The world of bridal can be a little confusing and overwhelming, and it oftentimes leaves brides with many questions. How long does it take for a wedding dress to come in? How many people should I bring to my bridal appointment? We tackle the most frequently asked questions that we receive in our store in this blog post! Read below to be a step ahead in your search for your dream wedding dress!
What services are offered at Ellens?
We are here to help you with all things wedding attire related! We offer bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, tuxedo/suit rental, flower girl dresses, and bridal accessories (i.e., veils, belts, and jewelry). We also offer wedding planning services and day-of-coordinator services!
Do I need to schedule an appointment?
Yes! Ellens operates by appointment only to ensure that each and every customer receives one-on-one attention from one of our trained bridal stylists. Your wedding day is so important that we want to be sure you receive the quality service you deserve! You can book an appointment at Ellens by calling us at (260) 563-6565 or by clicking the button below!
When should I start shopping for my wedding dress?
Wedding dresses take approximately 6-8 months to arrive after they are ordered. You also want to be sure to allow for a couple of months for your seamstress to complete any alterations that need to be done to the gown once it arrives. We recommend that you start looking for your wedding dress 12 months prior to your wedding date. If you have a shorter timeline, dont worry! We do have quick ship options, and we can sell some gowns off the rack!
How early do I need to order bridesmaid dresses, tuxedos/suits, flower girl dresses, or accessories?
Bridesmaid dresses take approximately 4 months to arrive, and again you want to have some time for alterations. We recommend choosing tuxedos or suits and getting those ordered 4-6 months in advance. Flower girl dresses should be selected 5 months ahead of time. Accessories such as veils can take up to 4 months to arrive, whereas some jewelry can be purchased the same day. Dont worry if you have a shorter timeline. There are quick ship options available to receive all these items earlier if needed!
How many people can I bring to my appointment?
We recommend 1-4 close family members or friends whose opinions you value. It has been our experience that too many opinions can be overwhelming for a bride. If you would like to bring a larger group, please call the boutique at (260) 563-6565 to make special arrangements.
Are children allowed at appointments?
While we love children, our boutique is not kid friendly. Large mirrors, dress racks, and dress forms are hazards for children. With limited time for each appointment, we want to be sure the focus is on the bride throughout the appointment. Please use common courtesy when deciding to bring children.
What is the price range of gowns at Ellens?
Our gowns range from $900-$2,400. The majority of our gowns range from $1,200-$1,500.
When is payment due?
We require 1/2 down to place an order (wedding gown, bridesmaid dress, tuxedo, etc.). We will notify you once your item arrives, and the final payment is due within 30 days of the items arrival at Ellens.
What should I wear to my bridal appointment?
Please wear full-coverage underwear. The gowns you will trying on are sample gowns and are tried on by others. It can be helpful to bring a strapless bra and heels the approximate height of what you plan to wear on your wedding day.
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