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  • Formally Yours

    Formally Yours is a wedding boutique based in Lilburn, Georgia. Since 1982, expert stylists have been helping to-be-weds...Read more find the perfect gown for their special day. Owner Cathy Butler welcomes you to explore her extensive collection that includes designer gowns to suit every style, from classic...


    Dimitra Designs Bridal Emporium is a family owned and operated bridal and formalwear store located in Greenville, South...Read more 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...

  • Designer Loft

    Designer Loft is a wedding dress shop located in New York City that carries a wide selection of designers and styles....Read more The store’s team aims to provide a relaxed, comfortable environment where clients can find gowns that align with their unique styles and budgets. The shop also offers various...

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  • Classic Drycleaners and Laundromats

    Classic Drycleaners and Laundromats in Lemoyne, PA takes great pride in offering an extensive list of wedding...Read more 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...

  • Lily Saratoga

    Lily Saratoga is a wedding boutique in Saratoga Springs, New York. This elegant boutique has a charming and relaxed...Read more atmosphere, perfect for trying on lovely garments in comfort and style. A consultant will work with you one-on-one to understand your unique vision and style and recommend pieces until...

  • The Wedding Embassy

    The Wedding Embassy is a bridal attire boutique in Oakville, Connecticut. Your wedding gown is the most important...Read more 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...

  • Blue Sky Bridal

    Blue Sky Bridal is a wedding gown consignment and sample store located in Seattle, Portland and San Francisco. The...Read more business's team is proud to offer new, once-worn, and sample gowns at affordable prices. The store has countless options when it comes to finding a designer look for less. The shop's...

  • Elegance Preserved

    Elegance Preserved is a cleaning and preservation service located in San Francisco, California, that services the entire...Read more 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...

  • J. Reid Menswear

    J. Reid Menswear is a wedding apparel shop located in Glens Falls, New York, just an hour outside of Albany. Since 1965,...Read more the store has been committed to providing those celebrating special occasions with high-quality, designer suits, tuxedos, and more. Today, Jeffrey Ives delights in sharing his...

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  • Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring Boutique

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

  • Bon Bon Belle Bridal

    Bon Bon Belle is a wedding boutique conveniently located in the heart of beautiful & historic Burlington, Wisconsin, in...Read more the middle of Milwaukee, Madison & Chicago. We are #poweredbylove and committed to providing you the #1 bridal store experience in Wisconsin. Situated in a gorgeous...

  • Louise Christine Bridal Boutique

    Louise Christine Bridal Boutique is a wedding dress and accessories shop in Dayton, Ohio. The business began operations...Read more in 2000. At first, they traveled to art shows to sell their designer jewelry. Their business thrived, and it wasn't long before they began selling beautiful wedding dresses as...

  • Something Blue by Liliana Puertas

    With years of sewing under her belt Liliana truly is a master of her craft. A graduate of Academia De Dibujo...Read more Professional (School of Fashion Design) in Colombia, Liliana is now working out of her beautiful, spacious storefront in Hudson, NH. With her vast knowledge and sharp eye for detail, Liliana...

  • RC Caylan Atelier

    RC Caylan Atelier is a wedding dress business based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. This charming boutique studio enjoys...Read more the process of creating handcrafted garments for brides-to-be. Specializing in making modern and sophisticated dresses, this dress designer brings an elegant touch to every step of...

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    Brides By Elizabeth, Inc. is a friendly, family-owned bridal boutique located in San Antonio, Texas. This passionate...Read more salon is owned by veterans who believe the customer always comes first. They offer a variety of beautiful, high-quality gowns at affordable prices for the bride, her bridesmaids and...

  • KR Bridal & Tailoring

    KR Bridal & Tailoring is a bridal shop that offers a stunning range of wedding dresses in Akron, Ohio. The staff focuses...Read more on providing intimate service that is tailored to the individual style of each to-be-wed. They bring over 30 years of high-fashion experience, working for ateliers such as Vera...

  • Kroner Dry Cleaners

    Kroner Dry Cleaners is a skillful dry-cleaning company that specializes in wedding dresses and attire, based in...Read more Cincinnati, Ohio. This esteemed, family-run business has been a wedding gown specialist since 1939 and treats marital wardrobes with the utmost care. All clothing is pressed by hand to...

  • Dependable Cleaners - Cape Cod

    About Dependable Cleaners Dependable Cleaners offers one of the most detail-oriented, expert gown-cleaning and...Read more preservation service available. Our cleaning technicians have decades of experience and ensure your wedding dress stays flawless before, during, & after your wedding. Alterations and...

  • Sena Masoud Bridal

    Located in Ridgefield, New Jersey, Sena Masoud Haute Couture is a fashion design Atelier that specializes in ready to...Read more wear and custom wedding dresses. Sena Masoud is a Palestinian designer renowned for her handcrafted beadwork and embroidery. In 2006, she began creating gowns after studying at the...

  • Afarose

    We believe every customer deserves their dream dress at a fair price with exceptional customer service. Founded in 2019...Read more and located in Southern California, Afarose is a startup online retailer offering high-quality bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories at affordable prices. Leveraging...

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  • Summer Colony Living

    Inspired by nature and resort living, we are located on prestigous El Paseo in Palm Desert, CA (20 minutes from downtown...Read more Palm Springs. Our couture designs await you in a beautiful private atlelier where your dreams wil be realized by working with our designer to create something beyond your wildess...

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  • Blush by Sadie C's

    Blush by Sadie C’s is a wedding boutique located in West Monroe, Louisiana. The specialist team presents upscale gowns,...Read more formalwear, and accessories to prospective newlyweds and their wedding parties. They endeavor to make this once-in-a-lifetime experience unforgettable and welcome clients for...

  • Be-In Bridal Studio

    Be-In Bridal Studio offers stunning wedding dresses from its studio based in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Here, you will...Read more discover a plethora of seasonal gowns that differ in style and fit. Whether you envision a summer jumpsuit or a traditional dress with a long train, Be-In Bridal Studio has you...

  • Andre’ Julius Custom Suits & Clothier

    Based in Williamsburg, Virginia, Andre' Julius Custom Suits & Clothier produces wedding suits and other garments. This...Read more atelier specializes in bespoke ensembles designed to perfectly reflect each client's personal style. Here, you can work with designers and tailors to create a one-of-a-kind suit...

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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