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The Six Best Spots in San Francisco for Custom Wedding Gowns

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San Francisco brides are a lucky bunch. Big spenders can waltz into Vera Wang or Marina Morrison for a Vogue-worthy dress without leaving the city. Budget brides have salons like the ever-reliable Glamour Closet, boasting well-known designer dresses at 25 to 75 percent off retail prices. And brides who want to have a hand in designing their dream dresses? Why, they have a handful of insanely talented SF designers who can turn those wedding dreams into reality.

Are you a design-minded future missus? Then fire up your Pinterest account, and pack your iPad over to one of these six local bridal designers.


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Jinza Couture Bridal

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Brides love this Cow Hollow designer’s impeccable wedding gowns. Try on a range of gowns or work directly with designer Jinza Jin to mold a custom creation. Prices range from $2,500-$9,000, and you’ll need five to six months for production and fittings. Sample gowns are available at 45% off throughout the year.

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After a 90-minute consultation, designer Suzanna Hanley will custom draft a pattern for your gown, helping you select the neckline, bodice structure, skirt shape, fabric and trim. Prices start upward of $2,000 at this appointment-only Russian Hill boutique, and Hanley will need 6 to 9 months to complete your dream dress.

Jin Wang

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Jin Wang’s custom couture designs are presented alongside made-to-order gowns by leading designers. A custom client will see her perfect dress come to life through a consultation, sketch, muslin prototype, and multiple fittings. Prices start at approximately $5,000.

Amy Kuschel Bride San Francisco

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While Amy Kuschel doesn't create designs for individual customers, her made-to-order, made-in-SF gowns can be modified and customized. Prices run from $1,500 to $6,500. The salon suggests ordering your dress at least 5 months before your wedding.

Trish Lee San Francisco

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Bay Area native Trish Lee designs and produces her gorgeous bespoke wedding gowns right here in SF. Inspired by vintage silhouettes of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, Lee's designs focus on non-strapless wedding gowns. Prices range from $2,000 to $4,000.

Dark Garden

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Non-traditional brides have turned to Dark Garden's Autumn Adamme for more than 20 years. (She designed Lana Wachowski 's wedding dress.) Extensive consultations, prototypes, and fittings ensure that your ideal wedding gown is also flattering and comfortable.

Jinza Couture Bridal

Brides love this Cow Hollow designer’s impeccable wedding gowns. Try on a range of gowns or work directly with designer Jinza Jin to mold a custom creation. Prices range from $2,500-$9,000, and you’ll need five to six months for production and fittings. Sample gowns are available at 45% off throughout the year.

Atelier des Modistes

After a 90-minute consultation, designer Suzanna Hanley will custom draft a pattern for your gown, helping you select the neckline, bodice structure, skirt shape, fabric and trim. Prices start upward of $2,000 at this appointment-only Russian Hill boutique, and Hanley will need 6 to 9 months to complete your dream dress.

Jin Wang

Jin Wang’s custom couture designs are presented alongside made-to-order gowns by leading designers. A custom client will see her perfect dress come to life through a consultation, sketch, muslin prototype, and multiple fittings. Prices start at approximately $5,000.

Amy Kuschel Bride San Francisco

While Amy Kuschel doesn't create designs for individual customers, her made-to-order, made-in-SF gowns can be modified and customized. Prices run from $1,500 to $6,500. The salon suggests ordering your dress at least 5 months before your wedding.

Trish Lee San Francisco

Bay Area native Trish Lee designs and produces her gorgeous bespoke wedding gowns right here in SF. Inspired by vintage silhouettes of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, Lee's designs focus on non-strapless wedding gowns. Prices range from $2,000 to $4,000.

Dark Garden

Non-traditional brides have turned to Dark Garden's Autumn Adamme for more than 20 years. (She designed Lana Wachowski 's wedding dress.) Extensive consultations, prototypes, and fittings ensure that your ideal wedding gown is also flattering and comfortable.