There is so much information to take in when planning a wedding.  And we understand that sometimes you just want someone else to take over!  The White Dress wants to make it easy on you.  That is why we have gathered a list of common questions about wedding dress shopping, so you don’t have to think of them all by yourself.

Wedding Dress FAQs

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!)

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 to book your visit!  A TWD Bridal Style Expert will call you to confirm your visit shortly.

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!

For our wedding gowns, we carry a variety of sizes.  Many of the samples range in size from 12 to 16, though overall we have dresses from a size 8 to size 26 in our shop.  If you have any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly!  We are happy to look up sizing on any dress in our boutique for you.

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.}

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.

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!

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 has a price that they recommend it 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  say goodbye before your big day!)

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.

First and foremost, an open mind!  For most girls, wedding dress shopping is the first time they will try on full-length all-white(ish) 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 haven’t already shared your Pinterest page with us!  We absolutely love to hear and see our bride’s visions for their big days and their wedding dresses!

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.

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!

Bridesmaid Dress FAQs

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!)

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 to book your visit!  A TWD Bridal Style Expert will call you to confirm your visit shortly.

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!

For our wedding gowns, we carry a variety of sizes.  Many of the samples range in size from 12 to 16, though overall we have dresses from a size 8 to size 26 in our shop.  If you have any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly!  We are happy to look up sizing on any dress in our boutique for you.

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.}

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.

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!

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 has a price that they recommend it 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  say goodbye before your big day!)

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.

First and foremost, an open mind!  For most girls, wedding dress shopping is the first time they will try on full-length all-white(ish) 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 haven’t already shared your Pinterest page with us!  We absolutely love to hear and see our bride’s visions for their big days and their wedding dresses!

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.

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!

Appointments FAQs

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!)

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 to book your visit!  A TWD Bridal Style Expert will call you to confirm your visit shortly.

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!

For our wedding gowns, we carry a variety of sizes.  Many of the samples range in size from 12 to 16, though overall we have dresses from a size 8 to size 26 in our shop.  If you have any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly!  We are happy to look up sizing on any dress in our boutique for you.

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.}

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.

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!

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 has a price that they recommend it 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  say goodbye before your big day!)

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.

First and foremost, an open mind!  For most girls, wedding dress shopping is the first time they will try on full-length all-white(ish) 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 haven’t already shared your Pinterest page with us!  We absolutely love to hear and see our bride’s visions for their big days and their wedding dresses!

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.

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!

Alterations FAQs

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!)

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 to book your visit!  A TWD Bridal Style Expert will call you to confirm your visit shortly.

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!

For our wedding gowns, we carry a variety of sizes.  Many of the samples range in size from 12 to 16, though overall we have dresses from a size 8 to size 26 in our shop.  If you have any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly!  We are happy to look up sizing on any dress in our boutique for you.

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.}

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.

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!

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 has a price that they recommend it 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  say goodbye before your big day!)

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.

First and foremost, an open mind!  For most girls, wedding dress shopping is the first time they will try on full-length all-white(ish) 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 haven’t already shared your Pinterest page with us!  We absolutely love to hear and see our bride’s visions for their big days and their wedding dresses!

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.

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!

Other FAQs

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!)

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 to book your visit!  A TWD Bridal Style Expert will call you to confirm your visit shortly.

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!

For our wedding gowns, we carry a variety of sizes.  Many of the samples range in size from 12 to 16, though overall we have dresses from a size 8 to size 26 in our shop.  If you have any specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly!  We are happy to look up sizing on any dress in our boutique for you.

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.}

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.

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!

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 has a price that they recommend it 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  say goodbye before your big day!)

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.

First and foremost, an open mind!  For most girls, wedding dress shopping is the first time they will try on full-length all-white(ish) 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 haven’t already shared your Pinterest page with us!  We absolutely love to hear and see our bride’s visions for their big days and their wedding dresses!

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.

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!