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Alicia's Bridal & The Formal House Tuxedos

Bellingham , WA
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LOCATION

1400 N. State Street
Bellingham, WA 98225 US (map)

PHONE

360-733-2563

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ABOUT US

Alicia's Bridal and The Formal House have been the Bellingham tradition for over 55 years. We have had the pleasure of dressing brides and grooms worldwide. We pride ourselves in... Read more
Alicia's Bridal and The Formal House have been the Bellingham tradition for over 55 years. We have had the pleasure of dressing brides and grooms worldwide. We pride ourselves in providing Bellingham, Northwest Washington, and British Columbia, Canada with the most up to date fashion trends. We are less than an hour from Everett with service and savings worth the trip! Oh, the traffic is better too! Brides tell us all the time that our selection is really good with lots of styles and price points to choose from. We search to find the most attractive designs to flatter all figures in all price ranges. Together, Alicia's offers a moderate to couture selection that you can afford and The Formal House offers the only in stock inventory in the area with over 4000 tuxedos and suits.

Don't forget to check our Events tab to see what is happening in the store each month!

As a service oriented establishment, Alicia's represents our area with hand-picked, quality merchandise and meticulous attention to detail. Our main salon carries some of the best designers in the world. Our price range is $400 to $3000 at the main store and $49 to $899 at our outlet. The outlet is only open on Saturdays. The main store is open 5 days a week. We have beautiful dresses and excellent customer service that make your wedding process fun, the way it should be. We've been doing this for over 55 years and we are pretty darn good at it!

Never Trust The Tuxedo You Can't Try On First! At The Formal House you don't have to... Would a Bride try on her dress for the first time the day before her wedding? Of course not! The Groom shouldn't have to either. Try the actual tuxedo on when you order it, not when you pick it up. How can we do that? We have 4000 tuxedos and suits right here in our Bellingham store! Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Groom, Groomsmen, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Ring Bearers
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils
Does a client need to schedule an appointment? How do the client appointments work?
Appointments are recommended but not required. Make an appointment online at www.aliciasbridal.com or call 360-733-2563 to schedule yours today. We suggest arriving 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled time to select the gowns you would like to try on.
What is the typical turn-around time for a dress?
For Special Orders we suggest 8+ months. It typically takes 4-5 months for a gown to ship and then you need time for fittings and alterations to be completed. Rushes are available if you have less time. Purchasing from stock or checking stock with our designers is always a service we are happy to provide our brides whenever possible!
Do you carry new or once worn gowns?
We only carry new gowns at both our outlet and our main store.
How often do you receive new dresses?
We receive new gowns on a weekly basis with the majority of new styles arriving in December and July.
Do you have a seamstress onsite?
We have several independent seamstresses available in our building next door to our main salon, all who have been working with Alicia's brides for over 20 years and are experts in their field. Appointments are required for fittings.
In addition to wedding dresses, what other products do you sell?
Bridesmaid dresses, Mother's gowns, Social Occasion dresses, Veils, Headpieces, Jewelry, Undergarments, Shoes, In-Stock Tuxedos and Suits

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marianne
Wedding:
8/6/2016
5.0/5.0
My daughter found her wedding gown here a couple of weeks ago and it is perfect! Her bridal consultant Tiffany was extremely helpful and patient with us. A very bright young woman! The store has many choices and a comfortable atmosphere.
My daughter found her wedding gown here a couple of weeks ago and it is perfect! Her bridal consultant Tiffany was Read more...
My daughter found her wedding gown here a couple of weeks ago and it is perfect! Her bridal consultant Tiffany was extremely helpful and patient with us. A very bright young woman! The store has many choices and a comfortable atmosphere. Read less
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Jenelle
Wedding:
5/22/2016
5.0/5.0
When I went to Alicia's Bridal, it was my sixth time trying on wedding dresses. I was starting to feel like I wasn't going to find "the one" as everyone describes it. The other bridal stores that I went to felt impersonal. As soon as I walked in to Alicia's I was greeted with warm smiles and helped right away. My consultant, DJ, was absolutely fabulous. I felt that she quickly understood my vision for a dress. She was very easy to talk to and made me feel completely comfortable. She also helped me to make the hard decisions on certain dresses that just weren't for me. I ended up buying my Justin Alexander dream of a dress there last weekend. I am absolutely ecstatic! I am so happy that I found the dress that suits me and will really make me shine on my wedding day. Thanks so much, DJ!!
When I went to Alicia's Bridal, it was my sixth time trying on wedding dresses. I was starting to feel like I wasn't going Read more...
When I went to Alicia's Bridal, it was my sixth time trying on wedding dresses. I was starting to feel like I wasn't going to find "the one" as everyone describes it. The other bridal stores that I went to felt impersonal. As soon as I walked in to Alicia's I was greeted with warm smiles and helped right away. My consultant, DJ, was absolutely fabulous. I felt that she quickly understood my vision for a dress. She was very easy to talk to and made me feel completely comfortable. She also helped me to make the hard decisions on certain dresses that just weren't for me. I ended up buying my Justin Alexander dream of a dress there last weekend. I am absolutely ecstatic! I am so happy that I found the dress that suits me and will really make me shine on my wedding day. Thanks so much, DJ!! Read less
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Amy and Mike
Wedding:
1/6/2016
5.0/5.0
Buying my wedding dress at Alicia's was a really great experience. The atmosphere in the store is very laid back, no-pressure. Taylor, my consultant, made me feel comfortable as she helped me get into and out of many dresses. She was patient, never rushed me, and didn’t do any “hard sell” to make me feel like I had to purchase on the spot. She made my dress shopping experience a really positive, fun adventure! I found my dress, and purchased it on that visit. I would recommend Alicia’s to anyone who is looking for a relaxed, positive, stress-free dress shopping experience.
Buying my wedding dress at Alicia's was a really great experience. The atmosphere in the store is very laid back, Read more...
Buying my wedding dress at Alicia's was a really great experience. The atmosphere in the store is very laid back, no-pressure. Taylor, my consultant, made me feel comfortable as she helped me get into and out of many dresses. She was patient, never rushed me, and didn’t do any “hard sell” to make me feel like I had to purchase on the spot. She made my dress shopping experience a really positive, fun adventure! I found my dress, and purchased it on that visit. I would recommend Alicia’s to anyone who is looking for a relaxed, positive, stress-free dress shopping experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
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5.0/5.0
I live in Vancouver, BC, but was going to be in Bellingham so I thought I'd check out Alicia's Bridal in the downtown area. I made an appointment via email and got a confirmation the next business day. I arrived and was warmly greeted by Tiffany. Tiffany was so fun, approachable and open to my vision (which was a little quirky). She pretty much knew what kind of style I wanted within the first 5 minutes of our appointment. She was so helpful the entire time and was very patient and I could tell she actually cared about her client. Even though I did end up purchasing my wedding dress back in Vancouver, I would definitely recommend Alicia's Bridal (especially if you can get Tiffany!) for a wonderful and stress free wedding dress shopping experience.
I live in Vancouver, BC, but was going to be in Bellingham so I thought I'd check out Alicia's Bridal in the downtown Read more...
I live in Vancouver, BC, but was going to be in Bellingham so I thought I'd check out Alicia's Bridal in the downtown area. I made an appointment via email and got a confirmation the next business day. I arrived and was warmly greeted by Tiffany. Tiffany was so fun, approachable and open to my vision (which was a little quirky). She pretty much knew what kind of style I wanted within the first 5 minutes of our appointment. She was so helpful the entire time and was very patient and I could tell she actually cared about her client. Even though I did end up purchasing my wedding dress back in Vancouver, I would definitely recommend Alicia's Bridal (especially if you can get Tiffany!) for a wonderful and stress free wedding dress shopping experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Alicia's Bridal was the first shop I visited to find my wedding dress. D.J. was my consultant and made my friend and me feel very welcome when we walked in. She gave me plenty of time to select the dresses I wanted to try while she chose a few of her own she thought I would like (after asking a few questions). D.J. was very kind, answered all my questions thoroughly, and was perceptive to how I felt in each dress to better recommend other styles. We tried on several dresses in the 1.5 hours I was there and I never once felt pressured to purchase anything or to hurry along in the appointment. She ultimately helped me find the perfect dress and informed me of the alterations that could be made (i.e., removal of crinoline). The cost of the dress was exactly in my price range ($1000 or less) with no sacrifice in quality. In summary, I had an outstanding experience with Alicia's Briday and I highly recommend this shop to every bride!
Alicia's Bridal was the first shop I visited to find my wedding dress. D.J. was my consultant and made my friend and me Read more...
Alicia's Bridal was the first shop I visited to find my wedding dress. D.J. was my consultant and made my friend and me feel very welcome when we walked in. She gave me plenty of time to select the dresses I wanted to try while she chose a few of her own she thought I would like (after asking a few questions). D.J. was very kind, answered all my questions thoroughly, and was perceptive to how I felt in each dress to better recommend other styles. We tried on several dresses in the 1.5 hours I was there and I never once felt pressured to purchase anything or to hurry along in the appointment. She ultimately helped me find the perfect dress and informed me of the alterations that could be made (i.e., removal of crinoline). The cost of the dress was exactly in my price range ($1000 or less) with no sacrifice in quality. In summary, I had an outstanding experience with Alicia's Briday and I highly recommend this shop to every bride! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Very nice place, had an amazing experience. They were very knowledgeable and made the experience so pleasant for me and my bridesmaids.
Very nice place, had an amazing experience. They were very knowledgeable and made the experience so pleasant for me and my Read more...
Very nice place, had an amazing experience. They were very knowledgeable and made the experience so pleasant for me and my bridesmaids. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
I had an amazing experience at Alicia's Bridal! I live in Seattle and was going to be in Bellingham for the weekend, and Alicia's Bridal was able to fit me in for an appointment (contacting me to confirm the appointment on a day the store was closed).

My consultant, Tiffany, listened to what I wanted, was so kind, and encouraged me to go outside of my comfort zone to find what I really wanted. I ended up choosing the fourth dress I tried on and am so excited to wear it! The dress is gorgeous and is way below my budget. All in all, it was a fantastic day!!
I had an amazing experience at Alicia's Bridal! I live in Seattle and was going to be in Bellingham for the weekend, and Read more...
I had an amazing experience at Alicia's Bridal! I live in Seattle and was going to be in Bellingham for the weekend, and Alicia's Bridal was able to fit me in for an appointment (contacting me to confirm the appointment on a day the store was closed).

My consultant, Tiffany, listened to what I wanted, was so kind, and encouraged me to go outside of my comfort zone to find what I really wanted. I ended up choosing the fourth dress I tried on and am so excited to wear it! The dress is gorgeous and is way below my budget. All in all, it was a fantastic day!! Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
7/24/2015
5.0/5.0
I drove up to Alicia's Bridal in Bellingham from Bellevue after meeting Tiffany at the Seattle Wedding Show. Though I liked hearing they had reasonable prices, and being a Western alum returning to B-ham would be fun, the main reason I went was because of my favorable impression of Tiffany. I wasn't having much luck finding a dress that I liked, I had a specific look I was hoping for, something I new would fit my style, but wasn't so much on trend. After talking to Tiffany about what I wanted, I felt like she really understood, and she told me she already had a few dresses in mind that would work for me.
So I made a day of it, traveling up with my mom, sister, and other sister on Skype. Tiffany greeted us warmly, she had remembered me, and so graciously helped me to try on the dresses we had selected. Though they all looked nice, when she asked me, "Which one could I see myself getting married in?" I didn't have a strong feeling for any of them. She asked if I wanted to look around the store again, I said ok, and on our second go around she selected one that I had passed by before. I thought it was worth trying on, and it was the dress! I understood exactly what she meant about feeling like a bride in that dress. She helped me find a veil, explained all of the ordering process, expertly helped me with measurements and ordering the right size and helped reassure me my dress would be in with time for my wedding. While we were there my sisters also found bridesmaid dresses they liked, and Tiffany helped us with color choices and options for that selection too! She did this all with such a positive, non-pushy, open, helpful, and fun manner. I would highly recommend anyone shopping at Alicia's to work with her. I am looking forward to completing my "finishing touches" and alterations appointments there, and feel the drive well worth it. :)
I drove up to Alicia's Bridal in Bellingham from Bellevue after meeting Tiffany at the Seattle Wedding Show. Though I Read more...
I drove up to Alicia's Bridal in Bellingham from Bellevue after meeting Tiffany at the Seattle Wedding Show. Though I liked hearing they had reasonable prices, and being a Western alum returning to B-ham would be fun, the main reason I went was because of my favorable impression of Tiffany. I wasn't having much luck finding a dress that I liked, I had a specific look I was hoping for, something I new would fit my style, but wasn't so much on trend. After talking to Tiffany about what I wanted, I felt like she really understood, and she told me she already had a few dresses in mind that would work for me.
So I made a day of it, traveling up with my mom, sister, and other sister on Skype. Tiffany greeted us warmly, she had remembered me, and so graciously helped me to try on the dresses we had selected. Though they all looked nice, when she asked me, "Which one could I see myself getting married in?" I didn't have a strong feeling for any of them. She asked if I wanted to look around the store again, I said ok, and on our second go around she selected one that I had passed by before. I thought it was worth trying on, and it was the dress! I understood exactly what she meant about feeling like a bride in that dress. She helped me find a veil, explained all of the ordering process, expertly helped me with measurements and ordering the right size and helped reassure me my dress would be in with time for my wedding. While we were there my sisters also found bridesmaid dresses they liked, and Tiffany helped us with color choices and options for that selection too! She did this all with such a positive, non-pushy, open, helpful, and fun manner. I would highly recommend anyone shopping at Alicia's to work with her. I am looking forward to completing my "finishing touches" and alterations appointments there, and feel the drive well worth it. :) Read less
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Miranda
Wedding:
7/24/2015
5.0/5.0
I had chosen Alicia's bridal because I heard that they had wonderful customer service from a friend. I went wedding dress shopping with six other ladies on a Saturday in January. I had a wonderful experience with one if their employees Rache Rolll! She knew exactly when to help and when to give me and my bridesmaids some time to think about things. She gave a clear explication of the store set up, helped me find dresses within my budget and also reminded me to relax when things got overwhelming. She was also quick to answer any questions I had and was able to get the answer if she was unaware. I was thrilled that the dress I had found online was in the store as well! Their staff was wonderful and they had a great selection of wedding dresses. They notified me as soon as my dress came in and I am scheduled to get fitted in two weeks. I would recommend them to anyone looking for an intimate experience while shopping for their wedding dress! Wonderful place! Thank you!
I had chosen Alicia's bridal because I heard that they had wonderful customer service from a friend. I went wedding dress Read more...
I had chosen Alicia's bridal because I heard that they had wonderful customer service from a friend. I went wedding dress shopping with six other ladies on a Saturday in January. I had a wonderful experience with one if their employees Rache Rolll! She knew exactly when to help and when to give me and my bridesmaids some time to think about things. She gave a clear explication of the store set up, helped me find dresses within my budget and also reminded me to relax when things got overwhelming. She was also quick to answer any questions I had and was able to get the answer if she was unaware. I was thrilled that the dress I had found online was in the store as well! Their staff was wonderful and they had a great selection of wedding dresses. They notified me as soon as my dress came in and I am scheduled to get fitted in two weeks. I would recommend them to anyone looking for an intimate experience while shopping for their wedding dress! Wonderful place! Thank you! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
My mom bought her dress here 25 years ago, so the day I went into the same dressing rooms to pick out my own wedding dress was really special. The staff took good care of helping me in and out of various dresses, and were great advocates for what I truly wanted in my wedding dress.
My mom bought her dress here 25 years ago, so the day I went into the same dressing rooms to pick out my own wedding dress Read more...
My mom bought her dress here 25 years ago, so the day I went into the same dressing rooms to pick out my own wedding dress was really special. The staff took good care of helping me in and out of various dresses, and were great advocates for what I truly wanted in my wedding dress. Read less
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