Am I allowed to look through the bridal gowns myself?

Yes, absolutely! Brides are always welcome in our stock rooms to look through all the gowns and make their own selections. 

How long are bridal appointments at Bridal Elegance?

Saturday and Sunday appointments are up to an hour and a half. There is no time limit for weekday appointments.

What should I bring with me to my appointment?

You don't need to bring anything, but some brides find it helpful to bring a strapless bra.


How long will it take for my dress to come in?

Once we place the order, it takes about 5-6 months for a bridal gown to come in, and about 4-5 months for bridesmaids’ and mothers’ dresses. Some styles are available for RUSH delivery, which is usually about 10 weeks. If you need something quicker, we are always happy to sell gowns that are in stock.

Do you price match? 

Not all of our Manufacturers have set MSRP’s for their designs, so if you’ve found a dress that we carry for less at another store in the state of Iowa, we will price match!

Please note: we can only price match from brick and mortar stores only, no online sites. We can not sell for less than MSRP. If another store is selling their styles for under MSRP, if a manufacturer finds out that a store is discounting (marking their merchandise for under MSRP), they can have the entire line pulled from their store with no refunds.

Is Bridal Elegance open on Tuesday?

Previously, we were closed on Tuesdays but due to popular request, we have opened back up on Tuesdays from 12-5.  We appreciate your feedback! 

I found a dress I love at another boutique but want to be a Bridal Elegance bride! 

Don't worry! If you find a dress that you love elsewhere AND we carry that designer, we can order that specific dress from our designer and you can be a part of the Bridal Elegance family.  


Have more questions? Call our shop at 515-276-1374 or feel free to email us at