timeline

let's talk gown shopping

12 months+

set a date + budget; research bridal boutiques

Yay! you're engaged

congrats girlie! 

12-8 months out

say 'yes' to your dream dress!

5 months out

find your wedding shoes & undergarments

3 months out

first bridal fitting • bring your wedding shoes!

6-8 weeks out

attend your second bridal fitting, if needed

3 months out

shop for bridal accessories - hair, jewelry + veil

3 weeks out

practice in your wedding shoes

frequently asked questions

What do I wear?

Not sure what to wear to your appointment? Come in something comfortable. We suggest light colored undergarments, a strapless bra.

Do I need to schedule an appointment?

YES! Appointments are required. In order to provide the highest level of customer service, an appointment is required to view or try on gowns with a stylist. We cannot accept walk-ins at this time. 

How long is the appointment?

By booking an appointment, you secure and hour and a half of one-on-one attention with one of our knowledgeable consultants. Appointments may be scheduled back to back, so please do your best to arrive on time.

Do you charge for appointments?

 No, all appointments are complimentary. We offer private appointments and only take one Bride at a time, of undivided attention to you and your entourage. Due to the nature of our business and limited appointment schedule, we do require a credit card to hold your appointment. There is NO charge, unless you cancel within 24 hours or no call/no show, should either of those two occur there is a non-refundable, no exceptions – $25 cancelation fee.

What sizes do you carry?

Wedding gown sizing can be tricky. Most brides wear 1-2 sizes larger in a wedding gown than their typical ‘street size’. Our current selection of sample gowns range from bridal size 8 to size 22; Most dresses can be ordered from bridal size 0 to size 32 depending on the designer. Even if the sample isn’t a perfect fit –our consultants are prepared to help you into the dresses with clamps and panels.

How many people can come to my appointment?

We recommend bringing whomever is most important to you in your decision making process to your first appointment. Each fitting station can accommodate up to five guests. If you are expecting to bring more than five people with you – please include that in your appointment booking notes.

How can I pay for my dress?

We require gowns to be paid in full at the time of ordering. Wedding gowns are made to order – All sales are final.

Please no personal checks. We accept all major credit cards and cash. 

How long will it take my gown to arrive?

**COVID UPDATE** Most bridal gowns and made-to-order accessories takes approximately 6-8 months for special order but each designer is different.
Your consultant can better estimate the time frame of your dress upon ordering. All gowns in the store are available to be purchased off the rack as well.

How do I get my gown altered? Is it included in the price of the gown?

No alteration fees are included in the gown price. We do not offer in-house alterations however we can suggest professional seamstresses to help with any work needed or you may choose your own.  Wedding gowns are not ordered to your exact measurements. Almost all wedding gowns require alterations for a perfect fit. Benedict Bridal Co. is not responsible for any alterations.

Do you carry MOB/MOG gowns, bridesmaids or prom dresses?

You asked – and we listened! We are super excited to introduce Socialite by Benedict Bridal Co. opening in unit 1 of location in September 2021. We will be offering a selection of stylish, modern and trendy gowns for Mom, Maids, Prom and Hoco. Separate appointments will be required for Socialite by Benedict Bridal apart from your bridal gown appointment. If you would like to schedule it adjacent to your bridal gown appointment - please contact us for availability. 

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