San Francisco, CA
I was searching for an off-the-rack dress due to a wedding only 5 weeks away. A friend told me she just bought her gown from Bridal Exclusives and it was a great experience and the dresses were gorgeous WITHOUT the hefty price tag. I made an appointment (MUST DO) for an early 10 a.m. when they open and I had the whole place to myself and the best customer service. It was different than I expected, and surpassed the experience I had at other shops, and it was small and cute with a HUGE selection. Each gown I chose to see what fitted on me by my sales gal (Amy, she was great!) and the time was really taken to consider each choice along with the valued opinions of your family or friends if you bring them. You can have friends/family join and you have a semi-private dressing area for all of you to hang out. It was efficient, and the sales team knows the gowns and how they should look best on your figure, what's flattering, and how to best get the style you're looking for. I found the PERFECT one - plus veil and accessories were even paired to match -- and was able to call and cancel the rest of the gown appointments I had that day with other stores! What a relief -- this shop has GORGEOUS gowns -- and their alterations department is great too. I've already had a fitting and everything was organized and on time with this experience. They can also order bridesmaids dresses and there was such a great selection and in all colors. Pretty fast order time if you go with Alfred Angelo -- 3 weeks -- fastest manufacturer of bridal party gowns in the U.S.
I highly recommend this shop. Just allow yourself about 2 hour window for the appointment if you want to consider the options. Good luck ladies!