Wedding Dress Shopping FAQs
After helping hundreds of brides over the last five years, we find that most brides have very similar questions about the whole wedding dress shopping experience: Do I need an appointment? When should I start looking for a dress? What is the whole process? So we thought we would share answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about wedding dress shopping to help you get an inside view on finding your bridal gown! Here are answers to some Wedding Dress Shopping FAQs:
Do I Need an Appointment?
This is probably one of our most frequently asked questions, and we hear many mixed opinions about booking appointments. What we can share with you is this: You deserve an amazing experience while shopping for your dress! By booking an appointment, you are reserving a time for one-on-one attention for you and your guests to help you find the perfect dress. Shopping for your wedding gown is unlike any other clothes shopping you’ve done! This is the dress you want to feel stunning in while all eyes are on you coming down the aisle. You are going to want the help of a stylist to try on gowns and find the perfect dress. Plus, it’s the stylist’s job to listen to what you are looking for and help you find the best dress for you!
When should I start looking for my wedding dress?
Bride’s Magazine suggests that you start looking for your dress about a year in advance, and we couldn’t agree more. If you have the time to start looking a year ahead, do yourself this favor! The last thing you want is to feel extra stress in your wedding planning because you waited until the last minute to look for your wedding gown. When you order your wedding dress it can typically take up to 6 months to come in. This is because each dress is custom ordered just for you! You also want to allow plenty of time for alterations! Most seamstresses will like to have about three fittings with you in your dress and this part takes time. They need to be able to get your dress to fit you as best as possible, and this involves a lot of intricate work. So, if you have the time, start shopping early so you don’t have to order your dress on a rush cut and pay extra for rushed alteration. Plus, knowing what your dress looks like will help you have a better idea of what to choose for your bridal party!
Who should I bring with me to my appointment?
When deciding who to bring with you to your appointment, you want to think about who will help you with this process and who may make it more difficult. Limit your entourage to two or three others who you trust and love. It helps keep your judgment clear and experience stress free!
What if I already have a dress in mind?
Great! Bring pictures with you to show your stylist what you are drawn toward, BUT please keep an open mind! Most brides fall in love with a dress that is the complete opposite of what they have in mind. Be sure to try on what you think you love along with some things your stylist may choose that you really aren’t loving at first glance. Trust that she wants to help you find the perfect dress (because that’s what we are here for and we love it!) and try on a few things she might pick for you. Keeping an open mind will help make the process of finding the perfect dress so much easier on you.
Do you have any more questions?
K&B Virtual Bridal Experience
Schedule a FaceTime or Zoom consultation with a stylist to guide you through available dresses in our inventory, determine the appropriate size for you, and find dresses you’d like to try. Pick out up to 5 styles for curbside pickup. (This number may be lowered if demand is high.)
A security deposit of $150/dress (up to 5 dresses) will be charged to your credit card. The card number will be held securely on file while the dresses are out of store.
If a dress is purchased, the entire deposit amount will be applied towards the purchase. If a second round of dresses are requested, the initial set must be received back before the new set is sent/picked up and the deposit will be held until both sets are returned.
If no dress is selected for purchase, all deposits will be refunded except for a $150 non-refundable at home try on fee.
Time frame: You’ll have 5 days from the time you receive the dresses to drop them back off.
*Fine print: Curbside pickup & drop off available during normal weekday store business hours only. If dresses are damaged, fees will apply. A late fee of $20/day will be assessed if dresses are not returned within the allotted time frame. All dresses returned will be treated with disinfectant and steamed at a temperature high enough to kill bacteria.
Virtual Bridesmaid Appointment
Schedule a FaceTime or Zoom consultation with one of our talented stylists to guide you through available designers, colors, and styles for your best girls. Pick out up to 5 styles to be sent right to your door. Be one of the first 5 groups to order dresses with this option and get 15% off your dress order!
Pricing: $10/dress OR $40/Five dresses* plus a $25 shipping fee for up to five dresses*
Time frame: You’ll have 5 days from the time you receive the dresses to send them back or drop them off.
*Fine print: At home try on fee per dress is non-refundable. Discounts for being a K&B bride are still applicable. Shipping fees are non-refundable. If dresses are damaged, fees will apply. A late fee of $20/day will be assessed if dresses are not returned within the allotted time frame. All dresses returned will be treated with disinfectant and steamed at a temperature high enough to kill bacteria.
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