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Looking for the wedding dress of your dreams? These bridal shops are here to help! Read reviews of bridal shops, 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!
Weddings 826 is a unique and affordable bridal boutique in Chicago, Illinois. This specialty shop offers some of the country’s most popular designers, as well as fabulous off the rack dresses sold at a discount. Weddings 826 has an extensive inventory of both dresses and bridal accessories, so... (Wedding Dresses)
Normans Bridal is a wedding dress and attire shop based in Springfield, Missouri. This full-service bridal salon offers simple dresses and elegant gowns. With their expansive collection, you are sure to find a dress that is perfect for your special day. They offer affordable prices along with... (Wedding Dresses)
A full-service bridal salon in Houston, Texas, Houston Bridal Gallery specializes in unique and distinct wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses at affordable prices. Family owned and operated, the company has been enchanting brides and their bridal parties since 1993. Boasting a shabby-chic,... (Wedding Dresses)
Modern Bride and Formal Shop is a premier bridal salon in Bedford, New Hampshire, that has over 7,500 square feet of space. With the region’s largest selection of designer gowns, it’s no wonder brides travel from every corner of New England to shop here. Modern Bride has been family-owned and... (Wedding Dresses)
As the industry leader for top quality professional wedding dress preservation, our service has been trusted by over 3 million delighted brides for over 100 years, since 1913. Serving customers throughout the US with top quality preservation at affordable prices delieverd right to your door (home or... (Wedding Dresses)
Loretta Bridal Boutique is a full-service wedding boutique in Bonita Springs, Florida that also serves the surrounding areas of Fort Myers and Naples. They specialize in providing beautiful gowns for brides, bridesmaids, flower girls, and mothers of the bride and groom with turnarounds of less than... (Wedding Dresses)
About us Something Blue Bridal Boutique offers Wedding Dresses and Bridal Party attire to Bride’s in the Seattle- Tacoma area. As an independently owned boutique, we provide personalized service in a comfortable and elegant environment.We have a heart for people and a love for helping Bride’s say... (Wedding Dresses)
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 that moment... (Wedding Dresses)
Dimitra Designs Bridal Emporium is a family owned and operated bridal and formalwear store located in Greenville, South Carolina. They carry a large variety of designer gowns in any and every style you may want; not to mention their extensive options of bridesmaids dresses, mothers' gowns, and... (Wedding Dresses)
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)
Classic Drycleaners and Laundromats in Lemoyne, PA takes great pride in offering an extensive list of wedding gown-related services. As a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists they are masters of their craft. All of their gown services are performed on-site by their Certified Wedding... (Wedding Dresses)
The Wedding Embassy is a bridal attire boutique in Oakville, Connecticut. Your wedding gown is the most important element of self-expression on your wedding day, and should be both your favorite style and ideal budget. The Wedding Embassy promises to help you find that gown, and have fun while... (Wedding Dresses)
The Couture Closet opened in 2007 in La Grange Kentucky, a short 20-minute drive from Louisville, with the vow to give each and every bride a wedding dress shopping experience they would always remember, with customer service that was key! They have beautiful well-made gowns in sizes up to 30 and... (Wedding Dresses)
Konja's Bridal is a full-service wedding dress and bridal boutique located in Berkley, Michigan. With more than 30 years of experience helping brides find the perfect gown for their walk down the aisle. the bridal consultants and seamstresses at Konja’s Bridal are friendly, attentive, and... (Wedding Dresses)
Blue Sky Bridal is a bridal consignment and sample store with locations in Seattle and Portland. We offer new, once-worn, and sample gowns at a fraction of the price. Our store has countless options when it comes to finding a designer look for less. Blue Sky Bridal works with brides to help them... (Wedding Dresses)
Family owned since 1982, our mission is to be a friendly bridal store with quality merchandise at fair prices. We carry nationally known brands as well as private collections. Everyone wants to look and feel beautiful on their special day! Dresses and Services we offer: Bridal Gowns Bridesmaid and... (Wedding Dresses)
Castle Couture is famous for enveloping you in the luxury bridal shopping experience you've come to expect while offering you an incredible selection of thousands of gorgeous wedding gowns from many of the world’s best bridal designers. And now, we can also provide this experience to nearly your... (Wedding Dresses)
Elegance Preserved is a cleaning and preservation service located in San Francisco, California, that services the entire nation. They help clean, repair, and preserve your beautiful wedding gowns so that you may treasure in its original state. As San Francisco’s sole member of the Association of... (Wedding Dresses)
Bridal Elegance is a professional wedding gown boutique located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. This experienced team has been matching clients with their dream dresses for more than 11 years. They will strive to provide clients with a calm yet warmhearted service from the very beginning, incorporating... (Wedding Dresses)
A & M Bridal Boutique is a wedding dress shop in Platteville, Wisconsin, that has over 35 years of experience providing attire for beautiful weddings. They service brides throughout Wisconsin, as well as Illinois and Iowa, and provide them with a big selection that has a small town feel. Their... (Wedding Dresses)
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
Most couples spend between
$ 280 - $ 1650
$ 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.View dress costs
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!