Here are some frequently asked questions that provide useful information about your appointment.
How far in advance do I need to book my appointment?
Typically we book about 2 - 3 weeks in advance for a Saturday or Sunday appointments. Book early to guarantee a spot - weekends are in high demand.
How long is an apppointment?
Each bridal appointment runs for apnporximitly 1 hour.
What do I need to bring, and do I need to wear special undergarments?
We do recommend bringing/wearing a strapless bra to try on with our strapless gowns, and please ensure your wear light/nude undergarments. You may also wish to bring a pair of heels in a height that is close to what you envision wearing on your wedding day.
What is the price range of your collection?
Our gowns start at $1600 and top out at $4900. Most gowns range between $1900-$2500.
How long does it take to receive a gown after ordering?
Our collections typically require 4 to 6 months for standard production. We typlically suggest purchasing your gown 7-8 months prior to you wedding date to have enough time for alterations and to avoid any rush fees. Rush requests are always accommodated wherever possible. Getting married in 3 weeks and still don't have a wedding dress? You may still be able to get a brand new gown rather than buying a used sample off the rack. Just let us know at the start of your appointment, and we will guide you to collections that we know we can order in quickly for you.
Do you offer in-house alterations?
We do not offer in-house alteration services, however, we are happy to provide a list of expert seamstresses in the GTA that do excellent work.
Do you carry any local or Canadian designers? Where are your collections from?
We do! Canadian bridal designer Truvelle, designed and manufactured in Vancouver.** Our other collections are typically ordered in from New York, California and Australia.
How many people may I bring to my appointment?
In order to make the process of finding your gown a less stressful and overwhelming experience, we do recommend limiting your group to a maximum of 3 guests. More than that means that differing opinions can add confusion and frustration to what should be a fun and happy time. Also, being an intimate boutique we do prefer smaller groups as we can provide a more personalized and relaxed experience for everyone. Many of our brides prefer to come in for an initial appointment by themselves, or perhaps with one trusted friend. Then, when the selection has been narrowed to 2 or 3 styles of interest, coming back for a second appointment with additional guests to help make the final selection is very useful.
What is a Trunk Show?
A Trunk Show is when we feature a specific designers entire collection or newest collection! These collections get sent to us (yes, in a trunk) and we feature that specific line for a limited time. We encourage brides to attend the Trunk Show of the designer they are keen on, as you will get a bigger representation of the collection that you love and if you’re lucky you will receive 5%-10% off the gown during the event! We still operate by appointment only for Trunk Show’s. This ensures that you will get the best experience possible and we will make sure you receive all the information needed to make your very special purchase.