Jaunts along Webster and Armitage avenues and up Clark Street in Lincoln Park will reward brides-to-be with head-to-toe accommodations for the big day.
The Left Bank (1155 W. Webster Ave. 773-929-7422) outfits brides with everything but the dress. Browse "The Great Gatsby"-inspired jeweled head chains, lace veils, attendant gifts and flashy heels from ballroom dancer-turned-shoe designer Angela Nuran.
At Erin Gallagher (1013 W. Webster Ave. 312-492-7548), you can design your own necklace, earrings or bracelet at the gem bar, or choose from ready-made pieces. Custom-designed rings are also available.
At Weddings 826 (826 W. Armitage Ave. 773-529-8871), you can try on gowns by brands such as Allure Bridals and Justin Alexander and then either purchase a sample size or order a brand-new one. Two accessory rooms are packed with just about any bridal-related jewel or gift you could possibly need.
A bit farther north, Elizabeth Grace (2438 N. Clark St. 773-477-9830), is at your service for all of your paper needs, from save-the-dates and elegant invitations to personalized coasters, menus or gift bags.
Not only is Abeille Bridal & Beauty (2504 N. Clark St. 773-904-8710) a full-service salon offering hairstyling, extensions, facial waxing and makeup, but they also have a boutique section featuring veils, clutches and jewelry ranging from vintage-inspired to chunky, modern pieces. Custom millinery is also available for brides looking for a one-of-a-kind fascinator.