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When you're ready to begin the search for the perfect dress, you'll soon realize Washington, D.C. has no shortage of shopping options. Whether you've been dreaming of a romantic ball gown, a modern silhouette, or recreating a vintage gown to be your own, you're in luck! We've rounded up our favorite D.C. bridal salons to be sure to check out on your quest for the dress.
Nestled in Georgetown, Hitched has been an award-winning bridal salon for over 10 years. With versatile dress offerings from modern and sharp silhouettes to romantic lace gowns, owners Katelyn and Katie promise to leave every bride with the perfect look for their wedding day regardless of budget, style preference, or figure. Designers at Hitched include Amsale, Rebecca Schoneveld, and Modern Trouseeau — among many others. This bridal boutique also offers a fully stocked department of accessories so the soon-to-be Mrs. can select the perfect veil, jewelry, and other accents to complete her look. Read real brides' reviews here!
Carine's Bridal Atelier
Since its opening in 2006, Carine's Bridal Atelier has been providing brides-to-be with exclusive fashions and impeccable service. With dresses designed by both emerging bridal designers as well as those synonymous with bridal fashion including Monique Lhullier and Carolina Herrera, owner Carine Krawiec brings over 10 years of New York City high-end fashion experience to the nation's capital. Aside from offering elegance and style, Carine's also often hosts trunk shows, sample sales, and special events. Read real brides' reviews here!
Helping brides selected their look for over a century, Rizik Brothers has been at the forefront of bridal fashion. Having evolved with the industry it's main focus has remained on couture. It's current location (at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and L Street) Rizik's is also a full fashion headquarters offering accessories, contemporary, business and cocktail attire, along with their acclaimed bridal boutique. With on-premises professional alterations, this one-stop-bridal-shop curates designers including Jenny Packham, Tara Keely, Watters, and Romona Keveza. With experienced bridal consultants ready to help you along the way, you'll be certain to find the dress (and fit) of your dreams. Read real brides' reviews here!
If you're looking for the dress of your dreams and haven't found it off the rack, head to the heart of downtown Georgetown to Nazemi Bridal. For a truly unique experience, Nazemi Bridal offers custom couture wedding gowns, as personalization and customization are at the heart of this shop. This boutique also offers custom veils, belts, jewelry and more as you work with the skilled attendants and seamstresses for your one-of-a-kind experience. Read real brides' reviews here!
Diana's Couture and Bridal
Have your heart set on recreating your Mom (or Grandma's!) wedding day look — but with a twist? Look no further than Diana's Couture and Bridal. Owner Diana My Tran has been helping brides put a special spin on dresses from the past, combining current fashions with heirlooms and memories for over 32 years. Also known as "The Gown Doctor," this award-winning designer can custom design your gown or work with an existing gown to make it your own. Read real brides' reviews here!
For more local boutiques for all your bridal style needs, browse our Washington, D.C. Dresses page!