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?
Whenever your heart desires! 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. We recommend selecting your dress no later than eight months before your big day.
Do I need an appointment?
Booking an appointment ensures that one of our professional bridal consultants 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. Although weekday walk-ins are possible, it may not be possible to try on any gowns – we highly recommend booking an appointment to get the full With Love experience.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
Bring yourself and any guests whose opinions matter to you. If you have any photos or descriptions of dresses you love, feel free to bring them: our bridal consultants are happy to work with your vision. We recommend wearing light or nude-coloured undergarments. Although most dresses will not require a bra, if you prefer to wear one a strapless variety is best. Our four-inch pedestal will simulate heels, so there is no need to bring any particular shoes (unless you already have your wedding shoes!).
Am I able to bring in food or drinks?
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. Occasionally we feature some of our favourite local bakers and encourage you to enjoy their treats.
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!
Can we take photos?
Photos are certainly allowed, however, we ask that the photography not impede the appointment time.
Do you have accessories?
With Love has an exceptional selection of custom accessories! Whether it is a dramatic veil from Jennifer Leigh or statement Swarovski earrings handmade by MEG Jewelry, we have the perfect piece to compliment your dress. All of our accessories are hand made by exclusive luxury designers.
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. Once your dress arrives at the boutique, we will schedule your “Meet the Dress” appointment. At this appointment, you’ll get to try on YOUR specific dress – it is the perfect time to try any accessories or shoes you have already purchased to go with the gown. At this time we will also schedule your first fitting with one of our in-house alterations professionals.