Frequently asked questions
It is recommended for brides to start looking for their dress a year before the wedding date. This allows the bride to have time to try on styles, gather ideas, and narrow down the different styles to make a decision. Once a dress is ordered, it can take 6 to 7 months to arrive at our boutique. Upon the arrival of the dress, the alterations process can take 1 to 2 months of making sure your gown is tailored to you for your special day. There is also the option of expediting the order if you need the dress sooner with an additional rush fee. Dresses at the boutique can also be sold from our stock inventory if the wedding date is soon.
During the journey of finding your wedding dress, there are some things that are essential to bring to your appointment. Bring in pictures and ideas of dresses that you like. If you have a budget in mind, it is helpful to let your consultant know in order to guide you to the perfect dress. It is recommended that you bring the appropriate undergarments and shapewear to properly visualize how the dress will fit. Bringing the right people along with you to your bridal appointment is essential, as you will be making an important decision on your dress.
Bellissima Bridal Designs requires full payment when placing an order for a gown or buying from the stock inventory. There is also the option of financing your gown in which you have zero percent interest for twelve months. No additional charges are applied if fully paid within the twelve months. Bridal gowns must be fully paid prior to the alteration process.
Alterations are additional from the cost of the dress and can vary depending on what needs to be done to the garment to ensure a great fit. A custom quote is given prior to the alteration process. Any modifications or changes being made to the garment are additional and will be quoted.
It is essential for you to bring the shoes and the undergarments that you will be wearing on the event day in order for the seamstress to properly measure and fit the garment to your frame.
Bridal accessories such as veils and headpieces should be ordered along with the dress to ensure that the order is received by the time of the first alteration (fitting) appointment. After finding the perfect dress, your consultant will demonstrate different veils and accessories to compliment your gown. Please keep in mind that veils and accessories that are ordered can take 3 to 4 months to arrive at our boutique.
Alteration services for gowns purchased elsewhere depends on our availability. Gowns must have not been altered previously. For more information, please give us a at 305-476-1500.