Frequently Asked Questions
I’m engaged and have a wedding date, now what?
Congratulations on your engagement! There is nothing that makes us happier than helping you find your perfect gown. Our boutique is filled with gorgeous hand-selected dresses that fit the taste and style of every unique bride. To find your perfect dress, we recommend you begin looking 10 to 12 months before your wedding date. Shopping within this recommended time frame allows for ample delivery time and alterations. If you don't have that much time ahead of you, don't worry, we can always find you a gown within weeks’ notice too.
To book your appointment, please call us at 506-357-8184. The perfect gown is waiting for you!
How many people can I bring?
Finding the perfect gown for your wedding day is a unique experience for every bride. Many opinions can make decision making difficult, so we recommend that you bring between 1 to 4 people with you. Bring those who have your best interest at heart and that will enrich this experience for you! When booking your appointment, let us know how many people will be joining you so we can accommodate your group.
How long are appointments?
Bridal and bridesmaids appointments are scheduled for two hours. Formal gowns and prom appointments are scheduled for one hour. Adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.
Should I look at dresses online for inspiration?
Pinterest away! We do suggest you keep an open mind during your appointment. Often times, what our brides come in looking for is not what they leave with (sometimes it’s the complete opposite)!
What do I need to bring or wear to my appointment?
We want you to have the best experience while looking for your dress. That being said, you should look and feel your best! We suggest you take the time to put on some makeup and style your hair, anything that will help resemble your dream wedding day look. This will give you a better idea of what the real day will be like in your gown! Beige/white undergarments and a strapless bra are ideal undergarments to wear (we require that you do wear underwear). Feel free to bring any shape-wear with you if that makes you more comfortable. Bridal gowns typically have a lot of structure, and most times these are not required.
What sizes do you carry?
We carry a variety of sizes in all of our collection. Each gown size is chosen with you and the gown in mind and we can order any size that is required.
Is there anything else I should know?
We do require everyone who enters the boutique to remove their shoes. We don't mind bare feet, but for your comfort, we recommend you wear socks or slippers.
TIMING & ALTERATIONS
How long will it take for my dress to arrive?
Dresses take four to six months to arrive with a regular ship. You are able to buy pre-made gowns from designers’ stock or place a rush-ship on certain styles if necessary. If you are in a time crunch, we always have a large selection of sale gowns that you can purchase off the rack at a discounted price.
Do I need to find a seamstress?
All formal wear requires some alterations; a hem, slight adjustments, etc. Upon ordering, we will discuss with you what alterations your dress will require.
We do have a seamstress on site at our bridal boutique and the alterations are done through her own business. Her availability is not guaranteed. Should she be booked up, we recommend finding a seamstress that you are confident and comfortable working with. Alterations are not included in the price of our dresses.
PRICING & PAYMENTS
The Wedding Chapel Bridal Boutique is happy to offer our brides, bridal parties and prom girls with a customized payment plan for their dress(es). Upon finding your dress, we require:
50% down payment on your wedding dress with a customized payment plan for the remaining balance, or the balance paid in full on pickup;
50% down payment on prom dresses with a customized payment plan for the remaining balance, or the balance paid in full on pickup;
$100 deposit to order your bridesmaids gown with a customized payment plan for the remaining balance; or paid in full on pickup;
Sale items are to be paid in full.
Cash, Debit, Visa, MasterCard are accepted methods of payment.