Beauty by Design | Minneapolis Couture Bridal | Wedding Dresses
Couture Bridal and Formal Wear

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Beauty by Design offers personalized attention in a selecting or creating one-of-a-kind formal wear. We offer bridal alterations and custom clothing design and creation.


Special attention for your special day


Personalized Attention

Beauty by Design works with our clients throughout the whole process to ensure you get exactly what you want. At your initial appointment, you can browse through our entire stock and try on any dress you like. Your assistant will make suggestions so that your time is well-spent at our showroom. If you find a dress you like, we can start the ordering process. If you haven't seen that one-of-a-kind dream dress, we can custom design it with you! Once you have your dress, we will do a fitting for any alterations and design a bustle (this gathers and secures the train for walking or dancing). When the alterations and bustle are complete, we will take time to show your personal assistant how to tie up your bustle. We can assist in any accessorizing with our equally unique jewelry, headpieces and accents and then schedule your dress for steaming and pick up.

Special Ordering

Once you’ve picked out a dress style, we will take all your measurements and work with you to pick out the best size, what color you want, and any other modifications you want.


We offer full-service alterations on any bridal gown or formal wear dress, whether or not you purchase it from us. Our alterations are not limited to fitting only, and we can add any customization to a dress that you can dream of. Most of our designers sell additional fabric from their dresses to enable the customization to match seamlessly.


We offer pressing and steaming of dresses so it’s in mint condition for your big day. Then we’ll bag it up and can assist you in getting it into your car.

Deborah at the RAW: artist fashion show

Custom Design

Beauty by Design is proud to offer completely custom made clothing, of any kind, made from scratch: we have a consultation, create an estimate and drawing, and take comprehensive measurements to give you a garment that fits your body and your needs.


We offer vintage repurposing and up-cycling to create meaningful garments out of existing dresses. For example,  we can take your grandmother's wedding dress and turn it into your daughter's christening gown. The options are endless.