Q & A's
You’ve Got Questions - I’ve Got Answers
How long does it take to order a gown? When should I order my gown?
Different designers offer various lead times, depending on their origin. Generally I say 4-5 months, but some take longer. Contact stores you are interested in visiting, to find out what they offer, as some will repeat and some will also sell of the rail.
When should I start looking for my gown?
Are you engaged? If yes, then NOW. Why wait? Dont let people tell you its too early, they are probably just jealous and have nothing to do. You start looking for a gown when YOU feel its the right time, and please dont leave it until the month you get married! (or week!)
Are alterations included in the cost of your gowns?
No, thats like buying a car part from a dealer and asking the mechanic to fit it for free.
Skills dont grow on trees. Not everyone that can hem a curtain can actually sew!!! Not everyone that made one summer dress for themselves is capable of doing great work to a wedding gown.
You need someone who is skilled, and you will have to pay them for their time. Most people dont go to work and expect not to be paid. Speak to seamstresses about costs...even, ask the sales advisor! If they know what they are doing, they should be able to quote you.
By this, I mean people who are trained in real boutiques....not sales assistants who are told to sell you anything they can to hit targets - theres a difference - 1 lies about the realities of what IS possible, the other doesn't.