Top 7 Wedding Dresses & Designers of Australia
Long before you met your husband-to-be, you probably dreamt about the perfect wedding dress.
Now you can turn those daydreams into reality with one of ABIA’s top-rated Wedding Dress Boutiques and Wedding Dress Designers of Australia!
Photo: Paddington Weddings - Bertossi Brides
Wedding dress shopping isn’t your everyday shopping, and all brides feel the pressure of finding ‘the one’ dress that’s just right for them, whether they’re looking to buy a bridal gown off-the-rack or have a custom couture bridal gown made. This is where the experts step in!
A good Wedding Dress Shop will have the answers to all your questions, such as choosing a dress to suit:
- your budget
- body shape
- skin tone
- the timeframe to order and receive your dress
- recommendations for alterations.
Visiting the bridal gown boutique should also be a comfortable, enjoyable and fun experience!
Going bespoke with a Wedding Dress Designer is also a great option if you want a dress made-to-order and unique to you.
A good wedding dress designer will work one-on-one with you to bring your ideas to life, drawing on their skills, expertise and designer fabrics to create your one-of-a-kind bridal gown to perfection.
It also pays to read customer reviews to ensure you receive a quality dress and top service to go with it, trust us on this one.
This awards list of Boutiques and Designers are sure to not disappoint!
At the 2019 ABIA National Designer of Dreams Awards, over 100,000 Bridal Customers were invited to vote for their top wedding vendors. In order to be considered for this prestigious Designer of Dreams award, a vendor must demonstrate consistency in excellence through receiving high-quality ratings over 4 consecutive years.
Check out who Australia’s favourite Wedding Dress Boutiques and Couture Gown Designers of 2019 are below!
Winner: Best Designer Couture Gown
Australia’s #1 Wedding Dress Designer at the 2019 ABIA Awards and 7-time winner of the QLD Awards!
Paddington Weddings is your award-winning bridal couture studio specialising in stunning wedding dresses designed and made with love in Australia!
They come with an outstanding reputation in the industry for their stylish, high-quality designs and dedicated customer service.
Anne Bertossi’s collections feature timeless, elegant designs with a modern edge.
They offer affordable luxury to brides on all budgets, with beautiful designs available in both ready-to-wear and couture options. All their designs feature lightweight fabrics, which make them particularly easy to transport for destination weddings!
Visit Paddington Weddings - Bertossi Brides' ABIA Profile to learn more.
NO.1 - Idora Bridal
Winner: Best Bridal Gown Boutique
2018 & 2019 #1 Wedding Dress Boutique in Australia and 2015 & 2017 NSW winner
A leading destination amongst Sydney bridal shops along with decades of bridal design experience, Idora is the shop of choice for brides-to-be looking for a special bridal gown.
With a beautifully designed premises with plenty of space, you’ll never feel rushed or pressed for room when looking at their hundreds of enchanting wedding dresses and trying the ones that capture your eye the most.
Their bridal consultants have the expertise to help you choose the right dress that is flattering, reflects your unique style and individuality, and makes you feel like a princess. Their personalised service will make you and your entourage feel special, welcomed and well taken care of.
See more dresses from Idora Bridal's collection.
NO.2 - Bizzaro Bridal Couture
Runner-Up: Best Designer Couture Gown
Wedding Dress Designer winner 12 times in NSW and nationally in 2018 – plus 9-time NSW Jewellery Fashion winner!
This multi-award-winning team at Bizzaro Bridal Couture has created gowns for thousands of happy brides! Their gowns are 100% Australian made and exquisitely crafted using superior and luxurious fabrics, laces and embellishments sourced from around the globe.
At Bizzaro, all gowns are designed and created to flatter your silhouette, accentuate your best features and stay true to your unique personality.
They even offer a ‘fly in, fly out’ fitting schedule for interstate and country brides with minimal visits, and no overnight stays or accommodation necessary, making it easier for you to become a ‘Bizzaro Bride’ wherever you live.
View the full list of awards won by Bizzaro Bridal Couture.
NO.2 - Brides By Francesca
Runner-Up: Best Bridal Gown Boutique
Second-highest ranked Wedding Dress Boutique in Australia this year
Brides by Francesca is renowned for their prestige international and local designers in store, offering brides a service that provides a total experience in finding the gown that captivates your heart.
Francesca has always had a love for exclusive fabrics and laces; a passion that guided her to open her first bridal boutique over 20 years ago.
She and her team pride themselves on providing a personalised and intimate service to every one of their brides and their families.
You will have their undivided attention in their intimate, one-on-one bridal boutique where the focus is solely on finding the gown that makes you feel special and beautiful.
Visit Brides by Francesca here.
TOP 3 - Personalised Weddings Couture
Designer Couture Gown
#1 Wedding Dress Designer at the 2016 NSW ABIA Awards
At Personalised Weddings Couture, they create unique, lavish masterpieces of exceptional quality that reflect and celebrate who you are – feminine, glamorous, sophisticated and uncompromising. Their exquisitely executed, true couture wedding gowns embody elegant detail, artistic flair and that touch of attitude that sets you apart from the rest.
For over 25 years, Personalised Weddings Couture has been passionately crafting gorgeous couture wedding gowns, using hand appliqué lace and luxurious fabrics sourced seasonally from the finest European textile mills. Enjoy the experience of having their expert attention creatively focused on making you shine on the biggest day of your life.
Take a look at Personalised Weddings Couture's collection.
TOP 3 - Kel-Leigh Couture
Central Coast, NSW
Bridal Gown Boutique
Also NSW’s #1 for Bridesmaids Dresses since 2015
Kel-Leigh Couture is the leading bridal store on the Central Coast with an array of beautiful bridal gowns.
Their large number of Australian and international designers are ready for you to try on, along with the perfect accessories to complement your gown including jewellery, veils and shoes.
Kel understands that not every bride has the budget for a couture gown, and her aim is to give every bride an outstanding Kel-Leigh Couture customer service with ready-to-wear gowns from established designers.
She has also created a budget-conscious label, Kayelle, which is available exclusively at her store. Kel and her highly skilled team will provide honest advice, a stress-free environment and help you choose the perfect gown.
Read over 100 reviews from customer brides for Kel-Leigh Couture.
TOP 5 - Romeo Bastone Couture
Designer Couture Gown
No.1 National Wedding Dress Designer in 2017 and 13-time Victorian Winner
At Romeo Bastone Couture, they love couture and are especially passionate about bridal design and bespoke creation of dream gowns for brides. Understated excellence and personal service are the hallmarks of this bridal couture boutique.
Talented Couture Designer, Joesphine Romeo Bastone, personally attends to you from your first consultation to your finished gown, taking care to ensure your gown is a perfect fit.
Each and every gown is meticulously and individually handcrafted using only the finest fabrics, laces, beading and embellishments resulting in a beautiful design that reflects your individual style and personality.
Arrange a consultation with Romeo Bastone Couture today.
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