SF Wedding Guide - Wedding Dresses


For the bride, the wedding gown is the perhaps the most exciting aspect of planning a wedding. Meant to worn only once, the wedding gown reflects the bride's personality and may become a treasured family heirloom.

When choosing a wedding gown, there are two main factors to consider: cut and price. Not all wedding dresses look the same on all body types. A tall, slender bride can accentuate curves with certain necklines, silhouettes and design details. The same goes for curvy brides wanting to look slimmer on their wedding day.

As for price, when shopping for a wedding dress in San Francisco, brides can choose from expensive options like small, boutique bridal salons that carry a selection of designer wedding dresses or designer studios that craft custom wedding dresses from scratch using the bride's input. Many of these require appointments and take at least four months, time allotted for multiple fitting sessions, to produce the final wedding gown. More affordable options include ready to wear wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses.

Here is a list of the best San Francisco wedding dress salons and stores in and around the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Alexandra Bridal Salon

251 Post St., San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.951.0400

A chic, handpicked selection of wedding gowns from world-class and emerging designers.

Amy Kuschel Bride

23 Grant Ave., 3rd Floor, San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.956.5657

Modern custom made wedding gowns in San Francisco's Union Square, Amy Kuschel and her design team design gowns from sketch to silk.

Bridal Galleria

3 Embarcadero Center, Lobby Level, San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.362.2277

San Francisco's largest bridal salon with an outstanding selection of wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and tuxedos.

Bridal Image

586 6th St., San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.861.GOWN

A wide selection of affordable designer wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, shoes and accessories.

Christina Hurvie Couture

185 Clara St., San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.896.0116

Protegee of Nichole Miller and John Galliano, Christine Hurvie designs custom San Francisco wedding gowns with a retro Hollywood look.


130 Maiden Lane, San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.981.8559

An avant-garde boutique bridal salon with a wide selection of designer wedding shoes.

Glamour Closet

114 Columbus Ave., San Francisco CA

A bridal consignment boutique in North Beach, Glamour Closet offers designer wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses at a fraction of their retail cost.

Just Engaged Bridal Salon

586 Utah St., San Francisco CA; Tel. 415.863.1011

An intimate and approachable San Francisco wedding gown salon with a diverse selection of affordable designer gowns.

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