Every bride-to-be knows that the search for the perfect dress can be one of the most exciting aspects of planning a wedding. Finding a gown that reflects a bride’s true personality and style however, can often become overwhelming. With that in mind, I’ve set out to compile a list of five of Seattle’s most unique and well-loved bridal boutiques to help make the task of dress and accessory shopping a little easier, and hopefully a lot of fun!
Local esteemed designer Luly Yang, known for her elegant, distinctive, couture designs, offers a true Cinderella experience in her well-known and respected downtown showroom, located on the street level of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. Along with a collection of stunning wedding gowns, Luly Yang also offers attire for the whole bridal party. Through the end of July, brides-to-be can find cocktail, evening and bridal wear at the couture sample sale, featuring many items at 70 percent off.
1218 4th Avenue
Seattle, Wash. 98101
Featuring custom, in-house designed and fabricated wedding attire, the month of July is a great time to visit this lovely salon, located downtown. With 25 percent off all bridal gown samples and 20 percent off accessories (including jewelry, shoes, veils and bags), brides can not only save money, but also feel good knowing that a portion of their purchase benefits a variety of Puget Sound area non-profits such as Northwest Harvest and The Vera House.
1121 First Avenue
Seattle, Wash. 98101
With its intimate setting and showroom located in Wallingford, brides can find such lines as Maggie Sottero, Sottero & Midgley and Robert Bullock, as well as private designer labels. The salon also carries a wide selection of bridal accessories such as shoes, jewelry and handbags, and offers custom veil design. Be sure to check out the Brides Across America event, taking place July 16, which offers free designer gowns to military brides!
2206 N. 45th Street
Seattle, Wash. 98103
Catering to brides with high-end designer taste on a budget, Belltown Bride offers lines like Casablanca Couture and Jane Wang, plus deep 50 percent off discounts on never-worn designer sample gowns off the rack. Badgley Mischka or Vera Wang, anyone? With attention to detail and superior customer service, Belltown Bride is a must-stop-shop for brides on the hunt for an exclusive deal on a designer dress.
2505 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, Wash. 98121
For the bride who wants to make a bold, unconventional statement with her wedding attire, Wai-Ching Studio (located in Pioneer Square) is the place to go. Offering eco-conscious, culturally inspired designs, Chrissy Wai-Ching is the artist behind each beautiful gown. With obvious passion and skill, her works result in a perfect combination to make a gown as individually unique as the bride herself.
115 Prefontaine Place South Ste 605
Seattle, Wash. 98104