Regardless of budget, every bride wants to look beautiful in their wedding gown. While there are literally hundreds of stores to purchase your dress – many of which we have featured here at BSB – one truly unique place to consider is Etsy.
You'll find Etsy wedding dress designers from every corner of the globe who make some of the most amazing and beautiful gowns. Plus, unlike a traditional online or local bridal shop, there are considerably more styles, sizes, colors, and price points available on Etsy.
One quick word of advice before I show you some of my favorite designers: don't be afraid of ordering from outside of North America. Dresses take a long time to make and alter, regardless where you buy, so instead consider each Etsy store's online reviews when deciding on which designer and dress to choose. Plus, be sure to read all the store's instructions and policies so you can be sure to get the perfect dress for you.
Etsy Wedding Dress Designers to Follow
Oritz Barzelai uses luxurious materials that stretch, and to complete each style, she enhances the garment with new and/or vintage lace as well as embroideries and beads that she finds in local markets in her home of Tel Aviv.
Victoria Spirina, based out of Moscow, is a family-owned business that designs and creates wedding dresses from 100% natural fabrics. Aren't they elegant?
Israeli designer and dressmaker Yasmine Layani makes a variety of unique gowns, veils, and accessories to make your day perfect. Her lace cape, specifically, is to die for.
Lithuanian designer Jurgita Bridal mostly specializes in separates. This is particularly fun as you can truly design your own look by choosing your favorite top and skirt.
AlexVeil Bridal has a variety of ethereal and whimsical gowns for incredible prices. I especially love their use of colors in some of their gowns.
Milamira Bridal is made up of two passionate young designers based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Every one of their romantic gowns are handmade in their own studio, from sketch to final stitch.
Suzanna, a psychologist turned dress designer, specializes in bohemian and retro wedding gowns, featuring lots of beautiful lace and other flowy fabrics. Definitely consider this designer if you are having a beach wedding!
ieie Bridal specializes in personalized wedding dresses and formal gowns, especially vintage styles. All their dresses can be customized and changed based on your preference.
The designers at MermaidBridal create classic, timeless wedding gowns in their small, woman-owned shop in China. This Etsy seller is not just another huge factory in China and you can tell by the reviews and the gorgeous dress examples.
Larimeloom is a one-woman company based in Italy. Each Grecian/boho style wedding gown is made by shop owner, Maria. She has over 3500 five star reviews and has been selling on Etsy since 2007. I wish I could get married again just so I could wear the above gold dress!!
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Editor's note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more resources for planning a pandemic wedding here.