FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?

We are open by appointment only. You can make an appointment via phone or email. See our contact page for more info.

HOW LONG IS MY APPOINTMENT?

Each appointment runs approximately 90 minutes. This is a perfect amount of time to browse the collection of dresses, get yourself settled and have a relaxing and fun experience. 

WHEN SHOULD I ORDER MY GOWN?

It's best to order your gown 8-12 months prior to your wedding day. The bridal gowns are made to order and take 4-6 months to produce. When factoring in alteration time it can take up to -8 months to have your gown in-hand and fitting perfectly for the big day. That said, we do accommodate rush requests whenever possible. Please let us know if you have a tight timeline before your wedding and we’ll guide you to collections that we can order quickly. Rush fees may apply.

We do not recommend shopping more than 16 months ahead of your wedding day, as many designers will most likely come out with new lines in this amount of time and you will not have the opportunity to experience the freshest styles on the market.

WILL I NEED ALTERATIONS?

The dress is ordered in as close to your size as possible, but in most cases a wedding gown will need alterations to give you the perfect, tailored fit.

DO YOU DO ALTERATIONS IN HOUSE?

We do not offer in-house alteration services. We are happy to provide a list of expert seamstresses that do excellent work.

WHAT SAMPLE SIZES DO YOU CARRY?

Sample gowns range from size 6 to 14. We do our best to buy average sizing to be able to fit as many women as possible. Many of the designers offer sizing up to size 24 – 28, but not all of them.

WHAT IS THE PRICE RANGE OF YOUR GOWNS?

The gowns start at $1,800 and top out at $5,000. On average the gowns range between $2,600 and $3,400.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? DO I NEED SPECIAL UNDERGARMENTS?

Not really! If you wish, bring a nude strapless bra and wear light or nude undergarments. You may also wish to bring a pair of heels that will be similar to the ones you will wear on the big day.

DO YOU ALLOW FOOD AND BEVERAGES?

Please no outside food or drinks* (water is an exception and will also be offered to you during your appointment). Absolutely NO red or pink wine or bubbly and no coffee please!

 

*If you would like to bring a bottle of champagne to celebrate your special day, please let us know when you make the appointment so we can prepare for you!

WHAT IS A TRUNK SHOW?

A trunk show is a special event when our boutique features a specific designer’s entire or latest collection for a limited time. Often the designer attends in person, and sometimes lucky brides can be eligible for discounts! To visit a trunk show, please browse our events page to see all of the upcoming trunk shows. 

IS YOUR BOUTIQUE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?

Yes, our boutique is wheelchair accessible. Please make a special request prior to the appointment so we can ensure everyone's comfort during the appointment.

IS THERE PARKING NEARBY?

Metered parking is available on all surrounding streets.

WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO DO IN ASBURY PARK?

The options are endless! Asbury Park is full of shopping, live music, amazing restaurants, art, history and nightlife. There are several hotels in town so you can make a weekend out of your dress shopping experience. Follow the links below for more info and upcoming events!

https://asburyparknow.com/

https://apboardwalk.com/ 

Policy

 

Returns, Cancellations and Changes 

Full payment is expected at time of purchase*. All gowns are made-to-order upon purchase for the bride, therefore returns and exchanges are not possible. You have a 24 hour period to make any changes to your order. Once you find the dress...stop shopping!! 

Accessories that are "made to order" or custom, are non-refundable. Stock accessory returns after 24 hours will be subject to a 15% restocking fee. 

*Alternate terms may be negotiated on a case by case basis.