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The Wedding Dress! 6 Illinois Bridal Dress Shops You Must Visit!

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ILLINOIS WEDDING DRESSES


You're going to love this article if you're in Illinois. We're featuring some amazing bridal dress shops to find the perfect wedding dress. Prepare to be in LOVE when you see the dresses they carry... they're absolutely stunning! If you're in Illinois, you will want to visit these shops for sure before say yes to a dress!


Featured Dress Shops

Kathryn's Bridal - McHenry, IL

Elegant Bridal - Edwardsville, IL

Volle's Bridal & Boutique - Zurich, IL

Bri'Zan Couture - Naperville, IL

Mira Couture - Chicago, IL

Here Comes the Bride - Glendale Heights, IL


Getting married in Illinois? The DRESS is Kind of a Big Deal.

Check out these gorgeous local bridal dress shops. Scroll through photos, meet the owners and schedule an appointment! Get excited, it's time for THE DRESS!


(listed in completely random order! - they were all SO fabulous to work with!)

Here Comes the Bride - Glendale Heights, IL

We're Interviewing: Jenna, Manager & Stylist


My name is Jenna and I have been at HCTB for over 4 years. I manage the alterations department and also style brides. Our goal is to ensure every bride has the best experience in our boutique! My personal favorite bridal styles are traditional, heavily detailed ballgowns, glamorous beading and plunging necklines.

About the Shop!

We first opened in 1998 and are a women-led, family owned, small business. Taking all of our bride’s needs into consideration, we have recently moved into a brand new, beautiful boutique in Glendale Heights, IL. We are conveniently located near the major highways and about 27 miles away from downtown Chicago. Throughout the years, we have helped thousands of brides find their dream dress! We are so happy to better serve our beautiful brides and have an incredible range of made-to-order and off-the-rack options to suit all budgets and sizes. It has been an incredible journey and we are so very grateful for all of our loyal brides who have become family to us over the years, it is truly our pleasure turning your dreams into reality.


What Are the Price Ranges?

We have an impressive selection of wedding dresses at all different price ranges. We carry several celebrated bridal designers, including Essense of Australia, Martina Liana, Morilee, Enzoani & Maggie Sottero. Our price range is between $699-$6,000. The majority of our collections fall between $1,200 to $3000.


What Other Bridal Accessories Do You Offer?

In addition to beautiful wedding gowns, we also offer jewelry, headpieces, veils and accessories. We also offer bridesmaid dresses, groomsmen accessories, Mother’s dresses, flowergirl dresses and gown preservation and cleaning services.


Jenna, can you show us some photos?

Do You Offer Alterations or Customizations?

Yes! We offer alterations by appointment only. Our seamstresses have over 25 years of experience working with wedding dresses. We also have a Custom Design Department to assist brides with making any custom changes to their dress order as well as making custom dresses. Common customizations that we perform are custom sleeves, face masks and veils.


What Will I Experience at an Appointment?

Our dedicated staff focuses on providing a professional and personalized experience to our brides. Our appointments are 90 minutes with a personal bridal stylist. We strive to choose unique wedding dresses in an inclusive size range. We celebrate every bride’s style and love finding the perfect dress! Every bride will have her own private fitting room and seating area for her guests in our beautiful boutique. A complimentary champagne toast is offered to every bride and her guests after finding “the one”! We also offer private appointments for brides looking for a more intimate experience.


How Can I Set up an Appointment?

To book an appointment online, click here or to speak to one of our consultants directly, call our store at (630)-261-9950.


Get In Touch!










Here Comes the Bride

2036 Glen Ellyn Rd, Glendale Heights, IL 60139

Phone: 630-261-9950

Email: info@herecomesthebrideinc.com

Instagram: @herecomesthebrideinc

Pinterest: herecomesthebrideinc

Web: www.herecomesthebrideinc.com

Tik-Tok: @herecomesthebride

Mira Couture- Chicago, IL

We're Interviewing: Julie, Owner

Chicago Illinois wedding dress
Photo by Sean Henderson

About the Shop!

Mira Couture was established in 1970. We are a bridal salon and custom couture atelier in the heart of the Gold Coast of Chicago. We carry designers such as Pronovias, Netta BenShabu, Stephen Yearick, Martina Liana, Calla Blanche, Neta Dover, Julie Vino, Daalarna, Justin Alexander, Elihav Sasson, Paloma Blanca, Mikaella, and more! Brides can try on and fall in love with one of our designer dresses, or choose to create the gown of their dreams in house! Because of our large team of couture seamstresses, brides have infinite options as far as customizations.


What are your price ranges?

For our designer collections, the prices range from $2,000 - $15,000, with our average price point between $3,000 - $5,000. Our custom bridal starts around $6500.

Do you carry anything besides wedding dresses?

We also specialize in the mother of the bride and groom, and many mothers have a gown custom designed and created. It's nice to have a dress in the perfect coloring and style, as well as an impeccable fit. However, we do also carry gorgeous evening wear collections with many color options and the ability to customize each style as well.

Do you offer customizations or alterations?

Yes, absolutely.


Julie, can you show us some photos?

What will I experience at an appointment?

Here at Mira Couture, we pride ourselves on the customer experience. A lot of brides can be nervous about dress shopping. We want each bride to not only feel comfortable, but also to enjoy the process of finding and fitting "the one!" We have a very experienced, well trained staff that is not only knowledgeable but fun, warm and welcoming too. We have a beautiful new store, with lots of space and little nooks so you have a very intimate appointment with you and your guests, and we display our collections of gowns so you won't ever wonder what you're missing out on in the back! We pair this customer service with the right selection of products by only carrying gowns, fabrics, and accessories that we love for what we feel is an unparalleled bridal shopping experience.

How do I book an appointment?

The easiest way to schedule an appointment is to call us at 312-255-1699. We are also happy to chat with you via text or email, or as an inquiry through our website to set up an appointment. We understand many brides may be trying to schedule an appointment while at work or after hours and so sometimes a call is not the easiest for them!

Get in Touch!


Mira Couture

70 East Walton Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60611

www.miracouture.com

Instagram: mira_couture

Facebook: Miracouture






Bri'Zan Couture - Naperville, IL

We're Interviewing: Sue, President

About the Shop!

At Bri’Zan Couture, we live by our saying, “Your Day. Your Dress.” With every client, we want them to experience what it feels like to see themselves in the mirror and see smiling back at a woman who feels beautiful and confident. People come to see us for one of the most important times in their lives and it’s our priority to make sure it’s one remembered with great fondness and love. We care about each bride and the vision that she wants to create for her wedding. Sure, we sell elite designer bridal gowns from across the globe, we specialize in custom making bridal gowns, we have the best bridal consultants but what we really want is to make an impression that creates a memorable lifetime moment for our bride.


Once our bride says “yes to her dress”, we like to shower her with a beautiful bridal swag bag filled with a mini bottle of champagne from us along with small unique gifts from area vendors whom we have partnered up with.


What Are the Price Ranges?

Our designer wedding dresses are between $1,200 - $8,000(majority between $1400 - $3500) Our custom gowns are between $5,000-$10,000.


What Other Bridal Accessories Do You Offer?

Bridal Accessories include: belts, veils, jewelry and Badgley Mischka bridal shoes. Along with a full line of bridesmaids dresses, mother of the bride/groom gowns and flower girl dresses.


Sue, can you show us some photos?

Photos from Photography by Lauryn


Do You Offer Alterations or Customizations?

Customizations are what sets us apart. We can take any dress and add or take away to make it exactly what the bride is looking for. We can build a dress from scratch, combine two gowns to make one, add sleeves, change a bodice, add embellishments. There is nothing we can’t do. Our design team has over 35 years of experience, including designing for top celebrities and Paris Fashion week.


What Will I Experience at an Appointment?

Bridal appointments last 2 hours, giving our brides plenty of time to try on many styles. When our bride first arrives, she is greeted by her consultant. During that time, we learn about the bride's vision for her day, what type of dress she thinks she’d like to look for and her budget. We pay close attention to the bride and the details she has given us. After that, the bride and consultant selectgowns. In the bridal dressing room is where all the fun starts and once she’s down to her favorite, we create a very special bridal moment for her and her guests. Let’s just say...keep the tissues handy!


We love these photos!

Photography: Bonphotage https://www.bonphotage.com/

Bride: Kelsey, owner of Sweet Thangs Designs https://www.sweet-thangs.com/


How Can I Set up an Appointment?

Appointments can be booked directly on line at www.brizancouture.com, on any social media platform @brizancouture or by calling our store directly (630) 428-1414.

Get in Touch!









Bri'Zan Couture

827 N. Washington Street, Suite 103

Naperville, IL 60563

630-428-1414

Website

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Snapchat : brizancouture


Volle's Bridal & Boutique - Zurich, IL

We're Interviewing: Susanne, Proprietor

What are your price ranges?

$1500 - $10,000

What other bridal accessories do you offer?

We offer bridesmaids dresses, belts, veils, jewelry, hairpieces, flower girl dresses, suits & tuxedos.

Do you offer customizations or alterations?

We do full alterations and customizations, including a fully customized dress with our in-house atelier


What will I experience at an appointment?

We offer a full European bridal experience, our experienced stylists will bring dresses to you in your own private room. We also offer a Sunday Funday appointment where you and your party have the entire store to yourself along with complimentary bubbly!


Susanne, can you show us some photos?

How can I book an appointment? The easiest way is to visit our website, vollesbridal.com/appointments or to call us at (847) 438-7603.









Volle's Bridal & Boutique

53 S Old Rand Road, Lake Zurich, IL 60606

(847) 438-7603

vollesbridal.com

instagram.com/vollesbridal

facebook.com/vollesbridal

pinterest.com/vollesbridal

Elegant Brides - Edwardsville, IL

We're Interviewing: Dawnelle, Owner

About the Shop!

Since starting Elegant Brides thirty (30) years ago, we have remained focused on brides and their wedding party. Many of the brides we have today are the daughters of brides we helped 20 - 30 years ago. And while we have had brides from as far away as Paris, France, most of our brides are from southern Illinois and the St. Louis metropolitan area.


We offer wedding gowns from Casablanca, Maggie Sottero and Mori Lee along with bridesmaid dresses from Bill Levkoff, Mori Lee and Jasmine (B2 and Belsoie). But mostly offer service and the experience that comes from 30 years in the business.


What are the Price Ranges?

We have wedding gowns from $500 to $2,400 with the typical gown in the $1,100 to $1,200 range.

What other Bridal Accessories do you offer?

In addition to bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses we offer veils, headpieces, belts, jewelry and shoes to complete your wedding day wardrobe. We also rent (and sell) tuxedos and suits for the groom and groomsmen.


Dawnelle, can you show us some photos?

Do you offer alterations or customizations?

Yes to both! We are one of the few bridal shops in the area that offers in-house alterations by seamstresses with decades of experience altering wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses. And while our alterations department can customize your dress, we frequently work with some of our vendors, to customize a dress to the bride's liking. The process starts with a request to the designer who then supplies us with sketches for the brides approval.

What will I experience at an appointment?

First, one of our experienced bridal consultants will start a bridal file that includes information on your wedding such as, date, venue and the number of attendants. She will also ask if you have a particular budget and styles you may be considering. She will then help you select gowns from our racks and help you try them on. She will also record the styles you tried on. You are free to take as many pictures as you like. While most appointments are booked to last 1-1/2 hours, we won't have you on a timer. Your dress is an important decision and don't want to rush you.

What you won't experience is a pressure sale. Brides are under enough stress at this time as it is and we don't want to add to it. While many brides (and their moms) know immediately when they have found, THE DRESS, you may still want to think about it, sleep on it and come back another day.

How can I set up an appointment?

The best way is to give us a call at 618.656.5353.

Get in Touch!


ELEGANT BRIDES

Elegant Brides

6 Club Centre Court

Edwardsville, IL 62025

618.656.5353

Website: elegant-brides.com

email: elegant.brides@gmail.com

facebook.com/ElegantBridesEdwardsville

instagram.com/elegantbridesedwardsville/

Kathryn's Bridal - McHenry, IL

We're Interviewing: Kathryn, Owner


More info coming soon on this awesome bridal shop! Until then, visit their website here.




(815) 385-7330 3807 W Elm St, McHenry, IL 60050 bridal@kathryns-bridal.com

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