8 Bridal Shops in Kansas City to Shop Gorgeous Wedding Dresses

Whether you’re looking for a great deal or an elevated experience—or both!—the Midwest hub has unique boutiques that fit the bill.
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Elle Cashin
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  • Elle writes for The Knot online with a focus on fashion, covering gown design trends and shoppable accessories.
  • Elle is a contributor to wedding publications across the country, including Brides, The New York Times Vows and Modern Luxury Weddings.
  • Prior to shifting to weddings, Elle covered lifestyle, culture and celebrity across Chicago as the editor of the Chicago Tribune’s SPLASH magazine, where she interviewed cele...
Updated May 20, 2024

In the Midwest, Kansas City is a sweet spot for bridal. From a chic boutique in downtown KC to a warehouse-y salon stocked with boho labels to one of the region's largest bridal sample stores in nearby Overland Park, the bridal shops in Kansas City run the gamut when it comes to styles and designers carried, prices, and even experience. Do your research (this list and The Knot's Vendor Marketplace are great places to start!) and keep in mind factors like the timeline for alterations, then make a list of two to three bridal salons to book appointments at. (Most bridal appointments last 60 to 90 minutes; a few salons offer upgrades for an additional fee, such as extra time or a more private shopping experience.) Next, curate your list of guests; we recommend no more than three so everyone else's opinions don't overwhelm your own. Between booking and arriving at the shop, search for inspiration just about everywhere—Pinterest, Instagram, designers' websites—and come armed with photos of your favorite dresses to help guide your stylist's pulls. Finally, the fun part: Try on gorgeous gowns and, hopefully, say yes to the dress!

Emily Hart Bridal

"At Emily Hart, all are welcome," says lead stylist Faith Clouse. "Every body, every bride. We're here to celebrate love in every form." That inclusivity extends to the gowns on display—by labels like Woná Concept, Eva Lendel, Enaura and Casablanca—nearly every one of which can be customized to fit the bride's vision, either by the Emily Hart team or in collaboration directly with the designer. "What sets Emily Hart apart from other Kansas City bridal shops is our ability to customize almost every gown in our store," Clouse says. "This is always such a fun, exciting process—not just for us, but for the bride whose vision we've helped bring to life! Also, our designer relationships are really special. We're on a first-name basis with almost all of our designers, which helps us ensure the bride's dream is coming to life exactly as she pictured." Check out the in-house Emily Hart Collection for something especially one-of-a-kind. And, most importantly, "come as you are," Clouse says. "You're our favorite version of you."

Size Range: 4-28

Price Range: Starting at $2,000 for made-to-order; $599-$2,000 off the rack

Review Spotlight: "This is just the most welcoming, beautiful shop with amazing consultants that are the ultimate hype crew. My sisters and I have gone 3 for 3 at the shop and I wouldn't want it any other way. Payton was my fantastic consultant, and she made me feel so comfortable and beautiful in everything I tried, and she also listened to my feedback and opinions to make sure that she put me in gowns that I would like and didn't just care about making the sale. Truly, the team at Emily Hart makes it such a special experience for each of their brides and families." –Nicole R., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Fabulous Frocks Bridal

"At Fabulous Frocks, a bride's dress shopping experience begins before they even step foot in the door," says owner Angela Hinkle. "When brides book an appointment, a stylist reaches out to chat all about the big day and vision for the dress! Then, we come up with gown ideas that fit their time frame, budget and style vision, and send them to the bride." When the appointment finally arrives, the team has favorite dresses (and a glass of Champagne!) ready to go—and when a bride "finds her frock" they celebrate with a confetti toss photo-op. As for the gowns, Fabulous Frocks has exclusives with designers like Jimme Huang, Miss Scarlett, Jasmine Bridal and Moonlight Bridal. "We only pick gowns that are comfortable to wear and are elevated in style, which creates confident looks for our brides on their big day," Hinkle says. The team's goal is always to find the gown that makes a bride feel like herself. "A Fab Frocks bride doesn't fit into any mold because they know who they are and will wear a gown that is special to them. We always say we are looking for the gown that makes you feel like yourself—as a bride."

Size Range: 6-22 for floor samples; 0-32 for orders

Price Range: $1,500-$3,000

Review Spotlight: "Angela and her team at Fabulous Frock made finding MY frock a fairytale experience. They spent time getting to know me before I even stepped foot in the boutique. They had dresses waiting for me to try on when I arrived. It didn't take long for me to #findmyfrock because of the research (on their part) done beforehand. The experience was fun and I felt celebrated and supported. They sent a postcard in the mail and a follow up email after I found my dress. Angela even provided suggestions for local seamstresses in my area in case I needed alterations. I highly highly recommend finding your dream dress at Fabulous Frocks in KC!" –Kathryn M., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

The Gown Gallery

When shopping for wedding dresses in Kansas City, Mo.—or anywhere, for that matter—the reputation of the salon is important. The Gown Gallery has a 30-year track record of providing brides with an epic experience and the most top-tier gowns, and that says it all. But it's not just brides: The shop is as known for its mother-of-the-bride styles, occasionwear, and even bridesmaid dresses, as it is for wedding gowns. Plus, its inventory is vast. Look for tried-and-true labels like Pronovias, new classics like Allison Webb and fresh fashion faces like Katherine Tash.

Size Range: varies

Price Range: $1,500-$5,000+

Review Spotlight: "Gown Gallery was amazing and I had such a great experience! My dress was absolutely gorgeous, and consultant Nicole was so helpful and patient. The mother of the bride and the mother of the groom both also purchased their dresses from Gown Gallery. If you are looking for a place that has it all, this is definitely the gown shop!" –Madison S., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Mimi's Couture Bridal

Mimi's Couture Bridal wedding dress shop in Kansas City
Photo: @mimiscouturebridal | Instagram

Of all the bridal shops in Kansas City, here's where you can shop those most coveted labels: Berta, Monique Lhuillier, Ines Di Santo, Anne Barge and more. The chic salon's inventory represents the highest of the high-end and most stunningly artistic bridal gowns. A fresh white interior, a lovely mother-and-her-daughters ownership team, and a regular schedule of designer trunk shows make this shop a must-visit for the experience alone—but you'll certainly find the perfect dress here, too. (By the way, if you loved the experience, make a weekend trip to St. Louis with mom to visit sister shop Mimi's Bridal at Town & Country, which stocks a stunning collection of mother-of-the-bride styles.)

Size Range: 2-20 in stock; additional sizes orderable

Price Range: $2,800-$12,000+

Review Spotlight: "Lexi and Amy helped me find my absolute dream dress! We were lucky enough to have the entire store to ourselves. Their store is beautiful and welcoming. They were the only store in town to carry my favorite designer, but didn't have an exact dress of that designer's that I love. So they had the designer ship it to me, and it turned out to be the one!! They were so kind and helpful. I truly couldn't imagine a different experience. Thank you Lexi and Amy!" –Molly C., Google Reviews

Savvy Bridal Boutique

Savvy Bridal Boutique bridal shop in Kansas City
Photo: Courtesy of Savvy Bridal Boutique

If you're going to go wedding dress shopping in Kansas City, you may as well get the full experience. That's exactly what brides get at Savvy Bridal Boutique, where they'll sip Champagne and nosh on macarons as a stylist pulls from more than 300 dress selections by designers like Evie Young, Serene by Madi Lane, Beloved Bridal and Anora Bridal. "We pride ourselves on offering personalized service to each one of our customers," says owner and curator Imene McCoy, who also owns a Savvy Bridal location in St. Louis. "Our brides feel welcomed, valued and supported throughout the entire dress selection process; our knowledgeable bridal stylists are dedicated to making you feel like you're shopping with your besties."

Size Range: 12-26 for floor samples; 0-30 for orders

Price Range: $800- $5,000 for made-to-order (the majority being $1,200-$3,000); $500-$2,000 for off-the-rack.

Review Spotlight: "Nicole at Savvy went above and beyond! The atmosphere was very welcoming, and Nicole was extremely personable and helpful! I would 10/10 recommend Savvy to all future brides! My whole bridal party left in happy tears!" –Taylar D., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Something White Bridal Boutique

Wedding dresses in Kansas City aren't one size (or style!) fits all, and at Something White Bridal Boutique, you'll find a diverse and ultra-exclusive inventory. "All of our designers except one are exclusive to Something White, meaning you won't find our gowns anywhere else in the city," says owner Paige Albert. (It's the only place to find Blue by Enzoani, Madi Lane Bridal and Robert Bullock Bride, among others.) "Many of our gowns are customizable, and we love helping brides customize their gowns to perfection to fit their unique vision." Brides can pre-shop the inventory by screenshotting favorites on the Something White Pinterest page, and once they arrive, browse gowns on the boutique floor with their stylist. The best part? The salon's friendly atmosphere. "Something White is run by two sisters, and we have an adorable and sweet-as-pie bridal shop doggy who can be found snoozing behind our front desk!"

Size Range: 8-26 for sample gowns; 0-30 for orders

Price Range: Starting at $1,700

Review Spotlight: "Something White Bridal immediately makes you feel welcome and comfortable. My stylist, Sarah, helped me pick my dream dress and was so patient as I tried on numerous dresses in different styles. Sarah and I laughed the whole time which helped add to the atmosphere and helped me to be that much more comfortable. Sarah heard every critique and compliment and made the next dress I tried on that much better. I could not have had a better experience at Something White!" –Jessie L., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

True Society by Belle Vogue Bridal

Boho brides, if you're looking for wedding dresses in Kansas City, Mo., True Society by Belle Vogue Bridal is a must-shop. An outpost of the True Society—an organization that has perfected the bridal shopping experience and boasts franchise locations worldwide—it carries cult-favorite labels like All Who Wander and Essense of Australia. There are options for classic brides, too (Martina Liana and Stella York, to name a few) plus plenty of plus-size dresses as well. The industrial-chic space—think exposed brick walls, wood floors and lots of natural light through warehouse windows—includes spacious dressing rooms behind plush curtains; but, for a more intimate experience, brides can upgrade their appointments with VIP options and add-ons like a private bridal suite on the second floor.

Size range: 2-34 for orders

Price range: varies

Review spotlight: "I had such a great time shopping here for my wedding dress. The girls were all so helpful and supportive. They really paid attention to details to be able to help find the perfect dress for me! Highly recommend coming here!" –Haylie A., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Urban Bridal Shop

Urban Bridal Shop bridal shop in Kansas City
Photo: Urban Bridal Shop | Facebook

For brides who love a good deal, off-the-rack wedding dress shops in Kansas City are a perfect place to start—they're like sample sales for bridal. And at Urban Bridal Shop, you'll find the largest sample inventory in the Midwest, with 350-400 dresses in store at any given time. The best part? They're priced at 25-70% off retail. Brides still work with a consultant just like at made-to-order boutiques and narrow down their favorites—but here, they go home with their dress purchases the same day.

Size Range: Most samples are jeans size 12, with a smaller selection from 14-24

Price Range: $750-$2,500 (with most between $900-$1,500)

Review Spotlight: "As soon as my mother and I entered the quaint little boutique, we were struck by its beautiful modern and chic atmosphere. The women there were incredibly helpful and sweet and courteous! The woman who helped me (Riley) knew all the right dresses to pull off the shelves, and one of them ended up being my dream dress! I fell head over heels with it, and they let me wear it as long as I wanted. My mother and I struck up an amazing deal because of the sale they were having, and I saved over $1,100 on the dress and veil in total. You will love it here. Thank you, Urban Bridal, for making my wedding day that much sweeter!" –Kyra B., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

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