It’s the decision that really makes couples realize they’re getting married. Beyond the ring, the venue, the catering, and the cake, seeing one’s self in full bridal attire or choosing that perfect wedding suit ensemble unleashes all the joyous possibilities of your future together!
Bride ‘N Groom is located at 317 W. Emma Ave. and remains the oldest established Bridal boutique in NWA. Since the 1970s Bride ‘N Groom has had the privilege of clothing thousands of couples in weddings held in venues throughout the world.
Originally named “The Bride’s World,” then owners Joyce and Charles Bickford opened their specialty business at 101 E Emma Ave. in the location of Springdale’s first Post Office. Today SERC Physical Therapy has made the space its home.
A few years later The Bride’s World was purchased by Shirley Fergusen and the name was changed to Bride ‘N Groom. In 2009 new owner Kelly Brister reopened the boutique inside the welcoming atmosphere of the historic Stafford House at 414 Holcomb Street. This Victorian-era house was built in 1898 by John Pleasant Stafford the youngest editor/publisher in Arkansas history, founding The Springdale Morning News (now the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette) at age 19.
In 2021, we moved from The Stafford House back to Emma. A lot has changed in downtown Springdale since Bride ‘N Groom last called Emma Ave. home. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to providing our customers with beautiful, fashionable, and affordable wedding wear, occasion wear, suits, and tuxedos!
We love hearing that our guests purchased their gowns here, or their daughter’s gowns or grandchildren’s prom dresses. That their dads and brothers wore tuxedos rented from us in the 90’s. It’s a family experience you can’t find just anywhere and we’re so proud of that!
Bride ‘N Groom is a certified gown retailer for popular designers such as Lillian West, Morilee, Sophia Tolli, and Casablanca Bridal. When hunting for that perfect dress, keep in mind that ready-made dresses are limited in supply. Most designer gowns are made on a cut-to-order basis, which means the factories only make the gown/dress in the sizes they are requested in. This means the average processing time for your special-ordered dress can be 16-24 weeks for Bridal or 12-14 weeks for bridesmaids. Rush orders can be requested but require approval from the designer. We at Bride ‘N Groom do provide off-the-rack purchase options because sometimes you just don’t have a year to plan a wedding and when you find that perfect dress it’s thrilling to be able to walk out of the boutique with it the same day!
Make an appointment to try on wedding dresses with your bridal crew!
To outfit your bridal crew, we have our Morilee Bridesmaid line. This new collection features clean lines, chic silhouettes, and some surprising styles you will want to wear again!
Wedding Suits and Tuxes are available through the rental company Jim’s Formalwear. Jim’s Formalwear has been providing rentable, ready-made suit wear for America since 1965. Visit Jim’s Formalwear’s Tux Builder page and explore all the style options and accessory choices available or stop by to browse their catalogs and view color swatches in the fabrics used by the company. It is recommended to place suit orders of 4 or more 1-2 months prior to your event. Individual orders for formal dinners, quinceañera, or proms can be placed 2 weeks prior to the event.
Bride ‘N Groom
317 W. Emma Ave Springdale, Arkansas 72764