FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where are we located?
Our boutique is located in Vancouver’s Gastown district at 309 West Cordova Street (Cordova and Cambie). We are located on the 2nd floor – unit 216. There is street parking available or a number of garages within a block. Once you arrive head up to the second floor and follow our signs to our bridal studio.
When should I begin dress shopping?
We recommend you start dress shopping 9-12 months before your wedding and purchasing your gown approximately 8 months prior to your wedding to avoid any rush. This is the ideal timeline however we know not everything in life is timed so please drop us an email or give us a call to work on an appointment date for you.
Do I need an appointment to try on dresses?
Yes, we are an appointment only bridal boutique. In order to ensure we give you the attention and experience necessary our fittings need to be scheduled. Our private bridal appointments allow a full hour with a stylist in our gorgeous studio.
How many appointments can I have?
We understand it can be hard to make a decision during you first appointment, so you are more than welcome to come back for a follow up appointment. However, we will charge a $75 fee per appointment after your third appointment unless a gown has been purchased.
Please use our online scheduler on our Book Appointment page. We are available for appointments Tuesday through Sunday.
Initial bridal styling appointments are an hour long and follow-up bridal styling appointments are 45 minutes. Accessories appointments are 30 minutes. We ask that you please arrive on time for your appointment, not early or late, as we need to be respectful of all our brides appointment times.
What is the price and size range of our gowns?
Our made-to-order gowns range from $2000-$9000, with the majority of our gowns being in the $3000-$5000 range. Our veils and accessories range from $200-$700.
Our dress samples range from a size 6-12, however our custom gowns can be ordered up to a size 16, depending on designer. Please note bridal sizing is a bit different than street sizing but a general estimation of your current size will help us gather the appropriate samples.
Who and what to bring:
This is an experience for you to remember, bring the people you love and want to share it with or keep it intimate and focused. We recommend nude underwear and a nude backless or strapless bra. It is also nice to have a pair of shoes similar in height to the ones you want to wear on your wedding day.
Ordering a dress and alterations?
Congratulations, these are the moments to enjoy! When you find your dress we will size you and order your dress. Our gowns are currently all made-to-order (meaning the making of the gown begins once you place the order) with different lead times up to 8 months. When your dress arrives we will have you pick it up and recommend alterations to have it fit to you perfectly. Alterations are not included in the price of your dress and range based in what you need to get done. Our designer’s gowns are ordered to your closest general dress size, which is based on your measurements.