A few frequently asked questions:
When should I start shopping for my dress?
We recommend having your wedding date and venue booked before you begin your search for a dress. It is important to have the date and location established so you can envision the wedding’s overall look, and know when your dress needs to be ready! Gowns typically take four to six months to arrive in our store, and alterations generally require one to two months. Start shopping about eight to ten months in advance to ensure you have plenty of time to make up your mind without any stress!
If your wedding is more than a year away, we recommend waiting a bit. After all, styles and tastes can change, and dresses can be discontinued. At Love, we want to make sure you start your search when you’re truly ready to say yes to the dress!
Who should I bring with me to my appointment?
Bring the two or three people whose opinions you value most. When it comes to choosing a dress, more is not always merrier! You’ll want to bring guests who understand your true style, give supportive feedback, and will help you look your best. Hearing too many opinions can be overwhelming for even the most confident of brides, so keep the guest list short and sweet.
What should I know about gown sizing? Will you have my size available?
The first thing to know is that bridal sizing is NOT the same as normal clothing sizes! We know, we know: as if the process wasn’t complicated enough, right? Bridal gowns run significantly smaller than your regular size, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself seeing a number you’re not used to on your dress. Our sample sizes are mostly size 12’s, which equates to a regular size 8. (See what we mean?) We usually have a limited selection of dresses available in size 20, as well. If you have any concerns or questions about this - give us a call!