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Bridal and Formal

Cincinnati , OH
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300 West Benson Street
Cincinnati, OH 45215 US (map)

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513-821-6622

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ABOUT US

Opening as a corner store with only two employees, they have since grown to be one of the largest bridal stores in the country. Having had major expansions every few years and now having... Read more
Opening as a corner store with only two employees, they have since grown to be one of the largest bridal stores in the country. Having had major expansions every few years and now having a staff of more than fifty people, Bridal and Formal has grown to offer a full range of services and merchandise for every bride on her wedding day.

For over a quarter of a century, Bridal and Formal's success in the bridal industry has allowed them to maintain an excellent reputation with their clients, as well as enabling them to have close, long-term relationships with all of the major designers.

Their rapid growth in size parallels the number of the designers they carry. Originally featuring only five, today you'll find that their list of designers exceeds 50. Furthermore, Bridal and Formal has over 3,000 bridal gowns in their store. Feel confident that there is something to fit the individual needs of every bride in this store.

Carrying the largest selection of dresses is only part of what makes Bridal and Formal such a unique and dynamic store. They place great emphasis on extensively training their employees so that brides are immediately greeted by knowledgeable and skilled experts when they walked through their front door.

In addition to carrying bridal gowns, Bridal and Formal offers a wide selection of veils, headpieces, bridesmaid's dresses, mother-of-the-bride dresses, flower girl dresses, accessories, undergarments, and jewelry.

Bridal and Formal understands that choosing a bridal gown is an important and exciting decision, and they are firmly committed to making all brides look and feel beautiful on their wedding day.

Bridal and Formal, The Heart of the Reading Bridal District & Best Bridal Salon in Cincinnati. Read less
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Kaitlin
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
I couldn't be happier with my experience here at Bridal and Formal. Bobbi was my consultant and she was amazing! My mom and I spend 6 hours there, and not once did Bobbi show any sign of exhaustion, impatience, or frustration. The dress I picked was actually one she pulled for me to try on. I definitely recommend going during the week if possible, the place is huge and beautiful, but I had the whole floor to myself almost. It was a great experience and I LOVE the dress! Thanks Bobbi and Bridal and Formal!!!!!!
I couldn't be happier with my experience here at Bridal and Formal. Bobbi was my consultant and she was amazing! My mom Read more...
I couldn't be happier with my experience here at Bridal and Formal. Bobbi was my consultant and she was amazing! My mom and I spend 6 hours there, and not once did Bobbi show any sign of exhaustion, impatience, or frustration. The dress I picked was actually one she pulled for me to try on. I definitely recommend going during the week if possible, the place is huge and beautiful, but I had the whole floor to myself almost. It was a great experience and I LOVE the dress! Thanks Bobbi and Bridal and Formal!!!!!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/23/2016
4.8/5.0
I purchased my gown on Monday, June 22, 2015 and Kimberly was my consultant. I cannot rave enough about how great my experience was. First, I currently live down South but my fiancé lives in Cincinnati and I'll be living there soon, so I decided to buy my gown there. I was scheduled to have my appointment early Saturday morning but my flight was delayed. They promptly rescheduled my appointment for Saturday afternoon after I emailed in explaining my situation and then again, when I called to reschedule when I learned my fiancé already had plans for us Saturday afternoon. Monday morning I arrived when they opened for my appointment and I was promptly greeted by Kim and offered a bottle of water and we headed to browse the selection. They have a million dresses, but I had already tried on the dress I thought I wanted, but we tried on a few more. Kim was extremely patient and helpful, and not pushy and gave me great advice on moving to Cincinnati later. She was extremely personable and helped me relive the first "bridal moment" that I had, by putting my hair up, giving me a belt to try on and a couple of veils to try on as well. The only CONS that I can say I have about this salon is that 1) you do try on dresses in an open area with other brides BUT they do give you a robe and offer you a private room if you're uncomfortable and 2) the price they quoted me was about $300 more than the retail price that I receive at a salon where I currently live (and that I've seen online) BUT they were willing to price match for me and it was actually about $30 cheaper than what I would've paid (which isn't significant, but when you're planning a wedding, every dollar counts!) All in all I am grateful for the experience I had here and I am looking forward to receiving my dress! They don't offer alterations, but they provide you with a bridal folder filled with recommendations for alterations.
I purchased my gown on Monday, June 22, 2015 and Kimberly was my consultant. I cannot rave enough about how great my Read more...
I purchased my gown on Monday, June 22, 2015 and Kimberly was my consultant. I cannot rave enough about how great my experience was. First, I currently live down South but my fiancé lives in Cincinnati and I'll be living there soon, so I decided to buy my gown there. I was scheduled to have my appointment early Saturday morning but my flight was delayed. They promptly rescheduled my appointment for Saturday afternoon after I emailed in explaining my situation and then again, when I called to reschedule when I learned my fiancé already had plans for us Saturday afternoon. Monday morning I arrived when they opened for my appointment and I was promptly greeted by Kim and offered a bottle of water and we headed to browse the selection. They have a million dresses, but I had already tried on the dress I thought I wanted, but we tried on a few more. Kim was extremely patient and helpful, and not pushy and gave me great advice on moving to Cincinnati later. She was extremely personable and helped me relive the first "bridal moment" that I had, by putting my hair up, giving me a belt to try on and a couple of veils to try on as well. The only CONS that I can say I have about this salon is that 1) you do try on dresses in an open area with other brides BUT they do give you a robe and offer you a private room if you're uncomfortable and 2) the price they quoted me was about $300 more than the retail price that I receive at a salon where I currently live (and that I've seen online) BUT they were willing to price match for me and it was actually about $30 cheaper than what I would've paid (which isn't significant, but when you're planning a wedding, every dollar counts!) All in all I am grateful for the experience I had here and I am looking forward to receiving my dress! They don't offer alterations, but they provide you with a bridal folder filled with recommendations for alterations. Read less
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Kendra
Wedding:
9/10/2015
4.4/5.0
This was the one and only dress shop that I went to. I had a slight idea of what I wanted, but the staff helped me hone in on it. I found my perfect dress and LOVE it!
This was the one and only dress shop that I went to. I had a slight idea of what I wanted, but the staff helped me hone in Read more...
This was the one and only dress shop that I went to. I had a slight idea of what I wanted, but the staff helped me hone in on it. I found my perfect dress and LOVE it! Read less
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Staci
Wedding:
9/6/2015
5.0/5.0
My shopping experience at Bridal and Formal was absolutely amazing!! Everyone was super helpful and knowledgeable. They pulled dresses for me that fit my body and budget. They also had a great selection of bridesmaids dresses for my girls. I let my girls pick out different styles in similar colors so that everyone was able to find something that looked perfect on them. The staff was excellent at helping me match colors and styles to make that vision come true. I would highly recommend Bridal and Formal to any Bride looking for the perfect wedding attire!!
My shopping experience at Bridal and Formal was absolutely amazing!! Everyone was super helpful and knowledgeable. They Read more...
My shopping experience at Bridal and Formal was absolutely amazing!! Everyone was super helpful and knowledgeable. They pulled dresses for me that fit my body and budget. They also had a great selection of bridesmaids dresses for my girls. I let my girls pick out different styles in similar colors so that everyone was able to find something that looked perfect on them. The staff was excellent at helping me match colors and styles to make that vision come true. I would highly recommend Bridal and Formal to any Bride looking for the perfect wedding attire!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.4/5.0
Huge selection of dresses to choose from. My lady was very helpful. However, it was close to closing time when I purchased my dress and another worker was very rude as she made it seem like we should already be gone.
Huge selection of dresses to choose from. My lady was very helpful. However, it was close to closing time when I purchased Read more...
Huge selection of dresses to choose from. My lady was very helpful. However, it was close to closing time when I purchased my dress and another worker was very rude as she made it seem like we should already be gone. Read less
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FuturemrsDickinson
Wedding:
7/25/2015
4.8/5.0
I made an appointment and tried on a number of dresses at bridal and formal. My consultant was very nice and extremely helpful. However, with the amount of dresses that you have to look at, just to find one that is appealing was difficult. There were so many dresses stuffed into clear bags on racks it was very overwhelming. I did not find my dress at this shop, but I would reccommend this shop to someone who is willing to put in a lot of work to find the right one.
I made an appointment and tried on a number of dresses at bridal and formal. My consultant was very nice and extremely Read more...
I made an appointment and tried on a number of dresses at bridal and formal. My consultant was very nice and extremely helpful. However, with the amount of dresses that you have to look at, just to find one that is appealing was difficult. There were so many dresses stuffed into clear bags on racks it was very overwhelming. I did not find my dress at this shop, but I would reccommend this shop to someone who is willing to put in a lot of work to find the right one. Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience shopping at Bridal & Formal. There was no pressure to BUY BUY BUY! I felt comfortable and HEARD by the sales associate. I went once by myself, to try on many different styles since I had no idea what I was looking for. The associate I worked with, Iris, was very helping in narrowing down and pulling a great range of dresses, all within my modest price range. I left empty-handed that day, but returned with my mom and MIL and found the perfect dress (for WAY LESS than I had anticipated spending, at that!). Overall, great. I recommend going on a weeknight—we had the fitting room to ourselves both times.
I had a great experience shopping at Bridal & Formal. There was no pressure to BUY BUY BUY! I felt comfortable and HEARD Read more...
I had a great experience shopping at Bridal & Formal. There was no pressure to BUY BUY BUY! I felt comfortable and HEARD by the sales associate. I went once by myself, to try on many different styles since I had no idea what I was looking for. The associate I worked with, Iris, was very helping in narrowing down and pulling a great range of dresses, all within my modest price range. I left empty-handed that day, but returned with my mom and MIL and found the perfect dress (for WAY LESS than I had anticipated spending, at that!). Overall, great. I recommend going on a weeknight—we had the fitting room to ourselves both times. Read less
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Kara
Wedding:
7/18/2015
5.0/5.0
I visited Bridal and Formal with my mom, mom-to-be and 2 of my best gal pals in search of one Ms. Monique Luhllier. My consultant Iris and I just clicked immediately and she knew the exact style I was looking for and pulled amazing gowns for me to try. My group were all part of the process the whole day and we all had so much fun. While my choices were outside of my price point- as expected- she still worked with the owner to make sure I could walk away with a dream gown. And found me a surprising choice- I came in for a pink Monique- and walked out with an ivory Vera. I never in my life thought I would have either, and thanks to their efforts I will walk down the aisle in Vera Wang complete with a beautiful sparkling belt and simple veil. The other consultants all stopped along the way to take part in the appointment and add some special pieces. To top it all, Iris asked me about my colors- I told her I had chosen rainbow- as to me it represents my father who had passed away in 2007. Only to find her name means rainbow. She was amazing, the store was amazing, we laughed, cried, had photo shoots, and popped champagne- (our own in the car)! It was a day I could live over and over. Thank you Cincinnati Bridal and Formal- and thank you Iris!!
I visited Bridal and Formal with my mom, mom-to-be and 2 of my best gal pals in search of one Ms. Monique Luhllier. My Read more...
I visited Bridal and Formal with my mom, mom-to-be and 2 of my best gal pals in search of one Ms. Monique Luhllier. My consultant Iris and I just clicked immediately and she knew the exact style I was looking for and pulled amazing gowns for me to try. My group were all part of the process the whole day and we all had so much fun. While my choices were outside of my price point- as expected- she still worked with the owner to make sure I could walk away with a dream gown. And found me a surprising choice- I came in for a pink Monique- and walked out with an ivory Vera. I never in my life thought I would have either, and thanks to their efforts I will walk down the aisle in Vera Wang complete with a beautiful sparkling belt and simple veil. The other consultants all stopped along the way to take part in the appointment and add some special pieces. To top it all, Iris asked me about my colors- I told her I had chosen rainbow- as to me it represents my father who had passed away in 2007. Only to find her name means rainbow. She was amazing, the store was amazing, we laughed, cried, had photo shoots, and popped champagne- (our own in the car)! It was a day I could live over and over. Thank you Cincinnati Bridal and Formal- and thank you Iris!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
I had the most amazing time at Bridal and Formal! Currently living in Louisville, I had no problem driving to my hometown of Cincinnati to visit the country's largest bridal district. Bridal and Formal allowed serviced me two hours before my originally scheduled appointment with no trouble. Their staff was extremely friendly and helpful. While it was plenty busy, the staff had everything under control and were confident in what they do. With the help of my mother and sister, I found the perfect Disney ball gown, and I could not be more excited for it to be shipped in a few months!
I had the most amazing time at Bridal and Formal! Currently living in Louisville, I had no problem driving to my hometown Read more...
I had the most amazing time at Bridal and Formal! Currently living in Louisville, I had no problem driving to my hometown of Cincinnati to visit the country's largest bridal district. Bridal and Formal allowed serviced me two hours before my originally scheduled appointment with no trouble. Their staff was extremely friendly and helpful. While it was plenty busy, the staff had everything under control and were confident in what they do. With the help of my mother and sister, I found the perfect Disney ball gown, and I could not be more excited for it to be shipped in a few months! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.8/5.0
Everyone was very helpful the day I picked out my dress and picked it up after it was ready! I wasn't rushed and felt like I was able to try on all the different styles I wanted to before picking the right one and able to change back and forth as needed.
Everyone was very helpful the day I picked out my dress and picked it up after it was ready! I wasn't rushed and felt like Read more...
Everyone was very helpful the day I picked out my dress and picked it up after it was ready! I wasn't rushed and felt like I was able to try on all the different styles I wanted to before picking the right one and able to change back and forth as needed. Read less
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