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Gamberdella

Gamberdella is a bridal boutique in Towson, Maryland. They are a family business that was started more than 40 years ago...Read more by mother and daughter, Rita and Mary Gamberdella. Under the leadership of Mary, the staff continues to give a personal touch and create a memorable experience for brides from...

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Athena's Bridal Boutique

Athena's Bridal Boutique is a wedding gown store based in Clearwater, Florida. This boutique carries a diverse inventory...Read more of styles, from glamorous to minimalist, from classic elegance to boho chic. They work to give each client as much service and attention as they need to help them find their dream...

Louie's Tux Shop

Louie's Tux Shop is a wedding attire business based in Indiana. Since 1948, this company has been serving soon-to-be...Read more newlywed clients as they have prepared for life's precious milestones. With 17 locations throughout Indiana and an affiliation with the International Formalwear Association, they are...

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Donna Salyers' Fabulous-Bridal

Donna Salyers' Fabulous-Bridal is a wedding gown boutique located in Covington, Kentucky. This team of specialists works...Read more closely with each client, to help them find a gown that best matches their vision. They carry an array of styles in their studio, with sample sizes ranging from 10 to 32. Services...

Bridal Gallery by Yvonne

Your Perfect Wedding Dress Awaits You at The Bridal Gallery by Yvonne.... Our store is comfortable and friendly so you...Read more can enjoy viewing our dress collections at your own pace. You and your family and friends will enjoy the private and spacious bridal dressing rooms while you try on beautiful bridal...

Ashley's Bridal

Ashley's Bridal is a wedding boutique located in Warminster, Pennsylvania. Their collections include beautiful designer...Read more pieces for every size and style, from classic looks to boho and elegant beachwear. You deserve to look and feel great on your special day, and their team would be delighted to be...

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Mr. Formal

Based in Portland, Oregon, Mr. Formal offers stylish wedding attire for soon-to-be newlyweds in Oregon, Washington, and...Read more further afield. Specializing in Men’s fashion, this accomplished business has been helping clients to find their ideal wedding garments for decades. With a vast supply of tuxedos...

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Suburban Bridal

Suburban Bridal is a wedding dress shop located in Omaha, Nebraska. Since 1967, the company has been serving couples and...Read more their wedding parties in the Midwest. The professional team is dedicated to helping their clients find the perfect gown so that they look and feel their best on their special...

Tuxedo House

Located in Lutherville Timonium, Maryland, Tuxedo House provides fashionable formalwear ahead of their clients’ weddings...Read more and other special events. This store has been offering a range of suits and tuxedos since 1910. With a wide selection of garments available, this team of tailors can ensure that...

Special Occasions Bridal Boutique

Special Occasions Boutique is a wedding attire store located in Amelia, Ohio. The dedicated team is honored to help...Read more nearlyweds both look and feel their very best as they walk down the aisle on their big day. They offer the finest quality garments to every member of your wedding party, providing...

Edricks Fine Dry Cleaning

An award-winning wedding gown and dress service in Farmington, Connecticut, Edricks Fine Dry Cleaning specializes in the...Read more preservation and restoration of beautiful wedding garments. A part of the Connecticut wedding industry for over 50 years, the company is committed to treating each item with the...

Davis Imperial Cleaners

Davis Imperial Cleaners provides gown and garment cleaning services in Chicago, Illinois. This custom cleaning service...Read more has been family owned and operated for over 50 years. We promise quality custom service and attention to detail in every order. Your wedding garments are the most important pieces...

Claire's Fashions Inc

Claire's Fashions Inc is a wedding attire boutique located in Wilmington, Delaware. For over 30 years, the shop has...Read more provided a wide selection of affordable gowns, dresses, upscale casual separates, and fashion accessories for both traditional and non-traditional weddings. For bridal gowns, the...

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Balfurd Cleaners

With more than 90 years in business, Balfurd Cleaners located in State College, Pennsylvania, will clean and preserve...Read more your wedding dress once your big day is over. Using MuseumCare™ preservation techniques, they create wedding dress heirlooms. The preservation comes with a 100% lifetime guarantee....

Fifi's Bridal & Custom Tailoring

Welcome to Fifi's world where I am at your service to inspire you, guide you and perfect your look for the most...Read more important time in your life. I will guide you on your journey from finding your perfect dress, tailored suit to crafting the lines and details to accentuate your inner beauty. The bonus of...

Rina's Bridal & Boutique

Located in Jackson, Tennessee, Rina's Bridal Boutique is a wedding dress retailer. This stylish boutique offers an...Read more impressive array of wedding gowns and occasion outfits in various styles and sizes. Aptly situated between Memphis and Nashville, this convenient location is accessible to clients...

Lorraine Tyne Bridal

Lorraine Tyne Bridal is Hudson Valley's premiere Made to Measure Bridal Shop. That means that your alterations are...Read more included in the price of your wedding dress! We also specialize in customizing your dream dress.We are a full service Beacon Bridal Shop serving the Hudson Valley and Brooklyn, NY. We...

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Dress 2 Impress

Dress 2 Impress - Bridal & Formal Boutique is a bridal shop located in Linwood, New Jersey. Providing world-famous...Read more designer collections to South Jersey, independently owned Dress 2 Impress - Bridal & Formal Boutique offers personal and friendly service to ensure shopping for your wedding day is...

Kleinfeld Bridal

Kleinfeld Bridal is a bridal shop in New York City that’s dedicated to helping you discover your perfect bridal look....Read more Started in 1941, Kleinfeld Bridal has helped hundreds of thousands of brides find gowns and accessories. Made up of almost 200 professionals, the Kleinfeld team will be with you...

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Zazou's Bridal Boutique & Tuxedos

Here at Zazou's we pride ourselves on being innovative and unique when it comes to providing the ultimate experience....Read more Not only do we offer various designers, but we also have our very own customizable gown collection! From bridal gowns, bridesmaids, tuxedos and all the way to bridal jewelry; we...

Verità

Verità. A Bridal Boutique is a wedding dress shop and bridal boutique based in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. From...Read more start to finish, the team is devoted to taking care of every bride. They are ready to bring your wedding vision to life in a fun environment. Experience Jessica Kiss is the owner of...

Lena Peony

Lena Peony is a wedding gown boutique located in Dickson, Tennessee. This store features a variety of dress styles from...Read more designers all over the world. Owners Darlene and Sydne have years of experience, and love helping clients find their dream dress for their big day. They work closely with each...

TLC Bridal-Formal

TLC Bridal and Formal is a custom bridal salon based in Cleveland, Ohio. This atelier features exclusive designs for...Read more brides that are looking for something unique and different. The experienced styling team will help you find the perfect dress for your special day, making sure that you find a...

The Press Dry Cleaning & Laundry

The Press Dry Cleaning & Laundry is a dry cleaner operating out of Washington, District of Columbia. This family-owned...Read more business takes pride in being able to offer expert care for your wedding garments. So, if you have a piece of clothing in need of some love and attention, this business might be...

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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