About this Vendor
Elegant gowns with highly personalized service
A full-service bridal boutique located in the heart of Towson, Md., Gamberdella Salon for Brides offers a wide selection of stunning bridal gowns and accessories from such top designers as Paloma Blanca, Mikaella, Casablanca and Lazaro. We feature nearly 300 gowns from leading bridal designer labels in a range that can suit any budget.
Bridesmaid Dresses, Flower Girl Dresses, Mother of the Bride Dresses, Shower + Party Dresses, Wedding Dresses, Dresses, Alterations, Bridal Stylists, Private Appointments Available, Fashion Services, Fashion
While I did not end up buying my gown from Gamberdella, I had a great experience there and would definitely recommend it to others! We worked with Clare, who was so nice and did a great job listening to me and picking out dresses that matched what I was leaning towards. They also had the best selection of dresses in the lower end of my price range that I saw out of all the stores I visited. It also looked like they had some really nice bridesmaid dresses, so I would definitely send my wedding party back to check those out!
All dressed in WhiteReviewed on 6/12/2013 Lauren A
My dress was fabulous! It was perfect for my style, personality, season. The price was reasonable and fit our budget! I received so many compliments on the gown. The staff at Gamberdella was amazing and very helpful. :)
Loved my Gamberdella dress!Reviewed on 5/19/2013 Karen S
The staff at Gamberdella's was extremely knowledgeable. They made me feel at ease and helped to find me my perfect dress! They added straps to the dress with no problem. The setting in their small Towson Bridal Salon was much more comfortable for me than a large warehouse setting would've been. I appreciated the privacy and quietness. Yet their prices and selection were unbeatable. Thanks, Gamberdella! Your dress made me feel so beautiful on my wedding day!
Unfortunately I didn't have a great shopping experience here, my worst experience to date. When I first arrived I was greeted by an older woman ( may have been the owner). She was warm and inviting sadly that was the only good thing about my time there. The consultant I was paired with was dry,chad no personality, and most importantly didn't really listen to me. I gave her a few options to work with as far as what I liked but after we discovered they didn't really have one of the looks I was looking for...she kept bringing in dress after dress that was the complete opposite of what I told her. In fact I described a dress I specifically didn't like an she brought in 3 of them! I mostly helped myself in and out the dresses. It wasn't enjoyable at all. I really wished my consultant listened to me more or at least pretended like she enjoyed her job.
I recently had an appointment at Gamberdella's to look at wedding gowns. I made the appointment well in advance (2+ months) for 3pm on a Saturday, our last stop in a day of shopping. We arrived on time for the appointment and were not greeted (I was with a party of 5). After 5 minutes of us standing there awkwardly, someone came over and looked at us (implied greeting, I suppose). 10 minutes later, the owner (presumably) let us know they were running late, ("getting close to a closing a sale") and would be with us shortly. They did not invite us to look at gowns or give us anything to do other than sit there. More than an hour later someone brought us back into the room to try on gowns. The shop was officially closed at this point, and the girl helping us (she didn't introduce herself throughout the hour we spent with her, or I would identify her here) did not seem pleased to be working overtime. She hardly said two words to us throughout the hour we were there, did not listen to any feedback from me or my group, and continued to bring out gown after gown with features we had previously said we weren't interested in. Overall, it was an extremely awkward and unpleasant trip, and I would have thought an establishment that is expecting me to shell out $1000+ on a dress would have a higher level of customer service.
Great salon, they had a good selection in my price range, and a ton of bridesmaid dresses as well. I worked with Claire and she was very helpful and considerate of my preferences.
Loved working with them! I found the most amazing and unique dress here. They worked around my busy schedule and it wasn’t wasn’t because I was coming from out of state. Would recommend them to any future bride.
I had a wonderful experience at Gamberdella's, they even added sleeves to my dress! Eve is a magical seamstress, we love her!!
GO TO GAMERBDELLA'S - Mary will find you the perfect dress! The first bridal shop I went to left me feeling discouraged as I felt they were making me trying on dress after dress that was not me. Luckily, I tried Gamberdella's next. I came in, Mary asked me a few questions, and she then came back with 3 dresses. The 2nd dress ended up being the one. My mom and I cried tears, it was so perfect for me. I received endless compliments about how perfect the dress was for me, and I have Mary to thank. She clearly has an eye, and knows how to pick out THE dress. Not to mention, she also gave me an idea for bridesmaids dresses that might fit my taste, and sure enough, I went with those and they were perfect too! Everyone else at the shop (the assistants, the seamstress) are always so nice and helpful too. You leave there feeling that they genuinely want you find the perfect dress and to be happy on your wedding day. You never get a feeling that they are just trying to make money off of you. I know where I will be bringing by daughter for wedding dress shopping. THANK YOU GAMBERDELLA'S!!
I had heard great things about Gambardella’s; however I had a subpar experience using their salon for my wedding dress. The administration that went into placing the order for my dress turned out to be very unprofessional and disorganized. Despite paying for my dress in full almost a year prior to my wedding date, the store forgot to place the order leaving little time for alternations and unethically leaving me no time to find an alternative option for alterations. I would not recommend Gambardella’s for your wedding gown experience. For the amount of money you are spending on this purchase you deserve more.
I worked with the owner, Mary, and she was the BEST! Not only was she patient (while I tired on dresses for 2.5 hours), she was supportive and assisted me as I narrowed down my dresses. I am very happy to say that I said yes to my dress at this location!
1st shop we went to. Was not welcomed when entered, actually was ignored even though had an appt and was 5 min early. They do not allow you to go through gowns, just stick u in a room and bring what they think you would like. My daughter told them she had no idea what style she liked but keeping an open mind. Told her no lace after 1st dress yet was brought 3 more lace dresses. Never even show a single tuill dress, yet that def was perfect for her, discovered that elsewhere. If you want to be made to feel special, put your eyes on dresses you might want to try, do NOT go here. Not even offered a bottle of water even though was sweating after the 5th dress.
Gamberdella's was the 3rd dress store I went to, after I thought the dress I was looking for didn't exist. After they brought me a couple dresses that weren't quite right, one of the assistants brought me the absolute perfect dress for me - their selection was really exactly what I was looking for. Actually getting the dressed to the store proved to take much longer than originally anticipated, to the point where I was worried about getting all my fittings in, but since this is my only experience buying a wedding dress I'm not sure if that's normal, or on the dress designer and not the store. Despite my concerns, I did not have any problems with getting my fittings in, the seamstress did a fantastic job on the dress, and I absolutely loved the dress on my wedding day.
I drove from DC based on a friend's recommendation. It was worth the trip. I had the store to myself. It was very personal. It was a rough start, but the salesperson knew the exact dress I would love. She asked if we could stretch my budget slightly to see it, and she nailed it. It was perfect. The dress took three more months than they initially estimated which was frustrating. But it did come with plenty of time for alterations. My dress ended up being way too loose in the top halfway through the wedding plus the delayed delivery. That's the only reason I can't say 5 stars.
When I went in to look for my wedding gown the two women who assisted me were very nice. They did listen to what I described, brought out some very lovely dresses, and even offered to contact the designer to see if they could combine 2 dresses for me. They stated that they would call me back in a couple of days and let me know what the designer said. That was a month and a half ago. I never heard back from them again. Yes, I could have reached out to them after a week or two but I ended up finding a dress somewhere else when our venue fell through and we had to move up the wedding. I also felt somewhat rushed. After about the 4th dress the one woman kept saying 'oh we won't be able to top that!' and made it seem like it wasn't worth trying anymore dresses even though I wasn't exactly sold on the one that they apparently 'couldn't top.' Finally, I didn't like how they seem to have only one sample size (so if you have any sort of curves, it might not fit) which made it harder for me to imagine what the dress would like on me.
I was extremely disappointed in Gamberdella's. I went there in high school for my prom and had a great experience, but this is NOT the place to go for your wedding dress. The girl who helped me was very nice, but she was just out of high school and didn't know much about dresses or designers. Also, the attitude of the store was just apathetic. They couldn't have cared less if I bought a dress or not.
Bridesmaid and Flower Girl Dress PerfectionReviewed on 11/10/2015 Avery K
I used Gamberdella's to find my flower girl and bridesmaid dresses for my wedding and I couldn't have been happier. Mary and her staff are true professionals and made sure that my girls looked absolutely beautiful on my big day!
I have never had such a terrible experience. I would choose 0 stars if possible. My fellow bridesmaids and I were fat-shamed, told that they just don't make samples in our sizes (even 14!) when plenty of other salons accommodated us just fine, and treated very dismissively throughout the process. The owner ignored us while we tried the dresses on (no assistance or clips like at other salons). Then the dresses took twice as long as estimated to come in. I get that things happen, but when we called with our concerns they acted like we were major annoyances-- every time we called they would audibly sigh on the phone, like we were burdening them just by inquiring. I have never felt so insulted by a business owner in my life. I am happy to pay a lot of money for a gorgeous dress (and it was beautiful!!), but I expect civil treatment.
Very uncomfortable experienceReviewed on 11/17/2014 Brooke N
We had heard such great things about Gamberdella, that it was a must on our wedding dress search.Unfortunately, it was such a disappointment. I felt so uncomfortable, rushed, and not listened to. I was in and out within 15 minutes and I felt anxious the entire time (and I am not an anxious person). When I entered, while still standing in my coat, they asked what I wanted. Maybe I shouldn't have started with, "I have a dress to beat." They said 'We'll beat it!" and as I tell them what I was looking for, I felt like they weren't even listening. They ushered me into a room with my mom, sister, and grandmother and told me to put on a (previously used) robe. Then they brought in 5-6 dresses that were NOTHING like what I wanted. They asked me to step into a dress - surrounded by my family, so good thing I'm not shy. It was awful. I said it was a July wedding so I didn't want anything heavy. So they brought me in a bridesmaid dress that came in white and "would be perfect for the beach." The thing is - I'm not getting married on the beach. I'm just getting married in the summer. As they left to find more, I told my family I wanted to leave. I was uncomfortable and annoyed. Luckily, the staff came in to say they didn't have what I was looking for. Truer words were never spoken. I was so surprised by how impersonal the entire experience was. And on top of that, all the dresses looked 10 years old. I would not recommend. at all.
Overall goodReviewed on 10/24/2013 Jessica V
My overall experience was good. It took awhile to get the samples I asked for. The first wedding dress sample I got was wrong which made me worry. The bridesmaids dresses did not come in when they had said but that is probably more the designer then the store. One of the girls was rude to me over the phone. But other wise everyone was nice and helpful. My alterations were great as well!
Great SelectionReviewed on 6/11/2013 Catherine T
Gamberdella is great if you don't mind spending a little more. There is a great selection but it is by appointment only and the seamstress is somewhat pushy about when she wants to fit you. Overall, the dress was gorgeous and the alterations were perfect.
I found the perfect dress!Reviewed on 2/27/2013 Megan Q
Let me just put it out there that I was not the girl who dreamed of my wedding dress.... on the contrary I had little idea of what I wanted to wear on my wedding day (other than it being white.) That's why I was so fortunate to be recommended to Gamberdella's Salon. They really worked with me to figure out not only what would make me look beautiful, but help me feel comfortable. They would bring out a couple of dresses and would really take the time to listen to what I liked and what I didn't like about the dress. They would then bring out other dresses that better suited my taste. They also didn't try to sell me the most expensive dress, but rather sold me the dress that made me feel beautiful... And I did feel absolutely beautiful in my dress. I did try other bridal salon's but came back to buy my dress at Gamberdellas. They made me feel completely comfortable and had the best selection of dresses. Their tailoring was amazing as well. The dress fit me perfectly
found my dress here, bought somewhere elseReviewed on 1/09/2013 Casey S
Staff very friendly, nice shop. Not able to browse racks myself, changing rooms do not include separate area for changing so your guests are watching you get in and out of dresses. Reasonable prices.
UghReviewed on 11/13/2012 Krista K
The best part of this salon is the seam stresses. My dress was beautiful the seam stress did a great job and was very nice. The other people were sub par. Numerous times I came in and had to stand in the waiting area because no one was around.
Gamberdella's Ruined my Wedding Dress the Night beReviewed on 11/03/2012 Erica L
RUN!! Gamberdella's ruined my wedding dress. I purchased my wedding dress here and they ended up ordering the wrong size. We kept telling the owner and the seamstress that it was too big, however, they kept assuring us that they " dealt with this all the time" and that they would make it fit like a glove. After 10 plus fittings, they made one final alteration the night before my wedding and destroyed my wedding dress. It was so bad that the owner admitted it was not fixable and that I would have to wear a sample gown that they had. I didn't get to wear my own wedding dress on my wedding day and I will never get the opportunity to. They ended up having to clean the sample dress and fit it to me the morning of my wedding. They STILL altered it wrong and I ended up not being able to wear a corset under my dress leaving it gaping in the chest area in my wedding photos. Please don't risk you wedding day here - go somewhere else!