5 Questions to Ask Your Bridal Stylist

5 Questions to Ask Your Bridal Stylist

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After selecting your dream wedding gown, there are a few essential details to consider beyond how stunning you’ll look on your special day. Here are five questions you should ask your bridal stylist before finalising your gown purchase.

What’s the turnaround Time?

The first question to address is the turnaround time for your gown. Knowing how long it will take for your selected gown to be ordered and delivered is crucial, as this will determine whether it will be ready before your wedding date. At White Swan Bridal boutique, our dresses typically have a delivery window of 3 to 6 months. For brides with a tighter timeline, we also offer rush orders. Additionally, we have off-the-rack dresses available, which can be quickly fitted and altered according to your specific needs.

Are alterations included in the cost of the wedding gown, and what do they average?

Inquiring about the possibility of alterations is of utmost importance. Alteration requirements can vary based on the dress type and size you choose. Some brands offer custom sizing, allowing us to send your exact measurements for a perfectly tailored dress, while others adhere to standard sizes. At White Swan Bridal boutique, we provide both options, depending on the brand you select. Ordering a dress based on your precise measurements reduces the likelihood of extensive alterations, typically requiring only hem and bustle adjustments. However, if you opt for a standard size, expect that the dress will likely require alterations around the shoulders, chest, and waist for a perfect fit.

as far as cost, we partner with Lace Alterations in Roswell, GA. Providing the best bridal alterations and prices to our brides for over 30 years. Their average bridal alteration cost is around $500.

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How customisable is this dress?

While you may adore a dress, there might be certain aspects you wish to change. At White Swan Bridal boutique, we understand that you may love a dress but desire specific modifications to match your style or wedding aesthetic. We offer customizable dresses that can be tailored to your preferences. Whether you want to remove a floral accent, adjust fabric, or reduce crystal embellishments, we can make the dress uniquely yours. It is important to ask your bridal sales associate or consultant if the dress is customisable because the customisations vary from one brand to another.

What Is Included in the Price of the Gown?

It’s essential to have a clear understanding of what services are included in the price of your gown. Alteration and additional charges can quickly add up, depending on the work needed. By knowing what the cost of the gown covers, you can better manage your budget. At White Swan Bridal boutique, we are transparent about what the gown price includes, helping you make informed decisions regarding your budget and any optional alterations or customisations.

Can You Recommend Accessories?

Your bridal stylist is an invaluable resource when it comes to choosing accessories to complement your gown. Ask your stylist for recommendations on veils, headpieces, jewelry, and shoes that will enhance your overall bridal look. They can provide insights into which accessories will best match the style and design of your dress, ensuring a harmonious and exquisite appearance on your wedding day.

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By addressing these five questions with your bridal stylist, you can ensure a smoother and more informed gown shopping experience. This will not only help you find the perfect dress but also eliminate any surprises in terms of alterations, customizations, and overall costs, allowing you to focus on the joy and excitement of your upcoming wedding day.