Amazon is great, but there are some things you just need to try on in person. One of them being your wedding gown. But what if you’re trying not to spend upwards of $1,500 on a dress? We’ve pulled together our 5 favorite bridal shops in Philadelphia. Based not just on experience, customer service, and tailoring, but on price range as well. Check out these 5 Philadelphia bridal shops for a wide selection and a guarantee you’ll find wedding dresses that fit your budget.
Take one look at their reviews to understand why Lovely Bride Philadelphia is first on our list. While their stock may be on the high-end of budget wedding dresses, check out their sample sale for reasonable prices. Between the sample sale and their regular stock, you’ll find options ranging from $500 to $6,000 per gown. Lovely Bride carries designers such as Rue De Seine, Alexandra Grecco, Lovers Society, and Made With Love. We highly recommend booking an appointment ahead of time, so you and your bridal crew are given the full 60-minutes with a stylist dedicated to you. And according to their guests, you’re going to most likely fall in love with your stylist.
Still unsure? Check out what Darby Shaye had to say about Lovely Bride Philadelphia:
“From start to finish, my experience at the Lovely Bride was absolutely PERFECT! Before the appointment, the team ensures that they understand your vision through detailed questionnaires and thoughtful touch-base calls/emails. During the appointment, Ivy truly made my vision come to life in a way I never thought possible!! Ivy has a natural talent and passion that is unparalleled in the industry. To top it off, her kind, caring, and genuine personality made our time there unforgettable! It really was the most enjoyable experience, and my entourage and I feel so grateful! So, if you want an incredible bridal experience, with the most extraordinary, professional, and welcoming team – look no further than the Lovely Bride!!”
If you love Anthropologie, then you already love BHLDN. They offer a wide selection of styles for the bride, bridesmaids, and mother of the bride. If your wedding style falls under traditional, vintage, or bohemian, you’re definitely in the right place. Wedding gown prices range from $500 to $3,000. Looking for something more alternative? BHLDN also carries lacy, instaworthy, and sexy bridal pantsuits in both black and white. If you’re not ready to commit to an in-person visit, try out a virtual appointment with a stylist. They’ll go over your style, wedding details, and do some live shopping for gowns and accessories. Keep an eye out for upcoming events, trunk shows, and pop-ups with BHLDN, you won’t want to miss them.
3. Sabrina Ann
Check out Sabrinna Ann for brand new and one-worn wedding dresses in Philadelphia. Nervous about consignment bridal gowns? Don’t be. Sabrinna Ann only accepts dresses less than 2-years-old, worth more than $1,000, and professionally dry-cleaned. If you’re working with last-minute shopping or a tight budget, consider consignment wedding gowns.
Jani S. says: “I had a wonderful experience shopping for my wedding dress here and I couldn’t be happier with my dress on my big day. Without Sabrina Ann, I wouldn’t have been able to find a dress so intricate and perfect in my budget!”
Sabrinna Ann also offers professional makeup artistry, dress cleaning and preservation, and a multitude of accessories you’ll need to check out. And don’t forget the rest of your bridal crew, they’ll have plenty to choose from in way of bridesmaids’ dresses, flower girl dresses, and mother-of-the-bride gowns.
When we think of The Sample Rack, the first word that comes to mind is variety. You’ll find a massive selection from some top-designer names. With The Sample Rack, every wedding gown is available for same-day purchase (heads up last-minute shoppers). There are lots to choose from, so we highly suggest booking your private styling session ahead of time. May some of their dresses be lightly used, you won’t find anything under top-quality at The Sample Rack. They’ll turn away gowns from David’s Bridal or any fabric that isn’t up to snuff. According to Kelly O’Leary, “This place is complete magic.”
5. L&H Bridal
In business since 1975, L&H Bridal has stood the test of time for a reason. L&H offers a wide selection and almost everything you need for the big day. Get ready to spend some time here, because you’ll find not only affordable wedding dresses, but bridesmaids’ dresses, mother-of-the-bride gowns, alterations, and even tuxedos. Enjoy your one-on-one appointment with an L&H stylist for a “stress-free” shopping experience.
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