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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
796 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Greater New York City Metro, NY

RK Bridal is an award-winning bridal store located in New York City that has been selling wedding gowns since 1986. The store and the RK bridal website carry a large selection of designer wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses, wedding accessories, bridal headpieces and more. The... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

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Spotlight Bridal Reflections
Bridal Reflections
308 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
7 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

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

Designer Loft is a bridal shop in New York City that carries a unique selection of designers and styles. The store aims to provide a fun, relaxed and comfortable environment where you can find gowns suitable for any body type, age or wedding location. Designer Loft also offers various services,... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Featured Venchy Couture
Venchy Couture
2 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Venchy Couture is a design studio and boutique specializing in wedding gowns and formal wear and is based in Brooklyn, New York. Founder Venera Tyan creates custom designs and tailors wedding garments for prospective newlyweds. She began her career in fashion in her native home of Kazakhstan, before... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

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Bridgestone Cleaners
Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Bridgestone Cleaners offers green dry cleaning and garment care services in New York City. Founded in 1983 by Ken Kinzer, Bridgestone Cleaners is a family-run, environmentally-friendly dry cleaner that cleans everything ranging from handbags to wedding gowns. Because Bridgestone Cleaners uses... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Pro Stitched Up
Stitched Up
2 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Stitched Up specializes in wedding garment alterations and is based in Brooklyn, New York. Owner Erin Hogan-Baker provides to-be-weds with fittings and adjustments to ensure that their chosen gown, tuxedo, or suit is tailored to their tastes. Conveniently located close to the Jefferson L train,... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

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The Dessy Group
150 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 Le Laurier Bridal
Le Laurier Bridal
Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Lé Lauriér by designer Lauren Holovka is a specialty handmade couture bridal company. Lé Lauriér's custom bridal gowns are pushing design boundaries with our exclusive one of a kind pieces. Our desire is to create a garment our brides will cherish, a special piece that will be enjoyed for many years... (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 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 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)

Pro Rosita Butchey
Rosita Butchey
4 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)

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Monica's Bridal
Monica's Bridal
82 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Monica's Bridal 1637 Sheepshead Bay Road Brooklyn NY 11235 Tel: (718) 646-5400 Fax: (718) 368-2702 Email: mbridal@gmail.com Toll free: 1.866.4.MY.GOWN Web: www.mbridal.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mbridal You can stroll through the showroom of Monica's Bridal and find an array of exclusive... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Tznius Princess
Tznius Princess
10 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Polina Ruderman of Tznius Princes Bridal ‘s approach to designing bridal gowns is from daring to traditional, from sophisticated to fairytale and from Hollywood Glamour to high-end fashion, while always keeping in mind the importance of modesty in each gown. All of the gowns she designs have long... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

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Bandelettes
Bandelettes
Wedding Dresses · Staten Island, NY

We offer Unique Anti Chafingh Solution - Bandelettes. Lacy thigh bands with non slip silicone protect your thighs from chafing. Chic and Gamorous bands provide full comfort and decorate your legs. Lightweight with non slip backing stay put all day long. New 2013 trend, patented and trademarked.... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

VeKa Bridal
VeKa Bridal
16 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Bridal salon located in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. Carefully selected collection of gowns and accessories by innovative indie designers, ranging from avant garde to modern simplicity. A favorite for brides who are looking to express their individual style. (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Kimera
Kimera
30 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Designer/owner, Yvonne Chu, opened Kimera in November 1999 in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The jewel-box sized boutique in Brooklyn served as a showcase for Yvonne's original designs as well as other local artisans and soon became a local favorite. We also started receiving requests for custom special... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

The Cotton Bride
The Cotton Bride
24 reviews
· Wedding Dresses · Long Island City, NY

The Cotton Bride Chris Kole Natural Fabric Bridal Gowns In Cotton, Linen and Silk Handmade in the USA The Cotton Bride by Chris Kole is a fresh and sophisticated collection of natural bridal gowns designed for the modern bride. From the ultimate destination beach wedding to an intimate mountain... (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

Elegant Gowns NY
Elegant Gowns NY
1 review
· Wedding Dresses · Brooklyn, NY

Elegant Gowns is a small Luxurious gown boutique founded by Nuria Peguero and Mark Salner in Brooklyn, New York. Our gowns are unique, fabulous, chic and affordable. We will work with you every step of the way and will personalize your experience. ElegantGownsny.com (Wedding Dresses Greater New York City Metro)

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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?

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.