Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city full of talented minds and excellent craftsmanship. If you are currently looking for a wedding dress, why not explore Barcelona’s wedding gown scene and get to know some of the exquisite pieces local designers have to offer?
Érase una vez…
At Érase una vez… you can find dresses created by Ruth Aurora Maria. Her first experience creating a wedding dress was when one of her friends asked her to design a gown for her wedding in only three weeks. The result was so successful that she has been creating wedding dresses ever since. The fashion designer’s style includes the use of tulle and artisanal details that transport the bride into a romantic era. At Érase una vez… they offer a personalized service, asking the bride to share her story so that they can create a dress that is tailor made for her.
Location: Carrer de Goya, 7
Pronovias is one of the most famous brands for wedding dresses worldwide. The company was originally created in 1922 by Alberto Palatchi Bienveniste, who started it as fabric and embroidery shop. In 1964 the company started changing, creating prét a porter wedding dresses and opening more stores across the city. Today, this Spanish company has over 200 stores in over 70 countries, which attests to the brand’s quality and professionalism. At Pronovias they not only sell wedding dresses but also dresses for women who need to attend special, classy events.
Location: Rambla de Catalunya, 129
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This brand is perfect for women who are looking for something different. Spanish designer Carolina Otaduy first started toying with the idea of creating her own wedding dress company when she was living in New York. The first wedding design Otaduy created was for one of her rocker friends, which then led to an artisanal collection with lighter fabrics, different cuts, and an original, indie vibe. With a passion for music, Otaduy fashions wedding dresses that combine a nonconformist grunge spirit with new tendencies and all things beautiful.
Location: Carrer Torrent de l’Olla, 45
Teresa Helbig, an important name in Catalan fashion, defines herself as a woman of contrasts, with great elegance and femininity, someone who is fragile, sensual and unique. Helbig’s talent was discovered during the 80s when she attended a wedding with a dress that she herself had designed. The dress caused such an impact that job offers started pouring in, allowing her to create her own collection. The designer’s sophisticated personality is present in each one of her creations, including her collection of light, bohemian, romantic wedding dresses.
Location: Carrer de Mallorca, 184
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Second hand dresses
If you don’t want to spend too much on the dress and save some money for the wedding itself, a good option is to buy a second hand gown. While every bride wants to look her best on her special day, it is also understandable that some may not feel the need to go down the aisle wearing a dress that will put a dent on their savings, especially due to the fact that it will be worn only once. Buying a second hand wedding dress can be an experience that is as special as buying a new one, after all, the second hand dress is, in fact, a new dress for the person who is buying it for the first time.
Weddalia is one of the top websites to buy and sell your wedding dress. For those selling dresses, Weddalia can help you get back up to 75% of what you spent on it. For those buying a dress, Weddalia sells used dresses that can be as cheap as 100€ going all the way up to 12.000€. You can also find new dresses on the website.
Nuptialista is another website where you can buy or sell wedding dresses. You can find dresses from names like Roa Clara, Chloe, Adolfo Dominguez, Pronovias, among others. The website allows you to be very specific with your search, determining the brand you are looking for, size, silhouette, cut and fabric. Prices range from 100€ to 10.000€.
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