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Bridal Traditions Wedding & Prom Attire is a boutique for brides, grooms and wedding parties, prom goers and gift-givers to shop with ease, discover new options, dream about the possibilities and be encouraged along the way.

Bridal Traditions opened with the idea that brides (and prom-goers) should feel beautiful, and truly be seen and heard while shopping for a gown, even if they were buying on a budget. More than 20 years later, Bridal Traditions remains a beloved institution in North Wilkesboro and Western North Carolina. Our reputation for being authentic, casual, inclusive and fun makes us a go-to bridal boutique in the region. We are NOT a big bridal store, nor are we online hucksters. Most of our gowns are under $1K and our knowledgable, friendly staff are ready to help.



  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your price ranges for full-priced wedding gowns?

Under $500
$500 - $999

What are your price ranges for full-priced suits and tuxedos?

$200 - $499

What are your price ranges for suit and tuxedo rentals?

Under $100
$100 - $199
$200 - $299

Who do you provide services for?

Bride
Bridesmaids
Father of the Bride
Father of the Groom
Groom
Groomsmen
Ring Bearers

Which of the following services do you provide?

Cleaning
Full Customization
Preservation
Sample Sales

Which of the following items do you offer?

Bridal Belts
Garters
Hair Accessories
Jewelry
Plus Size Gowns
Sample Gowns
Undergarments
Veils

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

Less than 6 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?

Monthly
Seasonally

What is your return policy?

Final Sales
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
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100% Recommended by couples

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Hannah
Hannah M. Married on 08/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wedding Dress

Kelly and Kristen were so much help to me during this stressful time! I never knew trying on dresses would be so stressful and overwhelming! I ended up saying yes to the first dress I tried on! I had a great experience and was happy to be able to support a local small business!
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Emma S. Married on 07/30/2023
5 out of 5 rating

It was so easy!

The consultants at the boutique were so helpful in honing in my preferences when it came to a wedding dress and were so kind and patient! Once ordered, my dress was ready (after being custom made to my exact measurements and height) in about 2 months! Any questions I had were promptly answered. Bridal Traditions made my dress buying experience a breeze.
Emily
Emily Married on 07/15/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely Wonderful!

When planning my wedding in WA, I flew back to NC to look for a wedding dress with my family. I grew up driving by Bridal Traditions on the way to visit my grandparents and it was a full circle life moment to be able to shop there for my dress. Kelly was absolutely wonderful! She made us feel so welcome and has a gorgeous array of dresses in her store. I have other friends in NC who also found their wedding dresses here! Highly, highly, highly recommend. Thank you Kelly for creating the best experience and helping me find my dream dress!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

5 Endorsements
Main Event Productions Main Event Productions Wedding Videographers

Not only is the staff always so kind, gracious and professional, they also care about the local community! We love working with them!!

A Bushel and A Peck Vintage Rentals A Bushel and A Peck Vintage Rentals Wedding Rentals

Kelly from Bridal Traditions is great to work with and they have a wonderful selection of bridal and prom attire (and affordable). We worked with Kelly on a recent styled session and the gown, accessories, and grooms attire were all stunning! I look forward to working with Bridal Traditions again and referring brides to their lovely store!

The Pearl And The Petal The Pearl And The Petal Wedding Florists

Kelly Shumate, owner of Bridal Traditions, not only provides amazing customer service to her clients, but also has exceptionally, beautiful, high quality formal wear and accessories at very affordable pricing.

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