The Best Wedding Dress Shop in Every State
Don’t forget, ordering your wedding dress is just as urgent as choosing a venue, your lovable (but logistically-oriented) maid-of-honor-to-be nudges you. But plugging “cute wedding dress shop + your town’s name” into Google won't really help you whittle down the options. No worries. We found the absolutely best wedding dress shop in your state. (You’re welcome.) Ready, set, shop.
Alabama: Ivory and White Bridal Boutique
The light and airy showroom, coupled with a selection of designer dresses ranging from Monique Lhuillier to Leanne Marshall, makes this a must-stop shop for all brides to be.
55 Church St., Birmingham; 205-871-2888 or ivorywhiteboutique.com
Alaska: Bateau Bridal Boutique
Sure, this Anchorage boutique stocks plenty of brand-new wedding whites, but it also consigns its dresses, which means you could find the dress of your dreams (at a heavily discounted price).
1083 West 25th St., Anchorage; 907-272-4696 or bateaubridalboutique.com
Arizona: Lillian Lottie Bridal Couture
The shop is dog-friendly, so there’s that. It also allows you to take pictures (a lot don't) and will work with you to customize any of its gowns, from the neckline to the color and fabric.
8100 E. Indian School Rd. #110, Scottsdale; 480-941-6041 or lillianlottiecouture.com
Arkansas: Low’s Bridal and Formal
This family-run business first opened in 1977 with only six total dresses in the shop. Now it stocks more than 3,000 wedding gowns (ranging in price from $600 to $5,000), all housed inside a gorgeous—recently restored—landmark hotel.
127 West Cedar St., Brinkley; 870-734-3244 or lowsbridal.com
California: Loho Bride
This cool girl bridal boutique—featuring brands like Bo & Luca and Cortana, as well as up-and-coming designers—has two locations (one in NorCal and one in SoCal). Even better, it's also known to cue up a custom playlist while you browse.
Two locations; lohobride.com
Colorado: Little White Dress
Located just north of downtown Denver and housed in a historic church, this shop still manages to feel a lot like your living room. It’s also the only place in the area to carry designers like Claire Pettibone.
1130 31st St., Denver; 303-814-8972 or lwdbridal.com
Connecticut: A Little Something White
Champagne toasts are the norm at this adorable Darien boutique. It’s also an all-in-one-shop, so after “I do,” you can go back to them to have them facilitate the cleaning (and preservation) process sans stress.
1292 Boston Post Rd., Darien; 203-309-5110 or alittlesomethingwhite.com
Delaware: Jennifer’s Bridal
The more bridesmaids, the merrier at this boutique where you’ll actually find the owner herself on-hand for most fittings. And don’t let the size of the shop fool you—you’ll still find a slew of dress options from brands like Nicole Miller and Jim Hjelm.
500 Hockessin Corner, Hockessin; 302-235-1660 or jennifersbridal.com
Florida: Ever After Miami
Couture options abound at this South Florida spot. The customer service combined with the selection of Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang makes it a must-stop for brides.
2977 McFarlane Rd., Suite 100B, Miami; 305-444-7300 or everaftermiami.com
Georgia: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon
With prime Atlanta real estate across from the St. Regis Hotel, this family-owned boutique stocks all the major names whether you’re looking for volume (Naeem Khan) or something more form-fitted (Marchesa).
99 West Paces Ferry Rd., N.W., Atlanta; 404-841-6202 or joanpillowbridal.com
Hawaii: Love and Lace
We repeat, how do you not love a dog-friendly bridal shop? This carefully curated boutique offers exclusive designs from up-and-coming designers like Amy Kuschel and Sarah Janks. (It’ll also work with you to meet your price point.)
1127 Bethel St., #11, Honolulu; 808-230-3794 or loveandlacehawaii.com
Idaho: Margene’s Bridal
Featuring a range of styles (boho, lace, vintage) and bridal designers (Mia Solano, Lillian West), this shop is known for its customer service—and volume of options.
7863 W. Emerald, Boise; 208-376-6575 or margenes-bridal.com
Illinois: Bella Bianca
This shop has two locations—one in Chicago and one in Oakbrook Terrace. The major difference? The price point. In Oakbrook Terrace, you’ll find couture gowns that range from $2,500 to $7,000, while Chicago offers a slightly more premium selection with a price point that tops out at $15,000.
Two locations; bellabianca.com
Indiana: One Fine Day Bridal
Get everything from your gown to your bridesmaids' dresses at this one-stop bridal shop that sells gorgeous dresses (and accessories) by designers like Hayley Paige and Alvina Valenta.
5310 Coldwater Rd., Fort Wayne; 260-483-8000 or onefinedaybridalandgown.com
Iowa: An Elegant Affair Bridal
Located right downtown, this shop has been a mainstay for more than two decades for brides looking for elegant designs and a no-fuss experience.
215 Main St., Cedar Falls; 319-277-5655 or anelegantaffairbridal.com
Kansas: Laura’s Couture Collection
This Kansas City mainstay stocks its racks with all the most high-end designers (think Reem Acra, Marchesa, Jenny Packham and more) but still manages to keep the dress selection process totally low-key.
13010 Shawnee River Pkwy., Shawnee Mission; 913-631-3010 or laurascouture.com
Kentucky: Twirl Boutique
This shop puts the designs it carries (like Justin Alexander and Nouvelle Amsale) through a rigorous inspection process to be sure they hold up to the quality and value their brides expect from them. (Note: They range in price from $1,000 to $6,000.)
121 Clay Ave., Lexington; 859-309-2493 or twirlboutique.com
Louisiana: Bliss Bridal
This full-service boutique features stunning styles that top out at $2,000. Even better, it’ll dress the groom, too. (Tux and suit rentals are available on site from Jim’s Formalwear.)
2126 Magazine St., New Orleans; 504-592-7507 or beablissbride.com
Maine: Andrea’s Bridal
Brides rave about more than just the selection of dress styles, like the quality of service—and chill environment—at this downtown shop.
510 Congress St., Portland; 207-772-5313 or andreasbridal.net
Maryland: Garnish Boutique
Set up to accommodate more than just the bride, this charming Ruxton shop offers a range of chic and modern styles for bridesmaids and the mother of the bride, too.
1515 LaBelle Ave., Suite 3, Baltimore; 410-321-1406 or garnishboutique.com
Thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, natural light abounds in this adorable Beacon Hill boutique. The best part: You can comb through the racks—stocked with contemporary designers like Temperley London and Lela Rose—yourself for an easy experience that takes the pressure off.
53 River St., Boston; 857-277-1669 or ceremony-boston.com
Michigan: The Gown Shop Bridal
You’ll have the boutique all to yourself when you schedule an appointment at this well-known shop. That means the attention is all on you as you comb through a slew of designer options ranging from Leanne Marshall to Katie May.
122 S. Main St., Suite 320, Ann Arbor; 734-834-4696 or thegownshop.com
Minnesota: A & Bé Bridal Shop
Great for brides going for more of an indie vibe (and informal shopping experience), this boutique features a selection of dresses from up-and-coming (and locally-based) designers. Even better, prices start at $825.
1607 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis; 612-238-1300 or aandbebridalshop.com
Mississippi: Elle James Bridal
Stylists at this beloved shop will work with you to customize your gown (adding straps, removing appliqués) after you select one from their exclusive collection, which includes names like Paloma Blanca and Blush.
118 W. Jackson St., Suite 2A, Ridgeland; 769-300-4286 or ellejamesbridal.com
Missouri: Fleur de Lis Bridal
Dress prices start at $2,000 at this high-end bridal boutique. In addition to a vast range of designers (like Claire Pettibone and Elizabeth Fillmore), it’ll also hold your hand through the entire process, alterations included.
8109 Maryland Ave., Clayton; 314-721-2457 or fleurdelisbridal.com
Montana: Velvet Bride
Nicole Miller, Leanne Marshall, Rosa Clara—this shop stocks the best of the best. It also has no problem with you turning the selection process into a party. (The more bridesmaids, the merrier!)
420 N. Higgins, Suite C, Missoula; 406-529-0061 or velvetbride.com
Nebraska: Rhylan Lang
The dress selection here (priced between $1,400 and $7,000) caters to the modern bride. It also takes walk-in appointments on Monday, a rarity in the bridal world.
120 Regency Pkwy., Omaha; 402-933-3510 or rhylanlang.com
Nevada: Swoon Bridal
In addition to designers like Monique Lhuillier, Lazaro and Nicole Miller, this elegant boutique is known for its capsule collection of plus-size gowns that includes styles that are both fitted and full.
530 W. Plumb Ln., Suite E, Reno; 775-826-0505 or swoonbridal.com
New Hampshire: Madeleine’s Daughter
Buy your dress tax-free at this bridal shop featuring designer options (like Tara Keely and Monique Lhuillier) for brides, mothers of the bride, flower girls and more.
775 Lafayette Rd., Suite 2, Portsmouth; 603-431-5454 or madeleinesdaughter.com
New Jersey: I Do... I Do...
This light-filled shop makes the trying-on process a breeze. It also has an extensive collection of gowns ranging from Allure Couture to Badgley Mischka.
35 South St., Morristown; 973-998-6215 or idoido.com
New Mexico: The Dressing Room West
This one-of-a-kind shop works closely with coveted bridal brands to help them offload inventory at the end of a season. That means you’ll have access to major designers—like Justin Alexander and Rosa Clara—for much (much) less.
219 Shelby St., Santa Fe; 505-983-8484 or dressingroomwest.com
New York: Mark Ingram Atelier
This salon experience is as high-end as it gets. The attention to detail and quality of service combined with the extensive selection of designer options (like Carolina Herrera, Jenny Packham and Vera Wang) is what makes this boutique the best.
110 E. 55th St., 8th fl., New York; 212-319-6778 or markingramatelier.com
North Carolina: Hayden Olivia Bridal
Beyond the dresses, this shop offers a wide variety of in-house services like Champagne appointments and alternations, in addition to a photography package that helps you capture the moment you discover the dress of your dreams.
222 S. Tryon St., Suite 200, Charlotte; 704-333-0377 or haydenolivia.com
North Dakota: Mary Me Bridal Store
Walk-ins are welcome at this boutique—a local favorite. This shop also has a special “sale” rack with designer dresses that have been discontinued and marked down to as little as $99.
1525 31st Ave. S.W., Suite D, Minot; 701-837-6279 or marymebridalstore.net
Ohio: Something White
You’ll find samples from Leanne Marshall, Carol Hannah and Lela Rose all dotting the racks of this charming boutique. Bonus: You’re also encouraged to play dress up during your appointment with this shop’s carefully curated selection of jewelry, sashes, veils and more.
6596 Brecksville Rd., Suite C., Independence; 216-447-9620 or somethingwhitebridal.com
Oklahoma: Prescott Bridal
Consultants here recommend only three bridesmaids (max) to maintain the low-pressure, no tears (only tears of joy) experience as you narrow down options from designers like Lillian West and Stella York.
3624 E. I-35 Frontage Rd., Edmond; 405-285-6555 or prescottbridal.com
Oregon: The White Dress Bridal Boutique
You’ll love the range of affordable options (gowns are priced from $450 to $3,000) and the hands-on approach. (Appointments are required, but this shop lets you peruse and pick each dress you’d like to try on off the rack yourself.)
918 SW Yamhill St., Portland; 503-206-4852 or thewhitedressportland.com
Pennsylvania: Lovely Bride
For a relaxed and no-fuss experience, you can’t beat this bridal shop with multiple locations across the U.S. But the Philly boutique is especially unique, located in the heart of the Old City and featuring designers like Rue de Seine and Savannah Miller.
237 Market St., Philadelphia; 215-627-1800 or lovelybride.com
Rhode Island: Andria Bird Bride
Located right on Thames Street, this shop offers an edited collection of gowns from designers like Cicada Bridal and Nicole Miller and will connect you with a trusted seamstress to handle alterations as soon as your dress comes in.
49 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport; 401-924-3789 or andriabirdbride.com
South Dakota: Love Struck Bridal Boutique
Madison James and Justin Alexander are just a couple of the designer options offered at this spacious and airy boutique...and that wood platform is just begging you to stand on it in a rustic-chic dress.
804 Saint Joseph St., Rapid City; 605-716-1183 or lovestruckbridalboutique.com
Tennessee: Posh Bridal
The Nashville location of this stylish boutique is known for its impeccable service and affordable styles. (In addition to custom gowns, this boutique has a selection of samples, discontinued and past-season styles marked down for as much as 70 percent off.)
209 Tenth Ave. S., Suite 231, Nashville; 629-888-4532 or poshmn.com/nashville
Texas: Blue Bridal Boutique
Prices start at $1,000 (and cap out at $7,000) at this lovely Austin-based shop featuring dresses from Willowby, Ti Adora and more.
1007 S. Congress Ave., Austin; 512-441-7700 or bluebridalaustin.com
Utah: Alta Moda Bridal Boutique
This chic boutique does something different: It gives you option to customize any of the dresses it sells (aka you can remove sleeves, change the neckline, redesign the bodice—whatever you want).
536 E. 300 S., Salt Lake City; 801-531-1215 or altamodabridal.com
Vermont: Sewly Yours Bridal
In addition to the mix of designer and antique gowns dating back to the 1800s dotting the racks, this shop also offers brides the option to work with the owner to come up with a design that’s 100 percent custom.
P.O. Box 816, Milton; 802-660-9003 or sewlyyours.com
Virginia: Annalise Bridal
Comfort is this shop’s M.O.—something that helps take the pressure off when you’re trying on gowns by designers like Blue Willow or Anne Barge. In fact, this space feels more like your (really nice, Zenned-out) living room than anything else.
1309 E. Main St., Richmond; 804-649-3000 or annalisebridal.com
Washington: The Dress Theory
The eclectic selection and effortless experience makes this shop a favorite for low-key brides. Its specialty is shapeless, unstructured gowns with a price point that starts at $1,650 and goes up to $9,000.
7222 Linden Ave. N., Suite A, Seattle; 206-550-7948 or thedresstheory.com
Washington, D.C.: Carine’s Bridal
Brides from all over the world travel to this shop for the designer selection (Carolina Herrera, Marchesa and more) and the boutique’s highly regarded in-house alterations service.
1623 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington D.C.; 202-965-4696 or carinesbridal.com
West Virginia: The Boutique by B. Belle Events
Here, you’ll have your pick of dresses made by couture bridal designers (Reem Acra, Pronovias) and a luxury experience that is totally customized to you.
602 Virginia St. E., Suite 101, Charleston; 304-400-4979 or bbellevents.com
Wisconsin: Miss Ruby
This sophisticated (and rustic) bridal salon features dresses that range in price from $1,000 to $3,500. It also has access to exclusive designs from highly sought-after brands like Aria and La Sposa.
333 N. Plankinton Ave., Suite 203, Milwaukee; 414-755-2900 or missrubyboutique.com
Wyoming: LaNeige Bridal
In addition to offering a slew of major brands, LaNeige is the only shop in the area with its own in-house bridal gown designer. Now, onto the next item on the list: venues.
1020 W. Main St., Boise; 208-514-0439 or laneigebridal.com