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Where to go Wedding Dress and Formal Wear Shopping in Central Minnesota
February 22, 2017

You’re engaged, congratulations!  As wedding planning begins, you’re researching vendors and setting a date; shopping for the dress, tuxedos, wedding party attire, and more is likely near the top of your list!  We’ve compiled a list of the hot spots for wedding dress shopping, tuxedo rentals, and more in the Central Minnesota area.

Here are the formal wear destinations you’re going to want to check out:

Wedding Dresses:

Bridal Aisle Off the Rack Boutique and Consignment, Osseo, Minnesota

Carrie Johnson Bridal, Waite Park, Minnesota

Celebrations Bridal & Formalwear, Saint Cloud and Little Falls, Minnesota

Special Event Boutique & Bridal, Alexandria, Minnesota

Wedding & Tuxedo Connection, Richmond, Minnesota

 

Tuxedos:

Bridal Aisle Off the Rack Boutique and Consignment, Osseo, Minnesota

Buffalo Floral & Landscaping, Buffalo, Minnesota

Celebrations Bridal & Formalwear, Saint Cloud and Little Falls, Minnesota

Special Event Boutique & Bridal, Alexandria, Minnesota

Tip Top Tux, Waite Park, Minnesota

Wedding & Tuxedo Connection, Richmond, Minnesota

 

Bridesmaid Dresses, Mother’s Dresses, and other Special Occasion Dresses:

Bridal Aisle Off the Rack Boutique and Consignment, Osseo, Minnesota

Carrie Johnson Bridal, Waite Park, Minnesota

Celebrations Bridal & Formalwear, Saint Cloud and Little Falls, Minnesota

Special Event Boutique & Bridal, Alexandria, Minnesota

Tip Top Tux, Waite Park, Minnesota

Wedding & Tuxedo Connection, Richmond, Minnesota

 

Now that you have a list of must-stop shopping destinations, a number of formal wear experts have shared with us attire trends they are loving for your shopping inspiration!

Wedding Dress Inspiration:

This romantic plus size dress from Carrie Johnson Bridal features lace detail and a soft hourglass shape. Linear lace on the bodice creates curves in the waist while a very subtle beaded empire waist draws attention to the bride's face.

This scalloped lace keyhole back dress from Carrie Johnson Bridal brings the drama. The kissing scallop back with illusion lace is accented by delicate pearl buttons on a truly unique style.

Each Detail of this luxurious Essense of Australia gown from the Special Event Boutique & Bridal is meticulously designed to flatter a bride’s figure.  The modernized halter neckline and full illusion back feature gorgeous lace detailing.  Every lace appliqué is delicately sprinkled with pearls and just the perfect hint of sparkle.

If you’re looking for a less traditional look, the David Tutera, Gather and Gown bridesmaid line at Tip Top Tux in Waite Park might be what you’re looking for.  Featured above, Natalie is a versatile ballgown that can be used for weddings, prom or a quinceanera too! Natalie comes two-tone or in a single shade of satin with a grosgrain ribbon detachable belt adorned with pearls, crystals and rhinestones for that extra flair.

Bridal Aisle Wedding Consignment features a large selection of new and nearly new gowns with pricing that is 40-60% below retail.

Tuxedo Inspiration:

This Allure Sterling Tuxedo in Grey Plaid from Savvi Formalwear is available for rent at the Special Event Boutique & Bridal.  This slim fit luxury tuxedo is here for that fashion forward gentleman looking to make a statement.  It features a two-button closure with a satin lined lapel for a little more refined look, and is shown with coordinating accessories. Made with Super 120’s wool, he will be feeling cool while looking hot!  If plaid pants do not suit him, a solid grey pant is also available!

This Caravelli Tan suit from Savvi Formalwear is available for purchase at the Special Event Boutique & Bridal.  This dashing suit is available in a Modern Fit to give a tailored, yet casual look. With a two-button closure and wide pocket, this suit is trendy yet timeless.  We love the color, too!       

This Allure Men Cobalt Sharkskin tuxedo is from Tip Top Tux in Waite Park.  Blue is trending as “the new black”. The Allure Cobalt blue tuxedo is a 2-button slim fit coat and flat front trouser; because the fit of your tuxedo is of utmost importance.

This Allure Men Shale Sharkskin is from Tip Top Tux in Waite Park.  All shades of grey have been on top of the wedding industry for several years. This tuxedo features traditional class with a slim fit design to keep up with the tailored trend.

Texture and pattern are becoming increasingly popular in the formalwear industry. The Ike Behar Plaid from Tip Top Tux’s line features a 2-button Slim Fit coat and flat front trouser; staying true to the slim sophisticated trend. This particular jacket features side vents and stretch arm holes for added comfort.

Bridesmaid Dresses, Mother’s Dresses, and other Special Occasion Dresses:

This Chiffon bridesmaid dress with pleated "cold" shoulder straps is available at Carrie Johnson Bridal. The pleated cummerbund accents the waist and front center pleats adorn the flowing skirt. Love this dress? This beautiful dress is offered in over 40 colors.

This Morliee Bridesmaid Style 21512 is available at the Special Event Boutique & Bridal.  This sweet bridesmaid dress features beautiful chiffon fabric.  Each top is hand beaded to enhance the delicate stitching of elaborate embroidery.  The back features a criss-cross strap with a zipper closure.

This Morilee Mother of the Bride/Formal Evening Gown Style 71403 is available at the Special Event Boutique & Bridal.  This elegant gown demands attention and is perfect for that special day or special night.  The soft beading over intricately placed lace is sure to flatter while the chiffon skirt adds comfort.

Ashleigh is a flirty, cocktail length dress from the David Tutera, Gather and Gown bridesmaid line at Tip Top Tux. Your wedding party will love the side pockets, the tailored back and chic metal teeth zipper. A super wear-again style that's "all that's happening" on the catwalk.

From the David Tutera, Gather and Gown bridesmaid line at Tip Top Tux, the Hayley takes the all over sequins trend and makes it oh-so figure flattering with a bit of draping at the waist over a shining band. The high slit makes it easy to walk in this sheath style while letting you add a little drama.

Whatever your style and taste may be, our professional formalwear members are looking forward to helping you find the perfect wedding dress, tuxedos, and more for your special day!  Happy Shopping!