Savvi Formalwear and Bridal is Raleigh’s Premier Retailer of Wedding Dresses, Wedding Gowns, Bridal Gowns, Bridesmaid Dresses, Prom Gowns and Wedding Suits and Tuxedo Rental.

Savvi Formalwear and Bridal is a nationwide and locally owned with a staff representing over 26 years of experience. We take great pride in helping brides in the Raleigh and Triangle find the perfect look for their special day. We offer wedding gowns, bridesmaid and prom gowns for purchase. We also offer complementing, designer tuxedos available for rent or purchase.

Our wedding gowns are available for purchase from $500 - $2,200 and we carry a unique line of accessories to complement your look. A full range of gown sizes are available to ensure you will be able to see yourself in it.

We encourage you to make an appointment for your bridal gown purchase. We are a one of kind experience where you can be assured of privacy in a relaxed, enjoyable buying experience. Bridal consultations generally last an hour to an hour and a half.

If you're looking for the most enjoyable gown selection experience and customized service, you will not want to miss us, we are worth the drive. We serve Raleigh, Cary, Durham, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas.

Bridesmaids will enjoy special savings as well as your groom and all his groomsmen. We carry bridesmaid dresses 6-28W. Unparalleled service, exceptional selection and knowledgeable staff ensure you are in good hands. We offer your groom a free try on, there is no need to select your tuxedo styles from a catalog when you can look, feel and see the difference in a Savvi tuxedo.

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The Savvi Team

Raleigh’s Best and Brightest

Denise Maeyaert

Well-equipped with a social work degree, Denise owns the most-successful independently owned bridal and formalwear store in North Carolina. She knows her business is both social & fun to work. After growing up in a small town in Minnesota, Denise found her way into a part time job in Raleigh 20 years ago selling and renting tuxedos and suits for a new, small business. Denise found out that she was the very best at what she did and greatly enjoyed it.

Fast forward, Denise purchased Savvi and expanded the store to offer designer wedding gowns, bridesmaid gowns and prom gowns. Now in her third, larger location in Raleigh's Pleasant Valley Promenade at 6220 Glenwood Avenue, the award-winning business has had great success with the help of her great staff, who have a combined experience of 27 years. Seasonally, Savvi Prom – with locations in area malls – offers a curated selection of designer prom gowns straight from the New York runway.


Leslie Stephens
Style Consultant

Leslie studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and enjoys trivia and movies. She's worked on an archaeological dig in Lebanon for the past two summers as a conservator. Leslie enjoys her work at Savvi and looks forward to helping brides style their complete wedding. If you can stump Leslie on Lebanon trivia there is a special in store gift for you.


Laconya Turner
Style Consultant

Laconya is a sweet southern belle and goes by LC. Originally from Arkansas, she came to Raleigh to attend St. Aug's University in 2005 and graduated with a degree in Physical Education. She decided to make Raleigh her home and became a proud mother to a beautiful and creative little girl. She also met the man of her dreams here. LC believes that God and family are everything. On March 22, 2015, Austin Turner, now her husband, decided to change her life for eTURNERty. While planning for her wedding in 2015, she became fascinated with all the wedding glamor and glitz, said "yes to the dress" and joined Austin at the altar. LC loves fashion and does some modeling herself. If you enjoy laughing and shedding those tears of bridal bliss, LC would love to style you and your wedding party for your wedding day.

"Great staff, huge selection, and beautiful store. I mostly work with Denise, who is wonderful, but all of the staff members are very helpful and friendly! I have ordered my gown, bridesmaids dresses, and the tux's from Savvi! Would not consider going anywhere else." 

– Amanda, Greenville, WeddingWire


Ashley Bubenik
Style Consultant

Ashley graduated from O'More College of Design for Fashion Design in Nashville, TN. While living in New York City, she completed two internships with designers and moved on to become an assistant designer. Ashley has recently moved back to the Raleigh area to be closer to family and help brides share that special moment.

"We had the best time at Savvi. Leslie was the perfect consultant and couldn't have been any better. The selection was amazing and my niece found exactly what she was looking for. It was a great experience all around. I would not hesitate to return or recommend this shop." 

– Lara, Fayetteville

"Savvi Formalwear & Bridal were a joy to work with! They were patient in my search for a wedding dress, and as it was ordered, kept me informed of its status. When it arrived, a small detail was slightly off – instead of just giving it to me as is, they sent it back to the dressmaker and had that detail fixed. Such a great experience!" 

   – Fuquay Varina, NC, Wedding Wire



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