The affianced and married among us know that planning a wedding is all about celebrating love in the company of friends and family. But it’s also about the dress.

As top bridal brands unveil their spring collections, we’ve rounded up seven stand-out labels to shop — whether you’re searching for a gorgeous wedding gown, a classic tux or something totally outside the box.

For decadent drapery: Honor NYC

Honor NYC’s bridal mission statement is to “transcend ordinary life” and capture “what it feels like to be in love,” according to founder and designer Giovanna Randall. The whimsical fabrics and dimensional flourishes deployed in the brand’s eighth bridal collection will lend a magical atmosphere to any wedding.

Prioritizing sustainability, ethical production and the radiant confidence that comes with comfort, Grace Loves Lace was founded in Australia in 2011. But in a departure from its name, the brand’s latest capsule collection features no lace whatsoever — marking a turn toward sleek, “understated elegance” for the Boho-bride label.

For unisex splendor: Tanner Fletcher

Design duo Tanner Tichie and Fletcher Kassel are making waves with their debut Tanner Fletcher bridal collection, which aims to “push the boundaries between masculinity and femininity.” The 2023 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists eschew gender labels for style galore, as evidenced by their array of suits, blouses, ball gowns and mini dresses — bedecked with bows, crocheted flowers, raw-edge ruffles and even sikly garters. Made for brides, grooms and every sort of guest, the offerings redefine what wedding-wear can be.

“La Danse Blanche” is another debut bridal collection, this time from Beyoncé-endorsed evening-wear label Bronx and Banco. In the words of founder and designer Natalia De’Banco, the collection — made up of 22 looks, including itty-bitty tutus, outrageous organza numbers, peek-a-boo corsets and cheeky hoisery — honors the “divine femininity and unwavering strength” of ballerinas.

“Effortless, modern and feminine” — this was Alejandra Alonso Rojas’ philosophy when designing her debut bridal collection. Featuring semi-sheer suits, floor-length gowns and short-hemmed dresses in an array of colors, AAR’s meticulously-crafted collection has a broad variety of styles for the blushing bride.

Counting down the months until the big day? So is Molly Goddard. The label’s latest launch includes four new dresses, aptly named “March,” “April,” “May” and “June.” The brand offers ready-to-wear, made-to-wear and bespoke bridal services, with gowns characterized by playful touches and unusual silhouettes.

Claire Pettibone’s romantic styles are suddenly much more accessible for NYC brides with the opening of a new Manhattan flagship last week in the Garment District (the new salon is housed inside Nicole Bridal NYC). If your dream wedding dress includes floral details and lots of lace, this is your new go-to shop.

With their gorgeous draping and statement sleeves, the 12 gowns in Hera Couture’s latest collection, “Amplified Simplicity,” look straight out of a fairy tale. The New Zealand-based brand is also sold in stockists throughout the US — for brides hoping to begin their happily ever after in a Hera gown.

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