When it comes to searching for wedding inspiration, it's sometimes hard to know where to start. Scrolling through Instagram and seeing so many beautiful dresses, locations, flowers, table decorations (look, as you know, it's a neverending list) can tend to become overwhelming.
Stunning, magnificent, and captivating are just a few of the words you can use to describe the intricate wedding gowns that are being created by Melbourne’s best wedding designers.
A good wedding dress designer is inspired by wedding trends, but a great wedding dress designer creates the trends. Some of Melbourne's best wedding dress designers successfully navigate the fine line between couture fashion and bridal wear. And, when they pair their creativity with a professional and bespoke service, they create the perfect breathtaking moment for a bride.
It’s every bride’s dream to have the perfect wedding dress, but there are just so many to choose from! Knowing what you want can be difficult and frustrating, especially if you’ve been to what feels like 1,000 showrooms and haven’t seen what you had envisioned.
Now, we've taken the hassle out of your search. From dresses to general wedding inspiration, these Australian bridal designers and boutiques are your marriage go-tos.
When it comes to planning your wedding, one of the most important aspects is finding the one! And by the one – we mean the DRESS!
We have gone ahead and listed our top couture wedding dress designers, to make ‘saying yes to the dress’ easier!
We’ve barely been able to tear our eyes away from the magical creations that our brides have chosen to wear on their big day. Whether you’re searching for a modern wedding gown with a simple silhouette or a traditional embellished wedding dress, prepare to be inspired by these versatile wedding dress designers.
Here is our selection of Melbourne’s best wedding dress designers!
LIst Of Top Unique and Elegant Wedding Dress Shop Melbourne
You should start researching, shopping, and planning appointments approximately 10 months out from your wedding date, with the goal of ordering a gown no later than six to eight months prior to the wedding.
Buy a dress 10 months before the wedding if possible (It can take up to five months from the time you order it to arrive in the salon). Schedule a fitting eight to 12 weeks before the wedding and a final fitting no later than two weeks before your wedding.
This is totally your own choice. You don't really have to wear a bra under your dress because It depends on the type of dress you are wearing. Many dresses come with a corset or a bra built into them, meaning a bra would be pretty redundant in that case. Your body type is also important.
The big decision lots of couples are asking themselves is whether to spend it together or stick to tradition and sleep apart. It really is entirely up to you. There isn't a rule that says you have to but here's what's most important: that you relax. You'll want to rest up so you're totally prepared for your wedding.
There's no obligation at all to invite your future mother- and sister-in-law to go wedding dress shopping with you. This is a very personal decision, and it's usually your mom (or other mom figure), sister(s) and maid of honor or bridesmaids who might join you. For some brides, dads and brothers can also be a big help.
Anna Campbell - Wedding Dress Shop Melbourne
Anna Campbell is passionate about creating the most beautiful wedding dresses and bridal accessories, using the most luxurious silks, custom-designed laces and sparkling hand-beaded embellishments.
Each dress is designed and created by hand in Melbourne by our small team, and we are lucky enough to send our creations to brides all over the world!
For over 10 years, our reputation has been built on creating beautifully unique, hand-embellished and
comfortable wedding dresses that combine modern glamour with bohemian beauty to reflect an authentically Australian kind of bridal elegance.
From sunset beaches to lavender fields, from rustic vineyards to enchanted forests, this is where you will find an Anna Campbell Bride, embracing a passion for individuality, romance and sparkly bridal style.
Having designed and made four (yes, four!) dresses for her own wedding, our Creative Director, Head Designer, and all-round #GirlBoss Anna knows a thing or two about getting married in style.
Here, We Share 5 Things Anna Believes In:
- Anna Campbell is for romantic brides, who want to sparkle on the inside and out!
- Quality over quantity.
- Luxury fabrics are a must! I adore hand beaded embellishments, floating silks, and custom designed laces.
- Supporting local Australian manufacturing: Anna Campbell dresses are ethically and locally hand-made in Melbourne, Australia.
- As a bride, always stay true to your personal style, and get married in a way that reflects who you are as a couple.
Raffaele Ciuca Bridal - Wedding Dress Shop Melbourne
“Since 1956, Raffaele Ciuca has defined bridal style and celebrated Australia’s greatest love stories.”
WHO WE ARE
Specialising in wedding dresses, Raffaele Ciuca is a 4th generation family business celebrating 60 years of experience in the wedding industry. From humble beginnings in men’s tailoring, Raffaele Ciuca has expanded to become Australia’s most trusted and renowned bridal destination. Making brides look and feel a million dollars on their wedding day is what we do best. Our philosophy is simple; exceptional service, range and value. Our wedding dress collection is the largest in Australia, featuring an mix of silhouettes, sizes and styles to suit every bride. Raffaele Ciuca is home to some of the most exquisite local and international wedding dress designer labels including Maggie Sottero and Berta Bridal.
THE HERITAGE OF RC
Raffaele Ciuca migrated from Italy to Australia in 1954. Raffaele was a skilled tailor, He learnt the art of tailoring from his father. In 1956 Raffaele opened up his first store in St Georges Rd, North Fitzroy. Raffaele’s wife Tina joined the business in 1968. Raffaele and Tina had two daughters, after completing their education Patricia and Claudia joined the business. The family introduced bridal wear in 1980. in 1982 they opened their second store in Coburg which they outgrew and relocated to a larger store on Sydney Road, Brunswick. Patricia and Claudia’s husbands; Joe and Sario decided to join the business. In 2005 the company expanded and opened another store on High Street, Armadale.
WHAT WE DO
Our customers are one of a kind… and so are we. Our professional stylists understand our customer’s individuality with attention to detail, a keen sense of style, and a vision of perfection. Our service is unsurpassed with over 50 dedicated professionals ensuring the ultimate customer experience.
Romeo Bastone Couture - Wedding Dress Shop Melbourne
Romeo Bastone - Custom designed for today's bride
Wedding Custom Dresses Melbourne, Wedding dresses Melbourne - we are the Affordable leading Award Winning Melbourne Bridal Couture Designer & Designer Bridal Fashion House, known for Affordable Bridal Luxury Gowns. We love Couture, but are especially passionate about Bridal Design & Bespoke creation of Dream Gowns for Brides. We are humbly grateful to have received many photos and notes/reviews from our clients over the years. We would love to work with you, to Custom design a Wedding Dress you will love for your Dream Australian or Overseas Wedding.
Welcome All to the #romeobastonecouture Custom/Bespoke Experience
I'm often asked about my process - Thought best to explain ....
The RBC Dream Experience allows for one consultation & measurements/ordering are taken at this lengthy consultation. As 90% of the work is referred, we found that only one was required. These days everyone does their research online & thus is thoroughly aware of a supplier's work. So we only work according to body shape, design & colour (of old school techniques), with each gown being individually exclusive. We not a retailer, nor do our gowns take a week, or 2 or 3 to make. Each gown takes months & months in the making. Hence why Romeo Bastone is known as affordable luxury & also because most laces & embellishments are exclusive to us, those that are directly imported - French Laces. So our clients avoid the retail mark up of fabrics/laces & so forth as we purchase direct from suppliers overseas. Bridal Gowns minimum of 7 fittings. Evening Gowns minimum of 5 fittings. Though the process can also be catered for budgets & shorter time frames can be accordingly scheduled.
The Romeo Bastone Range consists of over 50 styles, but one is welcome to bring in ideas & we advise & re-design & Bespoke as required. All inclusive Custom Wedding Gowns priced from $4000, with Evening - Mother of Bride - Mother of Groom priced per requirements, generally from $1800, all inclusive.
The #RBC process is fun & enjoyable & most of all - stress free. Hence, only taking on a certain number of orders for each month as we work quality not quantity. "It’s a Dream Gown Experience. As every Bride & in particular, All #RomeoBastone Brides/Clients deserve no less X
Embrace Bridal Boutique - Wedding Dress Shop Melbourne
Welcome to Embrace Bridal
Geelong’s Most Stunning Wedding Dresses & Bridal Store.
Picture a beautiful art deco building, a space that excites and inspires your bridal shopping journey. This is what Embrace Bridal is all about. Located in the main shopping precinct of Geelong, our luxurious boutique offers a one-on-one service where brides can choose an exclusive gown of their dreams. Your bridal consultant is there to guide you through the entire selection process, from trying on different styles, fittings, ordering and alterations. Every bride should stay true to herself and her style, we want to help you do that.
Presenting a stunning selection of wedding dresses, each collection has been carefully considered by Kristy and her team to ensure both uncompromising quality and design. Our designers are selected to ensure you, the bride have the opportunity to view a diverse selection of gowns all in the one place.
We are not about the pushy sales techniques, we are here to make sure your wedding dress journey is fun and memorable.
Stunningly Beautiful Gowns
AND AN EXPERIENCE TO MATCH
Come in and meet Kristy and the team – we love showing off our beautiful range of Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaid’s Dresses, Bridal Accessories and Jewellery. Embrace Bridal Boutique services Geelong, the Surf Coast, Melbourne, Ballarat and Bendigo regions for Bridal, Bridesmaids and Bridal Accessories.
About Embrace Bridal
It all began with a wedding! Founder Kristy was inspired after marrying the love of her life in 2014, to create a space and experience that is unforgettable and special, like our brides!
Kristy has created a relaxed, friendly and luxurious space where brides and their tribes can enjoy the wedding dress journey without the pressure and pushy sales staff. We listen, we take the time to understand your wedding vision and what it is that makes you feel special and beautiful. This treasured moment is about finding that gown that makes your heart smile.
Each of our beautiful bridal consultants have been carefully selected for their knowledge, experience and most importantly their ability to connect and help brides with this emotional and exciting journey.
Our mission is simple – exceptional friendly service and high-quality, beautiful gowns!
Jullia Bridal - Wedding Dress Shop Melbourne
The wedding gowns of the Jullia Bridal are nothing short of magnificent. We offer a wide selection of styles and silhouettes. The selection includes classic princess gowns, glamorous sexy mermaid, A-line gowns, luxury dresses, cheap bridal gowns and more in deer park and other suburbs of Melbourne. You’ll adore the thousands of different detailing options that make each gown unique, from tea-length hemlines and sculptural embellishments to dramatic ruffles and stunning hand beading from modern clean lines to traditional fairy tale princess wedding gowns.
Empire Bridal - Wedding Dress Shop Melbourne
Michelle - Owner/Stylist
Favourite Bridal Look:
Classic - think Audrey Hepburn!
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Travel bucket List:
South America (There is a story there)
Advice for Bridal Shoppers:
Don't be scared to voice your opinion about gowns you try on, too many brides worry about what I am going to say if they tell me they don't like it. It isn't about me, it's all about helping you find your dream dress.
Advice for Deb Shoppers:
Try the gowns on! You won't know what you like, until you try them on.
Cute sized, family owned, bridal & evening wear boutique, with a HUGE personality.
Michelle Beresford, founder and owner of Empire Bridal, opened her boutique with one thing in mind, to bring the latest in bridal, debutante and evening wear trends to Melbourne’s South East. Her passion for helping women feel, the most important girl in the world, is most uplifting and hard to find in today’s busy world.
We have here, at Empire Bridal, a hand-picked selection of gorgeous designer gowns, which are at the forefront of bridal trends
Keeping in mind the rising costs of weddings and life in general, Michelle has made sure her gowns are not only great quality but kept at affordable prices. Payment plans and package deals are also on offer, to help you have the dress of your dreams. All bridal gowns are under $3,000. Debutante gowns are $750.00 or less. Bridesmaid packages help save dollars and complete the look.
This is one boutique not to be missed so make your appointment today and phone 03 9707 4888 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
It truly is a place where the most magical moments happen
Empire Bridal is located in Beaconsfield, a short 45 min trip from the CBD and 5 mins from Berwick. Our address is Shop 6/6-10 Old Princes Hwy, Beaconsfield. You will find us set back from the highway, next door to Kaye Charles Real Estate, In Beauty and Tulip Thai. Parking located at the rear of the boutique.
Where fairy-tale weddings come true with beautiful gowns as unique as you. You’ve got the ring, now it’s time for the dress. Maybe you’re freshly engaged and just about to begin your dress-hunting journey or maybe you’ve searched all over town already and have been disappointed by a lack of choice or ridiculously high prices.
Luckily, your search has brought you here. Where you can find the perfect dress without the stress!
Werribee House of Brides & Debs - Wedding Dress Shop Melbourne
Melbourne Bridal Gowns and Formal Wear
Werribee House of Brides have been helping brides find their dream wedding dresses for over 11 years. Situated across from Pacific Werribee Shopping Centre, our wedding and debutante boutique carries a great range of affordable bridal, debutante, bridesmaid and evening gowns. If you are lo
Holly Butler Wedding Dress Shop Melbourne
A LITTLE ABOUT US
Our Business is founded on the truth that we are all, in different ways, beautiful. We want to celebrate you; your beauty; your personality, and use our works in a way that uplifts this. We also want to stand against mass production and unethical clothing production as we strive toward more sustainability and thoughtfully made products within Melbourne.
Couture encourages you to see that you, as an individual, are beautiful. Through customised fit to compliment your body shape and customised design to celebrate your personal style, we will create your one-of-a-kind gown. Sustainably and thoughtfully made in Melbourne.
HOW WE CREATE YOUR GOWN
Tell us about your dream gown! Contact us and we’ll schedule you in for a complimentary consultation, we’ll discuss ideas and sketch up your custom gown design.
Over three fittings we’ll perfect your gown to you; adjusting corstetry, adding more French lace, draping silk to sit perfectly on your waistline and frosting the look with the softest veil.
Wear your one-of-a-kind dream wedding gown down the isle!
Laugh, dance and celebrate love
Kay Elizabeth Couture - Wedding Dress Shop Melbourne
Kay specialises in unique bridal and evening couture, individually designed to perfectly fit, flatter and give you the confidence to feel fantastic on your special day.
With over 20 years of experience in the bridal and fashion industry, Kay creates exquisite and luxury made-to-measure, hand-made gowns using time honoured couture techniques.
Using premium and quality fabrics and a personal and custom design process, Kay will bring your dream gown to life by incorporating your own personal style with elegance and sophistication, giving you cherished memories to last you a lifetime.
Kay takes pride in her intimate design process where she will meet with you face to face for fittings in her Melbourne studio leading up to finalising your dream gown.
Kay’s creations are also extended also to Bridesmaids, Mother of the Brides, race wear and any other special occasions