Do I need an appointment?
Yes please! We are by appointment only so that we can give each bride a unique and personal experience.
What’s the difference between a Bridal Appointment and a First Look Appointment?
Our Bridal Appointments are 60 to 90 minutes of undivided attention to you and your entourage. This is a full styling session to complete your look for your big day. Includes Champagne Celebration when you say “YES!” to your dream dress! Maximum 4 guests. Our First Look Appointment is for our brides who are a bit overwhelmed with the idea of shopping for their wedding dress. This stress-free 45 minute consultation is a perfect place to start. During this appointment our goal is to help you get an idea of which style suits you best. We allow you to try on up to 5 dresses in all different silhouettes, so that when you come back for your full Bridal Appointment you’ve already gotten a head start! Limit 2 guests.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Just yourself! If you’d like to bring a strapless bra or your favorite pair of heels, you can, otherwise we have you covered! Your stylist will assist you with getting in and out of each dress while your entourage awaits in excitement!
How many people can I bring to my appointment?
While our boutique is cozy and small with many beautiful wedding dresses, we do have limited seating. We ask that you try to bring no more than 4 guests whose opinions matter most. Too many opinions can cause confusion and make the appointment overwhelming for the bride and the stylist. Also, more than 4 guests will limit the comfortable atmosphere created for our brides. If you must have more than 4 guests, please let us know in advance so that we can do our best to comfortably accommodate them to avoid standing. Larger groups can snuggle, but our motto is “less is more.”
Can I bring food and drink?
We do not allow food or drink in our boutique. We do provide water to keep you and your guests refreshed and hydrated.
Can I bring my children to my appointment?
We all have children and adore our little ones very much. However, it is so much easier if you leave your children at home so that you can focus on finding the perfect dress for your special day.
How far in advance should I order my dress?
It takes approximately 4-6 months to order a wedding dress and about 2 months for gown alterations. So please be ready to place your special order 9-12 months prior to your wedding day to avoid rush fees and delays. If you’re in a time crunch, give us a call and we can talk you through some alternative options.
How long does an appointment last?
Wedding dress appointments take from one hour to no more than 90 minutes. That is usually the ideal amount of time to try on several wedding dresses, narrow the selection and choose your dress without feeling rushed. If you need more time, we will be happy to schedule a return visit.
What is the price range of your gowns?
Our gorgeous bridal gowns range in price from $1500 to $4000 with the majority in the $1800 to $2500 range. We do our best to have a wide selection to make every bridal budget happy.
Do you offer “Sample Sale” gowns for immediate purchase?
Yes we do! Sample sizes are usually 10’s, 12’s and 14’s. Most dresses can be taken down 2 sizes. Your stylist will make a recommendation if it can be done. The gowns have been tried on before so they are not brand new, but they’re in great condition and incredibly discounted!
What’s a “Trunk Show”?
A trunk show is a magical weekend where we highlight one of our designers. They usually send us 15 or more additional gowns normally not available in the store. This selection is offered to our brides for a limited time!
Do you have “in-house” alterations?
We only want the best seamstresses handling your gown. At the time of your purchase, we will provide the names of our 3 highly recommended, locally independent seamstresses who have 15+ years of experience in bridal. In the boutique, we are trained to make size recommendations and precisely measure you for your special order gown. Once your gown arrives, our seamstresses will perfect your gown to comfortably fit you the way you want.
Can I cancel my appointment?
Sure! All cancellations must be made at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. This allows us to help another bride in your allotted time slot.
What happens if I’m early or late for my appointment?
In order to preserve each bride’s unique experience, we try to keep the boutique as quiet and private as possible. As much as we would love to accommodate our brides early for their appointments (and we’re glad you’re so excited to see us!), we kindly ask that you plan to arrive right at your appointment time. Brides that are running at tad bit late should simply be mindful that the appointments are an hour and a half. We’ll see as much as we can with the time remaining in your appointment when you get here.
What’s the best piece of advice for finding your dream dress?
Be open minded and expect to have fun! It’s your special day so enjoy the moment! Bring your closest friends or family members whose opinions matter the most to you. Keep in mind that it is okay and very common to find your gorgeous dress at your first boutique (and sometimes it’s even the first dress you try on!). If you love your dress, love your experience and love your boutique, it’s the one! There’s no need to second guess yourself wondering if there’s something else out there. Commit to it and check it off your list. You will definitely feel so much weight off your shoulders. Also, find a boutique that has great reviews, is clean and organized and has a vast assortment of today’s styles. Remember to pick a dress that you love that makes you feel beautiful and confident!