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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.
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Hands down I had the absolute best experience dress shopping at The Bridal Connection. First off the place has a nice tucked away area for brides that just feels comfortable and welcoming. It was very clean and orderly. They also had a very wide range of styles of dresses to choose from. My stylist, Selina, truly listened to what I wanted which made the whole experience wonderful. She was able to find the perfect dress as well as accessories that just added the right amount of elegance to the look. They even allowed me to come back later that day to try on the dress again. It was the dress! Still in love with my dress! I can’t thank Selina and the owner Lara enough for all their help in making my vision come true! I would highly recommend any bride to check them out! You won’t be disappointed!
- Tabitha Peterson
"I had the best experience at Bridal Connection last weekend looking for my wedding dress! I worked with Selena, and she made me feel welcome and comfortable the whole time. She started out by giving me a gift for booking an appointment at Bridal Connection, then asked me what style of dress I was looking for, my budget, etc. I then sat down with my guests in our own separate area while Selena went and picked out dresses she thought I would like, carefully making sure she stayed within my budget. She really knew exactly what I was looking for and helped me find the perfect dress! She even helped me make some changes to my dress to make it even more special and had such creative and perfect suggestions. She was not pushy at all and I could tell she really cared and wanted me to find a dress that I loved. After I said "yes to the dress" my guests and I got to celebrate with champagne! It was such a good experience and I would recommend to anyone!"
- Alyssa Oberbreckling
"I absolutely loved my experience at Bridal Connection!!! We were greeted upon our arrival by friendly staff members, the store was beautiful inside and very clean, and they had a nice selection of gowns in different price ranges. My personal consultant ,Tammy, was the best! She made me (someone who hates dresses) feel so comfortable with the entire process. I ended up falling in love with a dress I didn't think I wanted to try on, but did! I had so much fun finding my "yes!" dress! I never felt pressured to buy anything. After deciding to say yes to the dress, we were surprised with champagne and pictures to celebrate! Thanks so much for making my dress shopping experience one I'll remember forever!"
- Pamela Hunter, Ankeny
"My bridal consultant Kaelin was great. She made everything feel and look as best as it could be. I had been to other salons before this visit, and the first experience I had (at Stacey's) was awful. Kaelin made me feel like I was her focus and that even when I couldn't put into words why I didn't like a dress, she went with it and didn’t make me feel stupid. I had a great experience at Bridal Connection and would recommend it to anyone wanting a good experience trying on dresses. I can't wait until my dress comes in and I get to put it back on!"
- Maren, Des Moines
"I am so thankful for Lara and the staff at Bridal Connection. I found my dream wedding gown here and they made the process so fun and stress-free! Everything from the first time I looked in store, to the second time I came in to try on what would be MY dress, to the alterations, and final try on was perfect. Everyone was pleasant and professional to work with. I would recommend anyone who is looking for their wedding dress to check out Bridal Connection in Ankeny!"
- Lindsay Donnelly
Thank you so much for the beautiful gown! It helped me achieve my dream wedding! I felt like a princess!
- Amanda Ryan (Ruehs), Marshalltown, IA
"Bridal Connection had beautiful gowns in a wide range of price ranges. Lara was so awesome to work with and seamstress did wonderful work on my dress. I love the excitement they all have regarding you, your dress and your big day. 10/10 Recommend"
- Chyenne Larson/Pease, Colfax
"I enjoyed working with Lara and finding out about the military background and Bridal Connection. My fiance is in the Air Force, It was nice talking to her and having her taking my vision and putting it in dress form. I am very pleased with my non-traditional (non-white) fit n flare glitter gown. I am very happy! I can't wait to come in for my fittings."
- Cassandra Edwards, Ankeny
"I had a great experience at The Bridal Connection! Selina did a great job picking out dresses according to what I wanted and I ended up saying "YES!" to the 4th dress I put on! We all had a great time from the moment we walked in the door until we left! They even let us stay after they closed to make sure we didn't feel rushed during the process! I highly recommend brides check out The Bridal Connection!"
- Kimmy, Pella
"I loved my experience and will most likely be making my dress purchase at this store. My consultant made me feel comfortable and relaxed. I will be requesting the same consultant for my next visit as well. She knew the right questions to ask and made each dress reveal special."
- Danielle Kling, Polk City
"i loved all of the support and help that i got from the staff and people in the store when choosing my dress! there were a lot of different options and varieties of dresses to pick from, and everyone there gave honest feedback for all of the dresses i tried on! I will definitely be back for future dresses!"
- Kassidy, Ankeny
"Everyone at The Bridal Connection was very helpful! I was impressed by the dedication of their staff to help me find my dress and was so happy when I said yes yesterday! I look forward to working with them for other wedding apparel."
- Jennifer Van Riessen