Any bride who has started the search for her perfect wedding gown has probably learned one thing: there are a LOT of designers out there. Some focus on producing only couture gowns, while others produce gowns for the more traditional bride. Most create gowns that cover a variety of price points and styles.
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Here is a list of some of the major wedding dress designers. Keep in mind that some of the listed designers are one person while the others are the name of a group that features the work of several designers. The list is in no particular order.
- Vera Wang
Wang is one of the best known names in couture wedding gowns. Her elegant creations are worn by celebrities and those for whom a budget is not a concern.
- Badgley Mischka
Selling both couture dresses as well as a line available in select bridal salons, Mischka’s creations are daring, sexy and elegant.
- Tamara Catz
Catz specializes in making dresses for the bride who is dreaming of a beach or tropical wedding.
- Miosa Bride
This husband and wife team creates one of a kind couture gowns for their brides.
- Deborah Lindquist
Lundquist was trying to create dresses out of “green” materials long before such a thing was in vogue.
- Suzanne Perron
Perron draws on her southern roots to create gowns that are romantic and elegant.
- Mariana Leung
Leung’s creations tend to appeal to those who want something a bit outside of the ordinary. She prides herself on being to able to create for all brides, no matter the size of their bodies or the size of their budgets.
In addition to this list of wedding dress designers, there are hundreds of talented seamstresses that can work with you to create a one of a kind gown for a fraction of the cost of ordering a couture gown from a high end designer.
Having a small budget might prevent you from being able to order a Vera Wang wedding dress but, by working with a talented seamstress near you, you can have a gown that is just as unique.
There are tools available on the internet that will allow you to search through a list of wedding dress designers by type of gown, price points and other criteria. This will help you narrow down the search for the designer or designers that will best meet your needs.
It’s important to keep an open mind. Even if you love a certain designer, it is hard to tell if his or her dresses will work on your body until you actually try them on. When you make an appointment at a bridal shop, just keep an open mind when it comes to which designers you’d like to try.
Some on this list of wedding dress designers sell their gowns exclusively in one or two shops while others are more widely available. If you are drawn to the creations of a certain designer, simply do a web search for his or her name, and you will be able to find a list of bridal salons that feature that designer.