Testimonials

I went in yesterday to search for “my dress” and with the help of those sweet ladies “Tabby” in particular I found it!! They were helpful and funny and she knew just what my style was. Thank you for helping me and making my soon to be perfect day absolutely perfect! Y’all are great!! 💙
Rebecca Trivett:Spruce Pine NC
Rebecca Peterson

I can’t say enough good things about Candler Budget Bridal! I had a wedding dress disaster two days before my wedding so I reached out to this wonderful bridal store. The owner went above and beyond and told me to come in whenever I needed even though they did not have any available appointments and that they would do everything to help me find a new dress. When I arrived they were friendly and truly happy to work with me! My consultant was patient and upbeat and did everything possible to help me find a dress so last minute, she truly made the experience joyful and exciting. It was the best experience I could have asked for and I ended up with a stunning dress that I loved more than my original dress!
Megan Redford

This was an extremely pleasant experience from the time I walked in the door until the time I left. I was greeted by both Carol whom was very sweet and informative and Tabby with a bright welcoming. They were so warm, friendly and enjoyable. Both my sister and niece were with me and were shown to our own private dressing room where Tabby was my dress consultant. She was Awesome with great enthusiasm and vibrant personality that we felt very relaxed in searching for the perfect dress. She was able to help sort through all the AMAZING dresses to determine the exact look I wanted. Going through the dresses and trying on was so much fun and she was great with helping “Zip & Clip” to ensure the process of trying on the dresses was so very easy. There are lots of dresses to choose from and very a budget friendly . The store is easily located as well. And ladies I said “Yes to the dress” . The perfect place go to if you want the most fantastic experience. Exceptional choices and exceptional staff.
YuVonne Oglesby

I had the most incredible experience at Candler Budget Bridal! I was able to get a private appointment on short notice and both Crystal and Tabby were so helpful. Not only do they have a more expansive selection of dresses than other “chains,” the dresses were much more unique and of a higher quality. They also have a great selection of veils, belts, and jewelry. I would absolutely recommend this shop to any bride searching for her dream dress. Thank you so much for helping me find the wedding gown I’ve been dreaming of since I was little. I can’t wait for my big day!!! 💜
Nanci Beth

They were absolutely amazing! They made it a wonderful stress-free experience. I had another appointment at a different shop but, I didn’t need it because I found the perfect dress here. This was my first and only dress shop I had to step foot in. ❤
Samantha Braswell

I am seriously blown away by how wonderful our visit was! From the moment we walked in the door we were sweetly welcomed by the owner, Carol. She made us feel right at home and helped our bride find the most gorgeous dress. I have been wedding dress shopping with multiple friends and even getting my own wedding dress didn’t even come close to the experience we had today! It was truly a Kleinfields experience from start to finish. Carol made sure that everyone was comfortable (even had toys for my 1 year old daughter to play with) but she truly made the bride feel perfect in her gown and went above and beyond to make sure she was one thousand percent thrilled with her dress. There were 9 of us that went with her and all agreed we had never seen such wonderful customer service. I highly highly recommend this place to anyone, on a budget or not. If you are wedding dress shopping I couldn’t recommend this place more! Carol has gorgeous gowns and provides an incredible experience in her store! Thank you, thank you, for making this such a wonderful day for the bride and her guests!

Haley Pressley

Carol and her associate went above and beyond for me today. I really didn’t expect to find my dress on the first trip. BUT. I found it. Tried on 12 dresses and nothing compared to THE dress. They were great in making the process as smooth as it could be and they were so patient not only with me but with my 4 year old. They definitely are kid friendly and they don’t lose the focus on the bride. I am so so pleased and I am so glad my Mom and I followed them as long as we did on Facebook and knew they would be the first place we would go. One of the most important things I’ll ever experience in life and I owe it all to Candler Budget Bridal ❤️😭😍

Bridget C. Ryans

Got the dress of my dreams in March and went with my cousin there today to get her dress. The staff is great and the experience is wonderful, the truly make you feel special!

Ali Moore

Candler Budget Bridal was amazing! I called and was able to get a same day appointment! Going in having never tried on wedding dresses before I was very nervous. Carol was so calm and explained how everything works perfectly. Tons of dresses for plus size that were beautiful. I chose dresses to try on and Carol wanted me to try a dress that I was thinking no way on. Turns out it was the dress I chose! Deb helped me try on all dresses and she was so helpful and encouraging. Deb listened to what I liked and didn’t like and we had a great time! Such a needed and great place to have around Asheville. Thank you ladies so much!!!

Kaitlyn L

I was at a total loss when I went I to this shop. I had already had 2 DRESSES go totally wrong! But upon entering the store I was greeted by Debb and of course told her my story. She then started to working her magic. She was absolutely wonderful! Walked me threw a mock bridal march and had me in tears by the time we found THE dress. These were happy tears! Not tears of frustration and anger. But needless to say I had the best experience here. Debb is the best! If I had it to all do over again I would have gone here and never had one headache or tear of frustration. Ladies stop and see Debb you’ll not have a better experience.

Jenny Doo

Amazing, beautiful place! Staff was knowledgeable and very kind. I got everything I needed in one stop!

Kat Haulk

Absolutely had the best experience here!! Everyone was so friendly and so helpful. I found my perfect wedding dress and I felt so beautiful in it!

Kendall Holloway

We have been to a few bridal stores with a mediocre experience. However, upon arrival here we loved the atmosphere and felt more comfortable. They helped us find the perfect dress for this special day! Would highly recommend!
Julie Epperson

I had always heard good things about the shop so even though I felt sure I wouldn’t find one that was long for me I went anyways. Plenty to choose from. Great, comfy set up and the sweetest staff. The very first dress I picked up to try on ended up being the one! Worth our drive over the mountain for sure!! I can’t recommend them enough and I’m so happy I went! ♡
Nicole Whitlock

Candler Budget Bridal was a great experience! We drove over two hours to come here, but it was well worth it. The storefront may look small, but they have a huge selection and amazing prices on designer gowns! Tabby was the main one helping me during my appointment and she kept it so real and laid back. I felt like I could be totally honest about what I did and didn’t like. Everybody was very helpful in helping me pick out something I loved and they were patient as we figured out my sizing! This was the first place I went shopping at, but I walked out with “the one”!
Shelby Honeycutt

Absolutely AMAZING experience! If you’re looking for a reasonably priced dress that’s beautiful, detailed, unique and not cookie-cutter, definitely check this place out. They have a great selection of dresses. I honestly liked so many of the dresses that I tried on, I would have been happy with many of them. Tabby was my consultant, and she was fantastic. Very attentive, honest and sweet. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends! 6/29/2021 Just wanted to come back after the wedding and post photos of my dress. My friends and family told me it was the most beautiful dress they had ever seen, and I believe them! I felt like such a princess, and for a fraction of the price that dresses usually cost. Highly, highly recommend Candler Budget Bridal!
Kaylib Robinson

My experience at Candler Budget Bridal was amazing from the moment we stepped into the shop until we left. Crystal and Tabby were so welcoming , professional and knowledgeable. Thank you for making this a memorable one. I especially appreciate you kindness towards my Mom and the way you both accommodated her in her wheelchair. she loved being included.
Michelle Caputo

Traveled 200+ miles from Charleston SC and came back with my dream dress….. Tabby and Bri were amazing, not only did they make the search easy they were entertaining as well. I absolutely recommend Candler Budget Bridal to anyone.
Larrnisha Deaddria Matthews

Went to find a dress today last minute and they had awesome customer service. Very helpful took the time to make my day special Thanks so much
Tiffany Strickland

I absolutely found my dream gown here today for an absolutely wonderful price. The staff made it an absolutely wonderful experience and were so helpful and considerate and gave me full attention and assistance. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience and I am so glad I came here first. I would recommend anyone come here before they even think about going anywhere else!!!!!!! I am over the moon with my dress and the wonderful experience I had here!!!!!!

Alyssa Ratliff

Miss Carol and her staff were absolutely amazing!! Miss Carol made us feel welcome from the minute we stepped into the door. She is truly an amazing woman with a wonderful heart for helping others!! I was able to find a dress that I feel so comfortable and beautiful in, and was able to get it plus a gorgeous belt for hundreds less than if I had went to a chain bridal shop. Crystal was the one to help me try on dresses and she made me and my family feel so comfortable! We had a blast! I would recommend any bride make Candler Budget Bridal their first stop when dress shopping!!

Kayla Kephart

Omg I can’t express enough how I am soooo glad I found this bridal shop. Crystal & Rebecca were beyond amazing. They truly treat you like family the minute you walk through the door. When I say I left there feeling amazing, I mean just that. I was able to find my dress, veil, & a bridal belt within my budget. They listened to me & what I liked. Even offered a few dresses off of their mannequins & even listened to the family stories my mom was telling them about. I highly, highly recommend any soon to be bride to come here. The 2 hour drive was definitely worth coming here. Thank you sooo much ladies!!

Kiah Bohannon

My entire experience with Candler Budget Bridal was such a joy! Deb and Rebecca helped me out and they are the two most wonderful ladies! They were so sweet and helpful. They put me at ease, made me smile and laugh, didn’t rush me or make me feel like a bother- they truly did everything they could to make me feel special and to make the process easy and enjoyable. I found a gorgeous dress for an incredible price. I also got a beautiful belt to go with my dress. They have a great selection of dresses and accessories and the absolute best customer service!!

Brittany Pilon

A very impressive selection of dresses, and amazing prices on top of the line dresses. The staff here is so fabulous and make the whole experience fun! They truly want the best for the bride because of their own personal experiences they went through when shopping for dresses, and that’s why they opened their shop. It’s so nice to feel like you aren’t pressured to buy. So glad we went here first!!!

Marley Cunningham

I was able to find a GORGEOUS long sleeve designer ball gown for only $600! The staff are amazing and the whole experience was so much fun! Would definitely recommend going here before you go anywhere else looking for a wedding dress!

Lauren Ashley West

Got my dream dress thanks to this place and them working with your budget! I found a dress with minimal alterations and can’t wait to walk down the aisle next week in it! The women here are so helpful and incredibly sweet! Will recommend to any future brides I meet!
Jasmine C.

The absolute first and only place you should go!!! I was blown away by how attentive all the ladies were. The whole experience from the moment I walked in the door was one that my dreams were made of. I LOVE that my party had our own room, it felt so intimate and I felt more free to be myself since it was just myself and loved ones. You can definitely tell that this bridal shop is focused on the reason you are there and not just wanting to put you in the most expensive dress in the store. I did purchase the most beautiful gown that I have ever worn in my life, and it was a quarter of the price than other bridal shops. Definitely a hidden gem!!!!
Gracie Spencer

Candler Budget Bridal was a great experience! We drove over two hours to come here, but it was well worth it. The storefront may look small, but they have a huge selection and amazing prices on designer gowns! Tabby was the main one helping me during my appointment and she kept it so real and laid back. I felt like I could be totally honest about what I did and didn’t like. Everybody was very helpful in helping me pick out something I loved and they were patient as we figured out my sizing! This was the first place I went shopping at, but I walked out with “the one”!
Shelby Hernandez

I had an amazing experience! The staff treated me so well and even though I did not find my wedding dress here, I still had so much fun trying on wedding dresses with my girls! Will definitely be back to shop for bridesmaid dresses!
Allison Edwards

My wedding dress experience was amazing here. They worked with me to get an affordable dress and made every moment special without making me feel pressured to buy. Love it ❤️
Lori Shehan

This was the first, and only, place I went to shop for a dress for my upcoming wedding. Having had a disastrous dress purchasing experience online prior to finding them, I was incredibly hopeful that it would be a great visit, but also a little nervous. To say that my expectations were exceeded is a vast understatement. Everything was first class, from browsing their intuitive website, to making my appointment, to the fun and excitement of searching for the perfect for me dress. I can’t speak highly enough of the amazing staff– these ladies are pros and the absolute sweetest!!! They put me at ease immediately and made me feel so special. Tabby and Alyssa were super helpful and such a blast to work with. The number and quality of dresses was wonderful. I am not a size six, and the girls are large, so I was a little concerned about what I may find in their selection that would look good. But I needn’t have worried, because I left with a dress that made me feel absolutely beautiful. I couldn’t stop smiling once I put it on. They even recommended a place for alterations, which was so appreciated. I wish I could give them a hundred stars for their professionalism, variety and number of gowns for all shapes and sizes, and the warm and friendly atmosphere. When I look back at my wedding preparations, this visit will remain one of the huge highlights in my memory. If you’re in the area and are seeking your dream dress, I can’t recommend them more highly. You’ll never regret your visit! Thank you all so much for your part in making my big day so very special!!!
Kim Loftis

I cannot thank them enough! The owner was beyond amazing. I had found THE dress but decided against it because it was a bit out of my price range. These amazing ladies dropped the price to fit in my budget & threw in a beautiful belt for so inexpensive! I recommend them for everyone! This was the kindest staff I’ve ever worked with & considering I’ve been to 6 stores to find my dress, I’ve dealt with a lot of bridal shops. The dressing rooms are gorgeous & so spacious which I truly appreciated. My budget really wasn’t a lot compared to what others spend but they treated me as though I was buying a $5000 dollar dress. I can’t get over the amazing experience I had!
Ashley Long

The ladies here are absolutely amazing and do everything in their power to make the bride feel and look fabulous. They have a great selection in a variety of prices for every budget. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a wedding dress whether you know exactly what you want or just starting your search. I thank Candler Budget Bridal for a wonderful, no pressure experience!
Rebeka Bethancourt

They were absolutely amazing! They made it a wonderful stress-free experience. I had another appointment at a different shop but, I didn’t need it because I found the perfect dress here. This was my first and only dress shop I had to step foot in. ❤
Samantha Braswell

I went in on 6/13 after feeling really overwhelmed with other more expensive places and was pleasantly surprised! Like other reviews, don’t let the outside fool you. So many dresses to choose from and they’re all beautiful. All of my bridesmaids are out of state so I went by myself but that didn’t effect one thing as I was given honest opinions on the dresses I tried on. I asked to try on a dress that was on a mannequin and I’m so glad I did as it ended up being THE dress. I felt welcomed the moment I walked in and like an old friend by time I left. My wedding is in a week and I can’t wait to wear my dress. Thank you so much!

Tia Williams

I was able to find a GORGEOUS long sleeve designer ball gown for only $600! The staff are amazing and the whole experience was so much fun! Would definitely recommend going here before you go anywhere else looking for a wedding dress!

Lauren Ashley West

You can truly see God working in Miss Carol. She came in extra early for me on a Saturday because I drove from Kentucky! I felt like I was the only bride she had ever seen because of how she devoted her attention to me. I loved hearing her story of how she started her business as well. I FOUND MY DRESS, got all of my undergarments, a necklace and my veil for the best deal! My dress is absolutely stunning. I’m so happy and will make sure all of my friends know about Miss Carol and her budget bridal shoppe! She truly made me so happy and I’m blessed to have met her. Below are some pictures! Please reach out to me with any questions!

Alexandra Ramsey

I found my dress here. Deb and mindy helped me try on many dresses. The experience I had was very personal and they helped make me feel so beautiful in my wedding dress! Deb is so much fun and so friendly! Highly recommend this store. Amazing dresses for GREAT prices!

Hannah Reese

There are some places where looks are deceiving. Candler Budget Bridal Shoppe is one of them. It’s small, it doesn’t look like much. But the staff makes up for it all. Extremely friendly and helpful. They had many dresses for me to try on and no dress is over $300. They also have slips and bras for you to wear during your appointment so you don’t have to worry of bringing your own. On top of that – they give you the “Say Yes to the Dress” experience. They have accessories to help give you the full picture. My consultant even helped me envision walking down the aisle on my big day, with a beautifully alliteration to put me “in the moment” to see if the dress was mine. It didn’t end up being my dress but they really go above and beyond here.

Shayracha

This was the best experience shopping for a wedding dress! They were so welcoming from the moment I walked in. I can’t believe I found the dress for such a great price. Thank you ladies so much for making it such a great experience. I would definitely recommend coming here first!

Hannah Spruill

Absolutely AMAZING experience! If you’re looking for a reasonably priced dress that’s beautiful, detailed, unique and not cookie-cutter, definitely check this place out. They have a great selection of dresses. I honestly liked so many of the dresses that I tried on, I would have been happy with many of them. Tabby was my consultant, and she was fantastic. Very attentive, honest and sweet. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends!

Kaylib Robinson

Absolutely AMAZING experience! If you’re looking for a reasonably priced dress that’s beautiful, detailed, unique and not cookie-cutter, definitely check this place out. They have a great selection of dresses. I honestly liked so many of the dresses that I tried on, I would have been happy with many of them. Tabby was my consultant, and she was fantastic. Very attentive, honest and sweet. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends!

6/29/2021

Just wanted to come back after the wedding and post photos of my dress. My friends and family told me it was the most beautiful dress they had ever seen, and I believe them! I felt like such a princess, and for a fraction of the price that dresses usually cost. Highly, highly recommend Candler Budget Bridal!

Kaylib Robinson

My wedding dress experience was amazing here. They worked with me to get an affordable dress and made every moment special without making me feel pressured to buy. Love it ❤️
Lori Shehan

Quit Dreaming Of The Perfect Dress, Come In Today And Make That Dream A Reality!

Shop Hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10:30AM - 4:30PM

Saturday: 9:00AM - 3:00PM

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: Closed

Contact Us For More Information

Candler Budget Bridal

Address: 1245 Smokey Park Highway Candler, NC 28715

Phone: (828) 670-1871

Email: candlerbudgetbridal@charter.net

    

Photos Provided by Biggs Photography,
Models: Shelby Lynn & Gee Gee