Ultimate Bride Premier Chicago Bridal Salon – Buyer Advise

When beginning your search for your perfect gown, keep the following things in mind;

  • Make sure you have chosen a wedding date and venue. This will help your stylist choose options appropriate for the date and setting.
  • Determine your price point before trying on gowns, options can be infinite.
  • Your stylist may have suggestions for you that you never considered before. It’s important to keep an open mind.
  • In terms of shopping companions, choose few and choose wisely. Too many opinions may confuse you and can lead to an unpleasant experience.

Enjoy yourself and have fun!


Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show at Ultimate Bride

Chicago’s premier bridal salon is hosting a Monique Lhuillier trunk show. Ultimate Bride is exclusive with all our designers and we have been partners with Monique Lhuillier for many years. Nestled on Chicago’s prestigious Oak Street, Ultimate Bride continues its reign as one of the country’s finest bridal salons. The bride will be surrounded by a beautiful selection of Monique Lhuillier’s newest collection.

Since 1982 Ultimate Bride has been provided brides with a premier location, excellent services and extraordinary gowns from the most elite designers around the world. As the ultimate Midwest bridal couture, we pride ourselves in our ability to care fro our brides, knowledge of the best designers in the industry, our full-service skilled stylists, alteration team and in-house milliner. This family owned timeless bridal salon will dedicate its team to finding brides with fashion forward edge.

Monique Lhuillier is internationally recognized as one of America’s foremost couture bridal brands. Established in 1996, the company is today considered one of the leading fashion houses in terms of design, quality and innovation.

Here’s To Dad!

In honor of last weekend’s Father’s Day celebrations, we thought we would highlight that awesome guy who walks you down the aisle…Dad! There are so many ways to incorporate your dad into the wedding day other than just a trip down the aisle, so let’s take a look at how this fabulous guy can enjoy the big day!

Wedding Planning

There are some dads out there that may have a favorite song, or a favorite cake flavor so inviting dad to some wedding planning appointments may be just what he needs to feel like a part of Team Bride!

First look

The groom does not always have to be the first man in the bride’s life to see her ready! Some brides choose to have a special moment with dad to show him he will always be the first main man in her life! Whether you meet dad in specific spot or he comes to greet you in your bridal suite, he will love one extra daddy/daughter moment before he walks you down the aisle.

Father Daughter Dance

Maybe dad is more of a slow dance guy, so you can pick a song to dance to by one of his favorite performers! Or maybe he likes to break it down on the dance floor and the two of you can choreograph a dance to his favorite oldies tune!

Remember every father/daughter duo is unique so do what you can to make your dad feel extra special! After all he was the first guy you met!

Our Very Own Ultimate Bride!


With great pleasure, the Ultimate Bride family would like to send a big CONGRATULATIONS to one of our very own consultants, Meghan! A few weeks ago, she married her soulmate and love of her life and we could not be happier for her! We want to wish Meghan and Timmy an infinite amount of happiness and eternal love!

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Megan dazzled all day in a Monique Lhuilllier two piece gown, with an Alencon lace corset paired with a silk satin fitted skirt! She embellished her waistline with a crystal Maria Elena belt.


Meghan and Timmy said their “I do’s” surrounded by their loved ones in this gorgeous room with floor to ceiling windows!


Their guests sat amongst beautiful burgundy and soft blush florals as well as natural greenery as their dined!

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Congratulations Meghan & Timmy!

Venue: Danada House | Styling by: Kel&Co Creative | Planning & Coordination: Bianca at Estera Events | Hair & Makeup: Montage Salon | DJ and Ceremony Musicians: Stitely Entertainment | Cake: Oak Mill Bakery

Photography: Todd James Photography

Spring into Ultimate Bride!

It’s that time of year again, Spring! What a great time to break out those trench coats and call your loved ones to help you find a gown for your wedding! With the incredible variety of designers we have at Ultimate Bride, let us give you some insight on our upcoming Trunk Show for Jenny Packham, happening this weekend, March 26-28!

You’ve heard her name on the red carpet, you’ve seen her designs on celebrities at the award shows, so why not try her bridal gowns on yourself! Take a look at this breathtaking Jenny Packham 2015 Campaign and decide for yourself, the gowns are remarkable from head to toe! Make an appointment for the trunk show, 312-337-6300, and this look can be yours!

But first…be inspired by these stunning celebs! Nothing like a Duchess to show us how it’s done!

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