a bride – not someone defined by my weight or size.

I can't thank Miss Pamela enough for making dress shopping such a pleasant experience. There are not enough complimentary things I could say about this bridal shop. Save yourself the time and tears of shopping elsewhere and make an appointment with Miss Pamela. It's no coincidence that brides have been singing her praises in their reviews! God bless her and her fantastic employees! Read less
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Cassidy
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Miss Pamela's surpassed all expectations. I have had several appointments with local (Grand Rapids, MI) dress vendors. All of my appointments ended up in tears of frustration. I was convinced that I would have to buy a dress without knowing how it fit. I had seen billboards for Miss Pamela's along the highway; after conducting a quick Google search I learned about the wonderful store. I booked an appointment. When I arrived I was greeted by friendly faces and put in dresses that FIT or were too big! The sales ladies were amazing at working with brides, families, and curves. I ended up with a beautiful dress that I would have never considered. The sales lady was able to boost my confidence and I ended up in a dress (Jacee) that perfectly hugged my curves. Thank you Miss Pamela's for making my wedding dress shopping experience end with tears of joy.
Miss Pamela's surpassed all expectations. I have had several appointments with local (Grand Rapids, MI) dress vendors. All Read more...
Miss Pamela's surpassed all expectations. I have had several appointments with local (Grand Rapids, MI) dress vendors. All of my appointments ended up in tears of frustration. I was convinced that I would have to buy a dress without knowing how it fit. I had seen billboards for Miss Pamela's along the highway; after conducting a quick Google search I learned about the wonderful store. I booked an appointment. When I arrived I was greeted by friendly faces and put in dresses that FIT or were too big! The sales ladies were amazing at working with brides, families, and curves. I ended up with a beautiful dress that I would have never considered. The sales lady was able to boost my confidence and I ended up in a dress (Jacee) that perfectly hugged my curves. Thank you Miss Pamela's for making my wedding dress shopping experience end with tears of joy. Read less
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Shari
Wedding:
6/22/2013
5.0/5.0
This was a wonderful experience for me from start to finish. They treated me with genuine kindness and respect and the whole experience was just fun! I would recommend their services to anyone!
I had been to one other store prior to this and it had been a miserable experience. The staff at Miss Pamela's were top notch.
I think the best part for me was that I felt like I was there with really great girlfriends rather than a sales person.
Wonderful experience for me!!!
This was a wonderful experience for me from start to finish. They treated me with genuine kindness and respect and the Read more...
This was a wonderful experience for me from start to finish. They treated me with genuine kindness and respect and the whole experience was just fun! I would recommend their services to anyone!
I had been to one other store prior to this and it had been a miserable experience. The staff at Miss Pamela's were top notch.
I think the best part for me was that I felt like I was there with really great girlfriends rather than a sales person.
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Devi
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
The experience at Miss Pamela's Bridal Salon is exactly how you envision it should be. You are all greeted at the door by the consultan,t who will give you her undivided attention for the duration of your appointment. You are given a catalog of the sample dresses on hand, and the size of each sample. After you mark the dresses you are interested in, the bride and the consultant go into a large dressing room to get started. As each dress is tried on, the consultant gets a clearer picture of what the bride is after and becomes even more helpful in selecting dresses to try on. There is no limit to the number of dresses the bride can try on. My daughter ended up trying on 18 dresses, which is more than any other place we shopped at even had in stock. The rest of the party waits on comfortable couches as the bride comes out in each dress, and the viewing area is a nice stage with an arc of mirrors. There is absolutely no pressure to chose a dress. However, with so many to choose from, it would be hard not to find a dress you loved. My daughter found hers, and the price was more reasonable than any we had seen at other locations (and so much more of everything she was looking for). Can't say enough about how great an experience it was. Highly recommend for any bride, but especially for a plus size bride.
The experience at Miss Pamela's Bridal Salon is exactly how you envision it should be. You are all greeted at the door by Read more...
The experience at Miss Pamela's Bridal Salon is exactly how you envision it should be. You are all greeted at the door by the consultan,t who will give you her undivided attention for the duration of your appointment. You are given a catalog of the sample dresses on hand, and the size of each sample. After you mark the dresses you are interested in, the bride and the consultant go into a large dressing room to get started. As each dress is tried on, the consultant gets a clearer picture of what the bride is after and becomes even more helpful in selecting dresses to try on. There is no limit to the number of dresses the bride can try on. My daughter ended up trying on 18 dresses, which is more than any other place we shopped at even had in stock. The rest of the party waits on comfortable couches as the bride comes out in each dress, and the viewing area is a nice stage with an arc of mirrors. There is absolutely no pressure to chose a dress. However, with so many to choose from, it would be hard not to find a dress you loved. My daughter found hers, and the price was more reasonable than any we had seen at other locations (and so much more of everything she was looking for). Can't say enough about how great an experience it was. Highly recommend for any bride, but especially for a plus size bride. Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Miss Pamela's was a wonderful experience! Being a plus sized bride, I was hesitant for the dress shopping experience. However, I saw a billboard advertising Miss Pamela's and thought I'd give it a shot! So my mom, future mom-in law and my two best friends made the two our trip to Rochester. But let me just say...COMPLETELY WORTH THE TRIP. The bridal shop was cute, comforable and inviting. There were so many dresses to choose from and Miss Pamela herself was absolutely amazing! She was focused on me and my experience! A shopping trip that I somewhat dreaded ended up being a absolutely wondering day! Not only did I find my dress (which is beautiful) but I left feeling good about myself! I highly recommend Miss Pamela's expecially if you are a curvy woman!
Miss Pamela's was a wonderful experience! Being a plus sized bride, I was hesitant for the dress shopping experience. Read more...
Miss Pamela's was a wonderful experience! Being a plus sized bride, I was hesitant for the dress shopping experience. However, I saw a billboard advertising Miss Pamela's and thought I'd give it a shot! So my mom, future mom-in law and my two best friends made the two our trip to Rochester. But let me just say...COMPLETELY WORTH THE TRIP. The bridal shop was cute, comforable and inviting. There were so many dresses to choose from and Miss Pamela herself was absolutely amazing! She was focused on me and my experience! A shopping trip that I somewhat dreaded ended up being a absolutely wondering day! Not only did I find my dress (which is beautiful) but I left feeling good about myself! I highly recommend Miss Pamela's expecially if you are a curvy woman! Read less
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julie
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Where do I even begin? Miss Pamela's is absolutely amazing! I live right outside of Chicago, and saw a billboard on my way home from a wedding in Ohio! Before I made my appointment, I went into David's Bridal, and was only able to get into 3 dresses, that looked HORRIBLE on me! So sure enough I was flustered and extremely nervous to try on other dresses! So I waited till the last mis ( 5 months before the big day! ) and made my appointment with Miss Pamela's! My mom and I drove 2 hours, and I had never been to Rochester before, so that made me a little more nervous, it was a tiny town and all I could think was! OMG! theres no way I'll find a dress in this town! ( I judged the book by the cover!) We got to miss pamela's and they were the NICEST people I have ever met! My consultant was Jenny, because Miss Pamela wasn't feeling well that day! Miss Pamela loves what she does so much that she couldn't help but come and give her opinions! Which was amazing since i only brought my mom! They sat us down and I picked dresses out of a book, and then they went and pulled them! At davids bridal i felt like I was on display when I came out! Miss Pamela's has very large rooms, and its your choice if you even want to leave the room! They had over 200 dresses to choose from! Before I started trying anything on, my mom said that she was hungry and had to eat something! Miss pamela offered to go get my mom something to eat so she didn't have to skip a beat durning a very important appointment! She stated that she wanted Chili from Wendy's and Jenny had a chili from lunch she didn't even touch and they heated it up for my mom!!!!! Now who else would do that?!? I only tried on about 8 dresses till I found the one! Once I put the vail on, I got teary eyed and i felt like a size 4!!!! At davids i felt so fat! At miss pamela's i felt like a super model and they helped me feel like that! I would suggest Miss Pamela's to EVERYONE and ANYONE! Thank you SOOO much! <3
Where do I even begin? Miss Pamela's is absolutely amazing! I live right outside of Chicago, and saw a billboard on my way Read more...
Where do I even begin? Miss Pamela's is absolutely amazing! I live right outside of Chicago, and saw a billboard on my way home from a wedding in Ohio! Before I made my appointment, I went into David's Bridal, and was only able to get into 3 dresses, that looked HORRIBLE on me! So sure enough I was flustered and extremely nervous to try on other dresses! So I waited till the last mis ( 5 months before the big day! ) and made my appointment with Miss Pamela's! My mom and I drove 2 hours, and I had never been to Rochester before, so that made me a little more nervous, it was a tiny town and all I could think was! OMG! theres no way I'll find a dress in this town! ( I judged the book by the cover!) We got to miss pamela's and they were the NICEST people I have ever met! My consultant was Jenny, because Miss Pamela wasn't feeling well that day! Miss Pamela loves what she does so much that she couldn't help but come and give her opinions! Which was amazing since i only brought my mom! They sat us down and I picked dresses out of a book, and then they went and pulled them! At davids bridal i felt like I was on display when I came out! Miss Pamela's has very large rooms, and its your choice if you even want to leave the room! They had over 200 dresses to choose from! Before I started trying anything on, my mom said that she was hungry and had to eat something! Miss pamela offered to go get my mom something to eat so she didn't have to skip a beat durning a very important appointment! She stated that she wanted Chili from Wendy's and Jenny had a chili from lunch she didn't even touch and they heated it up for my mom!!!!! Now who else would do that?!? I only tried on about 8 dresses till I found the one! Once I put the vail on, I got teary eyed and i felt like a size 4!!!! At davids i felt so fat! At miss pamela's i felt like a super model and they helped me feel like that! I would suggest Miss Pamela's to EVERYONE and ANYONE! Thank you SOOO much! <3 Read less
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Vicky
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Not just Pamela, but her entire staff were courteous and helpful to both my daughter and I.
Not just Pamela, but her entire staff were courteous and helpful to both my daughter and I.
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Nachel
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Being from the Chicagoland area, there should be plenty of choices for wedding gowns. I am a 24 dress size. I figured living in Chicago, one of the fattest cities in America would have decent selection for me to pick from. How wrong I was. I went to every shop from Orland Park to Schaumburg & everywhere in-between. I had to be paneled in or I was squeezed into like a sausage and was told to imagine what it would truly look like if it was in “my size.” I left each store more degraded and feeling like I would never feel pretty on my wedding day. That’s when my fiancé encouraged me to give Miss Pamela’s a try.

I was skeptical at first, but after reading some of the online reviews and seeing that everyone had raved about the shop and the staff, I decided to give it a try. When I called for an appointment, I was told they just don’t carry Woman’s collections from the designers but the dresses in the entire collection that would look good on a plus size woman. This excited me and it finalized the decision to drive over a 100 miles and take an entire day off work to go to Miss Pamela’s. Wow, did I make the right decision. It was a true pleasure and delight going to Miss Pamela’s. Never once did I feel like a burden or fat like I had at the other stores. They had more dresses in sizes and styles that I liked then all other stores combined. I didn’t have to image what the dress would look like in my size because all of the dresses were my size. It was amazing!

Then it happened, I found THE DRESS. Not a dress that was pretty and looked okay on me, but THE Dress. It was the dress that made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. It made me smile and tears come to my eyes. I never believed it would happen, but Miss Pamela’s made it happen. I know I will look amazing in my wedding dress and that’s exactly how it should be for every bride. Thank you Miss Pamela’s for making me become a true believer.
Being from the Chicagoland area, there should be plenty of choices for wedding gowns. I am a 24 dress size. I figured Read more...
Being from the Chicagoland area, there should be plenty of choices for wedding gowns. I am a 24 dress size. I figured living in Chicago, one of the fattest cities in America would have decent selection for me to pick from. How wrong I was. I went to every shop from Orland Park to Schaumburg & everywhere in-between. I had to be paneled in or I was squeezed into like a sausage and was told to imagine what it would truly look like if it was in “my size.” I left each store more degraded and feeling like I would never feel pretty on my wedding day. That’s when my fiancé encouraged me to give Miss Pamela’s a try.

I was skeptical at first, but after reading some of the online reviews and seeing that everyone had raved about the shop and the staff, I decided to give it a try. When I called for an appointment, I was told they just don’t carry Woman’s collections from the designers but the dresses in the entire collection that would look good on a plus size woman. This excited me and it finalized the decision to drive over a 100 miles and take an entire day off work to go to Miss Pamela’s. Wow, did I make the right decision. It was a true pleasure and delight going to Miss Pamela’s. Never once did I feel like a burden or fat like I had at the other stores. They had more dresses in sizes and styles that I liked then all other stores combined. I didn’t have to image what the dress would look like in my size because all of the dresses were my size. It was amazing!

Then it happened, I found THE DRESS. Not a dress that was pretty and looked okay on me, but THE Dress. It was the dress that made me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world. It made me smile and tears come to my eyes. I never believed it would happen, but Miss Pamela’s made it happen. I know I will look amazing in my wedding dress and that’s exactly how it should be for every bride. Thank you Miss Pamela’s for making me become a true believer. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot even begin to describe the experience I had here and how amazing it was! The girls who helped me were absolutely amazing and the dresses are gorgeous! Such a selection! 5 stars aren't high enough of a points range as far as I'm concerned! They are phenomenal.
I cannot even begin to describe the experience I had here and how amazing it was! The girls who helped me were absolutely Read more...
I cannot even begin to describe the experience I had here and how amazing it was! The girls who helped me were absolutely amazing and the dresses are gorgeous! Such a selection! 5 stars aren't high enough of a points range as far as I'm concerned! They are phenomenal. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I went to Miss Pamela's a month ago. The bridal shop is beautiful, spacious and allowed for my four family members to sit comfortably while I tried on dresses the entire day. Yes...there were so many beautiful gowns to pick from that I had to try a lot! The staff was so friendly and welcoming that it was a phenomenal experience.

Most of the dresses are in sample sizes 22, 24 and 26. She does have many samples smaller and larger. The dresses she does have are beautiful. When you link to the designers' websites, she has picked out the really cute ones. She does not order the designer's plus size line. Instead, Miss Pamela's dresses were larger sample sizes of the regular dresses...which I appreciated.
They are much cuter.

I ended up getting a beautiful Maggie Sottero gown. In fact, her gowns were more in style and beautiful then the regular bridal shops in my area. If you are struggling finding wedding dresses to try on that look modern and young...then this is the place for you. I drove 4 hours to go to her shop and I would have driven 10. It was an amazing experience and I am so happy that I did not have to settle for a dress just because it was the only one in my size at the bridal shop to try on.

If you are a size 16 plus...then this is the bridal shop for you! You will not be disappointed.
I went to Miss Pamela's a month ago. The bridal shop is beautiful, spacious and allowed for my four family members to sit Read more...
I went to Miss Pamela's a month ago. The bridal shop is beautiful, spacious and allowed for my four family members to sit comfortably while I tried on dresses the entire day. Yes...there were so many beautiful gowns to pick from that I had to try a lot! The staff was so friendly and welcoming that it was a phenomenal experience.

Most of the dresses are in sample sizes 22, 24 and 26. She does have many samples smaller and larger. The dresses she does have are beautiful. When you link to the designers' websites, she has picked out the really cute ones. She does not order the designer's plus size line. Instead, Miss Pamela's dresses were larger sample sizes of the regular dresses...which I appreciated.
They are much cuter.

I ended up getting a beautiful Maggie Sottero gown. In fact, her gowns were more in style and beautiful then the regular bridal shops in my area. If you are struggling finding wedding dresses to try on that look modern and young...then this is the place for you. I drove 4 hours to go to her shop and I would have driven 10. It was an amazing experience and I am so happy that I did not have to settle for a dress just because it was the only one in my size at the bridal shop to try on.

If you are a size 16 plus...then this is the bridal shop for you! You will not be disappointed. Read less
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Joy
Wedding:
11/24/2012
5.0/5.0
I have had three separate experiences at Miss Pamela's. And they were all wonderful! The staff is very, very helpful, professional, and pleasant. By the time we (my sister, the bride; a friend whose son is getting married; and me) were guided to the perfect dresses by Miss Pamela, we all felt like we had known her for years. She has the gift of making you feel beautiful! My mother-of-the-groom friend can't wait for her daughter to get married so she can go back to see Miss Pamela!
I have had three separate experiences at Miss Pamela's. And they were all wonderful! The staff is very, very helpful, Read more...
I have had three separate experiences at Miss Pamela's. And they were all wonderful! The staff is very, very helpful, professional, and pleasant. By the time we (my sister, the bride; a friend whose son is getting married; and me) were guided to the perfect dresses by Miss Pamela, we all felt like we had known her for years. She has the gift of making you feel beautiful! My mother-of-the-groom friend can't wait for her daughter to get married so she can go back to see Miss Pamela! Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
6/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Miss Pamela's deserves way more praise than the stars will allow. I was gun-shy after searching shops in the Chicagoland area -- while the selections were nice, the shops were not: rushed appointments, heavy sales pressure, etc. Not to mention that the samples were generally so small that I could only see the proper fit of a couple of them!

With my wedding only 14 weeks away, I was starting to freak out, when out of the blue, I spotted Miss Pamela's billboard on I-80. The "Plus Sized" put me off, somewhat, until it occurred to me that they would likely have dresses that I could actually try on before setting down hundreds of dollars! And boy, do they. They carry a large selection of dresses from great designers, all of whom are perusable before you actually visit the shop. My intent was to try on dresses that would actually close, and order in a size that my ambitions allowed!

The 115 mile trip was well worth it, and I will highly recommend this shop to anyone who needs to try on larger sizes than the samples usually available at bridal salons. Miss Pamela herself is a very down-to-earth person -- a font of knowledge when it comes to the bridal industry -- the shop is lovely, and the town is sweet. In addition, the designer, model, and price of the gowns are clearly marked, and everything is above board. All-in-all a fabulous experience for a panicked bride!
Miss Pamela's deserves way more praise than the stars will allow. I was gun-shy after searching shops in the Chicagoland Read more...
Miss Pamela's deserves way more praise than the stars will allow. I was gun-shy after searching shops in the Chicagoland area -- while the selections were nice, the shops were not: rushed appointments, heavy sales pressure, etc. Not to mention that the samples were generally so small that I could only see the proper fit of a couple of them!

With my wedding only 14 weeks away, I was starting to freak out, when out of the blue, I spotted Miss Pamela's billboard on I-80. The "Plus Sized" put me off, somewhat, until it occurred to me that they would likely have dresses that I could actually try on before setting down hundreds of dollars! And boy, do they. They carry a large selection of dresses from great designers, all of whom are perusable before you actually visit the shop. My intent was to try on dresses that would actually close, and order in a size that my ambitions allowed!

The 115 mile trip was well worth it, and I will highly recommend this shop to anyone who needs to try on larger sizes than the samples usually available at bridal salons. Miss Pamela herself is a very down-to-earth person -- a font of knowledge when it comes to the bridal industry -- the shop is lovely, and the town is sweet. In addition, the designer, model, and price of the gowns are clearly marked, and everything is above board. All-in-all a fabulous experience for a panicked bride! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.8/5.0
If you are a woman with curves ... Look no further than Miss Pamela's bridal salon. They are the Kleinfeld's of the Midwest for plus size ladies!! Miss Pamela and her staff use their expertise to provide a one-of-a-kind bridal gown shopping experience. It is well worth the two to three hour drive.... Because you will have the biggest selection of bridal gowns in the entire Midwest in a size that fits!!

Thank you Miss Pamela I and your Staff for helping me say yes to the dress!!!!!
If you are a woman with curves ... Look no further than Miss Pamela's bridal salon. They are the Kleinfeld's of the Read more...
If you are a woman with curves ... Look no further than Miss Pamela's bridal salon. They are the Kleinfeld's of the Midwest for plus size ladies!! Miss Pamela and her staff use their expertise to provide a one-of-a-kind bridal gown shopping experience. It is well worth the two to three hour drive.... Because you will have the biggest selection of bridal gowns in the entire Midwest in a size that fits!!

Thank you Miss Pamela I and your Staff for helping me say yes to the dress!!!!! Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.8/5.0
Amazing group of ladies! So kind, helpful, personal, & wonderful. REALLY listened too - huge plus!
Amazing group of ladies! So kind, helpful, personal, & wonderful. REALLY listened too - huge plus!
Amazing group of ladies! So kind, helpful, personal, & wonderful. REALLY listened too - huge plus! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
I live in Atlanta, and I was visiting Gary, IN to attend a friend's graduation. I am a plus size girl with a pretty large bust which has made finding a dress rather challenging. I visited a number of bridal stores in Atlanta including well known stores such as Bridals by Lori where I couldn't afford to say yes to the dress. In my time looking, I only found 1 store that had a number of plus size gowns for me to try on, and I found a dress that could work but was outside of my price range. Given this, my friend suggested that we make the 2 hr drive from Gary to Miss Pamela's in Rochester. Let me tell you, the selection of plus size dresses, quality, and overall professionalism of the staff at this salon are second to none. I was assisted by Miss Pamela herself who could not be nicer if she tried. She brought out many dresses that I could try on that not only fit but were affordable. One of my main concerns is having enough coverage of my bust so that my "girls" are not on display for the world to see at my wedding.Miss Pamelas had numerous strapless gowns, but she also had a sleeveless lace jacket which simply covered my bust that buttoned in the back. This jacket could be used with several gowns to give coverage up top. Now, in my explorations in Atlanta, several people told me that I could add sleeves to this gown or where a little jacket over that gown. The thing they failed to realize is that adding sleeves or wear a bolero jacket still may not give the bust coverage needed. I am completely understanding that I am not the average customer so I am not blaming them for making these suggestions. However, Miss Pamela seemed to understand my concerns and offered a solution that addressed them. I found 2 dresses that worked and "the jacket". I highly recommend visiting this shop if u r plus sized or have any special issues. Even if you are simply visiting, the Chicago area, it will be well worth the drive.
I live in Atlanta, and I was visiting Gary, IN to attend a friend's graduation. I am a plus size girl with a pretty large Read more...
I live in Atlanta, and I was visiting Gary, IN to attend a friend's graduation. I am a plus size girl with a pretty large bust which has made finding a dress rather challenging. I visited a number of bridal stores in Atlanta including well known stores such as Bridals by Lori where I couldn't afford to say yes to the dress. In my time looking, I only found 1 store that had a number of plus size gowns for me to try on, and I found a dress that could work but was outside of my price range. Given this, my friend suggested that we make the 2 hr drive from Gary to Miss Pamela's in Rochester. Let me tell you, the selection of plus size dresses, quality, and overall professionalism of the staff at this salon are second to none. I was assisted by Miss Pamela herself who could not be nicer if she tried. She brought out many dresses that I could try on that not only fit but were affordable. One of my main concerns is having enough coverage of my bust so that my "girls" are not on display for the world to see at my wedding.Miss Pamelas had numerous strapless gowns, but she also had a sleeveless lace jacket which simply covered my bust that buttoned in the back. This jacket could be used with several gowns to give coverage up top. Now, in my explorations in Atlanta, several people told me that I could add sleeves to this gown or where a little jacket over that gown. The thing they failed to realize is that adding sleeves or wear a bolero jacket still may not give the bust coverage needed. I am completely understanding that I am not the average customer so I am not blaming them for making these suggestions. However, Miss Pamela seemed to understand my concerns and offered a solution that addressed them. I found 2 dresses that worked and "the jacket". I highly recommend visiting this shop if u r plus sized or have any special issues. Even if you are simply visiting, the Chicago area, it will be well worth the drive. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/27/2014
0.5/5.0
I originally wrote a glowing review of Miss Pamela's, but was so wrong. If Miss Pamela is happy with you then she's a peach, but if something goes wrong you'll be sorry.

Long story short. My dress came in, but it was damaged. We found this out after my mom tried to call the shop for about a month and never had a single call returned. The dress was discontinued so they didn't know if they could get a replacement or if the manufacturer would refund their money. My mom talked to Miss Pamela several times and just got the run around.

I ended up calling as well and I was met with the same attitude. She called my mom a liar, told me to shut up, mentioned something about us buying a dress we couldn’t afford, and also called me a child several times. She also said she was very disappointed in me as a bride (whatever that means). Whenever I asked her questions she didn't really answer them and overall she just seemed very defensive -- the same had she had been with my mom. Nothing made sense about what actually happened to the dress and what they would do to fix it.

We managed to get our money back after Miss Pamela told my mom how sorry she felt for me because there was no way I would ever find another dress (you know, since I'm so big).

I'm glad for the outcome and that I don't have to deal with Miss Pamela anymore, but I honestly think something happened that Miss Pamela didn't tell us. I'm not sure if they just never ordered my dress or if they damaged it, but I strongly feel there's way more to this story than just a dress that was sent damaged. I don't know, but the whole thing was way more frustrating then it needed to be. I honestly don't think customer service, especially in the bridal industry, is really Miss Pamela's thing. I'd hate to see what she would do with a bride who is actually pushy, irate, and bossy.

My advice is to explore other options before you go to Miss Pamela's. There are plenty. Trust me.
I originally wrote a glowing review of Miss Pamela's, but was so wrong. If Miss Pamela is happy with you then she's a Read more...
I originally wrote a glowing review of Miss Pamela's, but was so wrong. If Miss Pamela is happy with you then she's a peach, but if something goes wrong you'll be sorry.

Long story short. My dress came in, but it was damaged. We found this out after my mom tried to call the shop for about a month and never had a single call returned. The dress was discontinued so they didn't know if they could get a replacement or if the manufacturer would refund their money. My mom talked to Miss Pamela several times and just got the run around.

I ended up calling as well and I was met with the same attitude. She called my mom a liar, told me to shut up, mentioned something about us buying a dress we couldn’t afford, and also called me a child several times. She also said she was very disappointed in me as a bride (whatever that means). Whenever I asked her questions she didn't really answer them and overall she just seemed very defensive -- the same had she had been with my mom. Nothing made sense about what actually happened to the dress and what they would do to fix it.

We managed to get our money back after Miss Pamela told my mom how sorry she felt for me because there was no way I would ever find another dress (you know, since I'm so big).

I'm glad for the outcome and that I don't have to deal with Miss Pamela anymore, but I honestly think something happened that Miss Pamela didn't tell us. I'm not sure if they just never ordered my dress or if they damaged it, but I strongly feel there's way more to this story than just a dress that was sent damaged. I don't know, but the whole thing was way more frustrating then it needed to be. I honestly don't think customer service, especially in the bridal industry, is really Miss Pamela's thing. I'd hate to see what she would do with a bride who is actually pushy, irate, and bossy.

My advice is to explore other options before you go to Miss Pamela's. There are plenty. Trust me. Read less
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