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Tuxego

Based in Latham, New York, Tuxego offers tuxedo rental for weddings and other special occasions. This company aims to...Read more make their clients look great, feel comfortable, and be confident for their big wedding day. Owner Anthony Commisso works hard to provide a wide selection of tuxedos and formal wear...

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Bridals by Elena

Bridals by Elena is a full-service bridal salon located in Gambrills, Maryland. Our team has serviced couples in the...Read more mid-Atlantic region since 2006. We specialize in providing first-rate service, unique styles, and couture bridal selections to help clients find the wedding dress of their dreams....

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Kathryn's Bridal

Meet Kathryn’s Bridal! Small town charm with big town designers! Kathryn’s will delight you with their extensive...Read more collection of gowns. From Bridal, Mother’s of the Wedding and Bridesmaids to Evening and Prom – Kathryn’s Bridal has all your special occasion needs covered! After an extensive career in...

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White Traditions Bridal House

A bridal shop in St. Charles, Missouri, White Traditions Bridal House offers couples and their parties a wide array of...Read more gowns and tuxedos to choose from. Family-owned and operated, the company strives to provide the customer service that each couple expects and deserves. With hundreds of styles to...

Becker's Bridal

Becker’s Bridal is a historic dress and attire salon in the Fowler, Michigan area. Since 1934, this bridal salon has...Read more served more than 100,000 couples and made their dreams come true for their wedding day. Dedicated and knowledgeable staff members help couples navigate the shop’s three floors and...

J & B Bridals and Tuxedos

J & B Bridals and Tuxedos is a bridal and formalwear boutique located in the heart of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. For...Read more over four decades, this team of professionally trained stylists has had the honor of working with newlyweds-to-be and finding their dream apparel. Whether you’re looking for a...

Four Seasons Cleaners

Four Seasons Cleaners is a wedding gown service based in Ventura, California that will help keep your garment safe and...Read more in good condition for future generations. As a member of the Association of Wedding Gowns Specialists, they are trained to use effective methods to alter your dress before the big...

The Sample Rack

The Sample Rack is a wedding gown shop located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that caters to couples of all budgets. For...Read more over 10 years, The Sample Rack has provided unmatched customer service, a personal experience, and affordable wedding gowns to engaged couples. From discounted designer dresses to...

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Lilla's Bridal Boutique

Lilla’s Bridal Boutique is a professional bridal salon in York, Pennsylvania, that provides customers with exceptional...Read more service, expertise, and warm hospitality. Lilla’s Bridal was established in 1985 and has been helping clients find the perfect gowns for over three decades. With service as their...

Something Blue Bridal Boutique

Based out of Puyallup, Washington, Something Blue Bridal Boutique is a wedding dress service. This passionate team...Read more strives to provide exceptional service and high-quality gowns for their clients on their special day. From bold and robust silhouettes to simple, clean-lined dresses, the Something Blue...

Esquire Tuxedos

Esquire Tuxedos is a specialty formalwear store located in Merrick, New York. This family-owned and operated business...Read more has been serving clients for over 30 years. They are committed to providing high-quality luxurious tuxedos and suits for your special day. The team at Esquire is there to help and...

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Janet Davis Cleaners

Janet Davis Cleaners - Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation is professional company in Berkley, Michigan. Family owned...Read more and operated since 1938, Janet Davis Cleaners - Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation was started by Janet Davis and her father and nowadays the fourth and fifth generations...

Classic Cleaners

Classic Cleaners - gown care is a dry cleaning service located in Indianapolis, Indiana. They would love to use their...Read more exemplary skills to restore your gowns and garments to their original state. Allow this dry cleaning service to take care your delicate items with their eco-friendly methods. Even...

125 Bridal Boutique

Our beautiful full-service salon is located in tax free New Hampshire. We offer a variety of gowns that will please...Read more every bride ranging from moderate to couture in pricing. Our knowledgeable consultants are here to help make your special occasion perfect. We are New England's Preferred Bridal Salon....

Dependable Cleaners

Dependable Cleaners is a wedding gown cleaning and preservation service located in Boston, Massachusetts. As a member of...Read more the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, the family-owned company has decades of experience ensuring that wedding dresses look flawless before, during, and after wedding...

Kilt Rental USA

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Kilt Rental USA provides authentic Scottish kilts for weddings and other special events....Read more The company creates traditional and contemporary kilts from throughout the Celtic diaspora, including from Ireland, Wales, Canada, and the United States. Providing both custom and...

Ivory & White

Ivory & White is a high-end wedding boutique located in Birmingham, Alabama. This elegant outlet carries the latest...Read more styles from up and coming designers, as well as classic fits from iconic fashion houses. The staff believes that finding a dress should be an experience worth cherishing. They are...

Dark Garden

Dark Garden is a wedding dress and corsetiere company with locations in both San Francisco and New Orleans. They provide...Read more couples of all genders with gorgeous corsets using high-quality fabrics. Each comfortable, one-of-a-kind item is carefully crafted at their San Francisco production studio by...

Iris City Cleaners and Laundering Company

Iris City Cleaners and Laundering Company is a unique cleaning service located in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. When it comes to...Read more incomparable dry cleaning or quailty custom cleaning, Iris City Cleaners and Laundering Company takes the cake. Servicing the area since 1947, Iris City Cleaners can make your...

An Affair of the Heart

An Affair of the Heart is a bridal attire boutique in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This speciality shop offers beautiful...Read more dresses, veils, and other wedding accessories that are affordable to all brides. An Affair of the Heart offers in-style, discontinued designer gowns to help you reduce your budget...

Alexandra's Boutique

Alexandra's Boutique is a full-service wedding dress boutique located in Fall River, Massachusetts. Owner Fatima Leone...Read more travels around the world each year, handpicking gowns with her couples in mind while keeping up with the latest trends. Operating for over 20 years, this team of consultants will...

Miss Facet Bridal

Miss Facet Bridal is a custom wedding dress boutique located in Hemet, California. This shop offers clients the...Read more flexibility to design a gown that highlights their best features and reflects their unique personalities. The business began when owner Rachelle Surin went looking for her own wedding...

Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring Boutique

Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring Boutique is a not-for-profit bridal salon in the Washignton, D.C. area. This boutique’s...Read more mission is to empower women through reduced-price wedding gowns and accessories by donating net proceeds to women's charities. Services OfferedThis boutique offers discount...

Milroy's Tuxedos

Milroy's Tuxedos offers the newest styles and trends in all of today's hottest styles, colors, and fits. Great Brands...Read more include Ike Behar, Kenneth Cole, GiNovia, David Tutera, Allure, and David Major Select. Plus Thousands of new colors to coordinate your wedding... We Guarantee to coordinate your...

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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.

  • $ 100 or less Lower range
  • $ 1,000 Average cost
  • $ 280 - $ 1,650 Most couples spend between
  • $ 2,600 or more Upper range

Costs displayed 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.

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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?

Wedding Dresses and Gowns

As you plan your wedding, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is your wedding dress. The dress you choose should reflect your unique style and personality and make you feel like the most beautiful woman in the room. How does a bride say “yes” to that perfect dress? Here’s a quick guide to shopping for wedding dresses.

Set Your Budget

When you start browsing bridal gowns, it’s easy to fall in love no matter the price tag. Before you even pick up a bridal magazine, set a strict wedding dress budget. We suggest allocating around 10 percent of your overall wedding budget to your dress – and don’t forget to include the cost of your wedding accessories in that line item!

Narrow Down Your Style

About a year out from your wedding, start browsing bridal dresses and get a feel for how they match up with your style. Now is the time to educate yourself on silhouettes, necklines, fabrics and more. Our wedding dress style guide can help.

Once you’ve set your wedding date and chosen a venue, add these factors into your dress calculation. Are you marrying in the winter at a beautiful church? Then you might choose a dress with heavier fabric – like satin – in a more traditional silhouette like a ball gown or A-Line.

Book Wedding Dress Salons

About 10 to eight months before your wedding, it’s time to get boots (or heels) on the ground to start your wedding dress hunt. Consider wedding dress salons in your area and book appointments with your top choices – most salons do not allow walk-ins. Take a look at our complete wedding dress shopping guide to learn all the tips and tricks to finding the wedding dress of your dreams.

Trying on Bridal Dresses

As your salon appointments approach, assemble your fashion squad to give you feedback and moral support. Keep your posse small, as too many opinions can get overwhelming. When you arrive at the salon, your stylist will discuss your dress preferences and budget and help you choose options. Keep an open mind; your stylist knows what looks good on different body types. If your stylist suggests a dress, even if it’s not a silhouette you are considering, give it a try. You might be surprised.

Choosing Your Bridal Gown

When your heart leaps and you can’t stop grinning at the reflection in the mirror, you’ve found the right wedding dress. The salon will likely ask for a down payment and then order your dress. Over the next months, your dress will be created just for you. It should arrive a few months before your wedding so you have time for fittings and alterations at your salon. (See our full wedding dress shopping timeline.) You may feel like you’re waiting forever, but this is the perfect time to pick your wedding accessories and knock off other items on your wedding to-do list.

Ready to start shopping for wedding dresses? WeddingWire is here to help. Put in your location and search for the top salons in your area. Read reviews and start making appointments. Happy dress hunting!

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