What payment is required when ordering from the boutique?
We require full payment on any order that is placed with us. We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.
Why do you require a styling fee? Is it refundable?
As of June 2021, we require a $50 styling fee to reserve your appointment for up to 75 minutes. This ensures you and your guests have your own private suite and trained consultant to style and guide you to finding 'the one'. This fee will then be credited towards your gown purchase made within the same day as your scheduled appointment. This fee will be refunded if you need to reschedule as long as you notify at least 48 hours in advance.
What services do you offer to your clients?
We have a full collection of designer bridal gowns. We carry veils and accessories as well. We do not carry prom dresses, mother of gowns, shoes or provide tuxedo rentals.
Do I need to make an appointment?
We require that you make an appointment so that a dressing room is ensured as well as the full attention of our sales consultant.
What is the price range of your gowns?
Our bridal gowns range from $1800 to $3800, with most falling between $2000 to $3300.
What should I bring to my appointments?
Please bring an open mind to try on many different looks, especially if this is your first bridal shopping experience. We require undergarments be worn. We welcome you to bring your own shoes, and we do have platforms for you to stand on as well for height.
Are we allowed to bring food and drinks in for our appointments?
For the safety of our inventory, we do not allow outside food and drink to be brought into the boutique. We cannot allow the consumption of alcohol in our boutique due to Insurance obligations and not having a Liquor license. We offer coffee and water at all times and on special occasions we do have sweet treats in the store to share.
Do you offer private suites?
Our clients get their own private suites while shopping. These rooms comfortably fit up to 4 guests plus the bride and consultant. Please keep the guest count to no more than 4 people when visiting us for your bridal appointment.
How early should I buy my wedding gown?
The gowns we carry are all cut-to-order, meaning that the fabric isn't cut until an order is placed. A great time to start looking for your gown is 9-12 months before your wedding. Gowns generally take anywhere from 5-7 months from order to arrival at the store. Rush orders may be placed with additional fees.
What is a trunk show?
At a trunk show a designer will bring his or her current collection in entirety for you to see and try on. Normally we carry only a carefully chosen selection of a designers line, but during a trunk show, often the whole current season and/or "The Best Of" is available. Appointments are required.
What about alterations?
We are happy to refer you to a professional seamstresses with extensive experience altering wedding gowns. You will most likely need at least three fittings. The cost is determined by the seamstress, evaluated on a case by case basis, and is not included in the gown purchase price. March through September are very busy, so please leave at least 10-12 weeks for alterations.
Do you have parking?
There is usually ample street parking available and also public parking lots (Lot 4 and Castle Noel) down the street and just a short walk from us.