Pittsburgh may not be the fashion center of Pennsylvania; however, it does have some of the best bridal shops. From off-the-rack to couture to design-your-own-dress, there is a bridal store for every bride in Pittsburgh.

Clarissa Boutique

1700 E. Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
(412) 432-3299

What makes Clarissa Boutique one of the best bridal shops in Pittsburgh is its designer sample dresses with price tags nearly anyone can afford. In addition to the selection of designer dresses, brides-to-be will find unique and custom bridal headpieces and veils. The boutique is full service and will even custom design a wedding dress. It’s also a top pick by “The Knot” for 2010.

Anne Gregory Brides

2975 W. Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 531-3160

The couture bridal gowns found at Anne Gregory Brides are what make it one of the best bridal shops in Pittsburgh. Throw in reasonable prices for luxurious gowns and you’ve got yourself a hit. Anne Gregory Brides boasts top-quality, name-brand dresses for as low as $500.

Bridal Beginning

450 Cochran Road
Pittsburgh PA, 15228
(412) 343-6677

Bridal Beginning boasts one of the largest selections of bridal gowns in Pittsburgh. What makes Bridal Beginning one of the best bridal shops in Pittsburgh, however, is that it offers designer gowns at affordable prices. And not last year’s designer gowns either. Bridal Beginning carries samples of new gowns by Lazaro, Maggie Sottero and Casablanca, just to name a few.

Carlisle’s of Pittsburgh

2549 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 562-5800

Carlisle’s of Pittsburgh is America’s oldest bridal salon. Started in 1888, Carlisle’s carries dresses from an “exclusive private collection,” which are priced as low as $500. The boutique also carries top designer dresses, including Amsale. What makes Carlisle’s of Pittsburgh one of the best bridal shops in Pittsburgh is the custom-made design option. For those who have a specific wedding dress dream, Carlisle’s offers a custom-made dream dress option thanks to couture designer Lora Van Lear.

The White Orchid

4907 Clairton Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
(412) 885-4411

A top pick by “The Knot” in 2008 and 2009, The White Orchid is full service. Not only does the White Orchid carry bridal gowns, but it also has a line of tuxedos, bridesmaid dresses and flower girl dresses. What makes The White Orchid one of the best bridal shops in Pittsburgh is its knowledgeable staff and wide selection of dresses.

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