8 Bridal Shops in New Jersey to Find Your Dream Dress

There are countless beautiful dresses waiting for you in the Garden State.
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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 May 23, 2024

While starting the search for your wedding dress can be daunting, we're here to help you find the top bridal shops in New Jersey. There are so many beautiful bridal boutiques with countless gorgeous gowns in this tiny state. While it's great to have options, more options can sometimes become overwhelming quickly. A great place to start your search is The Knot Vendor Marketplace, where you can search bridal salons in your area and read reviews and advice from real brides who have found their dream dresses there. This can be a helpful tool when doing your research because you can narrow down based on budget, designers and location. The Knot Vendor Marketplace will also show you some top designers carried at each salon, as well as any awards they may have won from The Knot (spoiler alert: we only feature the best of the best). Wedding dress shopping is supposed to be fun, so having an easy tool like The Knot Vendor Marketplace will help you to have a stress-free experience. Ready to shop? Bookmark this page, get your wedding dress shopping checklist ready, and let's have some fun!

Free Love Bridal in Cape May, New Jersey

Find your dream wedding dress at Free Love Bridal in the beautiful seaside town of Cape May, New Jersey. This luxury boutique carries top designers such as Martina Liana, All Who Wander, Stella York and Nour Muhtaseb. Their expert team of stylists will work with you during your two-hour appointment to help you find the dress of your dreams. Their bright, sunny bridal shop is the perfect place to get you excited about being a bride. In addition to the dress, you can also book their bridal suite for a separate accessories appointment to decide on a veil, jewelry headpieces, etc. once you find your dream dress

Review Spotlight: "I had THE best experience wedding dress shopping here. Ever since I laid eyes on this bridal salon years before I got engaged I knew I wanted to go here to shop for my dream dress. I worked with Sophia and Shannon and they were nothing short of amazing. They listened to everything I liked or didn't like about the different dresses I tried on and ended up actually helping me find the one!! I am in love with my dress and this salon! I cannot recommend Free Love enough!! If you're still looking for a place to find your dream dress, look no further!" —Sydnie D., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Castle Couture in Manalapan, New Jersey

Castle Couture bridal shop in Manalapan, New Jersey
Photo: Castle Couture | Facebook

Castle Couture provides top tier service and a wide dress selection for their brides. A member of The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, Castle Couture prides itself on offering a luxury experience to their clients. They carry popular bridal designers such as Pronovias, Lazaro and Stephen Yearick, among others. Their expert team will help you figure out what you like and don't like so you can ultimately find your dream dress. Their recently added Crown Room allows brides to upgrade to different packages to make the appointment extra special. They also have an expansive jewelry and accessory selection, in addition to an on site alterations department.

Review Spotlight: "I had Angela as my bridal stylist & she was incredible. I gave her ideas of what I liked and she picked out dresses that were exactly what I envisioned. She was so personable & made the experience so much fun. I went in so nervous and as soon as I tried on my first dress, all my nerves went away. She was very clear about pricing and the entire process & didn't leave any details out at the end. I ended up trying on 5 dresses & once I knew I found the one, she made the moment so special. I was able to celebrate with my mom, sisters, future SIL & future MIL. I highly recommend Angela at Castle couture if you are searching for your dream dress there! Thank you Angela! You went above and beyond & I'm so lucky I had you!" —Aimee M., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Abigail Bride in Asbury Park, New Jersey

Located in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Abigail Bride is dedicated to helping New Jersey brides find their dream dresses. Owner Emily prides herself on seeking out the best, most creative and modern gowns on the market from top designers such as KYHA, Rish and Tara Latour. Emily and her team of trusted stylists will cater your appointment to make you feel your most beautiful and confident by helping you decide what dresses make you feel best. They are accommodating for many different budgets and will work with you to ensure a five star experience. In addition to their gowns, Abigail Bride offers an equally beautiful selection of jewelry, veils, belts and undergarments. Call to make an appointment.

Review Spotlight: "I cannot say enough about Abigail Bride. The very best boutique I have ever encountered. They go above and beyond for their brides .. you are not just a customer to them, you are a person! My dad was very ill when I was starting to look at wedding dresses, and I was unable to go to boutiques to look at dresses. Abigail Bride not only let us try on dresses at home, but they also came and helped me try on the dresses! It is something that is unheard of in this industry. I made sure that when I was going to buy my dress, I had to buy from them because of this amazing gesture. They gave me the greatest gift - I was able to try on dresses with both of my parents there and my dad got to see me in my wedding dress. There are no words to describe what a special experience this was." —Daniella M., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Bridal Suite Boutique in Hamilton, New Jersey

The team at Bridal Suite Boutique believes that wedding dress shopping should be the most fun part of wedding planning and wants to ensure a stress-free experience. During your appointment, your stylist will give you one-on-one attention to help guide you to your dream dress. While they carry bridal sizes 8 to 28 in their boutique, you can order from sizes 0 to 34. The woman-owned boutique sells designers such as Maggie Sottero, Justin Alexander and Lillian West. In addition to a curated selection of designer wedding dresses, they offer bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride dresses and bridal accessories.

Review Spotlight: "From the moment I booked my appointment to the day of, and even in the week after, my experience at BSB absolutely exceeded my expectations. The owner, Tiffany, gave me a courtesy phone call a few days before my appointment and spoke with me all about my wedding & my dress vision. It was so personal & made me feel so special going into my long awaited appointment. The day of, Tiffany and my consultant Sue were so intentional in creating a safe, personalized, fun, calming, respectful and memorable environment for me and my family. All of my thoughts and visions were prioritized, and I felt so at ease knowing that they truly cared about me in helping me find my dream dress. I'd highly recommend anyone and everyone to book an appointment with BSB! I traveled from three hours away to come here, and I'm so grateful that I did. I can't wait to work alongside them through the remainder of my bridal journey!!" —Rebecca K., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Dress 2 Impress in Linwood, New Jersey

The name says it all. Dress 2 Impress is a go to spot for Jersey brides who want to, ahem, dress to impress. Established in 2006, Dress 2 Impress began as an alterations and custom tailoring shop. Over time, they grew to fill nine locations across New Jersey, while maintaining their flagship bridal store in Linwood. Their expert team of stylists will select dresses that fit your wedding day vision during your appointment, all while providing unparalleled customer service. With top designers such as By Watters, Allure Bridal and Pronovias, Dress 2 Impress truly has something for every bride.

Review Spotlight: "I would recommend Dress to Impress to anyone looking for an intimate, comfortable experience. The staff was warm and inviting from the moment we walked in- Yamira was simply the best! She always brought me back to how I wanted to feel on my special day and really listened to what I wanted in a dress. I was able to take my time and have a moment in each dress which ultimately lead to me finding THE dress! I had a smaller group with me (just my mom & sister) but by the end of my appointment, it felt as if I was with all my girlfriends tearing up at the thought of my special day. I could guarantee you will have an amazing experience when choosing Dress 2 Impress. Thank you to the staff for making me feel like a true bride!" —Megan M., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Angel Rivera Bridal Atelier in Ridgewood, New Jersey

Angel Rivera Bridal Atelier is known for their curated selection of fabulous wedding gowns and accessories. With designers such as Calla Blanche, Justin Alexander and Yumi Katsura, among others, you're sure to fall in love with a dress (or a few) when you visit Angel Rivera. When you book an appointment, you'll get a personal consultation with a dedicated stylist to help you select your dream dress. You can even upgrade to a VIP appointment, where you'll be treated to champagne, snacks and desserts to enjoy while you shop.

Review Spotlight: "Choosing Angel Rivera to find my wedding dress was one of the best decisions I made! From start to finish, their professionalism and attention to detail were outstanding. They went above and beyond to make our special day perfect. The quality of their service exceeded our expectations, and their team's friendly demeanor made working with them a joy. Thank you, for helping to make our wedding dreams come true!" —Chelsea N., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Park Avenue Bridals in Cedar Grove, New Jersey

This woman-owned bridal boutique located in Cedar Grove, New Jersey is sure to exceed your wedding dress shopping expectations. The family-owned boutique has a dedicated team of expert stylists who work tirelessly to make your wedding dreams a reality. Park Avenue Bridals offers brides a cozy and welcoming atmosphere as they browse through their hundreds of bridal gowns. Their curated selection of dresses includes designers such as Eve of Milady, Pronovias, Jovani and Enzoani, to name a few. Brides can also opt for a VIP appointment if they'd like to even further customize the wedding dress shopping experience.

Review Spotlight: "Park Avenue Bridals is the place to get your wedding dress! I was so impressed from the moment I arrived until I left. Every detail in the salon was thought out so perfectly which made for the best experience. I found the dress of my dreams! They have a huge selection of dresses to choose from and the employees are incredibly kind and helpful! Bernadette was so friendly, helpful and patient with me. Andrea was so sweet and used her expertise to ensure I was happy with every last detail! I loved walking the runway and visualizing how my dress would look walking down the aisle. I highly recommend the VIP experience! It made the shopping day so special and memorable!" —Lauren K., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Aleana's Bridal in Paramus, New Jersey

Aleana's Bridal bridal shop in Paramus, New Jersey
Photo: Aleana's Bridal | Facebook

Aleana's Bridal is a top luxury bridal salon located in Paramus, New Jersey. Whether you are shopping for a ready-to-wear wedding dress or want the option to create your dream gown, the team at Aleana's will work with you to execute your bridal vision. They offer a vast collection of dresses, in addition to bridal accessories and even lingerie. Their expert team will accommodate brides of all styles, budgets and body types. With over 600 dresses to choose from by designers like Demetrios, Mon Cheri and Rebecca Ingram, you can rest assured you are in good hands at Aleana's Bridal.

Review Spotlight: "Working with the team at Aleana's Bridal Shop was so easy and a dream come true. Each appointment, they made me and my girls feel special and that what I was asking of them was heard. I never felt pressured to buy and didn't end up purchasing until my follow-up appointment. I ordered one color and decided that I wanted to change to all ivory and they were able to work their magic and make that change for me! They are easy to communicate with and incredibly accommodating schedule wise.They always kept me on track with timeline and made sure I knew when each item, alteration, purchase had to be made to ensure everything was ready on the big day. I had been to many different bridal shops and Aleana's Bridal Shop provided my top experience! Their knowledge, kindness, support and openness made me want to purchase with them. Even after the wedding, they followed up with me on how it went, pictures, etc. Btw they also do alterations in house; highly recommend them :)" —Matthew W., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

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