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!


Always a Bridal Stylist, Finally a Bride

It was your typical rainy Pacific Northwest day on July 26th, 2015. Graham (my now fiancé) and I had been trying to plan a day to fit a hike in because our lives had been so hectic these past couple of months that we just hadn't had the time to go. We finally had an entire day with no plans; or so I thought. And, although there was a torrential down poor waiting for us outside, we decided to live in the moment and head up the mountain anyway. 

We reached the top of Mt. Baker Highway, put on our raincoats, slung on our backpacks, and headed out on a rainy hike across Ptarmigan Ridge Trail.

Usually you can see for miles over the southern Cascades, but not with this fog!

Once we reached our favorite look-out at the halfway point, we stopped to take some pictures and appreciate the scenery. After taking a break

Gather & Gown has Arrived!

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We are really excited about our new arrivals! We just finished pressing them all and of course tried them all on and it is official; we love them! 

These dresses are great for bridesmaids, mothers, parties, rehearsal dinners, date night, or even a Christmas party! They come in some great colors too! 

Here is the best part though; 15 styles are available in selected colors in 2 weeks, and they are shipped directly to you! It is hard to believe that someone has finally made it easy for you to find a dress in a short period of time! That isn't the only great thing about Gather & Gown though, they will also let you exchange a dress for a different size or style just so long as it is from their in stock styles and colors with no restocking fee. You just box it back up and send it back and they get a new one out to you right away! This all happens from the comfort of your home or right here in our store. 

You can order at the store or go to www.gatherandgown.com and order there. You will need our store code which is 360-733-2563 which also happens to be our phone number so call us if you have any questions!

Happy Shopping!

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