Ready to find your perfect wedding dress? We’ve done the legwork for you, visiting the best Chicago bridal salons, including the gorgeous BHLDN shop nestled in the Gold Coast, to learn all about the shopping experience. Keep reading to find out what you can expect when wedding dress shopping at BHLDN Chicago!
BHLDN (pronounced beholden) is your one-stop shop for all things bridal and event. Brought to you exclusively by Anthropologie, BHLDN Weddings offers a full assortment of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, accessories, and décor for price-conscious brides that still want to WOW. BHLDN offers carefully curated items for every aspect of your big day, bridal shower and wedding décor, bridesmaids, wedding gown and even your honeymoon wardrobe. The brand launched on Valentine’s Day in 2011 and has been outfitting brides and event goers happily ever since!
What You Can Expect
Lakeshore in Love: Tell us about the shopping experience. What can a bride expect for her appointment?
BHLDN: Once you schedule an in-store appointment, you will be assigned a stylist who will guide you through the gown selection process. At your appointment, you’ll receive one-on-one attention for 60 minutes in a reserved space. Your stylist will provide sizing advice, reserve requested samples (when available), and help accessorize your wedding day look. Learn more here.
What Makes BHLDN Different
Lakeshore in Love: What would you say differentiates you from other Chicago bridal boutiques?
BHLDN: A celebration, an avowal, a beginning – a wedding is, every time, a sweeping expression of a couple’s love. This is what inspires BHLDN. Brought to you by Anthropologie, we focus specifically on weddings. Through one-on-one styling services online, by phone, and in stores, we help brides create an event brimming with unusually beautiful garments and objects reflective of their unique personalities. We travel the world in search of emerging designers, superior craftsmanship, and exclusive styles.
The Ordering Process
Lakeshore in Love: What is the ordering process? How far in advance should a bride select their gown?
BHLDN: We recommend that you book your appointment at least 6 months prior to your event date. Our gown styles have limited availability, so if you have found a style that you love, we recommend booking an appointment at your earliest convenience. While the majority of our gowns are available for immediate delivery, planning ahead gives you plenty of time for alterations.
With styles from designers Badgley Mischka, Catherine Deane, Donna Morgan, Jenny Yoo, Monique Lhuillier, Needle & Thread, Tadashi Shoji, Whispers & Echoes, Yumi Kim and more, you are sure to find your perfect gown and accessories. Visit their website for the complete list of designers.
Appointment Hours: Monday – Saturday 10am – 8pm and Sunday 11am – 7pm
Sizes Carried: 0-16, sizing can vary by designer and style
Price Range: $600-$4000
Photos Allowed: YES
Alterations Available In-House: No
Gown Storage Available: No
Preservation Services Available: No