We are so excited that you are considering shopping with us for your wedding gown. If you are wondering how this whole process works and maybe you are even a little nervous about shopping for your wedding gown, we have made a list of frequently asked questions and some helpful tips to help navigate you through your appointment and beyond!
Do I need an appointment?
Although we try to accommodate walk-ins on weekdays, we recommend making an appointment to ensure you have a fitting room and a personal consultant to assist you. On Saturdays, appointments are required. This is a very special time and we want to provide you with an exceptional experience. Appointments help us to better prepare for this exciting time in your life.
How long will my appointment last?
Our appointments are set up for one and a half hour increments. This can be somewhat flexible during the week, but Saturdays we do have to adhere to this time-frame. If you are running late, please understand that this will take time away from your appointment.
What should I wear to my appointment?
We recommend wearing undergarments that you are comfortable in. We do offer strapless bras for try-ons, but if you have one that you prefer, then you should bring it with you. Panties, please! You will have a personal consultant assisting you with the gowns and this just makes everyone more comfortable.
Can I bring in champagne?
Yes! This is an exciting time, and the more celebration, the better!
How many people can I bring to my appointment?
We suggest keeping the number small. Too many opinions during your appointment can be overwhelming, frustrating and confusing to you. Bring the people whose opinions you trust most and who will respect your choice. Because we are a cozy boutique with limited space, we are best able to accommodate groups no larger than 4. If you just can't leave anyone out, please give us a call and we will discuss a plan for accommodating everyone!
I just got engaged. When should I start shopping for my wedding gown?
Most wedding gowns are going to take four to six months to produce. Then you will need approximately two months for alterations. Eight to twelve months is a good time to start, but we sell to many brides that have well over a year until their wedding.
I don't have 6-8 months. What do I do?
No worries! We will sell any of our in-stock gowns off the floor. Also, some of our companies keep inventory on select gowns and some will offer rush cuts.
I found THE ONE, now what?
Congratulations!! The deposit amount to get your gown ordered is 50% of the cost of the gown. Your balance is due the week your gown arrives, and, once collected, we set up an appointment for a pre-fit. This is when you come in to see your gown for the first time and try it on! If you have not already chosen accessories (veil, jewelry, shoes, etc.) this is a good time to do that. We will then refer you to our network of talented seamstresses.