Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaids

Des Moines & Ankeny, IA

Appointments | Call 515.964.5683

708 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023

Established 1982

Dresses, Tuxedo Rentals,

Designing Dreams...Making Memories

Formal Wear and Prom Gowns

About Us

The Bridal Connection is a well known name to Des Moines. Founded in 1982 by Joy McGovern, it operated on University and 14th for 25 years. Lara and Dan Bunkers bought the store and moved it to 710 N Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, Iowa in 2008.

The bridal shop feels like an upscale boutique without the upscale prices. Appointments ensure that each bride has personalized attention. While the square footage may be small, the staff is big on service. The Bridal Connection carries it all: bridal gowns, wedding dresses, jewelry, under-garments, tuxes, bridesmaids dresses as well as formal gowns for any occasion and prom dresses.

In May 2011, we moved our color goods and travel agency to 706 N Ankeny Blvd (2 doors away). We named this new location "the Connection"...connecting our customers to Prom, Tuxes and Travel. The new store has 10 dressing rooms, fun motifs and lighting, many glamorous and fun styles of homecoming, winter formal and prom gowns. The "Tux" Connection has 3 dressing rooms and a consultation area with lots of styles to choose from.

We are constantly doing our best to upgrade our service and foster quality customer service. We strive to be the BEST in Iowa. We look forward to expansion and renovations in the near future. Our business is your business! We want your experience to be positive, enjoyable, repeatable and referable!!
The Bridal Connection Promise:
We understand that your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and you want everything to be perfect. That is why our Core Value is not just a promise; it is a commitment of our products and service. The Bridal Connection Mission statement is a symbol of the way we view our relationship with you as our customer:

“It isn’t about the items purchased but the process and experience of putting the pieces of the wedding vision together to create those life-long memories.”