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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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sue
Wedding:
2/14/2016
5.0/5.0
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! ! !
Being a plus size bride from the moment i walked in it was completely worth the 3 1/2 drive.
The salon was beautiful,clean and the staff greeted me as if i was coming in a friends house. Miss Pamela introducing herself and even assisting in my appointment blew me away.
ERICA was by far the best salesperson I've been blessed with, having gone to 9 other bridal salons she made the experience outstanding.
Patience,joking,listening and full knowledge of bridal items set Erica apart from all others.
By the end of the appointment i even invited her to my wedding.
I came in with low hopes and left new friends, the most positive bridal experience and i said "Yes to the dress "!!!
P.s. it was so nice to try on dresses and not have them just held up in front of you. Yes dresses in real plus sizes!!!
Thank you for your time.
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! ! !
Being a plus size bride from the moment i walked in it was completely worth the 3 1/2 drive. Read more...
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! ! !
Being a plus size bride from the moment i walked in it was completely worth the 3 1/2 drive.
The salon was beautiful,clean and the staff greeted me as if i was coming in a friends house. Miss Pamela introducing herself and even assisting in my appointment blew me away.
ERICA was by far the best salesperson I've been blessed with, having gone to 9 other bridal salons she made the experience outstanding.
Patience,joking,listening and full knowledge of bridal items set Erica apart from all others.
By the end of the appointment i even invited her to my wedding.
I came in with low hopes and left new friends, the most positive bridal experience and i said "Yes to the dress "!!!
P.s. it was so nice to try on dresses and not have them just held up in front of you. Yes dresses in real plus sizes!!!
Thank you for your time. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
1/30/2016
5.0/5.0
Miss Pamela made me feel so comfortable and at ease that I knew I would find "The Dress" for me. Extremely accommodating and willing to let me try on and get a feel for as many dresses as I needed to feel the Wedding Gown Glow. I have never been to a bridal salon with so many dresses that fit my body type and even a few too big ;) Trying on wedding dresses in this atmosphere makes every girl, no matter the size, feel awesome. Thank you to Miss Pamela and Sarah for the amazing experience!
Miss Pamela made me feel so comfortable and at ease that I knew I would find "The Dress" for me. Extremely accommodating Read more...
Miss Pamela made me feel so comfortable and at ease that I knew I would find "The Dress" for me. Extremely accommodating and willing to let me try on and get a feel for as many dresses as I needed to feel the Wedding Gown Glow. I have never been to a bridal salon with so many dresses that fit my body type and even a few too big ;) Trying on wedding dresses in this atmosphere makes every girl, no matter the size, feel awesome. Thank you to Miss Pamela and Sarah for the amazing experience! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Miss Pamela's is a plus size bride's dream! Every dress I tried on, actually fit or was too big. I was worried about not finding a dress, because I wouldn't be able to try on a sample size 8-10. I was very happy with the choices and way the staff truly cared about what I wanted. They were willing to help in any way and did not rush me, when I went over my appointment time. I am so excited to pick up my dress!
Miss Pamela's is a plus size bride's dream! Every dress I tried on, actually fit or was too big. I was worried about not Read more...
Miss Pamela's is a plus size bride's dream! Every dress I tried on, actually fit or was too big. I was worried about not finding a dress, because I wouldn't be able to try on a sample size 8-10. I was very happy with the choices and way the staff truly cared about what I wanted. They were willing to help in any way and did not rush me, when I went over my appointment time. I am so excited to pick up my dress! Read less
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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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Pamela
Wedding:
10/17/2015
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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Angela
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Miss Pamela's was a blessing from heaven. I thought I'd be forced to buy a dress that looked pretty on a mannequin and have it taken out to my size. I stopped at a few bridal stores who tried to tell me gently (and some not so gently) that they didn't carry my size. I had planned on waiting until the last minute and then rush ordering a dress to make that moment fly as fast as possible to avoid the disappointment.

I was calling around for sizes of dresses for my bridesmaids when one vendor told me about Miss Pamela's. I checked out the reviews and called and made an appointment. When I got there it was magic. On this particular day they were running a little behind, but we (my mom, sister and I) were greeted warmly and they made sure we did not feel like we were forgotten about.

I wasn't sure what to expect when trying on gowns as my hopes weren't high with other places. The assistant named Sarah helped me try on gowns and took a genuine interest in trying to get to know me and help me find what I was looking for. I was nervous about going out in the dresses to show my family as other people would be able to see me but everyone was so overwhelmingly nice and so positive I felt like a princess and was so happy that I hadn't been denied this moment all little girls hear and dream about their whole lives.

I found my dream dress and its as magical of a moment as everyone hears about. You can tell that everyone there loves their job and it truly reflects in the work and quality of work. I can't speak enough good words about Miss Pamela's. If you want to feel welcome regardless of size and be surrounded with positivity and encouraging words. Miss Pamela's is the place for you. I drove an hour to meet with her and its the best choice I feel I could have possibly made.
Miss Pamela's was a blessing from heaven. I thought I'd be forced to buy a dress that looked pretty on a mannequin and Read more...
Miss Pamela's was a blessing from heaven. I thought I'd be forced to buy a dress that looked pretty on a mannequin and have it taken out to my size. I stopped at a few bridal stores who tried to tell me gently (and some not so gently) that they didn't carry my size. I had planned on waiting until the last minute and then rush ordering a dress to make that moment fly as fast as possible to avoid the disappointment.

I was calling around for sizes of dresses for my bridesmaids when one vendor told me about Miss Pamela's. I checked out the reviews and called and made an appointment. When I got there it was magic. On this particular day they were running a little behind, but we (my mom, sister and I) were greeted warmly and they made sure we did not feel like we were forgotten about.

I wasn't sure what to expect when trying on gowns as my hopes weren't high with other places. The assistant named Sarah helped me try on gowns and took a genuine interest in trying to get to know me and help me find what I was looking for. I was nervous about going out in the dresses to show my family as other people would be able to see me but everyone was so overwhelmingly nice and so positive I felt like a princess and was so happy that I hadn't been denied this moment all little girls hear and dream about their whole lives.

I found my dream dress and its as magical of a moment as everyone hears about. You can tell that everyone there loves their job and it truly reflects in the work and quality of work. I can't speak enough good words about Miss Pamela's. If you want to feel welcome regardless of size and be surrounded with positivity and encouraging words. Miss Pamela's is the place for you. I drove an hour to meet with her and its the best choice I feel I could have possibly made. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Accompanied my niece and her mother for a 2 hour drive to Miss Pamela's to find a wedding dress. We loved the decor and feel of the shop and our consultant, Sarah, made all of us feel welcome. My niece tried on several dresses before narrowing it down to two. Our appointment time had come to an end, so we went down the street for lunch to let my niece have some time to think about them. We went back to the salon afterwards and asked if she could try on the final two dresses one more time? Sarah was more than accommodating in letting her do so, while she was still working with another bride. We were so happy she was able to try on the two dresses again and she was finally able to make a decision on HER dress! The dress is gorgeous and my niece will be so beautiful on her wedding day! Thank you, Sarah, for all of your help!
Accompanied my niece and her mother for a 2 hour drive to Miss Pamela's to find a wedding dress. We loved the decor and Read more...
Accompanied my niece and her mother for a 2 hour drive to Miss Pamela's to find a wedding dress. We loved the decor and feel of the shop and our consultant, Sarah, made all of us feel welcome. My niece tried on several dresses before narrowing it down to two. Our appointment time had come to an end, so we went down the street for lunch to let my niece have some time to think about them. We went back to the salon afterwards and asked if she could try on the final two dresses one more time? Sarah was more than accommodating in letting her do so, while she was still working with another bride. We were so happy she was able to try on the two dresses again and she was finally able to make a decision on HER dress! The dress is gorgeous and my niece will be so beautiful on her wedding day! Thank you, Sarah, for all of your help! Read less
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Ann
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
I am so glad I was told about this place from a member on weddingbee.com! I drove 2.5 hrs and I had the most wonderful experience and felt so beautiful. My consultant, Sarah, really listened to what I did and didn't like. She did a fantastic job pulling dresses. Not only did I find my dream dress, but it was under budget too! One happy bride here. You will not be dissapointrd with this place.
I am so glad I was told about this place from a member on weddingbee.com! I drove 2.5 hrs and I had the most wonderful Read more...
I am so glad I was told about this place from a member on weddingbee.com! I drove 2.5 hrs and I had the most wonderful experience and felt so beautiful. My consultant, Sarah, really listened to what I did and didn't like. She did a fantastic job pulling dresses. Not only did I find my dream dress, but it was under budget too! One happy bride here. You will not be dissapointrd with this place. Read less
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sarah
Wedding:
10/10/2015
5.0/5.0
I'm going to start off by saying that Miss Pamela's is worth the drive if you're not from there. I drove an hour and a half to get there, and I had no idea what to expect. I was tired of shopping for my gown at David's Bridal and other cookie cutter shops who all have the same dresses and don't exactly cater to plus size women. (I'm a size 28). WOW, was I blown away! Sarah was our consultant and she was so very polite and knowledgeable. I guess I really didn't know what I wanted and told her no fit and flare, and that I liked the look of the illusion neckline. Luckily for me, Sarah thought outside the box and grabbed me dresses to try on that I would have never picked for myself. The 2nd dress I tried on was a Maggie Sottero dropped waist, almost fit and flare. It had a form fitting bodice covered in English netting, and under the netting was clear sequins which were subtle and yet just blingy enough. On the side was a Swarovski crystal brooch. The skirt was a ton of layers of tulle, and clear sequins under the first layer, so when the light hit just right, it lit up. If I had seen this dress on a mannequin at a different store, I would never think it would look good on my body type. I would think it was a "skinny girl" dress. Well I was so wrong!! I was STUNNED by how this dress looked on me, and as soon as I walked out to show my mom and bridesmaids, I could see on their faces that they agreed with me. After trying on a few more dresses just to humor my guests, I knew I had to have that dress. I ended up buying the dress and am SO thankful that Sarah picked it out for me to try. It was an amazing experience at Miss Pamela's and I encourage any plus sized bride to shop there! You will have such a better experience there than at David's Bridal. You wont regret it! :)
I'm going to start off by saying that Miss Pamela's is worth the drive if you're not from there. I drove an hour and a Read more...
I'm going to start off by saying that Miss Pamela's is worth the drive if you're not from there. I drove an hour and a half to get there, and I had no idea what to expect. I was tired of shopping for my gown at David's Bridal and other cookie cutter shops who all have the same dresses and don't exactly cater to plus size women. (I'm a size 28). WOW, was I blown away! Sarah was our consultant and she was so very polite and knowledgeable. I guess I really didn't know what I wanted and told her no fit and flare, and that I liked the look of the illusion neckline. Luckily for me, Sarah thought outside the box and grabbed me dresses to try on that I would have never picked for myself. The 2nd dress I tried on was a Maggie Sottero dropped waist, almost fit and flare. It had a form fitting bodice covered in English netting, and under the netting was clear sequins which were subtle and yet just blingy enough. On the side was a Swarovski crystal brooch. The skirt was a ton of layers of tulle, and clear sequins under the first layer, so when the light hit just right, it lit up. If I had seen this dress on a mannequin at a different store, I would never think it would look good on my body type. I would think it was a "skinny girl" dress. Well I was so wrong!! I was STUNNED by how this dress looked on me, and as soon as I walked out to show my mom and bridesmaids, I could see on their faces that they agreed with me. After trying on a few more dresses just to humor my guests, I knew I had to have that dress. I ended up buying the dress and am SO thankful that Sarah picked it out for me to try. It was an amazing experience at Miss Pamela's and I encourage any plus sized bride to shop there! You will have such a better experience there than at David's Bridal. You wont regret it! :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
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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