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Best Bridal Salons in Tampa

Our Recommended Top 7

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Tampa Bridal Salons on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Providers

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Clearwater, FL 33765

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Google
4.9 (436)
Yelp
4.5 (20)

Why choose this provider?

All Brides 2 Be Tuxedo & Formalwear provides Wedding Dresses that can be Special Ordered in Various Sizes & Colors as well as an Off The Rack Selection that can be taken home the same day from sizes 0 to 26 and starting at ONLY $100. Services include bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride and groom dresses, flower girl dresses, dresses for wedding guests, cocktail dresses, prom dresses, homecoming dresses, pageant dresses, suits and tuxedos to buy or rent, and jewelry and accessories. All Brides 2 Be & Formalwear won WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Award in 2016 and 2018.

Tampa, FL 33609

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Google
4.7 (244)
Facebook
4.7 (153)
Yelp
4.0 (45)

Why choose this provider?

CC’s Bridal Boutique is a Tampa business that has been providing gowns for brides and wedding parties for over 30 years, and has three different locations. Designers include Willowby by Watters, Allure Couture, Calla Blanche, Jim Hjelm, Matthew Christopher, and Sottero & Midgley. CC’s Bridal Boutique offers gowns for bridesmaids, brides, and mothers of the bride and groom, and homecoming and prom dresses. Clients appreciate their knowledge, attention to detail, and customer service.

Tampa, FL 33606

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Yelp
4.5 (64)

Why choose this provider?

The White Magnolia is a Tampa boutique that offers designer bridal gowns. Services are personal bridal gown appointments that last 90 minutes, dress alterations, finishing touches, and cleaning and preserving. Designers include Watters Brides, Tara Keely, Hayley Paige, Modern Trousseau, Nouvelle By Amsale, Wtoo Brides, and Paloma Blanca. The White Magnolia has been featured in Jacksonville Bride Magazine, Ruffled, Style Me Pretty, Southern Weddings, and The Knot. Clients remark on the attention to detail and the dress selection.

Clearwater, FL 33762

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4.6 (11)
Facebook
5.0 (5)

Why choose this provider?

Anglo Couture is a Clearwater business that provides custom made wedding gowns, bridal accessories, custom veils, and attire for special occasions. Designer Vicky Anglo works with all clients and private appointments last 90 to 120 minutes. Services include custom gown design, alterations, bridal gown steaming/pressing, gown delivery, bridal styling service, and bridal concierge service. Each bride receives the sketch of her custom made gown. Clients appreciate their patience, professionalism, and kindness.

Tampa, FL 33615

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4.9 (501)
Facebook
4.7 (350)
Yelp
4.5 (27)

Why choose this provider?

The White Closet Bridal is a Tampa business that provides a selection of designer wedding and bridesmaid gowns. The client will receive a one-on-one appointment that lasts up to 90 minutes in a relaxed environment. Alterations are provided if needed and cleaning and preserving services are available after the wedding. Some designers The White Closet Bridal carries are Stella York, Justin Alexander, Fiore Couture, and Casablanca Bridal. The White Closet Bridal won WeddingWire’s Couples’ Choice Awards in 2014 and 2015 and WeddingWire’s Bride’s Choice Awards in 2012 and 2013. Clients appreciate the staff’s knowledge and flexibility.

Tampa, FL 33606

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4.5 (19)

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Malindy Elene is a Tampa business that has been serving clients for over 10 years. Clients get a personal stylist and the shop offers designer bridal gowns, veils, sashes, shoes, undergarments, and accessories. There are also bridesmaid, rehearsal dinner, and getaway dresses. Designers include Cristiano Lucci, Haute Bride, Nicole Miller, Ti Adora, Martina Liana, and Blue Willow Bride. Malindy Elene has two seamstresses for alterations. Clients remark on their helpfulness, knowledge, and the prices.

Tampa, FL 33629

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3.5 (11)

Why choose this provider?

Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection is a Tampa business that provides couture wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses. Designers include Cheryl King Couture, Ines Di Santo, Jenny Yoo Collection, Legends by Romona Keveza, and BLISS Monique Lhuillier. Isabel O’Neil Bridal Collection has been seen in Style Me Pretty. Clients appreciate the personal attention, the staff’s patience, and the beautiful dresses.

FAQs

  • Introduction

    The wedding dress is arguably one of the most important parts of the ceremony for the bride, so finding the right one can be a monumental task. Turning to the experts can be tremendously helpful, as bridal salons provide valuable services that help make the shopping experience a good one for brides and their all-things-bridal support group.

    Preparing to start shopping for that perfect wedding gown, but not sure where to start? Review some helpful information about bridal shops, wedding dress shopping, and what to expect with these bridal salon FAQs.
  • What is a bridal salon?

    Bridal salons are shops that cater to brides. They sell wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses, and other bridal accessories. Most offer stylist consultations and alteration services. They often operate on an appointment-only basis, giving the bride an exclusive experience. They also have seating areas for guests of the bride, such as select family and friends.

  • Are more dads going to bridal salons with their daughters?

    Traditionally, it was common to see moms with their daughters instead of dads at the bridal salon. However, that’s been changing over the past several years as more fathers get involved earlier in the wedding planning stages. It’s now common for both fathers and mothers to accompany the bride-to-be.

  • Do bridal salons purchase wedding dresses?

    Bridal salons generally don’t buy used wedding dresses outright, but some salons accept gently used, high-quality wedding gowns on consignment. They pay the owner an agreed-upon amount after the gown sells. Contact the salon first to ask about their policies and rules regarding pre-owned dresses.

  • Do you tip at a bridal salon?

    Gratuities for the salon consultant typically aren’t required or expected. However, tipping the seamstress may be appropriate when extensive alterations are required and the bride is incredibly happy with the outcome or the vendor went above and beyond, such as completing a rush order.

  • How do bridal salons get dresses?

    Bridal shops source inventory through various methods. They may order a selection of custom gowns for brides to try on and then special order a special custom-made gown for the bride. Some salons order direct from the manufacturer or wholesaler, and many shops supplement their inventory with pre-owned dresses.

  • How many bridal salons should you visit?

    Visiting three or four bridal salons is usually sufficient. Avoid trying on too many dresses, or the experience may become confusing and overwhelming. Discuss your preferences with the stylist first and work with them to choose between four and seven dresses to try on before making a final choice.