We are completely “WOWED” by these fabulous new Reem Acra gowns fresh off the New York runway. These fashions are consistent with Reem’s ever so couture style with the perfect amount of edge. Can you envision yourself in any of these looks for your big day? If so, be sure to call us and see when these styles may make their appearances in our store. We would love to help you look just as incredible as these runway models!
Bridal and Formal was featured on WKRC – CBS 12 on April 5th.
So Cincinnati: Bridal and Formal in Reading
So Cincinnati Bridal and Formal in Reading – Cincinnati news story LOCAL 12 WKRC-TV in Cincinnati
The largest bridal store in the United States is not in New York City or Los Angeles. It’s in Reading, Ohio.
Bridal and Formal offers women a selection of more than 4000 wedding gowns all under one roof. Local 12′s Tiffany Wilson shows us why Reading’s bridal district is So Cincinnati.
First the ring — then the matrimonial three ring circus. More often than not, when brides start thinking about the big day — they head to Bridal and Formal first. “We are not a stuffy salon, we try to be part of your family when you pick your dress.” The salon started as a mom and pop shop forty years ago. It continues to be family owned — but no one can call the sprawling store small. These racks hold more dresses than any other bridal store in America, about 4000 in all. And they’ve got something for brides of every shape, size and budget. “We carry every major designer. When you flip over a magazine and see Vera Wang, Mori Lee, we carry all of the branded designers.” Important because designers typically sign with one store per region. Since Monique Lhuillier is here — you won’t find her dresses anywhere within 300 miles. “In almost any other city, you will have to go from store to store to store.”
Brides from around the world come to Cincinnati just to shop at Bridal and Formal. “We’ve had brides fly in from England, the Middle East, Mexico, Canada.” Even though I’ve already been a bride (and yes I did get my dress here), I figured I’d put Tina Minshall to the test. “Okay Tina, I got married 15 months ago, but I still want that bridal experience maybe one more time, if you had to pick out a dress for me, what would it be?” Tina’s so good, now I’m rethinking the original wedding dress I wore. “Honey, I think we might need to renew our vows.”
Clearly — I’m not the only one who’s found the one at Bridal and Formal.
Bride Karen Zeph had double success. “This is the dress I got for my bridesmaids for April, it’s a nice spring look.”
With a steady bevy of brides streaming down Benson Street — two dozen other wedding related businesses have opened. “We’re really a one stop shop for all their wedding needs.”
From invites to advice, Stacy Shiring offers the newly engaged a helping hand. She now plans to expand. A block away, Patricia Lang credits Bridal and Formal with some of her custom cake success. “I definitely think it’s a plus, sometimes on Saturday, you can’t walk through the showroom it’s so busy with people.”
Bridal and Formal says they love supporting the local small businesses — and they love being in the business of love. “It’s one of the most emotional purchases you can make, so we try to make it easy and fun.”
Eddie Hedges makes appearance on Fox 19 Morning News to promote Fashion for the Cure and his newest album.
EDDIE HEDGES OF Blessid Union of Souls
To Make Personal Appearance at Sycamore High School
WHO: Eddie Hedges, member of Blessid Union of Souls and a Sycamore graduate lends his support to Fashion for the Cure.
WHAT: Eddie will launch the fashion show with the chart topping song “I Believe”. Fashion for the Cure fundraiser and fashion show to benefit ProKids, a non-profit organization that works to break the cycle of abuse and neglect of children, which spans generations, and creating a new cycle of growing up safe and confident.
WHERE: Sycamore High School, 7400 Cornell Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45242
WHEN: March 20th, 2013
Basket Raffles begin at 6:30 pm, Fashion show at 7:30 pm
WHY: To raise awareness and money for foster children in our community and enjoy a lively fashion show and evening out.
Items included in the raffles include two Louis Vuitton handbags, mini IPad, 2 Mega Tickets from Riverbend, 2 lawn tickets for Jimmy Buffet, Ohio State tickets, 2 tickets to the sold out concert featuring New Kids on the Block, 98 Degrees, and Boyz II Men, Beats headphones, any many other amazing items.
Book an appointment in Paris on any Monday or Thursday in November for a 1 hour accessory appointment and receive:
- a $25 Paris Gift Certificate
- 20% off of your entire Paris purchase
- Entry into a drawing for a free pair of Bamboo Blond Earrings ->
Call today to schedule your appointment!
On Tuesday, November 20th, Bridal and Formal will be open for appointment only from 11-5pm. Limited spots available. Call 513-821-6622 for more details.
Hours for the Week of November 18-24
- Sun 12-4
- Mon – 11-8
- Tues – 11-5~ by appointment only
- Wed – 11-5
- Thurs – CLOSED for Thanksgiving
- Fri – 10-5
- Sat – 9:30-5