Am I allowed to look at the bridal gowns myself?
Yes, brides are always welcome to look through all the gowns and make their own selections.
How many people can I bring to my appointment?
Although we recommend bringing only 2 or 3 to your appointment, we can comfortably accommodate the bride and 6 guests.
Who should come with me for my appointment?
At the end of the day only your opinion really matters, but whoever is paying for the dress, he/she should be present. Or at least available on Skype or Facetime during your appointment. Brides find their dresses a lot with us so having them there will allow us to answer all the ordering and delivery questions right there especially the ones specific to your dress.
How long is my appointment for?
Appointments are scheduled for up to 2 hours.
What should I bring to my appointment?
Bring an Open Mind. We love decisive brides but our stylists are known to surprise you. The dresses you might not love from the hanger might just be “The One” because they transform when put on your body. Plus you can’t lose! The worst thing that could happen is getting out of it because you really didn’t like it. Many of our brides also find it helpful to bring a strapless bra.
How long will it take for my dress to come in?
Once we place the order, it takes about 5-6 months for a bridal gown to come in, and about 3-4 months for bridesmaids’ and mothers’ dresses. Some styles are available for RUSH delivery, which is usually about 10-12 weeks. If you need something quicker, we are always happy to sell gowns that are in stock.
Can we bring champagne and snacks?
Sorry ladies NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK (especially coffee, red wine, and chocolate). You don’t want to accidentally buy a wedding gown because of a spill. Hungry? Thirsty? We recommend Blackwall Barn and Lodge right next door or view Waugh Chapel Dining for additional restaurants near the boutique.
How will I know when I fine The One?
Everyone Is Different. You might fall in love in your first dress. Or it may take some time. It’s kind of like finding Your Guy … every story is different. So keep that in mind! Also you don’t have to start crying when it’s the one. At Bridals by Elena – with our one-on-one experience and fabulous selection of gowns, most brides do find their dress on their First Appointment. Be prepared – mentally & financially!
Are there any discounts for Maids and Moms?
Most of our brides do order their bridesmaids dresses and mothers dresses through Bridals by Elena as well. If you choose to order them with us – yes they will enjoy a 20% discount per dress.
Are alterations done on site?
Yes, all alterations and design changes are done onsite..
If I purchased a sample gown online, how do I know that the gown will fit?
First take your measurements and compare them to the gown measurements that you want to purchase. None of your measurements can exceed the gown measurements because there is not enough material to let it out.
How to I know what size gown is right for me?
Most bridal gowns are cut small, so don’t be shocked that your bridal gown can be two to four sizes larger than your normal clothes. Each of our designer have their own size charts. If you purchase a gown in our store, we will consult the designer’s size chart and recommend the best size for you based on your dimensions (bust, waist, hips) and any planned weight changes. The size will select is based on your largest dimension based on the size chart. For instance, if you bust, waist and hips are size 4, 6 and 8; respectively, then size 8 will be the correct size.
What are the price range of your wedding gowns?
Our new gowns range in price between $1000 to $4000, with our average wedding dress price between $1600 to $1800. We also have a large selection of discontinued gowns under $1000. The price of the gown DOES NOT include alterations which can be an additional few to several hundred dollars depending upon what needs to be done and the complexity of the dress. Design changes would also be an additional charge.