WildBride
Bridal shop in San Francisco, CA
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Frequently Asked Questions

 

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Where Is WildBride Located? 

We are located in the center of San Francisco’s hippest area between Hayes Valley and Nopa. We are situated on a corner just one block east of the famous Alamo Square, which is home to the famous “Painted Ladies”. Parking is as it usually is in most of San Francisco so we suggest coming with your preferred choice of public or paid transportation. 
 

When Should I Begin Dress Shopping? 

We recommend starting to shop around 6-9 months before your wedding for our made-to-order gowns. We also carry a selection of ready to purchase off the rack gowns and sample gowns for our brides who don’t want to wait that long. 
 

Do I Need An Appointment To Try On Dresses? 

Yes, we are an appointment only boutique. Please use our Scheduler to pick your preferred appointment date/time. If you are in the starting stages of your dress hunt, be sure to take a look at our Designer page to get familiar with our beautiful collections before booking a bridal appointment with us.
 

Walk-ins?

If you are looking for an accessory or another piece for your bridal trousseau come by anytime during our business hours (preferably not on the weekend!). We want to offer our brides an intimate private bridal session, so we will be more than happy to show you around and book an appointment for you during hours outside our normal bridal appointments.  
 

How Long Will My appointment be? 

Our appointments are an hour long. This gives us the time to get to know you and your vision for your wedding, and to show you all of our different collections and accessories for you to try on. We ask all the WildBrides to arrive to their appointments on time and if for any reason you are running more than 20 minutes late, please give us a call and we will reschedule the appointment. If for some reason you need to cancel the appointment, please give us a call 48 hours in advance so that we can accommodate another bride looking for her dress. 

 

Who should I bring to my appointment? 

This is a very special and fun experience for you, so bring the most important people with you to share it with. We believe in intimate fittings so that you are your most comfortable self and don’t feel overwhelmed.   

 

What should I bring to my appointment? 

Your WILD-ness and excited free-spirit! Also, we invite you to wear a strapless bra (nude if you have) but only if you are more comfortable with a bra on. Also a pair of shoes in the height you are usually the most comfortable in and think you will be wearing on your wedding day. 

 

What is the price range of your gowns? 

Our made-to-order gowns range from $1,100-$5,000 with most being around and under $2,500 but we do have some other simpler off-the-rack options for brides not looking to spend that which are around $700-$1,000. Check our Designer page for more details.

 

What are the sizes of your gowns? 

Most of our samples range from sizes 6-12, or really about 4-10 “street size”. With years of knowledge in the bridal business we have many creative ways to make the gown samples fit as close to your size as possible. 

 

What happens after I find the dress? 

After you find your perfect dress, we will take your measurements and order your dress as close as possible to your current size. The gown will start to be made just for you. Most gowns can take up to 6 months to be made with some in less time. Once your dress is ready you can pick it up and start your alteration process. We have a great selection of highly experienced seamstresses to refer you too. We recommend getting in touch with them to see who is the best fit. Then around 2 months before your wedding you start the alteration process. The gown always needs a few tweaks to fit you perfectly for your big day. The price for the alteration will depend on the gown, the amount of work needed and specific customizations. You will be looking at around $300-$500 and at most around $700.