8 Nashville Bridal Shops Where You Can Find Your Dream Dress

These boutiques take the stress out of shopping.
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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 16, 2024

After you've set the date and booked a venue, finding a dress should be among your top priorities: It's recommended to shop for a wedding dress at least 9 to 12 months in advance of the big day. But don't stress: There is no shortage of Nashville bridal shops to make the process fun. We've rounded up eight boutiques known not just for their dynamic selection of top-tier bridal designers at a variety of price points, but for the experience they offer brides while they try on the gowns. From private suites to Champagne toasts to stylists who become your besties, these Nashville bridal salons offer the best amenities. Of note: Most designers sign exclusives with one boutique in each city, so if you're not sure where to begin, read our need-to-knows about dress shopping and dig through Pinterest and social media to find designers you love—then search their retailers (or stockists) list and The Knot Vendor Marketplace to peg the salon where you can find them. Chances are, the salon you find has made our list. Happy shopping!

A & Bé Bridal

A & Bé Bridal bridal shop in Nashville
Photo: @aandbe_nashville | Instagram

One of the newest bridal dress shops in Nashville, TN, A & Bé Bridal opened its doors in 2024 and is the tenth location of the national brand (which, by the way, is pronounced A and Bay). "We believe in providing a safe space for all brides," says store manager Jennifer. "[At appointments], we do a store tour, where each bride can walk around the store with their stylist and learn a little bit about the designers we carry before diving into the try-on process. We want to help our brides feel comfortable and confident in making their gown choice, and we are all about celebrating them. We're fun, honest and we pride ourselves on not pushing our brides into making a decision too quickly." That said, when brides are ready to make a decision, they have a great selection to choose from. A&Bé prioritizes women-owned labels and carries the likes of Alena Leena, Truvelle, Vagabond, Anais Anette, Rish and Madi Lane. "We cater to the bride looking for something unique and beautiful, the cool bride who might want something a little different," Jen says. "But, we also offer lots of great options for the clean and classic bride."

Size Range: Bridal sizes 10-22 in-store; up to bridal 28-30 depending on the designer for made-to-order

Price Range: $1,300-$5,000

Review Spotlight: "I had the absolute best experience here. I came from another bridal shop in Nashville literally in tears, and Jen turned my whole day around. She made me feel beautiful and was truly instrumental in finding me my dress in my price range. They have an incredible selection of dresses and the room is beautiful. I can't say enough good things about a&be, and you should absolutely make them your 1st stop when looking for your big day. 30/10." —Theresa G., Google Reviews

Adorn Nashville Bridal

Experience is paramount at Adorn Nashville Bridal, where the team is all about empowering its brides; and it comes second only to craftsmanship. Every label carried at this boutique is carefully selected for its authentic, high-quality design: Think Berta, Alyne and Rivini by Rita Vinieris, Justin Alexander, Pronovias, Blue Willow by Anne Barge and more. The Adorn team works directly and intimately with each designer, so if brides are looking to customize a certain element, the team can make it happen—in fact, that's Adorn's specialty.

Size Range: 10-14 for floor samples; 0-30 for made to order

Price Range: $2,500-$10,000+ (with the majority ranging from $3,500 to $5,500)

Review Spotlight: "I absolutely loved the dress-buying experience with Adorn! Alix was an amazing stylist. It was clear that she took the time to learn about my preferences and had looked at my inspiration photos before meeting with me. She knocked it out of the park and picked the perfect dress on the first try! The studio was also well lit for photos and had comfortable seating for guests." —Rachel N., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Brides by Glitz Nashville

"At Brides by Glitz Nashville, we understand that shopping for and selecting a bridal dress is one of the most memorable moments in a bride's journey," says owner Ann Miller. "That's why we strive to make every shopping experience truly special." It starts with the unparalleled inventory: The salon offers one of the largest selections of bridal dresses in middle Tennessee, including varied silhouettes, lengths and styles from the likes of Essense of Australia, Maggie Sottero, Calla Blanche, Allure, Kitty Chen and Oksana Mukha. "Our dedicated consultants are passionate about helping each bride find the dress of her dreams, offering personalized attention and genuine care throughout the process." It's a tried-and-true formula: Brides by Glitz is a branch of Glitz Nashville, Inc., which has been a formalwear go-to in Nashville for nearly 30 years. "We are proud to be a part of Nashville's vibrant formalwear community, continuing to serve generations with our timeless offerings and commitment to excellence," Miller says. "Our goal is to make every bride feel seen, heard and, especially, beautiful when she says yes to the dress."

Size Range: 2-34

Price Range: $1,500-$5,000 (average cost is $1,800-$2,800)

Review Spotlight: "I had an amazing experience at Brides by Glitz Nashville. When shopping for my dress, I had a relaxed experience and got to try on many different dresses. I found the perfect one and after purchasing, they remained great to work with, helping source the perfect veil." —Rebekah D., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

The Bride Room

Of all the bridal shops in Nashville, TN, The Bride Room is where you can find those highly coveted labels like Anne Barge, Ines Di Santo, Monique Lhuillier and Romona Keveza. It's where you go for everything couture—and we're not just talking about the dresses. The experience, too, is one-of-kind. Owner Rachel Apple is an expert when it comes to bridal fashion (she previously worked at Kleinfeld in New York for years before buying The Bride Room in 2016), and every bride is treated like a star. An in-house seamstress brings the experience full circle for alterations and customizations.

Size Range: Sample gowns in bridal size 8-12, additional sizes orderable

Price Range: $2,000-$12,000 (with most between $3,000 and $6,000)

Review Spotlight: "The team at the Bride Room was so kind, patient and helpful in aiding me find the dress of my dreams! They were extremely responsive to emails and were quick to get appointments scheduled for me! They were so sweet and reassuring while I was waiting for my dress to come in and called me the morning it came in to set up a time for the big reveal!! :) I also have to say- the tailor they partner with is unbelievably talented and also so sweet (I'm #teamEdith)! Love this store and have recommended them to several of my engaged friends!" —Elizabeth C., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Fabulous Frocks of Nashville

Each of the bridal shops in Nashville has a particular focus or specialization, and at Fabulous Frocks of Nashville, it's off-the-rack gowns. That means that "when the bride finds her dress, she gets to take it home with her!" says boutique manager Rachel. (The store does offer a selection of made-to-order gowns, but off-the-rack is its bread and butter.) "Our concept allows us to cater to brides with any timeline since they can take their dress home the same day. Our mission is to make finding your dress easy, effortless and memorable!" Brides enjoy private and personalized appointments with a dedicated stylist and can try on gowns from top labels like Pronovias, Mikaella, Paloma Blanca, Martina Liana, Anne Barge, Alyssa Kristin, Amsale and Watters. "While our ready-to-wed collection inventory is always changing, we constantly seek out the industry's top designers to fill our racks," Rachel says.

Size Range: Bridal size 2-26 (made-to-order gowns up to size 30)

Price Range: $1,300-$3,500

Review Spotlight: "I had a great experience at Fabulous Frocks, and I found the dress of my dreams! Rachel and Megan were very prepared and attentive. They brought me dress options that fit me and the style I was going for. They stayed engaged throughout my appointment and made it a very special experience. I went to a few other bridal shops prior, and Fabulous Frocks was by far the best!" —Margie B., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Grace Loves Lace

Grace Loves Lace is one of those cult-favorite bridal labels and, as such, has opened locations across the country (brides can also order online); the brand's Nashville bridal shop is among our favorite stops. The setting itself is a whole vibe: On-trend earth tones, vibrant bougainvillea and rustic accents make for Insta-worthy pictures (only of the gowns you don't select, of course!), and there is a range of accessories on display, so you can complete your look—down to the shoes—in one fell swoop. The dresses, of course, speak for themselves. Initially most appealing to boho brides, Grace Loves Lace is ever evolving: Its latest Muse capsule collection is made up of four gowns without the namesake fabric, refined and minimalist styles with a focus on beautiful fabrications. The brand utilizes ethical production practices, and each piece is sustainably made.

Size Range: XXS-5XL

Price Range: $2,500-$4,100

Review Spotlight: "Such a great experience! Shea was so sweet, patient and helpful. The gowns were all so gorgeous and unique, and as someone who is very sensitive to materials, I loved how they were all stretchy and comfortable. It was my first time trying on dresses, and I ended up finding my dream dress, and Shea picked out the perfect veil for me! I didn't feel rushed or pressured at all, and the whole process was stress-free. Thanks so much!!!"—Leah K., Google Reviews

Karen Hendrix Couture

Karen Hendrix Couture bridal shop in Nashville
Photo: Karen Hendrix Couture | Facebook

Found the perfect dress but need a personalized finishing touch? Bring your gown to Karen Hendrix Couture, a local couturier who has won The Knot's Best of Weddings countless years running and holds a place in our Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. She's not just an alterations specialist—though she's incredibly skilled at that, too—but a bespoke designer. So whether it's adding sleeves or a slit or changing up the straps on an existing gown—or creating something totally one-of-a-kind from the hemline up—Karen Hendrix is a must-visit.

Size Range: varies/customizable

Price Range: Varies

Review Spotlight: "Karen is an absolute angel and magician! Each fitting with her was so stress-free, and she made me feel confident and beautiful in my gown. Her team is the absolute sweetest and most organized team ever! I can't say enough good things about this experience. My dress looked like it was made for me, and I'll forever cherish their hard work and kindness." —Leah C., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

The White Magnolia Nashville

At The White Magnolia Nashville, the dress-shopping experience is as luxe as the dress itself. "Your appointment will be private—meaning you and your guests have a bridal suite all to yourselves; no sharing mirrors or dressing rooms," says store manager Hannah Boucher. Each bride is paired with a stylist to help select gowns based on interest and feedback, and narrow down the choices. "As you narrow down your contenders, you will have the opportunity to retry the two styles that you can't stop thinking about, and conclude with a celebratory toast when you find 'the one'!" (And, by the way, "the one" could be by designers like Martina Liana, Made With Love, Jeune Bridal, Kelly Faetanini, Trish Peng or Ingrid Olic, among others.) Founded in 2010 in Jacksonville, The White Magnolia has grown into an enterprise with eight locations across the Southern states. "We are a women-led organization [all about] empowering, encouraging and inspiring one another," Boucher says. "We cater to all women who are looking for an elevated and personalized process for their gown shopping experience."

Size Range: Bridal sizes 8-26 for samples; 0-32 for made-to-order (though not all designer size charts reach 32)

Price Range: $1,600-$7,500

Review Spotlight: "There is no other word to describe this shop other than MAGICAL! It feels straight out of a magazine. Each dress was beautifully designed and well-made. Alayna was amazing. She made me feel beautiful and calm, and related to my personality so well! 10/10." —Trinity E., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

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