WHEN DO I ARRIVE?
Please arrive on time for your appointment. In most cases, we have appointments immediately prior and immediately following your appointment so should you arrive early or late, we may not be able to assist you.
WHO SHOULD I BRING?
Family and friends who you value their opinion and understand your personal style. This is your time to shine!
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE DO I NEED TO ORDER MY DRESS?
You need to order your wedding gown 6-9 months prior to your wedding to aviod any stress. Bridesmaids dresses should be ordered 5-6 months before the wedding. The earlier the better!
HOW DO I PAY FOR MY DRESS?
We accept cash and credit cards. We ask for a 50% deposit on all gowns orders. Balances are due within 30 days of gowns arriving in the store. This also applies to bridesmaids dresses. After 30 days, a $20 service charge may be applied if balances are not paid in full. Dresses sold “off the rack” must be paid in full. Dresses must be paid in full before doing alterations.
CAN I TAKE PICTURES?
We ask that you wait to take pictures until you have decided upon “the dress.” We want to make sure we use your appointment time efficiently to find you the perfect dress.
HOW LONG IS MY APPOINTMENT?
We reserve an hour and a half of time for you to have your wedding gown appointment, and one hour for your bridesmaids appointment.
WHAT ABOUT UNDERGARMENTS?
Your consultant will be popping in & out of the dressing room to help you into each gown… so wear something you are comfortable in. Light colored undergarments, strapless bra, and spanxs (if desired) are suggested. Ask your bridesmaids, when coming to try on dresses, to also bring with them a strapless bra and a pair of shoes for try ons.
FOOD & DRINK?
We ask that you do not bring food/drink into the boutique. Our goal is to protect our gowns in the store.
WHAT IF I LIVE OUT OF STATE?
Not a problem! We are happy to ship your dress to you wherever you may call home. We also accommodate all out of town bridesmaids with measurement forms for them to fill out, so that their dress can be ordered with the entire bridal party.
– IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER –
Internet Sales of Our Brands: Disclaimer from the top manufacturers
We sell our products only to our authorized dealers. Our authorized dealers conduct business in their brick and mortar retail store locations. They have substantial investments in their property, fixtures and equipment, and they spend money on things like qualified employees with experience in the business, insurance, advertising and building their reputations for integrity and good will. Some of them also have Internet sites.
If you purchase our products from an Internet only retailer, that retailer is probably not in your community and probably has no investment in their reputation among their neighbors. They customarily do not have stores or experienced professional employees to provide fit and finish, tailoring and garment preparation. They may or may not have insurance. You can frequently buy for less from an Internet only retailer, but the risks are much higher that you will not receive what you buy or that it may be defective in any number of ways.
If you have trouble with size, fit, delivery, alterations, repairs, not getting the right gown or dress, you will not have immediate access to a local business with a reputation to protect. We are not responsible for any such bad results. You may have no actual business firm from whom to obtain satisfaction. You will certainly not get a refund from them and may have simply wasted what money you spent.
” Five reasons not to order on the internet”
Dye Lot Variations: The colors may not match when dresses are not ordered all together. We have often seen these variations.
Wrong sizes are ordered: When measurements are not taken properly, the wrong size will come and may not fit.
Dresses come in late: If wedding dates are close and orders are not checked, (something we do daily) they may come in too late and even after the wedding.
Counterfeit Dresses: You will never know for sure if you are getting an authentic dress or a copy. Many of these sites are from China and they use other fabrics.
Site closes down: You will loose your money, or in some cases they say they can’t deliver the dresses and even if you do get the money there won’t be enough time to order new dresses
we have heard all of these instances happening to previous Brides! We also have warning letters from the designers! show!!!