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Things to do in Louisville, KY While Shopping for your Wedding Dress

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Shopping for a wedding dress has become an all-day celebration. It’s such an essential part of the planning process, and not to mention–the most FUN! It’s a time when you can grab a couple of those closest to you and say yes to the dress! Brides always ask for suggestions on places to go before or after the appointment, so we thought we should compile a list of fun things to do around our Louisville location! This city is full of charm, and we can’t wait to share all of our favorite spots with you!

 

 

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Lackadazee

 

1731 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

Hours:

  • Thursday 11 AM–6 PM
  • Friday 11 AM–6 PM
  • Saturday 11 AM–4 PM
  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 11 AM–6 PM

Lackadazee is a woman-owned local boutique that offers sustainable and on-trend jewelry! Hop in here to pick out some jewelry to go with your new wedding dress or everyday outfits! We can’t forget about their cutest team member, Karat the orange kitty, who you can visit while you’re there.

 

The Manhattan Project

 

2101 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

Hours:

  • Thursday 4 PM–11 PM
  • Friday 4 PM–12 AM
  • Saturday 12 PM–12 AM
  • Sunday 10 AM–10 PM
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 4 PM–11 PM
  • Wednesday 4 PM–11 PM

This bourbon and sports lounge is a great place to go and grab some drinks and food. The lively environment offers many screens and a full bar menu.

 

 

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Noche

 

1838 Bardstown Rd Suite 100, Louisville, KY 40205

Hours: 

  • Thursday 11 AM–10 PM
  • Friday 11 AM–11 PM
  • Saturday 11 AM–11 PM
  • Sunday 11 AM–10 PM
  • Monday 11 AM–10 PM
  • Tuesday 11 AM–10 PM
  • Wednesday 11 AM–10 PM

First on the list is Noche: a beautiful and aesthetic destination if you are in the mood for some Mexican BBQ (did someone say margaritas, too?!). Being located inside a church with stained glass windows gives this restaurant a wow factor that you will not want to miss. The perfect place for lunch after you say yes to your dream dress!

 

Lou Lou Food & Drink

 

108 Sears Ave, Louisville, KY 40207

Hours: 

  • Thursday 11 AM–9 PM
  • Friday 11 AM–9 PM
  • Saturday 11 AM–9 PM
  • Sunday 11 AM–9 PM
  • Monday 11 AM–9 PM
  • Tuesday 11 AM–9 PM
  • Wednesday 11 AM–9 PM

Lou Lou Food & Drink is truly a unique gem! They offer a southern-inspired menu in a casual, eclectic bar/cafe environment.

 

Biscuit Belly

 

900 E Main St #101, Louisville, KY 40206

Hours: 

  • Thursday 7:30 AM–2 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM–3 PM
  • Saturday 7:30 AM–3 PM
  • Sunday 7:30 AM–3 PM
  • Monday 7:30 AM–2 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM–2 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM–2 PM

Who’s down for brunch? We always are! Biscuit Belly is the perfect spot to grab breakfast or brunch with the group.

 

 

 

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The Champagnery

 

1764 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

Hours: 

  • Thursday 4 PM–10 PM
  • Friday 4 PM–11 PM
  • Saturday 4 PM–11 PM
  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 4 PM–10 PM

The vibes at this one? Immaculate. The Champagnery is the perfect destination for all things sparkling wine. They believe that every day is a cause for celebration, and we couldn’t agree more! Given the beautiful atmosphere and the globally sourced fine wines, you will want to make a stop at this gem during your shopping day.

 

Bourbon Trail

 

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is the perfect activity to add to your dress shopping day schedule (if you’re all 21+, of course). They describe it as a “road trip-style experience for bourbon lovers to visit the Bluegrass State’s signature distilleries.” There are 41 distilleries to visit on the Bourbon Trail with something for everyone! Here are a couple of our favorite distilleries that are close to our Sophia’s Louisville location: 

 

 

801 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202

Hours: 

  • Thursday 10 AM–8 PM
  • Friday 10 AM–11 PM
  • Saturday 10 AM–11 PM
  • Sunday 12:30 PM–6 PM
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 10 AM–8 PM

 

 

711 E Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202

Hours: 

  • Thursday 10 AM–5 PM
  • Friday 10 AM–5 PM
  • Saturday 10 AM–5 PM
  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10 AM–5 PM
  • Wednesday 10 AM–5 PM

 

 

Maddox and Rose

 

900 E Main St #104, Louisville, KY 40206

Hours: 

  • Thursday 12 PM–5 PM
  • Friday 12 PM–5 PM
  • Saturday 12 PM–5 PM
  • Sunday 11 AM–4 PM
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday Closed

Are you looking to make your dress shopping day a whole experience? Before or after you find your dream dress, hop on over to Maddox and Rose–the cutest little candle store. Use this as an opportunity to create a unique wedding scent candle. Every time you burn it, you will think of your wedding day!

 

Purrfect Day Cafe

 

1741 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205

Hours: 

  • Thursday 11 AM–8 PM
  • Friday 11 AM–8 PM
  • Saturday 10 AM–8 PM
  • Sunday 10 AM–8 PM
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 11 AM–8 PM
  • Wednesday 11 AM–8 PM

Do you want to cuddle up with a furry friend after a long day of dress shopping? The Purrfect Day Cafe is the perfect place for you! This coffee shop/bar allows you to hang out with cats while you enjoy drinks, and you can even adopt one of the cats if your heart falls in love! Warning: You probably will.

 

a candle shop called Mahonia in Louisville Kentucky

 

Mahonia

 

822 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40206

Hours: 

  • Thursday 10 AM–6 PM
  • Friday 10 AM–6 PM
  • Saturday 10 AM–6 PM
  • Sunday 11 AM–4 PM
  • Monday 10 AM–6 PM
  • Tuesday 10 AM–6 PM
  • Wednesday 10 AM–6 PM

This plant shop is a lovely stop for any day in the town. At Mahonia, you can build bouquets (the perfect wedding themed activity!) and make planters of succulents! Who doesn’t love spending their free time around plants and nature?!

 

We are so excited to be a part of the beautiful Louisville community, finally! As we learn and discover new places, we will add to our list, but for now, enjoy this list of recommendations! If we missed any, be sure to leave a comment down below to add it to the list. Thanks for reading; we’ll see you next week for more content!

 

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