Welcome to Alicia's & The Formal House


Alicia's Bridal and The Formal House have been the Bellingham tradition for over 58 years.

We have had the pleasure of dressing brides and grooms worldwide. We pride ourselves in providing Bellingham, Seattle, Vancouver B.C. and surrounding areas of the Northwest with the most up to date wedding and special occasion fashion trends. We search to find the most attractive designs to flatter all figures in all price ranges. Together, Alicia's offers hundreds of wedding gowns in a moderate to couture selection that you can afford and The Formal House offers the only in stock inventory in the area with over 4000 tuxedos and the a great selection of the hottest new styles on the market. Our bride's tell us we have the best selection around! We also take care of the rest of your wedding party with several lines of bridesmaid dresses and mother's gowns as well.

We offer experiences, not just apparel! The perfect partners for your wedding!


In Defense of Broad Shoulders

Recent Posts

“I have man shoulders.”

“My shoulders are so square.”

“I don't want to look like a football player.”

These comments are usually accompanied by a self-conscious shrug of the aforementioned manly shoulders. Often these brides include in their list of musts a request for straps or cap sleeves to cover up the offending body part. If you love your shoulders, great! But if not so much,

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