When should I start shopping for my wedding gown?
We recommend beginning shopping for your bridal gown 8 months before your wedding to allow for the possible full time a gown can take to arrive as well as alterations. If you are having bridal portraits done, begin 8 months before the time frame you would like to take those in. For brides with closer wear dates, we have plenty of options to help you find the gown of your dreams but may be limited in selection due to delivery timing on gowns and/or current stock availability with a designer.
Do you do in house alterations?
We do not but have a wonderfully curated list that we provide our brides with upon their gown arriving. Many of them we have worked with for over 10 years and have found that our brides appreciate having several to choose from instead of one singular option in house.
How much can you alter down/up a gown?
It really depends on the shape of the gown and the seam allowance available in the gown. Most tailors will tell you that they can usually alter down two sizes in most gowns. Letting out a gown is a bit more tricky as it is solely dependent on the available seam allowance in the gown as this is not a standard amount therefore we always suggest erring on the side of caution and purchasing/ordering a gown that fits or slightly too big as we can always make them smaller, making them grow is a bit harder.
Why do we have a cancellation fee?
As we have reserved this time for a particular bride and within a certain timeframe we are unable to refill that appointment should she cancel, the fee is present to encourage cancellations outside of this timeframe and discourage no show appointments.
Do you take checks?
We accept cash and credit cards but are unable to accept checks.
Do you allow champagne?
Our insurance prevents us from allowing any form of alcohol on premises.
Do you have a guest limit?
As each bride has her own private appointment suite, seating is limited. At this time, we request that parties be limited to 1 Bride and 4 Guests (non COVID-19 response)