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SHOPPING

How far out should I start shopping for my gown?

Most wedding gowns take 4-7 months to come in, and the alterations process typically takes 2-3 months, depending on the amount of work. We recommend you order your gown 8-10 months before your wedding!

What is the price range of your gowns?

Our made-to-order gowns range from $1,800 to $5,500.

Our off-the-rack selection varies, but typically start around $1,000 and go up from there.

Why do I need to make an appointment to try on wedding gowns?

La Raine’s Bridal Boutique requires appointments to try on our wedding gowns so we can provide you and your party with one-on-one service. This way, we have a room reserved for you and your party for personal time. This way, our consultants can help you find your perfect gown!

Also, since we are a small shop, we sometimes base our number of staff on a particular day on the amount of appointments.

Does your boutique charge for a bridal appointment?

At our boutique we love to give the best experience for you and your party. We do keep a card on file and charge a $50 bridal appointment fee. Your booking fee includes a fully private appointment and also beverages and snacks. If you should need to cancel, your fee will be refunded unless the cancellation is the day of your appointment. If you find your gown at our boutique, your booking fee can be applied to your purchase.

How long does an appointment last?

Our bridal appointments are an hour and a half. During your appointment you are able to try an average of 10-12 gowns and we leave time at the end to retry on favorite gowns with accessories. Note- Please arrive to your appointment 5-10 minutes early. 

How many people can accompany me to my appointment?

We know it’s the most important dress you’ll ever wear, and you want to make sure it’s absolutely perfect. But having 10 different opinions makes it much harder to come to a consensus—and it can bring you farther away from what you actually want. We ask that no more than 5 additional guests accompany you to your bridal appointment. Please let the stylist know your guest number when you book your appointment so we can accomadte everyone.

Does your boutique allow children?

We love little ones! However our boutique is limited on space. It is much easier to leave the little ones at home so that your stylist and group can focus you!

Why is my wedding dress size so much larger than my regular dress size?

Wedding gown sizes typically run one or two sizes smaller than street clothes, so try not to get hung up on the number. Do not fixate on the actual size but instead on how your measurements compare to the particular line on the specific designer’s size chart.

HELP! I’m getting married less than 4 months – is it too late to get a gown from you?

Don’t worry- we’ve got options!

You can definitely purchase a gown “off-the-rack,” which means you’ll be purchasing a sample that has been previously tried on. These gowns are in excellent condition and are typically reduced in price.

We also have some manufacturers that have extremely quick rush options, or some stock options!

Give us a call, preferably on a weekday, so we can be as thorough as possible!

BUYING

I said YES! What’s the next step?

When you are ready to order the gown of your dreams, there are a few steps to follow:

– We take your body measurements.

– We decide on a size, and discuss any special changes that may be required for the best fit.

– All necessary paperwork is completed and the gown is paid for.

Do you take deposits on gowns?

We require accessories and off-the-rack items to be paid for in full. We offer a 50% dress deposit with a $50 finance fee, that is split into two payments. Once the dress comes into the store you would pay your remaining balance.

How long will it take for my gown to arrive?

Depending on the manufacturer and custom changes, the gowns could take anywhere from 4-7 months to arrive.

ALTERATIONS

Does your salon offer in-house alterations?

La Raine’s Boutique has lists of seamstresses in the area that we are able to provide. Please note, alterations are not included in the price of your gown. 

SHIPPING

Can you ship my gown to me?

Yes, we can ship your gown to you anywhere in the continental United States!