Photo: Courtesy of Patsy's Bridal Boutique
If words like ball gown, sweetheart, empire, and halter have recently entered your vocabulary, then chances are you're a bride in search of her perfect wedding dress. And if you live in Dallas or close to it, you're in luck — Dallas has plenty of bridal shops to choose from no matter what style you're looking for. Also, be sure to make an appointment for the fastest and best experience wherever you decide to shop.
Patsy's Bridal Boutique (Above)
For over 25 years Patsy's Bridal Boutique has been helping Dallas brides find that one dress they can't live without. Consultants will work with you one-on-one to make your big-day vision come to life. Beyond just finding a new dress, they can also redesign vintage gowns — so if your "Something Old" is Grandma's wedding dress, they can update it enough to be modern (while still preserving the wonderful memories it holds). Read real brides' reviews here!
Terry Costa, popular for their envy-worthy prom and homecoming dresses, also caters to brides to be, bridesmaids, and mothers of the bride. Shop for your bridal gown, reception dress, and rehearsal dress all in one stop. The giant "Terry Costa" letters welcome you into what could be an overwhelming store for some, but soon, an assigned bridal coordinator will guide you effortlessly through the process. All the way in the back are private fitting rooms and a grand central area with plenty of mirrors — so you'll be able to see how the gown looks from every angle. While you're there, pick up any bridal accessories you or your bridesmaids may need — matching earrings, shoes, and necklaces are some of the bonus items the Dallas salon carries, just to name a few. Read real brides' reviews here!
A Curvy Bride
If you're a plus-size bride, the hunt for the right fit in a wedding dress can be even more challenging. Located in historic uptown Dallas, A Curvy Bride, is a one-stop shop for any bride looking for her dream dress. Their philosophy is rooted in making sure every bride has a wonderful experience shopping — no matter what size, height, or unique body shape she may have. Many sample sizes at other bridal shops aren't carried in larger sizes, so it can be difficult to know how a particular style may look. Luckily for you, A Curvy Bride carries sample sizes from 16 and up — and their expert stylists are on-hand to help the entire time. Read real brides' reviews here!
Stardust Celebrations carries hundreds of wedding dresses for every type of Dallas bride. The bridal department is by appointment only, so make sure you align your calendar based on when you'll need the dress — and include time for alterations. Your stylist will first evaluate your particular requests and pull dresses they feel match your unique style. Bring your bridesmaids too, as they can help find bridesmaid dresses that will flatter each of your girls. Even better? Once you've selected your color palette, they'll make suggestions for complementary colors so the wedding will be aesthetically pleasing in every sense of the word. Read real brides' reviews here!