Frequently ASKED QUESTIONS
I JUST GOT ENGAGED! NOW WHAT?
Congratulations! We are so excited for you. Wedding planning can be so much fun, but there is a lot to think about, so let your experienced stylist help guide you through the part we know best – wedding dresses!
Of course you will be so excited to browse and create your dream wedding Pinterest board, or even screen shot your favourite dress from our instagram, if you haven't already! In store shopping in the perfect world happens 12 - 16 months before your wedding. This allows you to research and plan your wedding dress shopping budget, and have all of the options of our dresses available to you. Wedding Dresses can take 5-8 months to order in, if you are adding any customizations that may add time to the ordering process as well. Alterations are pretty much always required to get you the absolute perfect fit for your wedding day and most bridal seamstresses are very busy, and like 2-3 months ideally to complete your wedding gown.
If you don't have that timeline available to you - don't panic. We know that there are plenty of brides who are getting married on quicker timelines, or maybe put off dress shopping a little too long. We always have options for you. Either purchasing a dress off the rack, out of our own collection, or rushing a dress can be viable options. Who wants to be stressed about their dress arriving on time? Not you and not us!
Trust the process, some of our brides have an emotional moment when they find the one, and some are full of joy and excitement. Everyone is different and you have to trust your gut. It is VERY normal to find your perfect dress on your first appointment. You chose your fiance when you knew it felt right, you can choose your dress when you know it feels right too!
Your stylist wants to help you feel beautiful and empowered to make the choice that’s right for you.
HOW MUCH ARE YOUR DRESSES?
We host sales a few times per year that allow brides to shop off the rack wedding gowns at large discounts.
It is important to us that we have good working partnerships with our designers, and their business practises are ethical and sustainable.
What Sizes do you carry?
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
We do require appointments for all appointment types. This allows our stylists to prepare for you and your visit to ensure you and your guests have a great experience. This also allows us to schedule one of our consultants to you and only you. Our boutique requires a stylist to help you with our dresses as they are delicate and require more help than regular clothing items.
You can select your appointment type and book here.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?
For most dresses you won’t need to wear a bra, however, if you want to try dresses on with one, we recommend a nude strapless and if you wish to wear shape wear, nude tones are best. Shape wear is not required, however underwear is required during your appointment. Shoes are not necessary during your initial appointment, our bridal suite offers a pedestal for you to stand on that will allow you to see the proper length of the gowns. Feel free to bring any inspiration photos with you, and your phone or tablet if you wish to have any special guests join you virtually. We are happy to provide our WIFI. Don't forget a small supportive entourage is often the best for brides, an open mind and a beautiful smile!
It's My First Appointment
WHAT IF I HAVE LESS TIME?
No problem! (This is pretty common) Although we typically recommend ordering if time allows, we also have a great selection of wedding dresses that are available off the rack to brides who need their dress quickly. We will still work through your appointment with you and help your find your perfect dress. This also applies to prom, mothers, and bridesmaids.
CAN WE BRING CHAMPAGNE?
We are not currently a licensed establishment. We know how fun it is to pull out all of the stops and celebrate this exciting time. Consider upgrading your appointment to one of our celebration packages for an extra special time! See more.
AM I ABLE TO BRING FOOD/DRINKS?
We ask that you do not bring in any outside food or drink into the boutique as we keep all of our gowns great condition and don't want any accidents to happen! (Bottled water is accepted). We are also happy to upgrade your group to one of our celebration options, or recommend a few of our favourite spots to celebrate with a drink and snacks after your appointment!
What about BRIDESMAID Dresses
We have a beautiful selection of bridesmaid dresses to choose from. We recommend shopping about 9-10 months in advance of your wedding to select and order in time for delivery. Order time is approximately 4 months and some rush options are available upon request for an earlier delivery. Most seamstresses like 1-2 months for alterations on these types of dresses. Our current selection can range in price from $299-$450. See our bridesmaid page for more details.