Bridal Shop Michigan

A Simple Guide to Buying Wedding Gowns

Welcome to BridalShopMichigan.com, your guide to buying wedding gowns and bridal accessories in Michigan, Northeast Illinois, Northern Indiana and Ohio!

Finding the perfect wedding dress can be a challenging (and often emotional) process, but finding the right bridal shop to help guide you can make the decision making process much less stressful – and more fun!

This site is designed to be a comprehensive resource for women and their bridal parties who are beginning the process of buying wedding accessories in the Michiana region – or for a Michigan destination wedding. Here, you will find tips on how to shop for a wedding gown, what to expect from gowns within your budget, this year’s latest wedding dress styles, tips for properly fitting your wedding party and more.

The more educated a bride and her bridal party are before visiting a bridal shop, the more pleasant her experience will be! Additionally, different bridal shops offer different ranges of service, so knowing what kind of service you need will help you find a Midwest bridal shop that suits you – and your wedding – best.

Types of Midwestern Bridal Shops

Not all bridal shops offer all the information brides need to make the best purchase decision, and some brides may not be aware of details like:
how far in advance a wedding dress needs to be purchased,
what kind of gowns will be available within the bride’s price range,
how wedding gown alterations and sizing work and
which styles work best for indoor, outdoor and seasonal weddings.

In general, the most common types of bridal shops are 1) chain store dress shops and 2) local bridal boutiques. While chain wedding dress stores tend to offer low prices and recent styles, these shops may not provide comprehensive service or in-depth consulting. Construction and material quality of some chain stores’ lower-end gowns may be poor, making alterations difficult.

Local bridal boutiques vary widely, but full-service boutiques often offer more in terms of bridal accessories, style selection and consulting. Smaller bridal boutiques are also more likely to perform alterations in-house, ensuring better sizing accuracy and gown turnaround.

Wedding dresses can, of course, also be purchased online, although determining dress fit, sizing and construction quality on online dress purchases can be hazardous. A dress which may look perfect on a model on a website may look – and fit – completely different when it’s being worn by you.