Because we want your visit here to be a fun and memorable experience, we have provided a few pointers and recommendations below:
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, since we are a boutique bridal store, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. We want to give each bride the undivided attention that she deserves. 1st appointments are one hour long while 2nd appointments and gown pickups are half an hour long. You may schedule an appointment online or by calling our store directly at 714. 850.1778
What is the price range and sample sizes of your gowns?
Our gowns range from $1000-$2800 with most being around $1500. A few pieces from our collaborations range from $2800-$3500.
Most of our sample sizes run from US 8-12. Keep in mind that bridal sizes vary by designer and generally run smaller. However we use clipping methods for brides outside these size ranges to try on our sample gowns.
When do I need to order my wedding dress?
We recommend ordering your wedding gown 6 to 9 months in advance. Gowns take anywhere from 4-6 months to produce, as it is being made to order. Not to mention alterations, which will take anywhere from 1-2 months depending on the tailor and their schedule. As a result, the sooner you order your dress, the more time you will have to plan for your wedding!
Do you do fittings or alterations in your boutique?
We will order your dress as close to your current size as possible, but we do place orders from a standard chart size where sizes may vary depending on the manufacturer. When you come into the store to pick up and try on your dress, do not be alarmed if your dress is slightly big and does not fit you perfectly. This will almost always happen since we are ordering from the manufacturers size chart, not your exact measurements. However, this is where alterations come in. We do not do alterations in our store because we found that tailors specialize in this area and have all the materials, equipments and skills to make your dress fit like a glove. We would be happy to recommend a few tailors we trust in our area to you.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
Before you come in to your appointment, it would be helpful to browse through magazines, websites, social media, etc. to get a general idea of what types of dresses you may like. This will help us get started in the selection process while our stylists may also recommend a few styles that would look great on you. It is also helpful to bring undergarments such as strapless bras and spanx as well as shoes of similar type that you will wear for your wedding.
Anything else I should be aware of before my appointment?
The popular quote, "Do not judge a book by its cover" cannot be more true than when you are shopping for the perfect wedding dress. A dress will look different ON than on a hanger, and you would be surprised to leave with a dress that is completely different from the style of dress you thought you loved walking in. Having an open mind during your appointment will definitely change your experience here with us. Also, we ask that you please limit your party to 3 or less during your visit. We are a cozy little boutique with limited seating and found that having opinions of a trusted few always makes for an easier and happier decision. If you absolutely need to have a larger party, please inquire with us first. Last but not least, do not stress - wedding dress shopping is supposed to be the best part about planning your wedding!