6 Austin Bridal Shops Loved by Real Brides

Your ultimate Austin wedding dress shopping guide.
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Carli Brennan
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Carli Brennan
The Knot Fashion Contributor
  • Carli writes freelance fashion articles for The Knot.
  • Prior to The Knot, she was the style section editor at Her Campus Media and launched the Fashion Institute of Technology chapter of Her Campus.
  • Carli’s passion for the wedding industry stems from her time as a bridal consultant and her previous internship in a bridal showroom.
Updated Jun 03, 2024

Everything's bigger in Texas — and that goes for weddings too! If you're planning a wedding in Austin, you're going to want to bookmark this page. We've searched high and low and rounded up some of the best Austin bridal shops to begin your search. We know that wedding dress shopping can be daunting, and we're here to help. From elegant ball gowns to boho lace dresses, no matter your style, you're bound to find your dream dress in ATX.

If you're unsure where to begin wedding dress shopping, The Knot Vendor Marketplace is a great tool to start your research. You can search local bridal salons and can even filter by fields like dress types, distance, services and more. You can also get a glimpse into what wedding dress designers they carry as well as costs for wedding dresses. Plus, you can read reviews from real brides who have already shopped at these salons. Consider The Knot Vendor Marketplace your go-to spot for any and all wedding dress advice.

Blush Bridal Lounge

A member of The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, Blush Bridal Lounge offers brides a fun experience and exceptional customer service. Owner Erica has curated a mix of leading bridal designers as well as indie artisans, so there's truly something for everyone. Every bride at Blush Bridal Lounge is treated like family. In addition to wedding dresses, they carry garters, hair accessories, jewelry and veils, as well as flower girl attire. Plus, the renovated warehouse space is filled with social media friendly, Texas inspired decor that is perfect for snapping an Instagram photo.

Review Spotlight: "I was blown away with Blush Bridal. Dress shopping brought me anxiety as a woman who has struggled to feel comfortable in her own skin for years. I can honestly say that this was the best experience I've EVER had shopping. They made me feel like a sexy queen and this was the day it hit me that I was a bride! They had a massive gown selection, even for us plus size girls. I do wish they would allow you to browse the gowns yourself, but my consultant did the best job listening to me and bringing me options that checked all my boxes. I can happily say I said yes to the dress at blush! Go check them out, you won't be disappointed!" —Steph B., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Blue Bridal Boutique of Austin

Located in South Austin, Blue Bridal Boutique is an established woman-owned bridal salon. Blue Bridal carries a mix of established designers as well as more up and coming designers, including Essence of Australia, Justin Alexander, Sarah Seven, Stella York and more. Their website says it best: "Blue Bridal Boutique is a modern bridal shop that embraces inclusivity, body positivity and women empowering women, while also being deeply rooted in southern kindness and hospitality." They are appointment only, so be sure to call or schedule your appointment online prior to your visit.

Size Range: 4-22

Price Range: $1,400-$7,000

Review Spotlight: "Wow—I can't say enough great things about Blue Bridal or my stylist there, Micah. She listened to what I was looking for first, then we tried on a few of my selections as well as a few others she recommended based on the consultation. She knocked it out of the park and I found the perfect dress! I would not have chosen it off of the rack but Micah assured me it was a special dress, and she was right. It was classy yet unique, and was perfect for my garden wedding location. Not only did I feel like the best and most beautiful version of myself on the wedding day, I've had several of our guests say it's their favorite wedding dress ever! I can truly say I would not have found it without Micah. Blue Bridal's team and process sets them apart from the many other dress shops in town! I hope you find your dream dress there, too!" —Teresa B., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Signature Bridal Salon

This award-winning bridal salon is located in West Austin in the Hill Country Galleria area. Their expansive showroom carries over 700 dresses, so you'll have no shortage of options. Signature Bridal carries leading bridal designers including Allure, Essense of Australia, Maggie Sottero, Watters, Eve of Milady and more. While they currently carry bridal Sizes 4 - 24, many of their gowns can also be ordered in up to a size 30. In addition to beautiful wedding dresses, you can also shop at Signature Bridal Salon for bridesmaid dresses and mother of the bride dresses.

Size Range: 4-24

Review Spotlight: "Great experience, I went there to try on a Berta (only place in Austin that has them), and fell in love with another dress I tried on just for fun! Olga was amazing with helping me stay centered, and really asked for what I needed. Such an amazing experience, and fun time. My mom had COVID at the time, so we video chatted with her the whole time, and it was great. They also have payment plans, and customer service was great throughout the whole process!" —Lindsey K., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Amour Bridal

Established in 2015 in Cedar Park, Amour Bridal is a top choice for Austin brides. Their ​​beautifully crafted wedding gowns and accessories are only half of the equation, they also offer exceptional customer service. They carry designers such as Morilee, Adore by Justin Alexander and Martin Thornburg, with many options falling under $2,500. During your appointment, your stylist will guide you through every step of the way to saying yes to your dress. In addition to wedding dresses, they offer suit and tuxedo rentals, as well as bridesmaid dresses and flower girl dresses.

Review Spotlight: "I normally don't take the time to write reviews but I had to this time. This was my first place to visit to try on dresses and Alena was amazing from the start to finish. I cannot say enough great things about Alena at Amour Bridal! Other shops I went to didn't build a connection and relationship like Alena did. She is your it girl, your hype girl and the most genuine and honest person. She's very kind, gentle and patient and I trusted all of her judgment and opinion. I thought I knew what I liked and wanted but each dress I tried on, I kept going back to the one Alena picked which was the one I said yes to! After I ordered my dress in the store, I found a personal thank you card in the mail from Alena! Thank you, Alena for all of your help and guidance through my dress journey and thank you for the lovely card. You are the absolute sweetest." —Angela N., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Second Summer Bride

Austin brides looking for a sustainable alternative to wedding dress shopping will love Second Summer Bride. A member of The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, Second Summer carries designer store samples, upscale resale and pre-loved consignment gowns. They only accept dresses that are in good, excellent or brand new condition and up to five years old, so you're sure to find stylish gowns at a great deal. They aim to help every bride find her perfect dress within her budget, which is why they carry sizes 0-28 in store with a price range of $800 to $3,000. After your wedding, you can return to Second Summer Bride to give your pre-loved dress a second life by consigning it to another bride. Be sure to book an appointment online before heading in to shop.

Size Range: 0-28

Price Range: $800-$3,000

Review Spotlight: "AMAZING EXPERIENCE! I loved the girl who helped me. She made me feel so special and really got the look I was going for. I went in expecting not expecting to find much and came out with a dress! Super discounted prices too I could not have afforded the dress I came home with at a typical shop and I got mine $1 under my budget! Meant to be. My only warning is if you have other bridal appointments- be prepared to cancel them because you will find something you love here!" —Caroline D., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Bestow Bridal

If you're looking to take home your gown the day you go shopping, Bestow Bridal is the place for you. Bestow Bridal is Austin's newest and only exclusively off-the-rack bridal boutique featuring only new and sample bridal gowns. Their selection of over 400 off-the-rack wedding dresses are steeply discounted, at 20-80% off original retail prices. Off-the-rack wedding dresses are a great option if you're on a tight timeline and don't necessarily have nine months to order a dress before your wedding. In addition to dresses, Bestow Bridal carries belts, veils and other bridal accessories to complete your look.

Review Spotlight: "Samantha M. helped me find the perfect dress for my wedding day! She was kind, helpful and so much fun to work with. Bestow Bridal was clean, organized and had an amazing selection. I would recommend them to anyone!!" —Jazmin O., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

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