Wedding Apparel

Where to find that perfect white dress

Design your own dress or buy one off the rack at Marcella’s Bridal.
Design your own dress or buy one off the rack at Marcella’s Bridal.

A Finer Moment Taffeta, satin, silk, lace, sequins — you'll find it all here. A Finer Moment has a dizzying assortment of special occasion dresses (bridesmaid, prom, pageants, evening gowns). And by dizzying, we mean more than 3,000 gowns to choose from in every color, cut and style. Love those Christina Wu dresses you see in bridal magazines? A Finer Moment is an authorized seller.  6412 N. Division St., Spokane • Wash. • 323-9155

Affordable Elegance Affordable Elegance is an unpretentious bridal boutique with a nice selection of dresses under $600, many in stock. And for the outdoorsy bride wanting something a little different, check out their camo dresses. Yes, we said camo. They're more elegant than you'd think. Affordable Elegance also has a small selection of bridesmaid gown rentals, as well as dresses for purchase. 296 W. Sunset Ave., Suite 10, Coeur d'Alene • Idaho • 208-664-8847

All Things Irish Planning a Celtic wedding, complete with a piper, kilts and endless dances of Strip the Willow? Then head to All Things Irish on Coeur d'Alene's picturesque Sherman Avenue. They rent and sell kilts here, along with elegant Celtic jewelry (perfect attendant gifts).  315 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d'Alene • Idaho • 208-667-0131

Audrey's  A popular destination for mothers-of-the-bride dresses over the years, Audrey's also stocks a stunning array of special occasion dresses that bridesmaids will really, truly want to wear after the wedding. Expert fitters can also help with foundation garments. 3131 N. Divison St., Spokane • Wash. • 324-8612

Bridal Collections Bridal Collections is located in a bridal center, complete with a jeweler, photographer and bakery, making it easy to get a lot accomplished in one place. Brides will find more than 500 moderately priced gowns to choose from, by popular designers seen in all those bridal magazines. A whole rainbow of bridesmaids' gowns also awaits. 3131 N. Division, Spokane • Wash. • 838-1210

Cameo Bridal Cameo Bridal (formerly Storybook Bridal) has a new name, but the same owner and same penchant for stocking elegant designer wedding dresses, including their own line of private label gowns. Playful "wifey wear" T-shirts and tanks found at this charming shop make great attendant gifts.  2040 N. Main St., Coeur d'Alene • Idaho • 208-765-6900

Celestial Selections Celestial Selections has a large inventory of wedding gowns, carving out a unique niche serving brides who want to look more elegant than sexy on their big day. And of course you can also shop for flower girls and bridesmaids here.  306 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley • Wash. • 927-4191

Marcella's Bridal This family-owned business in downtown Spokane is beloved for its customer service, along with its large selection of gowns. Make an appointment, and have an experienced consultant all to yourself. Marcella's is also the only bridal boutique in Spokane prepared to design and make custom gowns.  304 W. Second Ave., Spokane • Wash. • 466-5281

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