- Why do I need an appointment?
It is required to book an appointment to try on wedding gowns so that you have the full attention of our dedicated consultants. Here at Bella Bridal Gallery, it is our mission to give you the best possible service and meet all of your bridal needs. Booking an appointment will ensure that we have enough time to explore all of your dress wants and needs, as well as address any concerns that you may have.
2. How long will my appointment last?
All of our first appointments are 90 minutes long. We typically start trying on six to eight dresses, and if for some reason, you have not found “the one”, we will start over and make sure we find something that you love.
- How far in advance do I need to make my appointment?
It’s never too early to purchase your dream wedding gown! Most of our special order dresses take between six and eight months to arrive, and we like to allot three months for the alteration process. However, if your wedding is less than six months away, there is the option to rush dress orders as well as sample dresses for sale. The benefits to buying early are that once you have your dream gown, you will be able to plan the rest of your wedding party details, such as bridesmaid dresses.
- What is a special order gown?
Most of the gowns we sell are special order. This means that your gown is made specifically for you by the designer based on your measurements. Once the gown arrives, our skilled alterations team will ensure that your dress is fit to perfection.
- What should I bring with me to my appointment?
Pictures and an open mind! We would love to see images from magazines or social media that fit your idea of what you want to look like on your wedding day. However, often what we think we like in theory changes once you start trying on gowns. Be open to different styles, and don’t be surprised if you find your dream gown at your first appointment. Many brides purchase their gown at the first salon they visit. Remember, dress shopping should be fun!
- Who should I bring with me?
Bring one or two close friends or family members whose opinion you value and trust. They should be people who know you well and can help you make the right decision. Make sure to include those who you want to share this special moment with. Bringing too many people can take the focus off of you and make the final decision harder.
- What is the budget I am comfortable with?
Knowing your budget when you come in is crucial to the success of your appointment. Here at Bella Bridal Gallery, we do everything in our ability to stay within the budget that you provide for us. Most of our special order dresses range from $1500-$4500, but we do also have off the rack sample and discontinued dresses for sale at a much lower price point.
- What are the sizes the salon carries?
The samples that we carry are typically sizes 10 and 12, but we do have smaller and larger sizes, up to size 28.
- What designers does the salon carry?
Bella Bridal Gallery carries a number of exclusive designers such as Aire Barcelona, Aire Beach, Martha Blanc and Blue Willow Bride by Anne Barge.
- What is a trunk show?
A trunk show is a special in-store event where you can view and buy from a designer’s latest collection months before they hit the stores. If you find your dream gown at a trunk show event, be prepared to order your dress that day, as it will not be in the store once the trunk show is over. For more information about trunk show dates, please visit our website at http://www.bellabridal.com/trunk-shows