7 Bridal Boutiques in Minneapolis for Wedding Dress Shopping

These Twin Cities salons are killing the dress game.
Models in wedding dresses at Our Shop Bridal in Minneapolis, MN
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Updated Jul 05, 2024

Shopping for your wedding dress can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. If you're in the Twin Cities area, then any of these wedding dress shops in Minneapolis can make the experience more fun, exciting, and relaxed. There are a lot of stores in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul areas, and they all offer something a little unique. We've poured over reviews to find a selection of bridal shops that have happy customers, offer special appointments, and just strive to make your shopping experience a better one.

There's something for everyone in the area, like bridal shops that sell more unique and high-end designer pieces, shops that sell more budget-friendly dresses, and even shops that put together truly one-of-a-kind designs for you. If you want a VIP shopping experience complete with champagne and a private room, you can find that, and if you're looking for a spot that offers a little bit of everything, that's here too. The Knot Vendor Marketplace is also an easy way to search for an even larger selection of bridal salons if you want to keep looking. Continue reading to find out more information on some of the best wedding dress shops in Minneapolis.

Our Shop Bridal

Located just east of the Twin Cities, Our Shop Bridal sells more than just bridal gowns: they also have bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the-bride dresses and flower girl dresses. It's easy to find what you need for any part of your big day, and the shop is family owned and has a friendly vibe to it. They sell an array of popular designers, such as Justin Alexander, Lillian West, Maggie Sottero and Calle Blanche, with prices ranging from $1,000 to $4,600. And if you want to ensure your gown is in great shape after the wedding, they offer wedding gown cleaning and preservation.

Review Spotlight: "Such a wonderful experience! Beautiful shop, set up perfectly for individual spaces for each group. The staff is phenomenal, personal, accommodating and encouraging. I didn't feel pushed to make a decision I wasn't ready to make." —Ashley M., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Raffiné Bridal

Trying on different wedding gowns can be overwhelming, and sometimes you don't want the stares or input from strangers. That's why it's such a perk that Raffiné Bridal offers a private shopping experience. Once a bride schedules an appointment, they're assigned a private fitting and viewing area that isn't shared with other customers and includes a large three-way mirror and room for guests. This gives your dress shopping experience a more intimate and personal feel. With brands like Essense of Australia, Kenneth Winston and Sophia Tolli, you'll find an array of styles and options. Prices range from $1,100 to $4,000 and sample sizes range between 8 and 26. They also sell dresses for your wedding party and special occasions, as well as bridal accessories.

Review Spotlight: "Raffine was outstanding!! The selection was great, everyone was so nice and welcoming, and I felt so taken care of. I had a poor experience at another shop but Raffine was the direct opposite, making me feel heard and more concerned with my happiness and satisfaction than just making a sale. Gretchen was a stellar consultant - she was able to really read my reactions and help me make a confident decision. Thank you so much Gretchen and Raffine!!" —Emilie N., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Che Bella

An elegant and chic wedding dress shop in Minneapolis, Che Bella puts an emphasis on selling gorgeous dresses at a more affordable price point. They offer designers like Atelier Pronovias, Eddy K and Robert Bullock, with a price range between $1,500 and $4,500. Styles range from classic and traditional to more modern and fresh. They're committed to helping you with your entire look and they also sell handmade accessories, as well as new and vintage jewelry.

Review Spotlight: "I was SO happy with my dress and my experience at Che Bella, especially after having some frustrating visits elsewhere. My stylist, Rebecca, really took what I was saying, put it all together, and pulled together the right dress for me, with small suggestions of edits that turned it into my dream dress. All within my budget, too! The space itself is lovely, bright and I didn't want to leave! I came back to buy my veil and hairpiece - again experiencing very helpful customer service. They gave me great recommendations for undergarments and small tips to keep in mind throughout the day. I definitely recommend!" —Abby B., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Bella Bridal Boutique

Located in Lake Elmo, Bella Bridal Boutique is one of the largest wedding dress shops in Minneapolis, which means they have tons of options. They're committed to selling more unique designs, as well as more classic options. They offer dresses by designers like Allure, Elena Morar, Madi Lane, Madison James and Le Blanc. If you want a more private, VIP shopping experience, this is a great shop to try: they offer three different types of private appointments you can pay for. These include exclusive and private access to the shop with no other customers, room for guests and different food and drink options depending on the package you choose. It's a fun and exciting way to look for the dress of your dreams.

Review Spotlight: "Bella was an amazing experience. I was able to browse and try on as many dresses as I liked, within the time frame. My consultant was knowledgeable and helpful. There was no pressure to make a purchase. I would highly recommend Bella to any bride looking for their dream dress." —Emily W., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Annika Bridal Boutique

Annika Bridal Boutique was founded by two best friends and features an intimate and comfortable setting to try on wedding gowns. The collection, which mixes unique picks with more traditional dresses, has been carefully curated for guests. The price point starts at $2,000 and goes over $8,000, so there's a wide range of options for different budgets. Designers include Berta, Galia Lahav, Reem Acra, and Enzoani. They also offer a VIP experience appointment where you get to browse the shop with guests while it is closed to the public.

Review Spotlight: "I have never felt more beautiful in my dress, Rachel and all the ladies at Annika made the whole experience of picking a dress everything I dreamt it would be. From picking my dress, to alterations, to picking it up the day of. Everything was simple and easy. Highly recommend." —Samantha H., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Wedding Shoppe, Inc.

Wedding Shoppe, Inc. has been around since 1977 and offers a very large selection of gowns, as well as so many other things you'll need for your big day: bridesmaid dresses, coordinating ties so the groom matches perfectly, veils, jewelry and robes for getting ready. They have over 600 wedding dresses from designers like Allure, Justin Alexander, Watters and Morilee, with a wide price range. And while they have plenty of wedding gowns, they also have a lot of shorter white dresses that are perfect for an after-party, engagement party, bridal shower or even bachelorette party celebrations.

Review spotlight: "The Wedding Shoppe did such a wonderful job helping me find my perfect wedding dress! The team was so accommodating, kind, and helpful with bringing my vision to life. They were also incredibly helpful with finding me the perfect place to get alterations completed on my dress. I highly recommend the Wedding Shoppe!!" —Brianna C., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

The White Room

With a minimalist look and a collection of unique gowns, The White Room offers a really chic and stylish dress shopping experience. The whole collection has been carefully curated with a selection of styles that range from modern to boho to more classic. If you're on a strict budget, keep in mind that The White Room sells a lot of luxury designers, so the price range is about $2,500 to $6,000 (although they do have sample sales with discounted pricing). Designers include Alexandra Grecco, Bon Bride, Dan Jones Label, Sarah Seven and Sophie Et Voilà, and they pride themselves on selling one-of-a-kind pieces. They also offer in-house alterations, which is super convenient, as well as accessories like jewelry and veils.

Review Spotlight: "WOW!!! Absolutely stunning gowns, and radiant loving fun staff. Peggy, Jo, & everyone else I had forgotten are truly the best. I had no idea what I wanted, and the options they have are endless! They helped me find my dream dress and took it every step of the way until the big day. Alterations were done in house and executed perfectly. They are kind, communicative and truly make you feel like the most important bride in the world. I cannot imagine getting my dress anywhere else." —Claire B., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Kate Boswell contributed to the reporting of this article.

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