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Monday 11-6 PM
Tuesday 11-5 PM
Thursday 11-5 PM
Friday 11-6 PM
Saturday 11-5 PM
We recommend looking for your wedding gown nine months to one year in advance. That will give you plenty of time for gown shipping (6-7 months) and alterations (2-3 months).
Want your wedding gown with no wait? Gretchen’s Takes has a wonderful selection of take-it-today wedding gowns.
Gretchen’s Bridal Gallery bridal gowns range from $1,500 to $4,000.
Gretchen’s Takes gowns range from $800 to $1,600.
Special order gowns can be ordered in different sizes. Each special order gown has a “sample” that you will be able to try on at your wedding dress appointment.
Off-the-rack gowns typically cannot be ordered in different sizes. The specific wedding gown you try on will be the gown you take with you after you say “YES” to your dress. We do have the option of purchasing our sample gowns off-the-rack as well.
At Gretchen’s, we believe in making every bride feel beautiful. We have special order wedding gowns in sizes 0-32. These dresses typically run a couple of sizes small, so don’t stress about the number on the tag! Select special order gowns are offered in limited sizing.
Gretchen’s Takes gowns are available in sizes 6-26. Don’t forget alterations can take a dress down up to three sizes.
You do not! Bridal dresses typically run 2-3 sizes smaller than street clothes. Your stylist will help you find your perfect size.
Yes! Making an appointment ensures that you will have the proper assistance from a stylist. If you don’t have an appointment, we cannot promise that you will have a stylist available to assist you. You can check appointment availability on our Book an Appointment page or by calling us at 317-849-9980.
Yes, we do have professional stylists available to take measurements. We do charge a $30 measurement fee if you are not purchasing a dress through Gretchen’s Bridal Gallery.
Bridal appointments are 90 minutes long. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your scheduled appointment time begins.
Each private gallery can comfortably fit 5 guests. While shopping for your wedding dress, you will want to have the most important people with you.
If you arrive early for your appointment, you may have to wait until your stylist finishes with their current bride. If you are late for your appointment, we can only guarantee the remainder of your 90-minute appointment slot.
If you are going to be early or late for your appointment, please call the store at 317-849-9980. A staff member will be able to evaluate the situation and accommodate you as best as possible.
Wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident. The only thing we require you that you do wear is underwear. We recommend skin-toned full-coverage underwear.
We offer a range of sample-size wedding gowns. Most dresses only have one sample in store. If you love a dress and the sample gown is too big or too small, our stylists are trained in various techniques to help you try the dress on. The sample gowns won’t always be a perfect fit, but we will do everything we can to give you the best possible idea of how it will look!
We do not offer in-house alteration services. We do have recommendations for great seamstresses in the area!
Alterations are not included in the price of the gown.
We recommend looking for your bridesmaids’ gowns six months in advance, allowing time for shipping (5 months) and alterations (1-2 months).
We have hundreds of bridesmaid gowns in our store that will perfectly complement your wedding gown. Bridesmaid dresses can be ordered in various 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 5 months ahead of time! If you ordered your wedding dress with us, we would love to give you a discount on the bridesmaid gowns as a special thank you!
We understand that not everyone in your bridal party may be able to come to the appointment. Bridesmaids that cannot come to the store can submit their measurements through the bridesmaid measurement form. Once a stylist receives the measurements, the bridesmaid will be contacted with further information.
Mother Of The Bride/Groom & Formal
Mother of the Bride/ Formal gowns take approximately 4-5 months to be ordered. We recommend shopping earlier to leave time for alterations! Book your mother of the bride appointment today!
The special order gowns are able to be ordered in sizes 0-28. Exclusions may apply.
Our MOB/formal gowns range in price from $250-$600.
Almost all of our gowns can be taken off the rack and special ordered. We have a wide range of colors, sizes, and styles to choose from!
Yes! We carry a wide selection of prom dresses.
We order a selection of prom dresses in sizes 0-22. We do recommend shopping early! Once the gowns are sold we may not get them back.
New gown shipments come from January through May each year.
Our prom range in price from $250-$800.
You do not need an appointment at this time to try on prom dresses.
Love Notes from Our Brides
Extremely happy, tried on dresses back in October and returned again in March. I just couldn’t get over how kind and patient and the VARIETY Gretchen’s has.