An upcoming wedding can increase the heart rate of a soon-to-be newlywed. Both bride and groom experience pre-wedding jitters – but for different reasons. Nonetheless, when it comes to the wedding dress for the bride and apparel for her attendants and the groom, these shops have wonderful attire and accessories. Now for a look before the Big Day. (Notice there are two beautiful consignment stores for the budget-minded.)
I Do Two-Bridal & Consignment
9175 Quaday Ave. N.E., Suite 105
Otsego, MN 55330
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” An old English poem, anonymously written, has become a respected tradition for brides. I Do Two-Bridal & Consignment adds new twists to this old tradition. A consignment and retail store, this bridal shop stocks new and “once-used” wedding apparel and accessories. Its inventory, full of brand names, is affordably priced and always refreshed. Brides, grooms and their friends and families can get everything they need for a wonderful wedding extravaganza minus the extravagant spending.
Bridal Aisle Wedding Consignment
308 5th Ave. S.E.
Osseo, MN 55369
The owners of this wedding consignment store, located behind the Marathon gas station on Highway 81, are passionate about weddings.They also passionately believe a wedding should not consume the bridal budget. Bridal Aisle Wedding Consignment has an inventory of dresses with top designer labels. If you dream of a Vera Wang original but balk at the price, your dream might come true if you browse the Bridal Aisle Wedding Consignment collection. The store has vintage and contemporary wedding dresses, bringing to mind that tradition from the anonymous poet who wrote, “Something old, something new —.”
The Silhouette Inc.
55 Main St.
Easton, MN 56025
The Silhouette gives brides and their families the red carpet treatment in wedding gowns, accessories and wedding planning. Few bridal shops go beyond helping the bride choose the right dress. The Silhouette assists with a Wedding Planner Guide, a thoughtfully prepared checklist of things to do well in advance for a successful wedding event. The Silhouette staff prides itself in personalized bridal service. This includes tuxedo rentals and an elegant selection of wedding accessories. Walk-ins are welcome!
Angelique’s Bridal Salon
12341 Aberdeen St. N.E.
Blaine, MN 55449
One of the most beautiful bridal shops in Minnesota, Angelique’s Bridal Salon has a collection of designer bridal gowns that brides can afford. Everything in this shop centers on the bride, her bridesmaid(s) and her flower girl. The staff provides tailoring, bridal fitting and gown storage services. Angelique’s Bridal Salon also donates generously to military members on active duty and their families.
The Wedding Shoppe
1196 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
1-877-294-4991 (toll free)
Nothing is more exciting than shopping for that perfect wedding dress. And brides-to-be are excited about The Wedding Shoppe’s fabulous bridal gown selections. An online shop-and-compare feature plus personal assistance from a dedicated customer service team ease the decision-making. A full-service retailer, The Wedding Shoppe has leading designer bridal wear for all seasons, often retailed at incredible discounts. This includes elegant selections for the groom, family members and members of the wedding party. The store has domestic and international shipping for online and store orders. Merchandise promotions can include free shipping.
Linda Cameron has written home design, home improvement and lifestyle articles for The Boston Globe and City Shopper Magazine. She has related interests in the building industry, travel, real estate and financing. She is a contributor to Examiner, House Spot, Techsling and Behance, covering topics on career, people, businesses, education and technology.