About this Vendor
South Florida's Largest and Friendliest Shop
We carry a full range of wedding attire by many different designers and manufacturers. We try to distinguish ourselves through our service and our concern for our customers, our love for the business and our desire to create a beautiful memory of each wedding.
Patricia's SouthReviewed on 5/10/2013 Kimberly S
I came here to try on bridal gowns for the first time. Laura (who sadly does not work there anymore... however she did call me to say that she was leaving and to wish me good luck!) helped us and she was AMAZING. She really listened to what I wanted and didn't pick out anything ugly! :) The first dress I tried on was the winner! I did try on four other beautiful dresses, but Laura clearly picked the best one which was the first one. The price was not outrageous at all and we did get a discount for buying the sample dress. Laura also picked out a veil that matched beautifully with my dress. Patricia's South has BEAUTIFUL dresses. Everything is really classy and not cheap looking like other famous bridal stores. On the day of the wedding, everyone kept telling me how my dress was totally different from other dresses and looked so elegant. I want to wear my dress every day! Since I had a great experience with Laura and my dress, I used Patricia's to find my bridesmaids dresses! They were so helpful since a lot of my girls didn't live in town. Again, the first dress that Laura picked out was the winner! All of the dresses there are really fun and pretty. Overall, DEFINITELY use Patricia's if you are shopping for your dress, bridesmaids dress, or even prom dress! I have had several other friends who have bought their wedding dress here and they were all satisfied. The women who did alterations were SO sweet and very helpful. I live in Orlando and they were able to help me out with no problem. Oh and one annoying thing... one of the front desk people was a little snooty. If she just lost the attitude I would have liked her too, but not enough to give it less than 5 stars! :) I love this place!!
Great service!Reviewed on 8/17/2013 Kelly S
Awesome selections to choose from and very friendly staff!
Patricia South'sReviewed on 6/19/2013 Stephanie S
Patricia South's is the one stop shop for everything bridal! I got my all my bridesmaids dresses, the flower girls, the groom, groomsmen, the parents, and ring bearers tuxes from here! They are professional, personable, helpful. They worked with all types of budgets, allowed me to pick the perfect dress, styles, and colors, and kept me up to date with everything. Loved how everything turned out so perfectly!
Had an appt after having an appt at David’s Bridal. I was told by Patricia South rep to go home here first and then come see them. I found a dress at David’s Bridal I liked but decided to keep my appt at PS just in case they had something I liked more. The sales rep hurried me to the back, asked what I liked, I showed her some photos and she went thru the store picking out dresses for me. Of the dresses she picked only 1 was actually in my budget and none were like the dresses I showed her pictures of. Every time I would put one on and not like it she was disappointed but they weren’t what I was looking for. There was one dress I liked but wasn’t happy with the train but was discussing it back and forth with my bridal party and she extremely snootingly told them and me “she has her mind made up there is nothing I can show her. This is a waste of time”. She was right. Showing me dresses over my budget is a waste of my time and if u think I would buy a dress from someone with that demeanor guess again. Never again. Oh yes I bought my dress from the other shop.
I had visited some of the typical big name bridal stores in the business along with a few smaller boutiques and Patricia's was my last stop. The other stores did not have the style I was looking for and the service was not the best either. Sherly has been amazing since the moment I walked in Patricia's. She listened to what I wanted and found quite a few dresses along with some others that I may not have picked myself but just wanted to give me options. I found my dream dress (within my budget) with the help of Sherly's honesty and enthusiasm! I've had to stop in a few other times for fittings and to pick up my hairpiece I also purchased from the shop and each time it's like visiting a good friend of mine when I'm greeted by Sherly - she is amazing! I would recommend any bride visit this store for a selection of unique dresses and a lovely experience.
My experience at Patricia South's was awful and I would not recommend it to any bride looking for a dress. I made an appointment for a Saturday afternoon. I arrived to my appointment early and got checked in. It was all downhill from there. I told my consultant that I was looking for dresses with high neckline and form fitting. When it came time for her to pull dresses she pulled all dresses that were nothing like what I asked for. Not one single high neckline dress! The only dress that I tried on that was remotely my style was a dress I came in asking for because I had seen it online. Then when I had 20 minutes left in my hour long appointment my consultant left my party and I in the fitting room area and starting working with another bride! She had me shopping/browsing dresses in only one area when there was a another room full of dresses. I was trying on dresses in a room with the lights off. It wasn't until my absent consultant realized that we wandered into another lit room to take pictures that she cut on the lights in the room that I was originally in. This shop was unprofessional and not helpful in my shopping experience at all.
I had a very horrible experience. When I called and made the appointment on Wednesday, October 11th at 4:29pm, I informed the lady that I was a plus size bride and asked prior to booking the appointment if they carried any dresses to fit me. Her response was that they have a couple satin ball gowns. I said perfect that's exactly what I was looking for. When I got there this morning , October 14th, for my 10:30am appointment, Deborah was my consultant and I was immediately very uncomfortable. She was very loud, cut me off whenever I spoke and made it clear that what I liked would not be good for me. Shen then went to look for dresses for me to try on and came back about 10 mins later to inform me that there are no dresses in the store to fit me and I can just "look" at the dresses. I was so taken aback! She then said that if I wanted to try on a more fitted gown (other that the ball gowns I was interested in) that she can try to "squeeze" me into the gowns. This is not my first time trying on dresses. While I know the selection for plus size gowns are not as plentiful, I've never felt so uncomfortable and embarrassed than I felt this morning. I was not even in the store 20 minutes before I walked out.
AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL!! TERRIBLE customer service. I am in the customer service industry and if I ran my business the way they did I would have ZERO customers. I called ahead to tell them my price range (under 1500) and they said it would not be a problem so we set up an appointment...then the first thing I was asked when I sat down was what my budget was. When I told her she immediately pursed her lips and said I don't think we will have anything here for you in that range. I told her about my phone call to the store and asked her to see what she could find. We proceeded to try on a few beautiful dresses and then when we were in the room with just the two of us she asked when my wedding was. I told her it was in six months and she responded saying well you sure waited till the last minute didn't you? Typically I would tel a bride in this situation to get something off the rack but they don't make dresses on the rack in your size.....yep you read that right. This was my very first bridal store and I almost left there in tears! If you are looking for a true bridal salon experience with people who actually care about you finding the perfect dress, DO NOT GO HERE!!!! I went to bellisima bride after this and the experience was NIGT AND DAY! They were FABULOUS, pulled out SO many dresses, I found the PERFECT dress AND it was within my budget! Do yourself a favor and DO NOT SHOP AT PATRICIA SOUTH!!!
I have to say that I LOVE MY WEDDING DRESS! However, I wish I could say the same about the customer service at Patricia South. They have great wedding dress selections and the store itself is timeless and quaint. Once they received my payment for my dress ($2,600) the customer service went downhill. They NEVER called me to tell me my dress was in from the maker. They NEVER called me to schedule a fitting. They NEVER called after my fitting to say my dress was ready for pickup. For my 2 dress fitting appointments I had to ask for a translator because my alteration lady did not speak English very well to answer any of my questions. What really upset me the most was that I called (because no one called me) and I had to find out if my dress was ready for final pick up. I asked if they could provide a box to travel with in since my wedding is a destination wedding. They said "sure no problem at all." I went to pick up my dress today and it's in a regular garment bag. So, I said, I called last week about a box and was told you could provide one. So they take my dress, mind you a $2,600 dress, and put it in an old, used, regular cardboard box that they had laying around. The box would have completely squash my dress if closed up. They made no sort of accommodation and basically said they don't normally have boxes and that was the best they could find. I do not feel that my experience was special and I feel my entire experience there was an after thought for them. I went there on a high recommendation, sadly, I will not recommend.
Super disappointed in the customer service. I wish I would have listened to these reviews. Everything felt rushed, and impersonal. I had to basically demand to see more than the 5 dresses that were picked out for me by a stranger (2 I didn't even like at all) the last dress turned out to be the one! Unfortunately a bit out of my budget. As I approached Patricia regarding possible deals such as paying cash or anything to keep it within budget, I was met with an arrogant and dismissive response of "that's not how we conduct business here" that's not the type of attitude I'd expect from a store that helps brides find their dream dress. Baffled, I asked for the style name for the dress that I fell in love with, Patricia refused to give me the name! As in, buy it here or not at all! I am disgusted. Seriously don't waste your time. This is supposed to be a joyous and pleasant affair and there are plenty of other stores around that will provide a far, far better experience. I'm glad I at least managed discover the real face of this establishment before I got involved with them any further.
I had a wonderful experience. Sherly was excellent, I tried on a total of 6 dresses, all of which were my style and I liked each and every one of them, the last dress I tried on was the winner! I bought a Maggie Sottero dress which was well within my budget. The place itself is very cute and comfy. I recommend checking it out!
I truly don't have words for how amazing my appointment was. From the moment I walked in I was treated like a princess. I brought my mom, my aunt, my sister, and my niece. Lisa, made us coffee and chatted with us about my ideas! She was so enthusiastic and excited. I loved her positive vibe. She let me try on tons of dresses until I found the dress that filled my eyes with tears and gave everyone goosebumps! Their selection is enormous. Lisa is the most patient and wonderful consultant and we truly had so much fun! Look no more I highly recommend this place!
First visit to PS: I made appointments at a few places about 2 weeks in advance. Got to Patricia South and they said my name wasn't in their appointment schedule for the day. Once I showed them my email confirmation, they apologized and told me that they would figure out a way for me to be seen. They sat my mother and I in a back room, with no lights on (there were windows but it was rainy and dark out so it was pretty creepy) filled with old gowns. Another group was sat there after us and they were offered tea, water, etc. and seen within 10 minutes. We were not even looked at for over 45 minutes so we got up and left. I understand that sometimes appointments get lost; however, this visit was ridiculously unprofessional and a huge disappointment. Second visit: I know, why would I go back? Well, my mom had gotten her wedding dress there so it was really special/important for us to try to find a dress for me there. We decided to give them the benefit of the doubt and that my first visit was just a fluke. I would only have rated them 1 star had we not gone back. While I ultimately did not get a dress from PS, the woman that I met with was extremely helpful and kind. We went into a room upstairs and she was in and out with all different kinds of dresses based on what I told her I wanted. She was patient and nice and improved my opinion of PS greatly.
I initially wrote a fabulous review on yelp. That was until I went back for my fittings and dress pick up. The salon is beautiful from the outside and offers amazing gowns but that is all!!!! Once you receive your dress, you are taken upstairs to the sizing rooms, I was so disappointed. These rooms are so bad you cant take photos of yourself in there because it looks like a run down abandoned grandmothers quarter. The rooms have cracked and dirty mirrors, the wall paper is coming off the walls, the base boards and floors are extremely dirty and the floor boards creak so loudly,you'd question the structural integrity of the building. My fittings were disasters, My seamstress would pin my dress in the most awkward locations, not conducive with where the alterations would had to have been made and I was constantly being stabbed by inappropriately placed needles. I almost got blood on my dress several times. I received my dress 2 sizes too big and the seamstress charged me the cost of the dress in alterations because she could not figure out how to make my dress fit properly. The seamstress was the sweetest woman ever but not very savvy with simple alterations or obstacles most seamstress's are supposed to be familiar with. If it wasnt for my independent research on how to alter my dress, it would have been a complete disaster. Everyone in the store is rude and April who is no longer there was the only good thing about this place, aside from the gowns. My advice would be to by your gown here and have it altered elsewhere!!!!
This place is amazing it is like the Disney World of Brides just about anything for my wedding . My Bridal Stylest was Debra gave me exactly what I wanted ! Yes , said Yes To the Dress !!
Absolutely wonderful experience. Lisa was a very helpful consultant. She was quick and efficient. I said yes to my dress after trying on 5 dresses. She listened to what I wanted and found the perfect one for me. I highly recommend it!!!!
Amazing selection, talented seamstresses, and a staff that goes above and beyond. I found my dream dress, shoes, accessories, and custom veil all at Patricia South. I took everything home after the very talented seamstress Maria fitted me for my final fitting. On the day of my wedding, my zipper broke. Patricia South came to the rescue. They drove up to Boca Raton to sew me in so I could walk down the aisle, then after the wedding they replaced my zipper. They went above and beyond to fix something that was a dress manufacturer malfunction. They saved my dream dress and fixed what could have been a nightmare into an amazing demonstration of going above and beyond for their brides!!! I am forever grateful for their kindness, outstanding customer service, and overall concern to make my dream dress a reality!
I came here to try on some dresses I saw on the Particia South's website. I had a list of dresses I wanted to try on. I knew they were within my price range because I researched the price beforehand. However, the sales consultant failed to show me the dresses I wanted to try on because she said they were out of my price range. Instead, she brought me some dress SHE thought I will like. I got my dress from another bridal salon.
GreatReviewed on 1/26/2015
Kate, thank you for all of your help in selecting my perfect dress. I appreciate the patience, I know I'm not easy. You did a great job . I will recommend your shop to all of my friends. Once again, thanks H
Love this shop!Reviewed on 1/07/2015 Anthony M
I fell in love with this store when I was 17 shopping for a prom dress, so of course I went back to by my wedding dress there. Anik was the one who helped me find the dress. It was the 3rd or 4th dress I tried on. The alterations went well, too. I will probably use them for dress preservation as well.
Loved my dress, but not great serviceReviewed on 11/09/2014 Rebecca B
I would like to start by saying that I absolutely loved my dress made by Patricia South herself. The design was beautiful, and she was amazing when she jumped into the process a few days before my wedding. Unfortunately, other than that the service was not great to say the least. Debbie is very helpful and positive about the dresses she puts on your body, but once the decision was made things started to go downhill. I would suggest not using a check here, they are likely to forget to cash it. After that happened the service got even worse. We were blamed for the mistake made by them, and the rude comments to my mom and sister started. The list goes on with things that didn't go right after I purchased my dress with them. I was told there was no veil there for $200 and that my best option was to get it online. When it got lost in the mail, I had to go to a different store a few days before the wedding to get one. This is when Patricia stepped in and she was a sweet as could be thankfully. Even the alterations didn't go very smooth. The dress was slightly too long and had to be held up while I walked, and the neckline popped out instead of sitting flat. I only mentioned this because it did end up affecting my photos. Overall, as much as I loved my dress, it a was a very stressful experience and didn't really need to be.
Nice dresses. Okay Service.Reviewed on 9/16/2014 Jessica C
I searched numerous places for my bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses. When I came across Patricia south, they carried the exact bridesmaids dresses I had envisioned. I didn't even have my girls try on the dresses before hand. I also came across my bridal gown there, which needed some improvements to make it my own but I probably would have had to do that anywhere. I got all of my fittings done right there and the alterations came out very nicely. The alterations were costly! They were almost equivalent to the price of my gown itself! The lady who did my alterations was very nice, the rest of the staff didn’t seem very enthused and were very forgetful/clueless. They were more accommodating before I bought the dress then after I had paid.. sounds typical. During one fitting I was charged the wrong amount for my alterations and then was called saying I actually owe double the cost I had already paid. I sent my husband and his groomsmen there for their tux rentals. We were supposed to receive a discount that I wanted to use on my alterations but it was not accepted. At this point we were so busy with wedding planning I didn't feel like arguing. Someone told me something, and someone else told my husband another thing.... I guess before asking their boss? I'm not sure, but there was some miss communication happening. Our best man was measured when he was in town a few months before the wedding. We picked up his tux for him and brought it to the venue. He ended up having to drive an hour from our wedding venue to patricia south the day of the wedding because his pants were the wrong size. Once he got a new pair of pants and came back to the hotel he realized they forgot to put his vest in the bag and had to make another hour long trip back to patricia south. I guess some things are bound to go wrong when dealing with a full bridal party.
Patricia's PrincessReviewed on 8/25/2014
After four previous appointments with other reputable Bridal Stores and having tried on over 30+ dresses, I finally went to Patricia South's and found my perfect dress. I travelled all the way from Trinidad to Florida to find my perfect wedding dress. Deborah from Patricia South's found the perfect dress for me.. a beautiful Casablanca. Deborah took into account everything I wanted, she treated me like a princess and ensured that all my alterations were completed on time as I only had one week to find my dress. Patricia herself even met with me. The quality of dresses is exceptional and the service is excellent. The store itself is like a fancy tea party that will make any girl feel like royalty. The dresses are all unique and even their "ugliest" dress would have been a "wow" dress at any other bridal store. The dresses are affordable and there is no pressure from any of the staff to purchase a dress. I totally recommend Patricia South's.
Beautiful Dress Selections!Reviewed on 7/28/2014 Anessa G
I absolutely loved my dress from Patricia South Bridal! They had the biggest collection of Maggie Sottero gowns that I had seen anywhere and it was exactly the style I was looking for. Deborah was a great consultant and Janet did great alterations in a very timely manner. My only complaint was that I wish I would have hemmed my dress a little bit shorter. I was stepping in it a lot throughout the night, but Janet recommended a great idea for my bustle which turned out beautiful!
Store Policy: $25 to TRY ON Bridesmaid DressReviewed on 7/17/2014 Erica F
I will start by saying I never write reviews, but I had to tell others about Patricia's "store policy" that you are required to pay $25 to TRY ON a bridesmaids dress. That's right, $25 to try it on. Not a deposit to order the dress, or even a fee to be measured for a bridesmaids dress. Not only is this policy absolutely absurd, but the salesperson failed to mention this to my Maid of Honor when she called prior to driving to the store. And to make matters even worse, my Maid of Honor was also told to "hurry and get here in an hour" in order to try the dress on, but made no mention of the fee until she was in the store with a bridesmaids dress in hand. For a store that advertises as the "Friendliest Shop," they need to seriously reassess that description...