Your Wedding Dress Questions, Answered
You asked and we're answering! Here are answers to some of your most asked questions about wedding dresses, wedding dress shopping, and The Poinsett Bride, in general.
For any other questions, please feel free to call during regular business hours and someone will be glad to assist you.
Do I have to have an appointment to try on wedding gowns?
Appointments aren't required during the week, but we HIGHLY recommend them. On Saturdays, they are required. Walk-ins to try on wedding dresses are welcome, but having an appointment will ensure undivided attention with a bridal consultant at a time that works best for you.
How far in advance do I need to order my dress?
Wedding gowns take about 4-5 months to come in from date of order, but you also want to take in consideration time needed for alterations and bridal portraits. If necessary, we can also do a RUSH order to receive gowns as early as 4 weeks depending on designer and style.
What is the price range of your wedding gowns?
Our designer bridal gowns start under $1,000 and go up to $5,000 with the majority of our dresses falling in the $1,500 – $2,500 range.
Do you ever sell “off the rack” wedding gowns?
We have a selection of sample gowns that have either been discontinued or replaced with newer merchandise that we offer at 50% – 70% off retail pricing. This is a great option for budget conscious brides and also brides with short engagements that may not otherwise have time to order a gown.
Do you sell veils at your store?
Yes, we have ready-made veils available for purchase. We also make custom made veils in store to match and compliment your wedding gown perfectly!
How long does it take for bridal fittings/alterations and how much do they cost?
We prefer to have 6 – 8 weeks prior to your wear date for bridal fittings. This includes what we call two “good” fittings and a final fitting. In extreme circumstances, we can do rushed alterations. We also accept dresses not purchased in our store. Fitting/ alteration costs vary on a gown to gown basis.
Other than wedding gowns, do you also carry bridesmaid dresses and evening wear?
Absolutely! At The Poinsett Bride you will find whatever you need in preparing for your (or someone else’s) big day! Besides wedding gowns, we offer a large selection of bridesmaid and mother of the bride dresses, evening and cocktail wear and a growing selection of stylish, everyday wear! You do NOT need an appointment to look at non-bridal wear.
What about bridal and evening accessories?
We carry a wide selection of jewelry, headpieces, custom and ready made sashes, cocktail purses, and shoes to meet your every need.