Bridal Beginning

I can spot a Bridal Beginning bride from a mile away.  Not because of the dress, its style, or its designer.  Nope.  Rather, it's all in the way she carries herself.  Stylish yet traditional, the Bridal Beginning bride blends classic wedding day looks with contemporary fashion trends.  She's a big believer in romance, she's most likely dreamed of her wedding day since she was a little girl, and she knows THE DRESS deserves to be a focal point of such a special occasion.  She seeks to make a statement while maintaining refinement and effortless grace.  If you think this describes you, then let the dress shopping begin!  Since 1984, this South Hills boutique has been bringing the hottest national and international designers to our area, thus establishing themselves as an authority on wedding fashion.  Regardless of whether you consider yourself a classic princess bride, a dreamy romantic who likes a little boho, a modern day sophisticate, or a couture lover who wants to WOW, Bridal Beginning has got something for you.  Oh, don't forget bridesmaids and moms too!

Cover photo by Eva Lin Photography

Bridal Beginning - Pittsburgh Wedding Dress Boutique & Burgh Brides Vendor Guide Member

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Tell me a little bit about your business!

Established in 1984, Bridal Beginning offers the largest collection of bridal gowns within the Pittsburgh area.  We carry a wide range of wedding gowns from the most sought after designers both nationally and internationally.  Our experienced bridal consultants take pride in providing quality customer service and will make you feel celebrated and at ease while they find a dress to fit your unique vision.  Our warm and inviting atmosphere will help ease the pressure of finding all the essentials, including special occasion, bridesmaids, and mother's dresses, as well as accessories.

What makes your work unique?  Why should brides shop with you?

Our selection and dedication to each bride's “fabulous” and our perseverance to find it!

What is your ideal client like?

A Bridal Beginning bride is urban and contemporary, yet values her traditionalist core.  She values the importance of feeling beautiful on her wedding day (wherever she is getting married!)

What designers and styles do you carry?

We proudly offer a wide range of wedding gowns from the most sought after designers both nationally and internationally.  Dress designer Hayley Paige continues to be a leader in the bridal industry and our BB brides love her mix of tradition with a “pop!”  Our newest Italian designers Alessandra Rinaudo and Nicole Spose have a timeless sophistication, while Israeli designer Berta appeals to a sophisticated glam bride.  We also carry the very desirable Ukranian designer Milla Nova for the bride who wants dramatic elegance.  Katie May, one of our new favorites, is a Los Angeles based designer who designs sensually modern, nontraditional, backless gowns.  Sareh Nouri has also recently been added to our carefully curated collections with designs that offer an elegant, urban chic appeal.  For a full list of designers, please reference our website.

Do brides need an appointment?  How much time is allotted for a consultation?

Yes!  For both bridal and bridesmaids, appointments are needed to ensure that you get the time and attention that every bride and her wedding party deserves.

We schedule each first time bride for a two hour appointment and each bridesmaid group for a 1.5 hour appointment.  Call us at (412) 343-6677 to reserve your bridal/bridesmaid appointment.

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