IS IT NECESSARY TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT?
Yes, visits to the studio are exclusively by appointment.
Please call to schedule your private appointment
WHO SHOULD I BRING WITH ME TO MY APPOINTMENT?
Your family and friends can be such an important part of the
gown decision. We do ask that you limit your guests to 5 or less (in addition to yourself!) We are a cozy little studio with limited seating and we have found that the opinions of a trusted few always make for an easier decision for you. Bring people that you want to share this wonderful experience with.
ARE CHILDREN PERMITTED AT APPOINTMENTS?
We respectfully ask that arrangements be made for young children so that you, the bride, will have our undivided attention.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
We do require that undergarments be worn when trying on gowns. We do have appropriate bras available to try with the gowns, but you can of course bring your own. Shoes are not needed - if the gowns are not the correct length, shoes can be troublesome.
DO YOU HAVE EVERY GOWN FROM YOUR FEATURED DESIGNER?
No salon carries the entire collection from their featured designers, and we are unable to order gowns from designers we do not offer. Please visit the websites of our designers as a reference, but if you fall in love with a particular gown, please contact us and we can let you know if it is available in the studio. We can often borrow samples of gowns from our designers if we do not have your favorite on hand. There is usually a fee to borrow a sample, which will be applied to your purchase if you order the gown.
ARE PHOTOGRAPHS ALLOWED IN THE STUDIO?
I am sorry, we do not allow photos to be taken of our gowns until you have chosen yours. Once you have made your choice, you are welcome to take as many photographs as you would like!!!
WHAT IS THE PRICE RANGE OF YOUR BRIDAL GOWNS?
The gowns in the studio range from $1500 to $4000.
Designing a custom gown can range higher.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE MY GOWN?
If you choose to order one of our designer gowns, your gown would take 14-18 weeks to arrive in the studio. It is best to choose your gown a minimum of 6 months before your wedding - ordering your gown 9 to 12 months prior to your wedding is ideal. Time will be needed for alterations once your gown arrives. Some of our designers can create gowns more quickly, but keep in mind that rush deliveries will incur additional cost.
You may also choose your gown from our collection of original, antique gowns. Since these gowns are on hand, there would not be any order time, only time for restoration and alterations would be needed.
HOW AND WHEN DO I PAY FOR MY GOWN?
If you are ordering one of our designer gowns, a 50% deposit is required. The balance is due when your gown arrives in the studio. Given that your designer gown would begin to be made for you once you place your order, all orders are final. If you are purchasing one of our vintage gowns, a 50% deposit is required with the balance due 30 days from your purchase date. We are sorry to say that there are no refunds, exchanges or credits available. Thank you for your understanding.
ARE ALTERATIONS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF YOUR GOWNS?
Alterations are not included in the purchase price of the gown.
DO YOU HAVE USED BRIDAL GOWNS?
The selection in the studio included new, designer bridal gowns, which are available for purchase or from which you may order your own new gown. We also have a unique selection of original, antique bridal gowns. These are one-of-a-kind vintage gowns dating from the late 1800's to the 1960's. We do not offer resale bridal gowns nor do we offer rentals.
DO YOU CARRY BRIDESMAID'S OR MOTHER'S DRESSES?
No, we only offer gowns for the bride.
DO YOU ALTER GOWNS PURCHASED IN OTHER SALONS?
I am afraid we are not able to alter gowns purchased at other salons or online.
We only offer alterations on the bridal gowns purchased in our studio.
I hope these answers have been helpful - please let me know if you have any other questions.
All my very best,
Dads, brothers, and even fiances come along sometimes!!
Remember that you are the most important voice in choosing your gown - this is your day - your vision of the perfect dress. I hope we can be helpful in making you feel as beautiful
as you should on your wedding day!