What payment is required when ordering from the boutique?
We require a 50% deposit on any order that is placed with us. This does not apply for "off the rack" dresses, where full payment is required at the time of purchase. We accept cash, checks, and all major credit cards.
What is the price range of your gowns?
Our bridal gowns range from $1500 to $3800, with most falling between $1600 to $1900. Bridesmaid dresses range from $180 and $300. Quantity discounts are available, as well as a discount if the bride also purchased her gown with us.
What services do you offer to your clients?
We have a full collection of bridal gowns, maids dresses, and flower girls dresses. We also carry veils and many jeweled accessories to offer as well. We do not carry prom dresses, 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. Appointments are also required for Maids appointments so that we can better accommodate you and your party.
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 have long bras to try on if you wish, or you may wear your own. 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 offer several experience packages that include champagne and snacks for your party while you shop. Experience packages must be purchased at least three days in advance.
Do you offer private suites?
Our clients get their own private suites while shopping. These rooms comfortably fit up to 5 guests plus the bride and consultant. Please keep the guest count to no more than 6 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. Of course, if you would like to purchase a gown off the rack, this is also a possibility for those short on time.
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 availablel. Appointments are required.
Do you have Bridal fittings with Maids fittings?
We do not allow brides and maids try ons at the same time. We want our main focus to be on the Bride at the time of her appointment. We will then recommend you make a separate appointment for your bridesmaids so that we can cater directly to them in a open and inviting atmosphere.
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.