Frequently Asked Questions
At With Love, shopping for your wedding dress is a relaxing, uniquely enjoyable experience. Here are some answers to common questions some of our brides have as they start their bridal journey:
When should I start shopping for my dress?
Whenever your heart desires, although most brides begin shopping about a year before their wedding! This allows enough time to order your dream dress and complete your custom alterations. Most gowns will take four to six months to arrive so we recommend selecting your dress no later than eight months before your big day.
Do I need an appointment?
Yes! With Love Bridal is an appointment only boutique. This ensures that one of our professional bridal stylists will be there to welcome you immediately upon your arrival at our boutique and whisk you and your guests into one of our spacious bridal suites.
What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?
Aside from your beautiful self?? We recommend wearing light or nude-coloured undergarments. Although most dresses will not require a bra, if you would feel more comfortable wearing one the strapless variety is best. Our four-inch pedestal will simulate heels, so there is no need to bring any specific shoes to try on dresses (unless you already have your wedding shoes!).
Who should I bring with me to my appointment?
Any guests whose opinions matter to you, however less is more as too many opinions can be confusing! Keeping your group small will help you focus on how you feel in the dresses.
Can we bring champagne?
As an un-unlicensed establishment we cannot permit alcoholic beverages. However, we recognize that a sip of a bubbly beverage is a wonderful way to celebrate the exciting moment you select your dress. When booking your appointment, you are welcome to request a non-alcoholic bubbly toast be brought out to you, should you say yes to a dress!
Who should I bring to my appointment?
You may bring up to three of your nearest and dearest with you to assist in finding your gown. Your guests can view your dress selections from the comfort of the bridal suite. Although you may wish to include all your close friends and family, it can be overwhelming to have too many opinions. Your bridal consultant will be better able to help you find your dream dress with a limited number of opinions.
More guests are welcome to attend your “meet the dress” appointment!
What is the price range of your bridal collection?
Our dresses start at $1200 and top out at $5500 with the majority of dresses falling in the $2000-$2500 range.
What is the price range of your bridesmaid/mother of the bride collection?
Our bridesmaid and Mother of the Bride collections range from $220-$800.
What sizes are your samples?
Our sample sizes vary by designer however they range from bridal sizes 8-28. Our gowns are made to order so depending on the designer and the dress they can be ordered in sizes 2-34.
Can we bring champagne?
To protect our gorgeous gowns, we ask that no outside food or drinks are brought into the boutique; we strive to keep our gowns in mint condition!
Can we take photos or FaceTime with guests who couldn’t make it?
Absolutely! However we ask that this does not impede the appointment process.
What happens when I find “the one”?
Once you have found your gown, your consultant will take measurements and work with you to determine the best size. A non-refundable 50% deposit is required to place any special order. It will take approximately four to six months for your dress to arrive, depending on your dress designer.