Frequently Asked Questions About Bridal Gown Shopping
Do I need an appointment to try on gowns at Savvy Bridal?
Yes, we are an appointment-only boutique. This allows us to give each bride the time and attention she deserves while picking out her dream dress.
Do you charge me for a bridal appointment?
Please note appointments require a credit card be placed on file. There is no charge to attend your appointment, however, Savvy Bridal has a strict 24-hour cancellation policy. Brides who no-show to their appointment, or, cancel with less than 24-hours notice will be charged a $50.00 cancellation fee. A no-show is considered when a bride is over 30-minutes late to her appointment, and does not respond to any calls or texts from Savvy Bridal.
How long is my appointment?
We dedicate 90 minutes to each bride. Our Savvy Consultants have found that this is the perfect amount of time to allow our brides to browse through our inventory and try on their favorites.
Who should I bring with me to my appointment?
Big groups usually come with big opinions, so we recommend at Savvy to only bring your closest friends and family members. Your mom, sister, and best friend are the perfect people to bring. Due to Covid we are only allowing 4 guest + the bride on Saturdays. Weekday appointments we can accommodate 5 guests + the bride.
Can I bring food and drinks to my appointment?
Savvy asks that you do not bring food or drinks to your appointment. We strive to protect the gowns in our store. We do offer a complimentary champagne toast should you find your dress!
When do I arrive at my appointment?
Please arrive on time for your appointment. In most cases, we have appointments prior to and immediately following your appointment. Should you arrive early or late, we may not be able to assist you.
What happens if I am late to my bridal appointment?
If you are running late to your 90 minute shopping appointment please call us to let us know at 816.859.5966. If you are more than 30 minutes late, we will mark you down as a no-show and remove you from our scheduling system.Savvy Bridal has a strict 24-hour cancellation policy. Brides who no-show to their appointment, or, cancel with less than 24-hours notice will be charged a $50.00 cancellation fee. A no-show is considered when a bride is over 30-minutes late to her appointment, and does not respond to any calls or texts from Savvy Bridal.
Do I need to confirm my appointment?
Savvy Bridal will send you text messages and emails to confirm your appointment 24 to 48 hours before your appointment.
How far in advance should I make my appointment?
For weekday appointments we recommend booking 1 to 2 weeks in advance. Our Saturday appointments book up quickly, so we recommend booking 2 to 3 weeks in advance.
Can I cancel my appointment?
If you need to cancel your appointment, please call us at 816.859.5966 within 24 hours of your appointment time. This will leave enough time for another bride on our wait list to fill your slot and for you not be charge the $50 cancellation fee
How many places should I shop before I come to Savvy Bridal?
We have a unique selection, so we like our brides to have gone to at least one other appointment before shopping at Savvy. This will give you an idea of what you’re looking for before you go through our racks of gowns.
Do you carry plus size gowns?
Our samples (gowns you actually try on) range between sizes 8-22. We can order in any size once we take your measurements.
What undergarments should I wear to my appointment?
Wear whatever makes you comfortable! We suggest a strapless nude bra, nude underwear, and Spanx (if desired).
Can we take pictures?
Of course! We love for our brides to take photos of themselves in the gowns to get a feel of how the gown photographs.
How do I know when I’ve found “the one”?
Every bride is different. Some brides get emotional when they’ve found their dress, but some brides don’t. If you can see yourself marrying your fiancé in the dress, then that’s “the one”!
How far in advance do i need to order my dress?
You need to order your dress at least 6-12 months prior to your wedding The earlier the better! Some of our designers based on style might have some gowns in stock and can ship out in 2-3 months.
What is your price range for wedding gowns?
We carry designer sample gowns ranging in prices from $1,000 – $2,000
Do you offer alterations?
While we do not offer alterations in house, we have relationships with many seamstresses that are experienced in bridal gown alterations that we can refer you to. Please note, we are not in agreements with our recommended seamstresses, nor do we receive any payment from them for your business.
Do you have a payment plan available?
You can put 80% down or you can pay 100% when you say yes to your dress or accessories
What is your store’s return policy?
Gowns, veils and accessories are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Purchased items have been sold in ‘AS IS CONDITION’. Any deposits made on a purchased item at Savvy Bridal are non-refundable. NO EXCEPTIONS
What is a sample?
Many designers require their retailers to buy a minimum number of dresses to be used as showroom items or samples. These gowns come in a variety of sizes and may have been tried on several times or not at all. These gowns have not been worn in a wedding or altered but they may have some small imperfections, surface dirt, or require small repairs from being tried on. That is why we are able to offer them at 30 to 60% off their original retail prices. Our ready to wed samples are priced $400-$900. Schedule your appointment today to try them on!
Are children allowed?
Due to the nature of our merchandise, children under the age of 5 years old are not allowed. A bridal salon is not a fun place for children, and they will very quickly get bored sitting in one spot. This will end up distracting you from your ultimate goal of finding your wedding gown. A bridal salon is also not a safe place for children due to loose pins, beads, breakable items, and other hazards. Crying children also distract other future brides on this important day.
Is your boutique handicap accessible?
Yes! We are located street level on the ground floor of our building.
What if I live out of state?
Not a problem! We are happy to ship your dress to you wherever you may call home.
Can i bring food or drink?
We ask that you do not bring food/drink into the boutique, unless previously discussed with our staff. Our goal is to protect our gowns in the store.
Is parking easily accessible?
We have ample street parking in front of our boutiques. We recommend allowing a little extra time for parking and getting around the area, if you are not familiar.