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The Dream experience is unlike any other! First, you will have the entire store to yourself and your entourage during your 90 minute appointment. You will have me as your dedicated stylist to understand your vision for your bridal look, but also your entire wedding day. Learn more here.
Why do I need an appointment?
Dream is only open by appointment as I see only one bride at a time, so that each bride is provided with an intimate, personalized experience in a comfortable, yet upscale, atmosphere. This means that you get the shop to yourself! No sharing of mirrors and dressing room areas. You can be yourself with your closest family & friends as you find your dream dress.
How do I make an appointment?
Appointments can be made by clicking here.
Can I cancel my appointment?
No! Just kidding. But there is a strict cancellation policy, as appointments are limited in having a private bridal experience. Depending on your appointment day (weekday, weekend or holiday) all cancellations must be made no later than 48 hours before your scheduled appointment otherwise you will be charged a cancellation fee. Please see see the 2017 Cancellation Policy upon making your appointment.
How far in advance of my wedding should I purchase my wedding gown?
When you find “The One” no matter when your wedding date is, its the one. But delivery times do vary by designer.
Each designer has her own production schedule, but the typical time frame for delivery is between 3 to 6 months. In addition, please plan between 6 and 12 weeks for alterations. Some dresses are made to standard sizes, and some to measure, so tailoring is usually to be expected. Most of our designers can honor a rush order, for a fee. Just ask me for more information if you’re on a deadline. I always try to make it work and help you if timing is really tight, including selling a gown off the rack if necessary.
Do you have options in my budget?
At Dream, I offer an incredible and high-quality selection of gowns, priced from $1,750 to $3,500. When you come in for your appointment, I will help you choose gowns in a price range that you’re comfortable with. I never push you to spend more than you want, and I treat every bride with the same pampering service regardless of how much she wants to spend within the shop’s offer range.
Who should I bring with me to my appointment?
I recommend bringing 1-3 family members or friends whose opinions you value most. Wedding dress shopping is so fun, but it can get overwhelming and stressful when a bride is considering the opinions of many people. After all, it’s your wedding dress – and it’s your feelings and preferences that are most important! I believe that every bride wants and deserves a wonderful wedding dress shopping experience.
What should I bring with me to my appointment?
Feel free to bring pictures of gowns that inspire you. Source them from magazines, Pinterest, vision boards…anything you’d like! If you don’t already have a vision of what you like, no worries – I will help you figure out what you love! Strapless bras usually work best when trying on dresses, but no problem if you don’t have one. I encourage you to eat before or after your visit with us as we do not allow food and beverages in the shop with the exception of water.
How long is my appointment?
Appointments are approximately 90 minutes. That is usually the ideal amount of time to try on several gowns, narrow down your selection, and choose your wedding dress without feeling rushed. Of course, if you feel you need more time, we’re always happy to schedule a return visit!
What size gowns are available to try?
I don’t believe in “one size fits all.” Most of my dresses are bridal size 8-14. I strongly believe that every bride should feel comfortable and have beautiful options to try on when she’s shopping for her wedding dress. I will help to pin and clip samples to give you the best idea of how the proper size should fit. Most designers offer sizes 0-20, but many can accommodate plus sizes 16 and up.
When should I arrive for my appointment?
Please arrive at the time that your appointment is scheduled for. I often have appointments immediately before your appointment and (especially on a weekend or holiday) will not be able to take you early. Since the shop is small, there is no waiting area and you may have to wait in your car. If you are late, this will cut into your appointment time. We often have an appointment immediately following yours (especially on a weekend or holiday) and we may not be able to extend your appointment time due to a late arrival.
Are photographs allowed?
They are allowed, but I ask that you refrain from taking them until the end of the appointment when we have narrowed down your choices to your top 2 or 3. Taking them throughout the appointment can be distracting and may not be the best use of your time. I also ask that when viewing the photos to remember that my gowns are samples and may not be in the color or condition that your gown will be upon its arrival. Also, the gown has not been professionally fit to your body and therefore may not be lying exactly right.
Do you offer alterations?
Unfortunately we do not offer alterations, but we have some great recommendations! Alterations are a separate cost and I leave it up to the bride to see any seamstress of their choosing. We select the gown size based on your measurements, but your dress will need alterations to get the best fit. Dream is not responsible for any alterations that are performed.
Do you carry bridesmaid, mother of the bride, or flower girl dresses?
No. I am 100% focused on the bride and do not carry these types of dresses at this time.
Do you carry complete collections by each designer?
I try to carry as many pieces as possible from each of our designers, but many designers have very large collections that would be impossible to carry completely. I choose our selections according to the styles, fabrics, and colors that feel best represent the designer and most appeal to my brides. If you would like to know if I carry a specific dress style in a collection, please inquire via email or take a look at the designers page on my website.
What about accessories like a sash or veil?
Most people are surprised to learn that the veils and accessories are all made to order. While this means that you know the piece is being made especially for you, it also means that it takes some patience for the piece to arrive in the shop. Standard production time for veils and accessories can be between 2 and 8 weeks depending on the designer. And while I can always accommodate a rush, it may cost a little bit more! So to take some money I would recommend ordering at least two months before your wedding.
Any other questions I can help you with? Contact me anytime at 978-443-0810 or [email protected]