Top Bridal Shops in NYC | Where to Shop for Wedding Dresses

A list of the top bridal shops in NYC
curated by an NYC wedding photographer

Whether you are getting married at a wedding venue here in Manhattan or in another state or country entirely, people come from all over to shop for their once-in-a-lifetime dress at bridal shops in NYC. As one of the world’s top shopping destinations, NYC has no shortage of places to shop for wedding dresses. The city is home to some of the most famous shopping destinations like SoHo, Fifth Avenue, and the Garment District. NYC is regarded as one of the major capitals of the fashion industry, and the city hosts two bridal fashion weeks every year where many celebrated designers release their newest bridal collections!

Whether you are having a grand affair at a large wedding venue or a small city hall wedding, there are ample bridal shops in NYC that will have something for you.

Lovely Bride NYC

Address: 182 Duane St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 924-2050


Say yes to the dress at the place we all dreamed of wedding dress shopping as girls! Kleinfield’s, made famous by TLC’s reality show “Say Yes to the Dress” is located in midtown Manhattan! I don’t think Randy is a bridal consultant at Kleinfield’s anymore, but I know they have a staff

Address: 110 W 20th St, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (212) 671-1051


Address: 215 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022
Phone: (646) 633-4300

Bridal Reflections

Address: 437 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 764-3040

Spina Bride

Address: 132 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (646) 256-1389


Address: 45 E 58th St, New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 897-6393


Address: 123 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003
Phone: (917) 903-0223


Address: 195 Broadway, New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 206-6393

Mark Ingram Atelier

Address: 515 Madison Ave SECOND FLOOR, New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 319-6778

RK Bridal

Address: 619 West 54th Street 5th Floor, New York, 10019
Phone: (212) 947-1155 ext. 7

Grace Loves Lace

Address: 43 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (646) 484-6468

Vera Wang Bridal House

Address: 991 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10075
Phone: (212) 628-3400

Wedding Atelier

Address: 72 Madison Ave 4th floor, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (646) 638-3263

Kelly Faetanini

Address: 41 Wooster St, New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 381-6021

Galia Lahav

Address: 155 Wooster St, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (646) 677-5147

Amsale New York

Address: 150 Wooster St, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 583-1700

Designer Loft Bridal

Address: 225 W 35th St, Floor 10, New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 944-9013

Lee Petra Grebenau

Address: 176 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10011
Phone: (646) 256-1389


Address:120 Wooster St, Floor 4, New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 625-2000

NYC Wedding Dress Shopping FAQs

Do I need an appointment to go shopping for wedding dresses in NYC?

Yes, all NYC bridal stores will require an appointment for you to shop their selections. The reason for this is that it is usually a highly customizable experience. You’ll have a stylist there to help you, dedicated to helping only you during your appointment time.

Is there a fee for wedding dress shopping at NYC bridal shops?

Yes, many, but not all, bridal salons will have a fee. This fee is usually ranging $50-100. Since the salons reserve a time slot for you to shop, this prevents no-shows. And let’s be honest, wedding dress shopping in NYC is a lot of fun – it could be tempting to go twirl around in the dresses without any intention of actually purchasing anything ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ So, can you blame them?

What to wear wedding dress shopping?

When shopping for your wedding dress, you’ll want to consider the rest of your look as well. First, consider the undergarments you’ll wear under a white dress. Something nude, and ideally strapless, will give you the best idea of how your wedding dress will look on you. If you have an idea of what shoes you’ll wear, bring those too (though those may come after the dress). If you aren’t sure, wear something close to what you think you may wear down the aisle.

Your hair and makeup will play a huge role in your overall bridal look. Though you won’t have your HMUA with you, do something similar to what you think you may like. If you know you want an updo, wear your hair up so you can see what it looks like, and same with any other hairstyles. Also, what you envision could change completely once you say yes to the dress!

How much should you budget for a wedding dress?

Brides are often caught off guard by alterations cost. Don’t underestimate the investment required to alter a gown. Wedding dresses often involve complex and intricate designs that take a lot of time and precision to get right. Not only that, but you’ll want to have a specialist doing this kind of work for you. Bridal seamstresses often work solely with formalwear and are experts at their craft.

How to prepare for an appointment at a bridal shop in NYC?

  • Bring inspiration photos of wedding dresses you like
  • Know what your wedding dress budget is
  • Bring shoes and accessories you know you’ll wear on your wedding
  • Wear the proper undergarments – nude and strapless is best
  • Bring shapewear if you intend to wear it

When should I begin shopping for a wedding dress at bridal shops in NYC?

Brides should begin shopping for their dress no later than 9-12 months out. Wedding dresses are intricate and take a lot of time to be made. Beyond that, the alterations can take longer than you may expect.

What should I expect at a bridal shop appointment?

Expect to be surprised with what you may like! Come with an open mind and try things you may not have envisioned for yourself. Brides are often surprised when they end up buying a dress completely different than what they picked online!

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