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Bridal Veil Fashions

Located in Capitola, California, Bridal Veil Fashions is a wedding garment store specializing in gowns and other types...Read more of apparel. This family-run business is operated by mother-and-daughter-duo Joanne and Lisa Cecchettini. For over five decades, this store has been providing their clients with...

Bridal and Formal

Bridal and Formal is a wedding dress retailer in Cincinnati, Ohio. They offer a wide selection of garments for the...Read more bridal party, from bridesmaids’ dresses to mother-of-the-bride formal wear. The team will strive to inspire confidence in you and your bridesmaids, and are extensively trained to...

TLC Bridal Boutique

TLC Bridal Boutique is a highly-rated wedding dress company located in Frederick, Maryland. The company has been part of...Read more the wedding industry since 2008 and specializes in providing bridal attire for all members of the wedding. The company’s goal is to provide gowns that capture the bride's heart...

Parvani Vida Bridal & Formal

Parvani Vida Bridal & Formal is a boutique offering designer wedding gowns and formalwear based in Houston, Texas....Read more Established in 2003, this store has a highly trained staff of consultants committed to making clients feel pampered, informed, and confident in their gown selection. Owner and designer...

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Marry & Tux Bridal

Affordable wedding dresses from $1000 to $2900 means we offer the perfect selection for brides in sizes 0 - 34W to say...Read more yes to the dress. With bridesmaids starting at just $135, shopping for your wedding attire will be a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone. We can't wait to meet you! Located in...

Georgio's Bridal

Georgio’s Bridal is a bridal salon located in Waco, Texas that carries only award-winning designers and couture bridal...Read more lines. For 15 years, this family-owned and operated bridal salon has been catering to brides, bridesmaids, grooms, and beyond. Whether you are looking for a traditional or boho...

Aria Bridal, Formal and Tuxedo

Aria Bridal, Formal and Tuxedo is a wedding formalwear boutique located in Temecula, California. The boutique franchise...Read more is owned and operated by fashion designer Ok Yon So, who moved from Korea to the United States in the 70s. After an opportunity arose to start a company, Ok Yon So established Aria...

The Crystal Bride

The Crystal Bride is an elegant bridal boutique in Geneva, Illinois. This team of expert consultants and design...Read more specialists aims to provide everyone with an unforgettable shopping experience. The luxury suite offers each client the time and relaxed environment to explore, try on, and find the gown...

The Wedding Shoppe

Based in Berkley, Michigan, The Wedding Shoppe is a stylish boutique offering gowns and formalwear for to-be-weds and...Read more their party. After being a guest at many weddings, as well as marrying her own love, founder Michelle decided to dive in and open this business in 1999. Her sister Danielle worked...

The Collection Bridal

What does it mean to be a #CollectionBride? It means stunning and exclusive designs, expert personal attention, and...Read more in-house alterations. It means an immaculately steamed and pressed couture gown, exquisite headpieces and accessories, and the best in service. It’s about your dream wedding coming to...

Special Moments Bridal Shop

Our reputation walks down the aisle with you! Established in 1987, we are a full-service bridal shop who does not...Read more believe in pressuring a bride for a sale. We offer a vast selection of beautiful wedding gowns including informal, boho, country chic, and destination. There is a large selection of...

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Tie the Knot Bridal Boutique

Tie the Knot Bridal Boutique, LLC is a wedding dress boutique in Green Bay, Wisconsin. We are a full-service bridal shop...Read more that was established in 2006. Our trained consultants work with you to understand your style and taste so that can help choose the perfect dress, fit, style and color for you....

Seattle Wedding Dress Specialists

Seattle Wedding Gown Care is a specialty gown cleaning company located in Seattle, Washington. They do all cleaning...Read more on-site by trained and certified specialists, making sure to take the utmost care of your precious garment. A member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists, Seattle Wedding...

Shores Fine Dry Cleaning

FREE GOWN CONSULTATION Your wedding dress is your most prized possession, and you want it to be picture-perfect both...Read more before and after “I do.” So, when it comes to gown care, you want qualified professionals to handle it. Professionals that perform craftmanship work and will ensure the safety of your...

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Colony Cleaners

Colony Cleaners- gown care is a dress and attire business based in Rochester, New York. This business, owned by Steve...Read more Tucciarello, serves the Greater Rochester area as well. Back in 1998, Steve became the owner of this dry cleaning business. Steve and his team understand just how important a bride’s...

Owl Cleaners

Owl Cleaners, Inc.- gown care is a family-owned and operated dress and attire business based in Warrendale,...Read more Pennsylvania. This dry cleaning business has been serving couples for over 60 years. In fact, they are proud of their position as one of the oldest family-owned dry cleaners in the city. The...

The Wedding Boutique

The Wedding Boutique is a gown and tuxedo shop located in Dover, Delaware. A one-stop for all couples’ wardrobe needs,...Read more this boutique offers a wide variety of dresses and suits for every member of the wedding party. The team knows that choosing a dress can be one of the most enjoyable parts of the...

Elegant Bridals

Elegant Bridals is a wedding gown boutique located in Augusta, Georgia. Established 18 years ago, the team here prides...Read more itself on its attention to detail and personable service. This store carries gowns for to-be-weds, alongside outfits for bridesmaids, mothers-of-the-couple, and flower girls....

Kimmel Wedding Gown Preservation and Restoration

Kimmel Wedding Gown Preservation and Restoration is a dry cleaner located in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, that serves the...Read more Cleveland region. They would be honored to help couples preserve and restore their prized wedding dresses so that they can once again enjoy them as they originally were. With their...

Bridal World

Situated in Freeport, New York, The Bridal World is a wedding dress company. For nearly 20 years, they specialize in...Read more finding a personalized wedding dress for every client. The Bridal World is happy to help every guest of honor with elegant designs and an inviting atmosphere for all. Services...

Mimi's Bridal and Formalwear

Mimi’s Bridal and Formal Wear is a wedding attire shop based in Laurel, Mississippi. This family-owned boutique is...Read more committed to ensuring that you look and feel gorgeous on your wedding day. They promise a stress-free service for you and your partner, as well as their knowledge and advice.Products...

Farmer's Daughter Formal

Farmer's Daughter Formal is a wedding dress store located in the heart of Fairfield, Illinois. This boutique prides...Read more itself on carrying an extensive collection of wedding gowns, tuxedos, accessories, and guest attire for the all-important occasion. The company comprises a group of formal wear...

Bridal Reflections

Bridal Reflections is a family-owned and operated bridal salon with three locations in New York, including New York...Read more 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...

The Marilyn Johnson Sewing Design Studio, LLC

As far back as I can remember my fingers have itched to make things. So, I do!! I’ve dabbled in all sorts of arts and...Read more crafts, acquiring skills and mastering techniques along the way, but my first, longest and most enduring love is sewing/designing. My grandmother put the first threaded needle in my...

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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