From old Hollywood glamour to beachy boho, there is no single definition for a Los Angeles bride. Luckily, the buzzing city is packed full of bridal shops ready to make that surfer babe or downtown gal’s dress dream come true. Oh, and the shopping experiences themselves are worthy of a movie. Think castles, red carpets, and swanky beach shacks. These are the best bridal salons in L.A.
1. Saks Fifth Avenue
Planning to try on at least 100 dresses just to be sure? You can here. From Jenny Packham to Vera Wang, you don't have to decide what kind of bride you are before you shop. Once you do though, they have a dedicated on-site alteration crew and will happily ship your dress to a Saks location closer to the wedding for a final fluff.
2. Solstice Bride
Looking for a boho vibe with your wedding dress? Go here. The hip beachy feel of Venice carries over to the store, which features exposed brick and ticking striped sofas. And upon arrival, you’ll be offered beer or kombucha while you browse through the selection of elegantly casual designers like Delphine Manivet, Alexandra Grecco, Otaduy and Beba Closet.
3. Kinsley James
This West Hollywood boutique allows VIP appointments where you can rent the whole space and make an event out of it. While they have top-notch designers like Anne Barge, Galia Lahav, Liancarlo, and Rivini, the store is also known for its specialty in veils from Maria Elena and Toni Federici. Now, that’s a reason to throw a party. Cake, champagne, wedding gowns, oh my!
4. Claire Pettibone
If you’re a bride who wants to feel like a princess on her wedding day, then you might as well start by shopping in a castle. Yes, this atelier is situated in historic 1928 castle complete with French Empire antiques and enchanting dramatic archways. And the dresses are just as impressive. Each gown is designed by the in-house team and boasts a romantic vintage vibe designer Claire is known for.
5. Pebbles Bridal
The family-run Woodland Hill’s salon opts for a low-key vibe compared to its Hollywood neighbor salons. They don’t take any appointments, and instead prefer brides to walk in at their leisure to browse through over a thousand dreamy gowns from designers like Ella Rosa, La Sposa, Stella York, and more. Brides rave about the “casual, homey” store and how they don’t feel pressured as they search through the wide selection of sample dresses in a variety of sizes and price ranges.
6. Panache Bridal
Everything you’d expect from a Beverly Hills bridal salon is here. You’ve got racks stocked with designers such as Inbal Dror, Romona Keveza, and Pronovias, as well as a red-carpet runway to walk down while you try them on. Attendants will have a bubbly glass of champagne waiting in your room and will go above and beyond to help you find the perfect accessories for your dress. Ask to sit upstairs for even more privacy and request an appointment with bride-favorite Chanelle.
7. Grace Bridal Couture
Have you browsed through a million stores and still haven’t said “yes” to the dress? Then your next stop should be Grace Bridal. Each gown is custom, made-to-measure, and handcrafted by award-winning designer, Loyce Wheatley. “You’re not only getting a dream dress but an experience,” said one bride. Loyce and her assistant will work with you every step of the way, crafting every detail, until you’re 100% happy with the final product, even if that means last-minute adjustments.