The holidays are a perfect time of year to propose to the one you love. Many may have found a beautiful ring under the tree or rang in the New Year with a proposal at midnight. Such a sweet moment will never be forgotten, but now it’s time to get to work. Picking a venue, asking loved ones to be a part of the wedding party and, of course, picking the perfect dresses for you and your bridesmaids are just the start. Most places offer one-stop shopping to make your life easier and we have found the best shops with the most variety of bridal attire for your special day.
900 West Route 70
Marlton, NJ 08053
This full-service bridal salon has been a part of the Marlton, NJ community since 1990. The salon is home to a wide selection of designers. Take advantage of the great alterations department and be sure to ask about discounts on bridesmaid dresses. The staff at Bridal Garden is waiting to fulfill your dreams with the perfect wedding and bridesmaids dresses. Make an appointment today for your upcoming nuptials.
46 St. James Place
Ardmore, PA 19003
Plenty of five-star reviews confirm that Elizabeth Johns is one of the best for bridal party attire. A 10-percent discount is offered for bridesmaids dresses if the bride purchases her dress at the salon. The 10,000-square-foot space is filled with a wide variety of dresses from the best designers and always in full display for easy browsing. Enjoy a warm welcome from your personal consultant at Elizabeth Johns and top-of-the-line service. The salon offers refreshments, changing robes and champagne so you and your entourage can celebrate such an auspicious event in your life.
200 Monument Rd.
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
Gabrielle offers a wide variety of styles of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride dresses and accessories. The full-service salon has multiple seamstresses on staff for alterations and customization. You can find many special occasion outfits at this modern boutique. Gabrielle will have just the dress you’re looking for.
La Bella Moda
200 Fayette St.
Conshohocken, PA 19428
The quaint little shop will dress your entire wedding party if need be. A one-stop shop for all your outfitting needs, La Bella Moda staffs an in-house seamstress which will relieve some of the wedding stress for you. Alfred Sung, Lazaro and Belsoie are just a few designer names you will find at the Conshohocken boutique. Privately owned and with more than 32 years of experience by a professional fashion designer schooled in Italy, you are sure to get the best service in the bridal industry. La Bella Moda’s Conshohocken location is convenient for both suburban and city dwellers.
1024 West Lancaster Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Not only does Latrice in Bryn Mawr have an impressive selection, but you can peruse through the permanent in-house trunk show full of samples that can be customized for your bridesmaids. The Special Occasion Room also carries a variety of accessories, ready-to-wear items and new designer gowns.
Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe
261 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe specializes in couture gowns, with prices starting at $1,500. Designers such as Monique Lhuillier, Lazaro and Amsale are available. The brides get one-on-one attention from the knowledgeable staff at Nicole’s. Relax in the bridal suite while your consultant brings gowns to you. If you find something to your liking, the seamstresses on staff can make either big or small changes to your gown. After you find “the dress,” start looking around your your bridesmaids. There are many beautiful dresses to choose from that will bring your wedding theme together.
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Christina Thompson is a freelance writer living in Philadelphia. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.