FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
+ What is the price range of your gowns?
Our gowns range from $900 - $5,000. If you have specific questions regarding a designers price range we will be happy to discuss this at your appointment or via email and phone.
+ Do I need an appointment?
We strongly recommend our brides schedule an appointment to ensure we provide you with the best possible service. Although we would never want to deter a bride from trying on gowns, priority for fitting rooms and stylists goes by appoinment first.
+ How long are appointment times?
Appointments are 90 minutes long. Because we are a boutique store, all of our gowns are out for browsing and we have found this time frame to be perfect for finding your favorites and trying them on.
+ How should I prepare for my appointment?
Take some time to look through magazines and websites so you have a general idea of what you prefer in a wedding dress. This will help us get started in the selection process, although your stylist may also have some recommendations that you will love.
+ What should I expect in the fitting room?
In order not to damage the gowns, our stylists will join you in the fitting room to help you in and out of them. Feel free to wear Spanx! They are great for foundational support and help the gowns to slide right on. You may wear whatever makes you comfortable underneath the gowns, but we do require underwear.
+ Can I bring a large party to my appointment?
We want your appointment at The Wedding Studio to be a memory-making experience. Which is why we reccommend that you limit your party to just those special people whose opinions you trust. Having too many voices can be distracting and take away from the one opinion that matters the most...YOURS!
+ Do you have plus size samples?
We do sell plus size dresses! We do our best to accommodate as many beautiful body types as possible with our sample dresses. For this reason, the majority of our samples are sizes 8, 10 and 12 and we have a small selection of sample gowns in size 14. This allows us to get the largest range of various body types, both smaller and larger, into our gowns and order just the right size for each of our brides. Our new Greenwood location (opening this summer), will carry a complete plus size line! If you have specific questions or if you would like to speak to someone directly about your size concerns and learn more about what we have just for you, please email or call us.
+ When should I order my dress?
Dresses can take up to four to six months to produce, since it is being made to order. When you factor in shipping and alterations, it could be a twelve month total process. We suggest deciding on a dress nine to twelve months prior to your wedding date, so you have time built in for fittings and accessorizing. There are rush options for weddings under six months, but rush fees do apply.
+ Will I need alterations?
We like to order the dress as close to your current size as possible, but all bridal gowns need alterations to give it a perfect fit for your body. Before picking up the gown you purchase at The Wedding Studio, we suggest you contact a tailor to schedule your appointment to start the fitting process. The Wedding Studio has recommended bridal tailors so contact us for a referral. We recommend starting your alterations two months prior to the wedding date, so make sure to add this time onto the four to six months for gown production.
+ Do you do fittings in your shop?
We do not tailor in our stores, but can reccommend a bridal tailor that will be sure to get you a perfect fit! We don’t have any required alterations packages, which means you only pay for what you need to have done to make your gown fit like a glove.
+ What is a Trunk Show?
The Wedding Studio carries an edited selection of each designer’s collection, but trunk shows are a designated time where we will have an extended selection of a particular designer. The trunk shows only last a couple of days, and appointments fill up quickly, so we recommend you book early if one of your favorite designers will be visiting TWS and you want to be able to shop the whole line. Discounts apply on trunk show merchandise during the trunk show dates only.
+ What is a Designer Show?
A designer show, simply put, is the ultimate personal shopping experience. On the day of the show, the Wedding Studio will showcase the newest wedding dresses from the designer. A bride can schedule an appointment to see and try on these wedding dresses which are not ordinarily carried in her local salon. Many of these gowns are also designer show exclusives and will not be available after the event ends. At select shows, a Designer and/or Executive from the designer will be in attendance so a bride can talk with them about the inspiration, trends, and details behind the wedding dresses in the collection. Call as early as possible, as appointments book quickly.
+ What is a Sample Sale?
A sample sale is when boutique sells their gowns "off the rack". These are gowns that have been tried on in the studio. It is a chance to get a designer gown at a fraction of retail cost. While there may be some marks or damage to the gowns, we do take as much care as possible with our samples, so most will be in pretty good condition.