FAQ

What are trunk shows?

Our boutique carries a curated collection of dresses from each of our designers. A trunk show is when a designer sends in an extended version of their collection, including their newest line. If you know you love a specific designer, a trunk show is a perfect time to see more of their designs. Trunk show appointments tend to book fast, so schedule your appointment as soon as you can.

What is the price range of your gowns?

Our collection ranges in price from $2,700 to $7,000 with our opening price point between $2,700 – $3,500. Please keep in mind that our selection of gowns under $3,000 is limited – a budget of up to $3,500 will guarantee a wider variety of styles and silhouettes for you to try on.

What sample sizes do you carry?

Our sample sizes range from 6-12, with the average being a size 10. We work hard to accommodate all brides, so if you have a concern about sizing before your appointment, please don’t hesitate to call or email us.  We have a few creative techniques to make sure we give you the best possible idea of how each gown will look when it is in your size.

How long are the appointments?

All bridal appointments are 90 minutes long. Accessory and alterations appointment are 60 minutes long.

What should I expect?

All of our appointments are private, meaning you and your guests will be the only people in the boutique during your scheduled appointment. We take the time to get to know you, your vision and your wedding plans. We help you select a gown that narrates your special day, and tell your unique love story.

What is the cancellation policy?

Since we are by appointment only, we kindly ask that you give us at least 48 hours’ notice if you need to cancel or reschedule. There will be a $50 charge for any appointment cancellation, no-show, or change not made within 48 hours. This is done as a courtesy to our staff and other brides. We appreciate your understanding.

How many people should I bring?

Wedding dress shopping is magical, but it can become overwhelming if you have to consider a lot of opinions. We recommend bringing 2-4 people whose opinions you value most and who know your personal style best.  Keeping your entourage small will help to keep the focus on you. However, if you wish to bring more, please keep it to a 6 person max as space is limited. If you wish to bring more than 6 guests, please contact us in advance so we can make proper arrangements to accommodate your party.

What should I bring to my appointment?

The only thing we recommend is skin toned undergarments and if you can, a shoe that represents what you may wear on your wedding day. Wearing shapewear or a comfortable bra is also fine.

Do you offer alterations?

We offer in-house alterations with our expert dressmaker. We believe that having your dress fit and finished just for you is one of the most important steps in the wedding dress process. The alterations needed vary from bride to bride and from gown to gown, and alterations costs are not included in the price of your wedding gown. If you are unable to have your alterations done at Bridal Atelier, we have a network of seamstresses we can recommend.

Tips

Set a budget. Knowing what you’d like to spend is an important part of wedding dress shopping and will help us choose the best gowns for you.

Do some research! Check out the designers we carry, take a look at our Instagram to get a good idea of the gowns and accessories we carry!

Most importantly, have fun!

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