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FAQ’s – The Poinsett Bride
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some answers to commonly asked questions.

For any other questions, please feel free to call during regular business hours and someone will be glad to assist you.

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Do I need an appointment?

Bridal dress appointments are required on Saturdays and HIGHLY recommended throughout the week. Our full-service boutique provides highly customized consultations for brides.

You can make an appointment online or by calling us at 864-241-0730.

Walk-ins for other dresses are welcome. Walk-in brides will be helped whenever possible.

 

What are the prices of your dresses?

Our dresses range from $800 - $6000. We also offer several styles off-the-rack at a discounted price.

 

What sample sizes do you have in the shop?

Wedding dresses run much smaller than regular sizes (sometimes 2-3 sizes smaller). We strive to carry sample sizes that will work for most brides, but samples rarely fit perfectly. We have our own arsenal of tricks and tools to help provide an idea of how the dress will look in your size.

We have dress samples from size 8 – 22 and fit brides from size 4 – 20. 

 

Do you have a specific dress I am looking for?

Call or email us if you are looking for a specific dress! We carry a selection of samples from each of our designers and we can special order any dress from our designers' available collection.

Our seamstress-designers are also specially trained for and knowledgeable about building custom looks with our current collections.

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.

 

Can I bring a big group?

Our little shop is designed for an intimate shopping experience, so it's best to bring a small, supportive party.

We offer private appointments for those with larger groups, or who prefer an even more intimate setting.  Please call for details. 

 

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 allow for gowns to be sold “off the rack”?

Yes, we have a selection of sample gowns that we offer at 50% – 70% off retail pricing. This is a great option for budget-conscious brides and 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 8 weeks prior to your wear date for bridal fittings. This includes 3 to 4 fitting appointments.

In extreme circumstances, we can do rushed alterations for a fee.

Whenever possible, we do alterations for 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! Here 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 dresses, mother-of-the-bride dresses, mother-of-the-groom dresses, evening and cocktail wear and a growing selection of stylish, everyday wear!

 

What about bridal and evening accessories?

We carry a wide selection of jewelry, headpieces, custom and ready made sashes, and cocktail purses to meet your every need.

 

How do trunk shows work?

During a trunk show, we host a designer's full current collection for a limited time. This gives brides the chance to try different styles from their favorite designer and gives us the chance to try out new pieces or new collections in our store.

During a trunk show, discounts are typically extended for any of the featured designer's pieces. Brides are not limited to trunk show styles and may shop our entire collection during their appointment.