"Once you find true love, the dress should be a FORMALITY"

What we do...


Finding "The" Dress

Congrats on getting engaged. Now.....let's get down to the business of saving you a ton of money on your beautiful gown!

The Selection

We carry lots of silhouettes and lot of bridal styles.  Classic, romantic or modern.  Satin, Lace, Organza.  Pure white, ivory, champagne, or blush.  You won't find a larger assortment of gowns at these prices.

We know that beauty comes in all sizes too....that's why we carry a wide assortment of sizes 0 to 28 that you can buy off the rack. What about Plus Sizes? We got you girl!  We strive to keep 1/3 of our inventory in sizes 16 to 28.  

No worries if it doesn't fit just right, we've got talented seamstresses who will make it look like it was made just for you!

Appointments are STRONGLY recommended, as we often get quite busy and can't accommodate walk ins. That's a bummer if you've driven a good distance to get to us. 

The Finishing Touches

Have you priced bridal accessories at those specialty stores?  Girl, you're in for sticker shock!  

Not at Formality!  Just like our gowns, we keep the profits low and rely on smart brides like you to know that a veil shouldn't cost almost as much as a gown, and that you dont have to decide between bridal jewelry and a car payment.

Where do they come from?

We get our gowns from a lot of different sources....sometimes they are sample gowns, some were from brides who decided on a different dress, some have been down the aisle once before and are now available to you! Our inventory is always changing, but we've got a great eye for buying gowns....it's what we love to do!

Store Policies

At these prices, all of our sales on gowns are final, and all deposits are nonrefundable.

What about the "Littles"?

We believe that little girls shouldn't have to buy an expensive dress that they're going to grow out of...that's wht we offer a one week rental of flower girl dresses for just $17. 

RSVP (That's fancy talk for "Contact Us")

Visit Formality

Located in historic Ashtabula Harbor.  

Formality Resale

527 Lake Ave, Ashtabula, Ohio 44004


Storefront Hours



We STRONGLY recommend appointments. If we are working with a bride, we are unable to accommodate walk ins. That can be a bummer if you've driven quite a distance to see us 

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