The Bridal Experience

Welcome to Adagio Bridal Boutique! We are a bridal boutique based in Peoria, IL., and love everything bridal! We believe that every bride deserves to be the center of attention during her bridal appointment, so we offer private appointments usually hosted by the owner herself! Amy has worked very hard to make sure that her bridal line, Kapelle, has something for brides of all shapes and budgets! Adagio Bridal Boutique also has the ability to customize, or completely design from scratch, a bride’s dream dress! The possibilities are endless! Call and schedule your appointment today!

About Us

‘Adagio’, when translated from Italian, means “with ease”. Finding the perfect wedding gown should be an easy and affordable experience for every bride. No hassles, no worries, just fun! Adagio Bridal Boutique is an appointment-based bridal boutique that specializes in bridal gowns and promotes local Peoria alterations specialists.

Amy, owner and designer, has always had a passion for art, music, and wedding gowns. She decided to combine all of her passions and opened a bridal shop in 2016! She has collected and created Kapelle, a new exclusive bridal line in Peoria, IL. From modern to traditional, brides can find the perfect gown or have the option to customize it without breaking their budget. Gowns are available in sizes 4-26 in-store. Adagio Bridal Boutique’s main focus is the bride and offers bridal gowns, bridal undergarments, sashes, headpieces, and veils for sale.

Because Amy usually meets with every bride herself, appointments are required to try on gowns. This way every bride receives the attention she deserves during her appointment. There are dates the shop will be closed during hours of operation, so appointments must be scheduled in advance. The boutique will be closed for major holidays and certain personal days which will be noted on the website in advance.

Promotions and Events

We are open! We are so excited to be able to have brides in the boutique again! There are a few changes to all of our appointments and they are noted below:

1) Because the nature of our business involves an enclosed space, we can only operate by appointment only. All appointments must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance to allow proper and thorough sanitation practices outlined by the state of IL.

2) Masks are required for all guests entering the boutique. They will not be provided, so please make sure all guests bring a mask upon arrival.

3) Appointments are limited to 1 bride and 3 guests according to our square footage guidelines. Appointments are all private and guests will not be allowed to leave and re-enter the boutique once the appointment starts. If the guest must leave, no new guest will be allowed to take his/her place.

4) All brides must have a wedding date and venue booked before scheduling an appointment. This will help us continue to schedule effectively and meet deadlines for dress creations in lieu of any further shutdowns.

With these new guidelines, we are absolutely happy to be able to serve you safely! We can’t wait to meet you and find your dress! We are offering $100 off all final sale gowns, so don’t miss out!

Frequently Asked Questions

1) Are you able to just walk in to the shop or do we need to schedule an appointment?
Amy handles all of the appointments herself, so we do ask for appointments to be scheduled in advance. We like to get a good idea of your wedding day and gown ideas and answer any questions you have prior to your appointment. We have hours of operation that we are open during the day, but we take pride in the fact that we offer private appointments that are comfortable and fun for you and your entourage. If you don’t schedule an appointment ahead of time, you run the risk of walking in on another bride’s appointment so you will have to return later.

2) Do you have dresses I can try on or do you create only customized gowns?
Both! We have a full rack of gowns in the front of the boutique that you can view and choose what you want to try on. We also have the ability to customize any of our gowns in our current collection as well as a discounted dress rack with discontinued styles and consignment gowns. You can purchase a gown right off the rack or we can order a new one for you.

3) How long does it take to get a dress in?
Typically dresses can arrive anywhere from 2-4 months depending on if there are customizations.

4) Can I bring in a picture of a dress and have it made?
We protect the integrity of other designers and DO NOT copy dresses from photographs. We have different fabrics and dress patterns. If you bring in a picture of a dress, we will discuss the details you like about it and incorporate those details into a dress from our line. We customize, we don’t copy.

5) What can I expect from my appointment?
All appointments are private (just you and whoever you bring) and are held with the owner. It is a great one-on-one experience to help you find the perfect dress! The boutique is a more intimate setting so we recommend an entourage of no more than 3-5 guests if possible. Appointments are about an hour and a half to two hours in length. You are free to look at all of the gowns and pick what you would like to try on!

6) What should I bring to my appointment?
Bring ideas and pictures of wedding dresses that you have found online or in magazines! Also wear undergarments-we recommend a strapless bra to really get an idea of necklines and open backs. We do offer long line bras that you can try on and purchase if desired. As for your shoes, wear the highest possible heel that you would wear for your wedding. If you will be wearing flats, obviously wear flat shoes. We can custom the lengths of our ordered dresses based on the shoes you will wear. If you wear flats for your appointment and then choose to wear heels for your wedding, your dress will be too short, so always wear the highest possible heel to the appointment. You can shorten a wedding gown hem, you can’t really lengthen it.

7) Do you have an alterations department?
Because we are a smaller boutique, we do not offer alterations in-house. We do have recommendations for alterations experts in the local community, many of which have their own studios. We like to promote locally!!! Each seamstress sets her own pricing list and all seamstresses have reasonable pricing within the bridal community.

8) Do you offer bridesmaid dresses?
We do not offer bridesmaid dresses at this time. We hope to someday in the future!!! All of our dresses are individually made, so we focus on bridal gowns and accessories and offering customizations at an affordable price.

9) What are your standards with consigning a dress?
This is a new service for us and we are so excited to offer it in Peoria! Sometimes it is hard to try to resell a gown online so we are happy to help! We cannot consign our own gowns or David’s Bridal gowns at this time. Dresses must be professionally cleaned (proof of receipt must be presented for preloved gowns) and will be thoroughly inspected before an offer of consignment will be made. Please note: we will ask for a emailed picture of your gown before you can schedule an appointment so we can let you know if it is something we can consign. You also must have the proof of purchase for the gown so we can see where it was purchased and at what price. If it is a gown we think we can help you sell, we will work out a purchase price and contract terms. For more details, please contact us through the website or by email at

5201 W. War Memorial Drive Suite 532
Peoria, IL 61615

Location & Hours

Monday: By-Appointment Only
Tuesday: By-Appointment Only
Wednesday: By-Appointment Only
Thursday: By-Appointment Only
Friday: By-Appointment Only
Saturday: By-Appointment Only
Sunday: By-Appointment Only

Closed most holidays and select personal days that will be noted in advance.

Phone: (309) 670-0285

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