If you're feeling unsure of the process involved in shopping for, purchasing, and altering your dress (whether it be a bridal gown or a bridesmaid dress), we're here to help. If you have any questions that are not covered below, feel free to call us at 856-745-9005!
1. Do I need an appointment?
We are by appointment only! We take appointments by phone, and if we do not answer, leave a message for us, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can! Our bridal consultations, as well as bridesmaid consultations each run 1 hour.
2. How long do your dresses take to come in?
All goods in our shop are orderable, meaning, you won't be walking out with a physical dress on the same day you buy it. All dresses and accessories will be ordered in your size, color preference, and with any custom changes you have decided on. In other words, we do not usually offer our products "off the rack." Standard shipping on bridal gowns is between 6-9 months. Bridesmaid dresses take 12-18 weeks to come in once they are ordered. ***We order bridesmaids dresses once all members of the bridal party have submitted their sizes and deposits.
3. If I don't have enough time to wait for standard delivery (6-9 months for bridal/12-18 weeks for bridesmaids) is there anyway I can still order a dress?
Yes! There are a lot of options for you if you are working within a shorter timeframe. Depending on your specific timeline, it may be possible to order your dream dress on a "rush," where a fee will apply, but will get the dress in much sooner than a standard delivery.
4. How should I prepare for my bridal consultation?
When you come in for your consultation, we will spend some time talking with you before we start looking at dresses, so that we can help you as much as we possibly can in your search! We will ask you several questions. First, we'll look at the date of the wedding, and the wedding venue. We don't want to show you a winter style if you are having a summer wedding! Next, we'll ask you about the dress styles that you have been looking at/gravitating toward. Any direction will help us to guide your search. Sometimes, brides will bring in pictures of styles that they have liked or tried on. Seeing a visual representation of your style will help us most in assisting you. If you don't have any pictures, that's ok, we can still discuss options that you've interested in trying on, as well as dress features you don't wish to look at. Lastly, we will ask you the maximum price point you would like to spend. The dresses in this store range from $1,000-$4,500. We don't want you to fall in love with a $4,000 dress if you only want to spend $1,500. All of our questions are geared toward helping you to find the dress of your dreams for a price that you can afford.
5. What kind of under garments should I bring for my consultation?
More often than not, you will not be able to wear a bra with your bridal/bridesmaid gown. I can see some of you cringing at that last sentence! Don't worry! We have a lot of tricks up our sleeve to keep you lifted, supported, and feeling your most beautiful!
6. What should I bring for my first alterations appointment?
The only "must bring" item will be the shoes you are planning on wearing with the dress, as we will need them in order to decide where to hem the dress.
7. How do we choose the best possible size for your dress?
Bridal & bridesmaid dress sizes are not equivalent to street sizing! Many women fall between 2 or even 3 different sizes. In order to determine the best size for you, we will take your bust, waist, and hip measurements when you put a deposit down on a dress. We will then refer to the specific size chart of your dress designer. We have a lot of experience sizing different body types, and we'll consult with you about which sizing we think will be best for you, but ultimately you will decide on the size you want to go with. Remember: it's easy to take fabric away, but it's not easy to add fabric where it never was, so when in doubt, order the larger size! Being that these are custom-cut goods, the dresses are not exchangeable for a different size, so it's important to err on the side of the dress being too big for you. No one gets out without alterations anyway, so you might as well order the dress you know will fit.