When do I start looking for my wedding gown!
We recommend having your wedding date and venue booked before you begin your search for your gown. It is important to have the date and location set, so you can envision your wedding’s overall style and know when your dress needs to be ready!
Do I need to make an appointment to try on wedding gowns?
Yes, In order to provide the best experience for our brides we do require an appointment so that one of our amazing BE consultants is available to assist you in finding a wedding gown. We do our best to accommodate walk-in customers whenever possible however, our appointments will always take priority. We do not accommodate walk-ins on Saturday.
Who should I bring to my appointment?
We recommend brining 2-3 of your closest family/friends who style opinion you value as this will help keep the focus on you “the Bride” and allow for comfortable seating for your party. Having too many opinions can be overwhelming so keep your guest list short and sweet. We also recommend leaving small children at home.
What will my appointment be like?
During your hour and a half appointment, you will work one on one with one of our amazing BE bridal consultants. Our consultants are dedicated to helping you find the dress that will make you look and feel your absolute best. Feel free to bring along pictures, Pinterest ideas or anything that we can work with. If you are starting from scratch and have no idea of what you are looking for our BE consultants can work with that too. We will make your experience as fun and stress free as possible. Be ready to find your dream dress!
What sizes does your store carry?
We carry a wide variety of sizes ranging from 8-30. Most gowns are orderable in sizes 0-32. The first thing to understand is that bridal sizing is NOT the same as normal street clothing sizes. Bridal gowns run significantly smaller than your regular clothes. Don’t be surprised by the sizing number on your gown!
How long is my appointment?
Your first bridal appointment visit will be 90 minutes. If you are a returning bride, we will set up 60 minute appointment.
How far in advance should I order my gown?
We suggest ordering your gown 8-9 months before your wedding date. Most wedding gowns take approximately 5-6 months to order. In most cases, each wedding gown is treated as a special order, meaning that production will not begin on your gown until the order is placed. You will also want to allow for alterations to be done once your gown arrives. If your wedding is more than a year away, we recommend waiting a bit. Styles and taste change and gown can be discontinued.
What if my wedding is less than 6 months away, can I still get a dress?
Absolutely! Many of our wedding gowns we carry in our store are able to be purchased off the floor. In some cases, our designers will offer rush shipping option, or may have available stock ready to be shipped.
What is the price range of your wedding gowns?
Our wedding gowns range in price from $800 - $5,000, with the majority of our gowns falling between the $1,300 - $2,300 range.
When I say “Yes to the dress” do I have to pay in full?
No. We require a 60% down payment at the time your dress is ordered with the remaining balance due upon arrival of your dress in our store.
When should I expect to receive my wedding gown?
Once your gown order has been placed, it takes approximately 5-6 months to arrive in our store. Gowns with custom changes may take additional time. Upon receiving your order we will inspect the gown and contact you as soon as it arrives in our store. At this time you should schedule an appointment to try on the dress, pay off the balance and make any necessary arrangements for alterations with our seamstress or your seamstress of choice.