Typically a dress can take anywhere from 2 – 6 months depending on the designer. We usually recommend that your dresses arrive two month or so before your wedding so your bridesmaids have plenty of time for alterations. Please contact us with questions on your favorite designer’s lead time.
It is possible that we can still place an order for you, but most designers will charge rush fees to ensure that the dresses arrive in a faster time frame. Each designer accommodates rush orders differently, but most offer rush orders for a fee of 15% to 20% of the dress price.
Weddings by Design does not offer an in-house seamstress, but we would be happy to refer you to an expert. Bridesmaid dresses typically will require a few minor alterations such as hems and straps. If you typically alter dresses off the rack, you will probably have to alter your bridesmaid dress. The cost of alterations is not included in the price of the dress.
It is ideal to have your entire bridal party place their dress orders at the same time. We recommend this because the store will submit the entire order together so the dresses will be made from the same cut of cloth. That way color and texture will be consistent. If your bridesmaids are choosing different dress styles in the same color, keep in mind, dye-lot variations can occur. The difference will not be drastic, but there may be a slight shading difference between styles.
We highly recommend scheduling an appointment with us, especially on weekends. Our weekend appointments book up about a week or two in advance, and we want to make sure we have a dressing room and a stylist available when you visit.
You may always pay in full at the time of purchase, or you may pay 60% down and the remaining balance when the dress arrives in the store.
Most of our samples range in size from 10 to 14, but we do have a good number of dresses in smaller and larger sizes as well.
Upon signing your contract, the bridesmaid dresses are ordered. The designer immediately begins their process by cutting the pattern, and creating the bridesmaid dresses. Therefore, all sales are final and there are no returns or exchanges.
We do carry two designers that offer beautiful maternity dresses. We would love to have you come in to see the options available.