Find our Chicago bridal salon at 2030 N Halsted Street.
We do not charge for bridal gown appointments! However, to ensure our cancellation policy is upheld, we require a credit card to book any appointment. To best serve our brides and our staff, we require a minimum 48-hour notice to cancel or change any appointment. Cancellations on short notice prohibit other brides from being able to fill that timeslot. "No shows" or canceling without 48-hour notice will result in being charged a $35 cancellation fee.
To cancel or reschedule your appointment please use the link in your confirmation email, call or text (773) 347-7838, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must provide a valid email and phone number for correspondence. Your appointment is confirmed once you get an email confirmation
Most bridal gowns are priced around $1,500. Our collection features a rotating collection of wedding dresses from well-known designers like Madison James, Jenny by Jenny Yoo, Allure Couture, Allure Bridals, Amsale Nouvelle, Amsale Little White Dresses & Ellera - exclusive capsule collections only available at Brideside, plus Bridal accessories from Untamed Petals, as well as Brideside’s exclusive line —it’s not available anywhere else!
Bridal gowns are available to try on in sizes 4-26 and available to order in 0-30. We’re constantly adding new sizes to our collection. Our goal is to carry the right fit and style for every bride that visits our bridal salon in Chicago!
We recommend wearing undergarments in nude colors and a strapless or sticky bra. These will help you get a good sense of what your wedding dress will look like on your big day. If you already know what shoes or accessories you’ll be wearing, bring them with you! You can see how each dress pairs with the style and heel height of your shoes, and accessories will tie it all together. We also have a great selection of accessories in the Chicago showroom that you can use to get the full picture.
It’s up to you! You may want to invite loved ones who get your style and can help you narrow in on the perfect look. We’re excited to host your crew and toast to your big day. Some brides prefer to shop solo and we love that too. However you choose to shop, your stylist will help you into and out of dresses, take photos and videos, put on your pump-up playlist, and help you find the perfect wedding dress.
Find inspiration! You can browse bridal magazines, blogs, Pinterest or the @brideside instagram account to get a feel for what you like. During a first appointment, some brides know exactly what they want when they visit us, and others are pleasantly surprised by the gowns they gravitate toward. Keep a budget range in mind for your dress, accessories and alterations; it can be helpful when making decisions.
We celebrate!! At our wedding dress shop in Chicago, all gowns are made-to-order, meaning the designer creates your dress especially for your big day. Once you’re ready to order, we’ll take your measurements to find the size that works best for you. A 50% deposit is due upfront; the remainder is payable when your dress arrives.
As soon as you find your dress! Once ordered, it can take anywhere from 12–20 weeks for your wedding dress to arrive. You’ll want to allot another 8–12 weeks for alterations. We suggest ordering your gown no later than 9 months before your wedding. Are you In a hurry? Some wedding dresses can be rush shipped in as little as 8–10 weeks. Let us know if you’re on a tight deadline right away so we can find your perfect gown ASAP!