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Bridal and Formal

Cincinnati , OH
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LOCATION

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

PHONE

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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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
What accessories do you provide?
Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Undergarments, Veils

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Brittany
Wedding:
9/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Bridal and Formal went beyond my wildest expectations. The staff was absolutely friendly, and willing to help. I met the designer of my dress on a whim, and found the perfect dress for me. They have plenty of styles to choose from, and a very relaxed atmosphere. I had been to several boutiques - but none were quite so outstanding as Bridal and Formal. I highly recommend their services. You won't be disappointed!
Bridal and Formal went beyond my wildest expectations. The staff was absolutely friendly, and willing to help. I met the Read more...
Bridal and Formal went beyond my wildest expectations. The staff was absolutely friendly, and willing to help. I met the designer of my dress on a whim, and found the perfect dress for me. They have plenty of styles to choose from, and a very relaxed atmosphere. I had been to several boutiques - but none were quite so outstanding as Bridal and Formal. I highly recommend their services. You won't be disappointed! Read less
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sara
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Lacrecia was awesome! She listened to me and I only had to try on three dresses before finding the right one!
Lacrecia was awesome! She listened to me and I only had to try on three dresses before finding the right one!
Lacrecia was awesome! She listened to me and I only had to try on three dresses before finding the right one! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Very helpful! Great experience!
Very helpful! Great experience!
Very helpful! Great experience! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/1/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Bridal and Formal! My consultant, Bobbi, was wonderful to converse with and extremely responsive to my requests and wants. I walked in describing my wedding and my idea of the perfect dress, and she picked out several for me to try on. I ended up purchasing the first dress I tried on, as it was absolutely stunning and exactly what I was looking for! Bobbi worked with me on the price, as it was a little more expensive then I was initially planning to spend. She was so friendly and made me feel completely at ease, and also was very honest about how the dresses I tried on looked. This store had a wonderful selection for any budget, and the customer service was amazing! I would highly recommend buying your wedding dress there.
I cannot say enough good things about Bridal and Formal! My consultant, Bobbi, was wonderful to converse with and Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Bridal and Formal! My consultant, Bobbi, was wonderful to converse with and extremely responsive to my requests and wants. I walked in describing my wedding and my idea of the perfect dress, and she picked out several for me to try on. I ended up purchasing the first dress I tried on, as it was absolutely stunning and exactly what I was looking for! Bobbi worked with me on the price, as it was a little more expensive then I was initially planning to spend. She was so friendly and made me feel completely at ease, and also was very honest about how the dresses I tried on looked. This store had a wonderful selection for any budget, and the customer service was amazing! I would highly recommend buying your wedding dress there. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I initially had gone dress shopping at David's Bridal and it was a horrible experience - it was like the consultant was not listening to me at all, and each dress I tried on was worse than the last. To make matters worse, because I was the only woman in the store trying on wedding dresses that day, every consultant would "ooh" and "ahh" over me, even when I knew the dress was not flattering. There's nothing worse than knowing they're just trying to get a sale.

In comes Bridal and Formal. I can't not say enough wonderful things about them. I was a bit nervous that, on our budget, there would not be a lot to try on. However, I explained what I liked to my consultant, Bobbie, and back she came with a ton of beautiful dresses. Bobbi was so wonderful at listening to me, that I think she knew what I wanted even more than I did! The first dress I tried on was "the one," but Bobbi encouraged me to try on other dresses, just in case. She always provided me honest, but considerate feedback on the dresses. When one dress wasn't that great she just said, "Oh no, we can do better!" Which is JUST what I wanted to hear.

I never felt pressured or like Bobbi was just trying to make a sale, which is exactly what your dress shopping experience should be like. She happily let me stay in my chosen dress for an hour, and helped me "complete the look" with a veil and jewelry, none of which she pressed me into purchasing.

Also, for those ladies bringing along difficult family members, Bobbi is brilliant with handling such a situation. My mom can be a bit opinionated, and never stops talking, but she and Bobbi were best friends by the end of the experience. Bobbi managed my mom for me, which in turn lead to a more relaxing experience for me. I am extraordinarily grateful for that!

Bonus: My dress was already on sale, and my mom was able to talk them down a bit more. Don't be afraid to come ready to bargain!
I initially had gone dress shopping at David's Bridal and it was a horrible experience - it was like the consultant was Read more...
I initially had gone dress shopping at David's Bridal and it was a horrible experience - it was like the consultant was not listening to me at all, and each dress I tried on was worse than the last. To make matters worse, because I was the only woman in the store trying on wedding dresses that day, every consultant would "ooh" and "ahh" over me, even when I knew the dress was not flattering. There's nothing worse than knowing they're just trying to get a sale.

In comes Bridal and Formal. I can't not say enough wonderful things about them. I was a bit nervous that, on our budget, there would not be a lot to try on. However, I explained what I liked to my consultant, Bobbie, and back she came with a ton of beautiful dresses. Bobbi was so wonderful at listening to me, that I think she knew what I wanted even more than I did! The first dress I tried on was "the one," but Bobbi encouraged me to try on other dresses, just in case. She always provided me honest, but considerate feedback on the dresses. When one dress wasn't that great she just said, "Oh no, we can do better!" Which is JUST what I wanted to hear.

I never felt pressured or like Bobbi was just trying to make a sale, which is exactly what your dress shopping experience should be like. She happily let me stay in my chosen dress for an hour, and helped me "complete the look" with a veil and jewelry, none of which she pressed me into purchasing.

Also, for those ladies bringing along difficult family members, Bobbi is brilliant with handling such a situation. My mom can be a bit opinionated, and never stops talking, but she and Bobbi were best friends by the end of the experience. Bobbi managed my mom for me, which in turn lead to a more relaxing experience for me. I am extraordinarily grateful for that!

Bonus: My dress was already on sale, and my mom was able to talk them down a bit more. Don't be afraid to come ready to bargain! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Everyone was so helpful with both my bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses. They were patient as we went through all the dresses finding the perfect one!!
Everyone was so helpful with both my bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses. They were patient as we went through all the Read more...
Everyone was so helpful with both my bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses. They were patient as we went through all the dresses finding the perfect one!! Read less
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Kimarra
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
I visited to Bridal and Formal due to them being the only shop in Ohio that had the dress I wanted to try on. They have a huge selection of dresses in a variety of prices. On both visits, I did not have an appointment scheduled and they were great about getting me set up with a consultant. I only waited about 10 minutes even though they were really busy. My consultants were great! They didn't try to pressure me into buying a dress that I didn't love like some other shops do. When I said "yes to the dress", my consultant helped with trying on veils and jewelry so I could see what looked good with the dress but again did not try to pressure me into buying anything. When I was checking out, they made sure to check and double check that they ordered the correct dress. Since I don't live in Cincinnati, they gave me a list of recommended alteration shops in Columbus which was really nice. I would definitely recommend them if you want nice and affordable dresses
I visited to Bridal and Formal due to them being the only shop in Ohio that had the dress I wanted to try on. They have a Read more...
I visited to Bridal and Formal due to them being the only shop in Ohio that had the dress I wanted to try on. They have a huge selection of dresses in a variety of prices. On both visits, I did not have an appointment scheduled and they were great about getting me set up with a consultant. I only waited about 10 minutes even though they were really busy. My consultants were great! They didn't try to pressure me into buying a dress that I didn't love like some other shops do. When I said "yes to the dress", my consultant helped with trying on veils and jewelry so I could see what looked good with the dress but again did not try to pressure me into buying anything. When I was checking out, they made sure to check and double check that they ordered the correct dress. Since I don't live in Cincinnati, they gave me a list of recommended alteration shops in Columbus which was really nice. I would definitely recommend them if you want nice and affordable dresses Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
This store very obviously knows what they are doing. The staff is extremely friendly, and the consultants know their stuff. I went in knowing I wanted a Maggie Sottero and their selection was endless! Of course I tried on other designers, but my consultant knew after only a few dresses that my dress wasn't on the floor yet.
Lacrecia (my consultant) not only had an awesome sense of humor but really listened to what I was expressing about each dress. In the end she disappeared to the back room and came out with a Maggie Sottero (Primrose) that hadn't even hit the floor yet! I put it on, she helped accessorize with an amazing belt and broach and I fell in love.
The process was quick, the price good...and their estimated arrival time was well exceeded when they called me months before the dress was supposed to be in and told me they had it at the store!
No matter what your price range, style, or size this store has it! Don't waste your time wandering around other well known bridal stores.
This store very obviously knows what they are doing. The staff is extremely friendly, and the consultants know their Read more...
This store very obviously knows what they are doing. The staff is extremely friendly, and the consultants know their stuff. I went in knowing I wanted a Maggie Sottero and their selection was endless! Of course I tried on other designers, but my consultant knew after only a few dresses that my dress wasn't on the floor yet.
Lacrecia (my consultant) not only had an awesome sense of humor but really listened to what I was expressing about each dress. In the end she disappeared to the back room and came out with a Maggie Sottero (Primrose) that hadn't even hit the floor yet! I put it on, she helped accessorize with an amazing belt and broach and I fell in love.
The process was quick, the price good...and their estimated arrival time was well exceeded when they called me months before the dress was supposed to be in and told me they had it at the store!
No matter what your price range, style, or size this store has it! Don't waste your time wandering around other well known bridal stores. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Bridal and Formal gave me an awesome experience while picking out my dress. I was able to look through all of the dresses myself and try on any dresses that I wanted. I went during the week so there were very few other people there and I was able to get very personalized service. I love my dress and it arrived earlier than they even said it would. I am overall very happy with my experience.
Bridal and Formal gave me an awesome experience while picking out my dress. I was able to look through all of the dresses Read more...
Bridal and Formal gave me an awesome experience while picking out my dress. I was able to look through all of the dresses myself and try on any dresses that I wanted. I went during the week so there were very few other people there and I was able to get very personalized service. I love my dress and it arrived earlier than they even said it would. I am overall very happy with my experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience!!! We went in without and appointment and just on a whim after me not feeling that a dress I just liked was "the one". They were more the willing to help! And help they did I went through dress after dress of not it, not it, not it..then I found the one....and I was in love!!!! Every person I dealt with was super nice and very helpful!!!! And the best part, My dress came in super early!!!! Would def recommend everyone to them!!
I had a great experience!!! We went in without and appointment and just on a whim after me not feeling that a dress I just Read more...
I had a great experience!!! We went in without and appointment and just on a whim after me not feeling that a dress I just liked was "the one". They were more the willing to help! And help they did I went through dress after dress of not it, not it, not it..then I found the one....and I was in love!!!! Every person I dealt with was super nice and very helpful!!!! And the best part, My dress came in super early!!!! Would def recommend everyone to them!! Read less
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