June weddings are just around the corner, and as the weather turns warm a lot of wedding planning is underway. Let the best in the St. Louis area help you make sure that the bride and groom look fabulous for the big day. Whether your focus is on the dress or the overall wedding experience, we’ve got you covered below.
Simply Elegant Bridal
1004 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63101
(314) 241-8201
www.simplyelegantbridalstl.com

With a focus on selection and making the bride’s decisions easier, the experts at Simply Elegant Bridal take pride in their work. They took over the space next door to expand their selection while providing space to pamper the bride and her company with champagne and hors d’oeuvres as the professionals help select designers and themes. Simply Elegant Bridal also takes special care of the mothers-in-law to make sure their elegance shines through. They carry several lines of jewelry and occasionally host events where you can design your own. Platinum appointments are available by appointment only, but the shop is also open to the public.

The Ultimate Bride 
1115 South Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63117
(314) 961-9997
www.theultimatebride.com

With multiple designers and a full alternations staff, The Ultimate Bride makes sure every detail is just the way you want it. The trained staff can alter or add to any gown, making it a one-of-a-kind garment. Appointments fill up quickly, so planning ahead is necessary to make sure everything is done in time. With specials and discounts to keep the happy couple under budget, The Ultimate Bride exclusively stocks couture veils and accessories designed by Toni Federici. Their Facebook page announces specials and new collections.

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Clarice’s Bridal
4627 Hampton Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63109
(314) 351-2499
www.claricesbridal.com

Clarice’s was established in 1979 and has been helping couples celebrate their love with a selection of gowns that fit every budget. From simple to extravagant, Clarice’s helps brides narrow down their likes and select just the right dress. The bridal party will be glad to choose from the many chic dresses to fit any body type. The flower girl selection is one of the best in the city, and the mothers have several designers to choose from with styles to fit any wedding theme.

Fleur De Lis Bridal Boutique
8109 Maryland Ave.
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 721-2457
www.fleurdelisbridal.com

This mother and daughter team have made quite a splash in St. Louis. After planning a wedding, they decided to pursue their dream and open a bridal boutique in the town of Clayton. They host regular trunk shows so brides can take advantage of the extra choices and see rare dresses for comparison. They are only available by appointment, so plan ahead to make sure there is a convenient time for all. Their website has updated events and contact information.

Signature Bridal
703 Long Road Crossing Suite 10
Chesterfield, MO 63005
(636) 778-3200
www.signaturebridalstl.com

This premier boutique is just outside of St. Louis and available by appointment (walk-ins are welcome but full service is not guaranteed). With a very well-developed website and FAQ section, Signature Bridal goes the extra mile to make sure their clients are comfortable with their choices and have access to several types of dress to match any taste. The website also features a blog with tips and tricks to help every bride organize and host the event they have dreamed about. Top notch customer service and attention to detail helps brides focus on the fun of planning without worrying about the little things.

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Bon Tindle is an author from Springfield, MO. She writes fiction and nonfiction for several publications, and can be reached through her website (www.bontindle.com) with comments or questions.
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