Joan Gilbert Bride
Joan Gilbert Bride - San Francisco

Bride Reviews

We love to hear what our brides have to say about their experience at Joan Gilbert Bride. 

Annie H. (2017)

Moorpark, CA

Ratings: 5 out of 5

Any dress can be custom made!

My fiance was actually the one that found Joan through the Le Spose di Gio website and I contacted her.  She told me that any dress can be custom made so it was worth the drive to come see her.  I did this and was not disappointed.  Joan not only helped me zero in on the precise style that I not only loved but that would look flattering on my figure.  She took my measurements, I left a deposit, and the dress was in the works.

When it finally arrived from Italy and I tried it on for the first time I cried. Needless to say I found my dream dress and Joan made this dream a reality.  She's a pleasure to work with and really knows what she's talking about.  A great experience with her and so worth the drive (6 hours for me) to see her!  I highly recommend.


Judy B. (2017)

San Mateo, CA

Ratings: 5 out of 5

My Bridal dress was exactly what I was looking for- simple, classic and elegant!

I visited several of the large wedding boutiques in the city, and while many of the dresses were nice, they didn't feel right. Especially given the price tag. I was close to settling, but then decided to give Joan a call. And I'm so glad I did Because  the only problem I had at her boutique was, which dress to go with.  There were too many dresses that I would have been more then happy to wear on my wedding day.  The dress was simple, classic, and elegant.  Exactly what I was looking for.

Joan was also very helpful throughout the process giving me feedback on what style worked and didn't work for me.  And she was able to work with my timeline. Since she only carries 3 brands it might not be a place for everyone, but for a discerning bride I think it's definitely worthwhile to stop by and have a look at her collection.  Its simply beautiful. Thank you again for everything Joan!


C.F (2017)

New Orleans, L.A

Ratings: 5 out of 5

This is the place to go if you are looking for a bespoke dress buying experience!  

Joan, a design *expert* herself, is a delight. She only carries a limited selection of the absolute best brands you cannot get anywhere else. I am from New Orleans but was getting married in California. I fell in love with Le Spose di Gio, dresses made for women by women in Milan, but felt with the timing of the wedding there was no way I could get the dress made in time.  However, my mother and I found Joan, and well, the rest was history. She is a true professional and class act. Her tailor is the best I've seen, and if she says they can get it done, they will get it done.  She even was able to find my mom a dress also Le Spose di Gio!  

If you are looking for a calm, collected, well-curated, wedding dress memory, then please go here.  It is not flashy nor loud, but personal, warm, and incredibly high quality. I just cannot say enough.  My experience at Joan Gilbert was one of the best of my whole wedding-- when everything else was a bit up in the air, I knew my dress would be to die for.  And it was.  Thank you Joan!


Kacie D. (2017)

Scottsdale, AZ

Ratings: 5 out of 5

Joan is a dream to work with! 

She has an eye for finding the perfect wedding dress!

I immediately fell in love with the first gown I tried on and never looked anywhere else. Her attention to detail and honesty about what suits you, made for the absolute perfect fit. I had numerous guests say that it was the most breathtaking wedding dress they had ever seen. 

I whole heartedly recommend Joan Gilbert to any bride searching for their dream gown. She is kind and wonderful!


Olivia S. (2015)

London, UK

Ratings:  5 out of 5

Joan Gilbert was the perfect guide to finding the ideal wedding dress!

She reps a gorgeous line of Italian Le Spose di Giò wedding dresses, all from her beautiful home. Joan provides personalized one-on-one appointments in her home and gives you the feeling that you are unique and deserving of her full attention. She listened to all my thoughts and concerns carefully and made fantastic suggestions about the best options for me.

Beyond helping me find the perfect dress, Joan is a lovely and honest person, with a great wit and impeccable taste. I could not have been in better hands and I could not have been more thrilled with my dress on my wedding day! A thousand thanks to Joan for all her help.