When Should I Arrive for My Appointment?
Please arrive on time for your appointment. In most cases, there will be appointments immediately before and after your own. If you are running late, your appointment time will not extend beyond the original end time. We will do our very best to start your appointment on time. If you arrive early, please allow us to finish with our current shoppers – feel free to look around. There’s so much to see!
Who Should I Bring to My Appointment?
We recommend bringing family or friends whose opinions you value and trust. Limiting the number of guests to 3 or less will also allow you to focus more on yourself and less on entertaining the crowd. If possible, we recommend not bringing children to the appointment. It’s hard for little ones to sit still for a long time.
What Should I Wear for My Appointment?
You will have a bridal consultant assisting you. We want you to wear what you are comfortable in such as a strapless bra, stickies, or a body shaper (if you prefer). Underwear are required for health reasons. If you have an idea of the shoe style or heel height you might wear for you big day, bring something similar along. It will allow your consultant to give you recommendations on your hem needs.
How Long is My Appointment?
Bridal appointments are scheduled for 90 minutes unless we are hosting National Bridal Sale or a trunk show. Sale appointments are scheduled for 60 minutes. For bridesmaid appointments, we reserve 60 minutes. When we are measuring a large group for tuxedos, we recommend an appointment. Depending upon how many will attend, we will reserve 30-60 minutes. Officiating consultations are scheduled for 30 minutes. Alterations appointments will vary based on the seamstress’ recommendations.
How Far in Advance Should I Order My Dress?
We recommend ordering your bridal gown 9-12 months ahead of time. This allows for ample production, shipping and alterations time without any rush. For bridesmaids, we recommend ordering 6 months ahead of time. We recommend selecting your tux or suit styles 6 months ahead of time and having all measurements submitted 6-8 weeks ahead of the event. **These are ideal timeframes, please know that we are very flexible and more than happy to help you plan your wedding or event on any schedule. We have helped brides and grooms get prepped in less than a week! It can be done!
How Do I Pay for My Attire?
We accept cash, check, credit card, and PayPal. For bridal, maids, mothers-of, flower girl and any social occasion attire, we require a minimum of 50% deposit to place the order. The remaining balance is due upon delivery. When purchasing a sample gown, payment in full is required. We do offer a layaway plan, please discuss those options with Hello Beautiful Bridal & Formal Wear if you’re interested. For tuxes and suits, we require a $50 deposit. The remainder must be paid in full at the time of pick up.
Can I Bring Snacks or Drinks?
We ask that you do not bring any food or beverages into the shop. It is important we protect our gowns and keep them as pristine as possible. If a guest walks in with food or beverage, we may need to remove it or move it to a location away from the dressing rooms or gowns.
What if I Live Out of State?
We are happy to ship to wherever you live. There will be a small shipping fee based on where we are shipping to. You can select whatever shipping source you prefer.