Picking the right wedding dress is one of the hardest parts of a wedding. Entire television series are devoted to it.
It's probably best to limit your bridal shopping party to a few close friends. Too many people are bound to disagree on which dresses look best and leave your head spinning. Be sure to leave some wiggle room in the price for veils and accessories. The dress itself is the priciest part of your wedding attire, but not the only part. It's best to have some sort of idea in mind, so flip through a few books. You can even bring pictures. This will help the bridal salon point you in the right direction. However, most brides end up going with a dress that isn't exactly (or sometimes even close) to what they had in mind. Don't be discouraged if the perfect dress from the bridal magazine doesn't look the way expected it to once you get it on. The salon can help you find an even better fit. Be sure to try on what the consultant suggests, even if it's something you wouldn't have thought to try. It may not look perfect on the rack, but they fit people in dresses everyday. It may look wonderful on you.
The following shops can help you pick the right dress. Some shops even have attire for the entire wedding party, including the groom and groomsmen, and accessories with full services including alterations. It's best to call and see if they will book you an appointment with a consultant so you can have all the attention, like you deserve.
Low's Bridal and Formal (Brinkley)
Low's in Brinkley is the destination in Arkansas for wedding gowns. They are a full service boutique with attire for all the female members of your wedding party. They have more designers than any other boutique in Arkansas in a variety of styles and prices. Located at 127 West Cedar Street in Brinkley, AR. Please call 870-734-3244 for an appointment. You can check out their website for some examples of what they carry.
The Bridal Cottage (North Little Rock)
The Bridal Cottage is a full service bridal boutique and can help you with bridesmaid gowns, groom and groomsman suits and accessories for the entire wedding party. They have a great selection of designer dresses. The designers listed on their website include Mori Lee, Maggie Sottero, Stella York and Avenue Diagonal by Pronovias. They are located at 3305 JFK Blvd in North Little Rock. Call 501-753-4138. They have a website with some examples, but they have more in the shop.
First Impressions (Jacksonville)
First Impressions has a very large selection of bridal gowns, however they don't have much of a selection for others in your wedding party. They do have a few accessories and some formal wear. They are getting out of the bridal gown business so what they have is it. First Impressions is located on 500 Madden Rd in Jacksonville, 501-985-0820.
Proposals Boutique (Little Rock)
Proposals is a smaller boutique located on Kavanaugh, but they do have a nice selection and personal service. They have formal and holiday wear and accessories along with wedding dresses. Check their website and Facebook. They are located at 5913 Kavanaugh Blvd in Little Rock. Call 501-661-4696 for an appointment.
Jessica's Bridal and Formal (Bay)
Jessica's Bridal is located in Bay, Arkansas and has a nice selection with some unique designers. They also have bridesmaid dresses and other formal wear. Check out their website. Located on 520 Main Street in Bay, AR. Call 870-781-3334
Reba's Formalwear (Searcy)
Reba's is great for people on a budget. They have inexpensive gowns. They have tuxedos and bridesmaid dresses too. Some attire has the option to rent. Located on 3678 Ferren Trail in Searcy, 501-278-5177.
David's Bridal is a chain of wedding and special occasion attire. Since they are a chain, they do have a very large selection, but you probably won't get the same service you would in a boutique shop. David's has several locations in Arkansas. The central Arkansas stores are on 4172 McCain Boulevard (501-945-4649) and 12801-C Chenal Parkway in Little Rock (501-954-7800).