Finding the perfect wedding dress is a tricky process. Whether you’re dealing with indecisiveness, pre-wedding jitters, or a total lack of knowledge in the bridal fashion department, these metro Detroit bridal shops are here to alleviate the stress and guide you to “the one.”
With a focus on luxury, L’amour Bridal is chic, personal, and will have you feeling like the star of the show. An appointment at this boutique, which is now open in its new location in Dearborn, comes with a consultation so each bride can find exactly what she wants and needs. L’amour Bridal splits its boutique into two sections: one with gowns that are available to purchase the day of your appointment and another that is dedicated to special order and custom gowns. The shop offers designer bridal gowns; a L’amour Bridal Couture line, featuring dresses made by owner Hana Abboud; as well as handmade accessories like veils, jewelry, headpieces and belts. L’amour Bridal, 650 N Telegraph Road, Dearborn; lamourbridalmi.com.
The Wedding Shoppe
Founded in 1999, this bridal shop has assisted over 12,000 brides in saying “yes” to their special dress. The Wedding Shoppe, which was voted the No. 1 Bridal Salon in Hour Detroit’s Best of Detroit 2021, employs several stylists to make sure that each bride has a truly customizable and comfortable experience. Carrying standard, couture, and plus-size dresses as well as bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride dresses, the shop has over 800 options at any given time, with styles ranging from traditional and classic to bold and eclectic. While the shop is open to walk-ins, the staff at The Wedding Shoppe recommends booking an appointment for the best experience possible. The Wedding Shoppe, 2186 Coolidge Highway, Berkley; theweddingshoppe.net.
LeeAnne’s Luxury Bridal Shop
Opened by Detroit native and Grand Valley State University graduate Lori LeeAnne, this bridal shop focuses on forming relationships with its customers. By getting to know the bride’s daily life, interests, and personal style, the staff at LeeAnne’s is able to help each customer find their perfect gown. All of the shop’s appointments are private, and each guest is greeted with light refreshments and a warm welcome when they arrive. The shop also runs a campaign called Detroit Girls Get Married that is intended to promote Black love within the community. Merch with the slogan is available to purchase. LeeAnne’s Luxury Bridal Shop, 18724 Grand River Ave., Detroit; leeannesluxurybridal.com.
Elizabeth’s Bridal Manor
Providing brides with a personal consultant, Elizabeth’s Bridal Manor is determined to help its clients find their perfect wedding dress. This luxurious shop has been open for over 34 years and has sold to thousands of brides. Elizabeth’s Bridal Manor is constantly getting in new arrivals. It carries gowns from brands like Stella York, Paloma Blanca, Casablanca Bridals, VWidon, and more. The shop also offers an “Embraceable You” selection of dresses that features options in sizes 16 and up, and mother of the bride and bridesmaid dresses are also available. Elizabeth’s Bridal Manor, 402 N. Main St., Northville; elizabethsbridalmanor.com.
This Royal Oak shop’s mission is to help its customers find the finest bridal fashions to create a once-in-a-lifetime moment on their wedding day. The showroom carries high-quality gowns from designers like Milla Nova Bridal, Viero Bridal, Berta, and Kelly Faetanini. Start your shopping trip with a complimentary champagne toast and find comfort in knowing that each consultant receives proper training to help you find the dress of your dreams. Joy Abendmode bridal, 505 S Washington Ave. Royal Oak; joyabendmode.com.
Beautiful Bridal is a must-stop shop for Detroit brides. Owner Keasha Rigsby has been in the bridal business for years and even had her own reality show, Keasha’s Perfect Dress, where she helped brides find the gown of their dreams. She has also appeared on TLC’s Say Yes to The Dress. Beautiful Bridal carries designers like Reem Acra, Limor Rosen, and dozens more. Shoppers can feel at ease knowing that Beautiful Bridal’s motto is “it’s all about the bride.” The shop is currently open Fridays through Sundays, so be sure to stop in to see their collection. Beautiful Bridal, 2921 E Jefferson Ave., Detroit; beautifulbridalwithkeasha.com.
Bella Bridal Gallery
This family-owned and operated bridal shop offers a wide array of styles and prices to assist brides of any size, budget, and taste. Bella Bridal has hundreds of dresses in its gallery, including pieces from Essence of Australia, Rosa Clara, and Randy Fenoli, and dozens more are featured online. The shop’s website and blog provide information about designers, dress style, and more so brides can be knowledgeable about their options. Bella Bridal Gallery, 4301 Orchard Lake Road, Suite 190, West Bloomfield; bellabridal.com.
A Milford staple, Gina’s Bridal sells wedding dresses, accessories, and bridesmaid dresses. Open since 2005, the boutique has found great success by making every bride feel like they’re a part of the Gina’s Bridal family. The shop carries dozens of collections and styles, whether you’re looking for a sleek and sexy mermaid fit or a show-stopping ball gown. Gina’s Bridal Boutique, 341 N Main St. Milford; ginasbridal.com.
This post was originally published in 2021 and is updated regularly.