Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an appointment to try on gowns?
Yes, our boutiques are by appointment only and allow a maximum of 8 additional guests plus the bride – total of 9 people. If you are needing to bring more, please give us a call so we can try and accommodate your party.
Do you charge me for a bridal appointment?
There is no charge to attend your appointment, however, our boutiques have a strict 24-hour cancellation policy. Appointments require a credit card be placed on file when booking your bridal appointment. Brides who no-show to their appointment, or, cancel with less than 24-hours notice will be charged a $60.00 cancellation fee. A no-show is considered when a bride is over 15 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 stylists 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.
Can I bring food and drinks to my appointment?
We ask that you do not bring food or drinks to your appointment. We strive to protect the gowns in our store. When you say yes to the dress, we will bring out a champagne toast for you and your group completely on the house!
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. If you are more than 15 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 $60.00 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?
You will receive a text message and two emails to confirm your appointment before your appointment. Please be sure to 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 Info@savvybridal.com.
How many places should I shop before I come to visit your boutique?
We are RATED #1 by brides! 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. Follow us on Instagram @savvybridal & @SavvybridalSTL for the latest Inventory. Be sure to grab lots of screenshots so you can show your bridal stylist.
Do you carry curvy size gowns?
Our Kansas City, MO boutique you will find sample gowns (gowns you actually try on) ranging between sizes 12-22.
Our Saint Louis, MO boutique you will find sample gowns (gowns you actually try on) ranging between sizes 12-22.
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 envision yourself marrying your partner in the dress and it checks your boxes, 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, MO or our Saint Louis, MO boutiques as soon as you can. We always recommend ordering your dress at least 6-12 months prior to your wedding. The earlier the better! We do have “off-the-rack options” options ready to be taken home during your appointment, but selection is limited and subject to change.
What is your price range for wedding gowns?
At Savvy Bridal, Kansas City boutique our gowns range in price from $800 – $4500.
At Savvy Bridal, Saint Louis, MO boutique our gowns range in price from $1,200 – $4,500.
Off The Rack Pricing
Savvy Bridal, Kansas City boutique our ‘Off The Rack Gowns” gowns are priced $500 – $2,000
Savvy Bridal, Saint Louis, MO boutique does not carry any Off The Rack Gowns”.
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 – $1000 for standard alterations. If you are wanting to make custom changes to your gown, we recommend budgeting $1000+ depending on the detail, structure and fabric of the gown.
When should I book my alterations?
We always say 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 this time, we do not offer a payment plan system. However at both of our Savvy Bridal locations (Kansas City, MO & Saint Louis, MO), you can either pay in full or put 80% down (and pay the remaining balance at pick-up or via online invoice). We are happy to work with brides on payment plan, depending on the circumstance. This is at our discretion.
What is your store’s return policy?
We have a strict NO 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, we kindly ask you not to bring any young children into the boutique (1-5 years old). A bridal salon is not a fun place for a small children, and they will very quickly get bored sitting in one spot for 1.5 hours. Additionally, too much happening will end up distracting you from your ultimate goal of finding your wedding gown as well as distracting other brides on this important day.
Is your boutiques handicap accessible?
Yes! We are located street level on the ground floor of our building. We also have wheel chair ramps should you need assistance at both locations. Please call ahead and let us know if you need assistance and accommodations.
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. If you’re interested in purchasing a gown from us, but you’re unable to visit us in person to be measured – please give us a call so we can work through that special circumstance together.
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. We do provide a champagne toast on the house when you say yes to the dress!
Is parking easily accessible?
We have ample street parking in front of our boutiques and on the neighboring side streets. We recommend allowing a little extra time for parking and getting around the area, if you are not familiar.
Savvy Bridal KC is located in the Crossroads District of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Gowns can be ordered in size 0-24 and take about 4-6 months to arrive. Custom order wedding gowns are priced between $800- $4,500. Our Off The Rack gowns (can be taken home during your appointment) can also be found ranging in sizes, and are priced between $500- $2,000.
Savvy Bridal STL is located in the historic Lafayette Square, St. Louis, Missouri. Gowns can be ordered in size 0-24 and take about 3-6 months to arrive. Custom order wedding gowns are priced between $1,200- $4,500. We no longer carry Off The Rack gowns in our boutique, but we we will do our best to accommodate you.