MATCHLESS SERVICE. INCREDIBLE STYLE.  FORMALITIES.

A trusted name for over 30 years.

 

Get To Know Us

OUR STORY

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.

 
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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!

Call or email us to book your shopping appointment.

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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!

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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.

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TUXEDOS

TOP-NOTCH STYLE

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.

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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!

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THE MOST FABULOUS DRESSES OF THE SEASON

Stunning gowns from the best designers in the nation. 

Shopping appointments are required - book today!

 
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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.

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VISIT BEMIDJI

WE LOVE OUR HOMETOWN

Bemidji is a great place to relax, shop, eat, play...get married....  We love it here and we know you will too!  

Visit Bemidji

 

OPENING HOURS

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
Sun:  Closed

 

Contact Us

421 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA

(218) 751-1084

 

(218) 751-1084

421 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601, USA

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