Serving Youngstown and the Surrounding Areas
Congratulations on your engagement! This is a very exciting time for you, and can be a little overwhelming. So here are some Helpful Bridal Hints to answer some of your questions and get excited about shopping for your dream dress!
Do I need an appointment?
On Saturdays, we are by appointment only. Walk-in's are welcome Monday through Friday, but please understand that appointments do come first and there might be a wait if an appointment is not booked. We like to give every bridal personal one-to-one service. Booking an appointment is the best way for us to to make your experince wonderful.
Do I need to bring anything to the appointment?
It is not necessary for you to bring anything to your appointment, however, if you have a strapless bra or any neatural colored undergarments that you are comfortable in you might want to bring it. It is also beneficial to come with ideas about what look you are going for, and feel free to bring pictures of dresses that you like as well!
Do you have gowns that are within my budget and in my size?
Our special order wedding dresses start at $999 and go up to $3500. We also have a selection of sale gowns that can be perchased off the rack. Our gowns range in sizes 6 to 24.
However, if you fall in love with a dress that is not in your size, we can order that dress for you. Please remember that it takes some designers up to 6 months to make a dress!
What type of styles do you carry?
We have a variety of gowns styles from destination gowns to formal black tie attire. We dress all types of brides- the couture bride, the boho bride, the classic elegant bride etc! Everything is hand selected by Stephanie and Saundra themselves. We have a large selections of beautiful bridesmaids and mother of the bride dresses as well. We specialize in accessorizing our brides. We carry one of the largest selections of bridal accessories and gifts in the area!
How many guests can I have in my party?
We recommend that you bring no more than 5 guests--and of course the person that will be making the final decision with you. However, we realize that some brides want to bring more. In that case we ask that you inform us how many people will be joining you so that we can make sure that we can try to comfortably accommodate your entire party. Please understand we are a small boutique. And just remember that trying on wedding dresses is unlike trying on regular clothes and it can be an overwhelming and emotional experience and it is important that the focus be on you.
Are children allowed?
Because of the nature of this environment, we ask that if you bring children, that you hold their hand and accompany them at all times. We do not recommend bringing children under the age of 5 as it can be very distracting to the entire process to have young children present.
How far in advance do I need to start shopping for a gown?
Ideally you should start shopping for your wedding gown 8-12 months in advance. Most designers take 4-6 months to make a wedding dress and you need to make sure that you have enough time for alterations. But if you don’t have that much time, we do have options. The majority of our designers offer rush delivery. We also have a wide selection of Sample Sale dresses. These dresses can be purchased so you can take home that day.
I’ve found my dream dress! What now?
If we are ordering your dress, we will take your measurements and based on that designer’s size chart we will determine the size that will fit you best. A 50% deposit is required before we can order your dress. Please understand, that once your dress has been ordered there can be no cancellations or changes made. When it arrives, we will look over the dress and steam it for you. Then, we will contact you and make you an appointment to come in and try it on! Once you are notified, you will have 30 days to pay the remaining balance and pick up your dress.
How do I pay for my dress?
We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. All sales are final. No refunds, exchanges or returns.
Do you offer alterations?
We have local seamstresses that will be available for you. For the convience of our brides, they will conduct all fitting in our salon. They are seperate from our store so all payment will be directly to them for their service.
We hope this helps answer some of your questions! We look forward to seeing you!