About this Vendor

With hundreds of gowns to choose from, you are sure to find just the style you have been searching for. For your convenience, you can finalize all your wedding attire in one place for your bridesmaids, flower girls and even tuxedos for the groom and his groomsmen!

Contact Info

1171 6th St NW, Rochester, MN

Easy Bridal Shopping Experience

Reviewed on 8/11/2013 Katherine C

I did my research at second hand shops before going to Mestad's. I did not honestly think I would find what I was looking for, but Grandma and Mom came down for the day and we wanted to do the real "bridal" experience. We walked in, I shared what I wanted and did not want in a dress, and we were off. The staff at Mestad's is GREAT. They are friendly, accommodating, flexible, and even go the extra mile to make everything smooth and stress-free. When my mother was supposed to come to my final fitting to learn how to do my bustle, and she called to tell me she couldn't, they rescheduled EVEN THOUGH there were no other open appointments. They made it work. I used a scrap of my great-grandmother's veil that my grandmother had cut off as my veil. The FABULOUS seamstress, Vao (I believe that was her name), showed me how and where to attach it to the comb. Great experience. I didn't think I would go with a conventional bridal boutique and a brand new dress, but I don't regret it at all. It was wonderful.


Reviewed on 8/09/2013 Amanda E

Customer service was incredible! Always helpful from the moment I tried my dress on to the day I picked it up. Always in communication with me about updates, and when I was coming next! We even did our bridesmaids dresses through there because it was sooooo good! Love it!! Made my wedding day that much smoother! Thanks!

2013-08-11T15:45:47 Response from the vendor

Thank you sooo much for the AMAZING review!! We are honored that we got to be a part of your special day!!! Also, CONGRATULATIONS on your recent wedding, we wish you a lifetime of HAPPINESS & JOY!


Reviewed on 7/24/2013 Samantha

I found my wedding dress after just trying on 5 dresses! I worked with Barbie and she was just great! They always remembered who I was every time I went there and they were always so friendly!!

2013-07-29T14:16:14 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the kind review!!! We LOVE hearing feedback from our lovely brides! Congratulations on your recent wedding!

Reviewed on 7/24/2015

I am so disappointed in the service this store has provided since day one. I cannot believe how much this store does not care about their customers! Since day one the service had me questioning my purchase from this location. I ended up purchasing a dress from here knowing that I could get extra lace to be added to my gown. My dress came as expected... but my lace never arrived (Which I will say they told me my lace had arrived with the dress only to be irritated when I arrived) I kept on calling and calling and calling to figure out when and where this lace was. The store would NEVER call me back. I was the one who would initiate the call every time to only be told the same story every time, they were in contact with China and the lace will be here on this date. It never arrived.... several times. (Not to mention their terrible phone system where they would say they would transfer you and you would be on hold for 5 minutes for them to only realize I was never transferred and have to take handwritten notes) Here I am 7 weeks before my wedding and had to cancel the entire order on my lace because it never arrived and I needed the alterations to be done. When asked if they would refund part of my dress because I wouldn't have ordered it knowing I couldn't have the lace she blew me off and told me she could check some local store that had lace similar to what I was looking for. I told her don't bother... why would I want to put some "close matching" lace on my $1400 wedding gown. If that was the case I would have bought a $300 dress and slapped the lace on it myself. We were scheduled to rent all the tuxes from Mestads, but I have called to cancel the order and their delivery service. They are not trustworthy, reliable, compassionate or friendly. They are running a terrible show and I will not recommend them to a single person. The least they could do is refund a portion of my dress that I am not remotely satisfied with. I will also be sure to review them on every website I can to make sure other brides do not have the same issues I had!

2015-07-24T17:47:06 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your review! We are so sorry that has happened! We completely understand your frustration. We were at the mercy of the bridal company to get the lace in and we did everything we could to get it in for you.... Read Less Read More

Real-Life Dress-Up Day!

Reviewed on 12/23/2014 Emily F

All of the women at Mestads were great to work with! I originally went in with a very specific look in mind, even though it wasn't "right" for my shape. My sister hesitantly asked me to try on a ball gown (the complete opposite of what I wanted) and once I put it on, it brought tears to my eyes. It was a real life "Say Yes to the Dress" experience! Everything from the initial appointment to the fittings to picking out tuxes for our men to the final pick-up was magnificent! They remembered who I was and which was my dress every time I went in; it made me feel so special - just how a bride SHOULD feel!

Perfect Place to Buy a Wedding Dress

Reviewed on 10/30/2014 Kayla B

When I started looking for my dress, I had a specific one in mind that I HAD to try before looking at any others. All other stores that I call who carried that brand told me they wouldn't bring it in unless I bought the dress. Then I called Mestad's, and they said of course they would bring it in for me! For my appointment the assigned me to a wonderful lady named Barbie, who was so amazing to work with and helped me so much! We put the dress on and I just knew. It was the only dress I tried on and I bought it that day. Because I bought a dress during my first appointment, they gave me a 15% discount! How amazing is that! They communicated with me at every step of the way, where the dress was at, when it came in, making all my alterations appointments. They worked with me living two hours away from their store. Then they went above and beyond by helping me have a custom veil made to match my dress! Everything was perfect because of Barbie and Grandma Grace! I will never thank them enough! Go here to get your dress and you won't regret it!

Great Dress - Alterations Rip OFF

Reviewed on 10/21/2014 Karla N

I loved my dress, But I ended up paying more for alterations than the dress. They told me they ordered me a dress, but I think they took the one off the floor. Which would have been fine if they told me that. They were supposed to order a bigger size and they didn't. I still loved my dress but paid 2 times more than I wanted.

2014-10-22T16:48:26 Response from the vendor

Hi Karla! Thank you so much for your review! We can assure you that you received a brand new wedding gown and did not receive a floor sample. We are soo sorry that you were not pleased with the cost of your alterations. Our seamstresses... Read Less Read More

Lots to choose from!

Reviewed on 10/04/2014 Cassie Z

I didn't end up finding my dress here but they did have lots to choose from! Just wished my consultant would have been more helpful in sticking within my budget.

2014-10-06T07:27:33 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the review! We are always looking to improve our service for our brides and this will help us! We were so honored we got the opportunity to work with you!

Wedding Dress

Reviewed on 9/27/2014 Nicole N

I had a great experience working with the ladies at Mestad's. My consultant was actually the one who found my dress for me. I went in, and she had me pull 5 dresses that I liked and then she chose more dresses based off of my likes from my 5 original. The dress she chose for me was a dress I never would have picked out myself, but it was perfect for me. My only complaint was that when it was time for me to take the dress home, they did not have any linen bags for me to transport the dress in. Eventually they went in the back and found a sample bag for me, but they were willing to send my dress home in a cheap, garbage-like bag.


Reviewed on 9/23/2014 Kayla S

I purchased a Claire Pettibone dress from Mestads. It was absolutely perfect, I had never seen another dress like it before. I was nervous getting it tailored because there was so much intricate lace and embroidery work on the back, but the seamstresses did an amazing job! It fit me perfectly and really enhanced the shape of the dress. It was so worth it! I recommend buying your dress from Mestads so they can to the fitting. It made all the difference!

Awesome service!!

Reviewed on 9/19/2014 Emily

If you are looking for the perfect bridal experience, excellent service and quality dresses, Mestads is your bridal shoppe! I felt like a true bride and the whole experience from choosing my gown to picking it up was so fun! I went to other bridal stores also looking for a gown but Mestads was a step above the rest! You won't be disappointed!!

Great Value & Service!

Reviewed on 9/10/2014 Mag F

Mestads treated us great. We purchased my wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses, and rented tuxes there. The bridesmaid dresses were easy to order and delivered when they said they would be. They had to alter 1 dress and you couldn't even tell. They also helped us with what colors and textures would work for the vests and ties with the bridesmaid dresses. The groom got a discount with the rental of groomsmen/usher tuxes, which made it very cheap for him. They delivered the tuxes to rehearsal and made sure everything fit and no rips/tears were in any of the tuxes. One shoe size was wrong, so they worked with us to deliver the correct size the morning of the wedding. Would definitely recommend the delivery service to everyone! My dad also bought a tux versus renting, and they worked with him and got him exactly what he needed. Both him and my mom were extremely pleased.

Mestads of Rochester MN

Reviewed on 8/27/2014 Angela B

If you're looking for a wedding dress in southern MN look no further than Mestads of Rochester. They have a huge selection of wedding dresses of all styles and price points. The service is great. I worked with Barb and she was super helpful and knowledgeable. The dressing rooms are nice and they have nice waiting areas for your party to sit. Beautiful dresses without the stuffy and pompous atmosphere of some "posh" bridal salons (and without the big price tags too!) Mestads was recommended to me by a friend and I'm so glad she did!

Beautiful Dress

Reviewed on 8/20/2014 Emily S

I loved my wedding dress when i first tried it on. Mestads convinced me to get a size smaller and when it came in it was too small and I did not like it. However, after a few fittings, I came to love my dress again and I got many compliments on it!

Best Bridal Shop ever!!!!

Reviewed on 7/20/2014 Sarah H

From the time I walked in the store to the time I picked up my dress and accessories they kept in great contact. Made sure I new when my appointments were and helped me in every step. Got phone calls every time an Item I ordered for wedding came in and made sure I was satisified. if the person with the knowledge was not in the store that day, they wrote and note to notify the specific person so they could give me a can with updates if I happened to call about where my bridesmaid dresses were in the shipping process or my jewelry, which I got from the store as well. I worked with Barbie who is truly amazing!!! I couldn't of asked for a better person to have a better dress shopping experience! she has such a great attitude and knew exactly what I was looking for after just a few seconds of describing what I thought I wanted. We picked out a few dresses, she helped and the dress I ended up with was actually her choice for me to try on. I tried on exactly three dress and knew this one was going to be the one!!! it was gorgeous with very little detail or bling. I thought I would have ended up with something else, but Barbie knew it was the one too she said as soon as I had it on. Seamstress did amazing work too!!! Glad they teach you how to put train up. I always feel like trains on dresses add way to much body to the upper back, but mine did not after they showed my girls how to put it up!!! I had been to jenny's bridal, but that place just didn't have the same feel. Glad I went back to mesteds to physically buy my dress that day!!!! Can't wait for my wedding August 9, 2010

the dress

Reviewed on 6/24/2014 Kristin Z

I found the dresses (including my dress) at Mestad's were much higher quality than all the other stores I had looked through. With a lace dress in mind, I found them from $100 to $1500 with all the same cheap lace. Different dress designs but the exact same boring scratchy lace. The ones at Mestads are more expensive, yes, but not ridiculous and you definitely get what you pay for in quality of the dress.

Mixed bag

Reviewed on 6/05/2014 Katie S

The consultants were great to work with, the tailor not so much.


Reviewed on 4/21/2014 Kelly T

They helped me find my beautiful Allure dress!! I just love that dress!! So nice!! The seamstress there, she was my favorite!! So nice and did such an AMAZING JOB!!

Last minute dresses!

Reviewed on 4/11/2014 Morgan J

I used Mestads for my dress, bridesmaid dresses, and tuxes. I had a great ezperience with every department...especially my dress! I went to one bridal shop just to browse with my mom and grandma. When I told the consultant when my wedding was she panicked and told me I didn't have time to order and needed to find one off the rack by the end of the week. I didn't find anything I loved but was debating on one so we decided to go to Mestads just to compare and see what other options I had. I worked with Barbie there, and she pulled dresses that I never thought I would like and made me try them on. I loved them all! I fell in love with the first dress I tried on and got a great deal on it! The rest of the team was great as well. I got many calls reminding me of appointments and the tuxedo department called with updates on which men they still needed measurements from. Great experience!

2014-04-12T08:51:31 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the kind review!!! We are soo happy you found your PERFECT dress at Mestads Bridal! Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your special day!!! We wish you all the love and happiness!!!

Service was awesome!

Reviewed on 1/05/2014 Emily G

My favorite thing about Mestads was their service! I went in not knowing the exact wedding dress style I wanted. but I was able to describe what I wanted and the girls helped me find my wedding dress. Mestads also had a wonderful service when it came time to get my groomsmen sized for their tuxes. If I would have to do this all over again with a friend I would go with mestads!

Made my perfect day

Reviewed on 12/19/2013 Tina S

I have to say that the gals at Mestads were amazing. I looked at other bridal stores around town and all I can say is that Mestads treated me like a queen. My day was special and finding the right gown was the foundation of that day. Thank you all so much!

I loved my dress

Reviewed on 11/17/2013 Molly S

A very helpful and friendly staff!

Great dresses, bad service

Reviewed on 10/31/2013 Samantha N

The service I received was not good. Pushy sales lady and lied to on the timeliness of dresses being shipped and delivered.

2013-11-01T09:54:03 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for your review! We appreciate you bringing this to our attention! We are soo sorry that you felt your bridal consultant was pushy...we always strive to help brides and bridesmaids find the perfect dresses and have an amazing experience. Shipping dates... Read Less Read More


Reviewed on 10/25/2013 Lisa M

I had a wonderful experience with Mestads while trying to find the perfect dress! The staff is great, especially Leah! I went back 3 times to make sure the dress I picked was the one and they were happy to help me each time I went back. Would definitely recommend!

2013-10-26T14:00:58 Response from the vendor

Thank you sooo much for the FABULOUS review!!! Isn't Leah just the BEST!!! Also, CONGRATULATIONS on your recent wedding! We are so honored that we got to be a part of your big day!

Beautiful dress, no so great service

Reviewed on 10/10/2013 Nikki P

I did not love my experience at this store due to the pushy customer service I received. I also received poor service when I went in to try my dress on after it came in. I was basically pushed in room and told good luck with a corset back dress. With that said this store has quality products and a variety of dress options. I loved the dress I bought here.

2013-10-13T14:08:13 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the review and CONGRATULATIONS on your recent wedding! We are soo happy that you LOVED your wedding gown! We apologize that you feel you did not receive the best Mestads Bridal experience that we strive to give each and every... Read Less Read More


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