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We are a Bridal & Prom Shop located in Bellefonte, PA (right outside of State College, Pa). We truly are your one stop shop, offering Bridal Gowns, Bridesmaids, Mothers, flower girls, tuxes and accessories! At Formalities, our highly trained and professional staff will get to know you and your vision. Unlike chain stores, we know who you are when you come through the doors. Come be part of the Formalities Family and let us treat you with the respect and care you deserve.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

$500 - $999
$1,000 - $2,499
$2,500 - $3,999

What are your price ranges for full-priced suits and tuxedos?

Under $200
$200 - $499

What are your price ranges for suit and tuxedo rentals?

$100 - $199
$200 - $299

How do you price dress alterations?

By Piece

Who do you provide services for?

Father of the Bride
Father of the Groom
Flower Girls
Mother of the Bride
Mother of the Groom
Ring Bearers

Which of the following services do you provide?

Appointments Only
Full Customization
Sample Sales
Trunk Shows

Which of the following items do you offer?

Bridal Belts
Hair Accessories
Plus Size Gowns
Sample Gowns

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

9-11 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?


What is your return policy?

Final Sales
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Rebecca Married on 09/19/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Great dress experience

I loved working with the team at Formalities and loved my dress!! Their seamstress is also great!
Abby Married on 06/20/2021
5 out of 5 rating

The sweetest people!

I had such a wonderful experience at Formalities! They were so kind, helpful, and accommodating. Sarah did an amazing job helping me find styles I loved within my budget and was so sweet. Thank you Tracina and Sarah, you're the best!
Cory Married on 08/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Great experience, gorgeous dress

I had a great experience from start to finish working with Tracina and all the Formalities staff I interacted with over the course of planning my wedding. Formalities was one of the first stops my mom and I made when I started trying on dresses, and I’m so glad it was! We lucked out in having Tracina there while I was trying on dresses, because she was so helpful in the process. Whether it was clipping the dresses to get a better idea of how they would look on me, or adding a veil to get the full effect, or wondering aloud about ease of alterations, she was ready to help with anything. I love the variety of dresses they have available to try on, and that there were plenty in my size or that could at least be clipped to give me an idea. The lighting and mirrors were great to see the dress from different angles. I ended up feeling torn between two dresses, both available to order through Formalities. I so appreciated the staff’s patience with me as I came back a different day to try on both again! Once I decided on the dress & accessories, Formalities was great about helping me decide on sizing and ordering everything quickly for me. Everything arrived beautiful as expected. The seamstress who works out of the upstairs at Formalities worked some magic altering lace sleeves on my gown. Formalities did a great job having my dress looking beautiful for my wedding day!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
William Ames Photography William Ames Photography Wedding Photographers

Glad to have such expertise in Central Pennsylvania. I'm a wedding photographer, and I always ask brides where they found their dress, because it's an important part of what I do. I want to be able to make a good recommendation for those who ask my opinion, partly for selfish reasons, because a better dress makes for better photos. Everybody wins. When I don't know the answer in advance, I can usually tell before they say a word when it's from Formalities. Tracina's expertise and fitting absolutely makes a difference in my photographs.

Daniel Vaughn Designs Daniel Vaughn Designs Wedding Florists

Formalities has a beautiful selection of gowns for prom and wedding. Tracina and her staff are very knowledgeable and most helpful.

Mint DJ Events Mint DJ Events Wedding DJs

Tracina and the entire team at Formalities are a great crew that will work with you to make sure you look your best on your wedding day. They're always keeping up with the trends and have a great selection at their store!


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