Your wedding dress is the pinnacle of your wedding design. It will be forever immortalized in photographs, and best of all, your wedding dress will make you feel like the best version of yourself while taking your spouse's breath away. Since your wedding dress is such an essential piece of your wedding, it is often one of the first items you will pick out.
You will want to visit a boutique that features styles that will complement your tastes and design. As a bride, you also want to find a shop that will cater to your needs and listen to what you want. Here is a selection of wonderful shops and designers who would be great assets in your wedding dress hunt.
Grace Loves Lace
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This SoHo boutique focuses on getting brides the most beautiful and easy-to-pull-off styles. As the name suggests, all of the dresses in this boutique are made with lace. All of the lace hails from Europe and is top quality. The dresses themselves are hand-stitched in Australia.
Be aware that it will take a while to receive your dress, so last-minute shopping will not work here. You will need at least five to 18 months to receive your dress. By the time you receive your wedding dress, it may be better-traveled than you are! The best part of buying your dress from Grace Loves Lace is that you will not need to get an appointment. You can drop on by any time during their open hours.
The Mews Bridal
This New York bridal shop is run by the mother/daughter duo Gail and Lauren. If Paris is in your dreams, then this is the store for you to try out. The ladies of Mews Bridal solely carry dresses from Parisian designers. In their shop, you can find dresses from Rime Arodaky, Laure de Sagazan, Caroline Takvorian, Marie Laporte, Mademoiselle de Guise, and Margaux Tardits. However, you can't just drop in at any time to see their collection of gorgeous French designer gowns. You will need to make an appointment ahead of time.
While Schone Bride no longer has their Brooklyn storefront, you can still get one of their signature dresses. The group of women behind the brand still schedule appointments via their website and offer a wide variety of dress styles. One aspect of note about their wedding dresses is that Schone Bride is committed to bringing a wide range of sizes to brides everywhere. You can find dresses from a 00 to a size 30, which can be hard to do outside of a major retailer with less unique styling.
The designers here believe every woman should have her dream dress, no matter her size. Book an appointment at their riverfront studio to work with Rebecca. A lifelong sewer and designer, Rebecca has been crafting bridal gowns for over 10 years. She prides herself on making the women who wear her dresses feel like the best versions of themselves, which is precisely how you should feel on your wedding day.
If you are looking for a beautiful dress that fits your personality and budget, take a look at BHLDN. Here, you can find selections that are unique and on-trend without spending a fortune on just your dress. You can find everything here, from A-line to sheath dress to ballgown or even mermaid. If you are looking for something more vintage, BHLDN also has vintage looks in their Gatsby shop and floral dresses.
They also feature current popular styles like satin dresses and dresses with bows. If you want to make your life easy, you can also find accessories and lingerie for your big day at one of their shops. If you are on the hunt for bridesmaid dresses, BHLDN also has attractive options available for your entourage.
Daughters of Simone
This New York City shop is geared toward the ever-popular Bohemian style of bridal gown. If you fancy romantic flowing sleeves and billowing fabrics, Daughters of Simone should be high on your list of places to visit. For ease and comfort, you have the ability to ship one of these gorgeous creations to your home, because what's better than trying something on in the comfort of your own living room?
The Try It On option is $100 per dress, and if you end up falling in love with the dress, the fee will go toward your final purchase. You will also need to pay a $40 shipping charge.
Stella Dallas Living
Traditional or on-trend is not every bride-to-be's cup of tea. Some brides prefer a more vintage touch to their wedding dress. Thankfully, Stella Dallas Living is here with plenty of options for your big day. Stella is not exactly a bridal store, but it has numerous options for the vintage bride. The shop also has plenty of vintage options for wedding accessories and even has Japanese-style robes for those popular getting-ready shots.
The best part of this store is that the gowns are all in stellar condition and reasonably budget-friendly. This allows you to find a dress that you love, all while leaving plenty of room in the budget for accessories, shoes, and the rest of your wedding planning.
Wedding Shopping Experience
Hunting for a wedding dress is an experience you will never forget. These stores and designers are bound to make it a memorable one for you and whoever you take with you. Do you have a favorite bridal salon or designer? We at Martin Busch Jewelers would love to hear where your go-to bridal shop is. We may even add it to our list of favorites.
If you need help looking for wedding rings, day-of jewelry, or even gifts for your bridesmaids, we would be more than happy to help you find exactly what you need for your special day. We look forward to seeing you in our store. Feel free to walk in and see us or give us a call to schedule an appointment.