Frequently Asked Questions
Since bridal gowns are made to order it is suggested to order your dress 9-12 months before your wedding date. It is a good idea to leave plenty of room for your gown to arrive and have plenty of time for alterations. It is suggested to start alterations 3 months before your big day. Need a dress sooner? Don’t worry we can make it work; all our brands offer rush delivery and sample gowns are always available.
We suggest nude underwear and a strapless bra so you can get the best idea of how the gown will look. If you plan to wear heels it doesn’t hurt to bring your favorite pair.
Here at Grace & Lace bridal we want you to want to come shop with us and not feel pressured by an appointment charge! Since there is no charge for an appointment we do not provide champagne, but we encourage and welcome BYOB!
The majority of our sample gowns range from size 8-14 bridal sizing.
YES!! Kelly, the owner, is our wonderful in house seamstress. Our shop is unique as it is also a bridal alteration shop, Sew Convenient. Alterations for your bridal gown are suggested to be scheduled 3 months before your big day. We also offer alterations for the rest of your bridal party, including moms; please schedule these alterations 3 weeks to a month before the wedding date.
You do not have to pay in full for your gown, however we require a 60% non-refundable deposit to order your gown. You must pay the balance within 30 days after your dress arrives and before alterations begin.
Bring your closest confidants, keep in mind if you bring to many outside opinions to the table it can get overwhelming and confusing to make a decision. If you have a large party (6+) please call to make sure we can accommodate.
We are appointment only. So please contact us with what days and times will work best for you and we will let you know what we have available. If you are looking for a weekend appointment, the earlier you contact us the better, as our weekends book up the fastest.
Yes you will be the only bride shopping for her bridal gown during your 90 minute appointment. We do share the shop with Sew Convenient for alterations, so there may be brides, mothers, bridesmaids, or prom girls in a separate fitting area getting their alterations taken care of.