A: Scheduling an appointment when shopping for your wedding gown is always a good idea! Blush Bridal Lounge REQUIRES appointments for Friday and Saturday visits. Although Blush Bridal Lounge allows walk-ins during the week, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND calling ahead to check availability and/or schedule an appointment. If you and your party arrive unannounced, we might not be able to service you if other parties have already booked time with us in advance. ***SCHEDULING an appointment guarantees that you will have a dressing room and a professional consultant’s undivided attention.***
A: It’s always best NOT to invite a ‘crowd’ of people with you. Two to three people (like your mom and a close friend) are plenty. More than 3 can make decision-making stressful and difficult, especially if everyone’s offering conflicting opinions.
A: Do your homework. Flip through bridal magazines and surf the internet to find styles and designers you like.
A: Be open-minded! What looks fabulous on a model may not turn out to be right for you. Consider all styles when trying on gowns. You might find that something with little “hanger appeal” looks gorgeous on… and could even turn out to be the “one.” Surprise yourself!
A: Consider wedding location, time of day and formality. Although these are not necessarily determining factors, it is good to think about the location and setting of your wedding, the time of day of your wedding, and whether you are having a formal or semi-formal wedding. Answering these questions may help guide your dress options. You probably won’t want a very heavy gown for an afternoon beach wedding.
A: Consider your budget. Money matters! Be honest about what you want to spend, and tell your consultant what that amount is… up front. We don’t judge brides at Blush Bridal Lounge; We’re all real women with real (normal) lives/jobs/budgets of own. Keeping it “real” with your budget, ensures getting the most out of your appointment will You’ll only create heartbreak for yourself if you try on—and love—too many wedding dresses that are not in your budget. *Hint: Some experts say that on average, a bride’s gown budget usually falls right around 10% of her overall wedding budget.
A: Dress the part! Put on makeup and style your hair for the best idea of how you might look on your wedding day. Also, be sure to wear nice, modest lingerie for when you’re standing around between try-ons. Even though we have options for seating outside each dressing room, most groups choose to stay with the bride inside our dressing rooms… they’re nice and spacious ;)
A: Have fun :) This experience is part of one of the happiest times in your life. So above all, remember to have fun!!!
A: Allow yourself 6+ months to order/receive your gown (unless rushed). Gowns are ordered in standard sizing (2, 4, 6, 8…) after your measurements are taken and a size chart is consulted. A 50% deposit is required at time of purchase. We accept Visa, MC, checks and cash. Upon arrival, balance is due and gowns need to be picked up or shipped within 14 business days. We supply a list of qualified, talented seamstresses for alterations.
A: Yes. We always have a family of skilled/qualified seamstresses to boast about. For immediate assistance, you may contact Kira Larson at email@example.com or (512) 827-9813. Kira Kouture STUDIO: 1308 West Anderson Lane (inside of Second Summer Bride)