Bride & Groom

My year-long relationship with Bridal Connection was an absolute blast. I first met Celina who helped me pick out my dress around July 2022 and I think it was the 3rd dress that I fell in love with instantly! Celina was so kind and attentive to my budget and style preferences. Christina also played a huge part in helping me find my detachable sleeves and making sure all alterations went smoothly. Bernie made those alterations come to life and the dress fits perfectly. I’m so excited to walk down the aisle in my dress thanks to these folks!!!

-Courtney Dang

This was the first bridal salon I went to and it was a fabulous experience! I was lucky and found the most beautiful dress here on my first visit. Christina was so kind, fun to be around and patient. I tried two different dresses on 2-3 times before deciding and she was nothing but excited for me every time. Walking the runway after I found my dress was my favorite thing. Thank you so much for making the day an absolute blast.

-Cheyenne Sober

I CANNOT say enough great things about my experience here! Celina is an amazing human and definitely the person you want to help guide you through your bridal experience! She is honest, hard working and so knowledgeable! She is SUPER fast with her communication and I could not have asked for a better person! If you are looking for a place that treats you like a good friend and genuinely cares about your experience, you have found the right place. Everyone that I have come in contact with here has been super wonderful and they deserve all the recognition! I am so in love with my dress, but the people that made it happen are what makes everything even better!

-Brittany Kuhn

I brought my daughter in to start the process of wedding dress shopping. She has every intention of NOT saying yes to a dress. But! Christina listened to what Lily had for wishes and went above and beyond to meet them. We left with a dress!! And fantastic memories of our afternoon! Thank you to your whole staff!

-Michelle Duncan

The actual experiencing of trying on dresses was wonderful! The stylist was great at choosing dresses based on my preferences and also choosing ones that would push me out of my comfort zone. However, there was a lot of confusion about when my dress and veil would be shipped and when I picked it up there was a small stain.

-Bailey Youngblade

Absolutely love Lydia! She was so helpful in helping me find my wedding dress! She listened to me, and didn’t push anything I didn’t want.

-Jen Sweeney

Had a wonderful experience at Bridal Connection! Antonesia was an amazing stylist and listened to what I wanted in a dress. 10/10 would recommend!

-Ashley Fritz

Great experience with Christina. Highly recommend scheduling an appointment to find your wedding dress.

-Lora Ahrens Olerich

We found a beautiful super unique dress! They have a bunch of options and all the employees are so sweet. This was such a wonderful and positive experience!

-Nala and Cheshire

Phenomenal experience! Lydia helped my sister pick out the perfect wedding dress, and happened to be the first dress she tried on! Such a fun positive environment to be in! Will definitely be coming here when I am engaged

-Sydnee Greiman

Bridal and Prom Connection offers you a one-of-a-kind, unique, personalized, intimate bridal and prom shopping experience. Our stylists are trained to provide you a luxury shopping experience with affordable prices, whether shopping for bridal or prom, as you say "YES" to your dress. See what some of our real brides have to say about and their experience!

-Once you say "YES" to your dress, we have a surprise for you and your guests!

Great assistance! Plenty of time to look around and try on a variety of styles. I found my wedding dress here and would recommend to any bride looking for their perfect wedding dress.


Christine was so down to earth and very kind - she made this a wonderful experience for me and my party. She helped me find my dream wedding dress and I was so stressed that it wouldn’t happen!


I could not recommend Bridal Connection more! As a curvy girl it can be a bit intimidating finding a dress that fits in store. I felt so beautiful and found my wedding dress!! Callie was so wonderful as well!


I worked with Christina in October and she was absolutely amazing. I felt welcomed immediately and Christina also worked really well with not only me, but also with the ladies I brought with me while shopping. She was honest but SO SO kind and made me feel like a princess. We also got to meet the owner and take pictures with her after I chose my dress! My friends and I loved the open floor concept within the shop, we got to talk to other women trying on wedding dresses and it made it feel very special and welcoming! Highly highly recommend!


"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 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

"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

"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

"I had an amazing experience! I brought in a huge entourage and I found 2 incredible dresses that fit my dreams and budget. Lara took excellent care of me and went above and beyond to make me feel special and find me stunning dresses for my ceremonies. Highly recommend!!!"

-- Faith

"I had a wonderful appointment at The Bridal Connection. The selection was varied, the space beautiful, and the attendant was incredibly helpful and listened closely to what I wanted. I think we found the perfect dress!"

-- Emily

"LOVED my experience at Bridal Connection. From the beginning, the staff was warm, non-judgmental, and comforting. I was given a lot of attention, and I was never presented a dress above my price range. It was quick work to find *the* dress for me thanks to my associate's attentiveness and knowledge of the shop's collection. And even though I was on my own when I picked my dress, my associate sat down and had a glass of champagne with me to celebrate! Truly excellent customer service... would recommend to anyone."

-- Jess

I had the “Amazing Bridal Experience” yesterday with the owner, Lara, and it could not have went any more perfect!!! What a wonderful day and I found my dream dress! They were very accommodating and I’m usually very self conscious but I was so relaxed and felt so comfortable and beautiful in every dress I tried on. I was pretty nervous going during this Coronavirus time and they made us feel very safe and they were very clean. It’s so perfect that they sell bridesmaids dresses and they offer a travel service for your honeymoon if you wish! Truly a one stop shop! I would 10/10 recommended anyone I know to go there! Thanks so much Lara and your wonderful staff!!!

--Maggie Halverson

What a great experience!!! I loved the intimate setting. It was nice to know you valued our body images and made me feel safe to choose a dress without feeling self-conscious. Thanks for the fabulous experience!

--Kysa Woods, Ankeny

I had an amazing experience at Bridal Connection. Everyone who works there was so encouraging and friendly. I am not "girly" at all and was very excited to find the perfect dress. But I was also very nervous since I am a plus sized girl, and didn't think any of the styles I liked would look good. They helped calm my nerves and gave me such amazing advice and encouragement. I cannot wait to back with my bridesmaids here in a few weeks. And hopefully find the perfect dresses for them. Would highly recommend Bridal Connection!!

--Hannah Yount