Bridal Gown Shopping FAQs
Q. How many people can I bring to my appointment?
A. We would prefer that you keep it under 5 people including yourself, as we are an intimate bridal boutique with limited space. But if you let us know ahead of time, we can accommodate.
Q. Can I take photos in the store?
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 $3000.00, 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.Unfortunately, due to the size of our shop, we are unable to store your gown once you have fulfilled your payment terms. If you are taking advantage of our layaway program, your gown will be stored at Second Dance until full payment is received.
Q. Do you offer alterations? And are they included in the price of my gown?
A. Yes, we have a talented and experienced seamstress who can assist our brides, bridesmaids and mothers with all alterations.
A. Alterations are an extra cost as some dresses may need more work then others. We do cover all repairs on our gowns. There is also the chance of your new gown fitting perfect due to previous alterations! (Consignment is great that way)
Q. How long before my wedding day should I book an alteration appointment?
A. You should plan to contact the seamstress a minimum of 3 months for alterations and a minimum of 4 months for any customizations.
Q. Do you accept outside bridal alterations?
A. Yes, when time permits. Please contact the store in advance.
Q. What is the price range of the bridal gowns in the store?
A. We have an extensive range of prices in our store because of the amount of different dresses and designers we get in. The dresses range from prices around $400-$7000.
Q. Do I need an appointment to come into the store?
A. We recommend that you make an appointment to ensure that there is a fitting room available and that you receive the proper attention from our bridal experts! With this being said, we ALWAYS welcome walk ins. You may just have to wait if we are working with a client, as appointments are first priority. We want everyone to have a wonderful experience here at Second Dance and never turn anyone away.