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Miss Pamela's Plus Size Bridal Salon

Rochester , IN

LOCATION

723 Main Street
Rochester, IN 46975 US (map)

PHONE

574-224-4696
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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
Which of the following items do you offer?
Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils

REVIEWS

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Brianne
Wedding:
10/21/2017
5.0/5.0
Miss Pamela's was such a wonderful experience. My mother and I drove about 4 hours to the store, making different stops at other bridal shops along the way. Miss Pamela's was our last stop, and our best. From the second we walked in the door we felt welcomed, and Cori, our consultant listened to everything we said we liked/disliked about all of the dresses we'd seen so far. When arriving I was at the point where I didn't believe I'd have that "special" feeling like everyone seems to have when they find their dress. Cori made me feel completely comfortable and at ease while trying on the dresses until I finally found 'the one!' They gave me adequate time to wear the dress and enough time to make a decision. No one was pushy or overbearing. Miss Pamela and Cori also helped me look at which veil may be best. Overall the experience was so much fun! I can't stress enough how great everyone was to my mother and I, and I look forward to returning to pick my dress up. This store is definitely worth the trip if anyone is considering it. We left that day feeling awesome and the team there truly makes you feel beautiful and special even before your big day!
Miss Pamela's was such a wonderful experience. My mother and I drove about 4 hours to the store, making different stops at Read more...
Miss Pamela's was such a wonderful experience. My mother and I drove about 4 hours to the store, making different stops at other bridal shops along the way. Miss Pamela's was our last stop, and our best. From the second we walked in the door we felt welcomed, and Cori, our consultant listened to everything we said we liked/disliked about all of the dresses we'd seen so far. When arriving I was at the point where I didn't believe I'd have that "special" feeling like everyone seems to have when they find their dress. Cori made me feel completely comfortable and at ease while trying on the dresses until I finally found 'the one!' They gave me adequate time to wear the dress and enough time to make a decision. No one was pushy or overbearing. Miss Pamela and Cori also helped me look at which veil may be best. Overall the experience was so much fun! I can't stress enough how great everyone was to my mother and I, and I look forward to returning to pick my dress up. This store is definitely worth the trip if anyone is considering it. We left that day feeling awesome and the team there truly makes you feel beautiful and special even before your big day! Read less
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Pamela
Wedding:
6/14/2017
5.0/5.0
I drove a little over 3 hours to visit this shop and it was absolutely worth every minute! I worked with Sarah and she was so fabulous. She never once made me feel uncomfortable and she chose amazing dresses for me to try on. Miss Pamela was there also and she was so nice as well! These ladies know what they are doing when it comes to plus size wedding gowns. Sarah was so great when I was being very indecisive...she let me have plenty of time in each dress with my ladies to decide how we liked each one. I think I tried on around 6 dresses and the decision was so hard because they were all so beautiful and made me feel like a beautiful bride. Ultimately I chose the dress that miss pamelas ordered in for me to try because they didn't have that one. Amazing customer service!!!! My day was amazing! Thank you Sarah & Miss Pamela!!!
I drove a little over 3 hours to visit this shop and it was absolutely worth every minute! I worked with Sarah and she was Read more...
I drove a little over 3 hours to visit this shop and it was absolutely worth every minute! I worked with Sarah and she was so fabulous. She never once made me feel uncomfortable and she chose amazing dresses for me to try on. Miss Pamela was there also and she was so nice as well! These ladies know what they are doing when it comes to plus size wedding gowns. Sarah was so great when I was being very indecisive...she let me have plenty of time in each dress with my ladies to decide how we liked each one. I think I tried on around 6 dresses and the decision was so hard because they were all so beautiful and made me feel like a beautiful bride. Ultimately I chose the dress that miss pamelas ordered in for me to try because they didn't have that one. Amazing customer service!!!! My day was amazing! Thank you Sarah & Miss Pamela!!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
11/12/2016
4.4/5.0
Miss Pamela, Jody, and Cory helped me find a dress I would love! I was extremely nervous to try on wedding dresses but glad to see the that Miss Pamela’s had samples up to 36 according to their website so off I went. Well they only have samples up to 32 which is my actual size but bridal gowns run smaller so I was a bit discouraged by that. Thankfully Miss Pamela is awesome she came in and saved the day! Found my dream dress, and custom ordered it for me!

The dress came in and it fits perfectly! Miss Pamela, Jody, and Cory were all wonderfully helpful and I say go there even if the drive is over 4 hours like mine was. I’m giving them 4 stars only because I did point out to Miss Pamela in February that her site does say samples up to 36 and they only carry up to 32. I just checked now (July) it still says samples up to 36.
Miss Pamela, Jody, and Cory helped me find a dress I would love! I was extremely nervous to try on wedding dresses but Read more...
Miss Pamela, Jody, and Cory helped me find a dress I would love! I was extremely nervous to try on wedding dresses but glad to see the that Miss Pamela’s had samples up to 36 according to their website so off I went. Well they only have samples up to 32 which is my actual size but bridal gowns run smaller so I was a bit discouraged by that. Thankfully Miss Pamela is awesome she came in and saved the day! Found my dream dress, and custom ordered it for me!

The dress came in and it fits perfectly! Miss Pamela, Jody, and Cory were all wonderfully helpful and I say go there even if the drive is over 4 hours like mine was. I’m giving them 4 stars only because I did point out to Miss Pamela in February that her site does say samples up to 36 and they only carry up to 32. I just checked now (July) it still says samples up to 36. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
Miss Pamela's went above and beyond to make sure that my wedding dress shopping experience was everything I could have ever hoped for. The shop is warm and inviting from the moment you walk in. I was able to try on lots of dresses in a variety of styles. I loved that I could actually try on all of the dresses because they came in larger sizes instead of at other shops where I would have only been able to try on a couple. The girl who was helping me offered her opinions, but she wasn't at all pushy. When I found "the one," everyone in the shop was genuinely excited for me. My dress came in much earlier than I expected, and when I was not able to come pick it up on a Saturday, Miss Pamela came in on her off day just so that I could pick up my dress. I've told lots of my friends about this store because I know they will have an amazing experience there as well! I'd give them more than 5 stars if I could!
Miss Pamela's went above and beyond to make sure that my wedding dress shopping experience was everything I could have Read more...
Miss Pamela's went above and beyond to make sure that my wedding dress shopping experience was everything I could have ever hoped for. The shop is warm and inviting from the moment you walk in. I was able to try on lots of dresses in a variety of styles. I loved that I could actually try on all of the dresses because they came in larger sizes instead of at other shops where I would have only been able to try on a couple. The girl who was helping me offered her opinions, but she wasn't at all pushy. When I found "the one," everyone in the shop was genuinely excited for me. My dress came in much earlier than I expected, and when I was not able to come pick it up on a Saturday, Miss Pamela came in on her off day just so that I could pick up my dress. I've told lots of my friends about this store because I know they will have an amazing experience there as well! I'd give them more than 5 stars if I could! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/22/2016
5.0/5.0
I was least looking forward to finding a dress for my wedding. I was exciting about the decorations, the DJ, everything but a dress. I went a few places locally in Ohio and was treated very poorly due to being plus sized and anything they recommended to me was because it was "slimming." I had seen a billboard for Miss Pamela's on a trip to Chicago a few years ago and did some digging around online. The reviews had me sold and in January my mom, mother-in-law and maid of honor packed up in a car and drove to Indiana. I am SO HAPPY we did. Everyone at Miss Pamela's was super friendly and made you feel like you were at home. They had a ton of dresses and every one of them that I tried on fit me. I found a beautiful dress in my budget and was thrilled. I enjoyed it there just as much when we went back to pick it up. I highly recommend Miss Pamela's to any other plus size brides.
I was least looking forward to finding a dress for my wedding. I was exciting about the decorations, the DJ, everything Read more...
I was least looking forward to finding a dress for my wedding. I was exciting about the decorations, the DJ, everything but a dress. I went a few places locally in Ohio and was treated very poorly due to being plus sized and anything they recommended to me was because it was "slimming." I had seen a billboard for Miss Pamela's on a trip to Chicago a few years ago and did some digging around online. The reviews had me sold and in January my mom, mother-in-law and maid of honor packed up in a car and drove to Indiana. I am SO HAPPY we did. Everyone at Miss Pamela's was super friendly and made you feel like you were at home. They had a ton of dresses and every one of them that I tried on fit me. I found a beautiful dress in my budget and was thrilled. I enjoyed it there just as much when we went back to pick it up. I highly recommend Miss Pamela's to any other plus size brides. Read less
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Devin
Wedding:
10/8/2016
5.0/5.0
I traveled about an hour to go to Miss Pamela's to try on wedding dresses. i had tried on a few dresses at another place in my town but was not finding a variety of styles that I could try on. Miss Pamela gave me her full attention. She sat and talked with me about what kind of dress I was looking for. What I really loved was that she listened to me and also went above and beyond to find a dress that would flatter my figure and hide my "trouble" areas. There were a few other ladies trying on dresses while I was there and it ended up that we a
I traveled about an hour to go to Miss Pamela's to try on wedding dresses. i had tried on a few dresses at another place Read more...
I traveled about an hour to go to Miss Pamela's to try on wedding dresses. i had tried on a few dresses at another place in my town but was not finding a variety of styles that I could try on. Miss Pamela gave me her full attention. She sat and talked with me about what kind of dress I was looking for. What I really loved was that she listened to me and also went above and beyond to find a dress that would flatter my figure and hide my "trouble" areas. There were a few other ladies trying on dresses while I was there and it ended up that we a Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/24/2016
5.0/5.0
As a plus size bride-to-be I was very nervous of the whole dress buying experience. Let’s face it the bridal industry has not embraced the plus size bride. But Miss Pamela and her staff are simply amazing. From the very first phone call to the moment I left the boutique Miss Pamela made my dress buying experience a thing to remember. I was astonished that they had sample dresses that I was actually able to try on! Miss Pamela was respectful of my budget and helped me find the perfect dress. I have the dress of my dreams and it’s all because of Miss Pamela and her wonderful staff. If you are a plus size bride and need a dress I encourage you to visit Miss Pamela’s Plus Size boutique because in the words of Miss Pamela “Sometimes the dress is just waiting for its bride to come find it!”
As a plus size bride-to-be I was very nervous of the whole dress buying experience. Let’s face it the bridal industry has Read more...
As a plus size bride-to-be I was very nervous of the whole dress buying experience. Let’s face it the bridal industry has not embraced the plus size bride. But Miss Pamela and her staff are simply amazing. From the very first phone call to the moment I left the boutique Miss Pamela made my dress buying experience a thing to remember. I was astonished that they had sample dresses that I was actually able to try on! Miss Pamela was respectful of my budget and helped me find the perfect dress. I have the dress of my dreams and it’s all because of Miss Pamela and her wonderful staff. If you are a plus size bride and need a dress I encourage you to visit Miss Pamela’s Plus Size boutique because in the words of Miss Pamela “Sometimes the dress is just waiting for its bride to come find it!” Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
6/25/2016
5.0/5.0
As a bride, the most nerve-wracking them for me was finding a dress. I had a very clear image in my mind of what I wanted. I heard about Miss Pamela's even before I was engaged, but due to the distance (an hour and a half, ultimately not bad), I waited and tried other salons. I am so glad that I did.

Without trying other salons that claimed to carry plus-size sample gowns, I would never have ever appreciated Miss Pamela's the way it deserves. At other salons, I was told that it was no big deal to be forced to try on a dress six sizes too small. At other salons, I was pressured to buy a dress I couldn't even try on properly. Heck, I was pressured to buy a dress off the hanger! I was made to feel like I should be grateful that they even could order a dress in my size.

When I got to Miss Pamela's, however, everything was different. The dresses fit. In fact, the dresses had to be clipped! It seems silly, but it made me feel human and deserving of a beautiful dress. The salon itself is comfortable in size, but most comfortable if you and your posse are there alone. The temperature is comfortable but cool, which is so important as you try on dress after dress. Sarah, my consultant, and Miss Pamela were phenomenal. They were knowledgeable, helpful, and knew exactly when to step into the shadows so that I could discuss with my mother, MIL, and MOH.

Miss Pamela's had my dress in the store in less than five months and provided me with a local seamstress to use (who did an amazing job on my lacey beaded extravangaza of a gown. It fit like a glove!!)
As a bride, the most nerve-wracking them for me was finding a dress. I had a very clear image in my mind of what I wanted. Read more...
As a bride, the most nerve-wracking them for me was finding a dress. I had a very clear image in my mind of what I wanted. I heard about Miss Pamela's even before I was engaged, but due to the distance (an hour and a half, ultimately not bad), I waited and tried other salons. I am so glad that I did.

Without trying other salons that claimed to carry plus-size sample gowns, I would never have ever appreciated Miss Pamela's the way it deserves. At other salons, I was told that it was no big deal to be forced to try on a dress six sizes too small. At other salons, I was pressured to buy a dress I couldn't even try on properly. Heck, I was pressured to buy a dress off the hanger! I was made to feel like I should be grateful that they even could order a dress in my size.

When I got to Miss Pamela's, however, everything was different. The dresses fit. In fact, the dresses had to be clipped! It seems silly, but it made me feel human and deserving of a beautiful dress. The salon itself is comfortable in size, but most comfortable if you and your posse are there alone. The temperature is comfortable but cool, which is so important as you try on dress after dress. Sarah, my consultant, and Miss Pamela were phenomenal. They were knowledgeable, helpful, and knew exactly when to step into the shadows so that I could discuss with my mother, MIL, and MOH.

Miss Pamela's had my dress in the store in less than five months and provided me with a local seamstress to use (who did an amazing job on my lacey beaded extravangaza of a gown. It fit like a glove!!) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.8/5.0
It's so funny how everyone had something so good to say about Miss Pamela's and every review has 5 stars. Sorry to break the streak, but I definitely will not give 5 stars. I don't want to sound offensive or rude or anything, but I did not have a good visit. I wanted to come in just to see what they had because my friend recommended them, but when I was there Pamela and another lady were extremely pushy. I visited the shop 3 months before my wedding, so sure I didn't have too much time, but I had enough time to either go to another shop or come back some other time. But since I didn't have much time, they thought I had to get a wedding dress right that very day. I had my heart set on a particular dress, and the dresses they presented me were not exactly what I was looking for. I can see somewhat they cared I got a wedding dress I like, but I mainly could see they were only looking out for their own interest. You don't know how many times they said I should get one of their dresses or how they were putting other bridal shops down. My parents were there and instead of caring what the bride wants, since my mom was paying, they kept trying to manipulate my parents into buying one of them. I wish they would've just been more respectful and cared what I wanted instead of just caring about a sale. I wish they would've been appreciative that I even came in and would possibly be back. But because of that visit, I definitely wouldn't have been back.
It's so funny how everyone had something so good to say about Miss Pamela's and every review has 5 stars. Sorry to break Read more...
It's so funny how everyone had something so good to say about Miss Pamela's and every review has 5 stars. Sorry to break the streak, but I definitely will not give 5 stars. I don't want to sound offensive or rude or anything, but I did not have a good visit. I wanted to come in just to see what they had because my friend recommended them, but when I was there Pamela and another lady were extremely pushy. I visited the shop 3 months before my wedding, so sure I didn't have too much time, but I had enough time to either go to another shop or come back some other time. But since I didn't have much time, they thought I had to get a wedding dress right that very day. I had my heart set on a particular dress, and the dresses they presented me were not exactly what I was looking for. I can see somewhat they cared I got a wedding dress I like, but I mainly could see they were only looking out for their own interest. You don't know how many times they said I should get one of their dresses or how they were putting other bridal shops down. My parents were there and instead of caring what the bride wants, since my mom was paying, they kept trying to manipulate my parents into buying one of them. I wish they would've just been more respectful and cared what I wanted instead of just caring about a sale. I wish they would've been appreciative that I even came in and would possibly be back. But because of that visit, I definitely wouldn't have been back. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
5/7/2016
5.0/5.0
Miss Pamela helped me find the absolute perfect dress. I was extremely nervous to try on wedding dresses, because I thought the kind I really wanted (mermaid or trumpet) would not be flattering for me. The first dress I tried on was very fitted, and the first thing Miss Pamela said to me was that I had a beautiful waist line. This made me feel absolutely beautiful, plus size and all! What I loved most about Miss Pamela was that she really respected my budget. In fact, she picked out dresses that were way under my budget! Not only was Miss Pamela wonderful, but the associates working with other brides were so sweet and congratulated me when I said yes to the dress! I would recommend this place to any bride!
Miss Pamela helped me find the absolute perfect dress. I was extremely nervous to try on wedding dresses, because I Read more...
Miss Pamela helped me find the absolute perfect dress. I was extremely nervous to try on wedding dresses, because I thought the kind I really wanted (mermaid or trumpet) would not be flattering for me. The first dress I tried on was very fitted, and the first thing Miss Pamela said to me was that I had a beautiful waist line. This made me feel absolutely beautiful, plus size and all! What I loved most about Miss Pamela was that she really respected my budget. In fact, she picked out dresses that were way under my budget! Not only was Miss Pamela wonderful, but the associates working with other brides were so sweet and congratulated me when I said yes to the dress! I would recommend this place to any bride! Read less
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