Get To Know Us
Formalities is a family-owned bridal and formal boutique in historic downtown Bemidji. Char, the store owner and operator, began her career in the early '80's as a bridal gown designer. Her business grew quickly and she founded Formalities in 1987. Her eye for fashion, combined with her hard work, integrity, knowledge, skill, and love for people have made Formalities what it is today; A wonderful place where you will find the most fabulous gowns, get exceptional service, and be treated with genuine kindness. Every single day. It's all part of the Formalities experience. We love our customers. We love our community. We are dedicated to bring you the very best, give you fantastic service, and make your day incredibly special.
GORGEOUS GOWNS FROM THE BEST DESIGNERS
Excellence - it's been our mission from the very beginning. It drives us every day. We combine our expert design and fit service with the best gowns and accessories the bridal industry has to offer. Whether your style is traditional or modern, glamorous or simple and airy, we have the perfect dress for you!
THEY'LL LOOK FABULOUS AND FEEL BEAUTIFUL
Appointments are required to shop for bridesmaids. Book today!
The keys to a happy bridesmaid are simple: quality, fit, and affordability. We have hundreds of gorgeous, affordable options to choose from. We choose designers that have exceptional quality, fabulous style, and a flawless reputation.
Our superb alterations department is reserved just for Formalities customers to ensure we can serve your entire wedding party - tailoring each dress to fit.
What does this mean to you? Comfortable bridesmaids, a look that matches your wedding style, and fantastic wedding photos!
SHOW UP LOOKING FABULOUS
No one "gets" special occasion shoppers and the mother-of-the-bride like we do at Formalities. Let us help you - we'll make your vision a reality without the hassle.
Our full-service tuxedo department will help you design your own look, and then take care of all the rest. Get the service, the fit, and the look you deserve so you can show up in style.
MATCHLESS SKILL, EXCLUSIVELY YOURS
We offer alteration services exclusively to Formalities customers on merchandise purchased in-store.
Alterations are a highly skilled service, and therefore are offered at an additional charge.
Be sure to schedule your appointment well in advance - we do book up quickly during peak seasons!
SHOES AND ACCESSORIES
FINISHING TOUCHES TO COMPLETE YOUR LOOK
We travel far and work hard to hand-select every single pair of shoes, jewelry set, veil, headpiece, and garter in our store. These exclusive pieces coordinate with our gowns to flawlessly complete your look.
Mon: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thu: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 3:00pm