a salon like experience

A boutique experience all about you.

From the moment you step into our doors, you will be pampered and given the most wonderful experience. Vera’s offers the service, one on one treatment and undivided attention of a smaller boutique while providing a grand experience in a Victorian mansion. After being welcomed into your private and spacious suite, you will have the luxury of browsing over 800 bridal gowns from elite designers to try on.

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01.

Your Own Private Showroom

Our passion is helping you discover the perfect dress in a relaxing, caring environment. In fact, our entire boutique is arranged to do just that.

02.

Your Personal Consultant

Our experienced stylists’ goal is to make this experience one to remember! Finding your dream dress should be one of the most exciting times while planning for your wedding. Vera’s consultants not only know our gowns very well but, as bridal industry experts, they know how to provide excellent customer service for you and your guests.

03.

Bring Your Entourage

At Vera’s, we welcome any guests you would like to have with you on your special day! Most of our suites can comfortably accommodate 4-6 guests and we even have a couple of luxury suites for 6-8 guests. Many wedding parties like to visit our lower levels to browse our mother of the wedding and bridesmaids’ selections after the bride finds her perfect dress, too!

The Vera's Family

Meet the fabulous team that make Vera's one of the Midwest's favorite dress destinations!

Vera

Founder
Established 1964

With her kind-hearted manner and genuine sense of style, Vera is truly an inspiration to all of us. She has always enjoyed getting to know each and every one of her brides and making all of Vera’s guests feel right at home. Vera’s Bridals’ quality experience is second to none. This stems from Vera herself. She has created a three-generation legacy in one of the most joyful industries. Vera would personally like to invite you to our store and into the Vera’s Bridals family.

Vera

Founder
Established 1964

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Vera

Founder
Established 1964

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Vera

Founder
Established 1964

With her kind-hearted manner and genuine sense of style, Vera is truly an inspiration to all of us. She has always enjoyed getting to know each and every one of her brides and making all of Vera’s guests feel right at home. Vera’s Bridals’ quality experience is second to none. This stems from Vera herself. She has created a three-generation legacy in one of the most joyful industries. Vera would personally like to invite you to our store and into the Vera’s Bridals family.

Renee

Corporate Manager
Vera's Daughter

From the time Renee was a little girl helping her mom in the original store, she dreamed of running Vera’s one day. Seeing her mom work with brides and bringing joy to so many people was inspiration enough. Her degree in textiles from FIT gave her the perfect combination of heart and head to maintain the vision and tradition of Vera’s. Renee has dedicated her time to make sure Vera’s is offering just what today’s brides are looking for.

Renee

Corporate Manager
Vera's Daughter

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Renee

Corporate Manager
Vera's Daughter

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Renee

Corporate Manager
Vera's Daughter

From the time Renee was a little girl helping her mom in the original store, she dreamed of running Vera’s one day. Seeing her mom work with brides and bringing joy to so many people was inspiration enough. Her degree in textiles from FIT gave her the perfect combination of heart and head to maintain the vision and tradition of Vera’s. Renee has dedicated her time to make sure Vera’s is offering just what today’s brides are looking for.

Jennifer

Marketing Manager & Buyer
Vera's Granddaughter

As a 3rd generation Stillmank, Jennifer has been surrounded by the bridal industry her whole life. She is an expert in everything bridal and has a passion for working with brides. Who better to make sure you know all the latest trends, traditions, updates, sales and happenings at Vera’s? Jennifer is excited to make sure you leave Vera’s with great anticipation for your special day, knowing you will be walking down the aisle in a gown that you truly love.

Jennifer

Marketing Manager & Buyer
Vera's Granddaughter

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Jennifer

Marketing Manager & Buyer
Vera's Granddaughter

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Jennifer

Marketing Manager & Buyer
Vera's Granddaughter

As a 3rd generation Stillmank, Jennifer has been surrounded by the bridal industry her whole life. She is an expert in everything bridal and has a passion for working with brides. Who better to make sure you know all the latest trends, traditions, updates, sales and happenings at Vera’s? Jennifer is excited to make sure you leave Vera’s with great anticipation for your special day, knowing you will be walking down the aisle in a gown that you truly love.

Johnathan

Finance & Accounts Manager
Vera's Grandson

Johnathan manages the financial and administrative aspects of the business; helping to ensure each and every bride has a seamless Vera’s experience.

Johnathan

Finance & Accounts Manager
Vera's Grandson

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Johnathan

Finance & Accounts Manager
Vera's Grandson

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Johnathan

Finance & Accounts Manager
Vera's Grandson

Johnathan manages the financial and administrative aspects of the business; helping to ensure each and every bride has a seamless Vera’s experience.

Rhonda

Design Specialist
Since 1982

We are blessed to have someone as talented with an eye for design and fit as Rhonda. Her specialty is helping brides feel comfortable with their size selection and future alterations for their ordered gown. Rhonda also manages all of the customer merchandise coming in and out of Vera’s and through our quality control systems. In addition, she oversees all of our collection models to ensure all samples are pristine for our brides to try on.

Rhonda

Design Specialist
Since 1982

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Rhonda

Design Specialist
Since 1982

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Rhonda

Design Specialist
Since 1982

We are blessed to have someone as talented with an eye for design and fit as Rhonda. Her specialty is helping brides feel comfortable with their size selection and future alterations for their ordered gown. Rhonda also manages all of the customer merchandise coming in and out of Vera’s and through our quality control systems. In addition, she oversees all of our collection models to ensure all samples are pristine for our brides to try on.

Tammy

Sales Manager & Buyer
Since 1992

As a Vera’s Bride herself, Tammy takes great joy ensuring that each bride has the same memorable experience and service she was given. She understands the value of the whole picture and not just the day. What a special way to pick out the dress to marry your best friend in! Plus, no one knows our selection of over 800 gowns better than Tammy. She truly does know how to make every bride feel special and pampered while helping you find the gown of your dreams.

Tammy

Sales Manager & Buyer
Since 1992

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Tammy

Sales Manager & Buyer
Since 1992

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Tammy

Sales Manager & Buyer
Since 1992

As a Vera’s Bride herself, Tammy takes great joy ensuring that each bride has the same memorable experience and service she was given. She understands the value of the whole picture and not just the day. What a special way to pick out the dress to marry your best friend in! Plus, no one knows our selection of over 800 gowns better than Tammy. She truly does know how to make every bride feel special and pampered while helping you find the gown of your dreams.

Tory

Sales Manager & Buyer
Since 2010

Looking for your perfect gown? Be sure to find Tory on the sales floor! Not only does she know industry trends and all of the classic looks from hand-selecting designer gowns for Vera’s collection, but she never misses a detail! Tory’s past wedding photography experience and skills have trained her eye and developed her passion to find the perfect style and Pinterest-perfect look each bride is searching for.

Tory

Sales Manager & Buyer
Since 2010

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Tory

Sales Manager & Buyer
Since 2010

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Tory

Sales Manager & Buyer
Since 2010

Looking for your perfect gown? Be sure to find Tory on the sales floor! Not only does she know industry trends and all of the classic looks from hand-selecting designer gowns for Vera’s collection, but she never misses a detail! Tory’s past wedding photography experience and skills have trained her eye and developed her passion to find the perfect style and Pinterest-perfect look each bride is searching for.

Tessa

Bus. Development Manager
Since 2013

From the moment you hear about us to your walking down the aisle on your big day, your complete experience as a Vera’s Bride is Tessa’s number one focus. Her time as a consultant and working closely with brides taught her just what the customers are looking for and as a recent Vera’s bride, she has seen Vera’s in a brides point of view. Now, it is Tessa’s goal to help ensure that every bride has a smooth and unforgettable experience in one of the most exciting times of their lives!

Tessa

Bus. Development Manager
Since 2013

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Tessa

Bus. Development Manager
Since 2013

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Tessa

Bus. Development Manager
Since 2013

From the moment you hear about us to your walking down the aisle on your big day, your complete experience as a Vera’s Bride is Tessa’s number one focus. Her time as a consultant and working closely with brides taught her just what the customers are looking for and as a recent Vera’s bride, she has seen Vera’s in a brides point of view. Now, it is Tessa’s goal to help ensure that every bride has a smooth and unforgettable experience in one of the most exciting times of their lives!

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vera's brides

A good bridal shop not only sells the trendiest dresses but they also sell the experience. Vera’s has mastered this. I had a bridal appointment at Vera’s yesterday. Upon arrival to the beautiful Victorian mansion, the receptionist welcomed us with a warm hello and promptly called our bridal assistant, Alex. Alex asked me questions about myself and my dream dress. Alex then proceeded to pull an array of dresses for me based on my wants and needs. Alex was friendly but professional; honest but kind; and, complimentary but genuine. And if Alex weren’t enough, Vera herself even paid me a visit! Needless to say, I said yes to a dress! When leaving the shop, Alex and I shared the biggest hug! Vera’s is an upscale boutique with small-town service. The atmosphere and customer service is second to none.

Jeanna
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James & Vera

This is a love story.

In 1964, a husband and wife founded Vera’s. A professional seamstress and a passionate photographer, they vowed to help brides find the perfect gown that fit well, too.

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