Frequently Asked Questions for Gown Boutique

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price range for your bridal gowns?

Our gowns range from $1,000 to $5,000.

How long is my bridal appointment?

Every bridal appointment is 2 hours. You have your own private dressing room and viewing area as well as a personal stylist solely dedicated to you to help you find your dream dress!

How can I send my ideas to my stylist before my appointment?

We LOVE seeing your vision! After you schedule your appointment you can send pictures to info@gownboutiqueofcharleston.com or share your Pinterest page with us!

When I find my dress dress, what would be my deposit?

We require a 50% deposit to place your order. Once your order is submitted, no changes or cancellations can be made since all orders are custom. The remaining 50% is due upon gown arrival.

Who should I bring to my appointment?

We recommend bringing a max of 4-5 people. You want to have those most important to you with you, but remember the more people the more opinions 🙂 So although we can accommodate larger groups upon request we find that brides that bring fewer people have a more enjoyable appointment.

Should I expect to find my gown on the first visit?

Honestly 9 times out of 10 our brides find their gown on their first visit! We have the largest selection in Charleston and our gowns are amazing! So don’t be surprised when you find your dress at your first appointment!

How long does it take to receive my wedding dress after I order it?

It typically takes 4 to 6 months; however, some designers offer a rush ship to accommodate an earlier wedding date. You also need to remember alterations will be needed on almost all gowns and most seamstresses like 2-3 months. So the perfect time frame to order your gown would be 9 months to 1 year before the wedding!

What are the sample sizes for bridal gowns?

Our samples range from size 10 to size 30, with the majority being between sizes 12-14. If the sample gown is too small or too large, we clip the dress to fit your body. Please keep in mind that bridal sizes are different from everyday clothing. Typically bridal gowns run two sizes larger than your average dress size.

Do you carry plus sized samples?

We are proud to offer a wide variety of samples for the curvy bride! We carry over 50 samples ranging from sizes 18-30.

How long does it take to receive my bridesmaid dresses?

It typically takes 3 to 4 months; however, many designers offer a rush ship to accommodate an earlier wedding date. We wait and order all your bridesmaid dresses together after all sizing and deposits are received.

Are children allowed in Gown Boutique of Charleston?

Unfortunately, children under the age of 10 are not allowed in due to the nature of our merchandise and for safety precautions. We
sincerely appreciate your understanding and cooperation. For extenuating circumstances give us a call!

Do you charge for appointments?

We currently do not charge for cancelled appointments. Due to the high volume of appointment requests, all appointments must
be confirmed 24 hours in advance to keep your appointment. If you are unable to make it to your appointment or are running late,
please call us at (843)856-2682.

What is a trunk show?

A trunk show is a special in-store event allowing you the opportunity to see and try on dresses that aren’t part of our regular stock. You can browse through the complete collection from your favorite designer. And, many times, you get to preview a collection before it’s available in other boutiques – that way you are the first to see, first to wear, and first to purchase a gown from a designer’s new collection.

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