A quick rundown of some of your frequently asked questions about shopping for your wedding gown and our fitting/alteration process.
When should I begin my search for my wedding gown?
You should begin your search for your wedding gown about one year before your wedding as designer gowns do take up to six months to order. Add another 6-8 weeks for alterations. However, if you have an upcoming wedding date we do our best to find the perfect gown. While some of our designers offer rush service offer rush services giving yourself enough time will save you from stress and rush fees. We will do our best to accommodate your upcoming wedding no matter how much time you have.
Do I need an appointment to shop for wedding gowns?
To ensure that we keep each bride the center of attention, our shop is by appointment, although walk -ins are welcomed. We always encourage appointments on Saturdays. Appointments typically run an hour and a half.
What is the price range of your bridal collection?
We are currently showcasing nine fabulous designers whose gowns reflect a beautiful combination. Our gowns range in price from $895-$3100.
What can I expect during my bridal appointment?
From the moment you step through our door, you'll have our attention. You will work with one bridal stylist throughout the appointment that will spend time to get to know you better and provide you with the best service. You and your friends and family will share one of our private fitting rooms where you will try on beautiful wedding gowns that reflect your personal style and the wedding you're planning.
What should I bring to my bridal shopping appointment?
The quick list: a nude strapless bra, nude undies, and your favorite shoes. These items will play a key role in helping you envision yourself on your wedding day.
Who should I bring to my bridal appointment?
Choosing your wedding gown is something you want to share with those who are closest to you. From our experience,it is important to invite family and friends whose opinion you trust most.
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Do you provide alterations?
Yes! Lilla provides alterations on gowns bought in our boutique.
Will I need alterations?
When we order your gown, we will measure you and follow the vendor's size chart. We order the closest size according to your measurements. Please remember your gown is not custom made to your body measurements. In most cases, alterations may be needed. Alterations are an additional charge, however, you may have your dress altered elsewhere, if you choose.
How many fittings will I need and when should I come in for the fittings?
Typically, it takes two fittings but occasionally it may take three to ensure a proper fit. Once your gown arrives, you will receive a call where you will schedule your first fitting (typically 8-10 weeks before your wedding). During your first fitting, our talented seamstress, Lilla, will pin your dress to fit you, if needed. The second fitting appointment (typically 1- 2 weeks before your wedding) is just as important as your first fitting. During your second fitting you will try your gown to be sure it's a perfect fit. We will also show you how to bustle your gown. During this time, we will schedule a pick up date. Your gown will be hand pressed before your scheduled pick up date so that you will look perfect on your most memorable day!
What should I bring to my first fitting
Please be sure to bring your shoes that you plan to wear with your gown so it can be hemmed to the correct length. In addition, please bring any undergarments you plan to wear.