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While Manhattan may be the epicenter for all things shopping, Jersey can certainly hold its own for brides searching for that perfect dress. Whether you've already tried on too many gowns to count, or are just beginning the hunt, be sure to check out these New Jersey bridal shops — within 45 minutes of NYC!
Bijou Bridal & Special Occasion (Paramus)
This flagship full service bridal and evening wear salon offers an impressive and versatile selection of designer bridal fashion. Open for over 10 years, this 8,000 square foot showroom showcases designers including Maggie Sottero, Pronovias and CasaBlanca, among many others amongst chic European décor. Their mission? "You've dreamed about this dress your whole life, leave it to us to make your dream come true." Read real brides' reviews here!
Cinderella Bridals (Matawan)
Every bride should feel like a princess on her wedding day, and at Cinderella Bridals, it's a reality. Offering top designers and a warm, cordial atmosphere this bridal shop not only carries bridal wear but also everything you might need for everyone in your bridal party. A part of the bridal community for over 25 years, Cinderella Bridal carries designers from Alfred Angelo through Sotterro-Midgley, featuring tons of styles and sizes so you can find your dream silhouette, fabric, and neckline as you work with a talented bridal consultant throughout your appointment. Read real brides' reviews here!
Castle Couture (Manalapan)
With two floors and thousands of stunning gowns and dresses to choose from, Castle Couture boasts an extensive selection of bridal styles and designers with over 1,500 gowns from around the world including those by designers David Tutera, Lazaro, and Eve of Milady. Once you pick the dress, Castle Couture also exhibits an extensive accessory department featuring show-stopping headpieces, embellished belts, unique jewelry, and gorgeous veils. Read real brides' reviews here!
L'Fay Bridal (Chatham)
With a sister location in New York City, L'Fay Bridal in New Jersey seeks to provide the ultimate experience in bridal shopping. For over 10 years, this shop has expanded its passion to discover unique, one-of-a-kind gowns from both world-renowned and up-and-coming designers. Badgley Mischka, Allure Bridals, and Berta gowns are among the designers L'Fay features in its charming Chatham boutique. Read real brides' reviews here!
Park Avenue Bridals (Verona)
Family owned and operated, this bridal boutique has been making wedding dreams a reality for decades. With hundreds of wedding dresses to choose from in a variety of styles — suitable for beaches and outdoor ceremonies to ballrooms and castles — the ideal dress for your style, venue, and taste awaits. With designers including Eve of Milady, Allure Couture, and Justin Alexander, be sure to check out their website for their frequent special events and trunk shows! Read real brides' reviews here!