I'm planning on losing weight. When should I shop for and buy my wedding gown?
Every experienced bridal seamstress will tell you that it is easy to take a wedding gown down in size. 95% of all future brides will need some alterations, and once you've opened up the side seams, the cost is typically the same whether you are taking them in 1/2" or 3". With this in mind we urge you not to postpone your purchase until you've reached your goal weight. Waiting too long can result in rush charges and expedited shipping to get the same dress. Why cause yourself stress ordering your gown at the last minute? Order your gown in the recommended time frame of at least 9 months and have your dress altered to your body beginning 2 months before your wedding.
What Payment Options are Available With my Gown Purchase?
We accept Cash, Check, Debit Card, Mastercard, Visa and Discover. We also have a Layaway Plan to help spread out the payments. Keep in mind with the Layaway Plan that your gown will not be ordered until a minimum of half down is placed on your order. We can discuss monthly payment amounts with your wedding date in mind!
Can I purchase my gown out of stock or do I have to order it?
Either way! You can most certainly purchase your gown out of stock. Our gowns are arranged by size for your convenience. We can also place a special order if the gown you've selected is not in your size or color preference.
Do you carry plus size bridal gowns?
YES! We carry bridal gowns through size 32 in stock. We have gowns for every size and shape.
What designers do you carry?
We carry many well-known designers from around the world, but mostly designers that are exclusive to our bridal salon and also not available online or in other stores in our area, for your one of a kind gown! Remember that we have 400 different wedding gowns in stock! Also keep in mind that finding your gown should again be based on how you feel in the gown and not by who the designer of the gown is. You should also know that many designers make gowns that are not advertised in magazines or available online. To protect our designers, you are only allowed to take photographs of the gown you purchase.
How are bridesmaids orders placed?
After all the bridesmaids have been sized and paid their deposit, which is a minimum of half down, the orders get placed together. We make sure to order them all at the same time to ensure dye lot color variation is the same! As the bride, it would be beneficial to keep track of who has placed their orders so that all the gowns get ordered in time. We recommend a very minimum of 9 months in advance of your wedding. We will also keep track of the order and call you if the time is narrowing in and let you know which bridesmaids haven't placed their orders. Bridesmaids who live out of town should go to a professional bridal salon and have their measurements taken. We do not recommend that anyone take her own measurements. Bridesmaids dresses are not custom sized and alterations are almost always necessary on bridesmaids dresses.
When should I book my tuxedo order?
Typically we would recommend booking your order a minimum of 6 months before your wedding. We would like all the gentlemen measured a minimum of 2-3 months prior to the wedding date. Although we can get tuxedos in as little as two weeks, we do not recommend that time frame and can not guarantee the order. Orders are sent in after all the gentlemen have been measured. Gentlemen who live out of town may go to a professional bridal salon or formalwear store and have their measurements taken. Measurements can then be called in, faxed in, mailed in or submitted through our website.