Most frequent questions and answers
We offer a 30 day layaway. To order or purchase, we require a 50% down payment, with the balance due within 30 days after the gown arrives.
Please plan to come with a 50% deposit.
Currently our Special Order gowns typically starting at $1000. The average dress in our store is around $1,250. If you are looking for a sample, discounted gown Off-the-Rack, we have an incredible selection starting at $499.99
Since we don’t believe in “one size fits all”, our sample dresses come in a variety of sizes from 2-28. We believe that every bride should feel comfortable, and have many options to try on when she’s shopping for her wedding dress. The dresses typically run a couple sizes small, so don’t stress about the number on the tag! If the gowns are too big, we will use our clips to give you a better idea of how it fits. If the gown is too small, we have panels and clips to help you see the dress on. Unfortunately, the sample gowns usually won’t be a perfect fit – but, we will do everything we can to give you the best possible idea of how it will look!
It is recommended that you should shop for your wedding dress 7-12 months before your wedding date. The Special Order dresses take 3-6 months to arrive, and you still need to allow some time for alterations. If you don’t have this much time until your wedding – don’t worry! We have a huge selection of Off-the-Rack dresses that you can leave with on the same day.
We suggest you only bring your closest family and friends with you to help make this once-in-a-lifetime decision with you! Sometimes having larger groups makes it more stressful, and even harder to listen to your own opinion – trust us on this one! Bring only a couple people who will let you make your own decisions. After all, you’re the one who has to wear the dress!
We love children and always do our best to accommodate them – but, they do provide an extra distraction during an already difficult decision. If possible consider leaving them at home!
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Upon arrival, your gown will be hand inspected for flaws and workmanship to ensure the highest quality dress for your special day. Then, we will call you to schedule a try-on appointment, usually with your original Bridal Consultant. They can then help you with the finishing touches such as veils and jewelry to enhance your dress and perfect your bridal look.
YES! Alterations are an essential finishing touch to any gown, and will make the gown truly yours. When ordering a dress, we take measurements to order you your standard size, but alterations are needed to fine tune and perfect the fit. This could mean taking in a dress to fit your bust, waist or hip, shortening the straps, hemming the length, or adding a bustle for your train. Alterations are a standard part of the wedding process, and nothing to stress about! While you are free to use any seamstress you choose, we do have the area’s finest wedding alterations specialist “Yong’s Alterations” conveniently located next door.
No, the listed prices of our gowns do not included alterations or any other extra charges like special sizes, extra length, shipping, or rush charges.
We have hundreds of bridesmaids gowns in our store that will perfectly complement your wedding gown. They can be ordered in a huge variety of colors, so there is sure to be a great dress to match your color scheme. These need to be special ordered, so plan to shop with your gals ahead of time! Also, if you ordered your wedding dress with us, we would love to give you a discount on the bridesmaids gowns as a special thank you!