Looking for the wedding dress of your dreams? These bridal shops are here to help! Read reviews of bridal shops near you, 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!
Since its establishment in 2006, Carine’s Bridal Atelier became home to legendary designers such as Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and many, many more. Over the years, Carine’s has helped thousands of local and international brides. While expanding their exclusive... (Wedding Dresses Washington)
Since 2002, we have specialized in offering beautiful off-the-rack bridal gowns and have continued to source a diverse array of bridal accessories. Weddings 826 is a unique bridal shop, as we not only offer our dresses off-the-rack at a discount, we also offer the option of custom ordering a new... (Wedding Dresses Chicago)
Normans Bridal is South-Central Missouri's premier full service bridal salon. From simple wedding dresses to elegant bridal gowns, come on by and visit for inspired bridal dresses at popular prices. Start to imagine your day as you walk through the designer wedding and bridal dresses to see... (Wedding Dresses Springfield)
Bridal couture that defines generations. Patsy’s Bridal Boutique has been dressing the most elegant brides in North Texas for over 20 years. Patsy’s stands for service and unparalleled selection. Each of our unique designers has been carefully selected and thoughtfully considered. Our well seasoned... (Wedding Dresses Dallas)
At White Swan Bridal, our goal is to make your bridal dreams a reality! White Swan Bridal Boutique has been making brides feel and look beautiful since 1997. We are known in the area for our impeccable red carpet service and our friendly staff. Our commitment to excellence goes well beyond finding... (Wedding Dresses Vienna)
Our 7,500 square foot location in Bedford has allowed us to become New Hampshire’s premier Bridal Salon. Brides travel from all over New England to experience a relaxing, spacious, upscale environment while choosing from the region’s largest selection of designer gowns. Since 1946 Modern Bride and... (Wedding Dresses Bedford)
Suzanne’s Bridal & Formals is a bridal boutique located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, that serves the Lancaster region. They promise to help couples find their perfect wedding gown and/or tuxedo to perfectly reflect what they want, as well as many other wedding items. Their stylists are determined to... (Wedding Dresses Gettysburg)
Francesca’s Bridal Salon is your answer to finding the perfect gown for the most important day of your life. Our bridal salon offers brides an exceptional selection of gowns and accessories from the exclusive designers we carry. Our trained and experienced consultants will assist you in an intimate... (Wedding Dresses Lutherville Timonium)
Heart to Heart Bridal was founded in 2003 by owner Janice Burkhart in Manchester, NY. Janice opened this bridal boutique with the intention of creating an enjoyable and successful shopping experience for brides. "A wedding day is one of the most important days in a woman’s life, and should be... (Wedding Dresses Webster)
We lovingly handcraft Custom-Designed gowns for brides ALL OVER the nation from our studio in Kansas City. Our latest obsession? Designing wedding gowns using the most gorgeous Organic fabrics we can get our hands on. We make Momma Earth-Approved gowns for Eco Goddesses! We love fun details like... (Wedding Dresses Mission)
Blue Bridal offers a chic, contemporary boutique located in the heart of the Denver Design District on South Broadway! Locally owned and operated, we offer exquisite designer gowns, at surprisingly delightful prices. We think shopping for the dress should be an experience you’ll never forget, and... (Wedding Dresses Denver)
The Bridal Manor, otherwise known as "the house with the purple door," has become a landmark in Washington Township. Opened in 1997, we are located in a beautiful Victorian house on Delsea Drive. For 20 years we have been providing exceptional customer service in a relaxed and low-pressure... (Wedding Dresses Sewell)
At Memories, we believe your search for the perfect wedding dress should be less like clothes shopping and more like “match-making”. Our personal bridal consultants work with you one-on-one through every step of the appointment process, learning about your personality, style, wedding dreams, and... (Wedding Dresses Kalamazoo)
Family owned since 1956! From our humble beginnings in Jeffersonville, IN as a coin laundry service to our current position as a leader both locally in Louisville and Southern Indiana and nationally in dry cleaning, Nu-Yale Cleaners has come quite a long way. After over 60 years of family business... (Wedding Dresses Jeffersonville)
Biltmore Tuxedos of Ridgewood is New Jersey's premiere tuxedo store. Biltmore has been helping wedding parties look their best on their wedding day. We have been family owned and operated for over 50 years. Tuxedos are available for rental or purchase and are all in stock, something you won’t find... (Wedding Dresses Ridgewood)
We are a family owned and operated bridal boutique of 35 years. We excel in our in house alterations with over 50 years experience. Our store is located in Delaware, home of "Tax-Free" shopping. "WE WILL MATCH or BEAT ANY COMPETITORS PRICES." The goal of our business is to provide every customer... (Wedding Dresses Wilmington)
The Premier Bridal Salon of the Carolina's, Classic Bride & Formals is a full service Bridal and Special Occasion house located in Cornelius, NC only 15 minutes north of Charlotte – Exit 28 off I-77. Our selection features handpicked innovative designer couture workmanship from top designers around... (Wedding Dresses Cornelius)
The Bride's Shoppe at 1102 Central Avenue in Great Falls, MT is one of the largest wedding salons in the state. Welcoming customers with a romantic decor, The Bride's Shoppe features a large bridal salon, bridesmaid and attendants dresses, flower girls and mother-of-the-wedding gowns, as... (Wedding Dresses Great Falls)
We specialize in the unique, and strive to provide a relaxing and intimate environment for you to select and create your perfect gown! We hand select the most beautiful designer gowns by Allure, Allure Romance, Allure Women, Justin Alexander, Moonlight, Madison James, Sincerity and Sweetheart. If... (Wedding Dresses Dallas)
Whether you've been imagining your perfect wedding dress since you were young, or just starting your search, WeddingWire has all the tools you need to make finding your dress a total breeze! If you're just looking for inspiration or want to do a bit of browsing before setting up your first appointment, check out our wedding dresses photos page and wedding fashion ideas from our editorial team.
When it's finally time to start trying on dresses, here are a few tips and tricks to make the experience all the more enjoyable.
First, keep in mind that it's important to find your dress early. Unlike other clothing stores, wedding gowns are not typically held in stock at a specific bridal shop or boutique. Once you've found your dress, the shop or boutique will need to order it in your size or create it specifically for your measurements. This takes time. Once the dress is complete, you'll still need to have several fittings after it's arrived in the store for any other alterations. When all's said and done, the whole process takes about seven or eight months, so leave yourself around that much time to buy your dress before the wedding.
Now that you've set a date and likely booked your venue, it's time to look for dresses. Before making an appointment at a bridal shop, have an idea of what you like and don't like. Find what fabrics, silhouettes, lengths, and necklines you find most flattering. A little research may be needed, so here are wedding dress fabrics to know before you shop and the best dresses for your body type.
When it's time to for the appointment follow these 10 wedding dress shopping etiquette rules. It's important to be open and upfront with your stylist so they can help you find the perfect dress for you style, budget and figure. Keep an open mind because you could fall in love with a style of wedding gowns you never expected!
Some expert advice to remember includes: make sure the salon or boutique you are visiting is reputable. Decide what your budget is before you start shopping- this will help you set clear guidelines while at the store. When trying on wedding gowns, wear undergarments (in light colors) and shoes similar to what you will be wearing on your wedding day. It's good to bring several options if you're planning on trying on a number of differing necklines. Remember, sometimes you fall in love with the first dress you try, and other times you don't find it right away. Try to be open to all options and bring someone with you that you trust!
All in all, finding your perfect wedding dress is supposed to be a fun and fantastic experience. Don't waste time over-thinking it or stressing about pleasing too many people. Your wedding is all about you and your fiancé(e) making that very special commitment to each other. As long as you feel amazing in the wedding gown you picked, no one else's opinion really matters.