Say yes to the dress at local bridal salons that range from haute couture shops to value-oriented offerings. Budget-savvy shoppers should keep in mind that gown exchange and resale services also can be found locally.
(Pictured: Alfred Angelo Ariel gown)
393 N. Congress Ave., Boynton Beach, 561/734-9797 (Alfred Angelo's corporate headquarters is located in Delray Beach!)
Why: This national chain offers private label gowns at a wide range of prices, including accessories, bridal party dresses—and even Disney-themed gowns and dresses (think Ariel and Snow White-inspired looks).
Bridal Couture of Boca Raton
3591 N. Federal Highway, Boca Raton, 561/470-1140
Why: High-end salon features new and exclusive designers, as well as gowns and accessories for wedding party members.
1605 S.E. Third Court, Deerfield Beach, 954/426-6116
Why: The inventory here includes many upscale, nationally recognized brands as well as samples, wedding party dresses, and full-service wedding-day valet packages.
A Unique Bridal & Boutique
622 S. Federal Highway, Deerfield Beach, 561/998-7601
Why: Enjoy one-stop shopping that includes popular bridal brands from designers like Christina Wu and Casablanca, as well as tuxedos, invitations and accessories.
Angelus Bridal & Formals
878 S.W. 10th Ave., Suite #8, Pompano Beach, 954/943-7768
Why: Shoppers find a wide range of sizes (4 to 30) and styles, as well as wedding party dresses and the store’s signature “Flattering Me Bra” in sizes 32A to 52F.