Shopping at Avery Austin vs. a Traditional Bridal Boutique

It is becoming increasingly common for brides to purchase their wedding dresses online instead of visiting a bridal boutique. Why? Because it’s cost effective and convenient, especially when you shop at Avery Austin! No more long lines, overcrowded fitting rooms, or limited dress selections. All you have to do is click and add to cart! Who says you can’t buy your dream dress from your couch? 

Shopping online at Avery Austin has endless perks!


In-Stock Dresses 

Avery Austin has a variety of gorgeous wedding dresses that are ready to ship immediately for your convenience. Once you place an order from our in-stock styles, your wedding dress will be delivered to your doorstep within 7-10 days. Whether you’re eloping to another country in one month or tying the knot in a year from now, it is always best to buy your dress on the earlier side to make sure it is everything you’ve always wanted and more. On average, it takes about 6-9 months for a typical bridal boutique to receive your dress once you place your order. Then, you’ll need additional time for alterations. We offer fast shipping so you can ensure your dress will arrive before the big day. 


Special Order Delivery

Our special order styles arrive in approximately eight weeks, while bridal salons average around 6-8 months to complete. Our made-to-order dresses are able to arrive so quickly because we work directly with the design house and you, compared to a traditional bridal salon that works with brands, who then order from the design house, adding on additional time. 


Try at Home Program 

Searching for wedding dresses to try at home? No problem! Our Try at Home program is an innovative, risk-free way of dress shopping that allows you to choose up to three bridal or bridesmaid dresses to try on in the comfort of your own home. Unlike a bridal salon, you can search the collection and take as long as you like to find your favorite three dresses. No pressure! 


Each Try at Home wedding dress costs $15 and each bridesmaid dress costs $10 per sample, shipping included. After you’re done trying on your samples, return them within seven days, and place your order online. For bridal Try at Home only, you can apply the sample cost (up to $45) to the purchase of your dream dress. Turn your try-on session into a party! Don’t forget to invite your maids over for some fun and support. 


High-Quality Gowns 

From big ball gowns to sophisticated sheaths and stunning sweetheart styles, you’ll fall in love with our assortment of wedding dresses for every woman. Our prices are typically 30-40 percent less than those of traditional bridal boutiques, but that does not mean that we skimp on quality. Each dress is made from high-quality, versatile fabrics and created with expert craftsmanship for a luxurious look. 


Perfect Prices

Say “Yes” for less! Affordable doesn’t mean cheap or tacky. It means: your dream dress at your dream price. At Avery Austin, you're shopping direct from our manufacturer, so you'll never pay bridal salon mark-up prices. We strive to accommodate brides with different budgets with our honest price points … because having a wedding is expensive enough! Plus, when you shop with us, you’ll be able to take advantage of special limited-time offers for additional savings on your wedding dress or bridesmaid dresses. 


Stress-Free Returns 

Change your mind? Don’t worry! In-stock styles can be returned within 7 days of delivery so you’ll never be stuck with a dress that isn’t “the one.” When you purchase a dress from a bridal salon, most of the time it is a final sale and cannot be returned, but that is not the case with us. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, we want to make it right. All you have to do is email to request a return and mail your item(s) back. All garments must be unworn and in their original condition with tags affixed. You will then receive a refund within 5-7 days to your original form of payment, excluding the shipping cost. 


Superior Customer Service 

"The customer service from Avery Austin is some of the best I have ever received. They have provided better customer service than the traditional bridal shop I originally purchased a dress at. Avery Austin has taken the stress out of finding THE dress. 5 stars for the dress and 5 stars for the customer service. Thank you, Avery Austin!" 

- Sara H


Need help? Avery Austin's bridal stylists are ready to answer any and all questions to help you find your perfect dress and guide you through the shopping process. 


  Avery Austin Traditional Bridal Saloon
In-Stock Dresses Yes! Only used samples
Special Order Delivery 7 Weeks 6-8 months
Try at Home Yes, 3 Dresses at a Time No
Quality High Quality, Made from Same Manufacturer High Quality, Made from Same Manufacturer
Price 30-40% Lower than traditional bridal salons Additional Retail Mark Up
Returns 7 Days on Stock Dresses Usually Final Sale


So, what are you waiting for? Start shopping!