Incredible Style. Exceptional Service. Formalities.
A trusted name for over 30 years.
Formalities is a family-owned bridal and formal wear boutique in historic downtown Bemidji. Store owner and operator, Char, began her career in the early '80's as a custom 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 fabulous gowns, exceptional service, and you'll 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 bringing you the very best options, giving you fantastic service, and making your day incredibly special.
Excellence - it's been our mission from the very beginning. We are dedicated to bringing you dresses with the best style, reputation, quality, and affordability. Whether your style is traditional or modern, glamorous or simplistic, we have the perfect dress for you!
Our boutique offers a diverse collection of unique gowns. Whether you're planning for a military ball, gala, cruise, or wedding, we have something for you. Let us help you make your vision a reality.
Our boutique selects every veil, headpiece, jewelry set, garter, and pair of shoes to compliment our gowns. These exclusive pieces add the finishing touches to complete your look.
Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 5:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 3:00