To say we are excited about the grand opening of Rare Bridal Bar — Wisconsin’s first and only exclusively plus size bridal shop — would be an understatement! Having opened in April 2023, Rare Bridal Bar has made it their mission to ensure that every bride, irrespective of size, feels both comfortable and beautiful not only on their wedding day but also during the wedding dress selection process.
From the owners of Strike Bridal Bar, you can expect the same refreshing feeling of laid-back luxury while browsing plus size wedding dress styles. During your appointment, you’ll be able to peruse and try on 100+ sample dresses in bridal sizes 18-34 – we LOVE that!!
Huge thanks for to our friends at Rare Bridal Bar for sponsoring this article. We can’t wait to see all the beautiful curvy #RareBrides rocking their gorgeous wedding dresses from Rare Bridal Bar. All photos by Simply Finn Photo + Video.
The Rare Bridal Bar Experience
Much like Strike Bridal Bar (which also will continue to offer a solid selection of plus size dresses to try on) you can expect the Rare Bridal Bar experience designed to be stress-free, pressure-free and fun!
When booking your appointment with Rare Bridal Bar, you get to choose from a few different appointment types offered. Choose the “plus” appointment type to include treats from Greige Patisserie and two carafes of their Rare Signature drink. All appointment types include a celebratory champagne toast & confetti pop to celebrate once you find your perfect dress.
Fabulous Location and Aesthetic
Located in Milwaukee’s ultra hip Walker’s Point, you’ll love the location & store aesthetic almost as much as their dress selection. With warm and oh-so-Milwaukee Cream City Brick throughout the space and cozy spots for viewing your dress fitting, you’ll feel at ease throughout the process.
Inclusive and Body Positive
Abby, owner of Rare & Strike, has a commitment to promote body positivity, self-love and inclusivity and works to create an environment where you can feel celebrated and appreciated for who you are.
They believe in empowering brides to embrace your unique personal style, encouraging you to be true to yourself rather than conforming to anyone else’s expectations. Have we mentioned they have black wedding dresses?
Dresses for the Curvy Bride
Rare Bridal Bar presents a carefully curated selection of their favorite plus size wedding dresses, including those sourced from their sister store, Strike Bridal Bar. Additionally, Rare collaborates with designers who specialize in creating exquisite designs exclusively tailored for the curvy bride.
Unlike many other shops that offer only a limited number of wedding dresses in plus sizes, their vision was to go above and beyond by creating a dedicated space designed to cater to the needs and desires of curvy brides.
Plus Size Wedding Dresses at Rare
Below are a few examples of Rare Bridal Bar’s selection of plus size wedding dresses. They offer an eclectic collection of unique, modern, classic, bohemian, and glam styles. Every wedding dress in the shop is sampled in a size 18 – 34 and most are available to order in almost any size.
We absolutely love that Milwaukee has a dedicated bridal shop featuring plus size wedding dresses!! So all of you beautiful, curvy brides out there make your appointment at Rare today, we promise you’ll love the experience and dresses!