Bridal Salons

Inside Weddings shares the trusted bridal salons in our Editors Circle, plus a directory of local wedding shops to find your wedding dress, bridal accessories, and more!

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Panache Bridals of Pasadena

Bridal Salon Pasadena, California, United States
Nestled in a beautiful historic building in the center of Old Town Pasadena, Panache Bridals of Pasadena is the first Panache boutique and provides the perfect bridal experience in a charming salon nearby restaurants and shopping.
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Wedding Atelier

Bridal Salon New York City, New York, United States
Wedding Atelier offers gorgeous couture wedding dresses and generous personal attention in a lovely private space located on Madison Avenue in NYC. They work one-on-one to ensure each client becomes the bride she’s always dreamed of being.
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Mon Amie Bridal Salon

Bridal Salon Costa Mesa, California, United States
For over 45 years, Mon Amie Bridal Salon has served as the West Coast’s most elegant and premier bridal salon for the ultimate bridal experience with over 2,500 dresses in store, as well as bridal accessories and gowns for the entire wedding party!
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The White Dress

Bridal Salon Newport Beach, California, United States
The White Dress offers an expansive 3,000-square-foot location for Orange County brides looking for their dream designer wedding gown. Brides-to-be are paired with their own stylist in order to have a personal and attentive experience.
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Panache Bridals of Costa Mesa

Bridal Salon Costa Mesa, California, United States
Panache Bridals of Costa Mesa is conveniently located in the heart of Orange County. Offering the perfect bridal experience, Panache Bridals gives brides access to leading designers from all around the world, as well as a full in-house alterations team.
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The Panache Bridal Warehouse

Bridal Salon Pasadena, California, United States
The Panache Warehouse was created to help brides find beautiful designer wedding gowns at discounted prices of up to 75% off retail price. The warehouse offers a boutique, high-end experience that includes a one-on-one consultation!
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Mark Ingram Atelier

Bridal Salon Manhattan, New York, United States
Since 2002, Mark Ingram Atelier has become the premier bridal salon for sophisticated brides from around the world. Mr. Ingram and his highly trained staff provide all women with the highest-quality experience from selection to the final fitting.
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Claire Pettibone Design Atelier

Bridal Salon Los Angeles, California, United States
The Claire Pettibone Flagship Salon is housed in The Castle, a historic Los Angeles landmark built in 1928. The Claire Pettibone collection of ethereal, bohemian, and vintage-inspired wedding gowns & accessories embodies effortless style and elegance.
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Bridal Reflections

Bridal Salon Manhattan, New York, United States
We offer some of the world's foremost designers in bridal and evening wear. Our professional bridal consultants and world-class seamstresses are experts at making every bride look and feel as special as the moment!
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Panache Bridals of Beverly Hills

Bridal Salon Beverly Hills, California, United States
Panache Bridals of Beverly Hills – the flagship location – offers a true red-carpet experience, with a large private VIP room comprised of a vast bridal suite, wall-to-wall mirrors, a private runway, and a comfortable setting for you and your loved ones.

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! One of the most exciting parts of the planning process will be shopping for your wedding dress at a bridal boutique or bridal salon. Since dress shopping for this special gown often comes with lots of questions, so we're sharing some frequently asked questions below related to bridal salons, the shopping experience, and what you need to know for your visit.

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How far in advance should I start shopping for my wedding gown?

Most brides start shopping for their wedding dress about nine months to one year before the wedding. Normal delivery can be seven to nine months for most bridal designers. There are some situations where a bride will need a dress sooner, so depending on the designer and style, a bridal salon will be able to get you a wedding dress in time for the big day.

Do I need an appointment? How far in advance should I make an appointment and how many will I need?

Typically salons can book up two to three weeks in advance, so you'll want to make arrangements as early as possible. Try to limit appointments to one to three store options at most. They'll normally take an hour to two hours. Finding your special dress is a process that cannot be rushed!

What should I bring with me to my appointment?

You should bring whomever is instrumental in making your decision and has your best interest at heart. You can bring inspiration photos of dresses you have seen in magazines or online. Some salons will have undergarments available for you to use, but you can bring a special bra as well.

Once my dress comes in how many fittings will I need and when should I start them?

A bride will typically need anywhere from one to three fittings, depending on what work needs to be done. In order to ensure the best fit, a bride should start her fittings about six to eight weeks before the wedding.

My bridal salon is having a special event... What is a trunk show?

A trunk show is an in-store event that normally spans one to three days. With the beginning of each bridal season, fall and spring, the designer's dresses go straight from the runway or showroom to a series of trunk shows at retailers across the country. These events give brides the opportunity to preview the entire collection of gowns and to place orders on these styles months before they hit the stores. Brides may also have the opportunity to meet the designer, or representative of the company, who will provide valuable advice and insight. 

Attending a trunk show is a wonderful opportunity for brides to view a wide selection of dresses from the featured designer. Since bridal salons typically carry only a few select styles from a designer's collection each season, there are many additional styles that brides would only be able to see during the trunk show. 

If you find the dress of your dreams at a trunk show, be prepared to make a decision on that day. Due to the limited run of the event, it may be your only opportunity to place an order. Also, many bridal salons offer a special service or incentives during the events, such as offering veils or accessories, custom changes, or waiving certain fees. Always call in advance to schedule a time to visit. 

To find out about upcoming trunk shows, be sure to follow all your favorite designers and local bridal salons on social media! Stores, brands, and designers (and magazines like Inside Weddings!) will often post tweets, Instagram posts, and Facebook messages about upcoming shows. We also encourage you to sign up for our Trunk Show Tuesday newsletter by hovering over "Subscribe" on the top or bottom of the website.