DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
Our goal at White Lace Bridal is to help you find your wedding dress! For that reason, if you want to try on dresses, we do require an appointment. This way we can ensure that there will be a dedicated stylist working bone-on-one with you for your full 90 minute appointment!
If you’re feeling nervous or overwhelmed and just want to browse or ask questions feel free to call us or stop by and say hello. This is a time when you can browse, get to know us and preview the dresses. But, keep in mind that if you would like to try on dresses, we do require you to work with a White Lace stylist and will need an appointment.
HOW MANY PEOPLE SHOULD I BRING AND HOW LONG SHOULD I PLAN ON BEING THERE?
Only bring the key people that you cannot make this decision without. For some, this may mean shopping alone and for others it may be a couple of loved ones. This is your time. You want friends who will be honest, but you also want friends that first and foremost will be supportive. We have limited seating so if you bring more than the number of guests that the room allows, they will need to stand. And, the more people you shop with, the fewer number of people for whom the dress will be a surprise!. As for timing, we’ll never rush you through the process, we schedule every bridal appointment for a full hour and a half.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO THE APPOINTMENT?
We recommend bringing an open-mind, any undergarments, and shoes that you would like to try on the bridal gowns with. Also, you many bring photos of gowns that you have been admiring, but we suggest coming in and trying on several different styles.
WHAT SIZE SAMPLES DO YOU HAVE TO TRY ON DURING MY APPOINTMENT?
Our samples in our shop vary in size, with the majority of the sizes being 12-18. We recently added more Curvy Girl Samples which range in sizes 18-26. All of our designers have different fits and every sample will fit differently. We understand that it can be difficult to envision your wedding dress when the sample that you try on doesn’t fit perfectly, but we’ve got all sorts of tricks to help you get a close(r) vision of what you will look like on your wedding day.
HELP! MY WEDDING IS IN A FEW MONTHS, CAN I STILL GET A DRESS?
We have dress options that can be ordered with a quick turnaround. Depending on the designer, it may incur an additional fee. We also sell select floor samples right off the floor (and often for a discount!).
I JUST GOT ENGAGED AND MY WEDDING ISN’T FOR ANOTHER YEAR (OR MORE!), WHEN SHOULD I START SHOPPING FOR MY DRESS?
To have the most options and the least stressful shopping experience, if time permits, we recommend shopping at least 6-12 months before your wedding day! Our gowns are made to order meaning that the dress doesn’t start getting cut and sewn until you place your deposit on the dress! And, the earlier you decide on a dress, the more time you have to plan all the other details of your wedding, or just relax and get excited for your big day!
WHAT ABOUT ALTERATIONS?
We select the gown size based on your measurements, but we can pretty much guarantee that your dress will need alterations to get the best fit. We don’t provide alterations in shop as we know that there are experts who have the best equipment and skills to assist with the alterations. We’re happy to make recommendations, but you are not required to use our recommendations.
WHEN SHOULD I ORDER MY VEILS AND ACCESSORIES?
Most people are surprised to learn that the veils and accessories are all made to order and are not sold directly off the rack. While this means that you know the piece is being made especially for you, it also means that it takes some patience for the piece to arrive in the shop. Standard production time for veils and accessories is between 6 and 8 weeks. If you need something in a rush, we do have some items that are sold directly off the rack.
WHAT IS THE PRICE POINT OF YOUR GOWNS?
We currently carry Morilee and Stella York Bridal Gowns. These gowns range from $800.00 – $1500.00. The majority of the gowns are around $1000.00. Our bridesmaid dress selection begins around $150.00.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept all major credit cards, cash and checks. We have two options when paying for your bridal gown. When you place your order, a 20% deposit is required and the remaining balance will be divided into equal payments up to one month before your event (12 month max). OR When you place your order, a 60% deposit is required and the remaining balance is due when the dress arrives. All bridal gowns must be paid in full in order for the gown to leave the shop. All other sales excluding bridal gowns must be paid in full at the time of purchase.
CAN I BRING IN MY GOWN TO YOU AFTER THE wEDDING FOR CLEANING/PRESERVATION?
Yes, we offer wedding preservation/cleaning kits that can be purchased at our shop!
WHAT IS A TRUNK SHOW?
Trunk shows are normally held on a specific weekend at our shop during normal business hours. The trunk show will include the designer’s most recent collection. If you find a bridal gown at a trunk show, be prepared to purchase it before the event ends, as it may no longer be available at the store once the event is over. We do offer special pricing and incentives during trunk shows. For trunk show dates, please visit www.facebook.com/whitelacestylists
WHAT ELSE DO WE CARRY IN OUR STORE?
We offer a wide variety of bridesmaids, mother of all occasions, special occasion gowns including Prom and Homecoming, and flower girl dresses. We carry bridal accessories such as veils, sashes/belts, hairpieces and jewelry. We offer tuxedo rentals for all occasions. We custom design and print wedding invitations and stationary. We also offer Linen Rentals, Décor Rentals, and Chair Cover & Sash Rentals.