Frequently Asked Questions
New Appointment Guidelines.
To help stop the spread of Covid 19, We will be strictly by appointment only and will advise you of the safety guidelines once your appointment is confirmed.
WHAT SAFETY MEASURES DO YOU HAVE IN PLACE TO PREVENT COVID19?
We are strictly by appointment only and not able to accept walk ins at this time. This enables enough time to properly clean and disinfect all surfaces and necessary items in between appointments.
Regular bridal appointments include 2 adult guests, plus the bride.
VIB Bridal Appointments allow for 4-5 adult guests plus the bride.
Any other accessory/special occasion appointment is 2 adult guests plus the bride.
If you are meeting the seamstress for alterations, 1 guest plus the bride.
Everyone must wear a mask that covers their nose and their mouth.
If you or any of your guests are not feeling 100%, we ask that they kindly refrain from attending your appointment. We’d be happy to have one of your guests Zoom or Facetime anyone else who cannot attend.
If we are not feeling well, we may also wish to reschedule.
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?
Appointments are required, especially on Saturdays. Because we are an owner operated family boutique and all brides work directly with Laurie, we are not able to accommodate walk-ins on Saturdays. We do have set hours, which may vary season to season, but if you cannot make our normal business hours, just reach out to us. We’re always willing to work around your schedule as much as we possibly can and based on our availability. (That’s the advantage of only working with the owner)
DO YOU CHARGE FOR APPOINTMENTS?
All bridal consultations are private appointments, meaning there are no other bridal appointments at the same time and consultations are booked solely with Laurie, as your stylist.
VIB (Very Important Bride) Bridal Appointments $100
Are you looking for a bridal gown shopping experience that isn’t rushed and is more personal and relaxing, yet still fun? We open the store just for you and your guests so you can take your time trying on gowns, finding the perfect accessories and having a memorable experience. That’s what our VIB Bridal Appointments are designed for.
VIB Bridal Appointments are based on availability. Prior to your appointment, you will have a pre appointment consultation with Laurie, where she will personally cultivate a selection of gowns for you to try on. Your appointment includes a 2 hour private bridal gown shopping experience for you and 4 adult guests, with Laurie, herself! We provide light sips and treats, plus a same day buying incentive for the bride. We may even have some other surprises up our sleeve. Certain holidays and popular holiday weekends may incur higher booking fee.
Standard Bridal Appointment $25
90 minute bridal appointment
Bride plus 2 adult guests
Appointment fee gladly deducted off of same day bridal purchase.
Certain holidays and popular holiday weekends may incur higher booking fee.
WHO SHOULD I BRING? MAY I BRING CHILDREN?
We love when you bring your friends and family, especially when we know how much you love them and value their opinion. Because our boutique is small and intimate, we can only accommodate 4 or fewer guests in your party. Plus, when you bring too many people, it becomes hard to really focus on what you need to. We also love our little ones, however, our boutique is not child proof and with fragile and expensive dresses and accessories, it is not an appropriate environment for them. Children require a lot of care and attention and we feel that this could take away the attention from the bride, which is our star of the show. We kindly ask we that you leave your children under 10 at home.
WHEN DO I ARRIVE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?
Because we work by appointment only, our appointments are booked in 90 min increments for brides and 60 minutes for bridesmaids. Please arrive on time or even just a few minutes earlier for your appointment, so that we may get you registered. In most cases, there will be an appointment before or after you, so if you arrive too early or too late, we may not be able to accommodate you. If you are more than 15 minutes late, we reserve the right to cancel your appointment and ask you to reschedule.
CAN I SCHEDULE BRIDAL AND BRIDESMAID APPOINTMENTS BACK TO BACK?
We strongly recommend you make separate appointments. Bridal appointments can be overwhelming and emotional and require the bride to make decisions. We recommend you make separate appointments so the bride may digest and regroup and get the most out of each appointment.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Please bring and wear undergarments. You are welcome to wear your own strapless bra, shapewear or whatever you feel you might want to wear under your gown. You MUST have underwear on. If you do not wear undergarments (underwear) you will not be permitted to try on the gowns and will be asked to reschedule your appointment.
CAN I BRING FOOD OR DRINKS?
Food or drinks, including coffee, smoothies or champagne, are not permitted into the boutique, even BYOB. We do NOT hold a liquor license and it is required by law for any bridal salon in Arizona to have one. As much as we love our coffee too, coffee and gowns, is not a good mix. We will gladly provide you water, should you need. We are also surrounded with wonderful restaurants and establishments where you can go have a celebratory toast after saying yes to your dress!
ARE ALTERATIONS INCLUDED?
Alterations are never included in the price of any gowns because we all fit differently. It would be impossible to give a set price for that reason. We do not employ seamstresses, but work with several reliable ones we can refer to, based on your needs. Please be advised that during certain times of the year, seamstresses book up weeks or months in advance, so please allow enough time during the busy bridal season to get your alterations done in enough time before your wedding date. Bridal alterations typically begin 2-3 months prior to your wedding and depending on what you need to have done. Please understand that the cost of alterations has nothing to do with the cost of your gown. Just because you purchased a gown for $500, does not mean your alterations will be less. Typically, bridal gown alterations may range between $400-$600 again, depending on what you need to have done. If you’re doing custom changes, the cost may be higher. Bridesmaid alterations may range between $100-$150. Fees are pretty standard within the industry. Again, we do not quote prices, this is just to give you some sort of idea.
EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS?
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