So first things first – how much is a wedding dress going to cost me?

Like just about everything you shop for, there is a range of costs for wedding dresses.  Some cost multiple thousands, some are under $500.  At The White Dress, we feel most comfortable keeping our prices right around the average cost of a wedding dress, $1,300.  We believe that this price point hits the sweet spot of getting the highest quality dress without breaking the bank. Bottom line, we offer ah-mazing dresses from $900 to $3,000.  (Also, please keep in mind that bridal sample sale online prices are generally much lower!)

Do I need to schedule an appointment?

Appointments are preferred at The White Dress Bridal in order to give you the best service and experience.  And as much as we want to be able to work with every girl that enters the shop, priority is always given to our appointments.  Remember, appointments can sometimes be made the same day!  Just give us a call before you plan to come in and see what time might work best for us to pamper you!

Need a few helpful hints for scheduling appointments?  Sure you do!  If you are looking for a Saturday appointment, you may want to schedule that at least 3-4 weeks in advance as that is our busiest day of the week and it books out pretty far in advance!  If you are looking to come visit the store on an evening, TWD is open until 7 pm on Wednesday and Thursday.  Those are also pretty coveted time slots, so be sure to plan at least a few weeks in advance for those appointments.  And finally, if you are hoping for a quiet appointment when the shop isn’t hopping, be sure to consider a weekday appointment!

And don’t forget that you can always schedule your visit with The White Dress Bridal right here on our website – just click on the link in the right side bar, or click here!  A TWD Bridal Style Expert will call you to confirm your visit shortly.

Does TWD have a cancellation policy for appointments?

Well, not exactly.  We do not charge for appointments so you don’t have to worry about losing any money if you aren’t able to make it.  However, we do appreciate notification if you are not able to make it to your scheduled visit.  We often have a cancellation list for our appointments so if you are unable to make it to The White Dress, please let us know as soon as you know so we can help another bride in your allotted time slot.

Please note that for our Saturday appointments, we do require a verbal, text, or email confirmation from each client to verify her time slot.  We typically contact each client on the Wednesday before their Saturday appointment to aid in this process.  So if you get a text or voicemail from a friendly TWD-ette to confirm your Saturday visit, we do need to be contacted back to officially confirm your appointment.  If we do not hear back from our Saturday clients by Friday afternoon, we will make the assumption that the appointment is no longer needed and we will fill the appointment with a client on our waiting list.

Oh, and if you happen to find your dream wedding dress before coming to The White Dress – congratulations!  We’d love to work with you for your other bridal fashion needs! Or help your bridesmaids find their dress! Please visit our bridesmaid measurements page. The convenient way for all of your bridesmaids to send in their measurements if they live near or far!

What is the size range for wedding gowns at The White Dress? How do I try on dresses that are not in my size?

For our wedding gowns, we carry a variety of sizes!  Most of them range from a size 12 to a size 16, though overall we have dresses from a size 8 to size 22 in our shop.

Please keep in mind that when trying on wedding dresses at The White Dress, you will be trying wedding sample sale gowns in our store, which rarely fit a bride perfectly.  So that is where the TWD Bridal Style Experts come in – to help fit and clip the sample gown so you can get an idea on how each dress will look on your figure.  {When you find your dream dress, that is when we actually take measurements to order a brand new gown in as close to your size as possible.}  While we do our best to keep a variety of sizes in all of our different wedding dress silhouettes, please note that we only have one of each dress in our store, so keep in mind that there may be some limitations on sizing for some brides.

We also recommend browsing our online Look Book if you are concerned about a size of a particular gown.  We are happy to fill you in on the size of a dress we have in shop and discuss options with you too.  If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to contact us – we are happy to go into more specifics, especially if you have a particular style or silhouette you are drawn to.

Am I able to order my wedding dress through TWD if you don't have the dress in your store?

That depends.  First, some background.  At The White Dress, we carry the collections from a select set of designers.  From their collections, we get to pick and choose which dresses we want to show in our store.  Therefore, it is quite possible that you may fall in love with a dress from one of our designers, but we may not have it in-store to try on.  If you fall into this category, please contact us for the next steps.  We can sometimes borrow a specific dress from a designer (though there is typically a fee associated with this) so you can see the dress of your dreams in person.

If you happen to be shopping at another bridal store that carries one of our designers, you may also find a dress there that we don’t have at TWD.  Please note that if you would still like to order from TWD, follow this rule of thumb:  if a dress is from a designer we carry at TWD, then the answer is yes, we are happy to order it for you!  But if it is from a designer that we don’t carry, we will not be able to order that specific gown.  Always feel free to reach out to us in these scenarios – we are happy to fill you in on the answers to your specific questions!

Does The White Dress offer a price matching program?

This is a great question, and one that requires a little background information.  First off, all bridal retailers are allowed to set the prices of their wedding dresses.  However, each wedding gown designer sets a minimum price that each dress must be sold for.  As such, two different bridal shops may carry the same dress, but at two different price points.  At The White Dress, it is our policy to never sell any of our dresses lower than what the designer’s standard is.  (To be frank, we hold ourselves to a high level of professional ethics and never discount a dress lower than what a designer allows.)

All of this being said, we do sometimes have a little wiggle room to negotiate a price – but we do it on a dress by dress basis.  We do encourage anyone that has visited The White Dress to call with any questions on this policy, especially if you are seeing one of our dresses listed at a lower price at another bridal salon.

And of course, we do want to mention that at The White Dress, we offer lots of items free of charge – including the pressing of your wedding dress (usually multiple times), a free and unlimited time frame in which to store your gown, no shipping charges when you place your order, a garment bag to protect your dress, and a lovely pink hanger on which to hang your gown!  (And of course, we can’t fail to mention that we think we provide a pretty stellar experience from the day you find your gown to the day we hug you goodbye before your big day!)

How far in advance should I book my visit to The White Dress?

That depends!  For during the week appointments, we recommend calling at least 1-2 weeks in advance to book your visit.  Please note however, that if you are planning on a Saturday visit, it is best to book that at least 3-4 weeks in advance as that is our most desired day.  Also, we do often have a cancellation list for Saturday appointments.  This is an option if we are booked for the day and time you are hoping for.

What should I bring with me when visiting The White Dress?

First and foremost, an open mind!  For most girls, wedding dress shopping is the first time they will try on full-length all-white dresses, so it is best to keep your mind open to all the wonderful wedding dress possibilities.  You just never know which dress could be it!

In terms of tangible items though, you can use the following list as a guideline, but please keep in mind that none of these items are absolutely necessary for your visit!

  • Any undergarments you plan to wear on your big day (shape wear, strapless bra, bustier, etc.)
  • Wedding day shoes

Also, don’t forget to bring photos of bridal dresses you love, if you have any!  They can be from a magazine, your cell phone, or tablet!

What if I have an extremely large group with me? Will they all be able to fit in my private dressing room?

Depending on the number in your entourage, we can probably accommodate you and your guests.  If you have a very large group (over 6 people), we recommend calling ahead and making an appointment so we can plan for your group.

How long will my visit last? Is there a limit on my time in the shop? How many dresses can I try on?

Each visit typically takes about an hour and a half.  We hate to rush the process (we’d love to play dress up all day if we could!) but during busy days, we try to remain on schedule in order to give each girl enough time to get the full TWD experience.  That being said, on days in which we aren’t as busy (i.e., weekdays) our appointments can sometimes last as long as the bride wants!  Oh, and we never place a limit on the number of dresses you can try on!

When should I buy my dress? How long does it take for the dress to arrive?

We are sure you have heard this a million times – start early!  And we don’t want to sound repetitive, but it’s true.  The earlier you start your search, the smoother the entire process will be.  (And who really needs to add more stress to wedding planning?)  Straight up though – we recommend you start your search 9 to 12 months before your wedding, and order your dress at least 8 months beforehand to ensure that the dress arrives and there is enough time for alterations to do their magic.

What if I don’t have 9 to 12 months before my wedding? Can I still shop at The White Dress?

Yes!  You can still shop at The White Dress! We use a pretty conservative estimate when giving a timeline; however many of our designers have dresses ready to ship or can provide a rush order to have a dress arrive in a much shorter time frame.  So don’t worry.  We can definitely make your dream dress happen!  Oh, and from time to time, we have sample and extra stock dresses that are ready to go that day!  {Please note that if you are working with a shorter time period, you will likely have a more limited selection from which to choose.}

Is there any thing else I should know before coming in for my bridal appointment?

Well, there are lots of words of advice on this one, and we are sure you have read all of it before.  But we do have a few pointers that we think make any visit and bridal appointment to The White Dress easier:

  • Be ready to climb into and out of dresses for an hour or so.  This may sound like silly advice – especially if you are like us and can’t imagine a better time spent than trying on lovely white gowns – but it is true that trying on one dress after another can be tiring.  So if you know that you are the type of gal who has a short attention span when you are thirsty, for example… well let’s just say that it doesn’t hurt to come prepared.
  • Keep it simple.  Remember that trying on a bunch of dresses sometimes entails getting a little bit messy.  For example, your makeup will likely smudge and your hair may get a bit ruffled.  So it is best to keep hair and makeup simple for trying on gowns.
  • Have an open mind.  Ok, we admit it – we have said this already.  But we felt it important enough to mention again!  We encourage our brides to try on things they may not have thought about; you just never know what your dream dress will be until you try it on!  And remember that our bridal style experts are there to help guide your appointment and help narrow down dress options and pull from our inventory of dresses that suit your best features!
  • And if you are looking for even more advice, be sure to check this article out!

How many wedding dresses does The White Dress have?

That number is always changing as we sell off sample dresses and get more dresses in.  (Yay!)  But, we like to keep our number above 400 wedding dresses.  Though when we have a trunk show, we have a substantial amount of extra dresses in the shop!

How do I pay for my dress?

Since purchasing your wedding dress is an investment, The White Dress wants to make it easy on your wallet.  As such, only half of your dress is due with all wedding dress purchases.  Then, the remainder is required to be paid in full upon your perfect frock’s arrival in our boutique.  So, in other words, the entire amount of the dress must be paid before it leaves our shop or before alterations begin.

Now, what about other items that are available at The White Dress – like accessories and veils?  These items are required to be paid in full at the time of  purchase.

What about bridesmaid dresses?  We only require a deposit of 50% of the cost of the dress for the order.  If you choose this option (and many girls do!), the final balance is just due before your dress leaves the shop.

Oh, and at The White Dress, we accept credit and debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express), checks and cash.  And, we do offer an online payment option using PayPal if you would like!

What discounts does TWD offer their brides?

Well since we adore TWD brides, we want to be sure to give you the royal treatment!  All TWD brides are eligible for the following discounts:

  • 10% off jewelry, headpieces, and veils.
  • 15% off bridesmaids, mothers, and flower girl dresses.
  • 15% off our collection of short, white dresses for all your bridal events.

We also offer a monthly drawing to potentially win 50% off jewelry, headpieces, and veils at TWD.  To find out how to enter, just contact the shop!

And though this is not technically a “discount”, please know that all brides who find their perfect dress at TWD automatically get pressing and steaming services for her wedding dress at no additional charge!  Who doesn’t love a freebie?!

Do I have to take off my shoes when I am shopping at The White Dress?

Sometimes.  When shopping at The White Dress during the winter months and on rainy days, we do ask our guests to take off their shoes before stepping out onto the main floor where our wedding dresses are located.  This small gesture helps keep the shop – and therefore the wedding dresses – much cleaner and nicer for all of our girls who come in to try on the gowns.  And don’t fret – we do provide comfy, cozy slippers when you are asked to go sans shoes!  If you are unable to remove your shoes, just let us know!  We also provide shoe booties if so desired.  {Oh, and many thanks for your willingness to help us out!}

What is all this talk about “styling your look” and having Bridal Style Experts?

Of course the most important part of your wedding day look is the dress itself.  Of course!  And you can’t very well style a look without the all-important dress.  (Well, unless you are the type of girl that likes to buy shoes first, outfit second.  Hey, sometimes we do it too!)  However, we also think that the fun shouldn’t stop after you find your perfect dress!

Remember playing dress-up when you were a little girl?  Well, we liken the time post-wedding-dress-search to that, but just more grown up.  And of course, a whole lot more fun since you will actually get to wear your “dress up” looks!   The moral of the story?  Our Bridal Style Experts are there to help you every step of the way – from landing your amazing dress, to finding that perfect veil, those statement earrings, or a fabulous bracelet.  Because every girl knows that accessories are the one way to make an outfit truly yours.

What is a Sample Sale?

We are sure you have heard the phrase “sample sale” before.  So why do brides get so excited when they hear these two words?  Well, it is because a bridal Sample Sale online is where the dresses in our shop get discounted and sold off the rack!  Each year, the TWD staff go through the inventory and determine which dresses make it into the sale.  Still not feeling excited?  Hang tight.  These dresses get marked down – sometimes up to 75% off – and are available to take with you same day!  And because we take great care of all of our dresses here, you can bet that these dresses are in great condition.

So, if you are in a time crunch or a budget blunder, TWD’s Sample wedding dresses for Sale racks are for you!


Any tips on what to expect when shopping a Sample Sale?

As we mentioned, the TWD Wedding Sample Sales is a great way to score a beautiful designer gown at a great price…but not without first understanding fully what a sample sale is and what to expect.  Here are a few of our thoughts and tips:

  • It may not be the best place to start your wedding dress shopping.  That’s because the sample sale gowns are just a selection of gowns from our shop, so not every silhouette, fabric type, and style is represented.
  • Sample sale gowns are the stock pieces in the store that one would normally try on during an appointment when shopping for a gown.  Therefore, some of the gowns do have a bit of wear and tear.  We would never sell a gown that was beyond repair, but most gowns do need a bit of cleaning and we can definitely help to arrange that.
  • Sample wedding dresses for sale in our shop typically range from a size 10 to 16.  These sizes roughly translate into a standard size 6 to 14 and a bra cup size of a B/C.  The standard length of a gown typically does not work well for someone that is shorter than 5′ or taller than 5’10”.  Bridal gowns can typically be tailored down 2-3 sizes, however they are much more difficult to go up in size.
  • Bring the helpful decision makers and come ready to commit if you are serious about finding your gown at a sample sale.  Gowns cannot be held for you to think it over or have someone else chime in with their opinion at a later date.  Sales are a love at first sight kind of event so be prepared to buy if you fall in love with THE gown and can’t stand the idea of walking away from it.

What is a trunk show? How long does it last? Do I get a discount when I make a purchase during a trunk show?

A trunk show is a great way to see an entire collection of dresses from one particular designer.  All trunk shows are a little bit different, but the general idea is that The White Dress will have a designer’s entire current collection of wedding dresses on hand.  These dresses are in our shop just for the trunk show, and will only be around for a limited time – sometimes a few weeks, sometimes just one weekend.  In some cases, a representative (or the designer him/herself!) will be at the shop so you can actually meet the genius behind the fancy frock.  And good news – most of the time, the designers grant a discount for anyone that purchases a dress during their trunk show.

Do you carry bridesmaid dresses?

Absolutely!  And though our shop’s name certainly shows how much we care about the bride, we love working with her girls too!  The White Dress offers a selection of over 400 different (and fabulous) frocks for the bride’s very important ladies.  We take great care in picking each dress; so much in fact that we don’t even like to call our dresses bridesmaid dresses. (Why is there such a negative stigma with that phrase?)  We prefer to call them our party dresses.  Because every girl needs the perfect party dress!

We try to make it as easy as possible for our clients, so you can find all our bridesmaid dress designers on our website here.  If you click on the designer’s logo, you will be transferred to their individual website where you will be able to browse all the selections from that designer, and even change the color of the dresses so you are able to get a vision of what it looks like in your own wedding colors!  Please note that while we have a majority of dresses from our designers in-store to to try on, we don’t have every dress, so if you are looking for a specific dress, please contact us and we’d be happy to let you know if we have it in our lovely shop.

And we can’t forget to mention, all TWD brides and most large bridal parties can offer a 15% discount off their party dress.  It can’t get sweeter than that!

Ok, so what is all this hullabaloo about bridesmaid dresses? Isn’t it easy to pick out a dress for my girls to wear?

Well, maybe.  It definitely depends on your girl dream team.  But.  (There is always a but, isn’t there?!)  Styling your bridesmaids can be so much more creative and unique than you might first think!  Don’t read this wrong; we are all about the traditional every-bridesmaid-wears-the-same-dress style route.  But we also like to be as creative as you want when it comes to the bridesmaid dress.  Open up to the possibilities:

  • Each girl gets a different dress, same color?  Lovely!
  • Each girl gets the same dress, with a different coordinating ____ (fill in the blank with anything you want – a cardigan, belt, flower pin, shoes, clutch, etc.)  We love it!
  • Each girl gets a different shade of the same color, same dress?  Pretty!

We could continue on, but we don’t want to overload you.  The point is – we love working with the bride and her girls.  And we have fun while doing it.

What is the size range of bridesmaid dresses at The White Dress?

Most of our bridesmaid sample dresses range from a size 8 to size 14 but we also have a limited selection of size 16 to 22.  Please note that like our wedding dresses, we generally only carry one of each style in our store for sample purposes.  After a dress is selected, we order each dress to a bridesmaid’s particular measurements.  Most all of our bridesmaid dresses can be ordered up to a size 24 to 28, depending on the dress designer.  If you have any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

What if my bridesmaids are not from the area? How will they be fitted and get their dress?

There are several different ways to answer these questions, largely dependent upon your bridesmaid dress selection and personal preference for how you want to handle getting the dresses to your girls.  But, first thing first, right?

  • Once you decide on a dress (or dresses!) for your girls, the next step is to get their measurements.  If they are able to make it to The White Dress to be measured, we prefer to measure each girl, to ensure accurate measurements.  But, if they are out of town, we only ask that they go to an experienced seamstress.  Once they have those measurements, they can submit those via our Bridesmaid Measurements Portal and we will walk them through the rest of the process to determine size and pay their deposit.
  • Bridesmaids are welcome to use our online payment system via PayPal to make payments on their dress.  (You can also give us a call and give credit card information over the phone if that works better for you.)
  • And when your dresses arrive, there are lots of options for getting the dresses to your maids.  We can ship the dresses to your girls (though we do charge a$20 shipping fee for that service).  But what happens most often is that the bride picks up her bridesmaid’s dresses and arranges to deliver them to her girls (especially since there are lots of opportunities to do that with the bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and other fun wedding related activities around the time most bridesmaid dresses arrive).

Does TWD ship dresses to brides or bridesmaids that live out of town?

Of course!  We just ask that cost of shipping is covered.  For bridesmaids, flower girls, and mother dresses, there is a flat rate of $20 to ship a dress.  For wedding gowns, the price varies depending on a lot of factors – the weight of the dress, the cost of the dress, and where the dress will be going.  If you need more information, just reach out to the shop and we can give you more specifics!

What about dresses for the flower girls and junior bridesmaids - does TWD have those?

Certainly!  And some of them even come in color options to match some of our party dresses for your bridesmaids.

Price points vary widely by designer line, but flower girl dresses are generally less than $100 and junior bridesmaid dresses typically run between $200 to $250.

The ordering time for these dresses also vary widely.  Some take as long as a bridesmaid dress – up to 6 months; while some are available within a month.  Please inquire if you have specific timing needs or budget guidelines.

Are children allowed at TWD?

This one is tricky.  We LOVE kids.  And what little girl wouldn’t want to come see all the gorgeous “princess” dresses at TWD?  (We know we would’ve wanted to as little girls!)  And while children are more than welcome to tag along with Mom and Pop, we do ask that they are watched over during their visit here as the merchandise is expensive and our shop is definitely not child proof.  (Read: lots of things for the little ones to grab and break.)  Also it may be helpful to have someone around to entertain the children should hanging out in a bridal shop not be their thing.  Especially since we know sitting on a couch with nothing to do for a few hours may not be the easiest thing for most kids to endure.  And though we hate to do this and this rarely happens, please know that if your child is being disruptive to our other shop clients (after all we do want every one to come here and have the best TWD experience possible), we may have to ask you to reschedule your visit to a later date.  Of course, if you have any questions about this topic, just reach for the phone and give us a call!

Does TWD have MOB or MOG dress?

First off, let’s define those crazy acronyms MOB and MOG.  If you have a child getting married, we’re talking to you Mother of the Bride (MOB) and Mother of the Groom (MOG)!  And you are in luck, The White Dress (TWD) has a lovely selection of mother dresses for you to peruse.

The next question we usually get – what exactly is our selection like?  We have all sorts of options – long or short, straps or strapless, and a variety of color options as well.  And never fear – if you fall for a dress that doesn’t have the correct neckline or needs a jacket, we can definitely work with you to create the look you want.  (We have a few general jacket options that pair well with some of our dresses.)  Please note however, that we do not carry the typical dress-jacket combination nor do we carry many dresses with actual sleeves that many mothers are hoping to wear.  We do have a few jacket options that can pair with some of the dresses we carry, but if you are hoping for a dress with a jacket that matches exactly, then TWD may not be the best place for your needs.

And a final note, please be sure to book your visit to ensure a TWD Bridal Style Expert will be around to help you enjoy your MOB/MOG dress shopping experience.

What about alterations? Does TWD have tailors?

We work with only the best tailors – both internally and externally – to ensure that your gown is not only drop dead gorgeous, but also that it fits you like a glove.  Please note that our TWD Tailor Team is booked on a first come, first serve basis so if you’d like to use our team, it doesn’t hurt to book early as they DO book out.  (Our seamstresses can only work on so many weddings per weekend so once your wedding date is booked, there is no wiggle room to add any further brides to that date.)  What to do if our team is booked for your wedding date?  Give us a call and we can give you some recommendations!

Another important note – flexibility is key when booking alterations through TWD.  The seamstresses are only here by appointment on varying days, so if your schedule is not flexible, then it may be best to seek doing alterations outside of TWD.

Please note that just because you bought a dress at TWD, does not mean that you must use our seamstresses.  Many of our brides who live far away tend to get alterations done closer to home.

Can I get a quote on my wedding dress alterations?

Yes… and in fact, it is recommended!  The best way to obtain your free quote is to come by and try on your wedding dress while one of our seamstresses is here for their regular fittings.  Once you are in your dress, they can pop on over and evaluate what they’d recommend you do to fit your dress and give you a breakdown on the pricing as well.  We can keep this on file for you should you wish to proceed with fittings at another date.

Please keep in mind that if you think that you may want to do alterations at TWD, it is important to BOOK EARLY…even prior to your dress’s arrival and before your free quote.  Even if you need to cancel later, you should get on our schedule as early as possible as our seamstresses do book out.  Unfortunately, once they book out, we are not able to add more brides to their schedule.  There is no fee if you need to cancel your fitting.

I found out my dress is in! What should I bring along with me to my fittings?

There are a few things that you will absolutely need – your shoes and undergarments – and a few other recommended items:

  • Wedding jewelry and veil – so you can see your complete look.  {And if you don’t have these yet, feel free to shop our racks – all TWD brides get a 10% discount!}
  • Maybe a person or two.  Remember, fittings are not the same as a wedding dress shopping appointment – the seamstress usually wants your undivided attention and it is best not to bring a distracting group.
  • A positive attitude.  Let’s face it – fittings can be downright stressful.  While we make every possible effort to ensure that our dresses are ordered as close to your body size as possible, most every bride needs some form of alterations.  Remember, your first fitting is the first chance to make the fit perfect, so don’t panic when you try on your dress for the first time and it isn’t an automatic perfect fit.  {After all, that is what fittings are for.}  We stand by our alterations team and our goal is to ensure that your dress fits you perfectly and that you are completely satisfied with your final wedding dress look.

What is the alterations timeline?

At TWD, we recommend starting your fittings 8-12 weeks before your big day.  Here is a timeline:

  • First fitting – about 8-12 weeks before your wedding day.  At this fitting, the initial pinning will take place and the bustle will be determined.  Remember, now is the time to speak up!  If you see something you want changed {placement of applique, removal of beading, adding a belt or bra cups, etc.} this first fitting is the time to do it!
  • Second fitting – about one month before your wedding day.  This fitting is to check the initial pinning and fit and to make minor adjustments.  Keep in mind that this may be a final fitting for you if all feels and looks good with your dress.
  • Third and fourth fittings – anywhere from 1 week to 3 weeks before your wedding day.  Many brides will have a third fitting but fourth fittings are pretty rare.  These fittings are to ensure the minor tweaks that have been made are done to your liking.  Remember, we don’t stop altering until you are completely satisfied.

How many fittings will I need?

This just depends on each individual bride and dress!  Most brides will have 2-3 fittings.  Some brides will have 4 fittings.  We tailor to each unique situation and bride – and don’t worry, we walk you through that process as well.

Are you required to have alterations done at TWD if you buy your dress there?

Nope, not at all!  As our brides are located all over the state, we do find that many brides choose to do alterations closer to home.  We even have a list of suggestions for those that wish to do alterations outside TWD.

How much will alterations cost?

As you may suspect, this largely depends on what is being altered on your dress, along with the style of dress, how it fits initially, the fabric it is made of, and if there is beading or lace on it.  All fittings that take place at TWD incur a one-time $75 fitting fee.  Then, alterations pricing is a la carte, meaning what you get done to your dress has an associated charge with it.  On average, we tell our brides to budget anywhere from $400 to $700 for alterations (not including the fitting fee), but it can get higher than that.  But of course, if you want a more specific number, we definitely recommend coming in to get a quote for your dress.  In fact, we highly recommend all brides who plan to do alterations at TWD get a free quote on the estimated cost of alterations on their specific gown.  Remember, our tailor team has years and years of bridal alterations experience and have been trained specifically in bridal, and as such, the alterations pricing reflects that.  If you seek to pursue alterations outside of TWD, please contact us for recommendations!

Does TWD allow alterations on outside dresses?

No, sadly we do not.  Our seamstresses are so busy with our brides, that they are not able to offer their services on outside dresses.

Does The White Dress provide steaming/pressing services?

For all dresses purchased at The White Dress, we give you the 5-star treatment and make sure your dress is pressed to perfection, free of charge.  (Just one of the many ways we say thanks to you for becoming one of our lovely clients!)

For outside dresses, the answer to this question is not quite as easy.  Generally, the answer is yes.  However, it does largely depend on the time of year and the workload of the ladies who work their magic in our steaming room.  (These are the ladies who make each TWD bride’s dress look perfect for her big day!)  Oh, and we do charge a fee for these services.  Please give us a call for availability and pricing.

Does The White Dress carry shoes?

We do!  We recently launched a new line of custom shoes from Arbie Goodfellow.  This semi-local designer offers our brides the option to totally customize their shoes – you get to pick the style, color, and embellishment!  The shoes start at just $100 (which includes the shoe, custom color, and shipping) – any special flair you want to add is priced separately. Be sure to take a peek at this collection when you are at TWD.  We are always up for chatting about cute shoes!

Does The White Dress carry bridal or formal gloves?

No, unfortunately we do not.

Does The White Dress carry any Homecoming or Prom dresses?

While we love working with ladies for all special events, we specialize in bridal fashion, and thus do not carry dresses specifically for Homecoming or Prom.  However, our extensive bridesmaid dress collection could be suitable for your dress needs.  Please just keep in mind that these dresses need at least a 6-month lead-time for ordering, so it is best to shop very early for these events.