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Embody Bridal is a classic boutique located in the heart of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Whether you're looking for your dream dress or desire a brand new gown, these wedding designers have got you covered. These designers understand that finding your picture-perfect dress can be difficult. Thus they provide stress-free services and dresses in a range of sizes just for you.

Services Offered

Embody Bridal offers a variety of dresses from sweetheart necklines to strapless designs. If you've never gone dress shopping before, these designers can provide a private appointment to create a seamless shopping experience. Private appointments are also available for complete customization and dress samples. These customizations have a turnaround time of six to eight months before your wedding day. Embody Bridal also offers elegant accessories, such as belts, veils, hair crowns, and jewelry.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What are your price ranges for full-priced wedding gowns?

$1,000 - $2,499

Who do you provide services for?

Bride

Which of the following services do you provide?

Appointments Only
Full Customization
Sample Sales

Which of the following items do you offer?

Bridal Belts
Hair Accessories
Jewelry
Plus Size Gowns
Veils

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

6-8 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?

Monthly

What is your return policy?

Final Sales
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100% Recommended by couples
Katlyn
Katlyn H. Sent on 01/21/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible experience, beautiful shop, wonderful owner!

Embody Bridal is a gorgeous shop filled with beautiful dresses that span a variety of different styles. My mom and I were extremely impressed with Erynn (the owner), as she was bubbly, extremely kind, down-to-earth and not "pushy" at all. We went to a few other bridal shops, and Embody Bridal easily provided the best experience. From the ambiance in the shop to the selection of dresses to Erynn's attention to detail - we were absolutely blown away. I highly encourage Eastern Iowa brides to go to Embody - I found my dress there and am confident others will say yes to the dress at Embody as well!
Abby Walling & Austin Reutzel
Abby W. Sent on 10/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best bridal store in the Iowa City / Cedar Rapids area!

I absolutely loved my dress from Embody Bridal. I had gone to many other bridal stores in the Iowa City / Cedar Rapids area before falling in love with my dress (and this store). Everything is by appointment only, so you (and any of your friends/family) get the whole store to yourselves to look through the impressive dress collection and get individualized help trying them on. Erynn was very flexible with the appointment times and gave such great support and advice during the whole trying-on process. There were dresses from many different brands and from countless styles, and at reasonable prices. I got my customized dress from Casablanca 7 months after ordering it (which matched the timeline Erynn told me in the beginning). I would absolutely recommend Embody Bridal to any bride in the Cedar Rapids area!
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Erynn DeRycke
Erynn DeRycke
Owner

Embody Bridal was born from two things - a love for the bridal industry and the belief that every person deserves to have an exceptional experience regardless of their size.

In 2019, I was diagnosed with an eating disorder. During my recovery process, I spent a lot of time reading about the experience of women in different body types and sizes. While learning to love and accept my new body, I came to realize that people in larger bodies tend to have limited options and are often not provided the same experiences. I became passionate about making sure all people feel loved and accepted for who they are, not based on their looks.

At Embody Bridal, you’ll find dresses in a variety of styles and sizes, with the ability to order gowns up to a size 44. You’ll get one-on-one time with me and the entire store to yourself and your guests, creating a personalized experience while you shop for your big day.

I can’t wait to meet you and help you find the dress that truly embodies you!

- Erynn DeRycke, Owner

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