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The Wedding Party

Berkeley , CA
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2612 Alcatraz Avenue , Suite #3
Berkeley, CA 94705 US (map)

PHONE

510-420-1338

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ABOUT US

Bridal, bridesmaid, Mother-of-bride/groom attire. By appointment, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 - 6. Featuring designers such as Nicole Miller, Wtoo by Watters, Siri and Lynn Lugo.
Bridal, bridesmaid, Mother-of-bride/groom attire. By appointment, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 - 6. Featuring designers such as Nicole Miller, Wtoo by Watters, Siri and Lynn Lugo. Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride
Which of the following services do you provide??
Appointments Only, Sample Sales, Trunk Shows
Which of the following items do you offer?
Bridal Belts, Bridal Gowns, Sample Gowns
What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown? (select one)
Less than 6 months
How often do you receive new bridal gowns?
Seasonally
What is your return policy?
Final Sale

REVIEWS

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C
Wedding:
5/28/2016
5.0/5.0
I was nervous about buying a wedding dress - what if NOTHING looked good on me? What if my dream dress was just way outside my price point? What if, what if, what if. What I loved about The Wedding Party was that it was 2 real women, and their wonderful staff, at a location that felt like someone's home helping me make decisions I didn't feel ready to make. It was the first place I tried on dresses, dress #7 was the one for me. All of the dresses are priced well -- I think their entire inventory is under $2,500, with many dresses well under $1,000. There is no pressure when you enter the doors - they want you to have fun and find something you are comfortable in, and feel beautiful in. I didn't know what I wanted, and I was afraid to try on dresses (I am the kind of girl who buys clothes, tries them on at home, and then returns them most of the time because - whaddya know! they don't look good! Clara listened to what I was interested in, and watched me as I looked at dresses to gauge what I was hesitant but interested in, and threw in a few curveballs to my selections. I am so glad she did because my wedding dress was among one of the ones she chose!

These are 2 friends who wanted to start their own shop, who love what they do dearly, and care for every bride (and guest of the bride!) that comes through their doors. I didn't purchase the dress that day -- I felt I needed time to think, but scheduled an appointment to bring my future MIL back the following week, and purchased it then. Like many others have said, my dress was supposed to take 3 months or so to come in but was ready in about a month! Unreal service.

Thank you, thank you to The Wedding Party for being so wonderful!
I was nervous about buying a wedding dress - what if NOTHING looked good on me? What if my dream dress was just way Read more...
I was nervous about buying a wedding dress - what if NOTHING looked good on me? What if my dream dress was just way outside my price point? What if, what if, what if. What I loved about The Wedding Party was that it was 2 real women, and their wonderful staff, at a location that felt like someone's home helping me make decisions I didn't feel ready to make. It was the first place I tried on dresses, dress #7 was the one for me. All of the dresses are priced well -- I think their entire inventory is under $2,500, with many dresses well under $1,000. There is no pressure when you enter the doors - they want you to have fun and find something you are comfortable in, and feel beautiful in. I didn't know what I wanted, and I was afraid to try on dresses (I am the kind of girl who buys clothes, tries them on at home, and then returns them most of the time because - whaddya know! they don't look good! Clara listened to what I was interested in, and watched me as I looked at dresses to gauge what I was hesitant but interested in, and threw in a few curveballs to my selections. I am so glad she did because my wedding dress was among one of the ones she chose!

These are 2 friends who wanted to start their own shop, who love what they do dearly, and care for every bride (and guest of the bride!) that comes through their doors. I didn't purchase the dress that day -- I felt I needed time to think, but scheduled an appointment to bring my future MIL back the following week, and purchased it then. Like many others have said, my dress was supposed to take 3 months or so to come in but was ready in about a month! Unreal service.

Thank you, thank you to The Wedding Party for being so wonderful! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This was the first dress shop I visited and the one I came back to after trying a few other ones. The dress selection is lovely and well-priced, and the customer service is fantastic. They were accommodating and friendly and just generally marvelous. I ended up ordering a Theia dress and it will be here less than a month after ordering!
This was the first dress shop I visited and the one I came back to after trying a few other ones. The dress selection is Read more...
This was the first dress shop I visited and the one I came back to after trying a few other ones. The dress selection is lovely and well-priced, and the customer service is fantastic. They were accommodating and friendly and just generally marvelous. I ended up ordering a Theia dress and it will be here less than a month after ordering! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The Wedding Party was my first stop in dress shopping, and ultimately, my favorite. I was a bundle of nerves, but they were very encouraging and really listened to my needs. I found my dress by running my hand over dresses on the rack, and immediately had to put it on. It was easy to feel comfortable with Kat and the staff, and their recommended alterations lady was equally amazing. They have a good selection, I didn't feel rushed or forced in any way, and they graciously helped me figure out what looked good and what didn't. Overall, my advice is to go here first, before going anywhere else.
The Wedding Party was my first stop in dress shopping, and ultimately, my favorite. I was a bundle of nerves, but they Read more...
The Wedding Party was my first stop in dress shopping, and ultimately, my favorite. I was a bundle of nerves, but they were very encouraging and really listened to my needs. I found my dress by running my hand over dresses on the rack, and immediately had to put it on. It was easy to feel comfortable with Kat and the staff, and their recommended alterations lady was equally amazing. They have a good selection, I didn't feel rushed or forced in any way, and they graciously helped me figure out what looked good and what didn't. Overall, my advice is to go here first, before going anywhere else. Read less
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Mariah
Wedding:
4/30/2016
4.3/5.0
The Wedding Party was a great little hidden shop, with a small but mighty selection of dresses. I loved that their dresses were not super traditional. Its almost like shopping in an old charming house. I found my dream dress here, and am so excited!
The Wedding Party was a great little hidden shop, with a small but mighty selection of dresses. I loved that their dresses Read more...
The Wedding Party was a great little hidden shop, with a small but mighty selection of dresses. I loved that their dresses were not super traditional. Its almost like shopping in an old charming house. I found my dream dress here, and am so excited! Read less
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Nikki
Wedding:
11/1/2015
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience shopping for / ordering my dress with the Wedding Party, specifically Kat. First, they let me book my appointment very far in advance (my mom and future mother-in-law were both going to be in town for one day at the same time, the day before Thanksgiving, so I needed to bring them shopping during a very specific window). They kept my appointment on the books for weeks, and when we arrived we got straight to talking about what look I was going for, and trying on dresses! The shop is small and intimate, and I would say I tried on 5 – 7 dresses. While their selection isn't huge, I found three dresses I liked a lot, and one that I loved! I liked that Kat followed up with me after the appointment over email, recapping the styles that I liked. I never felt pressured. I called back a few weeks later and ordered my dress over the phone. They advised the dress would take a few months to come in, however it arrived several weeks early! I just picked it up this weekend, and did a quick try on at the shop, and it's just as lovely as I remember! I should also note that I found the shop to be very budget friendly. I definitely recommend it!
I had a great experience shopping for / ordering my dress with the Wedding Party, specifically Kat. First, they let me Read more...
I had a great experience shopping for / ordering my dress with the Wedding Party, specifically Kat. First, they let me book my appointment very far in advance (my mom and future mother-in-law were both going to be in town for one day at the same time, the day before Thanksgiving, so I needed to bring them shopping during a very specific window). They kept my appointment on the books for weeks, and when we arrived we got straight to talking about what look I was going for, and trying on dresses! The shop is small and intimate, and I would say I tried on 5 – 7 dresses. While their selection isn't huge, I found three dresses I liked a lot, and one that I loved! I liked that Kat followed up with me after the appointment over email, recapping the styles that I liked. I never felt pressured. I called back a few weeks later and ordered my dress over the phone. They advised the dress would take a few months to come in, however it arrived several weeks early! I just picked it up this weekend, and did a quick try on at the shop, and it's just as lovely as I remember! I should also note that I found the shop to be very budget friendly. I definitely recommend it! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/4/2015
4.6/5.0
I found my dress at The Wedding Party. It's a lovely shop - not snooty or overpriced, like some of the bridal shops in SF. I tried on about 10 dresses, took photos of the top ones, and went home to think about it - never felt pressured by the staff to commit. When I wanted to come back the next weekend to try them on again, they happily fit me in last minute. The women that work there are so sweet. They have a lot of Nicole Miller dresses, Watters/Love Marley, and just a big range in style and price.
I found my dress at The Wedding Party. It's a lovely shop - not snooty or overpriced, like some of the bridal shops in SF. Read more...
I found my dress at The Wedding Party. It's a lovely shop - not snooty or overpriced, like some of the bridal shops in SF. I tried on about 10 dresses, took photos of the top ones, and went home to think about it - never felt pressured by the staff to commit. When I wanted to come back the next weekend to try them on again, they happily fit me in last minute. The women that work there are so sweet. They have a lot of Nicole Miller dresses, Watters/Love Marley, and just a big range in style and price. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
6/27/2015
5.0/5.0
After going wedding dress shopping at several locations in San Francisco and the East Bay, I'm so glad I landed at The Wedding Party! I worked with Jennifer, who was incredibly patient, knowledgeable, and warm. She guided me through the process of trying many dresses, until I tried on "the one". I ended up buying a gorgeous San Patrick dress that was an exception to The Wedding Party's "no ballgown" norm because they liked it so much (and so did I)! Their prices are reasonable for beautiful, high quality dresses and the service is excellent--I never felt pressured to buy, and Jennifer did a great job of reading how I was feeling about each dress I tried. The ambiance of The Wedding Party is lovely and I had a private space that my bridesmaids, mother, and grandmother got to enjoy as well. The Wedding Party's selection is a bit smaller than some, but they choose their dresses very intentionally and have a great selection. After I bought my dress, they continually updated me on the shipping status and referred me to a great seamstress for altering. I also bought a beautiful and reasonably priced veil at The Wedding Party. For a comfortable and relaxed dress shopping experience, where you get treated like a princess, I highly recommend making an appointment at The Wedding Party!
After going wedding dress shopping at several locations in San Francisco and the East Bay, I'm so glad I landed at The Read more...
After going wedding dress shopping at several locations in San Francisco and the East Bay, I'm so glad I landed at The Wedding Party! I worked with Jennifer, who was incredibly patient, knowledgeable, and warm. She guided me through the process of trying many dresses, until I tried on "the one". I ended up buying a gorgeous San Patrick dress that was an exception to The Wedding Party's "no ballgown" norm because they liked it so much (and so did I)! Their prices are reasonable for beautiful, high quality dresses and the service is excellent--I never felt pressured to buy, and Jennifer did a great job of reading how I was feeling about each dress I tried. The ambiance of The Wedding Party is lovely and I had a private space that my bridesmaids, mother, and grandmother got to enjoy as well. The Wedding Party's selection is a bit smaller than some, but they choose their dresses very intentionally and have a great selection. After I bought my dress, they continually updated me on the shipping status and referred me to a great seamstress for altering. I also bought a beautiful and reasonably priced veil at The Wedding Party. For a comfortable and relaxed dress shopping experience, where you get treated like a princess, I highly recommend making an appointment at The Wedding Party! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I had the BEST experience with Rosie at The Wedding Party.

I visited several bridal salons in San Francisco and while I had great service at some, terrible service at others, The Wedding Party just felt like....home, ya know? The ladies that work here are perfect at what they do. They'll shimmy you into as many dresses as you want to try on, suggest that dark horse option that you wouldn't have considered, give you their honest opinion on the right dress for your shape, while giving you space to make up your own mind because well, it's your money.

I originally only visited here because they had a dress I tried on at a salon in the city for the actual list price (versus with a $500 San Francisco markup) but I wish I had made this my first stop - it's that good. All their dresses average under $2K and they have so many options that are budget friendly, and dresses that you just can't believe the price tag on. I would say their dresses run the more breezy, nontraditional, dress you can move in style versus big white puffy cupcake. Though, they have some of those, too, and can show you what they'll look like with the puffy skirt or with the puffy skirt reined in.

The shop is small but it's not limited in options, and what I loved was that it was just me and my family in the upstairs loft, no crazy bridal shop madness. We relaxed, they let me take lots of photos, and Rosie cheered when I came back a second AND third time to try on what I thought was THE dress to make sure it was really, really, really THE DRESS.

I would highly recommend The Wedding Party if you want a low key, breezy, no pressure dress shopping experience. Seriously, no judgement here if you come in with a meager budget, a host of body confidence issues, an indecisive personality, or if you're not the girly girl that just loves to try on dresses all day and then bursts into tears when you find the one. They're amazing.
I had the BEST experience with Rosie at The Wedding Party.

I visited several bridal salons in San Francisco and Read more...
I had the BEST experience with Rosie at The Wedding Party.

I visited several bridal salons in San Francisco and while I had great service at some, terrible service at others, The Wedding Party just felt like....home, ya know? The ladies that work here are perfect at what they do. They'll shimmy you into as many dresses as you want to try on, suggest that dark horse option that you wouldn't have considered, give you their honest opinion on the right dress for your shape, while giving you space to make up your own mind because well, it's your money.

I originally only visited here because they had a dress I tried on at a salon in the city for the actual list price (versus with a $500 San Francisco markup) but I wish I had made this my first stop - it's that good. All their dresses average under $2K and they have so many options that are budget friendly, and dresses that you just can't believe the price tag on. I would say their dresses run the more breezy, nontraditional, dress you can move in style versus big white puffy cupcake. Though, they have some of those, too, and can show you what they'll look like with the puffy skirt or with the puffy skirt reined in.

The shop is small but it's not limited in options, and what I loved was that it was just me and my family in the upstairs loft, no crazy bridal shop madness. We relaxed, they let me take lots of photos, and Rosie cheered when I came back a second AND third time to try on what I thought was THE dress to make sure it was really, really, really THE DRESS.

I would highly recommend The Wedding Party if you want a low key, breezy, no pressure dress shopping experience. Seriously, no judgement here if you come in with a meager budget, a host of body confidence issues, an indecisive personality, or if you're not the girly girl that just loves to try on dresses all day and then bursts into tears when you find the one. They're amazing. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
The Wedding Party was a perfect fit for me: easy, comfortable, no-nonsense. I made two appointments with Clara, and she couldn't have been nicer or more genuine. Though the selection is rather modest, their dresses are beautiful and Clara helped me find one that was exactly to my taste. I also fell in love with a cocktail (really bride's maid) dress that I bought to change into for dancing. If you are looking for huge, poofy, blinged-out ball gowns this may not be the place for you, but their elegant, relatively modestly priced dresses and warm demeanor are exactly what I was looking for. I highly recommend you try them!
The Wedding Party was a perfect fit for me: easy, comfortable, no-nonsense. I made two appointments with Clara, and she Read more...
The Wedding Party was a perfect fit for me: easy, comfortable, no-nonsense. I made two appointments with Clara, and she couldn't have been nicer or more genuine. Though the selection is rather modest, their dresses are beautiful and Clara helped me find one that was exactly to my taste. I also fell in love with a cocktail (really bride's maid) dress that I bought to change into for dancing. If you are looking for huge, poofy, blinged-out ball gowns this may not be the place for you, but their elegant, relatively modestly priced dresses and warm demeanor are exactly what I was looking for. I highly recommend you try them! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved this place! The Wedding Party is a small, independently owned boutique of wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses. I thought the size of the store was perfect: definitely quality over quantity here. The small collection was wonderful as it didn't lead to me getting overwhelmed, and gave the feel that the dresses had been chosen by the owners to sell. They were all beautiful, and ranged from casual to cathedral. The attendants who helped me were professional and friendly, and made me feel absolutely beautiful. Customer service here was definitely superior to any other store I visited.
I absolutely loved this place! The Wedding Party is a small, independently owned boutique of wedding gowns and bridesmaids Read more...
I absolutely loved this place! The Wedding Party is a small, independently owned boutique of wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses. I thought the size of the store was perfect: definitely quality over quantity here. The small collection was wonderful as it didn't lead to me getting overwhelmed, and gave the feel that the dresses had been chosen by the owners to sell. They were all beautiful, and ranged from casual to cathedral. The attendants who helped me were professional and friendly, and made me feel absolutely beautiful. Customer service here was definitely superior to any other store I visited. Read less
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