Finding the perfect dress, shoes and accessories for your wedding can take several weeks, even months. If you’re planning an Orlando wedding, you can count on bridal professionals and consultants at several boutiques and retail stores in the area. Whether you’re shopping for the Big Day or want to pick up gifts for the bride and groom, here’s where you’ll find some of Orlando’s best bridal boutiques and shopping venues:
The Collection on Park Avenue, Winter Park
This popular bridal salon is a must-stop for any bride-to-be. Head here for custom fitting s and recommendations on the latest designs and ensembles. This bridal boutique features Givenchy, Vera Wang and Reem Acra dresses, and also has a large inventory of veils and shoes. Whether you’re looking for advice or want to try on the latest designer labels, make an appointment at this boutique for a primer on the latest fashions. Visit The Collection website for more information.
Something Blue on Dr. Phillips Boulevard
Make your way to southwest Orlando to the semi-upscale neighborhood of Dr. Phillips. Here you’ll find a number of boutiques, gift shops and day spas that cater to high-end tastes. The Something Blue boutique specializes in formal wear, accessories and custom fittings for bridal clothing. Head here for bridal shopping advice or to find that perfect outfit for the big day.
Carolyn Allen’s Bridal
This bridal store is located across the street from SeaWorld on Central Florida Parkway. The indepednetly-owned boutique features beautiful bridal gowns and accessories from designers including Jasmine Couture, Mon Cheri Bridals and Dessy Collection. Head here for special occasion dresses, advice, and great customer service; this store earned the Bride’s Choice Awards for 2009. Visit Carolyn Allen’s website for more information.
Butterflies Bridal, Oviedo
Take a short drive out of downtown Orlando to Oviedo, a suburb that’s home to several retail stores and locally owned boutiques . Butterflies Bridal features private label gowns, bridesmaid dresses and bridal accessories at affordable prices. This boutique also carries an exclusive line of Europena and Australian bridal collections from Robin Jillian and Essense Designs. You’ll find it at 3635 Aloma Avenue; visit the Butterflies Bridal website for more information.
Saks Fifth Avenue
You can always count on the professionals at Saks to put together the ultimate bridal ensemble. Whether you’re looking for designer dresses, shoes, handbags or accessories, make your rounds at this New York department store to find the perfect match for the Big Day. Saks Fifth Avenue is located at 5253 International Drive.