The Wedding Shoppe
1196 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, Minn. 55105
What looks like a modest house located on beautiful Grand Avenue is a store filled to the brim with gowns making most brides’ dreams come true. In more than 30 years, the Wedding Shoppe has grown into one of the largest individual bridal salons in the country with a huge in-store and online selection. Not only do they offer thousands of designer bridal gowns, you can also find bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, tuxedos, mother of the bride gowns, wedding gifts and accessories and more.
Hopkins, Minn. 55343
Heartstrings Bridal offers more affordable traditional, couture, and destination bridal gowns, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, and tuxedos. They also offer help with invitations, rental items such as chair covers and linens, and even wedding planning services to take some of the burden off the bride’s shoulders.
Brides of France
Edina, Richfield and Uptown locations
With three stores in the Twin Cities, Brides of France is a family-owned, full-service bridal salon that not only offers a wide selection of new gowns but also bridal consignment, if you’re looking for that something “borrowed” in your dress. Brides of France also has a selection of vintage jewelry, handbags and furs. A tuxedo rental service is also available at the Uptown location.
927 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minn. 55402
Hidden between two restaurants on Nicollet Mall, Rush’s has an extensive selection of bridal gowns from designers in the U.S. and Europe. They’ve been in the bridal business since 1948, so they know what a bride needs and they follow the trends. You can make an appointment and have your dream dress ordered, or check out the off-the-rack gowns featuring new, current, sale priced wedding gowns.
POSH Bridal Couture
100 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 200
Minneapolis, Minn. 55404
Located inside the Semple Mansion in Minneapolis, Posh Bridal Couture is helping women find “The Dress.” Fairly new to the bridal scene, this boutique offers spacious appointment suites in an intimate setting where you’ll be surrounded by a large selection of unique gowns. POSH specializes in one-of-a-kind dresses and has many designs that can never be replicated.
The Wedding Chapel Bridals
7201 Bass Lake Road
Crystal, Minn. 55428
Complete with a steeple on the outside of the shop, Wedding Chapel Bridals offers everything for your wedding party from head to toe. Bridal gowns? Yes. Bridesmaids options? Yes. Tuxedos? Yes. Shoes? Yes. It’s a large store where you can browse the racks or have an appointment where the dresses are brought to you.
493 Selby Avenue
St. Paul, Minn. 55102
If you’re looking to spend a lot on a very unique bridal gown, L’Atelier Couture will give you that high-class bridal experience. The shop offers exclusive designer dresses and promises to pamper you as you search for your ultimate dress.
– Karna Bergstrom is a Web Producer at WCCO.COM and visited a number of these stores in search of “the dress.”