Brides World :: FAQs

FAQs for Your Wedding Gown Shopping Experience!

How soon should I begin shopping for my perfect gown?

There isn't a too early when you're looking for your wedding gown! A year to 10 months before the date is a good idea, as it may take up to 8 months for a dress that is ordered to arrive.

Is it necessary to make an appointment to try on gowns?

Finding the dress of your dreams is our goal! To make your time with us as special as it can be, an appointment is suggested. This will allow us to plan a fitting room and bridal consultant that will be available just for you! We do try to accommodate walk-in brides, but can't guarantee a room will be open.

How long will my appointment last?

An average appointment for brides will last approximately 90 minutes, bridesmaids will be closer to 60 minutes. While this is an average, each bride is unique and the time could be a little more or a little less. Having shoes with height close to those you wish to wear for your wedding day and appropriate undergarments is also helpful in making your bridal experience a joyous occasion. 

Is party size important when looking for the perfect gown?

While this is an experience you and your loved ones and friends want to share, keeping your "Gown Gang" a smaller group, that knows your style, can help make this a wonderful day for all. Larger groups will give you lots of opinions. Your desires may get lost in the mix.

What if I fall in love with the first dress I try on?

You've looked through the dresses and chosen the ones you'd like to try on. You pick the one you want to try first. This is it! Is it really though? You haven't tried on hundreds of dresses. You haven't even tried on two! Don't be afraid to say, "This is the one!". If you try on a dress and you and your gown gang love it, don't pass up the dress of your dreams for fear of missing out on the full gown experience. You just had it!

What is the average cost of a gown at The Brides World?

Gowns can cost anywhere from $700 to $2500 at our store. Have your dress budget planned before looking at dresses so you don't fall in love with something above your price point!

Are pictures of my favorite dresses permitted?

Once your gown is purchased, you may take as many pictures as you'd like. Please don't waste your valuable appointment time on pictures rather than trying on dresses.

Can food or drink be brought to an appointment?

No food or drink can be brought into the store. This is to prevent our dresses from possible stains. Please contact us if there are special circumstances you wish to have considered.

What is your store policy for payment?

To order a bridal gown, 50% payment is needed. To order a bridesmaid dress, payment in full. We accept cash, check or debit/credit cards.

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