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Best Bridal Salons in Austin

Our Recommended Top 8

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Austin 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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Website
Austin, TX 78757

Why choose this provider?

Belle Saison Bridal is a North Central Austin-based bridal shop founded in 1989. The company offers designer wedding gowns, bridal accessories, flower girl dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and plus size gowns. Designers they carry include Voyage, Venus Bridal, Tango, Madison James, Mori Lee, Sottero & Midgley, Maggie Sottero, Kenneth Winston, Amare Couture, Julietta, Casablanca, Allure Couture, Allure Bridals, Stella York, and Angelina Faccenda Couture. They are a Preferred Professional by WeddingGuide and hold the 2012 Best of Weddings award by The Knot.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
3.5
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (134)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Austin, TX 78704

Why choose this provider?

Based in Austin, Blue Bridal Boutique is owned by Ruthie Evans Broughton, and experienced wedding planner that saw a need for an affordable wedding boutique in the area. The company offers designer gowns that include brands such as Ti Adora, Leanne Marshall, Gwendolynne, Lurelly Bridal, Karen Willis Holmes, Flora Bridal, Willowby, Lis Simon, Justin Alexander Signature, Ellis Bridal, Truvelle Bridal, Lillian West, Justin Alexander, and Anna Campbell Designs. Clients speak highly of their kind staff, accommodating schedule, friendly and helpful assistance, happy and genuine consultants, cute store, welcoming atmosphere, patient and non-pushy assistance, reasonable prices, and spacious and comfortable dressing rooms.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (105)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (28)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Austin, TX 78704

Why choose this provider?

Serving the Houston and Austin areas since being founded in 2005, Unbridaled specializes in providing services for the “uncommon bride” and encourages appointments. They offer accessories, bridesmaid gowns, and wedding gowns. Designers they carry include Venus Bridal, Theia, Tara La Tour, Reem Acra, Robert Bullock, Romantique, Rue de Seine, Rebecca Schoneveld, Nicole Miller, Modern Trousseau, Kite & Butterfly, Houghton Bride, Ivy & Aster, Jenny Yoo, Katie May, Claire Pettibone Couture, Catherine Deane, Augusta Jones, Amy Kuschel, and more.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (199)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Austin, TX 78757

Why choose this provider?

A premier bridal salon located in Austin, Melange Bridal is a boutique that offers over 20 years of experience and recommends making an appointment. The company provides alteration services, designer wedding dresses, bridal sashes, bridal wedding belts, wedding headpieces, wedding jewelry, flower girl dresses, bridesmaid dresses, plus size wedding dresses, destination wedding dresses, and signature custom designed wedding dresses. They also offer assistance and recommendations in finding wedding planners, wedding caterers, wedding photographers, and wedding venues. Designers they carry include Demetrios & Cosmobella, Bonnie Bridal – Unforgettable, Kitty Chen, Cymbeline of Paris, Diane Atelier, Rebecca Ingram by Maggie Sottero, Pronovias – White One, Sophia Tolli, Justin Alexander, David Tutera, US Angels Flowergirl Dresses, Dessy Collections, and Bill Levkoff.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (74)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Austin, TX 78731

Why choose this provider?

Focusing on creating custom, one-of-a-kind, timeless, and elegant designs, Coutures by Laura serves the Austin and surrounding areas. Founded in 1984, the company offers couture custom styles for debutantes, first communions, baptisms, christenings, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride/groom, wedding gowns, bridal accessories, heirloom children’s apparel, and other formal attire. Laura is experienced in working with brides nationally and Internationally. Clients speak highly of their artistic skills, ability to translate vision into sketches, fabric samples, good timing in creating custom dresses, excellent scheduling, pleasant atmosphere, redesign skills, sweet and kind demeanor, complimentary personality, knowledgeable, custom creation skills, and alteration skills.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.0
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (27)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Austin, TX 78757

Why choose this provider?

Owned since 2010 by high school sweethearts, Josh and Jessica, Serendipity is a wedding salon based in Austin with over 25 years of experience serving brides. The company offers national and international collections of top designers for brides and bridesmaids, including accessory selections. Designers they carry include Wtoo Brides, Watters Brides, Sarah Seven, Pronovias, Paloma Blanca, Lazaro, Joy Collection, Jim Hjelm, Blush, Daalarna Couture, Anais Anette, and Astrid & Mercedes. They hold 50 Best Independent Wedding Salons by Chic Boutiques, and the Best of Weddings by The Knot in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.0

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Cedar Park, TX 78613

Why choose this provider?

An exclusive bridal boutique located in Cedar Park, Amour Bridal serves the Austin and surrounding areas since 2015. The company offers top designers in wedding gowns, tuxedo and suit rentals, bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses, jewelry, and veils. They also provide assistance in selecting preferred vendors, invitations, wedding gown preservations, and alterations. Designers they carry include Sophia Tolli, Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner, Julietta, Enchanting by Mon Cheri, David Tutera for Mon Cheri, Christina Rossi, and Blu by Madeline Gardner, Joan Calabrese, Rosebud Fashions, Gather and Gown Bridesmaids, Sorella Vita, and Jim’s Formal Wear.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.8
Google
4.9 / 5 (230)
Facebook
4.6 / 5 (148)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (47)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Austin, TX 78723

Why choose this provider?

Organically grown by Olga in North Central Texas, Olga European Fashion is a one-woman business founded in 1989. The company provides services that include vintage and restyling, bridal alterations, formal attire alterations, custom made tailoring, tailoring, resizing, and custom wedding gown design and sewing. They hold the Couples’ Choice Award in 2015 by WeddingWire. Clients speak highly of their ability to create a vision, perfectionist tendencies, genuine love for the job, honesty, upfront conversations about price, knowledgeable, suggestions to make each design better, festive decorations, and fun personality.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (134)
Google
5.0 / 5 (47)
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (19)

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.