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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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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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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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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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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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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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