We love to help brides. Here are answers to some of the questions we are often asked.
Do you require an appointment or can I walk in? We recommend appointments due to our intimate setting, allowing us to style one bride at a time. We believe this is a once in a lifetime experience, so why not make it an occasion! Please click here to reserve your appointment.
Should I bring anything to the appointment? We will provide nonalcoholic refreshments and bridal undergarments. We recommend bringing shoes. Also, if you have a special request, please contact us. We would love to personalize the experience for you and your guests.
How many people can I bring to the appointment? We recommend bringing up to four guests with you. We know your friends and family members are all looking forward to seeing you in your wedding dress. For your sake, we know a larger party has a larger influence on your wedding dress decision. Inviting an intimate group allows you to focus on your personal style while still having the support of others. If you have a larger party, please make us aware when you are reserving your appointment. We look forward to meeting your friends and family.
How long should I expect my appointment to be? We reserve an hour and half. If you need additional time, we will do our best to accommodate as long as it doesn't conflict with another appointment. In our many years of experience, we are often able to find our client's dress within the first three selected.
What is the price range of the boutique? Our prices range from $1,500 to $8,000. The majority of our dresses are approximately $3,000. Select Runway and Aisle Collection dresses are available for a split purchase, 50% deposit and in 30 days the balance is due. All special orders, require 50% deposit. When the special order arrives, the balance is due within seven business days. We accept cash and credit card. Checks are not accepted for final balances.
What wedding dress sizes are available for try on? We carry ready-to-wear sizes 0 - 16 (bridal sizes 2 - 18). Our inventory is constantly changing, if you are interested in trying on a particular size, please consult with us when you reserve your appointment.
What does runway samples mean? The Bridal Finery sources gowns from designers. We find gowns in good to new condition to feature in our boutique. The dresses are 20% - 75% off retail. Our team of experts inspects every piece of merchandise and consults with seamstresses before adding the pieces to the showroom. Enjoy affordable luxury at The Bridal Finery!
What condition are the dresses in the Runway and Aisle collection? Will they need repair or cleaning? The dresses are in good to new condition. All the dresses are required to be cleaned and repaired before they are added to the boutique's showroom. Any dress below good condition is not accepted at The Bridal Finery. We are careful in selecting merchandise for our clients. If you wish to have the dress cleaned before the wedding, we do offer the service.
Do you have dresses available for special order? Yes, we carry made-to-order Studio Collection wedding dresses if you do not wish to purchase a dress off the rack. We are authorized retailer of Theia Couture. Please ask about our Studio Collection and we will be happy to assist you with a made-to-order wedding dress.
Will my dress need alterations? Yes, all wedding dresses need alterations. Whether you are special ordering a dress or purchasing off the rack, alterations are part of wedding planning. We recommend a team of talented seamstresses. They will be able to provide you with a hem, alterations to the bodice, bustle, and custom changes. If you would like in-house alterations it is $550 excluding custom changes. Once you find your dress, we will be able to give you a better idea on the cost of alterations including custom changes. We do not require you to use one of our recommended seamstresses. If you don't live in the Central Florida area, we will assist you in finding a seamstress in your local area.
What designers are available? The collection at The Bridal Finery changes daily. We recommend emailing us a photo of your vision and we will email you similar options. Please click here to see the designers we carry throughout the year. To see the latest arrivals, follow us on Instagram @thebridalfinery
Can the dresses be customized? Yes! We love creating one-of-a-kind looks for our brides. We have built relationships with fabric houses and dress makers so we may better assist you. Using our resources, you will have the option to alter your neckline, add sleeves, add more fullness to the skirt, add beading, add lace, and many additional custom change options. As part of your styling experience, our team will share with you the custom options available for your wedding dress.
Are there accessories as well? We carry a collection of veils, bridal jewelry, hairpieces, and undergarments. The pieces are available off the rack or special order. We feature Anita Aguirre, Erin Cole, and Maria Elena Headpieces.
Can the dress be shipped to my home? We do offer shipping services through USPS & UPS. All packages are insured and require a signature upon delivery.
What is the purchasing process? Select runway and aisle collection dresses are available for a split purchase, 50% deposit and in 30 days the balance is due. All made-toorders, require a 50% deposit. When the special order arrives, the balance is due within seven business days. We accept cash and credit card. Checks are not accepted for final balances.
What can I do with my dress after the wedding? We offer wedding dress preservation services. Depending on current inventory and the condition of the dress, we may offer a consignment option. We will be able to consult with you regarding a consignment option after your wedding.
What is The Bridal Finery's return policy? All purchases are final sale.