When finding the perfect dress is also about enjoying the experience, we look forward to fulfilling that dream.
We have a more personal approach and believe there is more to making a bride happy than just selling her a dress.
We understand that each bride is different and has her own special needs. For this reason, we stock gowns in size 2-24 that are available for try-on and immediate purchase or by special order if a different size or color is needed. Our prices range from $1000 - $2500.
In addition, we have an extensive selection of informal dresses for outside or destination weddings. We also showcase many styles that are exclusive to our shop, thereby not seen elsewhere.
If your desire is to have a unique and pleasant experience that won't be found at a large chain store, we invite you to come in and experience the difference!
We truly believe it's all about you!
65 Reviews for A Formal Occasion
Recommended by 99% of couples
12 User photos
Katie M. · Getting married on 09/19/2021
She really is the Bride Whisperer
Immediately upon entering A Formal Occasion, we were greeted with a bubbly and energetic Lucinda! Everything she did from that first moment was completely personalized and thoughtful. My name even appeared on signs to dedicate my bridal space! She sat me down to interview me about what I was looking for and then led me around to pick out dresses. She made a very overwhelming task seem manageable.Sent on 01/27/2021
Lucinda stayed with us for a full 2 hours until I found the dress of my dreams (which happened to be the first one I tried on). She coached me and supported me through every dress. She also made suggestions about adding details and alterations that completely transformed an otherwise simple dress. I was made to feel confident and excited by the end of my appointment, which was not what I was expecting earlier in the day.
THANK YOU for allowing me to find my perfect dress at your boutique. I wouldn’t change one thing about my experience.
Jennifer P. · Getting married on 04/22/2022
This Place is Amazing
I can not rave enough about how wonderful of an experience I had yesterday. I felt welcomed, listened to, and never pressured. I was able to try on a variety of styles. I didn't feel rushed. It just felt like a fun shopping day with the girls! I was so stressed before and once I walked in that all melted away. The staff was so kind, knowledgeable, and professional. I could not imagine finding my dream dress anywhere else. Thank you so much for making me feel so special and beautiful during my dress shopping experience!Sent on 05/06/2021
Jenna R. · Getting married on 09/25/2021
The best around!
The staff was incredible. They welcomed all the brides with a sign at the front door. They made the shopping experience warm, fun, and pulled dresses for exactly how I wanted to feel on my wedding day. I could not have asked for more!Sent on 09/14/2020
Beautiful dresses with many choices. Very helpful and easy to work with