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17 Best Places to Say Yes to the Dress in San Francisco

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We're willing to bet you know a whole slew of couples who just got engaged—maybe even you (congrats!). No question, the holidays are the most popular time for declarations of eternal love and question popping. With that, it's time to think about the dress. Fortunately, San Francisco has an extensive array of shops that cater to every kind of bride. Whether you want to go glam, bohemian, girlie, or androgynous on your big day, you're sure to find the perfect I-do ensemble in one of the 17 stores in this guide (arranged alphabetically).

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Glamour Closet

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Glamour Closet offers "boutique" dresses at outlet store prices—25 percent to 75 percent off retail. The shop's inventory includes showroom, floor, and runway samples from designers and salons nationwide. And philanthropic-minded brides can take heart knowing that a portion of Glamour Closet's profits are donated to find a cure for Parkinson's disease. [Photo]

Paris Connection

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This 20-year-old shop focuses on the $900 to $3,500 price range and is the exclusive San Francisco retailer for Justin Alexander Collections, Mia Solano, Sarah Danielle, and Saison Blanche. Styles tend to be more embellished, so brides looking for lace and sparkles will be right at home here. [Photo]

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 to $9,000, and you’ll need five to six months for production and fittings. Sample gowns are available at 45 percent off throughout the year. [Photo]

Atelier des Modistes

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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 six to nine months to complete your dream dress. [Photo]

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. [Photo]

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 five months before your wedding. [Photo]

Trish Lee

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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. [Photo]

Bridal Image

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San Francisco brides turn to Bridal Image for incredible customer service and a range of dresses that won't break the bank. The staff at this Hayes Valley boutique is known for helping brides hone in on the best fits for their body types, which makes it a great first (and often last) stop when searching for The Dress. [Photo]

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. [Photo]

Novella Bridal

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This North Beach bridal boutique offers dresses from brands likes Casablanca, Essence of Australia, and Jasmine, as well as custom-made wedding gowns. If you already have a dress, but need alterations, Novella can help. The shop offers alterations for dresses purchased elsewhere. [Photo]

Vera Wang

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For those who take the go-big-or-go-home approach to weddings, visit San Francisco's Vera Wang store in Union Square for the dreamiest designer gowns. Book your appointment at least a week in advance for weekday appointments. For Saturdays, make it two. For brides who are traveling and can only visit on specific days, plan a month ahead. No matter when you're heading in, expect to spend 1.5 hours in the store. [Photo]

Marina Morrison Bridal Salon

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A Union Square bridal heaven with all the wedding designer heavyweights. Spend a day here trying all the Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, Carolina Herrera, and Zuhair Murad your heart can handle. [Photo]

...And Something Blue

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This Sacramento Street bridal salon also offers wedding planning services. Talk about a one-stop shop! Visit the Paris-meets-Upper East side store for designers like Nicole Miller, Love Yu, Sarah Janks, and Elizabeth Dye. And don't forget to check the trunk show lineup. [Photo]

LOHO Bride

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LOHO Bride —which stands for league of her own— is the newest appointment-only salon in town. Check here for hard-to-find brands that are exclusive either in SF or even in the US, including Houghton, Daughters of Simone, Stone Cold Fox, and Rue de Seine. [Photo]
Is a wedding suit more your style? Don't let the name fool you— Artful Gentleman also makes suits for women, and the staff will help you create a made-to-measure suit for your big day. Stop by the showroom on Market (on the second floor of the McRoskey Mattress Co.) to start designing your dream look. [Photo]

Kipper Clothiers

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Founded in 2013, Kipper Clothiers is known for providing bespoke clothing to the LGBT community, and is a popular choice for women looking for custom-tailored menswear. [Photo]

Sarah Seven Showroom

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If you're looking for options outside the usual wedding fare, Sarah Seven should be on your appointment list. The showroom is full of modern bohemian dresses, and the staff will make your dress to order. Want to wear head-to-toe sequins on your wedding day? Sarah Seven will make it happen. [Photo]

Glamour Closet

Glamour Closet offers "boutique" dresses at outlet store prices—25 percent to 75 percent off retail. The shop's inventory includes showroom, floor, and runway samples from designers and salons nationwide. And philanthropic-minded brides can take heart knowing that a portion of Glamour Closet's profits are donated to find a cure for Parkinson's disease. [Photo]

Paris Connection

This 20-year-old shop focuses on the $900 to $3,500 price range and is the exclusive San Francisco retailer for Justin Alexander Collections, Mia Solano, Sarah Danielle, and Saison Blanche. Styles tend to be more embellished, so brides looking for lace and sparkles will be right at home here. [Photo]

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 to $9,000, and you’ll need five to six months for production and fittings. Sample gowns are available at 45 percent off throughout the year. [Photo]

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 six to nine months to complete your dream dress. [Photo]

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. [Photo]

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 five months before your wedding. [Photo]

Trish Lee

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. [Photo]

Bridal Image

San Francisco brides turn to Bridal Image for incredible customer service and a range of dresses that won't break the bank. The staff at this Hayes Valley boutique is known for helping brides hone in on the best fits for their body types, which makes it a great first (and often last) stop when searching for The Dress. [Photo]

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. [Photo]

Novella Bridal

This North Beach bridal boutique offers dresses from brands likes Casablanca, Essence of Australia, and Jasmine, as well as custom-made wedding gowns. If you already have a dress, but need alterations, Novella can help. The shop offers alterations for dresses purchased elsewhere. [Photo]

Vera Wang

For those who take the go-big-or-go-home approach to weddings, visit San Francisco's Vera Wang store in Union Square for the dreamiest designer gowns. Book your appointment at least a week in advance for weekday appointments. For Saturdays, make it two. For brides who are traveling and can only visit on specific days, plan a month ahead. No matter when you're heading in, expect to spend 1.5 hours in the store. [Photo]

Marina Morrison Bridal Salon

A Union Square bridal heaven with all the wedding designer heavyweights. Spend a day here trying all the Oscar de la Renta, Marchesa, Carolina Herrera, and Zuhair Murad your heart can handle. [Photo]

...And Something Blue

This Sacramento Street bridal salon also offers wedding planning services. Talk about a one-stop shop! Visit the Paris-meets-Upper East side store for designers like Nicole Miller, Love Yu, Sarah Janks, and Elizabeth Dye. And don't forget to check the trunk show lineup. [Photo]

LOHO Bride

LOHO Bride —which stands for league of her own— is the newest appointment-only salon in town. Check here for hard-to-find brands that are exclusive either in SF or even in the US, including Houghton, Daughters of Simone, Stone Cold Fox, and Rue de Seine. [Photo]

Jake

Is a wedding suit more your style? Don't let the name fool you— Artful Gentleman also makes suits for women, and the staff will help you create a made-to-measure suit for your big day. Stop by the showroom on Market (on the second floor of the McRoskey Mattress Co.) to start designing your dream look. [Photo]

Kipper Clothiers