Best Bridal Shops In The Twin Cities

April 21, 2011 11:13 AM


After the ring is on your finger and the excitement of being engaged starts to fade just a bit, you now realize, “Oh my gosh, I need a dress!” And more many women it’s not just “a dress” but it’s “THE DRESS.” From consignment to couture, let you wildest wedding dreams come true as you search with a little help from the list below.
Foursquare Favorite: a&bé Bridal Shop
1607 Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 238-1300
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For a dress that’s unique and affordably priced, go straight to a&bé, in Loring Park, Minneapolis. You’ll find a fun mix of bohemian and traditional styles, and plenty of trunk shows for deals on dresses of all kinds and access to the designers themselves. A bonus: the on-site stylists are ready to help with ideas and accessories.

For even more stores check out this list of the best places to shop in Minneapolis.

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The Wedding Shoppe

1196 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, Minn. 55105
(651) 294-4991

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.

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Heartstrings Bridal

1605 Mainstreet
Hopkins, Minn. 55343
(952) 932-9090

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.

Rush’s Bridal

927 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minn. 55402
(612) 343-9333

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
(612) 871-4280

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.

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The Wedding Chapel Bridals

7201 Bass Lake Road
Crystal, Minn. 55428
(763) 533-4228

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.

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L’Atelier Couture

493 Selby Avenue
St. Paul, Minn. 55102
(651) 602-9492

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.”

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