By: Stephanie Farrah

The Holiday Season is upon us and you know what that means . . . it’s officially ENGAGEMENT SEASON!

Are you newly engaged or getting engaged soon? Shopping for a wedding dress should be a fun and exciting experience. Let us take the stress out of shopping by answering some of our most asked questions! 

Appointments are required for bridal and bridesmaids in order to deliver the best service possible. Due to us being a smaller boutique, we may not be able to assist you if an appointment is not made. Appointments are always required on Saturdays.

Appointments can be made on our website at www.boulevardbride.com/about 

We recommend that you order your dress a year in advance to avoid any stress. Wedding dresses can take 6-9 months to make and then you will need time for any alterations that need to be done. If you have a quickly approaching date, we will try to help you in any way that we can.

We try our best to have gowns in everyone’s price range. Our dresses can range between $500-$3,000. Before beginning to shop we will ask you your price range and will make sure that we only pull dresses in your price range.

Our gowns run from size 10 to size 22. Bridal gowns are sized by pattern sizes so our sizes are about 2-4 sizes up from your jean size. If a dress is too small or too big we have ways to make them fit.

We recommend bringing only family and friends whose opinions you value. With larger groups it is easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the different opinions. We notice that the appointments seem to go smoother if there are 2-3 people who come along. Since we are a smaller store though, we ask that you bring no more than 5 people with you.

Less is more when it comes to what you should bring! We recommend wearing spanx or a bra and panties that you are comfortable in. When choosing a bra to wear for the try-on session, opt for a strapless bra so that the straps do not take away from the dress.

Photography is allowed for bridal and bridesmaid appointments. You may take pictures of the dress, of the details of the dress, and of course of you in the dress. We do not allow any pictures of tags, style numbers, or prices.

We make paying for your gown simple and painless! If you are buying an off-the-rack gown the full amount must be paid when purchasing the gown.  If you are buying a gown that needs to be ordered in (most of the gowns), we require a 60% down payment. The rest of the payment may be paid in installations or all at once. The remaining balance must be fully paid when you come in to pick up your dress once it arrives at our store.

We hope that this helped to make you feel less stressed and more excited about wedding dress shopping!

If you have any other questions about shopping for a wedding dress and everything that it entails, feel free to call us at 636-561-4030 or email us at boulevardbridal@gmail.com