FAQ's

  • It’s my first time trying on gowns-- what should I expect? 
    • Don’t be surprised to find your gown! A lot of people are shocked to find their gown in their first appointment but it’s actually very common. We’ll have a lot of fun!!
  • What sizes do you carry?
    • We carry bridal sizes 6 to 28 to try on, which is like street wear size 2 to 26. Don’t fret, we also have clamps and other ways to help you try on the dress!
  • How long does it take to order a gown? 
    • The average order time for a wedding gown ranges from 4 to 8 months. However, some designers have quicker delivery times or sometimes they offer rush delivery service. 
  • Do you offer alterations? 
    • We have an independently contracted seamstress who comes to our boutique twice a week. Alterations costs are not included on the price of the gown. We can also refer you to a nearby seamstress.
  • How do I know what size to order? 
    • We will measure you and determine where you fall on the designer’s size chart. Gowns are made according to the size chart and not to your actual measurements.
  • How long do I have to pick up my dress after it comes in? What if I live out of town? 
    • We ask that you pick up your gown 10 days after receiving a phone call/voicemail/email from us that your gown has arrived. If you live out of town, we can make arrangements.  
  • How long do appointments last? 
    • Typically, an appointment can last up to 1 hour and a half. 
  • My wedding is in over a year. When should I order my wedding gown?
    • NOW! Styles may discontinue; you need months at a time for ordering and alteration. 
  • Do you offer a payment plan? 
    • Yes! We need at least 50% down to order a wedding gown and we can arrange for payments up to half or the payments after half. 
  • Do I need an appointment? 
    • We allow walk-in’s on weekdays, but we prefer appointments on weekends to help serve you better. 
  • How many guests can I bring to my appointment?
    • You can bring as many as you want, however be aware too many opinions may overwhelm you.
  • Can I purchase my gown off rack? 
    • Yes! 
  • If my bridesmaids live out of town, can I still order their dress through your store? 
    • Yes! It is pretty common for there to be one or more bridesmaids out of town, and we can provide you the measurement chart or walk the bridesmaids through the process over the phone. 
  • Do you buy back wedding gowns?
    • That’s a great question! Weddings and Dreams sells unused bridal dresses, so we do not buy back or consign bridal gowns.