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Greater New York City Metro Wedding Dresses and Gowns

Looking for the wedding dress of your dreams? These bridal shops are here to help! Read reviews of bridal shops in Greater New York City Metro, and start shopping for your wedding gown at least eight months before your big day. It often takes months from the time a bridal shop orders your gown until it arrives, and don’t forget to factor alterations into your schedule!

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Spotlight RK Bridal
RK Bridal
803 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Greater New York City Metro, NY

RK Bridal is an award winning, family-owned bridal gowns store with the largest selection of wedding dresses, plus-size wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, and elegant evening gowns in NYC. We believe in celebrating individuality and are proud to be an industry leader by creating a showroom that is... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Spotlight Bridal Reflections
Bridal Reflections
313 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Greater New York City Metro, NY

Bridal Reflections is a family-owned and operated bridal salon with three locations in New York, including New York City. Each location offers cutting-edge designer wedding dresses and evening wear. With more than 45 years of experience in helping brides find the perfect gown, the professional... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Spotlight Lotus Bridal
Lotus Bridal
9 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Featured Paisley Bridal
Paisley Bridal
123 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Ridgewood, NY

Paisley Bridal is a full-service bridal shop based in Queens, New York offering dresses and accessories to the budget-conscious bride. Paisley Bridal was founded by Nicole Vega, who has been serving brides for more than 10 years. She believes that all brides deserve great service, regardless of... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Featured Beyond Measure Custom
Beyond Measure Custom
Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Beyond Measure Custom is in the business of providing a perfect fit with impecable style. Our creative director Matt has led Made-to-Measure businesses for Ralph Lauren Purple Lablel, Paul Stuart, and Suit Supply with experience over 15 years. As a classically trained musician performing on stage in... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Featured Designer Loft
Designer Loft
85 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Greater New York City Metro, NY

Designer Loft is a wedding dress shop located in New York City that carries a wide selection of designers and styles. The store’s team aims to provide a relaxed, comfortable environment where clients can find gowns that align with their unique styles and budgets. The shop also offers various... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Featured Kleinfeld Bridal
Kleinfeld Bridal
1,040 review
· Wedding Dresses · Greater New York City Metro, NY

Kleinfeld Bridal is a bridal shop in New York City that’s dedicated to helping you discover your perfect bridal look. Started in 1941, Kleinfeld Bridal has helped hundreds of thousands of brides find gowns and accessories. Made up of almost 200 professionals, the Kleinfeld team will be with you... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Pro Celeste New York
Celeste New York
Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Celeste New York is a wedding accessory store based out of Brooklyn, New York. Owner Celeste Reingans always dreamed of designing wedding dresses and accessories that would celebrate a person’s beauty and personality. When she moved to New York to study at the Fashion Institute of Technology, her... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Pro Agency 8
Agency 8
Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Because it'll be the most photographed day of your life, hire a fashion stylist. From engagement to the big day, we'll make sure you look and feel incredible. We are a team of New York fashion stylists that can help you with all your wedding wardrobe needs from finding the dress, to the accessories,... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Pro Crystal Bridal Boutique
Crystal Bridal Boutique
20 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Based in Brooklyn, New York, Crystal Bridal Boutique offers designer European-style wedding gowns. Offering ready-to-wear choices and bespoke couture, this store has options for all styles. It also carries formalwear and fashion for flower girls. The team at this boutique understands the importance... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Pro Rosita Butchey
Rosita Butchey
8 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Glen Oaks, NY

I can transform your vision for the perfect dress and/or suit into reality. I have been sewing for about 30 years. In addition to couples wedding attire and other alterations and redesign, I provide bespoke services in tailoring, jewelry, veils, bridal hair accessories and much more. I have the... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Pro The Dessy Group
The Dessy Group
151 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Greater New York City Metro, NY

The Dessy Group is a wedding dress boutique based in New York City, New York. The Dessy Group is a bridal boutique that specializes in bridesmaid dresses. The team of dress specialists at this boutique are dedicated to helping brides and bridal parties select the perfect, elegant bridesmaid dresses... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Pro Tomasso Black
Tomasso Black
3 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Whitestone, NY

-Up to 50% off all suiting. -Own your suit for under $199-Men's boutique quality suits delivered to you at the same cost as a rental. -Custom Group Packages in 15 minutes-Don't wear a suit that's been worn by other guys 100's of times. This one's just for you. -Perfect Fit Guarantee-Fast Free... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Heather Royal
Heather Royal
3 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Astoria, NY

Heather Royal is a wedding dress designer based in Hoboken, New Jersey. Having trained in couture, Heather creates each garment by incorporating careful detailing and tailoring to seamlessly fit the wearer. Through her custom gowns and dedication to customer service, she strives to help soon-to-be... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Le Laurier Bridal
Le Laurier Bridal
6 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Lé Lauriér by designer Lauren Holovka, located in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is a specialty handmade couture bridal company. Lé Lauriér's custom Bridal Gowns, custom Bridal Robes are pushing design boundaries with our exclusive one of a kind pieces. Our desire is to create a garment our brides will... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Bridgestone Cleaners
Bridgestone Cleaners
Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Bridgestone Cleaners is Brooklyn's only Association of Wedding Gown Specialists Member. Cleaner to the stars Bridgestone has restored the finest of gaments since 1983, not to mention all type of couture wedding gowns. Offering both pre and post gown cleaning, preservation and alterations Bridgestone... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Blissful Events NYC
Blissful Events NYC
Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Join BFENYC Luxury Tours for a Day Trip to VOWS in Watertown, MA.And get an additional 10% off your purchase. (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Eleanor Schain
Eleanor Schain
Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Eleanor Schain Ltd. has been in business for more than 40 years. Our concept is simple: When you walk into our store, we listen to what you are looking for and then we dress you in the most beautiful, flattering designs that will make your occasion truly memorable. Andrea and Bonnie, Eleanor's... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Crown Elegance
Crown Elegance
11 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Staten Island, NY

Crown Elegance Bridal offers a new approach to bridal shopping. Go beyond the status quo and experience the only intimate bridal salon in Staten Island; complete with expert bridal consultants and innovative services like our online registration. Every Crown Elegance Bridal bride receives the peace... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Marina Semone
Marina Semone
Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

The Marina Semone bridal collection was born from a love of craftsmanship, textile traditions, and luxurious fabrics. Each dress features unique heirloom quality details inspired by the vintage romance of days gone by. The combination of couture-like, hand crafted textiles and soft, luxurious silks... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Cassandra Bromfield
Cassandra Bromfield
2 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

A Creative Resource For Your Special Day. Traditional and Untradtional Dresses Are created with the best silks, laces and even cotton and linen. Embellishments of crystals, glass beads, shells and buttons Adorn Bias cut, short lace and/or tie dyed patchworked gowns ... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

1 review
· Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

About Dolce Bridal Although an overwhelming selection of wedding gowns are available through many different venues, it is often difficult for brides to find the dress they dreamed of. In our salon, with our customizable designs and color selection, you will find wedding gowns to suit every taste. We... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Gwyneth Shoes
Gwyneth Shoes
Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY


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How much does a wedding dress cost?

Buying a wedding dress is unlike purchasing a piece of everyday attire. You’re going to be wearing this dress on one of the most important days of your life, and so you’ll likely spend quite a bit of money on your wedding dress. While wedding dress prices do vary greatly, the average wedding dress cost in the U.S. is $1,000. It typically ranges from $280 to $1,650, but you can purchase a wedding dress for far above and below those prices.

Lower range

$ 100 or less

Average cost

$ 1000

Most couples spend between

$ 280 - $ 1650

Upper range

$ 2600 or more

Costs displayed in graph are based on spend from thousands of couples who recently reported pricing for this service within their WeddingWire review. Pricing varies based on factors including, but not limited to, vendor’s experience, level of expertise, event guest count, date, and geographic region. Data displayed represents both wedding dress and tuxedo costs.

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What impacts wedding dress prices?

There are a few factors that will impact your wedding dress cost. Most notably, an extremely detailed wedding dress with lots of beading and pricey fabric (silk, etc.) will cost more than a simpler wedding dress, as more intricate gowns require more labor and materials. So a grand ball gown with beading and detailed embroidery will cost more than a plainer sheath dress. Also, if you’re set on wearing a wedding dress by a famous dress designer, know that it will likely cost more.

What additional wedding dress costs should a bride plan for?

There are several additional costs that brides should factor into their wedding dress cost and budget. These include:
  • Alterations: If you want to drastically change your wedding dress, your alterations may end up costing more than your actual wedding dress!
  • Undergarments and accessories: Be sure to factor in your accessories— bridal undergarments, shoes, and more. These accessories will greatly affect how your gown looks and fits, so don’t forget to include them in your wedding dress cost.
  • Cleaning and preservation: Don’t be surprised if you’re still spending money on your wedding dress after your wedding! Whether you plan on wearing your wedding dress again, passing it on to a future generation, or none of the above, it’s still a good idea to have your gown professionally cleaned and preserved. Wedding dress cleaning and preservation can cost $200 or more.

How can you save money on a wedding dress?

Yes, a bride’s wedding dress will cost a lot of money—probably more than you’ll spend on another piece of attire in your life! However, there are several ways to save money on your wedding dress while still finding a gown that you absolutely love.
  • Don’t try on dresses that are over-budget: Be upfront with your bridal salon consultant about your budgets—and be sure ask about the cost of each dress you try on. Avoid the temptation of trying on a wedding dress that’s out of your price range.
  • Find a simple wedding dress, and accessorize: As mentioned, a simple and relatively unadorned wedding gown will cost less than an extremely detailed wedding dress. If you’re on a tight wedding dress budget, we recommend finding a simple gown and using a beaded sash or a brooch to give it some extra sparkle.
  • Find a dress you love as is: Any significant alterations or customizations that you do to a wedding dress will cost (a lot of!) money. Therefore, if you want to make significant changes to a wedding dress (add sleeves, change the silhouette, etc.), that gown is probably not for you. Look for a wedding dress that you love mostly as it looks off the hanger.
  • Scour sample sales: Many bridal salons offer sample sales where they sell sample dresses from past seasons. These sample dresses are typically in sizes 6 to 12, so if you fall in that size category, you may find a gorgeous gown at a low price at one of these sales.
  • Visit trunk shows: If you’re set on purchasing a gown by a specific designer, you might find a deal at a trunk show. Trunk shows are when a bridal salon features the collection of a particular dress designer—and usually offers a discount (usually about 5 or 10 percent off that designer’s wedding dress prices). Research which salons in your area carry your favorite designers, and check their websites for upcoming trunk shows.
  • Give yourself time to shop: A wedding dress can take several months to arrive after you’ve ordered it. Be sure to start shopping for your wedding dress as soon as possible —many brides shop at least nine months in advance, if not more. If you wait until the last minute, you may end up paying rush charges for your dress, which can greatly add to your total wedding dress cost.

How much does it cost to alter a wedding dress?

Wedding dress alterations can be expensive—particularly if you’re planning on making major changes to your wedding dress. Some bridal salons offer wedding dress alterations in-house. If yours does not, you will likely have to find a tailor who specializes in wedding dresses (be sure to read online reviews of wedding dress tailors before hiring). You’ll typically schedule your wedding dress fittings for at least three months before your big day—so plan accordingly. 76 percent of bridal salons charge alterations by piece rather than a flat fee, so the average cost of dress alterations can vary widely depending on the extent of the alterations. Simply adjusting a hemline won’t cost a ton, but adding sleeves or reworking a bodice will!

What questions should you ask a wedding dress tailor?

When choosing a wedding dress tailor, there are several questions you should ask:
  • How many fitting appointments will I need? How long will the process take?
  • What types of alterations do you recommend for my wedding dress?
  • Have you worked with a dress and fabric like mine before?
  • Can you provide a cost for my alterations?
  • How will you store my wedding dress?
  • What do I need to bring to my first fitting appointment?
Lotus Bridal
Lotus Bridal
9 reviews
Brittany E.
Love them! Kristine was so helpful, I had a ton of questions due to postponement and she was great. I was able to pick my dress so quickly ...
Heather Royal
Heather Royal
3 reviews
Julia R.
Working with Heather was a pleasure. My custom, hand-sewn gown and veil were more beautiful than I could have dreamed up. Heather used her ...
Francesca Y.
Rosita is amazing! She is so patient and incredibly talented. Everything she’s done for me has turned out perfect. She has such a sweet ...
Angels bridal
Angels bridal
15 reviews
I can't recall how I came across Angel's Bridal on Instagram, but I'm so happy I did. To be honest, I was initially more excited for my ...
Galit Couture
Galit Couture
31 reviews
Yafa A.
Gait couture is the one and only place to go to design and create your special event dress Galit is so talented and she creates beautiful ...
Nearly Newlywed
Nearly Newlywed
262 reviews
Becky R.
Selling my wedding dress on Nearly Newlywed was a great decision! I listed my dress for the $20 fee (so worth it) and after a couple months ...

Saying Yes to the Dress in NYC

You can spend a lot on wedding dresses in NYC, but you don’t have to. While you could easily drop thousands upon thousands of dollars on a designer gown, the fact is that couples in the Big Apple spend a bit less than the national average. Surprised? Don’t be. Consider that the city is a hub of fashion, so for every couture gown, there are dozens of indie dress designers creating beautiful one-of-a-kind creations and even more spots to score deep discounts on off-the-rack gowns.

The point is that you’ll have no problem finding the dress of your dreams here, even if you don’t start shopping eight months ahead of your wedding date (which is the usual recommendation) and regardless of your wedding budget. Should you need a gown ASAP, there are NYC wedding dress shops and seamstresses that can get you in a dress much faster.

What Shopping for Wedding Dresses in NYC Is Like

That depends on what kind of experience you’re looking for. If you want a photo-worthy, by-appointment-only boutique experience where attentive salespeople bring you gown after gown, you can have that. But if you’d prefer to browse through racks of plastic-wrapped wedding dresses in a NYC warehouse, you can do that, too. There are also lots of small shops where tailors and seamstresses can create (or recreate) just about any style of dress. Not sure what you’re looking for? Luckily, there is a lot of inspiration out there, so feel free to spend whatever free time you have browsing gowns until you find the silhouettes, hemlines, colors, and fabrics that strike your fancy. That way, when you do meet with a salesperson or a seamstress, you’ll be able to convey what it is you’re looking for.

Remember, Rules are Meant to Be Broken

You’ve probably heard a lot of rules about which wedding gowns should be worn where and by whom. When you actually start shopping for and trying on wedding dresses in NYC boutiques, however, you may discover that you are falling in love with gowns you never thought you’d go for. It’s not uncommon for someone to start shopping with an idea of what fabrics, silhouettes, lengths, and necklines they like and don’t like only to end up choosing a wedding dress that’s nothing like what they first envisioned. Keep an open mind! When a salesperson brings you a gown you wouldn’t have given a second glance, try it on anyway. You may just fall in love with it!

WeddingWire has all the tools you need to make finding your perfect wedding dress in NYC a total breeze. From tips and tricks for finding the gown of your dreams to advice about must-have accessories to everything you need to know to pick bridesmaids dresses your bridal party will adore, you’ll find it all right here.