Choosing your bridesmaids’ attire can be one of the more special moments in the wedding planning process. It’s a unique opportunity to gather some of your very best friends to celebrate your wedding all together.

Bella Bridesmaids dresses. Photo: Kelly Kirksey

While the wedded couple-to-be typically plans to wear either a classic white dress or a black tux on the big day, the wedding party oftentimes has the most sartorial flexibility. Particularly for bridesmaids, their dresses not only serve to complement the bride, but can also set the tone of the wedding’s theme by representing a particular color palette or style that can carry through to the rest of the ceremony as a highly visual cue.  

With so many styles, colors and variations of bridesmaid dresses on the market, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with options. Here’s where Bella Bridesmaids Scottsdale comes to the rescue. Offering a curated selection of designer dresses, it’s all in the name — Bella Bridesmaids focuses expressly on bridesmaid dresses for women of all shapes, sizes and heights. The family-owned Old Town Scottsdale showroom welcomes bridal parties to come in and try on over 700 made-to-order dresses from over 15 designers, including Hayley Paige, Jenny Yoo, Monique Lhuillier, and more, while a stylist will be on hand to answer any questions along the way. 

Bella Bridesmaids dresses. Photo: Rachel Leintz

By appointment, Bella Bridesmaids Scottsdale offers styling consultations where expert in-house stylists can help bridesmaids choose the perfect dress so they feel comfortable and radiant standing alongside the bride on the big day. No worries if some of your bridesmaids happen to live out of town; there’s more than 50  Bella Bridesmaids showrooms across the country to take any guesswork out of planning and coordinating your bridesmaid ensemble. 

From the best time to start shopping for a bridesmaid dress to how much time you should allow to order a dress before the wedding, Bella Bridesmaids Scottsdale gives us all the details about how to lock down the perfect bridesmaid dresses for your girls. 

When should brides start shopping for bridesmaid dresses?
Bella Bridesmaids: We recommend starting your search 6-9 months before your wedding. Our designers release new colors and styles twice a year and we’d hate for you to not see the most current trends!

How long do dresses take to come in and when should I be ordering?
Bella Bridesmaids: In order to accommodate so many different colors and sizes, everything is made-to-order.  This can take anywhere from 2-4 months, depending on the designer and the time of year. We typically recommend that your dresses arrive about 1-2 months before your wedding so that your bridesmaids have plenty of time for alterations. We’re happy to assist with any questions on your favorite designer’s lead time.

Bella Bridesmaids dresses. Photo: Sydney Balusek

Do I need to make an appointment to look at dresses?
Bella Bridesmaids: We highly recommend scheduling an appointment with us, especially on weekends. Our weekend appointments book up about a week or two in advance, and we want to make sure we have a dressing room and personal stylist available when you visit. All of our dresses come in different fabrics, colors and price points so making an appointment guarantees one of our Bella stylists will be available to help you find the perfect dress.

Can I buy anything off the rack?
Bella Bridesmaids: The simple answer to this question is no. All of the dresses on our racks are just samples, BUT when dresses get discontinued, we are happy to sell those off the rack for a discounted price. We don’t always have them displayed in our store, so please call ahead and ask if we have anything in your size!

What are your price points?
Bella Bridesmaids: Dresses will start at about $200 and go up from there. Our average is about $270!

Bella Bridesmaids dresses. Photo: Ryan Nicole Photography

What about my girls out of state?
Bella Bridesmaids: With 50+ Bella Bridesmaids locations across the country ordering is easy! It’s all done online and your out-of-state bridesmaids can go to their closest Bella location to get measured!  If a bridesmaid does not live near a Bella she can get her measurements taken at a tailor, or by a friend. After the dresses arrive to us and we inspect them, we can ship the dresses to your bridesmaids’ home, work, or local FedEx Office/Walgreens location in the US and Canada (shipping rates vary).

Are alterations included in the price of dress?
Bella Bridesmaids: Our Bella stores do not offer an in-house tailor, but we would be happy to refer you to an expert in your area. Alterations are to be expected as most women are inbetween sizes and commonly have to size up to accommodate their biggest measurement to ensure room for breathing and sitting. In addition to a hem it is also typical to shorten the straps and to take in the bust, depending on body type.

To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call (480) 399-8550, email scottsdale@bellabridesmaids.com, or visit https://bellabridesmaids.com/pages/bella-bridesmaids-scottsdale

Hours 

By Appointment Only
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10am – 7pm
Friday & Saturday 10am – 5pm

Complimentary Fittings
By appointment, Tuesday-Friday, all showroom hours

Bella Bridesmaids Scottsdale is located at 4225 N Marshall Way #3, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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