About The Wedding Dress

Distinctive Style for Your Walk Down the Aisle

The Wedding Dress is a quaint boutique conveniently located at 222 Main Street in Portland, Connecticut. We feature a diverse selection of unique wedding attire for brides, bridesmaids, mothers, and flower girls, in addition to wide selection of headpieces, custom veils, lingerie, jewelry, and shoes.

Silver Needle Award winning designer has personally selected our collection of striking gowns and beautiful accessories.  Shelley has won awards from fashion icons such as Bob Mackie and Marc Jacobs.  She even created a black lace wedding gown for the late Gianni Versace. The family operated salon's knowledgeable consultants will gladly work one-on-one with you to create your ideal look.
Come visit The Wedding Dress, and we are sure that you will find that "distinctive style for your walk down the aisle!"

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended.


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Couple's Choice Award Winner 2009-2015

Categories: Wedding Dress

Regions serviced: Hartford

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I loved this little shop. The staff was very pleasant and made me feel like I was their number one priority. They were not pushy and helped me find my dream dress. I been to other bridal shops with other brides and by far this is the best one. They are however limited what they do carry on the shop floor due to their size but I have no doubt if they do not have that dress they will help you find it.

Profile Picture Renay, 9/8/18, 1 Review
Category: Dress & Attire

I CANNOT even begin to describe how happy I am I came here for my dress! My husband recommended I go here (because of Abbie!!!) I tried on multiple dresses at different stores and I just couldn't find it. On a beautiful Saturday morning, I showed up with my mom and began trying dresses on... After a few, I tried one on that Abbie had picked out, and that was it!! I KNEW that was my dress. It's the most stunning dress!! I'd totally recommend this store!!! And even after the purchase of the dress, they recommended a seamstress who was such a pleasure to work with (and didn't break the bank). Dora also made my whole wedding dress experience wonderful!

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Profile Picture Victoria , 2/10/18, 5 Reviews
Category: Dress & Attire
Services Used: Bride, Alterations, Bridal Belts, Bridal Gowns, Formal Gowns, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils

The Wedding Dress Pricing

Full Price Wedding Gowns
Price Ranges
$500 - $999
$1,000 - $2,499
$2,500 - $3,999
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Flat Fee

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Professional Network & Endorsements

We collaborated on a Fashion Show this fall and the dresses from The Wedding Dress were beautiful and unique. Shelley has a great sense of style and can really put together a bride.



222 Main Street, Portland, CT 06480   See On Map
860-342-5361 (phone) 860-342-5361 (fax)
Thursday: 11-7 Friday: 10-4 Saturday: 10-4
The Wedding Dress is a wedding Bridal Boutique from Portland, CT servicing weddings throughout the local area, including Middletown, Hartford, and New Haven. The Wedding Dress is a professional Bridal Boutique Business that has been part of the Central Connecticut wedding industry since 2001 specializing in Unique bridal gowns.