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Discover the difference of bridal and fashion sophistication – “Affordable, Classic & Unique” – new wedding dresses under $3,000 and designer last dresses under $699 at Classic Bride + cb boutique, centrally located in Cornelius, NC, a mere 15-minute drive north of Charlotte at Exit 28 off I-77. As the leading Premier Bridal & Clothing Boutique in Lake Norman, Charlotte, and the surrounding areas, we bring you a distinctive and friendly shopping experience.

Our boutique proudly showcases a collection that transcends borders, featuring high-quality yet affordable wedding gowns sourced globally, alongside exclusive custom designs by the local talent meagankelly Designs. Elevating beyond weddings, we present an enchanting array of special occasion dresses, coupled with a delightful selection of super cute clothing and accessories suitable for any event.

Indulge in an exclusive experience within our private suites, where one-on-one consulting seamlessly blends with a pressure-free environment. Our approachable and knowledgeable staff sets the stage for a serene atmosphere. Savor the moment with a glass of sparkling champagne, mimosa, coffee, or refreshing aqua, as you handpick your wedding suite music and embark on the journey to find your dream wedding gown.

Guiding your style voyage is our esteemed owner, Phaedra, a former Mrs. South Carolina International 2023, Mrs. US Continental 2021, Mrs. North Carolina America 2019, and a resilient Two-Time Breast Cancer Survivor. Phaedra personally curates an exclusive selection of wedding gowns, accessories, and everyday super cute clothing. Our collection is a testament to couture workmanship from top designers worldwide, offered at inviting prices with warm, friendly service in an intimate, relaxing environment.

Classic Bride surpasses expectations by offering exclusive gown orders and crafting custom one-of-a-kind wedding gowns. We meticulously ensure your vision unfolds with precision, infusing our own touch of creativity to perfect your attire, be it for a wedding, a glamorous occasion, date night, or a bachelor party.

Our array of services includes complimentary gown storage until alterations, steaming, a gown bag, enticing sample sales, captivating trunk shows, and exclusive discounts for our CB boutique.

Saying ‘YES’ to your dress at Classic Bride not only marks a joyous occasion but also extends hope to a breast cancer survivor through our Healing with HOPE boxes initiative. We believe in giving back and paying it forward by partnering with Brides Against Breast Cancer, offering free wedding gowns to those in need.

Our passion for fashion is evident in our daily commitment to the latest styles, promising you more than just trends – we offer you the Best! Celebrated as the proud recipient of "The Knot Best of Weddings" and Wedding Wire's Bridal Choice Award for fourteen consecutive years (2011-2024).

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Frequently asked questions

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

Under $500
$500 - $999
$1,000 - $2,499
$2,500 - $3,999

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

Under $200

What are your price ranges for suit and tuxedo rentals?

Under $100

How do you price dress alterations?

By Piece

Who do you provide services for?

Flower Girls
Mother of the Bride
Mother of the Groom

Which of the following services do you provide?

Sample Sales
Trunk Shows

Which of the following items do you offer?

Bridal Belts
Hair Accessories
Plus Size Gowns
Sample Gowns

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

6-8 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?


What is your return policy?

Final Sales
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Reviews of Classic Bride and cb boutique

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Katie N. Sent on 07/30/2023
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Highly recommend!

I enjoyed everything about my experience at Classic Bride! Booking the appointment was so easy and didn’t require any deposit. Upon arrival we were greeted with mimosas! We had our own private room that made the experience feel super intimate. I worked with Heather Sheffield and have nothing but good things to say about her! She was so patient and helpful. After trying on a few gowns that I had picked out she knew exactly what I was looking for and came back with the dress I ultimately said yes to! She’s great at what she does and I highly recommend working with her. They offered a great variety of dresses and price points. I’m so glad I booked my appointment with them!
Lisa N. Sent on 12/31/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Great Experience

I needed a wedding dress and didn’t want to spend a lot of money since this was my second trip down the aisle. A friend recommended Classic Beides of Cornelius. I looked them up and called and the rest was so easy. I picked a dress off the sales rack and even got a discount from the sales price. I had a great experience there and found my dress
Haley H. Sent on 11/22/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Professional, Intimate, and blissful!

My experience with Classic Bride was 10/10! They made finding my dress such a comfortable and fun experience for my friends/family and I! Their atmosphere was so great, the staff is friendly and professional, with such great knowledge of their inventory. They had snacks and champagne for us and really made it an event. After finding my dress, they were so great with helping me find places for alterations and they steamed the dress beautifully before the big day. Absolutely amazing!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

8 Endorsements
Devyn Leigh Events Devyn Leigh Events Wedding Planners

The Classic Bride team is a joy to work with! I have sent many friends to them and would highly recommend them to any client.

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Wow!! What a great Bridal store! Great service, beautiful gowns and a relaxed setting. You must go here before making any final wedding gown decisions!!!

Maureen Russell Maureen Russell Wedding Photographers

The team at Classic makes every bride-to-be feel so special and they make sure the dress is a perfect match! The choices are amazing and just look stunning on each bride. If you haven't found the dress, you will at Classic Bride and Formals!

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