Frequently Asked Questions About Bridal Gown Shopping
Do I need an appointment to try on gowns?
Yes, our boutiques are by appointment only and allow a maximum of 5 additional guests, as we are practicing social distancing to keep our brides, guests + stylists safe.
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, our boutiques have 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 us.
How long is my appointment?
We dedicate 90 minutes to each bride. Our 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, we recommend 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 5 guest + the bride.
Can I bring food and drinks to my appointment?
We asks that you do not bring food or drinks to your appointment. We strive to protect the gowns in our store.
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. Please allow enough time for parking.
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. Our boutiques have 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 us.
Do I need to confirm my appointment?
Our boutiques l will send you text messages and two emails to confirm your appointment before your appointment. Please check your spam folder.
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, you can do so in your confirmation email or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 visit your boutique?
We have a unique selection, so we like our brides to have gone to at least one other appointment before shopping at our boutiques. 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.
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 partner in the dress, then that’s “the one”!
How far in advance do i need to find my dress?
If your wedding is more than 4- 6 months away then schedule your appointment at Savvy Bridal in Kansas City. We always recommend ordering your dress at least 6-12 months prior to your wedding The earlier the better! If you have a weddings that is less then 4 months away, our off the rack boutique, Simply Savvy Bridal, in Lawrence, is the place to visit. You can find your dream dress and take it home with you that day.
What is your price range for wedding gowns?
At Savvy Bridal, Kansas City boutique our gowns ranging in prices from $800 – $3,500. Our Simply Savvy bridal boutique in Lawrence, Kansas, gowns ranging in prices from $500 – $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.
How much should i budget for alterations?
We recommend budgeting $500- $800 for standard alterations. If you are wanting to make custom changes to your gown, we recommend budgeting $500- $1000.
When should i book my alterations?
The sooner the better. A seamstress takes on an allotted amount of brides per month. Once you Say Yes to the dress call the seamstress and get on her books.
Do you have a payment plan available?
At our Savvy Bridal boutique (Kansas City), you can pay in full or put 80% down when you say yes to your dress or accessories. At our Simply Savvy boutique (Lawrence, KS), you can pay in full or do a layaway of 50% down, then pay the remainder 30 days later.
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 are non-refundable. NO EXCEPTIONS
Are children allowed?
Due to the nature of our merchandise, children under the age of 10 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 for 1.5 hours. 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 boutiques 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 items purchased 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.
Savvy Bridal location, located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri.Gowns can be ordered in size 0-24 and take about 4-6 months to arrive. Wedding gowns are priced between $800- $3,500.
Savvy Bridal location located in St. Louis, Missouri. Gowns can be ordered in size 0-14 and take about 4-6 months to arrive. Wedding gowns are priced between $1,500- $4,500.