Q. Do you have on-site parking?
A. Being located downtown, unfortunately means that we don’t have a dedicated parking lot. There is metered street parking ($0.25, $1.00, $2.00), a paid parking lot across the street and 2 close by parking garages that are free on weekends.
Q. What are your methods of payment?
A. We accept cash, credit card and debit.
Q. Do you carry bridesmaid dresses?
A. We exclusively carry Mimetik convertible bridesmaid dresses. These gowns come from Spain and look fantastic on EVERY BODY. There are so many different ways to wear them, your wedding party is guaranteed to look stunning! We order Mimetik directly from the manufacturer in Barcelona, Spain. Due to shipping and customs times, we recommend you allow adequate time before your big day to receive your dresses, especially if you’ve ordered a custom size (yes, these dresses come in plus size as well…yaaa!!).
Q. Do you carry mother-of-the-bride dresses?
A. Yes, we carry mother-of-the-bride dresses. Our selection changes frequently, so stop by often to peruse what’s in stock.
Q. Do you carry prom/graduation dresses?
A. We carry prom/graduation dresses annually between January and June.
Bridal Gown Shopping FAQs
Q. How many people can I bring to my appointment?
A. You may bring as many people as you like, however, please keep in mind that we are a small store with limited space/seating, especially on the weekends when there are often at least 2 brides/bridal parties with appointments. We recommend that you keep your group to under 6 people.
Q. Can I take photos?
A. Absolutely! Take as many pictures as your heart desires, from every possible angle!
Q. Do I have to pay the total of my dress the day of purchase
A. No, you are welcome to take advantage of our layaway option. For gowns over $2,000.00, we require a non-refundable 25% payment on the day of purchase, with 60 days to pay the remaining balance. For gowns under $2000,00, we require a non-refundable 50% payment on the day of purchase, with 30 days to pay the remaining balance.
Q. Can you store my dress for me until I need alterations?
A. If you are taking advantage of our layaway program, your gown will be stored at Second Dance until full payment is received. Unfortunately, due to the size of our shop, we are unable to store your gown once you have fulfilled your payment terms.
Q. Do you offer alterations?
A. We have a wonderfully talented seamstress who can assist our brides, bridesmaids and mothers-of-the-bride with all manner of alterations…she’s the BEST! Contact the store for her contact information.
Q. How long before my wedding day should I contact the seamstress for alterations?
A. You should plan to contact the seamstress a minimum of 3 months before your wedding date.
Q. What is the price range of bridal dresses in the store?
A. We have an extensive range of prices in the store. In fact, 70% of our stock is under $1,500.00. High end gowns ($2,000.00 – $6,000.00) make up approximately 30% of our inventory…so there’s something for every budget!
Q. Do I need an appointment?
A. You don’t need an appointment to snoop around the store…we’ve got lots of great things to look at. We do recommend, however, that you make an appointment to ensure that you receive the proper attention from our awesome bridal experts, especially if you arrive with an entourage or you’re looking to try on bridesmaid attire. This also a generous way to make sure that the brides that DO have an appointment receive the attention that they scheduled with us. Be warned: Saturdays are very busy in the shop and we do appreciate when you make an appointment. We just want everyone to have a wonderful experience at Second Dance.
Q. Do I need an appointment to consign?
A. We do require that you contact us first to do a preliminary review of your item. However, this does not necessarily require an appointment. Please contact us to discuss your item and upload a photograph.
Q. Who determines the selling price?
A. We work through the pricing process together as there are many factors to take into consideration.
Q. Is the percentage paid to the seller always the same?
A. Our payout structure is as follows:
- Accessories and other Formal Wear – 50%
- Bridal Gowns that retail under $5000 – 60%
- Bridal Gowns that retail over $5000 – 70%
Q. Does my gown need to be dry cleaned first?
A. No, we offer the best rate on cleaning and we share the cost with you!
Q. How long will it take for my dress to sell?
A. There is no exact way to know how long it will take for your dress to sell. Generally, the more current the gown is, the quicker it will sell. The same is true for gowns size 6 and up. Smaller sizes usually spend a bit more time in the showroom.
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