I made an appointment with Helen Miller Bridal after shopping at 6 different bridal salons throughout the Bay Area, trying on 30+ dresses and Pinning hundreds more. I was worried I would not be able to find the dress I was imagining. It hasn't ...
been easy as someone who is under 5 feet tall and a plus size to shop for wedding dresses. When I called, I asked if Helen Miller Bridal did custom gowns, which Irina said they absolutely did. She booked me an appointment with the owner and designer herself, Helen Miller.
When we arrived for the appointment, I was impressed by the beautiful store and the selections it had. I also was immediately put at ease when I met Helen. She was friendly and sincerely took the time to make sure my family and I felt comfortable. We were the only ones in the store, which allowed us to have Helen's undivided attention.
After showing her some pictures of the dress I was imagining, Helen brought out 4 choices that most closely matched my pictures. I also have to say that the materials are incredible, unlike some of the other large manufacturer stores. She then had me try on 2 of the dresses to really understand what the shape looked like on my figure. Once we had the right shape, she started explaining the options of adding sleeves, lace, and embellishment. It was one of the best experiences I have had at a bridal store. Helen's passion for what she does was apparent from the moment I started working with her. Helen helped create my wedding dress and my wife's from scratch. The dresses are absolutely gorgeous and I loved every minute of wearing mine.
I also want to note that I was working with a budget that is on the very low end of what gowns at a boutique San Francisco store cost. Helen worked within my budget and was also realistic with me about what I could afford in that price range. I ended up buying my custom gown from Helen Miller Bridal and I am thrilled. I cannot recommend Helen Miller Bridal and working with Helen enough.