Don’t mess with Texas...especially when it comes to their bridal salons. The massive state is filled with amazing boutiques ready to outfit and boot-wearing to a tiara-donning bride looking for a gown. From Houston to Austin and Cedar Park, here are the best Texas bridal salons.
1. T. Carolyn
T. Carolyn promises they have more dresses than several department stores combined, so you won’t need to go anywhere else on your dress hunt. The massive store feels like it goes on forever and is filled with gowns from designers like Eleni Elias and Luxe Collection and start at under $200. But, you also won’t have to go searching for a mother-of-the-bride dress either because the Houston store carries 2,500 MOB dresses alone.
2. Casa de Novia
Any bride will walk away an expert on couture gowns, fabrics, cuts and an optimal fit after meeting the knowledgeable staff here. Every bride is assigned a personal fashion advisor who will not only help you find the perfect designer gown but will also help choose all the accessories and shoes to pull together the whole look. Expect to find designers like Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, and Carolina Herrera.
A little bit of Paris comes to the heart Texas. This Houston area salon is decorated with crystal chandeliers, Versailles-esque furnishings, and murals more likely found in a chateau. And no children under 12 are allowed to maintain this elegant vibe all times. Of course, the dresses are just as impressive with designers like Badgley Mischka and Lazaro hanging on the racks. They also specialize in plus-sized gowns from Maggie Sottero and Allure women and will handle pressing, storing, and alterations onsite.
4. Joan Pillow
Also known for making debutante dresses, you know a gown from here will make a statement whether it’s with a giant bow or a plunging neckline. The store’s associates, who have an average of ten years of experience in the bridal industry, will help you navigate through designers like Naeem Khan, Reem Acra, and Sareh Nouri and send you off with a gift bag consisting of mini-champagne, chocolates, and a card. Bonus: the salon takes after-hours appointments on Thursdays.
5. Ivory Bridal Atelier
Sisters Ronit and Sharon Levy took their experience working in the NYC fashion industry to bring a little Northeast city flair to Texas. You’ll try on couture gowns by designers such as Rivini and Galia Lahav in oversized dressings rooms complete with a separate private living room. You and your guests can sip on champagne and chow down on cookies while the expert associates meticulously measure every inch of you, so you won’t need many if any, alterations.
With chandeliers, pale blue walls, and antiqued wooden furniture, you’ll feel more like you’re walking into a Parisian boutique than a Texas bridal salon. Browse through the extensive and affordable collection, which includes brands such as Matthew Christopher and Pronovias, and know that once you’ve found “the dress” and in-house seamstress will make sure it fits you like a glove. The salon also has bridesmaid dresses for your gals to check out and heirlooming services to clean and preserve your wedding gown after the big event.
7. Amour Bridal, Cedar Park, Texas
This Cedar Park salon touts itself as a one stop shop for bridal fashion, and we couldn't agree more. Home to designers like Mon Cheri, Mori Lee, and Sophia Tolli, this Cedar Park bridal salon offers personal attention. So personal that the owner is often seen helping brides find their dream wedding dress.
Victoria brides head to this family-owned bridal salon for their range of designers, from Allure Bridals to Morilee and Maggie Sottero.
9. Sposa Mia
This quaint bridal boutique in the heart of McAllen, Texas is the definition of customer service. The sweet shop offers an intimate environment where brides can try on gowns from Hayley Paige, Casablanca, Justin Alexander, and Randy Fenoli, and more.
10. Signature Bridal Salon
It's all bout style at this Austin salon. The intimate and welcoming vibe of Signature Bridal doesn't take away from the racks upon racks of gorgeous gowns in the latest trends.