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!
When the mother and daughter duo, Rita and Mary Gamberdella started their bridal salon in 1978, they had no idea that their company would touch the lives of so many brides and their families for nearly 40 years. This legacy of elegant bridal fashions and highly personalized client service continues... (Wedding Dresses Towson)
Athena’s Bridal Boutique is a Clearwater, Florida-based bridal shop. The boutique has bridal gowns in a diverse array of sizes and styles, from traditional and vintage to modern and romantic. The staff provides a stress-free dress shopping experience by helping clients find the gowns that best show... (Wedding Dresses Clearwater)
Finding the "the perfect dress" is more than simply finding a beautiful gown. It involves an experience that is simply superb. An experience that you will fondly recall for years and years, and one that you will want to share with everyone you know. As the bride, you deserve the absolute best --... (Wedding Dresses Covington)
Cinderella Bridals of Matawan, NJ, is celebrating over 25 years in the bridal and evening wear industry by continuing our tradition of personalized service, high quality, and affordability. (Wedding Dresses Matawan)
The Bridal Gallery by Yvonne has become the "go to" store for brides of the greater Capital Region and beyond. Our private bridal dressing rooms are a favorite among brides and provide a beautiful backdrop for friends and family to enjoy as you view our extensive bridal gown collections. With over... (Wedding Dresses Latham)
If service is what you are looking for and you want to feel special, come visit us at Ashley's Bridal. Our specialty is customizing our gowns to fit your needs. With our exclusive designer, we can customize our gowns to create the perfect dress you have always dreamed of. Before you buy any of your... (Wedding Dresses Warminster)
At M. A. Carr Bridal, we will assist you at finding the perfect gown and complementing accessories. We also specialize in the little white dress for your Bridal Shower, rehersal dinner, reception or exit dress, informal bridal for destination weddings and second weddings. Choose from white, ivory,... (Wedding Dresses Orchard Park)
Located Downtown Cedar Falls, An Elegant Affair has been the Cedar Valley's premier bridal salon since 1997. We believe in strong friendships & family values and consider ourselves to be excellent shoppers! Our goals are simple: to provide the latest in bridal trends & to make shopping for your... (Wedding Dresses Cedar Falls)
Aurora Bridal is a wedding attire boutique based in Melbourne, Florida. The shop provides clients with the largest selection of special occasion dresses on the Space Coast and beyond, with over 400 different styles of bridal gowns and over 700 different styles of bridesmaid gowns. The selection... (Wedding Dresses Melbourne)
Bridal Boutique of Lewisville was establisthed in 1990 and is family owned and operated. With over 700 gowns in our boutique from about twenty different designers, every day at the Bridal Boutique is a trunk show. Our gowns start at about $1,100 and go up to $11,000 to fit most budgets. Bridal... (Wedding Dresses Lewisville)
Jean's Bridal Charleston provides all your bridal wear needs - from wedding gowns, bridesmaids, mother of the bride/groom and accessories. Our professional staff can assist you in finding the wedding gown of your dreams. Serving the Charleston area since 1974, Jean's Bridal continues to offer... (Wedding Dresses Mount Pleasant)
Tuxedo House is a Maryland’s Largest and family owned and operated business since 1910, which is over 100 years of formalwear experience! We are not a chain or mall store or even a bridal store. We do one thing better than anyone; quality, reliability, service and inventory for rental and sales of... (Wedding Dresses Lutherville Timonium)
Since 1987, Minerva's Bridal has been Orlando's preferred source for designer bridal gowns, Quineanera dresses, Prom and Evening wear. We pride ourselves on understanding every bride's needs, emotions and dreams. This accompanied by our extensive knowledge of designers and styles allows... (Wedding Dresses Orlando)
Arlet Bridal Couture is a bride's dream come true! With endless choices of couture gowns and class A service, your experience will be unforgettable! We understand that searching for a wedding gown is such a special moment in a bride's journey, at Arlet Bridal we pride ourselves in making... (Wedding Dresses)
We at Dimitra Designs embrace you as part of our own family from the moment you walk through our doors. Our experienced and understanding consultants listen to your desires to help you make the best decision for your special day. With a range of over 1500 designer gowns in-store, there is no need to... (Wedding Dresses Greenville)
Classic Drycleaners is the only member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists in Central PA. We offer cleaning, preservation and restoration of wedding gowns, christening gowns, vintage items, quinceanera gowns, and other specialty items. We also offer full service, professional alterations... (Wedding Dresses Lemoyne)
With our simple yet timelessly chic approach to bridal and formal wear, Bliss Bridal is the premier bridal boutique for the North Bay. Our highly trained team of experts are available for one-on-one consulting sessions, during which they will help you determine the perfect gown for you - body, mind... (Wedding Dresses Petaluma)
Fine wedding gowns demand special care and require The Cleanery’s Bridal Care treatment. The Cleanery is a trained member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists™ (AWGP), a not-for-profit international organization. AWGP is endorsed by the Association of Bridal consultants not to mention more... (Wedding Dresses Albuquerque)
Lily~Saratoga is a boutique bridal shop in historic Saratoga Springs, NY. We have a wide range of gowns in exquisite fabrics and laces, in every style from modern to romantic. Enjoy a friendly and relaxed atmosphere while we guide you to your perfect wedding gown. We also offer bridesmaids and... (Wedding Dresses Saratoga Springs)
WE believe your gown should be a true expression of you, on your most important day. No matter your size or style, we specialize in non-niche, non-clique, affordable, and beautiful wedding dresses! We love every bride; from boho babes to modern sophisticates. We lean a little towards lace with a... (Wedding Dresses Oakville)
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.